We all want to achieve strong, luscious and healthy locks, and while developing a good hair care routine and finding the right products can help with that, what makes the biggest difference is getting the basics right. Making the simplest changes in your lifestyle can end up making the biggest difference for your hair. So, here are our tips on how you can easily promote healthy hair growth and achieve silky soft hair from the inside out.
Be aware of your diet
The first and one of the most important factors that can transform your hair is the food you eat. To promote healthy hair growth, it’s super important to have an adequate amount of protein in your diet. Protein is the building block of your hair, so this is vital. Foods that contain biotin are also great for your hair. Biotin is a mineral that can help boost hair growth. Eggs, meat, fish, nuts and seeds are all good sources of biotin. Of course, healthy fats are a necessity in your diet, and omega-3 fatty acids are great for not only your hair, but also your heart, eyes and skin. A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish, especially salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna. For plant-based alternatives, try walnuts and seeds such as chia seeds and flaxseeds.
What’s most important to keep a well-balanced diet. Steer away from any fad diets that will likely deprive your body from calories, fats, protein and nutrients. Having an overly restrictive diet can lead to weakened hair and hair loss.
We all know that to have nice hydrated and healthy-looking skin, you have to stay well hydrated. The same rule applies for your hair! Water is necessary for carrying vital nutrients to your hair follicles, keeping them looking sleek and beautiful. While drinking water straight is the best way to go, if you struggle to drink enough water on a daily basis, try incorporating water rich fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Lower your stress
High levels of stress can lead to a number of issues relating to your hair. It can cause an increase in hair shedding, hair loss in areas, and hair thinning as well. This is why it’s super important to keep a check on your stress levels, not only to achieve amazing hair, but also for your overall health and lifestyle. Exercise, meditation, breathing exercises and aromatherapy are all simple ways to reduce stress quickly and effectively.
Get enough sleep
Getting a good night’s rest is much needed for protein synthesis and the release of important growth hormones and enzymes that are important for hair growth.
Sleep deprivation can actually be a leading cause of hair loss! This is because of the hormone melatonin, which helps your body regulate your sleep cycle as well as increase hair growth. So if you decrease the amount of melatonin that your body produces, this can lead to hair loss. Additionally, lack of sleep can easily lead to increased stress, which in turn can compromise the health of your hair.
Follow these tips, and in no time, you will be reaping the rewards – not only with healthy hair, but also a huge number of other overall health benefits. Our team at Radical Hair Design are here to help you achieve your perfect hair. Feel free to call us at (02) 9651 3200 to book an appointment, or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.