February 21, 2012

How to have a beautiful hair

Healthy, thick, shiny hair is associated with youth and just like your face, it needs to be looked after.
If your eat healthy and nutritious  food, your hair will reflect this and look glossy and vibrant.
Therefore  it’s important  to eat foods rich in Beta carotene, Essential fatty acids, Vitamins B,C, E and  Minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Silica, Sulphur and Zink.
So basically many hair problems are linked to what you eat :
   o  Oily hair can be sign of Vitamin B deficiency
   o  Dry and brittle hair is a sign of that your diet is lacking essential fatty acids
   o  Poor hair growth and loss of color are signs of Zinc deficiency
 For  how to feed your body and hair properly, check out also my post What color is your food?

Some other  random hair facts:
    o  Hair is 97 percent protein; the other 3 per cent is made up of minerals and trace elements
    o  Hair usually grows just over a centimeter a month
    o  Hair grows more slowly  in cold weather because circulation is more sluggish
    o  Each hair follicle grows about 20 hairs in a lifetime
    o  Pulling a hair form its follicle stimulates the next hair to grow
    o  The lifespan of a hair is between 16 months and seven years

My  tips for beautiful hair:

    Try to wash your hair only  every second day. If you feel that your hair get greasy quick,
        massage baby powder into the hair roots, the powder will control the oil.
        Use very little shampoo focusing  on the scalp area, this will prevent dry ends.
        For a good lather, wet your hair first thoroughly.
        There is no need to wash your hair twice, once is more than enough,
        especially if your hair is dry.

o      Buy the best conditioner you can afford for your hair type.
        Use only a small amount of it focusing on the ends, don’t go near your scalp,
        otherwise you will end up with limp hair.
        Leave the conditioner in for at least 3 minutes
        Have at least once a week deep conditioner treatment; I apply heated coconut 
        or olive oil and leave in it for hours, with my hair wrapped in a hot towel.
        ( I heat a towel in microwave for one minute)

 o     Rinse your hair for the final time with cold water, this will make the hair cuticle
        lie flat.Don’t rub your hair, instead wrap it up  in a hair turban and leave it on for
        few minutes.

      Use styling products that add shine and texture and that also will protect your hair
         from the heat.
         I highly can recommend Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother
         and Aveda Volumizing Tonic.
         Don’t use to many products though, otherwise your hair will end up looking
         sticky and dull.
         Don’t delay with the hair styling as the moisture in towel-dried hair helps
         styling products work better.

 o      Try to keep the heat appliances such as curling and flat  irons  to a minimum
         or reserve them only for special occasions since they steam out the moisture
         from your hair and will leave it dull and dry.
         Buy a good quality hair dryer with at least 2000 watts. My hairdryer hairdryer has 3700 watts
         and I have to say the results are fabulous, hair looks like blow dried at the salon.
         When blow-drying, point the hairdryer down along the hair shaft, this helps to
         flatten the cuticles,  so they will reflect light, making your hair look glossy .

      Use only  a tiny amount of hairspray, it would be better not to use any, since it can
         really dry out  and coat your hair.
         Besides rigid, immovable hair is very ageing. My favourite is L'oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray. 

So ladies,  these are my top tips for you and I hope they will  help you to grow your hair longer and more beautiful.
Do you care for your hair as you  do for your face? What are you tips for a beautiful and healthy hair?

xxx Marina

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  1. I really struggle with dry hair as although I keep it to a minimum, I do dye it when my roots come through and use appliances quite a lot. Really helpful post, thank you :) xxx

  2. Thanks for this great article! I struggle a lot with hair loss so it'll be good to see if the diet and washing tips would help =)

  3. Hi, I very much appreciate you've posted this. I desperately need some help with my hair because lately it is getting me more and more disappointed. I tried to cut it already and now so far, the new conditioner I'm using helps. I'd like to take more care of it and your tips are soooo helpful. Thanks a lot! Your hair looks very beautiful now.
    Here's about my hair issue:

  4. I try not to wash my hair as much as possible and its still very dry! Mind you i do bleach mine every 6 weeks or so though, perhaps that has something to do with it! xx


  5. Wow! What a difference. Your hair looks great now! Thanks for the tips :)

  6. Great tips! Your hair does look fantastic in the second picture!
    I have been trying to get my hair healthier and I definitely will be putting these tips to use!

    The Urban Umbrella


  7. Anonymous16:14

    thank you so much for share this ;)


  8. Great post. Your hair looks so healthy in the second pic. I think coconut oil is the best!


  9. Anonymous17:37

    Your hair is so much silkier now! And we have the same fringe style :) I always find masking my hair in a tea tree and coconut oil mask once a month helps it retain its strength xx

  10. hola guapa
    yo me he echado varios tintes y al final me quedo con el color de mi pelo.
    besos te espero

  11. wow your hair looks beautiful. I need to get my hair back on track. Its so brittle and dry right now.

  12. Oh my goodness, you're hair looks amazing now! What a difference! Thanks for all the great tips!:)

  13. Your hair looks so shiny and the fringe really suits you! I've heard really good things about Aveda's hair products!

  14. wow such a difference in your hair, looks great!

  15. this is nice tips and your hair is look shiny and soft... i hope i got same hair color of yours but mine is black, lol...

  16. great tips... I just keep my hair short, because growing it out is such a pain :)

  17. Great tips! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm following you now :)

    xo, H

  18. Wow lots of great tips. I'm off to check the wattage of my hairdryer now!

    The doll on fashion

  19. Nice post and love your blog too:)***

  20. I have tagged you to do 'The 11 Questions Tag' check out my post for more details and what questions I set for you! :)


  21. Really nice tips! You really gave some good advice, I should really follow it! Nice blog, I'm following you now! Check out my blog if you like and follow!

  22. Anonymous23:34

    great hair tips!

    thanks for visiting my blog, hope you return soon ;-)


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