It seems that you only have to look at someone's head to know if they are he althy! That is to say that hair that is he althy reflects good general he alth…
Except that with all that we put our hair through (the dryer, the curling iron, the dyes, the perms), it is not uncommon for a hair to deteriorate despite our good form…
How do we know if our hair is he althy?
There are little tricks to check it yourself: take a lock of about ten hairs between your fingers and pull firmly… If they resist, it's a good sign! If more than five give up, there is a problem. Then run your hands several times through your hair, back and forth to remove dead hair. There too, they must not be more than 4 or 5.
We normally lose between 20 and 100 hairs a day and our entire hair is renewed twice a year. To be he althy, the hair needs vitamins A and E and minerals such as zinc and sulphur. Zinc is found in sunflower and pumpkin seeds, while sulfur is found in garlic, onions, shallots and leeks.
Greasy or dry?
The two main problems encountered are hair ortoo oily or too dry… Oily hair is often the result of a hormonal imbalance, an unbalanced diet or even stress, while dry hair is caused by a nutritional deficiency or the use of products that are too chemicals.
First thing to do is naturally to choose a good shampoo and try not to wash it every day because too frequent shampoo leads to the production of sebum and our hair then has l looks dirty. In addition, good brushing promotes the distribution of natural moisturizing agents in the hair.
Your hair might need a boost
It is then a question of spending a few minutes in a bathroom filled with steam and taking the opportunity to do a hair massage with 15 drops of jojoba oil (which resembles natural hair oil). Leave on for about 20 minutes and shampoo regularly.
Some signs to watch out for: a sore and itchy scalp; dull, bland, limp and oily hair portends a bigger problem if it persists for more than 3 months. It is then best to consult a dermatologist.
A word now on dandruff which can be caused by a problem with the glands, but which can also appear due to an allergy, fatigue, stress or even diet. There are two kinds: dry dandruff (those that fall off and you notice on clothes)can be controlled by a good anti-dandruff shampoo, while oily dandruff is more difficult to resolve. More difficult because they are often linked to hair loss, especially in men. Oily dandruff is yellowish and difficult to detach from the scalp. They also cause itching. In this case, a consultation with your pharmacist is strongly recommended.
The sun not only wreaks havoc on our skin, but also on our hair. If in addition we have the misfortune to use dye, they are quickly rebellious and unruly! Here are some homemade recipes to restore luster to your hair!
For fragile hair
- Ingredients: 2 whole eggs, 15 ml virgin olive oil, 30 ml dark rum.
- Mix the ingredients with a whisk.
- Apply to hair and leave on for 15 minutes.
For dry hair
- Mix 60 ml plain yogurt with 1 egg.
- Apply after your usual shampoo and leave on hair for 5 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm almost cold water so as not to "cook" the eggs…
For dry hair
- Beat 1 egg in 250ml sweet almond oil and 20g ground almonds.
- Stir well, apply and keep for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo.
- Help hair growth
- Buy a good shea butter. Apply it all over the hair and wrap it in a warm, damp towel.
- Relax for an hour, shampoo and enjoy your beautiful he althy hair!