HAVE HAIR DIVINE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Tips and ideas for luscious locks guaranteed to impress your date night in, or your online Valentine.
Valentine’s Day is in the air, so whether you’re planning a date-night-in, a Zoom call date or you’ll be by yourself, then why not give your hair a little love?
We could all do with treating ourselves right now. Recent months have proved challenging in so many ways – doubtless taking their toll on hair up and down the land. So, if there’s an ideal day to spend a little time on yourself, then let it be Valentine’s Day!
Love your locks
Hair can play such an important part when it comes to feeling confident and beautiful. There are many factors that contribute to hair health, such as over-styling, hormonal imbalances, the effects of ageing and poor dietary choices, but there are ways we can counter-balance these to improve our hair health.
1. Give your hair a break!
Consider reducing the amount of time you spend heating your hair via hairdryers and straighteners. With no face-to-face meetings or social gatherings, then do you really need hair that has been straightened to the nth degree? Spare your locks from the heat and use this time to give your hair the break it deserves – particularly in the run up to Valentine’s Day (now is the perfect time).
Why not even go one step further and have a go at making your own homemade hair mask, to give your locks a deep and nourishing treat, and to wow your Valentine with its beautiful shine! Here are some hair mask recipes you can try at home – www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/hair.
2. Eat well!
Although you can’t change factors like age and genetics, eating a balanced diet is something you do have control over and consuming the right nutrients can prevent hair loss. Here are three romantic foods this Valentine’s that also happen to promote hair growth:
Packed with Vitamin C, strawberries are extremely beneficial for your hair. They’re not only helpful in nourishing your locks but also have the ability to get rid of any excess oil build-up from your scalp. Magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids and copper present are all present in strawberries and are all essential for healthy hair. Be indulgent and dip them in chocolate for that extra bit of romance this Valentine’s Day.
Spice up your evening with a little bit of extra heat. Chillies come in all different shapes and sizes and a little goes a long way. Chillies also contain an active ingredient called capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. They can also increase blood flow, which is key to having a healthy scalp and hair. Add them to your Valentine’s meal for a fiery evening!
Perfect for Valentine’s as they are also known to be an aphrodisiac, oysters are a fantastic source of zinc, a mineral that helps support the hair growth and repair cycle. A real luxury and great for your hair too!
3. Consider taking a supplement
Perhaps you might consider a supplement to improve overall wellbeing; feeling good on the inside will also make you look better on the outside. Supplements can complement a healthy diet by delivering the perfect balance of nutrients and vitamins to help the growth and health of your hair.
4. Improve sleep and reduce your stress levels
A restorative night’s sleep is important for so many reasons, but did you know that hair health is one of them? A good night’s sleep is required for the protein synthesis of the hair and the release of enzymes and growth hormones that are necessary for overall hair health.
So, if you have learnt one thing, it’s to make sure you show your hair a little love this Valentine’s Day. It’s sure to go a long way…