Take Good Care of Your Hair
I always place a lot of emphasis on facial and hair care.
The first thing that you notice when you come across somebody is their face and hair. You clearly see what kind of life they have been living just by looking at their face. Having beautiful, shiny, silky hair not only leaves good impression it also boosts self-esteem and confidence.
I came across this term recently:
Hair care industrial complex – Hair care industry wants you to spend your money on the products you simply don’t need.
First they want you to remove natural grease from your hair by using a chemical product, then immediately use another chemical product gel/serum/wax to simulate the affects of the grease you just took out. And then later shampoo your hair again to remove that greasy product.
Using too many products for hair styling is the biggest mistake men are making today; believe me you’re not doing your hair any favor by excessive shampooing or applying gels/serums. These products will only weigh your hair down over time; making them thinner in the long run.
Here’s an inside story- Even the best of the professionals in hair care industry use very little of the products they promote. They all go natural, they don’t even shampoo more than twice a week. Talk about using other products!
Hair care isn’t a rocket science and you don’t need a lot of products for good hair. Unlike our bodies our hair doesn’t have a liver or kidney to digest or cleanse the toxic chemical stuff out of it. I mostly prefer using natural products and they do wonders- my list comprise of: Eggs, Coconut Oil, Olive oil.
Also before taking external care of hair, worry more about internal care, and nurture your hair by supplying quality amounts of protein, nutrients and other vitamins. Hair is mostly composed of protein keratin. Other important nutrients are iron and biotin.
Get your diet right. Eat a lot of eggs, milk and dairy products, fish, nuts, carrots, dark-leaf vegetables, legumes and grains. Egg yolks are a great source of biotin.
I need not explain what can happen to a bodybuilder, who doesn’t get his diet right rather abuses supplements. Same is with the hair.
If you are a bodybuilder; I assume you are eating a ton of the above mentioned foods thereby getting more than enough of all the minerals, vitamins and protein. And you need not look forward to supplementation.
I see Biotin supplement promoted everywhere by marketers for improving nail, skin and hair aesthetics.
Yes, biotin(B7) is an essential vitamin but, as a dietary supplement it is highly underwhelming.
For biotin deficiencies are relatively rare and one gets more than enough even in a normal diet. Most food consists of plenty of biotin. However, if your diet sucks and you need a quick fix, supplementing with biotin can be of a great help.
We can avoid almost any hair product but, not the shampoo. Shampooing everyday has become an unhealthy trend. Since over-washing results in the natural oils present being stripped away from scalp and hair, making the hair drier and loose its shine.
How much of shampooing is too much?
As an athlete I sweat a lot, I have no other option other than shampoo everyday to clean my hair. A little goes a long way, so I use only a few drops of shampoo post my training session; rinse and wash it off immediately in 5 seconds max; which is more than enough to have cleansing effect without de-greasing my hair.
Being in sales I have to look my best everyday and there’s no way I could have compromised on my hair. Since too much of shampooing was an issue for me, I timed all my washes post oil massages / egg massages. I do hair massages up to 3 times a week.
A massage with these products helps your hair follicles remain active, give the perfect silky texture and provide that protein boost for optimal growth.
Oil massage is the most cost effective and gives the best results. I usually prefer using a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil, to get the benefit of both. These oils provide your hair with all the nutrition and protein to prevent hair loss and increase hair growth. They prevent hair damage, acts as an excellent hair conditioner, have anti-dandruff and anti-bacterial properties.
I generally do oil massage before I go to bed, I let the oil stay overnight for maximum absorption. I’m not willing to sleep with plastic on my head so I put a towel over my pillow.
Ps-I won’t say the towel makes for a super comfy sleep but it’s always worth it.
I find coconut oils to be a great styling agent, just put a drop or two and apply it sparingly on your hair, blow dry and style as desired.
Eggs are magic. Eggs are rich in protein and fatty acids. They deliver the correct nutrients to optimize hair growth. Eggs have proved to be the most effective remedy in hair treatment.
It takes less than 5 minutes to apply egg mask (egg+olive oil) on hair and I usually put it 15-20 minutes before I take shower. I have got the best results post egg therapy. It adds a lot of volume to my hair and gives me thick, straight and neat hair for the rest of the day.
If you have weak hair or you are suffering from hair loss; apply egg mask 3-4 times a week for a minimum of one month. Smooth, thick and shiny hair is only an egg crack away.
Follow these simple tips, go natural and flaunt your hair every day.
For now I have been using Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo its a plant based organic shampoo.
Take good care of your hair.