“But Jen usually talks about her skin, right?” you often think, but we have some exciting news for you this week!
As some of you may have noticed, The Skin Nerd has expanded their website to feature a wider range of supplements, body care, and even more skincare, makeup, and hair care! As another area of personal care that could potentially benefit, the move to include hair will allow me and the brands to educate our community to make more informed choices. Hair, like skin, is an area steeped in science and can require careful consideration to reach its full health potential.
Strong, healthy hair is always in trend, but the road to satisfying hair isn’t always easy. We asked her about her top 5 tips for boosting your health.
“In my opinion, the first priority is to eat a balanced diet, stay well hydrated and avoid nutritional deficiencies,” explains Deborah, a trichologist with over 20 years of experience. “Hair is made up of protein, and having protein in your first two meals of the day helps with hair growth. Carbohydrates also play an important role and should not be avoided.
There is a strong correlation between hair loss and nutritional deficiencies, so a hipster or overly restrictive diet should be avoided. “Hair length, density, strength, and appearance are severely compromised by diets that are as deficient in protein and carbohydrates as they are in vitamins and minerals, which all serve important purposes.”
“Another important habit is daily shampooing and conditioning,” adds Deborah. “A clean scalp is a healthier scalp, but keep in mind that too much shampoo can make your hair look dry and dull. Avoid applying it directly to your hair, first lather the shampoo into your hands and take your time to massage the lather into your scalp.
Other things to remember are to use lukewarm water rather than hot or cold water, and keep in mind that the conditioner is formulated for hair, not scalp.
Deborah explains that moisture is as important to your hair as it is to your skin. “Regular exposure of hair to extreme heat is a significant cause of hair breakage and fractures, so excessive use of heated styling equipment can leave hair dry and brittle, so it’s important to keep your hair hydrated.” may be lost.
The most important thing for concentration is timing. For her last minute or two using the hairdryer, it’s important to stop blow drying as soon as her hair is dry.
“Brushing your hair vigorously strips away some of the hair’s cuticle (the outer protective layer), gradually weakening the hair and increasing the chances of hair loss due to breakage.” must also be carefully selected. “Some combs are made with a mold and have a polishing line in the middle of each tooth that can damage the hair with each stroke. A hard rubber saw cut comb is preferable to avoid this damage. , ideal for long hair.
“Few people avoid scalp problems. To treat it, it is important to have the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. For example, one of the most common scalp conditions is dandruff (or pityriasis headitis).It is estimated that about 70% of the population is prone to dandruff.It is commonly thought that having dandruff means a dry scalp. , is actually more common in people with oily scalps.
Typical causes of too much oil on the scalp and dandruff are: Stress, dietary disturbances (sugar and salty fatty foods), hormonal changes or imbalances, not washing your hair often, using the wrong shampoo. This will keep your scalp and hair healthy.
Trichology is the science of the structure, function and disease of human hair. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp. * A trichologist treats various conditions of the hair and scalp. Unlike hairdressers and doctors, Trichologists have years of training in all aspects of hair science, hair health and hair treatment. A trichologist takes a holistic view considering the many impacts of hair and scalp health.
- Deborah Whelan MIT Consultant Trichologist has been registered with The Institute of Trichologists since 1992.