12 Facts That Can Help You Improve the Quality of Your Hair

The internet is full of hair care tips and tricks that can sometimes make us dizzy and that often contradict each other. We end up at the salon asking for a few inches to be cut off, buy the product the stylist recommends, and start all over again. So, the best thing to do is to learn from the experts to understand how hair behaves, and then make our own decisions.

1. It grows about one-half inch per month.

12 Facts That Can Help You Improve the Quality of Your Hair

Hair grows about half an inch per month. We have an average of 120,000 follicles and they all go through different phases of their life cycle: growth, transition, rest, and shedding. It’s good to know that hair will follow its natural cycle, no matter whether you decide to cut it or not.

2. Dandruff is also known as seborrheic dermatitis.

Dandruff is not a dry scalp problem, in fact, it almost always happens when the scalp is oily. It is an overgrowth of a natural fungus called Malassezia on the scalp, which grows in oils. The oilier it is, the more dandruff you will see. It is recommended that you use a specialized shampoo, masks, and scalp treatments and follow a diet rich in vitamin B and zinc, consuming foods like avocado and ginger.