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Haircare by Dr OlenGin- What’s in our hair?

The average human adult has around 100,000 hairs on their head. Each hair shaft has three layers, with a cuticle protecting the two inner layers. So when hair is shiny it is a positive sign that it’s healthy due to the layers of the cuticle lay flat and reflect light. When these cuticles lay flat they overlap securely, so the inner layers are well protected from sun, chlorine, heat and all the other hazards that can come from living in our everyday environment.

A sign that hair is damaged is when these scales separate and hair can become brittle and dry. Because the scales on dry hair don't protect the inner two layers as well, ends can split and look unhealthy. Sometimes, how shiny someone’s hair is depends on whether they have curly or straight hair. For example, sebum, which is natural oil on the hair, coats straight hair easier than it does curly hair, which is why straight hair usually appears shinier.

Usually, dependent on how long a person's hair is or how fast it grows, the end of each strand of hair can be up to a couple of years old. How well you care for your hair from the time it emerges from the root plays a role in how healthy it looks.

Magic Mineral Shampoo

Dr OlenGin’s Magic Mineral Shampoo is a powerful opponent to your everyday haircare. The minerals in this product relieve and sooth dry, itchy scalps and revitalise damaged hair, as well as normalising oil levels and alleviating that age-old problem – dandruff. The result? Shiny, clean hair that is soft to the touch. For best results, follow with our Magic Mineral Conditioner.

Magic Mineral Conditioner

The ideal partner to Dr OlenGin’s Magic Mineral Shampoo, our conditioner leaves hair feeling full of bounce and life after only leaving on for 1 minute. With glucose and citric acid, the conditioner actively calms frizzy and damaged hair by softening the cuticles on first application. Follow with our Magic Mineral Mud Mask for a stimulating sea silt treatment your hair will love.

Hair Masks

While sunshine is a good thing on the whole, long weekends spent lazing around in it plus any annual weeks abroad will soon add up to weakened, dried out hair that needs a little extra TLC. Your everyday conditioner will replenish hair to an extent, but increasing your levels of hair care to include a conditioning mask is undoubtedly the best way to keep your locks in tip-top shape all year long. Masks are a real must if you want to prevent nasty split ends, and will keep hair supple and shiny. Not only this, but if you colour your hair, it will guarantee retaining the brightness of your shade for longer.