Herbal Hair Oil
Herbal Hair Oil is used for every strand of hair. Either it should be long, soft, black, shiny or strong. Genetically Indians are black haired and a dark head is any time better and goes well on any dress.
To know how to keep one’s hair healthy and wealthy, one should have knowledge about the factors responsible for hair growth, fall and other hair problems. It is stated that hair reflects the inside story of a person as well as his/her general state of health.
Because of the growing importance of hair care a new branch of cosmetology and ‘TRICHOLOGY’ has come up, especially dealing in the science and study of hair or more specifically the science of the physical, emotional and environmental causes of hair and scalp maladies. The name comes from the Greek word ‘trichos’ which means hair.
Factors responsible for hair problems
- General state of health
- Nutrition & Exercise
Hair mainly contains 97% protein, 3% moisture. This strong fibrous protein called keratin also comprises our nails. These two agents are most useful in treating hair structure, both internally and externally.
Protein – To strengthen and fortify.
Moisture – To hydrate.
Each hair is an incredibly strong and resistant fiber, having a complete structure, which can be altered by our daily activities like washing, drying, blow-drying, and chemically changing color and texture.
Characteristics of good hair
- Quite elastic, can stretch up to 30 percent beyond its normal length and spring back.
- The ability to absorb and hold moisture and hold moisture up to 50% of its weight, called ‘porosity’.
Test your own hair
- Carefully stretch a strand between your thumb and index finger.
- Release the tension on the strand and see if the hair returns to its normal length.
- If it does not or it breaks, the hair has poor elasticity.
- This indicates that your hair is brittle and lacks moisture.
The Sink or float test:
To test the porosity of the hair.
- Pick up one hair each from the top, back and two sides of your hand.
- Drop these strands into a bowel of water.
- If they sink within 5 to 10 seconds your hair is overly porous.
- Such hair is very fragile and should be conditioned thoroughly.
Many toxins as well as drugs that we ingest show up in our hair. Hair analysis can uncover some conditions that conventional medical testing cannot.
Oily hair is not very prevalent today because of the amount of shampooing that we do, which keeps excess sebum at bay. Oily hair usually means oily scalp. Fine hair tends to take on a limp, greasy look as the sebaceous glands are working overtime. Adolescents often experience this condition; however, the hormones do balance and normalize over time, given a healthy diet and lifestyle. In all cases of oily scalp, it is important to choose a gentle cleansing shampoo that will wash away excess oil without exacerbating the problem. It is very possible that you will need to select a shampoo for any oily scalp while choosing a conditioner for dry hair.
Dry hair is dull, lackluster, and, at the extreme, brittle in its appearance. This type of hair feels hard, not soft, and silky. It craves moisture, and in most instances requires a healthy dose of protein. Dry hair needs protection in the form of emollients and lubricants, which will lay down the outside cuticle layer of the hair and create shine. Humectants will attract and retain moisture within this type of hair.
Hair may be dry for a variety of reasons. This may be a natural condition of the hair, especially with very curly or frizzy hair. Dryness can also be created by the products used on hair – shampoos, styling products and the like. It can occur after mechanical treatment of the hair, such as styling or chemically treating with color, waves, or relaxes, or as a response to environmental conditions like sun, chlorine, salt water, or forced heat in cold climates.
Also, a dry scalp can be created by harsh products used on the hair, or by not thoroughly rising products out of the hair and off the scalp. Many people who think they have dandruff do not have dandruff at all – they simply have a flaking scalp from a buildup of dry cells, mixed with shampoo and conditioner residue that has not been thoroughly rinsed from the hair. Moreover, a thorough massaging of the scalp by shampoo is necessary to remove this buildup.
The more common hair and scalp combinations which guide you to assess your own hair and scalp types and then select wisely from the hair care products available. However, remember that normal, oily, or dry conditions may occur on fine, medium, and coarse hair types. It is all relative .
Normal scalp and hair:
It is desirable to maintain this balanced healthy state with a regular daily cleansing and conditioning routine.
Oily scalp and hair:
Try not to overstimulate the scalp with aggressive manipulation or products, so as not to create extra sebum production. In fact, gently cleanse every day. Try to minimize the amount of styling products you use.
Oily scalp and dry hair:
Gently cleanse every dry with a cleanser for normal to oily hair types. Another option you will find is a balancing shampoo for normal hair. Alternate this at least once a week with a purifying shampoo. Apply a moisture conditioner of any type specifically to your hair areas.
Dry scalp and hair:
Daily cleansing and conditioning with moisturizing and emollient treatments will go a long way towards alleviating a dry, tight scalp, while replenishing lost moisture and proteins along the hair shaft.
Oily scalp and normal hair:
Treat the oily scalp condition as outlined above while using a conditioner throughout the lengths of the hair.
Dry Scalp and normal hair:
Use rich, nourishing shampoos that are moisturizing on the scalp. Generally, these will be designed as shampoos for dry hair or for normal to dry hair types.
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