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Hygral Fatigue: What is it and how to prevent it

Calling all people who think they may suffer from dry hair. Yeah, you! It’s a widespread issue, so don’t be ashamed.

If your hair is on the dryer side, there’s a good chance that you’re taking steps to hydrate it. And, although this may be shocking, it is possible to over hydrate your hair.

To make matters worse, over-hydrating your hair may lead to your hair feeling even dryer over time...ahhh!

You want to avoid this because, of course, your goal is to achieve healthy, balanced hair. Today, we’ll offer some insight on hygral fatigue and steps that you can take to avoid it.

What is Hygral Fatigue?

I know some of you are saying to yourself that you’ve never even heard of hygral fatigue.

Well, you’re not alone.

In layman’s terms, hygral fatigue is damage to your hair follicles caused by excessive moisture.

To take this a little further, it occurs when your hair swells from repeated and excessive swelling and deswelling of the hair cuticle when introduced to water.

The action of hair expansion under wet conditions and contraction in dry conditions can cause damage and stress to your hair fibers.

And repeatedly wetting your hair before it is properly dried and overusing deep conditioning treatments or moisturizing products can lead to hygral fatigue.

Moisturizing your hair with water and conditioners while your hair is in a fragile state may lead to hair breakage because the excessive hydrations have left your hair unable to soak in nutrients.

Before you start to see breakage, your hair will alert you. So pay attention to the signs! 

Signs of Hygral Fatigue 

You know your hair more than anyone, so don’t ignore these red flags:

  • Excessive frizzing, meaning your hair is not absorbing moisture
  • Over-conditioned hair
  • Hair breakage
  • Hair strands seeming smaller than they used to be
  • Hair that is tangling easily
  • Hair feeling mushy when wet
  • Curls not curling or holding as long
  • Weightless hair

How to Prevent Hygral Fatigue?

First things first, you need to know the difference between moisture and protein products. And, more importantly, what they do for your hair to reach a healthy balance.

For a healthy-hair regimen, moisture and protein-based products work as a team. If you use too much of either without sufficient balance, breakage will occur.

Breakage happens when your hair’s chemistry is thrown off balance. And it’s pivotal to know the right mix of moisture and protein products for your hair type at the right time.

If your hair shaft maintains the proper protein structure, your hair will resist excessive expansion when wet. Some proteins are built to strengthen your hair’s structure, while others are designed to maintain your hair’s elasticity.

For a healthy-hair regimen, moisture and protein-based products work as a team. If you use too much of either without sufficient balance, breakage will occur.

Breakage happens when your hair’s chemistry is thrown off balance. And it’s pivotal to know the right mix of moisture and protein products for your hair type at the right time.

If your hair shaft maintains the proper protein structure, your hair will resist excessive expansion when wet. Some proteins are built to strengthen your hair’s structure, while others are designed to maintain your hair’s elasticity.

So, instead of waiting until your hair has too much moisture, use the right shampoo, conditioner, and styling products to keep moisture and protein in balance.

 Check out this article here for a more in-depth look into specific protein and moisturizing-enriched ingredients and products.

 

How to Correct Hygral Fatigue

If it’s too late for the prevention steps above, it’s time to learn how to correct your hygral fatigue.

In most cases, hygral fatigue can be reversed, but it’s important to note that your hair type differs from others. So, what works for one person may not look the same for everyone. 

When there is too much moisture in your hair, you must add strength. And protein is the key to strong hair.

Protein-deficiency breakage can often be a simple fix, and conditioning is crucial here. Conditioning needs depend on your level of breakage, specific products used, and prior treatments. As mentioned earlier, listen to the signs your hair is giving you! 

If you have minimal breakage, a protein-based conditioner will usually do the trick. At iRestore, we recommend our Anti-Thinning Conditioner, made with a mixture of restorative ingredients like keratin and biotin that promote renewed density, moisture, softness, and overall health. 

To achieve the deepest penetration of protein, you’ll also need to wash with a shampoo that lifts products from hair. 

For optimal results, pair our conditioner with our Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo. Our shampoo is made from a healing formula of essential nutrients like castor oil and amino acids to strengthen hair roots and promote healthier hair. 

We also recommend adding our delicious Hair Gummy Vitamins to your daily hair growth routine. Made with all-natural ingredients designed to nourish your hair, skin, and nails, our gummies provide you with the vitamins and fatty acids your hair needs.   

And our 3-in-1 Hair Growth Formula is made of a blend of ingredients to improve the fullness of hair and promote healthy hair growth.

If you’ve tried all the recommended steps and products but still notice excessive hair loss, thinning, or balding, invest in our FDA-cleared red light therapy Professional and Essential devices for thicker, fuller hair. Equipped with lasers and LEDs, you’ll expect to see results within 3 to 6 months. 

So, if you’re experiencing dryness, thinning, or hair loss, make sure to check out our complete list of products. And we’re so confident that you’ll love our products, that they all come with a money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!

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