How Damage Contributes To Hair Loss
Hair breakage is a common problem that causes hair to appear thin and lifeless. If you have experienced problems with this type of hair loss, you’re in luck! In this article, we will present some great tips to help you deal with hair loss caused by breakage.
It may take a few months, but most of the time hair that tends to break can be repaired and regenerated with proper care. The first thing you should do is relax and take a measured and sensible approach. Trying one product after another in a frenzied attempt to repair your hair will only raise your stress level and damage your hair more. Investing your time and money in a relaxing trip to a stylist to get the very best, low maintenance cut to flatter your hair type will do a lot more to address breakage than performing a hair care marathon.
Harsh hair treatments often cause hair breakage. Read the ingredients on your shampoos and conditioners. If you see a lot of chemicals, throw them out and opt for simpler, more natural products. If you have been in the habit of getting a permanent, straightening or coloring your hair, examine your options. These treatments are notoriously bad for hair. If you must color your hair, look into natural coloring methods such as henna. Also be aware that you can enhance the color of blond hair with a chamomile tea rinse. Brown or black hair can be enhanced with a black tea rinse and given interesting reddish highlights with an orange pekoe tea rinse.
Brush your hair thoroughly before washing. Avoid combing and/or brushing your hair while it is wet. Try washing and conditioning your hair by simply pouring hair product mixed with warm water over the hair and then stroking it through with your fingers. Only scrub your scalp, and do that gently. Rinse thoroughly and wrap your head in a towel to blot off excess moisture. Allow your hair to dry naturally and do not brush or comb it until it is completely dry. Once your hair is dry, finger comb it first to get any big tangles out. Follow this up with a wide-toothed comb and then a brush. Don’t brush your hair excessively as this can cause breakage.
Avoid all hot, harsh treatments such as blow drying, heated curlers, curling irons, etc. Just let your hair air dry. If you need to hurry a bit, you can sit in front of a fan on low or sit in the sun for a while if it’s a pleasant day. Of course, you don’t want to overdo this as the sun’s rays can be punishing; however, ten or fifteen minutes of moderate sun a day can be beneficial to your overall health. Avoid the hottest and most dangerous times of day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Be sure to take care of yourself in a way that will promote healthy hair. Get plenty of sleep and moderate exercise. Eat well being sure to include omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil or flax seed oil. Get plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, lean protein sources and pure, filtered water. Take a good multi-vitamin containing ample amounts of biotin and folic acid for healthy hair, skin and nails.
When you exercise patience, treat your hair gently and naturally, handle your hair with care when wet and take good care of your entire body, you will soon see a lovely improvement in the condition of your hair. Follow the tips presented here for strong, beautiful hair.