THE PERFECT WASH: Myths and Truths about Hair

Do I have to wash it every day? Does it grow more? Does it fall more? Read the experts opinion.

The hair is divided into root and stem. The root is what is under the skin (scalp) and the stem is the hair.

According Nueva Dermatología we lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day, product of the normal cycle of life, but they are immediately replaced by new hair.

 

WASH AND HEALTH

According Grimalt Dermatology there is no shampoo in the market that can reach the hair´s root and thereby damage it. As washing does not affect the result, its frequency does not affect hair loss. For the root is indifferent whether you wash it once or five a weeks.

Another thing is the hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners that directly affect the stem. Washing too often can cause more oil production from the follicles. And not wash it often can lead to microbial growth and reduce capillary oxygenation.

 

SHAMPOO AND LOTIONS

Again, the important thing to remember is that while specific hair products can increase the thickness or shine, do not increase the quantity and improve the fall according to Dermatology Cat.

It is always advisable to seek products that suit our type of hair, and be as neutral as possible because additional chemicals may be abrasive for the fibers.

 

OUR RECOMMENDATION

  • WASH: only when dirty, if it´s dry or normal 2/3 times a week, if not every day.
  • SHAMPOO: Use small amount of product, as a hazelnut in short or medium hair, and like a nut in long hair. Use shampoo once. Just put it in the roots. The long hair be washed when rinsing. Rinse with warm water
  • CONDITIONER: apply only on the long and never in the roots. 3 minutes rinse with warm or cold water
  • NOURISHING CREAM: apply only in the long and never in the roots. Do not mix with air conditioner, use one or the other. Leave 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly
  • DRYER: use it as less as possible, heat affects the hair fiber and can dry it. Use always a thermal protector to minimize heat damage.

Try these simple tips and you´ll see the difference!

 

The perfect breakfast: porridge

Much has been heard of the famous porridge, not only by blogs but also of celebrities known for their healthy lifestyle, including Elsa Pataky and her husband Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

The health benefits are many but what interested me most was that according to a study by Harvard University there is a relationship between the consumption of whole grains and increased life expectancy.

I leave you my version that it´s a bit more limited in terms of calories. If, like me, you got a few extra pounds, I recommend you to use this recipe.

As Anthony Bourdain says, you have to try it 3 times first ;)

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup oatmeal (which comes raw with big flakes)

3/4 cup water (you can use also milk)

1/2 tablespoon of honey

Stevia (or some natural sweetener)

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Blueberries (you can also use fruit, homemade jam, nuts)

PREPARATION:

Combine oats, water and stevia in a container. Bring to medium heat and stir until the porridge becomes soft and creamy.

Remove from heat and add the egg whites, stirring vigorously with a fork.

Once again mix well and cook 1 more minute.

Remove from heat and put in a bowl.

Add cranberries and honey above. Bathe with chia seeds.

Enjoy it!

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Pic courtesy from pinterest: bbcgoodfood

Myth: the pic´s hairstyle must look like the same on me!

Mmmm Let’s think about it.
To get that nice pic you see you need:
-a stylist / hairdresser with a professional expertise (the most of us only have a brush)
-a photographer who takes the best angle with the right light and use photoshop to remove imperfections (you got a camera on your cell)
-a team that style the place, with light, colors, reflectors, etc. (I took the photo in the bathroom or the living room where I have more light), and you makeup artist (we are not professionals here)
-and with a team leader who coordinates all (thanks if you got five minutes in the day to take care of you while you take care of all the rest: work-home-children)
The idea should be that the picture inspire you, try to do something similar, but do not expect to see exactly the same.
With time and practice we all improved. Maybe after the second time your hairstyle doesn’t look good, but on the tenth you´ll look much much better.
We are all beautiful in our own way :)