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Will dandruff have an impact on hair health?

Will dandruff have an impact on hair health?

Hairloss and Dandruf: If dandruff is bad and chronic enough, it can lead to thinning and shedding of the hair. It can also cause secondary bacterial infections which results in itchy acne-type bumps in the scalp. See a dermatologist for help if this is a problem for you. ...Read more

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What routines are important for improving hair health?

What routines are important for improving hair health?

Be gentle: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read more

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Improving Hair Health (Tip)

Improving Hair Health

Excessive brushing and teasing of the hair can cause it to become fragile. ...See more

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Cutting my split ends by myself one by one.. is this bad or good for my hair health?

Cutting my split ends by myself one by one.. is this bad or good for my hair health?

It's ok -: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...Read more

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How do damaged roots affect your hair health if hair is already dead cells?

How do damaged roots affect your hair health if hair is already dead cells?

Hair: The hair grows from the root/follicle. The hair that is past that point is the dead portion. So the hair that is visible is dead. ...Read more

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Improving Hair Health (Tip)

Improving Hair Health

Coconut, avocado, and olive oil are good hair fats. ...See more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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What is the best shampoo for hair health?

What is the best shampoo for hair health?

See details: Use a shampoo that does not have sulfites in it. Read the label. This type of shampoo will usually be clear instead of cloudy. ...Read more

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What hair treatments have long term consequences for hair health?

What hair treatments have long term consequences for hair health?

Trauma to hair bulb: The living part of the hair is the bulb, which is deep to the surface of the scalp. Hair shaft is the non-living part. Hair dye, bleach, or perms do not cause permanent damage to the root of your hair, so the follicle can still regenerate another shaft. However, treatments that cause scarring such as hot combing or very tight braids or any process that cause scarring, resulting in permanent loss. ...Read more

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