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This week's question comes from my beauty editor-at-large, Zee's sister, who asked the following:

"What is the best regimen and product recommendations to recover from stress induced hair breakage?"

Well, first and foremost, I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist. While I do believe in self-diagnosis, hair loss of any type can be a serious matter. Seeing a doctor might insure that the breakage isn't being caused by any medically treatable factors. So, rule the medical factors out first!

Now stress does play a part in your health and is reflected in the health and ultimately the appearance of your hair, skin and nails. My next suggestion is that you evaluate your lifestyle and determine what you can do to combat the stress. Are you lacking sleep? Dehydrated often? Following an improper diet? Lacking exercise? If so, make changes as soon as possible, and enlist help if needed. And if opportunities to relax present themselves - take advantage of them!

Lastly, evaluate the products you're using for your hair and make sure they're appropriate for your hair type. Your hair is going to need lots of TLC to get it back to it's optimal health. So, if you aren't following a home haircare regimen- start one today! Also, add to that regimen a protein conditioner which is used to strengthen the hair. Protein conditioners should only be used according to the manufacturer's directions because improper use may result in breakage.

I really hope this helps!

If you have beauty questions you'd like answered, please send them to mischobeauty@gmail.com.

 

2 comments:

Joy (Zee's sister) said...

Thank you for this!

September 19, 2011 at 8:37 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

You're very welcome! Please let us know how it works out for you.

September 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM

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