Samson, once the hair was cut, lost his strength, i hair of Berenice have become a constellation. Already in antiquity i hair they played a very important role and nowadays they have become real ambassadors of the image of beauty.
So much so that the latest fashions on social media and not, sees them also protagonists with reverse washing, literally washing hair on the contrary, starting with the conditioner and continuing with the shampoo, a practice not shared by all experts.
“The hair is a complete organelle, perfectly integrated into the skin where it lodges and lives, undergoing the metabolic and hormonal influences of the whole organism” says Prof. Leonardo Celleno, dermatologist and president of AIDECO (Italian Association of Dermatology and Cosmetology), for this reason it is very important to take care of it in the best world and with the right precautions.
Washing your hair often doesn’t hurt
“Wash i hair it does not make them fall and does not damage them, even if still today many presume that frequent washing can lead to an excessive fall. This is partly due to the fact that when shampooing, a lot of it is collected hair. True, but this is due to the fact that the mechanical action of the clutch and traction exerted on the hair with washing, it causes those hair, still held in the hair follicle but close to falling, are taken away at that moment. In other words, they would fall in the following days in a certainly less evident way – explains Prof. Celleno and continues – If then you get used to a constant frequency of washing, we will see that as many hair during shampooing. Frequent washing remains the best way to treat seborrhea of the scalp, contrary to what some believe because it is not true that washing the hair makes them re-fat. About every 72 hours the hair re-greasing reaches its maximum in accordance with the maturation of the sebaceous cells that produce it. Avoiding trauma to the hair shaft by using a good conditioner after shampooing, certainly makes it more shiny and ready to be properly styled, protecting it from mechanical insults “.
Stress, improper cosmetics, wrong diets among the causes of fragility of the hair shaft
“It is important to underline that, except in those forms of acquired weakness of the shaft, due to aggression from external causes such as improper cosmetics and hairstyles, the fragility of hair it mostly derives from alterations in the physiological hair cycle. These can produce real ones alopecia such as baldness or “dysfunctional alopecia”. In all these conditions i hair they will weaken, they will become thin, they will fall in greater quantity than the norm. Sometimes even stressful events and exaggerated diets damage the hair growth cycle, directing it towards the final phase, and / or shortening its growth phase, always producing the same result on the hair shaft. But even improper cosmetic treatments, such as styling carried out at high temperatures or too aggressive bleaching and many other treatments for aesthetic purposes, can gradually lead to a greater fragility of the stem of the hair. Even poorly conducted hygiene, excessive environmental contamination due to the smog that comes on hair settles, excessive insolation, all these causes can lead to a greater fragility of hair”Affirms the President of AIDECO.
Dyeing your hair … does it hurt?
“Here is another big problem that is still debated even within the scientific community. Although the dyes are made with undoubtedly very reactive substances and capable in themselves of carrying out mutagenic or carcinogenic activity, the level of exposure of the individual in the context of a rational and correct use of these products, does not seem to constitute a concrete risk of develop related pathologies. The possible development of allergic reactions it does not represent a connotation of dyes as “harmful products”, given that allergy itself is possible for many substances and is linked to the individual genetic predisposition. The safety margin (MoS) of the individual ingredients used in the tinctures is such as to make their use safe, perhaps even, albeit in a careful and limited way, for those patients who (perhaps following oncological therapies) have experienced a graying of their hair and are in great need of improving their appearance and quality of life. However, if you have a problem with hairit is always useful to first contact the dermatologist and then subject your hair to beauty treatments, especially avoiding do-it-yourself “, concludes Prof. Celleno.