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Recent studies have shown that 90 percent of all women suffer from dry hair. Nowadays it is normal to wash your hair daily, but shampooing doesn't only mean that it washes away dirt - it also washes out your hair's natural, protective oil (sebum). Dry hair does not contain enough moisture.

The cuticle has become porous and that's why the cortex cannot retain water.

Generally salty or chlorinated water are responsable for the hair's dry condition. Swimming, too much exposure to wind and sun and overshampooing are the most important causes of dry hair. Other causes like colourings, permanents, electric curlers and excessive blow-drying also dries out your hair.

Try washing your hair less often (two or three times a week) and make sure you use a mild shampoo (labled for dry or damaged hair), avoid leave-in conditioners and stop blow drying your hair. Be careful brushing your hair.

Tip: Use a shampoo or conditioner which contains panthenol - it gently cleans and it will add moisture and body to your hair. Pantenol is absorbed into the hair shaft and provides moisture. It also improves the moisture content in the hair follicle.

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" Bad  Hair  Day"

A "Bad hair day" is one of these days that your normal hair ritual doesn't have any effect at all... Brushing, gel or spray just won't do and even washing again and restyling does not help.

You are already thinking about cutting your hair, but the next day you style your hair the same way and it looks stunning.

Often bad hair days are caused by conditioning agents and styling products which build up on the hair and eventually cause the hair to feel heavy and lifeless.

When your hair is damaged it is so much more porous and its cuticle is so much rougher that they are likely to cause problems.

The way you sleep on your hair also influences your shape of your hair.

Many women suffer from bad hair days shortly before or during their menstrual period - Hair that looses it's strength and that cannot be styled at all. Increased oestrogen production the week before you get your period can trigger increased oil production. It totally changes the "climate" on the scalp and makes your hair look limp and dull and impossible to style.

Tip: If you start styling your hair when it is wet, you have a better chance of getting it to do what you want.

Sun dries out hair

Especially during your summer holidays, at the beach and trips in Southern countries can be extremely harmful to your hair. As your skin builds up pigments your hair does the opposite: it looses it's pigments.

If you do not treat your hair well it will dry out, loose it's colour and your hair will become dull, brittle and impossible to style. Hair mainly consists of proteins and water. Swimming in lakes, seas and especially in the pool's chlorinated water will influence... more