When you scroll through your Instagram or Facebook, either to pass time or find some inspiration, chances are you’ll come across beauty advertisements that feature models with healthy, shiny-looking hair.
You’ll then look into the mirror to inspect your hair’s condition to see dry, frizzy hair – a total opposite of healthy, shiny hair. Like most Singaporeans, having dry, frizzy hair is common, given the island’s temperate and humid weather.
Regardless of your hair care routine during the past year at home, you’ve been trying to restore your hair’s condition. But instead of giving you the results you want; your hair ends up in a worse state than it was before.
This calls for a cause for concern if you continue down that path. Luckily, there are ways for you to achieve healthy, shiny hair despite living in an environment that isn’t helpful for your hair.
In this article, we explore the importance of having healthy hair as well as tips to achieve healthier, shinier hair in Singapore.
Importance of Healthy Hair
For many people, the health of their hair is less of a priority than their overall health. Their hair care routine is straightforward – use the shampoo to wash their hair, condition it for extra softness, and perhaps a hair mask to achieve salon-like hair. After that, let the hair air-dry or use a blow-dryer to remove excess water. Sounds simple, right?
Meanwhile, others take their hair health more seriously, especially those experiencing hair loss because it can appear in many ways, depending on what’s causing it. Sometimes, hair loss can appear suddenly or gradually and affect just the scalp or whole body.
You see, the hair structure is complex and has its own anatomy. At the base of the hair, there are cells that work to sustain growth, strength, and shine. Hence, the hair you see is often a reflection of your body’s health and overall well-being.
Besides, your hair has a cultural and social significance, which is why many people who suffer from hair loss experience shame and discomfort with their appearances. Regardless of what we know about hair and its biological variations, humans typically favour attributes that suggest better health.
Things that your hair indicate about your health
As we pointed out earlier, we humans typically favour attributes that suggest better health. More so, when it comes to our hair as it’s the most visible part of our body. Here are some things that your hair can indicate about your health:
- Grey hair can indicate prolonged stress
- Brittle hair can be a sign of Cushing’s syndrome
- Thinning hair can indicate thyroid disease
- Shedding hair can be a sign of anaemia
- Hair loss can indicate protein deficiency
- White or yellow flakes can be a sign of chronic scalp condition
- Damaged hair can mask other health problem
Now that you’ve learned about the importance of having healthy hair and how it can tattle about your health, it’s time for us to share some of the tips for you to achieve healthy hair.
Tips to Achieve Healthy Hair
Consume more protein
The hair is made up of keratin, a structural protein that helps strengthen the hair to prevent breakage, heat damage, and frizz. As the hair is considered a non-essential tissue, the body doesn’t send protein to the hair follicles first. But when you consume enough protein, the body can distribute it everywhere it’s needed, including the hair. Good sources of protein include lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and low-fat dairy products.
Wash your hair daily
In Singapore’s hot and humid climate it is recommended to wash your hair daily contrary to what some recommend that you wash your hair only 2-3 times a week. It is also essential to use the right shampoo that not only cleans the hair but the scalp as well. In our climate, it’s easy for oil, grim and dirt to build up on the scalp due to perspiration and environmental pollutants which can result in premature loss of hair.
Increase intake of Good Nutrition for Hair Growth
It is important to maintain a healthy and well balance diet to ensure healthy hair growth.
Some ingredients have been found especially useful for healthy hair growth.
Known to fight depression, lower inflammation, and reduce markers of heart disease, increasing your intake of omega-3s can stimulate your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. A 2015 study showed that regular supplementation of omega-3 for 6 months resulted in thicker hair, thus minimising hair loss. Good sources of omega-3 include cereal, salad, yoghurt, cottage cheese, and flaxseed.
If you prefer a simple pill that contains the essential ingredients for hair growth, check out Viviscal™ PRO hair growth supplement which is available exclusively at selected clinics in Singapore. The effectiveness of Viviscal™ PRO hair growth supplement is backed by numerous clinical trials and 25 years of continuous research and development.
Viviscal™ PRO is a 100% drug-free supplement for anyone who wants thicker, fuller and more beautiful hair. Viviscal™ PRO hair growth supplement nourishes hair that is prone to breakage and shedding because of heat styling, coloring, extensions and overstyling by nourishing hair follicles from the inside out with the proprietary AminoMar C™ marine complex, plus a blend of vital nutrients – including Biotin, Vitamin C and Apple Extract Powder (Procyanidin B-2) – that nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth from within.
Use the right shampoo
With a plethora of hair shampoos available in the market, it’s easy to be tricked by the many advertisements showing healthy, shiny hair. However, that’s not always the case because everyone has different hair types. Look for a shampoo that’s right for your hair type and hair condition. Do read your labels as some over the counter may shampoos contain ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) or artificial fragrances. For those who do not have hair or scalp problems, you may initial not notice any issues when you use such shampoos but for those who are already struggling with hair loss issues, using these shampoo will result in further aggravation of your hair loss condition.
Minimise use of hot styling tools
Intense heat is often the number one cause of dry, damaged hair. If you often use blow-dryers, try to use the cold air setting to blow your hair. It may take longer to blow-dry your hair, but it’s less damaging to the hair. You can also opt for heatless curls by washing your hair the night before, leaving it to air-dry for a short while and braiding them afterwards.
With these tips to achieving healthy hair, you can restore your unhealthy hair to its former glory. If you leave your hair as it is, chances are that you’ll end up with dry, damaged hair. Additionally, this can lead to hair loss, potentially affecting your chances of hair treatment.
Fortunately, you can get your confidence back with Eeva’s Home Use Haircare products that uses Korean BioSignal Therapy to defends against hair loss or the in-clinic Eeva’s Cell Bio-Signal Cytokine Nano-RF Hair Regrowth Treatment. Our hair treatment protocol involves using Bio-Signalling Technology from Korea in synergy with Israeli transdermal technology to provide a game-changing way to restore the hair follicles at the cellular level.
With a collective experience of more than 40 years in the medical and aesthetic field, our doctors are always on the lookout for innovative, creative protocols in treating hair loss. Consult our doctors at Eeva Medical Clinic to know more about the available treatments.