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Losing Hair? You Can Do Something About It Before It Is All Gone!

Dr. Karthik R
Hair loss {alopecia is the medical term} is a very common complaint in today’s population.Shedding of 100 to 150 hairs in a day on one's comb, brush, in the sink or on the pillow is considered normal. This is the result of the normal hair growth cycle.  Each and every strand of hair should undergo the growth cycle in 3 main phases. The growth phase, the resting phase and the shedding phase. Usually the growth phase is shortened leading to frequent shedding phase, resulting in severe hair fall. Majority of the adult population has been noted to have fallen under hair loss phase at some point of their life. Sometimes during their teens or in mid -thirties. Typical signs of STRESS RELATED hair fall is well appreciated in women. A women claiming to have always had a ‘ head full of hair’ and now reporting her hair to come out suddenly ‘by the hand full’. Usually she will be accurate in the onset of hair fall. This stress related hair fall is experienced more in women 3 to 4 months post delivery.The main causes:• Anemia appears to be an important risk factor for development of hair fall in otherwise healthy female patient• Infection on the scalp , either bacterial or fungal like in severe dandruff• Major physiologic stress• Abrupt hormonal changes• Some medications like thyroid and anti- depressants in a long run• Severe fever attacks• Blood loss leading to blood transfusion• Crash dieting and malnutritionTreatment: By reducing the hair fall the treatment goals are to achieve a change in the hair density and to provide an apt treatment without complications in a more safe way. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, vitamins and minerals deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected first which slowly subsides the severity. Any unbalanced diet should be corrected before treating the cause. Patients should be reassured about the cause and modalities available to pacify the severity. Patients should be educated and encouraged to style their hair in the way that masks the defects. Some topical serums and tablets are available to treat this condition in an effective way. A regular follow up with a proper medical care will slowly heal the cause.

What You Need to Know About Hair Fall

Dr. Renu Garg, Homeopath
Hair is the crowning glory and problems with hair can become very upsetting for everyone. The hair fall problems in men and women have different reasons and therefore sometimes the line of treatment can also vary. However there are also some common areas which can be followed for controlling hair fall.Common reasons for hair fallPost pregnancy.Quick weight loss (more than 2-3 kilos a month comes in the category of quick weight loss).Not nourishing the hair adequately.Nutritional deficiencies.A very high protein diet or high acid not balanced by alkaline food.Weak liver.Post disease.Using strong and harsh hair colors , gels and styling productsSinusitis, migraine. Nutrition support for falling hair Protein consumption in balance, neither very high nor very low. Protein grows the hair and gives it strength, therefore the consumption should be adequate, but it should not be so much that the hair follicle and the body become so acidic so as to promote hair fall.For vegetarians - a diet which is vegetarian is called a low acid diet and usually does not lead to an acid build up. This is because plant proteins are more alkaline than animal proteins and also the protein in a dal usually stays within the range of 20 to 35%, which is mild .The sources of protein can be sprouts, tofu also called soya paneer, channa, both black and white, lobhia,green peas, green choliya etc Dairy is also a source of proteins which is an animal product but more acceptable to vegetarians.For non vegetarians the protein sources can be poultry, meat and fish. One aspect which non vegetarians must keep a watch on is the fact that non vegetarian protein sources are almost 100 % protein, therefore it is far easier to over consume the protein in a non vegetarian diet. To prevent an acid build up, non-vegetarians must consume a lot of alkaline food like vegetable juices, salads,vegetable soups, fruits.Fruits- all fruits are very rich in B group of vitamins and vitamin C. Both these groups are very important for the adequate growth of the hair shaft and roots.Therefore the diet must have fruits like oranges, pomegranate, apple,pineapple, guava, banana, grapes etc the consumption should be of 2 fruits daily.Herbs like triphala (a mix of 3 herbs –harar, behar and amla) and amla juice, tulsi,lemon, are very good for detoxifying the liver and clearing the toxins.Nuts provide the essential fatty acids which are important in hair growth; therefore a daily dose of some nuts and oil seeds should be taken. Depending upon the weather, one can take flax seed, olives, almond, walnuts, pistachio, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.Vegetable juices like carrot, beetroot, pumpkin, lauki, mint, spinach, ginger, celery, aloe vera can be mixed in different amounts to create a health cocktail.Hair conditioningHair needs proper care and conditioning like the rest of the skin , and frequent harsh colors , dyes , perming gels ,a hair setting etc all said and done do damage the hair significantly . In case one is used to all the above then extensive hair oiling with the hair compatible oil and deep conditioning with a hair pack is necessary to avoid hair damage and fall.Managing stress and anxiety is also an important aspect and one of the most effective methods is pranayam. 

A Miraculous Cure for Hair Loss & Baldness

Dr. Dinesh Jain
Today science has advanced to a level that its possible to have the Crowning Glory Restored by one's Scalp completely covered with Hair. When we talk of hair restoration we always think about surgery which can only give us limited no. of hair taken from the Donor area & many times the results look fake & unnatural. Today its possible to regrow hair naturally ,prevent baldness or have a full head with hair  .What Is Natural Hair Regrowth Therapy? Natural Regrowth Therapy is a method where a chemical messenger is injected or penetrated in a scalp which is thinned out or has bald patches . This natural material or chemical  taken from one's own body is powerful enough and can activate the stem cells in your hair follicle to Regrow/Rejuvenate/Thicken the hair.How Much Hair one can Grow ? The Potential is unlimited, it has been observed that even up to 45000 hair can be restored and regrown by this miraculous therapyHow is it Different from a Transplant ? This treatment can grow hair in thousands even up-to 45000 hair strands can be seen on a bald scalp. There is no risk of surgeries and Donor hair need not be sacrificed. There is no scarring or pain & swelling.Does this Work for Thinning of Hair & for Women? Yes thinning is completely reversed & the scalp is seen with thick healthy hair  as early as 3 months & in women the results are achieved  quickly & Completely.How many Sessions & Is it Painful & what about side effects?  8-10 Sessions are required & the pain is almost nil. The client can resume all activities immediately after the treatment & there are no side effects .Concluding today there are miraculous options in modern medicine which can solve the issues related to hair with simple advanced techniques & without any need for  surgeries. These options of Natural Hair Regrowth Therapy are available only with few selected trained doctors . 

Newer Advanced Hair treatments

Dr. Apratim Goel, Dermatologist
Introduction: Hair loss affects millions of women around the world, and around half of men would lose their hair by the age of 50. The most common type of hair loss among men is male pattern baldness called and rogeneticalopecia. For women, the most common triggers are hormonal (pregnancy, menopause, thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome) or hereditary, but autoimmune conditions and nutritional deficiencies are also common. And unlike men, women tend to lose hair gradually and all over the head, so it can take longer to detect. Women don’t get hair line recession but widening of the hair parting.Treatments for hair loss: Being such multifactorial in causes, there is no one magical treatment that can treat the hair loss in all causes. Most of today's medicines for treating hair loss have limited effectiveness. Currently, we don't have a complete understanding of exactly why certain diseases cause hair loss. In many cases, we treat the symptoms, but not the causes of diseases. And often our ability to treat symptoms has limited effectiveness. For many sufferers, it destroys confidence and is a major cause of stress and depression.  Cutis Philosophy: At Cutis, we respect client first. We understand your needs and strive hard to get the best and latest  technology from all over the world to your doorstep. Right from the blood tests to nutritional counseling, we guide our patients at each step and make them understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. However the treatment options are depending on the severity of the hair loss. These are:  Peptide Hair Spray: This is plant based Italian technology that is available as 30 ml spray bottles and contains a mix of peptides as well as growth factors which activate the hair root cells in the hair follicle and strengthen the existing hair follicles. This should usually be sprayed on the front and side of scalp (not on back) twice a week and left overnight. Next morning shampoo must be used.Cost: 1350 INR for 30ml sprayHair supplement: Lets face it. We cant eat all that our hair needs in the food on a daily basis, more so if you are a vegetarian. So it is wise to pop a hair supplement that contains all the essential nutrients that are needed for your crowning glory. Hair Induction: Depending on the extent of hair damage and the hormonal and nutritional deficiency, sometimes hair needs more than just topical medications and hair supplements. At Cutis we have the hair Induction programme that is a specially designed 6 weeks treatment done once in a week for 6 weeks. What is it? After forming PRP ( platelet rich plasma) from the patients own blood it is mixed with growth factors and infused into the scalp at the level of the hair roots with the help of a laser. This ensures a better targeted delivery of the active molecules resulting in faster and effective action. The results are seen in 3-4 weeks with small sprouts of hair seen growing out in both men and women.Cost: 8000 per session.Hair stem cell injections: These are plant based botanical stem cells that are very effective in mild to moderate balding and hair loss. The stem cells are penetrated into the scalp using a painless technology and usually 6-8 sessions may be needed to get optimum results.Cost: 5000 per sessionHair growth Laser: These are low level lasers that are used in the form of a laser cap and that stimulate the hair roots into the active stage. Prior to using the laser , the scalp is cleansed and a stimulating lotion is applied on the hair root. Each session lasts 20-25 minutes and is totally relaxing and painless. In severe cases this laser session can also be combined with hair induction or hair stem cell programme to accelerate the results. Cost : 4200 per session.

Hair Dyeing = Hair Dying? #Didyouknow

Dr. Pradnya Shastri, Dermatologist
Is your hair dying because of dyeing?Ideally choose a colour that is within 3 shades of your original hair color Remember, lighter the hair color more the damage. This is because as the hair colour becomes lighter, increased quantities of peroxide (bleach) is used!Apply away from the hair roots In the long run, the chemicals present in hair colour can affect the hair roots and cause oxidative damage which can possibly lead to premature greying of hair.Use ammonia free and PPD free hair colours These prevent the development of Contact Allergic dermatitis (CAD.) CAD is a very common cause for discontinuation of hair colour. Because once you develop allergy to an ingredient, it stays for life!Make sure your Mehendi's are truly chemical free Many mehendis (under the guise of being natural) have colourants and PPD. Kali mehendi is one such product. SO READ THE CONTENTS OF THE PACK YOU ARE USING. It is good to be aware of what product you are using on your hair. If you ask me,  I feel the mehendi gets deposited on the hair shaft and stays on thus leading to dry hair. Plus, just because it's mehendi doesn't mean it's always PURELY HERBAL and safe. Always read the pack contents!Pre-conditioning is important Any colour is going to damage your hair. So preconditioning with plain pure coconut oil just 30 minutes before a head bath works wonders. It helps repair the already and permanently damaged coloured hair cuticle.Shampooing? Use sulfate free shampoos. Coloured hair is damaged and dry hair no matter how 'good' or 'expensive' the product you've used. Shampoos with the word laureth or lauryl sulfate all cause lathering and this lathering causes further dryness of the hair shaft leading to frizzy and dry hair. Post-conditioning is equally important Use a good conditioner post shampooing. Apply and keep the conditioner on for at least 5 minutes. On weekdays and holidays... apply and keep for as long as 20 to 30 minutes. This helps in 'deep' conditioning of the hair. Helps in restoring the cuticle damage.So all you would-be blondies and redheads and turquoise heads...Think before you Dye! ;)

Hair Hair Everywhere!

Dr. Dilip Hemnani, Dermatologist
What is hair fall?Normally hair sheds daily from your scalp so that new healthy hair can grow from the root. This hair shedding is normal when you shed 50-100 hairs per day depending upon individual hair cycle and density. But if you are losing hairs more than 100 per day then it is a warning sign. You are definitely having hair fall.Who can have hair fall?Anyone from a 6 months old child to old age person can experience hair fall. It's just that reason for hair fall and pattern of hair fall is different for different age group, sex and disease you are suffering.Warning signs!You should get alert when u starts seeing your hair on pillows, comb, sinks, working station. If you feel that the volume of your pony tail or braid is decreasing day by day it is the time to consult the doctor. In males receding hair line with balding is the sign to start your treatment.What are the causes of hair fall?Synchronous hair shedding- Suddenly all the hair of an infant may shed at a time and child may become bald overnight. Nothing to worry. It is a physiological phenomenon and hair will come back soon.Nutrition related – This type of hair fall can be seen in any age group and sex. Due to iron, protein, vitamins deficiency patient may experience stunted growth and hair fall.Male and female pattern hair loss- In males this type of hair loss is seen because of hormone named testosterone. In these cases, patient start losing hair from the frontal area slowly extending to crown and if proper care and treatment not taken on time may lead to complete baldness leaving only few cm of fringe of hairs at back of scalp.In females this type of hair loss may be seen due to hormonal imbalance either due to poly cystic ovary syndrome or androgen excess. In this type of hair loss female starts losing hair from frontal, midline and finally from the crown area. Hair line is shifted away from the forehead.Hair styling related hair loss- excessive blow drying of hair, hair straightening, colouring of hair all can lead to severe hair loss. So beware and think twice before using any hair styling tools.Stress related- stress may be of different types either mental or physical any type of stress can lead to hair loss and is called as telogen effluvium. Even post pregnancy, post any surgery you can lose lot of hairs.Alopecia areata- this is a condition where immune balance of the body is disturbed and patient starts losing hair in patches. Round to oval bald patches measuring from few mms to cm are seen at any part of scalp. In severe cases this may lead to loss of hair of whole bodyDisease related hair loss- many a time many systemic diseases are associated with diffuse hair loss.Medication related hair loss- few medicines also lead to hair loss after taking for few months. Most notorious being anti-cancer drugs.How can you avoid hair loss?Healthy eating habits: sufficient quantity of fruits, proteins and vegetables should be consumed dailyHealthy life style: regular sleep pattern, less stress and exercise will keep your hormones balanced and cause less hair fallTreatment of underlying cause: unless and until the cause of hair loss is not treated hair loss cannot be controlledHow can hair loss be treated?Multiple treatments are available for hair loss. The doctor evaluates the type of hair loss patient is suffering and accordingly the treatment is givenMedical therapyDepending on the underlying condition many times medical line of treatment is enough for hair fallOral tablets/capsules and lotions to apply can be used to treat hair fallSurgical therapyTotal loss of hair follicle cannot be treated with help of medicines. Hair transplant is the last resort. We remove hair from the back of scalp which are resistant to fall and is transplanted in the front and crown area. We even design proper hair line to give it a natural look.  Newer modalities of treatmentPRP and MESO therapy are the new therapies in the basket. Here we inject the cocktail of growth factors in the scalp, which boost up the faster hair growth as well as it helps to sustain longerGEOHAIR- is another new modality where in scalp is subjected to infra red light system boosting up the blood supply and hair growthInvest in your hair it is the crown you will never take off!

Quick Hair Care Tips

Dr. Ravindra Dargainya, Dermatologist
(1) Concentrate on a balanced, healthy diet rich in essential nutrients. Ensure the inclusion of calcium, iron and protein in your daily diet.Eat raw oats since it is a rich source of silica which is vital for hair growth. Vitamin B and C are also essential for hair growth.(2) Cleansing your hair is important on a regular basis, especially if you live in hot, humid climate. The accumulation of sweat on your scalp can cause fungal infections that can result in loss of hair and other skin problems.Though it is not possible to monitor the water source regularly, try to avoid using harsh water as it may damage the roots of your hair. Use your fingertips rather than nails while applying shampoos and conditioners on your hair.(3) The combing technique is crucial for healthy hair. Before combing your hair,it is better to separate the hair tangles with a wide-tooth comb by combing gently in downward direction. Since your hair is weakest when wet, try to soak it dry with a towel before combing.(4) Drying your hair with a hair dryer can rob the hair of essential moisture.Opt for “air dry” rather than “hair dry”.(5) Condition your hair as often as possible to make up for the harm caused by the pollutants present in the environment, for ex-sun, chlorine, hard water and air pollution.(6) Follow a hair trimming procedure on a regular basis to get rid of the spilt ends and ensure a healthy hair growth.(7) Make use of natural/organic conditioners and shampoos for cleaning and conditioning your hair if you can.Don’t get swept off by big brands and labels since most of them have chemicals and synthetics which can have adverse effect on your hair and skin. Before trying out a product, check the composition.(8) Wear a Hairstyle that complements your dressing and personality. Be careful while choosing hair-styling products.Let your hair relax, don’t experiment too much with styling-it may cost you your hair!(9) Healthy sleeping patterns can help you solve many hair problems, so get a good 7-8 hour sleep everyday.(10) Get a hair massage once or twice a week since it stimulates and improves blood circulation in the scalp, which enhances hair growth.

Top 5 Tips for Hair Care in Monsoon

Dr. Sharad Kulkarni, Ayurveda
There's no doubt that monsoon is the favourite season for a lot of people. In fact, there are people who wait for the rainy season all year around, and seek respite from the dreaded heat! But on some level or the other, the very same people loathe monsoons because of the very fact that they bring along hair troubles for them. You know, the weather is sticky, there's too much humidity in the air, and as a result, there's of course an increase in hair-fall too.Combing hair after shampooing often becomes a nightmare for a lot of women during monsoon, because they simply dread looking at the amount of hair-fall the weather causes! Or if you tend to have scalp problems like dandruff, then it becomes even more troublesome to keep your hair healthy during monsoons. But of course, let's not lose heart or hair for that matter! How? Simple!Follow these simple yet effective top 5 tips for hair care in monsoon!Drink a lot of water to hydrate your hair. Yes! A lot of us underestimate the importance of drinking enough liquids. While a lot of people stress on its importance for a healthy skin, not many know that it's equally important for healthy hair as well. Especially during monsoon, the hair tends to become brittle and break easily. So drink lots of water to hydrate your hair and keep them healthy. Because your hair become sticky and dirty easily during the monsoon, so it makes sense to wash your hair at least thrice a week during the rainy season. Also, make sure not to use either too hot or too cold water for washing your hair. Dandruff is always a big problem during monsoons, because of the humidity in the air. So, if you also tend to have dandruff, then of course, go in for a medicated herbal shampoo to treat the problem. There are a lot of home remedies also to treat the dandruff problem which you can follow to keep the problem at bay. Diet also plays a really important in keeping your hair healthy. Yes! Ever gave it a thought? Hair are also a part of your body only, so whatever you eat definitely decides the health of your hair as well. Go for protein rich foods like eggs, walnuts, and fish. Green leafy veggies, especially spinach, are again excellent for your hair.We all love to get wet in the rain once in a while, right? After all, we all have that little kid hidden in us! But while it's okay to do that sometimes, make sure you shampoo your hair immediately after. Leaving your hair wet, that too with rain water is a strict no-no!

Top Causes of Hair Loss and Hair Thinning in Women

Dr. Jolly Shah Kapadia, Dermatologist
For women, hair means way more than a bundle of fibres. Long or short, bouncy or straight, it's an expression of your style and personality. Losing those lovely tresses can really freak you out. Hair Loss, a nightmareWhether it’s short- or long-term, women lose hair the same way men do. It might thin all over, or your centre part could get wider and wider. You might even get a bald spot at the crown of your head. Rarely women also have a receding front hairline.How Does Hair Grow?Your scalp has about 1,00,000 hair. Each one has its own life cycle. A follicle produces a single hair that grows at a rate of half an inch per month. It stays for 2 to 6 years, then stops for about a month. When the next cycle starts up, that hair falls out. At any given time, most of your hair are in the growth phase.How Much Hair Loss Is Normal?Most people shed about 50-100 hair every day. Don’t worry if you find a few in your hairbrush or on your clothes. But if it starts to fall out in clumps or if you notice it getting thinner over time, check with your Dermatologist.What are the root causes of Hair Loss?There’s no single cause. Triggers range from medical conditions, to stress and lifestyle factors, like what you eat. Your genes play a role, too. Sometimes there may not be a specific reason.Major Hair Loss Triggers in women: Thyroid Problems: If the thyroid makes too much or too little thyroid hormone,your hair growth cycle might get affected. You may develop progressive thinning of hair all over the scalp.PCOS: If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), your hormones are always shaky. Your body makes more male hormones, or androgen, than it should. This can cause extra hair on your face and body while the hair on your head thins out. PCOS can also lead to ovulation problems, acne, and weight gain. But sometimes thinning hair is the only obvious sign.Childbirth: You might notice your hair seems fuller during pregnancy.That’s because high hormone levels keep resting hairs from falling out. But after the baby comes, things go back to normal and those strands will fall out quickly. You could lose a lot of hair at once. It could take up to 2 years for your lovely hair to return to normal.The Pill: The hormones that suppress ovulation can also thin out your hair.You can also lose hair when you stop taking the pill. Medicines: Drugs like blood thinners those which treat high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and depression; methotrexate, cholesterol lowering medications, chemotherapeutic agents etc. can cause hair loss.Crash Diets: You may lose more than weight with a fad diet. And if you lose weight more rapidly, you might also lose hair in a couple of months. Deficiency: A longstanding deficiency of Iron, Folic acid, and other nutrients can also trigger off hair loss and thinning.Tight Hairstyles: Wearing tight ponytails can irritate your scalp and cause hair to fall out. Long-term use of these styles can scar your scalp and lead to permanent hair loss.Cancer Treatment: Chemo and radiation therapy, two of the most widely used therapies, can take a toll on your hair. In their quest to kill cancer cells, both can harm hair follicles and trigger dramatic hair loss. But the damage is almost always short-lived. Once your treatment is finished, hair usually grows back.Extreme Stress: High-level physical or emotional stress can cause you to suddenly shed huge amounts of hair. The process may last 6 to 8 months. Examples of extreme stress are: - Serious illness- Major surgery- Trauma involving blood loss- Severe emotional distressHope this gives you a fair idea about the possible reasons for losing your crowning glory.The good news is, there's often a way to fix it. I will deal with the same in my next health feed. Till then, take care of your Hair!

10 Hair Tips to Get That Gorgeous Hair

Dr. Adil Hingora, Homeopath
Standing under the hot shower and washing your hair may feel amazing but it could be hurting your hair, if not done right.Who doesn't love a good hair wash? It not only cleanses the hair, but is a great way to feel relaxed and content after a long day. It's almost therapeutic. But while we all know how to wash hair on a daily basis, we often only get the cleansing part right. For hair that feels strong, silky and clean you could try these 10 tips and find out what you're missing every time you’re hair washing. Prepare to be amazed!1. Oiling is the first step:Don't underestimate your grandmother's advice about oiling your hair before you wash it - it's a tried and tested method. Massage the oil into your hair 2-3 hours before washing it. Sometimes, we lose essential oils when we shampoo our hair - hair oils help balance this out and also help keep your hair moisturised, strong and untangled. You can try coconut, olive or mustard oil.2. Brush out your hair:To increase blood circulation, open up your pores and reduce the buildup of oils in your hair, brush out the knots and tangles before your shower (or even during your shower). This will also help you rinse out your hair easily, before shampooing it. If you do rinse your hair during your shower, be extremely careful - hair is very fragile when it is wet.3. Rinse:Your hair needs to be prepped before you start shampooing it. For that, a good rinse it necessary. Use warm water (hot water can dry your hair out) and rinse your hair out thoroughly. Warm water encourages the pores on your scalp to open, loosens accumulated dirt or oily buildup and allows your hair to absorb any oil or conditioner that you've massaged into it.4. Shampoo your roots:Want to know how to shampoo hair the right way? First, measure the amount of shampoo in your hand - a coin sized amount for hair above the shoulders, or double if it extends past your shoulders. Then, gently massage it into your roots, avoiding tight circular motions (this can weaken your hair). Make sure to wash the hair at the nape of your neck. Avoid scrubbing your hair - it doesn't clean out the dirt. A gentle massage will do that.5. Squeeze out the water:In order to prepare your hair for conditioning, you need to rid your hair of excess water. You can use a towel or your fingers (if you have short hair) to gently shake out the water. If you have long hair, squeeze your hair (not roughly!) from the midsection to the end.6. Condition with Patience:Often, not just with shampooing, we think that the faster, the better. However, you need to take time to shampoo and condition your hair. Take a quarter sized dollop of conditioner and smooth it over your hair from midshaft to the tips of your hair. Leave it on for 2-4 minutes and then rinse it out thoroughly. It's important to properly remove the conditioner once it has set it. Any excess amount or leftover conditioner can cause a greater buildup of oil in your hair.7. Use a leave-in conditioner:If your hair is a little unmanageable, or gets tangled easily, use a leave in conditioner after you have showered and shampooed your hair. It will manage and maintain your hair throughout the day and can be used if you shampoo your hair daily.8. Use cold water:For that final rinse, it is essential that you wash your hair out with cold water.While warm water opens your pores, cold water will keep them shut, sealing the conditioner and essential oils your hair needs. Doing this also helps your hair look shinier!9. Drying your hair:This may not seem vital, but it is. After your shower, make sure you shake the excess water out of your hair and untangle it. Wrap it in a towel and let it rest for a few minutes. If you rub your hair too hard after washing it, you could weaken the strands to a great extent.10. Choose the right shampoo:This is a very basic, but often overlooked step, in the process of shampooing your hair. It depends on the type of hair you have. For most people, a normal shampoo will work. However, there are some things to keep in mind - for dry hair use a creamy shampoo or if your hair is delicate, choose a protein-based shampoo. Check out Pantene's range of shampoos and conditioners to find your type.So, pick up your shampoo and conditioner, head to the bathroom and take a long relaxing shower.