Is Your Hair Aging Too Quickly?
Is your hair aging too quickly? There is a lot of scientific data suggesting a deficiency in B Complex vitamins may be contributing to graying or lackluster hair. So speak with your doc about incorporating a B Complex supplement, as well as improving your diet. B vitamins are also notorious in helping to manage stress (and who doesn’t need that)!
The following tips will also contribute to your overall hair health:
- Switch to a shampoo without sulfates and parabens – sulfates are cleansers that are too strong for our hair and parabens are unnecessary preservatives that are very controversial and may have adverse health effects.
- Shampoo less, rinse and condition more.
- Color less and go a shade darker if you are blonde – The lighter your hair, the higher volume of peroxide your hairdresser uses. Higher peroxide volume means more damage to the hair strand.
- If you are coloring gray hair, talk to your stylist about lowering the volume of peroxide a bit.
- Get your hair trimmed on a regular basis. If you wait longer than 10-12 weeks without a trim, your ends are damaged and breaking at a very high rate. (This is the common cause of those that say their hair “never grows” – it is actually breaking faster than it is growing. Ideally, get a trim or cut every 6-8 weeks).
- Blowdry less – air dry more.