Autumn is a difficult transitional period for the body, which exacerbates problems in the whole organ systems, as well as in separate organs. Reacting to internal processes, skin and hair lose their appealing look and need special care.
According to several scientific studies, in autumn, the hair is slow to grow and moves into the resting phase and then a phase of regression when hair dies and falls out. The negative impact of external factors on the scalp and hair also leads to disruption of the moisture balance and nutrition of the skin, and as a consequence to natural hair loss.
Signs of Autumn Hair Problems
- Dehydration (drying) of the skin and the hair shaft because of the extensive exposure to ultraviolet rays;
- Flaking and itching of the skin of the scalp, caused by the abrupt temperature change or exacerbation of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, immune disorders, atopic dermatitis;
- Strengthening of the process of natural hair loss due to the improper hair care hygiene.
The Basic Rules of Hair Care in Autumn
- The usage of professional tools for hair care which should include plant extracts, collagen and chitosan to strengthen hair follicles and maintain hair reconstruction;
- Replenishment of lost moisture and restore the lipid layer by using versatile means of hair care with oil-based components;
- The usage of gentle methods of hair styling, reducing aggressive influence of a hair dryer or perms (dry your hair using “cold air” regime, apply protective styling sprays and serums, use curling tongs with ceramic elements);
- Wearing comfortable hats in the cold season;
- Special massage exercises aimed at the stimulation of blood flow to the hair roots and at hair growth.
The Usage of Natural Means For Hair Care
To resolve aesthetic problems related to skin flaking, dryness and brittle hair you should turn to widespread remedies based on natural ingredients. Decoctions and medicated masks made of the available medicinal herbs are easy to prepare at home.
To strengthen and restore hair structure effectively, use the decoctions of nettle, hops, chamomile or burdock root. The mask is prepared in the ratio of 2 tablespoons to 1 liter of boiling water. Use this decoction to rinse your hair and add it to other masks.
A mask for dry and normal hair, made of colorless henna (3-5 tablespoons) and burdock oil (1-2 tbsp.), it nourishes hair, restoring shine and vitality. Henna is diluted with a small amount of warm water (or a medicinal broth); add some oil and apply the mask on clean hair.
There is also an amazing honey mask for oily hair. To prepare the mask mix 2 tbsp. of honey, 1 tsp. of castor oil and aloe juice. The mask is applied on hair roots and held for 30 minutes.