Your hair is your biggest, best, and most permanent accessory. Love the way it looks! Last week, we posted about your 2013 hair goals. It is time to make a get-the-hair-you-want plan! The most popular hair goals are all about getting more volume, more shine, and more smoothness. Here is how:
Volume is sexy, and there is a way to get it. For this technique you will need a volumizing spray, a round brush, and large Velcro curls. Begin by applying the volumizing spray to damp hair. Use a round brush when you blow dry and pull the hair upward from the root (this part is key!). While your hair is still warm from the blow-dry, section it off and wrap around the curlers. Allow it to cool in the curlers. Once cool, remove the rollers and tease around the root. This will give you that extra voluminous oomph! Be sure to comb through with your fingers to finish off the look – so your locks have a gorgeous soft flow.
Frizz is smooth hair’s biggest enemy. So to get smooth hair, you must reduce frizz. The best way to reduce frizz is to lock in moisture. To get the smooth hair you have been after, you will need a moisturizing hair cream, moisturizing oil, and a round brush. Massage the cream into towel-dried hair before you blow-dry. Use the large round brush and point your hair dryer nozzle downward. Note: pointing the blow dryer in all different directions actually causes frizz because it lifts the hair cuticle. When you are finished, use the moisturizing oil on the ends of your hair. To be extra smooth, touch up your look with an anti-humidity hair spray.
Shiny hair turns heads. If it is that glossy look you are after, you will need shampoo and conditioner that is packed with vitamins and proteins. Tip: hair repair products tend to be packed with vitamins and proteins. After washing, use a leave in conditioner to protect against heat damage. When you blow dry, you should also be pointing the nozzle down. To finish off, apply a shine enhancing spray.
With shine, volume, and smoothness you can love the way your hair looks!
Going to bed with wet hair overnight doesn’t always give you glamorous results in the morning. The good news is there are a few ways to control that mane of bed head.
Sometimes overnight hair has a tendency to fall flat because of the way we are sleeping when it dries. To avoid this, apply a volumizing spray. This will help to make your hair look a little thicker. Next, pull your hair into a high ponytail and then twist into a loose bun. Note: if it is too tight it can prevent your hair from drying and can also lead to breakage. In the morning, take out your hair and use a finger comb – a brush can take out the volume you’ve created.
For some, bed head means frizz everywhere. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, giving your hair some time off from heat can do wonders for its health. If morning frizz is a problem for you, a leave in conditioner is your best friend. Use a wide toothcomb to make sure the conditioner is evenly distributed. Divide your hair into three smaller sections. At the bottom of each section, create a pin curl. Do this by wrapping the ends up over two fingers (imagine there was a foam roller). Wrap all the way up to your roots and then secure with a hair clip to hold the curl in place. Do this with all the hair sections. In the morning, remove the clips and lightly spray some water on your hair. This will get rid of morning static.
Ever wonder what the deal with coconut oil is? Coconut oil contains vitamins E and K. These vitamins are often found in hair and skin products. Using coconut oil is actually like giving a huge gift to your hair. It is one of the most effective conditioners and helps in the regrowth of your hair.
The benefits of coconut oil are endless. It adds shine and body to your hair and has been proven to slow down hair loss. Regular use will keep your hair strong, nourished and create a more full look. The oil also provides extra protection from styling and environmental damages.
Moisture is the key to avoiding dry and weak hair. Coconut oil adds a layer that seals in moisture, which also contributes to a silky feel. Last but not least, coconut oil helps control dandruff. The moisture that coconut oil provides prevents the build up of dry skin (which is the cause behind dandruff). When using coconut oil be sure to use circular motions to scrub away dead skin.
Look for hair products that are made with coconut oil or better yet just pick up a bottle of the oil itself!
We all have those days when our bangs drive us crazy. They may not be blow-drying just right, or you may not have time to wash and style them. There is good news. Here are some adorable ways to pin back your bangs:
If your bangs are usually swept to the side, try a side swept braid.
If your bangs just are not laying right, try a side pompadour. This is a great way to get those bangs off your face!
If you are feeling stylish, try this simple twist down the side! It looks sophisticated yet takes less than three minutes to do!
Whether an unexpected rainstorm or a humid dry spell causes a frizzy mane, no gal wants to deal with a poof ball on her head!
There are three main causes of frizzy hair. One cause is having naturally curly hair. The second cause is due to styling, chemical and environmental damage. Ultimately, frizzy hair is the result of dehydration.
Want to eliminate frizz? Three words: Product, product, product. You must invest in quality hair products. Avoid oil-based conditioners. Use shampoos and conditioners with humectants; this will help bring moisture to your hair (Tip: leave the conditioner in a little longer than you usually do). Additionally, you should use a serum to smooth out dry hair and control those fly-aways.
Trim your hair regularly. Split ends tend to make frizz even worse. By keeping the ends of your hair healthy and neat, you can reduce frizz.
Frankly, frizzy hair does not look good on anybody. Keeping it under control will do wonders for your appearance!
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!
If your hair is damaged, you need to improve its condition. To do that, you need to create shine in your hair. Follow these tips for locks that glisten: Leave-in conditioner is your best friend. When you hair is damp, focus the leave-in conditioner on the damaged areas (usually the ends). On top of this, you should also invest in a deep-conditioning treatment and apply it once or twice a week. Remember that blow dryers and straightening irons may add to the damage of your hair – that is why using quality heat styling and heat protection products is crucial!
If your hair is naturally straight, maximizing shine is very easy (lucky you!). Wash and condition your hair and then blast it with a cold – water rinse for about three seconds. This actually helps seal in the conditioner, leaving your hair very easy to style! Blow dry, then use a light finishing serum and shine enhancing spray.
If your hair is curly, you need to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Also, invest in a straightening gel. After washing, detangle with a wide-toothed comb. When you are blow-drying, wrap 2 -inch sections around a round brush to straighten. Split ends in curly hair tend to be more noticeable when blow straight. To avoid this, be sure to use a finishing cream from 1 inch below the roots to the ends. If you want to get super glossy curls: After you condition, leave a little conditioner in. Then use a little gel on damp hair and twist into sections around your fingers, and let your hair dry naturally.
Whatever your hair type, the most important thing is to care for your hair! Maximize shine, and heads will turn.