Your hair and scalp needs proper care now and always. A sign of neglect over a period of time will show up in form of dry brittle hair, split-ends, hair fall, dandruff etc. From the moment you wake up to the time you go to sleep and even as you sleep, there are many factors that can lead to hair breakage.
Importance Of Hair
All land mammals – including humans – have hairy skins, although in us most of the hair is not immediately visible. As with other mammals, our hair characteristics are inherited directly from our parents. Your hair color and hair type were decided for you, as were the colors of your eyes and your skin.
Hair Care 1: Avoid the Sun!
Both natural sunlight and artificial ultraviolet light break down chemicals in the hair and damage its elasticity in the same way that bleaching does, though to a much lesser degree. A stylist must always examine the elasticity of a client’s hair before deciding on any chemical procedure.
Hair Care 2: Do Not Over Wash
Every once in a while, forego the routine washing by twisting your hair up into a towel or piling it into a shower cap before you step into the shower. To alleviate your concerns of how your hair will smell, look and feel without shampooing it just this once, try these tips to keep your hair vibrant and refreshed.
Hair Care 3: Why You Need Conditioners
As we have seen, most standard shampoos contain a certain amount of conditioning agents, so conditioning happens during shampooing anyway. Other preparations are applied after the shampooing is over. Which kind you choose is a matter of personal preference.
The molecules of most conditioning agents carry small positive electrical charges. As we have seen, hairs carry negative charges. The negative charges attract the positively charged molecules and these deposit on the hair, especially on areas where there is a degree of weathering. The immediate effect is that positive and negative charges cancel each other out, so reducing static electricity on the hair -and, of course, the (fly away hair) that is associated with it.
Great Hair Shines
We can recognize hair that is in good condition. It shines, it is easy to manage – it just looks good. Even though the hair shaft is technically ‘dead’, in that its cells are no longer dividing, we may describe it as ‘healthy’. So why can its properties change so much that the hair loses this ‘healthy’ appearance?
Sometimes this may be due to a medical condition such as poor nutrition: starvation or anaemia due to a lack of protein in the diet can damage the hair. In famine conditions, some people’s hair changes as it grows from black to gingery-red if they cannot get enough protein.