Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair

According to most online platforms, healthy hair is described as soft, shiny and strong regardless of the length, colour and background. So, how do you keep your hair soft, shiny and strong; what are the tips you should follow to achieve this? This month we have compiled a few pointers that, if followed, will help your hair stay in a healthy state.

Eat Healthy:

As usual, you are what you eat and whatever you eat will reflect on the outside, including on the health of your hair. Eating a balanced diet filled with protein and calcium will most definitely guarantee a healthy outcome of your hair. Our advice to you would be to stay away from junk food, which consists of mostly processed foods that are not good for your overall health. So, if you see your hair starting to fall, the first thing you should question is your food intake.

Protect your Hair from UV:

This time of the year, the UAE sun tends to get scorching hot. And since it is also summer; and you are out and about at the beach or at the pool, it is important to pay as much attention to your hair as you do to your skin. Consider using UV-shielding products for your hair because the sun has a way of drying out and damaging your hair. Also, when applying these products to protect your hair from the harmful sunrays, remember to do it on damp hair so that it is absorbed properly.

Avoid Stress; Both Physical & Psychological:

Stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss, and not unless you want to remain with very thin and weak hair, you should avoid situations that stress you. Also, physical stress to the scalp like pulling your hair too tight while styling it can lead to you having a very unhealthy mane. So, keep your hair happy and stress-free and it will reward you with a healthy mane.

Avoid Using Hot Styling Tools:

Most of us cannot get through the morning without straightening the hair using a hot iron or something similar. Using these hot styling tools will make your hair weak, which will eventually lead to hair thinning. To avoid this situation, it is advisable to use these hot styling tools sparingly; and whenever you use them, remember to apply heat protection products on your hair.

Choose the Right Products for your Hair:

Sometimes we can get carried away by new products in the market and want to try them on our hair. If you are one of those people who do this, remember you are destroying your mane. For your hair to thrive, you should choose the right products for your hair type and one that suits it.

Use Products that have Gentle Ingredients:

Using harsh products on your hair will most likely lead to drying, breakage and eventually thinning out. If you have to use these types of products, use them sparingly, and if you can change, choose hair products that are natural and gentle on your hair. Your hair specialist can help you with choosing a less harmful product.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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