“They say it’s usefull to wash wash weak hair under a strong water sheet (what is often called water massage) and then to rub it with a rough towel. Is that true?”
It’s true for those who don’t have problems with their hair. Strong water sheet will bring even more harm to damaged, overdried and fragile hair. The same with hair loss. It is better to wash weakened hair in a basin and to wash out shampoo while taking a light shower. Rinse hair with herbal extracts, beer or water with a small amount of lemon juice.
In case of hair loss use only a soft towel to rub your head. Your movements should not be rough and energetic, but light and caring. After all it’s you hair.
“After travelling to the sea my hair loses its healthy state and attraction for a long time. It becomes thin, fragile and disobedient. I can’t arrange it even with hair sprays. And the worst thing is that I start losing hair and it lasts long enough to get frustrated.”
A supernutritious hair mask will surely be of great help for your hair overdried by the Sun and damaged by ultraviolet rays and salty water. Reduce a fleshy aloe leaf to peices, mix it with a tablespoon of honey, the same amount of castor oil and one yolk. Add a teaspoon of cognac to the mix. It is necessary apply this masque weekly before washing your hair. Keep it on your head for not less than one hour and a half, having wrapped a towel or a napkin around it and put a warm hat.
In autumn it is very useful to rinse your brittle hair with beer mixed half-and-half with boiled water.Use shampoos with almond or nut oil, nettle or burdock extract for hair that looks dry and lifeless.
And never use hair sprays on thinning hair. The hardened spray makes numerous breaks on hair what eventually leads to drastic hair loss.
“My hair splits heavily in fall. I heard, there are many special treatments to restore splitting ends. How to chose the most suitable and effective ones among this variety of hair restoration treatments, cures and remedies?”
It is impossible to restore hair ends that are already splitted. But you can make it unnoticeable by means of special gels for hair arranging. It works as though you stick together parts of splitting ends. Sounds quite good but always remember – such effect will last only until the next hair washing.
The only proved and the most effective way to restore your hair is to have splitting ends cut. Having cut your damaged hair ends, try to take a special care of your hair.
Never wash hair inclined to fragility and splitting with concentrated shampoos. Dissolve a little shampoo with water (better mineral or boiled) and put it on your scalp and hair with circular movements of your your fingers.
It is necessary to wash (or at least to rinse) weak and splitting hair with boiled water, bacause chlorinated tap water dries hair along the full length what makes the situation much worse.
“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.