A photo of Acure Argan Oil available at WINDOWWALL Salon in Portland, Oregon

More Tips to Keeping Your Hair Healthy

1. Eat healthy, drink a lot of water and exercise daily.

Your hair needs proper nutrition just like your body does! If you eat a poor diet, then know you will have fragile, brittle hair. There are several vitamins that enhance the overall look and feel and state of your hair. Vitamins A, B, C , D and E as well as minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron and biotin. Foods like whole grains, fruits, nuts, fish should be part of ones healthy lifestyle. Hydrate your body! Not only does water help skin look supple and refreshed but it’s also good for the hair!

2. Limit your heat use.

One of the easiest ways to damage your hair is with excessive heat styling. You don’t have to stop using heat completely but try to use the lowest possible heat setting on your styling tools and always use heat protectant agents, like Phyto’s Phytodefrisant . Avoid using heat daily and try heat-free styles such as a top knot or a braided hairstyle.

3. Keep it clean.

Filthy hair is a beauty faux-pas. Don’t get me wrong, I love when my hair’s a few days post-wash and it hold curls like nobody’s business, but if it starts smelling and gets itchy from product build-up, it’s time for a wash! You don’t have to wash it everyday but shoot for every other day.

4. Get over your fear of using oil!

Oil can be used on all hair types and using it should be in your hair routine. There are actually several lightweight oils that are lifesavers for protecting hair from damage or restoring damaged hair to a healthy state.

I love to pre-oil my hair by applying olive oil or Phyto Nectar and letting it sit for 20 minutes pre-shampoo to moisturize my hair and lock in some of the natural oils. Phyto Huile D’ Ales and Acure Argan Oil are my favorites. Remember don’t use too much. A little bit goes a long way.

POSTED August 21st 2012 by Kim Namanny