In the pursuit of beautiful, healthy hair, we often seek quick fixes and temporary solutions. However, true hair wellness requires a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of common issues like hair loss and breakage. Let's delve into the NOURISH+TREAT+CARE approach to learn why it's the cycle to live by.
While life is expensive, hair health doesn’t have to be. With limited funds, you can still invest in your healthy future by committing to wholesome, nutritious foods and an active lifestyle. We will save the exercise convo for another blog, but let’s talk about food.
Throughout human history, hair has not only been a biological feature but a powerful medium of self-expression, reflecting our identities, heritage, and pride. However, the traditional haircare landscape has often magnified our differences, creating rifts and misconceptions. NU Standard seeks to challenge this status quo, aspiring to unify individuals under a shared pursuit: the universal goal of achieving healthy hair.
Our hair tells a story. It’s a tale of heritage, resilience, and personal style. Yet, in the vast narrative of beauty, some pressures and ideologies influence women to alter their natural hair to achieve impossible beauty standards, which inevitably cause unnecessary stress. These pressures are not only causing stress to our strands; they are changing the stories our hair wishes to tell.
You know how they say water is life? Well, they weren't just trying to sound poetic. In fact, science backs it up big time. So let's take a look at why water is the MVP of our well-being.
In an age where instant gratification is sought after, and the DIY hair treatment trend is on the rise (thanks to social media and countless online tutorials), the true value of professional care cannot be emphasized enough. As the lockdowns in 2020 taught us, hair care is best left to the professionals who continuously study the craft to keep hair looking and feeling its best. Disagree? Let's talk about it…
Have you ever thought about how long it takes for produce to reach your plate after it's been harvested? The truth is, by the time fruits and vegetables make it to the supermarket, they may have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value. And that is only one of many reasons why it's important to consider growing your own food.
The hair on our heads, much like nature surrounding us, also has a growing season. But each hair fiber lives its journey and experiences growth and death independent of its surrounding hair fibers. As a result, our hair-growing seasons are much harder to observe. So let’s talk about what a healthy life cycle for hair looks like.
Healthy hair comes from a healthier you, so we are more than happy to provide the tools you need to achieve your wellness goals. That’s the core of what we are all about—spreading the necessary understandings of hair maintenance for optimal hair wellness. We are setting a NU Standard for a NU and improved you.
If you're tired of hair breakage, it's important to improve the overall health of your hair by obtaining the right nutrients through your diet. Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair roots and weaken follicles. Use bond/peptide system hair products and jojoba oil to instantly lessen hair breakage. Also enjoy a daily scalp massage that can lessen hair breakage due to strengthening hair follicles which produce stronger hair strands.
At Nu Standard®, we look to hairstylists for treating and preventing damage from physical stressors like heating tools, chemical treatments, and excess friction from styling. Just as you would reach out to a primary care doctor for regular physicals to prevent health complications, we recommend regularly seeing a hairstylist to help treat and avoid damage to your hair.
When it comes to caring for your hair, the universal goal should be to prevent split ends, damage, and breakage. We recognize that process may look different for different hair textures, but for us, care means using products that help protect the hair from the environment and other physical stressors.
OK, Queens...let’s talk hydration. Are you getting enough water? And how can you tell? Our bodies are composed of 50%-70% water, and since we expel so much water through urination, perspiration, defecation, and breathing, we have to replenish whatever we lose. Hair, skin, nails, muscles, joints, organs, and bones suffer when we fail to compensate for water loss. Here are 10 reasons why drinking enough water is necessary for improving your quality of life...
Along with a healthy diet, exercise helps combat diseases, increase energy, promote better sleep, reduce stress, prevent weight gain, AND improve circulation. Your health is ultimately your hair wealth. For those who prefer a calming workout routine with less sweat (because we know how it is right after getting your hair done), yoga is your best bet.