GENERAL

You Have Noticed Hair Breakage

If you are dealing with hair breakage, there are many contributing factors to consider. It could be the styling, your diet or unhealthy habits. Protein treatments such as Karmin Strengthening Amino Masque will help with any type of breakage. Our hair is made up primarily of protein, which gives it its strength.  However, it is very important to keep protein and moisture balanced. Hair breakage can occur as the result of an imbalance between the protein and moisture. Proteins bind to the hair cuticle and help temporarily rebuild any weakened areas. Protein-based products reinforce the hair shaft, and help it remain strong enough to fight breakage. Moisture keeps the hair soft and supple so it does not break easily as well. So, it is important to also use a moisture treatment such as Karmin Balanced Moisture Conditioner. You should alternate between protein treatments and moisture treatments.

If your hair is breaking, even with proper care, then there may be another cause.  You may want to consider getting a Microscopic Hair Analysis performed on your hair to determine the exact cause of your breakage and get a customized regimen based on your results.  With the Microscopic Hair Analysis, we can identify issues and characteristics that may not be visible with the naked eye such as:

  • Damage to the hair’s cuticle and cortex
  • Split / fibrillated shaft and ends
  • Hair diameter (thickness / thinness)
  • Hair shape / pattern identification

You Have Fine Hair

Fine hair has the smallest diameter with cuticles that are organized loosely and further apart, making it fragile and more prone to damage. Fine hair requires both gentle care and gentle styling.

Your Hair Grows Slowly

If your hair seems to grow slowly, you should know that there are many factors associated with slow hair growth. Hair grows at an average rate of about 1/2 inch per month. If your hair is breaking at the same rate of growth, it may seem as though your hair is not in fact growing. Protein treatments such as Karmin Strengthening Amino Masque help stop breakage. Poor nutrition can be the cause. There are several essential nutrients the body needs to maintain and produce healthy cells. Ensure your body is getting the nutrients needed for healthy hair growth with a hair specific supplement such as Karmin Healthy Hair Vitamins.

You are Experiencing Dryness

If your hair seems to be dry, you should know that there are several factors that may affect whether or not your hair is dry. Excessive hair care habits like excess shampooing strip away elements that keep your hair moist. Hair color and perm/relaxer, the overuse of heat tools, and environmental exposures to extreme heat or cold, sun, or wind can cause hair to become brittle.

You are Experiencing Hair Thinning

If your hair seems to be thinning, you should know that there are several factors associated with thinning hair. The thinning you see may be due to shedding. When shedding results in thinning, it can sometimes be due to stress, improper hair care, or poor diet.

  • Hair can easily become damaged, dry, and brittle from over-styling. Constant use of hot styling tools, frequent shampooing, vigorous or frequent brushing, and too many products can all lead to breakage and thinning hair.
  • Poor nutrition, including vitamin deficiencies and not getting enough protein, can cause hair loss. Fad or crash dieting can have the same negative effect as eating a diet based on junk food. Ensure proper nutrition and healthy locks by eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables each day and ensuring you receive enough protein. You can also fill in nutritional gaps in your diet with a hair specific supplement such as Karmin Healthy Hair Vitamins.

DAILY REGIMEN

Eat Healthy Foods

If you want healthy hair, you must feed it the right nutrients. Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support healthy hair depend on a balanced diet. Eating foods rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids will increase hair shine, growth rate, manageability, and overall health.  A balanced diet will also prevent excessive shedding due to nutritional deficiencies. You can make sure your body is getting all of the nutrients your hair needs by taking a hair specific supplement such as Karmin Healthy Hair Vitamins.

Exercise

Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to the scalp, which better nourishes the hair roots and helps improve hair growth. Exercise reduces cortisol, the primary stress hormone, which creates inflammation that inhibits the ability of hair follicles to grow hair.

Drink Water

Drinking water is essential to healthy hair. Water hydrates the body and regulates the circulatory system, which feeds the hair follicle and stimulates hair growth. If your follicles are deficient in adequate water levels your hair will eventually become dry, brittle and may stop growing. Drink the daily recommended intake of water to ensure your body is well hydrated.

Do Scalp Massages

Scalp massages help improve hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp which channels additional nutrients to your hair’s roots.

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

At bedtime, use a silk pillowcase or bonnet. Silk absorbs less moisture than cotton and its smooth, slippery texture will protect your hair at night by reducing loss of moisture through friction.

WEEKLY REGIMEN

Use Deep Conditioners

Use deep conditioners to help to rebuild the hair structure and keep it from breaking. You will need to alternate between protein such as Karmin Strengthening Amino Masque and moisture treatments such as Karmin Balanced Moisture Conditioner to keep the hair balanced and healthy.

Use a Gentle Shampoo

Use a gentle, sulfate free shampoo such as Karmin Gentle Cleanse Shampoo to prevent stripping of moisture from your hair.

OTHER

Recognize Excessive Shedding

Shedding should not be confused with breakage. Shedding is a normal occurrence where the hair is released from the scalp; Normal shedding is no more than 100 hairs per day. Anything more is considered excessive. Hormonal changes, scalp fungus (severe itching) or poor nutrition can be the cause of excessive shedding as well as high levels of stress. To reduce shedding, make sure you are getting the proper nutrition in your diet and keeping your stress levels in check.

Use a Shower Filter

Use a shower filter if you have hard water at home and cover your head when you’re in the sun for prolonged periods.

Condition After Each Wash

Use a conditioner such as Karmin Balanced Moisture Conditioner with every wash and a deep conditioner such as Karmin Strengthening Amino Masque at least once a week to moisturize your hair.

Cater to Your Dry Scalp

Dry scalp is caused by a loss of moisture from the skin; however, the cause of this dehydration can be internal or external. People who tend to suffer from dry skin find that their scalp requires extra moisturizing as well. It is important to drink the daily-recommended amount of water to ensure your skin is properly hydrated.

Protect Your Hair When Swimming

If you are going swimming, apply a leave-in conditioner such as Karmin Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner to prevent chlorinated water from penetrating the hair and damaging it.

Control Frizz

If you live in a humid climate it is important to focus on frizz control. The key is to find the right balance of moisture for your hair type without overdoing it – seal the right amount of moisture in, while blocking out the excess from the environment.

Limit Salt Water and Chlorine

Limit your hair’s exposure to salt water and chlorine.

Keratin and Brazilian treatments

If you have used a Keratin or Brazilian treatment in your hair, you may suffer from hair dryness as the chemicals and the heat used in the process can dehydrate hair.

Use a UV protectant

Always protect your hair when outdoors. Keep out of direct sunlight and always use a UV protection product such as Karmin Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner for your hair.

Use Oils to Seal in Moisture

Oil treatments such as Karmin Argan Oil are a great way to lock needed moisture in and keep the excess out.

Shampoo Less Frequently

Shampoo less frequently to avoid removing additional moisture from your hair. When you wash, use a gentle shampoo such as Karmin Gentle Cleanse Shampoo.

Wash Regularly

Wash your hair regularly with a gentle shampoo such as Karmin Gentle Cleanse Shampoo and condition with a hydrating conditioner such as Karmin Balanced Moisture Conditioner only your ends to prevent oily build up at your roots while maintaining your hair’s health.

Be Gentle

Your hair is highly susceptible to breakage, so it is important to provide extra care and gentle styling to maintain your hair’s health.

Use a Wide-Tooth Comb

Use a wide tooth comb and begin combing from the bottom to detangle hair. Avoid using brushes on dry hair to prevent poofing and breakage.

 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Karmin Healthy Hair Vitamins

Karmin Argan Oil