Healthy Diet for Healthy Hair


healthy_hairdiet Weak hair is something most individuals deal with at one time or another during life. Whether it is from too much heat and processing or genetics, everyone would like to have stronger hair. Regular trims and seeking a salon professional are all good strategies, but there is more that can be done to obtain strong hair.

Choosing the Right Product

There are several products available at your local drug and beauty supply store that will strengthen your hair. Shampoos and conditioners with the least amount of harsh cleaners and chemicals will help your hair.

Look out for shampoos with ingredients that start with sodium or ammonium. All of these chemicals are too coarse on your hair. Leave-in conditioners also help with day-to-day protection.

A good hot oil treatment to the scalp can also do wonders for your hair. A healthy scalp is imperative to growing strong, healthy hair.

A Healthy Diet is the Key

A good diet is essential for obtaining strong hair. Eating plenty of green vegetables and fruits is good for your hair. If you are not eating correctly, no matter what you do your hair will continue to look lackluster. Healthy hair starts with a healthy body.

Extra Nutrients May Help

Supplements such as zinc, calcium, silica and iron are all good for your hair. GNC or a drug store should carry these products. Taking these nutrients on top of a good diet will help you to grow stronger hair.

Stay Away from the Heat

Heat can weaken your hair. Curling irons, blow dryers and other hot styling tools all do damage to your hair, making it brittle and easy to break.  Some styling products contain alcohol which dries the hair. Build up of residue from too many styling products can harm your hair.

Product residue in combination with the heat from styling tools does double damage to your hair. Try switching to ceramic tools.  Ceramic styling irons do not scorch the hair or cause bubbles in the hair shaft.

Treat your Weak Hair with Care

Most importantly you must be gentle with your weak hair. There may be styles that you cannot wear until your hair grows stronger.  Avoid rubber bands and elastic bands that have metal closures.

The metal often becomes stuck in the hair and pulls strands out. Buy products that will assist your hair and protect it from heat and further damage. And once your hair has gotten stronger, continue to treat it well.

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