Healthy hair care tips

Retaining Healthy Hair

6 January 2018

As we get older, our hair changes character – usually getting thinner and drier and losing lustre and body. But there are several things you can do to keep your hair looking its best – and it it’s not all about using products!

  1. Eat the right food; plenty of fresh fruit and veg, oily fish, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds is a great diet combination. Look out for fabulous superfoods such as blueberries and spinach.  They can give back the shine you’ve been missing if you keep to a consistent diet regime.  Eating them once won’t do the trick though!

 

  1. Get some sunlight; but don’t overdo it. The sunlight will help your body produce Vitamin D which is essential for general health and healthy hair.  For shiny hair, you will also need the right amount of Vitamin E which you can get mainly through eating the right foods.

 

  1. Don’t go mad on the booze, because if you do, your body will go into a degree of toxic shock in proportion to the extent that you over-indulge. All things in moderation is what my mum used to say to me; and your hair would give you the same advice.  Your hair, and your liver, will thank you for your moderation.

 

  1. Manage your stress – get enough sleep because tiredness can affect your general well-being and this, in turn, affects the quality of your hair. This, coupled with regular exercise you enjoy will help your circulation and serotonin levels.

 

If your hair is thinning, our advice is to avoid doing these bad hairstyling practices:

  • Don’t use a wet-look style or lots of products such as mousse. These can make the gaps between your hair follicles wider as the hair shafts stick together after the use of such mousses and gels. Similarly, if you use hairspray, use it sparingly and at least 12 inches from your head to avoid wetting your hair and getting too much product on it, otherwise it will create the same appearance as the wet look and highlight the thinning nature of your hair.

 

  • When using hair dressing appliances, be both gentle and careful. For example, use low heat on your hairdryer, and put heat protection on your hair if you’re using straighteners.  In essence, treat your hair with the same care and gentleness you would apply if you had delicate or sensitive skin.  That may mean allowing your hair to dry naturally (or on the lowest hairdryer heat setting) and refraining from using your brush until you need it for final styling.  In other words avoid constantly bringing the brush through your hair as it is likely to stress it unnecessarily.

 

Can we help?

For more advice about healthy hair care regimes, why not book in for an initial consultation with one of our friendly team of professionals.  Contact the Salon on tel 0161 834 5945 or email:melissa@melissa-salons.com

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