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Archive for October, 2012

Brush Perfect

We know that different hair types require different products. The same logic goes for hairbrushes too. Using the right hairbrush will make it easier for you to style your hair. Improve your hair health by making sure you are using the right brush.

 

If you have thick hair that needs detangling:

Use a flat paddle brush. The wide surface area allows the paddle brush to easily glide through dense strands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have curls that need combing:

You have probably already discovered that taking a brush to natural curls gives you frizz! Use a comb with two sets of wide-spaced teeth instead. It won’t create frizz, and will keep your curls looking knot-free. Tip: comb your hair when it is yet and let it dry naturally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have fine hair that needs volume:

Your strands are fragile. Your goal is to create as much volume as possible when you blow-dry without damaging your hair. Use a round brush that has soft boar and nylon bristles. This type of brush will reduce tension and be gentle on your locks.

 

 

 

 


Hair Rescue!

We have all made an “oops!” when it comes to our hair. The good news is there are some quick fixes that can help your hair emergencies. Here is a list of easy solutions for hair problems you might run into!

Hair Emergency: You have cut your bangs too short.

Quick Fix:  Wearing your bangs to the side will make your bangs look longer than they actually are.  Use some light holding gel on your bangs, sweep them to the side, and blow dry. If you aren’t ready to leave your bangs down, you can always use a bobby head to pick them up off your forehead!

Hair Emergency: Your split ends are out of control.

Quick Fix: Split ends cannot be fixed without being cut off. The solution here is to prevent further damage. Minimize the stress put on your locks by avoiding vent brushes with plastic bristles. Additionally, you should shampoo every other day and use heat-styling protectant product.

Hair Emergency: Your hair is looking dull and dry.

Quick Fix: You need moisture! Consider using a leave-in conditioner. This will add moisture and will protect your hair from environmental damage.  Be on the lookout for products that contain hydrating botanicals.


Your Hair Care Diet

Treating your hair right isn’t only about what you put on those locks; it is about what you put in your body too! A well balanced diet full of protein and iron can promote growth.  Here are three healthy hair foods to incorporate into your diet:

 

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods for your hair. It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, and iron. Omega-3 fatty acids help support scalp health, which is essential to healthy hair.

 

Eating dark green vegetables can also do wonders for your hair. Spinach, broccoli, and Swiss chard are all filled with vitamins A and C. Your body uses these vitamins to produce sebum (a very oily substance). The substance gets secreted by your hair follicles, and acts as the body’s natural hair conditioner. Additionally, dark green vegetables have high iron and calcium content, which enhances hair strength and hair growth.

 

Beans are good for your hair. They are full of biotin, iron, and zinc. These vitamins can help prevent your hair from appearing dry, brittle and damaged. It is a good idea to eat three or more cups of lentils or beans per week.

 

Remember that the foundation of all your hair growth is in the nutrients that you eat!


Help Your Hairstyle Help You Look Younger

As you get older, your face and hair will inevitably change. So should your haircut. To give a huge boost to your overall appearance, finding the right color and cut is key!  It is important to stick with your favorite style, but you should update it in little ways. The trick is to find a hair stylist that will focus on three things: your hair texture, bone structure, and how much time you would like to spend on daily styling.  With the right hairstyle for you, you can look younger and more energized!  Here are some tips and ideas:

 

To create life around your face, avoid wearing your hair flat around your face. Layers and styling can help you look lively and lifted.

 

If your hair color mimics your skin tone, you may look washed out (especially in the winter time). To choose a more flattering color, go with a base that is two shades darker than your skin tone. This applies to natural blondes too! If you desire a lighter look, add highlights.

 

If you want to hide your forehead wrinkles, try eyebrow-skimming bangs. They will highlight your eyes and cover up lines.

 

If you want to draw attention to your cheekbones, create volume at the crown by getting layers on top. Then, when you are styling take a few light and gentle strokes with a teasing comb five inches from the hairline.

 

If you know you want a change, but aren’t exactly sure what to ask for. Tell your stylist what you don’t want and let her make suggestions. You can even ask for a consultation before committing to an actual hair color or cut! This way you can get some ideas, but make sure to avoid being pressured into a look that isn’t for you.  If you have a vision in mind, be detailed and specific with your ideas and bring in pictures for back up. Remember that your hair is your biggest accessory; so keeping it updated can do wonders for your look!

 


Party Hair Inspiration

Along with the holiday season comes the holiday parties. Here are some celebrity-inspired hairstyles that are big on drama and will be perfect for all of your holiday happenings!

Blake Lively has fabulous glossy waves. This look is all about glamour, but it is simple to achieve! After blowing your hair out, use a large barrel iron. Then, run a brush through your spirals. Use a dab of shine spray on the ends and you will rock any holiday event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayden Panettiere’s texture bun is a classic. Blow dry your hair with a diffuser to bring out a natural wave, or you can create spirals with a curling iron. Then use your fingers to take your hair back into a mid level bun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Mendes’s Sultry sweep is a chic look. Tease your hair at the crown. Then, continue on as if you were putting your hair into a mid level pony tail. Instead, only pull your hair halfway through the elastic. Then let some strands slip out randomly so they frame your face. This look is sexy and sophisticated.