Healthy Diet, Healthy Hair

Healthy Diet, Healthy Hair

While shampoo and conditioner play an important role, hair requires a whole lot more to be truly healthy. Like it or not, the health of your hair depends on the health of your body. The foundation of all new hair, nail and skin growth originates in the nutrients your body receives. When you follow a healthy, well-balanced diet, your body will form stronger and healthier cells. This in turn results in stronger and healthier hair. When it comes to ethnic hair care, dryness and breakage are of primary concern. By simply introducing a few key foods as the foundation to your diet, these problems will be targeted and dealt with in a way that is natural and affordable.  And your skin and nails will thank you for it, too! Here’s a list of growth-promoting irons and proteins which help to nurture strong, vibrant and healthy ethnic hair. Dark Green Vegetables Dark green vegetables provide you with iron and calcium – both of which are necessary for healthy growth and strength in hair. Spinach and broccoli are particularly great sources of Vitamins A and C. Your body needs these vitamins to produce sebum, a follicle-produced oil which acts as the body’s natural hair conditioner. Poultry Chicken provides hair with the high-quality protein it craves. Without adequate protein, hair can become weak, brittle and even experience a loss of colour. Eggs Not only are eggs an excellent source of protein, but they also contain Vitamin B-12 and biotin. These are both great beauty nutrients. Beans Legumes like kidney beans and lentils play an important role in providing your hair with growth-promoting...
Hair Tips for Stronger, Healthier Ethnic Hair

Hair Tips for Stronger, Healthier Ethnic Hair

Image source: teaandhoneyblends.com Ethnic hair is naturally more coarse and dry than other types of hair. Because of this, ethnic hair can become difficult to manage and slow to grow when it is not properly cared for. These ethnic hair tips provide some great ways to improve your hair’s look, feel, and manageability. Slip them into your hair care regime and you’ll be amazed by the results! Healthy insides make for a healthy outside. A well-balanced diet is the best place to start when a healthy head of hair is what you’re after. Try to include growth-promoting proteins and irons in your diet. These may include dark green vegetables, nuts, poultry and eggs. Massage your scalp on a regular basis. This will reduce the dryness of your hair by stimulating oil production. Dry hair loses its suppleness and becomes susceptible to breakage as a result. Reducing dryness is therefore an important way of preventing breakage. Image source: neonatural.com Wash your hair every 7 to 10 days. Frequently washing your hair strips it of its oils and dries it out. Infrequent washing, however, allows for harmful bacteria to grow on your scalp. If you’re concerned that washing your hair will strip it of its moisture, lather your hair with a moisturising shampoo intended for use on normal or dry hair. Follow with a moisturising conditioner. Shampoo and condition. Use a mild moisturising shampoo with a low PH level. And don’t forget to condition! Conditioner moisturises your hair, gives it extra protection, reduces static, adds shine and makes it easier to untangle. Be sure to use a separate shampoo and conditioner...