Hair fall -The Great Problem
Hair fall is one of the major hair problems faced by most people. It can be caused by many different factors such as genetic reasons, stress, eating habits as well as the shampoo and conditioner that you use. In this post, we discuss the possible reasosn for hair loss and what you can do about it. (WARNING: This post could be life changing!)
When you’re stressed, you may experience an abnormal hormone level. This can then affect the blood circulation on the scalp and ultimately result in hair fall. Stress can be the root cause of many physical problems besides hair fall (especially weight gain!). So keep calm and continue reading this article.
Spicy and oily food are so delicious, aren’t they? But your hair might not feel the same way. Spicy and oily food can raise your body temperature and increase the lipid level in your blood. As a result, more oil will be produced on the scalp while less nutrients could be brought to the hair roots. Hair fall may occur consequently.
Incorrect washing habits
Are you washing your hair correctly? Still facing problems with your current hair wash routine? Maybe it’s time to think re-evaluate. Remember not to scrub your scalp with your nails. Be gentle, and massage the scalp for a few minutes so that the nutrients in the shampoo can penetrate into the hair roots.
Moreover, only apply conditioner from mid-length to the tip of your hair. Keep conditioner away from the scalp. Those large molecules in the conditioner can clog the hair follicles on your scalp and result in itchy scalp and hair fall.
Once you have applied the correct washing techniques, the next step towards minimum hair fall is choosing the correct shampoo and conditioner.
In order to minimize hair fall, it is very important to use the right shampoo. Shampoos with harsh chemicals such SLS may damage your scalp, leading to hair fall eventually. You should avoid shampoos with these chemicals especially if you have sensitive scalp. A good substitution to SLS is Iselux® (Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate), which is a mild ingredient and is non-irritative to most people. Look out for Iselux next time when you buy a shampoo.
On the other side, shampoos should contain not only cleansing agents, but also nutrients for the hair and the scalp. When you use your shampoo, the cuticles on your hair surface will lift up, allowing cleansing agents and nutrients to enter the hair. It is therefore the best time to nourish the hair. It is a good practice to gently massage the scalp as well as the hair after applying your shampoo. This helps all the substances to go deep into your hair.
One typical example of the nutrients you can supply to your hair is hydrolyzed keratin in our KYRA shampoo. Keratin is the protein that makes up your hair. As a result, it can effectively promote hair growth and strengthen hair.
Conditioners usually consist of different types of ingredients. For example natural oil, that smoothens your hair. Oil helps to form a protective layer on the surface of your hair and maintain a certain moisture level in your hair. Silicone oil is the most commonly used oil in off-the-shelf conditioners.
You may already know the drawbacks of silicone oil in shampoos such as it can build up on your hair and on your scalp, and clog the follicles. However, silicone oil is still widely used in conditioners because of its physical properties and smoothing effects. This can be a very important factor that leads to hair fall especially when you are not aware of the correct way to apply conditioner. Just remember, only apply conditioner from the mid-length to the tip of your hair.
Our conditioners use argan oil and coconut oil as a replacement for silicone oil. Argan oil and coconut oil have smaller molecular sizes so that they can penetrate deep into your hair easily. So every time you use your Kyra conditioner at home, you’re doing a deep conditioning (Like salon treatments!)
One thing you may overlook is the comb you use and the way you comb your hair.
Firstly, don’t comb your hair when it’s too wet. You may spray a little water on your hair before combing, but hair soaked with water will result in high friction force between hair fibers. In such cases, you may exert too high a force on your hair and ultimately break it.
Secondly, don’t use a fine-tooth comb especially if you have curly or tangled hair. Comb the tip of your hair first and gradually move up to the root of your hair.
Do find a nice detangling brush even if you don’t have tangled hair. Such brushes are carefully designed so that they minimize the force applied on your hair. They have unique distances and arrangements of the bristles which can effectively detangle your hair while avoiding stretching your hair too much. One brush we would recommend is the : ALEA Detangling Hairbrush
You deserve better hair
Preventing hair fall is never easy and you need to care a lot about your hair and scalp. At Kyra, we help you overcome this problem. Our products: Kyra shampoo and conditioner, and Alea detangling brush based on science to effectively reduce hair fall and hair breakage, and everything is customized only for your hair conditions.
Check out: The KYRA website
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