Monthly Archives: June 2010
Hands down indirect heat is the healthiest form of heat for the hair. However improper usage of a hooded dryer can also lead to damaged hair. For instance while sitting under the dryer and falling asleep. Leaning your head up against the dry can possibly lead to the hair being burned because of the heat being directly against the hair. I know its hard ladies, because I have fallen asleep while under the dryer many days. As for air drying, when it comes to the absolute best as far as the health of your hair is concerned, air drying is the best way to go. Now yes ladies I know what happens to air dried hair of the coarser nature. However it is so much better for your hair to air dry than flat iron then to blow dry, flat iron and then hot curl all in one sitting.
Breakage and damage occurs from the treatment of your hair. If you are not keeping your hair clean, moisturized and away from harsh elements then your results will be damage. Applying heat, color and other chemicals to your hair with out the proper care will give you dry, brittle and breaking hair.
Steps to Prevent Hair Damage
Step 1: Wash your scalp with a moisturizing shampoo at least once a week, I recommend Creme of Nature or Herbal Essences long term relationship. However I prefer to do what is called a co-wash. A co-wash is a wash using conditioner only. The conditioner should be moisturizing and say so on the bottle. I use Herbal Essences long term relationship as well as Herbal Essences other moisturizing conditioner brands.
Step 2: Deep conditioning is very important to the health of the hair. You can deep condition by using a conditioner or cholesterol covering the hair with a plastic cap and sitting underneath a hooded dryer. I prefer to use any moisturizing conditioner I have on hand adding a little olive oil or coconut oil to it, putting on a plastic cap and just going on about my day doing house work. And if I feel I need a good deep condition doing this method and sleeping with the conditioner in my hair, by simply wearing a head scarf or satin bonnet over the plastic cap. The head generates heat on its own and when covered in the plastic cap the heat from the head is confined with in the cap.
Step 3: Air drying or roller setting the hair and sitting under a hooded dryer. When air drying I find that my hair becomes a bit rough and unruly. When I choose to air dry I almost always follow it with a flat ironing session. When flat ironing I use moderate heat and make sure I use a heat protect while doing so. I also pin curl when I’m done if imp interested in achieving a curly do, or I will braid in order to achieve waves.
Step 4: Keeping the hair covered while sleeping is very important. Wearing a satin head scarf or satin bonnet at night when going to bed is a very important step in preventing damage. If you’re not the head covering type, then I recommend sleeping on satin pillow cases instead. Most materials when the hair rubs up against it repeatedly will cause damage. It is best to protect your hair by all means and trying it up or simply placing in a bun can help just a little.
Step 5: Keeping the ends of my hair up and away 95% of the time. The ends are the oldest part of your hair, making it the most fragile part of the entire hair shaft. Keeping the ends moisturized is imperative and by keeping the hair in a bun, tucked under or simply in a braid helps to keep them preserved.
Step 6: Always remember to take your vitamins for optimal hair health. A basic hair, skin and nail vitamin can do the trick. Using a hair vitamin as well as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to go.
Does the phrase “bad hair day” has stopped being metaphorical for you and is already becoming an everyday reality? The HairMax LaserComb Premium Edition is a medical laser device that uses Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Laser PhotoTherapy for your hair to help invigorate your scalp and promote a healthier looking hair.
Is your hair becoming duller each day or have you noticed that you have been losing some progressively? Then maybe it’s high time that you start considering this very effective treatment. The HairMax LaserComb is the first laser treatment device that has received an FDA approval to market for promotion of hair growth. And using it is so very simple to use: just comb your hair with it in a slow, deliberate manner for 10-15 minutes a day, three times a week and you will see the noticeable improvement of your hair in weeks.
In fact, the Hairmax LaserComb is so effective that over 90% of the people who have used it see visible results within just 12 weeks of use, while around 45% of users observe visible results within a mere 8 weeks of use, and about 45% of users realize its benefits within 8-12 weeks of use. Only a small number users perceive an improvement of their hair at a longer time which is around 12-16 weeks but is nevertheless still effective for them. It has been shown to work for both men and women, as well as people within the age range of 18-80 years old.
The science behind the HairMax LaserComb is that it uses the principle of “Photo-Bio Stimutation” where in the LaserComb delivers nutrient-rich laser beams to the hair follicle so that it revitalizes it for growth. As a result, if you use this product at the stage when you are starting to become losing your hair, the LaserComb will slow the process down and regrow hair. This treatment is non-invasive and you won’t even feel any pain while using it, only a bit of warmth from the laser, so you won’t have any problems at all.
Don’t wait anymore until the damage in your hair is already irreversible and start doing yourself the favor with the HairMax LaserComb. To get this wonderful product, go here.
Brunettes or blondes that is the question and we’ve all heard the blonde jokes but ignore those and just go for what’s going to suit you the best. If you’re thinking of going blonde (or blonder), here’s a guide on how to choose from the do it yourself home kits that are widely available.
The first thing to remember if you’ve never coloured your hair before, is that it’s a risky business and we urge that you don’t ignore safety features such as the 48 hour patch test and that you follow guidelines on lightening your shade or you may end up with that dodgy orange that people try so hard to avoid.
The second thing to consider is your skin tone, you may absolutely love a haircut and colour on a celebrity or friend but you have to think carefully about whether this would look good on you, in terms of skin tone, face shape and hair type. If you’re not sure, your hairdresser will advise and they do tend to know what they’re talking about.
Blonde can suit all different types of hairstyles but you may be disappointed with the result if you don’t plan carefully first. For example, if you’ve got lovely long, dark brown, shiny hair and you wish to go blonde, it’s important to realise that dying it blonde could make it dry and also make it look much thinner than the brunette version. This is one of the reasons why very light blondes often go for a short, choppy and funky style with which good condition is easier to maintain. The other thing is that it may take a few goes to get it as light as you want it so we’d recommend having it done professionally to start with and then doing it yourself from then on. With the ever popular fringe, remember that blonde can make the fringe look less full so if you like the blunt, full fringe make sure you’ve got lots of hair if you’re blonde otherwise think about going for a darker shade. You can get away with a lot if you have curly hair but with sleek locks, the conditioning has to be perfect so when lightening your hair, it’s worth investing in some professional hair care products that will save you from the dreaded scarecrow hair.
Ice / Platinum Blonde – Great for those with high cheekbones and pixie features and those with a quirky or asymmetric hairstyle. Light Ash / Ash Blonde – A subtle blue / grey tinge gives this blonde a real edge and can make blue eyes appear even bluer.
Baby Blonde – for that sweet and innocent look, like butter wouldn’t melt, this is a great choice for those with fine hair and a cute little baby fringe. Natural Blonde – Perfect for those who are trying to convince the world that they’re a natural blonde or for those who are not quite as blonde as they’d like to be. Golden Blonde – This can create gorgeous shiny blonde locks even for those with longer hair because of the lower levels of peroxide. Dark Blonde – A subtle shade better for covering greys than creating drama or a whole new look.
The secret to beautiful blonde hair, no matter what shade you choose, is great conditioning, so get onto buying cheap Tigi hair products or professional hair care products from any other reputable brand, it really will be worth the investment.
Top Beautiful Women Hairstyles brings you Celebrity Beautiful Long Women Hairstyles 2010
A lot of beautiful celebrities are wearing cool long hairstyles as you can see in the pics below celebs like Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson or Shakira.Jessica Biel its wearing a beautiful long Wavy Cut,Kate Mara a Long Center Part,Scarlett Johansson Long Curls and Anna Kendrick paired her printed dress with long curls.Shakira with her very nice wavy blonde hair wears a soft waves with visible rich brown roots, here are some photos:
The layered hair styles of 2010 add celebrity style to your hair layers provide volume and texture to hairstyles, with the exception of curly hair. It’s the straightness of hair that brings out the magic of layered haircuts as can be seen by the many different celebrities who incorporate this technique in bob hairdos, fringe bangs and long, straight hairstyles.