For Healthy Hair
hair revitalizing shampoos, great nutrition is the most effective way of
getting awesome hair!
healthy hair is a reflection of a healthy body, so it's like two for the price
of one. Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to
stay healthy. So follow this recipe for healthier hair, and be amazed at the
difference it makes!
makes up one-fourth of the weight of a strand of hair. Moisture makes the hair
supple, so make sure you get plenty of fluids. A key point is NOT to wait until
you're thirsty. If you're thirsty, it means your body has already lost more
water than it should have, and it's urging you to fill up the tank. Water not
only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. Ideally, you
should drink between eight and ten glasses of water a day.
is the building block of hair, so a diet for healthy hair contains an awful lot
of protein! Protein will give the shaft of your hair more strength, and will
reduce the likelihood of dame through snapping and splitting. You can get
protein from foods like fish, meat, milk, cheese and cereals.
helps to carry oxygen to the hair. Without enough iron, hair and its follicles
get starved of oxygen. This means that the ‘goodness’ in the root of your hair
is much less effective along the length of the strand. You can increase your
iron intake by eating red meat and dark green vegetables, or by iron
builds hair protein which helps to prevent hair loss. Meat and seafood are the
foods highest in zinc.
is involved in the pigmentation of hair. You can optimize your natural color
with a diet with plenty of copper. Who needs hair dye and fake color!
Shellfish, liver, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and meat are all high in
A will give you a healthy scalp, because it’s great for the skin! You can get
vitamin A from foods like vegetables - in particular, in carrots. (So it’s good
for the waistline too!)
B and C are important for good circulation, hair growth and hair color. If you
ensure that you have enough vitamin B and C, you’ll have strong, supple strands
of hair that do not split. You can get these vitamins from eating foods like
fruit, vegetables, cereals, eggs, milk and bread.
follow this healthy guide… be sure to add in a hefty dose of daily exercise to
keep that blood pumping… then add proper hair care on the surface! Go ahead!
Try it! Soon enough you'll be turning down offers to do shampoo commercials!
Hairstyles for Active Females
geared up for your sporting events with a new hairstyle! Whether your favorite
sport is soccer, track and field, basketball, softball, rugby, running or
something completely different, keeping the hair off the back of your neck and
out of your eyes will surely make playing conditions more comfortable.
braids work well with medium to longer hair lengths as they both keep the hair
out of the face and off of the neck. Using a comb, trace a straight part down
the back of the head and secure one of the two sections with an elastic band.
Begin braiding by separating the remaining segment of hair into three equal
sections. Braid hair by alternately pulling each of the outside sections of
hair toward the center, over the middle section.
braiding hair until only an inch or two remains at the bottom of the braid.
Fasten the end with an elastic hair band and repeat for the second braid. For
best results, braid hair while it is still damp from the shower unless sporting
events are during cold winter months.
elastic headbands, pull hair back from forehead and tie it up into a high
ponytail for the best and easiest off the neck, out-of-the-eyes style. Elastic
bands work best for ponytails because plastic and metal clips can sometimes
cause injury if sporting accidents occur.
mania – Using tiny rubber bands made specifically for hair, braid bangs or
front section of hair split into tiny sections, one by one. Depending on hair’s
length and personal preferences, braid one or two rows and tie the rest back
into a ponytail.
those with much time on their hands or a whole bunch of friends to help out,
braid the entire head! If desired, use hairspray or gel to strengthen the hold.
Consider using an elastic headband or other alternative to keep braids against
the top of your head and off of your face.
headband - If elastic headbands are not among the selection of barrettes and
clips in your personal hair care inventory, don’t worry. Try to get some
pre-wrap from your team’s athletic trainer if possible, or barring that, find
an old T-shirt and cut off one sleeve. Cut the sleeve again, but just at the
seam that stitches it from bicep to armpit.
up the sleeve and cut tiny strips about one-half inch thick and the entire
length of the sleeve, starting the scissors along the edge where you just cut
the seam. After cutting the strips, pull fabric gently but firmly to tighten
and tie around head, holding hair down securely. This improvised fashion
statement could actually accommodate your entire team with hair bands for all,
if cutting both sleeves of an old T-shirt.
a fun tradition, get a few friends together before the game and help each other
with an athletic hairstyle. Braiding each other’s hair to keep it out of the
eyes and off the neck can provide some relaxing downtime just prior to the
opening whistle while putting everyone in a positive mood. Help each other get
psyched up and ready to play!
would you do to go blonde?
see them everywhere and against all natural odds - they are blonde. Sort of.
They sit in the stylist's chair with frizzy blonde, black-roots begging for
more bleach. Their hair is screaming for moisture.
under Rs. 200 you could help fix that problem with some products that could
actually make your hair blonde, healthy and shinny. Maybe even natural? Blondes
do have more fun, but if you are not in the Salon cutting your hair every 3
months, and have dry, damaged hair, don't despair.
I blow Dry?
if you do not blow dry 100% pure natural hair, it becomes damaged creating
split ends, by ingredients like climate, dryness, over highlighting and mostly
by avoiding your stylist. If you are using a moistening condition for dry hair,
or a re-constructer for damaged hair, should able you to blow-dry just fine.
heat from a blow dryer weakens the strands and sometimes it breaks off in
extreme cases. So put the proper conditioning treatment in your hair and ask a
Salon that has a good reputation to help you find that product that you need.
you have just a few blonde highlights, mixed in with a few other colors, you
probably just need a moisturizing conditioner. Try Joico's Moisturizer or K-Pac
Daily Conditioner, Redkin's Extreme Shampoo, or Sebastian's Potion 9.
you are heavily blonde, and haven't been dark since you can't remember when,
then try bc bonacure's Repair Treatment, one of the best quick fixes out there.
It's a honey/wheat protein base to help strengthen the hair. For longer term
results try Joico's K-Pack Re-constructer. Both products do a great job.
might be the way to go and can add a lot more moisture to your hair. Lowlights
are usually sliced through the other lightening foils to add depth and darken
some of your over stressed blonde hair.
it a chance to recover and absorb its lacking pigment. The good thing is that
you could go more a natural blonde or golden, if you're brave go for a caramel
or a darker color. Pick your blonde back up in the summer, after it 's healthy
and rejuvenated. You'll look good and feel better.
you can't live with the idea of adding some lowlights (and they can be dark
blonde lowlights) to your platinum do, then let's fix it the easy way.
Blow-drying and assuming you are using your conditioner apply a small amount of
Farouk's Bio Silk Therapy. It's silk in a bottle.
will also protect your hair from the damage it sustains without bleaching or
blow-drying. The amount of no more then a dime rubs into your hands before you
apply the clear less lotion to dry hair. Instantly all your fly away ends and
dryness is gone. Until you wash it, of course.
for Curly Hair
tussles, waves, twists are back bigger than ever! Trend setting Celebrities
like Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys at the Grammy wore sexy
curls. Even Justin Timberlake did - but he can't help it.
a matter of convenience, less time doing your hair and more time having fun.
Girls just want to have fun!
and get those curls bouncing, they're in!
a loose sexy style curl scrunch your hair using a medium-to-strong gel. If you
mix a little silk serum to soften, that's fine. Flip your head entirely over
to bunch the hair in handfuls and keep the heat flowing between your fingers
through your hair. After it's dry let it stay and cool for a minute, then flip
create loose curls, use a soft shine wax on the ends, if you want it to hold go
in and curl with your finger any piece that did not curl so well, use some
hairspray and Voila! If you want just a little wave use the soft shine wax from
root to end.
you want moving bouncing curls, invest in some hot rollers sold at Wal-Mart.
Set your hair, it should take 10 minutes to heat and curl. Take the rollers out
and before putting any product on it piece out the curls one by one.
you want a tighter curl, spray a little hairspray before wrapping the the hair
on the roller. Spray the hairspray on your hair, not the roller itself. The
harder the spray, the firmer it holds.
you already have natural curly or wavy hair, lucky you; just remember to visit
your stylist and get some long layers to revamp your curl. The same products
apply in your case.
To Treat Dry Hair
normally has a moisture content of approximately 10%. If your hair’s moisture
content drops below this level the key is to increase the hair’s ability of
attract and retain moisture. This is accomplished by using moisturizers.
ones have "humectants" that not only replace lost moisture but actually attract
moisture and retain it in the cortex of the hair. Essential fatty aids (EFA’s)
are great moisturizers. One of the best and most cost effective essential fatty
acids is safflower oil. It is the kind you can buy to cook with. It is rich in
scalp produces the best EFA’s called sebum. The problems is once the hair grows
past the neck line or does not have direct contact with the scalp the scalps
natural oils can not be utilized throughout the hair shaft.
can manually replace the lost EFA’s by:
Placing 1 or 2 drops of safflower oil in your palms and rub them together.
There should only be enough to make your hands "shine" in the light.
Carefully take your hair (while dry) and "scrunch" the small amount of oil to
the ENDS first and work toward the scalp.
Leave this in your hair.
1-2 drops of safflower oil on dry hair is so small, you won’t notice it is
the above as often as necessary will ensure your dry hair will have the proper
amount of humectants to attract and reatin moisture. The key is that a small
amount will go a long way.
To Get Rid Of Dandruff Cure for dandruff:
Vinegar is poured into the hair, massaged into the scalp, and left to dry for a
Then the hair is washed.
The process is repeated daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a
your hair is perhaps the quickest and most dramatic way to change your look. It
is also an excuse to go out and buy a new wardrobe of clothes, because you'll
find that what suited you as a brunette looks rather drab on a new blonde.
are two types of hair dyes: permanent and semi-permanent, with variations of
Permanent Tints: Must be mixed with hydrogen peroxide to lift hair
color. The peroxide opens the hair cuticle so that the tint can penetrate the
cortex and form the color. The higher the level of peroxide, the quicker and
lighter the result.
Semi-Permanent Colors: They don't actually lift the color - you
can either vary the tone within your natural highlights or go darker.
Quasi-color contains ethanolamine and 3% peroxide which slightly opens the
cuticle. This means that the color can last up to 20 washes and will softly
fade as you shampoo, causing no regrowth problem.
Semi-Permanent Vegetable Colors: Contain only vegetable extracts
and natural ingredients, so no color is stripped from your hair. It is similar
to henna but it doesn't coat the hair (adds shine though). This color sits on
the hair's surface and will wash out after about 8 shampoos.
coloring methods suit different hair styles, so get some expert advice when
deciding which one to go for...
Tone: Your new hair color should complement your skin tone.
Light-skinned people don't look good with very dark hair because it draws color
out of their skin. Dark, tanned skin doesn't look great when mixed with a
one-tone blonde, but four or five blonde, chestnut or honey tones look
If you would love to be blonde, talk the process through with your colorist (or
stylist) before you go for it. It should be relatively painless on virgin dark
brown hair, but if your hair has been permanently tinted then the process will
become a long saga. Never attempt this kind of dye job on your own for the
Red is the ultimate sexy shade, for color that cries out for attention. Hair
holds on to red-toned pigments well, so going copper-top can be easy for most
people. But be warned - if you are blonde you will usually have to go two or
three shades darker than your natural color to achieve a rich red (brunette),
and it's not easy to reverse it.
Brunette is always a safe choice as it suits nearly every girl in town. Varying
the shade with highlights can achieve a huge range of looks. From chocolate
brown and bronze shades to honey or dark blonde, combinations of natural tones
gives incredible shine as darker-pigmented tints add condition to your hair.
This is by far the easiest color to accomplish because the molecules in black
tints are larger and will cover all hair types very effectively. Caution is
needed when using black as it only tends to look good on people with darker and
olive skin tones. it's great for getting the goth look, but definitely not for
your granny. Some popular coloring questions:
Will coloring my hair damage it?
if the wrong level of peroxide is used or you are over-processing (too many
permanent colors are applied) your hair. If you constantly change your hair
color , especially if you go from blonde to brown and back to blonde, you must
regularly use deep conditioning treatments.
Why can colored hair look dull?
is the biggest reason. If your hair is starting to look dull, use
semi-permanent colors where the pigments sit on top of the hair adding plenty
of tone and shine.
What's better for my hair, semi-permanent or permanent color?
color give your hair a higher shine and enhance condition, but they won't lift
natural hair color. Also, a semi-permanent tint will not cover large amount of
grey hair (more than 50%).
a permanent tint is used correctly, you will always achieve a beautiful effect
and semi-permanent tints can be used to maintain these permanent treatments,