We sometimes focus too much on the outside and not enough on the inside. Healthy hair, like all parts of our body, start with what we consume. The strength and shine of our hair can be directly correlated to the food and minerals that we take in, so a healthy diet will also help give us healthy hair.
Here are a few secrets to getting and keeping healthy hair:
- Water is our lifeline. It is the essential element needed for healthy cell growth in our bodies and although our actual hair is not alive, our hair follicles are and they need water to thrive. If we don’t drink enough water, our hair follicles can dehydrate causing lower cell production, so it’s best to drink water for our overall, healthy cell production.
- Over washing our hair strips it of its natural oils and can cause it to dry out, especially for curly hair. When you do wash it’s best to use sulfate-free shampoo, and for those with curly hair try not to wash your hair more than twice a week. Fine hair may need more frequent washing along with athletes who sweat a lot, no matter what their hair type. It’s not always comfortable, but we should all rinse our hair in cool water to close up the hair follicles.
- Wet hair is more susceptible to damage, so always use a wide-tooth comb to detangle with less damage. Brushing when it’s wet can more easily cause breakage and split-ends that weakens the hair.