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    Natural Hair Care Tips

    Natural Hair Care Tips

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    I have compiled a list of natural hair care tips for newly transition hair and naturalistas. With these tips, you should achieve healthy hair, with manageability and hair growth. Read along to find out how to take care of your natural hair.
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    Where The H*** Has My Hair Gone?!

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    OK, so hair loss is a bit of a sensitive issue. It can be embarrassing and really affect our self-esteem. But I’m here to tell you that it’s not the end of the world. There are things that can be done about it. So even if you do find yourself looking in the mirror and saying: “Where the h*** has my hair gone?!,” you don’t have to accept the situation. Read more

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    Natural Tips to Solve Hair Loss

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    Can’t manage the cost of costly hair loss treatment; however, stressed over your extreme male pattern baldness? Shedding hair can be one of the real explanations behind shedding fearlessness! Our present way of life makes us significantly more inclined to issue like hair fall; which eventually prompts more prominent concern, for example, male pattern baldness. Here are some natural hair enhancing tips:

    Hot Oil Massage
    Warm some oil (ideally coconut oil or almond oil) and gradually knead your scalp utilizing your fingertips. It builds a stream of blood to the hair follicles, upgrades the quality of the underlying foundations of your hair and conditions the scalp. However, if you are experiencing hair loss, then make sure to consult a proficient hair loss Dubai clinic that can save you from the hassle.

    Green Tea

    Green tea revives hair follicles and animates hair generation. It likewise upgrades your digestion which at last prompts expanded rate of hair development. Simply condition your hair with green tea (not literally) and notice the change! The Bonus point here is that; it not only saves you from those dreadful pimples but oxygenates your follicles, so that the hair can grow smoothly.

    Onion Juice

    Because of its high sulfur content. Onion juice treats balding and improves the dissemination of blood to the hair follicles, restore hair follicles and decrease irritation. The nearness of hostile to bacterial properties in onion juice murders the germs that cause scalp contamination which may prompt male pattern baldness. Onion might make you cry when you cut it, but the advantages it carries with itself are rewarding.

    Beetroot Juice

    This is one case of the colloquialism ‘Answer for all body related issues can be found in the kitchen’. Beetroot helps you to finish your nutritious insufficiency that causes the hair fall. So incorporate it into your eating regimen and battle this shrewd issue. Juices have never failed to provide enough health benefits to the individuals. It is certainly not a surprising factor to stimulate hair growth with the help of some beetroot juice.

    Meditation

    The main driver of a considerable measure of issues that come to our direction can be diminished with the assistance of a meditation class. One of the significant issues is male pattern baldness! Incorporate meditation to your daily routine and you will surely be astonished by the marvelous impact it has on your physical health as well as on the condition, texture, follicles, and your strands of hair.

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    Natural solutions are always the way to go for the individuals who are intimidated by the thought of going in for a treatment. However, if your case is not resolved with the help of the natural cures, then one efficient way of getting around it is to get a consultation from a professional hair expert at the best nonsurgical hair replacement clinic Dubai. Book your consultation session at your earliest so that you can put a stop to the problem as it starts.

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    Simplicity Equals Length Retention and Hair Health

    Natural hair care is something that is very complex, especially for someone just beginning their natural hair journey. When I first became natural two years ago, I was overly excited about trying different products. I grabbed as many moisturizers, shampoos, and gels I could buy! I know that we all get very excited about our journey and want to see exactly which products work best for us. Unfortunately, the many products that we use over time can potentially stunt hair growth. I’ve learned that simplicity works wonders for your hair. After one year, of course I had hair growth despite me using tons of products. Although my hair grew, I knew that there could have been better growth overall. So I decided to change my hair care routine to a more minimalist one. I used one conditioner, one oil, and one shampoo. Knowing my staple products I always used and stuck to them. The same three products for the next year of my journey. The results were amazing! I was able to retain much more length than before. I am going to give you my tips on how I retain length and keep healthy hair, simply.

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    On this new simplistic journey, you will need to choose the best shampoo for your scalp and hair. Women with natural hair have to choose wisely when making a decision on a shampoo. I suggest choosing a shampoo with natural ingredients and no sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are very drying and stripping to our curls. Sulfate shampoos will leave your hair feeling like dry hay ready to set on fire. Natural ingredients are also a must because they will give you the best results for softness and health as well. Some of the best natural ingredients you should look for in a shampoo are coconut oil. Coconut oil aids in preventing hair damage, and also it helps to keep moisture locked into your hair follicles.
     
    Holy grail deep conditioner, your go to for conditioning. Deep conditioning your natural hair often, will keep your hair soft. The softness makes your hair less likely to break off. I like to deep condition my hair once a week, but you can do it every two weeks also. Once again, natural ingredients are your friend when choosing the best deep conditioner. Just like you choose the healthy options to eat, choose the most healthy options for your hair. Preferably choose a conditioner with a slight protein treatment also. I prefer to use the ORS Hair Mayo Deep Conditioner.
     
    Moisturizers are your best friend. You will need to have a good moisturizer to help reduce the amount of breakage you have. Dry hair is the top reason for breakage, that is why moisturizers play an important role in your routine. The best moisturizer will be one that is moisturizing. It’s that simple.
     
    Last but not least, you need to seal in your moisture with a great oil. A common misconception women have is that oil helps to moisturize your hair. This is very false, oils only seal in the moisture you already have. When choosing an oil for your hair why not add in an extra benefit of growth. There are many oils that help to seal in moisture and aid in growth as well. One of my top favorite oils that I attribute to my growth, is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Jbco is very anti-fungal and keeps your scalp clean which is an important factor in hair growth.
     
    So what have you learned naturalistas? Choose the best shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and oil. You do not need a thousand different products for your hair. The simpler the routine, the better your hair’s health will be.


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    About the Author:
    Maya ScribblesHey! My name is Maya Washington and I am a 21 year old Senior in college. I have always been somewhat of an introvert when it came to talking to people or in front of a group. But I have always found it easy to express myself on paper. I used to have so many emotions and ideas cramped in my mind I would feel overwhelmed. Writing helped me release my ideas and form them into poems. Poetry has always been my passion! Maya likes to read and write poetry at any given moment. I knew I wanted to be a writer for my career, and people would always assure me that I was talented. I just had to believe it! Maya blogs at http://www.mayascribbles.com/

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    Do You Take Enough Risks with Your Style?

    Taking risks with your style and the way you present yourself is not easy. But can you really afford not to take more risks? That’s the question you should be asking yourself. Not taking enough risks can be as damaging to your style as taking too many.

    Persuading yourself to take more risks is not simple, however. Everyone is scared of making a big mistake and looking stupid in front of the people they know. That fear shouldn’t be allowed to hold you back, though. Read on to find out more information about taking more risks and why it can only be a good thing for you and your overall approach to style and fashion.

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    Budget Friendly: Natural Hair Care

    This budget friendly natural hair care guide will fit right into your budget whether you are unemployed, college student, intern, living on a fixed or low income, a struggling single mom or just plain ole cheap; trying to take care of their hair while spending less. I have compiled a few budget friendly natural hair care regimen that will match right into your budget and have you taking better care of your hair at a very low cost, no more excessive spending on hair care items. If you consider yourself as a part of this list or simply just looking for new techniques then read more to learn how to care for your hair on a budget. 

    To Cleanse the Hair: DIY African Black Soap Shampoo

    African Black soap is good for the entire body. It can be used to deep clean the hair from impurities as well as for dry skin and acne scars. To lower the ph level of the black soap simply add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or pure Aloe Vera. Black Soap is available to be purchased online, at local health stores or beauty supply store. The authentic black soap comes in a huge chunk of brown and cream. Before purchasing black soap ensure to read the label to identify that you are purchasing the pure black soap. For best usage cut the black soap into smaller chunk sizes and allow it to sit overnight in warm water.

    How to make African Black Soap Shampoo

    Ingredients

    1 cup of filtered water

    1 tablespoon of liquid black soap

    1/2 tablespoon ACV or 1/4 cup of pure Aloe Vera gel

    Tea Tree (preservative)

    Coconut Oil (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Shave or grate the African Black Soap into smaller pieces
    2. Add warm water to transfer the Black Soap to liquid form
    3. Let it sit until dissolved 
    4. Add Aloe Vera and oils (optional)
    5. Stir mixture and store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator 
    6. Shake before each use.

    Hair Tip: Always follow up with conditioner after washing hair.

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    For softer and more manageable hair try this home DIY hair deep conditioning treatment. These ingredients are probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet already. You won’t have to spend an extra buck. 

    DIY Hair Deep Conditioning Treatment

    Ingredients
    2 tablespoon of pure honey
    1/2 cup filtered water
    2 tablespoon glycerin
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 egg yolk

    Instructions 

    1. Blend honey, egg yolk, water and glycerine mix until combined. 
    2. Pour olive oil in until the mixture becomes smooth.
    3. Place on wet hair and allow to sit for 30 mins. Rinse hair with cold water. 

    Hair Tip: After rinsing out the conditioner you will need to add products that will help the hair to retain moisture.

    Leave-in Conditioner: Shea Butter and Glycerin

    1. Melt Shea Butter by using warm water
    2. 1 tbsp glycerin to the desired amount melted shea butter 
    3. Blend together until the product becomes creamy.
    4. Apply to hair while soaking wet

    Shea butter can be used alone or mixed with another ingredient such as oil for leave-in.

    Budget Friendly Natural Hair Care Products for Styling

    Do single strand twist or flat twist on wet hair with hair oil (grease) or beeswax. When the hair dries loose to achieve your twist out style with a super definition. 

    Flaxseed Gel

    Buy organic flaxseed and look up videos on YouTube that teaches how to make your own flaxseed gel. 

    Aloe Vera Gel

    If you live in the Caribbean most time we will have Aloe Vera plant growing in our yard, or if not they are available for purchase as low as a $1 at any local or West Indian, Latino and Mexican grocery store produce aisle, Walmart and Home Depot also carry these products. One stem can last 2-3 months. Refrigerate leftovers for next use. If buying the Aloe Vera gel check if it’s pure and contains no alcohol. 

    Conditioning Caps

    As a substitute collect plastic sacks from the grocery store and use it to create a conditioning cap for when deep treating hair. 

    I hope you make use of these budget-friendly ideas especially when you are unable to splurge on yourself but still wanna look good and maintain healthy hair. What are you budget friendly natural hair care tips?

    What are you budget friendly natural hair care tips? 

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    How to Cleanse the Scalp while Wearing Braids

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    We often wear braids as a form of protective or low-maintenance style. By doing this the hair gets less manipulation and is able to grow. The longer we have braids installed; the more build ups we accumulate on the scalp from sweat, pollutants from the air and surroundings, dead skin cells, sebum, hair products and more. To prevent this the scalp need to be cleaned on a regular basis. This DIY scalp cleanse recipe is very simple.

    ACV Scalp Cleanse Recipe

    Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
    Water Bottle Spray
    Water
    Jamaican Black Castor Oil

    Directions

    Mix 1/2 cup ACV with 1 cup filtered water or bottled water. 
    Pour in a spray bottle. 
    Add 2 drops of JBCO
    Spray over scalp and gentle massage. 

     

    Allow the ACV to sit on scalp for 3 minutes then rinse hair thoroughly with water to remove the ACV mixture.

    This Mixture will help to keep the scalp clean without messing up with your Ph balance. By using ACV wash once per week it will replace the need for shampooing the hair. It will also help with itching and you will be able to wear your braids much longer and still maintain a clean scalp. 


    If you are not into the whole idea of DIY hair care then you can pick up the Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1 Miracles Natural Hair Balance Apple Cider Vinegar with Black Castor OilYou can also use other methods such as dry shampoo. Even though I’m not a big fan of dry shampoo.

     

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    DIY: Homemade Hair Mask Recipes

    Trying to keep your hair healthy and shiny always seems like a never-ending struggle. This is especially true during cold weather when your hair is exposed to environmental influences like wind, snow and cold air, which are highly damaging to your follicles. Therefore, nourishing your hair with hydrating hair masks is the best treatment. What’s more, thanks to fruit, honey, and various oils, you won’t have to spend a fortune on expensive masks, but you can whip up your own homemade hair mask. Read more

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    The 3 Natural Hair Care Basics Every Newly Natural Must Learn to Succeed

    When you begin your natural hair journey it can get overwhelming as you try to soak in all the different information available online.You will easily come across different techniques, products, and ideas that are supposed to make your natural hair journey successful.

    When I first made the transition from chemical relaxers to rocking my hair in its natural state many “natural hair gurus” would tell me about different techniques, products, and ideas that were supposed to make my transition journey a successful one. However, none of those techniques, tips, or products did nothing for me until I learned and understood how to properly take care of my natural mane on a daily basis.

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    Developing a solid natural hair care routine will almost guarantee you get the beautiful and long curly hair you envisioned for yourself when you decided to go natural. To develop this daily routine of caring for your hair you need to first learn some of the basics. Without learning the basics of natural hair care you’ll probably make a few of these mistakes below like most first time naturals tend to make:

    Using too many different hair products: The manageability problems that come with our natural hair texture can be too much to handle even for the women who have been natural for years.So just imagine if you are new to sporting your natural mane. You’ll most likely panic and out of frustration run to the nearest store and buy a bunch of different hair care products and throw them all in at once and hope something works.This approach never works and will actually cause more problems like weighing your hair down and making it look too greasy.

    Washing your hair too often: This is a mistake I myself made in the beginning. You think since it’s your natural hair you can wash it as many times as you want without any consequences. However, because of the nature of our hair texture washing it too often will dry it out and cause problems like hair breakage.

    Not moisturizing your hair properly: The driest of all hair types is our curly hair. So keeping it properly moisturized all day long is very important. You not only need to know how to add moisture to your hair, but you also need to know how to retain moisture so your hair stays hydrated and soft all day long.

    This is a concept many newly naturals have a hard time understanding in the beginning.

    The 3 Natural Hair Care Basics

    As you can see, understanding how to care for your hair the right way precedes everything else. Once you understand you will have a solid foundation to build upon. You will be able to create a natural hair regimen that’s successful long-term and makes you love yourself in your natural state even more.

    This, of course, leads to you being increasingly happy, self-confident, and comfortable in your own skin. A wonderful state of mind to be in I may add.

    Here are the 3 basic natural hair care tips to maintain and grow healthy natural hair:

    Adding and Retaining Moisture

    When you make the decision to transition from a relaxed girl to a natural you’re going to quickly realize your hair needs moisture… and a lot of it.

    Learning how to properly moisturize your hair and retain moisture that moisture you add to it will undoubtedly be the most challenging (but also the most rewarding) part of your natural hair journeyThis is because kinky hair gets dry very easily and doesn’t hold moisture in on its own very well. How dry your hair gets will depend on the texture of your hair or how thick and curly it is.

    Neglecting to keep your hair properly moisturized will make your natural hair transition a tough one. You will constantly be frustrated as you find yourself battling hair breakage, tangles & knots, frizz, and other hair problems. You also won’t experience any hair growth because your hair won’t be able to retain any length. This is why adding and retaining moisture is the first and most important thing you need to grasp when it comes to natural hair care.  

    Adding Moisture

    One of the best things you can do to keep your natural hair moisturized is to use oils like castor oil in your deep conditioners. Jamaican castor oil is the best type of castor oil to use in your deep conditioner to get more moisture in your hair. Also, if you find your hair is having problems retaining length the moisturizing properties in castor oil can promote natural hair growth. 

    Three other oils that are good to add in your deep conditioner to get more moisturizing benefits include:
    1. Coconut Oil – Along with being able to help your hair retain more moisture, coconut oil will also help protect your hair from heat, repair breakage, treat and nourish your scalp, and more.
    2. Argan Oil – The moisturizing properties in this oil helps make your hair less brittle and dry. Adding a few drops of this oil in your deep conditioner will also help your hair be more soft and manageable
    3. Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil is one of my favorites because it is made up of the same chemical composition of the oil our scalp naturally produces. Using this oil in your deep conditioner will not only help hydrate your roots and hair follicles better, but it also has the ability to treat and get rid of scalp problems like dandruff.

    What a lot of women don’t realize is that water is a great moisturizer and the best part is it is easily available. All you have to do is wet your hair with water to add moisture to it and stop it from being dry.

    Retaining Moisture

    However, adding moisture to your natural tresses is only half the battle. In order to keep our hair moisturized and hydrated throughout the day, we have to lock in the moisture we’ve put in our hair.  A great way to lock that moisture in after a nice shampoo session is to use some shea butter. Shea butter is a great sealant thanks to the smooth and rich properties it naturally contains. It works by forming a coat around your hair strands so none of that wonderful moisture you worked so hard to put in has a chance to evaporate and leave your hair looking dry, brittle, and dull.

    Personally, the brand I like using is Life-Flo Organic Pure Shea Butter to seal in moisture. It leaves my curls feeling and looking soft and it doesn’t leave behind any residue. 

    However, any raw or 100% unrefined shea butter product that doesn’t contain any other additives will do just fine at giving your hair the retention benefits it needs. You can also encourage more moisture in your curly hair is by using satin pillowcases and scarves when you go to sleep at night. The smooth material of the satin helps keep prevent dryness and keep moisture in your hair while you sleep.

    Also, try to gather your hair up and put it one place instead of having it loose and all over the place as you sleep. Sleeping with your hair loose is one of the easiest ways for it become dry and begin knotting and tangling up.

    Practicing Good Hair Styling Techniques

    Practicing good hair styling techniques that don’t put a lot of stress on your hair is definitely one of the basics of natural hair care you must learn and understand. Since our hair by nature is dry any hairstyle or hair accessory that puts too much stress on our strands will cause weakened or damaged hair. This is one of the main reasons a lot of naturals experience hair breakage so often. On a daily basis, you should be mindful of the techniques you’re using to style your hair so you can avoid issues like split ends, dryness, brittleness, even worse hair loss.

    Hairstyle Practices to Avoid 

    Some of the styling techniques and hairstyles you should avoid when maintaining healthy natural hair include:

    • Flat irons
    • Hair steamers
    • Hot appliances
    • Hairdryers
    • Tight hairstyles like ponytails
    • Harsh hair chemical treatments

    Good Hairstyle Practices 

    Some good hair styling practices for naturals include:

    • Lowering the heating temperature before you sit under the blow dryer.
    • Don’t do anything that will chemically process your hair.
    • Avoid wearing hairstyles that are too tight and will place a lot of pressure or stress on your hair.
    • Use care and gentleness when handling your hair – Your natural hair is very fragile and even simple things like combing, brushing, or pulling on it too roughly can cause breakage. So always be gentle with it.

    The moment you made the decision to wear your hair in its natural state you made a commitment to wearing your hair in brand new styles you’ve never done in the past. Keep that commitment to yourself and adapt to the texture of your natural hair.

    Eating The Right Foods

    Last but not least you have to eat the right foods. Eating nutritious foods is an important and fundamental part of your natural hair care routine because it gives your hair the nutrients it needs from the inside so it can become more moisturized, stronger, and healthier. Eating the wrong type of foods too often can cause your natural hair to become damaged, dry, and dull much easier. The type of foods you should be eating more of include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat protein. There are vitamin supplements you can be taking as well to maintain good natural hair. However, it is far more beneficial if you focus on eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet first.

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    Conclusion

    Society wants us to believe that straight hair is better than kinky and coily hair. However, when I truly started to feel beautiful and happy with myself is when I began rocking my naturally curly hair. And sticking to these 3 natural hair care basics on a daily basis makes sure it stays that way. What basics would you recommend newly naturals should stick to when they first begin their natural hair journey? 


    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole. 

    Author Bio: Ashley loves to read and write about anything to do with beauty and fashion. She really enjoys connecting with other women who are a part of this natural hair movement. She writes for a few other blogs regularly as a guest contributor. You can find more of her articles on hair over at http://hairisthemanetopic.com.

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    Secrets Your Hairdresser Could Have Told You

    It’s fun trying out new hairstyles, colors and every type of curl that is possible with permanent waving, but how can you keep it looking as good as when you left the hairdresser?

    Often you have saved for weeks for that new hairstyle that could give you a radiant new image. You go to the hairdresser’s expecting to get your money’s worth, but it doesn’t turn out that way. Your euphoria is short-lived when that stunning new colour seems to fade or disappear after a few weeks, or that voluptuous new cut and body wave droops and falls into an uncontrollable mess.

    There are many reasons why this can happen and one of them is the lack of proper discussion between you and your hairdresser. A discussion is an important first step towards getting good results with your hair. Many incredibly simple routines and hints are second nature to a hairdresser. They are things she could have told you but didn’t.

    Something as simple as brushing your hair, for instance. How often should you do it? Which hairstyles are safe to brush without ruining them? Is it damaging to brush wet hair? These are just a few of the things people are unsure of.

    In general, brushing is good for hair. It distributes the natural oil, called sebum, along to the entire length of the hair strand; it helps to remove the dead skin cells which often accumulate in masses causing dandruff; it stimulates the circulation of blood, therefore promoting healthy growth, and it helps to remove dirt gathered from the air.

    Always use a brush with natural hair bristles which are made of the same protein as your hair. When you feel that pleasant tingling sensation all over your head while you’re brushing then you know you’re doing it properly. Do it every day without fail.

    Putting Life Into Your Hair

    You should not brush hair when it is wet; it can be stretched more easily, and by the time you eliminate all those knots, you have most likely excessively damaged it. You should use a wide-toothed comb instead.

    This brings us to shampoos and conditioners. A good shampoo is a fairly acidic one. You can test it on nitrazine paper; the paper should remain gold in colour. This is the same reading as for hair, and such shampoos cannot be damaging.

    Shampoo should contain protein which controls the moisture level of hair, therefore increasing its sheen and its manageability. It is essential to use a shampoo that can be easily rinsed, to prevent scalp and hair dryness. By the way, an abundance of lather does not necessarily indicate a good shampoo. A good one should make your hair feel silky soft and manageable.

    After shampooing, it is important to use the right conditioning rinse. Conditioners for damaged and dry hair add protein; moisture, which takes up a great percentage of the hair structure; and certain oils which seal in the moisture, making hair soft.

    It is also important that the rinse is quite acidic in order to firm and tighten the hair to prevent loss of moisture, rather like the effect of a toner or astringent on your skin. Conditioners for normal to oily hair should have the same properties except for the oil which is readily produced by the skin glands.

    Lemon juice or vinegar make two incredibly effective rinses which can be used with the creamier rinses; both are very acidic. Just make sure you rinse them out thoroughly with water. These rinses will pick up the natural highlights in blondes and brunettes respectively. They will also add brilliant sheen and will certainly make hair easier to comb.

    Internal factors play a very important role in the health of your hair, too. We are all born with a certain amount of hair and that amount will never increase. Hair grows at a rate of approximately 1 cm a month, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, depending on certain factors. It will grow faster in summer than in winter, for example.

    Excessive worry, emotional tension and mental strain over long periods of time will slow down and inhibit growth as well as affect hair health.

    A poor diet will also affect hair. Unfortunately, the natural aging process slows down hair growth as well and leads to more fragile hair structure. So please don’t blame your hairdresser for not being able to keep your hair as bouncy as it was 30 or 40 years ago – it is impossible.

    However, your lovely locks are not doomed completely. There are several things that you and your hairdresser can do. Try to select a style that can be easily managed by you. This will allow you to carry out home treatments in between salon services. Regular brushing is an integral part of this treatment, with a good brush, of course.

    A good, balanced diet containing dairy products, eggs, wheat germ and lecithin is important. This will provide internal nourishment which will be carried via the bloodstream to your hair.

    Have a regular scalp massage. If you can’t have this service regularly, then at least try it yourself. Once you know what it is all about, you can massage your scalp every time you shampoo and condition your hair.

    Remember to always start from the back of your neck and work forward, following the direction of the blood supply to your scalp.

    Some benefits that can be obtained from regular massage:
           Nerves and muscles are loosened and relaxed.
           It hastens blood circulation to the neck, scalp and forehead, carrying nourishment to the hair.
           It effectively helps natural shedding of skin cells to allow the skin to breathe and function properly, therefore reducing dandruff problems.
           It relieves tension, and consequently headaches.

    Looking After Your Perm

    Now, about that perm that didn’t last – you could have been spared the heartbreak if only you’d been told how to look after it. As your hair grows, the weight of it also increases and this heaviness will make your curls drop, consequently, you think your perm is falling out, and it probably is.

    A light trim will remove the excess weight and allow your curls to bounce back; your style will regain its shape. It only needs to be a cut of 1 cm to remove the ends of your hair which are the driest because they have been around the longest and therefore suffered more damage.

    The trim will remove split ends and knotting which put an additional strain on your curls every time you comb them. Just remind your hairdresser that it is the first or second trim you have had since your perm.

    Blow-waving should be done carefully with cool air. Hold your dryer at least 14 cm away from the hair. Don’t use heated rollers more than three times a week, and don’t use curling wands every day. Don’t sleep with ordinary rollers, bobby pins or twists. All these will damage your hair.

    Wash-and-wear perms are not usually styles you can wash under a tap, shake dry and race off to go about your business. Shampoo and condition it carefully, towel dry well and comb it into shape with a wide-toothed comb; allow it to dry without further disturbances. If you don’t shampoo every day, spray a little water on the surface in the morning to rejuvenate the curl.

    Perms that aren’t wash-and-wear keep longer if you avoid steam. Use a tight-fitting shower cap and leave a window or door open, at least until the hot water has finished running. If you have an exhaust fan, turn it on.

    Damp, wintry or humid summer weather will do the same damage to your perm. Wear a scarf if possible. A little setting lotion or a light mist of hairspray will form a temporary protective coating to help seal off dampness.

    Before a perm, it is important to tell your hairdresser what you’ve done to your hair in the way of home treatments or previous salon treatments, or whether you are on medication. It makes a big difference. You could also mention the size of rollers you have at home so your hairdresser will know what curl to give you.

    Making The Most Of Colour

    Whether it’s a semi-permanent rinse or a permanent colour, there is always the problem that it doesn’t last as long as you were told it would. Once again, it’s after-care that keeps colour in.

    If you’re out in the sun or wind, wear a hat or scarf. Anything that dries your hair will cause a faster loss of colour. Remember, too, that the more often you shampoo, the less your colour will stay. A colour designed to last six shampoos will be out in a week if you shampoo every day but will last six weeks if you only shampoo once a week.

    Other factors alter the natural colour of hair. If you smoke and you have a complete head of snow-white hair; you’ve probably noticed it tends to get yellowish, especially around the front. This cannot be shampooed out, but with the right rinse, it can be toned down without affecting the remainder of your hair.

    There are clear advantages in giving hair a colour rinse – dull hair can become silky-looking and radiate shine, hair with no body can gain bounce. If you’re still skeptical, try it. Remember to explain carefully what you expect the colouring to do, so your hairdresser can make the correct selection.

    Now that you know the secrets on achieving perfect hair forever, you should get excellent results.

    Reference: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/assets/docs/the-healthy-woman/skin_hair.pdf 

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    How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair


    Mask with aloe vera and coconut this will make your hair soft and shiny. Rinse with cold water to open the follicles.
    It may be due to several factors, from chemical processes, such as the hair dye, or the excessive use of hair dryer or straightener. That is why our hair tends to suffer the famous “frizz”, which increases when there is moisture. Find out in the following article some home remedies for frizzy hair. We have compiled a list of best flat iron 2017 that will not make your hair frizzy.
     
    Why Hair Becomes Frizzy?
     
    The word frizzy is synonymous with dryness, or the lack of moisture and natural oils. The outer covering of the cuticle becomes “dry”, making the hair more porous, allowing the humidity of the air molecules from sticking together and swell. This is why people who live in places with a humid climate (or summer) are more likely to suffer from this problem.
     
    However, it is good to know that there are ways to eliminate this problem since you cannot only blame the climate such as rain. It is essential to constantly take care of the health of hair. The home remedies are an excellent option since they are not addictive, do not use chemicals, or cheaper and have longer lasting results (although sometimes it may do later with respect to the effect that products are bought in stores).
     
    Home Remedies for Frizzy Hair
     
    • Apple cider vinegar:  It serves to soften and untangle the cuticle (outer covering) of the hair. You simply apply it over the freshly washed hair and comb it with a broad-brush bristles. Then, use your usual conditioner. When you rinse, use cold water as much as tolerated, to ensure that the cuticle to shrink and the hair appear more soft and shiny.
    • Olive oil and egg:  Mix in a bowl ¼ cup of olive oil with an egg. Apply it to the hair, leave on for 30 minutes and wash with moisturizing shampoo. Next, use your usual conditioner. Olive oil is an excellent emollient that helps to retain moisture, while the egg contains a natural amino acid (called L-cystine) that helps cells to build and repair tissues.
    • Honey:  This rinsing should be done after shampooing. You just have to mix a tablespoon of pure honey in a liter of water. Pour over already washed hair, while they are still damp. Use your regular conditioner. The honey is a natural moisturizer par excellence which attracts and holds water molecules that hydrates the hair.
    • Chamomile:  Put in two cups of boiling water, a tablespoon of chamomile flowers and let it rest for an hour. Add ¼ tsp of apple cider vinegar. Wash your hair with shampoo and then apply the tea (which will already have cooled or warmed). Use your regular conditioner.
    • Mayonnaise:  This hair mask is used once a week; it helps eliminate dryness and nourishes hair and scalp. It will also provide protein that will make your hair healthier. To prepare it, mix ¼ cup of mayonnaise with an egg. Applied to the hair, leave for half an hour covering them with a towel. Remove with shampoo and warm water, then use conditioner and finish with cold water.
    • Avocado and Banana:  Mash a banana and the pulp of an avocado. Mix well and apply on the hair. The banana is rich in antioxidants and minerals that help make healthier hair. The avocado      contains a lot of fatty acids that nourish them.
    • Aloe Vera and coconut:  Clean two Aloe Vera leaves and open them to extract the pulp. Put them in a bowl. Mix them with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (you can also use olive oil). Applied to the hair and left to act for 30 minutes, placing a shower or film headphone. Washed with water and then use your usual products. Both ingredients are used to moisturize the hair, leaving them soft and shiny.
    •  Banana, olive oil and honey:  Wet your hair with warm water and wrap them with a towel. Mash two ripe bananas and add a tablespoon of honey and 5 drops of almond or olive oil. When you obtain a smooth paste, apply on hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair well and wash as usual.
     
    Tips to Prevent your Hair from Becoming Frizzy
     
    • For your “ponytail”: Wash your hair as usual and use a lot ‘of balm with coconut oil or castor oil. Rinse with cold water and combed with a comb with wide teeth. Use a rubber band to hold cloth tied hair, never an elastic un-coated pulling the hair. Melt your hair when they are dry.
    • Use an anti-frizz mask after washing your hair and before drying. Even if you do not need to rinse, do not leave it too long because it increases frizz.
    • After washing your hair, comb to the left, wait a few minutes and repeat in the opposite direction. Then combed as you normally do.
    • Used for dry products. Such as shampoo and conditioner.
    • Avoid using the plate and the hair dryer because the high temperatures can burn your hair.
    • Don’t keep touching your hair; you just have to comb them when they are wet or damp.
    • Never dry your hair with too much force of the towel because it will break the cuticles.
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