Here is a complete listing of all of our articles having to do with the topic of " Hair Help"
As the summer days approach, tame frizzy hair is pretty high on the daily routine for many hair types. But don’t worry, it’s possible to tame those frizzy hair curls.
These are a few easy things to help every time you want shiny hair, and should help to make your hair more reflective and shinier. Come on in and learn the secrets yourself.
The cause of hair loss can result from several factors like your genes, meaning, hair loss is hereditary. But new technologies provide help for those who need options.
Hair brushes are one of the quickest, easiest tools to use for styling your hair! Check out this article, and learn which brush is best to achieve your favorite hairstyle!
It’s important to know what routine and hair products work best for you. Here are a few dos and don’ts for growing your hair faster, no matter what your hair type.
We're not talking about a huge lifestyle change, but a few simple hair routine changes that can yield big time results. Come in and see what might surprise you.
To help you weed through all the maze on female hair loss, here are a few of the most proven treatments that may ensure a full, luscious head of hair.
Curly hair doesn't have to mean a battle in front of the mirror if you learn how to go with your hair natural tendencies life becomes pleasant for both you and your hair.
Healthy hair starts with healthy ingredients! We roll up our sleeves and bring you some DIY how to secrets to natural hair treatment tips. Don't miss it!
This time of the year hair static can be troublesome for every member of the family. But there are plenty of ways of bring this pesky winter issue to heal. We've got em all.
Are you starting to see a lot of grey showing up when you look in the mirror? Be not concerned as you've got lots of options! We dig into DIY how-to secrets.
If you weren't born with thick hair full of volume don't fret Lindsay's got some great tips on how to do what mother nature didn't. Don't miss these great how to tips.
How to Get Healthy Hair
Maybe you have found yourself asking these questions (If not, just humor me):
What purpose does hair actually serve? It may provide some insulation, but not much to speak of really. Scientists believe that the evolutionary function of hair was to provide:
Protection of vital parts of the body from cold.
Additional layer of protection for the skin. We have less hair today than our ancestors and future humans may eventually become hairless.
It’s ironic your hairs’ lack of function is what gives it our cultural meaning. Healthy hair is your crowning glory . . . a decoration of sorts. Hair is one of the most important defining statements about your self-identity.If your hair is in disarray and all out of order, all other attempts to create a statement of who you are will fall short.
Hair is protein . . . the same protein that makes up your fingernails, teeth and skin. The scientific name for this protein is keratin. Soft shiny hair is an indicator of good health, like clear skin and strong fingernails. Your hair is fed by blood, which first feeds your essential organs such as your heart and brain. Whatever nutrients are left goes to the extremities. This is why dull lackluster hair sometimes indicates an illness or vitamin deficiency.
Let’s take a closer look:
The cuticle~~ The outermost layer of your hair is made up of overlapping scales, as on a fish. Healthy hair cuticles lie down smoothly and reflect light, giving hair its shine. This is the only protecting layer for your hair. A conditioner can help smooth the cuticle. Most women can tell whether they need conditioner by the way their hair feels, such as dry, brittle, broken ends. Here’s a test to find out whether your cuticle layer is damaged. Shampoo and condition your hair, then comb it out. If the comb sticks in your hair down toward the ends, your cuticle is either dry or damaged, and you will benefit from a deep-moisturizing conditioner.
The cortex ~~The bulk of the healthy hair strand, makes up 90 percent of its weight. It gives the hair texture, strength, elasticity, and color because it contains melanin, or pigment. Some leave-in conditioners with protein actually penetrate the cortex and build up the hair from the inside out. (When you use permanent hair color, it needs to penetrate the cortex in order for it to take).
The medulla~~The light, air-filled core. We don’t know just what it does, and some people with fine hair don’t have it at all. Anthropologists think that this might be a throwback to our caveman ancestors, who needed insulation to keep them warm.