Friday, 6 April 2018

Do You Need To Worry About Your Hair Health?

Do you ever worry about the health of your hair? You should because while this might not seem like an important issue, it can be. Your hair is often one of the first features that people notice. If you have long, lush, thick, shiny hair, you will also have the glow of youth. That could be important if you ever feel self-conscious about your age. It might also impact your level of confidence. Your hair may impact the health of your skin. If your hair is greasy, it’s likely that you’ll experience more skin issues, particularly on your forehead. This could include both acne and dry skin.

So, while the state of your hair can’t seriously harm you, it can alter the way you look dramatically. Ultimately, this could have effects on your state of mind, knocking your confidence down a peg or two. So, let’s start by looking at some of the ways that your hair health can be effected and the best option to solve issues like this.

How Do You Damage Your Hair

There are a variety of ways that you can damage your hair. Washing it too often can be a serious issue because it will cause all the natural oils in your hair to disappear. Your hair does have natural oils that are produced through the cuticles. These keep your hair health and make sure that you have a full head of beautiful hair. You might not realize this, but the shampoo and conditioner that you are probably so fond of actually kill those oils. This means that you need replacement, artificial oils to keep the beauty of your hair and these can actually do more harm than good. Washing once or even twice a day is one of the easiest ways to damage your hair.

Both straightening and curling your hair will also damage it. You will find that by treating your hair like this, you can actually kill the cuticles. Ultimately, you may find that less hair grows because it has been burned one too many times. If you notice a burning smell when curling or straightening your hair, this is a sign that you are damaging it beyond repair. This will also make your hair dry and ensure that it does lose its natural gloss.

Even brushing your hair too often can damage it. Girls who brush their hair constantly might be worried that it seems to be coming out in clumps. Actually, though, this is quite typical, and you’ll lose on average one hundred hairs a day. If you have long hair, it might seem like a lot more than this, and you might even shed your hair quite regularly. The important detail to remember is not to brush too hard as this will impact the strength of your hair.

Finally, dying your hair is another way to damage it. While dying your hair won’t stop it from growing it can weaken it, cause it to thin and might even mean that it loses its natural colour. One of the issues with dying your hair is that it makes it very difficult to get back to the starting shade. Instead, you have to come to terms with the fact your hair will probably never be as it was.

Looking After Your Hair

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to look after your hair. For instance, you may want to think about avoiding stress in your life. It’s true what they say. Stress really will make your hair fall out at a more rapid rate and it could even cause it to turn grey. If you are starting to notice changes to your hair caused by your emotional state, try some breathing exercises. This can help you clear your mind.

You might also want to think about using hair moisturizer. The best hair moisturizer will allow you to make sure that your hair isn’t dry and frizzy. Also be careful with what shampoo or conditioner you use. Hair products like this are often thick and clog up the pores. This is what causes your hair to get greasy and can cause skin issues as well. The oils that keep your skin and your hair clear can’t get through and instead you are left with grease on both. That’s why a lot of people these days are starting to favour organic products like bamboo oil that aren’t quite as thick and don’t clog up the pores.

Do make sure that you are using heat protection as well. Sprays can ensure that your hair isn’t damaged if you do choose to use heat to straighten or curl it. Arguably, the best option is to make sure that you aren’t doing this yourself because home products push the heat in one area. Getting your hair styled by a professional allows the heat to be more generalized while still having the same effect. This is what you need to do to avoid permanent damage.

A lot of people do change their hair colour to give themselves a different style. There is, however, another way to do that naturally. Instead, you can just head out in the summer. The sun will naturally turn your hair lighter, giving you a fresh look for the season. It’s not quite as dramatic as dying your hair purple or pink, but it will ensure your hair is healthy for years. Research even shows that if you avoid dying your hair, then you are less likely to turn grey prematurely.

Finally, be careful how often you wash your hair. Again, washing your hair does wash out the natural oils. You should be aiming to wash your hair no more than once every other day. Or, if you can brave it once every three days. While this can take some getting used to, by doing this, your hair will be richer, thicker and shiner after your hair readjusts to naturally keeping itself clean.

Take this advice, and you can protect an area of your body that you probably don’t think that much about, your hair.

*This is a collaborative post*


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