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How to Avoid Bleach Damaged Hair

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How to Avoid Bleach Damaged Hair

Tempted to lighten your locks to see if blondes really do have more fun? Put down the bleach hair dye and read this first. Misusing hair bleach can lead to bleach damaged hair, which is brittle, breaks easily, and can even lead to hair loss. Keep reading to learn how to avoid bleach damaged hair and find the best treatments to repair bleached hair.  How Bleach Damages Hair To lighten hair, colorists coat strands in hair bleach, which works by dissolving pigments in the hair shaft through a process called oxidation. The longer the bleach is left on the hair, the...

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How to Choose the Best Styling Tools for Fine Hair

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How to Choose the Best Styling Tools for Fine Hair

When you have thinning hair, protecting the hair you do have is extremely important. Damaging your hair through chemical processing, poor styling techniques, and yes, even heat tools, can lead to breakage, which will just make your hair look even thinner. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to give up heat tools. After all, who has time to let their hair air dry before work in the morning? If you can’t give up heat styling altogether on your fine, thin hair, one of these styling tools is a good alternative. Keep reading for our tips for the best hair styling...

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The Link Between Smoking and Hair Loss

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The Link Between Smoking and Hair Loss

Smoking can have many negative consequences. Heart disease, cancer, and respiratory illnesses are really just the tip of the iceberg. But if health problems don’t convince you to quit smoking, maybe this will: studies also indicate that smoking causes hair loss. Keep reading to learn the reasons why smoking causes hair loss and how to reduce hair loss from smoking.  Smoking and Hair Loss For years, people have postulated that smoking and hair loss are linked, but now several recent scientific studies have that there’s some truth to this claim. For example, one study of 600 men and women found...

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Do You Have Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss?

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Do You Have Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss?

Our hair has a natural life cycle including growing and resting phases. So it’s very natural and normal to lose between 50 and 100 hair strands per day. However, if you’re losing handfuls of hair, you may have telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is excessive hair loss that occurs a few months after a stressful or traumatic event. And it’s more common than you think. Telogen effluvium is actually the second most common form of hair loss after androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness). Keep reading to learn more about telogen effluvium symptoms, its causes, and its treatment options. What is Telogen Effluvium?...

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The Best Hair Masks You Can Make at Home

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The Best Hair Masks You Can Make at Home

Hair masks are the best way to strengthen and add shine to hair, which is especially important if your hair is dry or thinning. However, professional hair masks can be  expensive. Luckily, you can DIY your own hair mask at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. Whether your hair is dry, thinning or oily, keep reading for a recipe for the best hair mask that you can make at home! 5 Best Hair Mask Recipes Strengthen Hair with Eggs This egg-based concoction is the best hair mask for preventing breakage. Why? Because the protein found in...

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