Our hair is made up of two parts: living and non-living. The living part of hair is made up of the hair follicle, root, and sheath. These parts lie under the skin. The non-living part of hair lies above the skin and is called the hair shaft. The hair shaft is the part we see. It contains melanin, which gives the hair its color.
Hair care is an important part of hygiene. If we do not have proper hair care, our hair will become damaged. There are many different types of hair and they are all susceptible to different types of damage.
Causes of Hair Problems
Many things inside and outside of our bodies can cause our hair to become damaged. Both men and women can be affected by hair damage. When we think of hair damage associated with women, we generally think of chemical damage. Chemical damage can include:
- Flat Ironing
- Blow Drying
- Coloring and Highlighting
Harsh and caustic chemicals are found in many hair products. Repeated exposure to these chemicals results in damaged, unhealthy hair.
Balding is another common problem that affects men and women. Whether the hair is falling out or thinning, there are many reasons for this problem. First, there is a serious lack of nutrition pertaining to the hair. While many people buy hair products that list nutrients as ingredients in them, however, these nutrients do not go or get into the body on the level that will resolve the core issue. The nutrients need to be consumed so as to get into the bloodstream. The hair must be fed inside out, not outside in. Some hair-specific nutrients include:
- Vitamin C and E
Change or modify your diet to a healthier one that includes plenty of raw, organic fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Be sure to take in plenty of vitamins and minerals that promote hair health. This will help to change your hair problems from the inside out.
Avoiding chemicals in hair products can help to reduce damage as well. Look for salons that offer all natural and organic hair colors and straightening systems. These products are just as effective as the products with chemicals, except they are much gentler on the hair.
Look for shampoos, conditioners and other hair styling products that are natural and chemical free. Most salons and beauty retailers will carry healthy alternatives that will actually benefit your hair.
Avoid heat styling and opt for air drying your hair when possible. This will limit breakage and dryness and allow your hair to recover from past damage.
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