Keys to Healthy Hair
It’s summer time, which means a lot of damage can happen to your hair very quickly. You are outside all the time (finally), and the sun is bleaching your hair. Sure this looks awesome, but it can have some pretty serious effects on it! Not to mention all of the pool parties to keep cool, but that chlorine is not doing your hair any favours. You are also sweating a lot more because of the awesome heat and you can FINALLY work out outside again, which also means you are probably showering a lot more often, and as we all know, washing your hair everyday is not the best thing for it.
To keep your hair as healthy as possible, we suggest a number of things. First, invest in a good hair mask. You will need to do your research! Depending on your hair type, you will need different things in your hair mask. Someone with thick hair will not need the same things as someone with thin hair, and someone with oily hair will not need the same things as someone else with dry hair. Do some research!
The best place I’ve found to buy a hair mask is from Lush. They have an incredibly knowledgeable staff and a wide variety of products so you will be able to find what you need. I have medium hair that is super dry and colour treated, and I find using H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment works wonders for me!
If you are not wanting to buy a hair mask, there are a ton of recipes out there to make your own (and they are all pretty simple!) which would be a lot cheaper. Pinterest is your best friend when it comes to this, so check it out!
We also suggest taking biotin. Biotin is a vitamin that, when taken orally, can help make hair stronger (and nails stronger too, win-win!). Taking biotin orally RARELY causes side-effects. Because biotin is just a form of vitamin B, chances are you may be getting this in some of the food you eat already. It can be found in egg yolks, liver and yeast. If you do not regularely consume these things, feel free to take the vitamin pill! However, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we always suggest checking with your doctor first.
We recommend investing in some good dry shampoo as well. The less you can wash your hair, the better it is for it. Dry shampoo helps deal with oiliness and smell in unwashed hair. My favourite is Batiste – I find it does the trick best for me. Again, you should always experiment with your own hair, as everyone is unique!
There are also a number of foods you can eat to promote healthy hair growth. Instead of listing them all (because there are A LOT), we figured we would just post the link and you could take a look for yourself! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74520568811921156/