Beautiful, healthy hair is an important part of personal wellbeing. Even in early history, shiny, thick hair was a feature of beauty and attractiveness for both women and men.
Whether short or long hair, splendor of curls or straight strands, the right care is extremely important for every hair type in order to keep the hair healthy and strong in the long term. Complete hair care not only includes shampoo and conditioner, but also the right way to wash, blow-dry and style your hair. It is important to know which care is the right one for which hair problems. Hair care must therefore be perfectly tailored to the hair type.
What are the most common hair problems?
Dry, brittle hair needs a lot of moisture and moisturizing substances in the care range. Oily hair should not be rubbed or brushed too often, as this can further stimulate the scalp's sebum production. Loose, thin hair can be made to appear more voluminous with a short hairstyle and the right blow dryer method in combination with light, non-weighting care and styling products. Let's take a closer look at the most common hair problems:
Split ends & hair breakage
Long hair, in particular, often has split ends that can look like small miniature fir trees. Instead of smooth, shiny lengths, the hair often appears dull and strawy, now and then almost neglected. When it comes to split ends, a high-quality, regular supply of moisture is important. Split ends can be caused by various factors: insufficient care, chemical coloring, rubbing of the ends of the hair on the shoulders and back, perm, frequent use of straighteners and curling irons, sun or UV radiation, blow-drying that is too hot and washing of hair too hot. This causes the hair to lose moisture and dry out. Unfortunately, split ends cannot be reversed with products. There are oils and serums that can “fix” split ends in the short term, but in the long term only cutting them off and preventing them with the right products will help. Some hairdressing shops offer split ends, there are various methods for doing this. A common one is the use of hot scissors, which also seal the ends of the hair and protect them from further split ends.
Here the sebum glands produce too much fat. And this makes the hair look stringy and greasy very quickly. There are various causes for this, such as genetic predisposition (some people produce more sebum than others), an unhealthy diet, stress, pregnancy or puberty. Having oily hair is often uncomfortable as it looks to the outside world like you are not properly groomed. It is important not to stimulate the sebum production unnecessarily, for example with a lot of combing or brushing, rubbing a towel and weighing down the hair even more with rich hair oils and serums. It is best to choose a mild shampoo with natural additives that soothe the scalp and do not stress the hair even more. Wraps and masks should only be used on the tips, not on the hairline. If possible, the hair should only be washed every 2-3 days.
Thin hair, thinning hair & hair loss
Normally, the diameter of healthy hair is 0.05 to 0.07mm. If the diameter is only 0.04mm or less, then from a scientific point of view one speaks of "thin" hair. In general, one can also say that light hair is thinner than dark. The thickness of the hair is determined by genetics and unfortunately there are no products that can “make the hair thicker”. With the right care from the outside and selected nutritional supplements from the inside, you can strengthen and nourish your hair so that it looks healthy and shiny. With cosmetic tricks and the right caring, light styling products, you can conjure up a voluminous hairstyle even with thin hair. For example, there are special ones for fine and thin hair Mousse
that push the hair and make it look more voluminous. With shampoos and conditioners, care should always be taken to ensure that they are light and do not weigh down. Blow-drying your hair upside down is also a clever trick for instant volume! A bit more classic is the teasing of the hair, which we still know from grandmother's time. This should only be used every now and then, as the hair is often difficult to detangle afterwards, so only for special occasions and updos. If the hair is visibly thinner and even falling out, then it should medical advice
be obtained in order to rule out a serious illness, e.g. of the thyroid gland or problems with the hormonal balance. Certain medications can also cause sudden or gradual hair loss. Sometimes it can also be due to an insufficient supply of vitamins and minerals. Our hair roots need vitamins like A, C, E and Biotin, Niacin and pantothenic acid as well as trace elements such as zinc, iron and copper.
Those who cannot absorb these nutrients sufficiently with their food (vegetables, fruit, whole grain products, red meat, eggs ...) should use a dietary supplement in capsule form. Here it is important to choose the right dosage so as not to exceed the recommended daily dose.
General tips for beautiful and healthy hair
Please do not think twice!
It is easy to mean it too well, but too many cures, masks and serums unfortunately lead to the care substances settling in the hair and unnecessarily weighing it down. It is best to choose a shampoo with extra mild surfactants to gently cleanse the hair. Silicones and parabens should be avoided entirely. Natural extracts and additives are often beneficial for nourishing the hair. Hot water and a blow-dryer that is too hot should also be avoided, as it dries out and stresses the hair. Lukewarm water and air drying are ideal! Otherwise, it is best to let the hair air-dry for 15 minutes while blow-drying, then the cuticle is less susceptible to damage and external influences. When the hair is wet it should be treated with extra gentle care. Please completely refrain from impatient tearing with the brush and vigorous rubbing with the towel. This has a negative effect on the structure of the hair and leads to dull hair. In order to stimulate the hair follicle to grow hair you can do an active daily Hair lotion (tonic)
be massaged in. Masks and cures should only be used according to instructions, otherwise the hair can be “over-treated”. Sometimes only the dry tips are happy about the intensive care and the hairline can be left out.