Everyone has or has had a complicated relationship with their hair. And this makes sense! Sometimes understanding your hair is like trying to learn a new language. There are a hundred things you should know: Do I put too much conditioner, is my hair too oily, am I losing too much hair? Fret not, we have some tips to make this relationship a little less difficult!
We brush our hair so that the oils are being distributed throughout our hair. Friction to the hair, like brushing, can cause cuticle damage and makes your hair look frizzy. No to excessive hair brushing, Ariel!
When you look down the drain and find what seems about a million strands of hair, it’s normal to assume that it’s a health problem. According to Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose 50-100 strands of hair per day. So, no, you’re doing just fine!
Your hair grows an average of 6 inches of hair per year, 0.50 inches per month. Cutting the ends of your hair don’t affect the hair follicles in your scalp that determines the growth of your hair. However, getting rid of split ends reduces hair breakage making hair look thinner. Every eight to 12 weeks, go to your hair stylist and have some of those split ends cut!
The way you dry your hair can cause your hair to fall out. When hair is wet, it swells and the cuticle lifts up making it vulnerable to things it may contact such as a vigorous towel drying. Now, stop that!
Washing your hair clears the scalp buildup and grime which causes the hair to be weak and greasy. When you wash your hair, the oil stabilizes, minimizing the chances of greasy hair. Keep washin’ your hair, girls!
Wearing a tight ponytail or brain will put too much traction to your hair and hair follicle, causing hair breakage and may pull strands out. If this is done repeatedly, there may be permanent hair loss. A rule of thumb will be: If it hurts your scalp, it might be damaging your hair!
Shampoo and conditioners is an essential part of having healthy hair! With conditioner, it is easier to detangle hair. Conditioner gives your hair follicles a protective coating, making it less prone to breaking. Don’t forget it!
Brushing your hair help stimulate the roots, promoting faster hair growth. Brushing your hair when wet puts a lot more tension on the strands instead of sliding through your brush, causing breakage. Poor broken hairs!
Your hair is more vulnerable when it’s wet that’s why you need to take extra care of it after the shower! Same thing as tugging or pulling your hair when it’s wet, it’s bad to sleep with wet hair for you will be tossing and turning. This might stretch your hair shaft, leading to hair damage and breakage!
There are specific shampoos formulated for curly-haired gals! Regular shampoo chemicals usually contain sulfates which are foaming agents that cause your hair to strip out its natural oils. Keep an eye out when buying hair products!
Grease is not caused by your conditioning productions. You get greasy hair when the scalp is producing to much sebum, an oil your body produces, causing buildup. This is actually caused by shampooing too much because this removes natural oils from your scalp, hence your scalp producing oil more often. If you really want to use less conditioner, just avoid your scalp and run the conditioner through your ends first. Conditioning your hair provides hydration, protections, and nourishment! Keep gleamin’!
- Stephen Matthews, Scooping hair into a ponytail or ‘man bun’ at the gym could leave you BALD, hair expert warns, January 2018
- Lexxi Davis, Why you shouldn’t brush your hair when it’s wet…, July 2018
- Jenny Bailly and Alessandra Foresto, The 5 Biggest Hair Myths.. and One Unfortunate Truth
- Natalie Lukaitis, Is sleeping with wet hair bad for you and your health?, January 2018
- Kathryn Watson, Routine Hair Shedding: Why It Happens and How Much to Expect, June 2018