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Archive for April, 2011

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair With a Few Easy Steps

Here are a few basic tips in order to rejuvenate your hair if it has become dull and lifeless or damaged due to over styling. By following these steps you can keep your tresses looking and feeling healthier at all times.

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your locks is to switch to a healthier lifestyle. Eating poorly, smoking and stress can end up damaging your follicles and preventing the essential nutrients from reaching where they need to get to. A healthy body means healthier hair.

Getting a proper nights rest will help rejuvenate your hair. When you sleep your body uses this time to restore your bodies’ immune systems levels which lead to healthier hair. Sleep deprived people have been proven to have weaker immune systems which can lead to some hair loss conditions so make sure you are getting plenty of rest.

Hair products that are made with alcohol can dry out and damage your hair so if there is not alcohol based product you should use that in order to minimize the drying out of your hair on a repeated basis. You should also try to avoid applying styling products directly to your scalp as they can block your hair follicles and inhibit hair growth.

Using a blow dryer excessively can damage your hair as well by over drying it. Try not to blow dry your hair in one spot for more than a few seconds and instead using a back and forth motion and a comb in order to dry your hair more effectively without damaging one particular spot. If you have the time then you should towel dry your hair to get the excess moisture out of your hair and then run your fingers through your hair to straighten it and then let it air dry. That way you will do the least damage to your hair follicles.

Always comb your hair gently and be careful when combing wet hair as this is when your hair is at its most vulnerable. Try to let your hair almost completely dry before running a comb through it. Try to use combs and brushes that have soft bristles such as ones made from natural animal hair and use combs that have widely spaced bristles to lessen the strain on your hair.

Buy shampoo and conditioners that work best for your hair type so you will receive the maximum benefit from each time you wash it. Use warm water to wash your hair as water that is too hot can damage your hair quite a bit. As to frequency you should wash your hair as often is necessary to keep it clean and healthy looking. If you have oily hair you can wash it daily and if you have dry hair then you can wash it 2-3 times a week as needed. A general rule for any hair is to wash it every other day but you will have to judge for yourself how often your own hair requires washing but every other day is fine for most hair types.

You should wash your hair as often as you feel necessary to keep it clean, but a general rule is for oily hair you should wash it every day or every other day and for dry hair only wash it 2-3 times a week.

When using any styling tools to create your styles make sure they are of good quality so they won’t excessively damage your hair when you use them. Ensure that they have some sort of heat control mechanism and that they don’t get excessively hot.

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Hair Care – New Spring Styles For 2011

These days a good majority of women are putting on shorter hair in order to compensate for less time in the morning to work on the hairdo, but for the spring of 2011, look for longer locks on women, even the working woman.

Women are coming to terms with the fact that longer hair can actually be easily cared for while shorter hair may take extra work in order to tame those curls or to set the hair in the spikes that look nice. Flat short do’s are becoming don’ts for spring of 2011, with a far softer and more feminine look coming to the fore.

Long soft curls or long sleek locks with a bit of body are making the scene at the workplace and in the home and gym. Long hair can be easy care, it simply requires a style that permits you to finger comb and go like some of those tousled short do’s used to be.

The second reason why short hair is making it’s way out and slightly longer styles are coming into play in 2011 is that this year, its all about movement. The slight sway that longer hair can offer. Styles are going to appear to be moving even if they are well locked into place with gels or sprays. Clever cutting styles and easy techniques to add height and volume will make even the most well styled and laid down hair appear to have movement.

Another important concept for 2011 is a brand new look called the candy floss texture and style. Its very soft, extremely feminine to view and has a very matte finish to it, rather than a high gloss type style. A spray of sea salt or salt water is offering this great new look and then the hair is backcombed to achieve the effect of softly flowing hair even if its been gelled into place with a vengeance.

The soft side part or a center parting is back in style with the pouf that was last year on its way out again, but along with the part comes a soft fringe or a blunt cut set of bangs that will lend some softness and some swing to the style that you’re sporting.The newest look is an arc cut bangs that add some swing and some softness, gently framing the face. This type bangs though can be difficult to maintain so if you’re not someone who regularly makes it in for a haircut, you’ll want to consider a blunt cut bang in order to get the effect a bit more longer lasting and low maintenance.

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Prom Up Do’s with Diane Kingsbeck

Call me today and book your appointment 720-935-1122

Lock Luster Hair Tinsel, Feathers, Crystals and accessories will be at Perfecta Salon on April 29th and 30th from 12-4:00 for PROM STYLING. If you are scheduling one of Diane’s incredible updo’s and would like to get tinseled you need to see me first. Please book a 30 minute time slot before your appointment with Diane to allow time for the application of the hair accessories. You can check out our website at http://www.LockLuster.com. Please email TinselGal@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!


Spring’s Hottest Hair Trend: Feather Hair Extensions

The latest fashion trend for spring is Feather Hair Extensions. This is a beautiful, fast and fabulous way to add interest and style to your hair. Feather hair extensions vary in quality depending on the supplier, which in turn affects durability and looks. They are available in an array of colors that are easily and inexpensively applied to your hair to add subtle or dramatic highlights without damage or altering color.

Feather hair extensions are applied in minutes, using a completely safe and chemical-free technique that attaches a single silicone bead to a tiny section of hair. And because they come in an array of colors, there is no limit to the imagination or desired effect.

The consumer should enquire as to the type and make of feathers as the variances are significant. Some feathers are made to last, will not fatigue under styling conditions; can be washed, dried, flat-ironed or curled. Quality feathers can stay in hair for up to 8 weeks, and a few specific types of feathers will last a lifetime and can be used over and over again without losing integrity or luster. These interesting hair accessories can be cut, just like ordinary hair, and are available in a broad range of patterns, colors and lengths ranging from eight to sixteen inches. The quality feathers are available through licensed hair stylists and salons as opposed to being available at you neighborhood drug store etc.

Feather hair extensions were developed in the creative mind of a hair stylist through her unique expression of style and love for the art of hair. Unlike traditional hair extensions, which can actually damage the health of your hair, these feathers attach in a low-impact and non-permanent fashion. This concept that created the method of attaching individual feathers with a silicone-lined microbead, which ensures no damage to the hair is a recent innovation. It is not only easy on your hair but are both simple to install and remove.

The revolutionary packaging enables hair stylists to individually pick and choose feathers from an array of 40+ colors and patterns. The stylist can decide the exact location of each feather for the specific hairstyle.

You may have already seen a variety of male and female celebrities sporting these feather extensions, including Hilary Duff, Taryn Manning and Steven Tyler. Suitable for every age these beautiful additions to your hair will add the flare and statement for the new season.

Beware of quality when choosing your feathers and hopefully know that a quality salon should be choosing quality extensions, which will last for a long time and look exceptionally stunning. Expect a fairly low price point for these feather extensions — usually about $30 or so for a small group of feathers placed close together. Additional feathers priced from around $10 each. Fitting time takes minutes. Take care while combing and brushing your hair — feathers may become loosened if they become caught in a brush or other styling tool. Otherwise, style, wash and have fun as usual. When you hair grows, the bead can be re positioned back up into the hair, again a matter of minutes.

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