How shiny and healthy your hair depends as much on nutrition as it does on haircare. Eating well and ensuring you are well hydrated will help make your hair strong and healthy while choosing the right hair care will ensure your hair is manageable with a glossy shine. Here’s how to nourish your hair, including both haircare and nutrition tips…
Eating for Healthy Hair
A healthy and varied diet will go a long way towards helping the condition of your hair. Equally important is hydration. If you are regularly dehydrated, your hair will suffer too, becoming dry and brittle. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water a day to ensure your hair is well hydrated.
When it comes to diet, these foods, in particular, are known to improve the condition of your hair and add a healthy shine the natural way:
- Sweet potatoes
- Nuts and seeds
Try to include all of the above in your weekly diet where possible. After a couple of months of eating well, focusing on foods that are good for your hair, you will start to see the difference.
Haircare to Add a Healthy Shine
When it comes to hair care, it’s all about using the right products. While shampoos, conditioners and serums with artificial ingredients might add instant shine, they can cause damage to the hair, making it appear dry and causing split ends over time. Where possible, choose more natural products instead.
We love the Shampure shampoo by Aveeda which is 95% naturally derived and contains 25 pure flower and plant essences. This paired with the Brilliant Conditioner is the perfect combination to nourish your hair using natural ingredients.
To add an extra shine, try an Argan Oil or similar. Choose an oil made from natural ingredients, instead of artificial chemicals. This will ensure the hair has a glossy shine, without causing any potential future damage.
Other tips include avoiding washing your hair too often, brushing your hair every day to move the natural oils from the scalp down the length of the hair, and avoiding heat styling where possible. Just a few changes to your routine will help you achieve healthy and glossy hair for the long term.