I would guess most of you have thought at one time or another that the health of your hair seems to be mimicking the way you feel...am I right? The state of your health, stress or worry, dieting, sleep patterns, pregnancies, menstrual cycle, long and short term illnesses, fevers, and very importantly, the drugs, vitamins and minerals you take to counteract them all. Every one of these can affect your hair.
Hair is super sensitive to internal changes. Your hair is the second fastest growing cell in your body, the fastest being your intestinal cells. However, unlike your intestines, hair is a non-essential tissue. It always makes me smile at the fact that the hair is a non-necessary part of the body...........YET.............everyone cares more about "IT" than any other tissue !
Psychologically it is very important, but physically, you could easily survive without it. Your metabolism doesn’t prioritize your hairs needs, but instead aims to keep your essential tissues functioning first and foremost.Which therefore means. . .your hair is usually the first to suffer from any bodily upset, and also the last to benefit from an improvement.
What's the Damage?
What is wrong with this picture?
The Conditioners don't work?
Why do you feel your hair is damaged, when almost all of you are using Conditioners.
I would love a lot of feedback on this question....please answer in the comments section below so I can begin to address your concerns.
These numbers by Marie Claire magazine are no surprize to me...its something I have been working to combat for years, its just very hard when you feel and think you are about the only one that is trying to combat this issue. But I trudge on...now through this method, maybe just maybe I will reach the kind of numbers I hoped to before.
The health of your hair has always been my main concern. Before anyone had heard of trying to have 'healthy hair' I had hair care cards printed up to give my clients after their first appointment with me - explaining my theory of hair care many of them were shocked that I even cared. There has never been the proper education in hair health, there aren't even any decent books written on the subject in print so its understandable that the general public truly has no idea where to start to have healthy hair.
The gap between the 90% of women that use conditioners..and the 75% that say their hair is damaged can be lessened ....but ONLY if their hair regimen is changed ...obviously the present one is not working.
Although a case in point is a current client consultation I have and this has happened many times before says to me her "hair is damaged". Then I see photos of her hair and her hair looks very healthy to me. When asked , "why she thinks her hair is damaged" , she replies well I have colored it, doesn't that make it damaged ? The answer to that is a big giant NO. Of course there are many who have colored their hair and it IS damaged but the actual answer to that question is solved by the touch,the color, the porosity and the shine of it. You CAN use Crap-In-A-Box Hair Color and have healthy hair.....Now don't go run out and buy it, because that is usually a Level 5 ..... who wants to be a Level 5....and you apply a pH balancer after the application.
also notes that 79% of women
are on a mission to solve
their damaged hair problem
Your hair is composed primarily of protein
- #1 Yoga for 35-45 minutes 3 or 4 days per week- the UPSIDE DOWN factor is what helps this the most
- Walking 35-45 minutes 3-4 days per week with NO music and No other people - ALONE -> absolutely NO electronics allowed
5.Water . Must drink at least 1 quart of WATER every day. Water energizes the root of the hair strand and that is where the decision and the future of your hair lies....IN THE ROOT. People don't realize this but each individual hair is "terminal" it lives on your head from 2-4 years, then dies and sheds. Then there is a rest pattern before another hair strand is formed, don't you want that new hair strand to be strong and virile. It needs lots of water to begin its new life.
The only way to turn health starved hair into luxurious hair is by drastic measures...it CAN be done....my old clients used to do it all the time.
6.) Use Spray Leave-in Conditioner after Shampoo - I happen to believe in a different system than most as far as shampoo / conditioner. I don't believe in a daily conditioner that is heavy and creamy....I believe in a very light spray-in Conditioner- such SOMA Leave-IN Conditioner- following your sulfate-free shampoo. That way your hair is not weighed down, and is light, loose & free to blow in the wind on YOUR WALK !!! see above!
7.) UV Protection - Your hair can burn, just like your skin. This makes it more prone to splitting and further damage. If you sit in the sun for a prolonged period of time, protect your hair with a leave-in protector or wear a hat.
The hair cuticle protects your hair from damage
8.) Stay away from Hot Tools. Such as flat irons, or what many of you call straighteners. Curling Irons, Crimping irons all tools that develop a quick Style by frying the Hell out of your hair. These tools, might as well say on the box: This tool will break off 1/2 of your hair if used at the higher temperatures.....which everyone does OR if you repeat the same action on the same section of hair. How many of you repeat the curling or straightening action on the exact same section of hair???? Is every single persons hand raising?........because it should be ! ! !
I don't expect everyone to be a martyr, I have recently added my favorite Blow Dryer to the store,we all want to have nicely styled hair .... if at least for going on a date, a wedding, a party, any special event....some like to style their hair every day ..... when you do.... the least harmful hot tool for your hair is a blow dryer and a round or half-round brush. So please use those if you absolutely don't like to leave the house without some style.
Remember this question I'd like to see answers for:
Why do you feel your hair is damaged, when almost all of you are using Conditioners. I would love a lot of feedback on this question....please answer in the comments section below so I can begin to address your concerns ??