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30Sep
Channel Your Inner Rapunzel!

Channel Your Inner Rapunzel!

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Remember her? The storybook princess with beautiful hair? You don’t have to be locked in a tower to get healthy, shiny hair, though. Start with what you eat!
 
Here’s a quick look at what your hair craves most.
 
Protein is a biggie because hair is 90% protein. Choose salmon for the omega 3 fatty acids, which can help prevent a dry scalp.
 
Then there are beef, lamb and oysters. These foods supply your body with zinc, a hair booster. And, of course eggs, which are also a great source for vitamin B12 and biotin.
 
For healthy hair snacks, choose nuts like cashews, pecans and almonds, also full of zinc. But nuts, which have been maligned because of their fat content, have been wrongly accused.
 
Nuts are a rich source of good fats that your skin and hair need to thrive. Eliminate those fast food fats and eat nuts instead. Just watch what happens!
 
But here’s something we bet you didn’t know. To help protect your hair against loss and breakage, it needs the mineral, silica. Cauliflower and cabbage are excellent sources for this vital nutrient.
 
Before you take another bite of anything, be mindful! Just start noticing what you eat and how it makes you feel. You can change your eating habits. The trick is to do it gently.
 
Just remind yourself that every bite you take shows up in every bounce, curl and smooth look you’ve got!
 
Source: dailyglow.com
 
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30Jul
The Dry, Brittle Hair Diet

The Dry, Brittle Hair Diet

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Sometimes dry hair is caused by over styling, over colouring, and lack of  maintenance care. But, it can also be caused by dietary deficiencies. To strengthen your hair and your health, include vitamin A to act as a lubricant to reduce dryness.
 
Fatty fish like salmon, herring and mackerel are great natural sources of this vitamin, as well as carrots, red peppers, sweet potatoes, spinach, butternut squash and apricots. Yum!
 
But think twice about adding vitamin A as a dietary supplement. Too much can have an adverse effect on your body. It’s best to stick to food sources.
 
Vitamin B5 will help to restore dry hair to a healthy, shiny appearance. It also stimulates the growth and repair of your hair. Snack on nuts in moderation throughout the day and eat eggs, brown rice and liver.
 
And, of course, a great hair helper is protein as well as healthy fats like olive oil and avocado. Feeding your hair a good diet makes your appearance and our job so much easier!
 
Source: www.livestrong.com
 
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30May
“What Can I Do About My Thinning Hair?”

“What Can I Do About My Thinning Hair?”

 “What Can I Do About My Thinning Hair?” By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
 
Thinning hair has many causes including side effects of certain medications, illness, stress, over use of cosmetic hair products, and improper hair care.
 
But the common thread through any of these possibilities is always nutrition. Once you consult a dermatologist to find out what is causing your thinning hair, then it only requires a small amount of effort on your part to correct it.
 
Healthy hair starts in the kitchen! Make sure you get plenty of omega 3 fatty acids to strengthen and promote hair growth. Fish such as salmon, sardines, cod and mackerel are excellent sources, as well as flax seed.
 
Healthy hair needs GLA, gamma linoliec acid, to strengthen the hair shaft and keep it thick. Black current oil in capsule form contains plenty of GLA, and it’s widely available.
 
Another excellent source is coconut oil. Just massage it on your scalp during the week to help combat thinning hair. Taking care of your hair, just like your health, is a commitment. One that pays you back daily!
 
Source: www.dailyglow.com
 
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29Sep
What Does It Mean When Your Hair Texture Suddenly Changes?

What Does It Mean When Your Hair Texture Suddenly Changes?

Hair does change texture gradually throughout life. Scientists don’t really understand why.

Hair that abruptly grows finer or more brittle could signal hypothyroidism, especially if it’s accompanied by other symptoms. Time to see your doctor!

Scientists do know that hormones have a major effect on hair texture; they are your body’s regulator.

What you eat can also cause your hair texture to change, especially if it’s a sudden shift in diet. Eating foods high in vitamin E and omega fatty acids creates smooth, shiny hair.

On the other hand, a diet low in nutrients, (think fast food) and high in alcohol consumption, causes hair to feel dry and coarse. The reason is simple. Like any other organ in the body, hair needs sufficient nutrition to be healthy.

We can help with the right products and salon treatments to deeply hydrate and nourish your hair. Most importantly, though, find the underlying cause. Our expertise and products will support you as your hair returns to its natural beauty!

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28Apr

Anti-Aging Treatments For Your Hair

posted by Lissa Logan

Wrinkles…sagging…and large pores, oh my! Yes, every woman worth her salt frets over skin. And no wonder. Your skin broadcasts to the world to very important facts: how old you are and how old you look.

But have you travelled a little higher up on your head lately? The condition of your hair can either add years or defy them. Board certified hair restoration physician, Alan Bauman, M.D., agrees.

Dr. Bauman says there are three behaviors that can change to make your hair look younger and healthier.

Here they are:

1. Poor nutrition — Step away from the candy dish right now! Junk food does nothing to properly feed your hair or your skin. Add salmon, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acid, dark green vegetables, and nuts, a good source of zinc, for healthy, shiny hair.

2. Overwashing your hair — Overwashing strips your hair of oils, contributing to dryness and split ends. Seriously, you don’t have to have squeaky clean hair every single day.

3. Too many ponytails/hair extensions — Both of these are good in moderation, but too much of a good thing can lead to hair damage! For hair extensions, let your stylist be your guide. She won’t steer you wrong. For ponytails, yes, they are easy, just not 4-5 times a week.

There’s no point in having young looking skin if your hair is dry and frizzy! To balance the effects of everyday styling, we recommend using a hair oil and a deep conditioning treatment weekly.

Exercise, sensible eating, and great care of your hair will keep you looking and feeling younger. Who doesn’t want that?

Source: www.glamour.com

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8Feb
4 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate On Valentine’s Day

4 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate On Valentine’s Day

What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? This year, forget about the guilt!

Dark chocolate has been proven to have extraordinary health benefits.

Just look at them:

  1. Good for your heart
  2. Good for your brain
  3. Helps control blood sugar
  4. Full of antioxidants
  5. Lowers risk of getting cavities
  6. High in vitamins and minerals

Just remember, though, everything in moderation, including chocolate!

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3Jun

Top 10 Foods For Healthy Hair

posted by Lissa Logan
Top 10 Foods For Healthy Hair

Top 10 Foods For Healthy Hair

Salmon for Shine
Fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Your body can’t make these healthy fats, so you have to get them from food or supplements. They help protect you from disease, but your body also needs them to grow hair and keep it shiny and full.

Grow With Greek Yogurt
It’s packed with protein, the building block of your locks. Greek yogurt also has an ingredient that helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth. It’s called vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid) and may even help against hair thinning and loss. You may recognize pantothenic acid as an ingredient on your hair and skincare product labels.

Spinach to Battle Brittle Hair
Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, spinach is full of amazing nutrients. It has tons of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. These work together for a healthy scalp and mane. They keep your hair moisturized so it doesn’t break. Want to mix it up a little? Kale is another great green choice.

Guava to Prevent Breakage
This tropical fruit brims with vitamin C. It protects your hair from breaking. One cup of guava has 377 milligrams of vitamin C. That’s more than four times the minimum daily recommended amount. Bonus!

Iron-Fortified Cereal to Prevent Loss
Getting too little iron can lead to hair loss. But you can find this important nutrient in fortified cereal, grains, and pastas, and in soybeans and lentils. Beef, especially organ meats like liver, have lots of it. Shellfish and dark leafy greens do too.

Lean Poultry for Thickness
When you don’t get enough protein, hair growth “rests.” Since it stops and older hairs fall out, you can have hair loss. To get protein from meat, pick lean options like chicken or turkey, which have less saturated fat than sources like beef and pork.

Sweet Potatoes to Fight Dull Locks
Have dry hair that’s lost its shine? Sweet potatoes are filled with a good-for-you antioxidant called beta carotene. Your body turns beta carotene into vitamin A. That helps protect against dry, dull hair. It also encourages the glands in your scalp to make an oily fluid called sebum that keeps hair from drying out. You can also find beta carotene in other orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.

Cinnamon for Circulation
Sprinkle this spice on your oatmeal, toast, and in your coffee. It helps with blood flow, also called circulation. That’s what brings oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles.

Eggs for Growth
Your protein and iron bases are covered when you eat eggs. They’re rich in a B vitamin called biotin that helps hair grow. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Biotin also helps strengthen brittle fingernails.

Oysters for Fullness
These are rich in zinc. When you don’t have enough of this mineral in your diet, you can have hair loss — even in your eyelashes. Cells that build hair rely on zinc to help them work their hardest. You can also find this mineral in beef, crab, lobster, and fortified cereal.

Source: webmd.com

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18Feb
What Your Scalp Needs For Beautiful Hair

What Your Scalp Needs For Beautiful Hair

Your scalp is one of the most overlooked sources for getting gorgeous hair. Why? Because if your scalp’s not happy, your hair won’t be happy either!

Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp has its own set of nutritional requirements. If it doesn’t get what it needs, you will have problems with your hair! Dryness and hair shedding are just two of the problems you can face with this under treated problem.

That’s why it’s so important to take an “inside out” approach to having beautiful, healthy hair.

Omega 3’s are part of the hair shaft and hair shaft cell membranes. Hair needs this food to perform at the top of their game. When consumed daily, omega 3’s promote circulation to the scalp, increasing hair shine, elasticity, and strength.

In the salon, we make sure our topical applications include omega 3 fatty acids. This helps to maintain a hydrated scalp and to makes hair resilient to daily damage caused by weather and heating tools.

You do the “inside work” and watch as your hair gradually improves. It’s such a simple step that returns huge benefits!

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25Sep
Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair  By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120

Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair
By Hair Salon Bowral
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Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120

No matter how many times you go to your salon to get your hair looking fabulous, you also need to take care of it from the inside out.

Diet is an important factor to getting healthy hair. Because what you eat can either work magic or wreak havoc on your precious locks.

We all know that fast food can cause hair damage due to the junk you’re ingesting. But what foods will work wonders on your hair?

Hair is more than 90% protein, so make sure you eat plenty of it. Your hair loves vitamin A, too, so get a lot of fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe, apricots, squash, sweet potatoes and carrots.

And like mom said, eat your broccoli! B vitamins help promote hair growth and prevent hair loss and breakage. So include beans, sunflower seeds, peas, nuts and leafy green vegetables into your diet.

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5May
What To Do When Your Hair Starts Thinning

What To Do When Your Hair Starts Thinning

What To Do When Your Hair Starts Thinning By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
 
Thinning hair can be caused by several things:
 
– side effects of certain medications
 
– illness
 
– stress
 
– over use of cosmetic hair products
 
– improper hair care.
 
But the common thread through all of these is nutrition. After you’ve consulted a dermatologist for the cause of your thinning hair, it requires just a small amount of effort from you to correct it.
 
The kitchen is the place where healthy hair begins. Eat plenty of foods with omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, salmon, shrimp and cauliflower to name a few. They strengthen and promote hair growth.
 
Healthy hair also needs GLA, which stands for Gamma Linolenic Acid. It strengthens the hair shaft and keeps it thick.
 
A good source is black currant oil. They come in capsule form and contain plenty of GLA, and it’s widely available. Another excellent source is coconut oil. Just massage it on your scalp during the week to help combat thinning hair.
 
Taking care of your hair, just like your health, is a commitment. One that pays you back daily!
 
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