We have a guest blog post from Marilyn Sarno, Independent Consultant Apriori Beauty.
I will admit that since I was little in the 1950’s my hair was an issue.
The issue is that I was born with very straight hair in the days when curly was the fashion. I remember fussing and fretting at a young age that my hair was straight. My perception was that I looked like a little witch and even more so with a hat. Hats for adults and young ladies were fashion. I dreaded the Sunday church-going hat on my very straight hair that seemed to just stick straight out from under my hat. I was one of seven children; four sisters and two brothers.
All my sisters had straight hair except my youngest sister Liz who was born with the most fabulous soft curly hair that crowned her sweet face. In reviewing my younger days I unconsciously made friends with girls that all had curly hair! I was shocked and surprised to discover they hated their curly hair and wanted straight hair!
My mother tried to compensate by spending hours giving each of her 3-straight haired daughters a Toni perm. One month later there was no trace of a perm in my hair! I finally tasted victory with the dawn of the sixties (when I was a teen) Straight hair reigned and I was ecstatic. My curly-haired girlfriends were ironing their hair on ironing boards or twirling their hair on 3 inch diameter rollers and sleeping on those monsters through the night. What we all won’t do for beauty and fashion. Post 1960’s – 70’s we entered the age of stack perms, blow-dry styles and curling irons. The consequences of excess heat, shampooing and chemicals on our hair are damaging.
Did you know that skin includes hair and nails? Hair contains keratin, a durable protein that makes hair cells more rigid than cells in our skin. Each hair stems from a hair follicle and there are about 80,000 to 120,000 hair follicles on our heads.
The most important intrinsic factor to the health and beauty of our hair is optimum nutrition which is adequate vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients especially protein. Remember keratin is a protein. Causes of hair loss could be from hormonal changes, pregnancy, surgery, illness, high fever, stress, poor nutrition, chemo, radiation and certain medications.
Extrinsic factors that can damage your hair leading to brittle, dry, and oily hair are: straighteners, hot combs and rollers, curling irons, too many permanents, hair dyes, and hot blow drying. Excessive use of any of these treatments can strip the hair of natural and protective oils leading to breakage of hair and split ends.
My tips for healthy and beautiful hair are:
- * Use a natural, chemical free shampoo and conditioner
- * A shampoo ph between 4.5 – 5.5
- * Make sure to rinse well of all soapy residue- ‘squeaky clean’
- * Towel dry hair to damp
- * Use cool – moderate warm blow dryer
- * Avoid conditioner or body building shampoos for oily/fine, limp hair – it will weigh hair down
- * A great hairstyle that flatters your hair type (curly/straight) and easy to maintain.
Marilyn Sarno Independent Consultant for Apriori Beauty anti-aging skin care products. I became an Independent Consultant after using our 5-step six product system and loved the results in my skin.
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