Article by Gia Panno - Pennsylvania Images by Ann Panno Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Everyone wants strong, luxurious hair. Yet, only the people who have it, know what it takes to get there. Despite the time, energy and money that go into caring for your hair, results won’t always mimic the effort; and aside from costly supplements, there is really no way to make your hair grow faster. However, there are ways to make your hair healthier while you wait. The most important thing to do is to take care of your hair during the process.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. One of the most important things you can do for your hair, aside from using high quality salon products free of parabens and sulfates, is to do a scalp treatment at least once a month. Once the pores on your scalp become clogged, it causes your hair to look limp and dull, and can even result in hair loss. A regular scalp treatment will rejuvenate the scalp and unclog your hair follicles, allowing natural oils to be released.
Another important factor to keeping hair healthy, is using a heat protectant when styling. Getting regular haircuts will also help to maintain the health of your hair. Having your hair cut every 6-8 weeks will prevent split ends, and the breakage of hair up. The longer you wait to get your hair cut, the further up towards your scalp the split ends will travel. This will result in needing to get your hair cut shorter the next time.
Summertime tip: An easy tip to prevent green, damaged hair, is to wet your hair before swimming. Because your hair is porous like a sponge, it will absorb less water and chemicals when it is already wet!
Gia's article was featured in Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!