Why do we care so much about our hair? I mean it’s just hair, right, so what’s the big deal? Why can’t we just wake up and walk out the door? Instead we have to worry about straightening our hair or making sure it looks presentable for the world. I’m just as guilty as anyone out there but I still think it’s odd that we worry so much about our appearances here in America. In Europe people hardly shower so we could probably quit caring so much, right?
Wrong. Hygiene is something that is so important no matter who you are or where you’re from. Not just washing your hair daily but making sure that you get a proper haircut at the proper time and keep it nice and trimmed. We don’t only use shampoo and hair scissors in America to improve our appearance; we do it to keep a healthy feel to our hair too. Why is this so important, you might ask.
In America people care a lot more about appearance and/or first impressions than people do in other countries. That’s the reason most people take care of themselves better here but what they don’t realize is that we can keep ourselves healthier and feeling better too by keeping up with our healthy look. There are a couple reasons as to how this is true is. One is because when we have a healthy trim for our hair every six to eight weeks, it gets rid of all split ends and problem areas that can become a pain to deal with down the road. This means that instead of standing and trying over and over to get your hair to cooperate in the morning, you could make it easy to style and a lot less strenuous on yourself.
Another reason it is important to maintain good hygiene is to prevent sickness. If you shower every day, you will keep all the bad/dirty skin cells away from your immune system. It may seem weird that a shower can keep you from getting sick but it’s true-keeping skin and hair clear of dirt and grime will keep a higher tolerance from cold and flu viruses.
It’s good to know that you can keep yourself healthy just by washing your hair daily. And who doesn’t want to save a few minutes in the morning instead of waste an hour on just their hair? These helpful tips will make each day of hairstyling a little bit better.
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.
We try and use the best hair products we can to look absolutely gorgeous but those products may actually be bringing our hair down instead of raising it to all new heights of volume and health. Yes, women do seek out the best rated flat iron to give their hair that sleek and smooth appearance but not taking care of your scalp can leave your hair flat, dry, and limp. This is because your scalp is an extension of your skin and should get the same care and attention as the skin on the rest of your body receives.
The hair products we use on a daily basis build up on our scalp creating a unhealthy foundation for your hair to grow in. By exfoliating your scalp you can energize the skin where your hair takes root to create a healthier environment that will grow healthier hair. Some studies have linked hair lose in women to an unhealthy scalp as well as slowed growth of hair. Once or twice a week every women should use a shampoo that contains glycolic or salicylic acid to remove that buildup of products and dead skin cells so that their scalp will be healthier for healthier hair.
Some women take several short cuts during their busy day in order to get everything done they have to do. For some this includes skipping things in their morning routine to get ready that may actually damage their hair. Many do not realize that the damage to their hair from improper use of hair styling tools will actually keep them from looking their best.
Not all women wash their hair daily, and this is a good thing as washing too often will dry out your hair and can create a build up of shampoo that will remove the shine. Of course they do not hesitate using their hair iron every morning whether they have washed their hair or not. This can actually damage your hair as well since the heat from the hair straightening iron can sear that dirt and grease right into your locks.
Just as bad though is washing your hair and then using your hair iron to straighten out those locks before they are completely dry. The steam created from the water along with the heat can actually singe your hair and cause damage as well.
If you plan on straightening your hair one morning it is wise to wash your hair the night before and then use your ceramic flat iron in the morning to get those curls out.
It’s happened to almost everyone at some point. You’re flipping through a magazine when you come across a picture of a celebrity sporting a beautiful, flowing mane of hair. Sure, her hair is gorgeous but didn’t you just see a picture of her last week with much shorter hair? Is there some sort of magical shampoo that you can use to increase hair growth that quickly? How do they do it?
That’s easy. Those instant gorgeous flowing locks are achieved by using hair extensions. You may think that hair extensions make your hair look fake or over processed, but those were the extensions of the past. Hair extensions now have been designed to look more like real hair than ever before. And they’re also easier than ever to put in, so you no longer need to be a celebrity to enjoy the instant luscious look of long hair overnight.
There are a few different types of hair extensions; one of the easiest new types is the loop system. With these extensions, you simply thread your hair through the loop, much as you would if you were threading a needle and then you pull gently on the loop until the ends come off and the ring is close to the head. You simply crimp down on the ring to lock the extension in place, and you have instant hair. Of course you repeat the process adding extensions until you have achieved the desired look.
If you want to create your look by yourself, forget about the hair extensions that you have to glue or sew in and look for some easier alternatives. Besides the easy loop extensions, another popular type of hair extensions that are easy to use are the clip in extensions. These extensions come in sections that are easy to apply using clips. The clip in styles are also easy to remove so if you want to change your look more frequently, this is a good option for you.
When it comes to hair extensions you can treat them just as you would treat your regular hair. That means that you don’t have to be afraid to wash your hair, or style it. Yes, because they are made of 100% human hair, you don’t have to be afraid to blow dry your hair, or use hair straighteners on them. It is recommended however that you use quality hair styling tools when you style any hair, especially extensions. You want your hair extensions to last a long time and continue to look good, so using hair straighteners and hair dryers that are made from ceramic components and utilize tourmaline is a good idea.
Long beautiful hair is no longer only available to the rich or celebrity stars. Everyone can enjoy the amazing difference that hair extensions create. And with a wide variety of colors available, you can customize your look to be the perfect one for you. Hair extensions are completely style able, so your stylist can even cut them to add layers around your face, or any other look that suits you. The options are endless when you have long hair to play with.
Many hair styling products available on the market are loaded with chemicals that the average consumer does not even know what they are. Many of these chemicals are harsh on the hair and will leave it looking less than its absolute best. Often these chemicals are part of the fragrance that is used to make the shampoo smell good. Alcohol is one of these additives that are associated with the smell of the product and it is notorious for drying out hair leaving it dry and frizzy. If possible try and get organic hair products that clean the hair gently without the harsh chemicals that other products contain.
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.
So many women carefully consider their shampoo and hair styling tools yet they give very little thought to their hairbrush. Different brushes have different effects on the hair so using the right one for the style you are trying to get is essential.
- Round hairbrushes are perfect for adding curl and definition to your hair. With different barrel sizes to choose from in these brushes just like a curling iron, the smaller the barrel the tighter the curl.
The half round brush is perfect for when your hair is wet and as a everyday brush to comb out your hair.
A paddle hairbrush is perfect for straightening your hair when you want to remove curls and definition for sleek hairstyles.
For quicker blow drying with your tourmaline hair dryer use a vented brush to encourage air flow through your hair while you style and dry at the same time.
Hairbrushes are so affordable there is no reason why you can’t have several so you can always use the brush that is right for the current look you want to get. Style your hair and treat it well for the absolute best looks available by using various hair brushes.
When a woman’s hair does not look its best she is usually quick to blame her shampoo, the weather, or even her curling iron. But many forget that your blow dryer is the basis for your hair style and can make or break the look you are going for. Of course it is important to make sure you use a good shampoo and that you thoroughly rinse it from your hair. But if you use a cheap blow dryer then you will only dry out your hair and strip it of its own natural oils leaving it weakened and susceptible to damage from your styling products and hair irons.
A professional dryer such as a tourmaline hair dryer can dry your hair effectively and quickly without the harsh treatment that a cheap drugstore dryer can have on your tresses. These dryers do not just blow dry air out that is from the air around them, instead they use a high powered motor to break down the water droplets in your hair and dry it without hot air that will dry out your locks. This will leave your hair healthier and less susceptible to styling damage as with cheap blow dyers.
Having smooth, frizz free hair is a blessing. For most of us though we do a lot of damage in our everyday lifestyles. We need to blow-dry, we need to style with our high temperature heating tools and at the end of the day our hair has taken the blunt of it all. All of this can be avoided given you follow some simple steps. I am not saying that you cannot use your hairstyling tools but just try using them in a different way. Don’t stick to one type of shampoo either, doing so will result in hair that just has no life. It is a good idea to change shampoos at least once a month. I‘m sure you have seen the products on commercials and in Drug stores where they claim they can help reduce frizz, this is true but there is a technique to it where-as not everyone would know what this technique is.
Anytime you are wanting to reduce the amount of frizz, do so by adding frizz free lotions or creams right after you are done washing your hair. Your hair must be absolutely soaking wet for almost any of these types of product to work. Removing any water from your hair reduces your chances of becoming “frizz free” So, while your hair is profusely dripping all over your bathroom floor add your preferred frizz free tonic directly to your hair or use a quarter size dollop in your palms and then run it through with a wide tooth comb. Using a wide tooth comb reduces frizz by allowing the curls or waves to stay together. When you use a brush or fine toothed comb you separate the curl thus giving the look of frizz once your hair is dry.
If you are needing to blow-dry your hair, try using a diffuser. A diffuser is an attachment you can obtain from most hair salons or Drug stores which attaches to the end of your hair dryer. There are diffusers now that are already attached and come as one. Air is dispersed evenly and in a much calmer fashion than a blow dryer. If you held a diffuser directly to your hair you would see minimal movement. Because of this air being distributed evenly throughout you are helping to improve the look of your hair by keeping your curls or waves together.
Use frizz free shampoo’s and conditioners, you will find a product that works for you by trial and error or by word of mouth. I suggest buying from a salon because these products have the proper PH balance required to maintain a healthy head of hair.
If you are prone to frizz try to not brush out your hair when it is fully dry this again will separate your curls setting up the frizzies for sure. As mentioned use a pick or wide tooth comb and always start at the bottom and work your way up. Also, deep condition at least once a week using the leave-in 15 min. heat activated kind.