7-JAHRES-ZYKLUS DEINER HAARE - MYTHOS ODER WAHRHEIT?

7 YEAR CYCLE OF YOUR HAIR - MYTH OR TRUTH?

Maybe you've heard the old saying: “Skin and hair change every 7 years”. There is some truth in this, because our hair is renewed several times throughout our lives. When looking at old photos, have you ever wondered why your hair looked so different when you were a child than it does now? Were they curly and are now straight? Did you have thick hair back then and now it is very fine? Were you light blonde as a child and are you now dark blonde or brown-haired? We'll explain to you why your hair is subject to major changes over the course of your life. And we have put together helpful tips and information so that you can give your hair exactly the attention and care it needs in the different phases.

HOW LONG IS HAIR LIFE?

A hair cycle is 2 to 7 years. But not all of your hair has the same growth cycle, so it's not like your hair disappears and changes hair every 7 years. There is much more constant coming and going on your scalp.

Individual hairs grow and require the described period of 2 to 7 years to do so. They then rest for a certain period of time and then fail. This is completely normal and happens almost unnoticed. You can expect to grow between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on your head. And each is in one of the three phases described: growth, rest, failure. The growth cycle is the longest phase; 80 to 90 percent of your hair is in it at any one time. In this phase, the anagen phase, your body constantly supplies the hair root with all the nutrients it needs for strong growth.

After a short transition phase, the catagen phase, in which the hair follicle stops growing, a kind of rest period follows, the so-called telogen phase. The next new hair can grow back during this time. After two to four months, the old hair falls out and makes room for the new hair and its multi-year growth phase. This change takes place every day with 10 to 15 percent of your hair, which means you lose 40 to 80 hairs every day.

DOES HAIR STRUCTURE CHANGE WITH AGE?

Yes, for various reasons. These can be due to hormonal reasons, for example. Changing your diet can also cause your hair structure to change. Even changing the previously used care products can be such a reason.

WHY DOES HAIR SUDDENLY BECOME FRIFFY?

The main problem with frizzy hair is dryness. Daily showering is part of the routine for most people, but washing your hair every day is not a good idea, unless your hair is very greasy due to e.g. B. puberty or menopause. But other than that, you shouldn't wash your hair more than twice a week, otherwise it will dry out. The result is that they curl.

In addition, frizzy hair (the so-called frizz effect) can also be caused by chemical treatments that are too strong and too frequent, too much sun or unsuitable care products. If your hair tends to frizz, we recommend Harmony Shampoo.

CAN FINE HAIR GET THICKER AGAIN?

Basically, hair structure is genetically determined, but rinsing your hair with cold water after washing stimulates blood circulation in the scalp. This in turn ensures that the hair that grows back is healthy and strong. Proper nutrition can also help. For fullness and volume, hair needs proteins, zinc, iron, vitamins A, B and E as well as saturated fatty acids. If you regularly include fish, fruit, tomatoes, broccoli, nuts and legumes in your diet, you will provide your hair with everything it needs. Spinach not only makes your muscles strong, but also your hair. Don't let the fact that Popeye is bald fool you.

AND WHAT’S ABOUT THE 7-YEAR CYCLE?

The old saying probably arose from the 2 to 7 year period of hair growth. Each hair actually stays on your scalp for 2 to 7 years, so there is some truth in the popular wisdom. Instead, experts in hair diseases and dermatology prefer to talk about three periods in a person's life in which the hair goes through possible changes. The first period is puberty, when major hormonal changes take place and the body changes. The second period is marked by menopause, when the human body experiences another hormonal roller coaster ride. Some physical processes are subject to significant upheavals during this phase, which varies in length for each person. By the way, men also go through menopause, albeit in a different form and with different effects than women. The experts refer to the third phase as a person's advanced age, more precisely the phase between the mid-sixties and early seventies. Most people's hair then becomes very thin and hair loss increases.

TIPS FOR PERFECT HAIR CARE

During puberty or during menopause, when the hormonal balance is subject to strong fluctuations, this is also transferred to the hair structure. The production of male hormones called androgens increases the production of sebum on the scalp. The result is greasy hair that sticks unattractively to the head and cannot be styled in a trendy hairstyle. The best way to remedy oily hair is to use the Balance Anti Oil Shampoo.

However, the increased production of estrogens, i.e. female hormones, prevents sebum production. This can make your hair very dry and brittle. The right care would then be the Balance Eco Shampoo for sensitive and dry scalp.

Apart from these hormonal fluctuations, there are of course also the normal bad hair days. The hairstyle doesn't last, the hair looks dull, the styling products don't serve their purpose. You are probably familiar with these situations too. They cost time and nerves and put you in a bad mood. That's why it's important to ensure healthy hair. The most expensive and highest quality care products are of no use if your hair is not healthy. So don't wash your hair too often, don't set the hairdryer too hot and massage your scalp to stimulate blood circulation! The result is healthy, strong and beautiful hair - not just every 7 years.