Guide to Healthy Hair for Summer
Hair, it can be a girls best friend or worst enemy. A bad hair day can set us off into the depths of despair as we try and tame what looks like a birds nest on the top of our head. However with few simple tips and tricks, you can make your life a lot easier when it comes to taming the mane. Here is my ultimate guide to healthy hair.
1. Good conditioners are key and always use one that is suited best to your hair type. If you have harsh colouring in your hair or do a lot of heat styling then it’s really important to ensure you have a rich nourishing conditioner to keep your hair healthy and strong. Sunsilk Australia have a few options which are wonderful for your hair, depending on the type of hair you have.
2. Eat the right foods. Just as the right foods can be good for our skin it also has a huge impact on the health of your scalp and hair. Omega 3 fatty oils are essential for luscious locks and a healthy scalp and can be found in foods like almonds, walnuts, salmon and tuna. As well protein is important for hair so ensure you are getting enough protein in your daily diet.
3. Nourish and repair your locks with a weekly treatment. This doesn’t need to be an expensive visit to the salon each time you want to do a treatment for your hair. You can buy a lot of good quality hair treatments over the counter or better yet, you can even head to your kitchen cupboard for some all natural hair treatments. Coconut oil will work wonders on the hair and scalp, or make a homemade hair mask from milk and honey. There are plenty more recipes you can find on the web for kitchen made hair treatments.
4. Try and reduce your heat styling. It’s very tempting to use our heat styling tools on a daily basis, however this is where we do the most damage to our hair. So perhaps try and only use your heat styling tools every second day, rather than on a daily basis. Your hair and split ends will thank you for it.
5. Turn down the hot water when washing your hair. Extremely hot water can strip the hair and scalp from its essential oils and moisture. So when washing, try and keep the water to warm or room temperature. If you can bear it then make the water even cooler for rinsing out your conditioner to seal in the moisture.
6. Boost blood circulation and blood flow to the scalp with brushing your hair on a daily basis. This helps with keeping the hair healthy and stimulates hair growth. So get a bristle brush and add this to your nightly beauty regime.