Saturday 3 December 2016

Is Your Shower Making You Bald?


Any hairdresser will tell you most supermarket-quality hair products are extremely damaging due to the high chemical content. When travelling abroad, hair-conscious men and women often take their own shampoo and conditioner to avoid drying out and breaking their locks.

But there is one variable commonly overlooked in the healthy hair equation: water.

Tap water can impact how effective - or ineffective - your haircare regime actually is.

Recently, experts warned water directly from the tap may have unknown health hazards.

Reportedly, this source of H20 contains synthetic chemicals - including chlorine and fluoride - that would be classed as 'micro pollutants'.

Trichologist Dr Bessam Farjo, who has conducted intensive research on the subject of scalp and hair health, says this cocktail of chemicals can wreak havoc on our locks.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dr Farjo said: "There's certainly evidence that shows environmental pollutants, including toxins such as free radicals found in hard tap water, will make susceptible hairs fall out more quickly.."

"Over time this could effect the overall appearance of the hair."

But not all water is damaging, according to senior stylist at John Frieda, Luca Collina.

The expert said the occasional use of bottled spring water can be highly effective in improving hair health.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said: "Blondes in particular can get a build-up of shampoo on the hair. This can make the hair look dull, so a mineral rinse could be a great shine enhancer.

"I'd recommend always rinsing your hair with bottled water when you come out of the sea or a swimming pool because salt and chlorine can be damaging."

Reportedly, fish, dairy and meat are key food groups that can provide vitamins and minerals essential for the growth of healthy hair.



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