How to have Healthier Hair in the Summer
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When my hair started growing back a few weeks after my last chemo, I became slightly hair crazy. It must have been the fact that I hadn’t had hair in almost a year and couldn’t believe that I took it for granted. I started dying it like crazy. Every three-four weeks, I tried a different color or a different look. My first year of college I went from brown to dark brown to jet black, to jet black with pink streaks, to brown to blonde to orangey brown. Needless to say, my new hair didn’t appreciate the onslaught of chemicals. And, during the summer, it seemed to get worse. It would dry out and become brittle and break in my hands.
Let’s be real; we all dream of having hair like the models in shampoo adverts. Healthy, glossy and happy. I think having fabulous looking hair can make a big difference to the way you look and feel, as well. And, when summer comes it’s so easy for our locks to dry out and look limp, no matter how many different styles we try! Here are some helpful tips to have healthier hair when the heat comes rolling in!
Healthy Hair Food
Did you know that what you eat can make a big difference in how healthy your hair is? Put the right foods into your body and you’ll see a noticeable difference. Not just your hair, but your skin, nails and overall appearance. Here are some of the best healthy hair foods:
- Fish – Salmon and other fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can really help your hair shine. If you don’t like fish, take Omega-3 supplements instead.
- Spinach – If you’re prone to split ends and brittle hair then start eating spinach. All of the vitamins from leafy green veggies can combat brittle locks.
- Chicken and Turkey – All lean and protein-filled poultry is great if you want thicker hair. If you’re not getting enough protein then it can stop your hair from going completely.
The Right Products
Using the right products for your hair can make a big difference. Especially in the summer, when your scalp and locks are prone to drying out. Play around with different moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, to bring back the shine. I’m personally loving Healthy Sexy Sulfate Free Soy shampoo because it adds great moisture without the damaging effects of Sulfate! You should also avoid using heat on your hair too often, without the right heat protection. There are plenty of different lotions and potions that can protect hair from the heat. I’m using another Sexy Hair product right now called 450 Degrees for that and it’s working wonders. If you find that you suffer from hair loss, look into a product such as minoxidil. This can help prevent hair from falling out and perhaps even encourage it to grow back. The right products on your hair can make such a big difference in how healthy and happy it is.
You should regularly brush your hair if you want it to remain healthy. I’ve already mentioned about finding the right products for your hair, but the same applies to your hair brush. Everyone’s hair is different, which means they need a different kind of brush. If you’re prone to static, go for a satin brush. If you have wild curly locks, opt for a wide tooth comb. If you get tangles, I cannot recommend the WetBrush enough! You should brush your hair for 100 strokes every single day. This can help prevent split ends and keep it shiny.
If you want your hair always to look its best, it is a good idea to go for regular haircuts. You don’t need to spend a fortune going for different styles every few weeks. Instead, get a little bit trimmed off the ends once a month or so. You could even give it a go yourself if you’re feeling brave. If you’d rather a professional do it, my friend Melissa at MelissaDeason.com wrote a great post about how to communicate with your hair stylist. Frequent trims can help prevent split ends, along with keeping your overall barnet healthy. Your hair will thank you for it!
Taking care of your hair is so important! Trust me, you don’t want to take it for granted. What kinds of things do you use to keep your hair healthy in the summer?