Hair Types - Know your hair type
The dry and cold winter can be very damaging to your hair. Hair easily becomes dry during this time of year from the dry indoor heating and the dry cold weather outside. The type of hair you have is inherited from your parents. You need to know what type of hair you have and then plan to maintain your hair. Curly hair is most diverse in comparison to straight hair because the hair can appear in so many different ways. Some hair is wavy while others have medium to tight coils. The degree of variation depends on the curl pattern of the hair. Axillary hair and male facial hair appear about two years after growth of pubic hair begins. Body hair continues to develop long after puberty, stimulated by male hormones that paradoxically, also cause terminal hair to be replaced by vellus hair when balding begins. Dry hair is due to inactive oil glands. It is also caused by other factors like over exposure to the sun, using harsh shampoo and chemical treatment. Dry hair would need plenty of nourishment.
If your hair is damaged, dry or color-treated, use hair care products formulated to repair this damage and add much-needed shine and resiliency. Irregular hair growth or ingrown hairs are most common in people with curly hair. An ingrown hair occurs when the hair strand grows back into the skin. The area will become inflamed and often pus will form. Normally a single ingrown hair can be allowed to heal on its own. Avoid digging at the skin. Use a sterilized needle to gently open the lesion and apply mild pressure to release the pus and encourage the area to drain. Although you may need to use a magnifying glass, the hair should be visible and can be gently lifted out with the tip of the needle until enough of the shaft is exposed to allow it be grasped with tweezers and extracted. Oil massage is very useful for the hair. It improves the blood circulation and helps the hair grow so it should be done at least once in a weak. Oil should be left on the scalp overnight and hair should be shampooed the next morning.
Types of hair
- Dry hair:
- Straight hair.
- Oily Hair.
- Balanced or Normal Hair.
- Wavy hair.
Hair care Tips
- Use the right hare care products for your specific hair type
- Use hair care products containing sunscreen.
- Massage your scalp with your fingertips daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout.
- Shampoo your hair only when it is dirty.
- Use professional conditioning hair coloring systems.
- Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water.
- Use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet