A lot of people love to bathe. For them it’s routine – they start their day with a shower. Showering give people than fresh new day feels that gets them motivated.
A lot of people abstain from washing their hair due to health reasons. But, here are some reasons why you should:
Some oils add beauty; some don’t. A lot of people consider their hair dirty because of oil. It makes the hair all clumpy and sometimes stiff.
The amount of oil your hair produces has something to with genetics, age, sex and the environment. Guess what, oil is produced more at your age of prime. At around 20’s to 30’s, expect your hair to produce more sebum than of the former years and after. It doesn’t sound convenient to how you want to look does it?
However, the good news is the sebum that’s produced by your hair is actually good for your skin. It has vitamin E that protects skin from aging and cancer.
Sweat is known to be the cause why a person looks “haggard”. This is why a lot of people often rush to the shower after a heavy workout. Sweat spreads the sebum giving your hair a different shine, and it’s not the shine you’re looking for. Naturally, your body would feel wonderfully healthy after a heavy workout, but not how you look. Although some people find it hot, do you?
Take a city with all the dust from the wind, the smoke from vehicles and the dirt. Add, your sweat under the heat of the sun, and you get a very bad hair day. This does not only affect your morale but also your ability to become more productive.
Dirt carry bacteria. When you don’t wash your hair asap, it may cause irritation to the skin. Having a longer hair makes it easy to catch more dirt. That’s why a lot of people just can’t wait to get home, turn on that playlist and get to the tub.
If you’re job involves audience or national television exposure, then you must be one of the few who apply a lot of hair products every day. Whether it’s all natural for the shine or chemically induced to capture a certain style, you would want to get that out by the end of the day.
Experts advise to not sleep with hair products on. As much as possible, rinse it back before going to bed.
Your type of hair depends on your genes. Some have curly and thin; the others get the thin and straight.
Straight and thin hairs need to be washed frequently because the oil scatters fast. Having an oily hair makes it easier for dirt, dust and pollen to stick. Contrary to that, sebum brings out that beautiful shine for the thick curls. Curls hair need more moisture to stay soft and away from frizz.
Don’t you just want to wash your hair with a lot of shampoo now? No, don’t! If you think putting a lot of shampoo will make your hair more beautiful, think again. Everything has to be in moderation.
In our next blog, we’ll be talking about many times you should shampoo your hair. Here’s a clue, it’s not every day.
Hair colouring can dramatically change the way you look. If you’re tired of your natural hair colour, consider getting highlights or go for a bold hair color you’ve never tried before like fiery red or platinum blonde.
Hair colouring treatments can be expensive though and without the proper aftercare, you could end up with dry and damaged hair. Don’t worry, though. There are ways for you to make the most out of your trip to the salon. Here are some tips for you to make your hair colouring treatment last longer:
Prep Your Hair
Get your hair ready before your scheduled hair colouring treatment by using a chelating shampoo.This particular hair product is used to remove any buildup of styling products in your scalp and hair. Use it on your hair a day or two before your hair dyeing session. Applying a deep conditioning mask weeks prior to changing your hair colour will also give your hair time to get moisturized and ready.
Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Aside from fading your hair colour, prolonged sun exposure can dry out your hair making it look dull and frizzy. Make sure you protect your hair using a hair protector with SPF when you stay outdoors for long periods of time. Consider buying a hair sunscreen with sunflower oil for extra moisturizing benefits and antioxidants. When swimming in the beach or pool, make sure to wear a swimming cap to prevent colour fading.
Minimize Heat Styling
You are gonna have to lessen the use of heat styling tools like hair blowers, curling irons and straightening irons after a hair colouring treatment. These items speed up colour fading and they could damage your hair especially if you use them right after the colouring treatment. It’s best to stay away from heat styling for the first week or so after dyeing your hair. If you must style, use a thermal protectant to prevent heat damage.
Lessen Shampooing and Washing
Regularly shampooing can fade your new colour and it could strip off the natural oils from your hair. Try to put off washing your hair for as long as you can. Salons usually advise customers to not wash their newly dyed hair for the next 24-48 hours. Another option is to look for a dry shampoo that you can use on your locks.
Install a Shower Filter
Hard water can speed up the colour fading process and they can also dry out your hair. Consider installing a shower filter to remove chlorine, minerals and other chemicals from your shower. Aside from shower filters, you should also make sure to wash your hair only with warm water and not scalding hot.
Use the Right Styling Products
There are hair styling products like hair gels, moisturizers, conditioners and shampoos made specifically for colour-treated hair. Aside from preventing colour fade, many of these products are formulated to bring out your new hair colour and keep your hair moisturized. Make sure you invest in these products so that you get the most out of your new hair colour.
Among the natural treatments of hair, oil is one of the most commonly used and effective remedy. No, it’s not the typical oil you use for cooking, but it also comes from plants.
Here are some of the oils you can easily find or already have at home that help you in your hair growing process.
This is one of the most famous oil which known to cure a lot of diseases in the hair, skin and health. When applied to hair, hits two bird with one stone thanks to omega-9 fatty acid. It stimulates the blood flow of hair follicles promoting hair growth and wellness, and also treats the scalp from itchiness and dandruff.
Notice how a lot of people include coconut in their diet? In level with castor oil, coconut oil also has a lot of health benefits, one that include medicinal. It is a good source for medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that helps prevent loss of protein in hair while growing your hair strong and shiny.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Since the published research about pumpkin seed oil causing a reverse effect in alopecia, many are applying it in their regimen. However, in 2017, another experiment was published explaining that the pumpkin seed oil does not seem to live up to its claim. Although there were alteration in facts, researchers are put in a juxtaposition that aside from its hair health benefit, maybe it can help grow more hair.
Tea Tree Oil
Its tenacity justifies its impression as it does not only help prevent/cure hair loss, but also treats scalp problems. Tea tree oil is an anti-microbial agent that removes dirt blocks from hair follicles while nourishing its roots.
Jojoba is a tree usually found in the southwestern states of the USA. It is similarly associated with sperm whale oil which has a lot of astounding properties. Discovered around 1940’s, Jejoba oil can be used for treating acne, healing wounds and preventing hair loss. It is also known to have a natural that can preserve itself for a long time without adding any preservatives.
Known as Jamba in Hindi, Taramira oil is extracted from the leaves of Eruca Sativa seeds. It is said that some 2-3 hours of massaging your hair with Taramira oil twice a week will remove dandruff, lice and stress. By removing the factors that cause irritation of the scalp and hair follicles, it also prevents your hair from becoming bald.
Peppermint is widely known to be an ingredient for candies, dishes and cures. The oil it produced did not fall short on being packed with nutrients favorable to skin and hair care. Peppermint oil has properties that cleanses your hair follicle, eases skin irritation and pushes the hair back to anagen (the growing stage of hair). Add up the cooling effect of the menthol then you have an oil that soothes and relaxes your mind.
Every household must have this healthy oil in their kitchen. While it is known to be used for healthy frying, this oil is also known for its medicinal effects. It is internationally used as a carrier ingredient for other hair products. It lowers DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is the common cause of hair loss, protects the hair from harmful dandruff and itching, and has omega-6 and 9 fatty acids that keeps the hair and scalp moisturised.
Summer is finally here! You’re probably just as ready as we are to jump into a pool or hit the beach and enjoy the water. There’s one question we need to ask, though: is your hair ready to fight off the summer damage?
Here are a 5 essential hair tips you can follow to keep your tresses shiny and healthy as you soak up some sun.
1. Get a haircut.
Your locks grow faster in the summer so it would be a good idea to get a chic but easy-to-maintain trim. A short ‘do would need less maintenance which means you’d cut your morning prep time and lessen the chances of frizz. You’d also get rid of any split ends that might’ve started to appear from the start of the summer. It should be in a style that your hair can grow out of beautifully. Anyway. if you realise later that it’s not the haircut you want, it’ll always grow back. Just don’t cut it too short, if you’re unsure.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Protect your tresses from the heat. Headgear offers the best cover but for when you can’t or when the hat can’t shield all your locks, put on leave-in conditioner before you leave the house. Choose one with SPF and apply it while your hair is still damp.
3. Use hair masks and treatment.
Apply a hair mask more often during the summer. Pour a coin-sized amount onto your hand and apply this to the middle of your hair until the tips. Then you can proceed to the top part, especially the roots, without adding more of the product. Hair masks are much more effective in adding moisture and adding a protective layer on damaged locks than your regular conditioner.
4. Style less.
Your crowning glory would be exposed more to heat during this time of the year so keep away from the blowdryer, the straightener and the curling iron. Heat makes the cuticle surface rough and ruins artificial colour. Take this chance to appreciate your God-given natural hair. For times when styling is a must, such as during special occasions, you can use a heat protector first.
5. Add gloss.
Increased exposure to heat can give your tresses a dull look. There are department store hair gloss products you can buy and apply on yourself but for a professional, more natural finish, see your stylist. A gloss treatment doesn’t cost much at most salons and takes only 30 minutes for your hair to look as good as new. You can also ask your hairdresser about toning which enhances your hair colour. Toners for light-coloured hair and dark shades differ so be sure to clarify that before you opt to go the do-it-yourself road.
Hair care should change as the seasons change. There are new weather conditions, a new environment and a change in your activities. Help your hair adjust to keep your ‘do looking good. Maintain it as it needs to be for that current time. As hair differs as much as people, always consult a trusted professional for the right advice.