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Hair Care Tips

  • A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair.
  • Get enough sleep and drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is important for healthy hair as well as your overall health, so make sure that you are drinking enough water.
  • Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head.

Hair Loss After Pregnancy

    Many women revel in a full, gorgeous looking mane of hair during pregnancy, but sometime after birth are dismayed to experience a period of hair loss. If you notice unusually increased hair fall between the 3rd and 6th month after delivery, don't worry, this is but normal, and is due to hormonal changes. During pregnancy, the high levels of estrogen kept your hair from falling out, and now that your estrogen levels are getting back to normal, your hair goes back to its normal growth pattern, and those hair strands that were supposed to be off your head long ago now fall off all at once.
   How long will it last? Will you get bald? No, although in my experience, my temples got a bit higher after I delivered my first child, it was more of a general thinning out rather than having patches of baldness. Hair does regrow almost at the same time, actually, resulting to what looks like baby hair on those areas (looked a bit strange, but at least they were growing back!).
To reduce pregnancy-related hair loss, make sure you eat a balanced diet and avoid
hair treatments that may result in more damage or hair breakage. Stress can also result to hair loss but with a newborn to take care of, dare I say "avoid stress, too"?

Swimming

  • Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water.
  • When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming.

Sanitizing

  • To keep your brushes and combs clean, soak them monthly in bleach. this helps prevent any bacteria growth on scalp
  • Wash pillow cases and hair wraps, scarfs, hats etc... frequently

What is Dandruff?
Dandruff is simply dead skin shedding from your head at a fast rate. Almost everyone has had dandruff at some point to one degree or another. People with a strong degree of dandruff will experience an itchy scalp.

The following are items that may cause dandruff:
Hormone imbalance.
Excessive perspiration
Allergic reactions
Excessive stress
Poor hygiene
Poor nutrition/health
Lack of sleep
Inherited genetic trait
Inadequate shampooing and rinsing of the hair.
Tight fitting hats.
Excessive use of hair styling products (gel, mouse, hair dye, hair curler...)
Cold weather
Dry environment.
Excessive Heat

Even though dandruff is known as the drying of the scalp, it is most common in people with oily hair.

Dandruff Treatment
Unfortunately there is no cure for dandruff yet (once you get it you may continue to have it), but there are ways that you can control and limit dandruff.
If you have only a mild case of dandruff, shampooing your hair with a regular shampoo more frequently will usually do the trick.
If you have a severe case of dandruff contact a dermatologist.

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