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How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally and Easily

Don’t you just hate dandruff shampoos? If you are battling with a dandruff problem, your initial reaction might be to reach for a dandruff shampoo. And there is nothing wrong with that. But the problem is, some dandruff shampoos make matters worse. They can dry your hair, make your scalp skin itchy and irritated, and generally worsen your condition. Natural ways for how to get rid of dandruff, on the other hand, are a much better option. For one, you know you are getting an antifungal and antimicrobial solution.

Why we get dandruff?

Dandruff can be a result of many things. The most common causes of dandruff include dry scalp or a condition that is medically known as “seborrheic dermatitis”. Another common cause of dandruff is sensitivity to hair products. Just think of all the hair products you use on a regular basis. Do you know how harmful they can be to your hair? All those gels, creams, sprays, and so on.

Last, but not least, and this is where natural remedies help, is the growth of a specific type of fungus. There are many over the counter products that can treat dandruff, but we firmly believe in natural products. If you want to get rid of the itchy scalp and flakiness, here are a couple of solutions that work wonderfully in eliminating dandruff.

Aspirin

The first association of aspirin is a “headache remedy”. Well, aspirin can do much more than help you with your migraine and headache problems. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, an ingredient found in many dandruff shampoos.

For this remedy, all you have to do is crush two aspirins to a fine powder. Add the aspirin to the normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair. Leave the mixture on your hair the next time you wash for one to two minutes, and then rinse well.  Wash again with plain shampoo.

Tea tree oil

One of the best antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial natural remedies is tea tree oil. This has been proven over and over again. Just a pinch of the oil is more than enough to combat any bacterial infection.

To use tea tree oil, just add a few drops of the oil to your favorite shampoo. Wash your hair normally, and you will notice results within two weeks. In addition to treating dandruff, tea tree oil can help with many other skin and hair conditions, like greasiness, unpleasant smell, itchiness, and more.

Apple cider vinegar

Many people around the world swear by apple cider vinegar as their go-to dandruff remedy. It is all thanks to the acidity of the vinegar, which changes the pH value of your scalp. That makes harder for yeast and fungus to grow.

For this remedy, you need to mix ¼ of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and ¼ cup of water. Mix them in a spray bottle, and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel, and then allow the solution to work for 15 minutes. Wash and rinse your hair as usual after that. Repeat the treatment two times per week.

Baking soda

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are widely known as the cheapest remedies in your household. And both help with dandruff. We explained how you can use apple cider vinegar.

For baking soda, you need to wet your hair and then rub a handful of the remedy vigorously into your scalp. Do not apply any shampoo. Just rinse your hair and baking soda will help eliminate all of the dandruff-causing fungi in your hair. Fair notice: in the beginning, you might notice your scalp and hair is a little dried out. But that will sort out in a few weeks, as your scalp will start producing natural oils. After that, your hair will be softer and free of flakes. Of course, you can apply conditioner if you want to speed up the process.

Garlic

Now, the thought of applying garlic to your hair might be a bit repulsive. We understand that. But you have to remember, garlic has more potent and powerful antimicrobial properties than antibiotics. This is what makes garlic a superfood, and a great dandruff remedy.

Just crush some garlic and rub it into your scalp. You can add some honey to avoid the potent smell of the garlic. Massage the remedy for a few minutes, and then rinse and wash as usual.

Mouthwash

Why do we use mouthwash? Well, to get rid of bacteria in our mouth. So, with that logic, you can use it to get rid of bacteria in your scalp.

Wash your hair with a regular shampoo, and then rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash. Apply conditioner afterward.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the more tested and well-proven remedies for dandruff. Bonus points: it smells nice when you apply to your hair.

To use coconut oil, massage 3 tablespoons of the remedy into your scalp before showering. Let it sit for one hour, and then apply shampoo and wash your hair as you normally do. You can even wash your hair with a coconut oil based shampoo, which gives you more powerful results.

Olive oil

Another oil you can use for getting rid of dandruff is olive oil. It is a well-known folk remedy. How to use it? Just massage 10 drops of olive oil into your scalp, and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it to stay overnight. In the morning, wash your hair as you normally do with shampoo.

Of course, you can also buy a shampoo that contains olive oil for maximum results.

Lemons

If you have lemons on hand, you might have the best dandruff remedy in your kitchen. Squeeze some lemons, and then massage 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice into your scalp. Rinse with water. Follow with stirring 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 cup of water, and rinse your hair with that as well. Repeat the treatment on a daily basis until you get rid of dandruff completely.

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Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

 

As you know with each season the texture and maybe even color of your hair changes. Protecting your hair in the summer slightly differs from winter protection in several ways.

 

Unlike the summer when you must protect your strands from pool water and sweat, in the winter you must remember to keep hair hydrated from the drying heat of any indoors. Using a hair mask or using argan oil once a week can help restore moisture into those locks. Using a shampoo and conditioner that protects from UV rays is also important in both winter as well as summer.

 

Changing your hair color like the leaves

 

This season, I went from a summer blonde to an icy blonde with a touch of low lights thanks to previous Hollywood hair stylist, CJ Deaver Designs. Reds are a desired color for fall, but remember, reds are hard to get rid of and even harder to keep. But the most important thing to remember when coloring your hair is to not color on top of clean hair. The cold strips the moisture out of your hair. Washing your hair strips it of natural oils. And we all know, bleaching and coloring dries hair. So, it’s best to plan accordingly when you’re about to get colored. Dirty hair will give you the best color results.

 

CJ had no worries about lifting my blonde to its icy tone when I walked in with oily hair. When the lift was completed, she used a purple shampoo to bring out the rest. *Using a color safe shampoo is key for maintaining the salon results. CJ finished with a blowout and razor cut to get me moving into my winter season.

 

Even days after the fact, my hair has remained in great health. It’s important to remember great hair starts on what you put in the inside. So, maintain a healthy diet along with adding plenty of nuts and oils. B vitamins are also a major importance when it comes to fabulous hair, no matter what season it is. And just like your skin needs it, your hair needs water too. So, drink plenty of water and your hair (and body) will thank you for it!

 

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Maintain Your Natural Hair

Maintain Your Natural Hair

Our hair is our signature upon first impressions. Trying to bring our best everyday, it can be difficult to maintain hair through season changes, chemical changes, and growth changes. Extensions are a great resource to achieve that gorgeous head of hair you’re trying to accomplish without using chemicals. Perhaps you’re trying to grow your hair out.  Maybe wearing wigs is your preference instead of using chemicals to change your color. But whether you have short hair or longer locks it’s important to maintain your natural hair all year round.

Hair is not a one-size fits all, and amazingbeautyhair.com breaks it down into hair types and options along with several methods to help keep your natural hair healthy in a natural way.

 

 

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Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

As the season changes, so does our skin and hair. Preparing for any season takes a little TLC so your body doesn’t pay the price. Dry skin is common in the winter, but as we transcend from winter to spring, dry skin and hair tends to happen.

Signs that Your Skin and Hair Needs Moisture

Dry, peeling or breaking skin or hair is usually a good sign that you need to hydrate yourself. The best way to hydrate your skin and hair is by drinking plenty of water. Eight, eight ounces of water is needed per day. I’ve heard time and time again from people saying, ‘I can’t drink eight bottles of water per day’. Well, first off, most bottles of water are sixteen ounces, so you would only need to drink four if that was your only source. However, fruits and veggies hold a lot of water. Eating your daily servings help contribute to your daily needed water content.

Keep Clean and Balanced

When your skin is clean and hydrated, you will be able to maintain a healthier balance in skin tone. Oil or shiny spots on skin is also a sign that you need hydration. The body is genius. It knows how to try and hydrate on its own, unfortunately, it will only show up in certain areas like, the T-zone. If are part of the percentage of the population that has honest oily skin issues, check with your dermatologist for your best options. For the others, in most cases, when you try to dry out the area, it will only make the shiny areas worse. Instead, try hydrating.

Add Oils

Adding oils into your diet can help promote moisture and hydration. Nuts are a great source to maintain great health and hydration. Also, try cooking with olive oil, coconut oil or sunflower seed to nourish your body. You’ll find these benefits are helping you from the inside out. I personally like adding external oils into my daily regimen. Essential oils have plenty of healing properties. One of my favorite external oils that has multiple purposes is Argan oil. Use Argan oil on hair, skin or nails for hydration, balancing skin tone, calming inflammation, reducing wrinkles and preventing hair-breakage or skin breakouts while stimulating hair and nail growth. Greenesthetics.com offers a 100% Moroccan Argan oil as well as other cool products including their new Alightener Foam for teeth whitening while cleaning your mouth tray or an Invisalign retainer.

Exfoliate to Look Polished

Removing dead skin cells is an important part of maintaining skin health. Removing the build up can help reduce pores and remove fine lines. Also, exfoliating requires a light scrub, so you’re providing a light massage to the skin, which stimulates cells to regenerate. Exfoliate the skin on a weekly basis. Don’t just focus on your face. It’s important to scrub the whole body.

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5 Reasons to Book a Brazilian Blowout

5 Reasons to Book a Brazilian Blowout

 

You may have seen the results all over your social media feeds, Brazilian Blowouts are having a moment! The treatment is loved by women around the globe due to its transformative and, quite frankly, life-changing results.

 

According to Yahoo, the Brazilian Blowout is a liquid keratin formula that bonds to your hair and creates a protective layer around each strand, effectively diminishing frizz and sealing in the cuticle, thereby protecting your hair against any external damage.

 

It originated in Brazil and uses ingredients indigenous to the country including camu camu, annatto seed, and açai berry. The treatment leaves hair hydrated, less frizzy, and more resilient to heat styling as well as comes with an insanely glossy mirror-like shine.

 

In case you still aren’t sold, here are five reasons you need to book a Brazilian Blowout in Dubai or wherever you are located.

 

1. It’s customizable

 

For many people, a Brazilian Blowout is considered a hair straightening treatment. While allowing those with naturally curly hair to experience smooth, straight locks is undoubtedly the most common use of it; the treatment can be customized for you.

 

If you would rather keep your natural curls or waves intact while smoothing out your hair, the best hairstylist in Dubai can make that happen.

 

2. Requires no downtime

 

Compared to other smoothing procedures, there is no downtime whatsoever. Tuck your hair behind your ears, put your sunglasses on top of your head, wear a ponytail, swim, or exercise immediately after you walk out of the salon with no worries.

 

3. Perfect for all hair types

 

No matter what kind of hair you have, whether it is straight, curly, kinky, coarse, fine or damaged, a Brazilian Blowout can be tailored to work perfectly for you. The treatment is safe for any hair type and helps to improve shine as well as moisture levels.

 

Having one enables you to use less hair care products, decrease daily drying time by half, achieve salon quality hair, and air-dry hair and have it look natural and frizz-free.  

 

If you are looking to grow your hair more quickly, a Brazilian Blowout can assist with this as the treatment reduces split ends meaning you won’t require trims as often.

 

4. Won’t affect your natural curl pattern

 

Your treatment should last anywhere from three to four months. But after this period, your natural curl pattern will return with no line of demarcation. Even if you don’t get your Brazilian Blowout touched up right away, there will be no noticeable line of separation between the previously treated hair and new growth unlike with other relaxing or straightening methods.

 

A Brazilian Blowout is a smoothing treatment that does not contain harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, and it is a non-permanent treatment that won’t give you roots that must be retouched in a few months.

 

5. Done only by certified professionals

 

Overall, the process takes under two hours but depends on how much hair you have and how thick it is. In the salon, a certified Brazilian Blowout stylist will start by shampooing your hair three or four times to remove any product residue, and to create a base for the treatment to adhere.

 

At this point, working section by section, the Brazilian Blowout formula will be applied from root to tip, then blow-dried smooth. Next, a flat iron heated to 450 degrees will seal the formula in; then your stylist will again rinse your hair. This is then followed by a deep conditioning mask before your hair is once again blow-dried smooth.

 

Unlike other similar treatments, there aren’t any restrictions as to what you can and can’t do after a Brazilian Blowout. You can tie your hair up in a bun or clip it any way you want. You can sweat it out and shampoo, so you won’t have to skip your CrossFit class.

 

And since the treatment is already rinsed out while you are in the salon, you can wait for as long as you want to wash it. Just ensure you are using a sulfate- and chlorine-free formula to extend the pleasant appeal of a Brazilian Blowout.

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AUTHOR BIO

Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.

 

All You Need To Know About How To Fix Dry Scalp

By Guest Blogger Paula R.

All You Need To Know About How To Fix Dry Scalp

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What should we do when a sudden outbreak of white flake and intolerable itchiness happen to your scalp? Most people give no second thoughts that it must be dandruff, and go straight online for the best anti-dandruff shampoo. However, there is another quite similar condition that people are often confused with dandruff, which is the dry scalp.

In this article, I want to share with you the difference between these two conditions and how to fix dry scalp for good.

How can you tell what the problem with your hair is?

Dandruff is usually present throughout the year. Meanwhile, dry scalp appears when the weather is dry and cold. The difference in temperature will make the scalp difficult to regulate and maintain moisture.

Dry scabs are usually smaller than dandruff scabs, but its irritability is no less than that of dandruff. Sufferers might also feel that their scalp is severely stretched if they could not fix dry scalp conditions sooner.

What are the causes of the dry scalp?

In ordinary people, the scalp will remove 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells a day. The sebaceous glands cannot produce enough sebum to supply the skin and hair is the direct cause of dry scalp.  These factors might result in the inhibition of oil production for the hair:

  • Exposure to dirty water
  • Poor diet
  • Hair damage by the weather, especially in the winter
  • Misuse of cosmetics and gels for styling
  • Inappropriate hair care and treatment
How to fix dry scalp completely

The first step to taking care of dry scalp is to avoid the above and change some of your hair care habits.

1. Use moisturizing oil with natural ingredients

You need to find out the oil and choose the right shampoo. It is best to choose products with natural ingredients and moisturizing effect, which will prevent your hair from drying longer. You can also use a moisturizing cream for your hair. You should use cold water to wash your hair because hot water will make your hair even drier.

2. Avoid hair styling products

Products containing perfume or alcohol can lead to dry scalp. But the most important thing is that you do not give up the habit of using gels, hair sprays or styling creams as they can dry your hair.

3. Use pure essential oils (2-3 times a week)

Coconut oil is always a good candidate for dry hair care, as well as a comprehensive moisturizer for both skin and hair. You can apply coconut oil directly to your hair and scalp, massaging it gently so that the oil is completely absorbed.

Use a soft towel soaked in coconut oil for the hair in an hour. This way also stimulates hair growth. Also, you can combine olive oil with coconut oil to achieve better results.

Moreover, lavender essential oil can moisturize the scalp and hair, helping to increase the elasticity and health of the hair.

4. How to fix dry scalp with natural hair mask
Lemon juice and olive oil

Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Half a cup of small olive oil

Procedure:

  • Wash your hair thoroughly then pat dry it
  • Apply this mixture to your hair, massaging it gently. After that, wrap the hair with a large towel or a hood for about 30 minutes and then wash with warm water.
  • For this method, lemon juice works to remove dandruff. Olive oil nourishes the hair from the inside. Use olive oil with lemon hair should only apply every two weeks, should not be too much abuse. Using the hair styling with olive oil, we can also cycle with a hair treatment method with the following olive oil.

When using olive oil, the natural ingredients available in olive oil such as vitamins A, D, E and especially the antioxidants will cleanse dandruff, itching, moisturizing the hair, helping the hair nourishes the scalp deeply from within, smoothing shimmy hair very quickly.

Honey and Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of olive oil
  • Two teaspoons of honey

Procedure:

  • Pour this mixture and beat them up.
  • Firstly, apply this mixture to the hair right after washing then gently massage the scalp for 3 to 5 minutes. After that make an incubation of hair with a towel to create heat, moisten the deeper, you can also use the hair dryer to create heat outside the towel offline. After 15 – 20 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Use this method every two weeks to fix dry scalp and alleviate the itchiness.

Eggs and yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Four tablespoons of yogurt
  • A tablespoon of almond oil

Procedure

Mix this mixture and apply it to your hair and scalp. Eggs are rich in protein and yogurt is a natural moisturizer.  Apply this hair mask once a week for the best results.

The best way to fix dry scalp

Finally, it is always better to keep your scalp stay hydrated rather than struggling with how to fix dry scalp when it happens. These are useful pieces of advice for healthy scalp and hair.

  • Protect your hair from the sun: Contamination with ultraviolet radiation is one of the causes of dry hair, so you should carefully cover your hair when out.
  • Drink plenty of water: You need to consume 2 to 3 liters of water a day, drink plenty early in the morning and less in the evening. Also, remember to avoid alcohol and coffee.
  • Prepare a nutritious diet: Your diet should be diverse with foods such as nuts, eggs, dairy products, and soya, etc. These foods provide iron, zinc, vitamin, omega-3 for a healthy scalp.

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Reference

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/

 

Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

Growing Old? You Can Be Beautiful As Well As Wise

As we grow older we acquire many applaudable attributes. We’re wiser, smarter, and more grateful for everything that we have. But one thing that doesn’t age quite as well are our looks. When we’re young we have everything on our side, but as time goes on things tend to turn on us somewhat, and we can sometimes end up looking not as attractive as we’d like. However, that doesn’t mean we have to give up on our looks. In the 21st century there is no excuse for us to not look out best, regardless of how old we are! Here’s how.

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Staying Active

Yup, you might have noticed that you don’t look quite as youthful as you once did. But think about it: when we’re young, we’re always running around, being active, regular men and women about town. As we age, we become more sedentary. If you want to stay youthful and beautiful, you should take up an exercise routine that’s right for you, one that’ll have your face looking fresh and your body look good. You’ll be glowing, basically, and everyone’s drawn to someone who glows!

Science Has the Answer

Of course, even if we work out as often as we want to we sometimes can’t mask some factors that we’d rather live without. If you can’t shift weight in one particular part of your body (you can’t, unfortunately, target weight loss when you work), you can always use a service like  GastroCenter’s Smart Lipo treatments and trim away the fat in those areas where the fat is hard to shift. Similarly, if your issue is hair loss – which affects around 50% of women and 80% of men during their life times – then you can look at consulting a hair transplant specialist and add some extra hair to boost a youthful look.

Being a Fashionista

There comes an age where we kind of slip out of the trend scene, where we’re not too sure what’s hot and what’s not. It makes sense, especially as we have so many other things going on in our lives. However, staying abreast of the clothes that’ll make us look at our best actually isn’t all that difficult – dedicate some time to reading the best clothing blogs for older people before you go shopping and you’ll look great when you return from the stores.

Living Well

Of all the things we can do, few affect our beauty greater than our lifestyles. If we eat well and don’t drink too much alcohol, we can carry on staying youthful for longer. If we live the lifestyle of a 25 year old, we won’t. Take care of yourself and you’ll naturally stay youthful and beautiful.

Accepting Who You Are

Of course, you can’t fix every single ailment. At some point you’ll need to learn to accept some of the flaws that can’t be fixed. Part of being beautiful is having confidence, and if you have confidence then people will notice it. Sometimes it’s much more about our attitude to ourselves and life than we think!

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What’s Shadow Root Effect?

By, Tia Cristy

What is Shadow Root Effect?

Have you ever had an amazing haircut or color? I have. With my career, I’ve had to travel a lot. Years ago, I went to a salon, Jean Raymond and had an amazing hair experience. All this time later, I popped in the other day and surprisingly found the same kind of remarkable talent I did all those years ago.

Brantley greeted me with a sweet smile as he had me sit in his chair. His southern twang makes him instantly endearing, but finding out about his early career in NYC and his move to the Philadelphia area, makes him cutting edge. He decided to go with the trendy technique of root shadowing on my blonde locks. When it came to the cut. He didn’t feel the need to over-cut my hair, like some stylist have done in the past. He listened to what I was trying to achieve and made a conscious decision that he didn’t need to over-exhaust himself or appear dramatic in his snips for me to receive exactly what I was hoping for. And when it came to my blowout, there are no words!

So, what is Root Shadowing or Shadow Root effect?

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It’s a great coloring technique, bringing a crown of essence, literally, to the hair. The hair will maintain a dark crown with lighter or bolder colors down the shaft. It brings new life to seasoned trends of ombres or balayage by starting with a traditional root application and then pluck or sweep the color in. This effect makes the new growth blend in smoother and more natural, than having a blunt line. Don’t get me wrong, the options don’t have to be neutral at all. Some people are going very dramatic in their shadows with an inch or so, of shadow. Pair the shadow with a vivid color, and the results can be over-the-top fabulous.  Whether you are looking for a natural look or an iconic statement, shadowing results can be extraordinary.

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Who has been seen with root shadowing?

Celebs like Juliane Hough, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Blake Lively have rocked the shadow with not just blonde locks, but with red, pinks, purples and greys.

Is it easy to maintain?

 

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Absolutely! And depending on the shadow length you are trying to achieve, touchups aren’t needed as often as regular color applications.

Thanks to Brantley, Erik and Jean Raymond for the beauty treatment. Brantley is taking on new clients at this time. If you are visiting or living in the Philadelphia, Pa. area, setup an appointment now. Haircuts start at $50 and new clients who reach out to Jean Raymond today, can get a $10 off coupon!

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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

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Sometimes, the best things in life are the things that the earth gives us. We don’t have to expand or develop on the things that it grows or produces in order for it to be something that we can use or adapt to our lifestyle. While this sounds a bit cryptic, we are probably missing out on quite a lot in our lives simply by skimming over the basics and leaning towards more complicated products – and it simply doesn’t have to be this way.

Products: Toothpaste and toothbrush

Swap for: Miswak or Charcoal

Swapping your toothpaste and toothbrush for miswak is like taking a step in the right direction. Miswak https://miswakclub.com/ comes from the Peeru tree and is harvested with your teeth’s health in mind. It naturally releases antiseptics, oils and sodium bicarbonate to help you achieve a whiter smile and fresher breath without having to use toothpaste or even water. There have been many reports to the benefits of charcoal powder used to whiten teeth too, and while it may seem counterproductive putting something black on your teeth in order to get them to a lighter and brighter colour, it’s one of those strange things in life that actually works … just don’t question it.

Products: Shampoo and conditioner

Swap for: Kitchen ingredients

You don’t have to be going to the store and investing in the latest shampoos and conditioners. Chances are that you already have the ingredients readily available in your kitchen to make your own. Generally speaking, the fewer ingredients you use, the better; you don’t want to overcomplicate matters by adding in stuff that isn’t necessary. A lot of people have cited coconut oil as the thing that works wonders for their hair, and olive oil and honey are constant contenders in the best ranked products that you can slather on your scalp. Although it may sound quite sticky, be assured that you can wash it out quite simply – you can find out more about different homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes at http://hair.allwomenstalk.com/fantastic-natural-homemade-shampoos/.

Products: Facemasks

Swap for: Fruit, Vegetables and Water

There is no way that you’ll ever be buying another facemask again after finding out how simple it is to make your own. It’s probably cheaper in the long run, too – especially if you make in bulk for a pamper party. As with the shampoo and conditioner, you probably have the ingredients lying around your house just waiting to be used up. Drinking a lot more water will help with the hydration of your skin and the receptiveness to the natural products that you are putting on it. Blend up your selected fruits and vegetables with natural oils and oats to make a thick mask which will do nothing but benefit your skin. Things like bananas and vinegar may seem like a messy (and rather stinky) combination, but your face will thank you for it. Utilise what you have got around you and see if it works – if you see any signs of a reaction, stop the use immediately and try something else.

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Keep It Sleek: Hair Tips To Get You Through The Winter

Keep It Sleek: Hair Tips To Get You Through The Winter

We’ve all experienced the dreaded hat hair at some point through winter – that unattractive plastered-to-your-skull look at the roots, followed by a strange sort of puffiness in the hair that was exposed to the cold air. Here are some tips to help you get through the winter without resorting to the terrible hat hair…

Keep Your Hair Protected

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No, we don’t necessarily mean that you should wear a hat all the time – hat hair, remember? But you should try to keep your hair protected from the elements. If that entails a hat, that’s fine – but try to steer away from scratchy wool and go for fleece lined hats instead to keep your hair smooth. You could also consider putting up your hood or wrapping a soft scarf around your head instead of going for a hat.

Prepare For The Next Day At Night

Are you a morning shower’er? Are you prepared to change that? If your answer is yes to both questions, then look no further: your winter hair solutions are here waiting for you. If you wash your hair in the morning, then you probably use a hairdryer to dry it, meaning that your hair becomes dry and frizzy over time if you aren’t careful to use heat protecting sprays. If you wash it the night before, it’ll be much easier to dry it overnight without using heated products – and sleeping on a silk pillowcase will make it sleek and glossy. In addition, it’ll stop you going out with wet hair that might freeze and snap!

Splash Out On Quality Products

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Over the winter, a lot of the time your hair can look dull and lifeless – and something that could be contributing to that is the same old shampoo and conditioner that you’ve been using for absolutely ever. If your hair’s used to your hair products then it probably doesn’t respond as well to them as it used to, meaning that it’s time for a change. Look at the best natural hair products to cut out harmful chemicals from your everyday hair routine, and make sure that you choose the products to suit your hair type.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drinking water during the summer seems like second nature, but you need to ensure that you keep doing it through the winter months too – this will improve your skin and hair (and, if we’re honest, it will help your entire body to work better). If you don’t love the taste of water, go for a water filter or add some fruit for flavour. You should also make sure that you deep condition your hair once a week to reduce breakage and make it glossy and well-behaved.

Get A New Look

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Finally, if you’ve been thinking about getting a new look for a while, why not go for it now? It’s harder to make big statements with your fashion over the winter, so you could do it with your hair instead – and having shorter hair will mean that you’ll have to do less to look after it. Not only that, but a new look will automatically make you feel beautiful and good about yourself.

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