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Spring Hair Worries

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Hair care
Our hair has it rough all year long. The damp monsoons leave it limp and lifeless, scorching summer causes sun damage, the soggy winter days are a combination of dryness, frizz and tangles. And, needless to say spring has the worst effects. Here are few remedies.

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To bring in some life to your hair, add few highlights or apply a clear gloss to increase shine. Alternatively, you can use a cream or gel with silicone, before you style your hair. This takes away the dullness to some extent.

Sun burnt Hair:

Exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can damage the hair. This can make your hair appear brittle, weak, dry and dull. Choose hair products that contain sunscreen. In addition, wear a bandanna or a scarf when you are out in the sun.

Dry Ends:

Trim your hair at least once in six weeks, to prevent the dry ends from getting worse. Make use of a conditioner that is richer than your summer conditioner. If possible, opt for an ultra-moisturizing hair mask every week.

Unmanageable Hair:

To weigh your hair down apply some leave-in conditioner, before you style your hair. If your hair is dry apply a small amount of shine serum with your hands. You can also mist a light doze of hair spray to cover the dryness.

Hat head:

Before you put on your hat, make sure that your hair is dry. If your hair is wet and dries under the cap, you may end up getting frizzy hair after you remove the hat. If you have long hair, gather it into a ponytail and then wear your hat. With this type of hairdo, you’re less likely to end up with a hat head.


Hair Care

Posted: July 12, 2009 in Hair care
Too much of oil for the hair can weaken the bonds.
To detangle your hair start from the bottom and work your way up to the hair roots.
Make it a point to tie your hair lightly while sleeping.
To comb your hair always use a soft bristle brush.
Vigorous brushing is always a big ‘no.’

As far as possible limit coloring your hair. If you must, opt for branded products and get it done professionally.
Always wash and condition your hair. Condition only the tips of the hair.
While shampooing, never pile the hair up on the top. Allow the water to run over the hair and down straight.
Avoid blow dry. When you use it, keep it at a distance and opt for cool air.
Curling irons and hair straighteners should be avoided when the hair is wet.
Avoid too many styling products for the hair. Remember, like make-up when you put them on, you must remove them too.
Avoid hair accessories with sharp edges.
Pulled back or tight hairstyles can damage the hairline by pulling the hair fibres out of the follicle.