More and more women are opting for more natural hairstyles, but they are more concerned about its appearance than its health. What they fail to consider is that when your hair is healthy, it looks better. In this article, we’ll go over the basics of hair health so that you can achieve the look you want. Remember, you should apply these hair tips consistently to achieve your goals.
1. Health Starts From The Inside
You’ve probably heard it before: healthy hair starts from the inside. You don’t have to change to a vegan diet, but eating fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water can improve hair health. If you find it hard to eat fruits and vegetables, you can also make fruit smoothies, which are very convenient and delicious.
2. Reduce Heat
I can still remember my school days when I woke up every day, and the first thing I did was preheat my straightener. That was my daily routine: straightening my hair like crazy because it was easier to manage and everybody around me had straight hair, so I felt like I had to fit in.
I had a lot of split ends and hair breakage after my school years. If you want to avoid these issues that I’m still dealing with, you should use heating appliances once in a while and make sure to use a heat protector when you do.
I recommend you set the device at a low temperature, prepare your hair for the process, and do not apply oil to your hair as it stimulates the heat.
You might have come across these fancy hair vitamins on Instagram and wondered if they work. I don’t know if they all work, but I can say that the ones I bought at the health food store do. Of course, vitamin supplements are there to promote overall wellness, but some vitamins are essential to the health of your hair.
So if you’re not getting enough vitamins and healthy fats from your daily diet, consider some supplements.
This is not a myth; scalp massages promote blood flow to the scalp and thus hair growth. Whether you massage your hair in the shower or massage some oil into it before showering, either way, you will feel relaxed, and it will promote healthy hair growth.
5. Deep Conditioner
In addition to regular shampoo and conditioner, your hair needs deep conditioning at least once a week. This should be the last step of your hair washing routine. Don’t believe all the myths about deep conditioning. If you use it longer, it doesn’t mean it’s more effective. In fact, if you leave the conditioner in your hair overnight, it can damage your strands even more.
Apply the conditioner as directed on the container.
Your hair needs a healthy scalp to grow. Haircare products and pollution can cause buildup and clog hair follicles, slowing growth.
The frequency to which you shampoo depends on your hair type: some people wash their hair every other day, others twice a week. If you have curly hair, it is recommended to wash your hair once or twice a week to avoid drying out the curls, but if you have straight hair, you should wash it every other day because it gets greasy quickly.
7. Regular Trim
No, cutting your hair doesn’t help it grow because it grows from the scalp and not from the root, but you can prevent split ends by trimming your hair regularly. It may not make your hair grow, but it will ensure that it is healthy.
You can consider all the above tips or change them depending on your hair type. Tell us in the comments which of these tips will you adopt?