Martin Luther said “The hair is the richest ornament of women.” And he’s right. Womanhood will never be complete without paying full attention to your hairstyle, or just the condition of your hair on an ordinary day matters a lot, and says a lot.
There are ways to improve your looks, and they are not supposed to be hard. Improved looks reflect on a person’s health and overall well-being, and the shinier your hair is, the more attractive you will become.
Here are 10 ways to keep your hair healthy and make a glowing impression to everyone:
1. Wash regularly
As far as good hygiene goes, washing your hair regularly should be number one priority. Clean hair is essential for keeping bacteria, fungi or even lice from nestling in your crowned glory. If your hair is oily, use an everyday shampoo that wild but cleans well, to avoid scalp irritation and hair fall. Some can manage with washing your hair twice a week but remember that this doesn’t apply to all hair conditions and climate.
2. Go for your regular trim
Having a regular haircut means that you can get rid of unhealthy parts of your hair and start afresh with new ones. Dry and split ends are never appealing. Go to your favorite salon or try to cut them carefully with a set of shears.
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
At any length, age, or type, hair will not be shiny if it’s not moisturized. Damaged hair is course and hard to comb. This is why it’s important to keep hair conditioned at all times. Use a leave-on conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment once a week. When applying treatment, it is best to use a comb to make sure that it is evenly put on your hair’s entire length.
After drying your hair, use a mild hair oil especially at the ends. Hair can be driest at the ends so keep a mental note to always moisturize the ends first.
4. Use a comb
It’s so common sense it’s not funny. Yes, using a wide tooth comb is best especially for wet hair. A wide tooth comb will help you ease out tangles without making your hair snap into two.
5. Don’t rub!
When coming out of the shower, don’t rub your hair with a towel. Wet hair is fragile and sensitive, and rubbing it will cause the cuticles to break and lead for it to split into two. The proper way of doing it is by wrapping your hair with an absorbent towel. Do not wring, squeeze or pull your hair while wet.
6. Easy on the dryer
Exposing your hair to too much heat will make your hair more prone to breakage. If it cannot be helped, let your hair dry naturally, and do not put the dryer too close to your hair. It is also advised to lessen the use of straightening irons and curling irons that literally “fry” the hair.
7. Do not use products with harmful chemicals
The worst that you can do to your hair is using chemicals that kill the hair’s nutrients. Products that contain sulfate, parabens and sodium chlorine destroy cuticles, cause irritation in the scalp, and will make your hair thin out.
8. Eat right
Eating the proper kind of food will not only keep your hair healthy, but will keep your body in top-notch condition. Remember to eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C, protein and iron. Hair is 97% protein and iron helps the body deliver ore oxygen to hair. Keeping these in mind, the best foods for the hair are eggs, Greek yoghurt, spinach, lentils, poultry and fruits.
9. Keep stress to a minimum
Stress will cause your hair to literally pull themselves out of your scalp. Stress causes chemical reactions in your body that make the hair weak and brittle. When you are stressed, good eating habits and hydration are neglected. Make time to exercise and enroll in a yoga class, and do your hair the biggest favor.
10. Take vitamin supplements
Vitamin supplements are essential to keeping shiny and healthy hair because our diet isn’t enough to supply our bodies with the vitamins that we need. Vitamins which are good for the hair are biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B5 and Inositol.
Of course, your hair always deserves a good pampering. Go to JC Penny Salon or Fantastic Sam’s for a good treatment and a cut. This is a good way to rejuvenate yourself. Even your hair needs a couple of days off too.
The secret to beautiful and shiny hair is simple – keep yourself happy and pay attention to yourself more. Don’t deprive yourself of nutritious food and stay away from stress. All in all, a happy and healthy you will naturally reflect on your hair, and be glorious from top to bottom.