So who wants to have hair that’s shinier and healthier? Everyone, of course. After a summer vacation where you swam in the ocean and went through that humid weather your hair must have been damaged, but we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to get your hair back to its former glory.
1. Using a hairbrush that’s natural-bristle
It’s been proven that for the best result you need to use real wild boar-hair brushes. These hard, stiff-feeing brushes will take all the natural oils from your roots to the ends of our hair which makes the hair all glossy and shiny. And in addition, it increases hair volume, two birds one stone.
2. Eating acids that are omega-3 and fatty
Salads were already good before you found this out, but Caesar salad dressing is full of omega-3 fatty acids, so grab a bowl of it and dig in. Generally, omega-3 fatty acids are found in sardines and egg yolks, both of which go into a Caesar dressing and are very healthy, they will make your hair shine like the Sun. Another good source of omega-3 fatty acids are mackerel and salmon, they contain large amounts of them, so having fish as your main meal of the day is an amazing idea, and they go well with your salad.
3. Next time to visit a hair salon, pick up a bottle of vitamin E capsules beforehand
Ask the hairdresser if he or she can use that to give you a scalp massage before using shampoo on your head. Of course, this is not something we made up, but it comes from cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Stafford Broumand. It was proven that vitamin E could help improve blood circulation to the scalp, some studies even show that ingesting vitamin E can increase hair growth. So start using that oil and massage your locks and scalp to make your hair stronger, healthier and shinier.
4. Argan oil instead of shimmering sprays
Of course, shimmering sprays are a quick and easy fix that makes your hair glossy, but that could actually be doing more harm than good. As reported by InStyle, a lot of the sprays girls use to make their hair glossy and shiny contain a mineral called mica, which definitely makes your shimmer in the short run, but can damage your hair shaft and do the opposite in the long run, over an extended period of time. So the magazine recommends us to use sprays that have argan, which has no drawbacks. It both makes your hair shinier and makes its texture better. But don’t too much of it, you don’t your hair too look very oily.
5. Try using products that are activated by heat
Some girls flat iron, curl and blow dry their hair on a regular basis, so it’s definitely smart to protect it. Of course, those things aren’t made to damage your hair, but using heat-based products on your hair on a regular basis can dry it out and make your hair look, well, not glossy. So next time before you use that kind of product, talk to your hairdresser and find out what kind of protective product you can use and which would work for your hair specifically. In our opinion, the best ones are Nexxus Heat Protexx spray and Paul Mitchell’s Heat Seal spray.