Many individuals face the daily trials and tribulations of oily hair. Some people were just born with it while others have developed it over time, seasonally, or by using a given hair product. However, before you try and find that perfect treatment you should be made aware of the facts. First off, oily hair is actually caused by an oily scalp. Knowing this simple fact can help you find treat your hair effectively and save you from wasting your time focusing on each greasy hair strand (when its not actually your hair that’s producing the oil). It’s also important to note that your hair type (often linked to your ethnicity) is linked to the amount of oils in your scalp. For example those with straight hair tend to get grease in their hair quickly because the straight hair quickly whisks the oil from the scalp into the hair strand. Those with curly, coarse hair have the opposite issue as their hair can often seem dry and brittle because the oil is not as easily and quickly moved throughout each hair strand. Continue reading
One thing I know everyone wants is frizz-free hair. If you don’t, lucky you, you have perfect hair and I’m sure you’re very happy with it. I suffer from wavy frizzy hair that hates humidity. Cute, right? NO! Nothing ruins my day more quickly than the rain, washing my face in the morning and getting a drop above my hairline, 2% humidity, etc. If you’re like me, you’ll benefit from the following tips:
If you have dry, brittle, dyed, or hard-to-manage hair… YES! A weekly deep conditioning treatment is the way to go.
We all have the same problem — what’s good and what works when it comes to our hair? Some ingredients cause it to dry out or frizz it up while others work wonders. Here are some ingredients that you need to be using to achieve beautiful, strong and supple hair this summer that will continue to look great all year long.
Although summer means beach bumming and fun in the sun, it can also bring damage to your hair. But don’t worry! There is plenty that you can do to maintain your healthy, beautiful hair by protecting yourself from UV rays and other elements from the summer weather. Follow these tips over the next few months to keep your hair healthy, shiny and guarded from damage.
• Protect your head. Put a barrier between your head and the sun to keep your hair looking gorgeous. When you’re out in the sun use a hat, umbrella or scarf to shield yourself from harmful UV rays. The scalp helps retain moisture and a dry scalp means dandruff and dry locks. Sun rays can also dull color-treated hair and wind can damage hair causing breakage. Catching some shade will not only keep your hair healthy, but it will also reduce chances of skin cancer caused by overexposure in the sun. Continue reading
Summertime can leave freshly color-treated hair looking dull, dried out and damaged. UV rays break down the hair’s melanin, which is the natural pigment that brings color to your skin, hair and eyes. This is why sunshine will cause natural hair to turn light and can also lighten chemically colored hair nearly four whole shades. Dyed red hair (which is very sensitive to UV) will look brassy and orange if exposed to the sun for too long. This summer follow these tricks and do what you can to maintain your vibrant color-treated hair.
Keratin treatments are a semi-permanent, conditioning hair coating that is enriched with keratin proteins. These treatments are used to help repair damaged hair and smooth locks that might be a bit unruly or frizzy. Keratin is a protein that is found naturally in hair, skin and nails. A lack of this protein makes hair porous which can cause frizz, making hair unmanageable. As it becomes depleted, due to environmental, chemical and heat damage, it is important to replenish keratin. This will basically “fill in the holes” of porous hair and will make hair smoother and easy to manage and style. After getting a hair treatment, be sure to treat your hair carefully afterward. Follow these guidelines after your keratin hair treatment to maintain the longevity and benefits.
We all know that hair care products containing “keratin” can bring wonderful benefits. But what exactly is keratin, and how does it help?
Keratin is a protein found naturally in hair, skin and nails. It protects the external part of the strand and also works internally to help strengthen hair. Over time hair is naturally depleted of keratin from environmental factors, physical and/or chemical damage. At-home keratin-based products can help to combat frizz so you can enjoy healthier, more manageable hair. These protein infused shampoo, conditioner and styling products also help strengthen and heal your locks.