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This Summer, Get Healthy from Head to Toe

Monday
07/04/2011
Black, Other, General Hair Care
By taking care of your overall health, with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a good night's sleep, you can make sure you look and feel your best—from the roots of your strong, shiny hair, right down to the tips of your toes. Get ready for good living—and great hair.
  • • Eat Right. Experts agree that what you eat can affect your scalp and hair. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts, help keep your roots healthy and strong. Dark green vegetables, like spinach and kale, are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum, the oil that conditions and protects hair. Zinc, an essential nutrient in hair health, can be found in many foods, but the richest source is oysters—a perfect summer side dish.
  • • Clean Well—but don't overdo it. Overwashing your hair can cause your scalp to dry and flake. Try to wash and condition only when your hair needs it. When you do shampoo, use Root Awakening® Hydrate + Nourish Shampoos and Conditioners, designed to invigorate your scalp and restore essential moisture.
  • • Get Moving. Exercise is a key element in overall health. Getting your heart rate up for even 30 minutes a day has been linked to improvements in hair and skin health, and will keep you feeling energized so you can make the most of the summer season.
  • • Show Your Feet Some Love. 'Tis the Season to flaunt your feet. To keep them in sandal-worthy shape, give them the special treatment they deserve. When you can't work in a pedicure, create an at-home spa by soaking your feet in warm water and Epsom Salts in the evenings. Before bed, be sure to moisturize feet thoroughly, concentrating on hard-working heels.
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