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How To Care For Gray Hair
Maintaining proper hair health is just as important as taking care of any other part of your body. Actually, it's even more important, since hair usually remains uncovered for the whole world to see, unlike other body parts. Therefore, it just makes sense to take the proper steps to ensure your hair is always ready for the spotlight.
Tips For Healthy Gray Hair
Even though going gray remains a stigma for some people, it's actually a normal part of the aging process and one that is unavoidable. How a person deals with it is another factor altogether. Instead of cowering away behind closed doors, show off your silver tresses by taking proper care of them. Having a luxurious mane of silver hair is a lot less daunting when it's healthy and radiant.
1. Eat nutrient-rich foods. One of the best ways to keep your hair healthy (and your whole body, really) is to eat the proper foods. Leafy green vegetables contain the perfect amount of vitamin B-12 and other vitamins and minerals to provide your hair with the nutrition it needs, as do fruits, animal products, and dairy products. Make sure your diet has adequate amounts of berries, almonds, eggs, poultry, and red meat for optimum nutrition and hair health.
2. Use apple cider vinegar. Mix warm water and apple cider vinegar and apply it to your hair at least once a month. Rinse thoroughly after ten minutes to get rid of the cider smell, and you'll be left with a shinier, bouncier head full of hair.
3. Stop smoking. Not only is nixing the habit great for your overall health, but it will go a long way in keeping your hair in good shape too. Overexposing your hair to the pollutants and free radicals in cigarette smoke can make your gray hair dull, lifeless, and can even give it an unattractive yellow tint.
4. Avoid hot water. Exposing your hair to hot water can make it dry and brittle because it strips your hair of the protective oils it needs to remain healthy. Stick with a slightly cooler water temperature and skip hot water showers altogether.
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