Thursday, April 5, 2012

Suffering from Brittle Hair?!

Brittle hair can result from external factors, such as exposure to harsh chemicals, or from internal causes, such as an illness. These are the primary external factors for those lackluster locks:

•Harsh shampoo
•Shampooing too often
•Hair dye
•Hair perms
•Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs
•Overuse of the blow dryer or curling iron
•Too much exposure to sun and wind
•High mineral content in local water supplies
Hot oil treatments can treat dry brittle hair the use a cream based, deep conditioner 2 times a week will also combat dry hair.

Rinse with cool water as your final rinse to close the cuticle and prevent further damage. Avoid shampoos that are clear in color. These shampoos are referred to as plain shampoos. Plain shampoos contain little to no moisturizer instead use a good moisturizing shampoo that is sulfate free. Deep condition at least 2 times a week. Apply the conditioner to clean, damp hair. Put a shower cap on and sit under the blow dryer. This will open up the cuticle and condition your hair better. Use daily conditioners and even better, use a leave-in conditioner as well.
Purchase a boars hair brushes distribute oils better throughout the hair, down the hair shaft. Cut back on blow drying or use the blow dryer on the cool setting. Keep use of heating products to a minimum if possible. And always use a styling product that specifically protect hair during heat process.

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