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Hair Facts
Te hair produces oil called sebum
.
It is
this oil that covers and protects the hair
.
Te hair is made up of three layers
.
Te
outer layer is called the cuticle
.
Comprised
of tightly overlapping scales, it protects the
underlying two layers, holding moisture
in
.
Tis promotes shine and bounce
.
Too much oil can overly coat the hair and
clog the pores
.
Tis is ofen what happens
to the skin in teens when acne is forming
.
Clogged pores can lead to unhealthy hair
and increased oil in the face, leading to
acne breakouts
.
On the other hand, you can have hair that
is too dry
.
Tis leaves spaces between the
scales, allowing moisture to escape
.
Hair
becomes brittle and prone to breakage
.
Without moisture it is no longer shiny
and healthy
.
Dealing with
Teen Oily Hair
It is not uncommon for teens to discover
that they have oily hair
.
Te rush of
hormones can increase oil production
leaving hair stringy, fat and full of odor
.
Dealing with your hair is a very individual
thing
.
In order for your hair to look
beautiful you may have to take diferent
measures than someone who has dry or
even combination hair
.
T i ps :
Wash your hair each day
Removing excess oil can keep your hair
healthy
.
Use an appropriate shampoo that
is designed for those who have too much
oil in their hair to begin with
.
Wash your hair twice a day if
you are active
Sweating can introduce more oil into your
hair
.
You may need to wash it more than
once
.
If you do, use a milder shampoo so
that you don
'
t strip too much oil from your
hair and damage it by making it too dry
.
Avoid using too much heat on
your hair
Even oily hair can be damaged from styling
elements like blow dryers and curling
irons
.
Before you style your hair, dry hair
completely
.
Wet hair is weaker and more
easily damaged
.
Being a teen and
dealing with your
hair is not always a
happy experience.
If you have oily
hair, these tips can
help you manage it
better.
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