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Common Mistakes People Commit While Washing their Hair

You may not realize it, but you may be committing a few mistakes while washing
your hair. We have compiled some of the most common mistakes people commit.
Read on and try to tweak your shower routine for a more manageable and
healthy-looking hair.

Washing it everyday
Stylists believe that our hair is at its best when the natural oil reaches the ends.
Thus, they recommended washing your hair every other day or at least twice a
week.

If your strands start to get a bit greasy, you can spray your roots with water or dry
shampoo and style it using a blow-dryer.

Switching up shampoos

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Most people believe that switching shampoos could help them achieve
healthier-looking hair. However, experts believe that it is best to find the shampoo
that works for you and stick with it.

You hair might not be able to tell the difference between those hair products but it
is important to find that product that works best for you. Also, if you have oily hair
and you use waxy hair products on a regular basis, then it would be best to
incorporate a clarifying shampoo into your shower routine at least once or twice a
month to wash away the residues.

Skipping the conditioner

If you wish to have a shinier hair, conditioning your hair every time you wash is
recommended. Conditioners help reduce breakage and cuts down friction when you
brush your hair.

Since shampoo could be harsh to your hair, conditioning your hair without
shampooing could also be a great alternative. While conditioner may not be able to
cleanse your hair like most shampoo does, it would still leave your hair looking and
feeling nice.

Hot showers

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Warm showers could open up your hair cuticles; thus, allowing shampoo and
conditioner to perform their job. Meanwhile, cold water could close up your hair’s                                                                             cuticles and seal in moisture. As a result, you’ll be rewarded with shiny and
healthy-looking hair. If cold shower doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can pour 2 cups of water mixed
with a cup of apple cider vinegar over your hair after you shower. Vinegar helps
remove dandruff and product build-up from your scalp.

Common Mistakes of Promotional Marketing

While most business owners believe in the power of using promotional products as a marketing tool, they could also be ineffective in some cases. Most of the time, promoters get too caught up in the daily rush of satisfying their clients and making a sale to take some time off to analyze why their promotions are not always successful.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few common mistakes that most companies commit when planning and executing a promotion. Read on as we give you a few tips on how to make your next promotions a success

Not allowing enough lead time

Most companies could produce promotional products very quickly. However, please avoid betting your whole promotion on it. To be on the safe side, start your research and planning at least 90 days before the event.

You also have to consider that things may not go as smoothly as planned. By placing your orders a few weeks in advance, you can be sure that everything is done right.

Ineffective distribution

More often than not, distribution plans are not followed. For example, you ordered 300 items to give out to your best customer. However, those items never get in the hands of those people.

Maybe your sales people failed to notice those promotional items getting piled up in the storage room. This could be a waste of time, money and resources. This could be avoided through proper planning and following through. Mind you, the dumpster is not one of your customers.

Focusing only on the price

The items that you hand out to your customers could make a lasting impression about your business. Mind you, handing out cheap items could be worse than giving out nothing at all. Plus, you won’t be remembered fondly if the pen that stops writing or the product falls apart after a day.

When choosing a promotional item, make sure that it’s durable yet inexpensive. That extra $250 could make a big difference on the success of your promotion.

Handing it out to the wrong people

It feels nice to give out cool and interesting items. However, keep in mind that the purpose of giving out these items is to attract your current and prospective clients and entice them to purchase your products.

 

Common Mistakes of Promotional Marketing

While most business owners believe in the power of using promotional products as a marketing tool, they could also be ineffective in some cases. Most of the time, promoters get too caught up in the daily rush of satisfying their clients and making a sale to take some time off to analyze why their promotions are not always successful.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few common mistakes that most companies commit when planning and executing a promotion. Read on as we give you a few tips on how to make your next promotions a success

Not allowing enough lead time

Most companies could produce promotional products very quickly. However, please avoid betting your whole promotion on it. To be on the safe side, start your research and planning at least 90 days before the event.

You also have to consider that things may not go as smoothly as planned. By placing your orders a few weeks in advance, you can be sure that everything is done right.

Ineffective distribution

More often than not, distribution plans are not followed. For example, you ordered 300 items to give out to your best customer. However, those items never get in the hands of those people.

Maybe your sales people failed to notice those promotional items getting piled up in the storage room. This could be a waste of time, money and resources. This could be avoided through proper planning and following through. Mind you, the dumpster is not one of your customers.

Focusing only on the price

The items that you hand out to your customers could make a lasting impression about your business. Mind you, handing out cheap items could be worse than giving out nothing at all. Plus, you won’t be remembered fondly if the pen that stops writing or the product falls apart after a day.

When choosing a promotional item, make sure that it’s durable yet inexpensive. That extra $250 could make a big difference on the success of your promotion.

Handing it out to the wrong people

It feels nice to give out cool and interesting items. However, keep in mind that the purpose of giving out these items is to attract your current and prospective clients and entice them to purchase your products. 

Home Treatments for dry Hair

Most people suffer from dry hair. Some of the common causes of dry hair includes overuse of hair products, too much sun exposure, excessive washing and hereditary. Aside from looking dull and unhealthy, dry hair could also lead to dandruff and hair loss.

There are a lot of ways to help add moisture to your hair. Mind you, you don’t have to spend too much in order to bring back your hair’s moisture. Sometimes, the ingredients you need are already available at home. So, get those ingredients out and feel free to try out these inexpensive home remedies.

Pre-rinse treatments

  • Vinegar

Vinegar is a great remedy for dull and dry hair. Mix water and apple cider vinegar and use this solution to rinse your hair. This solution could help remove the buildup of hair products. After using it as a pre-rinse, you’ll see that your hair is much easier to comb.

The vinegar’s acidity could weaken your hair, so it is best to limit the use to once a month.

Scalp massage

  • Sesame oil

Sesame oil could be used as a scalp massage. It is a great alternative to the more expensive oils.

Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of sesame oil with grated ginger and use it to massage your scalp. The ginger is especially helpful if you have dandruff. Wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, shampoo your hair afterwards.

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Deep conditioner

  • Beer

If you wish to add in moisture to your hair, beer would be a great option. Spray a small amount of beer into your hair after shampooing. Leave it on until it dries. Once it dries, the smell will be gone and your hair will be soft and shiny.

Hair mask

  • Banana and hair mask

Mash a very ripe banana and add 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of almond oil (optional). Mix well. If you have long hair, you may need 2 bananas. Apply this mask onto your hair and leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then, shampoo your hair after the treatment.

6 Easy Braided Hair Looks

Flower Bun

For this style, the longer your hair, the better. Part it the way you like, then separate a one-inch section of hair at each temple and clip those sections out of the way. Gather your remaining hair at the nape of your neck. Then create two or three low braids, securing the ends with clear elastics. Twist each braid until it curls into itself; bobby-pin in place. Last, unclip and twist the two pieces by your temples. Pin under the braided bun or, for a slightly fancier flourish, tuck their ends into the bun before securing.

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Side Fishtail Braid

This braid, which works best with longer hair, needs a bit of texture for hold; if your hair is straight, give it some wave by winding one-inch sections around a curling iron. Gather your hair to one side in a low ponytail, securing it close to the base of your neck with a clear elastic. Next, create a fishtail braid: Separate the ponytail into two sections. Hold one section; with your other hand, take a narrow strip of hair from the outside of the other section and bring it over to the one in your hand. Repeat, incorporating hair from one section into the other until you run out of hair; then secure with another clear elastic. Finally, with a pair of scissors, carefully cut out the top elastic to give the braid a loose, casual look. For a more bohemian effect, gently pull the braid apart with your fingers.

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Side French Braid

This style works even for short lengths. First create a deep side part. Starting from the part and working toward the opposite temple, French-braid a section of hair about an inch wide along your hairline, stopping at the temple. Secure with a clear elastic or bobby pins. Style the rest of your hair as usual.

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Fishtail Flower

Slick down center-parted medium-length to long hair with a comb and some gel (such as L’Oréal Paris Strong Hold Defining Gel, $7 at drugstores). Secure hair at the nape with a clear elastic. Form a fishtail braid, then twist the braid around itself to create a “flower.” Pin to hold.

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Braided Halo

Separate the upper portion of medium-length to long hair (from temples to crown) and temporarily clip it atop your head. Take a small section at each temple and tightly French-braid it, working back toward your crown; secure each braid with a clear elastic. Next, unclip the hair at your crown. Use one hand to hold this section up and the other to tease it at the roots with a fine-tooth comb, making a little pouf. Gently smooth over the teased portion with a paddle brush. Then anchor the braids to the bottom of the pouf with bobby pins.

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HOW TO STYLE CURLY HAIR

I love wearing my hair curly, but it took a long time to say that. My hair was a mix of frizz, waves, ringlets and crazy hair until I worked out an easy routine to style my curly hair that made the most of my curls.

You might think I always straighten my hair after my 30 Braids in 30 Days hairstyles, but it’s not the case. I straighten my hair for tutorials as it is easier to photograph and restyle for the step-by-step photos.

Plus the more you touch curly hair, the frizzier it becomes. My first styling tip is stop touching your hair. The oil and dirt from your hands creates frizz and will mess up your curls.

 

How to style curly hair

This is my quick way to style curly hair when I want to wear it out.

  1. Wash your hair. Here are my top 10 tips for how to wash your hair.
  2. Use a conditioning treatment, or leave your conditioner on for 3-5 minutes. Use a wide tooth comb or tangle teezer to get rid of any knots. This is the last time you will comb your hair. Comb gently, as wet hair is more prone to breakages.
  3. Rinse your shampoo and conditioner thoroughly.
  4. Turn your head upside-down, and gently shake your hair to let the curls form their natural shape. I use my fingertips on my scalp to lift my hair and let the curls take shape.
  5. Don’t rub your hair with a towel. I squeeze the water out instead of rubbing my hair and breaking up the curls. A microfiber towel, or t-shirt is even better as they are smoother on your hair.
  6. Apply a curl cream or mousse. I used Aveda Be Curly Style Prep and Curl Enhancer. Apply the Style Prep first, then the curl Enhancer which has a creamy texture.
  7. Use a diffuser to dry your hair to about 80% dry. You can let your hair dry naturally, but a diffuser is quicker and gives more volume. I used the Anthony Nader WAHL dryer to dry my hair with my head upside down. Then I flip my hair back, and check how it’s sitting. I usually restyle the front and partline, then let it be.
  8. As a final touch you can use a serum or wax to add more definition to your curls. I used O&M Frizzy Logic in the ends of my curls. I also love Aveda Pure Abundance Styling Potion sprinkled on my roots to add volume.

This looks like a lot of steps, but I’ve just broken it down in detail. It takes me less than 10 minutes to blowdry and style my curly hair.

How do you style your curls?

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How To: Easy Waterfall Braid Tutorial

From the moment Pinterest introduced me to this slightly disheveled romantic look last year, I’ve been trying to figure out how the heck to get my hands on an easy waterfall braid hairstyle tutorial. Finally, enlightenment: This month, we convinced Davines hairstylistChristine Zilinski to create the look on Birchbox editor Meredith’s hair. As it turns out, this soft, braided style is much easier than it looks. If you’ve mastered the French braid and are getting a little bored with the fishtail braid, the waterfall braid should be next on your list to try. Here’s how you do it:

1) Pick three sections of hair near your temple and begin braiding as if you were doing a French braid.

2) Once you cross the top section of your hair over, drop that piece so it hangs.

3) Pick up another piece of hair from the bottom to replace the dropped section.

4) Continue adding hair to the top section as well, as you would add to a French braid.

Watch this video to see the braid in action and learn how to finish the style.

Source: http://hellogiggles.com/easy-waterfall-braid-hairstyle-tutorial

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