Summer is almost here and like changing seasons, it can be hard to predict the state of your hair, even for the most savvy hair connoisseur. Taking in all the glory that summer has to offer, also has its side effects—like, humidity, which can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Learning how to show Mother Nature whose boss and solidifying a technique that will produce sound results can maximize the most of what summer has to offer. One of those techniques is monitoring your product usage. Find out why less products are more when it comes to combating the heat.
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Sometimes I like to think of my hair as a plant, if you give it too much fertilizer you can harm or even destroy it. The same applies for your hair. Most of us know our hair is composed of overlapping flat cells made up keratin, but did you know that constantly using too much products can weaken the hair shaft causing more breakage.
Overloading tresses with products can also contribute to what many could do without, more shedding. Less products more than likely means your scalp region will clean and clear of what it is meant to do, secrete an oily, waxy substance called sebum, through microscopic glands . Now when those glands are blocked they are not receiving the oxygen they need…find out what else contributes to unnecessary shedding and more reasons why less is more regarding product usage at Essence.com here
As part of Essence’s newly enhanced and revamped hair channel that launched May 8th, I will have a weekly article on Essence.com, sharing tips, a bit of hairtherapy and my own personal journey.