Healthy Follicles Mean Healthy Hair

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Everyone wants healthy shiny hair and let´s face it, your hair follicles are already doing a pretty good job of keeping your hair healthy. Your job is therefore very simple, just look after your hair by keeping it conditioned and protected from damage.

Hair is composed of cells that contain a protein known as keratin, and is made of three layers. The first of the layers is called the medulla, the next which is the middle one is called the cortex, and lastly the inner layer of the hair is called the cuticle which is composed of tiny overlapping scales protecting the cortex.

If the hair cuticles are smooth and flat, the hair will look shinny and sleek, but a sign of cortex damage is broken ends, which will make the hair dry, brittle and fuzzy. The answer of course is to look after your hair, but I hear you asking how does hair get damaged in the first place?

Cuticle scales made of the protein keratin are there to take a beating, but these scales are not living so they can’t repair themselves, heal or grow back. Once you have blown through all the layers of the cuticle (there are about seven overlapping layers) there is noting left to protect the cortex, thus, care of the cuticle is the very foundation of maintaining healthy hair.

Most common causes of hair damage are chemicals and of course women do like to try different colours and some abhor the thought of going grey, but a professional hairstylist will take care of this for you, and hopefully will not give you bad advice.

The sun is also responsible for hair damage in two ways, EVA rays will gradually break down the pigment molecules in your hair leaving a yellowish tinge and that is why sun faded hair can look brassy and UVB rays after exposure break down the sulphur bonds in your hair and this will eventually affect the strength and texture of your hair.

To keep your hair healthy and looking fabulous, the need for excellent hair products and hair treatments will go a long way to counteract any signs of damaged hair. There are so many hair products on the market today that can actually prevent damage before it takes hold, such products as leave in conditioners, when out in the elements, or after sun shampoo, and conditioning spray, recovery shampoos and conditioners, mousse, balm, for protection in all weather, winter, summer, but the most important thing to remember is to shop at a reputable hair products outlet.

A spokesman for Fabriah professional hair products online said “we stock quality hair products, and our best sellers are recovery shampoo and conditioners, leave in treatments, energy serum, moisture shampoos. I think today more than at any other time both men and women are caring for their hair, and want to buy the best products to achieve that high level of care, we stock only top brands, and are happy to advise and pass on tips”.

The more you look after your hair, you will be rewarded with a beautiful head of hair that will not only look stunning, but will be healthy and strong.

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