Taking care of your crowning glory needs special attention. You may be wondering about issues like how to wash hair, how to deal with heat damaged hair or how to tackle the problem of dandruff.
Here are some main issues related to hair care:
Washing and Styling Hair
We all know that we need to wash hair. But it is confusing which the best way to do it is. Different experts advocate different routines, but all of it boils down to what you require.
For example, if you are seeking to care for hair damaged by heat, you require a hair care regimen which will bring back life to your hair. Another scenario is when you play sports regularly. In this case, you need another routine to keep your scalp and hair clean and fresh from day to day.
How can a shampoo help?
Two main things are done by a good shampoo:
- Clean your hair to remove grease or dirt
- Leave your hair smooth and silky
For doing this, they need cleansers to trap dirt and oil, wash it off and leave your hair fresh and clean. They contain conditioning ingredients and moisturizers, which combat frizz and leave your hair silky and smooth.
Not all shampoos are the same. The right one for you depends on your hair type and the look you are attempting to achieve.
For instance, in case your hair is damaged by hair styling, then you require a damage rescue shampoo, which helps to strengthen and moisturize your hair. But if you have greasy hair, your shampoo must have more of cleansers rather than moisturizers – a deep clean shampoo.
How to use the shampoo?
It is not simply, lather-rinse-repeat. You must work shampoo into the scalp and avoid damaging hair by abstaining from towel drying. As for conditioners, apply them to the hair tips rather than the scalp.
Dealing with Greasy Hair
When people describe greasy or oily hair, they are referring to amount of natural oil-referred to as sebum- which is prominently visible on hair. In case of some persons, more sebum is produced, making their hair appear oily.
Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous gland, and its main role is to moisturize the hair and scalp, making them healthy. Sebaceous glands are concentrated in scalp, chest, and face. There are around 200 to 500 of them in every square cm of your scalp.
Scientists say these natural oils have evolved to help protect human skin. This oil is continually produced by your body leading to scalp problems and oily hair because sticky oil traps pollution and dust, making your hair dull.
There is no natural remedy, but you can keep oil under control by using oil-control shampoo. You must wash your hair at least 3 times a week. By the frequent washing of hair, you can remove accumulated oil. In hot and humid conditions, you may want to wash more often because heat and sweat can make the problem worse.
Dealing with Dandruff
Dandruff is an infection of the scalp caused by a microbe called as Malassezia. These fungi proliferate on the scalp to cause dandruff. Dandruff manifests in the form of itchy scalp, redness, inflammation, and flaking. Flakes are a typical symptom.
One proven solution for dandruff is Ketomac shampoo. It contains Ketoconazole- a synthetic, broad spectrum anti-fungal agent in a concentration of 2% in an aqueous suspension. It works by weakening cell membrane of the fungi, killing it in the process.