It’s difficult not to be jealous when someone with a luxurious head of hair glides past you, while you’ve been struggling since forever to look at least presentable. Luckily getting a great head of hair doesn’t require spending a fortune on tonnes of products. Here are some habits you can adopt that will make your hair look like you’ve just stepped out from a professional salon treatment.
Protect your hair from heat
A hair straightener and or curling iron have become essentials in many a hair routine, but what many people don’t realise is that they have to protect their hair from heat treatments, even if they don’t heat treat their hair every day.
There are many hair treatment protection products on the market, but when you’re buying one, make sure it protects your hair from temperatures up to 200 degrees or more
Quality hair TLC
Make sure you make an effort to wash your hair regularly. Abstaining from washing your hair for more than three days can cause an underwhelming lustre and dryness, because the pores on your scalp become clogged, which in turn causes adverse skin conditions ranging from excess sebum to dandruff.
And since we’re on the topic, don’t settle for inexpensive shampoos or conditioners. Some experts suggest that you’re better off if you’re at least getting an excellent shampoo to wash your hair with. A great shampoo will help a lot with the overall health of your hair, especially if you get colour treatments.
Brush those troubles off
Not many people know that you should brush your hair at least once a day, especially if it’s longer than your chin. A great way to maximise your brushing efforts, is to brush before you hit the shower, as brushing gets rid of shedding hair, hair that often gets tangled with your normal hair when you shampoo.
Don’t be afraid to get a trim
Strong, luxurious hair needs a good trim every 6-8 weeks. Trimming ensures that your hair grows back healthier, and helps to eliminate split ends, while also maintaining your style and shape.
A healthy diet goes a long way.
A healthy diet has various beneficial effects on your wellbeing, and surprise surprise, helps your hair as well, especially protein-rich diets.
So, make sure your diet includes protein rich foods like salmon, nuts, yoghurt,etc, and you will start seeing the difference in your hair.
Also, don’t forget to drink enough water, as water helps to flush out toxins from your system, which is, apart from the obvious benefits, also great for your hair.
Supplement with supplements
Just like a healthy diet, the correct supplements can give your hair the boost you need. Supplements that contain Biotin, Vitamins B3, C and A will help with hair growth. Just be sure to consult your doctor to find out which supplements will be the best for you, and indicate the regularity of your intake.