Hair & Nails

Around this time of year, newspapers, magazines, and television commercials are full to the proverbial brim of health tips and advice for shedding pounds of weight and improving the appearance of your hair and skin.

Even though it is now perfectly possible to buy a shampoo that claims to rejuvenate your hair to that of a teenager, there are several effective ways to protect your hair and nails for the long term. Continue reading to discover four of these. 

  • Reducing the Usage of Heated Products

Gone are the days when women across the United States and beyond had to lay their heads flat onto the ironing board and gently run the iron over their hair to achieve the desired ‘poker-straight’ look. Now, it seems to be par for the course for the majority of women to either use a curling wand or straighteners every single day. This excessive use of heat damages the condition of each strand. 

Even blow dryers can weaken the hair at the roots and tips, so wherever possible and if you have nowhere to be, it is much better to let your hair dry naturally. 

  • Booking Yourself into a Nail Bar

One of the best ways to keep your nails in tip-top condition is to, even sporadically, treat yourself to an appointment with a professional nail technician at a prominent nail salon, such as Envious Nail Bar

Not only are reputable nail bars and salons the perfect place to visit when you want a brand-new, beautiful manicure, but professional nail technicians will also give your nails a health check and ensure your cuticles are strong and in excellent condition. 

  • Include Specific Vitamins in Your Diet

Obviously, to ensure your body is as healthy as possible, it is vital to include a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and healthy carbohydrates within your regular diet.

However, when looking to strengthen the condition of your hair and nails, it is important to focus your attention on the inclusion of the following specific vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A found in beef liver and mango
  • Vitamin C found in kiwi fruit and strawberries
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids found in seeds and nuts
  • Vitamin E found in peanut butter and red bell peppers
  • Water, Water & Water 

The fourth and final point to make for healthier nails and hair is to drink substantially more water than you currently do on a daily basis. 

Even though the suggestion to drink more water can be considered somewhat dull and boring, it is true that the more water you drink, the better your body can fight off infections, repair damaged cells and generally ensure each organ is working properly.

More water will also mean that your nails grow faster and stronger, but also that the natural shine to your hair returns, and you may well not even have to wash it as much as you currently do. 

If you follow these top tips, your hair and nails will be strong and healthy.