Have you been neglecting your hair lately? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. You may spend hours in front of the mirror trying to get your hair just right, but it you haven’t been taking proper care of it, styling will be even more challenging.
What’s the solution? Here are four great, easy tips for restoring the natural luster of your flowing locks.
1) Use the right products
Want healthy, glossy hair? Then start with your products. Take a critical look at what you’re using. Are there cheap shampoos, tons of styling gels and creams? They may not be doing you any favors. If you really want to improve the look of your hair, choose your products wisely – and think about your specific hair issues. For instance, boost lifeless hair with an anti-aging shampoo. If you’re craving stronger hair, opt for a shampoo and conditioner with advanced moisturizing properties. Or if your hair feels like it can never get really clean, a clarifying shampoo will be your new best friend.
2) Try vitamin supplements
Certain vitamins and nutrients help promote hair growth as well as give you shinier and stronger locks. Proteins such as those found in fish give you healthier looking hair, as does vitamin C. Biotin, on the other hand, makes your hair grow faster and stronger. This substance is found in both plant and animal sources, including peanuts, eggs, walnuts, carrots and sweet potatoes. Including the right vitamins in your diet can make a world of difference.
3) Avoid heat styling when possible
Heat tools are wonderful things. In just a few minutes you can straighten, curl, or dry your hair. Unfortunately, the heat can also cause damage. It may be tempting to blow dry your hair every morning, but it’s not necessarily good for you. Using heat styling tools more than a few times a week can give you dry and broken hair. Limit how often you use these tools – or wear a high-quality wig instead when you want to dramatically change your look.
4) Get haircuts regularly
It’s easy to put off a trip to the salon – you’re busy and cash is tight – but it’s not a good idea. Stylists agree that getting your hair cut every six weeks can be beneficial. It removes split ends and promotes hair growth. That means pampering yourself once in a while will make you feel great – and look great, too.