Our hair has to endure pollution, dust, and heat. It is important to take care of the hair to prevent hair loss and help in hair growth.
Natural hair care is the best type of hair care, as natural ingredients cause minimum damage to the hair.
In this article, we will be discussing a few fun facts about hair, and tips about hair care for different hair types.
Fun Facts about Hair
Here are a few fun facts about hair that we may be unaware of:
-Warm climate is more favorable for hair growth and the prevention of hair loss, than a cold climate.
-A wet hair strand can be stretched up to 30% of its original length.
-The human hair is mainly made up of keratin, which is the same protein found in the human skin and fingernails.
-Black is the most common hair color and red is the least common hair color seen.
-The hair seen by us is dead. The only part of the hair that is alive is inside the scalp.
-One strand of hair can support about 100 grams of weight.
-The bone marrow is the fastest-growing tissue in the body, and hair is the second-fastest-growing tissue in the body.
-A single strand of hair can be used as forensic evidence in several investigations. Forensic experts can easily find out the kind of environment one lived in, what he/she ate, or drank by using a single strand of hair.
-Haircuts do not help in the process of hair growth. However, split ends can affect hair growth and it is better to cut the split ends off.
-Water and heat can change the hydrogen bonds of hair leading to a change in the shape of the hair. This is why hair tends to become frizzy in humid conditions when there is a presence of water in the air, and becomes flat after taking a shower.
What is Natural Hair Care?
Natural hair care means the use of hair care products (shampoos and hair oils) containing natural ingredients to take care of hair. These natural ingredients are usually extracted from natural resources like plants.
Natural Hair Care for different types of hair
There are different types of natural hair products for different types of hair available in the market.
The following are a few natural hair care tips:
–Use of organic or mild shampoo
The harsh chemicals present in shampoo can damage the hair. These chemicals tend to make the roots of the hair weak and are also associated with scalp related problems.
One should therefore opt for an organic or mild shampoo, that is free of such harsh chemicals. There are several organic shampoos available in the market which are paraben, sulfate, and BPA free. One can start seeing the improvement in hair quality by the use of organic shampoos. Organic shampoos provide better shine, moisture, and softness to the hair.
–Maintain the Natural Luster of hair
Regular styling of hair leads to dull and dry hair, and regular straightening of hair can lead to damage to the hair follicles causing hair thinning and hair loss. One can instead use certain natural hair care products for hair straightening. Some of the natural ingredients that can help in straightening of hair include
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Honey and Milk
-Banana, Olive oil, and Curd
-Papaya and Banana mask
-Egg and Rice flour mask
-Coconut milk and lemon juice
-Hot oil treatment
-Olive oil and eggs
–Avoiding damage due to heat
Various forms of hairstyling procedures involve the use of heat and/or various harsh chemicals that can damage the hair. Some of the methods that can be used to prevent heat damage to the hair include:
-Avoid the use of a blow dryer. A blow dryer is known to cause maximum damage to hair. Air-dry your hair as much as possible. If you have a time constraint, blow dry your hair only after using a heat protectant. A heat protectant prevents excessive heat exposure to the hair, preventing damage to the hair.
-Use a heat protectant before any form of heat styling.
-Use a comb to evenly spread the heat protectant in the hair.
-Avoid the use of metal combs during a heat styling procedure.
-Use heat styling irons only on dry hair.
Hair loss is a common cause of concern for many. With the use of natural hair care products, one can prevent hair loss and help in hair regrowth. In the case of old age, these natural hair care products help in the delay of hair loss.