It can be difficult to keep your hair looking healthy in between salon visits. Here are some tips for keeping your hair healthy no matter what your hairstyle is.
Your Hair is a Window to Your Health
There is more than likely something going on if your hair is dry, brittle, or looks lifeless. If you eat well and sleep through the night without having gone totally crazy with dyes and products, then there could be a health problem.
Not getting the right nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, is the most common issue. This can be fixed by adjusting your diet to include more protein, biotin, and green vegetables.
Drink Plenty of Water
Another way to keep your hair healthy is to drink plenty of water every day. Water helps to keep your body hydrated, consequently keeping your hair and skin functioning flawlessly. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water daily.
Blood circulation into your hair follicles is also important. You can accomplish this by giving yourself a scalp massage a few minutes before bed or prior to shampooing your hair.
Just use your fingers to rub your scalp in a circular motion for a few minutes.
Hair is prone to damage from the sun just like your skin. If you plan to spend the whole day in the sun, make sure you cover it up.
It is okay to let your natural color get a little lighter from the sun, but if you have colored your hair with products, you don’t want to expose it to too much sunlight because the color will fade.
Avoid Shampoos with Sulfates
Washing your hair with a good natural shampoo is one of the best things you can do. This means that you should avoid any shampoo that has sulfates or other harsh chemicals.
Contact your local organic health store or Red Stella Salon to get a good product that is worthy of your hair.