“My hair is losing its natural shine in autumn. Will rinsing with ice-cold water bring back lustre to my hair after summer holidays?”
The modern point of view about the favourable effect of ice-cold water on hair is absolutely erroneous. Low temperature causes harm to hair. It hinders activity of vessels that bring nutrients to hair bulbs. If you really want to regrow your hair it would be much better to use room temperature decoction of green tea, nettle and sage. These components will give your hair a silvery shine.
To prepare the decoction you need two teaspoons of green tea, two tablespoons of dried up nettle and sage. Put them in the kettle, add fiercely boiling water, bring the decoction up to the second boiling and draw it for at least an hour. Then filter it and add one and a half litre of boiled water. Pour the decoction into the basin and rinse your hair in it.
To achieve a greater effect you can blot your wet hair with a piece of natural silk and to wrap a soft silk scarf around your head. Please keep in mind that because of often washing your hair lose its natural humidity and, consequently, its shine. Also add edible gelatin to your diet. It will help you prevent hair loss, regrow your hair and, of cource, return natural lustre to your hair. Edible gelatin is contained in such meals as galantine, aspic, mousse, jelly, kissel, etc.
“I’ve noticed that in autumn some thin grey hair appears on my head. I usually pull it out. I read somewhere not so long ago that if you pull out a grey hair, 3-4 more grey hairs soon appear on its place.”
Every hair grows from one hair follicle, i.e. a hair follicle can produce only one hair. Therefore, if you pull out a hair, it can’t be replaced by several hairs but one. Sometimes a pigmented (not gray) hair can start to grow from the same follicle. But still you shouldn’t pull out your gray hair, because it quite often leads to serious consequences. You can damage gentle follicles of the scalp and it can result in some infection. To say nothing of hair loss. It’s much safer to to take advantage of tonic shampoo, henna, hair-dye or harmless hair color. Or you can just leave everything as it is. Please believe that having gray hair doesn’t make you a hoary antiquity. And it’s much better to have healthy gray hair than full-colored but poor.
“My hair grows very quickly in summer. Probably, it feels good when it’s hot. But in autumn it stops growing at all and becomes lifeless and fragile. But the worst thing is that it drops out quite heavily. My friend advises me to make a short hair-do. She says that after that hair grows faster and thicker. It is true? Is it really possible to regrow hair by doing that?”
The average monthly hair growth is 8-13 mm. In summer hair growth is increase, but not because “it feels good when it’s hot”. It happens because all hormonal processes of the organism are accelerated in the summer.
In the end of summer and in the beginning of autumn loss of hair usually increases to this or that extend. Among the possible reasons are the unfavourable effect of sea water on your hair, harmful ultra-violet rays and daily washing of hair which is often done by many squeamish ladies. If normal loss of hair makes from 40 up to 70 hairs, in autumn these numbers are different – from 70 up to 120 hairs a day.
If experience severe autumnal hair loss and your precious hair falls down like dry leaves from the treas, then it would be reasonable to make a short hair-do or at least cut a couple of inches of your hair. Quite natural, it will be easier for your damaged bulbs to keep and nourish shorter hair. And hair, which growth was hampered because of weakened bulbs will really grow faster and better. And even in case your hair follicles are allright and successfully sirvived through summer hazards, by cutting your weak, overdried and splitting end you will make your hair look a bit more healthy and tidy.