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What’s Wrong With Routines

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more women every day are noticing differences in their hair. Whether it be the texture, the color or the amount they have, it isn’t always pleasant. For older women, it can be frustrating to see their once young and luscious hair turn to dead ends with a bad gray color. Of course, there are solutions for this problem but not all women are fans of dying their hair. Sometimes hair dye makes the texture of hair not so fun to mess with. It’s hard to restore already dead/split ends. Although there are these women who are cautious about the future of their hair, there are also women out there who would do anything to look younger- that includes changing their daily routine.

So many people find it hard to believe, but there are women in the world who are seventy years old and refuse to go out without straightening or back combing their hair. What they don’t realize is how fragile their hair is and how dangerous all of this stuff can be. Once women hit a certain period in life, they stop producing certain hormones and their bodies begin to change. One of those type of hormones includes those that help create the kind of protein to keep hair strong. This means that their hair will begin to break down slowly each day. This already is bad news bears but when they continue to use hair straighteners or hair dye, they are only making it worse.

A typical day of a woman at the age of seventy should include something simple like waking up, drinking a cup of coffee, and bathing before a nice luncheon with other elderly women. However, it becomes damaging and dangerous when women decide to wake up and shower, blow dry, straighten, sit in the sun and then touch up their roots at night before bed. This is a dangerous process for any age girl but especially for those who have hair that is done growing any body or silky texture. Bad hair starts with the daily procedure you put the ends through.

If you decide at an older age that you want to keep it healthy and beautiful for life, its a good decision to leave it be and let it do its thing. Trying to hard actually ends up making hair look duller and uglier depending on all you do with it. Not to say that straightening hair every other week for a special event is a bad thing. It becomes a problem after repeatedly doing so each and every day. With lots of heat and light exposure, the cuticle of the hair breaks down twice as fast for older women. If using any type of heat source, use it in increments. This means you shouldn’t use both a straightener and a blow drier in the same day. Keep a good variety and don’t overuse any of the sources.

Hair Build-Up – How to Remove Product Build Up From Hair

May 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

How do you really know if you are using the right styling product. I know sometimes it can be hard to look at your own hair but here is one note that should be taken seriously…When you see a ton of flakes, piling up in your hair, this is usually from bad hair products not getting washed out properly, too much hairspray or simply can be a case of bad dandruff.

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Now I know this photo isn’t pretty but you need to see what other people see when you are standing or sitting below their eye level. Now, from my research these are some treatment shampoos that should help if indeed you have dandruff. First though, what I know about Head and Shoulders is this, it (don’t know if it still is) used to be so strong that if you put rollers in your hair then poured Head and Shoulders all over your head, rinsed the shampoo out, removed the rollers, your hair would keep the curl. If this product is strong enough to perm your hair, then yes, I guess it will get rid of dandruff, but in the process you would have BADLY damaged hair. So please try something else!

Here is an all natural treatment that you can do yourself.

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This recipe is from “Dandruff Cure Recipes”

Boil some water and soak rosemary leaves in it. Let it stand for one night. Strain and add vinegar to it. After shampooing, wash your hair with this preparation. It treats the hair very fast. Make sure you eat lots of greens and take vitamin E and B complex supplements. Biotin in your diet is very important and is considered an important anti-dandruff compound. Eat foods rich in biotin: soybeans, oats, barley, corn, garlic, avocado,ginseng.

Now onto product residue. KMS Head Remedy, a purifying shampoo that gently removes oil, chlorine and product build up. Rosemary and fennel help soothe itching and provide anti-bacterial benefits to the scalp to leave your hair and scalp clean and healthy. KMS Head Remedy

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Senscience Purifying Shampoo.

It cleanses away residue and styling build up without stripping hair. Novel chelating agents remove excess minerals such as chlorine, iron, magnesium and copper leaving hair thoroughly cleansed. Bamboo remineralizes, restructures and tones.

Something simple that probably every person has in their home is baking soda. Mix about a tablespoon in with your shampoo and this will also strip your hair of chemicals. These products must only be used periodically, the baking soda method should be used maybe 2 to 3 times in a row, every 2 to 3 months. Same goes with the shampoos, too much use and your hair will start to dry out. Till next time, Good Luck,

niki

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