Are you one of those that are spending too much on expensive shampoos but not getting the desired results you see in TV commercials? This is mostly possible and very common, as we see overly exaggerated results on TV since these advertisements are designed to attract customers. But reality of life tells a different story, instead of spending money on those brand-name shampoos and conditioners.
The way you wash your hair and the products you use can go a long way in keeping your hair smooth and shiny. Follow these simple tips for the maintenance of your healthy hair.
Omega makes your hair nice
Increasing your intake of omega3 fatty acids can stimulate hair follicles and sebaceous glands. While it does not make hair grow, it can improve your scalp’s health. Omega-3 fatty acids are discovered in cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines, and herring. Other good sources include:
- flax seed
- cottage cheese
A complete diet is an essential factor in the health of the hair and scalp. Hair is mainly made up of protein, so make sure you’re eating at least 45 grams of protein per day.
Good sources include:
- fish beans
- lean meat
- dairy products low in fatty eggs
Diets with inadequate protein can cause weak, brittle hair and loss of hair color and hair loss.
Add Zinc to diet
Zinc deficiency can cause hair loss. Incorporate nuts such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and almonds into your diet to help fight your fall.
Eat and drink plenty of:
- Green leaf
- Salad Plenty of clean,
- Filtered water
A Multivitamin or zinc supplement can improve your diet when needed.
Know your hair
Opinions are divided on how often to wash your hair. It all depends on every persons personal preferences and what every individual needs, which depends on:
- The hair-type and hair-texture of person
- How often usually do you use hair products
- Your activity level
For instance, people with oily hair may need a shampoo every day, while people with dry hair may need shampoo less often.
Choosing the Right Shampoo
Using the wrong shampoo and styling product can seriously damage your hair. You need to look for right products that are right for your hair type (oily, normal, or dry) and identify any issues you are having, such as dandruff, hair-fall.
Try to avoid the shampoos with harsh ingredients, such as:
- Ammonium lauryl sulfate
- Sodium laury-l sulfate
Remember that, high cost doesn’t necessarily indicate the quality of a product.
Reach Specific Conditioners
Post-shampoo conditioner is an essential step in keeping hair shiny, soft, and frizz-manageable. You can also choose a separate conditioner or a shampoo with a built-in conditioner.
Comb the conditioner for even distribution. Please leave conditioner in your hair for two to three minutes before rinsing it out. Much like washing hair, not everyone needs to condition every-time you wash your hair. Do experiment to find what works best for you.
Wash and Brush
Professionals suggest that many people overdo their shampoo or shampoo incorrectly. The standard rules of thumb are:
- Avoid a use of very hot or icy water
- Use only enough product to cover the hair.
- Do not typically wash your hair more than once a day.
- Treat hair gently when wet – it is three times more vulnerable to breakage
- Do not rub wet hair too much with a towel
- Use a comb to wide teeth for detangling, but do not over comb or brush wet hair.
Some Hair Care Tips
- Keep these tips in mind for healthy curls:
- Start at the lowest heat setting when blow-drying and gradually increase the heat as needed.
- Let your hair air-dry whenever possible.
- Change where you pin and cut so that the break is not localized.
- Massage your scalp often to promote increase blood circulation and hair growth.
- Cut hair regularly, every 10-12 weeks, to keep hair healthy and avoid split ends.
- If you dye your hair, choose a shade within all three shades of your natural color.
Things that make hair bad:
Hard shampoos, hair treatments, styling products, and excessive brushing contribute to poor hair health. However, other culprits include:
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Low-calorie and drastic diets
- Decreased thyroid hormones
- Excessive stress
- Blood thinners
- Certain prescription drugs for heart problems, depression, hypertension, and blood thinning, arthritis