Our hair is not only aesthetic, it protects us from the sun and cold, it also helps regulate our body temperature by absorbing sweat.
It serves as a protective layer for the brain, the most delicate organ in the human body.
So, with hair that doesn't grow fast enough, hair loss, or excessive thickness, how do we find the right routine?
Note that each hair type has its own routine, and we will soon post a routine specifically for curly hair.
Greasy hair is often the result of excessive sebum production.
This can be caused by harsh shampoos, pollution, touching hair with dirty hands, etc.
With overly chemical shampoos, the hair loses its protective layer and overproduces sebum.
On average, experts recommend washing hair twice a week with gentle shampoos (light formulas, free of preservatives, at least 97% natural ingredients). Hair takes time to adjust to the lack of chemical products initially, but it eventually regains its natural balance.
On some days, why not simply rinse and apply leave-in treatment (such as dry oil on the mid-lengths and ends to detangle)?
How to increase the time between shampoos?
Use less shampoo with each wash (in terms of quantity) until skipping a wash.
Gradually transition to longer intervals between washes.
Brushing hair is an ESSENTIAL step in the routine. It should be tailored to the hair type, employing different techniques accordingly.
Use a quality brush.
Adopt a gentle and non-aggressive brushing technique. This is crucial to avoid further damage to already fragile hair.
It is recommended to brush hair in the morning and evening.
To distribute sebum along the lengths, providing protection from the roots to the tips.
To remove impurities and pollution from the hair.
Brushing helps aerate the hair, stimulates microcirculation, and promotes scalp oxygenation, leading to faster hair growth and stronger strands.
Favor foods rich in proteins, vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc:
- Eggs (Vitamins A, B, Zinc, proteins)
- Hazelnuts and other nuts (Iron, magnesium, Vitamin B, zinc)
- Spinach and lentils (Iron, proteins)
- Bananas (Zinc, magnesium)
And many more!
Consider taking dietary supplements if your diet lacks these nutrients.
Use a hairdryer at a moderate temperature, especially on the scalp. Keep it 20cm away and avoid directing heat towards the ends or use the cold setting.
Rinse with lukewarm or cold water, as excessive heat can damage the hair.
Braid hair before sleeping to prevent friction and breakage.
Hair masks and oils are beneficial, but ensure to check the ingredients for natural options without preservatives.
In winter, tuck your hair inside your coat to protect it from the cold, as both low temperatures and friction can weaken the hair.
Regular trimming helps strengthen the hair strands.