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How To Stop Very Weak Hair

What is weak hair? In a nutshell, weak hair is hair that breaks off easily or is easily pulled from its roots during combing or brushing. It may be thin and limp hair. There are many more examples of what is defined as weak hair. It can be summed up as hair that needs help and to stop very weak hair requires a change in diet, reduction of chemical treatments, improved moisture content or using a shampoo, conditioner or treatment to strengthen.

Before you can do anything to change your hair strength or thickness, you should understand that there is an underlying reason that causes hair to be weak. This could be something medical or some external influence from the environment. Sometimes it is something as simple as drying excessively with blow dryers.

What Environmental Source Could Weaken It

Smog is an ever present detriment to health in general.

It also affects hair because it clogs up the pores in the scalp with minute debris. When the scalp, in which hair follicles reside, becomes covered with dirty particles in the air, hair follicles can become inflamed. Then the hair will not get the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong. Working every day under strong artificial lighting could under certain circumstances affect your hair and scalp. Outside work that exposes the head and strands to UV rays from the sun can wreak havoc to your hair in time. Chlorine from swimming pools may act on the hair follicles so they will not be as healthy and efficient as they should be. Avoiding excessive exposure to any one of these environmental factors will help to get yours strong again.

Nutritional And Hygienic Implications

A healthy diet is paramount to good, strong hair.

If you are not sure you are eating a proper diet, you may want to supplement whatever you eat with daily vitamins. Complex Vitamins B 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids are known to give hair strength and vigor. Vitamins C and E will also help to make hair stronger and thicker. Those vitamins can be found in many sources of food, like fruits, fish, nuts, and vegetables. Proper hygiene is also necessary to keep your scalp free of dirt and oils. Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and then condition it lightly as often as needed, even daily. Harsh shampoos can be harmful to your hair and result in weak, limp hair.

Overuse Of Chemicals

If you love to color your hair frequently and you notice a negative change in your hair texture, you may want to give it a rest and let it recuperate.

This holds true also for straightening in these very curly shafts. Both procedures are hard on your hair and may lead to strands that do not look or feel the best. The chemicals used in these treatments generally break naturally formed amino acid bonds which are necessary for strong shafts. You may replace some of the nutrients that have been destroyed by coloring or perms by keeping a healthy lifestyle or a shampoo for weak hair. Proper nutrition will help replenish what has been lost. With oil treatments, you can return the oils stripped from your strands and give it back strength and bounce.
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