We know it's every woman’s wish - to have beautiful, soft, healthier-looking hair that shines like new, with the hold, volume, and shape you get at a salon.
While hair goes through different stages in life due to numerous reasons such as stress, over-coloring, vitamin deficiencies and hormonal fluctuations, it’s also possible to achieve healthier-looking hair by giving it a regular reboot so that it’s easier to style and manage.
Here are 6 ways to ensure healthier-looking hair that shines:
1 Boost your body’s keratin levels
Your hair is primarily made up of the protein keratin, but fragile, over-colored and over-styled hair lacks natural keratin, which makes it more porous and harder to style. However, studies show that your body can build new keratin and keep your hair looking healthy by using a few key amino acids such as proline and glycine, both of which are found in collagen.
When you supplement with collagen and other proteins, your body breaks them down into amino acids that are then used to build new proteins, which helps to nourish and strengthen your hair.
Our beauty infused COLLAGEN is packed with the best quality hydrolyzed collagen on the market, plus a host of key amino acids to help restore your body’s keratin levels and lost collagen stores.
2 Treat your hair once a week
The combination of heat styling and cold weather is tough on hair, so invest in a weekly at-home hair conditioning treatment to keep your hair follicles strong and durable.
Don't have a hair treatment product handy? Consider using one of these natural ingredients you probably have in your fridge or pantry. This will help to resolve dry-hair dilemmas, leaving it moisturized, nourished, and less tangled.
Eggs: If you can get past the smell, eggs are incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for your hair. Apply half a cup of egg whites to damp hair, leave on for 20 minutes, then wash as normal.
Avocado mix: Mash half an avocado in a bowl, then add 1 egg yolk and a tablespoon of honey. Mix well, apply liberally to damp hair, and leave on for 20-30 minutes.
Olive oil: You may be nervous to add oil to your hair, but olive oil adds moisture, shine and softness to hair, while helping to repair split ends. Believe it or not, it washes off relatively easily with a good shampoo. It’s also great for repairing split ends.
Simply apply a little olive oil to your scalp and ends, massage for a minute or two, then cover your head in a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave for 20-30 minutes.
3 Be gentle with washing + combing
Avoid washing your hair in very hot water, as this dries it out – especially in winter. Instead, wash your hair in lukewarm water, then blast it with cold water at the end to help seal the cuticles for better shine.
How you brush your hair matters too. While conditioning, remove any tangles from your hair with a wide-tooth comb, rinse, then gently towel-dry your hair by squeezing out the excess water.
4 Protect your hair from heat
While perfectly styled hair looks great, using heated appliances regularly makes hair more prone to damage, especially as you age. To avoid hair breakage, consider investing in a good-quality heat-protection spray to reduce split ends and avoid dry, dull, brittle hair.
When drying your hair, use a sturdy round brush with short bristles, so that it glides smoothly through your hair. Once you’re done, your hair should be smooth and gleaming.
5 Focus on a clean diet + plenty of water
Your hair is really just a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. A balanced, healthy diet with all the vitamins and minerals that you need, will do more to make your hair shine than any shampoo or conditioner. It’s also important to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day as your hair is 25% water, so don’t let yours go thirsty!
6 Do what you can to prevent hair loss
Yes, it is possible to slow the rate of hair loss or prevent it altogether, but it takes time, commitment, patience and the right supplements. For instance, biotin can help to regenerate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth at the root, while vitamins A, B6, C, and E help to maintain hair growth and thickness. Key minerals like zinc also support healthy hair growth and delay age-related thinning.
Rather than purchasing all these ingredients separately, our radiant hair VITAMINS contains all these essential vitamins and minerals in the right quantities to ensure your hair stays in tip-top condition no matter what age, or life stage you’re at.
Head to our website to learn more and invest in your crowning glory today – it’s never too late to have the hair you want!