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Plan Ahead For Great Vacation Hair

January 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a vacation planned? Maybe you’re trying to get away from your cold winter at home or you just need a break from every day life? Whatever your reason for getting away, that’s great! Everyone needs a vacation once in awhile, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want your hair to look great while you’re away.

When it comes to packing your regular hair tools and styling supplies while you are on vacation, you might be overwhelmed and not really sure where to begin. If you are like a lot of women, you probably have a drawer full of styling tools and equipment and you may not want to take them all with you when you travel.

The first thing you need to decide is what you want your hair to look like while you are away. If you are going to an all inclusive beach club and are going to be spending most of your time by the pool or by the beach you probably don’t need to bother with straightening your hair or curling your hair everyday. I mean why spend precious vacation minutes styling your hair when it is only going to be ruined the minute you jump into the pool? So instead, leave the straightener behind and try a different technique. If you hair is naturally curly, go with it. In fact, the extra humidity of tropical locations will enhance your curls so pack some mouse or gel and scrunch them up.

If you don’t want your curls to become unruly, treat yourself to some new hair accessories and get some headbands, barrettes and pony tail holders to keep your hair off your face and looking stylish.

Of course, you may be traveling somewhere where you want to look great all the time. In that case, you will have to pack your hair tools. But maybe you don’t need to pack everything? Depending on how long you are going to be gone, it might be okay to only pack your hair straightener. In fact, your hair iron is the most versatile hair tool there is, so if you want straight hair one day, loose sexy curls the next day, and a sleek look with flirty flips on the ends, you can achieve all of that with only one hair tool.

Depending on where you are traveling and staying there may be a hair dryer available to you in your hotel room. But if you like knowing what type of hair dryer you are using, you should bring your own. A good travel dryer can save you a lot of time and energy drying your hair and will also fold down and fit in your suitcase easily.

Where ever you plan on escaping to this winter, you can look stylish and fantastic, it just requires a little bit of planning on your part. Remember, your hair should be a secondary consideration when you’re on holidays. Your primary concern should be having a great time and enjoying your time away.

Thin hair do’s & dont’s

July 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Having fine thin hair almost seems like a curse. You try all the newest shampoos and conditioners that say they will change your hair into luscious thick locks. Well, after 37 years of trying them all I do believe not one of them made my hair thicker but some did in fact add body and or shine.

Things you should not do with thin fine hair:

  • Do not shampoo everyday. Shampoo takes away the natural occurring oils that help in protecting thin fine hair.
  • Do not blow dry from soaking wet. This will dry out your hair much quicker and your hair will become extremely damaged. After time it will look as though your hair is actually thinning out.
  • Do not brush your hair from the top of your head to the bottom.  This will cause breakage. Breakage happens when you rip through your hair, brushing too quickly. The shorter pieces of hair that are not as long as the others are broken hairs.
  • Do not use conditioner after each and every shampoo. This will weigh your hair down.
  • Do not deep condition too frequently, your hair will always be limp and lifeless.
  • Do not color or perm too frequently, causes extreme damage after time.
  • Do not use elastics or barrettes that are too tight on your hair, this causes breakage.
  • Do not use the highest heating temperature on hair straighteners, or other heating elements. Causes the hair to actually burn.

Thing you should do with fine thin hair:

  • Shampoo every second day or third if you can handle it. Your hair will start to get used the non-shampooing everyday and soon you will be able to leave it for 2 days before your next shampoo. The natural occurring oils that your hair produce help to keep it healthy and shiny for a noticeable difference every time you have your first shampoo style after the 2 day waiting period.
  • Blow-dry when your hair is almost dry.  Will keep your hair from becoming too dry and porous (porous is hair that is so dry that it has sucked up all the moisture. So although you may have just washed your hair it will be dry to the touch seconds later.)
  • Brush from the bottom of your hair working up slowly and making sure to not rip through.
  • Use a spray in conditioner (one that does not contain any alcohol) after at least 3 shampoos. This will prevent your hair from being weighed down from use of regular conditioners on  a daily basis.
  • Deep condition once MAYBE twice a month. Use a lightweight but effective deep conditioning. This will help to restore your hair’s natural balance and keep hair shiny and healthy in between hair stylist visits.
  • If you are a perm /colour user, make sure that you are doing this every 3 months if not more and getting your 6 week trim after perm. So easy to dry out fine thin hair with perms and or colours. Try to maybe see about getting hair extensions as a replacement to this. They are not as expensive as they used to be and now have clip on ones where you can do them yourself.
  • Use loose fitting elastics. Prevents breakage
  • Always use the lowest temperature on any heating device. You will know which temperature is best for you after some practice, instead of starting with the hottest temperature and burning your hair.

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