Tuesday, 28 February 2012
If you are like me and feel like your hair has lost its shine and beauty, then this guide could help you obtain the gorgeous healthy looking hair you desire. I have recently moved from overseas and I have noticed there must be something in the water in New Zealand that has transformed my hair into a lifeless, dull, damaged mane. Below are a few solutions.
Shower Head Filter Like I said, ‘there must be something in the water’ and there is! A great number of New Zealand water pipes contain chlorine and heavy metals that can result in some serious hair damage. I suggest getting a filter for your shower head. They range in price from $70 to $280. Some filters even help eliminate chlorine, calcium build-up, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and sediment.
Dietary Supplement My hair is not only damaged but it also seems to have stopped growing. Taking a dietary supplement containing silica, horsetail, and zinc will help. Horsetail facilitates the body’s absorption of calcium, which in turn helps the body to nourish nails, skin, hair, and bones. Silica is believed to make individual hair strands stronger, thicker and more resilient as well as helping to manage excessive oily skin and hair. Zinc has proven to be involved in hair growth and clearing skin.
Find it on Lasoo:
• Nutralife Silicaplex 5000 Plus Capsules 50
Silicaplex 5000 Plus is a high-potency organic silica formula designed to promote healthy hair and skin and strengthen soft, brittle or splitting nails.
Hair products Besides the New Zealand water, heat from blow dryers, hair straightners (yes even GHDs) and curling irons can wreck your hair. There are thermal hair protection products out there designed to defend your hair from heat and to improve its strength.
Find it on Lasoo:
• Redken - Real Control by Redken Real Control Thermal Resist Inner Hair Repair (For Dense/ Dry/ Sensitized Hair)
A weightless leave-in spray treatment. . Developed with patented Interbond Conditioning System & potent Care-Adjust Complex. Immediately detangles, repairs & nurtures heat-damaged hair. Protects hair against extra thermal damage. Reveals smoother, stronger & revitalized hair in a healthy lustre.
• Nioxin - Hair Care by Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives Bliss Thermal Protector
A lightweight leave-in conditioner & detangler for fine hair. Features a triple-action formula to offer thermal, mechanical & environmental protection. Contains BioAmpT to increase dimension of cuticle from within & reinforce hair shaft. Immediately repairs cuticle damage & enhances tensile strength. Recovers & preserves natural hydration balance of hair. Boosts manageability for frizzy or rebellious hair.
• Keratin Complex - Hair Care by Keratin Complex Nano Technology Ceramic & Ionic Thermal Round Large Brush (2 1/2 Inch)
Helps minimize blow-drying time, purify & invigorate hair. Boasts a weightless design, thermal fast drying vent, cushion rubber handle. Features a 2 1/2″ metal brush barrel. Helps diffuse heat evenly & speed up shaping of all types of hair. With a specially designed thermal round brush. Helps deliver more heat to hair shaft to lessen drying & styling time.
My hair used to shine and be full of life and I have faith that these products will get it back to its original state. I have already seen changes and I have only been using a few of these products for one week! Your hair is too important to be taken for granted so follow my advice and protect it against those various factors. Obtaining fabulous hair is not a one time thing, it’s a lifestyle!