The truth about your hair

There are many misconceptions about hair and its care. Once you know the truth, the solution to hair problems becomes logical and not a hidden secret to discover.

The most common misconception about hair is that it lives and that its condition can be “permanently” changed by the use of a newly discovered commercial beverage. The truth is that hair is just living matter at the base, under the surface of the scalp. Like the tip of a fingernail, hair is a dead material and can be cut faster and thrown away. This fact brings us to two important conclusions about how to get shiny, stronger and healthier looking hair.

Conclusion # 1:
We need to look after preventive maintenance by creating a healthy environment beneath the surface of the scalp where hair grows or is born. Since the hair in its basic form consists of 100% keratin (protein), our diet should consist of a good balance of easily digestible protein; H. Dairy products, poultry and meat. For vegans, nuts, beans and the old preparation, peanut butter, are good protein substitutes. I suspect that with the popular advent of low-carbohydrate / protein diets, we will see more hair with less frizz and slightly split ends.

How can we ensure that this high quality protein reaches the living roots of our hair? Just as we stimulate muscle growth by bringing and distributing protein-laden blood to specific parts of the body, so can our hair. This is easily accomplished by massaging your scalp once a day while shampooing and grooming your hair. Not only do you have cleaner, more carefully conditioned hair, you have also stimulated the blood supply of proteins to nourish the roots of the germinating hair. Be sure to use only your fingers in small circular movements while gently massaging your scalp. Never use your nails for this purpose as they can cause scalp abrasions that can cause infections and possibly skin diseases.

Conclusion No. 2:
Since the hair we see above, the surface of the scalp consists essentially of dead matter, how can we repair it from environmental and / or external chemical damage? First of all, we have to realize that every product we add to our hair is always a temporary solution, no matter how well it starts to solve certain hair problems. Any product that works against Frizz must be used regularly to keep it effective. Some hair care products work longer between applications, while others need to be used daily to meet challenges such as split ends.

This leads us to different misunderstandings about hair washing and hair conditioning. One of them is that a shampoo alone can improve the overall health of your hair. Whatever the exotic or expensive ingredients, the shampoo is designed to perform a unique task: cleanse the hair of excess sebum (body oils), body sweat and environmental impurities. It is a scientific contradiction that pure hair cleansing will keep them healthy once they have been released from their natural protective properties such as sebum. The longer your hair, the less likely it is that these natural hair oils with a daily shampoo reach the hairline to the hairline. This will damage the older and most delicate parts of the hair shaft with heated styling equipment and chemical processes such as stains or perms.

Therefore, the central wave does not need the same intensive daily cleansing to the end of the hair as the first few inches of hair closest to the scalp. The remedy is very simple: If you massage your scalp gently while shampooing, apply your shampoo and concentrate it in the first 2-3 cm of hair near your scalp. If you rinse the shampoo from the bottom of your hair, it will quickly move from the middle trunk to the ends of your hair, giving those areas the lighter cleaning they need.

Many people have the misconception that the daily conditioning (protection) of their hair leads to flatness or overweight. This challenge can be easily solved by knowing how to physically condition the hair and how to understand the different uses of the three main types of conditioners, i. – showers, daily and deep conditioner, includes.

The daily conditioning (protection) of all hair types, from thin hair to thick and frizzy hair, is basically the same. This is simply the opposite concept of the above presented shampoo – considering that during the daytime, the first 3cm of hair near the scalp will receive a sufficient amount of natural hair oil (sebum). , So, if you pack this area with a mouthwash or a daily rinse, it can become over-conditioned, heavy and less manageable. The solution is to apply your conditioner from the middle stem (3 inches from the scalp) to the hair ends. Then, with a wide-toothed comb and hold the ends of your hair, gently comb the conditioner from the middle to the end of the stem for even distribution, disentanglement and tightness. Upon completion, the conditioner will stay in your hair for 3 to 5 minutes to temporarily repair damaged or curly areas.

The concept of applying deep care products is the same as above, however, the treatment time in the hair should be extended up to 20 minutes to allow penetration into the inner (cortical) layer of the stem hair – only 10 minutes your hair in a wet and warm towel. Deep conditioning should be done sparingly – once a week for most hair types. A deep conditioning of the hair could have the opposite effect. Using too much protein-based deep rinse to strengthen and replenish the body can make hair dry and brittle. Too much of a deep moisturizing or oil-based conditioner can make your hair soft and lifeless.

Tips for unraveling and dropping hair:

Many people are misinformed that it is safer to unravel the hair when it is dry. It should be understood that the hair may break up to 50% of its wet length without breaking while the hair breaks in the dry state before stretching to 25% of its length. It’s best to keep a wide-toothed comb in your shower to unravel and seal split ends as described above while using a low-pH (3.5-5.5) or low-pH conditioner Use a daily conditioner.

When it comes to poorly perceived hair loss, many people become worried when they see their hair brush and shower runloading with an excessive amount of hair. I would like to reduce some of this anxiety by noting that each strand of hair has a lifespan of 2 to 7 years before a new hair grows in place and pushes it into its brush or into the shower drain. This means that everyone throws 50 to 80 hairs per day. If you have longer hair, you may have the wrong impression of losing more hair every day than the average. It should only be done if the daily delivered hair is not replaced by a new hair growth, but is the subject of a future article.

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