A Five - Day De - Stress Regime For Hair
Day Four - Arrange your life:
So much to do, so little time. Seems like this explains all of our hectic lifestyles. If you struggle to get up, iron a shirt, catch the bus and still be on time for work then you may be suffering from a new complaint - poor time management skills. And yes, it does affect the way your hair looks. How many times h ave you pulled your hair into a pony tail because you didn't have time to wash it? Or used blow-dryer on full heat to save time? all these time-saving actions will result in your hair becoming weak. If hair is porous, it will not hold the style as it normally does, due to the lack of elasticity, so the normal blow-dry will only last a very short while. Also, when the body is stressed it strengthens itself with surge of adrenaline. Too much adrenaline can harm the body by raising blood pressure, pulse rate and, over a long period, undermining the immune system. Managing time leads to less stress and pressure in our lives. Here are some tips on how to manage time:
- Do the action jobs you don't enjoy first. You will have more enthusiasm for completing the others later.
- Make quality time for your own activities. Then you will work more efficiently.
- List everything you do for one week to see what takes up most of your time.
- Learn to say No. It's the single most effective time management tool there is.
- Blow-dry hair at full speed but on a cool setting to dry quickly but more safely.
Day Five - Visit a hairdresser:
Regularly servicing your car is essential to maintaining its condition. The same attention should be applied to servicing your hair. Take a trip to the hairdressers to get rid hair of split ends. Split ends are a result of hair that is in poor condition, due to the roughened outer cuticles or often because the shaft damage is such that the cuticles have worn away altogether. The cortex simply begins to fragment at the hair tips. This also occurs when the hair is not trimmed regularly or correctly. If split ends are not trimmed, the hair will actually become shorter, as the ends break away. Here are some tips on how to prevent those dreaded split ends:
- The tips of the hair are the first to dry out so avoid over-heating the ends when blow-drying.
- Always condition hair after shampooing.
- Don't rinse away all of your conditioner - leave a small amount on the ends to continue to protect the strands.
- Don't be tempted to snip your split ends yourself. Visit the hairdresser every six weeks to prevent ends from splitting.
Tress De-stress Diet:
Here are some of the best nutrients for your hair:
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Oily fish such as salmon and tuna, flax seed oil, sesame seeds.
Vitamin B: Mushrooms, watercress and cauliflower.
Vitamin C: Watercress, oranges and tomatoes.
Vitamin E: Oysters, nuts and shrimps.