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BACK TO BASICS - TIPS ON HAIR CARE

TIPS ON HEALTHY HAIR

ASK THE HAIR EXPERT, CRYSTAL D. LEWIS

HELLO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

 

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Crystal D. Lewis and I am the Owner of I Say Yes Salon & Spa in Delanco, NJ.  I have been in the Beauty Industry for over 20 plus years.  I have worked with all types of hair and I only use natural eco-friendly products.

 

The question that I am always asked is, how can I achieve healthy hair? 

 

So I began my research …….. I read about different alcohols and chemicals that are in hair products. There are hair friendly alcohol products and non-friendly alcohol hair products. Fatty alcohol is your good alcohol, then there is basic chemistry alcohol, this is a subject I will discuss at a later time.

Back to healthy hair. To achieve healthy hair, you must begin from the inside out. What you put in your mouth, may affect your hair. For instance, most of the medication people take, tends to dry or cause hair loss: Some medications that causes hair loss or a dry scalp are:

 

High Blood Pressure medication

Cholesterol medication

Diabetes medication

Water Pills

Chemotherapy Treatments

Kidney medication

 

There are other medications that causes hair dryness and hair loss.

 

Stress is another main cause of hair loss.

 

So, the question is how can I have healthy hair while on medication and suffering from stress.

 

Let’s go back to the Basics, DRINK YOUR WATER!!!  your body is made up of 90% of water. How many of us are really putting that back into our body?  Coffee, soda, and juice are not considered water just because it is a liquid. The recommended amount is eight glasses of 8 ounces of water which equal out to 64 ounces. 

 

As we get older and our weight changes, the amount of water intake changes. You should be drinking half of your body weight. I know that this seems like a lot but it is very necessary for your body and organs to function properly. Drinking plenty of water will cause your skin to glow, with no break out and it will help your hair to grow. Not having enough water leads to dehydration, which can lead to serious health problems.

 

If you want to spruce up your water so it doesn’t take bland, drink coconut water or you can add fresh fruits to give your water a great flavor.

One of my favorite recipes for flavor water is Mint/ Lemon Water:

16oz-32oz of Purified water

1 sliced lemon

1 bunch of mints

Place in a pitcher with all the ingredients and let stand for 2-24 hours in the refrigerator, then proceed to enjoy a refreshing drink.

I always tell everyone that for hair growth we need to take a muti-vitamins or a pre-natal vitamin that can make your body, skin and hair healthy. (always consult with your physician first)

I also recommend you have regular blood work done to see if you have any vitamin deficiencies.

This concludes my advice on how to make your healthy.

 

The two main important pieces of advice is to drink plenty of water and take you vitamins

I will be sharing advice on a monthly basic about, haircare and skincare. Stay tuned! I SAY YES !

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: Please send them too “Ask Crystal the Hair Expert” at queensizemagazine@gmail.com