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How can something simple as dandruff cause damage?  Head and Shoulders scientists recently reported that when hair grows from a dandruff-irritated scalp, more cuticle damage is possible. Not only have that, but the constant itch-itch, and scratch-scratch that come with dandruff damaged hair even further. It will weaken the strands – and weak hair is more likely to breakage.

How to decrease and/or Eliminate Dandruff

There are many products on the market that claim to work against flakes, itching, redness and a dry scalp. Some of them work, and some don’t. But there are also some that are completely worthless. When you find one that works, be sure to use it.

Blo&Go has some new that might surprise you. This is not to say the dryness that comes from blow drying isn’t also something we should try to avoid. It goes beyond the adverse effects said to be caused by blow drying your hair; naming dandruff as an even more serious culprit.

Hint: Some people say that switching every couple of weeks between brands is a good idea because sometimes dandruff becomes resistant after a while.

Edible treatments:

Some natural remedies for moisturizing the scalp. Mash some avocado and work into your scalp. It’s also good for your hair. Coconut oil is said to work wonders as well for both hair and scalp. Add to this list: raw eggs, olive oil, and mashed berries are some other possible ideas.

For Overall Hair Health:

Whichever method you choose to keep your scalp healthy, you might THINK the best thing you can do is shampoo regularly. Not according to some cosmetologists. They say your hair loves to be a little dirty. Why strip away all of the natural oils and moisture by daily washing if you don’t have to? Certain supplements can help you maintain the health of your hair. There are formulas made especially for hair, skin, and nails that have ingredients such as biotin, silica, vitamins B, C, and E, iron, and omega-3. What you eat influences the health of your hair too. Eat omega 3 rich fish! Are you vegan? Make sure to supplement your diet with protein and iron for maximum hair health.

Warning Signs:

Do you get your hair colored? If you feel a tingling sensation, there is a possibility that your scalp is really dry. Flakes and itching aren’t the only indications your hair might need a little help.  There are other signs as well. This can worsen over time and lead to dandruff. In aggravated cases you’ll see inflammation, unhealthy hair follicles, and, potentially, hair loss. Just as your face requires moisturizer, your scalp needs hydration. Ask your hairdresser for recommendations. He or she is qualified and also knows your hair.

A Message from BLO&GO:

BLO&GO blow drying tool allows you to have hands-free styling while you dry your hair.   But remember there are rules for blow drying if you want to keep your hair healthy.

Blow drying your hair can also lead to dryness, especially if you wash and blow dry your hair daily. If you must wash daily, use a mild shampoo recommended by your hair stylist and focus on the roots where hair is oilier.

Here’s something many of us may not realize: rubbing hair with a towel can rough up the cuticle, causing it to look frizzy. It can potentially lead to more breakage. Pat the hair dry. It’s no surprise that heat causes damage. Blow drying causes a “flash drying” effect. It not only removes surface moisture but also water that is bound to the hair. This water is meant to hydrate your hair.

The solution? Don’t blow dry your hair. Is this realistic? NO. Many women need to blow dry either for style or convenience. So what can you do? Use a conditioner containing glycerin and propylene glycol. These ingredients reduce water evaporation. Blow-drying itself can be safe for hair as long as you follow a few simple care techniques. Look for Blo&Go by Whitening Lightning.

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