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Want healthy hair? Follow these simple tips.

To have great hair, you need to be healthy on the inside as well as the outside. That means you need to eat the right foods.

Essential fatty acids that you can get from whole grains, fresh nuts and dark green leafy vegetables help to improve the texture of dry, brittle hair. Protein rich foods such as lean chicken or beef and fish help the growth of your hair, and vitamins B, C and E all help improve growth and scalp circulation.

Make sure you wash your hair every day or every other day. Try to avoid commercial shampoos that you can buy in the supermarket, as they strip your hair of natural oils and are also damaging to the environment. Try to buy shampoo that is sulphate-free, and look for natural or organic shampoos that contain things like wheatgerm, jojoba, coconut oil, keratin, vitamins such as biotin, panthenol, vitamin A, E and essential oils.

When you’re shampooing, make sure you massage your scalp, as this helps to improve circulation, helps produce natural oils and stimulates the hair at its roots. Try to avoid using hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners as much as possible, as they damage hair. Don’t brush soaking-wet hair as it’s quite elastic when wet and can break easily. Use a wide-toothed comb.

Did You Know . . .?
Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.
The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Redheads have the least at 80,000, brown and black haired people have about 100,000, and blondes have the most at 120,000.
It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day.


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