📅 January 09, 2020•
⏱️2 min read
My healthy hair is one of my body's most beautiful assets, but dryness, breakage and hair loss can easily ruin it. Here in Australia it is almost summer, and I want to look my best, and while the right clothes, accessories and make-up give me a boost, lousy hair will flatten it all. So before I go out and spend money on a new haircut & style. I like to spend some time making sure that my hair is completely healthy and well prepared for whatever the changing weather may throw at it.
Causes of dry hair & breakage
Shampooing hair very often can deplete the natural oils in the hair, and it makes it dry and weak. The hairdryer although great if you are in a hurry but I found that each time I blow-dried my hair regularly. My hair was getting dryer and more brittle, that goes the same for any heated hair appliance, so if you don't need to blow dry your hair then let it dry naturally, or towel dries it as best you can. If you go swimming a lot, often the chlorine used in pool water I've found can play havoc with your hair leaving it dry and frizzy. Very high or very low pH levels can cause severe damage to the hair over time, as can harmful chemicals. Hence, a balanced pH level in your hair care routine is essential and can eliminate many of the hair problems that people suffer with. Our hair's natural pH level is 4.5-5.5pH, but how can you balance this naturally? Use products that are pH balanced (4-7pH is good) and all-natural. The shampoo will usually have a higher pH than conditioner, Desert Flower Shampoo by Miessence, it's ideal for all the family even very tiny members. When I first started using this shampoo, my hair felt dryer than usual. Because I had so many chemicals on my hair that it had to go through a 'detoxing' period. Once the harsh chemicals had been removed, the condition of my hair improved dramatically, and now my hair feels fantastic. Conditioning is a critical process for the hair as it seals the cuticles. Shine Herbal Hair Conditioner by Miessence can be used by all the family daily or can be used as a leave-in intensive conditioning treatment. After shampooing & conditioning your hair, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water, that closes the hair cuticles leaving your hair smoother and more manageable. It's not only right products that will keep your hair healthy but keeping your body healthy will play a huge role also. Drinking plenty of Alkaline water a day is one right way. 8-10 cups and adding greens to your diet – Deep Green Alkalising Superfood by Miessence is a good source. That can be taken daily to keep your bodies pH balance level. And last but not least, exercise!