If you’ve been noticing lately that your hair isn’t as thick and lustrous as you’d like, seeking solutions to improving its overall health and vitality is a great first step. Fortunately, strategies exist for addressing hair challenges. Let’s take a look at eight ways you can promote healthy hair and ensure it remains strong, shiny, and resilient for years to come.
Make sure that the hair care products you use are right for your hair type. Using something designed to nourish dry hair, for instance, can weigh down normal and oily hair to the extent that it appears greasy and dull. Dry hair, on the other hand, will become even drier if you wash it and condition it with the wrong products.
Heat styling tools such as blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons can wreak havoc even on healthy hair over time, causing it to become dry, dull, and brittle. Using products designed to protect the hair from heat and limiting the use of these tools goes a long way toward keeping your hair soft and shiny.
As hair grows, the ends begin to fray as split ends begin to progress up the hair shaft. Having your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks removes these damaged ends, helping to keep your hair healthy and attractive.
Not only does too much sun exposure dry out your hair, but it also causes discoloration and weakens the hair’s protein structure. Wearing a hat or a scarf and/or using products with built-in UV protection is recommended to help protect hair against damage caused by the sun.
Tight hairstyles such as braids, buns, and ponytails have the potential to stress the hair shaft as well as the roots, resulting in breakage and hair loss over time. Choose looser styles, and avoid tugging and pulling on your hair if possible.
Just like our bodies, our hair needs hydration from the inside out to maintain an optimal moisture balance as well. To ensure the best hydration, make sure to drink enough water. Additionally, using moisturizing conditioners and masks can help reinforce and lock in essential hydration.
Regular scalp massages promote good blood circulation, which promotes hair growth and health. You can use your fingertips or purchase a specialized tool. Using oils such as jojoba or coconut can add an extra layer of nourishment to your hair.
PRP is a cutting-edge hair restoration technique that harnesses the body’s natural healing processes, stimulating hair follicles using your own blood. Results include thicker, healthier hair and a rejuvenated scalp. The procedure is simple — a small sample of your blood is taken, put through a centrifuge to obtain the plasma, and then injected back into your scalp. These platelets are rich in compounds and proteins that repair and regenerate tissue and promote hair growth. Three treatments four to six weeks apart are typically necessary to achieve the best results.
Ready to have a full head of hair? Schedule a consultation at Rivela Hair Restoration is a great first step. Our team offers a variety of hair restoration treatment options to help you see the results you’re looking for. To schedule a consultation today, call our The Woodlands, TX office at 281-547-6331 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you on your journey to fuller, thicker, and healthier hair.