It is not the first thing you necessarily think of when you think of your body’s health. Nonetheless, the hair on your head is important. It is not for no reason that we grow hair in the places we do. Your hair is there to serve a certain purpose. Primarily, it functions as a protective layer against the likes of heat from the sun. But it also acts as a barrier against the scalp. Not to mention, of course, that there are also cosmetic concerns involved – and looking good is an important and viable part of feeling good. That, in turn, has a genuinely powerful effect on your mood levels. So it really might be more important than you think to keep your hair as healthy as possible. But how can you go about doing that? To help you out, we have put together this short guide on looking after your hair. Here are some simple and effective tips for maintaining your hair’s health.

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Limited Washing

If you are like most people, you have at some point made the assumption that the more you wash your hair, the better. However, this might not necessarily be the case. The truth is, we don’t naturally wash our hair in the way that we do today. Much of this is down to social and cultural stimuli affecting the way we think about our hair. The truth – you only need to wash your hair once or twice a week. It might not always feel the nicest – there is nothing better than coming out of the shower with a fresh head. However, in terms of actually keeping your hair healthy, you need to think about limiting the amount you wash it. Over-washing can cause some serious problems for your roots, so be careful to limit yourself in future.

Be Careful With Products

If you are serious about keeping your hair as healthy as possible, then you also want to think about what you are putting into it. While it is unlikely that you will want to give up using shampoo and conditioner entirely, it is worth knowing what goes into them. It is entirely plausible that there is one particular brand which is better for your individual hair than the others. If that is the case, by all means stick to it. But it is worth experimenting a little to see which is best. You should also pay attention to anything else you put into your body which might have an effect on your hair. Certain medicines can actually cause hair loss. Some people have experienced permanent hair loss from Taxotere, for example.

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Lower The Temperature

It is not only the frequency of your washes which is important. If you really want your hair to be as healthy as possible, then you need to also pay attention to the temperature of the shower. A lot of people automatically blast themselves with very hot water in the shower. It might feel nice against your skin, but there is every chance your hair is not such a big fan! Temperatures which are too high can result in serious long-term damage to both your roots and your scalp in general. With that in mind, seriously consider turning the temperature knob down a little. Your hair will thank you.