The internet is full of hair care tips and tricks that can sometimes make us dizzy and often contradict us. We end up in the salon asking to cut a few inches, buy the product recommended by the stylist and start again.
So the best we can do is learn from the experts to understand how hair behaves and then make our own decisions. We are going to share with you some details about your hair so you can learn how to take care of it.
It Grows About One-half Inch Per Month
Hair grows about half a centimeter a month. We have an average of 120,000 follicles and they all go through different stages of their life cycle: growth, transition, rest, and shedding.
It’s good to know that your hair will follow its natural cycle, whether you decide to cut it or not.
Dandruff Is Also Known As Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dandruff is not a dry scalp problem, in fact, it almost always occurs when the scalp is oily. It is an overgrowth of a natural fungus called Malassezia on the scalp, which grows on oils.
The oilier, the more dandruff you will see. It is recommended to use specialized shampoos, masks, and scalp treatments and follow a diet rich in vitamin B and zinc, consuming foods such as avocado and ginger.
Your Scalp Should Be Treated Like The Rest Of Your Skin
Make sure you are clean and well-hydrated, just like you do when you shower the rest of your body. If you exercise a lot, you may need to wash it a little more.
More Hair = More Sebaceous Glands
Chances are, if you have fine hair, you’ve noticed that if you don’t wash it daily, the roots become very greasy and dull. This is because when you have fine hair, you have more hair on your scalp.
As each hair is connected to a sebaceous gland, it means that you have more glands and therefore your hair becomes more oily.
To Wash Hair Is To Moisturize It
While it can be common to not want to overwash curly or textured hair, remember that washing is part of the moisturizing process. So the more you wash, the more you hydrate.
It Grows In A Conical Shape
As hair naturally grows thin, when you shave you only cut the blunt ends, which means you cut the hair at a thicker point along the hair shaft.
When you shave, on the other hand, you are ripping the veil from the follicle and you will see it grow from the beginning.
However, neither method will prevent it from continuing to grow into a conical shape. This is why shaving will not make it grow back thicker.
The Way You Dry It Can Damage It
Blow-drying your hair or letting it dry alone won’t make a difference, but how you use these 2 alternatives will. If you tie it up and it gets a little wet, rub it too hard with a towel, or touch it and force it too hard, you can damage it just as much as if you were using a blow dryer on too high a temperature.
Shampoo Removes The Hairs That Were Already Loose
When you wash the shampoo, what the shampoo does is remove the hairs that were already out of the hair follicle and ready to come out. It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day.
Contrary to what many people think, shampoo does not cause hair loss. On the contrary, it helps keep the scalp healthy and hair grows stronger.
How do you take care of your hair on a daily basis? What tips did you take that didn’t work as expected?