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Healthy Hair Tips

Posted by Styling Souls Blog Administrator on February 13, 2011 at 9:55 PM

As Personal Care Specialists, we are often asked tips of great hair and Skin.  Here are some of our favorites for all around great hair and skin.

Basic hair tips:

Don'trip your brush through snarls.If you don't have detangler spray, wet the area and generously apply conditioner and work it through evenly.. Brush gently  with a Vent Brush and slowly work the tangles out.

 DO NOTwash hair too often : It will dry your hair up and may cause greasy/oily looking hair. If you have dry hair, use a hydrating shampoo.

Always use cool water, after shampooing your hair rinse and condition it out. This will seal the cuticlesand prevent frizz and dryness.

Use large tooth comb when applying condition or  combing your hair.

Opt for a baby brush for smoothing the edges of dry hair.

Air-dry whenever possible. Try to minimize the use of blow dryer asthe strong heat tends to damage the hair, also the moisture lost makes them look rough and lifeless.

Give your hair a break from that blow dryer, those curling irons. When you are kind to your hair, it rewards you by looking and feeling better.Choose a hairstyle that will let your hair fall naturally.

Get your hair trimmed on a regular basis (approximately every two months). This is especially important for growing out layers and/or bangs to reshape and make each stage of growing hairout a style. 


All Natural Products forHealthy Hair:

Tryrubbing lemon juice or apple cider vinegar into your roots: Thisencourages a  beautiful, shiny look andprevents greasy-looking hair and frizz. Use caution if you have dark hair when using lemon juice, it can lighten your hair color if you stay in the sun withit in your hair

Coffee not only wakes you up but can wake up the hair. Brew some regular coffee. Makesure to let it cool down  to avoid burning yourself, but make sure it is still warm. Pour it throughout dry hair then twist your hair into a bun and cover with a plastic cap. Let it sit for 30minutes then rinse out and use your usual shampoo and conditioner.  Coffee is very acidic and will leave your hair cuticle smooth and shiny. This will also enhance color. (Use caution if youhave blonde hair, darkening may occur)

Mayonnaiseand avocado oil:Depending on how long your hair is, use about 1 cup of mayonnaise and add 2 tablespoons of warm avocado oil. Mix up the ingredients and spread through hairas you would with conditioner. Use this home-made conditioner when you have plenty of free time because you want  to leave it in for about 3 hours. If possible,you can wrap your hair with plastic and leave the conditioner in overnight for a deeper conditioning. Rinse thoroughly and use your regular shampoo andconditioner.  Smothering the hair withMayonnaise is also a treatment for lice management


AppleCider Vinegar:  Shampoo your hair with your usual shampoo and rinse your hair thoroughly with warm running water . Measure two cups of applecider vinegar and one cup of water and rinse hair carefully with the mix. Leave vinegar and water mixture on your hair for fifteen minutes. Rinse the vinegar off your hair with clean warm running water until the vinegar smell dissipates.You will surprisingly find your hair is now detangled, healthy looking and manageable. Repeat process every week or less if desired. Apple cider vinegarsacidity level is close to that of natural hair. Not only does it detangle but,it's also an effective germ killer.

If you don't have detangler on hand, you can mix up some yourself.  

Fill a spray bottle with the following detangler mixture:

8 ounces distilled water

1 teaspoon aloe vera gel

10-15 drops grapefruit seed extract

1-2 drops glycerin

1-2 drops essential oil (e.g., lavender, jojoba, chamomile)


Tipsto Sleep on:

Get good quality and a correct amount of sleep to help with the naturalrejuvenation process

Your hair is like your skin - it can repair itself overnight. There are great natural products or products you can make that when left overnight can leave your hair healthy and shiny.

“Itis highly recommended to sleep on a silk pillow case as opposed to a cotton one.

Silk helps prevent tangling and dullness in your hair. The benefit of silk is your hair slides across the pillow case, whereas on cotton pillow case it catchesand tangles”

Sleeping with your hair in a bun or braid may make it easier to brush in the morning,and will control some of the frizz.

Eat and drink your way to healthier  skin and hair:

Drink plenty of water [7 to 8 glasses] water.  Always keep your body hydrated.

Eat foods that are rich with iron. Iron is very good for hair and skin. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E is very useful to get shiny the hair. Eat more foods rich with Vitamin E Add brown rice, nuts, wheat germ and leafy green vegetables in your diet.


Interesting Hair Tips:

Rub tangled dry hair with a dryer sheet : prior to combing it out.

Erase Hair color stains left on the skin:,  Simply use a regular tube of toothpaste or cigarette ash. Apply a small dab to your finger and gently rub the toothpaste over the stained area of the skin.  Rinse with lukewarm water.  Repeat until the stain is removed.

Tame with Chapstick: put a little in on your fingertips and smooth it over baby hairs.

Use Mascara to temporarily cover up gray hair:  Chose a shade close to your own hair color.

I hope you enjoy these Tips,

Christie La Valley

Categories: Styling Souls Skin and Hair Tips

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