When it comes to how to have beautiful and healthy looking hair, little thought is given to the issue that part of having beautiful hair is having a healthy scalp.
We talked about this with the celebrity stylist Epy Joel and with the Certified Holistic Health Coach Leonella González, and both gave us very good recommendations that we must take into account when we want to show off healthy hair.
"About the health of our scalp, we must first be sure to use the right shampoo," says Epy Joel. "It is also important to be aware and consult the dermatologist if you notice any irritation or discomfort, as it may be a condition that deserves medical attention," added the stylist.
Some of the problems that can affect our scalp and that require immediate attention:
Dandruff as a consequence of seborrheic dermatitis, dryness or psoriasis
On the other hand, we must bear in mind that the products and procedures to which we expose our scalp can cause some condition in it. “Something that we should not forget is that the scalp suffers the consequences of what we do to the hair; for example, the beauty treatments and thermal tools that we frequently use to stylize hair and exposure to the sun, which causes damage if we do not take the proper precautions.
On this the expert recommended us:
Keep hair well hydrated.
- Wash it correctly with the indicated products.
- Protect it from the sun with hats or products with sun protection.
- A good diet.
- Exercise to cause good oxygenation.
- Massage it.
"One of the best ways to maintain a scalp is by eating a diet where we include the nutrients that guarantee that this part of the body receives what it needs to be healthy," said Leonella González, an expert in holistic health training. “It is very important that we follow a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is useless to spend on hair treatments if you do not monitor your diet, "added the expert.
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As the specialist explained to us, we must include in our diet foods rich in:
Vitamins: A, B, E, C.
- Minerals; such as iron, zinc, iodine, copper, magnesium.
- Healthy vegetable fats; for example, nuts, walnuts and olive oil.
- Folic acid.
About these last two, González mentioned that they are very important for the functioning of the metabolism. "You can consume them in foods such as cereals, eggs, liver, juice from oranges and vegetables (spinach).