Health and Beauty: Hair problems solved

Health and Beauty: Hair problems solved

By RoxyK

Dry hair & scalp
Lack of moisture can cause a dry, flaky scalp and as your scalp dries out so does your hair. The air around you (inside and out) also lacks moisture and as a result sucks it out of anywhere it can find it, including your hair.
Hair becomes flatter and also begins to lack shine.
Know your flakes: Be mindful of a dry scalp vs. dandruff. Dry scalp is caused by dehydration, dry heat and poor products stripping the hair, resulting in white flakes.
Dandruff is actually a fungal or bacterial infection of the scalp. The flakes or skin cell clusters are large at times, greasy or waxy and are yellow or gray in colour. Anti-fungal shampoos can be horribly drying to those who don’t actually have dandruff.
Wash less: Dare we say this? Shampoo less to keep your natural oils where they need to be.
Sans sulfate: Since sulfate free shampoos are less drying and less irritating they are much better at all times, but more so when the weather is dry. They are also good for those sensitive to allergies or eczema.
Moisture rich conditioner: Use a conditioner that not only conditions but adds moisture to help keep hair supple.

Split ends & Breakage
Quench those ends: The ends are the oldest part of your hair, the most fragile and the most likely place to break or split. Adding extra moisture on the ends is a good idea.
A daily argan oil treatment is lightweight and penetrates easily to add moisture without feeling heavy or greasy.
Air dry inside: Going outside with wet hair is not good for your hair since it is more likely to break. Hot tools can dehydrate hair more than usual in dry weather. Solve this problem with Moroccan Argan Oil Treatment.

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