The truth is, one can only dream of having a good hair day, every day. And if you’re one of those who never face hair problems, well, feel free to share your secrets!
As for the ones who are less fortunate, this post is all yours. Here are some collected facts and basic beauty tips about your hair, you’d hopefully find useful.
Some facts about your hair
It is totally normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair per day.
Your hair grows about 1 cm a month (or 0.3mm a day).
Blondes have on average the most number of hair strands on their head, whereas redheads have the least.
Sadly, there is only one way to heal split ends: by cutting them off.
How often should you have a haircut?
I can never stress enough on the importance of having regular hair trims. But how often this should happen depends on how you are expecting your hair to look.
If you want super healthy hair you should have a trim each month or month and a half. However, if you’re looking to grow your hair longer, you can extend your salon visits up to 4 months. Just make sure to have a trim at least 3 or 4 times per year.
Hair care tips
Yes, it shocked me too, but apparently washing your hair on a daily basis is not the right thing to do. First, shampooing dries out the hair, and second, the oil secreted from your scalp is good for hair growth. It is then recommended to wash your hair about 2 to 3 times a week if it’s thick, and 4 to 5 times if it’s thin. (I know that jumping from a 7/7 hair wash to a 3/7 isn’t that easy, so start progressively, and do what suits you best!)
Also, it is recommended to brush your hair before washing it. The reason: hair can be damaged more easily when it’s wet than when it’s dry.
While showering, massage your scalp. This will help stimulate hair growth.
After showering, if your hair is still wet and you insist on brushing it, use a wide-tooth comb to limit the damage.
Using a heat protector cream or spray is a must if you’re accustomed to use blow dryers and irons.
Feed Your Hair
A poor diet, especially one that is lacking in protein or iron, is one of the major causes for hair loss.
Here are some of the things your hair will thank you for eating!
Foods rich in protein: Chicken, milk, eggs, and beef are some options. And if you’re vegan, don’t worry I’ve got you too! Combining legumes such as peanuts, beans, and lentils with grains like wheat, rice, or corn results in a protein rich snack or meal.
Vitamins A, B, C, and E on a daily basis can also promote hair growth.
Foods rich in Vitamin A: Carrots, dried apricots, and mango.
Foods rich in Vitamin B: Fish, crab, fortified cereals.
Foods rich in Vitamin C: Kiwi fruit, peppers, broccoli, and strawberries.
Foods rich in Vitamin E: Almonds, avocado, fish, and olive oil.
And that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed it! If you know any other fact or beauty tip about hair, don’t forget to mention it in the comment box below!
Have a nice day xx!