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Tips for Men and Women to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Tips for Men and Women to Keep Your Hair Healthy

We all want shiny healthy hair and have tried a lot of products in the past. Women believe having shiny hair will make others envious, and men believe it will reduce the likelihood of them going bald. The discussion on how certain products affect your hair has been up for debate for several years. For example, doing a quick search on Google for “effect of styling products on hair” will bring up a lot of information. I invite you to do your own research and come up with your own conclusion on how certain factors affect your hair.

Today, I’ll be going through some basic tips on how to keep your hair healthy. If you find your hair is dry and need some advice on what you can do, then follow these simple but effective tips. Let’s get started.

Washing Your Hair

When washing your hair, it’s important to only do it 2-3 times per week maximum. Your hair produces its own vital oils which protect it. Shampooing too many times will remove your hair’s natural oils drying it out. Not to mention, depending on the type of shampoo you’re using, washing with it too many times can have the opposite effect causing it to dry out the fallout.

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“Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away,” explains New York-based hair stylist Dan Sharp.”

Invest in High-Quality Shampoo

There are hundreds of shampoos in the market, and if you don’t believe me, then head over to Amazon.com. Once there, type in “hair shampoo” and see how many results pop up.

I recommend investing in shampoo with proven results, and finding the right shampoo is not difficult. You can search online, or even ask someone working at a salon for tips before buying a quality shampoo. Recently, there has been a huge shift in shampoo product moving from unnatural ingredients to more organic. If I have a choice, I’ll always choose organic ingredients since they are natural, and haven’t been remanufactured.

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Here’s a great website which compares organic and regular shampoos. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of both.

Natural Styling Products

Just like shampoo products which are unnatural, the same applies to styling products too. First, I recommend not using styling products in your hair, and if you need to then use natural products. If for any reason, you can’t afford natural styling products because they are expensive, then limit how often you put styling products in your hair.

I decided to do some research on organic styling products and found you can make natural hair gel at home. The fact here is that you have complete control when making it and this will ensure you add only the best ingredients. Making your own hair styling products does require experience, but for many this is the only route since purchasing them can be very pricey.

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Don’t Blow Dry with Heat

It’s no secret that over heating your hair can damage the roots. Blow drying is known as “flash drying” because it’s artificial heat and this can remove the moisture from your from the surface of your scalp. I recommend not blow drying your hair, but if you need to then use the low heat option to minimize the damage to the root.

I don’t use blow dryers, but for those that do, it’s important you know how to use them correctly. For example, other than using low heat, it’s important to make sure your hair isn’t super wet. Dry it as much as you can using a towel, and use the right type of brush too.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these quick tips on how to keep your hair healthy. If you’re used to doing things a certain way when shampooing and drying, then making these adjustments will take time. However, if you decide to make these changes, long-term you’ll see the positive results.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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