Each human being is unique and this is particularly valid for the hair. Hair color, type, and thickness of fineness are characteristics that change depending on the gender, age, and origin of each. But whether they are thick or thin, straight or curly, colored or highlighted, taking care of your hair is essential for their good health. Here’s how to revive their color and give them shine and shine without chemicals!
Hair is an integral part of a woman’s beauty, which is why it should be taken care of. It is important to know that during a lifetime, the hair is renewed about 20 to 25 times. It also goes through different phases:
The growth phase
The hair grows on average of one centimeter per month, its growth lasts about 2 to 7 years depending on the person. The average lifespan of a hair is about three years in men and 4 to 7 years in women.
The regression phase
This phase lasts about 15 to 20 days, during which the hair regresses before it is renewed.
The expulsion phase
Before the hair falls out, it spends 2 to 4 months hanging on the scalp even though it is dead, this is the time necessary for a new hair to grow to replace it.
Besides the hereditary factor and certain external causes that can cause the fall (stress, seasons, chemicals…). Each person loses an average of 100 hairs per day.
What can cause hair loss?
A change of season
It is common that at the beginning of autumn, the hair tends to fall, it is about a transient fall that lasts between 4 to 8 weeks. The hair falls out less in spring or summer.
Fall often affects women during pregnancy, lactation, or menopause. It also happens that a fall occurs in the event of thyroid problems. It is preferable in these cases to consult a specialist in order to make an assessment and to follow an adequate treatment.
Stress or emotional shock
The stress acts on the adrenal glands which disturb the renewal of the hair, moreover, a violent emotional shock will cause sudden and abundant falls.
An unbalanced diet
A balanced diet is key to good overall body health. A deficiency in protein, zinc, sulfur, animated acids, vitamin B, and iron is directly responsible for hair loss.
Ammonia and hydrogen peroxide are basic components of chemical coloring. They damage the hair, promote hair loss, and bleaching.
Some tips for naturally caring for hair
Whether your hair is damaged or not, there are many small things you can do every day for good hair health.
As with the body, scalp massage relaxes, and promotes new hair growth, allows oxygen to enter the roots, and aids blood circulation.
A shampoo with an adapted pH
Choose a shampoo with a suitable physiological pH (5.5) that respects the hair and foams much like organic shampoos.
Let your hair air-dry naturally, if you have to use a diffuser, place it away from your hair. The excess heat damages the hair.
Regular brushing (morning and evening) allows you to distribute the sebum secreted at the root over the entire length of the hair. Use a natural fiber brush to avoid making your hair brittle and especially remember to clean it regularly.
A balanced diet
A balanced diet is essential for the proper functioning of your hair system. Favor fresh vegetables, fruits, and cereals, without forgetting the vitamins of group B (fish, shellfish, liver, eggs, oilseeds, yogurts…).
Drink enough water during the day, this will hydrate your whole body. And finally relax, breathe deeply and release your muscles!
Go natural! Here are two homemade recipes that will help you revive your hair and give it shine and shine without chemicals.
- For shiny and healthy hair: Mix one egg, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey, and then apply this mixture to wet hair. Cover the head with a shower cap or towel and let sit for 20-30 minutes. And in the end, wash your hair as usual.
- To brighten up your hair color: Mix two tablespoons of your usual after-shampoo with four tablespoons of cinnamon powder and three tablespoons of honey. Then apply the homogeneous mixture on damp hair and comb them. Wrap the hair with a shower cap and let sit for 2 to 3 hours, then rinse with a mild shampoo.