Hair-mania – what is it, and how do you become a maniac of the hair?

For centuries, or even millennia women always looked after their hair, if they could of course. This happened despite the fact that there weren’t sophisticated methods of hair-care or available drugstores and thousands of different cosmetics and hair-related products. Women throughout history had to rely on natural remedies. It’s in woman’s nature to care for themselves and most ladies out there have the innate impulse for hair care. But hair-mania is a little different than that.

So what is hair-mania?

It’s in the name – hair-mania represents the obsession for and with hair. The desire to keep them at all times healthy, clean and fresh. But this obsession doesn’t develop overnight. In order to classify yourself as a hair-maniac you need a strong knowledge and understanding of the structure and chemical composition of your hair. You need to know how to define it; the types/textures of hair and the requirements that are needed for appropriate care. It’s also key that you are fully comprehensive regarding the information on various cosmetics, hair brands etc. and the properties of specific ingredients that are found within each product. Above all, you need to know exactly what  impact and effect each product will have on various hair types. It will also be useful to know other contextual detail e.g. how to prepare homemade remedies for hair or how to avoid damage and harmful treatments. In essence, being a hair-maniac means that your passion with hair turns into expertise – wisdom which would be perfect in the professional fields of dermatology and trichology.

It tends to be a trend that people who have never previously cared excessively for their hair and haven’t previously paid close attention to it, become hair-maniacs. Of course, lack of attention still means they washed them, used various nutrients etc. but everything tended to be fast and easy – in other words, they didn’t prioritise their hair. The less fortunate people with thinner/delicate hair also tend to fall into the hair-mania.

As a result, after years of dyeing and passionate use of the dryers and hair straighteners, a person would finally notice that their hair is in a deplorable condition and that actions need to be taken. And of course, as the case with everything, certain actions tend to be addictive (if they reflect on us positively). So after noticing a significant difference the people that once neglected their hair receive a change of heart – and the passion develops. So hair eventually becomes their life – because they know they can make a change if certain actions are executed. So they study it, value it and sell their advice to others who are also in need of conversion!

Healthy, beautiful, sleek hair – how to achieve this?

You may pose the question: how can you get from one spectrum to the other i.e. how do you take care of your hair to achieve the effect that hair-maniacs go through? The first step is always to give up on what thus far has been causing harm to our hair. Of course, this does not mean immediately ditching dyeing or drying hair. No, that’s not the case – you should simply alter your habits at least a little. For example, if we do not want to return to the natural colour of your hair, then at least consider dyes that are much more organic, and high in quality – or perhaps try temporary dyeing solutions. You could also change the shade of dye to one that will not require the use of a strong brightener, as result you’ll reduce the frequency of dyeing. Drying your hair with a hairdryer is also acceptable, but you shouldn’t do it often, and if so, then try to use a low heat setting, or the cool blast.

So to conclude – if you want to strengthen and add vigour to your hair you must:

  • Give up straightening and curling hair or try to limit it as much as possible,
  • Try drying your hair naturally or on the cool setting of the hairdryer,
  • Do not rub or scrub the hair during washing, be gentle and let it rest after washing. Try to avoid wiping or drying your hair with a towel – just wrap it up in something light e.g. a cotton shirt or dishcloth to soak up the water,
  • Avoid the use of elastic bands, especially those with metal elements,
  • Remember to loosely tie your hair at night or sleep with it loose if possible – try not to braid them or keep them in a tight ponytail
  • Do not tug or jerk your hair while combing. And remember that combing wet hair is not the best idea either way, unless you have curly hair,
  • Regularly trim damaged ends and hair tips,

Once you’ve achieved all of this, the next step will be to select appropriate cosmetics. Proper hair care in this day and ago provide you satisfying results if you avoid specialised variety of shampoos, conditioners, balms, masks, oils and cuticles.

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