How to make your hair look healthy and shiny
How to make your hair healthy and shiny? This is not always an easy job; sometimes we use inappropriate products for hair, we suffer from stress of don´t have the time to care about our hair; or just have bad habits that make our hair deteriorate and look dull and weak.
But maybe it´s not too late: before thinking of how much cost a hair transplant in Turkey, you can learn some easy and useful tips about how to make your hair healthy and shiny at home.
Heat, using aggressive chemical products or dyes for hair, prolonged exposure to sun's rays, lack of hydration or vitamins ... There are many factors that can badly affect our hair health; but there are some home remedies to get a healthy and shiny hair. Let's take a look at some of them.
Just as bad is the practice of some people of never washing their hair with shampoo, it's also a bad idea to use an inappropriate shampoo for hair or using an excessive amount when washing it, which can cause alterations in scalp PH or damage follicles. An amount equivalent to one spoon should be enough.
As we have just mentioned, it is important to choose the right product to wash your hair; let's forget about using bath gel or soaps, no matter how natural they are: nothing like a good nourishing shampoo, the more natural the ingredients, the better; we recommended that, whatever you choose, it should not contain silicones, parabens, or sulfates (at least the most harmful). The best option is to choose a shampoo that is also a conditioner.
Regardless of your hair type, it is important that during washing - which we must carry out at least once every 2-3 days - we thoroughly rinse any shampoo remains on the hair, just to avoid causing irritation to the scalp or other problems. A good rinse is especially necessary after applying conditioner or a nourishing mask, whose remnants can stimulate production of sebum.
It may not be an option for everyone, especially in winter, but the truth is that washing your hair - or skin - with very hot water is always harmful, since it favours dryness and irritation in scalp, as well as sebum production, and can damage follicles. On the contrary, the colder the water, the more blood circulation is enhanced, and damage to hair is avoided. If you cannot use cold water, we recommended to use at least just warm water.
We tend to think that the harder we rub, the cleaner we will be; but this is not always the case, especially when it comes to our scalp. Rubbing excessively causes an activation of the sebaceous glands and produces just the opposite effect: in short, oily hair. It is advisable to do a gentle massage when washing your hair so that shampoo penetrates well and stimulates blood circulation; but gently, without rubbing, using fingertips but not nails.
The same thing happens if we have long hair and we want to comb or brush it: it is important that we do it gently, especially when it is wet, since then hair is more fragile. It is advisable to use a comb with wide bristles and blunt ends, using smooth movements and without pulling.
It's not just hot water: heat and hair generally don't get along. The ideal would be to always let hair dry on its own, but if we cannot wait and we have to use a dryer, we must adjust the temperature so that it is not too high and apply the heat from some distance. Another factor that is not good for hair health is exposure to UV rays from the sun, which make it brittle and accelerate hair loss. Therefore, you'd better use a cap or a hat if you are going to expose your hair for a long time to the sun.
Taking biotin (also called B7 vitamin) is one of the most natural tips for a healthy and shiny hair that we can recommend... Biotin is vital for hair and nails growth, and helps to strengthen hair, also preventing hair loss. If we detect some lack of biotin, we can take it by supplements or simply eat biotin-rich foods, such as eggs, cow liver, oily fish, spinach, broccoli, whole grains, mushrooms , walnuts, or brewer's yeast
Yes, we know that it is not always easy to avoid it... but it is known that prolonged stress does not benefit our body, and also not our hair, since it can make hair to fall out. If we cannot always avoid stressful situations, let's at least try to deal with them in a different way, perhaps seeking help from a psychologist or resorting to relaxation therapies.
Drinking water seems like the simplest thing to do, doesn't it? Well... but we usually forget to do so! We tend to consume too many soft drinks - normally carbonated and with too much sugar - that only increase our thirst; and we forget that staying well hydrated with a simple glass of water is the solution to many health problems, and what makes hair healthy and shiny preventing hair dryness and weakness.
Following these simple tips about how to make your hair look healthy and shiny can be very helpful; however, if your hair problems are more complicated, you should consult a specialist. Remember that at Clinicana we are specialists in all kinds of hair treatments, and the best-rated clinic for hair transplants: check it out by reading our patients' reviews on hair transplant in Turkey. Ask for your free consultation now!