Whole grains for biotin

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How to Get Healthy Hair - Tips, Diet, Do's and Don'ts

  • 27 June 2020
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Everyone dreams of having thick, long and healthy hair. Healthy hair is strong, silky, and smooth. Thick and attractive hair that tends to shine brightly makes people confident and smart.

Lack of proper hair care ensures hair loss or unhealthy hair. But getting healthier, shinier hair is as easy as changing your daily routine. To achieve such hair, all you need to do is follow some proven and effective ways to keep your hair healthy. Get Ready to Show off Your Beautiful Hair to Everyone!

What Should I Eat for Healthy Hair?

Whatever you eat has a direct impact on your hair growth. The best way to avoid hair loss and improve the hair quality is to have a healthy hair diet. Hair is one of the fastest growing tissues and requires certain nutrients.

Below are 6 healthy foods for hair growth suggested by Advanced Hair Studio to keep your hair healthy.

Do consider the fact however, that these are general guidelines and are not to be accounted as an alternative to right medical care and diagnostics for long time sufferers of hair loss. Remember prevention is always termed better than cure.

1. Whole Grains for Biotin

Whole grains for biotin

Whole grains are rich in biotin along with iron, zinc and Vitamin B. Biotin is needed for cell growth and plays a significant role in producing amino acids which are required for hair to grow.


2. Nuts

Nuts

The presence of healthy fats and phytochemicals in the nuts solve the problem of hair loss and encourage hair growth. Eating nuts regularly will also keep your hair healthy for years.


3. Eggs

Eggs

Your hair is made up of protein, therefore it is important to safeguard that you have sufficient protein in your diet. Protein is the building block of hair and eggs are one of the richest natural sources of protein.


4. Spinach and Other Leafy Greens

Spinach and Other Leafy Greens

Your hair requires a number of essential minerals, iron being one of them. An iron deficiency may also lead to hair loss. When the body does not consume enough iron, nutrients and oxygen do not get transferred to the hair roots inhibiting growth and making the hair strands weak.


5. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds are known for their nutritional value and can be a lifesaver when it comes to your hair. They are loaded with Vitamin E, B and Selenium and proteins which are essential for maintaining the overall health of the hair. These seeds stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss improving blood circulation.


6. Avocado

Avocado

Avocado offers Vitamin E which improves the blood circulation and helps the hair follicles work more efficiently to promote hair growth. It maintains the oil and ph balance which if increases, can clog the follicle and cease hair growth. Add this to your breakfast salad or blend in your smoothie.

Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Hair Care

No matter what your hair type is, understand and follow these simple do’s and don’ts for happier, healthier and more manageable hair dismissing bad hair days forever.

1. Don’t Wash Your Hair With Hot Water

Don’t Wash Your Hair With Hot Water

Washing your scalp with hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles which leads to excessive breakage and hair loss.


2. Do Massage the Scalp to Encourage Circulation

Do Massage the Scalp to Encourage Circulation

Giving your head a revitalizing massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation, avoid hair loss and help detoxify the scalp.

Having a strong and healthy scalp is the best way to make your hair look beautiful. Proper shampooing and conditioning is also effective in keeping the hair healthy.


3. Don’t Use Shampoos Which Contains Sulphate

Don’t Use Shampoos Which Contains Sulphate

Sulphates are extremely harmful for your hair leading to excessive hair loss, strip skin of oil and breakage. You should definitely not use them if you have coloured your hair.

Sulphate free shampoos are much gentler and keep the cuticles tighter so that colour from your hair doesn’t fade away. Instead you can check our hair care products by Carl Howell.


4. Do Gently Towel Dry Before Applying Conditioner

Gently Towel Dry Before Applying Conditioner

This is a very common mistake that we make. Make sure to towel dry your hair after shampooing and before you apply the conditioner.

If you do not do so, excess water in the hair means the conditioner will not be able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture to keep the hair healthy.


5. Don’t Condition the Roots, Just Concentrate on the Ends

Don’t Condition the Roots, Just Concentrate on the Ends

Avoid putting the conditioner on the roots as it can cause your scalp to get greasy faster. When you exercise, you sweat which means that the hair gets damp and the sweat can actually make your hair dry leading to hair loss.

When you hit the gym especially during the summers, wet your hair and add some conditioner from the mid-length till the end. Rinsing it later leaves you with shiny hair.

What are Some Healthy Hair Tips to Grow Better Hair?

Your looks depend a lot on your hairstyle. But for a perfect hairstyle, firstly, your hair needs to be healthy. There are a few basics when it comes to maintaining good hair health.

Here are the 10 simple healthy hair tips which you can follow to keep your hair healthy and strong:-

1. Do Not Brush Your Hair When It’s Wet

Do not brush your hair when it's wet

One of the biggest causes of hair breakage is brushing your hair when it is wet. Therefore, avoid brushing your hair while it’s already wet.


2. Rinse and Condition in Cold Water

Rinse and condition in cold water

Cold water helps seal in moisture in your hair keeping them strong. Hence it is recommended to rinse and condition in cold water to help lock in conditioning agents.


3. Coconut Oil also Helps Preserve Moisture

Coconut oil also helps preserve moisture

Try using coconut oil on the ends if your hair is extremely dry. It’s a good daily moisturizer and if used carefully, it’s almost non-greasy.


4. Back Away From the Heating Tools

Back away from the heating tools

Heat styling tools can dry out your hair, which can lead to split ends, breakage, and complete damage. Make sure you use a heat protectant spray first if you’re going to style your hair with a hot tool.


5. Regular Conditioning

Regular Conditioning

Use a moisturizing conditioner after every time you wash your hair. Never shampoo your hair without using a conditioner. Missing this step could be the reason why your hair is frizzy.


6. Avoid Tight Hair Ties

Avoid Tight Hair Ties

Avoid using super tight hair ties and tight hairstyles on a regular basis. Tight hair ties tend to pull your hair back very tightly which increases roughness and causes further damage and breakage.


7. Choose Satin Pillow Covers

Choose Satin Pillow Covers

Sleeping on satin pillow covers is said to diminish hair breakage due to friction. Other materials like cotton etc are quite rough in texture which also causes more friction against your hair.


8. Brush Effectively

Brush Effectively

Brushing is a sure shot way to increase the shine of your hair. It spreads the natural oils through the length of your hair but do not use plastic brushes as they cause increased breakage.


9. Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

The healthier diet you consume, the better your hair looks. If you want to have really good and healthy hair, eating right is necessary. Certain nutrients like iron, vitamins, and proteins are vital for your hair growth and health.


10. Avoid Hot Water

Avoid hot water

Skip washing your hair using hot water, because hot water will make your hair dry and fragile as it strips protective oils from your hair. Therefore, avoid pouring hot water on your hair.

How Stress can Affect the Health of Your Hair?

When you are stressed, you will feel exhausted or anxious, you will have trouble concentrating, and even get sick with an upset stomach or a headache. Stress can be one of the most common causes of hair loss.

stresscan affect

Stress can cause your body to produce extra hormones to prepare itself to deal with whatever it thinks of as being a potential threat. This type of change in your hormone levels affects your whole body. When these extra hormones are produced, they can affect the growth patterns of the hair follicles on your scalp.

Following factors can cause this type of stress that leads to hair loss:-

  • A chronic illness
  • Pregnancy
  • A physical injury
  • Chronic emotional stress
  • Stopping the use of oral contraceptives
  • Malnutrition
  • Vaccinations
  • Antidepressants
  • Fever and acute illness
  • Jetlag
  • A surgical procedure

Different Types of Stress-Related Hair Loss

Stress can lead to a number of different conditions that cause hair loss on their own, such as:

  • Alopecia Areata:When your big clumps of hair in patches get loosen up around your scalp and form patches.
  • Telogen Effluvium:When more than usual hair, stop growing across your scalp.
  • Trichotillomania:When you pick and pull out the hair on your head or around your body unintentionally.

Worrying about hair loss can also be a nasty cycle. It’s easy for people to get anxious about losing their hair, which results in increasing the stress levels, and can cause even more hair loss.

The foremost thing to try to do is to reduce your stress levels. This will help keep your scalp and hair as healthy as possible.

How do you Treat Stress-Related Hair Loss?

If stressed or anxious and you are losing your hair because of that, then the first thing to do is to get your stress levels under control. By following the below tips, you will notice hair regrowth and your hair should grow back in a few months.

Some Tips for Dealing with Stress:

  • Get plenty of sleep every day for 7-8 hours.
  • Try to eat healthy and drink lots of water.
  • Avoid too much caffeine or sugar.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Practice meditation or yoga.
  • Talk to a friend or consultant about your problems if needed.
  • If you’ve been through a physical accident or illness take proper rest and let your body recover.
  • Most of all, try not to panic. Remember that hair loss because of stress is only short-term and can be completely reversible.

Conclusion

In today’s hectic schedule, it becomes difficult to spare some time for yourself. However, still, you always manage to look after your physical and mental health, don’t you?

Then why ignore your hair health? You should leave absolutely no stone unturned in your search for new ways to strengthen and nourish one of your biggest assets - your hair.

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I have done my hair transplant surgery in AHS Delhi Branch on 2019 by travelling to Delhi from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The front and the back portion of my head were bald and through the hair transplant surgery, they have managed to cover the front portion of my head and the former appearance of my face returned back. The way they collected hairs from the donor portion did not affect my donor area at all. I am quite happy with my result. I have been consulting with them for a second seating so that they can cover the back portion of my head as well so that the hair density on top will increase and the bald portion of my head will reduce to a minimum level.
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