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Hair Do's ... All the do's & don'ts for healthy hair!

 

Hair Care Advice 
By Liz Ayers

Have you ever wondered why some people have luscious hair that is shiny and never looks out of place, and why you don't? A healthy hair makeover is surprisingly not too hard to achieve. All you need to do is learn a few healthy hair secrets and try a little home maintenance.


Great Hair Starts With a Good Cut

A Professional Haircut will ensure that your hair is free from damaged and split ends and will make your hair look healthy. Seeing a professional will also give you the opportunity to get the right cut for your hair type and texture. Follow up visits which include regular trims will also guarantee that your hair will look and feel its best. Just like trimming plants
back, trimming your hair ensures hair receives vital nutrients.


Get Cold

Boost the shine in your hair by giving it a cold rinse under the shower after washing and conditioning.


Go Easy
Never vigorously dry your hair using a towel. This action roughens up the cuticle giving hair a dull and tangled appearance once dry. Gently pat your hair with your towel.


Don't bring out the brush too soon
When blow drying hair, separate tangles with fingers or a wide tooth comb until hair is about 80 percent dry then try brushing. You want to make sure your fingers glide through hair effortlessly before introducing a brush to wet or even damp hair.

Avoid Product Overload
Don't use too many products. Product overload will weigh your hair down and make it look tired and greasy. Remember this rule: One product to style and one product to finish.


Heat Styling Hazard
When you use a heat styler such as a hair-dryer, straightener or curling iron, make sure to apply a heat protection product first. Heated stylers can zap your hair of moisture and leave your hair frizzy and hard to manage.


Spray No More

Do not use hair spray—it’s extremely drying. Common ingredients like alcohol and ethanol can be very damaging to your hair because they dry it out, causing it to snap or break very easily. If you must use hair spray, consider using one that contains natural ingredients and conditioners, as they are gentler.

Don't Soak it Up
Limit the amount of saturation from pool or ocean water by brushing a few drops

Limit the amount of saturation from pool or ocean water by brushing a few drops of Moroccanoil or conditioner through your dry hair with a boar-bristle brush, and then douse your hair with fresh water. Hair can absorb only so much liquid, so if you enter chlorinated or salt water with wet hair, you’ll prevent some of the water from penetrating. The oil acts as an additional barrier because oil and water don’t mix. Do not forget to shampoo your hair thoroughly after swimming to avoid leaving chlorine on it.
Sleeping Beauty

When you are sleeping your body is working its hardest to repair damage, including any hair damage, so plenty of sleep is a must. To further help your hair achieve its healthy best, try sleeping on a satin pillowcase. This will stop your hair from rubbing
as you sleep and will control fly-a-ways.


Moisture Madness
Try an intensive conditioner once a week to keep your locks moisturized and to keep your hair soft. To get the best from your deep treatment, apply it to your hair then cover with plastic wrap or a plastic shower cap and leave for ten minutes before rinsing out. This will trap heat and allow the treatment to penetrate. For a deeper condition, wrap a warm towel over the plastic wrap.


Eat Right
Eating a well-balanced diet which is full of healthy proteins and lots of vitamins will keep your hair glowing. Not to mention your skin and your waistline! Eat a healthy diet. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids—found in foods such as salmon, spinach, and omega-3-rich eggs—can keep your hair strong and looking healthy and shiny!


Healthy Hair Is Hydrated Hair
Drink plenty of water. Water not only hydrates your skin and body, it also hydrates
your hair.

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