Everybody wants their hair to be long, strong, thick, shiny and easy to maintain. But unluckily, not all are blessed with such good and healthy hair. Many people face hair damage which will force themselves to cut their hair short. Genes do play an important role when it comes to your hair type but that doesn’t mean that you have no control over your hair. This module is going to help you greatly to get an idea about how to strengthen your hair by minimizing hair damage.
Cut down heat equipment
Hair damage is caused mainly due to the excess heat that is been applied directly to the root of the hair or the scalp. This case occurs for those who use hair driers, hot curlers, straightening irons, and other styling tools more often, say, for example, every day. This causes heavy damage to your hair especially if your hair is dry, fine, or prone to breakage. Too much heat weakens your hair by making them frizzy or lets it damaged. So, make sure that you don’t use any of these styling tools very often.
Boost vitamin intake
Your hair needs specific vitamins and minerals to be healthy like the rest of the body. Nutritional deficiency may also be one of the root causes of hair damage. The following are the vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy hair growth.
- Vitamin A
- B vitamins, especially biotin
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
Use the right shampoo
Keeping your hair clean is important so choosing the right shampoo will give better results for preventing hair damage. Shampoo wash your hair two to three times a week rather than washing every day because it may wash out the essential natural oil secreted on your scalp that promotes hair growth. Also, frequent hair wash will weaken your hair shaft and make it dry.
Massaging your scalp by applying pressure in circular motions will promote blood circulation. You can do this massage in dry or wet hair before taking shampoo hair wash.
Apply effective hair masks at least once a week
Egg yolk and aloe vera masks are very effective to provide healthy hair. You can simply apply egg yolk mixed with curd or lemon on your hair and scalp or fresh aloe vera paste for about 30-40 minutes before going for a hair wash. Repeating these effective hair masks at least once in a week for about 1 or 2 months will do wonders on your hair. There are many hair packs available as readymade packets in the market which is also effective. However freshly prepared homemade hair packs provide improved results when compared with the readymade packs available in the market. You can also use dry powders prepared at home by storing it for weeks, or sometimes for months.
Maintaining a proper healthy diet along with the above-mentioned tips will prevent your hair from damage which will eventually promote healthy hair growth.