Hormone changes during pregnancy can affect your hair, making it either thicker or thinner.
Your hair has a natural life cycle. Each individual hair grows, then rests for 2 or 3 months before being pushed out by a new hair growing tin that follicle. During pregnancy this changes. Many women experience their hair feeling thicker while pregnant due to the hair staying in the growing phase longer meaning less hair falls out than usual. This is due to the increase in the hormone Oestrogen.
Some women experience more of their hair falling out during pregnancy. This can be due to a decrease in in oestogen which may happen from stopping oral contraceptive pill, experiencing a miscarriage or stillbirth or a hormonal imbalance during pregnancy.
As your hormone level gets back to normal after pregnancy it is common to experience hair loss. This hormone change causes the additional hair from the growth phase to fall out more than normal. It can take up to 12 month for your hair to get back into its normal cycle.
Remember when you were young and you just thought you mum wanted to torture you with braided hair? Well it turns out your Mum was all over protecting your luscious locks (Thanks Mum). Braiding your hair has some sneaky benefits that you may not have even realized.
Think of a piece of rope, if you unwind it and get a tiny single strand you could probably break its right. But then when it is all woven together you don’t stand a chance. Well your hair is much like that.
Caring while you are sleeping
Tossing and turning at night causes friction on your hair and can unfortunately damage your hair. But when your hair is braided you get lesser friction saving your hair from any damage
We could all do with this at times but how you might ask? Well braided hair keeps your hair in place and reduces the amount of little fly always as it is woven into stylish braids.
Less split ends
Braids help lesser the exposure from environmental elements such as wind and sun in turn reducing the chances of split ends.
But, braiding does have some come with some cautions as well. We strongly warn against tighter braids which can put too much strain on the hair follicle which may lead to hair loss. Also try to avoid braiding while your hair is wet, this will not only reduce any unwanted damage it will also help the overall health of your hair.
What is hair colour?
Without going in to chemistry side of it colour is an artificial pigmentation that break into the hair shaft to change the natural or already coloured hair. There are 3 types of hair colour, permanent, semi permanent or temporary.
Permanent does not mean that the artificial color will remain permanently. The natural hair is permanently chemically altered but pigmentations will fade and change over time. If grey coverage is required permanent colouring is the best option.
Semi Permanent does not break into the hair shaft but rather sits on the outer cuticle. Semi permanent wash out over time, about 4-6weeks. You can also only colour at same level darkness or go darker with semis.
Temporary Colours are those vivid fashion shades of amazing blues, pinks and purples. These colours are just that temporary and will only as vivid for a few weeks.
Shampoo Vs Conditioner honestly there is no simple answer as to which is more important. Both are very important parts of your hair care routine.
The main difference is that shampoos contain cleansing agents to cleanse and remover dirt and build up. While conditioners don’t contain any cleansing agents they do contain conditioner agents. Some mild shampoos can include conditioning agents similar to those found in conditioners.
So why do we need to use both or do we need to use both?
Shampoo is great and we all need to cleanse our how either regularly or less often. The most important part about shampoo is the how to! ONLY shampoo your scalp, you don't need to create a big bubble sensation all the way to the ends of your hair. In fact shampoo your ends can dry then our and even damage your ends. So still with the scalp only. If you use a lot of styling products or don't wash regularly you may need to shampoo twice - but only the scalp.
Everyone needs condition and by everyone we mean everyone! Some people even skip the shampoo and go straight to conditioner and use it has a co-wash. This is simply using conditioner as your shampoo, scalp and all massage in and rinse. We have had many clients switch to this method only to find there hair much more conditioned and healthier. Co-washing is not for everyone, for example people with oil scalp will not benefit from it. Also people with fine hair should avoid applying conditioner to there scalp and concentrate on the mid lengths and ends.
The main thing with both shampoos and conditioner is to make sure you are using a good quality product that is the right type for you hair. What you hair might need now from a shampoo and conditioner may not be what it needs when you need to purchase more, so don't be afraid to ask your hairdresser what exactly your hair now.
There are many different type of scalp problem and causes of these problems. The most common we find with our clients are dry scalp and itchy scalp.
Dry scalp occurs when the skin loses water too quickly. A person with dry skin on the scalp may notice:
Itchy scalp is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:
You can manage both dry scalp and itchy scalp at home.