The past few weeks I have been using doTerra Salon Essential hair shampoo and conditioner to cure my subjects dry/brittle hair without success. Last week I added a hot oil treatment along with the product,
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As we age our hormones can get out of whack. It is essential that we get proper nutrition and take a quality anti-aging multivitamin. Therefore, as an experiment she has been eating a vegan diet and taking the vitimins,
Complete Menopause. These two supplements promote mental sharpness, physical energy and healthy bones. The results have been extremely beneficial health wise, but there has been no change with curing her dry/brittle hair. Why were none of these solutions working, and what was I missing? I met with a friend who is in the beauty industry, and she suggested it could be the way my subject is styling her hair. According to a professional hair stylists there are several important steps to keep hair healthy.
Wash and condition hair using quality products.
Gently wrap a towel around hair immediately after rinsing to absorb excess water. It is extremely important not to rub the towel back and forth in order to keep hair from dripping, because it can cause the hair ends to break and frizz.
Gently take the towel off the hair once the excess water has absorbed, and use a wide comb or pick. Do not use a brush or a thin pick comb, because they can put stress on the hair, and also cause the hair to be frizzy and/or stat icky.
Blow dry as usual. For thick hair, blow dry from the top of the scalp to the bottom while combing your fingers from underneath through your hair. For fine hair, flip the hair over and dry from underneath.
If you must use a flat iron do not put the temperature over 350%. I recently learned that my subject was using a flat iron with a temperature of over 400%, and this is the main reason why none of the professional hair products, diet and supplements were working to cure her dry/brittle hair.
She decided to take a break from using all curling irons until the damaged hair has grown out. I will post a picture at the end of the month to show the results. I am happy that we found the cause. When a flat iron is not used properly it will burn the hair causing it to become dry and/or brittle. To recap, dry/brittle hair can be caused by improper use of hot curling irons, an unhealthy diet, poor quality hair products, or a health issue.