Today’s chemical processes, heat treatments and styling products can cause considerable damage to our hair. The only way to counteract this damage is to start with strong healthy hair. Hair is proteins that our body makes from foods we take in.
In order to have strong healthy hair we must eat the right foods. Most of the foods that promote healthy hair are probably not a surprise to you, but several may be.
Drink Water: Drinking eight glasses of water a day will do more than give you great skin and healthy organs. The water will help flush toxins out of your body and keep them out of your hair. Your body will be able to produce strong hair strands when you are properly hydrated. Water really does benefit you in ways you could never imagine.
Balanced diets rich in vitamins and minerals are a must for hair health. In this regard, natural products are receiving increased recognition after years of neglect. Natural hair care products have become popular for both external and internal use. Besides, they have less chance of causing over-treatment and they rarely over-dry or over-condition your hair.
Using the right hair care and beauty products is essential for the look and health of your hair. But, the problem with natural hair care products is that you may find it difficult to choose one that is appropriate for you and your hair. Most of the products available in the market today, bear a “Natural” label, whether genuine or fake making it harder to find a good natural hair care product.
Four types of products make a medley of hair care items. The four basic natural hair care products are: hair cleansing products, hair conditioners, hair remedies and hair nutrition products.
The more you know about your hair, the better you can care for it! Your hair has two separate parts: the root and the shaft. The root is the part of the hair located just under the skin surface. The hair follicle houses the entire hair root. The papilla is where all of the action takes place; it is a rich blood and nerve supply that nourishes the hair shaft and produces hair cells. The bulb is a white sack located on the lower part of the hair that covers the papilla.
The hair shaft is what is grows out of the hair follicle and is what we consider to be hair. It has three parts; the cuticle, cortex and medulla.
The outer layer of your hair shaft is called the cuticle, which holds your hair together. The cells or scales that make up the cuticle layer overlap similarly to the scales on a fish or the shingles on a roof. In healthy hair, the cuticle scales lay flat. In damaged hair, the scales may be missing or broken. (
Add Volume to Hair – Tip your head upside down and mist hair roots with hairspray. Style hair as usual.
Revive Limp Straight Hair – Separate your hair into three or four sections on top and at the sides of your face. Mist each section with volumizing spray. Roll your hair up with one or two inch Velcro rollers. Blow dry your hair and keep rollers in until hair has cooled. Take rollers out and style.
Revive Limp Curly Hair – Part your hair into four or five sections. Curl each section with a curling iron. Finish with a small application of light pomade.
Smelly Hair Fix – Add a few drops of perfume into a spray bottle filled with water. Spritz hair all over. Or, apply a little bit of baby powder into your hair and brush it in.
The first and foremost secret of a successful hair cut and the hair style that ‘compliments’ the face lies in understanding the face shapes and choosing hair cuts and styles calculated to hide the low points of your face and highlight your best features. Whether your hair is long or short, thick or fine, blonde, red or brown, styling it is essential to its overall “look”. Your hairstyle can make or break your image, and even if you have the world’s greatest hair, improper styling can make you look bland, boring and even washed out. You can always look stylish by using your fingers to make your hairs look wavy. Use a bit of styling cream on damp hair to create ripples and let the hair dry naturally. Get an instant corporate look by opting for a deep side parting or keep your hair in a slicked back style by using styling cream and combing them back. If you have stubborn hair you may opt for hairspray to tame them
Here are a few styling tips to help you on the path to great, glorious hair:
1.) Don’t stick with the same hairstyle for too long. Changing your hairstyle is at the forefront of changing your entire look. A new look can make you look fresh and funky, so chat with your hair stylist about a style that will suit you. Don’t go too dramatic unless you’re after the “wow factor”.