Top Tips for Healthy Looking Hair

Hair TipsWe’ve teamed up with expert in naturopathic nutrition, Susannah Makram to bring you some top tops on how best to look after your hair.

Tip One – Skin health, hair health

All three of our unique hair types are formed in hair follicles, which are complex mini-organs in the skin that are specialised for this purpose. The follicle itself lives in the skin, so it is important to keep the scalp healthy.

Hormonal changes and imbalances, alopecia areata, scalp infections and other skin disorders can all cause hair loss. At Susannah Makram Clinics we have a dermatologist and specialist GP on hand to get you the right tests to treat the cause directly.

Tip Two- How often do I wash my hair?

Your hair washing routine should change in cycles determined by your age. For example, as you get older, your scalp makes less oil, so you may not need to shampoo as often.

Use a shampoo and conditioner that is branded the same and that does not contain Ammonia or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Any additional products used depend on your hair type.

Tip Three – Touch it, tap it

Healthy looking hair is, in general, a sign of good health. Most healthy individuals have adequate nutrients in their diet; however, tapping into The Body Youth Code means that you are unleashing all of the benefits of these nutrients. This method is applied when Susannah is refining your Naturopathic Portfolio that is safe, practical, clinical and effective.

Tip Four – Cellular Level Hair care

The bioavailability of vitamins, minerals and amino acids varies between us. As hair is not living we must understand, on a cellular level, from the follicle itself, what we can do to minimise loss or breakage.

Realistic meal plans are not going to work if we do not take the time to understand your lifestyle, habits, cultural and other customs In The Four Phases. A Naturopathic consultation with Susannah allows you to discuss treatments available to you as well as what you can expect.

Five – Frizz-free styling

Brushing causes friction on hair that can lead to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair frizzy and lack lustre so brush your hair with care to detangle or gently style.

Use a wide-toothed comb or a paddle brush with ball-tipped, plastic bristles instead of boar-bristle brushes, as their natural bristles are not uniform, making them especially harsh on your hair and scalp.

Cutting the ends of your hair does not affect the follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows. A trim every 12 weeks, however, can improve the appearance of hair as you are getting rid of damaged split ends.

Five – Forever Young

The only way to achieve the realistic picture of what your hair will look like in 1 year, 10, 20 years, is to know the factors affecting the health of your hair and to treat them accordingly.

We might not all be Farrah, Sophia or Naomi but we can all use a knowledge of advancements in science, technology and gerontology to make wise choices with regards to our beauty, our health and what makes us feel confident and sexy on an individual level, that is as unique as our DNA.

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