Shiny, healthy hair is clean in themselves look so beautiful that even a special hairstyle may not be necessary.
It would seem that what is so tough? My hair is often - and success is guaranteed. But it is not so simple!
The main problem - it's the water that we have to wash the body and hair. Ordinary tap water, richly saturated with chlorine, can hardly be called "the moisture of life." Dirt and grease it certainly washes, but at the same time brings such problems:
• dry and brittle hair
• hair ends are cut
• dyed hair quickly lose their bright color
• hair difficult to style
Well, what can advise? In the old days, even fifty years ago, soft water for washing hair collected in rain or melted snow, is now state of the environment is such that even in small localities where there are no hazardous industries and transport, it is risky to wash face and hair of a little water.
Best of all, on the advice of trichologists, wash your hair boiled water. Water softener it may be added: baking soda (1 hr. L. 1 liter of water), ammonia (1h. L. 2 liters of water), borax (1 hr. L. 2 liters of water) or glycerol ( 1 h. l. 1 liter of water).
Also, solution would be to use the filter - the filter tip of contemporary design set on any mixer (shower head) is quite simple.
When washing your hair as the water temperature is set: a common mistake - the use of too hot water. Too hot water activates the sebaceous glands, and thus the hair can acquire excessive oiliness. If the water is too hot, builders belonging to the shampoo, as it were "welded" and settle on your hair gray bloom, which is badly washed off. Start moisturize dry hair should be more cool water, gradually increasing the temperature. After the first application of shampoo makes the water hot that when flushing helps to remove dirt and grease from the hair, and then return to the warm water. Finishing washing, water temperature is reduced to a few more degrees. After rinsing useful to douse hair with cold water.
On the scalp, generally beneficial acts Contrast water temperatures in the wash.
How to wash my hair?
Choosing shampoo for all hair types from different manufacturers on the shelves of pharmacies and huge. How not to get lost in this variety? First, you should not rely solely on the pleasant smell and color and the presence of exotic ingredients. The amount of foam is also not very significant moment. First of all, you need to pay attention to the main component of the shampoo - detergents, they are called surfactants (SAS) or dergenty. They determine the quality of the shampoo, and their number depends on which type of hair shampoo is intended - for fat is higher.
Most of the following synthetic shampoos dergenty: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ammonium lauryl sulfate), and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ammonium laureth sulfate). They are cheap, have good cleaning properties, is easily washed away from the hair. Their main drawback - dermatological rigidity, partially offset by softening additives (cocamidopropyl beta okamidopropil sulfobetaine, laureth-11 carboxylate, sodium sulfosuktsinaa, cocoamphodiacetate sodium cocoate glitseret).
The expensive, high-quality shampoos used softer dergenty: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (sodium lauryl sulfate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (sodium laureth sulfate), TEA Layril Sulfate (TEA lauryl sulfate), TEA Laureth Sulfate (TEA laureth sulfate), they can be applied and for damaged hair.
Furthermore detergents, shampoos include preservatives, coloring agents, flavoring agents, viscosity regulators, pearl, and other additives. To improve the appearance of hair shampoos conditioners are often introduced. It does not always mix well - vinogda a joint application molecules of shampoo and conditioner neutralize each other. Although there are modern shampoos "2 in 1", where the conditioning additives have no effect until the rinse shampoo. As soon as the foam begins to dissolve in water, they are activated and envelop the hair shaft.
But, in general, after all, experts recommend buying a separate shampoo and -conditioner separately, though, given the weaknesses of your hair. If your hair weak and brittle, you need protein (protein) air conditioners, for example, hydrolyzed keratin. Since the hair on 93% consists of protein, some plant proteins with small size molecules are able to penetrate into the hair shaft, filling the damaged areas, restoring part of the hair, giving it elasticity and shine.
If your hair is dry, then you will approach conditioners with moisturizers: glycerin, panthenol, sorbitol, propylene glycol, extracts of some plants.
When choosing a shampoo can be advised to adhere to the following principles:
• Choose a shampoo with a soft, high-quality dergentom (PVA), well-known brands and manufacturers.
• Avoid the "universal" and "" family "hair shampoos. Still, the hair deeply idividualno for everyone.
• If the shampoo does not foam, it does not mean its low cleaning effect. Some shampoos are less foam than others, but this is not reflected in their detergent properties. It is often more effective means less foam.
• Analyze the result of applying the shampoo. Shampoo for you, if after its application hair live, soft (but not too light and fluffy), shiny, elastic, scalp does not itch, and did not have allergic reactions.
Washing - a delicate matter
The smaller the shampoo, the better, otherwise there is a risk to dry up hair. Ideal - Mix a tablespoon of shampoo in a glass of warm water and apply in two stages on the hair. The second way: pre-pour the shampoo in the palm, and then apply it uniformly on the scalp. Pouring shampoo directly on the head, you create a high concentration of chemicals in the same place, which could then lead to a breach in it sebum.
Use your fingertips (not nails) to gently massage your scalp, then thoroughly rinse shampoo. Leave it need not be (if it is not provided in the instructions). If he stays too long on the hair, then dry the hair and scalp.
Recipes from Grandma
Well, if you do not trust modern technology and prefer to use the methods, born of popular wisdom and time-tested, then - here are some effective prescriptions.
• Wash the egg (for dry hair)
The composition includes egg lecithin and almost all amino acids, which protect hair from damage and contribute to the elimination of dandruff. Yolk and white are well beat in a small amount of warm water. Egg foam poured onto pre-soaked hair and wash without soap. Then the hair rinse thoroughly with clean warm water, and after - acidified. Very useful in this case rinsing hair with herbs, which give hair shine and elasticity.
• Washing greasy hair rye bread
150 g rye bread Pour boiling water. Apply a "mush" at the head, hold for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with water. Rinse with infusion of birch leaves or herbs: chamomile, nettle, St. John's wort.
• Wash hair with nettles
100 g fresh or dried nettle pour 1 liter of water, add 0, 5 liters of vinegar, simmer mixture over low heat for 30 minutes. Strain. On 6 liters of water add 2-3 cups of broth. Wash the head (with soap or shampoo at the same time can not be used) without rinsing.
Dry the hair
Wipe the hair is best with a warm towel and then allow to dry in the air. Use a hairdryer is undesirable because it is very dry hair. But, really, if you want to quickly dry the head, put it on a low temperature, not too close to the hair, not to hurt them or burn sensitive skin. You can use popular drying method: a few iron and heated towel wrapped turns of hair. In these wraps the hair is very dry quickly and are not damaged.
Never brush wet hair. Hair is by nature hygroscopic and can absorb quite a lot of moisture. After that it greatly increases your weight, and additional stretching wet hair combing leads to the fact that a healthy hair, unable to withstand its own weight, is pulled out, in addition, wet hair are often confused and torn when trying to comb them.
Be careful and attentive to your hair, because hair beauty - is one of the key aspects of our appearance!