|Jo asks: |
Are Sulphate and paraben (SLSs) -free products better to use
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Shampoo’s with these chemicals can be a main culprit for some scalp condition Lauryl sulphate is a cleansing agent, the SAME agent is used in household cleaning products such as bleach, spray air fresheners. If you have to wash your childs hair every day it is best to use sulphate (cleansing agents) and paraben(preservatives) free shampoo every time . It also would be perfectly fine to just run water over the hair too with no products and wash once or twice a week , depending on the type of hair (amount, thickness.)Parabens are preservatives and are only beneficial to the stores so they can buy in bulk and have a long shelf life . I’m presuming a bottle of shampoo lasts 4to5 weeks depending on how many and often it is used. ...More >
As to the safety of these chemicals they can dry out childrens hair and skin and sometimes cause irritation.
The chemically loaded products put artificial emulsifiers (to make a lather) and then a numbing agent , to eliminate the stinging if the lather gets in the eyes.
Look for natural and organic products with any of the following ingredients Aloe vera, chamomile, vitamin E, coconut, almond sunflower
|Frustrated Mum asks: |
Why is my toddler’s hair greasy even though i wash it every bathtime..
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An oily scalp is the bodies natural way of protecting that area. The oil is there to create an environment capable of protecting the scalp from factors such as sunlight, wind, and bacteria.The oil is called sebum and too much on your child’s scalp can be attributed to a couple of things.
Over washing, can stimulate the scalp and prompt it to produce even more sebum, so lots of washing means lots of grease(roots) but it can also dry out the ends and then create combination hair .Production of grease can also be affected by a diet lacking in essential fatty acids found in salmon , walnuts , flaxseeds so this could be a factor. and hair , particularly childrens delicate follicles do not require such stringent cleaning. Dehydration, so lots of water or fluids. Excessive brushing can also over stimulate the scalp and cause the scalp oil to travel down the hair lengths , so a softer brush is a good option .Always start at the ends and work up when brushing.So hair brushed a couple of times a day is fine , it also gets the child used to it.But picking up a brush every time your toddlers hair is out of place is not nessicary just use your hands to smooth it down if it appears messy to you.
|Naomi asks: |
I have extremely thick, shoulder length hair which is wavy. Whenever I go out somewhere I straighten it but would love to try it curly instead. I have tried to curl it using a curl cream, tongs, etc. but it just always looks messy! I would like to have loose curls throughout my hair can you help me achieve this please!! Also, whenever I leave my hair to dry naturally my scalp itches; do you know what could be causing this?
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The best tip for maintaining stunning curly locks is to reduce straightening as this will only weaken your natural curl. To motivate your curls, visit your stylist and ask for a technique called twist-cutting which will extract some weight whilst increasing movement. In regards to styling, use products which will help you achieve your desired look for example conditioners such as Sebastians Potion 9 – an ideal product to nourish your hair and help lock in your curls. Following this, take small sections and twist them using your hands, alternating the direction of the twist between each section. Leave to dry naturally or defuse to secure the look.
Your itchy scalp could be a result of the wrong shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Alternatively, a common problem with thicker hair is that whilst washing your hair, the shampoo and conditioner is not thoroughly washed out, causing itchiness and irritation to the scalp.
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