What can you do for your hair?
- Go Easy on the Shampoo
Shampooing daily or too frequently should be avoided; shampoos contain chemicals which cause severe dryness. Those who exercise frequently or live in humid places should let it breathe regularly and shampoo sparingly.
- Lower the Heat
The overuse of heat robs your scalp of essential oils and weakens the hair follicles too. When possible, towel-dry your hair and let it dry naturally. If in a hurry, focus on drying the ends and use the cool option.
- Leave it Open
Tight hairstyles pull the hair from the scalp. We may want to attain a sophisticated look, but end up paying the price of weaker hair.
- Watch Your Diet
Since your hair is made of 90 percent protein, a well-balanced diet full of fruits, veggies and proteins is essential to aid healthy hair growth.
- Avoid Hot Showers
Hot water over dries the scalp, leaving hair brittle and dry. Make sure to wash with lukewarm water.
- Don’t Forget Your Vitamins
Vitamin C helps boost collagen, while vitamin E stimulates circulation and hydrates hair follicles.
- Massage the Scalp
Applying oil to hair is essential for healthy growth. More importantly, a massage invigorates the scalp and increases blood circulation. Aim to do this at least twice a week.
- Skipping Daily Washes
Since water has a higher pH balance than your hair, it lifts the cuticle and removes the natural oils that make it healthy. People with oily hair should opt for dry shampoo instead. They are available in Boots Pharmacy, Al Nahdi and Whites Pharmacy.
- Wear a Mask
Hair masks help retain moisture and deeply condition the outer cuticles, achieving stronger hair growth and shine. You can easily make homemade hair masks or find selections at Sephora and most pharmacies.
- Try Biotin
Biotin supplements improve the keratin infrastructure (a basic protein that makes up hair), but not necessarily for every hair type. So before start taking Biotin, consult a doctor.