Do you want shinier, healthier and thicker hair? Here are some of the best hair care tips from hair professionals and stylists. Use these to add more volume to limp hair, or to nurture damaged hair back to health. These healthy hair habits are also extremely easy to implement—just a few short changes to your beauty routine will give you your healthiest hair yet.
Nourish your scalp
There’s an oft-repeated adage that you need to give your hair 100 strokes each night. To some extent, it’s true: the brush helps to massage the scalp, improving blood flow and hair growth. However, it’s not the number of stroeks that matter, but the qualtiy of the brush. Use one with natural bristles, avoiding metal or plastic. Don’t have the time or energy to brush your hair that often? Get a scalp treatment at your salon, or massage rosemary or lemon essential oils into your scalp once a week.
Take your vitamins
Take a multi vitamin that contains vitamin B complex, which can strengthen your nails and your hair. Fish proteins like cod liver oil also help boost your hair shine.
Note, however, that it may take about eight weeks for the effects of the vitamins to show. And for best results, stick to a healthy diet too. What you eat or drink on a daily basis matters more to your hair than any amount of expensive vitamins. Load up on kale and spinach, which help boost shine. Iron-rich food like liver can also bosot your blood circulation, which is crucial in hair growth.
Don’t forget conditioner
Don’t overshampoo your hair. Shampoo can strip your hair of oils. Wash hair thrice a week with a gentle shampoo and don’t forget to restore moisture with regular conditioning treatments, especially if you style your hair every day, or if your hair is prone to split ends and breakage. If your hair tends to go limp, avoid heavy conditioners – pick a light formula specially designed for more volume or for fine hair.
End with a cold shower
Splashing your hair with cold water can help keep hair shiny, since it seals in the cuticle of the hair and makes it look even more shiny.
Minimize blow drying
Go easy on the styling tools and products. Instead get a hair cut that gives an illusion of volume, like layers. If you need to blow dry, switch to an ionic dryer since it can reduce frizz and dries hair faster. Kepe the nozzle at least five inches away. Nurture your hair with a split end repair creme or a heat-activated moisturizing product.
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