Aug
10
2011

Keep Your Hair Healthy

You want healthy hair. Who doesn’t? Shiny, beautiful tresses are the thing we’re all striving for. What can you do to get them? You might be surprised at some of the answers.

Eat right. Yes, what you eat definitely has an effect on your hair. Eat walnuts, salmon, and sprinkle flax seeds on your cereal in the mornings. Don’t like any of those things? Omega 3 Supplements will keep your hair healthy, strong, and shiny.

Make sure you get plenty of lean protein in your diet, as well. The recommended amount of protein per day for women 30-50 is about 50 grams per day. That’s the equivalent of two eggs for breakfast, a 3 oz hamburger for lunch, and a chicken breast for dinner.

If you color your hair, don’t over do it. Don’t color more than once a month, or you run the risk of damaging your hair. You’ve stripped the outer layer off your hair when you bleach it; doing it too often strips more, and leaves it vulnerable.

Use shampoo for colored hair and conditioner for colored hair, as well. These hydrate and protect your hair, and keep damage at a minimum.

Use natural boar bristle brushes to brush out your hair. The natural bristles distribute oil more easily through your hair, leaving it more hydrated and less prone to breakage.

Deep condition your hair. If you use heat styling, you should use a deep conditioner once a week, at the very least. If you have very damaged hair, you should do it twice.

Unless you have oily hair, don’t shampoo every day. Try to shampoo every other day. On the days you don’t shampoo, rinse and use conditioner on the ends.

How do you keep your hair looking healthy? Tell me your tips on twitter, Facebook, or leave me a comment here on the blog.

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