When should you wash your hair?

When should you wash your hair?

Answer written by Scott Moore at Great Directions Australia – 16th October 2015

In the past few weeks, we have been asked, “when should you wash your hair?”  This hair loss blog hopes to provide you with the recommendations that have been helping our patients to achieve great results!

Facts about washing your hair!

We recommend washing your hair with a quality shampoo and conditioner;  

  • Every night before you go to bed
  • Every time you go to the gym or perform exercise or activities that can make you perspire (sweat)
  • Every time you use toppik or hair building fibres
  • Every time you use hair styling products.

It is important to ensure your scalp is kept clean and moisturised at the end of every day, before you go to bed.  If your scalp/skin becomes oily or dirty, and the excess oil or dirt is not cleansed away regularly, then it can build up and result in skin/scalp irritations (flaky scalp, dandruff, pimples and clogged pores).  This can impact your hair’s ability to grow a thick and full strand of hair, this is why it is important that you wash your hair and scalp daily, using a quality shampoo and conditioner.

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Your hair is dead – it is your hair follicles and skin cells that are alive!

Remember, your hair strands are not alive.  Your hair is produced by a hair follicle.  The hair follicle is the cell within your body that grows a hair strand.  Like all cells in the body, the hair follicle relies on it being surrounded by healthy environment + good blood supply.   The environment that surrounds your hair follicles references your skin cells.  Therefore if you have scalp irritations, pimples or clogged pores, the environment surrounding the hair follicles is NOT HEALTHY.  Therefore poor scalp / skin health can cause your hair to grow weaker, thinner finer and flatter.  

If you think about it, if you don’t wash your face before you go to bed, you are more likely to experience clogged pores, whiteheads, pimples and blackheads.  That is because throughout the day, our body secretes oils called sebum from the pores in our skin.  These oils can accumulate and trap in environmental dirt that can clog our pores, resulting in pimples.  If we cleanse and moisturise our face before going to bed, we can PREVENT face or skin issues.  

The same should apply to the skin on our scalp.  Because the scalp secretes more sebum than our face does, and the scalp has hair that can trap in oil secretions will increase the changes of poor scalp health.  It is recommended to cleanse and moisturise your face and skin daily, that is why you wash your hair every day before going to bed with a quality shampoo and conditioner.

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Isn’t washing your hair every day bad for your hair?

No!  Not if you use a gentle yet effective shampoo and conditioner.  Again, think back to your face. It is recommended to use GENTLE cleansers and NATURAL and BASIC Moisturisers for your skin every day.  That is because, gentle + frequent care of your face can reduce the need to use harsh and aggressive treatments that can result to damage your skin because the product/s are too harsh.  

You scalp is like your face’s skin, although your face doesn’t have the amount of hair as compared to your scalp.  The hair will TRAP IN oil and dirt against the scalp, whereas your face does not have this issue as much as the scalp.  Therefore, the product you use on your scalp should be gentle enough to also be used on your face.  

That is why many of our customers choose to steer AWAY from traditional shampoos and conditioners, and rely on our Organic Aloe Vera Gel to wash and clean their hair + deeply condition the hair strands whilst moisturising and nourishing the skin on their scalp.

About our Aloe Vera Gel

Our Organic Aloe Vera Gel has become EXTREMELY popular by men and women wanting to improve the health of their skin/scalp and at the same time clean and volumise their thinning hair.  Here is what’s included in our Aloe Vera Gel:

  • Vitamins: A, C, E, (which are antioxidants) B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid B9
  • Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals!
  • The Vitamin B group help to reduce stress (cortisol) and increase energy in your body
  • Minerals: such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, iron, selenium (also an antioxidant) and potassium
  • Amino Acids: 20 of the 22 human required amino accids, which is 7 of the 8 essential amino acids!
  • Anthraquinones: 12 Anthraquinones compounds which are commonly called “Laxatives” and also help as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals
  • Fatty Acids: 4 plant based fatty acids that all have anti-inflammatory actions, and one named Lupeol that has anti-septic and analgesic properties
  • Hormones: 2 called Auxins and Gibberellins that help in wound healing of new tissue and have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Polysaccharides: which help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation
  • Salicylic acid: an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substance
  • Lignin: used in topical substances to enhance penetrative effects of ingredients into the skin
  • Saponins: the soapy substance you can see when you break Aloe Vera plants, has cleansing and antiseptic properties.

You can purchase our Organic Aloe Vera Gel via our Secure Online Website or via our Sydney or Melbourne Branches.  

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