Easy to learn routines for strong, healthy hair
Steamy, hot showers
Frequent washing, with hot water in particular, dehydrates your hair as it washes out the natural oils your scalp produces, which do protect your hair. The result is dry, brittle hair that is susceptible to damage from brushing or styling.
At the same time, if you excessively wash your hair, your scalp overproduces oil, which not only makes your hair look greasy faster, but also could damage the root of your hair and ultimately lead to hairs falling out.
Try to wash your hair with lower temperature water and finish off by rinsing it with cool water.
Hair is at its weakest when wet
When our hair is wet the protective cuticle lifts making your hair susceptible to breakage. Avoid brushing your hair when wet. Comb and brush before you take your shower.
Also, don’t rub your hair dry with a towel: the friction so easily can break your hair. Instead gently blot your hair dry with the towel, or squeeze your hair inside the towel in between your hands.
The best treatment you can give your hair after hot showers and while your hair is wet is a light coating of Argan Oil. Kandala Argan Oil is a very light oil that adds moisture and smoothness to your hair. Just the smallest amount makes a huge difference to dryness prone hair.
Take that pony without the tail
Daily, fancy hair-dos that involve bands and clasps, as well as intricate curls and dutts are a strain to your hair. The bending of your hair strands and tying your hair up with a hair band weakens your hair and can lead to breakage.
And if you tie your hair too tight to a point that you feel a distinct pull on your scalp, then you overdid it. Loosen up the band and try to wear your hair loose more often, especially at night.
Curling irons and blow dryers
The hot temperature of curling irons can damage the cuticle of your hair and make your hair prone to breaking. Your hair strands are made up of proteins; when they are compromised from heat treatment, the hair loses hydration and becomes more brittle.
Try using your hot styling device at a lower temperature to avoid heat damage. Also, finish off your blow-drying routing on the cool setting; it closes down the cuticles of the hair which helps protect the strands.
Hairsprays contain alcohol that makes your hair dry and vulnerable to breakage. Hairsprays also leave a film on your hair strands that’s how you get the long-lasting hold. Keep in mind, because of this film that makes your hair stiff, if you style and brush your hair while it is covered with this film can lead to breakage.
Alternative: soft styling creams that style and moisture your hair at the same time.
While too frequent hair washing robs the hair of its natural oils and causes hair to become dry and brittle, not washing it regularly is not good either. Especially for people that use hair styling products such as gels and sprays. These products leave a residue behind on your hair strands as well as your scalp which clogs the hair follicles preventing healthy hair growth.
Use a gentle shampoo with natural ingredients and without parabens which are carcinogenic. Learn more about chemicals in your cosmetics by watching this video:
Our diet has a major impact on the health of our hair. Protein rich foods support healthy hair growth since the make-up of our hair strands consists primarily of proteins. If you withhold a balanced diet from your body, whether by eating unhealthy foods or embarking on repetitive diets, you don’t feed your hair the building blocks it needs to be strong and healthy.
The answer: Eat protein rich foods such as chicken, fish, beans etc.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and will make efforts to implement good habits for stronger, healthier hair.