Here it is - the secret to having shiny gorgeous hair is a healthy scalp.
I am certainly guilty of spending hundreds of dollars on hair products and hair salons to achieve gorgeous hair, while completely forgetting to take care of my scalp. Your scalp is the skin on your head! We spend so much time taking care of the skin on our face, while completely neglecting the skin on our head.
So, what should you do? It comes down to two very simple things:
1. Stimulate your scalp - Improve blood circulation by massaging your scalp at least once a week. Twice a week would be ideal.
2.Feed your scalp - Supply your hair with the nutrients it needs by eating foods that help stimulate hair growth.
At Lavish Life, we carry a variety of different oils for the scalp that will make you feel uplifted and relaxed while helping you achieve a healthy scalp and strong, glossy hair. Try one of these oils for your weekly scalp massage.
Based on the principles of Ayurveda, this oil’s key ingredients include sandalwood, bringraj, amla and Saraswati churna. Massage this oil into your scalp and comb down to hair ends. Leave the oil in your hair for at least one hour or overnight before washing your hair. In addition to improving scalp and hair health, this massage oil also helps relieve dandruff and itchy scalp.
The eucalyptus in this oil has a cooling effective and is a great way to reduce stress and mental fatigue. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The coconut, neem and safflower oils will strengthen your hair. Massage onto the scalp. Leave on for at least 15-20 minutes prior to washing your hair.
Massage oil into scalp and leave to strengthen hair shaft and repair damage. The wonderfully fragrant coconut oil helps to prevent protein loss from undamaged hair and helps repair damaged hair. Particularly soothing for dry, rough, or sensitive scalp by reducing inflammation.
Eat Right for Beautiful Healthy Hair
Key nutrients and foods to include in your diet:
Protein – Hair is made of protein, so make you sure you eat enough protein for healthy hair. Chooses chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs or if you are vegetarian choose legumes and nuts.
Iron – Another reason to eat your leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, kale and salad greens. Also, red meat, chicken and fish are great sources of iron.
Vitamin C – Blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Oily fish including salmon, herring, sardines, trout and mackerel and plant sources including avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
Vitamin A – Plants high in beta-carotene such as carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
Zinc & Selenium – Fortified cereals and whole grains are good sources along with oysters, beef and eggs.
Vitamin E – Nuts
Biotin – Whole grains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour and yeast