Prevent Hair Loss With Good Grooming And Care
Let us look at some ways how you can prevent hair loss with good grooming and care below.
Human hair is quite strong when dry, but becomes vulnerable to breakage when it is wet. This is why many experts recommend that hair shouldn’t be combed when wet. However, it is very good to brush it when it’s dry. This stimulates blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles which keeps them healthy.
Small flakes of dead skin and sebum are loosened by brushing, which is why it’s always a good idea to give your hair a thorough brushing before you wash it. The old 100 stroke rule might be taking it too far, though — this can do more harm than good.
Shampooing and Conditioning
Moderation in the key to healthy hair, as important minerals can be stripped from your hair by too frequent washing. Some commercial shampoos also contain formaldehyde, which is toxic and potentially carcinogenic. it is commonly listed in the ingredients as Quaternium-15.
If you have a problem with dandruff, it’s important to carefully research your brand of shampoo. Some anti-dandruff shampoos contain selenium sulfide, which can lead to liver damage. Other formulations contain PVP, which is carcinogenic or the highly poisonous Creosol.
Although shampoos found at health food stores are usually preferable to the commercial ones, you will still need to carefully check the label. Some natural formulations contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can damage hair by stripping away its natural oils. Some helpful ingredients are herbs like chamomile, rosemary, vitamins, keratin etc.
Another thing to look out for in shampoo is the pH level. 5.5 is slightly acidic and perfect for your hair. Also, it’s best to avoid shampoos which are combined with conditioners, since each is meant to perform a particular function, and combining them greatly reduces their effectiveness. Profollica is the best product on the market right now for hair problems.
Pour shampoo onto your hands, rather than straight onto your head. Then gently massage your scalp without using your fingernails, which can damage your skin. It is best to shampoo using warm water, then rinse using cold water. When you’ve finished washing, use a towel to blot the hair, rather than rubbing it dry. Remember, your hair is quite weak when it is wet.
Other Hair Advice
When it comes to using colors and other chemicals, great care must be taken to avoid doing harm to your hair or skin. The hair shaft is particularly susceptible to this kind of damage, even when you are careful to follow directions. All treatments contain chemicals which can potentially damage your hair and this may even contribute to hair loss.
A less toxic solution is to use henna, or a semi-permanent dye if you are using a perm or relaxer at the same time. This will decrease potential reactions between the relaxer or perm and the ammonia contained in dyes that are more permanent. Another way to protect your hair against damage is to avoid a condition called traction alopecia; this is caused by pulling the hair tight into braids and ponytails.