Tue

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Oct

2013

Tricks That Work With Fine Hair

Does your fine hair look like you've got what, like five or six strands of hair?  Are you almost desperately seeking help for fine hair to better volumize it?   Embarrassing right?  But baby fine hair is like that.  Yeah it is.  Which is likely why you are on a nonstop mission to find ways to add some volume and body up there.  If so you should be feeling all tingly as you're about to be volumized.

 

Now many women have baby-fine hair and more than half of these women make the mistake of choosing a hairstyle that is long. Nothing wrong with that.  It just adds to your challenge of creating volume where there is none.  

 

The more popular, not to mention suitable hairstyles for fine hair are usually a short, cute cuts that at least give you a shot at avoiding limpness and lifeless hair that just is. 

 

Still there are tricks that insure you can still add volume to your hair and not settle for limp and flat even if you prefer to wear it longer? 

 

Trick #1: To damp, towel dried hair work in a good amount of volumizing mousse.  After applying heat protectant, blow dry your hair upside down.  The heat from the blow dryer combined with the holding properties of the mousse will automatically give your fine locks a fuller look.  Do this right and your hair will have texture and unbelievable body that lasts all day long.  

 

Trick #2: A variation of the first trick, apply a small amount of mousse and blow dry it using a large round brush.  Your round brush is your hair's best friend since it also can do an amazing job of building in volume while blow drying.  

 

Trick #3: You can also create more volume out of thin air by using four or five rollers for just 5-10 minutes. The results will amaze you, trust me.  Voluminous hair all around I promise.

 

Trick #4: Those will longer hair might want to get re-acquainted with your curling iron for a fuller, fun, girly and glamorous hairstyle.

 

Trick #5: If all else fails get the right haircut and pile on the layers. In the hands of the right stylist, this technique will add volume, life and fullness to fine hair.

 

Now if these weren't good enough here are 8 more tips for voluminous hair that don't involve teasing, products or work.  I mean, what's not to like, right?  Just keep in mind some of these run counter to what we just saw.  Hey, no one's hair responds to all techniques the same way.  So if you want another perspective this video is it.

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Sun

06

Oct

2013

Follow These Tips For Beautiful, Healthy Hair

Everybody covets great hair with natural looking color but not many know how to achieve it. The tips from the following article can help you get your hair into tip top shape. Lack-luster locks can be a real confidence destroyer, so make sure that you follow the hair care tips presented below.

When shampooing your hair, make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying a quarter-sized amount. This minimizes breakage due to tugging and tangling, and it helps the shampoo to effectively cleanse each strand. Do not lather for more than 30 seconds, and rinse with a blast of cool water to seal in moisture.

Your lifestyle influences the way your hair looks. Being stressed, not getting enough sleep or smoking tobacco means your hair will not look good.

 

You also need to maintain a balanced diet so your hair gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Get rid of your bad habits and you should see a difference!

If you can, try not to blow dry your hair too often and do not color your hair frequently. Both of these can cause your hair to dry out, damaging it in the process. If these products have already dried your hair out, you can use coconut oil twice a week to add moisture.

Avoid using plastic combs and brushes that cause extra static electricity in your hair that can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless, as well as, having fly-aways. There are brushes that you can buy that are made of other materials, such as, animal fibers that will give you less static electricity.

When choosing your hair products, look for products with no alcohol. Applying alcohol on your hair will make it very dry and fragile. If you still want to use products containing alcohol, avoid using these products on a daily basis and wash your hair thoroughly afterward, so that the product is rinsed out.

It's crucial that your keep your hair moisturized, to make sure that it does not become dry, which can cause breakage. Adjusting the water temperature of your shower or bath can help. Try rinsing the shampoo from your hair using cool water. This can keep your hair moisturized.

Use a soft brush made out of animal hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your hair when it is wet and always be gentle. You should start at the end of your hair and work your way up as you gently untangle all the knots. Make sure you take your time!

When you are drying off your hair after a shower, do take care to be quite gentle. Vigorous and enthusiastic rubbing can cause hair damage and breakage to occur, not to mention, tough to remove tangles. Instead, take the towel and gently squeeze out the excess water, while delicately blotting the roots.

It is not true that if you pluck out one gray hair, several will grow in its place. It is true, however, that you could damage the hair's root, cause an infection or leave scarring if you pluck out gray hairs. Additionally, as can be seen in over-plucked eyebrows, when you pluck out hair, it does not always grow back.

If you are going to condition your hair make sure you do it directly after shampooing it. This will make sure you get the most out of your conditioning and it will be softer and more managable than if you just shampooed it. You will have a more beautiful head of hair.

Even though gorgeous hair is sought after, many people do not understand how to get it. Fortunately, this article has revealed some of the ways to have that hair you've always wanted. Start using these tricks right away in order to get amazing results that a lot of your friends will talk about.

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Sun

06

Oct

2013

Easy To Handle Hair Care Advice For Everyone

One of the first things people notice about you is your appearance. Particularly for women, looks reflect a lot of your personality. Make sure that you are giving off the vibe you want to.  You can accomplish that when getting your hair ready for the day. These care tips should help make that easier to pull off.

 

Question: I live for pool time during the summer. My hair doesn't live for the chlorine however. 

Helpline: Chlorine is hard on hair alright.  So if you are going to be swimming in a chlorinated pool you should make sure you wear a cap when swimming to protect it. If you do not have a cap or refuse to wear one -which is more likely to be the case, make sure you wash and condition your hair as soon as possible, afterwards, in order to protect it from the damage that chlorine causes.

 

Question: I know I over rely on my hair dryer.  But my hair simply doesn't look anywhere near good unless it is blown dry. 
Helpline:  Yes, hair dryers are an easy to get addicted to convenience.  So when you are using a hair dryer, you should take extra time to dry it on the cool setting. The cool setting on your hair dryer will cause significantly less damage to your hair than if you dry it with very hot air. Because we both know hot air will dry out your mane to the point of unmanageability. 

Still if at all possible try not to blow dry your hair too often.  Were you to put this to Tori Fritzner over at TerrificTresses.com she might suggest you not color your hair frequently. Again because the blow dryer can dry the heck out of your hair.  And the coloring can damage it in the process too. If this warning comes too late, you can see if a coconut oil treatment applied twice a week to add moisture helps restore the vitality of your mane.

 

Question:  I've got unruly curls.  I'm convinced they have a mind of their own. Help!  
Helpline:  If you have curly hair put down the brush and reach for the comb! Curly hair should then only be combed when it is dripping wet. For the best results apply conditioner to your wet hair before you comb through it. Be sure to only use a wide toothed comb so as to not cause any breakage. This is guaranteed to help keep your curls looking their best.

 

Question: I've got what might charitably be termed greasy hair.  It's a grease ball alright.  Any tips? 

Helpline: If your hair is super greasy, look for a shampoo that has the words balancing on the label.  You still want to condition but only apply the product to the ends.  Somehow they come out of this dry despite the abundance of oil on your scalp.  Some find dry shampoo helps to absorb excess oil.  So carry some with you to freshen up your look during the day as needed.  

 

Question:  My color seems to fade much sooner than the color of my best friend.  What am I doing wrong?

Helpline:  Without a lot to go on I'm going to assume you are washing to often or not using a shampoo designed to protect color treated hair.  But did you know just the mere act of putting your freshly colored mane under the shower head may be rinsing your investment down the drain - literally?  So while the wrong formulation might well strip away the color before its time, tap water isn't exactly harmless either.  


Question:  My hair is parched to put it mildly.  It never used to be like this.  What can I try to reform it? 
Helpline:  Extremely dry hair should be deep conditioned regularly. Those that suffer with brittle, dry hair can pick up a deep conditioning mask which is to be applied to hair that is what you'd call slightly damp. Don't cheat your hair.  Use a generous portion of a thick conditioner and massage it in thoroughly and completely. Now, you want to pull a a plastic cap over all this so that the conditioner can be absorbed by the hair. Give it time.  30 minutes is good.  60 minutes is better. After rinsing you will find that your hair is starting to show signs of being better moisturized and on the road to being healthier.

Keep in mind that doing whatever makes you comfortable is the most important part when it comes to your appearance. And ease up and realize you're allowed to have a bad hair day every once in a while.  But the better care you take of your mane the fewer and farther between those bad hair days will be. 

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