Journeying with a Chemical Straightened Hair๐Ÿ•Š

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Happy having you here and hope to serve you well๐Ÿ•Š

Here is a brief look at journeying with a chemical straightened hair which can also be called a Relaxed /Permed hair

Individuals have their personal reasons of choosing to adapt a Permed Hair

And Permed Hair textures are really beautiful๐Ÿ•Š

Having a Permed Hair?

A Permed hair can be described as hair that has been treated with chemicals that straightens curly hairs by breaking the bonds in the Hair shafts.

The chemicals used to treat the hairs alter the texture of the natural Hair strands by breaking the bonds in them and straightening the strands.

Permed Hairs require touch ups over a given period of time to keep the natural hair that grows overtime in a permed condition as well for an even hair look.

Should One really keep a Permed Hair?

As humans, We all have different drives that influence our decisions

Making a decision to keep a Permed Hair or Natural Hair should be a Personal one

However It’s best to decide to keep what you are best satisfied with. Permed Hairs are really great when maintained well and treated healthy.

One can choose to keep Permed Hair for easier hair management (mostly for hairs difficult to style and brush out neatly)

One can choose keeping Permed Hairs as a personal style

Some choose to Permed Hairs to achieve longer Hair lengths

Whichever reason one chooses, Keeping Permed Hair in healthy conditions should be a focus.

Keeping strands strong and healthy should also be a focus as due to the chemical treatments applied to hair strands, Hairs are more susceptible to breakages and damage if not managed with care

Scalp Care should also be taken important during application of chemicals and the scalp skin is tender and softer.

Leaving chemical in for long time period can cause hair damages and scalp burns.

Choosing Chemical Straighteners/Relaxers

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The nature of chemical straighteners one chooses to adapt should also be taken into consideration

A person with a natural thin and soft hair nature will require chemical straighteners with less strength than a person with natural thick and difficult hairs.

Consulting a dermatologist or Hair specialist will help one make reliable decisions when choosing a Chemical straightener.

Notwithstanding, It is best to choose chemical straighteners that are compatible with one’s hair type.

The amount of active chemicals in a Chemical straightener determines its strength.

Perming

Usage instructions often accompanies most hair perming chemicals. Choosing to read instructions and adhering to them will help one achieve the great results when using Perming chemicals in hair.

Light coat of petroleum jelly when applied to scalp before applying perming chemicals acts as a barrier and could protect the scalp from burns

Avoiding application of perming chemicals when scalp is distressed (inflamed, Irritated) will help manage scalp health and prevent further damages

Living with a Permed Hair

Choosing to adapt a permed Hair keeps one with the awareness that chemicals have been applied to achieve permed texture

And chemicals could be damaging if not properly used

Permed Hairs require accountability and proper care to keep it in Healthy conditions.

~ Using a Sulfate Free Shampoo

Sulfates act as cleaning agents in detergents, soaps and cleaning substances. Sulfates are vigorous in removing dirts and oils.

Shampoos with sulphate are suitable for maintaining some particular hair types. However there shouldn’t be consistent use of shampoos containing sulphate

Mild shampoos will do great on permed hairs without stripping natural hair oils. The chemicals used to Permed Hair has stripped strands elasticity so they can’t hold oils/water in like natural hairs will do

Gentle, sulfate-free hair shampoos will help maintain the moisture balance of a Permed Hair.

~ Moisturizing Hair

Keeping Hair moisturized will help compensate for the dryness Perming Chemicals cause on Hair.

Also moisturizing hair after shampooing helps restore hydration to Hair.

Deep Conditioners and Light oils that will penetrate hairs can be utilized to achieve silky and soft tresses.

~ Create a limit to the use of Heat Styling Tools

Adapting usage of Heat Stylers on permed hairs can cause damage and excess hair thinning. To prevent strands weakening and unhealthy strand ends, choosing to abstain from heat styling tools should be considered.

And Keeping strong strands is a key goal when keeping permed hair. Much as styling is cherished , No one really likes hair breakage and damage.

~ Hydration and Managing stress

Yes, Stress influences hair health and dehydration often accompanies stress. Choosing to cut down on stressful living and adapt frequent hydration will impact hair health.

~ Trimming uneven and dead hair ends

Trimming uneven and lifeless hair ends will help one attain an even looking Permed Hair.

And when one adapts trimming lifeless ends, It is easier to detect hair breakage.

~ Using Heat Protectants on scalp before applying chemical straighteners

Heat Protectants will help protect scalp from heat damage and burns.

~ Choosing to get involved in one’s Hair journey

Yeah, Personal research and study of one’s concerns helps one develop best strategies that work best for one’s hair. Getting involved in choosing styles, chemical straighteners, hair stylists,Hair products and all will amount to a thriving journey.

We can all get involved in our Hair Journeys if we really want to.

The little and consistent efforts we put when gathered together will amount to a lot.

If you have hair goals, You can go after them

Be consistent, patient and do it right ๐Ÿ’œ

Permed Hairs are beautiful and can be Healthy๐Ÿ’œ

~ From Dammy

https://msha.ke/herhairline/

HER SCALP HEALTH ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello Friend,๐Ÿ•Š

Welcome to HerHairline’s blog, She’s is here as a friend to you on your hair journey and She loves to have you here๐Ÿ’œ

Here in this post, HerHairline will be sharing some vitals which will focus on ‘HER SCALP HEALTH’. Trust you’ll be able to get some basic tips and information that will be beneficial to your hair journey.

SCALP

Our Scalp is the skin covering our heads and usually covered by a growth of hair above it. Our scalp however is made of 5 Layers and the visible part we see is OUR SCALP SKIN

Our Scalp is a very important make up of our general Hair and Our Scalp skin is very similar to our body skin with some variations in functions and contents.

SCALP HEALTH

The state of wellbeing or balance of our scalps.

Our Scalp’s well being also contributes to our general wellbeing.

Our Scalps serve as coverings to our heads and houses our hair follicles and vital glands influencing our general Hair Make Up

Our Scalps resemble the rest of the skin on our bodies and has blood vessels that carry nutrients to the hair follicle. However Our scalps possess larger oil glands that produce sebum (Sebum is the body’s natural moisturizing oil).

Our Scalp Health can also be affected by some conditions that alter our body skin health causing it to be unhealthy. A lot of factors contribute to our body skin health which also applies to our scalp skin.

Our Scalps however influences Our Scalp hair (hair growing above our scalps). An unhealthy scalp will contribute an unhealthy hair as our scalps are like roots in which seeds are planted.

The Hair follicle which is contained in our scalps is like the seed and the hair follicle influences the hair outgrowth, Our hair cycles take place in our Hair follicles

So creating a healthy environment for our hair follicles and scalp layers will influence the health of the hair grown from there. And when the appropriate environment is created for our scalp, We can expect great results in our hairs general look.

SCALP IDENTIFICATION

Yeah, every individual’s scalp can’t look exactly the same as we all have different genetic make ups. However, Much as we can identify our body skin type, we can identify our scalp types and we can carefully study what works best for it and how it shows up. Not everyone can have just one scalp type, It is combined for some people.

The common scalp types we can come across and use as guides while identifying our scalp types are:

~ Oily Scalp

~ Dry Scalp

~ Normal Scalp (Having a healthy balance with not excesses)

~ We can also have Sensitive scalps and combination Scalps

(I will be writing on these scalp types in my next blog post)

However like our skins, We can identify our scalp types and also study our scalp’s skin outlooks in seasons to help us work well with it. Healthy scalp means healthy hairs and also indicates our overall health

Studying our scalp outlook is highly important as it helps us know how to maintain it in the right and healthy way required for it. This will help us avoid making heavy mistakes that will ruin our scalp’s wellbeing and cause unfavourable scalp conditions. What Person A scalp requires for maintenance might differ from what Person B scalp requires.

HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY SCALP

Here some tips will be help us identify healthy and unhealthy scalps. However a deviation from the normal well being of our scalps is the best way to identify our scalps when in unhealthy conditions.

We can tell if our scalps are unhealthy or prone to get unhealthy if we notice itchings, burnings, bumps on scalps, acne, sun damage,scalp pains,extreme oiliness, extreme dandruff, hairloss , scalp redness and various conditions that are uncomfortable and could be unbearable

Identifying the scalp we have will help us know if there’s something not familiar with our scalp that is going on.

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY SCALP

However , We can work towards maintaining a healthy scalp

We wouldn’t be going deeply into this yet but these will help us identify some everyday attitude we can adapt to maintain healthy scalps

1. Knowing Our Scalps and what works best for our scalp’s health.

2. Staying hydrated and eating healthy

3.Avoiding Stress and body wear outs

4. Creating and good hair care practice that works best with our hairs and scalp

5. Exercising to enhance blood circulation

6. Scalp Massaging and avoiding tight hair updos which create tension on our scalps

7.Avoiding excessive product use, harsh chemicals and exposed tools and being mindful of the purpose each product serves before use

8. Prioritising our Scalp Health and our general Body Health

This is where we stop. However there is a lot to our scalp and our scalps are of grand importance to us. I hope we understand some things now and are willing to look into our individual scalp health

We should Remember These Points๐Ÿ’œ

1. Health is of great wealth

2. Our Scalp health influences our general hair health and also indicates our body health

3. Our hair follicles which starts our hair growth cycle is housed in our scalps and needs a great and friendly environment for effectiveness

4. Our Scalp skin and our body skin are linked and Our Scalps can also have same disorders as our skins

5. We should look out for sensitive scalp and take responsibility

6. HerHairline loves you๐Ÿ’œ

This is the introduction to ‘HER SCALP’ and has some basics we should be aware of.

Later days of this month we’ll gain more knowledge about our scalps

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