1 – BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN
Your diet directly affects the health of your hair and scalp. Consume fruits and vegetables daily to help restore vitamins and mineral salts, says the dermatologist.
2 – HOT WATER, DAMAGED HAIR
A hot bath can be relaxing for the body, but it’s extremely bad for the hair. The temperature increases sebum secretion in the scalp, facilitating seborrhea and increasing hair loss.
Carolina further adds that “hot water causes the removal of the layer that provides hydration and natural protection to the hair, leaving it dry, dull and frizzy” . The ideal is therefore to wash your hair with lukewarm water. And when you take a hot bath in winter, don’t dwell in hot water.
3 – MOUSSE AT WILL, NOT NECESSARILY
Certain gestures at the time of washing also contribute to the health of the hair. “Have a light hand on the shampoo and don’t put it directly on your head. Distribute it between your hands and then apply it to the hair with your fingertips and never with your nails” , teaches the dermatologist.
4 – UNTANGLE SO AS NOT TO BREAK
To avoid this situation, Gui Cassolari advises to “untangle the hair in the shower using a conditioner and a wide-toothed comb” . The expert specifies that it is an essential gesture when one has fragile and sensitized hair because it makes it possible to reduce hair loss.
5 – RESTORATIVE HYDRATION
If you use specific care products to meet your hair’s needs, then you are well on your way to healthy hair. Care masks are perfect for those who want to deeply nourish their hair in just a few minutes.
6 – BEAUTIFUL AND SCULPTED
Do not abuse the hair dryer, straightener or curling iron , it damages the hair. And it’s no secret. Improper use of these devices can dehydrate, burn or even break the hair. To be on the safe side, before styling your hair, remove all excess water with a towel, without rubbing . “Never put the nozzle of the hair dryer directly on the hair and always dry it thoroughly before passing the straightener or the curling iron” , indicates the hairdresser of Natura Brasil.
7 – CHEMICALS ON HEALTHY HAIR
Chemicals can change hair texture and color. But the more drastic the change, the greater the damage. ” This will minimize the damage to the hair ,” says the dermatologist. “If you opt for a progressive smoothing, space the sessions by at least six months each time. »
8 – GOOD HAIRSTYLES
Varying the way you tie your hair is a real treat and a good idea to change your look. But when it comes to getting dressed up, certain precautions are necessary. Gui Cassolari advises using alligator clips or fabric rubber bands , accessories that cause less friction on the hair.
“Tight braids, ponytails and very tight buns can damage your hair. The pulling these hairstyles cause, especially when continuous and frequent, can create enough tension to break the hair or lead to traction alopecia [hair loss] ,” says Carolina .
9 – WEATHER FORECAST
Adapting hair care to the climate is a smart decision. On warmer days, protect your hair from the sun by wearing a hat and keep hair well hydrated. “Avoid air conditioning because it dries out the hair and makes it more fragile; they then lose all their shine” , advises the dermatologist.
10 – ADVICE FROM THE EXPERT, NOT FRIENDS
We all know at least one disastrous story about attempting a haircut or chemical treatment at home. For more drastic changes, always contact a specialized professional. This also applies if you notice anything unusual in your hair or scalp.
“The ideal is to ask an expert to establish a diagnosis, which will identify the reasons for these changes and will tell you the right treatment to follow. There are often hormonal or metabolic changes that need to be controlled for hair to grow healthy,” Carolina concludes .