Too much care may harm your hair
Contrary to general belief, over washing hair actually causes more harm than good and could lead to hair loss, said an expert.
“Two times a week is the optimum with shampoo. If you feel it’s necessary to wash again, then wash only with water,” advised Dr Alaa Nabulsi, managing director of Fikra Consulting, distributor of Rougj Haircosmetics from Italy. According to him, over-showering also causes hair to become oily.
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Dr Nabulsi said there are three major hair problems in the Gulf area — hair fall, oily hair and dandruff.
Dandruff is the most common problem, however, hair fall causes more concern, he pointed out.
“Hair fall is a global problem and the most annoying one, with more people seeking treatment,” he said, noting the effect of hair loss in one’s confidence.
He cited the factors that causes hair fall. These include genetic, hair treatment such as dyes and perms, gels, spray, aggressive shampoos, lifestyle, lack of nutrition and gender.
“Men tend to lose more hair than women. Baldness is more common in men.”
Other factors that also play a major role include anxiety, stress, “overplaying” the hair (such as twitching hair when nervous), regular “curling” of young girls’ hair which could lead to problems of hair loss in future, drugs, hormones and extreme weather conditions such as humidity and heat. “In general, environment does not cause hair lose, this just augments the problem,” he told Khaleej Times.
For hair loss to occur, there should first be a predisposition to lose hair, other factors just increase the problem, he explained.
According to Dr Nabulsi, hair takes up to a few months to reach maturity and usually lives up to two to five years. In hair fall, hair will reach maturity and die within six to eight months.