Do you experience unwanted frizz, breakage, split ends, and dryness in your hair?
Whether it’s heat damage from overusing blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons, or damage from overwhelming your hair with dye and bleach, unhealthy hair isn’t an ideal situation to have.
Damage can be prevented by taking certain precautions, unfortunately, it’s tougher to reverse it. But it is not impossible!
While the best way to deal with indications of damage such as split ends is by going to a hairdresser and getting a haircut, there are certain nutritional supplements, oils, and other products that can help you heal your hair.
We listed some of them below
Apply Coconut Oil to your Hair
Unrefined (virgin or extra-virgin) coconut oil can do wonders to your hair. It restores luster in dry hair, tames frizz, relieves dandruff, and protects hair against heat damage. You can use it in many ways: before washing your hair, as an alternative to a conditioner, or as a styling aid…this article by VeryWellHealth offers detailed suggestions if you want to learn more.
To use coconut oil, warm it first by placing the container in a bowl with hot water. Once it’s liquefied, take a small amount of oil, and use it before or after showering.
Take Vitamin B7 (Biotin) supplements
Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, stimulates keratin production in the hair, and can increase the rate of follicle growth. It is strongly associated with having stronger and thicker hair. If your hair is thin, introduce more meat, eggs, fish, and nuts in your diet, and try out Glow & Grow gummies, which contain 2400 mcg of biotin in each gummy. All you have to do is take two gummies every day, and watch your hair become healthier!
Mix small amounts of Vitamin A in your shampoo, hair mask, or conditioner
Another vitamin that improves hair is Vitamin A. It produces sebum, which moisturizes the scalp, and keeps the hair healthy. It also benefits hair growth, since the vitamin plays an essential role in cell growth.
A great way to use Vitamin A at your advantage is to mix its oil or capsules in your hair mask, shampoo, or conditioner.
Be careful with it though, because too much Vitamin A can backfire (symptoms of toxicity include seizures, headaches, and blurred vision). In order to avoid toxicity, do not exceed 10,000 IU (3,000 mcg) of Vitamin A supplements per day (as an adult).
Do an Olive Oil, Egg, and Yogurt Hair Mask
Olive oil contributes to hair resilience and moisture, and decreases split ends. Eggs and plain yogurt both are rich in biotin, with eggs also containing vitamins A and E. It’s no surprise this mask can repair your hair!
All you have to do is mix in a bowl one raw egg, two tablespoons of plain yogurt (also known as laban لبن), and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix until it is homogeneous, and apply it to your slightly wet hair. Make sure you’re covered in a towel, because it can be a mess to clean up!
Wait an hour with the mask applied to your hair, and then get in the shower to wash it off with shampoo. Be careful! You should use cold water, because hot water can cook the eggs in your hair.
You might have to do this mask a few times before seeing results.
Increase your Zinc Intake
Zinc is a key player in cell division and growth, and it helps overcome hair loss and thinning. Lamb meat, beef, oysters, and crab, are all foods rich in zinc, so consider adding more of them to your meals. Nutrili’s Glow & Grow gummies have 5mg of Zinc in each gummy, alongside other contributors of healthy hair, such as Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Vitamin E, and others. Learn more about how those gummies can help you here
We hope our recommendations will help you get your hair back on track, and let it grow healthier than ever! For more wellness tips and ideas, follow Nutrili on Instagram.