Is Weak Hair The Root of Your Problem?
Weak hair can be a nightmare, but strengthening it doesn’t have to be. The causes of weak, brittle hair are countless. They can include things like frequent use of blow drying with high heat, or treating it with too many chemicals (especially bleaching). If this is the case, simply changing your hair care routine can solve some of your problems. Sometimes, the factors causing your brittle hair are internal rather than external, and require a little more effort to rectify.
Continue reading to more about helpful ways to improve your hair health:
Weak hair often starts in the roots, and one of the major causes stems from poor nutrition. Look for foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, walnuts, and tuna to help replenish essential nutrients. Also, make sure you’re getting enough protein. A lack of the right nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids may slow down hair growth or even cause hair loss. So remember to eat mindfully, and reach for colorful fruits and vegetables!
Look into Supplements
Eating healthy is the best way to make sure your body (including your hair) is getting what it needs to be strong. But sometimes your daily food intake just isn’t enough for you to see results. Taking supplements that provide specific nutrients that are beneficial to hair such as zinc, vitamin b, biotin, and vitamin c can all help cover any deficiencies your healthy diet may not be accounting for. Make sure you drink lots of water as well!
Use Quality, All-Natural Products
Changing what you put in your body is only one half of the equation when it comes to strengthening your weak, brittle hair. The other half includes what you put on your scalp. A lot of today’s hair care products contain chemicals and compounds that are disastrous to human hair and overall health. Check your hair care products to see if they contain things like isopropyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), and chlorine. If so, stop using them and change to something all natural.
Opt for Dry Shampoo
If you tend to over-wash your hair and strip its natural oils, you should also consider using dry shampoo to give your hair a break from the shower. But, keep in mind that not all dry shampoo is created equal.
Here at You Do You, we formulated a range of natural, color safe, dry shampoos for your specific hair color. The only ingredients we use include honey, aloe, willow bark, corn starch, kelp, and baking soda. They all work together to help hydrate and strengthen your hair and its roots, clean and soothe your scalp, promote growth, and absorb excess oil while adding texture and volume. Amazing, right?