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Tips To Hair Care

If your image is important to you, you should give extra credit to the looks of your hair. You must use the perfect hair care products to insure a proper treatment for your locks. There are types of hair care products that are meant to be functional in a number of events including photography sets, catwalks, the beauty parlour or your residence.

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One of the most important things you have to do when taking good care of your hair is the process of combing it. Try to perform this action when the hair is dry and not when it is wet to avoid hair breakage. Use a wide comb rather than a brush and comb the hair from the scalp towards the hair tips. For example dry hair needs extra care as it is prone to follicles damage. So, if you have dry hair it is best to apply a coconut conditioner which is proved to be a sort of anti-breakage shield for the hair. Apply also diverse hair oils for further moisturizing.

Using the appropriate shampoo for your hair is again important. Preferably wash your hair with a shampoo that contains a pH value and that has emollient ingredients. When using hair gels make sure that they are alcohol free in order not to cause an excessive dryness to your hair. Cleansing is as important as shampooing. If you want a smooth and dirt-free hair use special conditioners at least twice or thrice a week for a sparkling and healthy hair.

Hair massage is also a good tip always indicated by hair specialists as it is the perfect suggestion for achieving that appearance of shiny hair. The best hot oil massage must be done at night. You can wash your hair the next morning. Do not hesitate to use oils based on jojoba to obtain a charming and flexible hair texture and a reduction of the tension and alleviation of the stress experienced by your body.

There are several causes for which your hair can appear lifeless such as: poor diet, stress, bad hair care choices like excessive sun exposure or intensive blow drying or vitamin deficiencies. The hair specialists are well aware of all the hair care enemies that is why they can be a good support for repairing hair damage. For instance, they suggest hair trimming every other two months to avoid split ends and to obtain the incredible lustre you always long for your hair to have.

Another suggestion of specialists is that you change your haircut frequently and leave your hair breathe more and as a bonus you change something about your appearance and feel good about it at the same time. Independently of the nature of your hair: dry, curly or oily, try to follow basic tips from the hairdressing salon professionals when you are getting your hair done and be the first one to enjoy the vitality and the strong self-esteem that a terrific hair insures constantly!

Tips To Have Blonde Hair

Blonde is the hair color that is most popular to talk about. From discussions on blondes having more fun, how hot they are, and of course the blonde jokes. Why do so many people want to be blonde? Blonde natural colored hair is becoming less common every day.

Brunette to Blonde

If you have shoulder length hair in a brunette tone, skip going for over-all blonde color. Instead, apply some rich caramel highlights throughout your style, focusing on the crown and where the part lands. Your textured waves combined with the rich highlights will reflect the sunlight and create an eye-catching look.

Long hair

If your long hair is damaged or dull, purchase a good color protecting shampoo and conditioner to use before, during and after you color your hair. Make this part of your daily hair care regiment. Treating your damaged hair from roots to ends is an important factor in maintaining colored styles.

Finding the right shade

Before you settle on a shade of blonde, take into consideration your skin tone and eye color. Also consider your current hair color. If you currently have bleached blonde hair, you may want to opt for a deeper, richer shade of blonde. If your skin tone is very pale, you may want to keep your blonde shade a bit lighter. For dark brunettes, a deep honey highlight throughout your style might be best. Try to avoid bleaching as this just damages your hair. Choose your carefully, but have fun! And remember, combining a fun new blonde hair color with a new cut can completely change the way you look and feel about yourself!

Layering colors

Applying a variety of blonde hair colors throughout your hair on various areas of layering creates a very striking and unique look. If you have a light brown base, this is the best way to apply blonde highlights. Keep your layers underneath dark and then lighten up on your top layers throughout. This type of coloring looks particularly good on straight, medium-length hair with short or longer bangs.

Blonde hair is the butt of many jokes. A lot of these jokes are intended for the female persuasion. Are blondes as ditsy as these jokes proclaim? Hair color cannot be an intelligence factor. When a blonde does something stupid they stand out more than other people with different colored hair. This makes them popular targets for joking. Blondes are like anybody else but some know how to use their hair color to their advantage.

How to Make Layered Hair Bounce

Layered hair bounces easily because it lightens the weight of the hair. According to Karen Marie Shelton of Hair Boutique, hair stylists lift the hair at different angles to achieve proper layering. A 45-degree angle forms a moderate layer, while a 90-degree cut all around the head is considered an all-over layered hair cut. The upper or first hair layers typically meet at the chin for medium or long hairstyles, then the other layer lengths are increased depending on the overall length of the hair. Layering helps with texture problems, such as fine hair or split ends, but long coarse hair benefits from all-over layering. Once your hair is cut into layers, it bounces with only a few steps.

Hairstyle and hair care

Instructions

1 Bend your neck down so your hair flips in front of your face. This position gives you better access to your roots.

2 Hold your root-lifting spray 6 inches from the roots. Mist your roots with the spray. Rub your scalp gently with your free hand. This works the product into the roots.

3 Plug your hair dryer in and set the temperature to "cool." Put the blow-dryer on the lowest setting and turn it on. Hold the nozzle 6 to 8 inches away from your roots.

4 Brush your hair out from the roots to the ends with a medium round brush as you blow-dry. Start with the hair at the nape of the neck and work your way to the top layer of hair. Curl the brush underneath the hair and focus on drying the roots. Repeat with each section until the hair is completely dry.

5 Turn the blow-dryer off. Flip your head back up and brush your hair with the round brush. Keep the blow-dryer set to cool and on the lowest setting. Turn the blow-dryer back on. Run the blow-dryer over your hair once more. This sets your hair and helps maintain the bounce.

Make Your Curly Hair Straight

If you have curly hair, chances are you fantasize about having straight hair, at least some of the time. Getting very curly hair completely straight can be a chore, but in almost all cases it is possible. By following a few style steps and using the right styling tools, you'll be on your way to smooth hair. This process will go quicker if you have someone to help you, especially if your hair is thick.

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Instructions

1 Select the size of flat iron appropriate for the length of your hair. Short hair is best suited to a 1-inch or 1/2-inch flat iron. Those with shoulder-length or slightly longer hair can use a mid-size flat iron, which is a little bigger. Large flat irons, which have a paddle-like appearance, can be used to more effortlessly and effectively straighten very long and thick hair.

2 Turn on your flat iron and allow it to heat up. Comb your hair to get rid of any tangles and snarls that will keep your hairstyle from looking smooth and shiny. Spray a thermal heat protectant all over your hair, making sure you get product on the ends, as they need extra protection from splitting and breaking.

3 Gather your hair with professional hair clips like those used by hairdressers, leaving only the section that you are currently straightening. Start with the hair at the nape of your neck, moving your way upward. Make sure each section is fine and no wider than your flat iron for the most efficient straightening job.

4 Clamp the flat iron down close to the root and slide it in one fluid motion toward the end of the section of hair. Repeat two or three times on the lock of hair to completely eliminate any trace of a wave. When you are finished with a section, you can leave it down instead of clipping it away with the rest of your hair.

5 Spray a light mist of heat protecting spray over dried hair. Working in very small sections, smooth the hair out slowly with the flat iron. Go slowly and apply even pressure to all sections. Be patient during this step and repeat the process as necessary over extremely difficult sections. Once you've completed your whole head with the flat iron, add another small amount of frizz serum (less than before) to finished hair. This will help combat any humidity you might encounter and will make the hair extra shiny.

Homemade Temporary Green Hair Dye

Green hair streaks are a fun way to temporarily color your hair for a party or a costume. Food coloring is great because it is temporary, inexpensive and easy to find. Although this project calls for green dye, you can easily use any color you want. Try adjusting the shade of green from light to dark by using more or less food coloring.

Dye Hair

Instructions

1 Put on a pair of latex gloves before beginning to color your hair. Food coloring will not only color your hair, but your skin as well, so be sure that you are protecting your hands from the stains.

2 Empty the food coloring of your choice into an empty, cleaned shampoo bottle.

3 Pour your favorite shampoo into the bottle containing the food coloring. You will only need to have the bottle about ¼th of the way filled. Be sure not to use Prell shampoo. Prell is known for being able to remove normal hair color and will most likely remove food color as well.

4 Shake the bottle containing the shampoo and food coloring mixture. Add about 1 tablespoon of water to the mixture and shake again. You will want to shake the bottle for about two minutes. This is to ensure that that color is thoroughly mixed with the shampoo and water and that the color will go on your hair evenly.

5 Place an old towel around your neck and shoulders to protect your skin from the stain of the food coloring.

6 Pour the coloring mixture on your hair. Begin with the top of your hair and begin working the color into the roots of your hair.

7 Spread the color out to the rest of your hair and gently scrub the hair.

8 Let the color set on your hair for about 30 minutes. This will give the food coloring time to saturate the hair and for the color to set in. If you have dark hair, you will want to leave the color on longer. For darker hair, start by leaving the color on 15 additional minutes. You will want to take a wet wash cloth and clean one strand of hair to reveal if the color took to the hair. If it did not, leave the color on a little longer.

9 Shampoo your hair like normal and rinse until there are no traces of the dye mixture left and the water runs clear.

How to Remove Hair Dye From Your Hair

Whether you use hair dye to cover up the presence of gray hairs, or simply to change your overall appearance to fit a specific style or trend, the final product of a hair dye is often unpredictable. When the result of a color change is not what you expect, there are several natural procedures that can be used to help remove dye from the hair without harsh chemicals. It is important to note that you can only remove hair dye if you dyed your hair a darker shade than your natural hair color. When lightening your hair, a professional color correction or new dye application will need to be employed to return the hair color back to its original state.

Remove Hair Dye

Instructions

Removing a Lighter Hair Dye From Your Hair

1 If you had your color applied in a salon and you aren't happy with the results, let your hairstylist know as soon as possible. Your stylist should book you another appointment during which she will determine why you are unhappy with your color and perform a color correction. There should be no charge for this procedure.

2 If you colored your hair lighter than your natural color, the only solution is to color your hair again. You can only remove hair dye if the color is darker than your natural color. Even then it can be difficult to remove all traces of the dye.

3 If the color ended up too light, you can attempt to fix it by re-coloring your hair a shade or two darker. Choose the dye one shade darker than your natural hair color and apply according to the manufacturer's directions.

4 If the hair color turned out much lighter than you anticipated or you hate your new light color and want to go back to your darker natural color, there may be an extra step involved. All colors of hair have what is called an "underlying pigment." The underlying pigment for blond hair is yellow. Light browns have an underlying pigment of orange, while medium to dark browns have an underlying pigment of red. Even if you don't want red hair you will need to replace that underlying pigment in the hair's color before going from blond back to brown. Skipping this step will result in green hair (green is the color opposite of red). In the absence of any red in your hair color, it will look extremely "ash" or have a greenish tint to it.

5 This is a tricky procedure that is not recommended for the layman hair colorist! It is strongly recommended that you seek a professional stylist when correcting this type of hair color correction. If you choose to do it yourself, call the hair dye manufacturer to speak to their trained advisers. Explain exactly what color you used and what color you want your hair. The customer care representatives should advise you on the correct procedures.

6 If you had dark brown hair and tried to color your hair a light blond but ended up with an orange-hued mess, you will also need a color corrective procedure. Often, at-home kits don't include a strong enough developer (peroxide) to change your brown hair into beautiful blond. This results in the hair color getting "stuck" in the color of its underlying pigment, orange.

7 If this is the case, you will need to either color your hair a darker shade or attempt to lighten it again to the proper color level. In either case it is strongly advised to seek either a professional stylist or the advice of the color kit manufacturer's help line.

How to Remove Hair Dye That Is Too Dark

8 If you decided to try on a darker shade of hair color only to have it turn into a nightmare, rest assured that steps can be taken to correct this blunder. The key is to act as quickly as possible for best results. It is much easier to remove dye from your hair if the color is just a few days old.

9 Try L'Oreal's Color Zap for a quick at-home reversal of your color blunder. This easy-to-use kit works after one application, gently removing dye from your hair while leaving your natural hair color intact and ready to re-color. This product works even on permanent hair dye.

10 If your new hair dye is only marginally darker than desired, you may want to try prematurely fading it. If the color you used was a semi-permanent color, rest assured that these colors fade quickly on their own and the process can be sped up by simply washing your hair more often.

11 If your too-dark hair dye is permanent, it can sometimes be faded by washing with a clarifying shampoo. Use one that is designed to remove product build-up or chlorine build-up from swimmer's hair. These shampoos remove anything coating the hair shaft, including excess pigment.

12 Clarifying shampoos not doing it for you? Try using Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo. This shampoo has long been known for its ability to strip color from hair. If you really need to fade your too-dark hair quickly, try shampooing with Head and Shoulders until your hair fades to the desired shade.

Hair Breakage Treatment

Excessive dry hair is prone to breakage and shedding. Reasons for hair breakage include hormonal changes, vitamin deficiencies, medical problems, improper dieting and improper hair care. While the underlying cause is being corrected, there are treatments that can help hair breakage before too much hair is lost. The main thing is to restore moisture to the hair and protect it from harsh elements and chemicals. These treatments will stall the effort, but are not guaranteed to halt breakage all the way. The only way to do that is to correct the cause of it in the first place.

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Moisturize

Breakage often occurs because hair is excessively dry and in turn becomes brittle. Locking moisture into your hair follicles is the most important thing you can do to ensure your hair begins to grow back healthy. Moisture keeps your hair strong and elastic so that it can stand everyday wear without breaking. Condition your hair every time you shampoo. In addition, participate in deep conditioning treatments once a week or as needed. For this treatment, you can use olive oil. Heat a cup of olive oil in the microwave for about thirty seconds. Comb the warm oil throughout your hair making sure to rub oil into your scalp as well. The heat of the oil will open up your hair follicles so that it can trap in the moisture and much needed nutrients.

Products and Styling

The products and styling methods you use on your hair directly effect your hairs strength. Regular heat styling such as blow drying, curling irons and flat irons dehydrate and weaken your hair causing breakage. Whenever possible practice alternative methods of styling, such as naturally drying your hair in braids rather than using a curling iron to achieve curls. In addition, use soft hair ties like scrunchies rather than plastic hair ties that rip out hair. You should also take special care in choosing the hair products you use. Common hair products contain many additives and silicones. These contents clog your hair follicles and prevent your hair from accept moisture or nutrients. To avoid this problem, use all-natural shampoos that contain natural oils.

Natural Hair Treatments

Natural products are good for the hair because they don't add to the damage with harsh ingredients. Alcohol-based products only dry the hair out more. Even products that say they are for moisturizing can contain too much alcohol to be beneficial to hair breakage. Natural oils are so much better for hair, especially damaged hair.

Coconut oil is one of the best products to help with hair breakage. Slightly heat it and apply to wet hair to use as a hot oil treatment. It can also be used as a moisturizer, to be applied before drying the hair after a wash. Consuming raw coconut oil is also good for the health of the hair. Add the oil to some of your recipes or drizzle a little on salads to add coconut to your diet.

How to Do Finger Waves in Hair Curls

A finger wave hairstyle was popular in the 20s and 30s in America. The finger wave is styled by a hairdresser or at home, using the fingers to create curls or waves in the hair. The style was most popular before hair rollers and curling irons were invented. With the invention of these styling tools the finger wave hairstyle became outdated because it was time-consuming. However, if you do not have a curling iron or a hair roller, you can still give yourself a wavy hairstyle by using the finger wave technique.

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Instructions

1 Wet the hair evenly.

2 Towel-dry the hair to remove excess water. The hair should not be dripping wet when you begin the finger waves. Your hair will need to be damp, though.

3 Squeeze a quarter-sized amount of medium-hold hair gel into your hands.

4 Rub your hands together so that your hands are coated with the gel.

5 Work your hands throughout all of the hair from root to tip.

6 Use a fine-tooth comb to comb the hair into the preferred part. Then, comb the hair straight down.

7 Choose a side to begin. Comb the hair down one inch from the part you created in the previous step.

8 Use your index and your middle finger of the hand not holding the comb to keep the hair below the comb in place. Drag the teeth of the comb an inch away from the hairline.

9 Move to the spot where you finished dragging the comb in the previous step and comb the hair down from the part one inch again. Use your fingers to hold the hair in place, and drag the comb just as you did before. This will mesh the hair directly into the last section you dragged with the comb.

10 Continue to do this until you have worked your way around your entire head. Remain on the opposite side from where you initially started to continue creating the finger waves.

11 Hold your middle and index fingers below the area that was dragged to the side to hold it in place.

12 Place the teeth of your comb below your fingers, and drag the comb in the opposite direction from what you did the first time around. This will allow you to work your way back to the first side. At this point, you will see a "C" shape in each section of hair.

13 Continue to work your way around the head and then begin the same process of going to the opposite side until you have completed the finger waves around the entire scalp. It is at this point that you will see "S"-shaped curls in your hairstyle.

14 Complete the look at the nape of the neck by simply combing the hair directly on the neck, if the hair is above shoulder length, or by wrapping it into a bun if the hair is longer.

15 Allow the hair to set under a heat lamp until it is dried completely, or allow it to air-dry. If you decide to let it air-dry, you may need to place hair-curl clips around the head to secure the finger waves in place.

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