Not many of our daily hair styling promote healthy hair. Between the blowdrying, the curling, and the straightening, the tools we use to get that perfect hairstyle are severely damaging and stripping the health out of our hair until we are left horrible breakage and countless split ends. However, there are a few things you can do at home to get the shiny, radiant, healthy hair you have always dreamed of.

Take Your Vitamins

In order to have healthy hair, you need much more than just protein. Iron is another important vitamin that you need to grow long, healthy hair. You can take generic multivitamins that include omega fish oils, vitamin D, iron, as well as biotin. Biotin is great for building strong hair that is less prone to breakage and other damage. Many women also choose to take prenatal vitamins as they are packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday

This is a huge no no when it comes to hair care. While you may think that washing your hair every day is a healthy practice, it actually causes more damage to your hair. Your hair is extremely fragile when you wash your hair. The strands become very delicate and are very easily damaged. Washing your hair also strips your hair of its natural oils, so if you wash it every day, your hair has no chance to replenish its oils. Stick to washing your hair every other day or even 3 times a week.

Loose Hairstyles

When you style your hair, try sticking with the looser styles. Whether you’re talking about braids, ponytails or buns, the key is to avoid creating too much tension on your scalp. Not only does this cause pain, but it can also prevent you from growing the healthy, shiny hair you have always wanted.

Come into our hair salon in Toms River today to learn more about how you can improve your hair’s health.