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Haircare Tips

Healthy Hair

Healthy hair means soft, moisturized, smooth and shiny hair without tangles, strong enough that breakage is infrequent and unlikley.

It’s normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day so don’t panic when you see a small bunch crawling across your tiled floor.

 

Nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle is a “must”, if you desire to have beautiful tresses..

The hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the body but they are also the first ones to be affected if you don’t eat right or suffer with deficiencies because they are not required for survival.

the two most important things in your diet are iron and protein

Try and include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpea, soybeans and cereals in your diet. Recommended intake is around  12 mg of iron daily.

You also need protein because that’s what strengthens your hair. Include complete proteins which are also rich in amino acids: like cheese, milk, soy, lentils, peas, quinoa and yogurt.

Drink plenty of water

Vitamin A is vital in promoting hair growth, hence green leafy vegetables, carrots and cod liver oil should also be part of your diet plan.

Trim your hair

Trim your hair every few weeks to get rid of those brown and rough split ends. Cut about 1/4th an inch of your hair every 6 to 8 weeks to avoid the split ends to grow out again.

Toothbrush: Fussfree Fix For Frizz

To lock down stray hairs, spritz holding spray onto a toothbrush, then brush around the part, hairline, and above the ears, advises celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend. (Just don’t use the same brush to clean your teeth!)

 Control Frizz with Hair Serum

Serums like the Nevo Hydra Pearls ($17; sleekhair.com), John Frieda’s Original Frizz-Ease Formula ($10; ulta.com), and Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Repairing Serum ($30; sephora.com) help reduce frizz. Apply to the back of the head first, because that spot can handle more product. Once you’ve coated your strands, sleep in braids – in the morning you’ll wake up to soft, silky waves.

Avoid hair styling treatments and products.

Avoid chemicals based treatments, or, at least, use them rarely. As harsh chemicals can hinder your hair growth in the long run;

It’s best to avoid colouring if you’ve got dry hair. However, if you can’t resist that gorgeous shade of brown, especially under the winter sun

Use lemon, chamomile tea or honey as they work as great hair lighteners.

You can add lemon juice to water and spray it over your hair when you’re heading out.

You can rinse your hair with brewed chamomile tea after you wash them with shampoo or add honey to the water you use to wash your hair.

Dye Dirty Hair

The scalp’s natural oils work as a buffer to prevent irritation,” says colorist James Corbett. And it’s easier to section-off second day hair, which ensures even color distribution

To treat dry or damaged hair, to add shine and volume try to use aloe vera or curd for conditioning your hair

Use of aloe vera gel as a natural hair treatment: You can buy aloe vera gel in any health food store or online. (Some good brands are: Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Gel Organic , Lily Of The Desert – Aloe Vera Gel Whole Leaf .)

For ladies who want to add volume to their hair can try applying aloe vera gel as a hair mask and leave it on the hair for about 30 minutes, then rinse. You should more volume and shine after regular use.

Aloe vera can improve the way your hair looks and feels, instead of your usual hair conditioner, just apply a small amount of aloe vera gel and let it sit on your hair for a minute or two and then, rinse. If you do it regularly, you will see the beneficial effects of this natural treatment.

Use of curd for beautiful hair:

    • Mix 2 table spoons of curd with 1 table spoon of lemon juice and apply it on your hair, both on the roots and on the length, instead of hair conditioner after shampooing, then, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. It will add a lot of shine, softness and “silky feel” to your hair.

Brighten Hair with Beer and Lemon

To help keep hair color from fading, stylist Oscar Blandi recommends squeezing a lemon into a glass of beer, pouring the mixture over your hair, and soaking for five minutes while sitting in the sun. Seal the deal by shampooing and conditioning.

Keep your scalp clean and free from oil.

Shampoo your hair frequently, depending on the oiliness of your skin, as well as the exposure to dirt and dust. Don’t wash your hair everyday, because you can strip it from natural oils which are essential for healthy hair growth. and whenever you do, apply some conditioner on the ends.

Try and use the same brand of shampoo and conditioner.

Recommended intervals for hair wash vary from 3 days to one week, depending on your needs. You can also give a try to a dry shampoo on your “lazy” days.

Dry Shampoo the Right Way

Apply thoroughly at the roots then blast [it] out with a dryer,” he says. “Most people rub it into the hair and leave it, but you need to remove the product to get rid of excess dirt and oils.” The more you know (cue shooting star effect)

Using a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type is important.

Understand if the product suits you by using it for a certain period of time to find a good combination of products especially designed for the concerns of your hair type.

Unlike the labels on the back of our food items, the labels on the back of our shampoos are mostly left unread. In the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on sulfate in shampoos.

They clean your scalp and hair, departing the dirt from it.

But researchers suggested that they strip your hair of essential oils.

If you feel any kind of irritation on the scalp or find your hair drying up over time then try and buy a shampoo that’s sulfate-free.

Do not comb wet hair because you can break it and try to avoid using hair dryer.

Comb wet hair with extreme care if you must, as they’re fragile and prone to breakage.

Allow your hair to dry naturally, especially in the summer time.

Take a broad toothed comb and run it from the roots to the ends of your hair as gently as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always treat your hair gently.

Avoid being harsh when combing, drying or styling your hair, because harsh movements can damage your locks easily.

If you want gorgeous curls or perfect waves, then there are a few ways you can get those without taking the help of a dryer, straightener or curler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use a Quick Drying Towel

To cut styling time wear a quick dry towel wrap directly after washing,” recommends Wood. Anything to help reduce heat application is always a plus, so use this product to “reduce frizz, reduce drying time, and make hair more manageable” while styling. You can try the Turbie Towel (complete with an infamous as-seen-on-TV infomercial), but we also recommend Aquis’ cult-favorite turban.

Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban, $40; sephora.com

Protect Your Hair Using Right Tools

Prep hair with a thermal protective spray and use an ionic dryer, which dries hair faster. Also, to prevent hot spots, keep the dryer moving.

Ceramic Tools

To make textured hair more healthy and shiny, use a ceramic round brush—no matter how much or how often you style it. Ceramic tools heat more evenly and allow hair to pull through more smoothly to prevent snags.

Blow-Dry with Cold Air

Celebrity hairstylist Oscar Blandi recommends dividing your hair into left, right, and back sections, setting the nozzle attachment to focus the air directly on hair, and blasting the back section. Switch the temperature to cool after hair is completely dry—the cold air will help lock in the style.

For Lush, Curled Locks use Velcro Rollers

If you don’t want to blow hair dry, set hair in Velcro rollers to air-dry after you shampoo and condition. The result will be lush, bouncy, free-flowing curls.

Fabulous Short Hair in 4 Steps

Rub a large dollop of sculpting serum in hands and work through hair. Brush with a 1-inch ceramic round brush, pull hair forward toward face and air-dry.

Sleep on Silk

This tip gives a literal spin on beauty sleep, making eight hours dozing off beneficial to your hair. “I always recommend my clients to sleep on a silk pillow,” Wood says. “Damage is caused while sleeping due to the hair being roughed up and tangled. A silk pillow will help give a more slippery surface for the hair and [will] avoid excess friction, resulting in less repeat styling and brushing.”

 Hide Grey Roots with Eye Shadow

Pens, touch-up wands, and fill-in powders hide gray easily, but for a fix in a pinch, choose eye shadow shades that match your hair color and apply with an angled eyeliner brush

Hide Roots with Jagged Part

A perfectly straight part can show roots, so mix things up to hide a missed salon visit. You can also try parting hair to the other side and any regrowth won’t be as noticeable.

 Fill Out Fine Hair with Your Ears

A bob with shorter ends in the back makes hair look full and dense. For a nice bend in front, run a drop of gel from roots to ends and tuck strands behind your ears when hair is still damp

Get a good, regular and peaceful sleep.

Your hair reflects the anxiety you are going through; so being happy is also a “must” if you want to stay away from dry tangled hair.

Use cold or lukewarm water for hair wash

hot water can damage the tips of your hair, and we don’t want that!

And finally, if you are really determined to take good care of your hair, try doing good masks regularly, deep conditioning your hair

Rinse the conditioner off with cold water as it is good for both strength and shine.

preferably once a week or at least once every two weeks.

The Secret and Cheap Treatment

The secret to Emily Ratajkowski-level hair is hidden at your local drugstore. “The little tubes of conditioner you get in at-home hair coloring boxes are a must for an emergency treatment,” Wood reveals. “They contain silicone which leaves a film over the hair creating a super shiny, lustrous effect.” He doesn’t recommend using this trick daily, but keep one on hand for special events

Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Color, $7; target.com

Keep Conditioner Away From the Scalp

The scalp’s natural oils condition, so apply conditioner three or four inches away from your scalp to avoid weighing down hair, says stylist Mark Townsend. 

Honey

To make your highlights shimmer, add 1 tablespoon of honey to a dollop of your favorite conditioner. 

Almond Butter

To moisturize dry hair, apply organic almond butter to the parched areas and let soak for 30 minutes. Then shampoo and rinse well, says stylist David Babaii.

You can do warm oil treatments using coconut oil, castor oil or olive oil;

Just apply slightly warmed up oil on the roots of your hair and spread it to the lengths, keep it on (preferably warped) for at least 40 minutes and then, wash your hair, it will add shine and elasticity. When you sow the seed of good care for your hair, your will be rewarded with gorgeous, shiny and silky locks! 

Besides these basic tips, here are few home-remedies that’ll take you a long way. From home-made masks to heat protecting serums, we’ve got it all.

 

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