Use Both Shampoo and Conditioner for Best Hair Results

Did you know it’s normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day?1 The good news is that we can help prevent excessive hair loss by taking care of both our hair and scalp. Contrary to popular belief, washing hair daily is not the best way to guarantee scalp and hair health. In fact, most hair care specialists will advise not washing daily unless you have unusually oily hair.

Here are some tips for growing and maintaining a healthy head of hair:

  • Don’t wash your hair everyday and whenever you do, apply some conditioner on the ends. Try and use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner.
  • Rinse the conditioner off with cold water, as it is good for both strength and shine.
  • Wash your hair every two to three days for proper regulation of natural hair oils. Not washing daily will help hair regain its natural body and luster and keep the scalp from drying out.
  • Comb wet hair gingerly to prevent breakage. Wet hair is fragile, so run a wide toothed comb from the roots to the ends of your hair as gently as possible.
  • There has been a lot of focus on sulfate in shampoos. Sulfates are the reason most shampoos lather the way they do. Some researchers also suggest that sulfates strip hair of essential oils.2 They’re also why your eye stings when shampoo accidentally gets in that area. If you feel any kind of irritation on the scalp or find your hair drying up over time, then try and buy a shampoo that’s sulfate-free.
  • Although conditioner is usually applied on hair to help detangle after shampooing hair, deep conditioning occurs when it’s applied to the roots and massaged down to the ends and left in for anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour. Then rinse thoroughly and enjoy silky smooth hair.
  • Heat and hair coloring both dry out hair and scalp. Conditioners are critical for protection against heat.3 If you tend towards dry hair to begin with, try to avoid coloring hair and when using a hair dryer, keep it on a cool setting. Removing as much water as possible with a towel and then air drying is even better.4

The Nikken True Elements® personal care line has two hair care products: Shampoo and Conditioner. If you’re used to hair care products with sulfates, you’ll notice right away that True Elements® Shampoo does not produce prodigious amounts of lather. That’s because it’s formulated without sulfates to help moisturize rather than dry out the hair and scalp.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This adage holds true in many instances and from what Nikken can gather from those who of you who practice Active Wellness, the True Elements® Shampoo is going to be welcomed back with fanfare! For those who are new to the fold, get ready for a Nikken exclusive that contains magnetic particles that promote mechanical stimulation and movement for a deep clean! True Elements® Conditioner remains available and as experts suggest, it’s best to use the same brand of conditioner as shampoo.

Please join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89186004002 (meeting ID: 8918600 4002) on July 10, 2020 at 10 am PDT in the US and Canada to hear the details of the return of True Elements® Hair Care.

 

 

 

1,2 https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/how-to-maintain-healthy-hair-the-hacks-youve-been-missing-out-on-1217364

3,4 https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-have-healthy-hair

 

Summer Hair Care: Conditioner is Crucial

Virtually everyone knows that ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can burn and damage skin. But did you know that UV rays can practically “fry hair?” According to dermatologist Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH, UV rays actually “cook the hair shaft.”1 She explains that damage is most obvious when color-treated “hair becomes faded, bleached and brassy.” Hair that is not color-treated also suffers from “sun-induced stress. UV rays dry out hair and rough up the normally smooth cuticle, or outer layer, of the hair shaft.”

Fortunately there are certain simple precautions to take for summer hair care:

  1. Keep hair trimmed. Snip off any split ends. Since hair grows faster in the summer months, pay attention to straggly ends.
  2. Wear hats. This will not only protect your hair but will also shield your scalp from sunburn. Regardless of skin type, it is important to prevent sunburn.
  3. Use a moisturizing shampoo to help keep hair from drying out. Follow with a moisturizing conditioner. Using conditioner is crucial, even with short hair, because it helps to seal in moisture. Conditioner helps “maintain the natural nourishment of your hair even after doing treatments such as straightening, coloring, perming and other hair enhancers.2
  4. Try air drying instead of blow drying hair. The heat from dryers tends to take the natural moisture out of hair.
  5. Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush. Wide-tooth combs are gentler for detangling hair while brushes may pull and tear snags.

Although both men and women shampoo their hair regularly, not everyone uses hair conditioner, even though it’s recommended. According to men’s image consultant and stylist Aaron Marino, “Certain people don’t need to condition quite as often, such as those with oily hair and if you buzz your hair under an inch in length (condition once every two weeks). Guys with regular hair should condition once or twice per week. A quality conditioner, free of paraffin, keeps your hair looking good and healthy longer.”3

Trichologist (scientist trained to deal with hair and scalp issues) David Kingsley, PhD, also recommends using conditioner regularly. He says, “You can have greasy roots but fried ends, so even if you’re afraid conditioner will make your hair greasier, apply it to your ends to prevent sun-related dryness and damage.4

Many hair care brands use harsh and harmful ingredients, such as sulfates, parabens and PEGs that are irritating and damaging to the scalp and hair. In contrast, True Elements® contains quality, natural ingredients.

In fact, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (aloe vera) is second only to water in the True Elements® Conditioner formula. Aloe vera provides lectin and amino acids that can be absorbed into the cortex of hair to add structural integrity to the hair. Aloe vera is known to benefit the hair by improving detangling, moisture-retention, scalp restoration of pH levels while decreasing frizz and inflammatory action. It enhances cellular regeneration for hair growth.5

If you’ve never used conditioner before, now is the time to get started and help improve your hair quality.

1 Archives of Webmd.com

2 http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/12627/1/Why-Is-Conditioning-Your-Hair-Essential

3 www.iamalpham.com

4 www.prevention.com/beauty/hair/

5 www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/the-science-of-aloe-vera-gel