1. Before you wash your hair make sure you brush. Brushing your hair before washing will help you loosen flakes of dirt and dandruff, and disperse the oils along the hair shaft to make it easy to remove
2. Wash as often as you can. A healthy head of hair starts with a healthy scalp. Try and keep your hair follicles free of oils and other matter it is essential to scalp health. Remember to wash your hair every day, if possible and never exceed two days before washing. Before you apply shampoo, wet your hair for a minute or so. This will ensure your shampoo is dispersed as even as possible. Make sure your cleaning the scalp, not the hair.
To much rubbing shampoo into the hair shaft will rough up the hairs outer scales, dulling shine. Check out these cleansing shampoo's that safely remove toxins and grease from the hair follicles, while lightly cleansing the hair's shaft. Make sure to use warm water when washing your hair. Hot water will have a softening effect of the scalp, that makes it easier to pull hairs from their follicles and you don't want that!
5. Use a comb before you dry. Do not brush your hair when it is wet. Hair is at its weakest point when it's wet. Using a brush will stretch the hair and it will break. Use a wide toothed comb to detangle damp hair. To detangle long hair, comb at the ends of the hair, and work up to the roots.
6. Dry carefully. If your hairstyle warrants, just let your hair air-dry. Since most of us use a hairdryer we need to recognize what aspects of drying can damage the hair. I never have the heat set on “high.” It is the airflow and not the heat setting that removes most moisture from the hair. High heat will damage the hair shaft and lead to a frizzy mess. I never apply heat to one section of hair for more than a few seconds.
If the section remains damp,I just redirect the hairdryer for a few more seconds then bring back to that section to complete the drying process. - Never apply heat less than seven inches away from the hair. If you have followed my tip and used cool water to rinse your hair, blow drying can help restore warmth and blood-flow to the scalp. It helps to to lean forwards when drying your hair, to further encourage blood circulation
8. Eating hair friendly foods will play an essential role in the health of your body so they are vital to the health of your hair. Remember that old saying whats good for the goose is good for the gander and what is good for your body is also good for your hair. Here are the basic “food rules” for healthy, shining hair that you need to follow.
Get enough protein. Proteins are the basic building blocks of the body’s tissues, including the hair follicles. Your hair is built from a protein called keratin. Choose high quality proteins that are low in fats for all-over wellness. Tofu, fish, egg whites, beans poultry and lean meats are all great proteins. I take a hair-health supplement. Hurried lifestyles often make it difficult to obtain all the vitamins and minerals for healthy hair growth. A good hair health supplement will provide you with the insurance you need.
My hair supplement contains extracts of rooibos, silica , nettle, Fo-Ti a Chinese herb that encourages hair growth and reduces greying, and saw palmetto to help reduce the build up of DHT—a hormone that dermatologists hold responsible for falling hair. n Keep animal fats to a minimum. Clogged arteries lead to reduction in circulation, and a reduction of nutrients to the scalp as well. Supplement your diet with oils that are rich in O3' such as fish oils.