Keeping Your Hair Healthy Year-Round
As the seasons change, you may be experiencing panic about the weather and its effects on your hair. It’s no secret that maintaining healthy hair during a transitional period can be a struggle.
That’s why we’ve put together some tips that will help keep your hair healthy year-round.
How to Keep Your Hair Healthy
1. A Healthy Diet
Not only is eating a healthy diet good for your body – it’s also amazing for your hair health. Hair needs vitamins and minerals to maintain strength, softness, and silkiness. Eating oily fish like salmon, which contains Omega 3 and 6, promotes healthy production of the natural oils your hair needs to stay healthy. Having a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is also vital for hair health.
Top Foods for Healthy Hair
- Lean meats
Adding more healthy variety to your diet will give your hair a boost from the inside out.
2. Promote Circulation In Your Scalp
Healthy hair needs a healthy scalp. A great way to help boost cell turnover in the scalp and reduce itchiness and flakes is by adding a regular scalp exfoliation routine. Using a strong scrub on your scalp not only feels fantastic, but it helps to remove excess product and dead skin buildup that regular shampoos and conditioners can’t. Scrubbing also increases circulation, which stimulates healthy hair growth. What can’t exfoliation do?
3. Use Heat Tools Sparingly
We know, we know. Achieving the perfect hair look can be difficult if you don’t use heat tools. But we have to say it: heat dries out your hair and causes split ends and frizz. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t use heat on your hair at all, but we know that isn’t practical. Instead, try using a proper heat protection product before styling your hair, get creative with your natural hair, try styling without heat tools (like heatless curls), and at a minimum, don’t use heat tools on your hair every single day.
4. Treat Yourself To A Silk Pillowcase
Traditional cotton pillowcases can pull out your hair’s moisture and create friction between your hair and the fabric, which can lead to breakage. Swapping out your cotton pillowcase for a silk one will help lessen the friction and encourage your hair’s moisture retention, resulting in less frizz and breakage. Bonus: It also makes you feel super fancy!
And speaking of silky hair treatments…upgrade your hair ties and scrunchies to silk as well. The smooth surface of silk helps to glide over your hair instead of snagging like cheaper hair elastics.
5. Visit Your Stylist Regularly
Getting regular haircuts aids in hair growth, removes damaged hair, and promotes healthy hair.
How Often to Cut Your Hair
- Long hair = Trim every 6 – 12 weeks
- Short hair = Trim every 4 – 8 weeks
When you get regular haircuts, your hair becomes softer, more flexible, and less likely to break.
Nourishing your hair during every season is essential for maintaining beautiful, luscious, AND healthy hair! Adding a balance of dietary choices, high-quality salon products (your stylists can recommend), self-care habits, and regular salon visits will go a long way in maintaining your hair health all year round.