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2010 Summer Hairstyles

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ok, so it isn’t quite yet Summer however, one can never be too prepared when it comes to hair trends, right? 2010 Summer Hairstyles are much about volume, beach waves, braids, hairstyles with texture and updo’s such as the ballerina inspired bun.

Summer Hair color includes natural looking shades of red and auburn, honey and platinum and hazelnut.

Hair care during the Summer is extremely important. The hot sun can cause major damage to your hair, just like it can your skin, so taking care of it is crucial. During the summer opt for hair care products which are formulated to protect against the heat and UV rays as well as using a deep conditioning treatment once per week can help keep hair shiny and healthy.

Recommended Summer Hair Care products;

Aveda Brilliant Damage Control – Uv Damaged For All Hair Types

Tigi S Factor Serious Conditioner With Sunflower Seed Oil

Color Smart Protective Luminating System Reflective Shine Spray

Winter Hair Care – Hair Care Products for Winter

October 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Along with winter comes harsh cold winds, rain and snow. All of these environmental stresses can cause damage to your hair if it is not properly taken care of. Hair can become dry and brittle thus more prone to split ends, frizziness and dull looking hair.

To keep your hair healthy and strong during the cold months try changing some of your hair care products to hair products that will help nourish and protect your hair.

Try a Smoothing Hair Condtioner for dry, unruly hair as this can help manage frizz and fly aways. Curly Hair? Opt for a conditioner such as KMS California Curl Up Conditioner For Dry Curls. KMS Curl Up Conditioner is an intense moisture treatment to help keep curls soft and tangle free.

Hair damage prevention is also a must. Don’t forget about the hair damage that heated styling tools and UV rays can cause to your hair as well. Aveda Brilliant Damage Control for Damaged Hair is perfect for all hair types and works to protect hair from such harsh factors.

A weekly hair care treatment is also a must have all year round. However, the hair care treatment you use should change with the seasons. For winter, opt for a hair treatment that will add moisture, nourish and protect your hair such as a hair mask, hot oil treatment or deep conditioner.

Always be sure to choose products that are meant for your hair type as well. If you color your hair check for color protection, if your hair is over processed then you want a hair care product that will protect and repair. These days with thousands of hair care products to choose from, their are hair care treatments for every every hair type.

Hair Care – How to Choose the Best Hair Care Products for Your Hair

September 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to taking care of your hair, working with your hair, rather than against it, is what will help you achieve and maintain healthy hair.

Most important is knowing your hair type. Is it dry, damaged from styling? Perhaps you have oily hair or hair that is limp and fine. Coarse, thick hair requires different hair care products than hair that is frizzy and thin. Hair can also be like our skin, and have a combination such as oily roots and dry ends. Contrary to what many people believe, you don’t have use products from the same line or even the same brand for better results either. I myself use a volume shampoo and a conditioner for color treated hair.

Once you have determined your hair type choosing the best hair care products for your hair is much easier and the results of working with your hair type will be much better.

Choosing the best hair care products doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot as many will believe. Now a days you can find Salon Hair Care Products online for much less than you would pay at a salon. Some drug stores also carry salon brand shampoos, conditioners and styling products at lower prices as well.

A lot of the time it can be trial and error and choosing your hair care products based on how great your friends hair looks isn’t always the best way to go either, as her hair may need different products than yours. Be sure to read labels, ask your stylist for advice and choose hair care products for your hair.

Preventing Hair Loss By Using Quality Tools

October 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women do not realize that their very styling tools may be causing them to lose hair, which makes it harder to look their very best. Simple things like using the wrong brush can actually damage hair and cause hair to become unhealthy and fall out. Hair styling tools such as dryers and irons also are leading causes of hair loss and damage in women. Hair loss is one of those things which is easier to deal with before it happens so make an effort to always use professional hair care products on your hair so it will always be at its very best.

Starting With A Good Haircut

September 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A beautiful look starts with a great haircut! You can purchase the best hair care products and even hair styling tools, but if your hairstyle is not a good one in the first place you will not look your best. Choosing a good style for you is no longer that difficult since with computer technology you can see how it will look on you before your hair is ever near the scissors. But it will be up to your stylist to make sure that style and your hair come together as they should. This starts with a quality pair of professional scissors that cut the hair smoothly and precisely.

Choosing The Best Shampoo

September 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women choose their shampoo based primarily on smell, and for your hair this may not always be the best option for you. Many shampoos tend to have alcohol, which dries hair out, and when this is coupled with too much styling heat and too many washings it will augment the condition more. When buying your shampoo or other hair care products always read the label and avoid products that contain alcohol in the ingredients. Once you confirm the shampoo is alcohol free than decide if you like the scent or not and want to buy that particular brand.

Healthier Hair With Professional Hair Tools

August 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It does not matter how much time you spend in front of the mirror styling your hair it will not looks its best if it is dry and dull in appearance. This can be avoided by using professional styling products and tools. Drugstore hair products are harsh on your hair and will strip the natural moisture right out of your hair. Then if you style with cheap hair tools this will only get worse and your hair will never looks its best. To get your healthiest hair splurge a little and get the best hair care products and professional hair dryers and styling tools for the absolute best look.

Vitamins for Hair

July 4, 2008 by · Comments Off 

I, as you already know have fine thin hair, and am anxiously awaiting till I can get hair extensions! Until then I must drudge forward with my never ending bad hair days. I have tried every single product you can think of, vitamins, shaving my head (if it grows faster on my legs then, well, why not?) not washing for longer periods of time, which is not easy for us with this kind of hair. The very next day it looks as though we must have gone a week without washing it! The only time I was completely amazed at my hair and how fast it grew was when I was pregnant. If I only had the patience for 10 children I would have beautiful LONG hair. But until this patience and day comes I drink water, take vitamins, use what I believe to be the right hair care products but still am left unsatisfied with my hair.

I am going to start a vitamin regimen of Vegetal Silica & Horsetail root this coming Monday. If anyone else would like to try this please stick to it for at least 3 months and keep me informed of any changes in your hair, skin nails, etc. Here are what I found to be the benefits of both:

Aging starts deep within your cells, which contain collagen, the binding element that literally holds your body together. As you age, collagen deteriorates and loses its natural elasticity, resulting in loose skin, thinning hair and brittle nails. One of the main components of collagen is silica.
According to an article appearing in the Swedish newspaper Halsoblast, Joan Collins, Goldie Hawn and Barbra  Streisand all credit their youthful appearance to Dr. Kervran’s patented vegetal silica. Goldie Hawn was said to find Dr. Kervran’s special water-soluble extract of silica from spring horsetail extremely beneficial for growing thick, healthy looking hair. Joan Collins and Barbra  Streisand were quoted as using it for longer, stronger nails and firm, supple skin.
The horsetail in Vegetal Silica is freshly harvested in the spring, when it contains more soluble silica, due to the concentration of bioflavonoids in the plant at that time. The gentle water extraction process not only preserves the bioflavonoids, but ensures a high level of many essential minerals and trace elements, making Vegetal Silica an important source of other health-restoring nutrients.
The proven effectiveness of Vegetal Silica is due to the soluble silica content and the synergistic balance of all the trace elements. Clinical studies, research and personal testimonials have shown Vegetal Silica to have beneficial effects on hair, skin and nails.
Organic vegetal silica has received recognition in Canada. However, research from other parts of the world shows the effectiveness of organic vegetal silica goes much further. Here is what has been found:
· Researchers Sullivan and Volcani (USA) at Columbia University (1973) concluded that silica is an essential nutrient.

· Dr. C. L. Kervran (France) found silica to have a direct relationship with the absorption of all minerals, especially calcium.

· Holt and Osborne (USA) demonstrated in their research the essential role silica has in maintaining supple skin.

· Drs. Kervran and Monceaux (France) found that with silica supplementation fragile nails became normal in a relatively short time period.

For those of you interested, take a photo of your hair and skin, take Vegetal Silica for the next 3 months and then please let me hear your comments. It would be nice to spread the word that yes, indeed you can change your hairs appearance simply by taking vitamins. If you can try to buy the brand flora, it is one of the best and contains the required daily intake. (90 Capsules – $16.59, 180 Capsules $ 30.49)

Till next time Good Luck,

Niki

Prepping Your Hair for Using a Flat Iron

June 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the biggest keys to getting perfectly smooth, silky straight hair with your straightener is by prepping your hair for the styling. Hair that is blown dry effectively and treated with hair care products that help pamper and maintain your locks will be much easier to straighten as well as will look a whole lot better once you are through styling.

To effectively blow your dry so you can get the best results with your ceramic hair straightener, make sure the hair itself is free of excess moisture. Blotting with a towel will do the job fine, and this will help since the less time you spend actually blow-drying the less damage you can do to your hair which will result in less than optimal hair straightening. Now is a great time to apply a thermal protection product so that your hair can retain its own moisture levels throughout the blow-drying and hair straightening process. Just as you can get a ceramic iron with ionic technology you can also get a ceramic hair brush which will also help promote those negative ions which will help your hair be healthy and shiny. Use one of these along with your blow dryer to dry your hair in small sections until all the moisture from the shampooing is gone. Any water still in the hair will potentially damage it once you use your hair straightening iron to smooth it out.

Hair Care – Healthy Hair

March 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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When it comes to taking care of your hair many of us do not realize that for truly healthy hair we need to work from the inside out. Proper nutrition, vitamins, minerals and overall good health are essential to healthy hair growth.

When starting a new vitamin or mineral regimen it normally takes about 2-3 months to see results so patience is key. ALWAYS talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any kind of new supplement so you can be prescribed the correct dosage.

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Vitamins for Healthy Hair Include;

Vitamin A – Antioxidant, produces healthy sebum in the scalp. Found in foods such as milk, cheese, broccoli, eggs, carrots, peaches and apricots.

Vitamin C - Antioxidant, maintains healthy hair and skin. Found in foods such as tomatoes, pineapple, citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries and dark green vegtables.

Vitamin E – Antioxidant, boosts scalp circulation. Found in foods such as raw seeds and nuts, leafy green vegetables, soybeans and dried beans.

Minerals for Healthy Hair Include;

Iron – Prevents hair loss. Found in foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, dried fruit, green vegetables and whole grains.

Silica – Strengthens hair and prevents hair loss. Found in foods such as green vegetables, soybeans and rice.

Calcium – Promotes healthy hair growth. Found in foods such as dairy, tofu, nuts and fish.

The above lists are not all of the vitamins and minerals which help promote healthy hair growth. Be sure to check out vitamins and minerals for healthy hair for more information and dosage recommendations.

Besides nutrition and supplements there are simple things you can do to help maintain healthy, beautiful hair.

  1. Avoid using heated styling tools everyday and be sure to use a heat protectant styling aid when you do to protect hair from heat damage.
  2. Use professional hair styling tools as they are designed to cause less damage on your hair.
  3. Do not brush your hair when it is wet, use a pick or wide tooth comb.
  4. Get a trim every 6-8 weeks
  5. Use hair care products recommended for your hair type.
  6. Avoid sleeping in hair accessories.
  7. Avoid styling products which contain alcohol (found in many hair gels) to avoid drying hair out.
  8. Use hair elastics that are designed not to pull and snag hair and avoid wearing them too tightly.
  9. Be kind to your hair! Give it a break from styling, coloring, perming and let it rest every now and then.

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