Our crowning glory, our safety blanket, our source of great pain at times… Hair is an intricate part of our personality, confidence and way of life. 74% of men (Glamour Magazine) say hair is the first thing they notice about a woman, and over 3/4 of them consider healthy hair a turn on. The problem is that most women are not born with Victoria Secret Bombshell hair. Soooooo…. What’s the secret?
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We all have different types of hair… So no two hair care routine can be the same. But there are some basic tips to keep your locks super healthy, strong and not to mention extra shiny 😉
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1) Healthy diet
You know the saying “You are what you eat?”. Well it’s more than true. Hair is mainly protein, it needs rich foods high in protein (organic meat, eggs etc…), oats (whole grain cereals), Vitamin C that helps absorb iron which prevents hair loss (Vegetables and fruits) and Vitamin E that promotes hair growth (Nuts, olive oil etc…). And let’s not forget H2O… 8 glasses of water a day people!
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This wasn’t really a secret but it’s obviously worth mentioning. Due to today’s pollution, hair is constantly being dulled. Washing it everyday will not damage it if you take the right steps. Pick a shampoo best suited for your hair but one that is also soft on your scalp. Too many chemicals tend to make your hair more fragile. Also wash with warm water, rather than hot water. It is less harsh on your scalp. A cool tip? After thoroughly washing your hair, blast some cold water which makes it extra shiny and look healthier… You’re welcome 🙂
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After washing your hair, you must restore it’s moisture or it will look brittle and dry. Pick a conditioner best suited for your hair type, and non chemical based. Make sure to evenly distribute the product by using a wide toothed comb. Masks are also very good to moisturize your hair when they need it. The great thing about masks is that you can always DYI with things already in your pantry like olive oil, avocados or mayonnaise. Talk about savings huh?
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Hair is at it’s weakest when wet. Instead of rubbing it, try patting it dry. It’s a lot less damaging. Also, when blowdrying, always set it to cool rather than hot, so as to not dry out your hair which and steal it’s natural moisture.
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Women usually hate this one, but it’s probably the most important. Trim regularly, every six to eight weeks. Your ends are the most damaged and dry. Another popular thing to say is that trimming your hair helps it grow… This is soooo false. Trimming your hair regularly ensures a healthy growth, but most certainly not a faster one…
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