Why Everyday Habits Are Ruining Your Healthy Hair

Young woman in her 20s to 30s thinking while working in airconditioned office

Whether you’re growing out a short hairdo or facing possible thinning hair concerns, sometimes you can’t help but wonder, how do I get healthy hair?

You feel almost guilty, while you recall your past hair habits and diet, yet, the idea of going to a professional hair care clinic for scalp treatment is intimidating.

Rainbow hair requires hair to be bleached and dyed a lot, which damages the hair follicles over time, thus causing thinning of hair.

Rainbow hair requires hair to be bleached and dyed a lot, which damages the hair follicles over time, thus causing thinning of hair.

You’re not alone. It’s difficult to admit that you have to change your lifestyle habits and eat unprocessed foods or to stop bleaching your hair often as it damages your hair follicles.

The first step to fixing your not-so-healthy hair is to believe that you can fix it, even from your home. We based our tips on the top 3 things that causes thin and damaged hair, read on to find out more.



Here’s how to get your healthy hair back:

Foods with high sugar and salt content should be eaten in moderation, as they are highly processed and hard to be absorbed into the body.

Foods with high sugar and salt content should be eaten in moderation, as they are highly processed and hard to be absorbed into the body.

1) Crash dieting

When your body don’t get the right vitamins and nutrients from your diet, it makes your hair fragile and brittle, which inevitably causes hair loss. With restrictive diets such as keto or vegan, you need to have a well-balanced diet, with foods rich in protein and irons that are good for your hair.

Poke bowl, filled with onsen egg, avocado and salmon sashimi. Foods like salmon, avocado and eggs contain omega 3 fatty acid, which helps to keep your scalp healthy and moisturised.

Poke bowl, filled with onsen egg, avocado and salmon sashimi. Foods like salmon, avocado and eggs contain omega 3 fatty acid, which helps to keep your scalp healthy and moisturised.

Aloha poke! You won’t feel bad about grabbing that second poke, because some of such nutritional foods are salmon and eggs as they are loaded with vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids that keeps your scalp healthy. Coincidentally, certain foods such as Kimchi are also packed with minerals that makes your hair glow.

Vegan salad made of olives, cous cous, tomatoes and kale. Leafy greens such as kale are great for hair, nails and skin, as it is rich in minerals and vitamins.

Vegan salad made of olives, cous cous, tomatoes and kale. Leafy greens such as kale are great for hair, nails and skin, as it is rich in minerals and vitamins.

For the green and clean options, sweet potatoes, nuts (almonds, walnuts and cashews), avocado and leafy greens (spinach and kale) also contain omega fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, which makes them food that are great for healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.

2) Changing shampoos frequently

Some shampoos add sulfates to help lather your hair better, which can clog up your pores. Opt for low-ph sulfate free shampoos to keep your hair healthy.

Some shampoos add sulfates to help lather your hair better, which can clog up your pores. Opt for low-ph sulfate free shampoos to keep your hair healthy.

It’s a hair myth that your hair will get used to the shampoo if you don’t switch it up once in a while. When you switch your shampoos frequently, your scalp and hair can get irritated, as the pH of each shampoo is different and there’s no telling if the ingredients in the shampoo are suitable for you.

Our holy grail shampoo at DuSolBeautySG’s Chanamu Tea Tree Shampoo, with a PH of 5.2 - 5.8, it’s also made in Korea.

Our holy grail shampoo at DuSolBeautySG’s Chanamu Tea Tree Shampoo, with a PH of 5.2 - 5.8, it’s also made in Korea.

Stick with your go-to shampoos or use a low pH shampoo as it is the closest to our natural pH level, which is around 5.2 - 5.8. The acidity in your scalp helps to prevent potential scalp problems, such as dandruff and hair loss.

3) Styling your hair with high heat

Tight curls on bleached hair can gradually damage your hair follicles and lead to permanent hair loss.

Tight curls on bleached hair can gradually damage your hair follicles and lead to permanent hair loss.

Is straightening your hair every morning part of your daily hair routine? That may be the reason why your hair isn’t growing. What’s happening is that your hair is splitting and breaking off from the damage caused from over processing hair.

Loose ponytail tied with a ribbon can be a chic choice to look dressed up without heat styling.

Loose ponytail tied with a ribbon can be a chic choice to look dressed up without heat styling.

When your hair follicle is consistently damaged by heat/tension/chemicals, it can cause permanent hair loss. Always use a heat protectant when styling with heat. Why not let your hair down and keep cool for some days of the week as a change of pace?

IU with long hair before she changed her hairstyle to get ready for Hotel Del Luna, Netflix’s highly anticipated drama for 2019

IU with long hair before she changed her hairstyle to get ready for Hotel Del Luna, Netflix’s highly anticipated drama for 2019

In a nutshell

Making changes to your outer appearance can be an emotional process. Be it in the office, or just going outside to shop at ION Orchard, everyone wants to be seen as the best version of themselves. Confident, attractive and ideally, with healthy hair!

Diet, shampoo and heat styling can affect your scalp and hair gradually and have long-lasting effects on your hair. The results of your hard work won’t show up overnight, or fast, within a week, but your scalp and hair will definitely thank you for keeping up with these beauty hair care tips.

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