6 Basic Health Tips To Maintain Healthy Hair

The first step to taking care of your hair, and the two most important things in your diet are iron and protein. The hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the body but they are also the first ones to be affected you if don’t eat correctly.

Try to include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpea, soybeans and cereals in your diet. Doctors suggest that you should consume around 12 mg of iron daily. In addition you also need protein because that’s what strengthens your hair. Include complete proteins that are also rich in amino acids such as cheese, milk, soy, lentils, peas, quinoa and yogurt.

And here are six tips that will help you maintain your healthy hair.

1. Comb Wet Hair

Comb wet hair with extreme care because they’re fragile and prone to breakage. Take a broad toothed comb and run it from the roots to the ends of your hair as gently as possible. Also you may like to know that it’s normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day so don’t panic when you see a small bunch crawling across your tiled floor.

2.Trim Your Hair

Trim your hair often to get rid of those brown and rough split ends. Cut about half a centimetre of your hair every six to eight weeks to avoid the split ends to grow out again.

3.Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday

Don’t wash your hair everyday and whenever you do, apply some conditioner to the ends. Try and use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner.

4.Rinse The Conditioner

Rinse the conditioner off with cold water, as it is good for both adding strength and shine to your hair.

5.Read The Labels

Unlike the labels on the back of our food items, the labels on the back of our shampoos are mostly left unread. In the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on sulphate in shampoos. What are sulphates? They’re the reason your shampoo lathers the way it does. They clean your scalp and hair, by removing the dirt from it. But some researchers also suggest that they strip your hair of essential oils. It’s also why your eye stings when shampoo runs down the side of your face. If you feel any kind of irritation on the scalp or find your hair drying up over time then try and buy a shampoo that has high quality sulphates (not cheap supermarket) or those that are sulphate-free.

6.Avoid Too Much Bleaching

If you’ve got dry hair then it’s best to avoid bleaching. However, if you can’t resist that gorgeous shade of blonde, especially under the winter sun, then talk to your stylist and there are lots of gentle ways to add contrast to your colour without using harsh chemicals.

Information source: food.ntv.com

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