Keeping Your Hair Glowing

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Our hair is our shining glory and deserves lots of TLC! Nowadays we are constantly styling, colouring, curling, straightening and it definitely takes its toll! Here are some tips to keep it looking fab!

Scalp Treatment

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You should do this once or twice a week using an oil, you can make your own or use a product like Moroccan Oil or Coconut Oil. Massage it into the scalp for a few minutes, the massage will increase blood flow to the scalp which will help with growth of hair, remove dry patches and hydrate and also help relax you. You can leave the oil in for 30 minutes then rinse out.

Shampoo

Ensure you are using the correct shampoo for your hair type! If you have dry/damaged hair then you should avoid clear shampoos or shampoos that contain sodium laureth sulphate. This is a cheap ingredient that is used to create a better lather in your shampoo so a more natural shampoo might be best. If you have weak hair then you can strengthen it by using shampoos that contain wheat protein as wheat protein greatly increases our hairs ability to retain moisture and reduces the hairs porosity. If you have coloured hair then it is important to use a shampoo that protects your colour but hydrates also.

Diet

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Like with the skin, what’s going on in the inside is reflected on the outside. There is only so much that shampoos and treatments can do so a good diet and eating foods that will help nourish your hair is really important. So foods that contain zinc, B vitamins especially B5, vitamin C and  fatty acids to name a few will really help with this, they will nourish the hair from the inside and help improve it’s condition. So here are the top 10 foods to nourish your hair – salmon, walnuts, oysters, sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach, lentils, Greek yoghurt, blueberries, poultry.

Your Hairdresser!!

Nothing can compare to regular visits to your hairdresser, a professional haircut can make your hair glow by getting rid of split ends. It also takes the extra weight out of your hair and gives it shape making it bouncy and healthy looking. I get regular highlights which are the best and worst all at once but by keeping a regular appointment then my colour stays fresh and my hair looks healthy. If you can’t afford regular trips to the hair salon then hair training academies are always looking for models, the trainees are being watched by a trained stylist so sometimes you might get an even better cut/colour for a fraction of the cost!

So have a happy hair day!x

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