Get to the Root of Your Hair Problems
At Straight Arrow Products, we know that our Mane ‘n Tail micro-enriched protein formulas help prevent hair breakage and repair split ends, aiding in the goal of longer, stronger, fuller hair.
In addition to using Mane ‘n Tail products, here are some simple steps to follow to keep your hair healthy.
First Step: Eat your veggies!
Many of our physical problems can be broken down into diet and exercise. Just as a poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to health problems, other problems can be handled with a good diet and proper exercise. Most diets will tell you to stay away from sugar, fats, and salt, and to make sure you are getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. Your hair diet is no different, it’s just a matter of what vitamins work best for fast growing, healthy hair.
Vitamins A, B, C, E and F are all great for your hair. I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you to eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A and citrus fruits are a great source of Vitamin B. Spinach, collard greens and bok choy are all good providers of vitamin C. You can get Vitamin E from avocados and Vitamin F from nuts and fish.
Second Step: Take a nap!
You also shouldn’t be surprised when I tell you that not only is proper exercise important to the health of your hair — and your body as a whole — but so is proper sleep. Although our jobs, family, pets, electronics, and love of TV make it difficult, aim for 8 hours of sleep a night. Of course, avoiding stimulants like cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine is not only recommended for your overall health, but also for your sleeping patterns. Exercise, will not only help you sleep, but it will also promote more blood flow to your entire body, including your scalp, which will help your hair grow faster.
Final Step: Use Mane ‘n Tail!
Go directly to the root of the problem. Pun intended! If you want your hair to grow faster, you need healthier hair. You can take care of your diet, exercise, and sleeping habits, but you must also take care of your hair! Visit your salon about every month and a half – a good hair cut will eliminate split ends and promote happy hair growth.
Stay away from excessive heat styling, like blow drying, hair curling and hair straightening. Heat styling will dry out hair, slowing down hair growth. Use hydrating shampoos like Mane ‘n Tail Deep Moisturizing Shampoo and herbal products like Mane ‘n Tail Herbal-Gro Shampoo. Massage your scalp as you apply shampoo and conditioner. Much like exercise, a good scalp massage gets the blood flowing to your scalp.