Hair is often the first thing we notice when we meet someone. It is an important expression of who we are. It also serves a valuable biological purpose; keeping your head warm and helping to regulate body temperature. But since environmental factors can affect our hair over time, it is important to learn healthy ways to protect our crowning glory.
Bad Hair Days
Exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on your hair. In the winter, dryness occurs when the protective outer layer, known as the cuticle, lifts and allows valuable moisture within the hair shaft to evaporate. Sun exposure can also be harmful, damaging your hair's natural protective film, making it appear dry, dull and brittle. The sun's ultra violet light chemically breaks down and weakens the keratin proteins, which are the building blocks of our hair.
Easy Hair Care
A healthy lifestyle means healthier hair. Drinking enough water and getting frequent scalp massages are just some of the simple ways to keep your hair silky and shiny. But the real secret comes from within, as any nutritional deficiencies can lead to adverse effects on your hair. Diet profoundly affects the health of not only internal systems and organs, but external ones as well.
Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex is a great way to obtain vitamins and minerals. It contains over 20 essential nutrients such as Zinc and vitamins B and C, which the body uses in building hair. It also includes Iron and Beta-Carotene, an essential nutrient for hair growth.* Herbalifeline®, Tri-Shield®, and Core Complex all contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to the shiny luster on hair. These essential fatty acids help to condition and lubricate the hair.
Lastly, remember to wash your hair with a healthy shampoo and conditioner. Herbalife Herbal Aloe Shampoo can help to rehydrate your hair and Herbal Aloe Conditioner protects your hair and keeps it supple.
Dr. Gratton also serves as vice president, worldwide product marketing at Herbalife.