Believe it or not, by the time you hit 30, the quality, texture and condition of your hair has begun to change. And if your hair is already dry or damaged from the winter cold, it will age even faster. But just as using a good moisturizer and staying hydrated will work wonders for your skin, the right products and hair care routine will keep your hair looking shiny and healthy, no matter your age.
1. Eat a Hair-Healthy Diet
Eating sweet potatoes and carrots, which are rich in beta carotene, will encourage your scalp to make sebum, which prevents hair from drying out. Vitamin B, found in eggs, beef, chicken and avocado, is essential for your hair’s strength.
2. Get a Regular Haircut
A good haircut helps maintain hair health – speak to your hairstylist about a cut that will create volume through layering. You can also boost your hair’s volume with the right shampoo and conditioner. Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo provides all-day lift with zero residue, and Pantene Sheer Volume Conditioner contains a lightweight formula that provides manageability, shine and 24-hour volume.
3. Speak to Your Doctor
Hair loss can be triggered by an illness or vitamin deficiency. You will naturally lose around 100 hairs a day, but if you experience drastic hair loss, speak to your doctor to determine the cause.
4. Choose Hair Products Wisely
To combat thinning, use products that contain proteins to fortify the hair shaft, such as Pantene Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Crème, and avoid heat treating and aggressive brushing, as this can increase breakages.
5. Protect Against the Sun
Sun exposure dries and weakens your hair, and UV rays can cause even more damage. Wear a hat when on the beach or out in the sunshine for long periods of time.
6. Avoid the Heat Wave
Heat causes untold damage to your hair. Let it air dry as often as possible, only use your hair dryer on a lower heat setting and avoid heat styling tools whenever possible. Give your hair a break with these 6 heat-free hairstyles, which don’t require a curling iron or straightener.
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