Parabens are a class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Chemically, they are a series of parahydroxybenzoates or esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid (also known as 4-hydroxybenzoic acid). Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas.
There’s a chance that they’re harmful. Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors.
One of the factors that contributes hair going grey could be stress in our everyday life; from meeting tight deadlines, managing expectations and many more. These stresses would slow down the production on melanin. So, how do you increase melanin production?
- Consume food that has plenty of protein. According to research, prolonged protein deficiencies causes hair pigmentation to fade.
- Expose you skin to sunlight. Your skin is stimulated naturally to produces melanin when exposed to sunlight. However, be careful with the UV rays and get as much sunscreen as you can.
- Learn to relax and take a break from your routine lifestyle.
At Enliven Hair Care centers, you will have a relaxing experience every time when you are here. Our hair therapists are trained to give you a quick hair health check and get you back on track. Do visit an outlet near you.
Interestingly, some of us may think that our hair grows straight. However, due to each follicle growth rate, our hair twists as they grow. This results in having curly hairs.
While some are in pursuit for straight hairs, try avoiding hair straighteners with intense heat. These will instead damage your hair.
Most of the time, we never pay much attention to our hair until it starts to thin. That would be a worrying sign, especially when we do not take immediate actions to protect our scalp and prevent from further hair loss.
Find out the condition of your scalp and hair! Drop by at any of our outlets to get a free hair health check.
Fun Facts about hair colour.
Ever wondered why people have different colour hair? Hair colour is the pigmentation of hair follicles due to two types of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin. If more eumelanin is present, the darker your hair. If less eumelanin is present, the lighter your hair. The change in level of melanin can cause a person hair colour to change over time.
Here is a study by Indiana University showing the inheritance of brown hair.
Indiana University’s Inheritance of Brown Hair.
Living in tropical a country, ever wonder how often we go to the barber?