Five Ways To Give Yourself Healthier Hair That Boosts Your Confidence

November 21, 2019

The two often go hand in hand, if you look good you will feel good, which is why it can be so important to try and keep your hair healthy in order to ensure it has a great appearance and gives your confidence a boost at the same time.

Having great hair on your head is just one aspect of your appearance and there are other parts of your body, like your legs, where you might want to remove some for a smoother look, and you can learn more at about that.

Focusing back on giving yourself healthier hair, here are some pointers on how to achieve that aim:

This Pre-Showering Tip Can Make A Difference

You will have a washing routine that you probably stick to religiously, but there is a chance that the order of that regime might not be giving you the best opportunity to enjoy healthy and shiny hair.

If you jump into the shower every morning and then dry and brush your hair after you get out that could be damaging your hair.

Regardless of the texture of your hair, the suggestion is to brush your hair before you enter the shower. Taking a minute or so to detangle strands will help to keep them strong and it is worth remembering that hair becomes more susceptible to breakage when it is wet.

Brushing out the knots and tangles, while your hair is dry makes it easier for your hair to send natural oils from your scalp to the tips and you should notice the difference to its condition when you get out of the shower and discover how smooth your hair already is.

Pick Strengthening Ingredients

There is such a dazzling array of haircare products to choose from it can be really daunting trying to work out which ones are best for your hair.

A simple, but effective suggestion, would be to have some key ingredients in mind and look for products that contain them.

There are a few ingredients that are particularly adept at nourishing your hair and keeping it looking healthy and shiny; these are argan oil, aloe, and coconut oil and if you use a hair product that contains one or more of these ingredients it should be a bonus for your appearance.

Watch Your Hair In The Sun

You will no doubt be mindful of the power of the sun’s rays to damage your skin, but you might not be so aware of how it can also damage your hair.

UV rays can cause harm to your skin but your hair is also vulnerable to the sun and air pollution in general.

The simple suggestion to help keep your hair healthy would be to use a leave-in styler as a form of protection for your strands.

Look After Your Scalp

It is far too easy to focus your attention on your hair and not give your scalp the same level of focus but it pays to be mindful of the fact that there is little doubt healthy hair is only really possible if you have a healthy scalp too.

Do not ignore any issues with your scalp as that will most definitely have an impact on the health of your hair.

Your aim should be to achieve a balanced scalp and find a shampoo and conditioner that is good at clarifying so that you create the perfect conditions for hair that looks fresh and healthy with the added benefit of volume to go with it.

If you suffer from an element of dryness with your hair and scalp look for a masque conditioner treatment as way of restoring harmony and allowing your hair the best chance to shine, literally.

Your Hair Is What You Eat

There are plenty of excellent haircare products around that can provide a positive boost to the health and appearance of your hair but a more influential factor is your diet.

When you consider that your hair primarily consists of protein it should become clear that eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of protein-rich food is going to be a key aspect of maintaining healthy hair.

Eating a balanced and healthy diet is going to benefit the appearance of your hair, as well as keeping your body and mind in good shape, all of which make it more likely that you will feel more confident about the way you look.

Ensure that your diet features plenty of fresh fish, eggs, meat, and beans. In terms of foods that are renowned for boost hair health, you might want to add things like avocados, berries, and anything that is rich in vitamin C and E.

These are some of the main ways to keep your hair in tip-top shape and there are a few other suggestions that are worth mentioning too.

Regular haircuts should ensure that your strands stay as healthy as possible, as it prevents them from breaking. If you are concerned about losing length with regular cutting you can always ask your stylist to do what is known as dusting, which is a method for snipping the tips and tidying up any damaged ends.

Keeping your hair looking healthy is a constant challenge as there is always the threat of damage and strand stress and you will have to put in the work to keep your hair looking so great.

However, if you follow these tips and establish a routine that gives your hair the best possible chance to look its best there is a good chance that you will be rewarded for your hard work with a healthy head of hair that looks and feels amazing.

You will probably not be surprised to learn that the majority of women tend to take the view that a bad hair day has an immediate impact on their confidence. When your hair is in good shape, you are too, and when you feel like that it makes all of your efforts and hair care regime seem totally worthwhile.

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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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