Self Care as a Part of Your Hair Care Routine
Self-care is the foundation of hair care, and it's one that many people overlook. If your scalp is not given the proper attention, it can lead to all kinds of problems: dandruff, flaky skin, and even some types of cancer. Here are five very simple ways you can take care of yourself as well as your locks at home:
Drink more water
Drinking water is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
You need to drink water to hydrate your body. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, muscle cramps and other issues.
Water helps the body remove toxins by flushing them out of the system through urination and perspiration (sweating).
Drinking plenty of water helps your body absorb nutrients from food better because it keeps your digestive system working properly and regulates blood sugar levels.
Now that you know what self-care is, it's time to talk about how to incorporate it into your life. One of the easiest ways is through exercise.
Exercise increases blood flow to the scalp and improves oxygenation by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in our bodies (this is why we tend to breathe deeper when we work out). It also reduces stress, improves sleep quality, enhances mood and self esteem, helps us maintain a healthy weight, boosts energy levels—and yes: helps keep hair follicles healthy!
Eat healthy foods
Eat more fruits and vegetables. It may seem obvious, but eating more whole foods is a great way to boost your mood and feel better about yourself.
Eat less processed foods. Eating less processed food will lead to less inflammation in the body, which has been linked with depression and anxiety.
Cut back on sugar if you can afford to do so. If cutting out sugar isn't an option for you right now, at least try to find ways of incorporating more protein into your diet so that you're getting enough nutrients without sabotaging yourself by consuming too many empty calories through sugary snacks or drinks!
Focus on what you put into your body not just your hair and skin
Focus on what you put into your body, not just your hair and skin. Drinking ginger tea and pineapple juice can help you strengthen and nourish your hair and skin. Drinking or eating spinach, kale, cucumber or celery can hydrate your skin, increase shine in your hair and make it stronger.
We all want to take care of ourselves and make sure that our hair looks great, but it isn't always easy. If you're like me, you have a busy life and finding time to exercise or eat right can seem impossible. The key is finding small ways to fit these things into your day so they don't feel overwhelming. For example: try taking a walk around the block every morning before work or going for a run on your lunch break three times per week! It's easy enough if we just keep at it until it becomes second nature like brushing our teeth does now :)