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Beauty Hair Care

Why is your hair such a nightmare to look after? Well it doesn’t have to be that way if you carefully apply and consider the following beauty hair care tips and advice.

Firstly, everyone is different, each with their own skin type, hair type and their own levels of sebum (oil) produced by their scalp. So make sure you understand your hair type before proceeding with any beauty hair care tips from anyone.

Note: The environment in which you work and the weather in your country can also play its part in your hair condition.

Tips and advice are broken down into three categories, for: Dry, Oily & Fine hair types.

Dry Hair:
How to know if you have dry hair: Likely to have a dry scalp (itchy scalp) unlikely to have shiny / oily hair.

Advice:
– Try your very best to avoid blow drying or straightening your hair (remember your scalp is suffering from dryness)
– If you can’t avoid blow drying your hair make sure you apply a good level of heat protection spray
– Try not to over use colour in your hair, if you have to then apply a colouring product made specifically for dry hair
– You are likely to need a rich conditioner that will feed your scalp and leave on for a short while before rinsing (4-7 minutes) – condition frequently
– Use moisturising shampoos and gently work into the scalp (made specifically for dry hair)

Oily Hair:
How to know if you have oily hair: no guessing that your hair will look oily or greasy.

Advice:
– Similar to the dry hair advice, find a shampoo that is developed for oily hair this will extract excess oil from the hair and make it look bouncy and healthy
– Avoid running fingers through your hair or itching the scalp as this will make your hair even more oily
– Do not over condition your scalp is producing more than enough moisture.
– If you do use conditioner avoid roots of the hair

Fine Hair:
How to know if you have fine hair: Your hair maybe looking lifeless / thinning / weak or excessive hair fall. These are usually indicators that the hair is not being looked after properly.

Advice:
– Try to use volume related products: Good volume / body shampoo will make a remarkable difference immediately
– Try to avoid conditioner this will accelerate thinning and take out the body of the hair that the shampoo has added
– Again like for oily hair advice if you do decide to use conditioner keep well away from the roots

Take time before you purchase any products, understand your hair and try to use the above tips to look after the hair. Also another big factor is your diet as the hair is 90% protein you may not be feeding it the necessary vitamins (check out my blog and this is also discussed).

Don’t get caught up in the marketing material for products (sometimes they look amazing) just may not be right for your hair type or you. Also get your hair cut on a regular basis.

How to Have Thicker More Beautiful Hair

We all want thick beautiful hair at least once in our lifetime; even guys want to buy products that will allow them to grow hair to cover their bald spots. We have seen how celebrities and models strut their stuff while flipping all of that beautiful hair without a sweat, but we never know what their secrets are in achieving such volume and thickness. In reality, the secret to think gorgeous hair actually lies in the shampoo and conditioner we use, the way we dry our hair, and the way we style our hair everyday. If you have always wanted thick hair and want to make sure that it’s silky and beautiful, we bring you some common tips on how to have thick and more beautiful hair.

The first thing to do is to go to the salon and get the right haircut that will promote thicker hair. There are hairstyles that make you look more beautiful and at the same time make you look as if your hair has grown and has added volume to it. An example would be a nice short cut with layers to make it look as if you really have thick hair to begin with. You would be lucky if you are born with natural curly hair since the curls make your hair bouncy already.

Hair dye is also an option when making your hair look thicker and beautiful. This process works by opening the hair follicles, which thickens the hair strands even more. The choice of color also contributes to the thickness of your hair which is why it is important that you choose the right hair color from the start. You can ask the hairstylist in charge what the right color would be for your look and your head shape.

Another great way to thickening your hair and making it even more glossy and beautiful is hair thickening shampoo and conditioner. By buying the right products, you’ll be able to add volume to your hair and make it look even more beautiful than ever. Sadly choosing the right hair thickening products can be overwhelming with so many brands to choose from, so to ease the pain make sure to look for shampoos and conditioners with protein-based ingredients such as rice, soy, and silk. Protein is known to add strength and body to your hair from root to tip, which is why most of the best hair thickening shampoos would usually feature protein ingredients all the time.

Lastly, a good way to thickening your hair is by blow drying it in different ways. With the right techniques, you will be able to open up their hair follicles and make your hair look thicker than ever. For example, you can bend over a bit, letting your hair fall freely, and dry it with a good blow dryer for five minutes.

More Secrets to Beautiful Hair

In my last article, “The Secret to Beautiful Hair”, I discussed some of the things you could do to help give yourself beautiful hair. I discussed mostly exercise and lifestyle. Here I will talk about healthy hair habits and diet. Diet is ultra important. You are what you eat, as the old saying goes.

So here are a few more of my “secrets” to beautiful hair:

Healthy Foods

Brazil nuts: high in selenium, which is needed for strong flexible hair.

Walnuts: alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid – Sprinkle them on your salads for a great texture and taste.

Don’t overdo the nuts (or anything else for that matter). They are high in calories, so don’t make a snack of them.

Remember, the idea is to maintain balance. You should only eat about 1500 calories a day when you are at your ideal weight. You might need more or less, depending on your size and lifestyle, but you will be surprised at how little you need to eat and still be very healthy.

Dark green vegetables: Leafy greens like spinach, collard greens, chard and others all contain high amounts of iron and other essential minerals that are great for healthy hair. You can also include broccoli in this group. They are all high in vitamins A and C. Your body uses these to produce sebum, your natural hair conditioner.

And don’t forget carrots. These are a great source of vitamin A, which gives great flexibility and strength to hair. It also adds that extra sheen that makes your hair glow.

Poultry: Turkey and chicken are high in healthy protein. You need this for healthy hair. Hair is mostly Keratin, a protein that makes up skin, hair and fingernails. They are also low in fats, so they don’t affect your heart in a bad way.

Fish, especially salmon or mackerel: These oily fish contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids that keep your scalp and skin healthy. They also strip cholesterol from the blood and keep your heart healthy. Try to eat fish 2-3 times a week. If you can’t or don’t eat meats, then you can substitute flaxseed. Toss a hand full on your salads and pastas.

Grains, especially oatmeal: My grandmother used to make a skin conditioner out of cooked oatmeal and apply it to her face, hands and arms. She still looked young and healthy well into her 90s. But you can just eat it. Have it for breakfast with blueberries for sweetener. It is wonderful. It is also great for the hair, as it also contains soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals. Along with fish, it is also one of the best foods for reducing cholesterol.

Blueberries are one of the most effective anti-oxidants. Oxidants are the result of the body’s process of converting food to energy. They are also called free radicals. These elements combine with other cells in your body and cause damage to the cells. It is the primary cause of aging. Antioxidant foods like blueberries soak up the oxidants and keep them from damaging your skin and hair.

Green tea: keeps your arteries open and flexible for good circulation. This is essential for the production of healthy hair.

Reduce the amount of meats you eat to about 25% of your diet. Stay away from the burgers and fries! Eat less and you will live longer, and that is a proven fact.

Oh yes. Cut out salt. I call it the White Death. If you use spices and seasonings, you won’t need it. Your food already contains all your body needs. Salt just stiffens the arteries. Remember it is used as a preservative for meats. It dries them out and it will dry you out too.

Get plenty of exercise. Start out slowly. Go for a walk. Walk about half as far as you think you can. Remember, you have to walk back. Make it a habit. Once you get used to doing it every morning or evening, you will find you relax more. Tension and stress are hair killers.

Keep tight things away from around your head. You need the circulation for healthy hair. Wigs can be a killer in this regard. The skull cap fits tightly around the head. This limits blood circulation, which is something you don’t want. It also traps heat and chokes off air circulation, which is also needed for healthy hair. If you wear a wig too often, you may find that your hair is becoming thinner or weaker. If you notice extra shedding or changes in the quality of your hair, it might be time to switch to another solution.

Wigs are great for an occasional evening out, but if you really need to wear them on a regular basis, give your head and hair a break at every opportunity. Either let it go natural or wear a scarf or something light when you are out running errands or shopping. At home, don’t put anything on your head. Comb your hair out and let it fly. Just try not to scare old people or little kids.

Wherever possible, use hair extensions rather than a wig. They may be a bit more inconvenient to put in, but they allow for good circulation, both for blood and air. Just make sure the braids aren’t too tight. If they are not comfortable, have them loosened a bit. They should be firm, but not pulling or painful.

Get someone to gently massage your scalp, or brush your hair gently to pull the natural conditioning oils out along the hair shaft. If you have straight or wavy hair, this can be done on a daily or at least regular basis. But if you are of African descent, be careful not to overdo it. Because of our tight coils, the hair is easily broken and knotted, so do this sparingly.

Keep the ends trimmed. Split ends will tear further along the hair, so when you notice you have them, trim the ends just above the splits.

Remember, the secret to beautiful hair is a healthy you. Maintain a balance in all you do. Balance activity with relaxation, eating with exercise. And be sure to include lots of peaceful moments. Instead of TV, read a book. It is better for the mind and the quiet will help settle the nerves. Spend time with friends and the ones you love. Most of all, love yourself.

I first became interested in hair extensions because my own hair is very stiff and hard to handle. Nothing short of cement will make it stay where I want it. It sticks out everywhere and doesn’t look good no matter what I do. So I turned to hair extensions as a way to give myself a smoother, more beautiful look.

When I started looking for hair, I tried all the cheapest things I could find. But they all had problems. They shed, or worse, they tangled and matted so badly I couldn’t get a comb through the hair. The hair turned dull and lifeless. Synthetic hair was too shiny and didn’t look natural. But the worst thing was that the poor quality meant that they didn’t last very long, so I spent more money buying new extensions.

Then I found Indian Remy Hair. This stuff is wonderful! It always looks great. It doesn’t tangle and just combs right out, better than my own hair. I can wear it in the shower just like my own. True, it is a bit more expensive than all the other junk I tried, but in the long run it is well worth it. So I started Remy Hair Discounters so that I can bring beautiful hair to others who have problems with what nature gave them. Or even those who just want a change once in a while.

Strategies For Beautiful Hair

It is everyone’s dream to have beautiful hair. Women spend hours at the hairdresser and beauty shops doing just that. However you can have a beautiful head of hair without going to expensive salons and spending hours being preened by your hairdresser. The most important thing to care about is actually your scalp. This is where many of the problems with your hair begin. Here are 5 strategies to help you.

  1. Brushing your hair: do not just tear at your hair when you brush it. Give it firm but gentle strokes. The old adage of giving your hair 100 strokes is not wrong; in fact it is very good for your hair. It increases the blood flow to your scalp, gets rid of old dead skin cells and supplies the hair with sebum. Always brush your hair before you wash it.
  2. Massaging your scalp: This is done using the tips of your fingers and making circular movements. You should do this on a daily basis. Doing a daily massage will bring the blood to your scalp and help to lubricate your scalp.
  3. Washing your hair: Try not to wash your hair daily. This will dry out your scalp and stimulate your sebum glands. This will make your hair too oily and irritate your scalp. Always be careful when choosing a shampoo. It should match your hair type. Remember what works for your best friend may not necessarily work for you. When washing your hair do not pile it up always let it hang down when shampooing. Prior to applying shampoo, wet your hair with warm water using a gentle force of water from the shower. Massage the shampoo into your scalp and gently rub it into your hair. Rinse with warm water, not hot, and handle hair gently to remove shampoo. When you use your conditioner just apply to ends and roots of your hair. Towel dry your hair gently and air dry. Do not sleep in wet hair. Never brush wet hair.
  4. Conditioning: use a conditioner when you shampoo. To apply this type of conditioner wash your hair and apply it to your ends. This will stop your ends from drying out. It will also keep your hair in the best possible condition. Tangles and knots can also be controlled with a good conditioner. Every week try to apply a deep conditioner. Coconut oil is good for this purpose. Wash your hair and then apply your conditioner. Wrap your hair in a warm towel, to open the hair follicles, for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water to rinse off the conditioner after this rinse with cool water, to close the hair follicles.
  5. Trimming your hair: This should be done every 6 weeks for short hair and 8 weeks for long hair. This will stop split ends from building up and stimulates your hair to grow.

When you take care of your hair you will be taking care of your greatest asset. It will ensure that you have beautiful lovely locks for every occasion.