5 Healthy Hair Tips
5 Tips for Healthy Hair
Learn What You Can Do to Rejuvenate Your Hair
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How to Get Healthy Hair
If you want to increase your hair's health or even restore hair loss, you are in the right place. Hair health comes down to a few factors, what you eat, what products you use, and a solid hair routine to protect your scalp. Your hair's health is not just on the surface. To have healthy, strong hair, you need to support your hair from the inside out.
5 Tips for Healthy Hair
1. Use the Right Products
Everyone's hair has different needs, from antifungal shampoos to anti-dandruff conditioners. You might need shampoo geared towards curly hair or shampoo designed to protect your hair from coloring damage.
If you are not sure about your hair's specific needs, ask your barber or stylist the next time you get a haircut. They tend to have a lot of insight into what products will work the best for your hair's texture and needs. And while everyone has different product needs, one thing is unanimous for everyone – avoid harmful chemicals. Many hair products include chemicals that are harmful not only to your hair but also to your health.
The worst chemicals you should avoid using on your hair are:
2. Vitamins for Healthy Hair
If you do not get the proper nutrients in your diet or your hair needs an extra boost, you can try adding a hair vitamin to your daily routine. Hair vitamins typically include ingredients that support healthy hair and cell function, which can also support hair growth. Look for vitamin A, D, E, and B vitamins as well as collagen. Adding in iron or zinc can also help support healthier, happier hair by improving scalp and follicle health. Our Follicle FX formula is a great hair growth vitamin that is sure to help you on your journey to regrow your hairline.
3. Protect Your Hair
Your hair goes through a lot every day. You might style your hair, color your hair, go swimming, or even just damage your strands from being out in the sun. It is essential to protect your hair from the elements, and yes, that includes putting down the blow dryer and styling tools from time to time.
If you color your hair, use the right products formulated to protect from chemical damage. You can also wear hats out in the sun, use a swimming cap when you swim, and never leave pool water in your hair— while these might sound like simple solutions, simply taking more care to protect your hair can make a significant difference in your hair health.
How Can I Repair Damaged Hair?
You can repair damaged hair by eating healthy foods, avoiding harmful chemicals, and using hair care routine best practices, like pulling hair back into tight ponytails or over-processing your strands.
4. Food for Healthy Hair
Healthy hair requires the proper nutrition, and while hair supplements can help, it's essential to get the right foods into your diet to support healthier hair and healthier lifestyle overall.
The top foods for hair health include:
- Greek Yogurt
- Sweet Potatoes
Adding these foods to your plate will help support the right diet for healthy hair and also improve your overall health too.
5. Don't Ignore Your Scalp
Having a healthy scalp is vital for having healthy hair. If you notice redness, flaking, irritation, bumps, you might be suffering from an unhealthy scalp. And it is no surprise that most people focus on their actual hair strands, while forgetting the importance of their scalp for overall hair health.
Support a healthier scalp by:
- Washing your hair less
- Using gentle products
- Getting the right nutrients (foods and supplements)
- Adding a scalp scrub
These easy changes will help protect your scalp from drying out, provide vital nutrients for healthier hair follicles, and also improve hair growth.
Quick Tips for Hair Loss
If you are experiencing hair loss, try to follow the above tips by improving your nutrition, using better hair products, and focusing on scalp health. While all of those components will help support healthier hair, sometimes you need extra support to restore hair loss.
Hair Loss Supplements
Hair loss supplements are a great way to fill in the gaps in your nutrition and increase hair growth. Look for supplements that include vitamin D, biotin, saw palmetto, and horsetail rush to encourage hair growth. Omega acids are also important to add into your supplementation for healthier hair. If you are already taking a multivitamin, just be sure to look at the totals for each vitamin you are intaking. You want the right amount of vitamins, but do not want to get too much as that can have the reverse effect and have negative health implications.
Topical Treatments for Hair Growth
Topical treatments are another great way to restore hair loss. One of the most popular topical treatments for hair loss is minoxidil (Rogaine). Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved, over-the-counter topical treatment for hair loss available on the market today. Minoxidil can be used by both men and women, but it is not designed to work on baldness at the front of your scalp or a receding hairline, so it’s best to use this treatment with another hair loss therapy like dermarolling or LLLT.
Low-Level Laser Therapy for Hair Growth
Low-level laser therapy or LLLT is a clinically proven hair loss remedy that is both safe and effective to support your #hairgoals. LLLT works by increasing your blood flow, boosting oxygen, reducing DHT production, and by stimulating hair growth at a cellular level. While it sounds complicated, many laser caps like illumiflow’s are designed for ease of use and discreet at-home hair growth. In fact, illumiflows laser caps can be used just a few times per week for only 30 minutes and you will see results in as little as 6 months.
As you can see healthy hair requires a multitude of lifestyle changes. You need to eat healthy, use the right products, and protect your scalp from damage. The good news is, these holistic changes will make a huge difference on your hairline and they are easy to implement.
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