Hair is sometimes referred to as your crowning glory, if you’ve still got it. Look after it and it will shine for all the world to see. You don’t always need expensive treatments or visits to a hair salon to manage your hair as if it were cared for professionally. There’s so much you can competently do yourself.
1- For shiny, healthy hair think first of your body’s intake. Your hair is really just a reflection of what you are inside. A good balanced, nutritious, and healthy diet will do more to make your hair shine than any shampoo or conditioner. And drink eight to ten glasses of water a day, too. Did you know your hair is 25% water? Don’t let yours go thirsty!
2 - Dry your hair in the ambient temperature of your room after washing. Use an absorbent towel to soak up the excess moisture, but don’t rub hard. If possible, don’t use blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons or hot rollers. Artificial heating leaves your hair brittle and can damage it in time. Be natural whenever you can.
3 - Prevent unnecessary hair damage by using the right kind of hairbrush. Only comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb, combing from root to end. Avoiding touching the root. Detangling wet hair with a hard steel comb can create a lot of damage, so don’t!
4 - Remove trichomoniasis (split ends) like this - take small sections of your hair and carefully twist them in a gentle downward motion. The split ends will stick out. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut along the twisted section the ends that stick out, but not right through, to remove the damaged cuticles and leave a natural, layered look. Cut roughly the same amount from each twist section to balance the effect.
5 - If you suffer from hair loss, take comfort in knowing it can be slowed, and sometimes even reversed by applying a few simple tips. Note: these suggestions probably won’t cure an underlying condition. Biotin can help to regenerate hair follicles: blend bananas with honey and yogurt with low-fat milk, and drink it daily. Supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc have been shown to help. Eliminating stress and getting plenty of sleep may also work just as well.
Let’s face it, on some level, we are all obsessed with hair, whether we are 9 or 90, male or female. Look after yourself first and foremost and your hair will reflect that care and attention. The Biblical Samson’s strength lay in his fine flowing hair. Your hair reflects your strength too. Wear it and take care of it with pride and gratitude.
Cheers to living Young Ever After!