Skin Hair & Scalp Health
Symptoms of ageing in your hair and scalp
A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair.
Healthy hair is strong, shiny, and free from damage or breakage. To maintain healthy hair, it’s important to take care of both your hair and scalp. Here are some tips to help promote healthy hair:
Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner: Look for products that are formulated for your hair type and avoid using shampoos and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals that can strip hair of its natural oils.
Limit heat styling: High heat from styling tools such as flat irons and curling wands can damage hair and cause it to become brittle and break. When possible, let your hair air dry, and if you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant product.
Avoid excessive brushing: Over-brushing can lead to breakage and damage. When brushing your hair, be gentle and start at the ends, working your way up to the roots.
Eat a balanced diet: A diet rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins B, C, and E, as well as iron and biotin, can help promote healthy hair growth.
Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for overall health, and can also help to keep hair hydrated and prevent breakage.
Avoid tight hairstyles: Tight hairstyles, such as braids and ponytails, can put excessive strain on the hair and scalp, leading to breakage. Try to avoid these styles, or opt for looser styles when possible.
Treat your hair and scalp regularly: Regularly treating your hair and scalp with deep conditioning masks and oils can help to keep hair healthy and nourished.
By following these tips, you can help to promote healthy hair and prevent damage. If you are experiencing hair loss or other hair problems, it may be helpful to speak with a dermatologist or trichologist who can help diagnose the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatments.