One of the toughest transitions hair can go through is the change of season. As we run out of the winter months and into warmer days (especially for you folks in cold climate areas of the US), sometimes we forget about our beloved tresses. There are fundamental steps you need to take to maximize your hair health and the Spring equinox is always a good reminder to give your hair a good checkup.
Healthy hair (like most things) starts from within. One of the most important things you can do to not only improve your hair, but your skin and well-being is to hydrate. Eight 8 oz. glasses at minimum per day, will not only re-hydrate your dried out skin and give you a suppler glow, but will help to hydrate your static ridden tresses and help tame those broken fly-aways.
Take your vitamins! We all know Biotin is a known supplement to help hair stay strong and healthy. But did you know there are 4 other heavy hitters that can also assist in your hair health? Vitamin A, B5, E and Inositol can assist in common hair complaints (such as lack luster appearance, grays, hair loss and more). Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements to be sure they mix well with other medications you might be taking.
Mask yourself in the bath. Turn on a relaxing Pandora channel and enjoy your tub with a hair mask on after you shampoo. As you luxuriate in a sea of lavender bubbles, let the deep penetrating action of a conditioning mask heal your ends and rejuvenate your locks. When done weekly and in conjunction with a lightweight shine products (like SOTAH Oil/Crème Therapy), you will soon see a shinier, healthier you blossom (along with the flowers outside). Healthier hair will also make your hair extensions and hairstyles look their best.
Be cognitive of the chemicals you have put in your hair and observe a reasonable schedule of treatments. Even the sun burns if you get too much; the same goes for dying and processing your hair. Though sometimes the occasion might call for it, try your best to wait a few weeks in between harsh chemical treatments, like dying, bleaching, Keratin straightening and relaxers etc. Using the proper products will not only extend the life of your treatments and color, but will keep your hair health in check.
Janet Zeitoun, Founder of SOTAH