Happy Hair Tips
Get a fresh start with your hair! Rid your hair of product build-up by spraying a mix of half apple cider vinegar and half water all over, then rinse thoroughly. Skip it if your hair is dyed, though—vinegar can strip any artificial colour. This will help your hair and its follicles “breathe” easier.
Natural hair oil is an important ingredient in keeping your locks healthy and shiny. So, try and stretch washing your hair to 3 times a week. Or just rinse your scalp and condition the tips of your hair if you need to wash everyday. You’ll see a gorgeous difference within 3 weeks.
Want to make your hair smell great? Try these steps
1. Grab a hairbrush or a comb. Make sure it is clean in order to avoid dust or dirt getting in your hair.
2. Sprinkle some nice smelling essential oils or perfume – on your hairbrush and brush your hair.
3. Purchase scented hair sprays.
4. Invest in a better shampoo and/or conditioner with a good, strong scent. Sometimes, the problem isn’t how often you’re washing your hair. It could be just the product you’re using.
5. Keep an eye out for dry shampoo in the stores. It will help reduce oil on greasy scalp and make your hair smell lovely.
Once in a while, it’s good to give your hair a break from man made products. To rejuvenate your scalp and hair shafts, try using an egg! The yolk, rich in fats and proteins, is naturally moisturizing, while the white, which contains bacteria-eating enzymes, removes unwanted oils.
To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair. Use 1/2 cup of whichever egg mixture is appropriate for you and apply to clean, damp hair. If there isn’t enough egg to coat scalp and hair, use more as needed. Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks
Tired of having itchy scalp and unsightly dandruff? Try this home made treatment.
To Use: Mix 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp water, and massage into damp scalp. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every other week.
Have you ever tried washing your hair without water? Well, if you’re curious, try using a dry shampoo. It is powder based, and absorbs oil from your roots and scalp. Your hair will be relatively clean, and full of volume! This shampoo alternative is great for women who are in confinement or for those who are travelling and don’t have time to wash their hair.
It only takes 13 days for any white or grey hairs to show from extreme stress, shock or ageing. So have a relaxing weekend and enjoy your day off!
Medium/thick hair has twice as much internal protein than fine hair, making it more rigid and capable of absorbing up to 40% more moisture. To avoid frizz, it is key to use a hair solution that make the hair smooth and seals in the moisture.
So remember to:
– Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioning system.
– Rinse your hair very well after shampooing and conditioning.
– Use products that will help control the frizz, such as serum.
Not all hair should be treated the same. Fine hair has up to 50% less protein than thick hair. It tends to be less durable, flexible and prone to breakage. Conditioning is very important for fine hair to help protect it from damage.
– Be gentle when styling fine hair
– Use a lightweight conditioner and avoid applying too much conditioner as this will weigh it down.
– Only use a lightweight leave-in conditioner especially when using heated appliances.
– For maximum lift and volume, use a broad round brush at the roots when blow-drying.
To those who have medium hair textures, stay tuned and we’ll get to the bottom of your hair cuticle problems!
Can’t wait for your hair to grow out? From the inside, you can help speed up growth by eating a hearty breakfast full of protein (like eggs, meat, fish and cheese). From the outside, your can increase the blood flow to your hair follicles by simply massaging your scalp!
More bubbles in your shampoo doesn’t necessarily mean cleaner hair—sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. So opt for a sulfate-free formula.
No time to wash your hair after going to the gym? Try wrapping a medium-size section of hair around a round brush – rolling it to an inch away from the scalp. Hold a dryer behind the section for about 10 seconds and blow roots forward for added oomph. The air will also help dry excess sweat on the scalp.
Rushing for work after a morning gym work-out? Get a great sleek and swingy finish by holding the dryer approximately 6 inches from the ends of your hair and flick your wrist as you blow-dry. Finally, tousle hair into position with your fingers.
No one will ever know that you were drenched in sweat just moments before!
If you wake up and your locks are totally flat or grungy from the day before, just spray the top layer of your hair with water until damp, and then use a big barrel roundbrush (2 inches or more) to blow your locks dry. You’ll score high volume on that top layer, and since it’s freshly blown out, you’ll create the illusion of all-over smooth hair.
Play hot-and-cold as you dry. When using a round brush to dry your hair in sections, start from the roots and dry all the way to the ends. Let your hair cool off like this on its own for five seconds, then repeat on another section. Alternating between hot and cold helps set your style, and your hair will have more body.
Be kind to your hair. Don’t rip at tangles in your hair with a brush. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair when wet and a vent brush to remove any snags on dry hair.
If you’re going to blow-dry your hair, don’t wait more than 20 minutes after you get out of the shower to start. Begin blow-drying before your hair is more than 30% dry to get maximum volume and prevent stubborn curls.
Don’t over-dry your hair — the last few minutes of blow-drying is when your hair is most vulnerable to damage. When your hair is almost dry, switch the dryer to the cool setting. This will expose any damp areas and finish the job without damaging your hair.
Don’t be afraid to try any style you can dream up with the right tools and products to protect your hair from damage!
If your scalp is dry and sensitive turn your dryer on the medium heat setting when blow drying your roots.
Want to make waves with your hair? Try this neat trick. Put your hair in large braids, all of your hair into maybe 5 loose braids. Then flat iron the braids, let them cool and take them out! Easy!