Strong Hair - Seven Tips for Optimal Results
- Having healthy and strong hair is important: Follow our top tips for optimal results.
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Everybody wants shiny, strong and healthy hair. However, how do we get such beautiful hair? Below, our seven best tricks for having hair that feels and looks better than ever.
Tip 1: The Beauty Diet Plan
A healthy diet is the basis for healthy hair. Protein, minerals and vitamin B5 are tremendously important for a healthy scalp and hair. You can find protein in foods such as, eggs, nuts and cheese. Vitamin B5 is found in unprocessed natural rice, beans and whole grains.
Drinks that should be avoided are alcohol and coffee as they can stimulate the sebum production at the hair roots, which can lead to increased shedding of dandruff. Instead, the plan contains fruit, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables as well as milk, soy and whole grain products (containing biotin, zinc, iron and folic acid).
Tip 3: A Heat Guard for Your Hair
It is important to avoid heat on your hair as it can cause damage. When using a hair dryer keep it constantly moving and stay away from hair dryer attachments, as they narrow the stream of heated air. Setting your hair-dryer to lower temperatures can definitely reduce the risk of damaging your hair structure. Hair dryers or styling tools like straighteners or curling tongs often reach a temperature of up to 200 °C [392 °F]. If your hair is damaged the proteins can start to degrade if the hair is heated to around 140 °C [284 °F]. You should therefore remember to always use a protective spray before applying such styling devices. This regenerates the hair’s protein structure, repairs the hair surfaces and shields the hair against damage.
Tip 4: The Proper Haircut Works Wonders
Experienced and skilful hair stylists are useful and can give you advice when you hair is damaged. They can analyse the structure of your hair and recommend a suitable hair style, it is important to cut your hair every six weeks to keep it looking healthy. When you have your hair cut make sure the stylist is not using a razor blade or cutting your hair ends roughly using scissors. Split ends and damaged scalp are often the result of such techniques.
Tip 5: A Good Brush is an Essential Tool
There are many different hair brushes available, the best brushes have natural (boar) or mixed bristles. Such brushes glide through hair with ease. It is important to brush your hair when it’s damp and not wet as it’s not as sensitive. A well designed brush also removes dirt particles and residual from styling products in your hair.
Tip 6: Hands off the Scalp
Women with oily hair should not style their hair often to avoid picking up sebum with their fingers when styling, which could distribute it to the hair ends making your hair greasy.
Tip 7: Box of Magic Tricks
We have a secret tip for thin hair: Use volume shampoos, which replenish the hair structure (if your hair tends to be oily, use only mild baby shampoos). Your hair will also look thicker if it is coloured a darker shade.