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7 tips for vibrant hair

Having shiny, supple and healthy-looking hair is a true symbol of beauty. To keep or obtain dream hair, there is no secret, you have to take care of your hair regularly.

Indeed, many factors in daily life can cause damaged, dull, lackluster, or even brittle hair . It is therefore essential to pamper them to keep them in good health.


Why does hair become dull?

Why does hair become dull?

The outer layer of hair (called the cuticle) is made up of scales assembled together. When hair is healthy, these scales look smooth and reflect light, so they are shiny.

Whereas for dull hair, these scales are pushed aside, lose keratin and absorb light instead of reflecting it.

Causes of dull hair

Hair can become dull due to various factors such as cold, pollution, UV rays from the sun, frequent wearing of hats, frequent use of heating appliances, too aggressive brushing, stress, nutritional deficiencies or even inadequate care.

Several signs can identify dull hair, for example, the presence of knots, lengths that are dry and rough to the touch (similar to straw), split ends , or quite simply the hair no longer has any shine and of shine.

To find shiny and nourished hair, a few beauty tips should be integrated into your daily routine:

Tips for maintaining vibrant hair:

1. Rinse your hair well with cold water

A good hair rinse is very essential. Hair that still has product residue is heavier, less voluminous and has a sticky appearance. It is therefore very important to rinse them carefully to eliminate them effectively.
Water temperature also impacts hair shine. When cold, it helps tighten the scales. The hair then becomes stronger, shinier and silkier.

Pamper your hair to reveal its shine.


2. Use natural treatments to restore shine

Whether dry, damaged, lacking in hydration, oily, colored or normal, dull hair requires appropriate care to shine again.
To make your hair shine , one of the best foods to use is lemon.

Indeed, this fruit brings shine to the hair thanks to its fruit acids which help smooth the scales. The hair thus reflects more light.

It is advisable to add the juice of a lemon to a liter of cold water, and to rinse your hair with this lemon water after washing.

Vinegar (white or cider) is also effective in restoring shiny hair. Its acidity helps smooth the scales of the hair fiber.
Vinegar can be used by adding it, in the form of a few drops, to your rinse after shampooing to benefit from its virtues. Having a very acidic pH, vinegar has no impact on colored hair and therefore does not alter the color.

Finally, certain vegetable oils (coconut oil, hibiscus, broccoli) are beneficial for hydrating and giving shine to the hair. They can be used in the form of an oil bath or as a styling product.


3. Brush your hair regularly with care

Brushing your hair carefully every day is important to distribute the sebum secreted by the scalp along the lengths. This sebum acts as a sort of shield against external aggressions, while providing more shine. Brushing helps rid the hair of dust, pollution and dirt accumulated during the day.

Regarding the choice of brush, it is preferable to choose one with natural bristles (for example wild boar), because they are gentler on the scalp and hair.

4. Apply a hair mask:

A hair mask deeply nourishes and hydrates your hair, making it shinier and softer. There are many types of hair masks available, choose one that suits your hair type. You can also make your own hair mask at home with natural ingredients like coconut oil, avocado or honey. Apply the hair mask to your damp hair and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it out.

A balanced diet is essential to maintain beautiful hair.

5. Eat a healthy and balanced diet 

A healthy and balanced diet is essential for the health and appearance of hair. We must therefore encourage:

  • Fruits and vegetables for their vitamins, especially colorful ones (apricot, mango, tomato, carrot, pepper, etc.). They are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, antioxidants that help protect hair from aging and loss of shine.
  • Vegetable oils as well as fatty fish enriched with omega 3. These fatty acids help cleanse the scalp. Zinc also provides the same benefit, and helps prevent hair loss . A healthy and cleansed scalp is essential for shiny hair.
  • You should also favor foods rich in iron such as meats, tofu, lentils and even green beans. It allows oxygenation and nutrition of cells associated with healthy hair reproduction. An iron deficiency can cause hair to become dull and brittle.
  • Finally, all B vitamins are essential for healthy, shiny hair. We must therefore favor whole grains and oilseeds (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc.) which are rich in them.

6. Use a clarifying shampoo:

A clarifying shampoo removes hair product residue, pollution and water limescale that can dull your hair. It's important to use this type of shampoo sparingly because it can also strip your hair's natural oils. Use this shampoo once a month, at most every two weeks if you use a lot of styling products.

7. Protect your hair from the sun:

The sun can damage your hair and make it dull. Wear a hat or use UV protective spray when going out in the sun. You can also use a conditioner with a UV filter.

“Hair” food supplement from Délicure

In the event of a dietary deficiency, taking food supplements rich in vitamins is a very good solution for toning and strengthening the hair. They can help solve the problems of dull and brittle hair.

Discover Délicure’s Radiant Hair treatment to beautify hair!

Délicure offers a food supplement “ Hair gummies ” that is vegan, natural, sugar-free and made in France. It comes in the form of gummies enriched with vitamins (B5, B6, B9, B12, E, A and D) and minerals (zinc) which contribute to maintaining normal and shiny hair.


Watch our video on the 9 best vitamins for hair:

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