Hair is something you just can’t hide, it’s right there for everyone to see. Now, you can use your hair to express your style or to blend in – but either way it’s always important to keep it as healthy as possible. Healthy hair promotes healthy growth and keeps it sleek and shiny! This is great, as you’ll always be looking good and your hair will also feel soft to touch.
There are many outside sources that can cause damage to hair, from products and dye to oils or dryness – hair is a personal subject and what affects one person may not affect another. To keep your hair’s health in check we’ve scouted the best tops that anyone can try out to promote natural hair health. These may change your hair game, so give each a trial and see how it feels!
Wash Oily Hair More Frequently
Okay, you may have been told that oily hair should be left for a few days until the next wash so that you don’t accidentally strip your hair of natural oils. This is true, however the same goes for the opposite, if you leave your hair for too long you should wash it more. This also goes for those who are prone to oily skin or scalps, as you naturally produce more oils you may even need to wash your hair every day or two days. This can differ between people, as we all know we are not the same!
If You Have Drier Hair, Leave A Couple Days Before Washes
This tip is the opposite of the first; apply whichever suits your body! So, if you didn’t know, drier complexions tend to have drier scalps, this means that hair can be left longer between washes as the hair needs time to create those natural oils that some find harder to produce. Natural oils are not a bad thing! They are good for your scalp, which is why you want to give your hair a few days to create some before you wash it.
Also, this can apply to those who often use chemical treatments or dyes on their hair; these processes can dry out hair so you might benefit from washing less frequently. This is especially important if you color your hair, as frequent washing can strip the color out quicker. For example, I tend to use a vegan black hair dye every few months to maintain an all-black look.
You Are What You Eat
What we consume affects every area of our body, and hair is no exception to that! Hair is made up of protein, so making sure you pack in a balanced amount of protein is essential to a healthy head of hair. Focus on fish, meat, eggs and beans for some core proteins. Also consider anything rich in vitamin C and E as these boost collagen production and strengthen strands.
Brush Your Hair Before Showering
This is a must remember tip, sometimes in our busy lives it can be difficult to remember to do this, but you must detangle your hair before showering! This applies to all hair types, though I admit it may be harder to remember if you have thinner hair. Brushing hair will remove tangles and keep hair strong, wet hair is more likely to break as it is weaker. Removing knots on dry hair is much better for your hair, but also distributes those all-important natural oils from the scalp to the tips.