Even though we all try to avoid judging a book by its cover, you’ve got to admit that, sometimes, a book just looks that much more appealing because it’s got a nice, robust, and well-designed cover.
As human beings, everything on the surface is the cover of our personal, unique “book,” so maintaining this cover is very helpful if you want to get ahead, or at least avoid being judged harshly because of factors which aren’t representative of your true self.
So much of our visual identity is invested in hair. It’s the decorative adornment for your head and face, an insight into your grooming and even lifestyle practices, and even a strong indicator of age and overall health.
Many of us try to deal with the health of our hair retroactively. When we start to see it thinning, we take supplements. When we look in the mirror one day and can barely stand the sight, we get a haircut. It’s not an unreasonable practice, but also not a productive long-term one. If you really want a healthy head of hair, it takes the same thing that your overall health requires: proactive, consistent efforts around diet and activity.
Here are some suggestions for what you can eat, drink, and do in your life to proactively work toward a jaw-dropping, or at least respectable, mop up top:
In a word? Protein.
Just like the rest of your body, your hair largely derives its strength from the protein that you consume. Protein promotes cell growth and repair, which is why it is such a fundamental component of every fitness enthusiast’s diet routine.
Men tend to consume more protein than women, so this particular issue isn’t typically the biggest one for men, but if you’ve noticed thinner hair lately, you might take a look at your recent diet to see if lower protein levels could be a potential contributor.
If you’re not a meat-eater, here’s a list of non-animal protein sources to boost the strength of your hair. Health isn’t just about strength though! Other nutritional list items to make sure you’re consuming include B vitamins, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.
Fruits and veggies … in a blender.
Who doesn’t love a smoothie? Well, here’s some good news: A trace mineral called silica has been found to strengthen connective tissue throughout the body, including hair. Why is this good news? Because silica can be found in all kinds of produce items that are good for you for other reasons as well.
Starting your day with a smoothie including strawberries and mango is an easy way to sip some silica for hair growth, but if you throw in green veggies like celery, cucumbers, and spinach for antioxidants, it will help create hair that has a full body and nice shine.
Do's and Don'ts:
There are all kinds of things out there in the world which, given time and plenty of exposure, can wreak havoc on your head of hair. You want to avoid too much time in the sun, but you also want to be careful about how much you bind your hair or bunch it into a hat. The fact is thatas you get older, your hair gets less durable, pliable, and resilient.
So, while there may be a lot of threats to the physical health of your hair out there, you don’t need to fret over every single one. Just be gentle with your hair, and try to avoid messing with it too much. Leave that to the professionals, like us.
Lastly, if you want healthy hair, there’s plenty for you to avoid doing as well. Ignore seemingly too-good-to-be-true “miracle products”, and don’t get wildly experimental at the first sign of a grey strand. If you want quality products for hair grooming and conditioning, try Baxter of California’s award-winning and world-renowned hair care items. It just so happens that we know where you can get some.
In a word? When it comes to taking care of your hair, there’s only one thing you need: Help. You’ve got a life to live, a career to manage, and moves to make. Why spend time concerning yourself with your hair when you can come in for a regular tune-up, some good advice, and the best hair products money can buy. Instead of worrying about your hair, just book an appointment online, and let us do it if for you!