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The best healthy hair care tips

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There are a lot of things you can do to help keep your hair looking shiny and healthy, no matter what the weather is doing. Don’t feel like you need to do all of these (but certainly give them all a try). See which tips suit you best and enjoy beautiful healthy hair!

 

Diet

 

Yes healthy hair starts from the inside. Keep up a diet rich in iron to help strengthen hair. You could also investigate a hair/skin/nails supplement from a pharmacist if you feel like you’re not getting enough nutrients.

 

Don’t comb when wet

 

Even when you’re in a hurry, avoid combing or brushing your hair when it’s wet. Wet hair is weak and very prone to breaking - pulling on it with a comb is going to cause damage. Gently dry it first or work in a chunky braid if you need to run.

 

Take care of the ends

 

You can treat your ends with conditioner or a speciality product to keep them in good condition. If they are prone to drying out, take yourself to a hairdresser every 6-8 weeks for a trim. Getting rid of dry split ends will freshen up your hair completely.

 

Avoid chemical colours if you have dry hair

 

Chemical colouring can be very drying for hair. If your hair is already brittle, a colour may be too harsh. Experiment with natural ways to colour your hair instead. Natural Sunlight and lemon juice is an old standby for lightening hair, for example.

 

You don’t need to wash your hair every day

 

It’s true. It might feel dirty after a day if you’re not used to it, but trust us, your hair can typically survive a couple of days without a wash. We say this because frequent washing can strip the hair and scalp of the natural oils, leaving you with dry skin and brittle hair. This is especially true if you use a sulphate based shampoo. Conversely, try to keep conditioner away from your roots as frequent heavy creams can create the opposite problem of too much oil at the scalp.

 

Make your own

 

It can be a lot of fun to experiment with home remedies for common hair troubles. Investigate the wonders of coconut oil for example, or make your own hair mask - deluxe!

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