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Taking Care of Your Hair Clippers

January 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Many families save money every year by cutting their hair at home with a set of electric hair clippers. This can save them hundreds of dollars every year and all with one set of clippers for many years if they take good care of the set they have.

Clippers should always be cleaned and put away clean to ensure that the blades remain sharp and ready to cut when you need them. After each use the hair should be completely cleaned off the blades as well as the rest of the clippers and oil should be applied to all the moving parts to ensure smooth action when you need it again.
When storing your electric hair clippers you should always place them in the original storage bag in which they came with or some other protective case to keep the clippers from dirt, debris, and damage from other objects. Care should also be taken with the cord to ensure that it is not pulled out of the clipper body while being stored and if it is a rechargeable pair of clippers ensure they are fully charged before you begin using them.

Travel Hair Dryers For On The Road

September 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have long hair a hair dryer is an absolute must to have packed into your bag when you are traveling so you can dry your hair when you are on the road. Of course with many airlines now charging for extra carry on bags keeping your luggage to a minimum is essential to avoid these costly fees. Do not let your hair suffer from this though get one of the effect travel hair dryers that can make taking care of your hair while you are on the road easier in a small effective unit.

Benefits of Ionic Curling Irons

July 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every girl knows that styling your hair daily takes its toll on the health and vitality of your locks. The heat from drying and styling combined with the chemicals from shampoos and sprays can start to really dry out your hair and make it difficult to manage. Luckily breakthroughs in technology are starting to catch up and make taking care of your hair as easy as styling it. With an ionic curling iron the natural negative ions your hair needs to retain its own natural moisture get replaced during the styling process. This will leave your hair better off than before you styled it with your curling iron.

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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