Hair Care, Hair Loss & Hair Styles
Achieving healthy hair is much easier with a few essential guidelines.
The following are five of the most basic healthy hair tips that can help you get softer.
1) Be gentle when using heat on your hair. Heat-styling is shine-killer, so whenever possible, allow hair to air dry naturally. If air drying is not an option, set your styling tools on a low setting. If you can let your hair partially air dry, you can at least eliminate a large portion of the heat styling, which will be that much better for your hair.
2) Limit the use of hair sprays and gels containing alcohol. These products will ultimately leave your hair dry and brittle. Anti-frizz serum is a great alternative to gel. The serum will smooth your hair and leave it shiny and manageable.
3) Avoid shampooing your hair every day. Shampoo strips away natural oils from the scalp, robbing your hair of shine. Ideally, hair should be washed every 3 days or so, depending on how dry or oily your hair tends to be. Brush hair every day to distribute the natural oils to the ends of you hair.
4) Utilize natural hair remedies. For example, extra virgin olive oil can work miracles on dry, unruly hair. Adding a few drops to your normal conditioner will leave your hair silky smooth. Olive oil can also be used on clean, damp hair as a serum. Simply rub a few drops between your palms, and apply to you hair before styling.
5) Deep conditioning is one of the most effective hair care tips to keep hair healthy. To dramatically improve the look and feel of your hair, use a deep conditioner once a week. Avoid rinsing with hot water if possible. Instead, rinse with cool water to seal the hair cuticle and improve shine. A deep conditioner helps to protect your hair, keep it flexible and strong so that you have less breakage in between treatments.
These tips for healthy hair can be adjusted depending on your hair’s unique type, texture, and style. Nurture your hair, and the payoff will be healthy, shiny locks that you can be proud off
The 3 main types of hair loss
1. Chronic Telogen Effluvium
You'll see noticeable thinning and bald spots in patches with this type of hair loss.
It's seen most often in women because they lose blood during their menstrual cycle. Not replacing the iron lost during your period causes you to have an iron deficiency. The Iron deficiency causes you to lose your hair.
It takes a long time for this to happen. It takes years and years of iron deficiency for women to start losing their hair. However, the damage done is reversible. Eating green leafy vegetables or raw meat (with orange juice) will usually give you enough iron to combat this kind of hair loss. Unlike iron supplements, getting your iron from real foods makes it nearly impossible to overdose. If you do decide to get your iron from real foods consult your doctor first.
2. Androgenic Hair Loss
Androgenic Hair Loss causes noticeable round bald patches in your hair starting in the front and extending across the top of your head.
This type of hair loss is considered genetic. This means that if your parents suffered from hair loss then you probably will too. However, it's not guaranteed.
Fighting this kind of hair loss is difficult but it can be done. There are several different products out there that deal with androgenic hair loss. There are a few popular FDA approved treatments for this kind of baldness.
There are also some herbs that are popular "dht blockers". Saw Palmetto, Nettle Root and Dong Quai just to name a few.
Which ever treatment you decide to use you'll have to stick it out for at least 6 months to see any results. Even the strongest FDA approved hair loss drugs at least take that long to start working.
3. Hormone related hair loss
You don't have to worry about this type of hair loss. Usually it's a temporary form of hair loss that takes place after pregnancy.
During pregnancy women stop shedding their usual amount of hair. After giving birth the body goes back to normal and the shedding takes place once again.
Some women lose their hair from taking a hormone called DHEA. A few women often mistake DHEA for other supplements (like DHA). You should avoid taking this drug at all cost.
Do you need a change in your life?-nothing too drastic.
Do you need a change in your life?-nothing too drastic.
Perhaps you regularly read the major fashion magazines, stare intently at celebrities' latest hair styles and wonder whether now is the time to shear several inches-or more-from your current cut.
The truth is that many people do not know what else to do with their hair. The articles in Hair Style Tips give you the inspiration and the advice you need to try a new hair style or hair cut.
Well, gone are the days of showing up at the beauty salon with only a vague notion of what you want. Thanks to this amazing website, you will find inspiring information on new hairstyles, hair care, fashion, trends and advice for choosing hairstyles for weddings, proms and other special events. In addition we have 4 articles discussing computer-modeling technology.
Now there’s an innovative new way to thumb through an online album of thousands of unique hairstyles and preview how you’ll look in any number of them. Stellure.com, our pick of the various technology available, brings new meaning to the term “hair net.” With only a click of the mouse, you can review catalogs packed with diverse hairstyles, in a wide array of lengths, colors and attitudes.
It’s a lot safer than getting draped with a plastic sheet at your neighborhood salon and gnawing on your knuckles as the stylist’s scissors approach.
The great thing about a virtual hairstyle is that there’s no risk whatsoever—no panicking at the prospect of an unappealing cut, no regrets as hair is swept away from the floor of the salon, never to return.
You can experiment with haircuts you never may have considered—a retro shag, punk spikes, a trendy bob, a casual pageboy and an elegant chignon, among others—and your styling journey may lead you to unexpected choices. That’s the beauty of the system: The only limits lie with your imagination.