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Friday, July 20, 2012

Take a 'Healthy Hair Quiz' soon

My wife has normal hair, they are smooth, shining, buoyant, supple and convenient to maintain. She has a healthy scalp and needs to pay minimal attention to keep them that way. She can be good model for a shampoo brand because of her wonderful tresses but everything was not picture perfect from the outset. So let me take you back in time, say by 15-18 months. One fine day my wife took an online quiz to assess how healthy her scalp is. The day to day grind and continuous travel had left her little time to take care of her hair and the results proved it.


“YOUR HAIR IS SEVERLY DAMAGED”


Her face turned pale as the one personal thing that she was so proud of was given a verdict of being ‘Severely Damaged’. The suggested remedies were using best of the breed shampoo, conditioner, oil, styling products and proper hair care but one word stood out and that was ‘Changing Lifestyle’. She was already using good hair care products(that includes Dove), but here the issue was much deeper and she had to bring in couple of changes in her day to day life.  She started a journey to regain a healthy scalp and a ‘firm resolve’ stood by this aspiration... and that was the end of her hair problems!!
There were areas of improvement identified with logic behind the change and the procedure to adopt.

Eat healthy for beautiful hair
Eat healthy for beautiful hair
Regular Habits like healthy diet and good amount of rest have a great impact on the quality of hair. Hence we both decided to include more Proteins,Vitamins and Minerals in our diet. The proportion of fruits, vegetables and milk was equally increased; plenty of water, fruit juice and soups became mandatory. Coffee and Tea was cut down at home to from three times to just once a day. The weekly shopping list underwent a healthy change and aspects like nutritional value, calories, energy, vitamins became discussion point at home.

Exercise Regularly to keep fit
Exercise Regularly to keep fit
Exercises were identified as a must and the best mode for rejuvenation of the body and soul. Even the literature available on net suggests that 'Regular exercises can accelerate the circulatory system which guarantees sufficient blood supply to all the cells. Abundant blood supply helps in growth by restoration and repair of tresses.’ I proposed running as the best exercise for the body as I am an avid runner. It was tough convincing her on this count but she gave it a good try. New sport shoes, jogging tracks, cap, sunglasses were bought at the earliest opportunity and my dear wife decided to run along with me. Quite a dreadful task for her and I was wondering how long can she keep up with it. But to my surprise she slowly managed to run a good kilometer every morning. Now she needs a moderate jog for 10-15 minutes and to keep the  healthy glow on her face.


Stress free life is long life
Stress free life is long life
Stress - We are a working couple and work pressure, anxiety, stress,  demanding schedules takes a toll on our health. It was decided between us that we will not discuss office life at home and lay some ground rules while working at home. No late night slogging unless and until it can’t be done away with, short calls to discuss work with colleagues , dedicated slots for working in the weekend. Time permitting we will relax in the weekends by watching a good movie, sharing a good book or eating out light.


This entire effort took both of us a good one year to get life back on track. What started with a motive of regaining healthy hair taught us that hairs mirror our complete health. To boast of lofty, shining, lustrous and beautiful hair all you need to do is live a healthy life!!

Thanks Dove for inviting posts on this topic, I am more than happy to share with the world our story of healthy hair and healthy life !!

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