Make Your Hair Naturally Healthy

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Most women desire smooth, free-flowing and healthy hair. This can be a challenge in today's world, especially with many factors like pollution, chemicals, stress and the like. With these factors in mind, the next best thing a woman can do is to exert extra efforts in maintaining healthy hair, which can actually be done naturally. There is no need to go to salons and be presented with options costing a lot of money. This article focuses on learning how to make your hair naturally healthy.

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Just like the body, the hair requires nutrients and needs proper care. When healthy habits are observed, there are dramatic effects like better hair. Here are some simple steps to achieve and maintain healthy tresses.

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Steps to Naturally Healthy Hair

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    Whatever you intake directly affects your health, which means it affects your hair. Remember that old saying, "You are what you eat"? Well, continuously ingesting junk and no-nutrient foods can, in fact, affect your hair. If you want to help your hair out, include vitamin rich as well as natural foods in your diet. These include iron, whole grain, and fatty acids from fish and nuts. B vitamins like B6 and B12, absorbed from foods like eggs, green leafy vegetables and bananas, are also ideal. The next time you are ordering something to eat, think twice before you choose.
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    The world's best beverage is water, as it cleanses the body of toxins and maintains hydration levels. Good water levels result in healthy and shiny hair. If you are having a hard time with the eight glass intakes per day, try adding some flavor to your water. Get a slice of lemon and place it in your glass of water to improve taste and gain extra vitamins.
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    If you are someone who does not wash your hair regularly, perhaps it is time to consider daily washing. However, this may be different from one hair type to another. Try a week of daily washing and another of washing your hair every other day. Observe when your hair was healthiest and stick to that. Also, ensure that all products placed on the hair and scalp, like shampoo and conditioner, are completely rinsed off.
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    You have a choice with what products and machines you use on your hair. Let your hair breathe once in a while by going natural. Skip the hair styling products, like hairspray, leave-in conditioner, and wax, as well as using blowers, hair straightening irons and curling irons. Air-dry your hair to avoid hair damage.
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    When it gets a bit windy, or when you just got out of the shower, your hair usually gets tangled. Do not be harsh when combing it out. Harsh combing results in hair breakage, which further damages the hair. Always comb or brush your hair gently. When faced with a tangle, start from the bottom. Detangling in the lower portions will make it easier to comb or brush out the higher portions.
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    The tips of the hair are easily damaged, which is why the hair must be trimmed. The question a lot of individuals ask is the best time to trim the hair. Experts recommend trimming the hair every four to six weeks. The explanation behind trimming states that everyone gets to a point when the hair begins to stop growing healthily.  
    1. If your hair is growing beyond that point, it begins to look thin and lifeless.
    2. Determine when this happens and ensure to maintain your hair just above this point.
    3. Thick, blunt edged and sleek are what your hair tips must look like.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Details – Always double check any products you buy. This does not just apply to the hair, but also to practically any product you use on the body. Recommended products include ones with proteinizer and reconstructor elements to regenerate the hair. These works on a molecular level, aiming to fill in any nutrients your hair might need.
  • Styling Products - Consider using styling products that contain silicone, which improve the hair's shine. Why is it important to have shiny hair? The hair's sheen aids in protecting each and every strand from different factors like heat, pollution, etc.
  • Hair Issues - Determine your hair's problem. Some common hair problems include dry hair, damaged hair, dandruff and frizzy hair. Find a natural shampoo and conditioner that addresses your problem. It is best to get sample bottles to try first. This way, you will know if you get any reactions or if the product works for you. Otherwise, if you purchase a new product for a regular or large size, you might end up with something you will not want to use.
  • Hair Color – If you desire a new hair color, but are afraid of chemicals and hair damage, opt for semi-permanent hair color instead. These do not have any ammonia and will not damage your hair. All the semi-permanent hair color does is coat the hair shaft, making the hair a whole lot smoother and shinier. For healthier looking hair, choose a shade darker than your natural hair color.
  • Gloss – If you are just looking for shiny hair and already happy with your hair color, go for glossing instead. You will achieve smooth and shiny hair with glossing; however, always makes sure you choose the right products to avoid further damage.
  • Hair Tie – Never use elastic bands to tie your hair, since these break and damage the hair. Instead, opt for soft scrunchies. Ideal hairstyles that result in less damage are the low ponytail and the chignon bun. You can easily determine if you have gone overboard with the tightness of your hair tie because the increased pressure will result in a headache.

Hair gets damaged for different reasons. It is best to identify what has caused your hair damage. Is it the environment, products or poor maintenance? Figuring out the cause allows you to determine your course of action. Once you have identified the cause, be firm in slowly changing your routine on a road toward healthier hair, naturally.

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