Hair Care Tips: General A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair. Get enough sleep. Hair Products (Gel, mouse, hair spary...) Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair. Avoid puting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head. Swimming Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water. When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming. Drying Hot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting. Don't leave the blowdryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair. To speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towell and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally. Gently use your fingers or a pick to untangle any knots while your hair is drying.
Chances are, your hair is growing, you may just want to speed up the process. The three essentials to fast hair growth are: lots of water, aerobic exercise and eating mineral rich foods or taking extra minerals in supplements. Taking 22.5 miligrams of zinc daily along with a multi vitamin will speed up the process. Shampooing 1 to 2 times weekly and using products that cleanse gently, nourish and strengthen your hair will keep your hair from breaking. Exercise is so important because heart pumping exercise speeds up blood flow, therefore getting more nourishment to the papilla of the hair and perspiration unclogs the pores and helps to rid your body of toxins. Exercise also reduces stress and helps your body to relax. Drink 10 to 12 8oz glasses of water daily and eat lots of leafy dark green vegetables. Whenever you exercise, be sure to rinse or shampoo your hair 2 to 3 times weekly. If you cannot shampoo often enough, mist your hair with Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner and seal in the moisture with Nourish & Shine. Remember, perspiration has salt and ammonia in it and both are very drying for your hair, so be sure to shampoo or rinse as often as possible. P.S. loose the weaves, glue and heavy gels, and shampoo more often if you want your hair to be healthy!