Hairs are by nature very strong and it has power to resist the normal grooming techniques. Yet, some poor grooming techniques result in thinning or breaking some of the hairs. There are several tips that can be followed for ensuring that your grooming technique will not result in thinning or breakage of the hairs. These tips are as follows:
It is always suggested to avoid the fine-toothed combs for combing the hairs, when they are wet. This type of comb can result in breakage of the hairs.
People usually comb the hairs when they are wet, as they feel it very easy to straight the hairs and detangle them. But, fact is that the wet hairs are weak as the stress over the hair shaft is very immense. Thus it results in the breakage of the hairs.
The same goes while brushing the hairs when they are wet. In general, brushing hairs is very god for the health of the hairs as; it encourages the flow of the blood to the hair follicles. It is also suggested that a person should brush the hair before washing hairs.
It helps in losing the flakes of the sebum and building up the dead skin. It also makes it easier to thoroughly clean the scalp while washing with shampoo. It is also suggested that over brushing and over combing the hairs can damage the hairs and make them fall.
It is also necessary to wash the hairs, but remember that over washing the hairs can remove the vital minerals like phosphorus, calcium, iron and nitrogen from the hairs. This becomes more valid when a person is using the normal commercial shampoos.
Most of the commercial shampoos contain the formaldehyde as preservative. Some commercial shampoos, disguise the formaldehyde by naming it as Quanternium-15, in ingredient list. This ingredient can be carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and can be poisonous for the entire body system.
Anti dandruff shampoos are the most dangerous shampoos available in the market and that is the worst news for those who contain dandruff over their scalp. Anti dandruff shampoos use the selenium sulfide as main ingredient. This substance has power to degenerate the function of the liver.
Other included ingredient in anti dandruff shampoos is polyvinyl pyrrlidone plastic (PVP). This substance is highly carcinogenic, and creosol. This has proven toxic that most anti dandruff manufacturer’s use. It is suggested that people must get rid of their dandruff from the natural means rather than trying the anti dandruff shampoos.
Natural shampoos are the much better choice and they are mostly found in the food stores. Some natural shampoos contain ingredient named as Sodium Lauyrl sulfate. Do not use shampoo if it contains this substance, as it removes too much oil from the hairs.
Some useful ingredients that must be seen in the shampoo includes following: The cocamides, Panthenol Pro-B, some courses of vitamins, nettle, sage, aloe vera, burdock, chaparral, chamomile, rosemary and horsetail. Keratin that is the protein must also be looked for in the shampoos. This substance helps the sealing of hair breakage in the cuticle.
A person must also see a shampoo for appropriate level of pH. pH balance should be 5.5 and the pH scale varies from 0 to 6.5 for acids, 7.1 to 14 for the alkaline and 7 is considered to be the neutral. The shampoos and conditioners that do not contain the above mentioned harmful chemicals are also considered to be the best choice for the hairs.
Remember that function of shampoo is entirely different from that of conditioners. So, do not avoid using conditioner considering that shampoo is enough for hairs.
It is always better to pour the shampoo over the hands and rub it before applying it over the head. Do not directly pour the shampoo over the scalp, as it can build up the shampoo over one particular area of the head. For losing the flakes, massage the shampoo over the head, with the help of the finger tips. It will stimulate the circulation.
Do not use the finger nails for making scratches over the scalp and scarring them over time. Remember to use the shampoo with warm water, this will open the pores and always rinse the hairs with the cool water, this will close the opened pores. Blot the hairs and dry them with a towel.
Do not rub the scalp with the terrycloth towel. This towel has ability to pull the hairs and as hairs are weak when they are wet, they are more likely to break.
During using the perms and relaxers, a person must follow the directions given. Misuse of these things will result in causing the serious damage to the hair shafts. A person must also remember that over use of colors, chemical treatments, hair treatments and styling can cause the hairs to get damaged.
Perms and relaxers are having the dangerous chemicals that can result in damaging the hair shafts and follicles in the long term and can result in losing the hairs. So, try to avoid these chemicals and increase the overall life of the hairs.
Still, if a person feels that he or she is required to use the perms or relaxers, then it is suggested to use semi-permanent color or henna. This will lessen down the harsh chemical reaction between the perm or relaxer and the peroxides and ammonia available in the permanent hair dyes.
Also remember that a person is also require to avoid the over styling of the hairs. The over styling will pull the hairs and can result in breakage of the hairs. Do not ever tie the hairs, tightly. It is also suggested not to make tight ponytails and braids as it will result in causing the hair lost from the side of the scalp.
Remember that, when a person is styling the hairs, it is still in growing stage and it is still alive. Pulling the hairs and continuous causing scarring will result in appearing the patches of baldness over the affected area.