We have about 100,000 hairs on our heads. Each hair shaft has three layers, with the cuticle, or outside layer, protecting the two inner layers. Curly and dry hair types are usually more fragile than straight hair, so you’ll need to be especially careful about using heat styling products. Shampoos made for dry hair and hair conditioners can help. Healthy, attractive hair should shine. Whether your hair is long or short, light or dark, it should look smooth, silky and shiny. Hair that is dull, dry, brittle or frizzy is unhealthy and unattractive. Regular haircuts are one of the best ways to help keep hair healthy. A haircut can help protect the ends of your hair from splitting and damage. Hair can break when points in the hair thicken or weaken. A major cause of hair breakage is the improper use of chemical hair treatments. Many herbal shampoos, for instance, will sell you on the fact that they contain some herbs, yet their base formula contains traditional surfactants (foaming agents) such as sodium lauryl sulfate. Massaging hair and scalp is important for the well being as well as good growth of the hair. Hair extensions and braids can also cause breakage. Leaving them in too long or pulling them out without professional help can cause hair and scalp damage or even hair loss. Herbal Care for Your HairHerbal products cares for the body gently, with less risk of potentially harmful or harsh chemicals and synthetics. Part of a holistic view of our body’s health includes the products that you put on your hair and skin. The hair needs regular cleansing to remain healthy and to restore lost oils. Many herbs have been known for their cleansing, toning and moisturizing properties for centuries. Why Natural Herbal Products? In recent years, more concern has arisen about potential dangers of over-processed ingredients in skin and hair care products. Products with a focus on natural, certified organic, organic or wildcrafted ingredients, especially herbal extracts, lessen our dependency on harsh chemical additives, are kinder to the environment and utilize our renewable energy resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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