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How to Keep Men's Hair Healthy

by
author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
How to Keep Men's Hair Healthy
A man looking at his hair in the mirror. Photo Credit Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images

Keeping your hair healthy can help prevent certain conditions. Unhealthy hair can lead to thinning, balding and dryness. Making lifestyle changes can keep your hair healthy and lessen the likelihood that these conditions occur. You’ll need to do more for your hair than simply wash and comb it to keep it healthy. If you do start to notice thinning hair, make an appointment with your doctor.

Step 1

Make time to exercise. Physical activity improves the blood supply to the head and can keep the hair healthy. Aim to work out at least three to five times per week for 30 minutes or more. Include both aerobic exercise and strength training into your routine.

Step 2

Treat any hair conditions that you may have. If you develop a problem, like lice or dandruff, make sure you treat the condition right away to avoid hair growth problems. Use over-the-counter dandruff shampoos or topical solutions to cure lice.

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Step 3

Keep your hair well hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, at least six to eight glasses. Consider a 250mg daily supplement of flaxseed oil to add moisture to your mane.

Step 4

Add protein to your hair. Once a week, beat an egg and mix it with a small amount of shampoo. Wash the substance into your hair and rinse thoroughly. The protein in the egg can keep your hair healthy and strong.

Step 5

Eat a balanced diet. Proper nutrition is an essential part of keeping a man’s hair healthy. Make sure you eat a diet rich in iron, protein, zinc and vitamin C. Foods high in these nutrients include broccoli, kale, strawberries, oranges, nuts, oysters, turkey, chicken, lean cuts of red meat and dairy products.

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