Do I Have Healthy Hair?

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No matter if you consider yourself a quintessential New York fashionista or not, everyone wants to have a nice head of hair. While some people aren’t as concerned about it, most people, if they are honest, want to have a thick, good-looking head of hair. However, what does it mean to have healthy hair? 

Today, on the David Angelo blog, we are going to talk about five characteristics of healthy hair. Stick around to learn more, and visit the Angelo David New York website to learn more about our hair salon. We specialize in providing hair fall solutions for those experiencing thinning hair. After a thorough examination of your hair and scalp, our hairstyles can provide a variety of options including: 

Learn more about the possibilities for your hair, and make a complimentary consultation on our website.

Five Characteristics of Healthy Hair

We’ve all seen hair commercials showcasing shiny locks being tousled in slow motion in efforts to sell shampoos and other hair products. We may have assumed that shiney hair equals healthy hair, but is this entirely true? What constitutes a healthy head of hair? Keep reading to learn more. 

Has A Natural Shine

It’s easy to assume that some people have great hair and others are simply not as lucky. It is true that some have naturally commercial ready hair. However, healthy hair, no matter the texture, should have a natural shine — if it is dull and course, it is likely that it needs some TLC. Our scalps produce natural oils to moisturize our hair and when we brush our hair, this oil is naturally distributed down each strand. However, if your scalp isn’t producing enough oil or is producing too much oil, there may be an issue with your hair that needs to be addressed. Often times, a better hair care routine and using high-quality hair products can alleviate the issue, but sometimes it is a sign of a deeper issue

Does Not Overly Shed

We all shed some hair each day when we brush and wash our hair, and as we go about our daily lives: it’s part of the natural growth cycle of our hair. Sometimes the thicker your hair is, the more hair that you will shed, simply because there is more hair to shed. However, there is a point when your hair loss may be a concern, and indicative of your scalp health, and even your general health. If you feel that you are losing hair at a faster rate than you have in the past or you’re noticing that you don’t have as much hair as you used to, you may want to seek a professional analysis.  

Doesn’t Easy Tangle

If you can brush your hair easily and don’t feel like you’re having to untangle massive knots, you most likely have healthy hair. Hair that has split ends, is frayed or brittle tends to tangle easily and can get caught in your brush more easily. Hair that is damaged could be the result of the stress that you are putting on it from heat tools, overwashing, and styling. However, it can be a sign that your hair needs some TLC or that there is a deeper issue. Additionally, the extra pulling and tugging to untangle your hair could be adding more damage to your hair. 

Stands Up to Moisture

Everyone’s hair eventually succumbs to the effects of water, meaning that, when your hair is wet, all styling and products eventually lose their hold and your hair relaxes into its natural state. However, the way that your hair responds to water can be telling of your overall hair health and general health. Healthy hair retains less moisture than damaged hair, because damaged hair tends to be more porous (making it more susceptible to damage and breakage) and so absorbs more water. If you’re wondering about the state of your hair, it is important that you consider how it reacts to water: in humid conditions, does your hair retain its shape or does it become frizzy, lame, or droopy? Another test to perform is to take a few strands of hair and see if they float or if they sink. If they sink, it may be time to more closely examine your hair health. 

Doesn’t Have Dandruff

Most people don’t want dandruff and most know that if they are experiencing it, that they need to do something about it. However, what is the cause of the dandruff? Flakiness can be a sign of a few different conditions: 

  • Yellow-colored flakes usually mean that your scalp is in need of a good washing. These flakes are often dry skin and product build up that needs to be cleared away. Give your scalp a gentle scrub to remove the build up.
  • Gray-colored flakes usually mean that your scalp is excessively dry, you are having an allergic reaction to products, or there are other issues at hand. 

Because the weather and seasons affect our hair, it isn’t uncommon to face some challenges as your hair and scalp acclimate to the new conditions at the start of each new season. However, in many cases, action needs to be taken to get your scalp back on track. 

If your hair doesn’t appear to be healthy, your hair is thinning, or you have questions about the general state of your hair, make a complimentary consultation at our hair salon. The hairstylists at Angleo David New York utilize the APM 200 device that can provide a closer look at the state of your hair and scalp. Learn more here, and find the hair fall solutions and answers to your hair health questions when you make an appointment today