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beguilingbeautysal
Feb 04, 2022
In Hair Health/Concerns
So this is a frequently asked question these days since the "Curly girl method" has taken us by storm. The answer is this: technically you don't have to wash your HAIR on any particular time line, BUT you should be shampooing 1-2 times a week to cleanse your SCALP. Scalp health seems to be a widely overlooked through out all these new processes and methods coming out. Shampooing at least once a week with help to remove any dead skin cells or product build up to keep your scalp in a healthy state is very important to the hair growth cycles. I typically recommend shampooing your hair at a minimum of once a week with a clarifying shampoo or a shampoo that will PH balance your scalp, but you can use what ever shampoo you like and there are all kinds of new tools to use (like the scalp exfoliating devices I'm sure everyone is seeing beauty influencers use). You can CO Wash (condition cleanse) as often or little as you like but the scalp should be cleansed at least once a week for optimum health.
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beguilingbeautysal
Feb 04, 2022
In Hair Health/Concerns
All right everyone, here's the low down on organic color: There is No such thing (at this time) as Organic/Natural Permanent color, unless you're using Henna which will only allow for on level or darker color change. Here's why: Any color that allows for any level of lift (going lighter) will always contain a chemical to produce a reaction to make that happen. So while there a way more gentle or less damaging color lines on the market today loaded with natural botanicals than there ever were before, none of them are 100% organic or natural. If you have had any type of allergic reaction to a color line the answer to that is usually because it contains PPD (para-phenylenediamine). A replacement for this is PTD (para-toluenediamine or 2,5-Toluenediamine) which is very similar to PPD. The difference is an extra chemical (methyl) group on the benzene ring. Most people experiencing an allergic reaction to a dye containing PPD can usually switch over to the dye containing PTD without the same allergic reaction. That said you should always consult a physician to learn more about why you're having this reaction in the first place. To anyone that came here just looking for Organic/natural color for personal reasons I'm sorry to disappoint you. That said I would be happy to speak with you about why the color line I use could be a good compromise for your needs.
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beguilingbeautysal
Feb 04, 2022
In Hair Health/Concerns
Leaving moisture in the hair for too long can cause the hair to breakdown the matrix that holds the bundles together. Blow drying your hair to at least 75% dry, especially if you wash at night or have thick or dense hair can actually make your hair/scalp healthier. Blow drying helps the hair cuticle to lay smoother and reseal itself. Blow drying will also help with scalp health. Leaving the scalp wet for long periods of time will cause dry scalp and in more severe cases fungal or bacterial infections on the scalp. It is important to be mindful of the blow dryers heat settings if you have fine hair you should never use your dryer above the medium heat setting otherwise you can cause heat damage.
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beguilingbeautysal
Feb 04, 2022
In Hair Health/Concerns
The short answer is more than likely, if you have had Covid-19, been under any high level of stress or had any surgery/anesthesia, hormone changes(birth/menopause), major weight changes, or major dietary changes, ect. , you are more than likely suffering from "Telogen Effluvium". Some quick background on hairs natural growth cycle: At any given time, about 85%-90% of the hairs on the average persons head are actively growing (the anagen phase) and the others are resting (the telogen phase). Typically hair is in the anagen phase for 2-4 yrs, then enters the telogen phase to rest for about 2-4 months, then falls out and is replaced by new growth. The average person loses about 100 hairs/day. So back to the matter at hand, a person suffering from "Telogen Effluvium" has experienced major body changes or a "shock" which pushes more hairs to enter the telogen phase than normal. Typically in this condition, about 30% of the hairs stop growing and go into a resting phase before falling out. This will usually increase the average number of of hairs lost from 100 hairs/day to 300/day. On the up side "Telogen Effluvium" is TEMPORARY and will typically only last about 6 months and then your natural hair growth cycle with return to normal. So while is is scary it's nothing to be concerned about
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