Throughout the year the weather, the products you use and what you do to your hair can take a huge toll on your ends, your roots, which is why it is so important to take good care of your hair. We have all looked at the adverts, we’ve all gone out to buy the new shampoo which tells us it’s going to give you hair that is bouncy, soft, fly away free and the answer to all your hair problems, but in reality there are lots of different things that can have an impact upon your hair.
So what are some of the best tips to get your hair luscious, soft and healthy?
1. Your Eating Habits
What you eat can have such an affect on your hair and there are lots of different foods that can really help when it comes to the health of your hair, for example:
Salmon – As most people know I am a vegan so I don’t eat salmon but the Omega 3 fats that are in the salmon can help to promote healthy hair, but also if you have a lack of Omega 3 then it can cause you to have a dry scalp and can even cause your hair to look dull.
Spinach – Spinach is something that I have every day, it’s so good for you, it has a variety of different vitamins such as vitamin B, C, E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and Omega 3. It is one of those foods that you can hit so many different nutrients all in one hit.
Lentils – Lentils are fabulous because they’re filled full of zinc and biotin, this means that they will help to promote healthy hair, but they are also a fabulous source of protein which can help to strengthen your hair strands.
Sweet Potatoes – I think if I could I would eat sweet potatoes all day every day, and the good thing about sweet potatoes is the fact that there is a lot of vitamin A in them, which helps to promote a healthy scalp.
Those are some of the foods that you can eat to keep your hair happy and healthy.
2. Don’t rush your hair
I know that this sounds easier said than done, but don’t rush to blow dry your hair, in the morning when you’re rushing around so you want to wash your hair make sure that you’re on time, but if you’re rushing around to sort your hair out, to get ready, but also when you’ve just come out of the shower, your hair has already been through so much and when your hair is wet it can also be more prone to breaking when you’re brushing your hair.
3. When washing your hair, concentrate on the scalp
This is so important because if you’re washing the rest of your hair all down to the ends then you end up creating flyways, but also it can make the ends dull and coarse, so make sure that you massage the shampoo into the scalp.
4. Make sure that you condition the ends
If you’re not using a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, make sure that you use a strong conditioner in the ends, if you get it on your scalp it can make your hair look limp or even greasy depending on your hair type.
5. Know your hair type
This is important because there are so many different shampoo types on the market, so if you colour your hair make sure you get a shampoo which is specifically for your colour treated hair. Lots of different brands tend to offer similar benefits, so just look into the different shampoos before you go ahead and by something.
6. Stay on top of your oily hair
If you have oily hair, then make sure that you wash it frequently, if you are starting to see flakes in your hair then it might be that you aren’t washing it as much as you need to, get into a routine and make sure that you are using a shampoo that is specifically for oily hair. Sometimes you might need to wash it once a day depending on the amount of oil that you have on your scalp.
Happy hair, happy days.