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Healthy Hair Secrets for Getting What You Want in Life

24 October;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Healthy Hair Secrets for Getting What You Want in Life

Article by Jaiskajonson









How many of us know that a good mane can get you what you want. From scoring an amazing boyfriend to a great job, hair power never ceases to amaze. In this scenario, healthy hair secrets take on a new importance. To quote renowned anthropologist Grant McCracken, PhD, “When a woman changes her hair, she can instantly alter the way she’s perceived by the world.” Naturally, every woman is always looking on for some of the best beauty secrets.

As an individual, your style depends largely on the appearance of your hair. Hair that looks awkward and unkempt can ruin your job interview or sour a date, planned days in advance. On the contrary if your hairs are beautiful, it can radically boost your appearance giving your confidence and confidence. Here are some healthy hair secrets to get amazing hair:

• Trying to get that natural wavy hair look? Spray some sea salt solution on your hair. For this blend sea salt and water in a spray bottle and squirt it on wet hair. It really helps in producing a wavy hair pattern. It is one of the lesser known healthy hair secrets.

• The way your hair look can be completely changed by applying color to them. A number of hair color products can be sourced from the markets that can change the texture and looks of your hair. Select a hair color that goes well with your skin tone. It never hurts to consult available hair professional before you decide on a product.

• As one of the key healthy hair secrets, it always pays to keep a MOISTURIZER!!! It could be the hair oil which your grandma recommended or any other branded product. The real thing to know is that a hair moisturizer does everything from growing long strands and keeping the scalp and hair moist and free from dandruff. What you get in return is a mane that is luxuriously silky and soft. This could be one of the best beauty secrets you can zealously keep.

• There are a number of fashion magazines that are regularly featuring columns on healthy hair secrets. As a latest trend in the feminine grooming circles, more and more women are opting layer cutting to get a stylish and younger look. In fact, there is a huge spike in the demand for layer cutting style.

• One of the best beauty secrets which most of us know about is to reduce or maybe avoid daily shampooing of hair. It eats up the moisture of the hair and hair tends to become rough and dry. Simply minimizing use of shampoo can take you nearer your goal of having those great looking locks.



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Whether you pick up the healthy hair secrets online or from a beauty consultant, the real thing is to practice them one at a time and with patience. Avoid trying to make someone else’s best beauty secrets and discover what works for you.










 
 

Home Hair Treatment for Healthy Hair

15 October;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Home Hair Treatment for Healthy Hair

Article by Peter Hutch









Hair is made of the protein kerotin, the same substance found in nails and skin. Each hair rises out of a bulb-like follicle and goes through a cycle of growth for up to five years. It then stops growing and goes into a period of rest, after which it falls out and a new hair starts to grow.

Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, some of which are circulation, stress, hormonal changes and nutrition. Of course the toughest factor to overcome is genetics.

Hair is a reflection on the overall condition of your body. A healthy and well-nourished body reflects in bouncy and healthy hair. Analyzing a snip of hair can give a clear picture of any deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Any sort of nutritional deficiency would result in thinning hair, hair loss or even baldness. A malfunctioning thyroid can also play havoc with the condition of your hair. Excessive stress and certain medications are known to contribute to falling hairIron deficiency is the biggest problem for non genetic hair loss amongst women in Britain.

For iron to be absorbed in the body Vitamin C and Lysine acid needs to be taken. If you do not eat alot of red meat then it could be difficult to absorb enough iron, so it is advisable to consider using a supplement. It is very important to look after your digestion by eating vegetables and fruit on a daily basis. It is also important to eat the following foods on a regular basis.

Home Hair Treatments

Here are some herbal homemade hair treatments and natural home remedies for hair, which have also stood the test of time:When your hair looks very stressed, nettles are a wonderful tonic and detox. Infuse dried nettle leaves (some health food stores now carry nettle tea bags) and drink the tea. The infusion can also be used as a hair rinse.

Home remedy for conditioning your blond hair – To shine and condition blond hair, rinse in chamomile tea. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to a liter of tea for extra shine.

Rosemary – Beauticians have swore by the benefits of Rosemary herb as a beauty and skin aide. It will nourish your dry and flaky scalp helping you get rid of dandruff. It also slows down premature hair loss and graying.

Chamomile – Chamomile is a great conditioner for damaged and dry hair. When used for rinsing after shampoo it will help restore shine and bring out the natural highlights for blondes. It also helps to strengthen the hair to prevent breakage, tangling and split ends.Ginger hair oil is a wonderful hair treatment which stimulates hair growth, boosts the scalp’s circulation, and alleviates dandruff. Ginger treatment will leave your hair feel soft, clean, and pleasantly smelling of herbs. In order to make this fantastic hair remedy at home, grate 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, place it in a cheesecloth, and squeeze ginger juice (you will get about 1/4 tsp juice). Mix the fresh juice with 1/4 cup light sesame oil and blend well together. To treat hair, apply the ready ginger hair oil onto your scalp, massage inside your hair, and leave on for about 15 minutes before shampooing

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Damaged Hair Ruining Your Life? Stop The Damage And Have Healthy, Easy To Care For Hair

We all want healthy, shiny hair and the shop shelves are full of products promising you just that. The reality is that you don’t have to change your diet or your shampoo to get the best out of your hair. Your hair follicles are probably doing a pretty good job already, growing hair. Your job is simply to look after your hair as it lengthens, keep it conditioned and protect it from damage. In this article we look at how hair gets damaged and what you can do to prevent it so your hair can look its natural, healthy best.

How does hair get damaged?

Our hair, generally speaking, consists of two parts: the cortex (and in some women, also the medulla) at the centre, and the cuticle. The cortex is a very fragile structure made of long stringy proteins, porous like a sponge, that contains the elements that give your hair most of the qualities that are unique to you: strength, colour, elasticity and texture. This delicate material needs protecting, and that is the job of the cuticle. Split ends are actually where the cuticle has completely broken away, uncovering the unravelling end of your cortex. No product in the world is going to glue your split ends permanently back together. For this reason, the only solution for split ends is a good hair cut, followed by a proper daily hair care routine that supports and protects the cuticle.

A series of about seven overlapping layers of scales make up the cuticle which is made of the protein keratin. This arrangement allows the hair to swell and shrink with moisture content. These scales are there to take a beating, and when we talk about damaging your hair, we are talking about damage to these cuticle scales. These scales are not living. They can’t repair themselves, heal or grow back. Once you have blown through all the layers of the cuticle, there is nothing left to protect the cortex, the damage is irreversible and the hair breaks. As far as you and I are concerned, care of the cuticle is the very foundation of maintaining healthy hair.

The Four Most Common Causes of Damage

Chemicals.

Colouring and perming chemicals do the most damage, because the way they work is by swelling the hair to such an extent that the cortex can be altered, either by changing the pigment when you colour it, or by chemically destroying the sulphur bonds that give your hair its naturally curly or straight texture. This chips the edges of all the scales straight through the entire cuticle, not only the outer layer.

For this reason, in my opinion, all hair colouring, relaxing and perming should be done by a trained stylist and not at home. You only want to subject your hair to this process once, and thereafter only touch up from the roots. You should only do either a perm or a colour process if you have fine hair, but never both.

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A good professional hairstylist will never agree to do both procedures to fine hair. Ideally, for really healthy hair, you should not subject your hair to any chemical treatment at all.

But it’s fun and a lot of women don’t like their hair going grey, so there are good reasons to colour or perm your hair. And if you decide you’ve had enough with the chemicals, you can just grow your hair out and start again.

So don’t believe any company that tells you they have a gentle colouring or perming product. There is no such thing. And conditioning afterwards will not reverse the damage.

Friction.

Even if you are very strict with yourself and never perm or colour your hair, a significant amount of problems are caused by the individual hairs rubbing against each other. This is where your good conditioning habits will pay dividends.

Friction includes wearing your hair down loose, especially on a windy day, brushing, back combing or teasing and just ‘messing’ with your hair too frequently during the day. If you find your hair knots or tangles frequently, this is a typical sign of damage to the cuticle. The scales are literally ruffled up and catching on each other, causing your hair to snarl.

To minimise damage while getting the tangles out of your hair, never brush your hair when it is wet, even with conditioner in it. Use your fingers and waggle them as you very gently comb them through your hair. The best grooming tools you possess are your hands because your skin, more gentle than any comb or brush, can’t damage your cuticle.

To further protect your hair during the day, the best thing you can do is use very good quality hair accessories to wear your hair up. The type of accessories that are the most gentle on your hair are ones that do not bind or press your hair, like combs, hair sticks and forks. Another great way to protect your hair when you are outside is to tuck it up into a hat.

If your hair is too slippery, the next best alternative are either hair claws with smoothed and polished edges or very fat ponytail elastics. Lastly, barrettes and hair slides can cut into the hair’s cuticle. To prevent this, choose barrettes using only the best clasps which are still only made in France from steel with hand smoothed edges.

The good news is that very good quality French hair accessories, while expensive, should last for several years, so are actually good value as well as kind on your hair.

Heat.

Styling using straighteners, curling tongs and blow dryers causes quite a lot of damage. Hair dryers can actually strengthen hair, but only when used on a medium or low heat and held at least six inches away from your hair. Most people use dryers as a way to straighten their hair, though, and this causes a lot of damage.

What happens when using these tools on wet or damp hair is that the water in the cortex of the hair can start to boil and the steam will actually blow holes in the cuticle. There are products that claim to “heat protect” your hair. They can do a little, but as most women use driers and irons on a high setting combined with pulling their hair straight with brushes, this is more than these “heat protecting” products can stand up to.

My recommendation is to learn to work with your natural hair texture. This can be a steep learning curve. Each hair texture has its own special advantages, the most valuable being that if you respect your hair’s natural characteristics, keep it healthy and prevent it from being damaged you will find it much easier to style every morning.

Sun.

UV rays affect your hair in two ways. UVA rays gradually break down the pigment molecules in your hair leaving a yellowish tinge inside the hair, which is why sun faded hair can look brassy. UVB rays, after a lot of exposure, break down the sulphur bonds in your hair, which eventually affects the strength and texture of your hair.

However, this is really only relevant if you spend a lot of time outdoors when the sun is most intense, use sunbeds very frequently or live in a very sunny country. Hair styling products containing sunblock are not effective. They either wash out or fall out of your hair very easily.

You only really need to be concerned about sun damage if you colour your hair, have naturally white or grey hair, or if you have longer than shoulder-length hair. To protect your hair colour, the only effective solution is a hat or scarf. It is helpful if you have long hair to wear it up in a bun, French twist or pleat style so that the ends of your hair are secure and covered.

Protecting your hair from damage is the single best way to have healthy looking hair. Fortunately this is completely free. The more care you take in looking after your hair, you will be rewarded by not only having hair that behaves more often on a day to day basis, but that also responds well to more extreme styling when you need it for more formal occasions.

Melissa Hill is founder of Stone Bridge Hair Accessories UK, Britain’s leading source for Italian and French hair accessories. This season’s collection designer hair accessories can be found online at Stone-Bridge.co.uk

 
 

Healthy Head of Hair

13 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Healthy Head of Hair

Article by Mediconews123









Hair is not just an attractive frame to the face, an adjunct to our vanity to be teased into a fashionable style whichmakes a statement about ourselves It is indeed our crowning glory, a symbol of our virility, our desirability, and when it starts to fall out or turn grey our morale takes a decided turn for the worse.Such is our state of mind on the subject that remedies for baldness litter the pages of old encyclopedias and as little as 50 years ago otherwise sensible and seemly matrons would cheerfully pour a mixture of sulphate of iron and red wine over their heads to prevent greying. Nowadays we do far worse but would do better by ensuring that our hair is kept healthy and in a good condition by maintaining a sensible diet and lifestyle and trying to avoid using harsh and possibly damaging products on our hair.

It was thought that prematurely greying hair was caused by a diet deficient in copper and iron and could be halted by a greater intake of prunes radishes, onions, lentils, raspberries and rye bread, but gipsy women with a thick mane of glossy black hair would swear that drinking nettle tea had the same effect. In Italy women macereted the rind taken from several green oranges in olive oil for two months nad massaged this into their hair to restore the colour when it had faded. In an age when there were few artificial aids hair beauty, women grew their hair until it reached their toes.The other side of that coin is that we may now view baldness as a sign of extreme virility or why else would all these strapping chaps shave their heads.

Natural Solutions

Bay rum, which was rnade from the leaves of the bayberry tree, was a very popular hair tonic with both men and women.Another remedy for darkening grey hair was to make 600ml of strong Indian tea using 25g of leaf and let it stand until cold.The tea was then strainedand mixed with 100ml of Jamaica rum and applied once a day.

Soapwort and Camomile Shampoo1 tablespoon each dried camomileflowers and powdered soapwort root275ml boiling water

Infuse the herbs in the water overnight then strain before using.Soapwort any part of the herb makes a soapy liquid which whilst it does not lather will thoroughly cleanse the hair.Camomile will strengthen and lighten weak hair but other herbs may be used to meet specific problems.

An Excellent Hair Tonic100g each nettle leavesnasturtium flowers, seeds and leavesand box leaves600ml rum

Chop the leaves and put them in a glass jar with the rum to macerate for three weeks Strain through a fine nylon sieve pressing well to extract all the liquid.Massage frequently into the scalp to condition the hair.It is perhaps to do this at night.

Home made Brilliantine50g white wax400ml olive oil4 drops each bergamot and clove oil2 drops geranium oil

Melt the wax in a bowl over hot water then beat in the warm olive oil followed by the essential oils.Remove from the heat and continue beating until cooling.Pour into pots and seal when cold.Apply a little on the fingertips and smooth through the hair to give gloss and condition.

* Beer Rinse the hair with beer to give body.* Lemon juice Comb lemon juice through the hair and leave to dry naturally to give light streaking if you can dry the hair in the sun the effect can be quite starling.It works best on light brown hair.* To lighten hair Dye with rhubarb root or stem.Rinse with camomile, elderflower hair.* To give red hues Rinse with saffron, ginger root, marigold or red oak bark.Use red henna to dye the hair.* To highlight dark hair Rinse with cloves,lemon verbena or box.* To colour dark, greying hair Rinse with rosemary, sage walnut leaves and shell.

DANDRUFF

Dandruff is a scaly condition of the scalp caused by the hair follicle becoming blocked with excess sebum and is therefore associated with oily skin and acne.It can equally well be caused by stress and anxiety or by keeping the head covered.Follow this routine.Wash the hair every other day using a mild baby shampoo then rinse the scalp in either warm water to which you have added 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar or a strong infusion of one of the following burdock root, stinging nettles, raspberry leaves, sage, goosegrass, marjoram, parsley quince seeds, roseniary or southernwood. Any of the herbs can be added to soapwort shampoo.Follow a diet high in Fresh fruits, vegetables and protein.* Apple juice tonic Mix together 1 tablespoon of pure apple juice and 3 tablespoons of warm water and mass age into the scalp three times a week.* Rosemary and borax Mix 5 tablespoons of strong rosemary infusion with a pinch of borax and massage into thescalp daily.* Nasturtium tea Make a strong infusion with l drop of essential oil of thyme added to it. Use to rinse the hair or massage the scalp.

DRY, THINNING HAIR AND HAIR LOSS

Hair loss can be caused by anxiety, tension, shock, drugs, illness or hormonal upheavals including pregnancy.When the hair comes out in patches it is known as alopecia.Drink lots of water and improve the diet by supplementing it with brewer?s yeast and, according to some sources, beetroot juice.It is also thought that a silica deficiency might cause falling hair.Use a very mild or herbal shampoo daily and a protein or oil-based conditioner.Massaging the scalp regularly with a restorative oil or tonic will also promote growth.Treat the hair carefully using only a very soft brush or, preferably, a wide toothed comb. Ifthe condition does not improve consult a specialist.Old fashioned cures included steeping a sliced onion in rum for hours and using the resulting liquid as a massage which, although it works very efliciently to halt falling hair, is a little antisocial.Other remedies incorporated chilli, garlic and castor oil. More practical infusions may be made from mallow root, parsley seed, catmint, rosemary, marjoram and nasturtium.* Hot oil conditioner Heat a small bowl of olive oil or a herbal oil and massage it well into the scalp until the hair is completely saturated. Comb through with a wide toothed comb then massage again.Cover your hair in a plastic capand swathc your head in a hot towelLeave overnight for the best results and shampoo in the morning with a mildbaby shampoo.* Essential oiis of ccdorwood and southern wood Dilute 3 drops of each oil in 1 teaspoon of base oil and massage into the scalp for hair loss and alopecia.* Eucalyptus oil B.P Three parts of eucalyptus oil mixed with 1 part of clove oil rubbed into the scalp at nightwill prevent hair loss.* Yoghurt Yoghurt alone, rubbed well into the scalp after shampooing and left for 10 minutes, will condition hair andclear up problems allecting the scalp but with 1 egg whisked into it it becomes doubly effective for line, lightand uncontrollable hair.Rinse well alter using.* Southernwood tonic Pour 5 tablespoons each of strong southernwood infusion and mild eau de Cologne into abottle and shake well.Use diluted 1 tablespoon of tonic to one of warm water and massage into the scalp twice a week.Use only on oily hair which is showing signs of coming out but remember that a certain amount of hair loss is normal.* Rosemary and castor oil Mix in the proportions of 2 tablespoons of castor oil to 4 drops of essential oil of rosemary.Massage the warmed oils into the hair, cover and leave overnight.Wash the next day using a mild shampoo.This is a healing conditioner to prevent hair loss after illness.* Watercress Macerate 100g of watercress in 100ml of alchol for one week with 1 tablespoon of oil of geranium.Used as a tonic this promotes hair growth.

BALDNESS

I give below a range of remedies which have not as yet turned ine into a millionaire.Many unscrupulous people have made their fortunes from the belief that baldness is a sign of sans eyes, sans teeth, sans everything which nowadays is known to be patently untrue.However I glean quiet satisfaction from the thought that as women have until recently suffered the most obvious signs of ageing it is nice to know that something drops off the chaps so publicly.The silly season of remedies includes horseradish up each. nostril, the thin rind of lemon applied to the temples or cow dung tied on to the head with a clean cloth which apparently only works with women methinks there is a chauvinist at work.

* Sunlight As keeping the head covered is said to cause hair loss, exposing the head to the elements, withinreason, is commonsense.* Nettles Drink nettle tea to prevent hair loss.Rub nettlejuice into the scalp.Nettie leaves and burdock rootmacerated in rum is another good hair restorer, as is nettle leaves macerated in warm vinegar.Another nettle remedyand one which was guaranteed to workwas to macerate 50g cach 0F nettle tops and flowering tips marjoram in 1 litre of brandy or rum for three weeks.* Onions Rub the head with onion juicc night and morning until red then anoint with honey.I have heard that one must suffer to bc beautiful.

Garlic Hair Unguent100g fresh garlic100g beeswax100g honey

Crush the garlic very well and place it in a bowl with the beeswax.Stand this in a pan of hot water and heat until thewax has melted then add the honey and continue to heat, stirring well, until the mixture is hot.Remove From the heat and beat until cool.Put into pots and seal.Rub a little into the head each night.* Lavender or thyme Either of these macerated in alcohol will restore hair if applied several times a week.A strongdecoction will also prevent and arrest hair loss.* Rosemary Apply either the essential oil or spirits of rosemary.However you could just wash with rosemary waterand dry with a flannel.* Maidenhair and willow Simmer a handful each of chopped maiclenhair and willow leaves in olive oil.Add a pinch of cinnamon and remove from the heat.Leave to stand overnight then strain and apply nightly.Massage with olive oil as an easy alternative.* Beetroot juice Drink this decoction rather than anoint the head with it.

CRADLE CAP

This is a scurfy patch on a new baby?s head, usually at the front of the scalp, which looks dingy and oily.Some silly old women, as opposed to sensible old wives, worry new young mothers terribly with tales of` poor hair growth and scalp infections.My own daughter was born with cradle cap which persisted for quite a long time but I am pleased to say that now, in her early teens, she has a magnificently luxurious and strong growth of hair.However it is important to wash and dry the scalp properly when the baby is bathed and it helps if you gently rub a little baby oil or sweet almond oil into the patch.It does ultimately disappear so do not worry unduly.

HEAD LICE

Every now and then panic stricken notices will be sent from school indicating that head lice are once again proving a pest, These are tiny little parasites which suck blood from the skin and live in the hair.They irritate and they spread like Fury in schools.They are most likely to have first occurred in an unhygienic home where children are neglected and were obviously far more prevalent 50 years ago than today.However with the fashion For long hair which is sometimes never untied or brushed the problem today may go unnoticed until it becomes a scourge.At one time every school in Britain was regularly visited by the nit nurse who would shave the poor victims head but now the school will insist that you all buy and use a special shampoo and they will also instruct the children on the personal hygiene of never sharing head gear brushes or combs and the necessity of washing and combing the hair regularly.If your child does have head lice and you have and aversion to the recomended shampoo try instead washing the hair with cider vinegar which should be left on for half an hour before rinsing.This must be done several times a day to remove the lice and eggs.As a precautions against harbouring lice rinse the hair with a strong infusion of southernwood after shampooing.



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Homemade Treatments for Healthy Hair

1 September;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Homemade Treatments for Healthy Hair

Article by Kori Ellis









Home Hair Treatments are Safe, Natural and Inexpensive

Treating your hair at home, as opposed to going to a studio or salon is a lot like eating at home rather than an expensive restaurant. It can be cheaper and better for you and help prevent hair loss.

Instead of running to the salon for expensive hair conditioners and treatments, turn to your kitchen!

Certainly a wide variety of store-bought hair products are available; however, you can also create treatments for healthy hair right in your own home. Experiment with these natural recipes and find the best solution for your hair issues.

Dull hair treatments

If your hair has lost its shine and body, it may be the result of too much product buildup. The ingredients in shampoo, conditioner and other styling products can leave your hair flat and dull. In order to break down any excess product that has accumulated on your hair, every month or so use a rinse that removes buildup.

Place one-quarter cup of baking soda into a bowl and add water to create a paste. You may need more baking soda if your hair is long.

Apply the paste to damp hair, from the roots to the tips. Massage into your scalp and cover your head with a shower cap. Allow the paste to set for 15-20 minutes while you create your hair rinse.

Mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts cool water and 10 drops of lavender essential oil (or any other scent that you prefer). The fragrance of the essential oil will help to mask the vinegar smell.Shampoo your hair as normal, using cool water to wash and rinse. As your final rinse, use the lavender vinegar mixture to remove any buildup remaining in your hair.

Dry hair treatments

This might sound like a fruit salad recipe, but it’s actually a wonderful deep conditioner for dry, damaged hair. The acid in fruit (especially citrus fruit) helps to add shine and manageability to hair, while powerful antioxidants protect hair from harmful environmental pollutants.

Blend together half of a banana, one-quarter of a cantaloupe, one-quarter of an avocado, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil, 1 tablespoon of yogurt and the contents of a vitamin E capsule.

Apply generously throughout hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave in for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Thinning hair treatments

Volume is important for those with thinning hair. Although volumizing shampoos and conditioners can help, this homemade hair loss treatment of nettle tea also will add volume to your hair.

Nettle is an herb that is common in the Mediterranean. The roots, leaves and seeds of the nettle are known for their numerous health benefits. Nettle tea can aid in fighting nearly everything, from coughs and asthma to muscle pain and arthritis. Additionally, it is used for skin and hair problems, intestinal disorders and allergies. Nettle tea can be used to add volume to your hair, since it coats and thickens the hair shaft. You can find nettle tea online and at natural food stores.

Steep a nettle tea bag in boiling water. Allow the tea to cool off and then pour it through clean, damp hair. Do not rinse; style hair as usual.

Frizzy hair treatments

Thin, frizzy hair looks damaged and lifeless; you can restore the radiance and eliminate the frizz with coconut oil.

Never rub your hair vigorously with a towel — this can damage the hair shaft and make it even frizzier. Instead pat your hair dry with a thick, absorbent towel to get rid of excess water. Rub a small amount of coconut oil into the palm of your hand and then through your hair. Apply a little bit at a time — you’ll want your hair to look healthy, not oily.

You can also create a hair tonic for frizzy hair by mixing gin and egg yolks. Beat two egg yolks until frothy and then add two teaspoons of gin. Beat the mixture with a fork or hand mixer until it becomes foamy. Massage into your hair and scalp; then rinse with warm water.

Homemade hair treatment tips

Try to use your homemade hair treatments immediately after you make them. Do not allow them to sit out for any long period of time. If you don’t use all of the mixture, seal the remainder in an airtight container and refrigerate. Use within five days for best results and to reduce any chance of spoilage.

Other natural ingredients that are good for your hair are honey, oatmeal and even beer! In addition to stocking the items that you probably have in your kitchen, many natural food stores have herbs, oils and other items that are effective as hair treatments, such as xanthan gum (a thickener).

Play around with ingredients to learn what works best for your hair. Don’t overdo it — two – or three-ingredient mixes are usually best. After experimenting and finding your ideal hair concoction, use it weekly or monthly to keep your hair healthy, strong and lustrous.

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About the Author

Kori Ellis is a freelance writer who writes about health, beauty, and fashion. She is a contributing writer to HairLossDotCom and writes about hair loss treatments and hair loss conditions such as Trichotillomania. For more information please visit:http://www.hairloss.com/home/










 
 

Hot Tips For Healthy Looking Hair

21 August;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hot Tips For Healthy Looking Hair

Article by Go-blok.com









Is your hair healthy? Do you know how bid when your hair is damaged? I am going to explain ways in which to look for damaged hair, and give you tips on how to fix that pain.

Check the bulb first. Pull a strand of hair out from the root, and examine the base. Healthy hair has a thick bulb. Unhealthy hair has no bulb. Usually, this happens from styling or genetic hair loss.

Another great why to check for damaged hair is simply giving your hair a tug. Wrap a portion of hair around your thumb and index finger. Use your other hand to tug on it. If it snaps, your hair has very little moisture. If your hair stretches, your hair needs protein. Protein helps to strengthen the hairs keratin bonds.

The third way is an spirited test. Drop a strand of your hair into a sink and see if it sinks or floats. If your hair sinks, the shaft is porous, which happens to colored hair and in some cases protein deficiency. If your hair floats, then your hair is healthy.

To be sure you are getting an accurate chronicle of hairs health, be sure to pull strands from different parts of your head.

Going outdoors with wet hair can be very damaging. Hair is more fragile and susceptible to breakage. To prevent this from happening, buy styling products like Paul Mitchell that aid in faster drying time for your hair.A cheap blow dryer is another plot to damage your hair. They can overheat causing your hairs cuticle to fry. A tip to remember, if your blow dryer is loud it is not of righteous quality and needs replacing. Using a professional blow dryer can still damage hair if not correctly used, making you hair burned. To fix this problem I recommend the Conair ion shine 1875-watt dryer that sells for .00. This dryer is available at most department stores.

Take it from one who smokes this can pain your hair. Not only does your hair smell like smoke but also the smoke leaves residue on your scalp and hair, making hair dull. I have tried to quit smoking and that did not work so I use an alternative method to sustain my hair healthy. I use a clarifying shampoo once a month and a facial so to speak for my scalp. A good product I consume is Nioxin Scalp Renew that removes buildup and unclogs follicles. This costs around .00 to .00 but worth it for healthy hair. UV rays from the sun and fluorescent lighting can fade color and damage your hairs integrity. . Styling products with UVB and UVA protection can protect your hair from these damages. A wonderful product called Logics Color DNA styling products has the protectors your hair needs from the UV rays. Logics Color DNA is available for .00.

Shampoos you determine can strip your tresses of moisture. Quality shampoos that contain sulfate and salt free products make a big difference in how your hair looks and feels. I recommend PureOlogy shampoos and conditioners to avoid the stripping of moisture. This product costs .00 each for a two-ounce bottle.

Many women wear ponytails, which can cause your hair to break. Wearing your hair down is a great why to prevent breakage. If you have to wear it up, consider using elastics with a plastic feel so there will be less risk of breakage. Try a product called Blax Snag Free Hair Elastics Ponytail holders. They cost .00 for eight.

Flat irons can burn your hair if you spend it everyday. Do what you can with the blow dryer; it causes far less hurt than a flat iron. Coating your strands with a silicone free heat protection like Alterna caviar Anti Aging Radiant Smoothing Lotion with hydrating Rheidol extract that costs .00, helps to prevent the dangers of burning your hair.

Dandruff can damage your scalp, the more you itch the worse it gets. Having a healthy scalp means having healthy hair. I recommend Head and Shoulders Shampoo. The cost is .00 and is available at any department store. Head and Shoulders boost the effectiveness of active antidandruff ingredients left on your scalp by fifty percent. This will leave your scalp feeling and looking better quickly.go to http://www.go-blok.com for another tips and tricks.



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How to Maintain a Healthy Hair using Hair Conditioner

28 July;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

How to Maintain a Healthy Hair using Hair Conditioner

Article by Kelly









Our hair suffers from the harmful effects of polluted environment. It is, therefore, important to “>condition our hair. Hair conditioners help to improve shine and elasticity of the hair. They also help us manage hair easily. They rejuvenate our hair and so using the right one is an important aspect of hair care.

Various types of hair conditioners are available in the market like dry hair conditioner, frizzy hair conditioner, hair growth conditioner, damaged hair conditioner and so on. It is advisable to select a hair conditioner that suits our hair type. For instance, if the hair is dry and frizzy, choose a conditioner that moisturizes and reconstructs your hair. If the hair is thin, select a conditioner that adds the volume of the hair. It is also advisable to change the brand of the conditioner frequently so that hair is protected from build-ups and specific formula effects.

Conditioner that contains humectants is able to hold moisture into the hair. Conditioner that has hydrogenated keratin protein is good for reconstructing our hair. Since keratin has low molecular weight, it is able to penetrate the hair shaft and strengthens the hair deeply. There are some special hair conditioners that help safeguarding our hair from heat. These products contain effective heat absorbing polymers and thus protect our hair from heat damages. Some special conditioners help treating chemically processed hair and people having color treated hair can get more benefits by using this product.

A “>good hair conditioner ought to have moisturizer, reconstructor, detangler, acidifier, thermal protector and glosser. Apart from this, some chemicals like fatty acids, panthonal, sequestrants and preservative. These chemicals are active ingredients that induce better functioning of conditioner even in hard water.

Hair conditioners come in different types also. Pack conditioners are heavy and creamy and they are highly useful in treating damaged hair. It is sensible to leave such conditioners for long time in hair. This type of conditioner helps to cure split ends and other problems. Leave-in conditioners are lightweight and contain oily surfactants. Generally, good conditioner has a balance between these two.

Most of us think that conditioner should be used daily to keep our hair healthy. However, it is not a real thing. It is preferable to use hair conditioners once or twice a week. We need to cleanse the hair with a normal shampoo first and then apply the conditioner distributing it thoroughly with a wide-toothed comb. It is essential to leave it for five minutes before rinsing.

It is important to “>apply Hair conditioners on the hair shaft and ends and not to apply them on the scalp. Applying conditioner on scalp creates a limp look and leads to build-ups. Since the ends and hair shaft are dead proteins, applying conditioner there can create smoothness and thickness.

Though conditioning is specially meant for dry hair, it is wise to use it on all types of hair to keep it gleam and strong. It gives the hair an intense type of nourishing treatment. Treating the hair with conditioner helps to correct the poor hair care effects. If the outer cuticle is damaged, applying conditioner can help recover from it.

There are some hair conditioners that utilize essential oils and botanical extracts like avocado, aloe Vera, shea butter and so on. Using such products help to replenish the look and feel of the hair after shampooing and so, the hair looks smooth and glossy.



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Get Healthy Hair Now – What You Should Know About Chemical Relaxers (Perms)

GET HEALTHY HAIR NOW – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHEMICAL RELAXERS

Hair breakage, hair thinning, lack of hair growth, scalp irritation, scalp damage and hair loss – These are just some of the complaints from many who experience problems due to the misuse of chemical hair relaxers. In fact, the FDA lists hair straighteners and hair dyes among its top consumer complaint areas. Yet, in so many stores around the country, chemicals are available for everyone to use, without much instruction, a powerful process which transforms the basic chemical makeup of the hair strand.  Before beginning any hair treatment, especially one that introduces chemicals to your hair, you owe it to yourself to be well informed. Armed with a better understanding of this process, you will be able to make good decisions with regard to hair and scalp care.

If you have naturally tightly curled hair you have the option of styling it using products specifically designed for your hair type as it is, or the option to straighten the hair which opens up further hair styles to be available to you. However, chemically straightening the hair should be carefully thought out and thoroughly studied.  We have compiled essential information on chemical hair relaxers and urge you to read the following carefully and, if not for yourself, share it with a friend.

His name was Garrett Augustus Morgan and he was born the seventh of eleven children of former slaves. He is best known for his invention of the automatic traffic signal and gas mask. But it was around 1910 that he stumbled upon what would become his contribution to the hair care products industry and what would pave the way for several other entrepreneurs and manufacturers over the next hundred years.

While working in a sewing machine repair shop attempting to invent a new lubricating liquid for the machine needle, it is widely believed that Morgan wiped his hands on a wool cloth, returned the next day, found the woolly texture of the cloth had “smoothed out”, and set out to find how the liquid chemical had changed the texture as it had. He experimented on an Airedale dog, known for their curly textured hair, and the effect was successfully duplicated.

Morgan then tried his lubricating liquid invention on himself, called it a “hair refining cream”, and thus patented the first chemical hair straightener.  He founded a personal grooming products company which included hair dying ointments, curved-tooth pressing combs, shampoo, hair pressing gloss, and the one that started it all: the “G.A. Morgan’s Hair Refiner Cream” (advertised to “Positively Straighten Hair in 15 Minutes”).

How can chemicals “relax”, or straighten hair? Well first of all, as assumed, the chemical would need to be potent enough to do so. Both lye and “no lye” relaxers are very strong chemicals that work in the same manner by changing the basic structure of the hair shaft. The chemical penetrates the cortex or cortical layer and loosens the natural curl pattern. This inner layer of the hair shaft is not only what gives curly hair its shape but provides strength and elasticity. Once this process is performed it is irreversible.

This process which produces the desired effect of “straighter” hair at the same time leaves hair weak and extremely susceptible to breaking and further damage. One must keep in mind that relaxers do not help the hair, but actually strip it. So by applying chemicals to the hair, even if it is to achieve a desired effect, is never really to the benefit of your hair health.  Due to this, it is first strongly recommended that it be applied only under the direction of a hair care professional with a record of success with healthy hair care and chemical straightening, and that the client regularly obtains conditioning treatments before and after the process.

Possessing a healthy scalp beforehand decreases the possibility of problems occurring. Relaxers should never be applied to already damaged hair, or on someone who has had scalp damage. Age should also be considered. Although your young children may want to have the hairstyles they see on adults or other young people, parents should seriously consider applying such strong chemicals to young hair and the potential damage that could last a lifetime if misused; most times it is not necessary to apply any chemical product to young hair.

“Over processing”, the excessive use of relaxers on the hair or applying the chemical to already processed or relaxed hair, is the most typical misuse of these chemicals. Once the initial relaxer is applied to “virgin hair” (or a “virgin relaxer” is performed), “touch-ups” (or chemical applied thereafter) should only be applied to new growth between 6-8 week periods (or more). This however, depends on the rate of hair growth and condition of the hair as advised by your hair care professional. (Some say that even six weeks is too soon to reapply relaxer to new growth). And it is standard to wait at least 2-4 weeks before applying hair color chemical (or dye) to recently relaxed hair, if applied at all. We remind readers that the more chemicals applied to hair the more possibility of damage may be experienced.

 We are well aware that chemical straightening is an option that many people will choose regardless of the education they receive on the dangers and cautions in doing so.  So we ask that if you are going to make the choice to chemically relax your hair that you take ever precaution necessary.  Seek the service of a reputable hair care professional who is concerned with the overall HEALTH of the hair.  A hair consultation should be suggested during which the hair may be felt to determine its elasticity and strength. Your scalp should also be inspected. And any problems you currently are experiencing with your hair or scalp should be disclosed to the stylist at this time. The stylist may also ask you pertinent questions regarding your current hair regimen and products you typically use. Your stylist may even recommend other methods to style your hair besides chemically straightening it. Even after you’ve personally done your research the stylist may strongly recommend that relaxing your hair ought not be done or that it is not needed. Their recommendation should also be carefully considered.

If newly chemically straightened hair is not given special treatment and care it can become brittle, dry, damaged and break. Relaxed hair will tend to be drier and break easily. When combing it may be best to use a large tooth comb and start from the tips of the hair up to the roots. Regular deep conditioning is a must. Remember once you’ve made the decision to chemically straighten the hair you should also make a decision to commit to regular quality conditioning treatments to maintain not only the look you want, but the healthy hair we all desire.

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Tips to Help You Maintain Healthy And Vibrant Looking Long Hair

Article by Amber Joanas







Maintaining healthy, vibrant looking long hair requires a great deal of time and effort. There are a number of problems that naturally accompany long hair. Your lifestyle and you diet will have an affect on the quality of your hair. If you don’t maintain a healthy balanced diet or if you skip a lot of meals eat, you are more likely to have hair that is dry and coarser. Stress and a lack of sleep also play apart in your hairs health, and the longer your is hair, the more noticeable the damage will be to your hair. Hair breakage is very common with long hair. When strands of long hair start to break, your hair will start to take on an uneven look. Hair breakage is the cause of flyaway hair and split ends. To keep your hair looking healthy, and tidy you need to engage yourself in a long hair care program that will restore the luster and shine of your long hair. However when it comes to long hair care products, you should be very careful!

Today there are many long hair care products being sold that might not be suitable for your hair. If you are serious about finding a long hair care program that will work well with your hair you should consult an expert before you purchase any over the counter products. A expert will be able to look at your damaged hair and provide you with sound advice concerning products you should use to fix the damage that has been done that has been done to your hair. Because there are a number of things that we don’t about our own hair its always a good idea to consult an expert first and get their advice. I’m not going to lie to you, unless you are a really smooth talker your probably going to need to spend some money to get a professional to look at your hair and give you advice, but the money you end up spending will be well worth the advice the advice that you are given.

In order to maintain healthy long hair, constant trimming and proper shampooing need to be part of your hair care program. Because its impossible to avoid hair breakage, you need to trim your hair regularly. Whenever you notice splits ends you should go, and get your hair trimmed before your hair starts to look untidy. You should also use a shampoo that is right for your type of hair. You should always follow the advice of your hair care expert when it comes to choosing the shampoo that is right for your hair type, and you should never purchase anyone of the run of the mill shampoos that you find on the shelf at your local supermarket without consulting a hair care specialist first.



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The Easiest Way To Healthy Hair

26 June;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

The Easiest Way To Healthy Hair

Article by sashi







If your work schedule keeps you occupied and even after your wishes you are not able to give proper attention to your hair, it is recommended that you opt for quality hair tonics that vitalize your hair. Hair tonics are instrumental in rejuvenating your hair and also prevent many hair related ailments like hair loss.

This article lays stress on hair tonics and their usage to make our hair healthy. Hair tonics rejuvenate the hair by increasing blood supply to the scalp and provide the roots with the vitality to make the hair grow stronger. Also, it hardly takes anytime to massage your hair with the tonic. You can do it while you are watching your favourite serial or chatting on the phone with your friend.

If you want to take care of our hair, oiling is one of the most important things. It is very necessary that hair is given proper treatment which would mean a massage with some of the most beneficial hair tonics. Having the right kind of tonic for your hair is very important. At times, our hectic schedule makes oiling and washing of our hair as the last priority, even leading at times to baldness. If you want healthy hair and one which lasts longer – oiling is the best remedy. A number of renowned companies in the market are manufacturing hair tonics that are good and are known to cure hair problems including dandruff cure. Rather than believe in their advertisements and ad campaigns, however, it is better to select a product based on your requirement.

Ideally, it is always better to massage your hair and leave it overnight. While massaging it is better to use your fingers rather than your palm. Rotate your fingers gently in a circular motion in your hair. This helps the tonic to reach the scalp and to the roots of the hair. Massaging your hair with your palms may damage your hair and even break some of them. Hair tonics are also an effective dandruff cure as they prevent the drying of the scalp. Shampoo your hair in the morning and use a quality conditioner to give it a shining look. Oiling your hair thrice a week may be good enough to increase the vitality of hair and prevent hair loss too. It will also provide the vital nutrients that are essential for hair growth. Before opting for a hair tonic, however, it is advisable that you consult a hair expert to guide you through the nuances.

A number of hair troubles can be prevented in the initial stages itself by ordinary good care of the hair, and the maintenance of the state of general good health. The oil massage of the scalp and the hair is excellent and often affects a cure. Scalp massage makes the hair grow and prevents many hair related troubles. A five-minute finger-tip massage may be able to give your hair a shiny, bouncy and lustrous look.

Keeping your hair healthy is not that difficult after all!



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The author is an expert in giving all kinds of hair loss treatments. The author specializes in giving treatment for male pattern baldness and alopecia.