How does one achieve strong, healthy, growing hair? By maintaining a healthy scalp and minimizing breakage of hair ends. Many women see hair fall and worry that they are experiencing breakage, but there is a difference between breakage and healthy shedding.
Shedding is perfectly normal– everybody sheds an average of 50-100 hairs per day. Under normal conditions, new hairs grow to replace each hair that has been shed, keeping the average number of growing hairs about the same at all times.
Next time you see a stray hair in the sink, inspect it to see if it has a white bulb on the end. This bulb is the base of the hair strand that originates at the scalp. The presence of the bulb indicates that the hair has simply gone through it’s natural growth cycle. However, if the hairs you see are in shorter, uneven pieces, the hair has broken off mid-shaft or at the ends. This is indication of damage.
Trimming your hair on a regular basis will ensure healthy length retention. But don’t make the mistake of sacrificing hair health for hair length. It is much better to have a few inches less than to keep those damaged, frayed and straggly ends. Because hair damage travels up the strand, the longer you wait, the more you have hair you have to cut. So be sure to come in for regular trims. At JouJou, we don’t just style to perfection, we make hair care our number one priority.
Here’s to healthy, happy hair!