Strong Hair – Seven Tips for Optimal Results Strong hair for powerful women: Go ahead and get it using expert advice © Getty ImagesEverybody wants shiny, strong, voluminous and healthy hair. However, how do we get such strong and beautiful hair? Below, you find our seven best tricks for having hair that feels and looks better than ever Tip 1: The Beauty Diet Plan A healthy diet is the basis for healthy hair. Protein and vitamin B5 are tremendously important for a healthy scalp and healthy hair. You find ample amounts of the needed proteins in eggs, nuts and cheese. Vitamin B5 is for example present in unprocessed natural rice, beans and whole grains. Vitamins and minerals strengthen the hair roots. Please note: Coffee stimulates the sebum production at the hair roots, which unfortunately also leads to the increased shedding of dandruff. Nicotine and alcohol are also absent from our balanced beauty diet plan. Instead, the plan contains fruit, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables as well as milk, soy and whole grain products. Our healthy hair diet contains ample biotin, zinc, iron and folic acid. Tip 2: Condition Only as Needed Conditioners keep the dandruff layer of the scalp smooth and supple. Be sure to apply the conditioning rinses only to the dry, really stressed ends. Tip 3: A Heat Guard for Your Hair Avoid heat-damaging your hair. You should therefore keep your hair dryer in constant motion while blow-drying your hair and stay away from using attachments, which narrow the stream of heated air. Using the lower temperature settings of your hair dryer also reduces static. Hair dryers or styling tools like flat or curling irons often reach a temperature up to 200 °C [392 °F]. In damaged hair, proteins start being degraded around 140 °C [284 °F]. You should therefore remember to always use a protective spray before applying such styling devices. This regenerates the hair’s protein structure, repairs the hair surfaces, and shields the hair against damage. Tip 4: The Proper Haircut Works Wonders Does your fine limb hair create a sad frame for your face? Usually, the wrong haircut is responsible for the trouble. An appointment with a skilful and experienced hair stylist is therefore a great idea. The hair stylist will analyse the structure of your hair and knows what will work for you. This way you will get the right haircut, not just a fashionable one. With this accomplished, your new hair style needs a trimming every six weeks. However, do not permit anyone to trim your hair with a razor blade or to roughly take scissors to the ends. Split ends and damage to the scalp are often the result of such techniques. At the end of such treatment are often difficulties creating a full bouncy head of hair. Tip 5: A Good Brush is an Essential Tool The best brushes have natural (boar) or mixed bristles. Such brushes glide through hair with ease. Of course, the smooth gliding only works when the hair is no more than damp and no longer as sensitive as wet hair. A well designed brush also removes dirt particles and residual styling products from your hair while evenly distributing sebum from the hair roots to the ends. Tip 6: Hands off the Scalp If you are prone to fatty hair, you should handle your hair as little as possible. Excessively touching your hair may damage the dandruff layer, may make the scalp sensitive and it spreads dirt from your hands through the hair. Tip 7: Box of Magic Tricks Your hair will look thicker when you colour it a shade darker. Slightly frosting your hair also works because the process will bring some slight roughness to your hair and make it easier to handle. Our secret for thin hair: Use anti-dandruff shampoo. It will fill in the hair structure. Are you prone to fatty hair? Use a mild baby shampoo.