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Importance of Scalp Health

February 23rd, 2011

You probably don’t realize it, but keeping the scalp healthy is even more important than keeping hair healthy.  An unhealthy scalp can lead to all kinds of problems some of which include dandruff, itching, scalp disease, scalp pimples and scalp bumps.  An unhealthy scalp can also lead to hair loss which certainly no one wants.  The bottom line is if you don’t have a healthy scalp then most likely you won’t have healty hair either. 

So how do you take care of your scalp.  One of the most important things to know about the scalp is that it naturally secretes sebum, or oil.  The scalp needs some oil in order to be balanced.  The goal is to have a balanced scalp without too much or too little oil.  Using the right products makes a huge difference.  Stay away form chemical ingredient that leave hair overly dry.  Also be away of too many heated styling tools which can also dry hair and scalp.

How Straightening Affects Hair

August 2nd, 2010

Most people are not completely happy with the type of hair they are born with.  Straight hair is very popular right today.  So many people are turning to relaxers, or straighteners, to change their hair from naturally curly to straight. There are many options out there for straightening hair.  There are lye and no lye treatments as well as keratin treatments.  They all work by breaking the chemical bonds in curly hair.  This can be damaging to the hair.  Straightening usually dries the hair and can lead to breakage.  Some people just temporarily straighten hair with super hot flat irons.  These high heat styling tools also dry and damage the hair.  Especially when they are used on a regular basis. 

Chemical treatments such as relaxers not only cause damage to the hair, but they also often irritate the scalp.  If you choose to straighten the hair be prepared to deal with the damage afterwards by using a gently shampoo and conditioner that will restore moisture back to the hair.  Also, always have these types of treatments performed by an expert.  At home straightening treatments are not advised.  And you should always wait at least six weeks in between treatments.

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