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Keeping my hair healthy

23 Nov

All the styling and chemicals can really wear down on your hair and you are now starting to see it! What are some ways to replenish your hair without adding more chemicals? There are many natural treatments out there, you just need to find the one that fits your need and helps the most for your hair type. Thankfully there are ways to treat your hair with things your can find at your local grocery store. Even if you are a regular at the salon and they know healthy hair, your hair still gets bogged down with all the chemicals. So it is good to do some home treatments with natural supplements every once or twice a month to replenish the hair.

If your hair is lacking in shine you would want to make either some natural conditioner or some kind of mask. Conditioners would be something you would want to use if that store bought stuff is not helping and you simply need something to bring more life to your hair and something you can use daily. A mask, though, would be something that you only do every or every other month. Just a once-a-time thing to add life and shine to your hair. Two good masks are a Banana mask or a Yogurt mask.

BANANA MASK

1 mashed banana

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3 tbsp of honey

3 tbsp of milk

5 tbsp of olive oil

1 egg

YOGURT MASK

7 tbsp of plain yogurt

1 egg

For both masks, you would apply ingredients to damp hair and massage through. Leave it in for about 30mins. then rinse it out then shampoo and condition hair as normal.

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Different natural, grocery store items, can be used to do many different things to your hair. They all affect the hair in different ways. You do have to be careful though of things that might alter your dyed color. Some acids in food can affect the chemicals in your hair. Home remedies, though are a great way to fix your hair at home and maintain your healthy hair in between salon appointments. Just always know how the ingredient will affect hair first.

SOUTHERN WOOD -fights oiliness

NETTLE- stimulates hair growth

ROSEMARY- keeps static down

LAVENDER- soothes tight scalp

TEA TREE- keeps off infestations.

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Which styling tool?

23 Nov

Round brush, straight brush, bushy or soft, twist curlers or self gripping? What tools do I use for what hair styles?

It can sometimes become overwhelming staring at all the different brushes and not knowing which one is best for you. It all depends on what action you plan to accomplish with the brush though. Once you know what hair style you want to create with the brush, picking it out is the easy part.

 

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When looking for a brush to simply smooth out hair after a shower you want to pick a brush where the bristles are placed far apart from each other. This allows hair to move more freely through the brush. This brush is also good for smoothing damp hair while blow-drying it.

 

 

 

 

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A paddle brush is useful when styling your hair. It is good while trying to style your hair straight and smooth. It would not be used while trying to dry your hair.

 

 

 

 

When wanting to style your hair to be smooth, but curly, you want to get a large barrel brush. This brush has bristles that are closer together to help create the wanted style.

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If you want to add volume and curl to your hair as your blow dry it, it would be good to get a barrel brush that the bristles are farther apart. This allows the hair to more freely flow through the bristles. It also helps dry while adding curl and volume.

 

 

 

These are just some of the main ways each brush is used while styling hair. Picking what design and size of brush all has to do with the  texture and your desired look. Different bristles are made of different materials, so that they work better with different types of hair. So make sure you have one kind of each of the four different brushes to style your hair exactly how you want it.

Want longer hair sooner?

8 Nov

Do you need some, temporarily, long hair for a fun night out? OR Want longer hair now! EXTENSIONS!

I have experimented some before with clip in hair extensions. Never really seemed to like them, but only because I find it weird to instantly have REALLY long hair. Recently, though, I have found that there are extensions that are much shorter than 16inches. So for those of you out there like me, who want longer hair, but not an arm length of difference. There is hope!

There are two main kinds of extensions: real hair or fake hair.

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Fake hair extensions are best for temporary times. When you want a certain look or length. They come in different colors and lengths. They can NOT be washed, dyed, or styled. They come in different styles so that you can find the one right for you, but you can’t style them in different ways, because you will mess up the hair.

Real hair (or human hair) extensions are best for those who want to be able to play with the hair and style it different on different days. They also come in different lengths, colors, and styles. They even come in different textures.With Real hair extensions you are able to color and style, even while using heat tools. So if you can’t find that perfect color, you can dye the extension to match your hair.

Real Hair extensions

After you decide if real or fake hair extensions would fit your style better, you can decide between clip-in extensions or a weave. If you want permanent length to your hair, and just don’t have time to wait for your hair to grow you probably would want to get a weave. There are many salons that do hair extensions. Prices are based on length, and strands of hair. Some salons that do hair extensions are JYL Craven , Salon v9 , Three-13.
If you decided that you do not always want long hair, but just on specials days or at special events, then you should go for clip in hair extensions. They are easy and quick!

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.

First:
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.
Second:
The second phase is the Catagen phase or the transition. This transition last from 90 to 120 days. During this phase growth has stopped.
Third:
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.
How to Improve Hair Growth Naturally: Hairstyling Tips | eHow.com.
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.