Hair thinning, breakages, dryness,.. etc are recipes for constant bad hair days.
While there are no secret shortcuts to getting a healthy hair, we can all agree that grooming it requires a great deal of continuous effort. The result? Definitely worth the commitment!
Hair strands consist of three layers: the inner fibre called the medulla, the middle layer called the cortex (where colour resides, natural and otherwise) and the cuticle, hair’s outer which is ideally flat, smooth, and reflective so it appears glossy when healthy. With unique hair combinations and structures, understanding hair types make maintaining it easier.
Here are some salient tips to help you establish healthy habits in your haircare routine for great hair days:
However long, thick or dense your hair may be, the following tips are sure to help.
- Brush your hair before you washing: Always comb through your hair to detangle before washing it. When wet, the hair is more vulnerable to breakage. (Brushing dry hair distributes the natural oils from your scalp down to the ends of your hair.
- Wash hair with Sulfate-Free shampoos: Sulfate-free shampoos help maintain the natural oils on the scalp and hair, which ultimately leaves your hair with more moisture. Doing tis helps the hair maintains its protective barrier leaving a longer lasting hair colour and overall shinier, healthier hair.
- Massage The Scalp Regularly: doing this promotes robust growth, release dead skin and stimulate blood flow to bring more nutrients to your roots
- Limit Heat Styling: Frequent heat styling can strip away the cuticle. Instead, use hair styling products that add texture, volume as the hair doesn’t hold the body or wave you’re trying to create for long anyway.
- Apply Hair Conditioners consistently and correctly: apply the conditioner from the mid-shaft and ends of your hair; then work your way up to the scalp. Leave it on for at least one minute before washing off. Leave in conditioners are also excellent options.
- Avoid letting the hair get dry before oiling and cut slit ends: Never leave your for days without oiling it and good trim on a regular basis.
- Eat a Well-Balanced Diet: The benefit of keeping a balanced diet cannot be over emphasised. Protein is key to hair health so eating a wide range of healthy foods, such as nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats will boost healthy hair growth.
- Invest in getting good hair products: Pamper your hair with the essential oils it needs and get good brushes are gentle on the hair. Get silk covers to wrap your hair in at night or just indoor.
With the right hair care routine and the right hair products, you’ll be on your way to healthier hair in no time.