Beauty editor's expert tricks to stop and prevent women’s hair loss!
Maximise your mane!
Fun follicular fact: You lose 100 hairs a day, give or take. Now, 100 hairs don’t sound like a lot, but shed a teensy bit more and you’ll start to approach the tipping point of no return: Goodbye hair, hello weaves.
Getting all hot and bothered over the prospect of possible baldness? Don’t curl up and “dye” just yet. Happily, I’m here to well, keep your head above water.
Click through the slidesfor three easily executable tips for hair that’s super sleek and school-girl shiny!
Shampooing too frequently wicks away water and lipids which are crucial for cushioning our coiffure. To maximise moisture in your mane, always reach for the mildest infant-friendly formulas.
Oh, and one more thing. When it comes to sudsing up, the execution is of the essence. Remember to rinse rigourously for a minute or so to get rid of every last residue of post-shampoo sludge, which can put a deadly dulling dampener on the sheen of your strands. Key takeaway? Lather, rinse, do not repeat.
Your post-shower mop is at its most vulnerable, which means you should never ride roughshod by rubbing it dry. A bath towel’s fuzzy fibres are superb for sloughing dead skin off your face and body, but the friction created by those very same fibres can result in frizz and split ends.
The solution to your towel trouble? Pat gently with a clean cotton tee instead, and follow up with a follicle-fortifying serum from the midshaft down for a buoyant bounce with none of the unwieldy weight. Simply spritz on damp hair, starting mid-length and paying extra care to the ends for easier styling!
Loosen up, #gurl. Here’s the irony: A too-tight topknot may make your face look tauter, but it’s super-aging for your hair. The stress placed on the perpetual tension on your scalp is going to lead to root breakage and quite possibly a receding hairline.
Pretty ponytail or spots of sparse hair? You decide. I don’t know about you, but a big blowout with a ton of texture is so much more youthful, really. My beauty maxim: Big hair, small face.
“Hairs” hoping this story has straightened kinks out and gets you out of your hairy situation. Good look!