How to Choose a Hairstylist for Your Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking beautiful on this special day is on top of every bride-to-be’s priorities. But choosing a hairdresser that would make you look stunning is not as easy as it sounds. Getting married is one of the biggest events of your life and you’d want to prepare for it as much as you can.

As a bride, your planning list may seem endless as you have to make sure that everything has to be done perfectly on your special day. How you look on this day is also important since all eyes will be focused on you as you walk down the aisle.

Choosing you hair stylist

It is important to look for a hair stylist with a bridal portfolio that you like. Then, ask for a price quote. This is important so you could determine if their services is within your budget.

Selecting a hair stylist should be done at least 6 months to a year before your wedding. If you have someone in mind, make sure that you book the hairdresser as soon as you know the exact date of your wedding.

Consultation and trial

This should take place at least 2 months before the wedding. Here, your hairdresser will give you specific advice on the style that would help accentuate your features. They’ll also help you in choosing the right hairstyle that would compliment you and your dress. Also, feel free to express your concerns about your hair and don’t let them pressure you into choosing a style that you don’t want.

It is important to get to know your hairdresser and how they work so you could be confident enough that they could make you look stunning on your special day.

Word of mouth

I am a believer that the best way of finding the best hairdresser is by asking the people around you.

Ask your family, friends, colleagues or even acquaintances. The idea is to ask people with hairstyles you really like. These people could help you in finding the best hairstylist.

Observe

If you’re not too busy, take time to visit the hairstylists on your list and observe how they work. The best time to do this is during the weekend, when they’re busiest.

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Ultimate Guide to Choosing Dry Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry shampoo has become a popular alternative to regular shampoo in recent years. Before, dry shampoo was only available from a very limited number of brands. Thanks to the realization that frequent shampooing can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry, damaged hair, almost every hair care brand has released their own version of dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo can absorb excess oil and leave your hair looking and smelling fresh even when it isn’t. It can also add volume and texture to your style. However, not all of them are worth the splurge. So how do you choose the right dry shampoo for you? Read on and we’ll help you find the dry shampoo that will suit your needs.

Hair type matters

Choose a dry shampoo that is made for your hair. If you have curly hair, it is best to go for a cleansing mousse instead of powder or spray to freshen your roots and reshape your curls like. If you have fine hair, opt for a light-weight powder that won’t clump or build up. Also, choose the one that will add volume and texture to your hair.

Spray or powder

When buying dry shampoo, consider whether or not your prefer powder or aerosol. If you have fine hair, then powders are your best option. It’s also a great choice if you are concerned about particulates in the air. Aerosols, on the other hand, coats more evenly and can be fast and convenient. You can try them both and decide which works best for you.

Color

If you’re too busy that you don’t have time to go to the salon, then you might want to try a dry shampoo with a dose of pigment. They work just like a regular dry shampoo, but deposit temporary pigments to your strands.

Scent

A lot of women use dry shampoo to keep their hair smelling fresh, even after a vigorous workout. These products are available in a variety of scents. When buying dry shampoo, we suggest that you give it a spritz just to see if you like the scent.

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4 Hair Myths We Were All Tricked Into Believing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of hair myths that circle the globe like urban legends. Once a hair rumor is started, it spreads like a flu virus and develops its own life. Most of the time, we are duped into believing these ridiculous hair myths.

In this article, we’ll be separating facts from fallacies. Read on and we’ll tell you which hair care routine to toss aside.

Frequent trims make hair grow faster

While regular trims are a great way to keep your hair healthy, it does not affect the way your hair actually grows. Whether you cut it or not, your hair will grow an average of a quarter to half an inch each month.

One thing a trim will do is to eliminate split end and reduce breakage. So, if you want long, healthy locks, trimming your hair regularly is the key.

Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day makes your hair shine

If you’ve been combing your hair 100 times before going to bed in the hopes of achieving shiny, gorgeous locks, you may be disappointed to learn that your efforts have been fruitless.

While light brushing can add luster to your hair by distributing the natural oils to your hair shaft, excessive brushing can do more harm than good. In fact, this can weaken the strands and cause breakage.

Skip conditioner if you have greasy hair

Greasy hair is caused by the overproduction of sebum. Skipping conditioner will have no effect on your sebaceous glands. Your scalp will produce the same amount of oil whether you condition your hair or not.

If you use the same shampoo, it will stop working

This myth has been spread so much that may people believe it’s true. Contrary to popular belief, our hair doesn’t get used to the products we use. Your favorite shampoo will work the same way every time you lather up. Product buildup is often the cause of lackluster locks.

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How to Fix a Hair Dye Disaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assuming you are a blonde who wants to try life as a brunette or wants to get rid of those highlights, you find yourself at the hair-coloring aisle of your local store. With the hopes of saving money, you grab a box of hair color, hurry home and start dying your hair.

Once you’re done, you wait patiently wait and time the entire process. Finally, you unwrap your head and peer into the mirror. Now, you get the shock of your life as you realize that your hair is 8 shades darker than the color sample on the box.

Maintaining your hair can be expensive, which is why a lot of people are tempted to go the DIY route. If your attempt to try the latest celebrity hair color trend ended up in tears, don’t panic. Read on as we give you a few quick tips to fix your hair color disasters at home.

Consult your hairstylist

Hair color disasters can be remedied if you visit your stylist within 2 to 3 days. Also, make sure to bring the hair color package with you so your stylist can check the type of product and color you used.

Wash, wash, wash

If you can’t schedule an appointment with your stylist due to your busy schedule, go ahead and follow these steps.

Shampoo you hair immediately using baby shampoo. Though baby shampoo is supposed to be gentle, it is actually very potent. Shampoo your hair three times (morning, evening and one other time). If baby shampoo is not available, you can use a lemon-scented dishwashing soap as an alternative.

Make sure to wash and rinse your hair with hot water as heat tends to fade hair dye. Also, don’t forget to condition your hair.

The next day, wash your hair 3 times again, using baby shampoo or dishwashing liquid. Use the hottest water you can stand. Then, use a deep-conditioning product to restore your hair’s moisture.

Wash your hair with clarifying shampoo over the next few days and condition as usual. This would diminish the color, but it would be best to visit the salon as soon as you can for a professional rejuvenation.

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4 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Scalp

Sensitive scalp is an annoying problem. But this can easily be solvable if you know how to deal with it. Unsuitable hair care products, improperly applied hair color treatments, and the climate are just some of the culprits. Stress and tension may also disturb your scalp’s equilibrium.

If your sensitive scalp is giving you a hard time, these tips can help you deal with it.

Rinse your hair thoroughly

Alcohol-based hair products may cause your scalp to be sensitive and itchy. If you are using these products on a regular basis, make sure to rinse them off thoroughly. If not, these chemicals can build up, causing your scalp to react the way it does.

In order to get rid of these chemicals completely, you might want to rub your hair with a mixture of lemon and water before your final rinse.

Use mild shampoos

A great way of addressing sensitive scalp is to stop washing your hair every day, but we understand that this is a no-can-do for most women. Instead, choose a mild shampoo that you can use on a daily basis. You see, washing your hair everyday would strip off those essentials oils, leaving your scalp sore, flaky and itchy. As much as possible, try to go for a lighter and less soapy shampoo.

Moisturize

Sensitive, dry and flaky scalp needs moisture in order to rebuild that natural barrier that houses all those essential oils inside. Of course, you are free to use your regular conditioner. But once you notice that your scalp gets even more sensitive and flakier, it’s time to give those natural oils a shot.

Almond, jojoba and argan oil are the best natural plant-oil moisturizers that would help restore your hair and scalp’s natural balance.

Ditch the hairdryer

This may be tough for most women but you have to understand that excessive heat can be damaging to your sensitive scalp. Notice how terrible and lifeless your hair looks after being exposed to the sun for a long period of time. The hairdryer does the same to your hair. As much as possible, allow your hair to dry naturally and come up with a hairstyle that would not require a hairdryer.

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Surprising Reasons Your Hair is Thinning

We don’t want to alarm you, but men are not the only ones who experience hair thinning. Recent study showed that about 30 million women in the United States are losing their hair. Before you panic, please bear in mind that losing a few strands every day is normal. An average woman loses about 50-100 hair strands a day, even up to 150 in some cases.

If you are staring down at a handful of hair, do not fret. There are a few simple ways to stop the shedding. Read on and find out what you can do about it.

Experts revealed that genetic hair loss is one of the most common causes of receding hairline. But before you start pointing a finger at your father who now has a bald spot; please keep in mind that the gene can be inherited from your dad or mom’s side of the family. If both your parents have a history of hair loss, then you are likely to experience the same fate.

Though standby medications like Propecia and Rogaine are helpful, these agents only provide temporary solution. Hair restoration surgery is considered as the most effective way of fully reversing hair loss.

Anemia

If you are feeling tired and weak most of the time, you might be suffering from anemia. Not having enough red blood cells may result to hair loss.

Ask your doctor to check your blood levels to determine if you are anemic. If you are, he or she can prescribe Iron supplements. You can also consume iron-rich foods like spinach and black beans to help nourish the cells in your hair.

Stress

Long-term physiological and emotional stress may disrupt the normal hair cycle. This may cause you to shed larger amounts of hair each day.

If you see more hair go down the drain, take a moment to reflect on your life. Unhealthy diet or loss of a family member may trigger hair shedding. Don’t worry; this is usually temporary. Your hair will grow back once you learn to cope and deal with stress.

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5 Reasons Why Having Curly Hair Rocks

Most of the time, we focus on the people we love. Oftentimes, we tend to forget that we also have to love ourselves just as much. In honor of the season of love, we’d like to take this chance to remind you why you should love and appreciate your curls every day.

In this article, we’ll give you a short list on why your curls rock. Read on and learn to embrace your curls.

Curls are unique
Every curl is unique. And that’s one of the best reasons why you should love your hair. Curls come in different lengths and textures. So, even if some of your friends have curly hair, your textured locks are still different.
Remind yourself that your curly hair will help you stand out in the crowd. So, as you step out of your house each morning, stand confidently and smile. You are unique and you won’t get lost in the crowd.

No comb or brush required
One of the best things about having curly hair is the fact that you don’t have to spend a single penny on combs or brushes. Instead, you can use this extra money in buying hair products. Plus, the only thing that you need in detangling your hair is your fingers, and those are free!

Endless styling options
One of the perks of having curly hair is you can go with different hairstyles each day, depending on the products that you use. You can soften your curls into glamorous waves or wear it naturally. If you feel like straightening your locks once in a while, you are also free to do so. It may not hold for a few hours, though.

Get ready in a flash
Having curly hair, you don’t have to wake up before dawn to start with your hair straightening routine.
You can get ready in a matter of minutes and still appear like you’ve spent hours in the salon. With curls on your side, the sexy disheveled look is always in.

It’s more planet-friendly
Your curly locks won’t require you to wash your hair all the time. This means, you’re actually conserving water. Plus, frequent hair washing strips moisture from your curls.

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4 Ways to Turn a Bad Hair Day Into a Good One

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all walk out of our house every day looking like we just stepped out of the salon? Unfortunately, we can’t all have our own glam squads following us around. In reality, many of us experience a bad hair day. What’s frustrating is that our hair becomes greasy or unmanageable at the wrong moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t let a bad hair day ruin your day. There’s hope for even the limpest, frizziest or even just plain bad hair day.

Here are 4 ways to turn a bad hair day into a good one.

Dry shampoo

When you’re in a rush and you don’t have time to wash your hair, try dry shampoo. Spray dry shampoo onto your roots to soak up excess oil. Shake your head, flip it back up and then style your hair as usual. Your hair should look fresh and less oily. Carry dry shampoo with you wherever you go so it would be easy to transform your hair from greasy to glossy.

Switch your part

If you normally part your hair on the center, simply switch to one side. With this super simple maneuver, you may find that your hair has more volume or a better shape to work with.

Try an updo

Twist your hair up into a loose messy bun for a more luxurious look. This will give you classy, finished look even on your worst hair days.

Salt spray

Keep a salt spray in your bag to keep your wavy hair from falling flat midday. Apply some salt spray all over your hair. Scrunch your hair up and hold it for a few seconds. Much better.

Get a good haircut

This may not offer an instant solution for a bad hair day, but a good haircut can go a long way in helping you avoid it. It’s your haircut that determines how easy your hair will be to style. So try to get the very best haircut you can afford.

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Pro Tips for Curly Hair Care

Curly hair comes with a set of rules. If you have naturally curly hair, you have probably learned that certain tricks can help tame your tresses; while some can completely ruin your look.

pexels-photo-918475Caring for your curls takes knowledge and understanding of the dos and don’ts of how to keep your hair beautiful and healthy. This week, we’ll teach you how to take care of your curly hair and keep your mane tamed.

Shampoo less

Frequent washing strips your scalp off the natural oils it needs to be healthy. We’re not saying you shouldn’t wash your hair, but shampooing less often is the key to bouncy curls.

For those with thick strands, you can go 3 or more days without wash. But if you have fine hair, it is best to shampoo your hair every other hair.

The best way to wash hair is with a 100% sulfate-free shampoo. Traditional shampoos contain harsh detergents called sulfates, which can be too harsh for most curls. This will keep your hair nourished and hydrated.

Daily conditioning is the key

Curly hair needs moisture – lots of moisture. It is drier as compared to straight locks because it takes more time for natural oils to reach the ends.

Conditioner, leave-in cream and deep conditioner should all be lined up in your shower. Experts also recommend deep conditioning treatment at least once a week.

Dry your hair with a shirt

A t-shirt may not be as absorbent as towel fibres, but it greatly reduces frizz, hair breakage and set the fundamental base for working your curls. So instead of grabbing the towel, you might want to get a shirt instead and dry your hair with it.

Keep your hands off

Do not touch your hair, especially when it is dry. The more you touch your hair, the more you rough up the cuticle layer; thus, causing more frizz.

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How to Take Care of Your Hair in Summer

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We all love the allure of summertime! Summer is a time for frolicking on the beach, enjoying the yard and attending outdoor events. But the downside of the summer sun is that it can wreak havoc on your hair. The hot rays of the sun can be just as strong as a hot blow dryer.

Listed below are the 5 summer hair care tips to get you through those sunny days.

Shampoo Less, Condition More

Use a good moisturizing conditioner in the hot summer months. Try skipping several days in between shampoos because it is drying to your hair and robs it of its natural moisture. In between days, try using baby powder as a dry shampoo to keep hair looking good. Also, when you shampoo or rinse your hair, use lukewarm or cold water because the “hot shower” is damaging to your hair. Once a week, give yourself a good deep conditioning treatment.

A good hair mask or oil treatment is a must or you can also try some home conditioning treatments that work well. If the ends of your hair are damaged, you can soak them in jojoba oil and wrap in plastic for overnight. When styling your hair, make sure to always use a leave in conditioner.

Minimal Styling Tool Usage

Try to cut back on your use of blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons and any other “heat” producing hair appliances. A good way to start is to let your hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer. If you must use a blow dryer, make sure you have used a leave in conditioner and a heat protecting spray on your hair first. Try to opt for more natural styles, which require less use of a styling iron that can burn your hair. Cut back on hair products (mousses, gels, glossers) that contain alcohol that are very drying to your hair. Try to find hair products that are all-natural or contain no alcohol.

Sun Protection is a must

When going out into the glaring sun, wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from sun damage. If you don’t cover your head, spray a little sunscreen in your hair. Try using hair products that also offer sunscreen protection.

Keep it Trimmed

During the summer months, make sure you keep the ends trimmed to prevent further breakage. You can try opting for a shorter style in the summer months. If you must keep it long, condition well, protect it from the sun and keep the damaged ends trimmed.

Watch Out for Chlorine

Chlorine is extremely damaging on your hair. If you love to swim, make sure you wet your hair first before getting into the pool to help keep your hair from absorbing the chlorine. After swimming, make sure you shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to remove the chlorine residue in your hair.

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