Hair grows in four different stages, from the follicle/root, underneath the skin. The hair is fed by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, which give it the nourishment it needs to grow, like a plant being watered. Between starting to grow and falling out years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. Every hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.
Taking a look at the most obvious, hair becomes dried when the cuticle is ruined, then the more delicate internal materials are uncovered and quickly shattered. Cleaning your hair is not just something you do every day, all that’s going to do is strip your hair of its natural oils and nutrients and even ruin it, which I’m sure is the exact opposite of what your trying to do. There has been an excessive amount of of studies and experiments that have impacted the production of shampoos and conditioners good for our hair. Over- washing causes the hair to get rid of its natural oils that are retained in the hair to give it that gleaming and balanced look it should have, you can also check out the Brazilian blowout and see if it’s worth it for you, some might call it controversial but there is definite pro’s and con’s to it, if you have a salon you regularly go to, ask your stylist, I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to fill you in. But of course you want to keep your hair clean and smelling good, obviously, there’s literally 1,000’s of different kinds of shampoo’s and conditioner’s and trust me they are not all the same. Not only do they differ in price and size, but the additives and nutrients that they put in there as well, or what they don’t put in there, most definitely has it’s benefits.
Understanding Your Shampoo
One of the biggest trends right now is using products with as little ingredients as possible and lets face it, if you don’t want to eat food with a laundry list of ingredients you can’t even pronounce, why in the world would you want to clean your head and face with the same thing, chemicals, fillers. These things grew ridiculously popular in the 70’s and 80’s because they were inexpensive and so readily available. They hadn’t been here long enough to show the long term effect it could have on our hair and bodies, there’s plenty of reports and studies showing hair loss, extra fizziness to curly hair and some say there’s even links to several types of cancer, now I don’t know about you, but I love my hair and I love my life, I’d spend a couple more bucks and buy sulfate free.