Wearing a toupee is a lifestyle choice. How do your other lifestyle choices affect you wearing a hair system? Lets find out.
One of the most common concerns people have before they buy a hair system is about how it will affect their lifestyle. Many people enjoy swimming, running, biking, hiking or any number of other physical activities and they don't want to give those things up for the sake of a hair system. This is a perfectly reasonable thing to want. The good news is, we are here to tell you that you have nothing to worry about. In this short article we are going to breakdown different activities and both how this will affect your hair system, and what you can do to keep lifestyle changes to a minimum.
We're all familiar with the saying "you are what you eat" as it applies to our overall health, but did you know that what you eat can affect the condition of your hair?
It may sound far-fetched, but extreme dieting or a diet lacking in essential vitamins and minerals can affect the condition of your hair and even lead to hair loss.
Following a junk food diet or a diet high in saturated fat, salt and sugar and low in essential nutrients will not only affect your body shape, but also your hair health.
We know that not having the right amount of specific vitamins in your diet can lead to a host of health problems, but did you realize that it can also affect your hair? Inadequate intake of a particular vitamin or mineral can affect the hair growth/losing cycle, which can lead to hair loss.
The message here is to make sure you have the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy.
What about dieting? Dieting, especially extreme or "fast dieting" can affect not only your health, but your health status as well. This is more likely to be a problem for women than men because women are often more concerned about their weight and body image and will try to diet to achieve an ideal body.
One such example is "fast dieting," in which a person significantly reduces their calorie intake to achieve rapid weight loss. If used in combination with weight loss drugs, it can deplete important nutrients that are vital for healthy hair. The end result is dry, lifeless or damaged hair, which can lead to hair loss. Extreme weight loss can also lead to weakening of the hair follicles or trunk, resulting in excessive hair loss, which is part of the hair growth cycle.
This is more important for women than men, but men are increasingly concerned about their appearance, including weight loss. If you want to lose weight, choose a sensible diet plan that encourages you to lose no more than 1 to 2 pounds per week through a healthy eating plan.
There are a range of healthy foods that are good for your body and hair health. These include.
Fresh vegetables, especially leafy greens such as cabbage, spinach and broccoli.
Fresh fruits, such as berries, apples, bananas and oranges.
Dairy products, such as milk, eggs and cheese.
Lean red meat
Poultry such as chicken and turkey
Nuts and seeds
Don't forget about water! It's important to keep your fluids flowing throughout the day to make sure you're properly hydrated. Drinking about 8 cups a day helps to keep your hair hydrated by delivering essential nutrients to your body and around your hair.
Reduce your salt intake and intake of sugary and fatty foods, and cut back on alcohol.
A protein-rich diet, such as eggs, oily fish (salmon, etc.) and nuts, will keep hair full and shiny.
If you feel you are deficient in certain vitamins, consider taking a vitamin/mineral supplement or adding vitamin-rich foods to your diet. Try foods or supplements that contain the following vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins B6 and B12
Start adding some of these vitamins to your diet or taking supplements, and you'll soon notice an improvement in your hair health.
Smoking can cause a range of health problems such as lung cancer, heart disease and stroke, but recent evidence suggests a link between it and hair loss.
It's not set in stone, but studies have shown that smoking not only affects circulation in the body, but also affects the flow of blood to the hair follicles.
Hair follicles need a steady supply of oxygen and essential nutrients to achieve optimal growth. If these are disrupted in any way, then hair growth will be similarly affected. Smoking restricts or even impairs the blood flow to the hair follicle, which affects the hair growth/losing cycle and leads to hair loss.
One theory put forward is that smoking impairs the normal function of the body, which also affects hair growth. If the body does not function properly, then it reduces immunity to disease, bacteria and toxins, which can then move freely around the body. These bacteria and toxins can then move freely around the body and enter the hair follicles that affect hair growth.
Another unpleasant side effect of smoking is aging: smoking causes the body to age and its effects are manifested in fine lines, wrinkles and gray hair. Do not forget that hair loss is one of the aspects of aging.
Therefore, if you smoke, it is important to consider not only the effects on your health, but also the effects on your hair. Aging associated with smoking can lead to hair loss and baldness.
The obvious answer is to quit smoking, but we realize that quitting can be difficult. However, there are several things you can do to help you quit, including nicotine patches, chewing gum and oral medications.
This is a major problem in the Western world. The problem is that we all react differently to stress, which makes diagnosis and treatment very difficult.
One person feels a lot of stress, another person doesn't, and so on. Short periods of stress are good for us because they tend to keep us alert. In fact, some people thrive under stress and are able to cope well with short, intense periods of stress.
The problem is when a person is experiencing chronic or long-term stress. Losing a job (which is becoming more common), losing a loved one or moving are some of the most stressful events in your life. These can overwhelm someone to the point where their health begins to suffer.
This includes their hair health. Not only does stress affect you mentally and physically, it can also lead to temporary hair loss.
We hear of people experiencing hair loss due to extreme conditions or trauma, and sadly, this is all too true. Hair loss continues as stress persists, but once the stress is resolved, it can be reversed.
The hair does not grow immediately: the hair follicle stays in the resting phase for a while longer, which means that the new hair will not start growing for almost 6 months. One problem with this is that the people concerned think that their hair will never grow back and therefore become more nervous, which exacerbates the problem! If the situation persists or the pressure worsens, then it can become permanent.
But this is the worst case scenario: you will usually find that once your stress is relieved, your hair growth cycle will return to normal and new hair will grow.
If you can relax or control your stress levels, then you shouldn't suffer from stress-related hair loss. However, if your stress is caused by a major event such as a divorce or financial problems, you may need counseling.
Environmental factors such as pollution can cause hair loss. If you live in a city, this is more likely to be a problem, but the truth is that there are risks anywhere in the country.
The main risk of living in the city is pollution from car exhaust, which affects the formation of proteins (keratin) in the hair structure, resulting in weaker and more fragile hair. In addition, there is an increased risk of hair loss of this weaker hair.
There is also some evidence that pollution can trigger male pattern baldness.
Living in the countryside? Unfortunately, living in the country does not mean that you are immune to external damage to your hair. There is a link between certain chemicals used by farmers to control pests and hair loss, and this can affect anyone living near areas treated with these chemicals.
Even homes are at risk. Smoke and dust are always present in our homes and we are not always aware of the damage they can cause to our hair. If your partner is a smoker, then your hair may be damaged by their cigarette smoke or smoke from an open fire. Smoke from cigarettes and/or open fires contains carcinogenic substances that can damage hair follicles and cause hair loss.
Dust is another problem. It attracts mites, which can then trigger allergies in humans, such as scalp infections or inflammation. The first sign of this condition is an itchy scalp, although not always. And because the symptoms are so mild, it's easy to forget you have a problem, but it can cause your hair to fall out.
We can't prevent all forms of pollution, but we can take some simple measures, such as wearing a hat in heavily polluted areas and using a good conditioner every time you wash your hair.
Sunlight is good for us because it stimulates the production of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy teeth and bones. In addition, it makes us feel better.
We know that too much sunlight can lead to the risk of malignant melanoma, but it can also affect our hair. Too much sunlight can cause hair to become dry and brittle, characterized by "split ends" and an overall dead condition.
If you plan to lie on the beach in the sun, wear a hat or use a range of hair care products that help prevent sun damage.
Your hair is also vulnerable to damage from the sea and swimming pools. Going on vacation often includes swimming in the ocean or in a hotel pool, but chemicals such as salt water or chlorine can strip your hair of essential nutrients, leaving it dry and prone to breakage.
Another risk specific to swimming pools is that the high levels of copper in the water can cause hair to turn green. So, unless you want to emulate the incredible Hulk, it's best to wear a swim cap or apply conditioner to your hair before swimming. Another way to protect your hair is to get it wet before entering the pool to reduce chlorine absorption. Leave the pool every 30 minutes or so and rinse your hair under the shower.
There is a range of hair products that can be used to style our hair in a variety of ways. In addition, the salon offers a range of services, including highlights, perms, extensions and coloring.
These can make hair look beautiful, but overuse of hair products or salon treatments can damage hair. Hair gels, mousses, gels and colorants are all popular products, mainly used by women, although they are becoming increasingly popular with men as well.
Male grooming is now a big business as men are increasingly concerned about their appearance. The condition of a person's hair is one of the first things we notice when we first meet someone. For that all-important job interview or first date, a healthy, clean head of hair is essential.
That's where hair products can help. Gels, mousses, conditioners and sprays are all great at improving the look of hair and helping us make a strong fashion statement.
We can also offer a variety of treatments from our salon, such as coloring, highlighting, bleaching and perms. These are more popular with women, although men will have their hair colored or lightened.
However, no matter which product or treatment you choose, there is a danger of overuse, which can weaken or dry out individual hairs, causing them to break, split or fall out.
If you do use hair products regularly and notice a problem, stop using the product and consult a professional stylist to repair the damage. They will recommend ways to treat your hair, including cutting it short to remove damaged areas and giving it a break from hair care products or treatments. If you do want to use a hair care product, consider using one made from organic or natural materials rather than chemicals.
You may be surprised to learn that experts have found a link between dental infections and hair loss, specifically, hair loss and dental infections.
If you have an infected tooth, your body's immune system will release white blood cells to fight the infection. These white blood cells increase in number in response to the infection, which is good, but some of them get into other areas of the body, such as the cells in the hair follicles.
These cells are damaged and affect the ability of the hair follicle to grow new hair. The fact that no new hair is produced means that you will start to notice that your hair is thinning because the old hair is no longer being replaced.
This thinning can lead to baldness. This hair loss, or hair loss due to infection, often occurs near the site of the infection. So, if you have an infected tooth in your upper jaw, then you will notice a receding hairline near your temples.
However, hair loss can be seen in the upper lip and eyebrows and, in men, in the beard.
If your teeth are infected and you notice that you have some missing hair, see a dentist. Dentists are trained to notice hair loss in patients with dental infections, and with early detection, both problems can be treated.
What often happens is that once the infection is treated, the hair follicles begin to repair themselves, resulting in new hair growth. However, this does not happen overnight and full hair growth can take up to 6 months to occur.
For most people, thinking about their hair is limited to whether it is time for a haircut, or if they want to change up the color and style. All of that changes however, when the first drifts of hair start to come out on your pillow, in the shower, or in your hairbrush.
It's common to look for fixable solutions before blaming genetics. If your lifestyle isn't the best for growing long, luscious locks, you may think it's what you eat or how you live that's causing your hair loss. Sometimes, this is the case. Other times, you'll need to visit a dermatologist or hair loss specialist to see what is really going on.
If you're not sure, here are a few lifestyle habits that might well be causing your hair loss.
Who doesn't love a good swim? Whether you're a competitive swimmer trying to beat your last record, or a “chilling by the pool during summer” kinda person, wearing a hair system won't effect your watery habits. There are a few things to keep in mind before you go for a dip though.
Firstly, while you can swim without a swim cap on and not really worry about your hair system falling of in the water, we don't recommend it. The drag created during the act of swimming can pull on the hair itself and you may lose some. Also the chemicals in the pool water itself can dry out the hair follicles and you'll lose some of that precious shine and luster. So, it's best to wear a swim cap.
Avid runners have nothing to fear when pursuing their exercise passion. The biggest issue that could come up is the front hairline of your hair system might come up. However, if have properly attached your system with either liquid adhesive, glue, tape, or a mix of those things, then it really shouldn't be a problem. Most adhesives on the market are high quality and bond to the scalp extremely well.
Similar to running, one issue that could occur while riding your bike is that your front hairline flies up because of wind. We offer the same advice for biking as we do for running. However, should you have made a mistake while applying your hair system, you can take care of any and all problems by wearing a helmet.
4. General exercise
If you have to maintain your hair system that counts as affecting your lifestyle. While many people take off and clean their hair systems about once every two to three weeks, if you are a regular exerciser then you may want to do it every week. Physical activity makes people sweat, and a buildup of sweat and bacteria will not only smell bad, but it is also not sanitary. So, it's probably best to get in the habit of wiping it down once per week.
So, what about showering? Something that most people try to do at least once a day, especially after a long day at work or in the gym. Since most people only clean their hair system once every 1-3 weeks it stands to reason that you can shower it with on. Just follow these simple guidelines and you'll be golden.
First, don't vigorously rub the hair system. This creates unnecessary friction, which pulls on the hair. Also, don't over shampoo the hair system since that will dry out the hair. Lastly, don't use a blow dryer to dry the hair because this will also dry out your hair and you'll lose shine and luster.
And there you have it. Don't let your lifestyle affect your decision to buy a hair system. Treat it as part of yourself and life your best life.
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