The start of the New Year is the perfect time to think back on bad habits and the steps we can take to correct them. Often hair care is left on the back burner and can be easily neglected even though it can be one of our main sources of insecurity.
People tend to chalk up their thin, or lacklustre hair to genetics when the actual source of contempt may be the products we’re using or our poor sleep schedule. You’ll soon realise you have a lot more control over your hair than you think, after all your hair is very much a living thing.
The average head of hair goes through a lot, from tight ponytails scrapped back to poor-quality shampoos our hair is in some serious need of TLC. But with the New Year at our feet and the option to set off the year off with a bang, here are some helpful hair resolutions to take into 2022!
Let’s start with the basics, your hair type. If you have frizzy curly hair, then you certainly can’t be using the same shampoos as someone with straight thin hair. This means doing some research, there are certain ingredients girls with curly hair must avoid like parabens.
This cosmetic preservative is known to ruin the integrity of curly hair, using parabens can dehydrate and frazzle this hair type which is bad for texture prone to frizz. So, before you put that shampoo into your basket make sure you check the back of the bottle for the ingredients.
You know that moment you look down at your hairbrush and you see a huge clump of hair stuck to it, and you’re wondering why on earth you’re supposedly shedding so much. Well, have you ever considered that the flimsy plastic hairbrush you’re using may be the culprit?
Using bad or poor-quality hairbrushes not suited to your hair type can be seriously damaging. Leaning into the temptation of ripping out knots instead of detangling them can harm your hair as well.
Therefore, we encourage people to use high quality brushes, as stiff, inflexible bristles can drag on hair knots rather than slipping through them.
We recommend our Verawood comb set. Our ecological hand-crafted brushes are the perfect answer to plastic brushes, not only that but our wooden bristles made with Chinese wood working techniques, promote blood circulation to the scalp which aids in hair health and growth!
What you eat can have a huge impact on the quality of your hair, eating an unbalanced diet lacking in key nutrients can lead to significant hair loss.
To avoid this, it’s best to reflect on the type of food you’ve been eating, if your diet consists of mainly deep-fried processed food, you’re probably unbeknownst of it’s effects.
Here are some important food choices to consider to avoid spoiling hair growth. Eggs! These are a very good source of protein and biotin which is essential, many people may not know this, but hair is in fact made from a tough protein called keratin. By incorporating eggs into your meals this will boost keratin levels naturally.
Another brilliant ingredient is spinach, this leafy vegetable is packed full of key nutrients like folate, iron, vitamin C and A which all assist in hair growth.
Stress is often out of our hands, after all, stress stems from worrying about things you have no control over. However, managing this stress is ideal to prevent hair loss, which has been directly linked to premature balding.
To do this we advise, getting the sleep you really need which will make you better equipped to handle stress, as well as exercising often to increase the levels of your endorphins.
Rice water is an excellent hair treatment to add to your routine especially if you have issues with hair growth. Dating back to the ancient Heian period in Japan, this treatment was responsible for the beautiful hair Japanese court women had.
Rice water has some great properties. This includes inositol, an ingredient that can penetrate damaged deficient hair resulting in it’s restoration from the inside out. Additionally, it can even protect the strands from further damage, it really is an incredible ingredient.
The hardest part is how messy it can get when using it, to make that task significantly easier we offer fermented rice water bars. This means you won’t have to worry about water splashing about when you can simply lather it up in your hands, and massage it directly into your scalp to get right into the roots, where the hair can soak up all the nutrients.
These are great tips to implement into your daily routine, to avoid some cardinal hair sins and improve the quality of your hair. There’s no better time than the New Year for change!
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