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How To Naturally Get Healthy Hair

Updated on January 6, 2018

Having Healthy Looking Hair Doesn't Cost Lots of Money

Remember the old adage, "You are what you eat"? It's true. Everything you eat has an effect on your body from head to toe and from the inside to the outside.

You can have healthy looking hair, that will turn heads no matter where you go, and it's easy to do.

The following super foods will help you to get healthy, shiny hair without the use of chemicals. It's a natural process, that anyone can do.

Foods That Help Give You Healthy Hair

You Are What You Eat

There are many techniques people use to get healthier, suppler hair. While many of them may work, many of them also cost money. Taking care of your hair is definitely worth the investment, but why spend money you don't necessarily have too? Or use harsh chemicals if it's not necessary? Instead, try eating foods that will naturally give you healthy shiny hair.

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps your entire body to stay strong and healthy, and green leafy vegetables are full of it. Spinach, and broccoli are powerful super foods that help make your hair healthy and shiny.

Vitamin C is just as powerful as Vitamin A. Citric fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and all other citric fruits will help to make your hair healthier. An added benefit of Vitamin C is that it stimulates your body to produce collagen. What's collagen? Only the stuff that helps keep your skin smooth and supple!

Other super foods that help make your hair healthy and shiny are fish (Omega 3 fatty acids) red meat which contains zinc (Zinc is found naturally in your hair) and garlic. Garlic contains a mineral called selenium which helps prevent dry skin; including your scalp.

Hair Care - Hair Care Products

It's important to use good hair care products as well.

Healthy Hair Habits

Treat Your Hair Well

There are some hair care techniques you can incorporate into your daily routine that will also help keep your hair healthy.

*Whenever possible, only brush or comb your hair when it is wet. Wet hair is much stronger than dry hair and less susceptible to breakage.

*Don't wash your hair everyday. OK, I know this one sounds like a big taboo, but it's true. Each time you wash your hair, you are washing away some of the natural oils your body produces that help keep your hair supple and shiny. If you need to shower your hair everyday follow this routine.

Day 1 - Shampoo and Condition

Day 2 - Condition Only

Day 3 - Shampoo and Condition

Day 4 - Condition Only

...and so on and so forth

* Use a gentle conditioner on your hair. This will help to keep your hair moist which will also make it shiny.

* Let your hair breath once in awhile. Every now and then don't bother putting anything in your hair. This will allow it to naturally breath.

*Trim your hair regularly. Cutting away dead ends allows the rest of your hair to get better access to those good nutrients and vitamins in your body.

Healthy Hair No No's

There Are Some Things You Should Never Do To Your Hair

Never use a blow dryer without protecting your hair first. Avoiding the use of a blow dryer would be ideal, but let's face it, many of us aren't able to omit blow drying from our regular hair care program. If you do need to use a blow dryer, pre-treat your hair with a heat-protection product to help protect it from the extreme heat of a blow dryer. The same is true if you're using a straightening iron.

Never tug and pull on your hair to remove snarls. Forcing a comb or brush through your hair for any reason will break the strands of your hair which isn't good at all. Use a spray on detangler, and gentle force, to remove snarls from your hair.

Shy away from repeated usages of harsh chemicals on your hair. Chemical hair treatments may give you the look you're going for, but with time, those same chemicals will dry your hair out and damage it beyond repair.

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© 2018 Trudi Buck

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