Millions of dollars are spent each year on hair products and treatments. Often, damage results from over-treating or roughly treating the hair. It is a myth that shampooing increases hair loss; gentle washing even on a daily basis will not damage the hair or lead to hair loss. Hair type, whether physically active and even your occupation, should determine the frequency of shampooing. Most experts recommend at least once a week washing to prevent dandruff from clogging the scalp. If you have oily scalp, frequent shampooing will keep the hair from lying flat, weighted down by the fats in sebum, an oily substance secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands that coats the hair shaft.
Coloring, perming, combing, teasing, and harsh shampooing can damage the hair. Conditioning products may provide a protective film that smoothes the hair and reduces snarls and tangles. Conditioners that give “extra body” may contain waxes that, when dry, make it look fuller. Some contain oil/fats (e.g., lanolin, mineral oil) to smooth hair, and a few have humectants that help to hold in water content.
Hair requires gentle handling especially when wet. Towel dry gently after washing and avoid curling irons and blow dryers whenever possible. Brushing or combing hair when wet instead of damp or dry will result in more breakage at the root and hair shaft. Instead, untangle long hair gently with the fingers and use a wide tooth-comb or natural bristle brush to avoid pulling, stretching, or breaking the hair. Because natural oils do not normally reach the hair ends, it is important to brush regularly, especially for long hair.
The quality and health of your hair is partly reflected in having a well-balanced diet containing protein, amino acids, and vitamins. Iron deficiency, due to a lack of meat products in the diet or heavy menstrual bleeding in women, could affect the health of the hair. Crash diets and eating disorders can damage hair dramatically.
Life Extension Shampoo is a deep cleansing shampoo, yet a gentle formula perfect for everyday use.
Deionized water, sodium laureth sulfate, disodium cocoamphodiacelate, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauramide DEA, polysorbate 80, sodium PCA, niacin, biotin, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, citric acid, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, fragrance.