D'FYNE Fitness Magazine Winter 2019 - Page 16

W hile we work out in order to stay healthy, we may sometimes neglect other parts of our body—like our hair. Taking care of muscles, organs, and joints may feel like the keys to healthy living, but we must not forget that our hair is also an important part of our bodies. Keeping our locks healthy can greatly affect our state of mind, because as the saying goes: when you look good, you feel good too. Health should be a full- body experience. Everyone has a unique head of hair with varying needs, and a tailored hair-care routine is important to keep your hair healthy and strong. If 16 D’FYNE - Winter 2019 your hair is getting coarser and drier or thinning with age, or perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your hair after amping up your workout regimen, here are a few tips and tricks to keep your hair in tip-top shape. Avoid harsh chemicals Chief stylist Amber Fairlie at The Manor boutique salon in Toronto says that hair care is just like skin care, so we need to switch it up as we age, or as our lifestyle changes. Most importantly, “Continue to stay away from products that contain sulfates and parabens.” This is a must for everyone to consider, because according to Keith Durante, MD, FACS, of the Ash Centre in New York, parabens are “chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to prevent bac- teria and act as a preser- vative in shampoos,” and sulfates are “cleansing and foaming agents that can be found in shampoo, which contribute to a toxic environment of the extracellular matrix which is where the hair bulbs live. They cause excessive dryness and contribute to the thinning of hair and may also cause a sensitivi- ty reaction.” Avoiding harsh and Lund BEAUTY