How To Establish the Right Hair Care Routine For You
When it comes to hair care, not everybody should follow the same steps or use the same ingredients. Different types of hair can do better with varying hair care regimens. One of the keys to successfully taking care of your hair is knowing your hair type. To establish the right hair care routine for you, you’ll also need to determine whether you have any specific hair-related concerns – hair loss, dandruff, scalp irritation, and more can all have an impact on how you care for your hair.
In this post, we’ll walk you through some simple, practical steps that you can take to put together a hair care routine that is perfect for you. We’ll go through the ingredients and products that can be beneficial for specific hair types and hair problems.
Everyone’s Hair Has Different Needs
There’s no one-size-fits-all method of approaching hair care – with so many different types of hair and types of hair problems, and it’s essential to take hair care on a person-to-person basis. Below are a few of the main factors that can influence how you take care of your hair.
Your Hair Type
Your hair might be thick, fine, straight, curly, or wavy – each of these attributes can mean that your hair has specific needs. Curly hair, for example, is often healthiest when you use conditioner more often and use shampoo less. If you plan on shampooing curly hair more often, make sure to opt for a sulfate-free shampoo.
Sulfates can dry out curly hair, getting rid of the natural oils in curly hair that give it its natural volume, look, and texture. Too much use of shampoo with sulfates can dry out your hair, and if you have curlier or wavier hair, this dryness can cause you to lose your signature look. If your hair is straight, dryness is still a big issue – it can cause irritation, a flaky scalp, and other problems that you want to avoid.
If your hair is straight, you may do fine with daily use of both shampoo and conditioner.
When using GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner to care for your hair, daily use is ideal for all hair types. Our shampoo is sulfate-free and designed to minimize dryness and irritation. Plus, our signature blend of DHT-blocking, growth-boosting ingredients includes the natural moisturizer argan oil, which can help keep any hair type hydrated and nourished.
If you are dealing with hair loss, you will need to take a different approach to take care of your hair. Using GroMD products, filled with growth-boosting ingredients, you can naturally attack the root causes of your hair loss.
The majority of hair loss develops thanks to a male sex hormone, or androgen, called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can cause hair loss by shrinking the follicles in certain parts of your head, producing patterns of slowed, shortened, thinned-out hair growth.
If you notice your hair getting thin in certain parts of your head, you are most likely dealing with androgenic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss. Androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss in adults. Over half of men and a quarter of women over the age of 50 struggle with androgenic alopecia, and if you are one of them, there’s hope for your hair!
You can work against androgenic alopecia by using a shampoo and conditioner that contain DHT-blocking ingredients.
How To Care For Thinning Hair
If you are dealing with androgenic alopecia, GroMD products can transform your hair over time. Our proprietary blend of DHT-blocking, growth-boosting ingredients is the perfect combination to apply to thinning hair. These ingredients can help to counteract the growth-inhibiting effects of DHT on your hair.
Even if your androgenic alopecia has progressed significantly, you can still benefit from using GroMD’s DHT-blocking products. The further that DHT-related hair loss develops, the more difficult it can be to reverse. However, even if you have already been dealing with thinning hair for years, using GroMD shampoo and conditioner each day can help to prevent further hair loss.
While using GroMD’s DHT-blocking shampoo and conditioner, you can also care for thinning hair by using a topical hair loss prevention treatment like minoxidil. Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is thought to increase blood flow to your hair follicles, prompting your hair to grow faster, thicker, and fuller when DHT has slowed down growth. Rogaine can be extremely useful and is FDA-approved for hair loss prevention, but it can also have one significant side effect – a dry, irritated scalp.
To prevent dryness and irritation while using hair loss prevention treatments like minoxidil, make sure to use GroMD shampoo conditioner daily in conjunction with your topical treatment. The argan oil and other hydrating, nourishing ingredients in our shampoo and conditioner can moisturize your scalp and prevent the dryness that minoxidil can cause.
Which Ingredients Can Help To Stop Hair Thinning?
GroMD shampoo and conditioner works because of the power of science-backed, well-researched ingredients that are powerful dihydrotestosterone blockers. If you are dealing with thinning hair, the following components, all of which you’ll find in GroMD products, can significantly impact your ability to grow the hair of your dreams.
- Saw palmetto
- Pumpkin seed extract
- Korean red ginseng
- Argan oil
- Stinging nettle
These ingredients can all help your hair move out of the resting stage in its growth cycle and get back on track with its natural, healthy rate of growth. Over time, the natural DHT-blocking ingredients included in GroMD products can prevent and even reverse androgenic alopecia, helping you grow hair that you love.
How Often Should I Shampoo and Condition My Hair?
No matter what hair type you have, you can use GroMD shampoo and conditioner every day. Our shampoo and conditioner combo is most effective with daily use, and you’ll get the best results when you use our products consistently. It can take several weeks or months to start seeing noticeable results from DHT-blocking shampoo and conditioner, but the wait is worth it.
When using GroMD shampoo and conditioner, make sure to make any necessary changes to your lifestyle, which can lead to healthier hair. Below are a few healthy habits to cultivate that can positively impact how your hair grows.
- De-stress often. Stress can have a significant negative impact on your hair’s growth rate. Research has shown that stress can have a shrinking effect on your hair follicles, constricting them and causing your hair to grow slower and thinner. Meditating, taking quiet time, exercising, and practicing self-care can all help reduce stress levels in your life and improve your hair’s growth rate.
- Eat a healthy diet. Getting plenty of nutrients from what you eat can significantly impact your hair, skin, and nails. It’s essential to get enough vitamins and minerals – the crucial micronutrients found in abundance in fruits and vegetables.
Ready To Take Your Hair to the Next Level?
If you want to transform your hair and get it growing like it used to, it’s time to get started with GroMD! You can find all of our products right here. If you’re looking for more helpful hair care tips, visit our blog!
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.
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