Though healthy hair is important for all people, It is safe to say women will often spend more time with their hair as they have more than men or children.
The beauty aspect of the hair will always heavily rely on its health and condition. That’s why it’s essential for women to know the best hair care routines, treatments, and products to maintain strong, vibrant and healthy hair.
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For women who live especially in hot weather country like the UAE, maintain healthy hair may not an easy task. Please keep in mind that it’s not impossible for women living in warm climate countries to improve hair condition.
Here are 4 ways women can improve their hair condition (we won’t mention -on purpose- shampooing, conditioning and cleaning the hair as this should be a mandatory hair routine for all people regardless of their hair condition) :
1. Consume Enough Protein
Protein intake is essential for the hair to grow. Protein provides the body with the vital building blocks for hair to grow consistently and healthily. Natural sources of protein such as the type you can get from meat and fish are essential for hair growth.
Meats are also a great source of iron, another necessary nutrient for healthy and vibrant hair. The fats contained also help your body to produce healthy hormones that are important for hair growth.
2. Get The Vitamins!
Specific vitamins help the production of hair, most notably, Vitamin C. The body needs vitamin C to produce collagen, an essential component of healthy skin and hair. Vitamin C also helps with iron absorption, which will not only work as an immunity booster but will also improve the strength and physical condition of hair.
The best sources of vitamin C are fresh fruits such as oranges, apples, and berries, vegetables such as broccoli and spinach as well as vitamin C supplements. As the body cannot naturally produce vitamin C, you need to make sure you’re getting enough of it from food daily. Biotin is another essential nutrient for healthy hair growth and maintenance.
Not only is it good for skin, but can also improve the strength and quality of hair as well as helping it to grow faster. Biotin is a B-vitamin found in berries, eggs, nuts, and some vegetables.
3. Get Your Gelatin
Gelatin is a substance composed of the amino acids glycine and proline. The importance of getting these particular amino acids is that the body will never naturally produce enough of it and that it promotes the healthy growth of hair, skin, and nails.
Glycine can also help with weight management, boosting the immune system, and has anti-inflammatory effects. Multiple studies have also shown that glycine can also help improve sleep quality.
The reason why gelatin sometimes overlooked for general health is because of its rarity. It is mostly found in animals and can be consumed in bone broth or as a powder supplement.
To improve hair condition with gelatin, you can try mixing it with warm water, as well as vinegar, and gently massage all over your hair and scalp. Let it rest for 5 minutes before shampooing and washing off with warm water.
4. Balance the Hormones
Balancing your hormones is an essential part of growing hair consistently and healthily. Hormones are one of the significant causes of hair loss, hair discoloration and fragility.
A hormone imbalance can be due to too much stress, poor sleeping habits, poor lifestyle habits or for women, pregnancy. To improve your hormonal balance, try to make lifestyle changes where you can sleep better, relax better and avoid any or all unnecessary stress.
Staying calm and relaxed will help hormones balance and improve the condition of your mental wellbeing as well as improving the condition and health of your skin and hair. Diet is also an important factor in balancing healthy hormone production.
Making sure your body is continuously hydrated and fed with proper nutrients, hormones can work in a positive effect. You can also consume supplements that specifically have the nutrients to improve hair condition such as vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium, and proteins.
As there are so many different treatments, beauty products and cosmetic treatments available to women, you need to consider what you try or do carefully. Not all women will react the same to specific products and treatments. If you are unsure what action to take when managing your hair, always speak with your doctor or a medical professional.
You can never go wrong when speaking with a doctor as their best interest is your health. And at the end of the day, health is more important than beauty and any other reason as to why you want to improve the condition of your hair.
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