Monday, September 22, 2008

Tips for healthy, strong, long and shiny hair

  • Handle your hair gently and carefully while combing and brushing.
  • Try using wide teethed combs or own fingers to detangle hair.
  • Don’t take a bath in very hot water. It will stress the hair and affect its growth.
  • Gently massage the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and to enhance the growth of hair.
  • Trim the hair periodically to eliminate split ends.
  • Take adequate rest. It makes the growth of hair fast.
  • Remove all the tangles before washing hair.
  • Don’t rub hair vigorously using towel to dry.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
  • Hair is made up of a kind of protein called keratin. Therefore intake of protein is necessary for the healthy and shiny growth of hair.
  • Fish, beans, yoghurt, soybean (soyabean), eggs, red meat and chicken are examples of good source of protein.
  • The diet for healthy hair should include beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, B-complex and biotin.
  • Beta-carotene, Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that reduce hair loss.
  • Vitamins C and E help to keep hair healthy, shiny and lengthy.
  • All citrus fruits, tomatoes, cabbage, potato, strawberry are examples of good source of vitamin C.
  • Biotin prevents scalp from itches.
  • Nuts and most fresh vegetables are good source of Biotin.
  • Iron, zinc and copper provide nutrients for hair follicles for strong hair growth.
  • Enriched cereals, millets, pulses, green leafy vegetables contain iron
  • Omega-3 fatty acid provides luster (lustre) to hair.
  • Tuna, salmon, flax and walnuts are good sources of Omega-3.
  • Fruits like berry, orange, lemon, grape and melon contain necessary nutrients required for hair.
  • Vitamin A is very effective in preventing hair loss and hair thinning. Carrot, milk, butter, dark green vegetables are some good source of vitamin A.

1 comment:

christi said...

wht do u gotta do if u want silky n smooth hairs??