Why do we suffer from dry hair?
The hair follicle is composed of 3 parts:
- The hair bulb (the "root") , in the scalp
- The epidermic sheath, opening of the scalp's skin, forming a canal allowing the hair stem to appear from the scalp
- The hair stem or shaft : is made up of dead, hard protein called Keratin. It is these keratin molecules that are weakened by dryness , giving hair a dull and dry appearance and causes 'split ends'. Split ends is hair that is damaged and unrepairable.
Damage to our hair often occurs when :
- The hair dryer is too hot and used too closely to the hair
- The use of aggressive or harsh hair products such as shampoos, hair spray and hair dye
- Hair appliances - brushes, curling tongues, straightening irons...
The use of shampoos and cosmetics for dry hair (capillary balsams) generally have a temporary effect .
A long term solution to treating dry hair compromises of:
- Keep your hair trimmed, cutting off the split ends is the only way to get rid of them. The damage to the hair shaft has already been done.
- Nutrients, vitamins and supplements for dry hair. The 'B' group of vitamins are particularly good and provide the hair root with what they need to produce beautiful hair.
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