Habits that can destroy your hair extensions

Hair extensions are very beautiful especially when taken care of. These extensions have soft strands that can easily slip through your fingers. People have been spending a lot of money to give their hair extensions a gorgeous and a perfect look. However, some factors can negatively affect your hair extension. These include poor quality, environmental factors, and daily habits. Keeping off some of these habits is one of the best method of maintaining your hair extensions.

Presence of air pollutants

The pollutants include fumes, smoke, and smog all of which might settle on the hair extensions and form another layer above them. This layer can hamper the appearance of your hair by making it look dusty and dull. Apart from damaging the appearance of your hair extensions, these pollutants can also lead to drying of the hair. Any person who is residing in a polluted environment is advised to make sure that his or her hair is covered using a silk cloth. Additionally, individuals who have developed a habit of smoking should avoid smoking.

 

Use of over-drying or harsh products

You should avoid using these products. Instead, you should use moisture-rich conditioners and shampoos that are alcohol-free. High alcohol content can severely damage your hair. Being gentle on the hair extensions is also recommended. Hair extensions should be cleaned using phosphate-free and sulphate-free cleansers. Checking the labels of different products is also a good idea.

Improper washing habits

Some of the bad washing habits include under-washing and over-washing of the hair extensions. Extensions that are not washed properly look dirty, bad, and smell awful. They also appear lifeless and dull. On the other hand, over washing of the hair extensions is known for extracting moisture from them. This makes them dry. The appearance and good health of hair extensions are maintained by washing them on a weekly basis.

Cutting or trimming the extensions

This is an effective way of maintaining your hair extensions. Failure to cut or trim the extensions can end up damaging your hair. In addition to trimming, hydrating the hair by use of essential oils is another method of preventing damage of the hair extensions. These oils are helpful in keeping your hair from the harmful radicals or chemicals.

 

Inadequate handling

Silky hair extensions are very smooth and cuticle free. Improper handling of these extensions will lead to loss of shine making them frizzy. They should be handled gently by use of combs and brushes that have wide teeth.

 

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Tips for preventing acne

Acne is one of the chronic diseases that affect the skin. Some of the major symptoms associated with this skin condition include blemishes, scaring, and active lesions. In severe cases, this disease is known for leading to crucial aesthetic problems. Acne is a skin disease that affects people from all ages and races, but it is more common in adolescents and adults. More than 80 % of the people aged between eleven and thirty years are affected by this disease at some point. Affected individuals feel anxious, and they are always looking for means of removing acne scars. Of course, every person is interested in having a spotless skin. Acne is a health condition that can affect your skin even after disappearing by leaving scars. These scars are a nuisance. These scars can darken once the skin is exposed to the sun. The darkening of scars can be prevented by using sunscreen.

Some of the effective procedures used in eliminating facial scars include laser treatment (pixel and fractional laser). This method is helpful in improving the skin’s appearance by stimulating collagen, reducing skin spots as well as decreasing the depth of these scars. The following are the effective treatment options used in treating scars and acne blemishes

PRP

This is a natural substance that is derived from the blood of patients. It is then injected by use of micro punctures that follows a grid pattern thus preventing the occlusion of the blood vessels. This technique is simpler as compared to fillers. It is a technique that has played an essential role in reducing secondary infections and injuries on the nerve fibers. It has also helped in reducing the complications associated with other methods such as fillers.

Hyaluronic acid

This acid is widely used due to its biocompatibility, low allergenic potential, and durability. Besides, its molecules are helpful in filling atrophic scars. Hyaluronic acid is also useful in promoting the synthesis of collagen molecules.

Peeling

Medical peels are applied on both scarring, and active acne once applied. Its application is helpful in promoting cellular renewal thereby attenuating the scars and spots.

IPL

In this method, pulsed light is used in improving redness and eliminating stains on the skin. The process of decreasing superinfection is effective in attacking the acne bacteria. This is a treatment method that has been proven to be very useful in treating or curing active acne.

Biostimulation

Biostimulation is done using a platelet–rich plasma to remove the acne scars. This is a technology that helps the blood of the patient to increase the production of collagen and elastin thereby improving the healing process.

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