What is Static Hair?

In winter it can be quite challenging to keep your hair in shape. If it is not the rain or the wind, your hair will be raised because it is static. Your hair will crackle while brushing and will stick to your face when you take your hat off. The cold and dry air can cause your hair to go in all directions. Gone is your beautiful winter coupe…

How does static hair form?

Ready for a short physics lesson? You don’t notice, but all day long your hair (and skin) absorbs electrons. In the summer, the air is damp, leaving a thin layer of water over your hair. Water conducts electricity. The small layer of water ensures that the electrons flow away from your hair, back into the air. The air is dry in winter. This keeps the electrically charged particles on your hair, resulting in static hair.

What can you do about static hair?

Do you want to prevent static hair, without having to cut your hair or hide it under a large hat? We have listed a number of tips for you:

Tip 1: conditioner is your best friend

Dry hair becomes static more quickly. A nourishing conditioner brings moisture to your hair. This makes your hair not only super soft, but also less static.

Tip 2: a spray of hairspray on your brush or in your hat

Hairspray works wonders. Spray a little hairspray on your brush  or comb before you start using it. A spray of hairspray in your hat also ensures that your hair does not stick to your hat when you take it off.

Tip 3: avoid synthetic and woolen clothes

Synthetic and woolen clothes will make your hair static even faster. These materials are already static in themselves. So make the right choice of clothing and wear cotton, for example.

Tip 4: hand cream is the lifesaver

Coat your hands with hand cream . Leave it on for a while and then run your hands through your hair. This way your static hair will be discharged in  no time . No hand cream on hand? Then wet your hands with water and run it through your hair.

Tip 5: leave your hair dryer or straightener in the cupboard for a while

You probably don’t want to hear this, but it’s really better not to blow-dry or style your hair. This dries out your hair. Can’t you live without your hair dryer or hair straightener? Then set it to the lowest possible temperature.

Tip 6: don’t wash your hair too often

Here we go again, don’t dry your hair. By washing it often, your hair loses its moisture. Try to gradually reduce the number of washes, so that you don’t suddenly have to take a ‘deep-frying fat’ section on the street.

Hair Loss

Did you know that you lose about fifty to one hundred and twenty hairs a day? That is quite normal! Especially in the fall, your head of hair can become quite thin. Do you want to know how hair loss occurs and what you can do to maintain your full head of hair? Then read on!

What is hair loss?

There are over a hundred thousand hair follicles on your scalp. Every hair that grows from it goes through a cycle, from hair growth to hair loss. On average, it takes about three to five years for a hair to complete this cycle. This is a completely natural process. It is therefore normal to lose about a hundred hairs a day, this does not make your hair less full. Do you lose significantly more hair? Then your hair growth cycle may be disrupted.

What types of hair loss are there?

The following types of hair loss can be distinguished:

  • Male pattern baldnessis one of the most common forms of hair loss. This type of hair loss is often thought of as a hereditary form of baldness. In men, this type of hair loss is mainly on top of the crown and at the temples. You may not expect it, but this form also occurs in women. In women it is limited to thinning the hair on the crown.
  • Diffuse hair loss: with this form you suddenly suffer from severe hair loss. Initially, it is often difficult to determine the exact cause. It is therefore important to consult your doctor so that you can find the trigger.
  • Patchy Hair Loss: You can see this shape most often on the hairy area of ​​your head. But in theory, patchy hair loss can occur on any hairy part of your body. Fortunately, in most cases, hair growth returns on its own within two years. If this is not the case, it is best to consult your doctor.
  • Hormonal hair loss: a change in the hormone balance can also cause hair loss. For example, it sometimes happens that you suffer from hair loss during the transition or just after delivery.

What are the causes of hair loss?

As we said earlier, hair loss is a natural process. Yet one has more to do with it than the other. There are many different factors that influence the growth of your hair. We have listed a number of causes for you:

  • Heredity. Often hair loss occurs in families and you cannot do anything about it. This form of hair loss is also called androgenic alopecia.
  • Old age. As you age, your hair doesn’t grow as long and becomes weaker and thinner.
  • Hormonal fluctuations. If you are pregnant or in transition , you may experience hair loss. Hormone changes in fact affect the hair growth cycle.
  • Stress. Also, stress  can disrupt your hormone balance. This disturbance can lead to hair loss.
  • Unhealthy lifestyle. You can think of poor nutrition (through a strict diet) or too little exercise.
  • Hairstyles or head covering. A tight bun or braid, hair extensions and head covering can cause too much tension on your hair.
  • Chemotherapy. You can lose a lot of hair in a short time due to chemotherapy.
  • Diseases, infections or conditions. Think of fungal infections, thyroid disorders or an iron deficiency.

Do you suddenly suffer from bald spots? Then this may indicate the hair disease: alopecia areata. In that case, consult your doctor.…