Growing your hair long?
Cutting your hair more often might seem counterintuitive, but trimming your hair keeps your hair healthy and gets rid of split ends. When split ends are left on the hair, your brush or comb will snag on them, causing the hair to break. They key to healthy hair is a healthy scalp. We recommend Curetage to nourish and stimulate your hair follicles. The most important step is making sure you are following a healthy lifestyle, including rest, a balanced diet, exercise, and reducing your stress levels.
How your hair changes with illness.
When you are sick, depressed, on antibiotics, feeling rejected in love, or unusually stressed, your hair can be a reflection of what's going on in your body. As a nonessential organ, your hair is likely to be neglected by the body when the immune system is fighting disease or depression. Even the mildest medication may have side effects, and your hair is vulnerable to these reactions. An emotional crisis can result in a breakout of hives, pimples, or cold sores. It shouldn't be a surprise, then, if the condition of your scalp and hair also mirror your emotional state.
Get lots of sleep and exercise, and drink lots of water, and your hair will bounce back when you do. In the meantime, don't skimp on conditioner, and above all, don't make any drastic changes to your hairstyle. Wait until you recover to experiment with a new cut or a different color. If you don't feel well, your hair won't look good no matter what you do to it.
(Excerpt from "Curly Girl Handbook," by Lorraine Massey)