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Which facial should I go for?

Category : Beauty

Millions of rands are spent on beauty services every year and quite a large portion of that comes from offering different facial treatments. This is because these facials are marketed to us promising the removal of blemishes, wrinkles and to help moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. But do these treatments actually work and which facial should you go for?

 

First off, nothing can replace good old fashioned daily home care and practicing a regular cleansing and moisturising regime. The standard facial involves something similar; starting off with a deep cleanse, followed by a massage and facial steam, then a mask or some type of peel and finally a moisturiser. Then you get the more involved treatments like microdermabrasion or micro-needling, which focuses more on the anti-aging side of things.

 

Let’s have a look at the different skin types out there:

  • Normal Skin is healthy
  • Dry Skin – skin that produces less sebum than normal
  • Oily Skin – increased sebum production
  • Combination Skin – different sections of the face produce different skin types

 

In most cases your skin type comes down to genetics, but the condition of the skin can also be affected by certain external and internal factors. Things like the weather, your diet, medications and stress can all have an effect. In most cases when going to a salon for a facial, the therapist will do an evaluation to determine your skin type. This helps the therapist determine what treatment will work best.

“Your skin is 90% of your selfie”

 

Now let’s have a look at the benefits a professional facial. Is there actually something in going to a professional and paying the price?

  • A facial is de-stressing; it is different when somebody else does the facial versus doing one on yourself.
  • The salon might use more effective products, and not everybody applies toner, cleanser, masks, and exfoliates every day. I hope everybody at least moisturizes every day.
  • Many facials involve some kind of extraction, which face it, excuse the pun; some aren’t keen on doing it themselves.
  • The treatment does improve circulation, but this part can just as easily be done at home.
  • The professional facial can deal more specifically with certain skin problems
  • The right facial treatment can also have great benefits before an important event like a wedding.
  • The therapist can advise on what products are best for your skin
  • You can only get the more advanced facials that use unique technology at a professional salon or spa.
  • Certain skin conditions are best left to be treated by professionals to avoid worsening the condition. Also make sure the therapist knows what they are doing, especially if you have sensitive skin.
  • The facial will help to improve the absorption of all facial products used after the treatment.

 

So now you know the benefits of a professional facial, how often should you get one? The general amount of times to go for a facial is every three to four weeks, because this is how long  the skin cell growth takes in a cycle. This will help you to keep your skin looking toned and clear. For many, this can turn out to be a bit on the expensive side, so try to at least have one once every season.

 

Home care is just as important if not more so and there are a lot of products out there to choose from. Some contain some exotic ingredients that come from some plant on an Island in the Pacific. These types of products are sure to have a price tag to go with it. You don’t have to spend a fortune, just make sure you find a product suited to your skin. Ensure you cleanse and moisturise regularly and most important, always apply sun protection.

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What is a Brazilian Blowout?

Category : Hair

To understand what a Brazilian Blowout is, let’s have a look at the process involved. First of all your hair will be washed a number of times, so as to remove any other hair products. Then the stylist will work slowly on portions of your hair and will add the blowout formula. This formula is basically a liquid keratin, which actually bonds to your hair. This helps to protect and smooth the hair out. This technique was developed in Brazil, hence the name, and many of the products also contain ingredients that are indigenous to the area.

 

Let’s have a look at some questions you might have about Brazilian Blowouts.

“Gorgeous Hair is the best revenge” Ivanka Trump

Who should consider getting a Brazilian Blowout?

Those people who struggle a lot with frizzy hair or those who have used other products on their hair and it is dry and course. Anybody who really wants to have that straight and sleek look to their hair. Just remember the treatment does not restore damaged hair, it only  helps to reduce frizz and make the hair look shiny and smoother. Those who have severely damaged hair should maybe re-thing getting a Brazilian Blowout as it still uses a lot of heat, which might not be good. So if you have normal to very thick healthy hair that is unmanageable, you are a perfect candidate for the treatment.

What are some benefits of a Brazilian Blowout?

  • Hair will be hydrated
  • Definitely less frizz
  • The process helps the hair manage heat styling more effectively
  • It will give you a sleek and shiny look, but will still retain its body
  • Your hair will be more manageable
  • To blow dry and style your hair, will take you half the time than usual.
  • You can wash your hair almost immediately, unlike some other Keratin treatments
  • The treatment also allows you to go swimming or have that hot yoga class on the same day.

Will it take out the natural curl of the hair?

The Brazilian Blowout will only help to make your hair appear naturally straight, but won’t take out all the body and bounce. If you have very curly hair the blowout should help to lessen any frizz and will actually help to enhance the natural curl of the hair. On the other hand if you have straight hair and your problem is with the frizz, then the blowout will take that away, leaving your hair frizz free with a healthy shine.

 

What about if I have coloured my hair or if I have Highlights?

Yes, you can still have a Brazilian Blowout. In fact the whole process will help to condition and protect  the hair. The treatment will take out the frizz and most probably enhance the colour.

How long will the treatment last?

First of all the treatment itself will take about an hour and a half to complete, even up to two hours if you have really long and thick hair. After this,the Brazilian Blowout can last up to 10 weeks maybe more, but only if you use the aftercare products provided and look after your hair.

Why you should consider a Brazilian Blowout first

Some of the treatments offered use some very harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde amongst others. Exposure to these chemicals can affect some people negatively. To keep your hair looking like you just stepped out of the salon can also be a bit of a mission. Costs involved can also be quite expensive as you have the initial treatment, products to use and follow up sessions.

 

When booking a treatment always enquire about the salon’s treatment process and the products they use. Look for hair salons that use products that are formaldehyde free, so it’s best to ask around and even get some quotes.

Costs of a Brazilian Blowout

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Costs of a Brazilian Blowout can vary from salon to salon, so do your homework and ask around to find the best place. The range of prices can be anything from R1500 to R2400 for a good quality Brazilian Blowout. Of course many salons also offer specials on the treatments, so keep an eye out at a salon near you.

 


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Category : Hair

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How To Treat Lice In Children

Category : Hair

The thing that many mothers dread when their kids go to school is the illnesses they can pick up, and the day your child comes home with lice. Now, that doesn’t mean your child has dirty hair, in fact lice enjoy well groomed and clean hair or scalps rather. Unfortunately they are very hard to get rid of.

 

The louse, singular is a small parasitic insect that has no wings. They like to live in amongst our hair and feed off small amounts of blood that is taken from the scalp. Lice can become a problem anywhere, especially when there are many people working or playing close together, such as at schools.

 

Once the problem has been detected, it is always a good idea to act fast. The eggs of a louse are known as nits, and can take up to 7 to 10 days to hatch and then a further 12 days to mature into an adult. The next step is for them to mate and then lay their eggs again and again, and again. If the lice do not have any blood supply, say they fall off onto clothes, linen etc., they will die within two days.

 

Many people also think that lice can jump, which in actual fact is not true. They cannot fly or jump and only spread with close or direct contact. They are very contagious and can easily spread from one child’s head to another. So now that we know a little more about lice, how does one go about treating the problem. Do you wash your hair with prescribed chemicals or go the more natural way?

Treating Lice in Children

Treating lice does not have to go the chemical way, but if you do, always ask your pharmacist for the best and safest option for your child. They have the best knowledge on all medications. Prevention is always better than cure, so putting in place certain precautionary measures might save you a lot of hassle in the long term.

 

How to avoid Lice:

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The most important thing to do if you apply treatments, is to make sure that you repeat the treatment about two weeks to one month after the initial dose. This is to ensure you get all those nits that may have survived the first round of treatments.

 

As I mentioned before, sometimes the more harsh chemical treatments can be abrasive. You as a parent can take preventative measures, this involves regularly checking your child’s hair and scalp.

Head Lice, What to look for?

The annoying parasites look like small yellowish or brown specks before they hatch from their eggs. The eggs are laid close to the scalp on the hair shafts. The adult louse is the size of a sesame seed and can be tan or off white in colour. By using a comb and parting sections of hair, or checking behind the ears regularly, you may be able to pick up on a problem sooner.

 

What should you do if you find head lice?

You can find the best treatment for your child and use it as soon as possible. Consider applying treatments to all family members as well. You should inform the school if your child has lice, so that an alert can be sent out to other parents, so everybody can then treat their children. This will help to prevent it from spreading and becoming a major problem.

 

Types of Lice Treatments

Your doctor may prescribe medicated shampoos that are available, a lotion or hair rinse. You can also get over the counter medications for the problem, but again always ask the pharmacists for their advice. Sometimes, if the problem persists, an oral medication may be prescribed. Today the lice also seem to be more resistant to the medicated products,

 

Treatment the old fashioned way

Sometimes for younger kids, you will have to remove the lice and nits by hand as the products would be harmful to the child. Even if you use products, you will have to check and remove nits by hand anyway. This may be torture to both parent and child, but many schools won’t allow you to come back unless the scalp and hair has been declared clear.

 

The best way to remove nits and lice by hand, is to take a fine tooth comb and run it through conditioned wet hair. Wetting the hair seems to momentarily stun the lice, while the conditioner just helps to make the comb run through the hair much more easily. You can also use olive or coconut oil as the conditioner. You will just need to rinse out the hair a few more times.

Natural remedies for treating lice

There are natural remedies from applying mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, tea tree oil, salt, apple cider vinegar and oil.

 

Here are some more natural lice remedies:

 

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Many natural products can be purchased from outlets like Wellness Warehouse and Faithful to Nature. There are even more unique products on the market, such a the preventative ‘Lice Ban’, a hair band that has been infused with essential oils that kids with long hair can wear.

 

You can get them here: Lice Ban Elastics – https://www.facebook.com/LiceBan.SA/

 


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Ready, Steady – Winter Skin Here We Come!

Category : Beauty

How to get your skin ready for winter

Winter is here again, no more summer days at the beach, at least for a while.  The cold weather and change in season can be harsh on the skin. Because we tend to stay more indoors with heaters on, it tends to dry the skin out. Not only the winter conditions affect our skin, but most of us also tend to eat a little more. Some of the foods also lean towards being more sugary and fatty.

 

Luckily there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your skin. Help cure the winter Blues with these useful tips on how to get your skin ready for winter:

Skin Creams instead of Lotions

Thicker face creams with higher oil content will help to protect your skin from dryness. The creams leave more of a barrier that protects your skin from the harsh environment. These creams are also great to put on at night just before bedtime; you won’t wake up with dry and flaky skin.  If you have a really dry skin, try to apply some moisturiser over lunch time during the day for added benefit.

 

Don’t forget about your sunscreen, just because its winter doesn’t mean you should skip using this product. Your skin can burn just as easily under a winter sun. Make sure your face cream has an SPF of at 15 or buy a separate sunscreen product and apply before heading outdoors.

 

“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life”

Skin Scrubs

Scrubs can be used for your face and body. Exfoliating regularly can help to remove any dead skin cells. Many professional skincare therapists recommend exfoliating about three times in the week during winter time. Since the cold winter air can cause dry and cracked skin don’t forget to scrub your lip area, hands and feet. Using a scrub also enhances the moisturising effect of skin creams.

Take a shorter shower

This is great news for those who wish to save water as well. I know it is nice to sit under hot running water in winter time, but having shorter showers can help to prevent your skin from losing too much moisture. In the shower use a moisturising body wash or gel and when you are finished gently pat your skin dry. Apply your preferred body moisturiser after the shower to help moisturise your skin more.

 

Don’t forget your Hands

Many people don’t think about their hands and how important it is to look after them as well. Make sure to apply moisturiser regularly especially if you wash your hands regularly. Wearing gloves in winter time can help to protect your hands from the cold.

Winter Eating Habits

How you look after yourself and what you eat and drink, affects your skin. The skin is an organ, it requires vitamins, minerals and a good diet to keep looking healthy.  We all know what too much sugar and refined carbohydrates will do, not only to our midsection, but also to our skin. Combine bad eating habits with stress and this can cause the skin to break out. Cold Sores and acne can be a problem. Try to avoid eating too much processed food and fast foods. Stick to a healthy diet with plenty of greens, fish and healthy fats. I am not saying avoid all the bad things completely, every now and again a hot chocolate with some marshmallows is just what you need on a cold winter night.

 

“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle”

Drink plenty of water

This is not easy for many people, especially during the colder months, but drinking plenty of water is a must to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential to maintain a healthy body and skin. Water helps to get rid of toxins in the body and aids in skin elasticity. Try to avoid too much coffee or caffeinated drinks. If you find drinking plain cold water difficult, maybe try herbal teas instead. There is such a variety of different blends available, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find something you like.

Combat dry air indoors

The air dries out in winter, but air conditioning in office buildings also adds to this effect. By using a humidifier you can help to reduce this effect. Keep it close to you on your desk or next to your bed at night.

 

Sometimes maintaining a beauty routine can be a challenge, but preventing any of the skin problems during the winter months, it is worth sticking to a beauty routine. You can enjoy a healthy and radiant looking skin even during the winter months.

 

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Liza Schoeman opens Minnelli Beauty at Rock Paper Scissors

Category : Beauty

Our Durbanville hair salon’s beauty section has been taken over by Liza Schoeman with her new venture Minnelli.

All your beauty and pampering expectations will be exceeded. Come and enjoy massages, facials, mani’s and pedi’s and much, much more!!

More about Liza

Liza Schoeman received her Masters Diploma, SAAHSP and Cidesco qualification from Isa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academy in 2006.

She went to work on board the Royal Caribbean Luxury Cruise Liners to gain more experience in the Spa industry. Liza Returned to South Africa to work in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch before moving to Johannesburg to pursue a career as an aesthetic laser therapist. She worked for a well-known aesthetic company for 5 years before transferring within the company to Claremont Cape Town where she worked for another 2 years.

After 11 years in the beauty industry, Liza decided to start her own business. She joined the Rock, Paper, Scissors team in April 2018 as the new therapist and owner of the Beauty Salon, Minnelli.

Contact Minnelli: minnelli.salon@gmail.com

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Hair Apps you simply must have

Category : Uncategorized

I’m sure at one point in your life; you have gone to the hairdresser and told them to style your hair just like it is in the picture you show them. You then, for the next few weeks, have to come up with creative ideas and hats to cover up your hair catastrophe. Although you may be the adventurous type, some ‘adventures’ are best left unexplored.

 

“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts.” Jim Morrison

 

Okay, maybe it wouldn’t be that bad, but it would be nice if you could get a glimpse of what you might look like with a new haircut, highlights or full hair colour before you take the plunge? Today there are so many different Apps available for a variety of things; it was eventually bound to happen. The creation of Hair apps! Using these apps you will get to see what you would look like if you were to colour your hair. You can also choose from thousands of hairstyles, to see which one would suit you the most.

Here are some Hair Apps you might like

Many of the apps are available on Google Play as well as iTunes.

Celebrity Hairstyle salon

Do you want to see what you would look like in the latest celebrity hairstyle? With InStyle you can now try out the trendiest celebrity hairstyles in the comfort of your own home. With this App, you just add an image of yourself and then combine it with a celebrity you think matches the shape of your face. There are quite a few different styles to choose from and new ones are continuously being added.

 

The Modiface Celebrity Hairstyle Salon is another App available on Google Play, which allows you to try on different hairstyles. Just include a photo of yourself and have fun. The app also lets you try out various hair colours. It also includes various accessories you can add, such as sunglasses, jewellery, and hats amongst other items. After you have completed your own makeover, you can share it with your friends on Facebook.

Tress App

This App is great for those who have textured hair. The Tress App provides a platform for women from the black community, where you can discover new hairstyles. Not only that, but you can also get information about each hairstyle, and share your wonderful hairstyles with each other. You can also become part of the Tress community where you can comment and connect with others.

Style My Hair

The Style My Hair App is a basic programme from Loreal Professionel, where you can try different hair colours and hair styles. You can add your own image; just make sure to have a photo with your hair tied back. They also provide models you can use to test out the different styles. This programme can easily be used on your PC or laptop without having to download or register for anything.

Hair Colour Booth

Hair Colour Booth offers you the opportunity to see what you would look like with hair colours that are not on the natural side. Think blue streaks, pink and green.

Makeover

This Makeover App has features for both men and women. You can also choose a variety of hair styles and colours. The App is easy to use and you can save the photo and take it with you to your hair stylist. The finished image can also be shared on all the social media platforms.

Hair Zap

Use the Hair Zap App with your own face and new hairstyles. All you have to do is take a selfie with your hair away from your face and have fun trying out the different hairstyles. The App is free to use with no subscriptions.

The Matrix Professional App

The Matrix App gives you access to their virtual makeover tool and other features you can explore. Just download the app from the Google Play Store and register for an account.

 

Explore the different Apps available, find the one you like and have fun with giving yourself a new look.

 


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Why is my hair falling out?!

Category : Hair

Don’t panic! If you are combing your hair and you find a few strands in your comb or if you have to vacuum your bathroom carpet every other day. Losing a bit of hair is not a problem; it is completely normal to lose on average about 80 to 100 strands every day. The problem comes if you notice that the hair is not growing back and is actually thinning out. Excessive hair loss can be distressing, especially if it comes out in big clumps.

Sometimes I look at my bathroom floors and counters and think, “How am I not bald?”

Thinning hair and hair loss is common in both males and females. There are many potential causes for hair loss and it can sometimes be a bit difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. Sometimes the solution is easy, like improving your diet, but in other cases it could mean an underlying health condition.

Let’s have a look at the two main types of hair loss.

Is your hair falling out genetic?

Unfortunately you could be genetically predisposed to your hair falling out. This is more commonly seen in Male Pattern Baldness, the hair follicles are sensitive to certain male hormones. These hormones can cause the follicles to shrink and this produces shorter and finer hair. Scientists are still seeking a cure, but there are treatments out there that may help. Treatments include medication or the more drastic route of hair transplants.

Is there a trigger causing my hair to fall out?

Excessive hair loss is not only a genetic issue, it can also occur due to something affecting the internal balance of the body. Things like experiencing severe stress or not taking in a balanced diet.

 

Improve your Diet

Eating a healthy balanced diet is important to help maintain proper hair growth. If you are not getting the vital nutrients you need, this might be affecting your hair growth. You need enough protein, iron and vitamins for optimum hair growth. Along with things like Iron, Vitamin B-12 is just as important. A vitamin B12 deficiency can have an effect on red blood cells, which carries vital oxygen to all the tissues in your body. This deficiency is quite common in Vegans, since Vitamin B12 comes from animal proteins. So if you are not getting enough vitamins from your food, it is important to make sure you add to your diet some quality supplements.

Stress and Hormones

If you are experiencing a lot of stress, this can contribute to your hair fall out. Stress increases androgen which is a male hormone and this in turn can cause hair loss. Stress can also affect your diet and eating habits which won’t help the situation.

 

Other stresses on the body such as pregnancy, sickness, emotional stress amongst others can cause an imbalance with hormones. This kind of hair loss is also known as Telogen Effluvium, your body reacts to the stress by placing the hair follicles in a resting phase. The hair then moves faster into the ‘Telogen phase’ which is the shedding of hair.  Hair loss can occur from three months after the initial stressor.

 

This type of hair loss can also be due to taking certain drugs, such as antidepressants or anti-inflammatory drugs. If this is the case then asking you doctor to change or adjust the medication might be a solution to your hair loss.

Overuse of hair care products and styling

How often do you style your hair? Heat, chemicals and products can all contribute to hair loss. Extreme temperatures can cause your hair to split and dry out, eventually leading to hair falling out. So go easy on the heat and be aware of the products that you put onto your hair.

Thyroid Issues

Hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid can contribute to hair loss. The gland produces hormones that can aid hair growth and development, and is important in the whole metabolism process in the body. Pay a visit to your doctor who can easily perform a test to determine if you have a problem with your thyroid. Medication usually takes care of this issue and your hair should return to normal.

Ageing

Hormonal changes as you enter menopause may have an effect on your hair. Just as everything else ages, so does our hair so it is part of the natural ageing process.

There are many different ways to help treat and prevent hair loss, from simply reducing your stress levels to taking prescribed medication. Make sure to pay a visit to your doctor to rule out any physical causes.  If you would like to try some more natural ways at home, here are a few ideas. (https://www.rd.com/health/beauty/natural-hair-loss-remedies/)

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Dry Shampoos-Everything you need to know

Category : Hair

Dry shampoos are a great idea if you want to extend your time between proper washes.

Some of the reasons to use dry shampoo include:

  • If you would like to keep your blow dry and style for longer
  • Woke up too late in the morning? Didn’t have time to shower, then dry shampoo can help
  • When you go camping and there is less water available
  • For us in Cape Town, who are under water restrictions, it’s a means to save water by not having to wash hair every day.

What is a Dry Shampoo

A dry shampoo is exactly what it says, a dry substance or powder used on your hair that does not require any water to use. The shampoo works on your scalp and hair by absorbing the oil, this makes you hair feel cleaner and looking more revived again. The function of a dry shampoo is not to really replace actually washing your hair, but to help increase the time between washes.

In fact if you do use the dry shampoo all the time without the regular cleanse, this could cause build-up of the product on the scalp. Eventually this will leave your hair dull and may irritate the scalp, making it itchy and uncomfortable. Your hair and scalp needs a regular proper shampoo and cleanse to help keep it healthy. Many recommend you use the dry shampoo a maximum of three times per week only.

Types of Dry Shampoo

There are a few different ways that you can apply the dry shampoo.

  • Spray on dry shampoo: This is a mixture of solvents, fragrance, absorbing agents and aerosol propellants.
  • Powder form: This is an actual powder you apply by shaking or dusting onto your hair

How to use Dry shampoo

Some who use the dry shampoo notice a white residue, this is normal. Just wait a few moments then work it through the hair with a comb, brush or your fingers. Many brands of dry shampoo have eliminated this effect; they have added tints to their products and a number of other benefits for each hair type.

If you are using the spray version of dry shampoo, make sure to shake before you use and to hold the canister about 30 centimetres from the scalp. Spray individual parts onto the roots, if you spray any closer it may over saturate your hair leaving it looking too wet and more difficult to comb through. Massage the product into your scalp, comb or brush your hair and style. If you are using the powder version, sprinkle or tap sparingly onto the roots of your hair.

Some local store brands of Dry Shampoo

Tressemé: They offer dry shampoo products from refreshing and cleansing to something that helps to add volume to your hair. They claim it leaves no residue in the hair giving it a clean and fresh feel.

Batiste: There seems to be a number of different dry shampoo products in this range. Some will add strength and shine while others are for extra volume. There are also different products for lighter and darker hair. All of them claim to leave your hair instantly clean and revitalised with a number of different fragrances available.

Colab: This is an active, transparent, light spray-on dry shampoo. It helps to condition the hair especially after a sweaty gym session or if you have been to the beach. The product also has UV protection.

Marc Anthony-2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo: Residue free product that cleanses and absorbs excess oil. It also adds volume and eliminates odour, and is great for all hair types.

Natraloe Dry Shampoo: This product is made with pure plant extracts and no harsh chemicals. It cleanses without damaging the hair. There are options for light and dark hair.

You can also always ask your own hairdresser if they stock their own brand of dry shampoo products. They will be able to give you the correct hair product for your hair type.

Want to try your hand at making your own DIY Dry Shampoo? Try this DIY Dry shampoo recipe.

 

 


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Here’s why you should NOT wash your hair everyday

Category : Hair

 

Is there actually a reason why you should not wash your hair every day? Some people say they have to wash every day or their hair will look terrible and others can go days without washing. Ultimately the decision is a personal one, it all depends on the individuals hair type, scalp and how oily or dry their hair is.

BUT: Considering the current Water Crisis, we recommend that you do what’s actually best for your hair and Western Cape, by opting to not wash your hair daily. Save water, people!!

Many individuals can go for a week without washing their hair, but others can’t leave their hair a single day without shampooing, because it makes their hair look greasy. Everybody’s scalp reacts differently, some have more sebum production, which could cause the hair to become oily and they need to wash their hair more often. Others can have a dry scalp that can last a few days without washing. Everybody seems to have their own opinions on the matter. There is actually no definitive answer to the question, ‘How often should I wash my hair?’ The best way to look at it is to define your hair type and be aware of what styling methods you use every day.

First, let’s have a look at what shampoo actually does to your hair. Shampoo is there to help trap any excess oil and dirt, which is then rinsed out of the hair. Leaving some oil in the hair is a good thing, because it protects the hair from any damage and adds moisture to the scalp. If you wash your hair excessively this may strip your hair of the natural oils, this can then dry the hair out and lead to brittle hair.

To help you make up your own mind on the matter, here are a few more reasons why you should not wash your hair every day.

 

  • Many of us colour our hair and washing it too often can cause it to fade faster, to prevent this just shampoo less often. This could also save you some money in the long run, by colouring your hair less often.
  • One of the issues we have discussed already, is that washing hair regularly can strip the hair of its natural oils. This may not only cause dry and brittle hair, but can also make your hair look dull and lifeless.
  • Washing your hair too often can also cause more split ends, because the hair becomes dry and brittle, causing it to break easily.
  • The many products available for haircare can sometimes be on the expensive side, if you purchase a quality product. By washing your hair less and using less shampoo, you will save more money over time.
  • This might sound odd, but washing every day might contribute to product build-up on your scalp. You tend to use other products to help with the dry scalp and split ends because of shampooing too often.
  • When it comes to slightly dirty hair, it may even style a little easier than hair you have just washed. For some, you get those little hairs that tend to stick out after you have just washed and dried your hair.

 

Just give it a try, skip a few days and see how things go. This could help you to regain your scalps natural balance giving you healthier and more beautiful hair. The average person can most probably wash their hair every two to three days with no hassles. If you find that your hair and scalp are becoming visibly oily or you get that itchy feeling, then it is most probably time to take out the shampoo, but also – head scarves are making a come-back —

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