Hair care

Health Hygiene & Sanitation

Lesson 13 : Personal Hygiene

Hair care

  • Each strand of hair has its own sebaceous (oil) gland, which keeps the hair shiny and waterproof. The release of oil is caused by hormones that are the same as the ones that causes acne.
  • Washing your hair every day or every other day can help control oily hair.
  • Don't scrub or rub too hard — this doesn't get rid of oil any better and can irritate your scalp or damage your hair.

Factors to consider for daily hair care4

  • Make brushing and combing part of morning care
  • Hair style should be age appropriate
  • Brushing hair:
    • refreshes
    • improves morale
    • stimulates circulation
    • distributes natural oils evenly
    • removes lint and dust
  • Comb and brush are cleaned after use
  • Combs and brushes are never shared

Shampooing considerations

  • Methods of shampooing:
    • during shower
    • at sink
    • using stretcher
  • Eyes and ears protected
  • Hair dried as fast as possible
  • Cold or drafty areas eliminated
Last modified: Monday, 23 April 2012, 11:34 AM