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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.


1 mashed banana

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3 tbsp of honey

3 tbsp of milk

5 tbsp of olive oil

1 egg


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.


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.

Here comes Santa

15 Nov

Winter is here and the cold weather can be just as harmful on our hair as the summer, beach, winds. The cold winds and the snow make hair less manageable. The sun is even brighter on our hair in the winter. The reflection of the sun on the snow is so harmful to hair.

So what are some ways we can maintain our hair during the winter?

We should focus on keeping our hair from being damaged from the winter sunlight and to hold it down during the harsh winds. One great way to accomplish this is by wearing hats! There are many different winter hats out there so when you go Christmas shopping stock up son hats for yourself. Grab a few Trapper hats to match your favorite ug boots. Don’t forget some crochet hats to create a softer look to some of your favorite winter outfits.

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And for some of you craftier people out there crochet hats are a great craft. So get your favorite yarn and crochet up some pretty hats. Start making some for great Christmas gifts and keep some for yourself.

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After wearing all those fuzzy hats, our hair tends to get frizzy and staticy. One way to keep hair closer to our heads is spraying hairspray on your hair brush before brushing your hair. The hairspray gives weight to your hair so you won’t have as many flyaways. Another way to keep off static hair, is applying holding wax or styling gels before styling your hair. A good way to keep those frizzy hairs smooth is a leave in conditioner. Simply apply a little all over hair, mainly on the ends, after washing hair. Leave it in and the style.

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!

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.