The right lifestyle for healthy hair

When it comes to having shiny, resistant hair, your lifestyle plays an important role. Just like it does for your figure and your skin. Here’s some advice on how to get the odds working in your favour.
“The most important thing is a balanced, varied diet. To make sure your body and your hair are as healthy as possible, you’ll need lots of iron, magnesium, protein, vitamins, etc.” To provide your body with all of these essential elements, eat lots of eggs, vegetables, fish and starch, and avoid fatty, sugary foods.
Keeping fit is great for both your figure and your hair. “Your body rids itself of toxins through sweating. And generally you also sweat through your scalp! So it’s good for your hair.” However, make sure you rinse or wash your hair with gentle shampoo after doing sport, you don’t want to leave this sweat on your scalp!
Tobacco doesn’t help your hair either. “Your scalp becomes less flexible and receives less oxygen as blood circulates less towards your roots. The result is that hair generally looks duller.”
Pollution also leaves your hair looking dull but also more likely to break. “This is why at Jean Louis David we’ve launched a product range designed to protect hair from negative urban factors and UV rays.” Protecting your hair helps it become more resistant.
“Finally, get at least 7 or 8 hours’ sleep a night. When you’re tired, your whole body suffers the consequences, including your hair. Result: hair looks dull and lifeless. After all, your hair is a reflection of your general state of health.” So make sure you avoid any unnecessary stress.
Our tip: Massaging your scalp is also a good habit to get into for healthy hair. When you’re in the shower or watching a film, rub your scalp to relax and activate your scalp’s micro circulation.
© DR © Jean Louis David

You would also like...

  • Pre-summer sun hair care programme Hair care Pre-summer sun hair care programme
    There are many factors that can cause damage to your hair: the sun, the sea, the wind, pollution, chlorine… And in the summer, the majority of these elements are acting at once. Good hair care…
  • Protect your hair from chlorine Hair care Protect your hair from chlorine
    Not all hair reacts in the same way to everyday stresses, but if there is one thing that isn’t at all beneficial for any hair type, it’s chlorine; although the effects differ from person to…
  • Massaging your scalp correctly Hair care Massaging your scalp correctly
    Massaging the scalp has many more important effects than you would imagine. As well as the relaxation benefits that it brings, scalp massage can also do your hair the world of good. So there’s no…
  • Co-washing, the solution for dry hair? Hair care Co-washing, the solution for dry hair?
    No, co-washing is not just another way of saying “2 in 1”, or a method of applying shampoo and conditioner at the same time. In fact, this term doesn’t mean at all what you think…

The expert Jean Louis David

Vanessa Giani

Head of training in Paris

Vanessa Giani