Everyone wants beautiful hair. It is just part of life and it shouldn’t be that hard to have. Maintaining a healthy hair routine is not always easy but, in this article, I am going to give you tips for beautiful hair in 2019 to end the year on a positive note.
Although hair care products can be expensive, it is important that you are purchasing the products that are going to be the best for your hair. The cheapest ones are usually not beneficial to your hair health, so it is important to stay away from those. The same goes for the products that smell of flowers and perfume scents. If you follow my tips below you will be on your way to promoting a healthier scalp which results in stronger, more vibrant hair!
Check Your Shampoo and Conditioner
When you go to the grocery store or a beauty salon, there is an overwhelming amount of choices to choose from between shampoo and conditioner. If you do not know exactly what you are looking for, make sure you consult with an employee and tell them a little more history about your hair type and what you are needing. They can help you find the shampoo and conditioner that are right for your hair.
Make sure that you are cautious of the ingredients that are in each. You should always avoid products that contain harsh chemicals. Stay away from the shampoos and conditioners that have sulfates, parabens, and sodium chloride. These chemicals are detrimental to your hair health and will cause extreme damage.
Avoid Using Heat
I know that this is typically easier said than done, considering many women use heat on their hair every single day. But, trust me, if you limit the amount of days you use heat on your hair, it will truly benefit.
Instead of curling or straightening your hair each day of the week, try wearing it natural a few of the days to mix it up. These heat devices strip away the moisture from the hair which causes them to become dry and brittle. Eventually the hair will break at the ends and will look “fried”.
Another heating device to try and avoid is a hair dryer. Instead of showering in the morning, do it at night. This way your hair can air dry and you will not have to use heat to style it. If you refuse to shower in the evening, wake up an hour earlier in the morning to allow some extra time for your hair to air dry before fixing it to start the day.
Consume Foods with Protein
Eating foods that are rich in protein is a necessity for positive hair health. Since the human hair is made up of protein, it is essential that you are consuming this nutrient to make sure your body has enough to provide to your hair. Foods that are rich in protein include nuts, eggs, vegetables, meats, and fish. If you find it difficult to incorporate these foods into your diet, try taking a multivitamin. This way you are guaranteed that your body is getting the appropriate amount of proteins so that both your hair can remain healthy.
Laser Hair Growth Caps
FDA-cleared laser hair growth caps use low level laser light therapy (LLLT) to regrow hair. This light is emitted through medical grade laser diodes that penetrate the scalp to promote new hair growth. This is done by the increased amount of blood flow that travels through the scalp, which encourages new growth of the hair follicles. These caps are a convenient product that can be used at home every other day for a 30-minute time frame.
Lose the Elastic Hair Ties
Elastic hair ties are one of the worst hair ties that you can use to pull back your hair. These elastic bands cause serious breakage because of how tight they are wrapped around the hair strands for a given period of time. Although they are cheap and convenient, you want to stray away from using them whenever you can. Instead, use the scrunchies that were popular back in the 90’s and early 2000’s that are making a major comeback today! These loosely fitting hair ties are just what your hair needs to remain healthy if you want to pull it up in a ponytail or bun.
These tips should be just what you need in order to keep your hair at its healthiest stage. They aren’t hard to follow; you just need to be aware of what can potentially cause damage to your hair. As long as you know what to look for and know what to avoid, your hair will be thriving in no time!