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Keep Hair Healthy and Beautiful The Natural Way

Aug 17, 2007
The fact that your hair is your crowning glory is by now a hackneyed phase. Everybody wants a healthy head of hair but, unfortunately, not everyone wants to take steps towards maintaining and retaining it.

There are quite a few factors important for healthy hair, it is important to know about hair care, what is good and what is not good for your hair in order to keep it healthy. With a little care and effort it is possible to retain healthy hair for long, hereditary factors notwithstanding.

Given below are some tips which, we are sure will help you take care of your hair and give you good results in the short as well as long run.

Here are some of the secrets to shinier, sexier, healthier hair

1. All shampoos contain cleansers. However those with naturally derived cleansers are less apt to rob your hair of vital oils. So be natural.

2. Use products properly. For optimum benefits, prior to applying shampoo or conditioner, emulsify them in your hands. After that, massage onto roots (where the hair is most porous), crown and lastly, down sides of the hair.

3. Shampooing every day can dry your hair and scalp. Also don't over wash. Instead, aim for two to three times a week. On off days, rinse your hair with water and condition only the ends.

4. If you heat-style regularly, you should deep-condition once a week. If your hair is damaged too much, try using a concentrated hair mask in place of your daily conditioner (from the mid shaft down).

5. Proper nutrition is probably the single most important factor to having healthy hair. Like any part of the body, your hair needs certain nutrients in certain amounts in order to remain healthy. The problem is that the average person's diet doe not supply all these nutrients in the proper proportions. This problem is precisely what a hair vitamin addresses.

6. Dry hair is unhealthy and can lead to problems like split ends, so proper moisturization is necessary. Some are lucky enough not to have dry hair naturally. However, they are in the minority. Moisturizers help moisturize the hair with it's special blend of essential oils. These oils are specially designed to keep hair healthy.

7. Having a clean scalp is essential to healthy hair growth so jeep a clean scalp. Over time sebum can build up in hair follicles that stunt the growth of the hair and cause a "thinning" look. This is why its important to clean the scalp thoroughly.

8. Unfortunately, chemical treatments such as relaxers, curly perms, and coloring can cause a lot of damage to the hair. So, avoid harsh chemicals. Relaxers can be particularly damaging since they work by bringing down the bonds that hold the hair together resulting in breakage. Moisturizers make your hair stronger and more resilient to this kind of damage. They are essential for healthy hair.
About the Author
Kevin Pederson has written many articles on hair and skin care, a guide to important hair and skin care tips. He also mentions factors important for shiny healthy hair.
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