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Instant Hair Test: What It Can Reveal About Your Hair Condition

Date November 27, 2018

Beautiful thick hair is everything a girl can dream of. In order to enjoy its brilliance and well-groomed appearance, you should meticulously take care of its health. Styling products, hot and cold air, and improper shampoo can do great harm to your hair. Therefore, it is worth checking its condition regularly.

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Three simple tests to check your hair

Test 1

This technique will help determine your hair's elasticity. Soak a small area of hair, then take 2 to 3 locks and place them between your thumb and forefinger, pulling the ends gently. If your hair stretches to a third of its length and bounces back, everything is all right.

Test 2

Pinch some hair between the index and middle fingers. Slide your fingers, moving from ends to roots. If the hair feels rough, that means that it is damaged.

Test 3

Take a glass of water of room temperature and immerse a few locks in it. If they don’t sink, there is no need to worry. If the hair sinks, it's time to take care of it.

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Causes of hair damage

Beautiful and thick hair can easily become dry and lifeless. All the reasons for this arise from both external and internal factors. Therefore, it is very important to know how to protect your hair.

Hot styling

In the hectic modern world, it has become very important to be able to dry your hair in a minute and do a quick styling. However, high temperatures damage your hair severely.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dying

Even the most “harmless” dying can affect the health of your hair. The process causes the cuticle strands to open so the coloring pigment penetrates inside. Your locks lose moisture and become thin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Styling products

We often use hair sprays, creams, gels, wax, and other products to give our hair the desired shape and fix the effect for a long time. However, their frequent use causes more harm than good.

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Shampoo

Every shampoo is designed to remove excess fat and dirt. Because of its frequent use, the layer that protects your hair washes out quickly, preventing the hair from staying smooth and thick.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wrong brush/comb

Frequent brushing and poor-quality bristles can severely damage the hair, causing cuticle damage and split ends.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Luckily, everything can be fixed. You should just follow these treatment rules.

Hair restoration

In order to cure lifeless and dull hair, a new hairstyle isn’t enough. You may have to change some habits and put your hair dryer aside.

  1. Choose light dyes without ammonia; use special products for colored hair. Take breaks of at least 8 weeks between dying. Forget about bleaching; it is one of the most aggressive techniques that causes great damage to the hair.
  2. Choose the right shampoo for your hair type.
  3. Use a wooden wide-bristled hairbursh or coarse-toothed comb. It prevents hair static and breakage, and also provides a rejuvenating scalp massage.
  4. Learn to let your hair dry on its own, using a hairdryer as little as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

We hope our recommendations will make you pay attention to your hair condition and spend time on its restoration more often. What about your current hair routine? What techniques do you use to make your hair look beautiful? Share your experience in the comments.

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.