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Caring for Hair in Teens

Use hair care products that are suitable for your hair type. Choosing one of the many products on a grocery store haircare shelf might leave you confused. However, taking the time to read the packaging label, and choosing the shampoo and conditioner that specifically suits your needs will be very helpful. For example, if your hair is dyed, use products labeled “for dyed hair”. If your hair is damaged, teenage hair loss, or often undergo chemical treatment, look for a “2-in-1” shampoo.

Some professional hairstylists recommend using baby shampoo, which is softer for the hair. Regardless of the price, the benefits of various brands of shampoo and conditioner are basically the same. So, don’t feel like you have to pay a lot of money to buy products that are suitable for your hair type. Beware of products that claim to be able to prevent hair loss or encourage hair growth because there is no scientific evidence to support it. Seek advice from a hairdresser or dermatologist in determining the hair care product that is most suitable for you.

Wash your hair regularly. Wash your hair with gentle shampoo and conditioner once every day or every other day, especially if your hair is oily. You might think that washing your hair every day will spur hair loss, which is not the case. Hair follicles cannot function properly if they are clogged with dirt or oil. Washing your hair regularly will improve follicular health and prevent hair loss which triggers baldness. The part that you should pay attention to when washing your hair with shampoo is the scalp, not the hair shaft. Washing your hair alone will make it dry, brittle, and easily broken. Use conditioner after every shampoo to restore hair moisture and improve strength. In contrast to shampoo, the conditioner should not touch the scalp, concentrate the use of conditioner on the ends of the hair. Applying conditioner to the scalp can cause follicles to become blocked and damaged. Avoid wiping your hair firmly with a towel after shampooing because the hair will be damaged and broken.

Protect hair from heat. The heat from dryers, hair straighteners, and hair curlers can cause damaged, brittle, and broken hair. Avoid all processes that may cause heat damage from your hair: let the hair dry by itself and try a hairstyle that matches the natural texture of your hair. You may need to use heat when styling your hair for special events. If you have to style your hair with heat, use heat protective products on your hair.

Avoid pulling hair. Alopecia Traction is caused by long-term traction on the hair shaft. Avoid braiding, pigtail, or styling your hair too tight. Also try to keep the hair out of the hair when combing, curling, or straightening. Use a thin comb to smooth your matted hair slowly.