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How To Keep Your Hair Healthy And Choose The Hairstyle That Best Suits You

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 08/26/2011 | Beauty Care

This is why hair as well as skin should be looked after and nourished properly as the other parts of our body, if we want to keep up our great looks for longer.

Hair needs healthy food.

There are specific food types that will help our hair look strong and healthy. All high-protein foods will strengthen hair and prevent it from splitting. Prefer food types, such as fish, dairy products and cereals, these provide the necessary nutrients for strong and healthy hair.

Minerals are also fundamental for healthy and shiny hair, especially iron, which carries the oxygen in the blood, for the nourishment of hair follicles. You can find iron in foods, which include dark green vegetables, liver, kidneys, oats and wheat bran. Zinc is another element that strengthens hair and helps fight against hair loss. Foods rich in zinc are oysters, crabs, beef and pork.

To enhance the lustre of your natural hair colour, choose those foods that include fresh vegetables, seeds, nuts and liver for they have a high copper content.

Stimulate the scalp with massage to promote the blood flow, thus nourishing the hair follicles. Vitamin A supplements or foods that contain this ingredient will also do wonders for stimulating the skin on your scalp. Cod liver oil, liver, eggs, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, mangoes and apricots are all rich in Vitamin A.

For lustrous, shiny hair eat plenty of food types rich in Vitamins B and C, which are excellent for hair growth and health. Vitamin C can be found in food products, which include most types of vegetables and fruits, especially kiwis, strawberries, tomatoes and broccoli. You will find all the essential vitamin B types in dairy products, eggs and whole wheat bread.

In addition to these ingredients, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly, this will stimulate and improve the blood flow throughout your body, thus nourish your scalp and keep your hair healthy and strong.

Now that you have glossy and healthy hair, use it to enhance your overall appearance and improve the outline of your face.

The first step is to determine the shape of your face, then alter your hairstyle accordingly.

 Rectangular or oblong shaped faces. Try those hairstyles that are medium or short in length. Long and wispy hair on the side of your face will soften a long face, especially if you layer your hair and keep to side parts. Avoid long hair, for it will only make your face look longer; keep it above your shoulders.

Oval shaped faces. If you are one of those lucky ones, you can wear practically any hairstyle. However, keep your hair off your face, avoid heavy bangs and forward brushed styles.

Round shaped faces. Opt for full hairstyles and added height on the crown of your head. Keep your hair short and swept back from your face, preferably with a side part. This kind of hairstyle will make your face appear less rounded. Never cut your hair at chin length, or have your hair too full on the sides, this will only emphasize the fullness of your cheeks.

Square shaped faces. Short to medium length will compliment square shaped faces, especially if you add a wave in your hair. Try softening angular jaws with wispy bangs and centre parts. A high crown will elongate your face slightly, while straight hair will do just the opposite. So, keep your hair wavy if you do have straight hair and cut it either below or above the jawbone.

With the right hairstyle and a healthy lustre in your hair, you can considerably improve your overall appearance and enhance your features.