Stronger healthy hair that looks shiny now isn’t that what we all want. Unfortunately with the stress of modern day living taking its toll your hair can soon begin to suffer. Think about it your hair is bound to.
It is subject to the natural elements of sun and rain as well as the unnatural effects of air conditioning or in the case of colder climates heated interiors. On top of these you have the stress from your day to day handling of your hair.
Achieving strong healthy hair can take time and dedication. By knowing the damaging practices and avoiding them you will slowly be able to re vitalize your hair.
6 Tips On Your Path To Stronger Healthy Hair.
Tip 1. Cut Your Tresses.
You may not want to especially if you have been trying to grow your hair for a long while. But getting rid of those thin tatty ends even if it means the snip for the last two inches. Will in fact make your hair look a lot healthier and stronger. Thin straggly ends gives the impression that your hair is weak and that you don’t really care.
A blunt cut using scissors will give a stronger healthier look to your hair ends. Definitely say no to using a razor or thinning scissors as they will only make the ends look worse.
If you really cannot get around the idea of cutting those straggly ends off your hair. Look at opting for a strong fringe at the front as this will attract people’s eyes. So stopping them from noticing the straggly sides and back so quickly.
Tip 2. Shampoo Smarter.
Don’t believe all those adverts that show that you should have lots and lots of lather for a good shampoo.
The minerals in your shower water do tend to minimize lather. So most people’s action is to add an extra dollop of shampoo just to ensure that they get a really good lather.
Be careful too much shampoo can be very rough on your hair. Unless you have hair down to your waist a table spoon amount should be ample.
Tip 3. Build Muscle For Stronger Healthy Hair.
With all that shampooing, blow drying and chemical work your hair does take a beating. So to achieve stronger healthy hair it will need help. Think regular doses of hair repairing products.
Hair strengtheners are a must if you have regular chemical treatments on your hair. These are carried out in the salon during your hair color or perm process. The hair strengtheners will help to repair the cross bonds of your hair. Which are broken down during any chemical treatment.
On your next visit to the salon ask your hairstylist about Olaplex or L’Oréal’s Pro Fiber.
Deep Conditioners should be on your weekly to do list for your hair. Most of these products contain a lot more moisturizing ingredients than your usual daily conditioner. Including agents that will grip onto your hair so continuing to repair your hair even after you have rinsed.
Look in the list of product ingredients for the words polyquaternium or methicone.
To get the best from your masque apply whilst in the shower. The steam from the hot water will help to make it more effective.
Tip 4. Detox From Those Hair Straighteners & Tongs.
Wean yourself off from too much use of heated appliances on your hair. Such as hair straighteners and curling tongs.
Constant use of these tools can lead to damage of your hair cuticle over time. A definite no no if you want to achieve stronger healthy hair.
Check the thermostat temperature. Just because it goes up to 300 degrees it doesn’t mean that’s is the temperature you have to use on your hair. .Especially if your hair happens to be fine.
Always spray on a heat protectant or run a little hair oil through your hair before applying your heated tool As this will help protect from the high heat..
Tip 5. Keep An Eye On Your Diet.
You are what you eat so we are told. For stronger healthy hair the same is true. Lots of protein in your diet helps to strengthen the hair that is attached to your scalp. Think eggs, lentils, fish, seafood, and dairy products.
Biotin is another essential for your diet as this will promote healthy hair growth. A lack of biotin can lead to hair breakage. Think almonds, nuts, oat, carrots and salmon to name a few.
A source of food that is great for both protein and biotin. The good old egg.
So check out your diet and up the ante with more of these healthy stronger hair foods.
Tip 6 Be Gentle Your Hair Is Fragile.
Your hair is strong but also fragile.
If your hair is soaking wet. Or for that matter you have a couple of days of hairspray or dry shampoo in your hair.
Brushing wet hair will tend to over stretch it. Whilst brushing dry crunchy hair can put far too much tension which can lead to breakage.
Your To Do List For Your Hair Appliances.
Check Your Hair Tools.
How long have you had your hair appliances? Is it time to upgrade them remember technology has changed. For straightening irons and tongs think ceramic plated. If you buy a new hairdryer look for one that is ionic.
Keep That Heat Moving.
Always keep those hair tools moving. Hold your hair dryer at least an inch or two from your hair whilst drying. Never ever hold your straighteners on the same spot for more than a second.
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