Archive for December, 2010

When Hair is Damaged

There are many people who face the problem of damaged hair and they try to do everything to solve it. New hair care products to try, various supplements to use, lots of money to spend – just to restore damaged hair. After all, it always takes so long to grow new hair.

Damaged hairBut still, the first thing to do about damaged hair is to cut off split ends. Split ends make your hair look unkempt, uncared and generally unattractive. So if you want to have healthy and beautiful hair you have to follow certain rules. Of course, it can be hard to part with your hair, but all in all you don’t have to cut too long:  2-3 cm is usually enough, as this piece of your hair is most damaged.

Then you can make use of hair care products to revitalize your hair and make it look healthier. Remember, there is no product that works wonders just in one day, so you should be patient. You should also experiment with different kinds of hair care products and find the one that suits you at best and that you will use in future. There are products, which are designed for colored, dry and damaged hair. Some products have a smoothing effect. Some are intended for naturally straight or curly hair. It’s quite a wide choice that we have nowadays.

And just one more thing. Try to keep blow dryers and chemical treatments away from your hair. Of course, it’s rather difficult and sometimes impossible to say no to heating and hairstyling tools but extensive use of bleaching can be avoided without much pain. Remember, healthy hair is the most beautiful.

Prevent Hair Loss with Scalp Cooling

Scalp Cooling vs. Hair LossAs you know, cancer patients that under chemotherapy usually lose their hair. It happens because chemotherapy drugs reach hair follicles during the treatment and cause damage to them.

Once of the effective methods to prevent it is the so called scalp cooling. In practice, you put on a special chilled cap that helps scalp blood vessels shrink so they let a less amount of bloodstream through.

As a result, your hair follicles receive less oxygen, less nutrients but at the same time less chemotherapy drugs, and that is the key point here.

Thus, scalp cooling can minimize the damage that can be caused to your hair by drugs and prevent or significantly reduce hair loss. All you need is just to put on the cooling cap for about half and hour before you take in the drugs and in some cases for some time after the treatment, because you scalp should be cooled as long as the drugs stop circulating in your vessels.

For different people this method works differently, but the majority of cancer patients report significant reduce of hair loss with scalp cooling.