Your hair is called your crowning glory for good reason – strong, silky and beautiful hair can make you look gorgeous immediately.
However, hair needs good care to look soft, smooth, silken, glossy, clean and healthy. Here are five easy ways to make your hair looks absolutely great day in day out.
1. Get your food and nutrition right
Your hair reflects the quality of your diet. Hair is basically made up of a protein called keratin produced by hair follicles embedded in your scalp and nourished by blood flowing through scalp’s vessels. So if your diet is lacking in proteins, your hair start looking dull and dry. Similarly if your diet lacks iron it shows up damaged hair. Equally important are vitamins (Vitamin B3, B7 & C), minerals (especially zinc) and antioxidants like essential fatty acids.
If your diet lacks any of these, your hair suffers with lack of shine, stunted growth, excessive hair fall, brittleness and split ends. So, either ensure that your diet is really balanced with adequate amounts of proteins, minerals and vitamins (eat chicken, milk, cheese, eggs, oranges, berries, nuts, flax seeds, fish, and leafy greens etc). And if you can’t do that on regular basis, start taking a good hair growth supplement to meet your hair’s nutritional needs.
2. Massage you scalp
As you know, every single hair on your head is rooted in the scalp through hair follicles that generates hair growth and nourishes it through blood circulating in scalp blood vessels. A scalp massage using a good oil boosts blood circulation and nutrient absorption.
However, do check that your oil is totally free of mineral oil/ petrolatum / liquid paraffin. Your hair and scalp love cold pressed oils like almond, apricot, jojoba and grapeseed oil. For even better results, add 2-3 drops of a pure essential oil (like rosemary, rose otto, cedarwood or peppermint) to your hair massage oil. Massage, leave overnight and wash hair with a really good shampoo in the morning.
3. Avoid heat treatments
Blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners are all bad for your hair. Heat may lend temporary style and smoothness to your tresses but it also damages your hair cuticles by drying them out and leaving hair brittle. So if you want long term healthy hair, lay off heat treatments and let your hair dry naturally. For curls, use foam hair rollers. For waves, try overnight braids. If you must use a blow dryer, use a low heat setting. Keep it at least 8 inches away from your tresses, and stop hot air when the hair is 90% dry.
4. Use a sulphate-free and paraben-free shampoo
Do you know that some ingredients like suphates and parabens that are commonly used in shampoos actually dry out your hair (and damage your overall health too)?
Sulphates (also written as SLS) are chemicals added to shampoos for creating rich lather. Unfortunately, sulphates leach away your hair’s natural protective oil coating. So next time you are out to buy a shampoo, first read the label. If it says SLS or parabens, leave it alone.
WOW has a range of superb shampoos enriched with healthy botanical actives and totally free of harmful sulphates and parabens. We especially recommend WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo which is great at restoring smoothness, softness and gloss to hair. The best thing is this also clears up dandruff and flakiness naturally.
5. Condition your regularly
A hair conditioner supplies your hair with all the nutrition it may be lacking. A hair conditioner also smoothens out hair cuticles for less static, less split ends and more shine.
- After every shampoo, apply conditioner to hair ends.
- Once a week, massage in hair conditioner all over scalp and hair. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse.
- Once a month, apply hair conditioner as a hair mask and wrap head with a steaming towel. Leave for one hour. Wash and enjoy silken smooth hair.
- Do your last hair rinse with cold water for best results.
So how do you pick a good conditioner? Simple, take a look at the ingredient list. If should have pure botanical oils (almond, coconut, argan, castor etc) and healthy plant proteins (soy, wheat). Of course, the no-parabens, no sulphate, no-mineral oil rule works here too. You can also simply pick WOW Hair Conditioner that contains a blend of several premium botanical oils along with wheat protein and vitamins for complete conditioning of hair.
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