Cosmetic hair products are used by people who want to make their hair clean and more beautiful. Hair is a keratizing structure, which means it will always grow. Because of this, hair is susceptible to any environmental changes as well. As a consequence, people who start to use cosmetic products will generally continue to use these, as they will want to make sure that their hair always looks their best. It is this continuous use that has created one of the largest industries in the world today: the cosmetics industry.
Cosmetic hair products are one of the biggest branches within the cosmetics industry. There are various categories of products, which they are classified in according to their chemical makeup and what they actually do. The main categories are:
• Hair cleansing products
• Hair management products
• Glossing products
• Softening products
• Thickening products
• Coloring products (or color removal products)
• Styling products (to be used with curlers, straighteners, dryers and so on)
All of these products use various chemicals or have some sort of chemical reaction on the hair in order to achieve the desired result. Hence, it is possible that they also have an adverse effect on the hair, the scalp or the skin in general. More often than not, this happens when a product isn’t used property, or if it is used too often. The most common problems include dandruff and itchy scalps, although hair loss has been noted as well in very rare occasions.
How to Avoid Damage
Most of us will use some sort of hair styling product at some point in our lives. Whether this is hair gel, spray or way, or perhaps a colorant, we treat our hair quite poorly. However, there are a number of things that can be done in order to minimize damage. Some things to remember:
1. Hair wax is very greasy. Although it will mold and sculpt your hair, it will also stop it from breathing. Hence, use with moderation.
2. Hair gel and hair spray is even worse in terms of blocking oxygen to your hair.
3. Hair spray is damaging to the environment as a whole.
In order to avoid hair spray side effects and the side effects of other hair cosmetics, two things are very important. First of all, you must always follow the instructions provided with your product. Secondly, you have to consider proper removal of the product itself. Hair gel removal can generally be achieved with some warm water, as it will easily break up. In terms of hair wax removal, you will generally need something slightly stronger, which is able to break through the greasy molecules of your product.
It is always recommended to use completely natural products if you can. There are now a number of brands that offer hair cosmetics that are 100% organic. None of the ingredients included in these products will have adverse effects on your hair, your skin, or the environment in general.