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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How to Keep Your Hair Sweat-Proof During Workout

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Hitting the gym is one of the best things you can do for your body, but sometimes, it can also be the worst habit for your hair.

A vigorous workout can leave you and your hair drenched with sweat. While it’s easy to come up with an excuse to skip the gym, the thought of your perfectly styled hair getting ruined shouldn’t be one of them.

Here are a few tips to make sure that your hair looks fabulous while you get your fitness on track.

Put it up

If you have long hair, pull your hair up to keep it from sticking to your sweaty skin and keep it off your face during and after a workout. A pony tail is usually the most common option, but it can leave behind an elastic band mark.

Instead of the usual pony tail, opt for a bun or a loose top knot. Use bobby pins to secure your hair. This will not only keep the strands loose, it also won’t leave any hair kinks that would ruin your hairstyle.

Use styling products

Styling products like gel and hairspray should be used to finish off your hairdo. These products can help keep stray hairs secure and protect your hair from exercise-induced sweat.

Be sure not to go overboard and only use the right amount. If used in excess, it will leave your hair limp and attract more dirt once it gets sweaty.

Avoid over washing

After a workout, the first thing you do is to take a shower. Keep in mind, though, that too much shampoo can dry out your hair. To mop up grease and sweat out of your hair without stripping your hair’s natural oil, a dry shampoo would be a great alternative.

Finish off with a blast

If your hair looks a bit sweatier than you wish after workout, carefully mop up sweat around your hairline with the use of a towel. To fight off further sweat, get a blow dryer and blast cool air at your roots for a few seconds. This will help make your hair look presentable again.

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4 Men’s Hair Trend You Should Try in 2018

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Just like fashion, men’s hairstyles have evolved through the years. If you’ve been wearing your hair the same way for the past 10 years, now would be the best time to update your hairstyle.

Here are 4 men’s hair trend you should try in 2018.

The Sweep back

The swept back hairstyle was a big hit in the ‘90s. But due to its clean, professional, and classic look, we’re still seeing a lot of men wearing this hairstyle. It seems like it’s not going anywhere. Although looking a bit formal, the slicked back hairstyle isn’t only reserved for the office setting or formal events. You can also adapt it for weekend adventures by playing with different products to suit the environment.

Tapered hairstyle

If you are looking for a hairstyle that is low maintenance, not too boring, and never goes out of style, the classic taper cut is for you.

The tapered haircut is nothing new. In fact, it is a classic hairstyle that has been around for decades. But the renewed interest in this hairstyle stems from its stylish versatility. It is one of those hairstyles that can’t go wrong. It is a high performance style that is easy to achieve and modify to suit your personal style. You can keep it long and professional for formal business meetings, slick it back for a trendier style or wear it in a tousled, textured hairstyle for a relaxed look.

Textured crop

If you’re stuck on what hairdo to go for, the textured crop is something you might want to consider. This is one of the most popular hair trends right now. In fact, people from all over the world are following this trend.

The textured crop is recommended for men who are concerned about their receding. With this hairstyle, you can choose what length you want on your sides and back. The top will have to be kept longer, so you can sweep it forward, which is help cover your hairline. This hairstyle is one of the most effortless styles. A comb and pomade is all you need to keep your hair in check. You may also want to invest in a salt spray if you have curly or wavy hair to enhance the texture.

The ear tuck

There is something so cool and modern about men with long hair. Today, more and more men are growing their hair out. Just like women, many of them choose to wear their hair down; hence, the ear tuck trend.

If you have long hair, the barber may not be the best place to visit. Rather, visit a salon and look for a stylist who is comfortable working with men with long hair. Also, use a moisturizing shampoo to keep it sleek and manageable. Regular conditioning is also a must to maintain your hair’s health.

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How to Get Flawless Beachy Waves This Summer

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Considered an effortless style, beach waves is one of the most popular hairstyles in summer. Most women want to look like they’ve been hanging by the beach all day, when in fact, they were just sitting on their desk the while afternoon.

If you want to learn the secrets of create this season’s hottest hairstyle, this blog post is for you. Follow these steps to create the perfect beachy waves this summer.

Second day hair is good

If you plan on wearing beachy waves, it is best to skip the shower. Beachy waves look great on day old hair. The style will give your second-day hair a great textured look. But if you plan to wash your hair, skip the conditioner. Not only will it cause your hair to fall flat, waves won’t stay in place on soft and silky hair.

Get the right haircut

Beach waves are a must-try this season. This hairstyle isn’t just reserved casual occasions. In fact, stars like Blake Lively and Lorraine Schwarts were recently spotted wearing summer’s hottest hairdo on the red carpet. If you intend to wear beach waves every day, we recommend that you visit the salon.

To make styling easier, you need to have the right haircut. Ask your stylist to add lots layers to your hair. With long and defined layers, it will be easier to achieve the perfect waves. Just give it a crunch or two, and you’re good to go.

Invest on the right products

True beach hair is notoriously crispy. Unlike the signature bombshell waves, they’re messier, fuzzier, and a little less defined. To achieve the perfect beach waves, spritz your hair with salt spray.

Mist is generously to dry or wet hair to get gritty texture and waves. You can leave things here if you want a more natural look. But for the ultimate tousled locks, hot styling tools are a must.

Invest on high quality tools

Creating perfectly imperfect waves isn’t as easy as it looks. You need to make an effort if you want to look like you spent the day with your toes in the sand.

You need to get your hands on a good quality tools. You’re going to want to invest on a blow dryer and a curling iron. You shouldn’t use a curling iron on wet or damp hair, so a blow dryer is a must. Take note of the size when shopping for a curling iron. The bigger the barrel, the looser the wave.

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4 Reasons to Love Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is not entirely new. In fact, it has been around since the 1940s. The demand for it increased over the years as more and more people are found out about the amazing benefits of dry shampoo.

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious to know how to make dry shampoo your hair’s BFF. It’s an amazing product that would make a great addition to your hair care essentials. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of dry shampoo.

It saves time

Washing your hair every morning can be a drag. You’ll need to dry your hair, apply some hair care products, and then style it. Before you know it, you have already spent an hour fixing your hair.

If you want to cut your getting ready time in half, dry shampoo may be just what you need. It is beneficial, especially on days when you pushed the snooze button one too many times. Simply spray dry shampoo on your roots, flip your head over, and run your fingers through your hair. You can get to your early morning meeting on time, with your hair looking fresh and well-styled.

Goodbye grease

Regular washing can dry out your hair. This is why it is recommended to limit shampooing to 2-3 times a week. For some people, however, second day hair means flat, greasy and matted locks. If this sounds like you, then you may want to give dry shampoo a try.

Dry shampoo soaks up excess oil and sweat. It gives your hair a fresh look and leaves it smelling nice. This product is also recommended for those who tend to make post-gym plans. It revives your hair and scalp. No one will notice you just got out from the gym.

You can create loose, tousled waves

Want to achieve a glam look with minimal effort? Dry shampoo is the key. This product will add volume to your hair and add staying power to your hairstyle. Spray dry shampoo on your roots and hair before curling it. This will create a rougher texture, making your hair easier to style.

It’s a humidity shield

The weather is something we don’t have control of. If you have fine, thin hair, you probably notice that your hair blows up or falls flat in humid weather. You can use dry shampoo to tame your hair or deal with limp locks, especially when it’s humid out there.

To protect your hair from humidity, simply apply dry shampoo to your roots and style your hair as usual. A mousse-based dry shampoo is better for those with wavy or curly hair.

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