hair salonA great haircut does more for you than make you look pretty. What you might not have realized is that having your cut by a professional stylist can actually help you protect your hair in the long run.

By getting your hair cut by a stylist, you can ask for a no-fuss do that will look great everyday even if your hair dries out naturally. This means less blow drying, resulting in less heat damage. For those with frizzy hair, a proper trimming will lessen the friz, so that you have to apply less hair care products and less hair care products means less residue on your scalp.

Sure, your mom may have been cutting your hair for decades now and has even made a part-time job of if, but you’ll still be surprised at the difference a professional cut can do. So while you can thank your mom for all the free hair cuts all these years, it’s about time you start taking care of your hair better by getting it professionally done.

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Homemade Hair Care Products

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

homemade shampoo barThe 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.

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Regular haircut and treatment

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

There is an evident change when one doesn’t undergo regular haircut. Indeed, one’s aim of having that specific length of hair is reached but more to this, there are evident damages in the form of dry hair and split ends. These effects simply entail the importance of having that regular haircut and treatment because it is as well through those that damages can be removed. Regular haircut, though, lengthens the time needed to reach that aimed length but nevertheless, it paves way to that healthier hair. On the other hand, regular treatments such as hot oil and hair spa are as well recommended because these as well enhance the look and improve the health of the hair. There are more procedures that contribute to such healthy hair and these should not be neglected. It is important to remember that hair is in need of much care to maintain its look and health.

Effects of washing hair

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

Washing one’s hair indeed leads to one feeling fresh and clean. Though, it is rarely the case that people are aware of the fact that too much washing of hair can damage one’s hair. How is this even possible? Over washing removes the natural oil produced by your scalp. This oil is essential in maintaining your hair healthy and if this is immediately removed, your hair will be restricted from absorbing its nutrients thus resulting to damages. This doesn’t end there. This damage can worsen if still, one chooses to over wash. The hair will then produce the so-called “over-produce oils” which cause that greasy, oily hair. With this, it is important to know that not all procedures that we regularly do to our hair contribute to its good health. Any procedure, no matter how simple it may be, as simple as washing one’s hair, could lead to disturbing damages that one may not instantly realize.

Preventing hair fall

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

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.

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

Shampoos and conditioners are made up of varying chemicals which could instantly damage one’s hair. This is an important reminder that everyone should always take note together with the need of understanding the limitations in usage of a particular product. It is always a must for one to use the right shampoo and conditioner. How can these be known? Hair professionals can help you with knowing which fits your hair type. There are now numerous types of shampoo and conditioner that are made for a specific hair type. This is why it is a must to know which is most appropriate to your hair condition because using something that is not, could lead to damaging the health of your hair. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to use that shampoo and conditioner that contain the least chemicals, those that are considered to be natural products. These, as well, costs cheaper but are believed to be more effective.

Hair Removal Options

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

leg waxWhile this blog is dedicated to finding better ways to protect your hair, we know first hand how irritating unwanted hair can be. Sure, we’ll do everything we can to protect our crowning glory, but when it comes to the hair on our armpits, legs, face, and bikini area we’d be more than happy to see the last of it. After all, shaving and plucking out all of that hair can feel like a part-time job with the rate at which they grow back.

If you’re tired of dealing with unwanted hair, you should realize that you have options aside from shaving and plucking. Waxing is a good option, although the hair will still grow back. Still, if you have your hair waxed at a salon, the whole process does not have to be as tedious as shaving; besides your hair will grow back a bit slower and with a finer texture. You can also opt for permanent hair removal which can be done in salons. The process takes several visits though, with the number of visits depending on the type of your hair.

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Doing Away with Shampoo

Posted on: March 31st, 2013

shower hair shampooWhen it comes to taking a shower, we’ve said before that the important part is the rinse. This is because hair products leave harmful residue on your hair that is one of the causes of dandruff. So what this means is that while your hair may smell good for the first few hours, you end up with a smellier scalp once you get sweaty and so making it necessary to wash you hair again. But what happens if you don’t use any shampoo at all?

While there is no large study on the effects of not using shampoo, there are people who actually shower without using any shampoo. Obviously, this is not a tack most people would take with their hair care regimen, but it does bear mentioning since those who have tried it seem generally pleased with the results. Some even go as far as saying that their hair actually feels softer after some time.

Note that Niall Doherty, one of those who has opted to stick to a shampooless routine was brave enough to quit his job and not even take on a part-time job to pursue his passion of traveling. So I guess you do have to be a rare breed to do ditch shampoo altogether. I for one would not dare to do away with shampoo and conditioner, but then that’s why we have different strokes for different folks right?

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Take Care of your Crowning Glory

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

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As we all know hair is known as our crowning glory and having the right cut, texture, color and the list goes on, is next to perfection. This is a fact for a lot of women and even for men. There are a wide variety of hair styles and hair treatments that anyone can choose from, and may vary depending on the preference. To be a hair expert you do not need to go to a Thai school or go to any Thai classes just know hair secrets. You simply have to know the basic things to understand how your hairs work. A healthy lifestyle is basically the answer to have a beautiful hair. Getting enough sleep, exercise and eating the right food is the key. Also, avoiding vices such as smoking, drinking and unnecessary drugs is the solution for a great hair. Other things to consider are the hair products that have alcohol or other hair damaging ingredients. This causes dryness to hair. The use of excessive heat can also damage your hair. Avoid using direct heat on hair regularly. Using a towel to dry hair beforehand is better than drying hair with a blow dry the whole time.

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On Trial Hair Products

Posted on: January 28th, 2013

hair productsDoing all you can to supplement your budget such as getting a part-time job is an admirable thing to do. However, when it comes to joining product trials, whether you paid for it or you just get free hair products, you need to exercise extra caution because the amount you make or save now can be a lot less than what you will need to shell out in the future as a result of using the trial product.

Remember that when signing up for hair trial products you will be among the first human beings to ever try them. This means that many of the products’ side effects and their severity are still unknown. Side effects may vary from something as trivial yet irritating as dandruff to something more severe like hair loss. Even worse, it can lead to serious health problems in the long run skin cancer or some other unexpected issue. So before trying anything, at least find out what ingredients are included in the product and join the trial only after researching on the safety of those ingredients.

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