Ways To Rescue Your Hair- by Dr. Mark Bishara, MD
There are many devices that are used to tame your hair that can also be uncooperative.
Hot tools cook the hair’s proteins, making it frizzy and fragile.
More products are now being designed to protect your hair when styling. For those who want to continue using either their blow dryer or flatiron, check out the following four “strand-shielding” tips.
Choose the right conditioner - All conditioners leave behind ingredients that make hair smooth, but some also deposit a beneficial protective oil. From the John Frieda Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner ($10; drugstores), it “encases hair in an undetectable coat of omega-3-rich Inca inchi oil,” according to Prevention. This comes from a plant derivative that doesn’t weigh hair down.
Prep hair with a heat-protective spray – This may be considered an extra defense layer. Use a spray on your hair that contains eitheir dimethicone or amodimethicone; both of these ingredients will keep moisture in so you don’t lose it during styling.
Find a better brush - Use a ventilated version when you dry your hair. Its openings will enable air to flow so hair strands don’t rest against a hot surface. It is also recommended to keep the hair dryer six inches away and in motion so the heat isn’t focused on an area.
Go ceramic – If you do use a curling iron or flatiron, choose one with ceramic plates that conduct heat evenly (no scorching spots) and allow hair to smoothly glide past them.
Start your day with protein- help your hair’s “inner strength’ by starting your day with protein in your breakfast. Hair is made of a protein called keratin, so not having enough in your diet could eventually cause hair to weaken. This means hair could prematurely break off. Good sources of protein include eggs, meat, fish, and cheese.
Don’t worry, with some TLC and some good decisions, your hair will be on the road to good health in no time.
This news is brough to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa in Mansfield and Southlake.