Warning:Summer Hair needs Summer Care!

Recent summer temperatures have prompted many women to apply hair enhancements onto their own hair. Whether braids, weaves or wigs, this can be considered an avoidance of basic hair care during the summer. If worn for a long period of time without proper maintenance to your own hair, all of these methods can cause hair and/or scalp damage.

Today, this post is to remind those women that wear any type of hair enhancement, especially during the summer, to see their hair stylist for routine maintenance. Most women that are not hair stylist themselves can not maintain their own strands without enhancements. So it would be that much harder for you to to take care of your hair enhancements.

Here are some starter tips to help you care for your Summer hair:

1) Wash hair atleast once every week.

2) Use leave in conditioner to protect hair strands from heat and UV rays from the sun.

3) Apply sunscreen to the scalp on any parted section. ( Side or Center part).

4) Let your hair air dry ( if possible) or use a lower heat setting on your blow dryer.

5) If you can’t wash your hair weekly, use an astringent ( Sea breeze ) every three days to rinse away dead skin cells, sweat, oil build up and salt from the scalp surface.

Information provided by Sweet Serenity LLC.

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Published in: on 05/29/2007 at 1:17 PM  Leave a Comment  

Summer Solution for Summer Hair!

The Summer months are hot and  can cause skin, scalp and hair to be sticky. I know that no one enjoys that feeling. Most of my clients have told me that they usually remedy this problem by washing their hair more frequently. Unfortunately, that remedy can make the problem worse.

There is a better solution which is Astrigent. Astringent has a gentle cleansing quality that rinses away all impurities from the skin and scalp. It does not strip away vital oils that the skin and scalp needs to stay soft and pliable. You can use this as a great alternative to reduce the frequency of shampooing.

Trichology Explanation

During the summer, the skin and scalp produces more sweat for biological air conditioning and oil for sun protection. Environmental pollutants and bacteria attach to your hair causing it to smell and feel “Dirty”. If you shampoo your hair more frequently, it will completely strip the impurities and beneficial oils from your hair. Your body will respond by working furiously to produce even more oil and sweat. To combat dirt and keep hair and scalp balanced ( free from “Dirt”,sustaining a significant oil level for sun protection and the release of sweat for body cooling ), using astringent is essential.

Information Provided by Sweet Serenity LLC

Published in: on 05/09/2007 at 12:41 PM  Leave a Comment  

Help For Hairpulling (Trichotillomania) #2

The best help that I can give to any hair puller is education. Trichotillomania has recently been categorized as a psychocutaneous condition. Psychocutaneous medicine is the marriage of Dermatology and Psychiatry. Physicians within this type of medicine claim that the diagonistic terminology refering to this self inflicting nervous condition is potentially insulting to the patients/clients that have it.

The term “Trichotillomania” in itself has a general negative connotation. When a patient/client is diagnosed with this self inflicting nervous condition, it results in denial and resistance to treatment. Physicians are proposing to eliminate the term and replace it with ” Neuromechanical Alopecia (NMA)”. NMA accurately describes the nature of the condition without the undesirable negative connotation.

What do you think of the revised name?

Published in: on 05/04/2007 at 10:51 AM  Leave a Comment