Your hair is your crowning glory. Look after it and it will shine for all the world to see. You don't always need expensive treatments, or weekly visits to a hair salon to manage your hair professionally. There is so much you can do yourself to keep your hair healthy.
- For shiny, healthy hair think first of your body's intake. Your hair is really just a reflection of what you are inside. A good balanced and healthy diet will do more to make your hair shine than any shampoo or conditioner. And drink eight to ten glasses of water a day too; hair is 25% water, so don’t let yours go thirsty!
- Dry your hair after washing in the ambient temperature of your room after using an absorbent towel (think microfiber) to soak up the excess moisture, but don't rub hard. If possible, don't use a blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron, or hot rollers. Heat will leave your hair brittle and damaged over time. If you must use heat just as little as possible or go natural if that’s an option for you.
- Prevent unnecessary hair damage by using the right kind of hairbrush. Only comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb, combing from end to root, but avoiding touching the root. Detangling wet hair with a regular or fine-tooth comb, brushes, etc can create a lot of damage, so don't!
- Some types of hair loss can be slowed, or even reversed by applying a few simple tips. Biotin supplements can help to regenerate hair follicles, also try a blend of bananas with honey, yogurt, and low-fat milk, and drink it daily. Supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc, and saw palmetto will help too, but eliminating stress and getting plenty of sleep also help keep hair healthy. If you believe your hair loss is due to an underlying condition, consult a medical professional.
Our hair is our crowning glory, whether we are 9 or 90, male or female. Look after yourself first and foremost and your hair will reflect that care and attention.