Archive | September, 2010

Should I pay that much for a trim?

30 Sep

Does it bother you to pay for a regular hair cut, when all you want is those nasty dead ends cut off? Well know that you are not alone. Obviously it is not a good idea to just start chopping away at your hair, but little trims can be done. I find that after getting my hair cut to the style I want it is really easy to trim off the dead ends on my own. Always remember, though, to have a GOOD pare of hair cutting scissors before cutting!

Usually when doing my own trim I leave my hair dry. This way I know what the dead ends look like after styling my hair. I only do this, though because I have straight hair. I would recommend, with curly hair, leaving it wet, so that it is easier to see the actual length of what you are cutting. It is much easier to trim your own hair, obviously, if it is longer and does not have many layers. I have found though, that is is possible to trim hair with layers, and still keep the style I have. In doing this it looks like I have not actually gotten my hair cut, but simply that my dead ends are gone.
I found it is good to do top layers, if they are short, by pulling some hair from the top layers up and finding pieces that are all the same length and cutting off a little there. I do this until I feel that I have gotten all the major dead ends off. After that I go to the sides. In every layer though, you need to make sure you are cutting pieces, together, that are ALL READY the same length. You don’t want to start making your own style up. It is also good to make sure you can see the hair you are cutting. If your hair is so short in the back, that you cannot pull it around to see it in a mirror, than I would suggest getting help trimming your hair.

So after getting the style of hair cut I want, I have found I can trim my own hair. If while you try this, you do not fell confident enough to get it right, or that your hands are shaky, you may want to stick with letting others cut your hair. The worst thing you could do is mess it up and then have to pay to get it fixed. After looking around, I found a website that teaches you how to cut hair. If you are interested in having more knowledge before cutting your own hair, or somone else’s, I would suggest checking out this website, How to cut hair for begginers. There is a book on there, that you can buy, to teach you the tricks on how to cut hair.


My hair won’t grow!

21 Sep

Do you want long hair, but don’t have patience to wait on your hair to grow? Do you feel like your hair only grows to a certain length and then stops? The first think you must understand when dealing with hair growth is how your hair grows. There are three stages your hair goes through.

Anagen phase, which is the stage in which your hair is activity growing. This is a two to six-year time period where your hair is continually growing. Everyone’s anagen phase is different. Some’s phase last longer than others, but even on just one person there are many different anagen levels. For example your facial, leg hair, and other body hair does not have quite as long anagen phase.
The second phase is the Catagen phase or the transition. This transition last from 90 to 120 days. During this phase growth has stopped.
Lastly hair reaches the final stage Telogen. This phase is also known as the resting phase. Where there is no further growth and eventually the old hair is pushed out.

Nicky Pope states in his book “The illustrated guide to professional hair care and hair styles” that hair grows about 1cm per month. He also states that a single strand can life up to seven years. After learning how hair grows we see the truth in the feeling that our hair gets to a point where it stops growing. There is a stage where the hair stops growing, but then the cycle starts again and the hair continuous to grow.
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Keeping up good blood circulation is the way to keep your hair continually cycling. This can be done in a very inexpensive way. Simply eating right, exercising, and drinking water can increase the growth of your hair. If you would just regularly eat fruits and vegetables then you would have no need in any type of vitamins to promote hair growth and wellness.

You, Me and Hair

8 Sep

Anything you could do to hair, I have just about done it. I have been dirty blonde, black, reddish, but my favorite is dark mahogany. I have had good and bad turn outs from home hair care and one solution I have come to is if you want to color your own hair, stay close to your natural, and if you want to go drastic, seek professional help in coloring. The worst thing I could have done as a dark Brunette, is try to go blonde on my own. That ended in a lot of late night runs to Wal-Mart and many hair color strippers.

I enjoy changing my hair often and I get bored easily. I also find a pleasure in saving money, so I have had much experience in hair dyes from Wal-Mart and home perms. I also have researched some interesting ideas to change your hair without using dyes. For example tomato juice is a good way to balance the ph levels in your hair and enhance the natural color you have, but note not to use tomato juice if you dye your hair.  Tomato juice can be used as a hair color remover.  There are lots of weird mixtures and ingredients you can find to do different things to your hair. I find it interesting to see what foods and teas and things can do to my hair, though not all remedies work the same on all hair types.

Although I love to always change my hair I like to stay cheap with my products. Cheap is not always better, but sometimes there is no need to spend more. With all the perms and dyes I use on my hair, my hair gets worn down and dry. One cheap way, I found, to bring life back to my hair is going to great clips and spending only 10 dollars (less than a cut) and getting a conditioning treatment. That did wonders to my hair. It made my hair, even after recently getting a perm, softer and more manageable .