Many of us get frustrated with our hair now and then but know that you can keep your hair healthy and grow if you just add a couple of these tips to your daily routine.
For instance, and we are all guilty of this… When your hair is wet we tend to brush from the scalp verses the end of our hair strands. It’s important to start at the end of your strands and work your way up to the scalp. This will help you get those crazy knots off and not have breakage which causes split ends. This includes brushing under your hair because that’s where most of the knots land. Also, if some of you out there like combs make sure the comb is a wide-toothed comb instead of thin. The thin combs tend to create breakage and fly away hair.
What about shampooing your hair often? Many of us out there who tend to have that oily or dirty look want to wash their hair all the time to fluff it up. Well, you need to remember that if you shampoo only a few times a week vs. every day or so, the natural oils penetrate your hair allowing it to hydrate and repair itself. If you wash often you are creating a different type of oil and therefor your hair looks oily. You want those natural oils to help keep your hair healthy.
This is an easy one- protein intake with foods like fish, beans, nuts, and whole grains help feed the hair. If you don’t get enough protein in your body you will have more shedding, therefor hair falling off which we don’t want. Remember having vitamins A, C, and E, minerals like zinc and iron, and omega-3 fatty acids can add to a more healthy head of hair. Oh and when you decide to cleanse your body with a diet, expect your hair to not look so healthy because a lot of the time you are not feeding your body with what it needs to make that hair look fabulous.
Okay, now this is a big one! A family member called me a few months back and said that she was getting hair breakage and she ended up looking like there were holes in the back of her hair on her head. I know that sounds weird but she has always had thick hair. So I mentioned to her that maybe her hair dryer was old and could be burning her hair off. So she stopped over styling her hair recently and it looks a lot healthier. What you need to know is not to have the temperature of the heat for dryers and irons, so high. Decrease the temperature and always use a heat protectant- otherwise, you risk damaging your hair which leads to, yes, breakage and frizz.
Lastly, make sure you get trims often because you want to cut off the ends to eliminate those split ends. If you don’t cut often enough the split ends will end up with breakage and hair falling off.
I hope you enjoyed this blog.
Cheers, Christine Marie