The holiday season is the time to plan for gifts and fun trips around the Philippines. The weather is cooler in December which is great for a fun time outdoors, but the sun is up for most of the time which is bad for the hair. Prolonged exposure to sunlight dries up the hair and contributes to hair loss due to damage.
Hair care should never be neglected! Thankfully, hair damage and hair loss are preventable with proper hair care and the right products that greatly functions as hair loss treatment. Tips are easily searched online, hair products are widely available around the Philippines, and hair care products make for a practical gift this Christmas.
Repairing and Maintaining Your Hair
Treat your hair as you would delicately treat your skin. Your hair needs regular maintenance and shouldn’t be abused. Accumulated abuse from sun exposure, excessive styling, and exposure to chlorine or salt water from pools or beaches can dry your hair out and damage it. Straightening it out with heat-styling and chemical processing won’t help either. It’s a recipe for disaster.
WebMD listed down ways to repair and maintain dry and damaged hair. The methods are surprisingly simple that you won’t need to look for any specialized hair loss treatment around the Philippines right away. So before you worry about your dry hair, try following these tips first.
Choose a Shampoo That Suits your Hair Type
Most shampoos contain sulfate to remove excess oil and dirt, but this can also damage your hair. Look for something that’s “sulfate-free” and has dimethicone in the ingredients for more shine and manageability.
A good shampoo for dry or oily hair would be something that contains a substance that removes the oils, hydrates the hair, and should also have keratin. Such examples are the Dove Damage Therapy Shampoo or Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo.
Moisturize With a Conditioner
After using shampoo, use a conditioner made for dry and damaged hair like the Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner Total Damage Care. If the damage is severe, you should try using a deep conditioner once or twice a week. You can consult with a stylist to recommend you one that would work best for you.
Use the Right Comb and Pull Gently
Dry and damaged hair is fragile so ease up on pulling with the comb. Using the wrong comb or brush is the main cause for damaged hair breakage. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair before you head in the shower.
Dry your Hair Gently
Instead of drying your hair by rubbing briskly, you should squeeze the water out softly.
Lay off the Heat
Go for heat styling at least once a week and use the lowest setting on blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
In the end, these are only preventive measures to ensure you won’t have damaged hair and these products serve as a long-run treatment to repair the damage done. The quickest way to repair damaged hair is thru cutting off the affected hairs.
These treatments promote healthy hair and can be used as hair loss treatment in some ways. If you need help, you can consult with a hair specialist in salons around the Philippines. So always take care of your hair and you won’t have to go through drastic measures. Merry Christmas!