Overall health and beauty is powered by nutrition! And when your body is (or isn’t) getting all the right vitamins and minerals, it shows. Oftentimes, we turn to our diet to improve our health, strengthen our nails, enhance our natural glow or enhance dull hair from the inside out.
But what about what we’re putting on our body? More specifically, on our hair! We all want stronger, shinier, healthier hair, and while there are many factors when it comes to the health and appearance of your hair - genetics, pollution, weather, diet, etc. - your choice of hair products plays a major role in the health of your mane.
And there are so many products out there, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Enter Hair Recipe’s new superfood-inspired line of shampoos and conditioners uniquely crafted to give your hair the extra boost of nutrients it needs! Gone are the days of searching out obscure or expensive hair treatments! Hair Recipe - now available at Guardian - has already done all the work with their secret Japanese food recipes for hair, combining the best naturally-derived, nourishing ingredients like guar beans, rapeseed oil, apricot, honey, kiwi, fig, apple and ginger for the ultimate hair care experience, no matter your hair concerns.
5 Tips for Healthier Hair
Choose the Right Shampoo & Conditioner
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is key for great-looking hair! Consider your hair needs and go from there. Hair Recipe’s extensive line of shampoos and conditioners cover major hair concerns like hydration, volume and damage repair. And the best part? The entire Hair Recipe line is paraben-free which means no harmful chemicals to potentially damage your locks.
Ditch the Heated Styling Tools (or At Least Turn Them Down to Low)
When possible, go au naturel and let your hair air dry. (I know, easier said than done, especially with humidity at play. That’s what top knots are for, right!?) When you absolutely have to use your heated styling tools, make sure to turn them to their lowest setting. And don’t forget to incorporate a heat protectant and Hair Recipes Apple & Ginger damage repair shampoo and conditioner into your hair care routine, especially if you’re heat styling often.
Add a Hair Mask to Your Routine
Adding a hair mask to your weekly beauty routine can make a world of difference! If you suffer from dryness or frizz, try a hot olive or coconut oil mask. After shampooing, apply a small amount of oil to your locks (focus on the extra frizzy bits!); wrap your hair in a hot towel and relax for 20 minutes before rinsing. After your shower, comb a few extra drops of olive oil into your strands for sleeker, more manageable hair. If you’re on the oilier side, try an avocado, banana and yoghurt mask, which can help with your scalps natural oil production. Simply mash together two rice banana, and avocado and a healthy scoop of plain yoghurt until it reaches a smooth consistency. Massage the mixture into your scalp and let it rest for 20 minutes before rinsing. Not time for a DIY mask? Hair Recipe’s Honey & Apricot Mask is a quick and effective moisturising solution; use it with their Honey & Apricot shampoo and conditioner for flawless locks.
Schedule Regular Trims
Another tip for healthier hair? Schedule trims regularly...ish. How often you need a trim depends on your hairstyle and hair type. If you have bangs or a cute pixie ‘do, you’ll likely need a trim on a more regular basis, between three to seven weeks. If you have a longer style that needs minimal maintenance, you can go longer - aim for at least four trims a year.
Make Nutrition a PriorityAs we said, beauty is powered by nutrition! Making sure to incorporate wholesome foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean proteins into your diet is key to supporting healthier hair. Not sure if you’re getting all the right nutrients? There are tons of vitamin lines these days supporting hair health. With a little research, you can find the right one to add to your hair care routine.
Check out Hair Recipe’s new line of Japanese superfood-inspired shampoos and conditioners at your local Guardian to start experiencing healthier, shinier hair.