Easy guide to healthier, thicker hair
When it comes to self-care, more often than not we tend to gravitate towards our skin or our bodies. Seldom do we rank hair care in our list of priorities.
The good news is it doesn’t take a lot to achieve healthier, thicker hair. Simply follow these steps to attain the locks of your dreams.
#1 It helps to brush your hair before showering
Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it wet so you want to reduce the chances of them getting even more tangled in the shower. Taking a moment or two to brush out the knots in your hair, no matter your hair texture, will help to less hair breakage and you will be stepping out of the shower with hair that smooth and ready to style!
#2 Condition correctly
We are all guilty of using more conditioner than we really need to. Unless you have super long hair, you only require conditioner in the size of a 10-cent coin when it comes to conditioning your hair. When conditioning your hair, start from mid-shaft and ends of the hair before moving your way to the scalp, to ensure that your scalp gets nourished too. Be sure to leave on for 1 minute before rinsing off.
#3 Use hair masks
Moisturising hair masks aren’t just for coloured or dry hair. Anyone can benefit from a weekly hair mask session for hair that’s healthier and softer and more manageable. If you are a fan of hot tools for your hair, then you might want to consider increasing the frequency of hair masks.
#4 Eat well for your hair
You are what you eat and this mantra extends to your hair health. Since your hair is mainly made up of protein, eating a well-balanced meal with protein-rich food is important, such as fish, eggs, meat and beans. Other food items to reach out for include berries, spinach, avocadoes and anything that is rich in Vitamins C and E.
#5 Don’t forget to care for your scalp
Hair care strongly correlates to scalp care, and taking good care of your scalp can reap benefits to your hair. Treat your scalp to a targeted blast of nutrients proven to be beneficial to your scalp and to support healthy hair growth. Revitascalp is a painless, relaxing treatment to give your scalp a little TLC, that helps to reduce hair loss and increase hair density.
For more information on how you can improve hair and scalp health, speak to our hair expert Dr Chua Han Boon, well-known for his experience and bedside manners.