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Hair Health

by Vimerson Health September 29, 2016

Hair Health

We all want to keep our hair healthy and sometimes we are not quite sure how to do it. Hair products are an obvious way to go and might be very helpful, but there are more basic and important facts we should consider on our daily basis.

Eating Habits

Your diet is the first thing you should assess and change accordingly if needed.

Iron and zinc help hair follicles to grow. You can choose eating red meat, which is rich in both nutrients, twice a week. Pair nonmeat sources, such as soybeans or lentils, with a vitamin C-rich food like an orange to boost iron absorption.

Protein aids on cell growth, hair strength and repair. Chicken is a very good option to achieve this nutrient. 

Last but not least, Omega-3 Fatty Acids help keep your hair hydrated. Salmon is a great way to go!

Protect It!

You can avoid your hair from drying out.

When going swimming, don’t forget your swim cap to stop chlorine from getting into your hair. If the sun is strong, protect your hair with a hat. Avoid going out with wet hair when the weather is cold as it can get brittle and frayed.

Cut It Out

When you start noticing your ends splitting, get a trim. Your hair will be less likely to break, and it will look full of life.

Washing Time

Washing your hair every day can dry it out since our scalp produces oils to maintain our hair healthy and shiny. It can also even produce oily hair since stripping your hair of its oils causes your oil glands to go into overdrive.

We suggest you wash your hair three or four times a week. Giving your hair a break in between washings will restore its balance. It might be a little oily for the first week or so, but your hair will soon look more vibrant than ever.

Try to avoid hot water. This can cause hair splitting and frizzing. On the contrary, cold water stimulates shiny healthy hair.

Be Gentle

After your washing routine, nurture your hair when drying it. Avoid heat styling devices whenever possible and use a comb instead of a brush (this last item sometimes rips and breaks tangled hair).

If you decide to use a heat styling device, apply a protective serum in your hair beforehand.

After washing your hair, gently pat it dry with a towel instead of wringing it out. Let it air-dry.

 




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