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Hair Care Shampoo And Treatment Shampoos – What’s Available?

Regardless of whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly, if you are on the lookout for a suitable hair care shampoo or a hair treatment shampoo then unless you know exactly what kind of products you should be looking for you are likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer number and variety of products available all claiming to be the best one for you.

In order to choose the right hair care shampoo or a treatment shampoo for you then it helps to narrow down your search if you know what your particular hair type is. Hair type is important as hair care shampoos and treatment shampoos tend to be designed specifically to cater for any problems associated with a particular hair type.

The following information may help you identify your hair type and what you should be looking for in order to care for your hair type.

Normal Hair

Normal hair feels neither greasy nor dry, it reflects the light well so is naturally shiny, looks healthy, and is manageable on a day to day basis. This is the ideal hair type. It requires no special treatment to maintain this hair type, just a regular care regime and a healthy diet.

Dry, Brittle, Damaged, Colour Treated or Frizzy Hair

Dry hair lacks lustre and doesn’t reflect the light very well so tends not to have a shine. It looks and feels dry to the touch and can be brittle. Split ends are common and you will often find flaky patches on the scalp.

Frizzy hair is often curly or wavy hair that has been broken or damaged possibly by vigorous brushing and tugging, poor treatment and overuse of chemicals and heating appliances.

Hair that is naturally dry can be made much worse by exposure to the sun and harsh chemicals. Colouring can dry the hair too. If possible try to avoid excessive use of heating appliances such as hairdryers, straighteners or curling tongs and if in the sun then it’s important to use hair care products that contain sunscreens.

For dry hair look for mild shampoos and conditioners or hair treatment oils specifically designed for dry, brittle and/or damaged hair, preferably an herbal preparation in order to avoid harsh chemicals. You could try serums and gels too. It also helps if you can try to avoid washing the hair too often. You can also find anti-frizz products that are specially prepared to deal with frizzy hair.

Moisture is essential for healthy looking hair so if your hair tends to be dry, brittle colour damaged or frizzy, look for products that contain natural humectants (moisturisers).

Flyaway or Fine Hair

Flyaway hair tends to be fine and thin and isn’t easily manageable. Products that increase volume can help control fine hair but be careful not to apply too much or too often as this can weigh the hair down making it look lank and lifeless.

Greasy or Oily hair

This hair type is a result of excessive secretion of oil from the glands on the scalp so the scalp also feels oily. Look for products that cater for greasy hair. With this hair type you can wash your hair as often as you like but if you do then be sure to choose products that are mild. Avoid over use of conditioners as this will only add to the oily look and feel of the hair.

Combination hair

Combination hair type can be greasy at the scalp but dry and brittle at the ends. Sometimes the ends of the hair can appear lighter in colour than hair at the roots. Obviously this type of hair requires you to deal with the different areas accordingly. For example if you are using a conditioner, apply one that has been designed to increase the moisture in the hair and apply it to the ends of the hair only and not to the upper part of the hair which is greasy. Use shampoos that are suitable for both dry and oily hair.

Diet and what you can do to promote healthy hair

Hair is basically made up of dead protein. Once the hair is damaged there is not much you can do other than to try and limit further damage or cut it. Most people are conscious of treating their hair on the outside but it doesn’t matter how many hair care products or hair care treatments you use, if you don’t pay attention to your diet so that your hair has a healthy start before it appears through the scalp, you’re hair is not going to be as healthy looking as it could be.

Apart from the obvious points of eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking plenty of water, something that often gets overlooked is the role that Omega 3 fatty acids play in promoting healthy hair. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in oily fish and in fish oil supplements.

Grow Hair ! I Need My Hair To Grow Fast!

Normal human hair grows at an average rate of about half an inch per month. However, if you are caring for your hair properly and doing all the right things to promote healthy hair growth and are looking after your hair properly then you can expect your hair to grow slightly faster.

On the other hand if you are not following a proper hair care regime and exposing your hair to all sorts of stresses and chemicals and you aren’t feeding your hair the nutrients it needs then you might find that your hair growth is slow and the condition of your hair isn’t as good as it should be.

So you need to grow your hair fast?

Well you are not alone. Many people want to grow their hair faster, particularly if they have some event coming up like a wedding or another celebration, the only problem is most of them don’t know where to start.

The first step towards faster hair growth is to familiarise yourself with natural hair growth cycles so that you understand what is going on in each stage and can make the best of it. One trick to faster hair growth is to maximise the growth cycle and minimise the amount of hair loss during the shedding stage.

So what are the natural hair growth cycles?

Hair grows in three distinct phases. The first of these is the growing stage or Anagen phase which involves around 93 percent of all the hairs on your head. During this stage, which lasts between 2 to 8 years most of the hair on your head is actively growing.

Obviously your own personal growing phase will depend on many factors including your age, state of health, whether or not you are taking any medication, your hair care regime and your diet.

You haven’t a hope of growing your hair faster if you don’t provide new hair growth with the nutrients and vitamins it requires before it even makes an appearance through the scalp as new hair growth. This means that you have to carefully consider your diet. If you want to grow your hair fast you need to feed it first from the inside.

A proper diet for faster hair growth involves more than avoiding junk, eating balanced meals and getting your five a day, it also means getting enough essential Omega 3 fatty acids into your diet too and you’re not going to get enough of these from most western diets. Sad as it may be, most of us are deficient in Omega 3 and consume far too much Omega 6. This has a negative effect on our health as well as on healthy hair growth.

The most abundant source of Omega 3 is in oily fish but we all know we cannot eat too much fish due to mercury and other industrial pollutants they contain; however, we can take a daily fish oil supplement that will do the job just as well.

The second stage of hair growth lasts for about 2 to 4 weeks and this is where the hair follicle starts to shrink as the hair starts to detach itself from the blood supply. This part of the growing cycle is called the Catagen phase or the degradation phase. Now only a small number of the hairs on our head are in this phase at any one time, roughly around 2 to 3 percent.

The third and final stage of the hair growth cycle is the resting stage or the Telogen phase which lasts approximately 2 to 4 months. It is during this stage that we start to see the hairs shedding. We all lose a certain number of hairs every day as you can see when you brush your hair or after showering. It is perfectly normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day during this stage but if you are losing something like 150 or more, this is considered an abnormal amount of hair loss. We’ll come to reasons for that in a moment.

What it all means is that at any one time, the hairs on your head are going through different stages in the growth cycle.

What can cause hair loss?

Abnormal hair loss can be caused by a number of things including stress, hormonal imbalances, allergies, infections, illness, medication, chemicals, and friction. Genetics also play a role in hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss then you really need to identify the cause of your hair loss and to establish whether the loss is likely to be temporary or permanent before making any attempt to correct it. Seek advice from a professional.

Tips for faster hair growth

Apart from getting the right nutrients to feed your hair from the inside you should also:

• Treat your hair gently and avoid exposure to sunlight, chlorine and other chemicals
• Avoid excessive use of heating appliances
• Buy mild shampoos and conditioners containing natural ingredients
• Purchase natural hair growth stimulators
• Take a daily fish oil supplement

Human Hair And Natural Hair Care

Human hair comes in all sorts of types and textures as well as colours. We have long and straight, short and curly, course hair, fine hair, flyaway and frizzy hair, which can be normal, dry, combination or greasy and of course there is black, brown, blonde, and red hair with all the different shades in between.

There is such diversity in human hair and a lot of money spent on products to promote healthy natural looking hair, there are products for every single hair type you can think of but again and again we come across the same problems. No, not many of us can boast that we have never had a bad hair day.

So how do we promote natural looking hair? Well, what we have to do is look at what natural hair care is and what natural hair care involves.

What is natural hair care?

Natural hair care involves handling your hair gently, and not subjecting it to harsh chemicals, elements or treatments, which in this day and age of mass consumerism, advertising and the media can be harder than it sounds. Too many products contain chemicals that are less than ideal when it comes to natural hair care and just because something is labelled as natural, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is.

Also, it has become normal practice to indulge in straightening, curling, perming, and colouring, relaxing and bleaching hair, all of which can play havoc with the condition of your hair. Yes you might have immediate results that you are pleased with as far as appearances go but over time your hair will suffer.

Hair consists primarily of protein, and therefore to have hair that is in tip top condition, you need to be putting natural protein enriched products on your hair and avoiding everything that is going to put extra stress on your hair.

What does natural hair care involve?

In order for your hair to look and feel as natural as possible, and to encourage healthy hair growth, then as part of your natural hair care regime you need to consider the following:

• Try to stay out of the hot sun as much as possible but if this is unavoidable, make sure you wear a hat or a protective scarf when in the sun and to use products that contain a natural sun screen. The sun will dry out your hair.

• Avoid the use of harsh chemicals in any products you buy and stick to products that contain only natural ingredients. Don’t be tempted to buy any product containing mineral oils or petroleum based ingredients as this will clog up the pores and prevent your sebaceous glands from secreting natural body oils which will condition your hair. Clogged up pores can also encourage hair loss.

• If you need to colour or lighten your hair then it is better to use dyes containing natural colourings like henna and not bleach. Chemicals strip your hair of its natural oils and damage the hair making it look and feel more like straw rather than the soft silky tresses you would expect in natural hair.

• Limit the use of heating appliances such as straighteners, hair dryers and curling tongs as the temperatures of some heating appliances can be much higher than what your hair can naturally withstand. The result over time is dull looking hair brittle hair with split ends.

• If you use a swimming pool or Jacuzzi then you are going to come into contact with chlorine which can damage your hair. Similarly when down at the beach, if you swim in the sea then your hair is going to come into contact with a lot of salt which can sap moisture. Make sure you wear a swimming cap.

• Never use elastic bands on your hair, these can pull your hair and catch it, go for cloth covered bands or scrunchies, these are ideal and will not put unnecessary stress on your hair.

• Don’t be tempted to wash your hair too frequently, particularly if your hair tends to be on the dry side. Use mild shampoos, good quality conditioners and don’t rub your hair too hard with a towel afterwards. Gently pat your hair dry and if possible allow it to dry naturally in the air.

• Following a natural hair care regime for an extended period of time should take care of most of the hair problems you might have such as excessively dry or greasy hair or hair that looks dull and lifeless. However, if your hair is severely damaged with numerous split ends and breakages, then there is not really much you can do other than to cut it and wait for new growth.

Hair grows at an average rate of about half an inch per month so if you’re doing all the right things you can expect six inches of brand new healthy natural looking hair after as little as a year.

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