Spring is here. As all of us focus on de-winterizing ourselves from head to toe, Tina Lewis, national style expert with Hair Club, has pulled together expert tips for “spring cleaning” your hair after the harsh winter months – reconditioning, feeding it the necessary nutrients and vitamins, styling tips, etc.
1. Help restore healthy hair with your diet: One of the healthiest fish you can eat, salmon is loaded with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for overall scalp health. Vegetables like spinach and broccoli help to produce sebum, an oily substance secreted by glands attached to the hair follicle. Sebum conditions and moisturizes hair, helping to prevent it from drying out.
2. Get a trim: Getting a monthly trim immediately improves the look and condition of hair. New ends are also less subject to static and frizz. Also try to avoid salon treatments like bleaches and dyes if your hair is especially dry after the winter months.
3. Recondition, recondition, recondition! Winter air outside is drier due to colder conditions as well as inside due to heating in buildings. To restore some of the moisture lost during the winter months, it is all about deep conditioning. Using conditioners with a lower molecular weight will allow for moisture to be delivered deeper into the hair, and won’t weigh hair down.
4. Take a multivitamin: An easy way to keep hair healthy from the inside out, selecting a multivitamin that contains these four essentials is vital for healthier, stronger hair.
o Biotin: The most important supplement you can take, Biotin is vital for hair growth and strengthening both hair and nails.
o Vitamin B: Helps to enhance fullness and the way hair looks by promoting blood circulation to the scalp, preventing premature grays and hair loss, and stimulating growth.
o Vitamin C: Influences how hair maintains its color and the right level of moisture.
o Vitamin D: Working hand in hand with calcium, Vitamin D helps to grow hair and protect it from drying and breaking.