When it comes to keeping your hair in the best condition possible, there are many factors that contribute. We all want luscious, healthy hair but everything from our hair care routine to our diet can have an effect on our locks. Some of us may find it more difficult to keep our hair healthy than others, however, with a few changes it is possible to achieve the best hair of our life! Here are our top tips when it comes to healthy hair.
Hair care routine
Whether you are someone who has a hair care routine that is a million products long or you have no clue what you are doing when it comes to caring for your locks (we don’t blame you – there is an overwhelming amount of information out there!), your hair care routine could be having a huge impact on the quality of your hair.
When it comes to your hair products, salon quality products with natural ingredients will be your best friend. Unfortunately, many generic supermarket hair brands have products that are full of chemicals and harsh ingredients. These could be causing damage to your locks and preventing you from achieving that beautiful, healthy hair you desire!
Try to keep your routine simple but effective, with products that use high-quality ingredients. The best routine is something that you can consistently stick to and that will love your hair back.
Diet and lifestyle
Just like the rest of our body, our diet and lifestyle have a *huge* impact on the health of our hair. If you eat a nourishing and balanced diet, get enough sleep, manage your stress levels, exercise and look after yourself overall, your hair is much more likely to be in good condition.
Foods that are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids are great to incorporate into your diet as these are things that your hair loves. Treat your hair as you would treat the rest of your body – keep yourself healthy and your hair will follow!
Whether you are a frequent bleacher or an everyday heat styling type of person, your hair habits could be keeping you from achieving all of your healthy hair goals. We all know that excessive heat and hair colouring isn’t great for our hair long term, but if you’re serious about getting your hair as healthy as it can be, it might be time to cut back on all of the damage you may be causing. Set yourself a goal of only using heat for special occasions or opting for a style that doesn’t require so much harsh bleaching. Trust us, you will notice the difference!
There are several other factors that may be affecting the health of your hair, such as genetics or hormones. During pregnancy, your hair may completely change. Due to your genetics, your hair might be naturally thin, thick, dry or oily. While these factors are out of your control, it’s something to consider. Healthy hair means something different for everyone and if you do what you can to keep it in great condition, it will look and feel as amazing as it can be!