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Demystifying the Truth About Laser Combs

Brushes and combs maybe one, if not the best invention that man has made in regards to grooming and maintaining the beauty and elegance of our precious hair. It is a simple, yet effective tool that we could use to fix the appearance of our hair when we wake up in the morning, after taking a bath and even removing those unwanted parasites the sometimes reside on our scalp, particularly head lice. Yes, the comb and brush are some of the things that we can not live without on a daily basis. In recent years, there had been a tremendous amount of different gadgets and gizmo’s that had been seen surfacing on the market related to hair maintenance and some even offer guarantees that it could somehow rejuvenate hair back to it’s pristine state of health.

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Some products even offer the possibility of having the ability to trigger the re-growth of hair on a thinning scalp, making it one of the most intriguing products ever designed that could help hair to grow back and reverse the condition of thinning hair loss. The laser comb is relatively anew comer on the hair products market, making it’s debut on the early part of this decade. The laser comb was the predecessor of the now extinct electro magnetic scalp stimulator that comes in a variation of designs and functions.

During the early part of the 1990′s, the electric scalp stimulator presented people who were looking for alternative solutions in bringing back to life their seemingly unavoidable thinning hair. The concept of the electric scalp stimulator, relied on the principles of a small amount of electro magnetic resonating frequency that was believed to have the ability to stimulate the scalp and “coax” it to regrow the hairs from it’s scalp. But unfortunately, the only thing that it was able to successfully do was create electrical interference that disturbed a lot of electronic devices and in some rare occasions, house hold pets.

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By the end of the 1990′s came another gadget that was to supersede the the electric scalp stimulator. The infrared hair brush came to the scene in the early years of 2000 as it was almost the same to the principle of the electric scalp stimulator, it nevertheless had a different approach in claiming success where the electric scalp stimulator had failed to deliver it’s promise. The infrared comb had a different principle involving it’s approach in stimulating weak hair follicles back to life. The working concept of the infrared comb was it’s ability to kill unwanted bacteria on the scalp of the head and at the same time emit a mild dose of infrared light that claims to stimulate blood flow all throughout the scalp area, thus giving young follicular tissues a chance to grow minus the deterring presence of harmful scalp organisms that most shampoos fail to eradicate.

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Today, there is a new breed of combs that was created using advance technological research combining clinical scientific studies with advanced laser technology, meet the laser comb. The principle behind the laser comb is so much different from that of it’s other predecessors. The emission of various low powered laser beams on the scalp is said to stimulate hair growth through the action of increasing the amount of a certain molecule called “adenosine triphoshate”, which is said to carry “energy” from one cell to another. Considering the present price for these new laser combs that range from $70 dollars to as much as $370 dollars.

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The Hidden Truths About Hair Color

Hair dyes or hair colors are probably one of the most widely used hair products that augment the over all appearance of one’s hair. It gives a person a chance to put some variations on the color that a person can choose to have on for an indefinite time. Whats good about it is that you can frequently change your hair color as much as you want. The history of hair color goes as far back to ancient China, where people used to ground herbs and plants to extract it’s organic pigments. These pigments are usually water based soluble colors that lasts for an indefinite time.

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Todays hair coloring systems use a wide variety of coloring compounds which give you so many choices in the colors and blends or a combination of any shade that you prefer to put in your hair. There are some things that you may want to consider first before even choosing a shade of color to put on your hair. In the early years of the development of hair color, the manufacturers of hair coloring products frequently used a combination of bleaching agents mixed with ammonia compounds. This causes a bit of a pungent smell when applied to the hair strands. There were however, cases of people that have used different hair coloring products that have complained about thinning hair loss.

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One possible cause of thinning hair loss related to frequent hair coloring use can be traced to the volumizer in the coloring formulation. Even today, most volumizers contain a tiny amount of ammonia and other inorganic substances that are necessary to allow the deep penetration of the coloring dyes in the hair strands. Unfortunately, despite careful attempts to avoid scalp contact, chemicals eventually seep into the scalp causing the weakening of the follicular cells to shrink and produce thinner hair strands.

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There are other “natural” causes of thinning hair such as hormonal changes in the thyroid glands, diet and medicinal adverse effects as if the natural causes of thinning hair was not enough, that artificial inorganic chemicals such as that incorporated in hair coloring products should add to the damage. Coloring of the hair is a necessity for some people but it is wise to consult hair specialists on the best hair coloring products that do not have chemicals that can permanently damage you hair.

The damage that hair coloring can inflict on your hair comes as a result of the chemicals used to adhere the coloring pigments to your hair. These chemicals penetrate the hair strands in the deepest possible way in order to absorb the pigmentation of the colors used. The damage to hair strands varies depending upon the color of the dye you use. Coloring your hair in dark tints can be less damaging than if you would be coloring it with lighter shades. It should be put to mind that the frequent use of hair dye can result in the loss of the hair strands protein content which will weaken the hair.

Your hair strands are not the most important part when considering the cause of any thinning hair problem but rather that of the follicular condition of the scalp itself. Hair coloring chemicals get absorbed through the hair shafts which in turn are absorbed to the follicles. Prolonged use of hair coloring products can cause your follicles to shrink, resulting to thinner hair growth which in turn leads to hair loss.

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The Basics of Hair Transplant Surgery

Clinical Methods for Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation or hair surgery as it is more fondly called, is the medical procedure that extracts individual hair follicles from a particular area of the body. The extracted follicles are then surgically planted on the affected area, more particularly, an area on the scalp that is no longer able to propagate and produce healthy hair growth. Hair surgery is a last course of action in a solution treatment of male pattern baldness. The concept of hair surgery lies on the concept of transferring healthy hair follicles that are not genetically prone to male pattern baldness, this minor surgical procedure involves extracting the hair follicles, not necessarily coming from the head but other parts of the body that has healthy hair growth.

Since the scalp is also a part of our skin, other hair growing in our body can also grow on our scalp. The only difference is that other hairs on our body are not genetically prone to male pattern baldness unlike those that are growing on our head. Therefore, it was conceded that male pattern baldness was not a matter of the scalp being genetically prone to male pattern baldness but that of the hair follicles that grow on our head. Hair surgery is not limited to the hair on top of our heads, it can also be applied to restore eyebrows, eyelashes, chest hairs, beard hairs and even pubic hair as a result of any unfortunate accident.

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The concept of hair transplant is quite different from that of skin grafting as the later involves an extraction of the epidermis and dermis. Hair usually grows by 1 to 4 groups of follicles on a single area, by this arrangement, a hair surgeon can mimic the almost natural condition that hair should look like on a normal, healthy scalp and is called by hair surgeons as Follicular Unit Tranplantation (FUT). There are two kinds of common procedures that hair surgeons use when performing FUT.

Strip Harvesting:

Strip harvesting involves a procedure that necessitates the removal of a strip of hair growth tissue from the scalp which is no affected by male pattern baldness. These strips of tissue with healthy hair growth are then planted on the recipient side of the head, which is of course, the balding part of the head. The extracted tissue of healthy hair growth can be described as a row of corn in a corn field. The area in which the healthy hair growth tissue were extracted will be sewn together that will eventually leave a pencil line like scar. The donor area in which the tissues were extracted, which are located on the back part of the head, would heal naturally and will be unnoticeable due to hair growth. Recovery period from this kind of hair transplantation surgery usually takes about 2 weeks.

Follicular Unit Extraction:

FUE harvesting as commonly addressed by hair transplant surgeons, this procedure involves the individual extraction of follicle groups of between 1 to 4 groups of hairs, under localized anesthetics. It is a microscopic removal procedure that requires surgeons to use binocular type microscope. These microscopic patches of hair follicles measure to about 0.6 mm to 1.0 mm in diameter, no bigger than that of a pin head. The extracted follicles also include the surrounding scalp tissues, and are inserted by the surgeon on tiny sites on the affected scalp by the use of a placement tool. Puncture woulds are usually the result after this surgery and pain and inflammation is reduced to a minimal after post operation procedure, recovery period could be as long as a week (7 days). Some surgeons however disclose that the chances of Follicular Unit Extraction to be successful is very low, and that a number of sessions would be needed to arrive at a satisfactory result.

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The History of Hair Transplantation

During the 19th century, the first crude attempt to cover a balding man’s head was done by using the scalp band, which was a particularly large amount of scalp tissue that contained the original veins and blood supply. This procedure meant literally exposing the top part of the cranial plate, hence exposing the skull itself. In the early 1930′s, in Japan, modern surgical techniques were incorporated when surgeons used small tissue grafts even to the point of follicular grafts, to repair some portions of a damaged eyebrow and it was not originally for the purpose of male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, their efforts were not received with enthusiasm during those time and the onset of World War II further delayed their pursue of advancing their methods for another 20 years.

The arrival of modern post war technologies and advancement in science and medicine, had paved the way for the western world in the later part of the 1950′s. In the United States of America, particularly in New York, a dermatologist named Norman Orentreich, started to work on the principles of donor grafting of follicular growth and transplanting them to affected areas, that would later be used as the standard procedure of hair transplantation. During the early years of the conceptualization of hair graft transplantation, it was thought that hairs that were taken out from a healthier area on the head would survive and propagate as normally as it would from the area that it was taken from.

The principle of donor transplant was further supported by Dr. Walter P. Unger, who defined the principle that extraction of healthy hair follicles for transplantation on the recipient site, said that from the most potential part of the area of the head, a donor healthy donor follicle would survive and thrive just as well and just as long as it would in it’s original place. Even as today, these are the same principles used by hair transplant surgeons and dermatologist. For the following 20 years, work continued to improve a refined and effective method of propagating and implanting follicular tissues. In the 1980′s, an American doctor named William Rassman was successful in using “micro grafts”.

Since the introduction of microscopic procedures continued to improve, doctors were having trouble in effectively performing these surgical operations. It was not until the late 1980′s that Dr. Limmer, created a specialized binocular type of microscope that can be worn on the face as an attachment to the spectacles or eye glass. Further improvements of the methods of follicular hair transplant became more refined as improvements on both the methods and equipments also gave practicing surgeons a chance to refine their approach on the proper procedure. The sizes of the surgical tools became smaller that allowed a faster and more precise surgical incision that left very little post surgical scars. So refined was the improvement in surgical tools and procedure, that it enabled the implantation of over 50 grafts in a single square centimeter area.

Improvements in the procedure concerning the angle and orientation of implants provided a natural way on how the newly planted follicles would grow out to create a seemingly natural growth pattern. Veering away from the traditional direct downward implantation plane of trajectory, surgeons were now adopting a lateral slit implantation technique since the early years of 2000. This enabled surgeons to create a brushed effect when the follicles grew out after fully recovering from the surgery, providing an angle that covers an ample amount on the area of the affected scalp region. Of course, even in the advent of modern techniques and procedures, there are always disadvantages that come out of any surgical procedures. Lateral incisions tend to destroy the veins on the scalp, causing less blood irrigation to the newly planted follicles.

Procedures of Hair Transplantation Surgery

Her is a simplified method on how the basics of hair transplant surgery works, as to give a simple point of view on how the procedure takes place from beginning to post surgical recovery. The primary concept of hair transplant surgery was originally for follicular restoration of damaged hair that covers portions of the body particularly the eyebrows and head, and was not meant for male pattern baldness to begin with. It all starts with initial consultation with a hair surgeon to evaluate the affected span of the damaged area. The doctor will make the proper diagnosis to the patients scalp to make valid decisions on the proper procedures that will not compromise the end result. The doctor will give the patient his honest opinion on the expected result in view of the procedures that will be made.

Even days before actual surgery, the patient is strictly refrained from engaging in the use of alcohol, smoking and any counter indicated prescription medicines that may induce hemorrhage during the surgical proceedings.

Surgical Proceedings

Usually, hair transplantation is considered as minor surgery and that it is considered an outpatient procedure that only involved mild sedatives, which is optional, to relax the patient and localized anesthesia, as such surgery can last up to as long as 6 hours. The scalp is washed clean with an antibacterial shampoo. After the administration of a mild sedative, the scalp is then subjected localized anesthetic prior to follicular extraction. The surgeon then proceeds to to harvest a portion of the scalp tissue from the posterior area which is composed mostly of good hair growth. The strip of follicular tissue usually measures about 1 to 1.5 by 15 to 30 centimeters. After the extraction, the surgeon will close up the wound where the follicular tissues were taken, while this is being done, the extracted tissue will then be cut up into strips, prior to implantation.

The extracted strips will then be cleaned from any excess of fibrous fatty tissues while avoiding to incur any unnecessary damage to the follicular area. The latest surgical method called “trichophytic closure” ensures surgical recovery that will only result to pencil line scars. As compared to the olden days of the procedure, today’s modern methods disregards the use of large areas of the scalp nor the need to initiate bigger surgical incisions. The modern use of micro blades and ultra fine surgical needles to make puncture wounds for surgical implantation, the surgeon does all the proceedings from start up to the point of making the final puncture points in where to plant the donor follicular tissues, while implantation technicians are the ones that put the follicular tissues in their final places.

Post Operative Care

Semi-permeable dressings are finally applied to the area, which allow the seepage of excess blood and albumin. Daily change of clean dressings are needed in order to maintain a good hygienic state as to ensure that there will be no post operative onset of infection. The affected area must be shielded from direct contact from sunlight as it may cause unnecessary growth of bacteria that may infect the fresh wound. The application of bacteriostatic shampoo is needed in order to keep bacteria from causing any chances of growth and maintain a favorable scalp pH balance that will stave down any possibilities of irritations. During the process of healing, scabs will naturally adhere to the hair follicles that may make the newly implanted follicles to fall off, and this is during the first 7 to 10 days after the operation.

The newly recovering scalp will experience post operative trauma or shock that eventually fall off, fortunately, after two to three months after the operation, hair will begin to grow and as expected, it will grow normally and will continue to improve on it’s growth for the next six to nine months after the surgical procedure. The first two to three months will evaluate on the chances of the surgery to succeed or not as some cases would imply, failed to produce adequate or positive results, requiring them to undergo subsequent surgical proceedings for the second time. Nowadays, DNA test are first made to ensure that the patient’s follicle compatibility is viable for follicular tissue transplantation in order to make a predictive outcome of the surgery. Guess work is usually decreased as to know the possibilities of a favorable outcome in order for the surgeon to recommend any alternative procedures that will be of favor to the patient.

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Hair Extension Concepts for Women

Hair extensions are artificial hairs made with fiber or with actual human hair that are “integrated” on the hair itself. Use of real human hair is the most preferred method as it blends in quite naturally and is seemingly unnoticeable. Hair extensions are the most preferred method of hair alternation that can be achieved through a fairly easy method of application. It is more preferred nowadays by most people who want to change the way their hair looks and it can fairly last for a long period of time without even falling off unlike that of toupees and wigs.

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Techniques for hair extensions:

 

Clip-in or Clip On Hair Extensions

One of the most effortless method in hair extension techniques is called Clip-on hair extensions without any use of scalp glue to securely fasten it to your head. It is the least permanent method of hair extensions that can be easily removed if necessary. These sort of hair extensions utilize the use of small strips of hair in various lengths, usually measuring in 2 inches to 8 inches in length. The procedure starts at the back of the head, particularly the nape area, in which hair is combed and partitioned neatly. Each group of hair strands are clipped into place as close to the scalp as possible, allowing a secure grip in order to stay firmly attached. The portions of each segment of hair area on the head is uniformly back swept to allow a conformed positioning in order to achieve a proper look. These clip-ons can be worn the whole day as casual as the user wants to, provided that no excessive combing should be done in order to maintain a natural look on the extensions. It is however, prescribed not to go to bed and sleep with clip on extensions since they can easily be dislodged from their clippings.

Bonding and Sealing Extensions

Another method of hair extensions uses adhesives in order to securely bond hair into place, it is called bonding and sealing extensions. Glue or adhesive is applied to a portion of the extensions and then onto a person’s natural hair. It utilizes specially formulated  adhesives to prevent any probable damage to a person’s natural hair. The bonded hair sticks firmly into place without much inconvenience and can only be removed by those who had put it there in the first place. This sort of hair extensions usually lasts between 3 to 4 weeks with regular use including bathing. There are two specific types of hair bonding available that uses certain adhesives such as glue and silicone based adhesives. Soft bond incorporates the use of  latex, silicon and acrylic based adhesives and the hard bond method that literally uses super glue. Soft bond adhesives are mostly water based in formulation and tend to shed of after much bathing and toweling. Hard bond lasts pretty much longer than soft bond for reasons of the glue that is utilized on the hair. Yet, it is best to take into aspect of the comfort on one’s hair when considering the use of hard bond extensions for the reason of the adhesive’s very rigid texture. Nevertheless, hard bond adhesives can last as much as 6 weeks before requiring any maintenance.

Fusion

One of the most preferred methods that can give the versatility that you look in a hair extension is its wear and tear. The fusion method of hair integration leaves a seemingly natural impression to those who see it. The method is carried out with the use of a machine that resembles a glue gun. The method employed here is similar to the bonding or sealing technique but, it is done on a more intricate manner that requires the bonding done to individual hair strands. Other methods of fusion attachments require the use of hair strands dipped in a keratin based adhesive and is applied onto with the use of a heat clamp to melt and bond the hairs onto the natural hairs. The keratin adhesive is individually bonded to the hair strands that results to a seemingly natural looking hair. It’s versatility can be proven as it allows frequent washing and the use of hair products such as styling gel. Fusion is a time-consuming method as it takes to 3 or more hours just to complete the whole procedure and the hair strands need to be repositioned for every two to three months at a time in order to facilitate the growth of your natural hairs. Also to put into consideration are the reason for eminent hair damage caused by the intense heat needed to bond the keratin adhesive to the hair.

Micro Rings (Micro Loops)

This method of hair extension utilizes small, minute aluminum ring bands lined with silicone rubber in the inside. The hair extensions are already placed into the rings and all it takes is to clamp on the extensions to the natural hair using a special crimping tool. The term micro loops are an adequate description when it comes to their size, as they can not be easily detected even when in close proximity with a person that is wearing it. This procedure needs the attachments to be repositioned every other two to three months to facilitate hair growth as the rings move away from it’s original position on the scalp because of hair growth. This can be considered as one of the most safest method of hair extension, given the reason that it does not use any adhesives or any form of extreme heat in order to attach it to the hair, thus cause less damage.

Netting

This technique is compared to the woven strands of a braided cloth. The method involves the braiding of the natural hair strands to such thin portions into a breathable net layer on the head. After completing the first step, stylists can now weav e into the small braided natural hairs, making it into a sort of weaving base. Since the natural hair will be braided and then used as the base in order for stylists to weave onto the natural hair, this method is less time consuming as it takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete.

Lace Fronts

Lace fronts are similar to netting techniques that require a nylon mesh material that is formed similarly to a cap. The nylon mesh is then securely fastened onto the hair by using the hair itself. The procedure involve using the hair to tie down the nylon mesh, which means knotting the hair through the nylon mesh. This method is used for the frontal effect for body and quantity of the hairline segment. For the assurance of proper fit, it is necessary to take absolute head measurements, that will compliment head shape, size and fit.

Tracking

Tracking consists of hair strands that are braided in rows or tracks. Some of the most common problems with braiding are the obvious chances of having bumps or uneven texture. The attachment of hairs are sewn in a horizontal direction across the braids of the natural hair, from one side to the other staring from the bottom. The natural hairs are braided at first and then tied down when the extensions are placed at the right position in regards to the base weave or the braids. This technique can consist of as few as braids to as much as covering a whole weave of hair. However, this hair extension does not allow for any regular maintenance and the method employed can take a considerable amount of time to accomplish.

 

Most Common Kinds of Hair Extensions Used

Hair extensions may come in the form of natural, premium hair made from natural hair or regular hair which costs much less. There are also synthetic hairs made from artificial fibers that resemble natural human hair, but at close scrutiny using touch and feel, you will quickly come to realize the difference. There are two kinds of natural human hair that are used in hair extensions.

Premium Natural Hair:
Tangle Free Premium Hair – This hair is expensive when it comes to post producing it prior to selling it. The hairs are obtained and chemically treated in order to remove any cuticles that can cause hair tangling. The natural fibers of the hair are treated to an acid bath in order to reduce friction that causes tangling, thus give a natural luster with a silky shine that emulates natural healthy hair.

Regular Natural Hair:
Regular natural hair comes in a “as is” basis that means it has untreated strands that have a good tendency to get tangled. Regular hair does not go through additional post production processing.

Synthetic hair:
Synthetic fibers are made from a vast number of materials including fibers of polyester or nylon strands, synthetic wool and even a combination of regular natural hair mixed in with synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers are quite affordable in most cases but they lack the resiliency to last for a long time compared to natural human hair. Synthetic hair fibers can be damaged easily due to excess friction due to over combing and extreme heat conditions such as the use of electrical hair tools like  hair dryers and perming tools. There is very little amount of styling that can be done with synthetic hair fibers as it does have limited uses concerning styling tools.

Futura:
A new age material called Futura has just recently been introduced publicly as an alternative fiber that can be used for hair extensions. It’s impressive characteristics include heat tolerance to up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit  that surpasses even the allowable heat that natural human hair can withstand. It’s uncanny resemblance to human hair can not be denied and it may even be better than human hair itself due to the fact that it is virtually tangle free. It can be straightened and it can be curled, but it could take a considerable amount of time to accomplish this because of its synthetic qualities. Although it closely resembles human hair, it can not be colored.

Texture, Quality and Color of Hair Extensions

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Most hair extension manufacturers follow a world standard classification in terms of coloring their hair extension products. Most hair extensions already have their natural coloring but these colors tend to lose their natural luster over time. Manufacturers then apply hair coloring and post production processes to enhance the quality of the hair extensions that they will sell.

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Since the texture of natural human hair vary in a great degree, manufacturers have set fort a classification standard in order to categorize each different kind of hair texture in order to properly match the individual needs of people accordingly with their hair types.

Proper Care and Styling for Hair Extensions
Taking proper care for your hair extensions would mean begin careful with it twice as much as you would do with your own natural hair. It takes twice the effort to maintain hair extensions as necessary head movements or situations can dislodge your hair extensions from their positions. Considering the price that you have to pay in order to have them attached which costs in between $100 to $200, not to mention the needed time and effort to maintain it for the coming months. The only thing that you have to worry about your hair extensions is that of the proper way of cleaning your hair without damaging your hair extensions.

Using a mild shampoo can give a sufficient way of cleaning your hair extensions without damaging it. Usually, your hair stylist will give you the ample information needed to maintain your hair extensions, including advice on how to properly wash it, the type of shampoo to use, methods of how to comb or brush it properly and how to properly dry it without causing any extensive stress that may damage your hair extensions. Hair extensions made from natural human hair can be styled and fashioned just like any other kind of natural hair ,but be very careful not to over do it. Cold water is usually used along with a mild shampoo to prevent dulling and tangling, since hair extensions are usually chemically treated to have a natural protection, this protection can fade off from frequent washing.

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Hair Care for Different Types of Hair

In the vast multitude of people with different types of hair along with different types of hair problem, there is no single general solution to cover it all. Needless to say that different hair types need different methods of hair care and that one person’s solution could never be applied to another person with the same type of hair problem. Even though that experts try to put a generalized caption to all possible remedies that might co relate one problem of how to maintain those precious tresses hair on your crown, it is still best to take the most individual approach on how to take care of your hair.

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Greasy and Oily Hair:

A little grease and oil on your hair is quite normal to begin with and a total absence of it would indicate that you have a problem concerning dryness that it may possibly lead to weakening of the follicles and result to dry damaged hair. An over abundance of oil however may well signify another problem as well. Be very mindful of what you put in your diet as dietary causes could very well be an issue of an over production of cebum, which is responsible for maintaining the flexibility and suppleness of your hair.

An oily hair does not affect the hair strands, which in one way, is a good indicator that your hair strands are it tip top shape. However, too much oily secretions do tend to damage the scalp, in which fungal build up may well lead to the dreaded propagation of dandruff. Fungi propagate in a very oily scalp, which is the favorite breeding ground of this type of bacteria. It eats up the excess oils of the scalp that eventually finds its way to your hair follicles, resulting to the weakening of the hair strands that promote the thinning and falling out of the hair in a much more faster state.

Proper hair care for this condition involves knowing the basic working dynamics of the shampoo and conditioner that you usually use. Shampoos and conditioners are two very different things and that they both work in very different ways. Greasy hair and greasy scalp conditions may need just one type of shampoo, forgoing the need for a conditioner, but, often times, it is applied to both in a separate method. If you have oily hair and a dry scalp, it is best to use a light shampoo that puts a priority in moisturizing your scalp. A simple moisturizing conditioner can then be applied to the hair after rinsing.

If you have dry hair and an oily scalp, you should use a shampoo that addresses the problem of your oily scalp. Hair moisturizing conditioners must be used in this case with utmost care, avoiding any possible contact with the scalp. It is best to evaluate the condition of both your hair and scalp before trying any form of hair regimen alongside with proper consultation with a hair specialist.

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Dry Hair:

The dryness of hair is not a natural occurrence in the human body, but, it is however an induced state that results from over use of such products as hair coloring, perming and hair ironing tools, hairdryers and other artificial hair altering methods that literally kill your hair strands. These processes contribute to the weakening of the hair strands that they literally break off. It is not enough to be exposed to excessive UV rays that you have to submit your hair to such brutal methods just for the sake of beauty. Swimming pols that have a strong concentration of chlorinated particles do just that along with too much exposure to sea water that the salt in the air and in the salt water of the ocean can make your hair brittle and weak.

Caring for such hair conditions require applications of moisturizers to maintain the moisture content of the hair strands so that they don’t loose their suppleness. Prolonged use of hairdryers and other detrimental tools on your hair would do your hair more benefit. The use of deep moisturizing conditioners that you can leave on your hair is important if you live near an area where there is too much heat and humidity in the air (especially if you live near the beach or an arid region).

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Fine to Thin Hair:

Fine hair because of it’s lack of body and bounce usually falls limp most of the time. There are simple methods of making hair like these bounce to life. Teasing hair will give an illusion of embodiment, though it has to be done with the utmost care to ensure that you do not exert too much stress on your hair strands. Maintain a conservative length of hair style as you can easily style it with wax or hair gel to give it that bouncy look. Thin hair that is too long is very hard to manage and can often times end up in tangles if you tease them too much. Hair thickening products may help quite a bit but only to a point that you can manage it.

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Thick and Curly Hair:

Thick hair does have it’s advantages as they are the least types of hair that suffer from thinning limpness. But it also presents it’s own problems such as frequent itchiness on the scalp. The reason for why this occurs is the lack of ventilation for the scalp to breath. Another contributing factor is in it’s characteristics of not being able to totally rinse off accumulated substances from shampoos and conditioners, leading to the build up of irritating materials underneath the follicles. Keeping your hair short will greatly improve the condition of your scalp as it will allow the proper ventilation of air that your scalp needs. Shorter hair means an easy way to rinse off any possible remnants of shampoos and conditioners that my be left on your scalp, greatly reducing the time it takes for you to rinse it.

Use a clarifying shampoo to make sure you leave no traces of sedimentary deposits of filth on your scalp. This is just to ensure that you get the job right in ridding any possible dirt and grime from your scalp.

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Straight Hair:

You might think that it is just so easy to maintain straight hair? Well, it is not that easy as you may imagine it to be. Straight hair is actually one of the most hard to maintain hair types. It is because straight hair falls flat on the scalp, causing the accumulation of oil and grease, more than other types of hair. It is also one of the hardest types of hair create a hairstyle from it, as it always tends to be stringy ans limp. The use of deep cleansing shampoos can help prevent the onset of dandruff and a weekly trip to the hair salon to apply clarifying gel would greatly enhance body and luster. As a matter of fact, The occurrence of dandruff is more likely to happen in people with straight hair than any other hair types.

 

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Options to Make Your Thin Hair Thicker

Many people are jealous of the ones around them who were born with thick hair. As individuals age, they begin to lose what they once had and be jealous of the new generation with full heads of hair. If this is an issue for you, make use of these volumizing tips that may will give off the appearance of a young full head of hair and show you how to make your hair thicker.

 

Stay Away from Chemicals

 

Many hair styling products can actually harm your hair in the long run. Chemical based shampoos are effective at cleaning your hair but the chemicals used can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Avoid putting strong chemicals in your hair and switch to hair care products that are easier on your thinning hair.

 

Do Not Wash Your Hair

 

As odd as this may seem, washing your hair every day can put unneeded stress on your thinning hair. The natural oils that that are meant to protect your scalp and hair are washed away causing your hair to become weaker over time. You can usually get away with washing your hair two to three times a week unless it naturally produces excess oils. You can utilize dry shampoo to work between washes to help it look clean and fresh. An added bonus of dry shampoo is that it makes your hair look thicker when applied.

 

Oils

 

You can use many different oils to thicken your hair over time. Chamomile, rosemary, geranium, lavender, thyme, and cedar wood can all help to thicken your hair follicles. You can apply 10 to 20 drops onto your scalp and rub it in with your fingertips. Mixing a few drops of all these different oils could be beneficial as well. You could also add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner.

 

Gently Handle Your Hair

 

An obvious way to decrease hair loss is to treat your hair gently and try not to pull tangles through. Especially be easy on your hair while it is wet. Do not be too rough while you towel dry, instead gently pat your hair dry. Avoid pony tails or corn rows that can put your hair under constant stress.

 

Avoid Strong Heat Sources

 

Do not use blow dryers, curling irons, or straight irons often. Excessive heat to your hair can cause it to become dry and brittle. If you use chemicals to color your hair, allow your hair to grow back out to it’s natural color and stop putting chemicals in it. This bombardment of dye and highlights can causes permanent damage.

 

Volumizing Products

 

There are volumizing techniques you can use to give your hair a fuller appearance. Volumizing shampoo can be used to add volume to the top of your head. Volumizing conditioner is available as well. Use these in combination with root lifters and volumizing sprays to get that amazing full look you are looking for.

 

Getting Your Hair Cut

 

Another tip is to get your hair cut. If you remove the dry, dead ends it can give new life to your hair. Keeping a short cut such as a bob can make your hair look thicker and fuller. Nutrition can play a big part in why your hair is thinning or falling out as well. Your overall health coincides with proper nutrition, and your hairs health feeds off the same nutrients and minerals.

 

Reduce Stress

 

If you live a stressful lifestyle, this can cause your hair to fall out as well. Resolving your situation as quickly as possible and striving to keep your mind calm both help to reverse the hair loss caused by stress.

 

Making healthy lifestyle choices, eating nutritious food, avoiding strong chemicals, and living in a low stress environment are all important factors in making your hair look better. Work to improve on a few of these things and you will start to see a difference in your appearance in no time.

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The Benefits of Leave On Conditioners

There are leave on conditioners that do more than just protect your hair from damage. Most leave on conditioners today are enriched with a combination of vitamins, more particularly, Vitamin B5. Hair conditioners protect the hair strands and are absorbed by the follicles beneath your scalp through the hair shafts. The same principle of how topical vitamins and nutrient filled shampoos are absorbed by your scalp. Some leave on conditioners also incorporate scalp conditioners that help stimulate your scalp in producing healthier follicular growth, which can contribute to healthier hair strands.

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What most people don’t realize is that all of the hair that grows above the surface of your scalp is actually dead. It is the same with our fingernails that is in a “keratinized” state, which means it has no more cellular growth. Our hair strands are just shaft tubes that absorb any form of nutrients that it can get when we take a shower. The follicles then use the nutrients that it has absorbed through the hair shaft to continue producing healthy hair growth. Topical hair shampoos and leave on conditioners that are enriched with the needed vitamins and minerals do contribute to the propagation of healthy hair growth just as well as a complete dietary balance can do the same benefit with your hair.

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A bigger benefit that one can get when using leave on conditioners that protect the hair is that it can repair your damaged hair strands, particularly split ends and tangles. Leave on conditioners maintain the overall protection of your hair from damage, but it can also repair your hair from damage caused by dryness, over exposure to the elements and excessive brushing or combing. Excessive combing and brushing can lead to hair damage, considering that an average person combs their hair about 3 times a day with an average stroke of six to over ten times for men and over a hundred times for women.

If you can just imagine the stress that your hair is going through and the damage that it leaves, contributing to hair thinning. Leave on conditioners repair the damage by bonding split ends and smoothening the texture of the keratin of the hair shafts, resulting a stronger and more manageable hair that even leaves a silky smooth feel when you touch it. Besides having the qualities of being able to repair hair damage, it is an important aspect to consider it’s ability to provide nutrition as well. Theses leave on conditioners are mostly organically based on natural ingredients that have been extracted to from plant proteins. They even have a combination of natural colorants that could actually put some color on your hair through regular use, which is ideal for people who want to maintain their hair color.

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The main important aspect for leave on conditioning products is that it should provide the needed protection and nutritional maintenance that your hair needs without the harsh and damaging effects of synthetic chemical additives that can eventually damage your hair with prolonged use.

 

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.