Hair Care Regimens are so difficult to commit to, but very necessary if you want to have healthy growing hair. One of our main issues as to why we are unable to maintain healthy hair is we lack a hair care regimen routine. It can be hard trying to submit an extra obligation in our lives as such, because our everyday lives are enough to try to balance. It also depends on how important maintaining healthy hair is for you. I’ve seen clients that don’t have a hair care routine and hair grow from straight up neglect lol! Some clients do too much in their routine and their hair breaks and fall out! Yes, there is a such thing. Confused much? Don’t worry, I’m going to clear all of this up for you in a few.
Although there are people in this world that don’t have to do anything to their hair and it seems to grow no matter what, eventually hair thins out and stunts in growth as we get older due to the 3 phases of hair growth: anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. Even though you may feel as if your hair is doing just fine now, you should focus on a preventative care solution. You should treat your hair as you treat your overall health. We shouldn’t WAIT until we have a problem to fix the problem, (that goes for anything in life) it’s too late. We should focus on preventing the problem so there is no problem. Even though your hair is growing just fine with little to no effort, you should have a hair care routine for preventative care in the future to maintain its integrity.
Then there’s the client who does too much to their hair which causes their hair to break off or fall out. Believe it or not, you can over treat your hair. Too much moisture, protein, and keratin can break your hair off since our hair has these things naturally. You have to find a balance and keep your regimen sensible.
What’s the solution exactly? Well first and foremost, we not only should focus on what hair products work best for our hair, but we should also focus on the food we eat. Does your diet include food that naturally has protein and vitamins that can help your hair grow such as: eggs, berries, spinach, salmon, avocados, nuts, sweet potatoes, carrots, etc. You can implement one of these items in your breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you’re getting vitamins and protein in not only for your hair, but body as well. What goes in must come out, and hair is always the first to have a reaction. I’ll give you a quick menu option below, words in bold are foods that will help with hair strength and growth:
Toast with Avocado Spread
Turkey Sandwich to include spinach and sweet peppers
Yogurt with nuts
Fruit Salad with berries
Oven Baked Sweet Potatoes
With the proper diet and proper hair care products according to your texture and porosity, you will start to see results in your hair’s integrity.
Ok so we know some basic food selections of what needs to go inside our bodies to help our hair grow, but what about hair products? How do I know which product to use for my hair? How do I define its texture and porosity? What the heck does porosity even mean? LOL! When it comes to texture, is your hair Straight, Wavy, or Curly? That’s a simpler way to put it besides Type 1A-4C. The straighter your hair is, the easier it is to moisturize. Why? Well I’m glad you asked; it’s easier for the moisturizer to travel down the shaft of Straight hair to moisturize the hair unlike for Curly Hair. It has to go through ringlets of patterns in Curly Hair to get moisture to it. Understanding your texture and its needs can really help you understand why your hair lacks moisture.
Speaking of hair lacking moisture. What’s your hair porosity? Porosity means the ability of your hair to absorb moisture. Does your hair have high, low, or normal porosity? If it feels as if hair products sit on your hair and don’t absorb products easily, you have low porosity hair. High Porosity hair can easily and quickly absorb moisture, but can break and tends to be dry and frizzy mostly. Normal Porosity hair holds styles well, can easily color, and just the overall ideal hair type to have. You can also find out your hair porosity level by doing a strand test. After you shampoo, condition, and blow dry your hair, take a strand of your hair and set it aside while you fill water in a bowl or glass to place the hair stand inside. If your hair sinks to the bottom, then you have high porosity hair; if it floats to the top before sinking, you have low porosity hair. If it floats in the middle, you have normal porosity hair. Treat your hair accordingly using the right products and proper diet and you will start to see your hair’s integrity improve miraculously.
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