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Archive for February, 2011

How To Tame Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair can be a problem for women, especially those with curly hair who live in warm or humid climates. Before you even leave your home, your beautiful hair style can start to fall apart and make you look disheveled. You can wear your hair in a ponytail, but the situation can bring down your confidence and spoil your style.

Besides humidity, there are many causes for frizzy hair, the main one being that your hair lacks moisture. It’s very important to use a cream conditioner after shampooing so that your hair can retain moisture. Keep in mind that excessive use of shampoo is bad for your hair because it causes your hair to lose its natural oils. For best results, wash your hair twice weekly.

Applying excessive heat with a flat iron or blow dryer everyday can add to the problem. The frequent use of hair dryers can not only make your hair look brittle, but can cause split ends as well. Styling your hair twice a week with the help of a heat protecting product is sufficient to reduce the frizz, keep you looking your best and lock in moisture.

Another cause of frizz is using chemicals or a lot of products to color, treat or manage your hair. While using these products may make you feel or look better temporarily, they tend to damage in the long run. Therefore, you should try to cut back on the use of styling products and talk to your colorist about how often he or she recommends doing color treatments so that you damage your hair as little as possible. A monthly deep conditioning can also help to reduce frizz for color treated hair and a small amount of gel can help control damaged hair.

Another method of getting rid of frizzy hair is to stop using a hairbrush. Using a wide-tooth comb is a better option because it does not break the strands, cause split ends or cause frizz. One of the best ways to detangle your locks is to run your fingers through them gently while in the shower and then pat dry with a towel as opposed to rubbing dry.

No matter where we live or how well we take care of ourselves, we all have to deal with frizz from time to time, but that doesn’t mean that we should let it take over our day. This is a problem that can be remedied with a bit of patience and care. We hope that our suggestions will help you out. Good luck.

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2011 Hair Accessories For Glam Hair Styles

2011 brings really good news in fashion; replete with femininity. No matter what the weather may be, the season promises plenty of accessories to keep hair under control, looking feminine, and out of the way! Check out a few of the most interesting accessories spotted on the runways. The most stylish hair-accessories serve as the best source of inspiration for those who are eager to dress up their locks with an additional glam detail.

What’s topping the Hair Accessories?

Flower Hair Accessories
The idea that accessories should emphasize femininity seems to be dominant among hair stylists that have chosen floral hair accessories. Floral designs are extremely popular among those who are crazy both for the creativity and natural stuffs too. Also, what’s trendy for these accessories is that they also come in a variety of styles and materials -metal, elastic, ribbon, plastic and are adorned with lace, beads, jewels and bows. You can also find them adorned with exotic feathers, leaves and foliage. A great advantage of these types of hair accessories is that in many cases you can create a stylish alternative yourself.

Hair Clip

With the use of hair clips you can give a new definition to your hairstyle as well as a classy vintage touch. This trend can be easily adopted to take a simple casual hairstyle to the next level without having to turn to complex hair styling techniques. Now it’s easier to show off your refined style and charisma by embracing some of the best and stylish hair clips.

Headbands are for all ages! In order to spot the best headbands make sure you skim through the endless selection of varieties available on the market. Cheer yourself up with the cute headbands and hair bows that are perfect to pair with your messy or super-elegant locks.

The Beauty of your Locks
Immerse into the realm of sparkling accessories enhancing the beauty of your locks with a suave twist. With details such as bows, jewels, and flowers, hair-accessories are enough to turn to any simple hairstyle into one that is more elegant and sophisticated. So, prepare your look for a special event with the help of these stylish accessories and let your accessories speak for your look and graceful allure.

The style as well as the types of hair-accessories used is greatly influenced by your personality and outfit. When elegance is the dominant aspect of your outfit the hair-accessories are generally subtle while when a fashion statement is the main intention, the hair accessories can go a bit bolder.

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How to make your hair curly

Here is how you can make your hair curly and fabulous . . .

Hair Health – How to Have Healthy Hair, Part Two

Having healthy hair is easier once you know what effects hair and what choices you can make to support you hair in being healthy. To have healthy hair there are factors you have to consider from the inside and from the outside.

Inside factors include anything that is going on inside your body. This includes the kinds of things you are ingesting (food, beverages, thoughts), what form of release you have established (exercise, yoga, breath work, being outside, laughter, fun) and if you are in a state of health and balance. The three biggest inside factors that affect your hair are stress, hormones and medication.

Outside factors include how you treat your hair, what you do to your hair (color, straighten, blow drying), environmental factors (pollution, ozone layer, air conditioning, artificial heat, chlorine) and weather (sun, wind, humidity, cold).

In this article we are going to focus on the outside factors and what you can do to support your hair in being healthy.

How You Treat Your Hair
Begin in the shower, what shampoo and conditioner do you use? It needs to be quality. Professional products are usually best. A product with keratin and moisture does wonders for anyone with chemically treated hair. Keratin is a form of protein and protein will rebuild your hair from the inside out. Moisture will protect your hair on the surface. It is crucial to have quality products for quality hair.

If you brush your hair when wet, switch to a comb. Hair is most elastic when wet, and if your hair is weak or vulnerable, it can overstretch and break when it’s wet. Just take care. Combing is more forgiving.

Next, use product in your hair if you plan on using any kind of heat. Product will help protect your hair. If you are blow drying, put your product on, then finish getting ready or eat breakfast and let your hair air dry for a bit. When you do blow dry, start on warm to get your hair 70 to 90 percent dry, then switch to hot heat. Use the heat as a styling tool, to give your hair a finished, polished look.

Don’t wash your hair everyday. This is super for your scalp and hair. You can use hair power and a quick freshening spray on your non-wash days, in combination with a quick blow dry on hot, to reshape your hair. Over time, this will make a huge impact of the health of your hair. Less washing means less styling. Less styling is less wear and tear on your hair.

What You Do To Your Hair
If you color or straighten your hair it is important to give back to your hair. You need to do all that we have just covered, not as an option, but as a practice of how to treat your hair. Also ask your stylist about gloss for coloring. It is safe and effective and feels wonderful. Your hair will shine.

Environmental Factors
Be aware of the environmental factors you can control. Nourish your hair with oils if you are in artificial heat or air.

Weather Factors
Put fresh water in your hair, then conditioner, then a cap on if you are getting in chlorinated water. Treat you hair to a deep conditioning treatment if you live in an area with extreme weather. Wear hats if you are out in the sun or cold.

Now that you know what factors affect your hair you can make choices to be nice to your body from the inside. Use quality products to nourish and protect your hair from heat, weather and daily life. Don’t wash everyday and take care to take care.

© Copyright – Nichole Ekman. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Nichole Ekman is a hairstylist and educator. She is also the founder of, a resource for hairstylist who want to practice the sacred aspects of hair. Nichole practices and teaches ‘Sacred Scalp Massage’ and other ways to connect in a deep, meaningful way in the world of beauty.

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How To Grow Healthy Hair

“Hair brings one’s self image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices”
– Shana Alexander.

Healthy hair is the crucial accessory which adds to the overall beauty of a woman or a man. One should keep the hair in healthy condition and maintain in order to get lustrous, damage free, shiny and lush locks.

In order to overcome these woes one can simply follow certain advices which will not only help one’s tresses to grow but also to cure damaged hair.

Combing the wet hair is not advisable as they are more prone to breaking. Always allow the hair to dry. Using proper bristles is the key to enhance blood circulation to hair root which facilitates growth.

Deep conditioning of this is necessary once in every 10 days because of which the hair shaft and strands become strong. Along with strengthening it also helps in opening of cuticles so that essential nutrients and ingredients can penetrate and nourish to get healthy growth.

Washing the hair is the best way to keep it clean and dirt free. Oily scalp and hair follicles tend to attract more dust and dirt which clogs the root end. This can lead to itchy, scaly skin that may hamper the growth. Ensure that the hairbrush and hair clips are devoid of old dirt and residues. It may be advisable to clean the comb and brush with a proper cleanser.

Split hair can be another problem which hinders growth; hence intermediate hair cutting ensures long gleaming healthy hair. The ends of hair are more porous due to rough handling, coloring, perming and exposure to heat appliances and as a result the hair fails to grow further.

It is rightly said that you are what you eat, the main crux to get healthy hair is to have a balanced meal which includes leafy vegetables, cereals, citrus fruits, milk products, spinach, apricots, whole grains etc. Food rich in iron and zinc is essential in faster and growth; hence one should supplement meals with iron and zinc rich ingredients.

Ayurveda herbs like brahmi, amalaki, bhringaraj, rosemary, lavender and hibiscus are known to provide excellent tonic for this tuff. These herbs help stimulating the hair follicles thereby promoting hair growth. They even retard premature hair graying and thinning. Above all stress reduction is additional benefit of Ayurveda herbs which help in getting beautiful, shiny and healthy hair naturally.

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2011 Hairstyles

In 2011 hairstyles are all about movement. That may sound like an odd theme as people generally want their hair to stay in place, however this is about a look and is descriptive of the overall feel of 2011 hairstyles. Styles are seen to be moving due to clever hair cutting and styling techniques, for example slashed layers, brushed in various directions, give the illusion of very free moving hair, even if it is held in place with a spray. Lines are dynamic, from arc shaped fringes, to intricate braids, giving extra dimensions to hairstyles and adding interesting twists.

The other noticable trend for 2011 hairstyles, is a candy floss texture. This is new, it is a matt look, and very soft and feminine. It has been seen on many catwalks, with models wearing an extreme version of this style, of course for everyday hairstyles, the look can be toned down, and a little back combing of the top layer of hair, along with a spray of sea salt or wax hairspray, for a matt finish, holds the hair in place.

Center partings are back in fashion, looking best on round and oval shaped faces, a center parting gives a nice symmetry to hairstyles and of course is easy to maintain. With blunt, thick, long bangs / fringes popular in 2011, a center parting is a way to wear the hair on days that you maybe do not have time to style the thick, blunt fringed look. So it gives the option to be versatile with your bangs.

The latest look for bangs (or fringes), as previously mentioned, is a blunt, full look. Rather than being cut straight across, they are being cut in arc shapes, which adds that new look. They are long and so need to be cut regularly, as just hovering above the eyes, too long will be annoying, so you may need to get some hair cutting scissors, to keep your blunt bangs in tip top condition, without breaking the bank.

2011 hairstyles are seen to contain lots of interesting new braiding techniques. Adding braids to hairstyles makes them look more interesting and adds a splash of detail that can give that extra swag to an otherwise common look. Fishtail plaiting is nice, but also basket weaves and really any kind of braid you can imagine. Incorporating a braid into your hair, really looks great and updates any style. You can also buy pre braided hair extensions, that can be clipped in and wound around the head.

Wet looks are fashionable for short cropped hairstyles in 2011, but can also be worn on longer hair, at the tips, giving a just out the shower look, fresh and clean! The other look is big hair, voluminous, but not harsh. Voluminous hair should be softened by using gentle teasing with a comb and sea salt spray. Long hairstyles in 2011 can also be lush, that is, long full and in excellent condition, with perfectly formed waves. If your hair does not have that much volume, hair extensions can be clipped in and in recent years have become more widely available and not expensive.

2011 hairstyles can be any color, but most popular are bright shades of blonde and red, as well as deep multi tonal dark shades for brunettes. Panels of hair color that give the illusion of shine and hairstyles that have different shades in the tips or roots are also popular. When choosing several shades for your hair, keep them within a few shades of the base color, for a modern look.

So with movement and wispy textures being the keys to 2011 hairstyles, the new year is a good time to assess your look and go for a new one. Search for some pictures of 2011 hairstyles to find something you like and then consult your local hair stylist, who will be well informed on how to achieve the latest 2011 hairstyle looks.

By Chandrika Gauranga – You can read more about the latest trends for 2011 hairstyles and find pictures of 2011 hairstyles at

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