The do's and don'ts for stronger, healthier hair

Good hair habits to help improve density and revitalise thin and lifeless hair

Healthy hair

From massages, to drying techniques and more...discover how to help strengthen your hair, and habits to avoid to keep your hair looking thick and healthy.

Did you know it's quite normal to lose about 100 hairs a day*? Hair grows in cycles, living on average seven years. Growth is followed by a three-month resting phase*, which ends with the hair falling out, marking the end of a hair's life cycle. Each hair follicle can go through up to 25 complete cycles**: if these cycles become shorter, hair loss accelerates and density decreases. Keep reading for some good hair habits to follow and habits to avoid to preserve the strength and health of your hair.

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DO: Massage your scalp

Microcirculation is essential to provide the hair roots with all the necessary nutrients needed to maintain its vitality. With lack of nutrients, your hair may enter the resting phase and fall out early. Every day, relax and massage your scalp gently to mechanically stimulate skin microcirculation and hair growth. Amplify its effectiveness by applying KLORANE's Hair Strengthening Serum with Quinine and Organic Edelweiss. It's formulated with 98% natural-origin ingredients to revitalise your scalp and help strengthen your hair from the roots.

Try these three massage techniques for 10 seconds each:

  • Tilt the head forward, place two fingers from each hand (index and middle) at the base of the head (back of the skull, above the nape), and massage towards the ears.
  • Then make circular movements with all four fingers along the hairline (from the nape of the neck, over the ears, and towards the forehead), making sure you target where the hair meets the skin.
  • Place the hands (pressing both the fingers and palms) on each side of the head (palms behind the ears and fingers directed upwards) and move the scalp forwards/backwards (four times), then left/right (four times).

DON'T: Use tight hair bands

Tight buns and elastic hair bands put excessive pressure on hair follicles. In addition to the risk of hair breakage, this can slow down skin microcirculation. So let your hair down or opt for loose bands that allow your hair to chill, stress-free!

DO: Keep your cool

Step away from the hairdryer... and straightener too! Try and have a few blow-dry free days and let your hair dry naturally. Your hair will thank you!

DO: Treat your hair gently

Vigorously rubbing wet hair with a towel can cause hair breakage (big NO!). Instead, wrap your hair in an absorbent towel to gently blot the excess water. To stimulate the skin's microcirculation, give your hair a good brush one to two times a day, and avoid overly hot blow-drying (which is harsh on the scalp).

 

*https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16921-hair-loss-in-women **https://dermnetnz.org/topics/hair-shedding

 

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