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  • How to Get Big Hair When You Have Naturally Fine Tresses

    Some of us are just born with fine, flat hair. But this decade has been pretty kind to us, all things considered. We haven’t had to use hot irons to flatten out our tresses when everyone else was desperately trying to get the straight, sleek look.

    Even so, we always want what we can’t have, and a little more body would do our flat hairstyle wonders. Let’s take a look at how to get flippingly fabulous locks:

    Be Gentle To Your Hair

    You probably know what we’re about to say: lay off washing your hair so frequently! Twice a week is ideal, but if you’re a daily rinser, try to limit yourself to once every other day. Showering strips all the natural oils out of your hair, leaving it unhealthy and parched. If you’re prone to oily locks, dry shampoo is your new best friend.

    Chill Out On The Heat

    Allow your hair to air dry. The only time we’ll allow you to indulge in a little hot treatment is when it’s freezing outside and your hair is still wet from the shower (you’re late for work etc). Only pick up your hairdryer sporadically. That goes for all hot tools too.

    Fine hair is so much more vulnerable to thermal damage, so you’re doing yourself no favours by grabbing those curlers. If you want to create more body by ringletting your tresses, pin curl or use rollers, like Gran used to do in the old days.

    Go Natural

    The best thing you can do for your hair is let it stay natural. Dyes, bleaches, and chemical treatments all trash your tresses. All your hair needs is a regular trim and a little TLC.

    Eat Well

    Pump your diet full of omega-3s and lean protein. That means lots of avocados and walnuts, plus a morning routine of multivitamins. Generally, eat healthily and exercise and you’ll be well on your way to sleeker, fuller locks.

    Find Your Inner Zen

    Stress immediately takes a hella lot of oomph out of your hair. Try to gently remove the stress out of your life through regular meditation, exercise, yoga, massages (particularly head massages that stimulate hair growth), and a lot of sleep. When you feel stress mounting, try to breathe through the emotion and regain control of the situation.

    Protect It From The Environment

    The outside world can be unforgiving on your hair. In summer, wear a sunhat to protect your tresses from the bright rays that damage it just as much as it damages your skin. In the winter, fall in love with a beautiful, knitted hat that will keep your hair from suffering from scandalously low temperatures.

    Although swimming is a great way to keep fit, be aware of how detrimental the chlorine is on your tresses. Always wear a swimming cap, and try to master breast stroke, to keep the majority of your locks out of the water. Be sure to wash the chlorine out of your hair, as soon as you leave the pool.

    Salons Direct offer invaluable hair supplies to salons across the UK. But at their core, they love sharing helpful advice on hair styling tips for costumers. Visit their blog or Facebook page for more on this.

    October 7, 2013 • Hair • Views: 7883

  • Beauty by the Book: How to Add Volume to 3A-3B Curly Hair

    Curly hair can be thick, fine, long, short and everything in between. For those of us with curly hair that is fine, we oftentimes find ourselves wishing we had more volume and height. Well, I scoured the internet in search of tips and tricks to help you achieve volume and I think you will find this YouTube tutorial quite helpful. Enjoy!

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    May 7, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Hair • Views: 2204

  • Fuller Hair in Five Simple Steps


    In parenting circles, there is an ongoing discussion of nature as opposed to nurture. The premise of the argument is that some think the way a child develops is solely due to genetics, whereas others believe a child turns out the way he or she does simply as a result of good or bad parenting. The real answer, most parents would say, lies somewherein between these two options.

    The same holds true in haircare. Do you have thinning hair that you’d like to be fuller? Well, there is an extent to which thinning hair is a part of your genetic makeup. There is another sense in which you can actively improve the quality of your hair, however. This is the good news for women who fear their luscious locks are running thin: There are things you can do right now to nurture a thicker, fuller head of hair.

    Consider these five simple techniques:

    • Conditioning correctly is something that goes a long way. Some conditioners are better than others, particularly for those combating thinning hair. If your hair is pretty fine, look for a leave-in spray conditioner. This might actually
      work wonders for your overall hair care regiment!
    • Dry shampoo can also prove useful. Try this: Flip your hair upside down and mist your roots with some dry, powder shampoo. Then toss your hair a bit, just with your fingers. That powder will add a little heft and body.
    • You can even add volume simply by altering the way you blow-dry your hair. Here’s how: Turn your hair upside down and start drying it, starting at the roots, as you brush it. Move your way from the roots up the length of hair. The heat will strengthen the roots and help your hair stay “lifted” even once you flip it back over!
    • Here’s a tip that might surprise you. Overuse of hairspray can often weight down your hair. Use the stuff sparingly—focusing just on the roots and the crown.
    • A final tip is to use color to add the appearance of greater volume. Hair that is just one color often looks thinner, like it has less volume. Get some hair color and use it only along the root line, covering grays and the like. This will also create the appearance of more volume.

    You may not be blessed with the kinds of genetics you needfor the full, thick head of hair you dream of. But you don’t have to tak genetics as the final word. You can follow these simple steps to create stronger, healthier hair—hair with a much greater appearance of volume. You might be surprised at what a difference these basic haircare techniques can actually make!

    “This was a guest post by Trina Coccarelli at Keranique the solution for hair thinning for women.”

    April 26, 2012 • Hair • Views: 794

  • Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Rinse-Out Conditioner

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    Healthy hair that moves and is alive is what I strive for everytime I wash and condition my hair. During the winter season, my quest for soft, smooth, shiny hair becomes a serious challenge but it’s not impossible to achieve. Thanks to products like Cantu Shea Butter Rinse-Out Conditioner, I can give my hair the deep conditioning it needs in five minutes or less. Cantu Shea Butter Hair Care products are made with 100% natural shea butter and are highly nourishing.

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    February 23, 2011 • Hair, Product Review • Views: 979

  • Product Review: ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer

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    Hola chicas! I am back with yet another hair product review. I have been noticing that whenever I straighten my hair, its a little too oily and greasy feeling and that’s because I was using a silicone based serum beforehand to help coat and protect my hair. Wrong! My hair is so fine that a silicone serum weighs it down. So, I decided to try out the ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer instead.

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    July 15, 2010 • Hair, Product Review, Uncategorized • Views: 538