With the Rio Olympics underway we’re glued to the coverage and in awe of the athletic prowess on display. No matter their country of origin or the sport they represent, Olympic athletes have one thing in common: they take exceptional care of themselves. These athletes have trained all their lives to be the best they can be and to display their talent on a world stage. And for those with aging and thinning hair, Olympian-like discipline is often necessary so your hair can stay healthy and look its best every day. That means taking care of it properly with a regimen that incorporates our recommendations.
Stay In Top-Notch Condition
Olympic athletes work out relentlessly. They challenge their bodies to extremes every day. Our hair also gets a workout from the moment we wake until we hit the hay. It’s washed and dried, curled and straightened, gelled and sprayed, exposed to all kinds of elements from sunlight to free radicals, pulled back and pinned up, on and on and on. All that activity requires a lot of TLC; from the proper way to shampoo and dialing down the amount of heat styling tools, to frequent conditioning with Renessence Follicle Forever Thickening Conditioner, a lightweight formula that restores volume, shine and manageability.
Maintain A Healthy Diet
Can you imagine a serious Olympic competitor scarfing down a Big Mac and fries, and washing it down with an extra large soda on a regular basis? No way, and neither should you. Nutrition is not only important for our bodies but also the condition of our hair. Limit your intake of butter, whole milk, cheese and red meat, all of which contribute to high cholesterol that spikes DHT (Dihydrotestosterone, a derivative of the male hormone testosterone and a primary culprit of hair loss in both men and women) levels in the body.
The good news? There are plenty of yummy items, from oatmeal and peanut butter, to chicken and grilled salmon, that are the best foods to eat for healthy hair.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Regular, uninterrupted nightly sleep is critically important for Olympic athletes – as it is for all of us – and is akin to giving our hair serious down time. Here’s a nightly checklist to maximize hair health as you sleep:
- Apply Renessence Follicle Forever Renewal Serum – Its no mess, non-drip formula promotes hair health and renewal at the molecular level with a proprietary blend of ingredients that stimulates follicle stem cells to decrease hair loss and maintain a healthy scalp. In layman’s terms, it’s perfect for healing damaged hair. The results: resurrection and maintenance of hair growth and overall hair health.
- Brush your hair – One of the easiest and best things to do for your hair before bedtime is to brush it. We recommend a brush with natural bristles – our favorite is Mason-Pearson. Brush from roots to ends for several minutes, gently releasing any tangles. These strokes help move the scalp’s beneficial natural oils through the hair.
- Invest in a satin pillowcase – A cotton pillowcase’s roughness creates friction between your hair and the surface of the pillow, which can lead to hair breakage. On a satin pillowcase hair easily slides across the pillow and is far less likely to get damaged.
Enjoy the Olympics and be sure to take our recommendations to heart to be awarded with gold medal hair! Save 20% and receive free shipping when you shop Renessence products during our Hair Renewal Sale with promo code REN20 at checkout, now through Sunday, August 21.