False. Although you may be born with straight, curly or wavy locks, there are many circumstances under which your hair’s ultimate texture can be permanently altered.  Pregnancy, medication, chemotherapy, age and other variables can cause your texture to be temporarily or permanently altered.

This is one myth I wish were not true. I deal with this almost every day in my career, clients that I have been doing for years will come in and bring up issues they are having with their hair and the last thing you want to say is it is because your ageing. First off it is very unfortunate that we live in a society that labels getting old as something bad, the standards we set for ourselves are based on some super model or movie star. Most of them have changed their faces and bodies so radically with surgery you can’t even recognize them. The rest of them can afford to spend their money eating food that is super healthy and prepared for them and have personal trainers sculpt their bodies with the latest craze in exercise. This however is not the case for the average person living the real life.

Of course there are several other reasons why your texture can change, like when a new mom; three months after giving birthand her hair starts to fall out around her hairline, thins or radically changes texture. I have see women with curly hair go perfectly straight after child birth and the other way around. Hormones have a profound effect on the hair. Medications and disease will also affect the texture of your hair. Some temporary changes to the texture of your hair can also take place due to a change in climate, weather and the water you use to wash your hair with.

Today a client came into me with some life changes happening to her hair, I have been doing her hair for a long time and she has always had predominately healthy hair. In this particular case I believe two things are affecting her hair. The first is the type of gray she has; which was not mentioned up above. There are two types of grey hair one is soft and easy to deal with the other is wiry and course, she had the latter. In most cases color will help to soften this grey hair type and even add shine to it. I also believe that the dry weather is also making her hair seem lifeless and damaged. I know what you’re thinking no humidity is great for the hair and you are partially right, it certainly makes for a better hair day but the lack of humidity along with the dry heat being pumped into your house in the winter and the cold weather is absolutely the worst for your hair not to mention your skin and your joints.

So enough whining and complaining lets deal with these issues. First off there is always something you can do to improve the condition of your hair no matter what is causing the change of texture. The first thing you want to do

is embrace this new texture, mentally this will put you in a place to take what you have and make it the best of it. Talk with your hairdresser and the both of you should be able to come up with a few reasons why this is happening. It could be as simple as changing yourshampoo or conditioner, maybe washing your hair less or getting rid of that abrasive cotton pillow case for one the has a high thread count and is hair and skin friendly. Check your diet; one of my clients came In today,( three months since her last appointment)she has been eating healthier and really taking care of herself and to my delight she walked in with a new head of hair it looked great. When I saw her last her hair was in some serious shape. She made it her thing to make some radical changes in her diet and it worked. Don’t despair there is hope for you new texture.

 

 

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