10 simple and effective hair care tips from a trichologist

1. Wash your hair regularly and properly

At my appointment, I often hear phrases: “I wash my hair once or twice a week”; “I rarely wash my hair; a lot of hair falls out during washing”; "scalp itches and tightens with frequent washing."

How is it really worth doing? The frequency of washing should be regular, hair loss does not depend on this. But skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea require frequent and proper cleansing. The feeling of tight skin and itching occur due to improper care. We must not forget about such products as peeling, serum, scrub. They help to deeply cleanse the scalp and always feel comfortable.

2. Choose products together with a trichologist

The trichologist after a thorough examination and examination on a trichoscope, taking into account all complaints, will correctly select an individual care for the hair and scalp. It is important to use and combine cleansers and lotions correctly in order to eliminate the problem, and not provoke a new one.

3. Don't be afraid of sulfates

The harm of sulfates on the scalp, hair and the whole body has not been scientifically proven. You shouldn't be afraid of them. Sulfates are surfactants that help us cleanse our scalp thoroughly. This is often necessary, especially with increased greasiness of the scalp.

4. Control hair loss and scalp condition

Normally, up to 120 hairs fall out per day. Everyone has a different norm, and it is important to pay attention to increased hair loss or the appearance of areas of thinning, as well as the appearance of dandruff and other changes in the scalp. The sooner you notice the symptoms, the treatment will be easier and more effective.

5. Monitor your diet

Vitamin deficiency and poor nutrition provoke hair loss. Hair, like skin, nails, eyelashes, needs a complex of vitamins and minerals for health. The trichologist will help identify deficiencies, prescribe the necessary vitamin complexes or dietary supplements, choose the right nutrition, or refer you to other specialists, if necessary. You need to take them not constantly, but in courses, under the supervision of tests and a doctor. Please remember self-prescribing and taking vitamins and dietary supplements can adversely affect your health.

6. Massage your scalp

Head massage will only take 5-10 minutes a day, but will bring many benefits. Gently massage your head during shampooing and after applying treatment lotion. This improves blood circulation and the penetration of the lotion into the skin. A trichologist or a hairdresser-stylist will help you understand the technique and force of pressure during massage.

7. Be careful with dry shampoo - it's stressful for the scalp

Dry shampoo is an emergency remedy if you suddenly have to leave the house or attend an event. But don't use it so often. The scalp requires regular and deep cleansing, and dry shampoo, with frequent use, provokes irritation and dandruff.

8. Visit a psychologist and monitor your mental health

Stress is one of the common causes of hair loss and seborrheic dermatitis. Hair loss can begin several months after the stress, and therefore not everyone associates them. If you notice increased irritability, depression, a constant feeling that you don’t have time to do anything, share this with a psychologist. It will help reduce the effects of stress on the body.

9. Use soft accessories and sun protection

Nowadays, there are many combs, hairpins, rubber bands and other hair accessories. Select the softest and most gentle elastic bands and combs, do not pull your hair into tight bundles and do not injure your hair. Sun protection of the scalp and hair is also important. Direct sunlight damages and dries out the hair shaft. Wear panamas or hats while relaxing and under the sun.

10. Limit chemical and thermal exposure

Coloring, bio-curling, using a hair dryer, ironing and curling irons and styling hair have a very strong effect on the hair structure and damage it. Use protection before dyeing and thermal exposure, trim the ends regularly and use restorative hair masks.

By following these 10 tips, you will be able to maintain the volume and structure of your hair for a long time. And thanks to nutrition and taking care of your mental state, you will notice an improvement in the well-being of the whole organism. Do small actions every day for your health with IHairium trichologists.