7 Tips For Healthy Hair
Many of today’s modern hair practices can be damaging for your hair. There is a lot of emphasis on using heat to style hair, perms and other practices that add harsh chemicals or put stress on your head and hair. The following are 7 tips for healthy hair to help you avoid these problems and keep you hair looking full and shiny.
1. Make sure you are eating enough protein.
The health and appearance of your hair all starts with your diet. Make sure you are eating enough protein, that you are getting enough iron and that you are not anemic. Protein and iron are both very important for keeping your hair healthy.
2. Have your vitamin levels checked out and if necessary take supplements.
Your iron levels are very important for keeping your hair healthy. Women frequently develop iron-deficiency anemia due to not getting a sufficient amount of iron. Some generic vitamins that are recommended include a generic vitamin that contains iron, fish oil, omegas and Vitamin D. Biotin is great for preventing breakage and hair strength.
3. Use silicone-based products.
Silicone will add a bit more protection to your hair. It coats your hair and helps protect it a bit more after you have subjected it to added stress. Check the hair product’s ingredient list and be sure that silicone appears high in its list of ingredients. Dimethicone is a silicone derivative that can also help to protect your hair in addition to silicone. Usually anti-frizz products have a silicone derivative in them. A leave-in conditioner also coats your hair to help protect it.
4. When styling your hair at home, be careful.
The main problem with treating your own hair at home is you can’t always see what its effects are. People often damage their scalp without even realizing it. Some styling practices that can cause problems include using heat, hair coloring, processing and straightening. Try modifying your hair care practices if you perform any of the above at home. Try to not use heat on hair more than one time per week, reduce how often you use a flat iron, and use a lower setting for blow drying your hair. Amount and frequency do matter.
5. Never use a flat iron on wet hair.
Wet hair is more susceptible to breakage. Either blow dry soft using a low setting or air dry, and then use a flat iron.
6. Don’t leave products on your hair too long.
Some people mistakenly believe that the products they use will be even more effective if left on for a longer period of time. This can damage your hair.
7. Choose a looser hairstyle.
Certain hair styling practices can cause hair loss or other issues that can have a detrimental effect on the health of your hair. When weaves or braids are too tight they can hurt. If it hurts that means it’s too tight and is pulling too hard which results in an excessive amount of tension. Try keeping braids and ponytails loose to lessen the amount of tension to your scalp.
Having healthy hair is simply a matter of practicing good health care habits and leading a healthy lifestyle. So put these tips into practice to keep your hair healthy and looking great.