Each human being is unique and this is particularly valid for the hair. Hair color, type, and thickness or smoothness are characteristics that change depending on gender, age and origin. 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 bring 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 in the course of a lifetime, the hair is renewed approximately 20 to 25 times. It also goes through different phases:
The growth phase
The hair grows an average of one centimeter per month, its growth lasts about 2 to 7 years depending on the people. The average lifespan of a hair is around three years in men and 4-7 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, it spends 2 to 4 months hanging on the scalp even though it is dead, it is the time necessary for a new hair to grow to replace it.
Besides the hereditary factor and certain external causes which 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 a temporary fall which lasts between 4 to 8 weeks. Hair falls less in spring or summer.
The fall often affects women during pregnancy, breastfeeding or a menopausal period. It also happens that a fall occurs in case of thyroid problems. It is preferable in these cases to consult a specialist in order to make an assessment and follow an adequate treatment.
Stress or emotional shock
Stress acts on the adrenal glands which disturb the renewal of hair, moreover a violent emotional shock will cause sudden and abundant falls.
An unbalanced diet
A balanced diet is the key to good body health in general. A deficiency in proteins, zinc, sulfur, lively 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 their fall and bleaching.
Some tips for natural hair care
Whether your hair is damaged or not, there are many little things you can do every day for good hair health.
The scalp massage
Just like for the body, scalp massage relaxes and promotes new hair growth, it allows oxygen to enter the roots and facilitates blood circulation.
A shampoo with a suitable pH
Opt for a shampoo with a suitable physiological pH (5.5) that respects the hair and lathers just like organic shampoos.
Let your hair dry naturally in the open air, if you are forced to use a diffuser, place it away from your hair. Excess heat damages the hair.
Regular brushing (morning and evening) allows you to distribute the secreted sebum at the root over the entire length of the hair. Use a brush made of natural fibers to avoid making your hair brittle and above all 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 group B vitamins (fish, crustaceans, liver, eggs, oilseeds, yogurts, etc.).
Drink enough water during the day, it will hydrate your entire body. And finally relax, breathe deeply and relax your muscles!
Go natural! Here are two homemade recipes that will help revive your hair and give it shine and shine without chemicals.
- For a shiny and healthy hair: Mix an egg, a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey and then apply this mixture to wet hair. Cover the head with a shower cap or towel and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. And in the end, wash your hair as usual.
- To revive your hair color: Mix two tablespoons of your usual conditioner with four tablespoons of cinnamon powder and three tablespoons of honey. Then apply the homogeneous mixture on a damp hair and comb it. Wrap the hair with a shower cap and let stand 2 to 3 hours, then rinse with a mild shampoo.