Let’s talk about healthy hair! Everyone wants it and it may seem like it’s not quite attainable. But it is! So let’s talk about a few ways you can improve your hair.
Healthy Hair Part 1
In this post, I’m going to cover a few tips for how to have healthy hair. In part 2, I’ll tell you a few ingredients to avoid in your hair care products and give a few product suggestions.
Tips for Healthy Hair
You knew this was coming, but healthy hair starts with your diet. Make sure you’re eating enough healthy fat from foods such as eggs and avocado. Fat helps keep your hair shiny and will help improve the texture. If you don’t like eggs or don’t eat them, try adding in coconut or nut butter instead. If you don’t like avocado, I’m not sure we can be friends. Just kidding. Sort of.
You can also add more salmon, grass-fed beef, grass-fed butter, ghee, walnuts, or hemp seeds to your diet to help your hair.
Wash Every Other Day
If you can, wash your hair every other day. There are some women using green beauty hair care products I know who only wash their hair once a week, but no need to go crazy right away! Ease into washing it every other day and see if you notice a difference in the strength of your hair.
In order to make this easier on me, I often wear my hair up in a bun on day 1 so that I don’t add extra grease to my hair by touching it. I also plan my workout routine to coincide with my shampoo days so that if I go running, I know I’ll get to wash my hair after my run.
Even if you work out you can always try wetting your hair in the shower instead of washing it to see how your hair reacts. Then I also use a dry shampoo when I need it.
In Part 2, I’ll talk more about ingredients to avoid in your hair care products but a lot of conventional products lead to more oil production in your hair and on your scalp because they strip the natural oils from your hair. I hate to break it to you but that squeaky clean feeling you get when you wash your hair may actually be making your hair more oily. You don’t want to remove too much oil each time you wash.
Add a Shower Filter
This sounds like it would be a big step, but it’s not! My husband and I rent and we switched out our shower head for one with a filter and have never looked back. I think our water is heavily chlorinated (given that it smells like a pool) and the shower head has made a huge difference in the health of my hair. I have this one.
We change the filters about every 6 months and we plan to switch the shower head back out whenever we move.
What do you think? Which tip do you plan on implementing?
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I list the top ingredients to avoid in your hair care, along with some products I’d recommend coming later this week!