Six Helpful Tips To Improve And Maintain Your Hair

July 4, 2018

Have you been actively searching for ways to improve your hair’s health? If so, you are in the right place. While your stylist can do many things to help make your hair look great, there are things you can do, as well. Even if your hair is somewhat frizzy and dry now, there are steps you can take to turn things around rather quickly. Are you ready to make your hair smooth, sleek and healthy? If so, use the tips found here:

  1. Keep It Clean Without Over-Washing It

There is no question that it feels great when your hair is clean and fresh. However, if you are shampooing it every day, you may be overdoing it. If you wash your hair too often, it can strip away all the natural oils.

When this happens, your hair may become brittle, dry, and damage will occur pretty easily. In most cases, you only need to shampoo your hair two to three times per week to keep it clean.

  1. Add Protein To Your Diet

What you eat affects your hair. If you want to do something good for it, then increase the amount of protein you are eating.

By eating a protein rich diet, your hair can get what it needs to grow. Try adding more lean poultry, fish, eggs, and nuts into your diet.

If needed, try adding supplements to your diet, as these can help you achieve the same results with few side effects.

  1. Make Sure Your Hair Is Trimmed Regularly

While there is still quite the debate if trimming improves hair growth, it can definitely improve the quality of your hair. If you have your hair trimmed on a regular basis, it keeps your split ends under control, and helps your hair look healthier.

Even if you are trying to grow your hair longer, having a regular trim every six to twelve weeks will help improve its quality.

  1. Avoid Using Sulphates

There are many shampoos that contain sulphates. These are what create the “shampoo foam.” While sulphates work well to create lather, they can also cause serious damage to your hair.

Over time, sulphates will take all the natural oils away and make it much more susceptible to damage. Be sure to read the label of your shampoo to avoid one that contains sulphates. The best shampoos for your hair are the ones that are labeled sulphate free.

  1. Use Conditioner Regularly

It is important that you condition your hair each time you shampoo it. However, you need to condition it the right way.

Conditioners are uniquely designed to help seal in moisture into your hair and that is what keeps your hair from becoming frizzy. However, they are not designed to be applied to the roots of your hair and the scalp — only the tips.

When applying conditioner, apply it about two inches away from the roots, or your hair will get oily.

  1. Massage Your Scalp

A great way to relieve tension is by massaging your scalp. It can also help to improve the quality of your hair. When you massage your scalp, it helps improve the blood supply to the follicles that help your hair to grow healthy and strong.

Try to massage your scalp using some type of natural oil, such as argan, coconut or chamomile oil; one time a week and see how much your hair’s health can improve.

When it comes to your hair, you have to take steps to ensure it remains healthy. Use the tips here to help you along the way!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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