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The Secrets of Healthy Hair

As summer approaches, many people are opting to let their hair down, and who doesn’t want long, healthy locks? The team at Urban Nirvana came to the rescue with some helpful Do’s and Don’ts.

DO:

Check your vitamin levels. Pay special attention to iron and Vitamin D. A deficiency of these two nutrients can lead to breakage and frayed locks.

Opt for loose hairstyles. Tight ponytails and buns can lead to breakage (not to mention, you can tear out a lot of hair when pulling out those intricate and cemented looks). Opt for a looser style that won’t make your head and scalp hurt.

Get a better brush. Ask your stylist what brush you should be using. Brushing helps eliminate waste materials and stimulate blood capillaries. This helps blood circulation and aids in transferring nutrients from the scalp down the shaft of the hair.

Get regular trims. Getting your hair cut rids your hair of split ends and makes it look healthier.

DON’T:

Over dry. Try to let your hair air dry a bit before getting out your hairdryer (or let it totally air dry if you can). When you turn it on, go to a lower heat setting.

Use heat every day. Whenever you can get away with it (like on the weekends, for example), don’t use a flat iron or curling iron. Over time, this can damage the hair, so it’s important to give your locks a break every now and then.

Settle for discomfort at the salon. If your scalp burns at the salon, let your stylist know immediately. It’s not good to let these things sit. Likewise, if you have experienced discomfort when using boxed hair color at home, come in for a professional treatment.

This post was written with MINDBODY client Urban Nirvana, a spa and salon with 15 locations throughout South Carolina. From the first phone call or visit to the end of a reinvigorating session, Urban Nirvana's team of massage therapists, skin care therapists and client services personnel are focused on exceptional service, quality products and responsive treatments.

All images courtesy of Urban Nirvana.

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