We all spend so much time focussing on the hair we can see, the impression it gives and what we can do to it to enjoy ‘good hair days’. But how often do you stop to think about where the hair comes from and what you can do to keep it healthy from root to tip? Probably if you’re like most of us, not that much. So here’s some tips to avoid split ends and hairloss.
To help focus on how to keep your hair healthy from root to tip, here we share some great advice published by Glamour online.
Expert tips to avoid split ends and hairloss
1. Avoid dry ends
Growing your hair is as much about keeping it healthy as it is about length because there’s no point in having hair waist-length if the ends are dry, and prone to breakage.
2. Look after your scalp
A dry and unhealthy scalp can prohibit the regrowth of healthy hair. For example, if you tend to use a lot of styling products, your scalp may be in need of gentle exfoliation to remove build-up.
3. Go for regular trims
While heading in-salon every 6-8 weeks for a trim might just seem like a stylist’s money-making scheme, it’s not. In fact, going for regular trims is Sam Burnett’s (Owner & Creative Director of Hare & Bone) number one tip for growing your hair long and strong.
“Regular trims don’t make the hair grow, but it does prevent split ends”, he says. “And when hairs split from the ends, the hair gets shorter and looks and feels unhealthy, so it’s all about keeping the ends healthy with regular trims to remove any unwanted split ends.”
4. Consider supplements
Just like we look to certain foods for glowing skin, the health of our hair can also be dictated by what’s going on in the body. As well as a diet rich in omega 3s and antioxidants, you may want to consider adding a supplement into your regimen.
5. Stop washing your hair every day
In general, if you wash your hair every day, it strips the follicles of their natural oils, leading to split ends and dull looking hair. Your scalp can also dry out, causing dandruff and hair loss, while colour fades at a faster rate when washed every day.
If you’re in the habit of washing your hair every day, it can be a tricky cycle to break and you may get sick of the sight of greasy hair. But if you persist, your hair will regulate itself again and you’ll find you can go longer in between washes – so stick at it!
Have fun following these tips to avoid split ends and hairloss.
What are your tips for healthy hair from root to tip? Let us know in the comments.