Have you always looked at the glossy magazines and wondered if you ever could get shiny and healthy looking hair like the cover girls?
The health and condition of your hair reflects the overall health of your body. Many people come face to face with dull and lifeless hair, mostly caused by bad diets, harsh hair care routines and lifestyle choices.
So in order to fight against dull and lifeless hair you need to make changes to many of your lifestyle choices.
First thing you need to focus on is proper cleansing and nourishing your hair. You ought to find and use hair care products that specifically address your problem and are suited to your hair type.
Organic and herbal hair products are your best bets for healthy and shiny hair. You ought to read the ingredients of the products, and try to avoid chemical infiltrated products, like ones having Sodium lauryl sulphate which may make your hair look healthy for a while but ruin it after repeated use by depleting the hair of its natural oil, making it prone to damage.
Your hair may also lose its vitality because of an unclean scalp. So you ought to frequently shampoo and condition your hair in order to avoid the build-up.
When coloring or dying your hair, you should choose high quality products which give nourishment to your hair and nurture it to health because styling treatments, colorings, perming and straightening weaken and damage your hair cuticles to a great degree.
Try not to blow dry often, use hair straightening irons or brush your hair too roughly.
Dull & Lifeless Hair
Protect your hair from the environment
Too much sun exposure and pollution from the surroundings can cause great damage to your hair. So try to sport a hat or scarf when you’re going out. And always wear a cap when you’re swimming to protect it from harmful chlorine substances.
It’s advisable to bathe in cold water, since hot water strips the natural oils from the skin and hair.
Your diet plays an important role in your hair health as well. Most times only a vitamin deficiency leads to dull and lifeless hair, so consuming healthy food with fruits rich in vitamins and avoiding junk can be of great help.
A healthy diet consists of all food groups such as proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals, sourced from fruits and vegetables every day.
- Avoid stress as much as you can.
- Consume at least 2 liters of water daily
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol since they dehydrate the body.>
- Exercise regularly since it keeps your body healthy and improves blood circulation.