How can I get my hair in tip top shape?
Everybody wants shiny, strong, voluminous and healthy hair. However, how do we get such strong and beautiful hair? Below, you find Layton Hair Salon’s seven best tricks for having hair that feels and looks better than ever. People with healthy, undamaged hair often don’t realize how fortunate they are. The daily routine of brushing teeth, washing face and combing/brushing hair is hardly given a second thought.
However, many people are not so fortunate in the health and appearance of their hair. Instead of healthy and luminous, it may be discolored, tangled, and hard to manage and be plagued with physical damage such as broken hair shafts and split ends.
How does a person with healthy hair keep it healthy and looking good? How does one avoid the pitfalls that result in damaging the health and appearance of hair? Since it is best to keep hair healthy in the first place, let’s look at pitfalls first, and then at advice regarding how to choose hair care products.
Tip 1: The Beauty Diet Plan
A healthy diet is the basis for healthy hair. Protein and vitamin B5 are tremendously important for a healthy scalp and healthy hair. You find ample amounts of the needed proteins in eggs, nuts and cheese. Vitamin B5 is for example present in unprocessed natural rice, beans and whole grains. Vitamins and minerals strengthen the hair roots. Shiny, healthy hair is a reflection of a healthy body, so it’s like two for the price of one. Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. So follow this recipe for healthier hair, and be amazed at the difference it makes!
Please note: Coffee stimulates the sebum production at the hair roots, which unfortunately also leads to the increased shedding of dandruff. Nicotine and alcohol are also absent from our balanced beauty diet plan. Instead, the plan contains fruit, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables as well as milk, soy and whole grain products. Layton Hair Salon healthy hair diet guidelines:
- Water makes up one-fourth of the weight of a strand of hair. Moisture makes the hair supple, so make sure you get plenty of fluids. A key point is NOT to wait until you’re thirsty. If you’re thirsty, it means your body has already lost more water than it should have, and it’s urging you to fill up the tank. Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. Ideally, you should drink between eight and ten glasses of water a day.
- Protein is the building block of hair, so a diet for healthy hair contains an awful lot of protein! Protein will give the shaft of your hair more strength, and will reduce the likelihood of dame through snapping and splitting. You can get protein from foods like fish, meat, milk, cheese and cereals.
- Iron helps to carry oxygen to the hair. Without enough iron, hair and its follicles get starved of oxygen. This means that the in the root of your hair is much less effective along the length of the strand. You can increase your iron intake by eating red meat and dark green vegetables, or by iron supplements. Zinc builds hair protein which helps to prevent hair loss. Meat and seafood are the foods highest in zinc. Copper is involved in the pigmentation of hair. You can optimize your natural color with a diet with plenty of copper. Who needs hair dye and fake color! Shellfish, liver, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and meat are all high in copper.
- Vitamin A will give you a healthy scalp, because it’s great for the skin! You can get vitamin A from foods like vegetables – in particular, in carrots. (So it’s good for the waistline too!) Vitamin B and C are important for good circulation, hair growth and hair color. If you ensure that you have enough vitamin B and C, you’ll have strong, supple strands of hair that do not split. You can get these vitamins from eating foods like fruit, vegetables, cereals, eggs, milk and bread.
Tip 2: Condition Only as Needed
Conditioners keep the dandruff layer of the scalp smooth and supple. Be sure to apply the conditioning rinses only to the dry, really stressed ends.
Tip 3: A Heat Guard for Your Hair
Avoid heat-damaging your hair. You should therefore keep your hair dryer in constant motion while blow-drying your hair and stay away from using attachments, which narrow the stream of heated air. Using the lower temperature settings of your hair dryer also reduces static. Hair dryers or styling tools like flat or curling irons often reach a temperature up to 392 °F. In damaged hair, proteins start being degraded around 284 °F. You should therefore remember to always use a protective spray before applying such styling devices. This regenerates the hair’s protein structure, repairs the hair surfaces, and shields the hair against damage.
Are you sick of your hair breaking off, splitting at the ends, or just looking worn out? Moisturizing treatments can help keep your dried out hair feeling better, but to really prevent hair from splitting, you need to strengthen your hair with protein. Hair is made of protein, and reinforcing your hair from the inside out will keep those ends from breaking off and splitting apart expresses Layton Hair Salon!
Tip 4: The Proper Haircut Works Wonders
Does your fine limb hair create a sad frame for your face? Usually, the wrong haircut is responsible for the trouble. An appointment with a skillful and experienced hair stylist is therefore a great idea. The hair stylist will analyze the structure of your hair and knows what will work for you. This way you will get the right haircut, not just a fashionable one. With this accomplished, your new hair style needs a trimming every six weeks. However, do not permit anyone to trim your hair with a razor blade or to roughly take scissors to the ends. Split ends and damage to the scalp are often the result of such techniques. At the end of such treatment are often difficulties creating a full bouncy head of hair.
Tip 5: A Good Brush is an Essential Tool
The best brushes have natural (boar) or mixed bristles. Such brushes glide through hair with ease. Of course, the smooth gliding only works when the hair is no more than damp and no longer as sensitive as wet hair. A well designed brush also removes dirt particles and residual styling products from your hair while evenly distributing sebum from the hair roots to the ends.
Tip 6: Hands off the Scalp
If you are prone to fatty hair, you should handle your hair as little as possible. Excessively touching your hair may damage the dandruff layer, may make the scalp sensitive and it spreads dirt from your hands through the hair.
Tip 7: Box of Magic Tricks
Your hair will look thicker when you color it a shade darker. Slightly frosting your hair also works because the process will bring some slight roughness to your hair and make it easier to handle. Our secret for thin hair: Use anti-dandruff shampoo. It will fill in the hair structure. Are you prone to fatty hair? Use a mild baby shampoo.
At Layton Hair Salon we believe that hair, an organic material, is best treated in its natural state. We approach your hair as a unique entity, shaping and balancing its subtle nuances to reflect your individual beauty. Achieving optimum results requires careful consideration and the application of true technical craft. It is this philosophy that allows us to deliver hair that embodies both structure and movement, in forms that appear utterly effortless.