5 Steps to a Hair Care Routine

You may hate routines, but at the same time routines saves us time.  I’m talking about healthy routines like exercising, taking care of our skin, and of course taking care of our hair.  A nice, complete hair care routine consists of 5 steps:

  • Washing
  • Toning
  • Conditioning
  • Grooming
  • Styling

Washing – This step must be obvious.  And in case you didn’t know I’ll just say it: You need to keep your hair clean.  Maybe not everyday, but that’s depending on how you go through the day.  The more active you are, the shorter the frequency.

Toning – I like this step.  After you wash your hair, massage your scalp for a few minutes.

Conditioning – This moisturizes the hair, and is needed if you have dry hair.

Grooming – Get your tools ready: brush, comb, pick and hair dryer.  You can be fancy here, but I think it’s not needed.

Styling – The final touch to your hair.  Use hair styling products of quality to achieve the look you want.

What Vitamins Are Good For Your Hair?

hair vitaminsTo have a healthy hair, you need to nurture it, give it the necessary vitamins to let it grow healthy. And although some hair care products have vitamins in their composition, we need also to get them from food. This approach will guarantee health not only in our hair but also in our body. If you keep eating junk food, don’t expect your hair to look good. The Vitamins good for the hair are:

Vitamin A – Produces healthy sebum on the scalp. Get it from fish liver oil, meat, eggs, spinach, cheese, cabbage, carrots, peaches and apricots. Don’t eat more than 25,000, it can cause hair loss because it is toxic if you ingest that much.

Vitamin C – Good for the skin and hair. Get it from citrus fruits, tomatoes, pineapple, cantaloupes, potatoes, green peppers, dark green vegetables, strawberries.

Vitamin E – Enhances scalp circulation. Get it from wheat germ oil, soybeans, dried beans, leafy green vegetables, raw seeds.

Vitamin B3 – Also promotes scalp circulation. Get it from brewer’s yeast, chicken, meat, turkey, fish.

Vitamin B5 – Prevents graying and hair loss. Get it from whole grain cereals, meat, brewer’s yeast, and egg yolks.

Vitamin B6 – Helps the production of melanin, and prevents hair loss. Get it from the same food as B5.

Vitamin B12 – Prevents hair loss. Get it from chicken , eggs, fish and milk.

Take this with moderation, because taking too much can have adverse effects with certain vitamins. Just add a little of them daily and you’ll see improvements.

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