Women tend to hold on to their hair in for so many reasons. Some can’t see themselves with short hair and think that they look more attractive with long locks, some even cling to it for sentimental reasons. Whatever the reason is, one should always keep it healthy. On average, hair grows at the rate of 1.25cm per month. What people fail to realize is that the longer your hair is, the higher the chance that your hair is getting damaged. Are you starting to get split ends? Does it feel like its thinning out? Is it getting dry? These are just some signs of unhealthy hair. One way to treat this is to trim your hair. Hair should be trimmed every 8 weeks. (two months) Before you disagree, you should know that you are only getting rid of the most damaged part of your hair. Leaving room for healthier virgin hair to grow. You should also be more comfortable to know that trimming your hair make hair grow faster.
The hair styling trends that we see in the many fashion shows and sported by our favorite stars on Hollywood are the expertise of hair stylers who work hard to attain their inner feelings towards a particular style adding drama and their own expression of that style in their work. These hair styles are not always for everyday style and you yourself are a hairstylist on your own by choosing the styles that work for you with the help of your stylist who tells you which works and which doesn’t. Now for the commercialized part of the industry, as said, it’s all about business and with the thousands of products out on the marketplace, how one selects products that works for them is based on personal preference and other factors such as advertising which plays an important part in our selection process. They play a role in your everyday life without you even knowing about them working for or against you. Read the rest of this entry »
Why do women lose hair, do they end up getting bald or sport bald spots? Is it similar to those that cause male baldness? Being aware of the scientific facts will help us understand the process of hair growth.
Hair experts believe that hair tresses grow at the rate of about ½ inch per month with hair having a growth phase of two to six years. After this period, there is a point when the hair rests then falls out. The follicle from where it fell then starts growing a new strand. This cycle continues until well into old age.
There are a lot of ads of shampoo and conditioners that says they can fix split ends, but there really is no cure from split ends but to cut them off. Women who plan on growing their hair long find this as a problem.
A good way to prevent having split ends is to prevent your hair from drying out and giving your a hair a regular trim. Ageing and dry hair are brittle and thus more prone to breakage. Split ends can’t be avoided. Hair experts suggest to have a regular trip to the salon every 6-8 weeks for a trim.
Hair fall is one of the most common hair problems that people of all ages experience. There are numerous reasons behind the occurrence of such problem and these include unhealthy hair, improper maintenance, and even stress. Hair fall is believed to be most effectively prevented through expensive hair treatment procedure and products but actually, this is not always the case. There are now cheaper procedures and products that still exhibit the same effectiveness as that of the expensive ones. Hot oil treatment is one way. The procedure simply involves natural oil, such as canola or coconut, heated until it’s warm. It is then massaged to one’s scalp letting it absorb for an hour and then shampoo one’s hair to remove the oil. This, compared to the usual hot oil done in salons, indeed costs lesser. Another procedure, which is free, is through meditation and relaxation. As stated, hair loss is also caused by stress. Relaxing and deeply meditating could as well prevent its occurrence.
Many people who follow fashion trends resort to using hair bleach to attain the look of their favorite fashion idols. But there is a nasty side to hair bleach that makes it a very polluting beauty product, it most surely contains hydrogen peroxide a highly reactive chemical. This active ingredient is responsible for the many cases of hyper-sensitivity due to it’s very chemical nature to which the skin or scalp can react. There is however some good news coming, for Japanese scientists are developing a green hair dye that contains no hydrogen peroxide but instead uses a derivative from a sort of fungus that is more commonly known as white rot, a fungus that is the bane of wooden structures all over the place. Apparently, this fungus contains enzymes that eats up melanin, the natural pigment that gives our skin and hair the color it has.
The harmful rays emitted by the sum can do great damage to the hair. UVA and UVB rays damage the hair by burning the hair cuticle and damaging the scalp that is not protected.
To avoid such damage, you can start by avoiding going outside between 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon where the sun’s rays are harmful the most. Have your hair protected and covered if you need to go outside during this time.
Have a deep conditioning treatment to the salon, along with a trim to prevent split ends during the hot months of summer.
Everybody wants to help the earth and so do we who are now becoming conscious of the ways our activities influences the environment. Made known and much buzzed about by the famed Body Shop, which started to produce products that were commercialized yet produced with naturally produced products bought from indigenous people all over the globe who get paid for producing environmentally friendly crops and plants for use in their products.
They aren’t the only ones who set out to break the often oppressing world of commercialism for people, half a world away may have labored a lot for a few dollars they earn for a day of hard back-breaking work. From fair labor to green products that come free of the many chemicals we have been immersed in through previous trends in the beauty industry. There are a host of natural products from big commercial companies and even micro-economic businesses that produces products for locals who may work for them and their neighbors while earning a buck are also there. Read the rest of this entry »
The market today is flooded with hair care products that are supposed to help you get your hair in the shape you want it to, whether that be thick and curly or tamed and straight. Even then, beauty product manufacturers continue to keep on making new products and having people test out their trial hair care products before deciding to launch them or go back to the drawing board. There are so many free samples being given out that some people almost make a part-time job out of getting the latest ones so as to save on shampoo, conditioners, and hair care devices.
If your goal is to find the newest product to suit your hair’s needs while saving money, why not stay clear or trials and instead make your own hair care products right at home? You have plenty of options, and sometimes raiding your pantry is all you need to do. For example, do you know that you can use mayonnaise as a deep conditioner? You can also make your own shampoo bar, as shown on the photo. Looking for homemade alternatives is also safer than getting free trial products because you know what goes into what you’re using.
A lot of people especially the teenagers are fond of hair gels. They are fun and exciting to use since you can freely experiment with different hair styles with the use of this product, but did you know that hair gels may cause you hair loss especially the male populace? According to a study by hair experts, about 40% of male hair loss problems blame hair styling gels.
It is recommended by hair experts that we use all-natural products such as Aloe Vera Gel instead. It is a pretty good alternative since it does not only give you great hair style, but it also safe for your hair.