Hair Texture Changes- Did you know that as women age, factors such as puberty, change in diet, childbirth and hormones can cause hair texture to change dramatically?

For example, hormones have a major effect on hair texture, because they regulate the body’s metabolism. They tell our body how to perform, therefore increasing or decreasing specific hormones can directly affect the way our body functions. Hormones typically change with age, altering your hair texture due to its impact on hair follicles. As you age and hormones change, follicles slow hair growth, resulting in straighter hair. Just as lost pigments result in gray hair, the slowing of hair follicles can cause hair to shed, and even grow back more coarse.

Medications can also have an effect on hair texture. Chemotherapy treatment is known for resulting in hair loss followed by a regrowth of curly, fine, sometimes reddish hair and thyroid medications can result in wiry-feeling, frizzy hair. Also, chemical and physical damage caused by poor hair care can result in stretched out curls or frizzy straight hair.Lastly, as you know, what you eat will cause your hair texture to change, especially drastic changes. Those who consume a diet high in vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids tend to have smooth and shiny hair. Those who eat foods high in sugar and fat may suffer from dry, limp hair strands. #hair #haircare #hairfinity #hairtexture #hairtype #naturalhair #longhair #vitamins #howtogrowlonghairfast (Taken with Instagram)

Hair Texture Changes- Did you know that as women age, factors such as puberty, change in diet, childbirth and hormones can cause hair texture to change dramatically?

For example, hormones have a major effect on hair texture, because they regulate the body’s metabolism. They tell our body how to perform, therefore increasing or decreasing specific hormones can directly affect the way our body functions. Hormones typically change with age, altering your hair texture due to its impact on hair follicles. As you age and hormones change, follicles slow hair growth, resulting in straighter hair. Just as lost pigments result in gray hair, the slowing of hair follicles can cause hair to shed, and even grow back more coarse.

Medications can also have an effect on hair texture. Chemotherapy treatment is known for resulting in hair loss followed by a regrowth of curly, fine, sometimes reddish hair and thyroid medications can result in wiry-feeling, frizzy hair. Also, chemical and physical damage caused by poor hair care can result in stretched out curls or frizzy straight hair.Lastly, as you know, what you eat will cause your hair texture to change, especially drastic changes. Those who consume a diet high in vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids tend to have smooth and shiny hair. Those who eat foods high in sugar and fat may suffer from dry, limp hair strands. #hair #haircare #hairfinity #hairtexture #hairtype #naturalhair #longhair #vitamins #howtogrowlonghairfast (Taken with Instagram)

My Oh My Breakage- Products such as hair dyes and perms are one of the major reasons why most women suffer from hair breakage. Before using any chemical always make sure to read the directions, if the product is used improperly, left on your hair for to long, or use back to back it can severely weaken the bonds of the strands of your hair causing breakage. Another sure fire way to cause major breakage stems from styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, or flat irons. To much heat can make hair dry and brittle, that’s why it is so important not to rely on heat so much. Instead of frying your hair to death try using protective styles or low maintenance styles that don’t require heat at all like cute buns or braids that create beach waves. If you do choose to use heat please make sure to always use a heat protectant spray or serum that protects your hair from drying out when exposing it to any heat appliances. A great heat protectant product will create a protective barrier around each strand of your hair to prevent heat damage and promote less breakage. #hairfinity #hair #longhair #vitamins #hairbreakage #naturalhair #haircare #style #beauty (Taken with Instagram)

My Oh My Breakage- Products such as hair dyes and perms are one of the major reasons why most women suffer from hair breakage. Before using any chemical always make sure to read the directions, if the product is used improperly, left on your hair for to long, or use back to back it can severely weaken the bonds of the strands of your hair causing breakage. Another sure fire way to cause major breakage stems from styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, or flat irons. To much heat can make hair dry and brittle, that’s why it is so important not to rely on heat so much. Instead of frying your hair to death try using protective styles or low maintenance styles that don’t require heat at all like cute buns or braids that create beach waves. If you do choose to use heat please make sure to always use a heat protectant spray or serum that protects your hair from drying out when exposing it to any heat appliances. A great heat protectant product will create a protective barrier around each strand of your hair to prevent heat damage and promote less breakage. #hairfinity #hair #longhair #vitamins #hairbreakage #naturalhair #haircare #style #beauty (Taken with Instagram)

2 months on HF!!! I’m excited it really works! Please no negative post! As u see it is me the mole in the middle of my back and I also put the towels back up it the back ground as u can see! I have a blow out and trim!!! Thanks HF I support this movement!!! ♥
#hairfinity (Taken with Instagram)

2 months on HF!!! I’m excited it really works! Please no negative post! As u see it is me the mole in the middle of my back and I also put the towels back up it the back ground as u can see! I have a blow out and trim!!! Thanks HF I support this movement!!! ♥
#hairfinity (Taken with Instagram)

Stared on 9-6-12 and today is 10-10-12 a month and 4days and you can see its close to touching my neck!
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Stared on 9-6-12 and today is 10-10-12 a month and 4days and you can see its close to touching my neck!
#hairfinity (Taken with Instagram)

Yes Yes All Me Thanks HF
#hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

Yes Yes All Me Thanks HF
#hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

Now This Is What You Call Progress!!!
#hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

Now This Is What You Call Progress!!!
#hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

Hypothyroidism & Your Hair-
Whether your hair turns gray and falls out or stays a thick mane of vibrant color is dependent on your body having proper levels of thyroid hormones.  A common issue for those plagued with hypothyroidism is fine, dry, slow-growing and/or thinning hair. When your thyroid is not functioning up to par, the body will attempt to conserve energy by redirecting it from nonessential areas, and directing efforts at repair and regeneration to those functions considered more essential. This is why the beauty of your hair and skin are among the first to go then your thyroid starts to give out. And when the thyroid function is low, intestinal absorption and utilization of nutrients is compromised. There are then not enough raw building materials available to keep the nonessential parts of you at their best. To get your full head of hair back and halt the graying, you must restore your level of thyroid functioning to what it was when your hair was plentiful and colorful. This is not always an easy task. So working with your physician to identify effective treatments is essential to returning your hair and skin to its former glory.

*Symptoms affecting the hair, skin and nails range from mild to serious and are often attributed to other conditions. However, if you find yourself dealing with any of the symptoms listed below consider that they may really be thyroid related.
Puffiness or swelling of eyes, or face
Swelling of hands feet, and/or ankles
Loss of Hair
Hair that is brittle
Eyelashes thinning out
Loss of eyebrow hair
Nails that are flakey, brittle or peeling
Course Skin that is dry and flakey
A yellow or pale skin pigment
Dark circles beneath your eyes
Orange colored calluses on the feet, ankles or hands
Acne
Skin Rash
Unusual skin conditions
A tendency to bruise easily #hair #hairfinity #hairjourney #naturalhair #longhair  (Taken with Instagram)

Hypothyroidism & Your Hair-
Whether your hair turns gray and falls out or stays a thick mane of vibrant color is dependent on your body having proper levels of thyroid hormones. A common issue for those plagued with hypothyroidism is fine, dry, slow-growing and/or thinning hair. When your thyroid is not functioning up to par, the body will attempt to conserve energy by redirecting it from nonessential areas, and directing efforts at repair and regeneration to those functions considered more essential. This is why the beauty of your hair and skin are among the first to go then your thyroid starts to give out. And when the thyroid function is low, intestinal absorption and utilization of nutrients is compromised. There are then not enough raw building materials available to keep the nonessential parts of you at their best. To get your full head of hair back and halt the graying, you must restore your level of thyroid functioning to what it was when your hair was plentiful and colorful. This is not always an easy task. So working with your physician to identify effective treatments is essential to returning your hair and skin to its former glory.

*Symptoms affecting the hair, skin and nails range from mild to serious and are often attributed to other conditions. However, if you find yourself dealing with any of the symptoms listed below consider that they may really be thyroid related.
Puffiness or swelling of eyes, or face
Swelling of hands feet, and/or ankles
Loss of Hair
Hair that is brittle
Eyelashes thinning out
Loss of eyebrow hair
Nails that are flakey, brittle or peeling
Course Skin that is dry and flakey
A yellow or pale skin pigment
Dark circles beneath your eyes
Orange colored calluses on the feet, ankles or hands
Acne
Skin Rash
Unusual skin conditions
A tendency to bruise easily #hair #hairfinity #hairjourney #naturalhair #longhair (Taken with Instagram)

Cold-weather Hair Care http://www.ultimatebeautyguide.com/hair-care/cold-weather-hair-care/ As the fall season fades away, and winter brings its icy chill your way, you want to make sure that your hair care regimen addresses the changing environmental conditions. Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair. Cold weather can pull natural moisture from your locks, creating frizzy, flyaway hair and split ends. So how do you keep your hair safe from the cold? First, look for a moisturizing, sulfate-free shampoo to restore some of that lost moisture. Essentious Exonerate shampoo is loaded with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E. Next, an intensive conditioner application with heat is recommended. Some ingredients to look for are panthenol/ pro-vitamin B5, and wheat or keratin proteins that will help add strength and shine to your hair; many of which can be easily found in Essentious Hydrate Conditioning Treatment. During the winter, your hair may require an increased number of deep conditioning sessions, 1-3 times per week is usually sufficient. Lastly, never leave out your leave-in conditioner! Leave-in conditioner packs your hair with moisture and protects against split ends. (Taken with Instagram)

Cold-weather Hair Care http://www.ultimatebeautyguide.com/hair-care/cold-weather-hair-care/ As the fall season fades away, and winter brings its icy chill your way, you want to make sure that your hair care regimen addresses the changing environmental conditions. Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair. Cold weather can pull natural moisture from your locks, creating frizzy, flyaway hair and split ends. So how do you keep your hair safe from the cold? First, look for a moisturizing, sulfate-free shampoo to restore some of that lost moisture. Essentious Exonerate shampoo is loaded with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E. Next, an intensive conditioner application with heat is recommended. Some ingredients to look for are panthenol/ pro-vitamin B5, and wheat or keratin proteins that will help add strength and shine to your hair; many of which can be easily found in Essentious Hydrate Conditioning Treatment. During the winter, your hair may require an increased number of deep conditioning sessions, 1-3 times per week is usually sufficient. Lastly, never leave out your leave-in conditioner! Leave-in conditioner packs your hair with moisture and protects against split ends. (Taken with Instagram)

#Circleofsisters2012 #hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

#Circleofsisters2012 #hairfinity #captainsaveafro (Taken with Instagram)

#circleofsisters2012 #hairfinity (Taken with Instagram)

#circleofsisters2012 #hairfinity (Taken with Instagram)