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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
There are no people with exactly the same hair. Even relatives from the same family have hair of a different structure, although most of the qualities are inherited. Parents with wavy hair are more likely to have a baby with curls than those with straight hair.
The structure of the hair changes depending on external and internal factors.
Children's curls straighten out with age, a change in residence, diet and climatic conditions also affects the condition of the strands. Chronic diseases and infectious diseases, hair care, abuse of chemical dyes and thermal styling agents have an impact.
The concept of the structure of the hair means the following qualities - fatness, waviness, density, regrowth rate.
Can these parameters be changed at home?
How to normalize sebum production
Owners of dry hair suffer from the impossibility of making a lasting styling - after an hour and a half, the strands become electrified, knocked out of their hair. Such curls often exfoliate, split, they have increased fragility, they are weaker, fall out, break off.
The increased fat content is also not happy. The head has to be washed often, the hair after the hygienic procedure becomes dull by the evening. The strands stick together, the appearance becomes untidy.
Is it possible to change the structure of the hair and bring it back to its normal state, so that it is easier to care for?
It is impossible to completely change the qualitative characteristics, but normalizing the secretion of sebum at home, so that it is easier to take care of the hair, is available for every woman. In the arsenal of folk remedies, there are many masks that make curls well-groomed, available for styling, reduce section and loss, moisturize, reduce fat.
Homemade masks for nourishing dry strands
Homemade masks based on vegetable oils are most effective in combating increased dryness.
Vegetable oils are suitable for making masks - castor, burdock, jojoba, shea, nettle, sea buckthorn - if the scalp is prone to irritation or allergic reactions. It is better for blondes to refuse from very useful sea buckthorn oil - it has additional coloring properties.
The amount of the necessary product usually depends on the length of the hair, but most often, 1 part of additional components is added to 2 tablespoons of the base oil. Healthy shine and density is increased by honey, softness and silkiness - egg yolk, herbal decoctions - lemon balm, mint, sage have a healing effect on the scalp. You can nourish dry strands with fermented milk masks made from yogurt or sour cream.
If the problem is only in dry ends, then almond oil will help to cope with it - it is applied to the comb and distributed over the curls while combing.
Elimination of excessive fatty curls
To normalize the production of sebaceous secretions, the following masks are made.
- Mustard. A teaspoon of mustard powder is diluted with warm - not hot water, mixed with 2 tablespoons of any base oil of a light structure - sunflower, jojoba, olive, almond;
- Oil. Grape seed base vegetable oil. 5 drops of cypress and sage essential oils are added to it;
- Rye. Black bread is soaked in boiling water. Wash off without shampoo;
- Egg and cognac. Mix 2 tablespoons of brandy - you can brandy, egg white, honey.
Reduce sebum secretion: vinegar, mustard, garlic, lemon and onion juices, low-fat kefir and yogurt, serum, cosmetic clay - white or blue.
We accelerate growth and increase density
Homemade masks will help stimulate the work of the hair follicles, making the hair thicker. Home remedies that are irritants - garlic and onion juices, mustard powder, pepper tincture, alcohol compounds - accelerate hair growth and stimulate the flow of blood and nutrients to the follicles.
It is undesirable to distribute masks with these components along the length of the strands - they tend to dry the keratin rods.
The nuances of applying hair masks
Most masks are activated when insulated.
After applying them, you need to wrap your head with plastic wrap, and then with a terry towel.
Irritating and drying components do not last longer than 15-30 minutes, nutrients can be left on for 2-4 hours. They should not be kept longer - under the polyethylene, the follicles begin to undermine and this weakens them.
It is best to wash off the healing masks with acidified water - a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per 1 liter - or with herbal infusions.
For the preparation of infusions for dry hair, lemon balm, mint, sage, fir are used; to reduce fat - chamomile, oak bark, calendula, plantain.
How can you change the structure of your hair?
To change the look, straight hair is curled and curly hair is straightened. Home treatments do not last long, but they do less harm than hairdressing.
If you plan to curl your hair with home remedies - papillots or regular curlers - after washing, you do not need to dry them completely. Thermal accessories are used only on clean, dry hair. The curl starts from the top of the head, then they switch to the whiskey, and only then they process the area above the forehead
Use special products that allow you to keep your curls longer and protect keratin rods from high-temperature effects. These products are not applied to the hair roots.
Unwinding the curl, you should not straighten the curls. This is done later, when laying. It is best to fix the hairstyle with a medium hold gel or varnish. High hold varnish gives the head an unnatural look. Don't buy high power styling accessories. The temperature at which the structure of the keratin rods is maintained is from 100 to 160 ° C.
With the help of thermal accessories, hair not only curls, they help solve the problem of how to straighten curly hair. For this, irons and curling irons are also used. After straightening, you should abandon the round brush - it can reduce all efforts to zero, and use special fixing agents, as with curling.
To prevent the hair from curling, they additionally use shampoos that make the strands heavier - with keratin, proteins, shea butter, and Gomellis extract. To straighten the hair, it is necessary to make the strands heavier, then the curls are straightened from their own weight.
Home hair straightening
If you apply keratin to the strands at home, you can "tame" the coolest curls on your own.
- The head is washed to reveal the keratin scales, blotted with a towel that absorbs moisture, do not dry;
- On each strand from the middle - first to the ends, and then to the roots - a special agent with keratin is applied;
- The curls are dried with a hairdryer, and then pulled with an iron, which needs to be heated to 230 ° C;
- After the strands have completely dried, they are rinsed with cool water, washing out the remnants of keratin.
Change your hairstyle - you can make dense, smooth shiny strands from curls yourself in 2-3 hours.
In order for straightening to last for 3-4 weeks, the first 3-4 days you should not wash your head and use hairpins. Further, it is advisable to wet your hair less, protect it from ultraviolet radiation and use sulfate-free shampoos - they wash out keratin.
Thinking about how to change the hair structure at home, you need to take into account the harmful effects of accessories with thermal heating - this destroys the keratin rods.
The hair must be nourished - make nourishing masks, apply moisturizers. During the transition period, it is advisable to drink a vitamin-mineral complex containing vitamins A, E, B1, B5, PP, phosphorus, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
Changing the structure of your hair doesn't mean ruining it. Comprehensive care will help to quickly restore hair after aggressive effects of dyes and thermal accessories.