Simple Ways To Deal With 3 Common Hair Problems
If you are reading this article, chances are you are “struggling”
with your hair on a daily basis. Be it that it gets oily too quickly (hence
needs to be washed and styled every single day) or your scalp is constantly
itchy, or maybe you lose more hair strands that you think you should, your hair
is obviously taking too much of your time.
To make your life easier, we’d like to share with you several
simple solutions for 3 of the most common hair problems. Let’s make those locks
healthy, strong and manageable!
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Dry Scalp/Oily Hair
Almost always, dry scalp and oily hair go hand in hand – the
former often leads to the latter. The explanation behind this phenomenon is
simple – when your scalp is dry, your skin tries to compensate this by secreting
more sebum i.e. your sebaceous glands become hyper active.
What To Do?
The best way to go about dry scalp/oily hair is to try to
restore the balance naturally. How? With plant oils! Vegetable oils lubricate
the skin and mimic the sebum it naturally produces. Apart from normalizing
sebum production, when applied topically natural oil nourish and strengthen the
scalp, making your hair stronger and healthier.
Another thing worth mentioning when it comes to oily hair is
the fact that most of the shampoos on the market are loaded with strong
detergent (primarily sulfates). Harsh detergents dehydrate the scalp and
disrupt the normal function of the sebaceous glands i.e. there is no place for
them in your bathroom.
Here, there are two things you should do. First, opt for SLS
and SLES-free shampoos and second – try to wash your hair every second day,
instead of every day (water can also be drying for the scalp). If the situation
gets “too greasy”, tie your hair in a ponytail or messy bun and spray some dry
shampoo in the roots to “survive” the day. Washing your hair less frequently
will help restore the normal function of the sebaceous glands, hence your hair
won’t get oily so quickly.
I don’t believe there is a woman on this planet that doesn’t
dream of frizz-free hair. As I often say
are many things in life you can avoid, but frizz is not one of them
reason why our hair gets frizzy lies in the structure of the hair strand. When
the outer layer of your hair (the cuticle) is raised, it allows moisture from
outside to easily penetrate and expand the hair strand. Things get even worse
when your hair is naturally dry, because it attracts even more water.
To make it more visual, you can see this
of damaged/frizzy hair vs. healthy hair
Some of the bad habits that contribute to your hair being
- abusing thermal styling
- coloring your hair too frequently
- using shampoos formulated with harsh detergents
- using the wrong products or misusing the right
What To Do?
Restore the moisture levels of your hair and use products to
seal the cuticles, in order to prevent them from rising. If you are looking for
all-natural solution, the easiest way to achieve this is again with plant oils!
To re-hydrate the hair, apply Argan oil and Coconut oil on the lengths and
leave it for at least 2 hours, then wash your hair as usual.
For the ends, go for Jojoba oil – it’s the best
split-end sealing & frizz-free serum you can find in nature! Jojoba oil has waxy like
structure (think about as “natural silicone”) and lightweight texture. It coats
the hair strand, without weighting it down, provides remarkable shine and
doesn’t allow humidity to mess up with your gorgeous locks.
Looking for 100% pure, certified organic vegetable oils?
La Mav Pure Oil Therapy Range offers a variety of carefully selected, pure, organic, cold-pressed plant oil that are going to transform the appearance of your skin and your hair naturally!
According to experts it’s normal to lose up to 100 hair
strands per day – sounds like a lot, but having in mind that the average person
has about 100,000, it’s not that much. However, sometimes due to certain
external and internal factors, we start losing more hair. The causes can be many,
but some of the most common are:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Seasonal changes
- Hereditary factors
- Rapid weight loss
- Certain medication (antidepressants, blood
- Poor diet
What To Do?
The first thing you need to do is to determine the
underlying cause (*this may require seeing a dermatologist). Regardless of the
nature of the problem, paying attention to the way you eat is almost always
your first step towards strengthening your hair and stopping it from shedding.
Vitamins and proteins are essential for growing healthy hair and their optimal
intake is crucial for preventing hair loss and hair thinning.
If you want to learn more check this out: 6 Foods For
Healthy Hair Growth
“The best way to think
of the way hair grows is to picture a garden. How well it grows is
completely a result of what is happening underground.”
Apart from nourishing your body from within, another thing
you need to do, in order to preserve your hair, is to take care of the scalp,
because healthy scalp = healthy hair.
Regular masks with natural oils (vegetable + essential) will improve microcirculation, balance sebum
production, nourish the follicles and improve the overall condition of your
scalp. My personal favorite mask is
vitamin E + sweet almond oil + argan oil (the
last one is optional, but if you have dry scalp I strongly recommend it). Apply
it in the roots of the hair, massage gently and leave it for at least 2 hours
(preferably, put a plastic cap on top, to warm up the skin and boost the
absorption of nutrients). Don’t forget – be persistent and patient. Good thing
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