Dr. Draelos added that women of all ages can benefit from some of the newer hair care products, as well as following a few basic hair care tips. These include:
-- Make sure you wash your scalp, not just your hair. Washing only your
hair strips the sebum, or oil, from the hair and creates fly-away hair
that is dull and coarse.
-- Washing your hair every day is not necessary, particularly as you get
older. Dr. Draelos added that how often you shampoo your hair depends
on how much sebum your hair makes naturally.
-- As you get older, you also can shampoo your hair too infrequently,
which can lead to scalp disease or dandruff. Women of color also
should avoid shampooing the hair too infrequently, which makes them
prone to these conditions.
-- "2-in-1" shampoos that remove oil from the scalp, clean the hair, then
condition the hair in the rinse phase are good choices for damaged or
-- New silicone technology has revolutionized hair conditioning --
smoothing the cuticle, temporarily mending split ends, decreasing
combing friction, improving the ability of hair to retain color and
decreasing hair breakage.
-- Some newer hairsprays contain sunscreen, which Dr. Draelos noted
prevent protein breakdown due to sun exposure and also prevent hair dye
-- Some of the after-dye conditioners included in hair dye kits now
contain sunscreen, which also prevents the hair dye from fading.
-- Since hair dyes remove the lipid layer of fat that protects the hair,
the newest after-dye conditioners are effectively replac
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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