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Proper Treatment of Long Hair

Washing alone will not do for any long hair. You must use a conditioner after every shampoo and a special hair treatment once a week.

Comb your hair before washing it. Shampooing then causes fewer tangles and knots.

Never gather wet hair in a ponytail. Loosely hanging hair dries faster. In addition, wet hair is especially sensitive to ‘mistreatment’. Even a simple scrunchy (rubber hair tie) will cause damage.

Never rub your hair when towelling it dry. Instead, press a towel against the top of your hair and push it slowly toward the tips of your hair. This absorbs the water and maintains a smooth dandruff layer.

Metal barrettes (hair slides) or rubber rings without fabric cover are an absolute no-no. Over time, they will destroy the dandruff layer and lead to brittle hair or breakage.

Let your hair down at home: Be gentle with your hair by avoiding hairdos like ponytails, pigtails or braids. Wear an Alice band (avoid hair bands made of plastic) if you don’t like your hair hanging in your face.
Allow your hair to air-dry as often as possible.

Whenever possible, select the cold settings when using a blow dryer. If you do have to use hot air keep a distance of at least 6// between your scalp and the blow dryer nozzle.

Brushing with natural bristles produces the most beautiful lustre. Brushes with the most natural bristles per square inch produce the most beautiful lustre.

Hair consists mostly of long protein filaments, which can be damaged as a result of frequent shampooing and heat styling. Over-processed hair can be dull and a very sad sight indeed. Protein-containing hair care products improve the hair structure and bring back the lustre of healthy hair. Read on to learn about the new hair repair miracles

Are you a label reader? Do you check the ingredients in your favourite cookies? Do you carefully examine the content page before you read a magazine? Then you are probably also aware of the many ingredients in the hair care products you buy. You may have wondered about the benefits of ingredients like silk protein or keratin (the major protein building block of hair). What are the proteins doing to improve hair so much?
Limb and dull looking hair suffers from protein deficiency. The solution to this problem is fairly simple. Use protein-containing conditioning products to make up for this deficiency. As a result, your hair will instantly show more bounce and lustre. What makes your hair so hungry for care and proteins?

Common culprits are hot water, prolonged hot blow-drying and combing. Perming your hair certainly has the same effect because it acts on the very protein structure of your hair. Whatever affects the structure of your hair very likely also gives it the well-known and very unwelcome look of over-processed hair. You can easily tell by the split ends and the absence of the silky lustre, which is so appealing in healthy hair. The hair cuticles are damaged, and you can see it.

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Jackie Gephart is a professional hair stylist and hair color expert. Proudly serving the community in the following areas Houston, Memorial,Tanglewilde,Cinco Ranch,Sugarland, Katy, Mission Bend, Four Corners, Galleria, Sharpstown, Bunker Hill, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, Piney Point, Westpark, Missouri City, Stafford..