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Your hair not only forms one of the important aspects of your personality, but also reflects your general health. It is very much vulnerable to the stresses and strains of your everyday life and also gets affected by the type and quality of food that you eat. If you are not taking care of yourself and following an unhealthy diet, your hair will tend to lose its shine and bounce and become extremely dull and brittle. You should consume a healthy diet and indulge in regular exercise to ensure that your hair follicles get enough blood and your hair remains healthy. Know more about hair care, with the tips given below.
Healthy Hair Tips
Before washing your hair, always brush/comb it. It will help remove all the dirt from your hair, while shampooing.
Give an oil massage to your scalp at least once in a week. Keep the oil overnight and wash your hair in the morning.
Whenever you feel that your hair is dirty, give it a wash. Don`t forget to apply a conditioner as well.
Use lukewarm warm for washing your hair and for the final rinse, try to us as much cool water as possible.
Avoid using hair dryer as much as you can. Rather, squeeze the wet hair; blot it with a towel and then let it air-dry.
Never ever use a brush in your hair when it is wet, let it dry first. Otherwise, you might end up losing a lot of your hair.
Cut down on refined, processed and canned foods. Stick to fresh food items as much as possible.
Stay away from hair styling products as much as you can. Avoid exposing your hair to extremely hot or cold conditions.
Get your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks, so as to prevent as well as get rid of split ends.
Food For Healthy Hair
Protein: Meat, fish, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt & sunflower seeds.
Vitamin A: Butter, eggs, milk, carrots, tomatoes, oily fish, dark green leafy vegetables & apricots.
Vitamin B: Milk, eggs, wholegrain cereals, bread, wheat germs, nuts, soy beans, poultry, fish & meat.
Vitamin D: Sunlight, fish liver oils, oily fish, milk & eggs.
Vitamin C: Blackcurrant, green peppers, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, artichokes & leafy green vegetables.
Vitamin E: Wheat germ, peanuts, vegetable oils, pulses & green leafy vegetables.
Iron: Spinach, cockles, liver, kidneys, pulses, lentils, beans, peas & dried fruit.
Calcium: Cheese, nuts, eggs, milk, yogurt, sardines & root vegetables.
Iodine: Seafood, dried kelp & iodized salt.
Sulfur: Eggs, meat, cheese & other diary products.