While genetics play a key role in determining the color, texture and thickness of your hair, your life style is also critical to maintaining a full head of hair. Your overall health, diet, mood, sleep patterns, weather conditions and pollution all play a vital role in determining your hair health. Continue reading to know how healthy lifestyle and proper diet can help you preserve your crowning glory.
A balanced diet is an important factor in determining your hair and scalp health. But since your hair and nails are primarily composed of protein, inadequate protein intake can make your hair week and brittle. Make sure at least 30% of your daily calorie intake comes from proteins. Some good, natural sources of protein include lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, lentils.
Zinc deficiency is one of the common causes of hair loss. Give your scalp zinc boost to prevent hair from falling out and even reverse it. Nuts comprise a rich source of zinc. Incorporate cashew, peanuts, walnuts and almonds into your daily diet to combat hair loss. Also eat an abundance of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and drink plenty of water. If you cannot corporate zinc rich foods in your daily diet, you can always seek help from zinc supplements.
While an increase in intake of omega-3 fatty acids may not cause new hair to grow, it will significantly improve your scalp health, thus strengthening the existing hairs and hair follicles. Cold-water fish, such as salmon and sardines are very good natural sources of omega. Other sources of essential fatty acids include flaxseed, cereal, yogurt, cottage cheese and fresh salad.
Everybody has got a different hair type and texture. So, following a hair care regimen that is working best for your friend of family may not work that good for you. Know your hair type and texture – dry, oily or normal – and then buy hair care products based on that. Besides that also keep in mind your daily routine and activity level. If you are a house wife your hair care products may not be suitable for a working woman who has to spend a few hours out in sun daily and vice versa.
Using wrong shampoo can cause significant hair damage. Look for a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Your shampoo must also be designed to address your specific hair problems, such as dandruff or hair fall. People with oily hair will need different a different shampoo and conditioner as compared to those with dry hair. Head washing frequency of both will also be quite different. Also avoid shampoos containing harsh ingredients, especially sulfate, as these leathering agents can make your hair brittle and prone to split ends. Having that said, don’t over-shampoo your hair, this will remove essential oil from your hair shafts.
Conditioning your hair after shampooing them is essential, if you want to keep your hair smooth, soft, shiny and frizz free. Conditioners generally come in separate bottles but you can also use a shampoo with built-in conditioner. Always apply conditioner from mid-length to the tips and comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to ensure even distribution. Leave the conditioner on for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing out.
Always let your hair air dry. Heat of blow-dryer can damage the roots of your hairs, causing them to fall out. Also avoid brushing them while they are wet, they are three times more vulnerable to breakage. So, there is no need to ask you to be gentle to wet hair and avoid rubbing them harshly with towel.
If you have excessive hair thinning, or bald patches are embarrassing you in your social circles, a hair transplant may be worth considering. Hair Transplant in Saudi Arabia Clinic offers variety of surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments. If you are interested in hair loss treatment, contact us by filling our free online consultation form.