There are so many people, both men and women, that desire luxurious hair. Modern day pollutants and chemicals all too easily cling to our hair daily, plus with the effects of over styling, over washing and usage of products that are bad for our hair, we find it hard to achieve those shampoo advert locks. It’s not that it is impossible; it’s just that it takes a little bit of care and a little know how to achieve healthy hair. Here are some of the things to consider when starting your new hair regime.
What you wash your hair with and how often you wash your hair can both be factors in getting that beautiful hair. Don’t wash your hair too often or you will strip it off its natural oils, rinse your hair with cold water as it will seal the cuticles better and lock in moisture. Ensure you wash with a natural shampoo as the nasty harsh chemicals can also rob hair of essential nutrients and make sure you deep condition – at least once a week. Here are a few recommendations for you to take in the shower with you:
- Alterna Organics Hemp Repair Shampoo from Hair Trader – £19.00 (saving £1.00)
- Australian Organics Shampoo from Big Green Smile – just £4.89
- Clarifying Vitamin Conditioner with Avocado and Mandarin from Green People – £9.95
- MOP Leave in Conditioner from Hair Trader – £12.95
We all know that styling can cause damage. Daily use of hair straighteners and salon strength hair dryers can frazzle your hair leaving you with split ends and frizz. Try to have at least a couple of days a week where you let your hair dry naturally; don’t over use your hair brush when your hair is damp to avoid snags and keep your hair dryer on a low setting or hold further away from your head.
You also need to take care of your choice of products when styling. Products that are silicone based can rob your hair of natural moisture when styling. Use natural products. Here are a few natural hair styling products to try:
- Intelligent Nutrients Organic Certified Hair Balm from feelunique.com – £20.00
- Light Hold Styling Gel with Aloe Vera from Green People – £11.95
- Davines No.2 Mat Moulding Chalk from Hair Trader – £15.50
Colouring your hair can make it look more healthy and shiny – temporarily, but again care should be exercised when choosing your colouring product. There are many hair colours that will do your hair a significant amount of damage and should be steered well clear from. Many permanent hair colours that lighten the shade of your hair also dry your hair and damage it. If you want to go lighter, you are best visiting a well reputed hair dresser who knows how to lighten without stripping your hair of al of the elements that keep it healthy. There are hair colourants such as henna that are natural and actually do you hair good while colouring. Here’s a selection of LMV recommended products.
- Jason Henna Hi-Lights Organic Conditioner from Big Green Smile – £5.95 (save 5%)
- Alterna Ten Hair Masque from Hair Trader – £39.95
Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair
Whilst changing your products and only using natural, organic and chemical free products on your hair can have a dramatic effect on its health, there is also something else you can do to improve the quality of your hair – and that is to eat well. Fatty, Omega 3 rich fish such as salmon and mackeral are great for keeping your hair healthy as are leafy greens such as kale and spinach. Make sure you also include proteins in your diet from foods such as nuts and beans.
By following this advice, before long you should be swinging your long and healthy locks to the envy of all around you.