Super Effective Ways to Get Silky, Smooth Hair

Having long, gorgeous and silky smooth hair remains to be at the top of every woman’s beauty wish list. In fact, a lot of women are willing to spend a lot of money in order to achieve this goal. They would buy the most expensive hair products there is in the hopes of having healthy and shiny hair.

Dry, dull and frizzy hair can be frustrating. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing with your some secrets to achieving silky, smooth hair. Here are some of them.

smoothhairCondition, condition, condition

Regular styling, along with the changes in weather and humidity levels, can leave our hair dry, dull and damaged. Conditioners are essential for healthy hair. This will help replenish the lost moisture and keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. Plus, your hair will be softer and more manageable.

It is also a good idea to do deep conditioning treatments once a week. With regular use, you’ll have soft, shiny and silky smooth hair you’ve always dreamed of.

Get regular trims

Most women choose not to cut their hair, especially when they’re trying to grow it out. However, haircuts aren’t only meant to keep your hair short. Rather, it is essential for getting rid of split ends and preventing them from coming back. This ensures that your hair is healthy and beautiful.

Choose the right products

When shopping for hair products, choose items that don’t contain alcohol because it can dry out your locks. Also, choose the right product based on your hair type. If you have dry hair, opt for those that are specifically made for dry hair. A mild shampoo is recommended for individuals with dry, dull hair because it contains fewer drying ingredients.

Eat a healthy diet

Our hair is in need of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep it healthy. Feeding your body with junk foods, sweets and empty calories will not only have a negative impact on your health, but also on your body. Remember, your hair is a reflection of your overall health.

Make it a habit to eat healthy and nutritious foods. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meat and whole grains. Also, don’t forget to drink lots of water.

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Relaxed Hair

Relaxing is the process of using chemicals to smooth out kinks in natural hair. Some people think that it’s impossible to achieve gorgeous, shiny hair on relaxed hair, but there’s no truth to that. It’s all about knowing how to properly take care of your hair. Due to their processed nature, relaxed hair requires special attention.

Here are some tips for maintaining healthy, relaxed hair.

healthyrelaxedhairUse sulfate-free shampoo

Wash your hair using sulfate-free shampoo. Unlike traditional shampoos, they are made from mild detergents that don’t completely wash away your hair’s moisture.

You have already put enough chemicals on your hair. So when washing your hair, we suggest that you leave the sulfates out of the equation. Also, limit washing your hair to once or twice a week. Frequent washing will only dry out your hair. Plus, you’ll be tempted to use heat styling tools more frequently, which will damage your hair.

Deep conditioning treatment

Relaxed hair is dry. You need to introduce moisturizing products into your hair care routine to have a smooth, shiny and silky texture.

Condition your hair every time you wash it. It is also best to do deep conditioning treatment once a week to retain moisture in your hair and strengthen it as well. Applying conditioner and deep conditioners regularly will keep your hair rich, full, and will not break easily.

Use as little heat as possible

We all know that frequent use of heat styling tools can cause heat damage. Remember that your hair is dry and fragile after relaxing treatment, so you might want to stay away from such tools. If you really need to use a straightening iron, be sure to use a heat protectant beforehand. Then, follow up with an application of argan oil serum.

Scalp massage

Scalp massage is beneficial for everyone. It helps alleviate stress and promotes relaxation. It stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn, leads to hair growth.

Castor oil is recommended for this purpose. This type of oil strengthens your hair and promotes new hair growth. It also nourishes the hair shaft and strengthens the roots. Plus, it lubricates the scalp and helps prevent dry, flaky scalp.

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Tips to Grow Out Fringe Stylishly

Bangs are a great way to change up your look. They are seemingly always on trend and can instantly upgrade your hairstyle. But if you’ve ever had bangs, you know how awkward it looks after a month or so. Sure, it looks amazing during the first couple of weeks. But as your bangs start to grow out, you regret ever getting bangs. You may even find yourself Googling the words “how to make hair grow faster” in frustration.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to grow out your fringe stylishly. Here are tips to style and manage your bangs until it hits the perfect length.

hairfringeSweep them sideways

A side part is a great way to conceal fringe regrowth. This prevents your bangs from going straight down into your eyes. Plus, it makes it easier for you to blend them with the rest of your hair. To start, switch to a side part. Then, sweep your bangs sideways. It may take a while to train them into their new direction, so it may help to dampen them and then blow them out with a round brush.

Embrace accessories

Hair accessories are now officially your best friends. Bobby pins, headbands and clips are the perfect accessories for those who growing out their fringe.

Reposition your part to one side. Push your bangs over to one side and secure with clips or bobby pins. If you choose to wear a headband, consider using a styling pomade to smooth your bangs back. This is especially important when your bangs are a bit shorter. If you don’t, they’ll just stick up behind the headband.

Braid it

If you are looking for a stylish way to keep your bangs off of your eyes, try braiding it. If your bangs hit past your eye, then it will be long enough to braid. Part your on the side and then start braiding your hair down all the way down. This style is simple, yet chic. We bet you’ll keep doing it even after your bangs have grown out.

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4 Ways to Restore Shine and Smoothness to Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair is something many of us struggle with. Instead of smooth and defined, our hair appears dry and frizzy. This is especially true during the summer months, when humidity levels are higher.

If your hair decides to go Diana Ross on you on most days, you need to keep on reading. Here, we’ll share you some tips on how to restore shine and smoothness to frizzy hair. Use these tips to keep frizzy hair at bay.

salon-qualityGo alcohol-free

Most drugstore products contain alcohol. Alcohol swells the cuticles and makes your hair coarser, which add to frizz. Avoid products with alcohol and switch to salon-quality products instead. Also, avoid products with sulfates as it can dry out your hair.

Apply oil to wet hair

Put moisture back into your mane by applying moisture-locking oil to your tresses while it is still wet. This will keep your hair hydrated and help block out humidity. Once your hair is 90% dry, brush your hair with a mixed bristle brush to distribute oil onto the rest of your hair.

You may also use a flat iron once your hair is completely dry. This will seal the cuticles for a smooth finish and keep straight hair from getting frizzy.

Condition your hair regularly

Frizz is often caused by a lack of moisture in your hair. To keep your hair hydrated and moisturized, make sure that you condition your hair regularly. Some people decide to skip the conditioner because they are worried about weighing their hair down. If so, then keep the conditioner away from your roots. Rather, apply it from mid-shaft down to your ends. If you skip the conditioner, your cuticles will open up to let moisture in; thus, leaving your hair looking like you put a finger on a socket.

Avoid hot tools

Blow drying will help make your hair more manageable. However, constant exposure to heat will leave your hair dry and damaged. Drying your hair naturally in the air will prevent heat damage. When done right, it can also help fight frizzy hair. If you really need to blow dry your hair, we suggest that you use the coolest setting in your blow dryer.

 

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Why Getting Regular Haircuts is Good for Your Hair

Regular haircuts are an important facet of hair care. Many people underestimate how important regular haircut is. In fact, some women would go more than a year without haircuts. But getting a cut do more than just chopping off your hair.

Here are 4 reasons why getting regular haircuts is good for your hair.

Why Getting Regular Haircuts is Good for Your HairMaintain hairstyle and shape

A good haircut improves your appearance and gives you a boost in appearance. Since our hair grows naturally, your hair may lose its shape in a month or so. To maintain your hairstyle and make sure it looks just as good, we recommend visiting the salon for a trim every 6 to 8 weeks. Plus, it will be easier for you to style and manage your hair.

Thicker hair

Long hair looks sexy and beautiful. However, excessive length weighs down your hair, making it look thin, tired and flat. This is especially true if you have stick straight hair. By getting regular haircuts, you’ll get rid of those wispy ends; thus, adding volume to your locks.

Get rid of split ends

Daily styling, along with other elements like the sun, weather and humidity can take a toll on our hair. Over time, it becomes dry, brittle and damaged. The ends of your hair are the most fragile parts of your hair, so they are prone to breakage and split ends.

Split ends may travel up your hair, causing more damage. A haircut is the only solution for getting rid of split ends.  Getting your hair trimmed every 6 to 10 weeks will prevent it from coming back.

Healthier hair

This may sound counterintuitive, but we suggest getting regular haircuts if you are planning to grow your hair out. Sure, your hair will be shorter after a haircut, but this will improve the health and appearance of your hair. As mentioned above, regular haircuts helps get rid of split ends and prevents it from coming back. Plus, it keeps your hair in shape and makes it look thicker. All these combined, and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous, healthy looking hair.

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4 Ways to Treat Heat Damaged Hair

Heat styling tools like straightening irons, curling irons and blow dryers can make the job of styling your hair a lot of easier. Unfortunately, regular use of such tools can take a toll on your tresses, leaving you with hair that has a straw-like texture.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to nurse your damaged tresses back to life. Here are 4 ways to treat heat damaged hair.

damagedhairtipsGet a haircut

Unmanageable hair, split ends and excessive breakage – these are all signs of heat damaged hair. The first thing you should do before you start treatment is to chop off the heat damaged ends. We understand that some of you might be hesitant to cut your hair, but if you don’t, your hair will continue to break off, which will only make the problem worse.

Getting a haircut will help you get rid of the damage and split ends as well. Plus, it will encourage healthy hair growth. Go ahead and book an appointment with your hairstylist. After all, summer is coming. We’re sure you’ll look fabulous in short hair.

Ditch the hot tools

Since heat is the root of the problem, you may want to avoid using these tools for a while. There is no point in chopping your hair off if you have no plans of taking care of it. Instead of using the hair dryer, we suggest that you air dry your hair. If you want to curl it, consider braiding your hair before going to bed and then untangle it in the morning. Finish off with sea salt spray for perfectly effortless beachy waves.

Use clarifying shampoo

You’ve probably been using a number of hair care products – leave in conditioner, thermal protectant, mousse, sea salt spray etc. These products build up over time. This makes your hair look dull and lifeless. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product build up. Since we’re trying to restore your hair back to life, you want to start with a clean slate.

Use protein treatments

Protein treatments are beneficial for heat damaged hair. They are great for filling in gaps in the cuticles; thus, helping repair damage. With regular use, it will help bring your hair back to its original state.

 

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4 Problems Only Girls with Curly Hair Understands

4 Problems Only Girls with Curly Hair UnderstandsHaving a curly hair seems to be the subject of jealousy from some girls with straight hair. Curly hair is just so gorgeous, but most people fail to realize the struggles women with curly hair endure on a regular basis.

Listed below are some of the most common problems curly-haired girls faces, along with some suggestions on how to tame your spiral tresses.

Frizzy hair

Frizzy hair has always been an issue with women, no matter what your hair type. The problem becomes more pronounced on humid days. If you have curly hair, taming your hair becomes close to impossible. Only a slight amount of humidity in the air, and you’re screwed. You tried your best to fix your hair, and then 5 minutes after leaving the house, your hair goes from gorgeous to disaster.

To prevent your hair from turning into an unruly mess, make sure that your hair is completely dry before leaving the house. Otherwise, your strands will soak up the morning dew and frizz. We also recommend that you condition your hair regularly and apply leave in conditioner while your hair is still wet. By keeping your hair hydrated and moisturized, it will absorb less moisture from the air.

Getting the haircut you want

Getting a haircut is a great way to change your looks. Most women would visit the salon carrying photos of hairstyles they want to achieve. For curly-haired women, getting a haircut is like a box of chocolate – you’ll never know what you’ll get.

Since haircuts are often done on wet hair, the end result looks a lot different when the hair gets dry. In most cases, they end up with shorter hair than expected. To prevent unwanted surprises, we suggest that you ask for a dry haircut. This way, it would be easier for your stylist to see where every curl falls.

Breakage

Curly hair tends to tangle more easily, and detangling it can be a pain. Whether you blow dry, brush or style your hair, everything you do leads to breakage. For women with coarse and curly hair, then go easy on the heat, vigorous brushing and tight clips. Treat your hair like a delicate silk blouse. The less you mess with your hair, the less the breakage.

Dry hair

Unlike straight hair, curly hair has a harder time retaining moisture. The good news is that you are less likely to deal with greasy hair. Overuse of hot styling tools also contribute to dry, dull hair.

To keep your hair moisturized, condition your hair every time you wash it. Also, try to deep condition your locks at least once a week. Overtime, you’ll have healthier and shinier locks.

 

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5 Reasons You Should be Using Hair Masks

5 Reasons You Should be Using Hair MasksHair masks aren’t a fad or a new phenomenon. For hundreds of years, people have been using hair masks to keep their hair gorgeous and healthy. If you haven’t tried using a hair mask before, now would be the perfect time to start.

Here are 5 benefits of using hair masks on a regular basis.

Prevent hair color from fading

Regular use of hair mask can help keep your hair color vibrant and lustrous. But in order to achieve great results, we recommend that you start applying hair mask at least 2 weeks prior to coloring. Continue using hair masks after coloring so as to retain as much moisture as possible.

Fight dandruff and itchy scalp

Dandruff can be such a pain. Aside from itchy scalp, it can also make your hair dull and lifeless. Luckily, hair masks can help you get rid of dandruff. Not only will they help keep the flakes off of your clothes, they’ll also hydrate and moisturize the scalp. If you have dandruff, use hair masks with healing ingredients like honey, hibiscus, yogurt, lemon, and oatmeal.

Prevent split ends

Getting a haircut is the only way to get rid split ends, but using a hair mask regularly will help keep your growing strong and protect your fragile ends.

The ends of your hair are the most brittle and delicate part, so they require the most attention. When applying hair mask, be sure to focus on the ends of your hair. This will keep your hair healthy and moisturized; hence, minimizing the occurrence of split ends.

Damage control

Our hair gets damaged due to constant exposure to the sun, use of heat styling tools and chemical treatments. Weekly use of hair masks can be an excellent way to treat and replenish your hair. In fact, a lot of people turn to hair masks to nourish their hair from the roots to ends. Whether you have dry, damaged or fragile hair, hair masks will add bounce and health to your hair.

Restore shine

Unlike regular conditioners, hair masks work their way inside the hair cuticle. Masks contain vital nutrients that will help bring your hair back to life. They help nourish dry locks and provide a serious dose of moisture. Eventually, you’ll notice that your hair becomes softer, silkier and more manageable. Use hair masks twice a week if you want hair that looks beautiful and fabulous.

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Is Oiling Really Good for Your Hair?

Is Oiling Really Good for Your Hair?Oiling hair has been a beauty ritual since time immemorial. However, not everyone is aware of the many benefits of regular oiling. Luckily, oils are becoming more and more popular as people begin to realize the amazing benefits that come with it.

Today, oils are the latest beauty favorite, and for good reasons. Here are some of the benefits you can get from oiling your hair regularly.

Strengthens your hair

We shed about 50 to 100 strands a day. But if you notice more strands on your shower drain, then this may be a cause of concern. There are several reasons why you’re shedding more strands than usual – weak strands being one of the most common reasons.

If you have weak strands, oiling your hair can be of great help. Every time you oil your hair, it becomes stronger and thicker. This is because oils like castor oil and coconut oil are packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin E. They can also penetrate the strands; leaving you with thicker, stronger and more nourished hair. As a result, they become less prone to damage. Regular oiling can also help reverse hair loss.

Moisture your hair and scalp

If your hair is extremely dry, we highly recommend that you oil them once a week. Not only does it promise healthy and super glossy tresses, it also helps nourish and revive lacklustre hair. Because oil can penetrate your hair shaft and scalp, it helps retain the moisture content of your hair and scalp.  Your hair will feel softer and easier to manage. You’ll notice an instant boost in health and appearance of your hair.

Whether you use coconut, argan, jojoba or olive oil, your hair will thank you for it. Oil your hair regularly to see the difference yourself.

Hair growth

Certain vitamins and minerals are needed for healthy hair and scalp. Massaging your scalp with oil is probably the best thing you can do for your hair. This is especially true if you have thin, fine and weak hair. Simply apply warm oil to your scalp and gently massage with your finger pads. Do this for a few minutes and then leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Not only is it relaxing, it also increase blood flow to your scalp; hence, boosting hair growth.

Protects hair against pollution

You take a bath everyday and wash off all the dirt, sweat and oil off of your body. But since washing your hair everyday isn’t recommended, oiling your hair is actually an effective way to protect your hair against pollution. How, you may ask? It forms a protective layer on your hair; hence, protecting it from damage from dust, dirt, smoke, grime and even UV rays.

 

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Things to Consider Before Cutting Your Hair

Things to Consider Before Cutting Your HairWith the temperatures rising, some of you may be tempted to chop your hair off. This is especially true for women with medium to Rapunzel-length hair. But before you book an appointment, you want to make sure you choose a hairstyle that would look great on you.

There are a lot of thing to consider when deciding the right haircut for yourself. Consider these factors before getting a haircut to ensure that you won’t regret your decision later on.

Make sure you’re ready

Sometimes, getting a haircut may seem like a spontaneous thing to do. If you’re getting a trim, then there’s nothing to worry about. But if you’re chopping off a huge chunk of your hair, be sure that you’re ready for it.

Cutting your hair is a big commitment. Remember, once you it, there is no turning back. So make the cut with complete confidence. If you don’t like how your hair looks, just give yourself a few days to adjust. You may not like it at first, but you’ll get used to it eventually.

Consider your lifestyle

Some hairstyles look great. However, they can be high maintenance. If you are the type of person who you don’t have time to style your hair every morning, you’ll want to choose a hairstyle that will still look great even if you just wash and go. Cut your hair into a style you can maintain.

Know your hair texture

It’s easy to grab a picture of a celebrity and then ask your stylist to cut your hair the same way. Make sure that your hair has the same texture. Otherwise, you may not be able to pull it off.

If you thin, stick-straight hair, Blake Lively’s hairstyle may not look as good on you. Short hair would be a great option for you. A layered cut is also ideal as it will add volume and body to your hair. Excessive length will make your hair look thinner and will weigh your hair down.

Know your face shape

Just because the hairstyle looks great on a certain celebrity, that doesn’t mean that it will look great on you too. Your face shape will have a big impact on your finished look. As such, you need to take your face shape into account before getting a haircut.

If you have a round shaped face, your goal is to find a hairstyle that would make your face look more oval. Short hairstyles in a swept-back direction will help lengthen a circular face. Side-swept bangs and shoulder-length hair will look work best for those with square-shaped face. If you have a heart-shaped face, a lob would look great on you. If you have an oval face shape, you’re lucky. You can pull off any hairstyle you want.

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