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Jan 23, 2005
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"Flyaway" hair is all too common in dry climates.

Caused by static electricity and rough hair cuticles (the outer layer of the hair), flyaway hair can often be controlled through the use of hair products.

Besides the fact that they don't work in the long run...

Here's another reason to avoid crash diets: they can lead to significant hair loss. The most sensible approach to weight reduction is to simply increase your exercise levels while reducing your calorie intake.

Prevent breakouts on your scalp and hairline by

(1) keeping hair products away from your scalp and (2) Wearing clean hats or baseball caps that aren't so tight that they trap dirt and sweat.

Avoid using your blow dryer every day.

By giving your hair a break from the heat, you are reducing the potential damage it can do to your hair. Dryness and breakage are signs to look for. Remember, the hotter the blow dryer, the more breakage it can cause, so try the low setting or air dry your hair and use products that help your hair health..

The goods on grey.

As we age, our hair turns grey because the cells at the root of the hair produce less and less melanin. The process is a gradual one, usually happening between the ages of 30 and 60

Suddenly losing a lot of hair?

Sudden hair loss may be a symptom of illness. See your doctor to check it out.

Did you know that as much of 13% of your hair is made up of water?

When your hair is dry, it looses its ability to stretch so it breaks off. Try moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, go gentle with hair appliances like curling irons and blow dryers and for real moisture, try a special moisturizing treatment.

How does hair colouring work?

The chemicals in "permanent" hair dyes react with hydrogen peroxide within the hair. These dyes usually last for four to six weeks. Since some people may be allergic to the chemicals in hair dyes, pre-test a small amount of the product to make sure it will work for you.

Male pattern baldness?

Contrary to popular belief, when you are balding, you won't see extra hairs on your pillow in the morning or notice hair falling out when shampooing. Hair will continue to fall out at its normal rate, but it will grow back much smaller and thinner.

Experiencing sudden hair loss?

Many people find that they lose more hair than usual a few months after surgery, infections, stress and even weight loss. This is a fairly common condition known as telogen effluvium, and it is usually temporary.



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