Five factors that affect your hair health – and what you can do to improve it

Do you dream of strong and healthy hair? You’re not alone! Many of us dream of perfect hair – whether it’s bouncy curls we want or smooth, straight hair. The right products are naturally an important part of achieving that, but not the whole solution. Besides products, hair is affected by a number of factors, both external and internal.

Here are five factors that affect your hair health and what you can do to improve it.


Just like your skin, if you don’t protect it – your hair can be damaged from exposure to the sun. Overexposure to the sun's UV rays can damage the outer layer of the hair and make it brittle and dry. That’s why it’s important to always use UV protection when you’ll be out in the sun for a longer time. Protecting your hair from the sun also helps to preserve the vibrancy of colored hair and prevent it from fading. Our Heat Styling Protection contains UV protection that effectively protects the hair from the sun's rays. Spray on both the lengths of your hair and the scalp for the best protection. In addition to UV protection, you can also cover your hair with a hat or scarf.


Hair is fragile, and breakage can occur regardless of hair quality or hair type. It’s especially common for people who bleach or color their hair to experience some form of hair loss where the hair strands break or fall off. Be kind and gentle with your hair whenever you can. For example, if you brush your hair when it’s wet, always use a brush designed for that purpose, such as our Wet Hair Brush. Start brushing at the ends and work your way up to the top. Hair bands can damage the hair because the hair strands are stretched and can break off if the hair band is always worn in the same place. If you usually put your hair up in the same hairstyle, a simple trick is to switch between a high and low ponytail, or try different types of braids to create variety. Also, choose hair bands in materials that are gentle on the hair, such as silk.


How often you need to wash your hair is individual and depends a lot on lifestyle – for example, if you workout often or use a lot of styling products. However, washing your hair too infrequently can lead to several problems for both your hair and scalp. The scalp produces natural oils that help keep the hair and scalp healthy, and if you wait too long between washes, these oils can build up and mix with other pollutants, which can lead to a build-up of dirt and oil. If you have a sensitive scalp that is easily irritated by washing your hair often, we recommend our Scalp series which soothes and balances the oil production in the scalp and protects the scalp from impurities. And be sure to apply conditioner to the scalp to moisturize it after shampooing.


The use of heat styling tools can affect the health of the hair in several ways. Tools with high heat levels can cause damage to the outer layer of the hair and lead to problems such as split ends. Styling tools also remove moisture from the hair, which can result in dry and brittle hair and breakage. To minimize damage from styling tools, always be sure to use heat protection, even if you're only applying heat by blow drying your hair. Our Heat Styling Protection protects at temperatures up to 220°C and is enriched with Vegan Keratin, as well as vitamins and minerals that protect the hair’s fibers while providing care and shine. It’s also a good idea to use heat styling tools with adjustable temperature levels – and avoid using high temperatures unless necessary.


Stress leads to increased production of stress hormones and can affect the hair in many ways. For example, stress can affect the normal cycle of hair growth and make the hair feel thinner because the hair grows slower than usual or enters the resting phase earlier. In some cases, stress can also lead to reduced blood flow, which is crucial for the health of the hair follicles, as they supply the nutrients and oxygen needed for hair growth. In addition to reviewing your lifestyle, you can help your hair by massaging the scalp. It speeds up the blood circulation in the scalp and can stimulate hair growth and make hair feel thicker. Massage the scalp every day to start the stimulation of hair growth. You can use our Scalp Massage Brush on both dry and damp hair. It has soft silicone spikes and a comfortable grip handle that makes it easy to use.

If you experience hair loss, we recommend using Anti Hair Loss Serum, which contains AnaGain™, an ingredient that is clinically proven to effectively strengthen hair, restore hair density and create optimal conditions for hair growth by extending the hair cycle and stimulating hair growth in depth. Apply twice a day until you achieve the desired result.