My ARGAN LIFE Shampoo and Hair Routine !
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HAIR STRUCTUREWe will begin by defining the hair. Hair is composed primarily of proteins (88%). These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. Keratin protein is comprised of what we call "polypeptide chains." The word, polypeptide, comes from the Greek word "poly" meaning many and "peptos" meaning digested or broken down. In essence, if we break down protein, we have individual amino acids. Many (poly) amino acids joined together form a "polypeptide chain". Two amino acids are joined together by a "peptide bond", and the correct number of amino acids placed in their correct order will form a specific protein; i.e. keratin, insulin, collagen and so on. The "alpha helix" is the descriptive term given to the polypeptide chain that forms the keratin protein found in human hair. Its structure is a coiled coil. The amino acids link together to form the coil and there are approximately 3.6 amino acids per turn of the helix (coil). Each amino acid is connected together by a "peptide bond". The peptide bond is located between the carbon atom of one amino acid extending to bond with the nitrogen atom of the next amino acid.
Types of Hair LossPsychological Effects of Hair LossEvery body knows or experiences that society places great value on hair. Balding men do suffer stress over hair loss, particularly young single men. The more extensive the loss, the greater the stress that is induced. Frustration, loss of self confidence, self conscious about looks, feeling of looking older than persons age, not being so attractive, other people's reaction are some of the negative aspects which creep in a balding gentleman's personality. This may be in the form of seeking reassurance about one's looks, worrying about how much more will be the loss of hair, feeling sensitive to other's criticism and thereby avoiding social get together.
How to Repair Damaged Hair: Five Steps to Repairing Damage
The Five Habits of Healthy Hair You Should Adopt
The road to healthy is paved with products, potions,protein, and deep conditioners... oh my! If your hair is fried or suffers from split ends, sun damage, tangles, and broken brittle pieces, it's time to take charge of your hair's health. It's easy to forget that our hair can be very fragile. Exposure to the sun, hair dryers, flat irons, and even daily brushing can take it's toll and leave you wishing for a time machine. It's important to remember that repairing damaged hair won't happen over night, but over time developing these habits will aim you down the road to recovery.
Types of Hair LossNormal Hair Loss :Certain amount of loss of hair is natural in both men and women since that is the cycle of growth programmed by creator of mankind. The average head has around 1,00,000 hair follicles and on an average we lose around 70 to 100 follicles everyday. It is a cycle and is offset by new re growth in healthy scalp. On an average the hair follicle grows for 7 years and it grows by half an inch in a month and if never cut will grow up to 42 inches.
Alopecia Areata/Totalis :Alopecia Areata is a patchy hair loss that occurs with great unpredictability. It means hair will fall from certain parts of the head in one, two, three or more locations. Alopecia Totalis is a total or complete hair loss, which may extend to body hair, eyelashes etc. In either case the hair may commence re growth only to be lost again at a later date. Little is known of these disorders. Theories run from hereditary to immunological. There is no cure that is viable long term. Only advanced cosmetic solutions seem to be providing the best cure.
De-Gunk Your TressesThe products we use and even the water we use to remove the products we use, can cause your hair to have a less-than-healthy sheen. Build up is a serious issue with hair and can cause it to be limp, lifeless, and even cause your ends to be split and feel brittle. Getting this built up gunk off your hair is the first step in repairing damage and having healthier hair. A good clarifying shampoo, a baking soda clarifying, or an apple cider vinegar rinse are great options for removing product build-up, hard water deposits, and mineral build-up on your hair. How often you need to remove build up really depends on the products you use and the water coming out of your tap. Most people could use a clarifying treatment at least once a month.
Protect Your Hair from Sun ExposureOne of the biggest culprits of hair damage,colar fade, and brittle ends is sun damage. If you're not protecting your hair from the sun's UV rays, the time to start is now. Even though we are more exposed in the summer, don't forget that the sun shines all year long.These tips offer a great start to protecting your hair from the sun. After a long day of sun exposure (trips to the beach, hiking, outdoor sporting activities) it's a good idea to give your hair a nice long hydrating treatment to keep damage at bay and help your hair stay in tip-top condition.
Try a ARGAN Oil TreatmentI am a huge fan of hot oil treatments to infuse hair with shine and moisture. Hot oil treatments are simple to do right at home. Apply your favorite ArganLife Argan Oil generously to clean, towel dried hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and apply heat using a hot towel (fresh from the dryer), your hair dryer, or sit in the sun on a warm day. After heating the oil, allow your hair to cool at room temperature, and rinse with cool water. Hot oil treatments can be done one to three times per month depending on the amount of damage and how dry your hair is. Too much oil can cause your hair to appear greasy, so be careful not to over-do it.