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Hair Tips For Growing Long and Healthy Hair

In this video, you will learn how to pick the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair.

Why is shampoo used?

The fundamental use of shampoo is to remove accumulated dirt, sweat, fugal elements and excess sebum on the scalp.

Why is repeated shampooing bad?

Repeated washing can strip the hair of its natural oils, leading to dry scalp, frizzy hair and breakage. This occurs when the hair shaft is void of necessary nourishment from its natural oil, it damages the outer cuticle layer and makes this hydrophobic fat layer, hydrophilic and open to damage like breakage, split ends and frizzy.

How often should hair be washed?

Healthy hair that hasn't been damaged by heat or chemicals can be rinsed every day provided the shampoo contains a mild detergent with moisturizing properties. However, when the hair has been damaged due to styling, colouring, chemical treatments like perming, straightening and other saloon experiments, should be washed only 2-3 times a week using a mild detergent shampoo.

What type of conditioner is ideal for your hair?

Healthy hair does not require a conditioner, a serum or oil massage/hair mask is sufficient once a week. Dry, frizzy hair requires a conditioner after every wash to restore the moisture content to the cuticle. Treated and damaged hair, however, needs an intense deep conditioner after every wash to prevent brittle hair and breakage.

Does hard water affect hair loss?

Hard water increases hair loss when the cuticle has undergone damage. The hair loss due to cuticle damage is also called telogen effluvium. However, hair loss due to this can be re-grown using hair supplements and proper care.