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    Fall In Love With The Skin You’re In

    You put a whole lot of effort into assembling your look. You trawl the fashion websites for the clothes that will cling to your curves while subtly detracting from the wobbly bits you may not be so proud of. You never leave the house without your brow game on point. Your hair is a cascade of shimmering glory that borders on the poetic. Your accessories are matched to your outfit with the precision that would make NASA blush and your shoes… entire anthologies could be written about your shoes.

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  • InHair

    5 Best Tips On How To Get Thicker Hair

    Get Thicker Hair

    Thick hair is often sought after. Regardless of the length of your hair thick hair just looks healthier. There are many reasons that women have thinning hair. However, you can do something about it. Here are some tips and tricks to get thicker hair naturally.




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    Egg

    Egg is ideal for skin and hair and it will help to build up the proteins to help hair grow, healthier and stronger. Protein will encourage stronger and thicker hair. Eat more eggs to add more protein to your diet it will help encourage hair growth.

    To use, simply remove two eggs from the refrigerator and whisk them together well in a bowl. Put this in your dry hair and work through it well. Allow this to sit for about 20 minutes. Rinse well in cool water and use a light conditioning shampoo to remove the egg smell from your hair. You can do this up to four times per week to encourage your hair to grow thicker and stronger. Be sure to use a wide tooth comb to comb hair and be careful to not pull or break hair off when combing through it.

    Orange Juice

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    Orange juice is also ideal for encouraging your hair to grow thick and luxurious and it smells good too. Simply use a sliced orange peel and put it into your food processor. Apply the pulp to your hair and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.

    Rinse your hair well and if desired use a thickening conditioner to help add somebody to your hair when you rinse it out. Within just a few short weeks you should notice thicker more luxurious hair. Gently comb it out and allow your hair to dry and you should notice a difference.

    Coconut Oil

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    Coconut oil is excellent for your hair and it will help your hair to thicken naturally and it works well as a conditioner. Coconut oil has proteins in it that works very well on both the hair and the skin.

    Simply warm some coconut oil in your microwave or warm water and apply to your scalp. Massage it in gently and wrap your head in a hot towel. This helps to retain the heat and will help it to penetrate the hair shaft better. After about 30 minutes rinse the hair well and use a mild shampoo. This can be done every few days.  You can also leave this in overnight and wash your hair in the morning. Your hair will smell wonderful and be silky soft and thicker.

    Olive Oil

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    Olive oil works very well to help promote thick hair and healthy skin. The omega 3 fatty acids in the olive oil condition and encourage the hair to grow thicker, longer, and more luxurious.

    Apply the olive oil to your hair and leave it in for about 30 minutes. Rinse well and use a light shampoo to help remove the excess oil from the hair. Do a pre-poo by leaving olive oil in hair overnight and wash out in the morning. More hair growth oils here.

     Avocado

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    Avocado is often considered a miracle fruit. It’s an ideal addition to your hair care routine and will go far to help your hair thicken naturally. Mash avocado with a spoon and mix with a bit of olive oil and apply to hair as a mask.

    Hair should be freshly washed and damp. Leave in for 20 minutes and rinse well. Use a light conditioner and hair should be soft and manageable and thicker after each application.

    In addition to the above tips, use a thickening shampoo and conditioner for the hair each time you wash your hair. This will encourage your hair to grow thicker.

    Choose a cut that helps your hair to look thicker. Hair that is cut at or above the shoulders will appear thicker than it is. If you have thinning hair be sure to ask your stylist for ideas to help it appear thicker and give try to hair fibers, new technology on how to get thicker hair immediately.

    Don’t forget to take your supplements. Biotin and bamboo are two supplements that encourage thicker hair as does horsetail. Taken daily they can help hair to grow more quickly and thicker as well. All of the above tips can help you to get thicker hair and more luxurious hair within just a few short weeks.

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  • InHair

    Braving the Flat Iron to Create Beautifully Straight Hair

    Straight hair is something that a lot of women want to achieve, but few are ready to brave the flat irons that are required to achieve the effect. Whether you’re worried about scarring yourself or damaging your hair, there are many ways to brave them and get over your worries.

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    Buy the Right Flat Iron

    The first thing to consider is what flat iron to buy. Smaller flat irons are better for when you have less hair, and larger flat irons are suitable for thicker, coarser or curlier hair. The general is that the shorter your hair, the thinner the iron and vice versa. Next, make sure you understand what type of flat iron you should use. There are ceramic, titanium and tourmaline ones. Take a look at Hair Straightener Studio for some fantastic reviews on all types of flat irons. There are plenty of tips, advice, and tidbits of information that you can follow in order to get the best flat iron for your money. Just remember to invest in one that suits your needs and budget.

    Always Prepare Your Hair

    To avoid damaging your hair, make sure you apply some kind of heat protecting cream, spray or serum over the area before you style it. This will prevent the heat from damaging your hair and causing it to break or split under the pressure. You can also use smoothing styling creams to ensure that you get straight strands of hair after using the flat iron.



    Watch the Temperature

    A general rule of thumb is to never go above 365°F. Hair tends to burn when you raise it to over 450°F. Depending on the flat iron that you purchase, the maximum temperature will probably go fairly high. Just remember to keep it between 300°F and 325°F to ensure a minimal chance of damaging your hair, and raise it no higher than 365°F to ensure better straightening.

    Section Your Hair

    Make sure you get some clips and section your hair before you straighten it. It will help you keep track of the entire styling process and guarantees you won’t miss any spots. This will also allow you to start straightening at the root of the hair instead of starting mid-way or at the ends. This will help you achieve that flawless straight-haired look that you want. Be careful not to put the flat iron too close to your scalp or else you will burn yourself, especially if you’re new to straightening.

    Work Slowly, but Not Too Slowly

    One of the most important things to remember is the speed at which you pull the flat iron. If you go too slowly then you’re going to form ridges in your hair and it could cause damage. If you go too fast while being too firm with your grip then you might pull hairs out. Go steady and use fluid motions to straighten your hair. This will take a bit of practice, so keep at it and develop your own technique.

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  • InHair

    L’Ange Hair Ceramic Flat Iron Aplatir Review

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    There are some moments in life when we choose to wear our hair curly, straight, long or short. I prefer to wear a straight hair when choosing weave as I can achieve many styles with it. With the L’Ange Hair Straightener, it is possible to curl and straighten your hair by using the same iron. 

    I start on freshly washed natural hair, dried, spritz with heat thermal protectant spray to protect my hair from any heat damage and sectioned into 2-3 small parts. Then I proceed to straighten my hair at the desired heating temperature and by dividing the already sectioned hair into smaller sections. With 2-3 passes I can straighten my natural hair to resemble a bone straight look.

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    L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener

    The L’Ange Hair Straightener (flat iron) heats up to 450°F. It has a dial for temperature control and an on/off switch for when in use and not in use. The L’Ange Hair Straightener has a sleek and portable design which makes it easy to handle, store and safe to travel with. The Flat Iron heats up very quickly and should be kept in a safe area to prevent incidents.

    Brand Listed Features

    ·         100% Titanium Flat Iron
    ·         Negative Ion Technology
    ·         Ergonomic Design
    ·         360° Power Swivel Cord
    ·         Soft Touch Finish

    My Thoughts

    The L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener is easy to use. It heats up fast and should be used along with a heat protectant to prevent any damage to the hair. I received a blush tone flat iron that fits in with my style. The iron has a sleek design that will suites any girl’s lifestyle. The L’Ange Hair Straightener is perfect for straightening and curling hair in your desired style.

    Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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    Ceramic Straightening Luma Hair Brush Review

    Luma Straightening Hair Brush


    Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

    The Luma Hair Straightening Brush is a fast and easy tool that can be used to brush and straighten the hair. The Luma Brush has protective bristles that will prevent your scalp from being burnt by heat. The Straightening Brush should only be used on dry brushed hair. For best result part hair in small sections and work the Luma Brush through.
     
    The Luma Brush has a Unique 3D Ceramic Surface that allows the bristles to heat up to 185c/ 365 f and stays constant during the duration of use. When using the Luma brush you do not have to worry that the brush might get cold or too hot during use as the heat stays constant.

    Luma Hair Straightening Brush


    How to Use

    Plug the Luma Brush into an electric socket and wait for a red display light to appear. The red display light will turn green which indicates that the Luma Brush is hot and ready to be used. For best results ensure that your hair is dry, in sections and already brush to get rid of tangles before applying the Luma Brush to hair.

    Proceed to brush the hair slowly by using the Luma Brush from roots to ends in a pulling motion. Use the Luma Brush by pulling the hair deep into the inner bristle areas of the Luma Brush for an even straighter hair pattern.

    Luma Hair Straightener

    My Thoughts

    The Luma Brush is convenient and easy to use. After a wash day, I gentle dry and brush my hair. I then put it in 4 sections preferably and proceed to brush and straighten my hair with the Luma Brush. I have thick coarse hair and with the Luma Brush my hair does not get bone straight but it is a lot easier to manage as my curls do not clump tightly after using. 

    Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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    Natural Hair Care Tips

    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.

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    60 Hair Care Tips for your Natural Hair

     
    1.     Always Pre-poo before wash day
    2.     Deep condition every time you wash your hair; it helps to keep the hair moisturize
    3.     Trim your hair ends for growth
    4.     Don’t get addicted to heat or over manipulation
    5.     Work in sections to evenly distribute product to hair
     
    6.     Use gel to hold curls and diffuse the curls, don’t touch with hands until hair is completely dry to prevent frizzing.
    7.     If you have a hard time with retaining moisture mix organic apple cider vinegar, with 4-5 parts of shampoo and 12 oz. of water and use to cleanse the hair.
    8.     Learn and understand your hair’s porosity.
    9.     Coconut oil is not for everyone. Try experimenting with other oils if coconut oil does not work for you.
    10. When laying your edges use a moisturizer or curling cream along with the gel to keep your edges moisturized because most gels use alcohols that can dry out your edges. For. Ecostyler gel..


    11. Use 1-part vegetable glycerin to spray in hair when it feels dry
    12. Moisturize the hair before detangling to prevent breakage and easier comb through.
    13. Deep condition weekly and do hot oil treatments once a month on natural hair. If hair is not protein sensitive do a 2-minute protein treatment once every 2-3 mths.
    14. Deep condition every week with heat or a steamer.
    15. Be gentle with your hair
     
    16. If you have type 4 hair and considering bleaching it, apply coconut oil to the hair 30 minutes before applying bleach. The coconut oil helps to protect the hair and replaces the protein that gets destroyed during the process and helps the process of bleaching to go faster. Your hair pattern and texture will also remain the same.
    17. Trim more often than less for faster hair growth
    18. Do not skip deep treatments and protein treatments after wearing protective styles.
    19. Avoid styling hair every day
    20. Finger detangle as much as possible, it causes less breakage and shedding. Use green tea to help prevent shedding.


    21. Use products that offer slip and has an extra moisture in them
    22. When deep conditioning it is best to use a hair dryer for maximum benefits to your hair. You will see changes gradually.
    23. For better curls; plait your hair or do a two-strand twist.
    24. Start by eating healthy and drink plenty water if you want your hair to grow.
    25. If ends become dry add some water to it.
     
    26. Keep hair moisturized.
    27. When wearing a sew in oil the hair underneath.
    28. Less manipulation will have your hair flourishing.
    29. When deep conditioning mix other oils and essential oils that help to moisturize and promote hair growth.
    30. When using castor oil, allow the bottle to sit in hot water for about 15 minutes to loosen the product then use an applicator to apply the product to the scalp.

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    31. Avoid using products with alcohol it dries out the hair fast.
    32. Scalp massages promote hair growth.

    33. Don’t comb dry hair.
    34. Make use of silk scarves daily.
    35. Seal in oil while hair is wet.
     
    36. Use olive oil for as an overnight conditioner.
    37. Apple cider vinegar rinses stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss and split ends.
    38. Seal edges at night by using oils such as grapeseed oil or any essential oils with saran wrap. Put a satin cap on with a rubber.
    39. Embrace your natural texture and find your own hair regimen and stick with it.
    40. Do not stress over length; your hair is longer than you think.

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    41. Exfoliate your scalp to remove dead skin cells.
    42. When wearing protective styles such as box braids, if they become frizzy take some foam moose and apply it to your roots and let it sit for a while. Proceed to use the blow dryer on medium heat to dry the braids until the foam is gone but not until the hair is completely dry.
    43. Wash hair with cold water, hot water makes hair frizzy and will let the hair dry out faster and strip it from the natural oils.
    44. For thicker hair and edges; oil hair with castor oil at least 2-3 times a week.
    45. Rice water rinses once a week promotes hair growth and smoother hair. Prior deep condition.
     
    46. Styling for the week is better than styling for the day.
    47. Spend time on your hair to ease frustration.
    48. Scrunch your curls by using a lightweight oil before putting on your bonnet at nights, it helps your curls to look less flat.
    49. Mix conditioner, lemon juice, coconut oil and cinnamon and use as a hair masque. Leave in for up to 30 mins.
    50. If your scalp is constantly dry it can be an internal problem of dehydration. Increase your water intake.

    51. Make use of DIY Protein Treatment: 1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt, 1 tbsp. avocado oil, 1 tbsp. Macadamia Oil. It will leave your hair shiny and soft.

    52. Find creative ways to style your hair without the use of heat.

    53. Detangle hair while conditioning then proceeds to blot away excess water with a t-shirt and allow it to air dry.
    54. Using water and conditioner before brushing helps hair to maintain curls.
    55. Clarify your hair.
     
    56. Use wide tooth combs.
    57. Instead of blow drying, stretch your hair.
    58. To revive edges and retain growth use the white bottle wild growth.
    59. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturization is key for every natural.
    60. Find what works for you, natural hair care is about trial and error. Don’t go based on what you see or hear is popular.
     
    If you have any more tips please feel free to share in the comment box below. I will update the list as I go along.

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    Hair Ties: What To Do When Your Hair Is Causing You Problems

    Is your hair a tie? Do you have to spend hours in the bathroom treating it, coloring it, curling it, or straightening it? Do you pass on social invitations because you just don’t have the energy to get your locks into some sort of acceptable condition? Well, you’re not alone, in fact, many people suffer from unruly or problematic hair. Below you can discover more about the most common issues, and what you can do to solve them.  

    Hair loss

    If you have ever experienced thinning hair or even hair loss, you will know what a traumatic thing it can be, especially for us women. But what can be done about it? Well, the first thing you need to do is to identify what is causing the problem.

    It might be alopecia caused by stress, or because of the medication, you are on. It can even be due to a vitamin deficiency, as a lack of B vitamins can seriously affect how some people’s hair grows. Luckily, companies like thefitswell offer supplements like Biotin. Which provides essential nutrients to the anagen phase of hair growth, giving you thicker and healthier locks.

    No body

    I hear so many people complain that they have no volume, or body in their hair. A problem indeed, especially as keeping a style is often dependent on the body. As well as a voluminous look being one of the most desirable, as it helps to keep the rest of the body in preparation.

    Hair Ties: What To Do When Your Hair Is Causing You Problems
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    So what can folks that don’t have a lot of body in their hair do about this? Well, happily they don’t have to just put up with it, as there are many helpful products out there that can add body. Start with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Then use mousse to help separate each strand during the blow drying process. Finally, use a body building product like hair powder, or just a good old can of hairspray and a bit of creative back combining to get a fuller look.

    Just remember if you do the latter, get hairspray that will comb out when you are done. Also, section your hair and gently backcomb the root sections, smoothing the upper layer back over when done. Otherwise, you can end up looking like an 80’s hair metal band!

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    Frizz

    Having frizzy hair is often linked to having curls, but this isn’t always the case. Although frizz can be more likely to occur in curly hair because of the follicle structure. Of course, all straight haired people always go on about how wonderful it would be to have curly hair, but they don’t know the struggle to get the curl without the frizz!

    Hair Ties: What To Do When Your Hair Is Causing You Problems
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    If you are wrestling with this issue on a day to day basis, then try rinsing your hair with cold water, once you have conditioned it. As this helps to lay parts of the hair down vertically, minimizing frizz. There are also some great frizz serums on the market that do a similar thing but are activated by the heat from styling tools. Meaning your mane is much easier to manage, and you don’t have to let it air dry either!  

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    Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush Review

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    Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush


    I am now able to massage my scalp without having someone to do it for me all the time. With the rejuvenating scalp massager, I simply slip a battery in and it automatically massages my scalp where ever I place it on my head. I would consider my scalp to be super sensitive, dry and have a problematic area of baldness from wearing my headbands too tight whenever I style my hair in a high puff. When using the rejuvenating scalp massager, I tend to run the scalp massager over my bald spot area more and longer than the other areas of my head. Scalp massages help to promote hair growth; therefore, I prefer to get scalp massages frequently.

     
    Benefits of using the Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush
    ·        It helps to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp
    ·        It can be used while in the shower
    ·        It helps to control build up on the scalp, controls dandruff and exfoliate the scalp which results in clean and healthier hair.
    ·        It is easy to use
    ·        Created for all hair types

    ·        Adults and kids can enjoy the benefits of the hair tool

     
    About the Device

    The Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush has a gentle, rapid vibration that penetrates the scalp and gives a relaxing feeling. It helps to deep clean and exfoliates the scalp from product build-ups, dandruff, dead skin cells etc. The Scalp Massager has a handle that fits perfectly between the middle and index finger for ease of use, rubber bristles for a gentle and relaxing scalp massaging experience and an on/off power button for when ready to be used and not in use. The Scalp Massager works with 1 AA battery (not included).

    Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush

    How to Use
    To insert the battery, twist the handle from the lock position to open, separate the bristle head from the device, open the battery compartment with a screwdriver (included). Insert your battery whether rechargeable or regular batteries. I prefer to use rechargeable batteries as they last way longer. Snap back on the bristle head, place it in the lock position and get ready to use.

    Power up the device, you can choose to lather the hair with shampoo, condition or just wet with water; rest the device on the scalp and gently rub the soft rubber tips on the scalp.

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    How to Clean

    Wipe the base and bristles with a clean, dry cloth.  

    Key Tips: The Scalp massager should not be submerged in water. It is also safe to be used in the shower; it can be kept in the shower for better reach when ready to be used.

    Verdict

    The Scalp Massager is the perfect tool to implement in hair wash days as it helps to deep clean, exfoliate and massage the scalp. I use the Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush on my hair wash day and when I need a good scalp massage or to be relieved from an itchy scalp. It comes in very handy, it gives this relaxing feeling on the scalp, I love the portability of the device and it is easy to use.

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    Hair Raising Ideas for Luscious Locks

    We all have parts of our bodies that we aren’t happy with which we occasionally have to make huge efforts with just to look “normal” and for some its hair. It can start when you’re a toddler with thick, extremely curly, blonde curls that have to be brushed into submission by an overzealous mother every night and plaited; if she can get you to stand still for long enough. Eventually, she’ll say she’s had enough and have said curls lopped off into a haircut akin to Julie Andrews in Sound of Music, including the too short fringe. Trouble is, those curls will still want to stick out. Growing up, we’ll go through various styles from a feather cut, a bob, a purdey cut, a lob and through it all will continue the battle with our unruly hair.

    Thank goodness that due to the hard work of the hairdressing industry and some of the many brands of shampoos treatments and colours, on the whole as adults we look pretty acceptable and would even go as far as saying that on occasion our hair is our best feature. Now, there will be those among us who will be saying wow I wish my problem was too thick hair or too curly hair as yours may be limp, fine or dead straight but it works both ways – we always want what we don’t have! 

    We are never satisfied with what we’re given, are we? We’ve all spent many hours trawling through shops and hairdressing salons as well as online to find products or advice that we think are worth the time and money to use. So here’s a list of some of the best buys out there with a couple of great sites for hair tips and some that people with other ”hairy” problems have used with good results.

     
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    The Perils of Bleach

    Having a dry scalp is a nightmare especially if it’s prone to little psoriasis (just to add to the hair problems) so it’s important to learn early on that the harsher the products e.g. perming, the worse the effect on your scalp. Often people with dark hair want to lighten it and the hair will resist most efforts and where people have continued, they have ended up with hair like straw and a red blistered scalp! There are ways, of course, to add bright colors to the hair without bleach, though you need to take into account that usually the effects are not as bold or dramatic.

    All Time Favourite

    One of the most popular companies, now in the world, has to be Lush, for the sheer range of products tackling all manner of problems not to mention their ethics. Hair doesn’t always behave in the same way so needs different products at different times. Don’t believe that old rumor that your hair gets used to your shampoo or conditioner – so what you think it suddenly decides “Nope not gonna let you have a good effect on me now you’ve stocked up?!” There are so many factors that can affect the condition of your locks, leaving them anything but luscious. One of the worst can be humidity. Hair may start out the day like a smooth pedigree coat but by teatime, it’s looking like the local rough coated mutt with a halo of frizz around the face.

    Sometimes, especially in cold and windy weather, scalps also begin feeling itchy and sore and occasionally if it’s that time of the month too (thanks, hormones!) Some people’s hair is even affected by their health going from fry dry, coarse hair to lank, greasy ”hair strings” when ill and then the hair feels like it needs a really deep cleanse (as does the body!). So many problems though are covered by Lush, plus you can even colour your hair and treat it to a shine treatment using their wonderful blocks of henna – although be careful when you do and get the colour otherwise you’ll need to bleach clean the bathroom afterward!

    Splurge on a Treat

    If you fancy giving your hair a real treat, if it’s been coloured, flattened, soaked in the sea and generally been neglected, a great go to product is Damage Remedy conditioner from Aveda. A real treat, this miracle worker can be used once a week to maintain soft and sleek hair. Some can honestly see and feel a difference after the very first use. (Do make sure you give it a while to soak in and do its magic). Aveda is, of course, another company that has a fab range of products for your every follicular challenge.

    Supermarket Bargains

    You know some months the pennies won’t stretch to an indulgent conditioner or treatment but there are some pretty good brands out there in your local supermarket or chemist that student friends swear by. A popular brand is OGX who have a big range of shampoos and conditioners that won’t break the bank especially if you get a 3 for 2 or a BOGOF deal. You could actually cover most of your “Hair Moods” with their range that uses ingredients from Argan oil to Eucalyptus and Mint.

    Go Organic

    If you want to be as natural as possible without the chemical nasties that some products contain then you can’t beat Daniel Field for quality and choice. There is even a great pamphlet you can download giving you advice on what colour you should choose and loads of videos for tips and demonstrations. Organic colours are sometimes of particular interest to ladies that are undergoing treatment for cancer such as chemotherapy too as they don’t contain any nasties!

    Well, there you have it, a few suggestions of great brands that can help you all the way to luscious locks. The best tip around is to be sure to match your product with the mood of your hair then you’ll always get the look you’re after!

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    Temporary Hair Solutions For Indecisive People

    It’s impossible to decide what to do with your hair on the best of days, let alone when a special occasion is approaching. If it’s your wedding day, your prom, or you’re just celebrating a big achievement, you want to do something special to your hair, but you’re not always prepared to deal with any long-term changes. If you want to give your hair a makeover for just one night, here are a few temporary solutions for you to explore.

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    Temporary short hair

    Normally, you love having luxuriously long hair, and you’ve been very patient waiting for it to grow to the desired length. The last thing you want is to cut it, but sometimes you think an outfit would look better with shorter hair, or you just want it out of the way during a heatwave. Fortunately, you can achieve this look without trimming a single hair. The faux bob is an easy way to style your hair short, and no scissors need to get involved. At most, you’ll only need to search the house for every hairpin you own.

    Temporary long hair

    Whether you’re happy having short hair, or you’re impatiently waiting for it to grow, sometimes it’s nice to have a night of showing off your long shiny hair. This temporary miracle is easily achieved with clip in hair extensions, which are cheaper and less time consuming than getting a weave. There are extensions to suit every color, and style of hair, so all you have to do is style it the way you want. On the other hand, what’s the point in having long hair for a night if you’re not going to let it flow free?

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    Temporary color

    Perhaps you’re usually very conservative with your hair color; if you ever think about dying it, you always stick with something close to your natural shade. However, if you’re going to a concert, a festival, or you have an epic Halloween costume in mind, then it might be the right time to get a little crazy with your hair color. If you don’t want to commit to having blue hair, however, then there are a few solutions. You could try colored hairspray so you can wash it out later, or use semi-permanent hair color to decide if you want to make the look permanent later.

    Temporary big hair

    Despite all the volumizing hair products you use, it feels like you keep walking a fine line between flat hair, or a frizzy lion’s mane. Some stylists recommend sticking with short hair or getting a blunt trim to make your hair look like it has more volume, but if you’re hoping for a memorable style for a special occasion then there are a few sneaky ways to add volume to your hair. Dry shampoo, back brushing, and plenty of hairspray at the roots will keep your hair elevated for the duration of the evening. It might also help to curl the roots for a little extra bounce.

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    5 Sneaky Ways To Add Volume To Your Hair

    Many people suffer with a lack of volume to their hair. And in many ways, your hair is one of the few places where you can say that bigger is better. Having full, luscious locks is the dream of many, right? But a lot of people can only achieve that look with hair extensions or hours and hours making their hair look a certain way. But let’s face it, who has time for that? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create more volume in your hair. They are quick and easy; no one will be able to tell what you’ve done, though you’ll be the envy of many. Interested? Read on.

    Move Your Part

    We all have a favorite place where we part our hair. We’ll have been doing the same for a while. But your hair gets used to it being done one way. So if you want to create some volume, especially at the root, then change the way that you part your hair. You could change sides, change the style of part, or even just change the direction of the part (have it diagonally, for example). It will give your roots a much-needed boost.

    Use Dry Shampoo to add Volume

    When your hair is looking a little limp, but it isn’t quite time for a blow dry, then using dry shampoo can be a really good way of adding volume to your hair. Dry shampoo helps to absorb the oils left in your hair. It acts as a texturizer too as it can create volume when used correctly. So it might be worth checking out a dry shampoo guide before you get any if you’re not too sure about how to use it. It can be a quick fix on a morning, though. Who needs a blow dry?

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    Back Brush Your Hair

    I’m not talking about eighties style back brushing here, as that can cause some real damage. But you can create volume with a soft paddle brush or a comb, rather than a harsh bristle brush. Divide your hair into sections and back brush the sections that will be hidden by the hair on top. It is a good look for parties or a night out. Instant volume.

    Use a Volumizing Shampoo

    If your hair is naturally pretty lank and limp, then it can be good to incorporate a volumizing shampoo into your routine. When used nearly daily, it can help to build strength in your hair, especially at the root. So it will make a big difference to your hair and the volume of it.

    Use a Crimper

    Yes, you read that right! A crimper is a good way to get some volume. They really were onto something in the eighties… Crimp your hair at the roots, and it will make a big difference to the volume. Do it under the layers of hair that will cover it, and it will act like back brushing your hair. It gives a really natural looking but voluminous look.  

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