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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.

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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: Sock Bun Hair Tutorial in 5 Easy Steps

Move over topknot, there’s a new bun in town. The sock bun—which uses a sock rolled into a doughnut shape to form the shape of the style—is everywhere these days. And for good reason: It’s a classy, glamorous look that just so happens to be a cinch to create (with a little practice and our hair tutorial).

What you’ll need:

One sock or foam bun doughnut
Scissors
Texturizing spray
One ponytail holder
A few bobby pins
Hairspray

  • Step 1: Prep your sockSock Bun Step 1

    If you’re using a foam bun doughnut, skip this step. Otherwise, take your sock and cut off the toe. Now, roll the bun from the ankle end to the toe end, creating a doughnut shape. Ideally you won’t see the sock but, just in case, use one in a similar shade to your hair color—no neons or patterns!

  • Step 2: Prep your hairSock Bun Step 2

    As with most updos, the sock bun works best with second-day hair. If your hair is clean or naturally slippery, spray a texturizing spray like Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Texture & Volume Spray all over. This will make it easier to hold the style without pins.

  • Step 3: PonytailSock Bun Step 3

    Pull your hair into a ponytail on top of your head. The sock bun looks best when it’s up high, like a top knot. Now hold the end of your pony straight up in the air, and slip the foam or sock doughnut over it.

  • Step 4: Roll the bunSock Bun Step 4

    This is where the process gets tricky—you’ll probably need to practice a few times. Hold the tip of your ponytail, which should now be just above the doughnut, and spread the ends so that they’re splayed out over the sock. At the same time, roll the sock down your pony, continuing to spread and tuck hair around the doughnut as you go. Once you get closer to the base, the process will get easier. Keep adjusting your hair to make sure it’s fully covering your sock.

  • Step 5: Set the bunSock Bun Step 5

    Once you reach the base of your pony, your bun should sit securely on the top of your head. If you need to, add a few bobby pins to secure layers. Finally, spray with a light hairspray like blowPro Blow Out Hairspray to keep flyaways in check—you’re not going for messy bed head.

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Embellishing Your Hair for Special Occasions

Hair jewelry is a fashion trend on the rise. We have not only seen this on the red carpet, but also in premier bridal magazines.

Hair jewelry in the form of hairpins, hair combs, headbands and hair sticks are embellished with rhinestones, crystals and/or pearls for an elegant sparkle that can dress up any outfit, on any occasion. Flowers and feathers are becoming quite popular as wedding day hair accessories also. Brides and the bridal party can add sparkle to their ensemble that doesn’t stop at the necklace or earrings. Beautiful hair jewelry isn’t just for the wedding. Special occasions such as prom, quinceanera, pageants, homecoming, sweet sixteen, and parties are all celebrations worthy of the addition of elegant hair jewelry and accessories.

Whatever the theme of your special event, crystal hair combs or rhinestone headbands are an elegant accessory for long hairstyles. If you are wearing an upswept hairstyle, consider adding a rhinestone, pearl, or feather hair comb, at the side or back of the head to achieve sparkle from all angles.

You can turn an everyday ponytail into a glamorous fashion statement, for work or party, with the simple addition of a rhinestone barrette. It will give you a put together look without a lot of time or effort. Hair combs adorned with crystal, pearls or flowers are a sophisticated hair accessory for the updo and can act as a frame for the hairstyle. Hair combs come in many lengths and widths, so finding the right one for your look won’t be a challenge.

Probably the most popular trend in hair design is decorated hairpins or hair sticks. These accessories are either single stone or clusters of stones attached to the end of a hairpin or hair stick. As these are usually small, many can be sprinkled throughout the hair for a sparkling understated look. They are beautiful when used under a wedding veil for an element of surprise.

Hair pins and hair sticks are an excellent accessory for prom, party or special occasion when you want extra flair. For the bride, hair jewelry may be used in addition to a tiara or headpiece for sparkle from all angles and extra pizzazz in your photos. Don’t forget the bridal party; they can coordinate with the bride by wearing similar hair jewelry, less the tiara and veil.

These are fun ideas, but don’t let trends dictate your wedding or party fashion. Be true to yourself and allow your jewelry and accessories to make a statement about you!

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How to Get Natural-Looking Red Hair

Dying your hair red will make you the center of attention. Red hair is difficult and expensive to maintain. Even though this color is a hassle it remains one of the most popular. Here are a few tips to keep your hair color bright in between washes in a cost effective way. Investing time and money into red hair should result in looking like a natural redhead, not a fake. Here are some great tips to make sure you look like a natural redhead.

Make sure the shade of red that you pick works with your skin tone. You never want to go more than two shades away from your natural hair. This will insure that your hair color compliments your skin tone and eyes. Finding a great shade of red can be challenging. An easy way to get great hair color ideas is to find a celebrity that has the same complexion as you. Find picture of them with varies hair colors. This will give you a good indication of hair colors that will look natural. Never forget the fist rule of keeping your new hair color within two shades of your natural color. Even if you find a celebrity with your same complexion with five shades lighter strawberry blonde and you are brunette do not make this drastic change. You will probably look better with a red brown hair color and it will be easier to maintain.

In order to keep your red colors bright in between dye jobs make a glaze. A glaze is away to boost your hair color in between washes. Save some of the hair dye you use to dye your hair. If you go to a salon ask the hair stylist if she can make some extra for you to take home. Take an empty shampoo bottle and fill one part hair dye to three parts shampoo. Shake this mixture together and put in your shower. Use this mixture once every two-weeks to keep your red bright and your roots hidden. Use your glaze like regular shampoo but let it sit in your hair for 3-4 minutes before rinsing. Rinse hair thoroughly and condition as usual.

If you are darkening your eyebrows or eyelashes you will not look like a natural redhead. Natural redheads have very light eyebrows and eyelashes. Tinting your eyebrows a lighter shade will help make you look like a natural redhead. Your hairstylist will do this for under $10 and it only takes a few minutes. Replacing your dark mascara and replacing it with clear mascara will help you fool everyone into believing you have natural red hair. Using bright lip makeup will help spice up your makeup. Most redheads have a lot of pigment in their lips. So feel free to use bright reds and pinks.

Look like a natural redhead. Dying hair red can be difficult. Understanding what colors would compliment your natural hair and skin tone is important. If you are a brunette a red brown hair color would look best. It is important to get a lot of hair coloring ideas before you pick your final color.

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Moroccanoil®

This is one of the lines we carry in the salon.

At Moroccanoil®, our passion is empowering beautiful transformations. We started with the original Moroccanoil Treatment which revolutionized the haircare industry. We built our reputation on positive word of mouth from runways to salons to editorial spreads. Our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results. That is why salon-exclusive Moroccanoil® is preferred by professionals and consumers alike — because our products simply work.

We invite you to experience Moroccanoil® and discover the performance behind the headlines.

Our story began when our co-founder, Carmen Tal, was traveling in Israel.  After a color service that left her hair badly damaged, a friend brought her to a salon where she experienced an astonishing oil treatment. The result was that her hair instantly transformed  from damaged to shiny, smooth and manageable.

Inspired by the incredible results, Carmen set out to share this unique oil treatment and its benefits with women around the world.  At the time, oil treatments were unconventional for hair but Carmen was undeterred by this obstacle. She and her husband teamed up with a group of visionaries to perfect this amazing formula.  The result – they introduced Moroccanoil® to the world.

Moroccanoil® has become a haircare industry sensation embraced by celebrities, runway stylists and women, the world over.  At the core of our success is quality.  We have perfected The Moroccanoil Treatment and extended the line to include solutions for every hair need.  Our formulas not only leave hair naturally smooth and shiny, but also improve its actual condition to make it stronger with each use.  We are proud to have created a new haircare category, and even as we grow, to always remain unique in our industry. http://moroccanoil.com/behind


Healthy Hair Tips – Top Tips For Shiny, Healthy Hair

The tips below are simple… you may already practice some of them. But it all adds up. Everything from your comb to your shampoo can make a difference in the appearance of your hair. Just a small amount of daily attention will pay off in healthy, shiny locks.

Trivia

* The scalp contains approximately 100,000 strands of hair, on average.

* We lose about 100 hairs a day. So don’t panic when you see strands in your brush.

* Hair grows at the rate of 1/2 per month.

* Each strand lasts about 4 1/2 years… all the more reason to take care of your hair!

Shampoo and a Massage

The first tip is to treat your hair gently. Excessive washing and blow drying are harsh. Shampoo often enough to keep clean, but no more. This may be daily for oily hair… less often for dry. For shiny, healthy hair, treat your scalp to a mini-massage before you shampoo. My hairdresser does this and it feels so good!

A scalp massage will:

* Stimulate blood flow

* Nourish hair follicles

* Encourage skin cell renewal

Using your fingertips and thumbs on dry hair, begin the massage at your forehead. Work in a circular motion, pressing the scalp beneath your fingers. Continue massaging, moving on to the crown. Finish at the back of your head.

(Side note: Stressed? Don’t wait for shampoo time. A scalp massage is a great stress reliever anytime.)

Next, rinse with plain water to remove dirt and residual product. Then apply shampoo to the scalp. Work through to ends. Rinse thoroughly. Finish by applying conditioner as needed… again, rinse thoroughly.

To avoid potentially toxic ingredients, choose natural shampoo. The best shampoo is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). SLS and SLES are harsh detergents found in most shampoos, shower gels, and liquid soaps. Their job is to make suds. Unfortunately, they may irritate your scalp in the process and may contribute to hair loss.

Be gentle!

Wet hair is especially delicate. Use a wide toothed comb, not a brush, to gently untangle hair. Work from the ends up. Combs and brushes should have round, smooth tips and widely spaced teeth or bristles.

Fun in the Sun and Swimming Pools

Sun, wind, chlorine, and salt water can be harsh. Dry, chemically treated hair is particularly vulnerable. The sun harms hair protein while salt water and chlorine rob moisture from the cuticle.

Minimize exposure when in the sun for extended periods. The best protection is a hat. Alternatively, wear hair up or in a ponytail. And replenish moisture with conditioner after swimming.

Aromatherapy for Hair

Here’s a tip you’ll love. It’s a simple pleasure with dual benefits. It will enhance your hair and your well-being. Rub 2-3 drops of pure essential oil onto your hair brush and gently work through.

Yes… it’s that easy!

Choose an essential oil for your hair type:

* Dry – Rosemary or Sandalwood oil.

* Oily – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Cedarwood, or Sage oil.

* All types – Geranium, Rose, or Lavender oil.

Experiment by mixing two or three of your favorite oils together.

Now that’s a tip you and your hair will both love!

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Product buildup can dull hair. A simple solution is a homemade hair rinse. Apple cider vinegar is ideal as it encourages blood circulation as it corrects the PH balance of your hair.

Healthy Hair Rinse

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

2-4 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix ingredients in a glass or plastic bottle. Shampoo and rinse hair thoroughly. Use the apple cider mixture as a final rinse. Allow to soak into hair for a few seconds. Rinse with cool water.

Voila… soft, shiny hair!

Treat your hair to this rinse once a week.

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