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Hairstyles For Thin Hair

May 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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I can tell you almost anything you want to know about our blog topic today. I, myself am a thin hair wearer! Yes, yes, I know, I have cried a many night. But…after becoming a hairdresser, and getting use of all professional hair products and seeing tons of styles for thin hair, I have become a Thin Hair Master! All of the photos you will see are of women who have thin hair, hard to believe isn’t it?

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If you use the right products, you would never be able to tell that your hair was thin or fine. One product that comes to mind in the be wary of, is Infusium. If you can help it do not use this if you want to help your thin hair. For those of you who have used Infusium (leave in conditioning treatment) did you notice that once you started, you had to keep using it? This product actually dries your hair out, making you think that you need to use more . It is just a way to get you to continue to buy and use the product. Shampoo for thinning hair is not so hard to find, I do not recommend buying from the drug stores and nowadays you can get decently priced products from Salons.

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I have found one exception though, Sunsilk. This shampoo for thin hair did not weigh my hair down and I could use it over and over again. I like to switch back and forth, and when I do I use Naturelle Hemp hydrating shampoo.

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It balances moisture levels, increases elasticity and smooths the cuticle. For best results, only shampoo the roots and let the water run down the rest when rinsing. Conditioning the hair is not always a good idea for help in making thinning hair appear thicker, it leaves hair with static and brings on flyaways.

If you do need to use it use a small amount, massage around the ends of your hair, not your scalp and quickly rinse out. I use Paul Mitchell Moisture, the only conditioner I have ever used that actually doesn’t weigh my hair down. It gives you a daily dose of soy proteins and shea butter to help strengthen and moisturize and protects against sun damage.

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Haircuts for thinning hair are not so cut and dried…no pun intended! I have been told “oh you can’t have layers, they’ll just flop on your head,” or “if you get a perm you’ll look like a poodle”. This is just simply not true. I have had many different thin hair styles, layers, bob, all one length. It simply depends on what product and what process you used. Gosh, I even had a mohawk a LONG LONG time ago. The one thing I was afraid of using was a hair straightener. Well, truthfully after using the Karmin Hair Straightener, my worries are no longer…It doesn’t tug on your hair as you slide down with the straightener, you feel nothing. I just make sure before I use it I blow dry my hair upside down using a root lifter and blow dry on the medium setting. Try to wait until your hair is almost dry before blow drying, this will result in less damage. Damage will result if you blow dry on a continuous basis while your hair is soaking wet. One more product that is the creme de la creme of hair therapy is Biosilks Silk Therapy Serum .

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The absolute best product for fine thin hair EVER. Use it on wet or dry, you can even use it on your skin. It tames flyaways and adds extraordinary shine. This product is amazing and I would not go without.

You see, thin hair is not a curse, you just need the right products along with the right tools to accomplish the “thick” look. And yes, it can be done!

Niki

Hair Brush – Choosing the Best Hair Brush for You

March 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With so many hair brushes to choose from it can be overwhelming on deciding which one to purchase. Many of us may think that the type of hair brush we use won’t make a difference but the fact is that it indeed will.

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Types of Hair Brushes to Choose from;

Straightening Brushes

When it comes to straightening brushes you have a few choices. These brushes can be used before using your hair straightener to help straighten the curliest of hair.

1. Barrel Brush

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These brushes are round and are for used for finishing meaning straightening and shaping. These brushes are also great for adding volume. A professional Barrel Brush will offer great control, faster drying and styling as well as be sure to look for a Barrel Brush made with 100% Boar Bristle-First Cut as this part of the boar bristle provides shine and and smooths hair by closing the hairs cuticle.

These brushes are available in different sizes for different lengths of hair. They are great for all hair types.

2. Ceramic Styler

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A Ceramic Styler is designed to be used with your hair dryer and features a vented design to allow for quicker drying time. The ceramic plates work to leave hair smooth and shiny by locking in moisture. A professional Ceramic Styler will usually be made from 100% Natural Boar Bristles.

This type of hair brush is best for medium to long hair of all hair types. Can be used to straighten as well as add waves and loose curls.

3. Ionic Hair Brush

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These brushes use negative ions to rid of frizz, add shine and make hair smooth and soft. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can choose what you prefer to use be it a barrel or paddle brush.

These brushes usually come made with either nylon or boar bristles. If you have thin, weak, fragile or damaged hair it is best to go with nylon bristles as boar bristles are known to ‘grip’ hair which could break weak strands.

Massage Brushes

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These brushes are meant for for brushing the hair than actually styling the hair. They are great for providing a gentle scalp massage as well as helping stimulate circulation. They are often used when shampooing or applying other hair styling products.

These brushes are a great way to help promote healthy hair growth and are great for all hair types.

Styling Brushes

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These all purpose styling hair brushes usually feature 6-8 rows of straight tufts of bristles. They are sued to style, smooth and shape the hair. Made with nylon pins these brushes offer snag free styling and are best for thick hair types.

Vented Brushes

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These brushes are designed to make drying hair quicker and the help to add volume and texture to hair. These brushes are also available in barrel, ionic and ceramic styles making them great for all different hair types and lengths.

Cushion Brushes

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These brushes are made with a soft rubber base and are gentle on hair and scalp. Also known as a paddle brush these hair brushes are perfect for those with thin, damaged, fragile and fine hair types. Can also be used on other types as well, great for hair that needs to be brushed out before styling and for finishing styles.

Available in a variety of bristle types, shapes and sizes.

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