HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS
Hair needs regular care not only to make it beautiful, but also to keep it healthy. It is recommended that you make an assessment of how to properly protect your hair.
The art of brushing:
Brushing of the hair should be done twice a day. It aims to remove dust and allows hair to air. With the head tilted forward, only 10 to 20 strokes are enough, starting at the back of the neck from the roots to the tips. A quality brush should have short and long bristles to fully penetrate the hair mass. For gentle brushing, you can use a bristle racket brush mounted on a pad or a round blow dryer that should not pull the hair too much.
You can use different hair brushes (plastic, horn, scales or metal), the main thing is that they are always clean with straight teeth. The mixed brush alternating short and long teeth is ideal for short hair. Make sure you clean your brushes and combs regularly.
In the past, the task of a shampoo was to be a detergent and wash the hair by removing dirt, dust, sweat and oil. Nowadays, shampoos are not only cleaning products, but also every hair care has become true restorative, refreshing and nourishing care products. There are four families of shampoo:
Anionic shampoos: These are ordinary shampoos made from potash and soda that are simple to manufacture and inexpensive. They are powerful cleansers, but their caustic action weakens the hair shaft that is rough, brittle or split at the ends. The scalp skin can be irritated with the appearance of redness and itching. They are used less often nowadays or are used in low concentrations with products that reduce side effects.
Cationic shampoos: They consist of fatty alcohols that give elasticity and softness to hair. They have a powerful bactericidal power to kill microbes that infect scaly scalps. They are generally used in anti-dandruff shampoos.
Non-ionic shampoos: These are very gentle cleansers on the basis of common shampoos. They lather very little and have excessive oily and softening power, especially on dry hair.
Amphoteric shampoos: These are neither acidic nor alkaline and electrically neutral shampoos. They have cleaning, foaming and softening activity. They are very good shampoos but expensive.
Shampoos also contain excipients including:
- Emulsifiers that facilitate mixing of aqueous and oily substances such as lecithins.
- Shampoo or softening thickeners such as alginates.
- Conditioner gives shine at the same time to facilitate detangling and combing.
- Opacifiers that protect the components against the effect of light.
- Softeners to reduce the electrostatism of the hair.
- Excessive oily to protect excessively dry hair.
- Separators to neutralize extremely hard water.
- Protectors against component degradation and microbial or fungal contamination.
- Beautifiers such as chamomile, henna or chestnut that give soft reflections to the hair.
How to choose a good shampoo:
Choosing the ideal shampoo is quite difficult. A good shampoo should be gentle, alkaline and free of detergent and should be washed gently. The choice of shampoo should be tailored to the nature of your hair: normal, dry, oily, mixed, and the structure of your scalp (dry or seborrheic, with or without dandruff). Do not hesitate to consult your pharmacist, dermatologist or hairdresser.
Good usage of shampoo
The normal shampoo frequency is once or twice a week. Frequently used shampoos can be replaced with therapeutic shampoos.
- Pre-brush and comb hair to remove dust and dead hair.
- Wet all hair with lukewarm water because too hot water will soften and spread the keratin flakes.
- Apply a single dose of shampoo, preferably diluted with a small amount of water, on the hair.
- Gently massage with your fingertips without rubbing the hair in all directions.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, then finish off with cold water to properly cover the keratin flakes. You can neutralize very hard water by adding a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice to the final rinse water.
- Tighten the hair with a clean towel without rubbing too much.
- Preferably let it dry or use a hair dryer that is not too hot.
- Reshape with hand, brush or comb.
Other hair products
There are many hair care products, some of which are quite old, to give shine, fullness to the hair, to straighten, straighten, shape, nourish or facilitate detangling. These products include:
Conditioners: they contain a wide variety of products in various forms such as creams, gels, ampoules, mousses. They have a detangling, smoothing, softening or nourishing effect by blocking the spaces between the keratin scales. Some are not rinsed.
Hair lotions: These are petroleum oil, alcohol and water-based solutions and can be shown with light rubbing daily to treat dry, oily hair or dandruff.
Stabilizers and hair sprays: These are products that keep the hair well-groomed, but are criticized when they leave fine particles in the hair when dried or suffocate the hair. Today we prefer structuring gels.
Structuring gel: These are transparent or colored jelly-shaped products that are applied to the hair with fingers, usually packaged in a jar. They have the advantage of fixing and styling the hair without making it oily.
Brillantines: As the name suggests, they are products that bring shine and reflection to the hair by covering them with an oily film. They can protect very dry hair.
Styling foams: These are products that make it possible to process while the composition provides good spreading and hair care. It is applied to dry or slightly wet hair to style and model the hairstyle.
Sprays: These are products that spray on the hair. It has a shine effect on the flakes of the hair (silicone based) or a fixing effect on the hair (based on resins), and UV inhibitor filters can be added to them. Volumizing sprays are applied to dry or wet hair