12/10/2017

BEAUTY - Top 5 Tips On Looking After Your Hair

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I remember during pregnancy I was absolutely loving my thick healthy glowing hair. It was the thickness I always wanted, full of bounce and shine. Then after pregnancy it all fell out and I am left with my lanky thin hair which needs washing literally daily otherwise you can see the grease the next day because it's so fine. I also had the chop when it was long and lanky and immediately I felt a difference straight away. The shorter it was the thicker and fullness it felt. My hair gets tied up in a messy top knot these days with the little one. I simply don't have time and I don't enjoy her pulling out my hair either and I get lots of fall out. I blame it on the local hard water we have in the South East....but as I age I do worry about going bald and losing hair!!! Sounds crazy huh!

So having looked up how to care for my hair, I want to share some simple tips with you all.

1. Wash your hair two or three times a week max.
This is where I am clearly going wrong! So your hair's natural oils are designed to condition and protect and the more you shampoo the more you strip away these oils. I'am in exactly this vicious cycle of over production of oils and need to shampoo very often. It's been suggested to wash your hair 2-3 times a week max.

2. Take into account your hair type and lifestyle choices.
Such as the curlier your hair the longer you can go between washes and obviously the straighter (me) it is the faster the oil wicks down which makes it go oily super fast. If I don't wash daily this is exactly what happens and I look like I haven't washed for a good 3 days.

3. Avoid hot showers and shampoo your scalp not your ends
Now this is something I am actually doing right yay! Use shampoo on scalp only as the shampoo will rinse down in the shower and be carful not to rub the ends. Always massage your scalp to encourage circulation and this also helps to detoxify your scalp.

4. Brushing
Who would have thought brushing from the roots causes damage and you are suppose to brush from the bottom and work up. Keeping your brushes clean is always important, something I am sure we all forget to do...wash your brushes with warm water and small amount of shampoo.

5. Fall Out / Hair Loss
If you do find yourself losing a lot of hair later on in life do not worry. There are plenty of options available these days including FUE Hair Transplant. It's worth seeing a specialist and see what they can do to help so no panic.

Hope this helps and for starters I need to stop washing my hair daily!!!!




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