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Get to the “Root” of Hair Problems

Your hair is as unique as you are.  This is why you can’t always get to the “root” of your hair issues with just the naked eye. Evaluating the hair at a microscopic level can help identify the cause of hair problems and help determine the best way to care for your specific head of hair.  Hairfinity’s Microscopic Hair Analysis Testing can evaluate the hair’s strength, texture and more. These findings are then used to create a customized plan tailored precisely to your hair’s unique needs.

Microscopic Analysis

This test identifies the hair’s shape and pattern, splits in the hair’s ends and shaft, and damage to the hair’s cuticle and cortex.  To fully understand what is necessary to take care of your hair, you must first understand its structure. Hair is made up of three layers, which include the cuticle (outer layer), the cortex (middle layer), and the medulla (innermost layer).

  • The cuticle is made up overlapping cells that look like roof tiles. It gives the hair its color, shape, strength and elasticity and determines how the hair looks and feels. Chemical processing and styling can cause the cuticle to lift making the hair susceptible to damage.
  • The medulla is the innermost portion of the hair shaft. All hair does not have
    complete medulla, and finer hair types can have no medulla at all.
  • The cortex is made up keratin protein strands that act as rubber bands and give the hair its strength or elasticity. A weakened cortex will allow hair to break if it is stretched.

While all hair may have the same underlying structure, it cannot be treated the same because of the differences in hair shapes and patterns. Your hair shape determines your hair type.  If you looked at the cross-sections of the different hair types, you would find that kinky hair is elliptical in shape, wavy hair is oval, and straight hair is round.

  • Elliptical (Kinky): As you go down the hair strand of this hair type, you’ll find twists and turns known as kinks. At every kink, the hair is much thinner and susceptible to breakage and damage. Kinky hair also has fewer cuticle layers than any other hair type and the cuticle layers tend to be raised. This makes highly textured hair extremely susceptible to damage.
  • Round (Straight): When you look at a cross section of straight hair, it is round, and the hair’s cuticles also lay flat making straight hair stronger, and better at retaining moisture than any other hair type. Asian hair is the only hair that is perfectly round.
  • Oval (Wavy): The cross section of wavy hair is oval and the cuticle is flat allowing the hair to reflect light and retain moisture.  Wavy hair is much stronger than kinky hair, but not as strong as straight. hair. Caucasian hair is usually oval in shape.

Tensile Strength Test

This test determines how much tension your hair can handle before it breaks. Hair is strong. A single strand could hold up to 100 grams (3oz) in weight. Healthy hair, when wet, will stretch up to 55% of its original length and return to its normal shape without breaking, while dry hair will only stretch about 20%.  However, certain hair types are stronger and more elastic than others.  Kinky hair is the most fragile holding only 60 grams and stretching 40% before breaking.  Straight hair on the other hand, can hold up to 100 grams and stretch 55% before breaking.

Hair Diameter Test

This test determines the hair diameter (thickness/thinness) so you know how to properly care for your hair. Most people describe their hair as either thick or thin. However, the number of hairs you have can affect the thickness as well as the actual diameter (size) of each hair.  Fine hair will normally be more prone to breakage. Babies and young children have finer hair than adults. As a person grows up, their hair becomes thicker and stronger.  Then in older age hair can become thinner and finer again. Another factor is that, the closer to the root of the hair, the thicker a strand of hair would be.

How Does Hairfinity’s Microscopic Hair Analysis Testing Work?

After ordering the Complete Hair Analysis, expect a kit to arrive with instructions on how to send in your hair sample. Once the sample is received, your hair will be tested, and a report on the condition of your hair will be created along with a customized plan of action to address your hair concerns. Test results and hair care plan are detailed and easy to read, and include hair care tips and product recommendations.

Please note: Customer’s hair must be at least 4 inches long. We will need at least 20 strands to obtain accurate results.

Allow up to 4 weeks for test results and hair care plan to be completed and emailed to the address provided in your order.

 



 

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Caring for What’s Beneath the Weave

We all want hair that looks good. Right?  Sometimes we add extensions to give our hair some extra oomph, experiment with a style we wouldn’t dare try on our precious locks or protect our hair while trying to grow it out.  No matter what style you rock, it’s important to care for your real hair and scalp.

We’ve all heard the saying “out of sight, out of mind.”  It’s easy to fall victim to this and neglect your hair while wearing weaves and extensions.

Before You Install the Extensions:

 

  1. Wash and deep condition your hair.
  2. Hydrate and protect with a leave in conditioner.
  3. Make sure your hair is completely dry.

Daily care while wearing extensions:

  1. Conditioning – use a silicone free leave-in conditioner as needed to keep hair hydrated such as Hairfinity Revitalizing Leave In. Apply directly to your natural hair that is under the extensions.
  2. Oiling – if you are wearing a sew-in weave, try oiling your scalp nightly using a silicone free oil such as Hairfinity Nourishing Botanical Oil. Apply directly to the scalp. Do not apply to the added hair as it may cause it to become too oily.
  3. Protecting Your Hairline – Weaves, braids, and extensions can wreak havoc on your hairline due to tension and dryness. Use a product designed to nourish and protect your hairline such as Hairfinity Infinite Edges Serum.  Also, make sure that your hair is not pulled too tight during the installation of the extensions.

Washing while you are wearing the extensions:

  1. Comb the extension hair thoroughly to remove all tangles.
  2. Use a shampoo designed to clear irritants and free follicles of buildup without stripping hair and scalp of its natural moisture such as the Hairfinity Scalp Purifying Shampoo. This shampoo has a special nozzle that makes it easy to apply the product directly to the scalp.  Apply the shampoo directly to the scalp and hair.  Massage the scalp to lift up dirt.  Rinse the shampoo out of the hair using warm water.  Make sure that you rinse your scalp thoroughly and remove all soap from the scalp.
  3. Use a conditioner designed to nourish, soothe and protect your scalp and natural hair while preventing matting, breakage and dryness such as Hairfinity Moisture Restoring Conditioner. This conditioner has a special nozzle that makes it easy to apply the product directly to the scalp.Let the conditioner sit on the hair for a few minutes and then rinse.  You can also deep condition both your exposed natural hair and added hair.
  4. Dry the hair completely.

After removing the extensions:

It is very, very important to have your extensions removed by a professional.  If not removed properly, you could lose a lot of hair.

  1. Make sure the hair is properly detangled and ALL shed hairs have been brushed out before washing. Not doing this can cause the hair to become extremely
  2. Wash your hair
  3. Deep Condition
  4. Dry the hair completely.

 

Hairfinity’s Beneath the Weave products are formulated with cooling, soothing ingredients to nourish your natural hair and scalp when extensions, weaves or protective styles are part of your look. Stops scalp itch while hydrating and refreshing. This line can also be used without extensions for scalp protection and nourishment.  Ingredients include:

  • Aloe
  • Neem Leaf Extract
  • Glycerin
  • Coconut Oil
  • Marshmallow Leaf/Root Extract
  • Olive Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

 

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Why Are Men Attracted to Healthy Hair?

There are certain undeniable physical attributes about a woman that makes her more physically appealing to men. Truth be told, men are very visual, and they are drawn in by what they see. The eyes, smile, and waist hip ratio are some of the physical traits that attract men to women. Among the top ranking is healthy hair. There’s something that’s quite irresistible to a man about a healthy head of hair. So why is this? Why are men more attracted to healthy hair?

Femininity

Healthy or Long Hair are culturally and timelessly considered to be very feminine. Men visualize femininity when they see a woman with a bountiful head of hair that looks robust and vibrant. The framing of the face with beautiful and healthy locks seem to be more pleasing to the eyes of men. Hair, culturally speaking, is one of the things that defines a woman in a man’s eyes. It is considered, frequently, as beautiful and ladylike.  Often times, men enjoy showcasing a woman that has shiny or long hair to others as a sign of a great prize that they have.  For whatever the reason, the feminine look is often correlated with long or full and healthy hair.

Fertility and Youth

Flowing locks symbolizes youth and fertility. Pregnancy is a time when hair seems to be, for many, at its most thriving stage. It grows at faster rates and sheds less due to the hormones in the body during pregnancy.  Men are often times considering a future mate, and fertility could very well factor in to how they choose one. Youthfulness and healthy hair are often correlated. Let’s face it, looking and feeling young is desirable for not only ourselves but for what we look for in a potential mate. That being said, men desire vitality in women, and the hair is a definite telltale sign of just how vital you are.

Consistency and Dedication

Healthy hair shows that women care enough to take the time to be desirable for them. That extra time and money that it takes to achieve a great mane is quite evident to the opposite sex. Men love to see that women are stable and consistent enough to take time to care for their locks. Many times, long and healthy hair take years to grow and maintain, and that diligence is quite impressive! We are all aware, whether male or female, that healthy hair doesn’t come just by waking up and running our fingers through our mane. The time, consistency, effort, and dedication that it takes to care for your hair are all excellent attributes in a woman, and men actually recognize this!

Health and Good Genes

A flourishing mane often means healthy genes and overall good health. Who doesn’t want a healthy and spry mate? Hair that is shiny, full, and lively indicates good health. Underlying health conditions can present themselves through the way that the hair looks and feels. Hair health also indicates vitamin deficiencies, which in turn may imply the lack of good nutrition. Men often wish for women that are more aware and in tune with good nutritional and health practices.  Good looking hair isn’t just pleasing to the eye, but often indicates a strong healthy individual. Being attracted to healthy hair is quite natural. It also shows a sign of good hygiene and care for one’s self. If good genes are present, of course this means that future children have great chances of inheriting this great head of hair!

Other than the obvious advantages of having a fabulous head of hair, there is one that can’t be ignored. That is drawing the attention of the opposite sex. Men enjoy the hard work and TLC that you’ve put into your mane, even if they don’t verbalize it! Just the mere ogling over your tresses may be enough to say it all!  Don’t underestimate how the health of your hair can be so pleasingly aesthetic that it makes you alluring to men everywhere you go.  You can achieve that healthy and beautiful mane that is so desirable to men. Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins and Booster Supplements nourish your hair from within, creating beautiful hair through inner wellness. Hairfinity is a total hair care system that works from the inside out.

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Hairfinity Candilocks…A Sweet Solution for Healthy Hair

In a perfect world, we would all have a balanced diet filled with the nutrients our bodies need to produce long, luxurious, healthy hair.  Sadly, for most of us it’s just not the case.  So, adding a supplement to fill in the gaps left behind by our regular diets can help lead to healthier hair.  What if we told you that by taking two sweet bites a day, you could achieve the hair of your dreams.  Sounds great, right?

We created Hairfinity Candilocks Chewable Hair Vitamins to do just that.

Hairfinity Candilocks is a new addition to our hair vitamin family.  It all started with Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins (capsules) which became a worldwide sensation due to the millions of women sharing their testimonies and results.  We later added targeted Boosters to give an extra kick where needed (ie hydration, strength, volume, and more).  Now, we have added a Sweet Solution for Healthy Hair….. Candilocks!

Supplements are meant to do just what it sounds like, add a boost of nutrients to help complete your diet.  Studies have shown that only 10 percent of American get the essential nutrients they need from their diet alone. Because of this, many people do not get all of the vitamins their bodies need to produce healthy hair.

HAIRFINITY Candilocks Chewable Hair Vitamins are a convenient way to get your daily dose of hair vitamins. Key ingredients like Biotin, Horsetail, Inositol and Choline have been combined with other bioactive vitamins, minerals and nutrients for a formula designed to promote healthier, stronger, longer hair. This vegetarian formula was is made with natural cherry flavoring and no artificial coloring. For all hair types.*

Other Key Ingredients:

  • Vitamins A and Dpromote healthy hair and scalp with their antioxidant properties.*
  • Pantothenic Acidfor stronger hair follicles.*
  • Vitamin B12 to oxygenate scalp and hair follicles.*
  • Biotinsupports existing hair growth, keratin production, and increases hair elasticity.*
  • Additional ingredients include: Vitamin B6 and C, Folic Acid and Calcium.

Important: Hairfinity Candilocks is not a candy!  You should not take more than the recommended daily dose.

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Thin Hair Got You Down? Turn Up the Volume!

There are several factors which can cause your hair to become thin over time.  Hair thickness comes from having an adequate amount of keratin protein, which is made up of amino acids, and held together by hydrogen bonds. When there is a sufficient amount of amino acids, hair is thick, strong, and voluminous.

However, when it lacks these building blocks, the hair weakens and can become thin and frail. Amino acids also produce red blood cells that supply nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles further contributing to the health and thickness of each strand.  So whether your hair is becoming thin due to over styling, chemical treatments, or simply aging, adding a supplement such as HAIRFINITY Volume Builder Amino Acid Booster can help replace these hair building nutrients:

  • Cystine is an amino acid that has been shown to stimulate hair regrowth and fight hair loss while providing strength to the hair shaft.  Up to 14% of your hair is made up of this amino acid. Dietary sources of Cystine include chicken, broccoli and milk.
  • Arginine is one of the most important amino acids for hair growth. It produces nitric oxide, a compound which helps improve blood circulation and the supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. This can help improve the very first stages of hair growth. Dietary sources of Arginine include coconut, sunflower seeds, and fish.
  • Lysine help reduce the enzyme shown be a prominent factor in male and female pattern baldness. This amino acid can also improve iron absorption to prevent iron deficiency which has been linked to hair loss and excessive hair shedding.
  • Methionine is a sulphur rich amino acid that helps your body produce the keratin protein which is the main material of the hair shaft. It also helps boost collagen production, another protein that makes up the hair structure.  Dietary sources of Methionine include eggs, fish, and sesame seeds.
  • Taurine acts as a protective shield against the negative effects of TGF-beta, a protein that may cause hair loss. It has also been shown to help increase the hair diameter when taken by women who had fine or thin hair.

You may be eating a healthy and balanced diet! But including foods and supplements that contain these can help boost the growth and health of your hair, and also your overall well-being.

3 Steps to Protect Your Hair from Damage Before It Starts

Damaging your hair is pretty easy to do, but protecting it from damage takes some serious effort.  Hair can become damaged from everyday styling, so it is important to take preventative measures before your hair becomes damaged.

1. Get Your Collagen –Hair is made of collagen (protein), so it makes sense that adding collagen to your diet will help your hair. Collagen supplements can help hair grow to its optimal length and thickness. Collagen gives your hair its structure and healthy bounce due to it being responsible for the strength and elasticity of your hair.  Collagen is 10 times more elastic than the springs in your bed, so you can imagine what this means for your hair.  As you age, your body’s natural collagen levels decrease which may cause your hair to start thinning and shedding.  Collagen may help strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss due to collagen deficiency. Studies have shown that collagen can help to treat dry, brittle hair by helping maintain the moisture levels of the hair.  If you’re lacking collagen in your diet, it may be helpful to add a collagen supplement such as HAIRFINITY Damage Defense Collagen Booster.

2. Get Your Amino Acids – Proteins are made up of amino acids that give the hair its strength.  You’re your hair lacks amino acids, it is more susceptible to breakage.  So, adding hair strengthening amino acids like HAIRFINITY Volume Builder Amino Acid Booster to your diet will help your hair withstand everyday styling without becoming damaged.

  • Arginine is one of the most important amino acids for hair growth. It produces nitric oxide, a compound which helps improve blood circulation and the supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. This can help improve the very first stages of hair growth. Dietary sources of Arginine include coconut, sunflower seeds, and fish.
  • Lysine help reduce the enzyme shown be a prominent factor in male and female pattern baldness. It can also improve iron absorption to prevent iron deficiency which has been linked to hair loss and excessive hair shedding.
  • Cystine is an amino acid that has been shown to stimulate hair regrowth and fight hair loss while providing strength to the hair shaft.  Up to 14% of your hair is made up of this amino acid. Dietary sources of Cystine include chicken, broccoli and milk.

3. Use Anti-Breakage Hair Care – Hair that is weak is more susceptible to breakage.  Increasing the strength of your hair will help protect it from damage. Its obvious that collagen and amino acids can help your hair grow stronger from the inside, but it is also important to strengthen your hair rom the outside using products formulated to guard against breakage.  Using a treatment such as the HAIRFINITY Strengthening Amino Masque can help your hair grow longer by infusing it with amino acids and preventing breakage from happening.

HAIRFINITY Advanced Hair Care products are proven reduce breakage by up to 95% in the first use when tested on chemically processed hair heat treated to 450 degrees.

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A Cure For Dry Hair – It Starts on the Inside

If you’re suffering from dry hair and can’t seem to find a solution, it might be because you are starting in the wrong place.  While the products you use on your hair can help hydrate it, it’s very important to hydrate your hair from the inside.

Hydrating Your Hair from the Inside:

  • Essential Fatty Acids – Eating foods that contain essential fatty acids (EFA’s) can help combat dryness and brittleness. EFA’s are found in fish such as sardines, tuna, and salmon.  Also, you can get a good dose of EFA’s by eating nuts, olives, avocados and flaxseed.  HAIRFINITY Intense Shine EFA Booster gives you hair a boost of Omega 6, an essential fatty acid for shinier, softer-looking hair.*
  • Water – While everyone knows that drinking water is important for overall health, you may not know that dehydration can lead to dry, brittle hair.  Healthy hydrated hair requires drinking about 6 to 8 cups of water each day. Not drinking enough water will cause your hair and skin to become dry.
  • Silica – this mineral found in foods such as asparagus and cucumbers can help improve your hair’s strength and shine.  Healthy hair is naturally more hydrated.  So, incorporating this mineral in your diet can help ease dryness. One source of silica is Horsetail Extract, which is an ingredient in HAIRFINITY Healthy Hair Vitamins.
  • Protein – Your hair is made of keratin protein so it only makes sense that you need to include an adequate amount of protein in your diet for healthy hair.  Hair that lacks the vital amino acids that come from protein is weak, brittle, and dry.  While meat is the most common source of protein, foods such as eggs and beans also provide your hair with this essential nutrient.  You can also use a supplement such as HAIRFINITY Volume Builder Amino Acid Booster to make sure your hair is getting these vital amino acids.
  • Vitamins  –  Healthy hydrated hair needs to be properly nourished from the inside.  Nutrients such as Vitamin A, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C, Folic Acid, and MSM are also very important for hair.  You can find these hair specific nutrients fruits, grains, and green, leafy vegetables as well as hair vitamins such as HAIRFINITY Healthy Hair Vitamins.

Hydrating Your Hair from the Outside:

  • Avoid the “Awful 8” Ingredients: Silicones, sulfates, mineral oils/petroleum, parabens, phthalates, PEG, propylene glycol, chlorine and formaldehyde. While these harsh ingredients are found in many popular hair products, they can dry your hair out and cause breakage. HAIRFINITY Hair Care Products contain only pure, gentle ingredients that work with your hair, not against it. That means our formulas never contain what we call “The Awful 8.”
  • Keep it Cool – Avoid washing your hair with hot water as it can strip your hair of its natural oils and moisture, causing it to become dull and dry.
  • Ditch the Damage. One of the major causes of dry hair is damage to the protective outer layer. Once this layer is damaged, it allows moisture to escape and your hair to dry out. The main culprits are chemical treatments (ie color, perms, and relaxers) and heat treatments (ie blow drying and straightening). Try out some heat-free styles, try rollers instead of the curling iron. Use a thermal product like HAIRFINITY Revitalizing Leave In Conditoner that protects your hair from heat up to 450 degrees when you do heat style your hair.
  • Oil it Up. When we think of oil, we think of moisture.  However, oil is best used to seal in moisture and protect your hair from the elements.  While your scalp naturally produces oil, it is sometimes not enough for what we put our hair through daily. Try using a natural product like HAIRFINITY Nourishing Botanical Oil which increases shine and elasticity, and infuses your hair with moisture while reducing breakage up to 95%. If you are following all of the steps above, then your hair should be properly hydrated and using an oil to seal it will help keep it that way. Remember – avoid popular “silicone” based oils as they will only dry your hair out more.

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Is Stress Causing Your Hair Loss?

Stress is known to cause several hair problems from heart disease to obesity.  But did you know that stress can also cause you to lose hair? If you have recently noticed an abnormal amount of hair loss, it could be due to a stressful situation that you have went through recently or even months ago. Hair loss due to stress usually occurs 1 to 3 months after a very stressful event, such as a death in the family, divorce, or even financial worry. This type of hair loss can also be caused by illness, poor diet, or hormonal changes (i.e. menopause, recently giving birth, or starting/stopping birth control pills). The good news is that you can prevent stress induced hair loss before it happens and help reduce it if you are currently experiencing it. To keep stress from wreaking havoc on your hair, try adding the HAIRFINITY Detox & De-Stress Antioxidant Booster to your supplement regimen.  This targeted supplement supports your scalp’s stress reduction abilities with an antioxidant cocktail of curcumin, zinc and grape seed extract. Soothe and protect your scalp, so your hair can grow and thrive, stress-free.*

There are three types of hair loss that are associated with high stress levels:

  • Telogen effluvium. Stress causes large numbers of your hair follicles to go into the resting phase. After a few months, the affected hairs may suddenly fall out causing reason for alarm (and possibly even more stress)
  • Alopecia areata.While a variety of things can cause alopecia areata, it is also possibly linked to severe stress. Hair loss from alopecia areata is caused by the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles
  • Trichotillomania creates an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. This hair pulling may be a way of dealing with stress, loneliness, boredom or frustration.

How to Prevent Stress:

  1. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can cause stress, especially if the issue persists for a long period of time.  You should try to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.  Not getting enough sleep can affect your diet and mood, which can in tern lead to more stress and eventually hair loss.  If you have trouble getting to sleep, it may be because of too much stimulation before bedtime.  The light from the TV or phone can cause stimulation that will prevent you from falling to sleep easily.  So, try a dark room or read a book to fall asleep quickly.
  2. Follow a healthy diet. Healthy foods provide your body with the energy it needs to deal with daily stress.  When you don’t follow a healthy diet, it leaves your body and hair susceptible to stress related problems.  A nutritious diet can also help you grow stronger hair which will also help keep it from falling out.  To make your diet “hair healthy,” eat at least 3 well balanced meals per day and avoid processed and sugary foods.  Indulge in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats such as nuts and avocados. Also, try adding a healthy hair supplement with nutrients specific for your precious locks such as B-vitamins, MSM, and more.  Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial, as they can help to improve the health of the scalp. Also, adding a targeted supplement such as the HAIRFINITY De-Stress & Detox Antioxidant Booster will help give your hair a “boost” of antioxidant ingredients, creating optimal conditions for hair growth.
  3. Exercise more. Not only can exercise help improve your overall health, it can also help alleviate emotional stress due to the endorphins your body releases.  These endorphins, also called “happy hormones” help your feel more calm and relaxed. Exercise doesn’t mean having to go to the gym or get a trainer.  Dancing, jumping jacks, swimming, or even a brisk walk can help reduce your stress levels.

How to Get Stress In Check:

  1. Focus on the moment.We spend so much time thinking about the future and the past.  We usually worry about what to do next or feel regret about something we have already done.  To help reduce stress, try focusing on what you are doing right this instant.  For example if you are outside, concentrate on how the wind feels against your skin.  Or if you’re eating, focus on the taste and sensation of your food.
  2. Laugh Out Loud While your current situation may not seem like a laughing matter, research shows that laughing can help lower your stress levels and improve your mood by reducing stress hormones and boosting endorphins. So, find something to laugh about whether it is your favorite funny movie or remembering something that made you LOL. It will help you feel better and possibly save your hair.
  3. Listen to Music – It has been shown that listening to soothing music and sounds can help reduce anxiety, slow your heart rate, and even lower your blood pressure. Try listening to spa like music or sounds such as ocean waves or rain. Focus on the scenery associated with the sound while you are listening to it.

Protect Your Hair with Antioxidants

Unfortunately, stress can’t always be avoided.  However, you can make sure your hair is protected. HAIRFINITY Detox & De-Stress Antioxidant Booster helps protect your hair from stress with a powerful combination of antioxidants.

  • Curcumin (Turmeric) is a plant from the ginger family that acts as a powerful antioxidant,  defending against free radicals and oxidation.*
  • Piperine (Black Pepper)increases the absorption of curcumin, optimizing its antioxidant properties.*
  • Zinc Gluconatesoothes  and supports the body’s immune system by reducing cellular breakdown.*
  • Grapeseed Extractdefends your scalp and hair from oxidation caused by free radicals.*
  • Vitamin E protects against free radicals with its antioxidant powers.*

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Why It’s Necessary to Protect Your Hair from Air Pollution

The severity of damage caused by pollution cannot be underestimated as it can really harm your tresses. Researches have shown that pollution and other environmental irritants pose a huge threat on your skin but people haven’t realize yet how damaging can these pollutants be for your scalp and hair. Your skin and hair are more exposed to pollution but skin often has that advantage of being covered and protected by certain creams, lotions and other treatments. Your hair on the other hand, is most exposed. But the good news is there are certain ways you can control and minimize this damage to your locks.

Smoke, dust, gaseous pollutants and other grime get settled on the scalp and hair, causing irritation and harm. These dirt residues can contribute in excessive dryness, roughness and hair breakage. An itchy and flaky scalp is often the case as well that leads to hair loss. People living in highly polluted areas are at major risk as these damaging aggressors can attack your hair anytime you’re outdoors.

Expert dermatologists at Hairfinity have some really helpful suggestions for controlling hair damage due to pollution. Let’ have a look.

Try Anti-Pollution or Deep Cleansing Hair Care
It is recommended to change your hair care products and start using anti-pollution or deep cleansing shampoos and conditioners. Such products help cleansing all the unwanted dirt residues from your scalp and hair. Hairfinity Gentle Cleanse Shampoo is one of the most effective hair care product when it comes to cleansing and damage control.

Avoid Styling Products
Hair styling products like gels, thickening creams and mousses attract more pollutants to the hair. Try minimizing usage of such products especially if you live in a polluted area and you’re using such products on a daily basis.

Minimize Shampooing
It might seem strange to most of you because generally washing can take away dirt from your hair but this is a bit more complicated to understand. Exposure to pollution can dry out your locks and shampooing on a daily basis can further contribute in drying your hair by excreting all the essential oils and moisture. It is recommended to go without shampooing as long as you can. Shampooing your strands three times a week is more than enough.

Brush and Style your Hair with Care
Pollution damages your hair and makes them brittle and more prone to breakage. Due to this, you find more hair stuck in your brush. Therefore, it is recommended to treat your hair gently when you brush and style them. Heating instruments exacerbate the situation so it advised to avoid their usage as much as possible.

Hydration is the Key
When it comes to the health of your overall body, hydration is essential. Same goes for the health of your mane as well. Environmental pollutants and irritants soak up all your hair moisture due to which it is necessary to give your scalp and hair a moisture treatment. Moisturizing mask is a good option. Hairfinity Balanced Moisture Conditioner is another effective formula for hydrating your hair.

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How to Style & Prevent Thinning Hair

Thinning hair can be a huge problem for women who want to style their hair every day. Hair thinning is mostly experienced by women and it poses certain styling challenges for them. Research has shown that hair problems have some serious psychological effects on women. They spend nearly half of their life savings trying to have a full mane. However, you don’t need to worry anymore because today we are here with some amazing suggestions that will help you pump up your hair volume and add body to your thinning locks.

Try Out New Styling Tweaks
Sometimes all you need is a little break from your daily routine and it can solve all your problems in no time. First of all, avoid too tight ponytails and limit braids and extensions. Most of us don’t realize that tight hairstyles can put a great stress on hair follicles and result in hair thinning and even hair loss. According to hair stylists, if you have thin hair, try cutting bangs; make them start much closer to the crown as it will provide fullness in the front. Blow drying in the direction your locks usually fall can also help in adding height and volume to the hair. Furthermore, make your part a bit messy to conceal the easily visible scalp.

Try New Products
If you haven’t tried them yet, it’s time to use hair building and hair volumizing sprays while being careful to not get an overdose. They work well if you are experiencing a mild thinning. Secondly, also try hair strengthening and thickening shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in conditioners like Hairfinity Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner. It’s quite effective in nourishing and thickening your strands.

Get Required Nutrients
Nutritional deficiencies play a vital role in hair thinning and hair loss. Get a proper nutritional makeover by eating essential vitamins, proteins and iron-rich foods. Vitamin B, D and iron deficiencies are the worst ones especially when it comes to hair thinning problems. So, for the best way to prevent hair-thinning issues, it is recommended to eat a balanced diet with lots of whole grains, lentils, lean meat, eggs, fruits and vegetables. These nutrients are the building blocks for hair growth and therefore, are very essential for us. You can also get Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins, which are effective in providing all the required nutrients.

Visit a Hair Expert
There are a number of trichology centers and online hair consultation systems available for people suffering from hair loss or thinning hair. Hairfinity also offers an online hair health consultation program and a microscopic hair analysis to identify the root cause of your hair problems. After the problems are identified, a customized solution to every hair loss or hair thinning problem is provided.
A large percentage of women suffer hair thinning at some point in their life. Instead of stressing over it, a much more practical approach is to deal with the situation technically and carefully. We have gone through some of these styling and prevention options for thinning hair. Implementing them may help you maintain and nourish your thinning locks.

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