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Hair guru reveals 5 rules for healthy, shiny hair

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Would you like to have healthy, shiny hair in 5 steps? It’s Your Lucky Day – Hair Loss Specialist, Dietitian and Best Selling Author Simone Thomas shares their expertise

Our scalp is an extension of our face, so it’s pretty important that we take good care of it, just like we do with a daily skin care routine.

We’ll easily spend £ 80 to £ 150 on face products and makeup, but how often do we actually indulge in professional hair and scalp products?

Or how often do we invest in additions specially designed and developed to protect the health of your hair and scalp?

healthy shiny hair scalp

If you want to keep your hair as shiny and healthy as possible, here are some simple lifestyle changes that can make all the difference to the health of your hair and scalp.

Here are five tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life …

Rule # 1 hydrate

Yes, it’s nothing new, but water (filtered or from a glass bottle) is so important in finding healthy skin, scalp, and hair. It helps replenish skin tissue, follicles, and the actual hair growth.

Water is fuel for the body – think of your body as a finely tuned car that won’t start or run the way you need it to without the right fuel or oil.

In addition, water moisturizes your body, organs and circulatory system and is an important source of minerals that are important for healthy hair growth.

Make sure you drink at least two liters a day and your hair is shining and your complexion is glowing.

Hairdresser's Guide to Healthy, Shiny Hair Stay hydrated woman drinking water

Rule # 2 shooters

Nothing feels better on our skin and body than the sun – but it is also the cause of 90 percent of wrinkles, as well as scalp burns and hair follicle damage.

Choose a hair care range that not only protects against hot styling tools, but also against UVA rays (which make us age) and UVB rays (which are responsible for skin cancer).

Skin and hair protection should be just as important as brushing your teeth every day!

For my hair I use Davines SU hair milk and for my face I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF 50 all year round.

Rule # 3 Relax

Easier said than done right? But not only is stress bad news for overall skin health and hair growth, it also messes up your hormones, which can lead to breakouts and disrupted hair growth cycles for long periods of time).

Lack of sleep is also bad news when it comes to hair and skin health. Our bodies, hair, and skin rejuvenate themselves at night, so aim for at least eight hours of rest.

Our bodies, hair and skin rejuvenate at night

There is nothing more inviting than a nice hotel room with a comfortable bed, fluffy pillows and no clutter. To help you fall asleep, try making your bedroom area inviting and perfect for relaxing, sleeping, and having sex – if it’s on the menu!

For those short on time and feeling exhausted, get into the habit of spending part of your day in need (for me, it is when my boys go to bed at 7pm).

I’ll take a bitter bath or dim the lights, put on nice music, and light a few candles. It doesn’t matter what helps you relax, just make sure you do.

There are some great mindfulness apps out there that can help you get away from the pressures of everyday life, and I love pilates or a bedtime yoga app because of their meditative nature.

Hairdressing Guide for Healthy, Shiny Hair Relax in a bath

Rule # 4 Feeding

Be careful what you put into your body. It’s not rocket science – if you eat trash you likely look and feel like trash.

Your hair needs lots of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients so make sure you keep your body energized on a daily basis, but also for overall health and for it to thrive.

eat trash and you probably look and feel like trash

Aim for a rainbow assortment of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, lean protein, oily fish (salmon is great for the skin and hair), and skin-friendly snacks like Brazil nuts (high in selenium) and watermelon (high in lycopene, which is great for fighting aging) and sun damage).

For those looking to detoxify the body and improve their overall wellbeing, check out ours Super greens that are certified by the Soil Association & Vegan. Expertly formulated to support and detoxify your immune system.

Hairdresser's Guide to Healthy, Shiny Hair Eat nutritious salmon foods

Rule # 5 Boost

Topical beauty products are important, but they can only do so much.

It is also important to take care of your skin from within, and mine Skin erasers is an easy way to beautiful skin, healthy hair and a healthy scalp.

Packed with hydrolyzed marine collagen and essential vitamins, this easy-to-use powder is simply added to water for a daily shot of skin-firming goodness.

In conjunction with a balanced diet, the SkinQuencher works:

  • Contains 18 amino acids
  • Prevents hair follicle damage
  • Helps protect and strengthen hair and scalp
  • Promotes healthy and refreshed skin
  • Improve sagging skin
  • Promote and support the skin’s natural collagen production
  • Show off younger looking skin
  • Protect from harmful UV rays
  • Strengthening the immune system

Simone Thomas headshot

Simone Thomas Wellness is founded by Simone Thomas who is a leading hair loss consultant who is qualified in trichology. Simone is also a registered nutritionist and wellness professional and the founder and owner of multi-award winning hair salons and hair loss clinics in London, Bournemouth and Dorset.

Simone has built an enviable reputation for providing expert advice on all non-surgical hair loss and scalp conditions with clients across the UK and abroad.

Simone Thomas is known worldwide in the hair loss industry for diagnosing and treating various hair and scalp conditions in men, women and children and has a number of prominent clients.

Simone recently published her new book Healthy hair, happy body – a healthy life Bible that contains everything you need to know to live well, what we think is particularly relevant right now, and what people are looking for. The book has become a Amazon bestseller.

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