Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hair Loss From Straighteners or Dyes

Ladies, over-treated hair is the leading cause of hair loss in women. Take a break from hair dyes, perms, relaxers, and the likes. According to the FDA, over the counter dyes and chemical treatments tend to be the highest of all complaints. Are you one of the many people that dyed their hair, only to have it fall out in clumps? You’re not alone. It has happened to many people. Now, what can we do about it?

Stop using relaxers. Whether these products contain lye, or are lye-free, they still do serious damage to you hair. Both products contain chemicals that ‘fry’ your hair. While that may sound harsh, it’s simply the truth. If you must use a relaxer, take precaution. Read the directions and follow them thoroughly. If you have sensitive skin, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the calm to prevent irritation.

Unfortunately, there’s very little you can do to bring your hair back to its natural state. If you’ve noticed thinning and bald patches from excessive hair dying, stop dying your hair! Let your hair heal itself. It will take several weeks before you notice re-growth, unless, of course–you do more damage during the healing process. Then it will take longer. The moral of the story: be good to your hair, and it will heal itself over time.

Carefully comb wet hair, avoid brushes. Do not rush through the combing process. Whipping a comb through your hair pulls on the hair’s follicles. As does eleastic bands or pony tail holders. Remobve them carefully. Do not yank them out of your hair. In addition, do not use curling irons or blow dryers on a regular basis. Especially if you’ve noticed thinning or bald spots. Absolutely need gel or hair spray? Try alcohol-free styling products. The alcohols in gel and spray only makes dry damaged hair more susceptible to further breakage.

Should you decide to dye your hair. Try a semi-permanent hair dye, which will wash out in six to eight weeks. You should ALWAYS avoid metallic hair dyes. These are the culprits for a lot of hair related horror stories. Leave all dyes on for the specified amount of time. If the bottle tells you twenty-five minutes, don’t leave it on for thirty. Those extra five minutes can actually take its toll on your hair, promoting further damage. Always do a strand test to make sure that you’re not allergic to the dye you purchased.

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Raj Pandey is author and owner of Inhairit, a hair loss treatment progam. For more information, visit www.inhairit.com/


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