10 Tips to Help You Maintain Strong Locks

Whether you have fine, thick or frizzy hair, there is a range of things we can do to help keep those locks healthy and happy. Keeping hair strong and healthy is important for maintaining this throughout your life. As we age, hair can become thinner, and this can cause confidence issues for both men and women in later life. Hair also goes through a lot every day. From air pollutions, cleansing products, and hair color, there are so many chemicals and pollutants damaging it on a regular basis. Looking after its condition and feeding it the right things can help to reduce the effects of this damage in the long-term, leaving you with strong, manageable locks that will be the envy of everybody.Strong Hair Locks

From miracle products to consider what you eat, each simple step helps in taming those locks and helping you achieve the hair you’ve always dreamed of.

Eat right

Feeding your hair from the inside out is a great way to achieve not only gorgeous hair but also glowing skin. Try and eat a balanced diet and try to pack in protein and healthy fats too to give your hair a healthy boost. Be sure to pack nutrients such as iron, Vitamin C, Omega-3, zinc and vitamin A in your diet to keep those locks super strong. Eating healthy and getting these essential vitamins and minerals will help to keep your hair, nails, and skin in tiptop condition. If you’re struggling to get all of this into your diet, there are also a range of supplements that can boost these elements but be sure not to substitute these for an overall healthy diet.

Keep hydrated

Staying hydrated is another great way to keep your hair healthy and happy. Water keeps your hair from drying out and getting brittle plus it helps with nutrient absorption, so each strand gets all the goodness it needs. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol are some other ways to stop your hair from looking dull.

Take fish oil

Healthy skin and hair are helped ten-fold by what we eat and drink, so feeding our body the right stuff is key. A great supplement for your diet comes in the form of fish oils. They are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids (a healthy fat), which helps you maintain strong and shiny hair. You’ll also have the added bonus of hydrated skin, which helps to avoid dandruff.

Dry your hair gently

Drying hair can sometimes be an arduous task but a tip to avoid unnecessary breakage and stripping your follicles which can lead to dreaded frizz, is to dab your hair with a towel and not rub or put wrap it up on the top of your head.

Buy a good brush

Purchasing a decent brush will work wonders for your hair. It doesn’t have to cost the earth but investing in a brush with good bristles helps distribute oils evenly and doesn’t cause unnecessary pulling which can lead to breakage.

Comb through wet hair

Whatever you do, do not brush wet hair, as the bristles will break strands leading to unhealthy looking frizzy hair. Try using a wide-toothed comb instead and gently run it through your locks to gently work out any tangles or large knots.

Treat your hair

Another way to create healthy locks is by treating them to a pamper session. The perfect way to do this is a hair mask. This treatment offers an extra boost of moisture for the ultimate in smooth and silky locks. There are lots of hair masks available that give you plenty of extra nutrients for your hair or why not try out a simple DIY solution at home with natural ingredients.

If you are experiencing more serious issues with hair loss, there is a range of treatments available without surgery that promotes the growth of your hair and reduces thinning. Low-level laser therapy such as Capillus can help to stimulate the sebaceous glands and increase melanin production to support thicker, stronger hair.

Love your natural locks

While many strive to have straight, curly or voluminous hair, all the time we do this we’re putting our hair through a lot. The added heat, styling and chemicals can cause hair to look dull and unhealthy so why not try loving your hair in its natural state. Leaving hair to its own devices and staying away from those styling irons will give your hair that much-needed boost and you never know, you might grow to love it.

Choose natural hair products

There are so many styling and hair products available to buy and sometimes it difficult to know what to choose. While products with great offers or great advertising campaigns might promise the earth, going back to natural remedies could give your hair a new lease of life. There are lots of raw and natural at home solutions that could not only give you healthy locks but save you some pennies too.

Oils your hair will love

Many people strive to get away from oils or heavy based products that make their hair feel greasy, but there are some oils that are perfect for hair. Popular oil that’s a firm favorite at the moment is coconut oil. Not only can be used for anything from cooking to skin care, but it’s also perfect for giving the hair some much-needed moisture. Unlike most oils, which have a greasy texture, coconut oil is lightweight, non-greasy and quickly absorbed into the skin and hair.  Another favorite, especially in hair care products is Argan oil. Originating from Morocco, this lightweight oil is packed full of vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants, everything your hair could need from strength and vitality.

Keeping on top of all these small things helps to keep your hair in a strong and healthy condition throughout your lifetime. Try to use the best products for your hair with few chemicals and nasty surprises and try as much as possible to embrace your natural texture and style. Most of all hair is a huge confidence booster so be sure to look after it.