What Is The Right Hair Style For You?

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What’s the Right Look?

There are so many different hairstyles for different people and different occasions.  If you do an internet search online, you will find an amazing number of websites and articles dedicated to that very topic.

You can find everything from articles on wacky and wild hair styles, to specific and serious articles on what kind of style for what shaped face you have.  The possibilities are nearly endless.

One of the most common desires for people seeking information about hair styles is what to do when you have a “long” face.

This is particularly an issue with some people who have really proportionately large foreheads.  There are a lot of options for someone who has this particular problem.

Someone with straight hair can create the appearance of more width by using bangs.  Chin-length bobs and cuts can also be effective options because they also work well to create an effective illusion of width.

Curls and waves also add width, but for general appearance sake it might be wise to avoid short layers that add volume on top.  Bangs can make your face appear shorter because they cover up large foreheads.

While these are all positive options, there are some styles that you will need to avoid.

Any type of style that involves extremely long hair or extremely short hair will end up elongating your face, which you are looking to avoid in the first place.

If a long face is not a problem, you may want to consider looking for a style that involves long, curly hair.

There are very few looks that turn the head more than long, curly hair.  If you are a girl with long curly hair, and you are having trouble with “frizzing,” one way to stop that is to not brush your curls.

Take the time to use your fingers to break up curls, or you will continue to have the problems you are already facing.

There are many magazines and e-zines dedicated specifically to these types of hair care topics.  For each person, there is a different style.  Find pictures, and try to imagine each look on you.

Does it accentuate your best features?  Does it hide the worst?  Do you like it?  That is the best and most important decision.

If you like your hair, your attitude will show and it is attitude that attracts other people’s attention more than anything else.  Remember that, and if you find a style that works in your eyes, it will work for everyone else, as well.

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Hairstyle Software Is All The Rage

Go to a professional hair stylist and chances are – for a fee – you can get them to input your image to their fancy computer, and show you just how you’d look if your hair was cut and styled in a variety of different ways.

The professionals pay big money to provide that service, but maybe not for much longer. Virtual hair styles and hair imaging have now become cheaply available to you on the Internet.

Now, for not much more than the price of a coffee or two, sites such as

Hair Cuts and UpDos allow you to ‘try on’ up to 4000 different hair styles – all at the click of a button. The cheaper end of the market uses photos or drawings of models wearing the hair styles, but with others, the sky is the limit.

Upload your own photo into their software and know precisely how you will look in short hair styles, celebrity hair styles, long hairstyles, curly, straight, punk or celebrity hairstyles, highlights, layering – you name it.

With your own photo in the computer, you can try them all to your heart’s content!

Have you ever become lost in your own little dream world and never wanted to come out? That’s what it’s like. All the styles and ideas you never had the courage – or the patience to explain to a hair stylist – can now be yours.

Imagine a role, or an environment or a setting … and instantly transform yourself into the appropriate persona. Or not! Sometimes you get excellent feedback on what you really should avoid! But that’s the fun of it. No risks! All thoughts catered for!

Most of the services get you to take a digital photo of yourself or scan a color photo and save it as a .jpg file (scanning software does that for you automatically).

You can do it yourself, or use a photo processing store will often do it for a small fee. Each website is a little different, but generally, the upload process is simple and well-explained, and with a few quick clicks your photo travels to their computer, and becomes ready for you to play with.

Most sites allow you to upload a number of photos, so don’t worry if you mess up the first one. Just click on ‘refresh’ and back to the original. Most sites also have time-based subscriptions, so you’ll probably have from 6 months to a year to play as often as you want.

Now, how do you get from beginner to pro in the shortest possible time? Probably by taking a bit of care in preparing. Get someone to take a fresh photo of you.

Make it full face-on (take advantage, though, if the software you intend using allows more than one angle).

Once the photo is in the software you’ll use their tools to blank out all your existing hair, so make that as easy as possible by wetting your hair and slicking it back for the photographer, or tying it back in a ponytail before you take the photo.

The aim is to leave your face clear of hair so it’s easy to produce a clean line around your face in the online photograph.

Now … give yourself plenty of time, because this can become addictive! Do it alone, or with friends – and have a hairstyle ball!

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Hairstyles In A Hurry: Fast Tips For Fast Living

It can be hard to get your hair to look like you want it to, especially when you’re in a hurry.

Now you can relax with 2 great looking hairstyles you can create without spending much time.

Fast Forward Curl

This sophisticated looking style is quick and easy.

Begin by making sure you have everything handy: a blow dryer and light hand-held diffuser, a small barreled curling iron, misting bottle (if you have natural curls), curl enhancing balm or mousse (if you need it), and a non-stiffening hair spray.

  1. Apply the curl enhancer / mousse to help enhance any natural curl. If you have a lot of natural curl, a misting bottle might be enough.
  2. Gently untangle your hair and create a part in it.
  3. Air dry your hair about 80% (use a towel if you are in a hurry).
  4. If you have a lot of natural curl, begin scrunching your hair with your fingers (misting frequently if you are using water).
  5. If you are using a blow dryer, push your fingers into the hair to lift at the roots.
  6. To add more volume, dry your hair upside down while continuing to scrunch with your fingers.
  7. If you have less natural curl, use a small barreled curling iron.
  8. Once you have it the way you like it, spray with a non-stiffening hairspray.
The Messy Up Do Hair

A popular hair style that is quick is the trendy messy up do.

To accomplish this look:
  1. Brush out your hair to remove the tangles.
  2. Pull some of the hair up from the front of your face and secure it with a covered ponytail holder.
  3. Cover the holder with a hair clasp.
  4. At the nape of your neck, gather your hair into a loose ponytail and hold it in place with a hair tie.
  5. Twist the ponytail up to the crown of your head and secure the twist with long hair pins.
  6. Leave several (however many you like to see) of the ends of the twist loose and arrange them as you like.
  7. Pull some of the whippy ends loosely around your jaw to soften your jaw line.
  8. Hold the do in place with a non-stiffening hairspray.
Practice

Practicing these and other styles will allow you to change hair styles quickly. Before you know it, you will be able to race in the door, change hair style, and dash back out to your next appointment looking fresh and stylish in a matter of minutes.

To give a different look to these styles, change the color, size, or style of pins you use, and also vary the other accessories. In the same amount of time, your hair style can look new and different.

Memorize these and other quick hair styling methods, so that you can look your best without spending a lot of time on your hair.

Practice is the key that will allow you to quickly create hairstyles in minutes that are fresh and stylish every time.

 


TAKEAWAY QUESTIONS
  • How do you find the right hair style for you?
  • How do you judge if it is the right hair style for you? What are your considerations?
  • Have you tried using hairstyle software?
  • What is the best hair style for you? Is it long, short, curl?
  • How do you take care of your hair style if you are in a hurry?
  • Are you adventurous to try different hair styles?

 

 

27 Hair Care Tips

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Are you looking for more tips on how to take care your hair?

Then, you are in the right place. These are the 27 tips on how to take care of your crowning glory.

1. Do not be hesitant in changing your hairstyle from time to time – Changing your hairstyle from time to time is actually good, since it provides people a glimpse of the different sides of you. Aside from that, it would also give you a chance to really identify the kind of hairstyle that would suit you best, in terms of comfort and looks.

 

2. Use some hair dye if your hair is getting gray – If your hair is getting gray, there is no need to be ashamed in dyeing it. Dyeing your hair would make you look younger. However, you should choose something that is not too harsh for it. Aside from that, after applying the hair dye, you should apply conditioner, to help make up for the lost moisture and oil.

 

3. Wash off mousse, gel, or any other hair products before going to bed – Before you call it a day, it is always best to remove any kind of hair products that you have applied. This is because mousse, gels, or any other items that you use to style your hair, can get your scalp irritated when allowed to stay overnight. Aside from that, they can also cause pimples.

 

4. Use natural hair products to maintain the fullness of your hair – There are lots of natural hair products today, which can help you maintain the fullness of your hair. Some of them are filled with coconut oil, while some with Aloe Vera. Keep in mind though, that you can also have your own Aloe Vera plant in your house, so that you would simply make use of it instead of buying hair care products.

 

5. Ask for a hot oil treatment on a regular basis – Whether you get a hair cut every now and then or not, it is best to go through a hot oil treatment on a regular basis. Hot oil can actually enhance the fullness of your hair. Aside from that, it can also prevent dandruff, and maintain your scalp’s moisture.

6. Never substitute conditioner for shampoo – Some people think that using a conditioner can be more beneficial than using a shampoo. On the contrary, it is actually the opposite, since using a conditioner without shampooing beforehand can make your hair look greasier. Thus, a conditioner should not be viewed as an alternative to shampoo.

 

7. Do not shampoo your hair for more than once in a day – Some people think that the more they clean their hair, the better it is, which is why they shampoo for more than once in a day. This is actually not a good practice, since it can dry out your hair and your scalp. When that happens, your hair would look dull, and it might even trigger dandruff.

 

8. How to keep hair color as vibrant as possible – Getting a new hair color can be expensive nowadays. Thus, it is best to maintain the vibrant of your hair color for as long as possible. To achieve that, you can simply make use of shampoos and conditioners, which are made for hair that has been colored. Just make sure to choose quality products, so that you would benefit from them.

 

9. What to do after using a hair conditioning mask – When you make use of a hair conditioning mask, it can actually open up the hair cuticles. To make sure that your hair cuticles are closed after using the said mask, all you need to do is to apply a cold water rinse. Cold water can actually close your skin pores, as well as the hair cuticles.

 

10. Make use of clarifying shampoo to maintain the health of your hair and scalp – It is not uncommon for a woman to make use of certain hair care products for the whole week, especially when reporting for work or attending parties. Because of that, these products can leave certain chemicals on your hair and scalp, which may eventually harm it. To clear your hair from such substances, make use of a clarifying shampoo at the end of the week.

 

11. How to revive curls at the middle of the day – If you love to have curls, then you want it to last longer than it should. The good news is that, you can do something to revive it. What you can do is to make use of pomade and apply it on your hair with the use of your palms. Scrunch just a little, in order to achieve the effects that you want.

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12. How to properly use a flat iron to straighten your hair – In using a flat iron, you need to keep in mind that it makes use of heat to straighten your hair. Thus, the longer you use it, the more damaging it can be for your hair. To go around it, it is best to air dry your hair first, before you make use of the flat iron. You will be able to minimize exposing your hair to the heat this way.

 

13. Take a vitamin supplement that has biotin in it – Taking a vitamin supplement will enhance your health, as well as the beauty of your hair. However, if you want to make sure that you are taking something that can enhance hair growth, then choose one that contains biotin. Biotin makes hair grow faster and healthier.

 

14. How to cover split ends effectively – If you are already on your way to a party, when you just realized that you got split ends, there is something you can do to hide it. All you need to do is to straighten the ends with a flat iron, and apply a hair cream. Don’t forget that cutting the ends is also another solution that you can consider.

 

15. Use a conditioning treatment to prevent hair color from fading – One of the things that you don’t want to happen is to see your hair color fading too fast, especially in summer months. To ensure that it won’t happen, make use of a conditioning treatment after coloring your hair. Do it every week or at least every other month to ensure that it would take effect.

 

16. What to do before blow drying your hair – To ensure that your hair achieves more body, you should apply a little amount of gel. By doing that, it would lift your hair to some extent to give it the look that you want. Put the blow dryer in medium level though, so that you won’t dry out your hair too much and make it look dull.

 

17. If you have curly hair, use your fingers to brush out your curls – This is one of the best things that you can do in order to achieve a tousled look for your curly hair. Aside from that, it can also ensure that your curls would go together, which can enhance the shine and beauty of your locks. In addition, it would also make your curls bigger.

 

18. Learn how to make your curls last longer – If you like to curl up your hair from time to time with the use of a curling iron, you probably want it to last longer. To achieve that, make sure that your hair is already dry when you are about to start the process. Don’t use the curling iron for too long though, since it can dry out your hair.

19. Trim your hair every 6 to 8 weeks – It is always a good idea to trim your hair on a regular basis, such as every month, or at least every 6 to 8 weeks. Trimming it can ensure proper hair growth. Thus, it can enhance its shine, aside from preventing the occurrence of split ends.

 

20. How to condition greasy hair properly – When you apply a conditioner to your oily hair, it is best to avoid applying it directly to its roots. This is because, it can make your greasy hair more oily. Thus, it is best to apply conditioner around the point where your hair meets up with your ears, and up to its tips.

 

21. Avoid shampoo or hair products that are filled with sulfates – It is always best to check on the label of the shampoo that you are about to buy from the grocery store. This way, you can avoid products that are filled with sulfates. Sulfates can be harsh to your hair, which can dry up its cuticle.

 

22. Apply avocado or coconut oil on your hair during winter – During the winter months, due to the fact that it is too cold, it can leave your hair dry. Aside from that, it can also become brittle, which can lead to split ends. Thus, it is best to apply avocado or coconut oil on it, so that you can ensure that it has good moisture.

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23. Take care of your hair brushes – You need to clean your hair brushes in a regular basis, in order to maintain the health of your hair. Keep in mind that whenever you use your hair brush while you are outside, or after going outside, it would accumulate dust or dirt. Therefore, if you won’t clean it, then you might be returning back the dust it has collected when you use it after taking a bath, since your hair is wet.

 

24. Avoid shampooing or washing your hair everyday – Although washing your hair and shampooing it each day means that it would also smell great, it may not be good for your scalp. Frequent shampooing and washing can actually lead to dry scalp. When that happens, your hair would also appear dry, and it could even lead to dandruff.

 

25. Apply avocado or coconut oil on your hair during winter – During the winter months, due to the fact that it is too cold, it can leave your hair dry. Aside from that, it can also become brittle, which can lead to split ends. Thus, it is best to apply avocado or coconut oil on it, so that you can ensure that it has good moisture.

 

26. Be mindful of what you apply on your hair – When you apply certain things on your hair, such as gel, hairspray, or mousse, you should do it sparingly. This is because, using it excessively can irritate your scalp. Aside from that, if you have a long hair, and it constantly rubs against your face, then it can also be the root cause for having acne infection.

 

27. Preventing grey hair – Making use of oil for your hair can help in preventing grey hair. However, to make it more effective, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to it. Aside from that, you can also eat a teaspoon of curry leaf chutney at least every other day, since it has components, which can strengthen the cells that form the pigmentation from within.

 

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How To Care And Bring Out The Best Of Your Hair?

Does having a healthy hair, one of your best feature?

In today’s culture, it is important to put your best look forward. Many are looking for the perfect look, product, care, and price.

It’s rare we find a style that fits into all these categories, but we try our best.

Women of different ethnic backgrounds have a certain needs that need to be addressed, but often times we are neglected by the mainstream.

It’s important to for manufacturers to keep in mind the different textures that we have to work with, and what products are going to work best for us.

A lot of styles that we are trying to achieve are often techniques that tend to dry our hair out whether it’s complete coverage dye, highlights, relaxers, perms, or any styling tool.

Keep in mind that it’s not only the style that makes us look good but the health and vitality of the hair itself. Having shine in our hair is a sign of good health.

Even psychologists think that men go after the younger woman not because of age, but the aesthetic that come with the woman.

Shinny hair, a creamy completion, and other various attributes contribute to this theory. Nowadays though women are not judged by age, but the attention-getter is the look.

There are many shampoos and conditioners that contain shea butter which is rich in vitamins.

If you’re looking for products that don’t contain or have little chemicals to damage your hair

It is recommended to for organic products. These products are with a high content of natural ingredients.

They have organic shampoos, conditioners, dye, and even skin care lines.

What’s Your Hair IQ?

If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A hair care survey by Impulse Research found many women make hair mistakes.

Here are tips to help you get the most from your hair:

Long Hair Care

53% of women surveyed have longer than shoulder-length hair and 55 percent have had the same style for more than 12 months.

To keep your hair looking great and feeling healthy, or if you’re looking for a new style, remember these tips:

 

  • Stylists recommend a quarter-inch trim every five weeks to prevent damage caused by split ends.
  • Cutting layers into long hair gives it shape and manageability. Adding fringe creates softness and definition while providing more styling options.
  • Highlights and low lights create texture and dimension without cutting layers.

 

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Even though 75 percent of women use heat styling tools such as curling irons and blow-dryers, only 16 percent use thermal protection products regularly.

Thermal protection products prevent hair from heat damage. Sixty-five percent said that they use a blow-dryer daily.

 

Here are a few things to look for in a blow-dryer:

  • Ionic blow-dryers reduce drying time to eliminate frizz and add body.
  • A cooler setting or “cold shot” on blow-dryers is used to set a style once hair is dry.
  • Some stylists recommend adding a diffuser to enhance curls and create volume and texture.
Pick a Product

The right product can add volume, hold, shine or curls. A stylist at a product-focused salon such as Trade Secret can help you identify your hair type and find the products it needs.

Here are some guidelines:

  • The heavier and coarser your hair, the heavier your product needs to be. Gel is great for supporting heavy hair and pomade and wax separate and define your style.
  • If you have fine- or medium-textured hair, choose a lightweight product. Mousse provides definition and support and is a lighter styling solution than gel or pomade.
  • Hairspray comes in a variety of strengths, from flexible to firm holds, and works with any hairstyle.
  • Shine and smoothing serums add sheen to hair while controlling frizz. They come in a variety of weights so there’s a formula for all hair types.

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How To Get Hair That Will Make Others Envious?

How to get hair that makes others jealous?

What qualities are needed for that? How to manage hair so that it remains healthy at all the times and how to avoid hair damage?

These are some important questions that need to be answered to get hair that makes others envious.

Here are few quick tips-

Hair Care Tip 1 – Brush Gently

Don’t brush wet hair. Untangle hair with fingers gently. Any rough action will damage the cuticle and expose the shaft.

This causes long-term damage to the hair. Keep your cuticles healthy and half the battle is won.

Cuticles are like the walls of a house. If the walls are strong the house will remain strong, otherwise, everything will come down.

Hair Care Tip 2 – Healthy Cuticles

To manage the health of the cuticles use a leave in conditioner. Don’t use harsh detergents or soaps on the hair. Avoid all types of chemical treatments and avoid heat as much as possible.

All the chemical treatments damage the cuticle. Otherwise, they would not work. Keep away from the sunshine because the sun damages hair. Wear a hat that does not allow light to enter.

Whenever you go for a swim in the sea, wear a protective cap and take bath immediately afterward. Chlorine in the swimming pools can damage the hair. Take protection from that.

After swimming in the pool, use a detergent that will neutralize the chlorine. If you don’t take these steps, you may even suffer hair loss.

These are some small tips to protect your hair. Like Rome, good and healthy scalp hair does not build in a day. Take care everyday and get envious looks from others.

Precautions To Be Taken While Combing Hair

Hair combing is a routine activity of almost all people. Some people keep a particular hair style throughout their life and some especially younger generation adopts new styles according to new trends and fashion.

Hair styles have got close relation with the personality of a person. The hair of an unhygienic person is usually tangled and dirty because of lack of washing and combing.

To have a healthy scalp hair proper nutrition is needed. General health has got direct relation with the quality and quantity of hair.

Regular washing, use of hair oil, proper combing, and the likes are also needed to make the hair beautiful.

These are some general tips in combing your hair.

1) Different varieties of combs are available in the market. The best comb is selected by considering the nature of hair (hard or soft, long or short), style and convenience.

2) Combing should be done with utmost care and concentration. Some people especially gents think about some other matters and comb without any care which may be harmful to the hairs.

3) Combing should be gentle. A vigorous combing can increase hair falling.

4) Do not comb if the hair is wet.  First, dry it with a towel and then put some oil and gently massage it. Now, the combing will be easy and harmless.

5) Should not be combed in the opposite direction of hairs. This can increase hair falling.

6) Vigorous combing in backward direction can produce traction baldness.

7) Frequent combing can damage the scalp and the hair follicles. Those who carry pocket comb use it frequently and make it a habit. Combing two or three times in a day is sufficient.

8) The tooth of the comb should not be sharp and it should not be pressed too tightly on the scalp.

9) Always clean the comb before and after use because hair and dirt deposited in the gap will make combing difficult and painful.

10) Others comb should not be used. This helps to prevent fungal and bacterial infections. Head lice can also spread from one person to other by sharing the combs.

11) Combing the tangled hair is difficult and painful. Hence use some shampoo for cleaning and after drying put oil and make the hairs free for an easy combing.

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10 Definite Don’ts of Great Hair Care

If the amount of money consumers spend on hair care products annually is any indication, most people are concerned about the appearance of their hair and strive to attain beautiful, healthy and stylish locks.

In fact, most will go to any lengths to achieve their desired look. From professional salon treatments to over-the-counter serums, hair care is a big business.

The only problem is that while many people are buying the right hair care products for their hair, they forget to follow basic hair care regimens that will guarantee the health and beauty of their tresses.

Additionally, many are also causing needless damage to their hair by participating in unhealthy hair care behavior.

So, what should you do to make sure that your hair stays healthy, shiny and strong?

To avoid all hair care disasters, follow these 10 absolute don’ts of great hair care.

These are the Hair Care Don’ts

1. Avoid unprofessional and over-the-counter hair care products whenever you can. Many of these only offer false hopes and promises.

2. Do not cut your own bangs. Leave all of your cutting needs, even bangs, to your hair care professional.

3. Avoid the excessive sun, chlorine, and salt water during the summer months. Excessive exposure can cause severe damage that is irreversible even if you use the best hair care products.

4. Do not use clarifying hair care products on your tresses more than one time per week. They can strip hair of moisture and essential oils.

5. Do not visit a hair care salon without first getting a referral from someone you can trust. Choosing a salon based on an advertisement or sale alone is very risky.

6. Do not purchase hair color that comes in a box.

7. Never stick with an outdated look because you are afraid of looking different. Styles change for a reason. Ask your hair care professional to bring you into this decade with a new style.

8. Do not straighten your hair with a clothes iron. This was so over in the 70s. We have straightening irons that won’t damage your hair for this now. Look in the hair care isle.

9. Don’t brush your hair or put too much tension on it while it is still wet. This will cause breakage. Also, do not wear tight styles such as cornrows for extended periods of time unless you have ethnic hair.

10. Never use sun-lightening products such as lemon juice or over-the-counter hair care products designed to lighten hair with the sun unless you want a very short haircut in the future.

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How To Come Up With A Straight Hair?

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Are you wondering how to have a straight hair? Then, here’s your guide to a straight hair.

It’s well known that beauty, on the outside, of course, begins with the hair! The hair straightening craze of late has caused a major rise in the sales of hair straightening products.

What products are available? What methods can be put into use? How much do they cost?

And most important of all: What will make for the most beautiful, shiny and shimmering straight hair?

There are three factors to consider when determining what straightening method would be appropriate for you and your hair.

The first is the condition of your hair.

Wavy hair would be easier and less expensive to straighten than curly hair, and so on.

The next factor to consider is how long you want the treatment to last.

Some straightening methods last months, but don’t allow for you to experiment with different hairstyles, however, they require less maintenance.

Some women like to try different styles, while others would prefer not to.

The final factor to consider is maintenance.

Some methods require work every day, while others require little to no work.

The first and most expensive method is a salon treatment.

Professionals use chemicals to almost permanently straighten your hair. Think of it as a sort of inverse perm!

Rather than using a do-it-yourself kit, allow the professionals to do it. They can determine how strong of chemicals to use based on your hair condition, and will not damage your hair.

This method requires the least day to day maintenance, but it is important to remember that it will be extremely difficult to experiment with different hair styles.

Another important fact is that the better you take care of your hair, the longer the chemicals will keep your hair straight and beautiful.

The most popular method is a hair straightening iron.

There are many different irons ranging in price and type. It is recommended to use a ceramic iron as they have better temperature control and is smoother than a metal iron.

The downfall of an iron is that the effects only last until the next washing of the hair.

Also, be sure to avoid chemical treatments when using an iron to avoid hair damage and get regular trims to eliminate split ends.

If you have a head with curls, curly hair, probably you would like to know, how to straighten them.

Aside from that mention above, another best method is using curl relaxer.

What is a curl relaxer?

The curl relaxers are gels and you can use these to get straight looking hair. All you need to do is purchase a bottle of curl relaxer from a nearby cosmetic store and apply this on your wet hair.

Take a small quantity of hair straightener and apply it. Try to dispense hair straightener evenly on your hair and then start drying.

Do not use hair straightener or curl relaxer in excess quantity.

For drying of hair, take a large and round brush. Large and round brush will cover the larger section of your head at a time, so you will be able to clutch and dry hair easily.

Start drying from the underside of your hairs, if you dry from the upper side, it will result in waves. Dry your hair properly for the best result.

Although, doing hair straightening at home is a bit tough, but as soon as you start doing your own, you will start seeing the expected results that you want from your hair.

So, if you are a curly haired person, start effort in making your hair straight or as you want them and add an additional spice to your style statement.

However you slice it, you can straighten it!

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Simple Steps for a Straight Hair

Many of today’s most popular hairstyles require you to have stuck straight hair, and for anyone who has naturally curly or wavy hair, learning how to achieve straight hair is the top priority.

You can have straight hair by going to the salon and having lots of awful chemicals put through your hair, but do you really want harmful chemicals in your hair?

There are more natural methods that you can use to achieve straight hair.

Not only are there more natural methods that you can use but they are also much less expensive than salon treatments.

 

You will need a good quality flat iron.

These come in different price ranges but don’t go for the cheapest.

Buy an iron from your beauty supply store or hairstylist because a better quality iron will give you better heating surfaces and better temperature controls.

Although you will need to pay a bit for the iron, you will then own it and be able to have straight hair whenever you want so it does work out cheaper long term than going to the salon to get your hair straightened.

 

Next, you will need a thermal protective spray.

This will help to protect your hair from heat damage.  If you use the heating iron on your hair regularly it can become quite damaged if you don’t use a protective spray.

First, shampoo and condition your hair.

Because straightening your hair can dry it out you will want a good quality conditioner and leave it on a little longer than normal.

Once you have towel dried your hair, use a leave-in conditioner and comb it through.

Next, blow dry your hair until it is completely dry.

When your hair is dry brush it to remove any tangles.

Now you want to separate your hair into small sections and pin up the sections that you aren’t working on.

Work on one section at a time, about 2″ wide and 1/2″ thick.

Put the section into the flat iron starting at your scalp and move slowly down the length of your hair.

Don’t stop and start when you are moving the iron down your hair, do it in one smooth movement otherwise you might end up with lines in your hair that can then be difficult to get out.

Don’t worry about steam rising from your hair. That is completely normal for the heat to cause steam when there is still a little moisture left in your hair.

If you hear a sizzling noise however then the heat is up too high and you should turn the temperature down a little.

Continue straightening small sections of your hair until you have completed all of your hair.

When you have finished, have a look over your hair to make sure you haven’t missed any.

Remember that if your hair gets wet, it may curl up again or go frizzy so you will need to try and keep your hair dry throughout the day.

When straightening your hair, make sure you don’t curve the straightener outward on the way down the section of hair.

Doing so will make your hair flare out at the bottom and that probably isn’t the look you want. Make slow controlled movements from top to bottom and keep it straight.

When you are done, carefully look over your hair, get a mirror to look over the back, and make sure you didn’t miss any spots.

Going out on the town with one section of hair that is wild and untamed while the rest is stuck straight will look kind of weird, again, not the look you are going for.

Spray your hair with some hairspray when you have finished straightening it and this will help to keep your style in place.

That’s it – now you’re curly hair is now straight and stunning!

Once you have done this a couple of times you will get the hang of it and it won’t take you long to straighten your hair in the mornings.

You will save a lot of money long term by not needing continuous salon treatments and you will also save your hair by not using all those harmful chemicals.

Go out and show the world your gorgeous straight hair now that you’ve learned how to achieve straight hair.

 

Get the Straight Hair You’ve Always Wanted

The Sedu Ceramic Hair Straightener is known as the styling tool of the stars.

It has been known for creating two of Hollywood’s favorite Jennifer’s signature hairstyles.  The first is Jennifer Aniston of Friends, and the other Sedu user is Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Aniston, who played the character known as “Rachael” on Friends, created as much buzz about her fashion leading hairstyles as the writers did for their character’s quirky storylines.

During the last decade, thousands of women flock to their stylists asking for the same haircut.

The one thing they didn’t know is that after the locks had been layered, Jennifer’s style was shaped and fashioned with the Sedu Ceramic Hair Straightener.

Not only has Jennifer Aniston made the Sedu Straightener one of the most sought after hair products but Jennifer Lopez uses it as well.

Her hair is naturally curly and wavy, and it is the Sedu that is credited with adding shine and sheen to Jennifer Lopez’s curly locks.

The Sedu Straightener has given many women the look and style that they have only dreamed of doing on their own.

Now, the secret has been released and demand for this styling tool has increased, making the Sedu Straightener one of the most requested straighteners on the market today.

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Sedu: Shine and Shimmer

Naturally curly and wavy hair lacks the luster and sheen that is inherent to straight hair.

This may not be a matter of unhealthy hair or the effects of too many chemicals.

In fact, it is the natural state of curly or wavy hair to reflect light.

The strands are bent and therefore light will bounce off the hair, giving an appearance of dryness.

Straight hair, on the other hand, does not reflect light with bent strands, therefore smooth straight hair looks sleek and polished.

The Sedu Straightener adds a glaze to the top layer or cuticle of the hair shaft and the result is hair full of shine and shimmer.

The Sedu uses Ionic technology to achieve its lustrous effects.

Ionic technology diffuses the positively charged atoms on the hair shaft that cause the hair to lose its luster.

By holding the Sedu and sliding it over the hair, the Ionic will diffuse the atoms and create a glossy shine to the hair.

This will even cause split ends to be mended back together.  Of course, once the hair is wet it will lose the temporary effects from the Sedu Straightener.

However, this is a wonderful way to achieve straight hair without using harsh chemicals that can damage the hair’s inner layers.

Now, you can wear your hair with the look, feel, shine, and gloss that you have only imagined possible.

 

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What are some Causes of Damaged Hair?

As they say, hair is a crowning glory. It’s part of our body to be maintained and taken care of.

What could be some elements that could damage your hair?

 

Whether you realize it or not, the sun can be extremely harmful to your hair. The same UV rays that damage your sensitive skin can also damage your hair!

 

The reason for this is due to what hair actually is.

 

Do you know what your hair is made up of or how it grows?

 

Let me explain, then you will better understand why the same sunlight that affects our precious skin cells affects our hair in the same manner.

 

Hair is basically made up from our dead skin cells that when builds up springs from our dermis tissue layer by way of our hair follicles through our epidermis. This is precisely how our hair grows!

 

Because hair is made up of skin cells, it can still be affected, albeit in a different manner, by the heat and harmful UV rays of the sun just as our skin is. But this is not the only thing to understand about the chemical composition of our hair.

 

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Hair is mostly comprised of a specific protein called Keratin. Lack of this protein can affect the texture of our hair, so supplements are used to replace this lost protein via specific hair care products. That is why many of them contain “keratin.”

 

Just as hair is damaged and dried out through the use of blow dryers, curling irons, and straightening irons, so too can the sun have the same lasting effects. This can make your hair appear dull and “lifeless”.

 

It can also create any of the following conditions: dryness, fragility, brittleness, among others due to constant drying.

 

Because of this “drying out”, we must replenish our hair just as we do our bodies when we are thirsty. When your hair is dry or damaged, it’s thirsty. This is why many treatment methods for dry hair call for specific moisturizing elements.

 

In addition, what we eat is also important to healthy hair growth. Since our hair is made up of certain types of protein and skin cells, it should make perfect sense that what we eat has a great effect on the health of our hair, just as it does the rest of our bodies.

 

Eating a full diet containing protein, fruits, vegetables, grains, and even an appropriate amount of fat is important to stimulate the growth of healthy hair from our follicles.

 

Several vitamins and minerals require fat in order to be delivered or absorbed by the body. Because of the chemical components of our hair, certain outside elements affect it in very specific ways.

 

Take for example the sun. As mentioned earlier, long exposure to the sun would be the same as blow-drying or curling your hair with a curling iron.

 

It dries out your hair taking away vital moisture. It can also cause “split ends” as a result of exposure, or over exposure, as many of us enjoy daily activities outdoors in the direct sunlight.

 

In addition, UV rays from the sun expose our hair to natural radiation. This type of radiation reacts to the hair in a different manner than it does to our skin, but still has damaging effects. Extended exposure without protection to UV rays can cause our hair to become fragile, brittle, or thinned over time.

 

UV rays also cause the texture of our hair to change. They can make our hair feel rough and dry instead of silky and smooth.

Protect your hair from the sun. Just like your skin, your hair can become sun-damaged. Wear a hat or apply a conditioner that contains sunscreen to block out damaging ultraviolet rays.

 

Repeated bleaching, dyeing, perming and straightening causes hair to become dull and lose its luster.

 

Here are some tips to prevent damage and keep your hair looking beautiful year-round:

 

arrow_prcvir Moisturize. If you have long hair, leave-in conditioner can help keep your tresses full of life. Cold weather, in particular, can disrupt the moisture balance of the scalp, so make sure to use conditioner in the winter months.

 

arrow_prcvir Give your hair the spa treatment. When it comes to restorative, indulgent beauty masques, why should your skin have all the fun? Give your locks a luxurious therapeutic spa treatment with a hair masque that is perfect for tresses in distress as well as healthy hair that just needs an occasional pick-me-up.

 

 

arrow_prcvir Steer clear of heat. Use styling products such as curling irons and hot rollers sparingly. If you use a hair dryer, set it to the coolest setting possible and do not concentrate the heat on one area of the scalp for a long period of time.

 

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Going swimming, even in our backyards, inside a pool that has been chemically treated with chlorine can also cause terrible damage to our hair.

 

Both chlorine and salt water can dry out our hair. And, continued exposure simply intensifies these effects damaging hair even further. Not to mention that those with color treated hair can experience discoloration giving gray or green hues to the tint.

 

Furthermore, the mineral deposits salt water contains in direct combination with sunlight dehydrate your hair on a massive level. It can also make your hair color appear as “brassy”.

 

All the chemicals used in pools and the minerals present in sea or salt water, adhere to the hair which is what causes these color changes, and can also give a dull, unhealthy look to our hair.

 

Everything we don’t want when we think about the way we wish our hair to appear!

 

That is the reason why we must take steps to ensure the beauty, and safety, of our hair before we even step foot outside.

 

Prevent Split Ends

 

Hot air and dry weather make your hair loose its moisture and become brittle. The worst condition to every girl’s eye is the occurrence of split ends on hair.

 

Split ends generally mean the splitting of the hair fiber. It happens when the protective portion of the hair called cuticle, gets damaged.

 

They can occur anywhere on the hair shaft, but mostly they are seen on the tips of the hair.

 

It is important for one to understand what causes the hair ends to split. There are various causes of split end in hair.

 

Over dispensation of the hair with gels, chemicals and brushing the hair harshly can cause split ends on hair.

 

Using a brush on wet hair or combing the hair with uneven teeth in combs can also harm the hair. Coloring the hair often also damages them.

 

Split ends stop hair growth and result in broken hair. You can make your hair glossy and grow longer by simply following certain tips on hair care to prevent split ends and broken hair.

 

To keep your split ends in check, you do not require going to a salon every week. Fashion and beauty industry has invented certain home remedies for treating your dry and damaged hair.

 

Follow the subsequent hair care tips to rejuvenate your broken hair.
  • Split ends once occurred cannot be repaired. They have to be removed. Take small sections of hair and twirl them gently in a downward motion. The split ends will automatically split out. Then carefully shear the split ends with sharp scissors. Be cautious while removing the damaged cuticles and do not cut the thick layer.
  • Make a protein shake recipe. Mix 2 tablespoons of soy protein powder with a cup of milk, ¼ cup of fresh fruits in a blender. Make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your hair once a week to silken them.
  • Do not go into the open heat without covering your hair.
  • Take a balanced diet.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Trim your hair at regular intervals.
  • Do no forget to apply a conditioner after shampooing your hair.
  • Massage the scalp with warm oil at least twice or thrice a week.
  • Using mayonnaise or beer on your hair can add up to the lost moisture.
  • Do not use a brush on wet hair. Use a wide toothed comb instead.

 

A variety of hair care products is also available in the market. Shop around and select an appropriate product for treating your damaged and broken hair.

 

Healthy hair adds grace to your beauty. Take good care of your hair to avoid the occurrence of split ends. Follow the split ends prevention tips and enjoys having long silky hair.

 

And for more hair care tips, you can also check this article:

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20 Hair Care Tips

How do you take care of your hair, particularly during summer months?

The following tips will help to curb all the harmful effects summer activities will run a much on your hair!

 

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Use any, or all of them to keep your hair looking fabulous wherever you go.

 

1. Try and limit your time spent outdoors when the sun is out.

If you can, try and head outdoors when the sun is setting, it will be cooler and not damage your hair out as much.

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2. Try to avoid blow drying your hair during the torrid summer months.

This will only add extra heat damage to your delicate locks. If you must use your blow dryer, try using a lower heat setting.

 

3. To re-hydrate your hair, look for products that will increase moisture, shine, or elasticity.

Leave in conditioners can be found practically anywhere hair care products are sold, and these will definitely help. use them as directed on the container and this will help battle the summertime “dries”.

 

 

4. Try adding Jojoba oil on the ends of the frizziest parts of your hair at night time when getting ready for bed to try and tame the dry frizzies.

Use a plastic shower cap to prevent leakage or staining your bedding and leave this on overnight to help re-moisturize your dry hair. Give your hair a light “rinse” in the morning.

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5. When at the beach, or beside the pool, take a hat or scarf with you to protect your hair from the damaging rays of the sun.

Your hair can be damaged not only by the summer heat but also by the  UV rays pumping up the “frizzies”.

 

6. Use a leave in conditioners or hair care products that contain SPF protection already in them to lock in moisture.

If this is unavailable to you, then simply rub some of the sunscreens for your skin through your tresses. Hey, hair is but an extension of your skin anyway, so it can’t hurt.

 

7. To avoid overly frizzy looking or split ends, visit your hair stylist to get them trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks.

You can also do this simply yourself if you prefer if you can cut straight.

 

 

8. Cut down on a number of times you wash your hair during the summer months.

Washing takes away natural oils secreted by your scalp and dries out your hair. If you cannot stand not washing your hair every single day, then try using a lighter shampoo, such as a daily clarifying formula which you can find easily.

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9. Switch over to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner duo during the hotter months if your hair is showing signs of getting dry.

Look for moisturizers that help replenish vital nutrients to your hair.

 

10. While we all want sun-kissed voluptuous locks, using products that lighten your hair such as “sun-in” or highlighting kits can further damage your hair.

Try to stay away from these products, especially if you already have dry, or heat damaged hair from frequent blow-drying sessions.

 

11. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove chlorine damage from swimming.

Try and wash your hair immediately after going for a refreshing dip in the pool. The sooner the better as you can reduce some of the harsh effects quickly.

 

12. To reduce the amount of ‘green tint’ in your hair, especially for blonds, apply a bit of conditioner to your hair before entering the water.

Having your hair pre-moistened  before swimming can also help reduce the ‘greens’.

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13. If your hair is already showing signs of a greenish tint, then you may want to try applying tomato juice to your hair, wrap up with a plastic shower cap and leave it for 15-30 minutes, then rinse.

 

 

14. When showering, lower the water temperature a bit and try to avoid, hot, steamy showers.

This will further dry out your hair and scalp, something you don’t want to do when the weather is hot. Try to limit yourself to luke warm to cool showers. Taking them during the daylight hours will help.

 

15. Drink plenty of water.

Since your hair is an extension of your skin, it needs to be hydrated from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water will help resupply the inner moisture your hair needs to look healthy.

 

16. Try to steer clear of hair products that contain alcohol.

Things such as hair gel, hair sprays, and some mousses contain alcohol, these will also dry out your hair. The key to having beautiful summer hair is to keep it well hydrated and moisturized.

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17. Condition your hair every day during the hot months, even if you normally don’t use conditioner.

If you don’t normally condition, try using a lighter conditioner, if you always use conditioner, try a deep conditioning treatment at least 3 times a week as well as using your normal conditioning treatments.

 

18. Give a deep conditioning hair mask a try at least once a week.

This will help repair some of the drying damage to your hair. Look for those hair masking products that contain moisturizing elements such as butter or oils. These will work best.

 

19. If going to the beach where there is salty sea water, be sure to carry a bottle of club soda or mineral water with you so that after you finish your dip.

You can rinse all that salt out of your hair.

You may also want to re-apply any leave-in conditioner to your hair after rinsing to be sure your hair stays beautiful after your day at the beach! This also works well when swimming in chlorinated pools.

 

20. Use hair accessories that don’t “tear” your hair.

It will be under enough stress from the heat and humidity. Try ‘ouchless’ ponytail holders instead.

 

That’s about all there is to keep your hair beautiful throughout the tawdry days of summer even beyond those months.

If you can incorporate just a few of them, you’re sure to have people asking “How Do You Keep Your Hair Looking So Good?!”

You can have the gorgeous head of hair you’ve always wanted if you take the right steps. I do hope this guide has provided some of those for you.

 

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