It is said that hair reflects part of the personality and style of each individual. Whether it's true or not, the truth is that both men and women want healthy, abundant hair. Today we have 5 recommendations for taking care of your hair.
The first thing you need to do to have healthy, abundant and dazzling hair is to know your anatomy so that you can better understand the care it requires and do something about it.
Hair, skin and nails are part of the same system
This is completely true. Hair, skin and nails are part of the same gear (metaphorically speaking) because together they form the tegumentary system, which is essential for the body, since it fulfills the function of being a protection barrier against external agents.
Keratin is the main element from which hair, skin and nails are nourished. This protein makes hair strong and abundant. Due to the chemical composition of keratin the hair can recover all the essential amino acids and nutrients that are lost over time and lack of care.
5 recommendations for healthy hair
1. Wash your hair frequently. Shampooing your hair will remove the build-up of oils and dirt that make your hair look dull. Conditioner helps to make hair softer and give it a natural shine.
2. Brush gently. We recommend that you brush your hair with a soft brush so that any knots are removed. Start by untangling it from the bottom and work your way up. This will reduce the tension in the growing locks and prevent them from falling out.
3. Protect it if necessary. If you dry your hair daily or use a flat iron to straighten it, you should also protect it from heat. You can use the different products or oils that are sold in self-service stores.
4. Cut it regularly. Cutting your hair removes damaged ends and prevents styling. A stye is the result of an imbalance in the internal structure of the hair. Moisturizing your hair also helps to keep the ends healthy.
5. Eat what your hair needs. There are foods that help to keep hair strong and shiny. They stand out:
- Iron: this helps maintain blood flow to the hair follicles. The foods that contain it are lean red meats, spinach, grains and cereals fortified with iron.
- Vitamin C: this antioxidant supports the production of collagen. It is found in peppers and citrus fruits.
- Vitamin A: it is the auxiliary to have a longer and shinier hair. It is contained in carrots and spinach. In addition, this vitamin generates sebum, a natural conditioner for hair.
- Omega-3 fatty acids: they also help to keep hair shiny. It is found in oily fish, nuts, seeds and avocados.
- Biotin: this B vitamin is compatible with the natural production of keratin. Products such as beef, eggs and salmon are sources of biotin.
Good habits, as well as a balanced diet, are the main steps for the care of your hair.
Source: The Herald; Ask the scientists, article published by Sydney Sprouse.