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December 18, 2019


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How to get fabulous hair for Christmas - Eva Proudman


Oh the weather outside is frightful, but your hair is so delightful. Check out these tips from top trichologist, Eva Proudman, for gorgeous holiday hair.

December 18, 2019


Top Trichologist On How To Get Healthy, Gorgeous Hair For Christmas

December 18, 2019


December is here, the tree is up, the lights are twinkling, and we are all feeling festive. Here are my top tips to keep your hair looking glossy and gorgeous through the festive season — and don’t forget your scalp health as well.

Top tips for how to get fabulous hair for Christmas

As winter really starts to set in and icy temperatures, rain and blustery winds emerge, it will start to wreak havoc on your hair.  Combine the elements with dry central heating indoors and it can really dehydrate the scalp and the hair.

Choose good hair care products like shampoos that are sulphate free. They are generally less harsh on the hair. Also use a conditioner to keep hair moisturised.  Look for ingredients like soy protein, panthenol and glycerine, as these all attract moisture into the hair, which will give it that secret shine and softness that we all crave.

Absolute Collagen can support your hair care regime. The key ingredients in each sachet are:

Arginine: This helps to improve blood supply to the roots of the hair and encourages the follicle to be active, causing the hair to grow.

Histidine: This helps with improving the overall strength of the hair, preventing breakage and stress.

Methionine: This helps the body to manufacture keratin, the main structure of the hair shaft and is key in adding smoothness and shine to the hair.

Healthy festive hair - Absolute Collagen

Festive hair styling - the do's and don'ts of holiday hair

We all want festive fabulous hair but remember to dial down the heat and always use a heat protector spray. This will help to avoid damage from over styling and is key to maintaining healthy shiny hair.

Also, if you use a lot of product, make sure to thoroughly clean your hair afterwards to avoid build up. A hair mask or scrub can help with this.

What to eat for healthy hair this Christmas

Diet is essential to super healthy hair. Make sure that you are eating foods rich in natural oils, minerals and vitamins to give your body everything it needs to keep your hair looking super healthy and to support your general wellbeing, too.  

Try to include foods with plenty of Vitamin C, A and E, as well as iron and selenium, all found in a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, nuts and cereals.  This will help to boost your immune system and repair damage that can occur to your hair.

Absolute Collagen is such a quick and easy complete protein source that can really help you to achieve your daily intake of protein. In turn, this helps your hair and scalp as well as your skin and nails, too.  The key amino acids in Absolute Collagen that really help are:

Lysine: This aids in the absorption of iron which can be a major cause of excessive hair shedding. It also increases the efficiency of DHT blockers in the body. DHT is a major factor in male pattern hair loss. 

Phenylalanine: This can help to ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression, something many people suffer from at this festive time of year.

Tyrosine: This helps our body to have an effective metabolism. It supports normal function of the adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands, all of which have an impact on hair growth. Tyrosine is also good for treating anxiety and depression.

I always talk to my patients who have a low protein diet about the benefits of supplementing with Absolute Collagen. This amazing supplement really does support healthy hair and scalp and won’t affect your calorie intake, especially when we are all keen to get into our party outfits. 

Healthy festive hair for Christmas - Eva Proudman for Absolute Collagen

Lifestyle tips for healthy Christmas hair

This time of year is full of great food, festive celebrations with friends and a general overindulgence in food and drink.

Alcohol can cause free radical damage to the hair and scalp; it can leave the scalp dehydrated and make the hair dry and brittle.  If you suffer from eczema it can also make a flaky and itchy scalp more prone to flare up.

To make sure that your seasonal festivities don’t impact on your hair and scalp eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep.

Absolute Collagen is a fantastic supplement to support your diet and the benefits of it on the hair and scalp will be really noticed at this time of year especially.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that my blogs help you to achieve healthier, glossier hair! I am really looking forward to the New Year and to more great hair and scalp results supported by Absolute Collagen.

As always, I love to hear from you if you have any questions on any hair or scalp related topic please email me at eva@absolutecollagen.com.

Merry Christmans and Happy New Year!