Often the first stage in helping hair loss can be in they way you actually care for your hair, your daily regime should include proper cleaning and care of your hair.
- Clean shiny hair is seen as a sign of good health, but this is not strictly true as hair is actually dead matter. It is very much more likely a sign of someone who has looked after their hair with proper care and attention to detail.
- It is important to choose a shampoo and conditioner that is right for you, hair gets dirty when sebum, an oily substance secreted by the skins sebaceous glands, coats the shaft. Dead skin cells and air bourne dirt stick to the sebum.
- It goes without saying that a well-balanced diet is essential to healthy hair growth. Poor diet can be reflected in hair quality to quite an amazing degree, dandruff, dry hair and even hair loss can result. Stress can also cause a problem in both hair loss and dandruff. Both of which can be detrimental to a lovely shiny head of hair.
- The type of shampoo that you use is a purely personal choice, the cosmetic companies that produce them have spent millions of pounds on research over the years so you can usually be sure that the shampoo will clean your hair. Try to avoid using a shampoo that is very mild, like a baby shampoo as this will make your hair very flyaway. One of the best shampoo types to use is a shampoo with a balanced P.H. value. These shampoo’s will return your hair to its natural P.H. level and make manageability very easy.
- Some of today’s new line of shampoos have a special ingredient advertised as a hair thickener as well as a shampoo that will make your hair look thicker. These shampoos actually coat each strand of hair with a layer of protein each time you use it thus making the hair appear thicker. These shampoos are really very good and can have quite a beneficial effect on most people. Check the label on the back of the shampoo or conditioner to see what it contains. Proteins, keratin and amino acids all bond to the hair shaft to fill-in the cracks caused by poor treatment of the hair, these will strengthen and protect your hair. However egg protein will not bond with your hair so is really just a gimmick. Moisturizers rehydrate your hair as they do your skin. Look out for urea, lactic acid and lecithin. Balsam is a resin that stiffens hair to add volume, which explains why conditioners containing it are the best sellers. Panthenol, vitamin B5, unlike most vitamins, does penetrate hair and is essential for strength and healthy growth.