Dark hair can be caused by genetics, but many factors related to health, diet and lifestyle can also affect its condition. What to do to make your hair have a stronger texture and not break so much? We’ll give you advice on how to do it!
There doesn’t have to be just one cause
Hair reflects our entire lifestyle and the changes that happen to your body. Therefore, hormonal changes as well as poor health, vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be behind brittle hair. The stress hormone cortisol can have a very negative effect on the condition of your hair. To reduce its impact, focus on calming your body with, for example, yoga and proper breathing. Getting enough sleep is key, regular exercise and eating magnesium-rich foods will also help.
Open the door to change
The first step is usually to change your diet. Make sure your diet is rich in protein. Eat eggs, dairy products, lean meats and legumes. Don’t forget iron-rich foods such as spinach, beans, lentils and seafood. Vitamins should also play an important role in your diet. Make sure you get enough food to ensure you get enough:
- B vitamins,
- vitamin C,
- omega-3 fatty acids.
How about those vitamins
Biotin is of key importance for the condition of the hair, a deficiency of which can manifest itself in hair loss. Its sources are sweet potatoes, fish and nuts. Adequate amounts of vitamin C are also worth not underestimating, since as an antioxidant it protects the hair bulbs from damage. Scientific research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acids have a huge effect on hair growth. You can find them in oily fish and vegetable oils.
Care for others!
Not surprisingly, the way we treat our hair is damaging. It starts with washing your hair, where hot water should not be used. Drying should be gradual so that hair is not damaged by hot air or forceful combing. Falling asleep with wet hair again only leads to more breakage.