Seven tips for healthy hair without compromise
1. Get moving for stronger hair
Exercise is thought to increase blood flow to your scalp, strengthening the roots of your hair, which can help reduce hair fall and breakage.
2. Embrace your natural hair
Take a break from the heat styling tools which can strip your hair of natural oils and moisture, making your hair dry, brittle and prone to breakage.
3. Treat me gently
Showering is a time when your skin and scalp is most susceptible to chemical exposure, because the heat from warm water tends to make the pores of your skin open more than usual. That's why it's important to choose hair care products that won't remove the protective oils from your scalp and are free of potentially harmful chemicals like SLS, parabens, synthetic dyes or perfumes.
4. Loosen up
Excessive pulling from tight hairstyles can damage your hair and cause breakage. Try fabric hair tyes instead of elastic bands or just let loose with your hair down!
5. De-stress your tresses
Just as stress shows on your skin, it can also affect your hair. Make sure to take time out for yourself, breath deeply, get plenty of sleep and incorporate movement into every day.
6. Nourish your hair from the inside
Try a healthy diet high in essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 and omega-6, found in flax seed oil, salmon, walnuts and almonds for smooth glossy locks.
7. Massage? Yes please!
Give yourself a scalp massage today. It increases blood flow allowing more nutrients to reach your hair follicles, promoting hair growth.