What can you do to keep hair and nails healthy? They are similar in their makeup. Both hair and nails grow from the keratinization of cells so whatever you do to keep one healthy will also help the other. Here are my top 5 tips to keep yours in the best shape possible.
Staying hydrated and eating a well-balanced diet will create strong cells. The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the more vitamins you'll get. You can also add a Biotin supplement to your diet if you're worried about hair loss.
A main cause of hair loss is stress. Exercise reduces stress and increases blood flow, which aids in cell production in both hair and nails.
Both hair and nails benefit from a good cut. Trim your hair regularly. Split ends don't just look bad, they also lead to breakage.
4. BE GENTLE
If you're growing out your hair, try to avoid chemicals or styles (blow drying, curling, backcombing) that would damage your hair.
Your nails are not tools. Don't use them to pick up, poke or pry things. Avoid nail polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde.
Use a conditioner every time you wash your hair and deep condition every month. This will return moisture to your hair as well as make the cuticle lay flat, which reduces split ends and breakage.
When you lotion your hands, rub the lotion into the cuticles and nails too. Massage all that moisture in.
How do you take care of your hair and nails? Do you have any tips for me?