Pretty much, just like every part of your body, the condition of your hair is a reflection of your inside health.
Your hair requires a constant supply of nutrients in order to remain healthy, as well as the use of top professional products, environmental and heat protection, plus regular visits to a skilled stylist to keep it looking top-notch.
If your hair is feeling a little lack-lustre lately and in desperate need of reviving, fret not, for the talented team at Mooch, Brighton give you their top tips to keeping your locks in perfect health.
Feed your hair...
As you hair is made of protein, it is crucial to make sure you have enough of this in your diet to keep it strong and healthy. Weak, brittle and dry hair is often a sign that you are not getting enough protein, and in a worst case scenario can result in hair loss. Good sources of protein are chicken, turkey, fish, dairy, eggs, legumes and nuts.
Iron is an especially important mineral for hair. Lack of iron can cause anaemia, and anaemia is a major cause of hair loss and thinning. Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish are a great source of iron, so is lentils, spinach, broccoli and kale.
Vitamins A, C and E are powerful antioxidants that your body readily uses. These vitamins are crucial for strengthening collagen, keeping the hair naturally conditioned and helping to protect against environment damages. These vitamins are often found in fruit, vegetables and nuts – so try and eat as many as possible.
Omega 3 is an important fat for the body and one it cannot make itself, so it’s important to include this in your diet. Omega 3 helps to keep your scalp healthy and your hair hydrated and can be found in salmon, herring, trout, avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
Show some TLC
- Don’t over wash your hair – 2-3 times a week is plenty (although this does depend on the lifestyle you lead)
- Invest in professional products such as Kevin Murphy, which we stock here at Mooch. A range that is proving very popular with our clients is Re.Store and Repair.Me. This ultra-conditioning range helps to remove impurities and replenish fine, dry and brittle hair types. Packed full of proteins and amino acids to naturally reconstruct brittle hair, this range gives hair back its elasticity, strength and moisture - revealing smoother, healthier hair.
- When shampooing the hair, aim for the scalp, not so much the ends, and avoid hot water – water that is too hot will dry out the hair. When it comes to conditioning, concentrate on the lengths and not the scalp.
- Comb wet hair, don’t brush it. And comb from the ends up. Brush hair when it’s dry, as it is stronger dry than wet. Again, brush from the bottom up.
- Keep heat styling to a minimum. If you do opt for heat makes sure you use a heat protection spray or a leave in treatment. When blow-drying use a low heat and keep the dryer nozzle two inches away from your hair.