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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Product Intervention Stop the Abuse!
Does your hair need help? Professional Hair Care Products can assist you in many ways. Whether you have fine limp hair or coarse and curly hair their is a product out there for you! A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair. It is more than just getting enough sleep. On the other hand abuse is in the hand of the beholder. How you use or overuse hair are products will definitely tell a tale. Hair products such as gel, mouse, hair spray can make certain hair textures worse, and can result in an unhealthy appearance. Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out naturally curly or textured hair. It is best to avoid the use of products that contain alcohol, as it can be drying to the hair. This is especially true for those of us with curly hair, which has the tendency to need all the moisture it can get. However, we often get a little baffled; because we see ingredients including the word ‘alcohol’ in many of the products we buy, including those that are labeled as conditioning products. The explanation is a fairly simple one: some alcohols can cause dry, frizzy hair while others can act to condition your hair! Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp; if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head. When using hairspray spray 10-12 inches from hair to prevent sticky hair and hairspray build up. Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water. When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming. If swimming a few times or more a week purchase anti chlorine products that come with a Shampoo Conditioner & demineralizer one product is Malibu Wellness products. Hot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting. Don't leave the blow dryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair. To speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towel and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally. Gently use your fingers or a pick to untangle any knots while your hair is drying. Use a brush whose bristles are made from natural animal hairs, it is softer and more flexible, which means less damage will be done to your hair. Hair is most fragile when it is wet so avoid brushing or combing when it's wet, or else it will cause breakage. Wait until your hair is almost completely dry before brushing it. Use brushes/combs with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp. To keep your brushes and combs clean, wash them weekly using soap or shampoo. Comb your hair to remove any tangles before brushing it. Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the base of your hair. Always brush/comb with a downwards stroke. Avoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity. Buy shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type. Trial and error is the best way to find out what specific hair product is best for your hair. Shower with warm water; hot water can dry and/or irritate the scalp. It is important to wash your hair; shampooing removes dirt, dead skin cells, hair oils, any hair products you may put into your hair. When shampooing, rinse your hair out before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign items, then apply the shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. After you are done make sure that you thoroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out. If you have oily hair, lathering again may stimulate your oil glands to create even more oil than normal.