A person with perfect hair is very rare. So when we speak about healthy hair we often mean hair that looks pretty good and when there are no obvious problems with it. But quite often hair problems go beyond all reasonable borders it’s high time to consider proper hair care right off the bat. Dandruff is one of the main problems of this kind.
At present one of the main causes why dandruff appears on the scalp is the so called causal fungus. Spores of this fungus are always present on the head-skin. And under certain conditions the fungus turns active and starts its extensive propagation. Among the causes are: stress, weakened immune system, unhealthy food, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, hormonal shifts. The cycle of scalp cell development changes significantly: instead of a month it reduced in time to one week.
As a result, we have lots of sticky and greasy whitish and yellowish flakes on our heads. Their amount dramatically exceeds the norm, that’s why they become noticeable to the naked eye. But if there is also itching and reddening on certain parts of the head-skin, then it could be symptoms of seborrhea. It is important to distinguish these two skin problems: in case of dandruff it is often enough to use some cosmetic means, but when it comes to seborrhea, it means a serious treatment.
Seborrhea is a headskin disease, which is characterized by excessive sebum formation. This is usually caused by certain diseases and disorders in the organism, hormonal changes, hereditary predisposition, intoxication, etc. You can find out whether you have dandruff or seborrhea by yourself: dandruff usually looks like rather small whitish flakes, but in case of seborrhea flakes are pretty large, rigid, and yellowish. Still there is one rule – never try to treat seborrhea by yourself. Only a qualified specialist can make good diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment.
Dandruff is seldom the only problem with your scalp and hair: dry hair is often accompanied with dry dandruff, and greasy hair – with the greasy one. Therefore, it is important to struggle with several problems simultaneously, i.e. apply complex treatment.
It is necessary to keep in mind that hair care is a lifetime job. You just can’t take care of your hair for a month and then hope that it will remain healthy and strong for the rest of your life. So take care!
Since ancient times people have attached great importance to their hair and, depending on its condition and health, have taken it as the source of beauty or the reason of life’s failures. Such values as individuality, force, consciousness and independence, have been associated with hair. And until now people have been diligently making most various manipulations with their hair to give it a stunning, unique look, shape and style: they comb, cut, dye, twist, straighten, varnish it and apply other cosmetic means.
Hair is a bright illustration of an increadible variety of people and cultures on our planet. For example, a bunch of hair on the crown of a sumo wrestler’s head is so closely associates with his sport activity that it is solemnly cut when he ends his successful career. In Cambodia a groom and a bride wear a special traditional haircut in order to escape the influence of evil forces. In Malaysia long hair is strictly forbidden for men. On the contrary in the state Punjab in India death penalty threatens a man with a short accurate hairstyle.
Because hairstyle is the dominating factor for our looks and because we try to convey a certain emotional message through it, we always want to arrange it in the best possible way. And so, health of hair and proper hair care comes to the foreground for all of us.
In order to make make care of hair proper and effective it is important to correctly determine the type of hair first. Otherwise there is a risk to worsen its condition. Among the basic hair types are: normal, dry, greasy and mixed.
Hair of the normal type reflects light well and shines in the sun. If your hair is elastic, easily combed and set, if it almost doesn’t split and preserves a good healthy look for several days after washing, it means that you take a good care of your hair and use proper means that are 100% suitable for you and your hair. Unfortunately, this is a rare case.
Greasy hair can be characterized by a dim shine. In a short time after washing it begins to stick together and to seem dirty and slovenly. Hair greasiness depends on the activity of sebaceous glands of the scalp. It is very individual and is defined genetically. To some extent the amount of sebum also depends on nutrition and the amount of carbohydrates and espicially fats consumed with food.
Dry hair reflects light badly and that’s why it lookes very dim and lustreless. They are easily torn and broken. Dry hair is difficult to comb because it splits on ends and accumulates static electricity. As a result, it gets tangled and often falls out. In many cases hair becomes dry because of poor care but not because of the lowered activity of sebaceous glands.
Hair of the mixed type is, as a rule, insufficiently greased with sebum along the whole length. That’s why it is usually greasy at roots and dry on ends. The ends of mixed hair don’t receive necessary greasing and often split. It is important to take a combined care of this type of hair and apply special means along with a healthy diet.
Don’t you know that bananas are actively used to prevent hair loss and regrow hair? They are also very useful in general hair care for both dry and greasy hair. So why not try hair restoration with banana mask?
In case you have dry and lifeless hair this recipe will surely bring good results. Take a banana, peel it, put it in an enamel saucepan and knead it with a plug. Add a whipped yolk, 2 spoonfuls of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix it all thoroughly and put it on your scalp and hair before washing. Keep it about 40 minutes, holding your head in a warm bandage. Wash up your head with a shampoo and rinse it with acidified water. After such procedures your hair will surely become softer and more shiny.
There’s a bit different recipe for greasy hair. Peel one large ripe banana, knead it with a plug. Take its peel and blend or pass it through the meat grinder. Add 2 teaspoons of citric juice and mix all components. Take fresh milk and put it on your scalp and hair with a tampon. Then aplly the mix in the same manner and wrap your head with a warm kerchief or towel. Leave it for 30-40 minutes, then wash up your hair with a soft shampoo. Your hair will restore elasticity, softness and tenderness.