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Hair Masks for Summer Hair Care

In summer, the hair becomes grungy and tricky.  You have to change the hair style and the hair care products according to the change of seasons.  More care has to be devoted to hair maintenance in summer than in any other season. The accumulated sweat during summer’s hot climate demands more attention to your hair than winter.

The hair is made up of protein and keratin.  Therefore, a high protein content diet helps your hair grow nice and thick.  It will also solve many of your hair problems.  If you take timely precautions, it will safeguard the growth of hair and will make your hair smooth, silky and shining.  Proper medication according to the necessity will make your hair free from dandruff.  Applying a suitable oil to your hair is also good and it will make it grow healthier.

A hair mask has a higher concentration level of nutrients than a conditioner. The moisture content in the hair mask will give additional benefit to your bad hair.  Using it once a month is better than using the conditioner frequently.

If the hair condition is bad, you are advised to apply the hair mask.  It helps to get more shine and appearance to your hair.  There are different brands of hair masks available in the market.  You can also prepare hair masks at home with natural ingredients. By using a hair mask, your hair would become more flexible and manageable.

Ingredients like honey, egg, almond, yogurt, olive oil etc, used as hair mask, will do wonders to your hair.  Fruits are also considered to be excellent hair masks.

Some are Hairy, Some are Bald…

Some are hairy, some are bald;
Some are scary, some are old.

A funny rhyme is a good thing to start speaking about rather serious things. This time it’s going to be hair growth cycle and its stages.

So why in the world do we have to take care of our hair? To go to hairdressers every month or so, to think of stunning hair styles on special occasions, to wash, comb and brush our hair? To smell and touch (if not to chew) it? And why do we pity the bald ones after all? Because it grows… and falls out. Yeap, it grows and falls out all the time. That’s what keeps the whole process going.

The common rate of hair growth is about a half of inch a month. All in all, there is about  a hundred thousand hairs growing on the average head. Hair grows from the dermal papilla (the bottom of the hair root), which produces new cells for hair growth. These cells are initially soft, but they are hardened as they come out to the scalp’s surface. Each hair usually has a life cycle of one to seven years. Why so? Because each hair follicle sooner or late enters a period of rest. And what actually happens at the moment is that the hair simply falls out forever. Yet to be replaced and regrown by another one, which is going to go through the same cycle of 1 to 7 years of growth.

In scientific terms, the growing stage of the hair is called anagen. The transitional stage when the hair follicle starts going to rest is called catagen (usually up to 2 weeks). The resting stage is called telogen (about 3 months). This is when we lose our hair. As a matter of fact, there is a constant daily loss of 50–100 hairs. Fortunately, not all follicles are in the telogen stage at the same time. Otherwise…

None are hairy, all are bald!