Many people who follow fashion trends resort to using hair bleach to attain the look of their favorite fashion idols. But there is a nasty side to hair bleach that makes it a very polluting beauty product, it most surely contains hydrogen peroxide a highly reactive chemical. This active ingredient is responsible for the many cases of hyper-sensitivity due to it’s very chemical nature to which the skin or scalp can react. There is however some good news coming, for Japanese scientists are developing a green hair dye that contains no hydrogen peroxide but instead uses a derivative from a sort of fungus that is more commonly known as white rot, a fungus that is the bane of wooden structures all over the place. Apparently, this fungus contains enzymes that eats up melanin, the natural pigment that gives our skin and hair the color it has.
The harmful rays emitted by the sum can do great damage to the hair. UVA and UVB rays damage the hair by burning the hair cuticle and damaging the scalp that is not protected.
To avoid such damage, you can start by avoiding going outside between 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon where the sun’s rays are harmful the most. Have your hair protected and covered if you need to go outside during this time.
Have a deep conditioning treatment to the salon, along with a trim to prevent split ends during the hot months of summer.
Everybody wants to help the earth and so do we who are now becoming conscious of the ways our activities influences the environment. Made known and much buzzed about by the famed Body Shop, which started to produce products that were commercialized yet produced with naturally produced products bought from indigenous people all over the globe who get paid for producing environmentally friendly crops and plants for use in their products.
They aren’t the only ones who set out to break the often oppressing world of commercialism for people, half a world away may have labored a lot for a few dollars they earn for a day of hard back-breaking work. From fair labor to green products that come free of the many chemicals we have been immersed in through previous trends in the beauty industry. There are a host of natural products from big commercial companies and even micro-economic businesses that produces products for locals who may work for them and their neighbors while earning a buck are also there. Read the rest of this entry »
The market today is flooded with hair care products that are supposed to help you get your hair in the shape you want it to, whether that be thick and curly or tamed and straight. Even then, beauty product manufacturers continue to keep on making new products and having people test out their trial hair care products before deciding to launch them or go back to the drawing board. There are so many free samples being given out that some people almost make a part-time job out of getting the latest ones so as to save on shampoo, conditioners, and hair care devices.
If your goal is to find the newest product to suit your hair’s needs while saving money, why not stay clear or trials and instead make your own hair care products right at home? You have plenty of options, and sometimes raiding your pantry is all you need to do. For example, do you know that you can use mayonnaise as a deep conditioner? You can also make your own shampoo bar, as shown on the photo. Looking for homemade alternatives is also safer than getting free trial products because you know what goes into what you’re using.
A lot of people especially the teenagers are fond of hair gels. They are fun and exciting to use since you can freely experiment with different hair styles with the use of this product, but did you know that hair gels may cause you hair loss especially the male populace? According to a study by hair experts, about 40% of male hair loss problems blame hair styling gels.
It is recommended by hair experts that we use all-natural products such as Aloe Vera Gel instead. It is a pretty good alternative since it does not only give you great hair style, but it also safe for your hair.
As we all know hair is known as our crowning glory and having the right cut, texture, color and the list goes on, is next to perfection. This is a fact for a lot of women and even for men. There are a wide variety of hair styles and hair treatments that anyone can choose from, and may vary depending on the preference. To be a hair expert you do not need to go to a Thai school or go to any Thai classes just know hair secrets. You simply have to know the basic things to understand how your hairs work. A healthy lifestyle is basically the answer to have a beautiful hair. Getting enough sleep, exercise and eating the right food is the key. Also, avoiding vices such as smoking, drinking and unnecessary drugs is the solution for a great hair. Other things to consider are the hair products that have alcohol or other hair damaging ingredients. This causes dryness to hair. The use of excessive heat can also damage your hair. Avoid using direct heat on hair regularly. Using a towel to dry hair beforehand is better than drying hair with a blow dry the whole time.
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Managing healthy hair can be very challenging and it can be damaged in various ways. Most damage is caused by over-processing the hair during chemical services (relaxing, hair color, permanent waving) and further aggravated by daily styling with blow drying and curling irons. All of these factors can rob your hair of moisture and essential nutrients needed to maintain the strength and elasticity of hair.
When hairs break at the ends, they’re called “split ends,” and the splits can travel up the hair shaft. The break starts when points in the hair thicken or weaken. Sometimes this happens near the scalp so a person’s hair never grows very long. When you understand the factors that can cause damage to your hair, you can minimize the effects. Hair breakage and split ends happen less when hair is not dried out and it moist and healthy. By taking care of your hair, you can drastically reduce the chances of hair breakage and split ends.
A major cause of hair breakage is improper use of chemical hair treatments, like the treatments described above. But brushing or combing hair too frequently or in the wrong way (such as using a fine-toothed comb on very thick, curly hair or teasing hair) can lead to breakage. Hair extensions and braids can also cause breakage. Leaving them in too long or pulling them out without professional help can cause hair and scalp damage or even hair loss.
Nowadays, it is already normal if you hear a female teenager who complains about hair loss. There are more women who are experiencing this disappointing event today compared to the good ‘ol days. Since our hair is like our crowning glory and is a big factor in one’s beauty, a lot of girls are panicking whenever they see some strands of hair in the sink or in their combs.
Some of the known causes of hair loss in female are anemia, chronic illness, childbirth, thyroid disorders, dieting and some specific medications. It is important that you consult a doctor who has a specialization in female hair loss.
Having curly hair means having a difficult time in finding the right style for your hair. In order to protect your curly hair, you should have quality accessories and equipments for your hair. Use of products and equipments not suitable for your hair will only cause damage that will lead to breakage and split-ends of the hair.
One good type of brush to use is the bristle brush. It is not only gentle for your hair, but it also massages the scalp, improving the circulation. The improvement of the circulation of the blood will also help your hair grow faster.
Normally, we lose about 100 hairs each day – old hairs fall out and are replaced with new ones. But with hair loss, hair thins at a rate that can’t be replaced. Falling hair not replaced by new ones can make a person bald or have bald patches. Hair loss can either be temporary or permanent. Changing hairstyle or shampoos used may ease the problem. But if that doesn’t help, a doctor may prescribe a drug to slow or stop hair loss and to aid hair growth. Hair is healthiest when we eat right, exercise, and protect it from too much sun.