How Healthy Hair Fits Into Your Self-Care Routine
Let’s talk about keeping a healthy head. While that can mean a variety of things, today, we’re keeping it literal. That’s right, we’re getting into keeping your head of healthy hair, and how you can contribute to that goal.
Did you know that genetics aren’t the only factors that contribute to growing hair? Other factors can be linked to your diet and how you’re treating yourself. So if you’ve been struggling on the subject of hair growth, let’s talk about avenues outside of hair vitamins you can explore to help.
Keep in mind that these tips aren’t sure-fire ways to help you grow a foot of hair—but they sure can make a difference!
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Get blood circulating
If you want to keep your hair healthy, get up and move! I know, those two concepts don’t seem to work well together. Let’s talk about what you can do and it helps.
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When you exercise or get a massage, your blood circulates, giving oxygen to every part of your body. This is why exercise is essential to being healthy: It helps you function. So, poor blood circulation within your scalp can lead to the loss of those essential nutrients you need for a healthy scalp.
This is where exercise and massages come in. They’re great ways to increase and promote circulation! Of course, if you want to get right to the source, start massaging your scalp regularly to ensure it gets proper nourishment.
Without proper circulation, your scalp can become dry, itchy, or even fall out. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it may be time to get up and move!
Eat nutritious food
We hear all the time that a balanced diet makes us healthier. But sometimes, it’s hard to know (or remember) exactly what to eat in order to accomplish your goals. While it’s impossible to take care of all of life’s worries with food, let’s talk about what you can eat in order to promote healthy hair growth.
If you want to inspire healthy and strong hair, get ready for a colorful plate! Vitamin C is going to be your best friend, because it contains antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect your hair from damaging pollutants and tiny molecules. (Ever heard of free radicals? That’s the gross stuff we’re talking about). Even though you can’t see them, they’re there.
To get a proper fix of Vitamin C, berries, like strawberries and blueberries are going to be your go-tos. Spinach and sweet peppers not only have Vitamin C, but Vitamin A, and iron. This is great if you want to fight against hair loss and boost natural oil production, thanks to the antioxidants in Vitamin A. You’ll find Vitamin A in sweet potatoes, too.
Let’s talk about Vitamin E. It’s a popular ingredient for promoting hair growth, and you’ll find it in avocados. This is a great ingredient if you want volume too, as it’s said that fatty acids, usually found in avocados, could lead to improving the thickness of hair.
Get on the books
This step probably requires the least amount of effort, especially with Booksy on your phone. All you need to do is remember to get on your barber’s books! After all, hair can’t grow in an environment that’s not clean and strong.
Regular trips to the shop takes care of this easily. You’ll be assured your hair is getting properly cleaned and groomed. Plus, no one can deny the energy of the barbershop, where the conversation is easy and the vibes are chill.
You might be missing this self-care element of your life. If that’s true, start getting on the books every couple of weeks to maintain your hair and grooming routine. Additionally, ask your barber about any tips or products you can use between shop visits to make grooming easy and impactful.
Take care of yourself
Relax! Yes, you read that right. Un-hunch your shoulders and take a deep breath. Don’t you already feel calmer? Believe it or not, this tip is actually going to help with your hair and grooming routine. Let’s talk about how this happens, and what you can do to nip this problem in the bud.
Stress, as we know, can lead to hair loss. This is because when you stress out, your hair pretty much takes a chill pill, and stops growing. Pair that with poor blood circulation, and within a few months, you have a hair loss cocktail.
Though it’s easier said than done to not stress, keep in mind that it could be a reason why you may experience loss during your hair and grooming routine. So, take time to yourself. Remember to take breaks when you need them, and fit in ways that help you deal with life’s stressors. And always remember to drink plenty of water, which is a golden way to ensure healthy hair.
Like earlier mentioned, nothing beats a barber visit. Especially if you’re trying to secure length. Regular maintenance is definitely the way to go in order to make sure you’re treating your hair correctly. Still searching for a barber? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Just head over to Booksy to start your search now.