5 Tips for Hair Health and Beauty
We make an effort to nurture the different parts of our body—our eyes, teeth, mind, muscles, and so on, but how’s our hair?
If you’re a bit unsure of your answer, then you might want to start giving it a little more TLC. Begin by reading these tips on hair health and beauty!
Pick a shampoo that benefits your hair type
This is similar to picking the right facial wash for your skin type—you wouldn’t pick a cleanser that combats oil if you’ve got dry skin, right?
Thus, know your hair type first. Is it oily, dry, or curly? Did it undergo colouring?
As WebMD explains, if your hair is on the dryer side, opt for a shampoo that contains moisture and conditioning properties.
Furthermore, for those with oiler hair, choose a shampoo that’ll remove more oil. On the other hand, if your hair lies in the middle—neither oily nor dry—select a gentle shampoo.
Actually, one type of shampoo that’s safe for everyday use is baby shampoo.
Eat foods rich in zinc and protein
The foods you eat contribute to your hair health as well. Healthline recommends eating protein-rich foods as the hair is primarily made up of, you guessed it, protein.
To amp up your protein intake, you’ve got to eat foods such as beans, eggs, fish, lean meat, chicken and other types of poultry, and so on.
They also recommend eating foods that are rich in zinc, such as nuts (e.g. almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.), fruits, and vegetables. This is because a lack of zinc can cause hair to shed.
Incorporate a conditioner into your hair routine
If you’re the kind of person who’s all good with just shampooing your hair, you might want to think again.
If you’ve got damaged or weathered hair, AAD states using a conditioner can improve its look by “increasing shine, decreasing static electricity, improving strength and offering some protection from harmful UV rays.”
Other benefits of using a conditioner as mentioned in Allure include frizz reduction, better texture, and cuticle repair.
Avoid these hair care mistakes
Insider lists more than 10 damaging things people usually do to their hair. One of these is brushing your hair while it’s still wet.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t wait for their hair to dry first before combing them, your hair can suffer breakage because wet hair is weak hair.
Another mistake is failure to use a heat protecting spray or cream whenever you use hot tools for styling. Likewise, you should also shield your hair from the sun with an appropriate hair product or even a hat.
Deal with hair loss
Are you losing a considerable amount of hair? While it’s normal to lose strands here and there, it isn’t if you’re losing way too much.
Hair loss can be caused by multiple factors such as cancer treatment (e.g. chemotherapy), stress, childbirth, hair treatments (e.g. perm, colouring, etc.), alopecia areata, and more, according to AAD.
We suggest seeing a dermatologist if you’re experiencing an abnormal amount of hair loss. Yes, dermatologists also deal with the hair aside from skin issues.
And that’s a wrap for our list of hair health and beauty tips! We hope you’ve found this article helpful to you in any way.
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