7 Tips for Healthier Hair

2020 had been a rollercoaster for most of us but we made the best out of it, right? Many of us spent more time with our family while others paid attention to one’s health and wellness. Let’s start 2021 on the right foot - with 7 tips on how we can achieve a healthier and fuller-looking hair.

  1. Eat Well and Eat Smarter

A well-rounded, healthy diet is essential in providing the right nutrients that your hair needs. This means a nice blend of vitamins, protein, zinc and healthy fats. Foods that are high in healthy fats and proteins, especially, can pave a way for stronger hair growth. (Heads up for people with hair loss and thinning hair!) These are some power foods that are full in various vitamins and are optimal to boost your hair’s health for these nutrition:

  • Protein: Eggs, lean meat, poultry

  • Zinc: Fruits, nuts, leafy green vegetables like spinach

  • Omega 3 fatty acids: fish like salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds, yoghurt

  • Healthy fats: Olive oil, avocados

At the same time, cut out bad foods like greasy junk food, overly sugary food and alcohol.

  1. Know your Hair (and Yourself!)

Often see phrases like “For oily hair”, “For frizzy hair”, “For dry hair” on a hair product and you aren’t 100% sure what hair type yours belong to? Knowing your hair type and its needs is crucial in determining what type of products is suitable for your hair.

Other factors to consider would be your habits, lifestyle and activity level. Whenever in doubt, do a (free and) quick consultation the next time you visit the salon. Ask about your hair type, hair strength, scalp health, products recommendations, treatment recommendations, hairstyle options…

  1. Use Suitable Hair Products for Your Hair

Choosing the right products for your hair needs is very important. You wouldn’t want to layer on additional “essential” oils on your oily scalp, right? Using the wrong hair products can cause hair damage and create more problems than you already have. Secondly, always look at the ingredients and avoid harmful ingredients like ammonium lauryl sulphate or sodium lauryl sulphate.