The Secret To Thicker, Fuller & Healthier Hair

 

Thick and healthy hair, seems to be everyone’s definition of beauty. We all see our favourite celebrities showing off their latest style looking so effortlessly gorgeous, as most of us struggle to achieve the same look at home.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, if anyone knows hair, it’s us! We know that hair only looks great if it’s treated well and getting the nourishment it needs.

That’s why we have compiled a few easy to follow steps, to ensure you’re on the right track to the thick and bouncy hair of your dreams.

 

Step 1: Boost your health and nutrition

We all know how important regular exercise and a balanced diet is for keeping our bodies healthy and strong, but many people forget that our hair IS a part of our body and needs its very own nutrition plan.

We recommend that anyone who wants to transform their limp and flat hair, introduce foods which are high in protein, omega 3, fatty acids, iron zinc and biotin.

Check out below the top five foods we think you should be eating to give your hair everything it needs to be healthy and strong:

Salmon: It contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids,  which promotes healthy hair growth and leaves hair moisturized.


Sweet potato: Is a great source of  vitamin A, which will help prevent a dry scalp and dandruff.


Carrots: These are high in vitamin A, which helps give your hair shine by conditioning your scalp and keeps the natural oil levels balanced.


Avocados: Is there nothing the avocado can’t do? It seems not! These little guys are high in both vitamins B and E, which will help repair a damaged scalp and helps the acceleration of healthy hair growth.  


Oats and nuts: A handful of these are a great source of minerals and vitamins B, D and E. As well as helping to prevent hair loss, they also help accelerate hair growth and help to make your hair look shiny and soft.

 

Step 2: Wash your hair wisely

You might have heard that whenever we wash our hair, naturally produced oils and proteins that keep the scalp and hair in its healthy state are stripped. This is indeed true, however it shouldn’t put us off washing our hair as often as we feel necessary. The key here is to use the right products for our hair; products that restore the condition of our scalp and hair.

If you want visibly thicker hair, we recommend that you wash your hair with both shampoo and conditioner. We understand that there are so many on the market that choosing the right one can seem like a bit of nightmare… Top tip: Choosing Nanogen’s products, which actively thicken hair and contains the following ingredients – you can be assured your onto a winner!

Hyaluronic acid: This ingredient commonly found in skin care products, will provide you with tons of moisture and it also helps slow the aging of the skin (which works wonders for the scalp), in turn encouraging healthy hair growth.

Keratin: Your hair is naturally formed from this fibrous protein, so adding it back in keeps your hair strong.

Salicylic acid: There is no better deep cleanser then this little miracle worker, salicylic acid not only provides deep cleansing for the scalp but also gets stuck in and cleans from within the pores. Think of it as an essential exfoliator for your scalp.

Aloe and camomile: These ingredients will help soothe the scalp and reduce the risk of irritation.

Pro vitamin B5: This is going to help the appearance of elasticity, as well as aiding in the absorption of all those healthy vitamins and minerals you are consuming.

 

Step 3: After washing top tips

It’s easy to think that all the importance of healthy hair lay in our diets and the products we use, however we should be looking at our daily hair care regimes too and see if there is anything we can change to improve the health of our hair. Something as simple as towel drying and brushing our hair incorrectly after washing can have negative effects.

Tip 1: Towel Drying
We can all be a little overzealous when it comes to drying our hair. We’ve all been there, rushing out of the shower and furiously rubbing the towel over our head. This is actually incredibly bad for your hair and can damage the anchoring of the hair within the follicle. We recommend you gently wrap it in a towel bun that will absorb the water from your hair without leaving any damage.

Tip 2: Brushing
Brushing is also something we sometimes forget to take care with. If you use the wrong brushes, for example a non-elastic bristle brush, you risk pulling out or breaking your hair.

 

Step 4: Style your hair carefully

Styling is an inevitable part of our daily routine, especially when trying to achieve our hair goals, but we don’t always leave enough time to treat our hair with the love it deserves.

We’ve all been there first thing in the morning, waking to find that our freshly blow dried hair from the night before has evolved overnight into something of a nightmare. There’s no time to blow dry again and we are left with the options of a sporty ponytail, braids or a messy bun, tons of hairspray and other products.

However, this isn’t always the best option for your hair. It’s always good to try and remember these facts when bleary eyed in the morning:

Tip 1: Tying your ponytail too tight can lead to the hair follicle actually falling out. Use a plastic or material hair bobble without elastic, which won’t cause hair to damage or fall out – it will also keep your hair style from denting where your ponytail has been tied.

Tip 2: Hair sprays secure strands of hair in place, however they can also block and clog pores on your scalp. If you are using hair sprays, make sure to use a shampoo with ingredients, such as salicylic acid, to ensure your pores are gently exfoliated and de-clogged after washing!

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