The secrets of healthy hair

realIt’s no secret that I love voluminous and styled hair! I feel like it’s a part of my personality, and each woman has something she feels most confident about and just flaunts it. With all the styling and hair coloring, we tend to forget to take care of our hair. During the year, out hair dries out according to seasons, as well as travelling. The water we tend to shower with also changes in terms of the percentage of copper it contains. We notice that if we’re out of town that our hair doesn’t feel or look how it usually does.

Usually, we try our best to keep up with the latest beauty trends and fashion, not realizing that the more we get done to our hair the more we are damaging it. We forget that in order to keep up with all these trends we have to stay healthy, if it was fashion, you will have to be on a healthy diet and work out, if it was nail care you will need to moisturize and not overdo your bails and cuticles, however, if it was your hair, the most important thing is to keep it hydrated and moisturized.

In order to do that, here are a few things you should change in your daily routine or simply try out:

1. Eat a balanced diet of fatty acids and silica:
Fatty acids increase the production of natural oils in your body, which causes your hair and scalp to become more hydrated and moisturized. Fatty acids are found in foods such as avocado, olives and fish.
Silica strengthens your hair as well as keeps it elastic. Foods such as asparagus, potatoes and cucumber contain higher silica.

2. Drink more water:
Higher consumption of water results in an increase of cell turnover. It’s not only good for your hair, but also for your skin and gives you a more youthful and fresh glow to your skin.

3. Avoid daily shampooing:
Washing your hair shouldn’t be done daily, you’ll end up damaging your hair instead of actually cleaning it, you can shampoo your hair every other day or two days if you had dry hair. Also avoid dry shampoo, only because it’s a quick fix that girls seem to enjoy but abuse as well. Not properly cleaning or washing out your hair will also cause dryness due to the residue left in your hair.

4. Use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners:
Moisturizing your hair should always be your aim, regardless what products or treatments you’re using. Another thing women need to understand that it’s a three-steps process; shampoo, conditioner and oil replacement. Always add oil to your conditioner or a hair mask after you rinse your shampoo and conditioner because it locks in that extra moisture.

5. Avoid chemical treatments:
Chemical treatments can cause serious damage to your hair because you’re basically forcing your hair type to change. These treatments are always temporary, but after that period of time your hair will look worse than what you first started with.
It’s extremely important to educate ourselves on what products we use and what treatments are good for our hair. We also need to understand our hair type what that certain type needs to be healthy. Our goal should always be to become healthy, whether it was hair, nails, skin, physique and so on. Once you have healthy hair, we will be more capable to play around with it and style and color it. If you don’t care of your hair you’ll end up with high breakage and dry hair that wont bear all the styling and products you use. Always try heat protectant products before blow-drying and styling your hair, to at least minimize the damage you’re causing to your hair.

Enjoy!

This article was published on 28/10/2015