Want Healthy Hair? Follow These Three Tips

1. Protect your hair when simming in the pool

Why?
Did you know that chlorine can actually do a lot of damage to your hair? Regular exposure to swimming pools with chlorine can cause the natural oils from your scalp to be stripped. This results in over-dryness of your hair and making it more porous and less likely to retain moisture.

What Can You Do?
Wet and condition your hair before swimming. You can also wear tight-fitting swimmer’s caps to cover your hair and prevent exposure to chlorine. If you notice your hair feeling dry after a swim, you can wash and condition it to replace the lost moisture.

2. Take Your Iron Supplements

Why?
One of the most important nutrients for getting a healthy head of hair is Iron. Besides protein, iron is one of the building blocks of healthy hair. Iron deficiency is a common problem especially for women, who are prone to suffer from anemia. Hair loss is the most common symptoms of being iron-deficient.

What Can You Do?
A simple blood test can determine if you are iron-deficient. If you do have iron deficiency, you can take iron supplements to boost hair growth. The best sources of iron include red meat, leafy vegetables, pistachios, beans and lentils.

3. Focus on your Scalp

Why?
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. The hair itself is not living, it’s actually the roots in the follicles within your scalp that are alive. A healthy scalp means healthy roots that grow healthy hair.

What Can You Do?
First is choosing the right shampoo, because not all shampoos and conditioners are the same, so make sure that they match your scalp as well. Keep your scalp moisturized to avoid any flakes, itching, and any damage done to the hair follicles. Additionally, increase your protein intake because a good level of protein in your body promotes hair growth.

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