Sunday, November 11, 2012
Gloom or Glamour: Dirty hair grows quicker than clean hair...
I had a client say to me the other day, pertaining to her doing her hair at home; I only wash my hair about once a month, only because dirty hair grows faster. What?!?!!?!!! That is so a path to hair Gloom!!! This is actually the worst thing to do. Having healthy hair starts with having a healthy foundation, the scalp. Being of ethnicity you want to refrain from drying out your hair from overly shampooing, so a once a week shampoo regiment is perfectly acceptable. Pushing it to every two weeks is also acceptable. Anything past two weeks threatens to gloom the health of your hair. Those of you rocking protective styles such as sew-ins and braids should limit how long you wear these styles to four weeks or less. Many of these protective styles do not allow for a regular hair care regiment to maintain the health of your scalp and hair. If you are going to go 3-4 weeks between shampoos, you should look to shake things up for the health of your hair.
The bottom line is, having dirty hair is unhealthy and makes your hair harder to style. The natural oils your body produces, chemicals from products you use, and the pollution from the air, all buildup on your scalp and hair on a daily basis. As for styling, dirty hair is harder to curl, will not hold curls as long, and does not have the bounce and movement that well maintained hair offers. On average hair grows between 1/4 to 1/2 inches each month, regardless if it is dirty or clean. Triched Out Hair is all about you having the healthiest and most glamorous hair. This can only happen if you build your hair up on the best foundation. This starts with keeping your scalp healthy and clean so you can keep up those Triched Out hairstyles!!!!