Damaged Hair

Damaged hair causes and remedies.

Damaged hair rears its ugly head in many ways, but don’t worry it’s not the end of the world. With today’s advanced hair care techniques, damaged hair can be treated, repaired and in some cases made even healthier than ever before. However, prevention is always the best way to keep your hair healthy, strong, and damage free.

We all know about the dangers the sun poses on our skin, but what about our hair? Let’s take a look at sun damaged hair, what causes it, and what can be done to help preserve the life of your locks this summer, especially as we get older.

Both aging and years of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation take their toll on our hair’s appearance and health. Hair can dry out, become brittle, and lose its natural color and vibrance. Frequent sun exposure enhances signs of sun damage, such as loss of pigmentation, split ends and textural abnormalities. In addition, overexposure to UV Rays can also take it’s toll on the scalp by robbing the hair follicles of much needed oils and moisture.

If you’re planning on enjoying as many beach days as possible this summer, remember to protect your hair from sun damage by shielding it from ultraviolet radiation. Wear protective clothing, like a wide-brimmed hat, and make sure to bring an umbrella to sit under if you’re going to make a full day out of it. If you’re going to bask in the sun, seek out hair conditioners that offer special UV filters to protect your hair from environmental effects. Also consider using products rich with Amino acid to repair inner hair structure. Be sure to follow package directions and warnings, as each product has unique instructions.

Damaged Hair Repair with Vitamins.

Help your body naturally heal sun damaged hair with vitamin A, B, & E. Incorporate vitamin A-rich foods, such as eggs, dairy products and fish, into your diet. Ask your doctor about taking vitamin A, B, & E supplements. As you get older, the total number of capillary loops or blood source which supplies nutrients to the hair follicles tends to lessen. This reduction of blood supplied to the follicle, would require either greater blood flow, or an increased amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to be distributed to the hair follicles.

If conditioning and vitamin supplements aren’t enough, or if you’re experiencing excessive breakage, split ends and thinning it may be time to consult a hair care expert or dermatologist to examine your scalp, and determine what treatment options are best suited for damaged hair condition. You may be a candidate for message therapy or Bio-Laser Stimulation.