Getting older is inevitable and while there are some benefits that come with getting older, unfortunately, our hair tends to take a turn for the worse – becoming thinner and drier.
The good news is that you don’t need Botox to fix these problems. Here we share five great tips for hair that’s healthy and, yes, younger looking.
Reduce the Heat
Take advantage of the warmer weather and try air drying your hair instead of using blow dryers that can fry your strands.Dullness, dryness and frizz are all compounded by blow-dryers, flatirons, and curling irons. In addition, you could upgrade to less-damaging models: ionic blow-dryers with 2,000-plus watts, ceramic irons, and while you’re at it, use a heat-protective spray before styling.
Avoid Chemical Treatments
Common hair care habits that impart unwanted damage and trigger hair breakage are excessive shampooing, heat styling, drying hair products, and chemical hair treatments such as a chemical straightening, perms, and permanent hair coloring. Contrary to popular belief, most Chemical Treatments they are not good for your hair. Chemical treatments like dying, straightening, and bleaching make your hair dry which leaves it prone to more frequent breakage.
Follow a healthy diet
Just like skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet . Try to get plenty of lean proteins while avoiding too much fat and drinking LOTS of water! You might also consider taking vitamin supplements – vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B7, and B3 are all essential for hair growth.
Use Less Shampoo
The idea of shampooing less frequently may make some people cringe, however, over-sudsing your hair strips away lipids that boost shine and prevent breakage—and that’s especially problematic as your scalp’s lipid count starts to drop (which can happen after menopause).Always choose moisturizing or color-protecting shampoos, which will do the least damage.
Use A Nice Hat When Your Outside
By now you know to slather sunscreen all over your body. But what about your hair?! a healthy scalp means healthy hair. Sunburn not only gives you an itchy, flaky scalp, but also damages the hair follicle in the process. You put sunscreen on your body to protect your skin, but often times the scalp is overlooked.