Hair Maintenence And Choosing Shampoo & Conditioner

To keep your hair healthy and easier to manage the
correct shampoo&conditioner is a vital necessity.
Colour treated hair requires a colour
shampoo&conditioner. We recommend
L`oreal Couleur
  range to keep your colour
fresh, vibrant and last longer. Fine hair requires
a lightweight shampoo&conditioner.
L`oreal`s Volume Expand  range will gently cleanse hair
and scalp, also volumes and prevent lank hair.
Curly hair and medium textured hair needs more moisture and will benefit from
using a more moisturising shampoo and conditioner. We recommend
L`oreal`s Macadamia range. This luxurious range gives hair the drink it needs.
Damaged hair which has been over processed (coloured, perm,bleached or over
straightened) needs love and care to return it to glory! Force Vector  is
hair repair reinforcement for weak brittle hair. Also using treatments ones a week
will be a great benefit. To keep your haircut in shape and looking healthy, regular
haircuts are required. Maintenance varies depending on hair style. Shorter, more
structured styles require more maintenance between 5-6 weeks between cuts.
Longer styles/less structured styles are maintained every 8-10 weeks between cuts.

Having oily/greasy hair is a very common problem. Mostly people apply more and more shampoo to get rid of oily hair but it is very harmful for hair. Here are some special tips for people suffering from this problem. These tips will surely help them all to make their greasy hair normal or reduce the oil.

  • You can use baby shampoo or a mild shampoo to cure oily hair.
  • Wash oily/greasy hair on daily basis but avoid using high pH shampoo.
  • Dilute your shampoo before applying by mixing some water into it.
  • Always wash your hair with cool water. You can also rinse you hair with lukewarm water.
  • If your hair are very oily then don’t use any conditioner.
  • If you have extremely greasy hair, vinegar rinse will be better for you. Take one part vinegar and 4 parts water, mix and rinse on your hair to cure greasy hair.
  • Don’t brush your hair too much as extra brushing will cause more oil.
  • You can also use lemon juice diluted with water as vinegar rinse for extremely greasy/oily hair.
  • Make a mixture of tea water, lemon juice and henna and apply this mixture on you hair. Leave it for two hours and rinse it off.

Hair become dry and fizzy when their moisture level decreases from normal moisture level that is 10%. Dry hair spoil other fresh look therefore you need to take some special steps to moisturize your hair properly. Here are some useful and easy to follow tips that will result much better than medical treatments. These tips are proved many times with same positive results. You also follow these tips if you are facing problem of dry and fizzy hair or tell your family members or friends:

    1. First and foremost important remedy to cure your dry hair is to avoid frequent use of hair tools that are hair straighter, hair curler or others like this.
    2. Always use a low pH shampoo.
    3. Apply some oil on your hair with routine. Best oil for your hair include coconut oil and olive oil but in winter season.
    4. Avoid washing your hair excessively and don’t use shampoo having harsh chemicals.
    5. To add shine to your hair, try some vinegar to hair. Take apple-cider vinegar and dilute it with water. Take this vinegar and water in ratio of 1:7 and apply this on your hair after shampooing.
  1. You can also use mayonnaise or yogurt as many hair experts have recommended these as best good conditioners. Put mayonnaise on your hair and leave for 5 minutes then shampoo your hair thoroughly.
  2. Avoid going in direct sunlight for long time as sunlight will harm your hair as well as skin. Use hat while going outside in summer.
  3. If you have sensitive hair or have smell allergic problem then apply baby oil on your hair for moisturizing.
  4. Wash your hair once in three to four days.
  5. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy diet for healthy hair.

Summer Hair Care Tips
Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the sun but make sure that it’s not so tight where it will restrict circulation in your scalp.

If you know you are going to be in the sun for a long time and if you don’t want to wear anything on your head, use a leave in conditioner with sunscreen in it before you go out.

If you are outside and forgot to put leave in conditioner with sunscreen in your hair, you can put regular sunscreen in your hair, but make sure you rinse it out with a deep cleansing shampoo when you get home.

Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water. Use warm or cool water instead; the heat can dry out and/or damage your hair and skin.

Staying hydrated is important for healthy hair as well as your overall health so make sure that you are taking enough water. .

Use a conditioner on your hair daily.

Try using a dry shampoo if you need to wash out your hair. One dry shampoo you can use is baby powder, simply sprinkle some onto your hair and use a comb to comb it off.

Use a moisturising shampoo that is gentler than your regular shampoo for the summer.

Before going into the pool/ocean wet your hair; this will decrease the absorption of chlorinated/salt water into your hair.

Use a clarifying shampoo after swimming to wash out the chlorine/salt and any residues that may be in your hair. Chlorine will severely dry out your hair if it is not washed out.

Get your hair trimmed every four to six weeks. Your hair grows faster in the warmer months and frizzes are more common in the summer months due to the heat and moisture.

Hair products that have the word “Replenish” on it is made to moisturize your hair.

Knotting your hair, braiding it or wearing it up or in a bun will help contain frizzies.

Putting conditioner on the frizzy areas of your hair and sleeping with your hair up or with plastic around your hair will help remoisturize the dry areas of your hair.

Once you have your hair moist, lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water; this will also give your hair an extra shine.

Here are some hair care tips for women :

  • Our hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month, it should atleast have a haircut every five to six weeks to avoid split ends. Split ends comes from the Greek root “tricho” meaning hair and “ptilosis” meaning “falling out of the eyelashes”.
  • A medium length haircut will give width to  tall women while small-thin women can have various hair except for a long hair that will highlight  the height.
  • Use wide-toothed comb after shampooing your hair when it is still wet to separate the tangles.  According to the study conducted  by  Jean-Baptiste Masson,  from the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences of the Ecole Polytechnique in France, curley hair gets less tangled than straight hair.   Avoid using metal combs on your hair which can cause hair tear. Do not over comb your hair, if you have a dry hair it will lose its  natural oils while it over-activates the oil glands for oily hair.
  • Regular hair conditioning helps the hair to be smooth and healthy.
  • Invest in a good shampoo and use a product according to your type of hair. When shampooing, use your fingertips to scrub your scalp and make sure your rinse your hair thoroughly especially for oil hair.
  • Beer and milkless tea are  excellent hair rinse to give body to hair.
  • Give your head and scalp a massage for relaxation, it promotes blood circulation.
  • One of the common scalp  problem is dandruff which is frequently caused by an overly oily scalp.  Treat dandruff  immediately so as not to build up flakes that causes itching.  Be careful to excessive scratching, it can wound the scalp and be prone to infection.  Use a nonmedicated mild shampoo to control the problem with an equal amount of distilled water to control the oil without aggravating the scalp.  If the problem persist, use a dandruff shampoo with selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet  with foods for a healthier hair such as lots of protein, fresh fruits, salmon, dark green vegetables, beans, nuts,whole grains, oyster, low-fat dairy products and carrots. The nutrition coming from food will generate a healthier cells that the body needs including our hair.                                                                                                                                                        (expertscolumn.com)
    • Avocado hair masks are great for dry hair, but can also be used to keep your hair from becoming dry. Avocado is high in fat and protein, thus making it nourishing while taking care of frizz. To use this food on your hair, take half of an avocado that has been peeled, an egg, two tablespoons of olive oil, castor oil and wheat germ. Smash all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and then massage the mixture onto your dry hair, working your way from the ends to the roots. Once you’ve covered all of your hair, use a shower cap or plastic bag to cover the strands for 20-30 minutes. Try putting a warm towel around your covered head until the time is up; it will boost the condoning process.
    • Next, rinse the mixture completely out of your hair, and then shampoo as normal. Dry hair should get this treatment once a week until back to normal, and normal-to-oily hair that is being treated as a precautionary treatment only needs this process twice a month.
    • After showering, your hair is at its weakest point, and will be vulnerable to breaking, falling out and/or split ends. To keep your hair from breaking, splitting or falling out, don’t rub a towel on your hair; instead gently squeeze your strands with your towel to remove as much moisture as you can.
    •  It is best to wait for your hair to dry before sleeping since this can cause hair to fall out. And to reduce the chances of hair falling out while sleeping, use silk pillowcases on your pillow, or wrap your hair in a silk scarf. Silk is the best fabric for preventing night time hair loss.
    •  For hair that is lacking volume, bounce and shine, massage an egg and mayonnaise mixture onto your hair, working from the scalp to the ends. Leave the mixture on for 15-20 minutes with a shower cap or plastic bag covering your strands, then rinse, shampoo and condition as normal. Repeat once a week for optimal results.
    • Soaking your hair in whole milk will also bring back the shine to your hair. This process takes longer than the method in Tip #10, but it also sounds more appealing to most people. Massage your scalp with whole milk and work your way down to the ends. Leave the milk on your strands for no less than and hour, and then rinse without shampooing or conditioning. On the following day, shampoo and condition as normal, and get ready to notice the difference the milk made. You will need to repeat this process once or twice a week for glossy locks.
    • Your skin isn’t the only target the sun has to destroy. When you’re outdoors, your hair is also exposed to the sun, and the sun drains the life out of hair – taking its moisture, shine and volume down to zero. In order to avoid this unpleasantness, use hats, scarves, and umbrellas as a shield against the sun’s harmful rays. If you feel daring, try using the SPF sunblock used on skin in your hair; use a small amount to rub throughout your strands. You might also want to try putting your hair in a bun or braid when you know you’ll be in the sun for extended amounts of time.                                                                         (beauty-tips.net)
    • Use a conditioner after shampooing; it’ll moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, reduce static, and makes it easier to untangle.If you have finer hair use a leave in conditioner; it’ll hydrate and protect your hair. A leave in conditioner on your hair is the equivalent of moisturizer on your face.When conditioning your hair, try to spread conditioner evenly through out the length and ends of your hair and leave it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing out your hair.Put the conditioner in at about an inch away from the scalp, the roots of your hair contain the most oils and usually don’t need the extra conditioning.

      Be gentle when shampooing and conditioning. Don’t use excessive force rubbing your hair, remember hair is most vulnerable when wet.

    •  Summer moisture and the summer sun can be damaging to your hair. Proper preventative steps need to be taken during this season to ensure that your hair does not get damaged.
    • L`Oreals Mythic Oil is a nourishing oil for all hair types.
      This lightweight oil provides moisture and protection against humidity and dryness/frizz.
      This will leave your hair soft, shiny and nourished.
      This oil is enriched with avocado oil and grape seed oil. Depending on your hair type, dispense 1 to 2 pumps in to your hand and apply to dry or damp hair.

 

 

 

 

 

The dry and cold winter can be very damaging to your hair. Hair easily becomes dry during this time of year from the dry indoor heating and the dry cold weather outside. Proper preventative steps need to be taken during this seasons to ensure that your hair does not get damaged.

Winter Hair Care Tips
Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the cold and wind. Make sure that it’s not so tight where it will restrict circulation in your scalp.

Use a conditioner daily.

Once you have your hair moist, lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water; this will also give your hair an extra shine.

Don’t go outside with your hair wet, you risk breakage. Your hair will freeze if it’s cold enough outside and may break.

If you need to use a “hot” item use a leave in conditioner before using the item on your hair.

Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water. Use warm or cool water instead, the heat can dry out and/or damage your hair and skin.

Hair products that have the word, “Replenish” on it is made to moistureize your hair.

Try using a dry shampoo if you need to wash out your hair. One dry shampoo you can use is baby powder, simply sprinkle some onto your hair and use a comb to comb it off.