Are you the problem to your split ends? Your shampoo routine could be doing more harm than good to your already damaged hair!
Ever wondered you just cant seem to get past the dry and damaged “my hair is always frizzy” stage? You get regular haircuts/trims and still your hair appears to be unhealthy! Well, lets tap into how you may be ruining your hair while you wash.
Hair is made up of a tough protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. The hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb, and deliver hormones that modify hair growth and structure at different times of life.
The oil gland produces natural oils that help maintain the health of the hair. Horrible rachit shampoos that use sulphates and parabens are notorious for stripping your hair of the natural oils produced by the gland, and washing away your vibrant hair color hence why you should stay well away from them.
Hair that is anymore than 3/4 of an inch away from the scalp is considered dead and looses its protective coating with each harsh shampoo, hot iron, blow-dry, ect. Every time you pull your hair back into that rubber band, you create tension, and the rubber band tugs at the hair strand like a rope creating frizzy ends.
How To Cleanse Damaged Hair
Okay, so think about the backwards method. Apply conditioner your ENDS first, then apply shampoo to your scalp. Do not apply shampoo to you’re ends, they don’t need it. Clean your scalp first, and the residue of the shampoo will wash down and rinse your ends of the dirt/products and conditioner. I would also like to recommend you also read my article on How to properly use dry shampoo
If you are someone who does a lot of styling, use a leave in conditioner and lightly shampoo the lengths of you hair. Remember, do not apply conditioner to your roots! They don’t need it. The scalp knows exactly what do!
If your at a loss for what type of Shampoo and Conditioner system you need, Function of Beauty has developed a unique system that will help you identify, correct and maintain your locks! Pure and free of all the bad stuff, there are winning in all areas of the hair cleaning department!
If you are at a total dead end, consider getting a great haircut! That is the ultimate solution to healthy hair. Cheers!