Best Care for Strong Hair

Strong hair. It is the envy of women worldwide. From Texas to Timbuktu, we are bombarded with ads featuring women who throw around their shiny, lustrous, healthy hair and tie it in knots to showcase its strength and structural integrity. But achieving strong hair is no easy task. You must start from the inside out by nourishing your body and scalp with the appropriate hair healthy nutrients.

 

Top Issues for those Seeking Strong Hair

Below we address some common concerns regarding brittle, fragile hair, along with natural alternatives for supporting healthy hair growth. If your question is not addressed, feel free to contact one of our experts by clicking to the left.

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Additional tips on how to Naturally Grow Strong Hair

Try these natural remedies to help repair damaged hair, reverse hair loss, prevent future hair loss and encourage strong, healthy hair growth.

 
Protect your hair from the sun.

 

Excessive UVA and UVB rays have the power to damage the hair from the cuticle to the inner structure of the hair which in turn can cause faded hair color, dry, brittle hair, broken or split ends, frizzy hair and weakened and thinning hair. The best way to protect your hair from the sun's rays is to block the exposure to the sun. While most hats provide 100% protection from the sun's rays, you will want to protect the hair that hangs out of your hat. Many styling aids, leave in conditioners, and hair sprays have an SPF built in You can also dilute SPF sun block with water and spray onto your damp hair before styling and mist throughout the day.

 

Rebalance the hair’s natural pH levels.

This typically prevents brittleness and adds moisture to hair without adding weight to the surface, which makes hair significantly stronger.

If you have permanently dyed or relaxed hair, your hair was treated with a highly alkali substance to expose and change the hair's cuticle, and then, it was "neutralized" with a highly acidic substance to flatten the cuticle again. This is a damaging process and slightly acidic hair products are needed to keep the hair cuticle lying flat.

If you have curly hair, then your cuticle is already partially open. It is especially important for people with curly hair to return their hair to a slightly acidic pH level, since the open cuticle prevents natural acidic sebum to keep the hair at a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5.

If you have straight hair, you should use products that are pH balanced, but may not need to apply extra products because the sebum moves through your hair, creating a natural pH balance.

A pH between 4 and 7 is best for most hair types. If your hair care products do not indicate pH levels, you can buy test strips online or from beauty supply stores. Pour your liquid product into a glass, stick the test strip into the glass for the amount of time the strip directions indicate. Remove the strip and compare it to the diagram to find the pH of the product. Discontinue the use of any product outside of the 4 to 7 pH range.

To rebalance pH, wash your hair with pH balanced shampoos and conditioners. Rinse your hair. This will return your hair to a neutral, rather than acidic pH level. Water has a pH level of 7, so it is more alkali than your hair. You can also pour aloe vera juice in a bottle and mist it over your hair or rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar diluted with water. The simple solutions use natural acid to bring your hair into an acidic pH range.

 

Get plenty of exercise.

Exercise has several benefits – the least of which is healthy hair! An intense cardio is a great way to rid the body of toxins. This has a direct impact on your sebum, an oily, conditioning substance secreted by skin glands that helps prevent hair from drying out. Stretching helps maintain healthier hair by allowing blood to circulate more easily to the scalp. This increased blood flow provides essential oxygen and nutrients to our hair cells, without which they can't thrive. Yoga, pilates and inverted poses or backbends increase the amount of blood that circulates to the scalp. Not only does the scalp receive oxygen from increased blood flow, but you can relieve neck and back tension, which also benefits hair as tight muscles can stagnate blood flow. Finally, since stress can cause unexpected hair loss, it's important to stay active to reduce stress levels and prevent thinning hair.

 

 

Eat a balanced diet and supplement with Hair Essentials™.

The old adage ‘You are what you eat’ certainly rings true when it comes to hair health! Eat a diet rich in protein, essential fatty acids (especially omega-3 fatty acids), Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Biotin, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. You may also want to supplement your food intake with a natural supplement like Hair Essentials™ that offers an abundant supply of hair-healthy nutrients.Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 all-natural, hair-healthy vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and other nutrients that support strong hair growth. Its more than 20 all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and go straight to the scalp where they work in combination to:

  • Repair damaged hair follicles
  • Stimulate inactive hair follicles
  • Reduce scalp inflammation which can lead to hair loss
  • Encourage hormones responsible for hair growth to stay in balance
  • Regulate the time hair remains in the dormant stage
  • Protect hair follicle cells against oxidative stress and damage
  • Support healthy circulation to the scalp
  • Boost hair cell division
  • Seed follicles with the nutrients they need for new hair growth
  • Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair