Monday, April 13, 2009

Hair growth and proper hair care

Don’t shampoo the hair too much

Clean hair is liked by everyone. It adds tot eh overall outer look of a person. Cleaning your hair everyday can be a good thing however, sometimes shampooing the hair too much or consistently for a long period of time can be one of the reasons for hair loss. So, it’s always advisable not to overdo it.

Avoid brushing or combing

Hair straightens and detangles much easily when they are wet. During the combing process however, the stress on the hair shaft gets more and there is the likely possibility of damaging the hair. Too much brushing or combing the hair damages them. It may look nice but in reality brushing your hair excessively could be one of the reasons of hair loss.

Choose the right shampoo

A shampoo with pH level of 5.5 is ideal. Don’t buy shampoo that includes conditioning shampoo, as conditioner products are often very weak, says research studies. The stand–alone shampoos are often much more powerful.

Don't use anti-dandruff shampoos

Anti–dandruff shampoos contain formaldehyde and selenium sulfate that are ingredients, which can cause cancer or degenerate the liver. There are some other toxic ingredients as well that are found in anti-dandruff shampoos and can be harmful for your hair.

While Shampooing

You should learn the proper procedure of shampooing the hair. During shampooing the hair, make sure not to do it with your fingernails. You can instead do it with your finger tips and palms.