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FOODS/DIET FOR HEALTHY HAIR GROWTH
Everyone loves to have or show case a healthy, long or even short hair everywhere. To achieve this, one needs to check activities done or foods eaten on regular basis to maintain this. Find below the necessary steps to grow and have a healthy hair.
- Resist the urge to go blonde.
As chic as platinum hair looks, going from a darker shade to light blonde could stand between you and your longest possible hair. When the cuticle of the hair is damaged from bleach, you can have more breakage or split ends. The fewer chemical treatments, the better your hair will grow.
- Get frequent trims
It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair. Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster. After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness. If you want to know exactly how long you can go between trims, follow this guide.
- Distribute your hair’s natural oils.
Going to bed with unbrushed hair may seem tempting when you’re tired, but giving your hair a few quick strokes can be great for its health. “Starting at the scalp, use a boar bristle brush to distribute your scalp’s oils evenly onto your hair so it stays naturally moisturized. This simple step each night helps increase circulation, which helps make your scalp healthier.
- Eat the right foods.
Having long, strong hair doesn’t just depend on which products you put on your hair; it also depends on what you put into your body. “To promote hair growth, you need to ‘feed’ the hair from the inside. Try increasing your protein intake with foods like fish, beans, nuts, and whole grains.
If you’re not a meat-lover, you should still aim to maintain a diet high in protein. Foods high in protein as well as vitamins A, C, and E, minerals like zinc and iron, and omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to healthier hair.
- Avoid heat styling tools.
Stop over-styling your hair. If you must use heat, use a decreased temperature and always use a heat protectant. if not, you risk damaging your hair leading to breakage and frizz.