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5 ways to groom your hair to be stronger, longer and healthier

A healthy hair care routine can be managed if you follow some basic cleansing and oiling techniques. Give these 5 things a try!
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Hair is an essential part of your overall health. Show some love! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Noopur Jain Published: 6 May 2022, 23:52 pm IST
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When it comes to achieving healthy hair, you should develop a holistic hair care routine that includes oiling, hair masks, regular hair washing with the appropriate products, and a healthy combing pattern.

Food also makes a significant difference. A well-balanced diet can help you keep your hair long, strong, and healthy.

5 tips for a healthy hair care routine:

1. Treat your strands from the inside out

It’s a fact that healthy hair begins on the inside. Stress is bad for your body, and the link between stress and hair loss is well known. And while we’re on the subject of food, many nutrients have been linked to faster hair growth, which is how focusing on gut health is essentially important to transform hair and skin.

2. Clarify the scalp

You must clean and stimulate the scalp for healthy hair. Excessive scalp build-up (excess oil, products, bacteria, and general gunk) can suffocate the follicle root, which is the literal source of hair growth. Excessive inflammation up there can stifle growth and eventually result in shedding. One must clarify their hair on regular basis.

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Clean your hair properly. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Supplements

Collagen is an essential component of strong and healthy hair. It contains the proteins and amino acids needed to produce keratin, the protein that makes up your hair. Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that promote good hair health. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish, such as salmon, has also been linked to increased hair growth. As a source of micronutrients, vegans can substitute seeds, nuts, avocados, beans, and soybeans for fish in their daily diet. While most of us adhere to the age-old remedy of oiling our hair to help increase hair growth, it is important to understand that a high protein diet and increasing the intake of supplements like biotin, folate, sulphur, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 helps to reduce hair fall.

4. Avoid using hot tools

With so much heat in the air, adding more heat damages the hair and causes the scalp to dry out. Avoid using heating appliances for hair or use hot tools only once or twice a week. After washing your hair, tie it in a braid for a wavy curly look, and let them dry naturally. It’s an important part of a hair care routine.

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Keep heating appliances away from your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Oiling hair

Many people believe that oiling is only necessary in the winter, but this is the most common misconception. In the summer, you should oil your hair once a week as well. Hair oils, such as coconut oil or olive oil, will nourish your hair while also aiding in its growth.

Follow this hair care routine and see the difference!

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