We all want gorgeous and healthy hair but we don’t all know how to achieve and maintain it. Here are some steps to incorporate in your hair-care routine to obtain those beautiful locks.

Nourished hair starts with good nutrition

The state of our hair is often a reflection of our overall health. Instead of eating food that are low in nutrients, such as fast and highly processed foods, try incorporating foods that contain sulphuric amino acids, iron, vitamin A,C & E, biotin, zinc and selenium. Good examples of healthy foods include nuts, carrots, avocados, blueberries, broccoli, oranges, strawberries, sweet potatoes, cottage cheese, eggs, fish, lentils, spinach, kale, and milk.

 

Take into account your hair type and lifestyle choices

How often should I wash my hair? What kind of products should I use? To answer these questions, you need to know your hair. Everything depends on your hair type, how often your scalp is producing oil, and your lifestyle choices.

 

Invest in the maintenance

Obviously, good hair doesn’t just happen. The better care you take of your hair, the better it will look with time.

 

 

Shampooing

Usually, the curlier your hair is, the longer you can go between washes. The straighter it is, the faster the oil wicks down. Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your locks. Going to the gym regularly might effect how often you shampoo.

It is understandable that you might not want to skip on a wash after a vigorous workout. There are always ways of cutting back though. A water-only rinse will remove salt and sweat from your hair without stripping the vital oils away. When washing your hair, use shampoo only on your scalp and massage it in to encourage blood circulation while avoiding the ends of your locks.

Avoid hot water

Sure, taking hot showers might be one of the most comfortable things to do, but hot water will dry out your scalp, hair and skin. It also creates tangles that could result in breakage.

 

Weekly hair masks

Use a hair treatment that contains hydrating properties to help maintain and restore your hair’s internal structure and elasticity to prevent breakage, repair split ends, and promote growth.

 

Be gentle when brushing

Brushing roughly (wet or dry) can lead to microscopic tears. Always brush carefully from ends to roots with the best brush or comb for your hair type.

Use protective treatments

Always use protective styling products before blow-drying, straightening or curling your hair. If you tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun, it is also a good idea to use SPF to protect your hair from sun damage.

 

 

Use heat with caution

We all use straighteners and dryers because they make our hair look great, ironically, they can also be the reason why our hair is so unhealthy. Overheating and over-using heated tools can damage and dry out our hair, so try cutting back or using lower temperatures. If you are blow-drying your hair, the air stream should feel comfortable on the back of your hand and should be 2-3 inches from your hair during the process.

 

 

 

 

 

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