It can be confusing for most women to figure out how to properly take care of their hair; especially when different commercials and advertisements are either advocating for or against some of the most popular things that are advertised online, on TV, or in fliers. Nevertheless, despite the confusion that abounds anywhere someone might look, it isn’t difficult to figure out how someone can properly take care of their hair. Following the tips (provide by Yun Nam Hair Care) below:
The first thing that women and girls need to understand is that they must stop using commercial hair dye. In recent years, there have been more cases of contact dermatitis than there has been in the past. While the term may bring to mind thoughts of dandruff or an irritating rash, such is simply not the case. People who dye their hair with commercial dyes are exposing themselves to paraphenylenediamine (PPD) and its derivitives.
These chemicals are derived from coal tar and have been causing severe reactions that result in facial swelling, rashes, oozing sores, difficulty breathing and (in some cases) coma and death. An allergy to PPD does not occur overnight; it builds up over a period of years and an individual can have a reaction any time they dye their hair.
However, that is not to say that all hair dyes are bad: henna dyes or henna and indigo dyes are the safest, as they are completely natural and hypoallergenic. People who want to dye their hair but don’t want to use henna should look for brands that are chemical-free and completely natural; made from plant and flower exracts. They can be more pricey than commercial dyes, but they have been proven time and time again to be completely safe.
Everyone knows that they should wash their hair. However, it does not matter if someone washes their hair once a day or once a week; inexpensive shampoo and items purchased from salons are created using compounds that, while they do clean peoples’ hair, damage it as well. Natural shampoos and conditioners are the best products to purchase; though they are not always easy to find.
If natural shampoo and conditioner are unavailable, then it is important for people to find a brand that is not labeled as “thickening,” “strengthening,” or “for colored/dyed hair,” as these shampoos and conditioners use wax and heavy synthetics to make hair look shinier and thicker, but those ingredients do not do anything but dry hair out. Detergents used in commercial shampoo are also known to contribute to the drying process. Though ingredients such as “pearls” sound expensive in an ingredient list, people should be aware that there are no real, ground-up pearls in their shampoo; those “pearls” are simply a very finely-ground glitter that can come from absolutely anywhere, including mica dust.
Hair spray and mousse are both products that are known to harm hair; though not for the reason listed on the cannisters (which warn that the products are flammable.) Hair spray and mousse are alcohol-based, which means they are very drying and can cause hair to split. Gel or spray-gel are much safer to use, as long as they do not have alcohol in them; unfortunately, there is no such thing as hair spray that has no alcohol in it. Bee’s wax can also be used, though it works the best on thick hair.