5 AMAZING Hair Treatments To Give You A Better Hair Flip

Dry and damaged hair can send you running for the hills screaming for a cure. But before you fall into the depths of misery over strands of damaged hair, there is a solution. Hair treatments, which are becoming the go-to option for all these worries, are rising in popularity.

Hair treatments are saving lives not as much as Coconut Oil of course!

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But one can not deny the benefits hair treatments have and how they can help with hair damage. Some of the treatments promote hair growth, others help thicken the hair, and some even help with dry scalp!

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However, with the many options now available, it has become increasingly difficult to select the best option for you. To help you out with this choice, we have searched the markets high and low to come up with the 5 most nutritious and helping treatments (both artificial and natural) that will make your hair shine and prosper once again.

Hair Treatments in the Market:

-CHI silk Infusion:

This bottle of deliciously scented goodies aims to correct the damaged parts of your hair. The treatment is best for those who suffer from thinning strands of hair as well those with over-processed and dry hair complaints.

Its nutrient formula helps to replenish hair proteins and water-content to give you back the shiny strong hair that you once had. Furthermore, CHI silk infusion has been used to relieve the dreadful hair tangles as well, so using this treatment can act as a one-stop solution to all your hair problems.

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-Lush Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze

This thick nutritious mask for your hair has been credited as one of the best relievers of frizz and unruly strands.

Giving marked effect with only a single use, this hair treatment aims to give your hair the health and strength they had lacked for so long. Its heavenly jasmine aroma is only an added plus to the great benefits of the hair treatment itself.

Natural hair treatments:

-Raw egg:

This hair treatment, although a contradictory option at first sight, is nevertheless extremely beneficial to all hair types.

The egg contains numerous nutrients in its yolk as well as its whites that aim to improve different aspects of your hair health. The egg whites are effective in treating oily hair, whereas the yolks focus on the moisturizing part. This helps to replenish the water content of dry, brittle hair.

In addition, both have a conditioning effect that smooths out tangles and gives your hair a silky gleam naturally.

-Yogurt:

This natural hair treatment aims at rejuvenating the dull hair to bring back its lost shine and luster.

The lactic acid present in it helps to gently remove the dirt from the hair bed while the fat in the milk aims to moisturize the hair strands to give a smoother healthier appearance.

This damage reversal by yogurt has been around for centuries and is surely effective to be present even to this day.

-Beer:

A straight tip of the scales right? Well, this beer is not for drinking. Instead, it is here to serve its purpose as a natural hair treatment for limp and lusterless hair.

It may seem odd, but it is effective. Many celebrities have admitted to using it regularly to get flawless, buoyant hair. Why is it so beneficial? Well, the drink contains abundant quantities of yeast that once applied to those limp locks can plump them up in a jiffy. Come to think of it, this might be the secret behind that gorgeous hair of your favorite actress!

Artificial or natural, we have displayed the top picks that we considered best in the world of hair treatments. Of course, each of them serves to enhance a specific feature of your hair, for a more focused approach.

Whether it’s dry hair that bothers you or limp locks that worry, there is a treatment for every problem. The guide given above will certainly help you on the way to getting your hair treated best. Choosing the one that suits you the most lies on you. So which treatment will you be using? Comment your picks below!

 

About the Blogger:

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A medical student with a passion for writing, Aiman Ibrash has written for many sites focusing on career and health. Combining her knowledge with her unique writing skills, Aiman Ibrash has started her climb to fame, for which she devotes much of her free time. Besides juggling medicine with her passion, she still finds time to enjoy reading and cooking in her free time. You can also see more of her work here.

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Henna or Chemical Dye, Which Is The Best Choice For Your Hair?

The battle between henna and hair dye rages on. With henna being the natural contestant armed with its own set of advantages, its popularity has been on a definite rise. However, the chemical dye is not going down easy. Employing and advocating its own unique list of pros, the chemical dye is back in the fight stronger than ever.

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So, which of these options is actually the better one? Well, what with both methods refusing to budge it seems difficult to select a clear winner. On the contrary, it is each individual’s preference that decides between these two, which is why we have chosen to lay before you, the pros and cons of each so that you can decide who to support.

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-The pros:

For the most important part, henna is 100% natural, which means that the hair damaging effects of chemicals can be excluded to almost non-existent. It also contains tannin’s, which are substances that cling to your hair, leaving it stronger than ever before, a sort of reverse action in comparison to the chemical dyes.

In addition, applying henna is convenient for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend on their hair. This is due to its property of staining, which gives a strong color that is likely to stay on and fade very little if at all, so the problem of repeated applications can be thrown out of the window.

Furthermore, despite the strong ability to cling to hair, it seems to not stain your scalp at all, allowing a free hand for the application. Speaking of the scalp, all that dandruff in your head and even lice can be treated with henna, where it’s antiseptic and moisturizing function gets rid of these pesky problems for a better environment, and greeter relief.

Last but definitely not the least, it’s very cost effective which makes it accessible to almost everyone, so that the entire community can benefit from its advantages, at a very cheap price.

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-The cons:

A MAJOR con is the color availability; yes, certain modifications have been made that allows henna to stain your hair in a few hues other than the customary red, but the choices are still limited.

Another problem, which is also the most important issue for users who prefer to skip colors is the fact that henna may or may not allow you to change colors later. Usually, a chemical dye over henna seems to give an unpredictable result which is why many people are cautious before committing to the product.

Chemical Dye:

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-The pros:

Let’s just say, these dyes are more practical. Requiring short times to give you the color you want and an ease of accessibility, with every other salon offering a professional do, getting your hair colored with this option is very easy and straight forward.

Plus, the dye is available in the whole rainbow of colors, giving you the option to choose from the entire spectrum, any color that you would like. So it’s safe to say that when it comes to variety and convenience, the chemical dye comes through.

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-The cons:

The major problem with hair dyes is their damaging effects on the hair. Applying those harsh chemicals to your strands strips them of their water content and makes them susceptible to breaking, which is also why chemical dyes causes split ends.

Another factor is allergies. Not everyone is adapted to having their scalp exposed to so many strong chemicals. Many end up getting severe reactions with an itch that can be very painful. What’s more, repeated irritations to these chemicals have the potential to damage the skin of your head to the extent that it may cause cancer. A pretty heavy price to pay for changing your hair color, don’t you think?

All in all, we have tried to address every issue and use of each contestant so as to lay down the whole profile of henna and the chemical dye in front of you. The decision now lies with you. Would you prefer quality or would you rather go for the rainbow?

Choose wisely, after all, it’s your hair, to begin with.

 

About the Blogger:

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A medical student with a passion for writing, Aiman Ibrash has written for many sites focusing on career and health. Combining her knowledge with the unique pen ship skills, Aiman Ibrash has started her climb to fame, for which she devotes much of her free time. Besides juggling medicine with her passion, she still finds time to enjoy reading and cooking in her free time.

5 Hairstyles Perfect for Summer Vacations

The back to school commercials may be flooding your screen but that doesn’t mean it’s time to break out the pumpkin latte’s just yet. Summer is still here and we are going to enjoy it down to the last day.

For many of us, August is the perfect month to head on vacation. Prices go down, it’s right before fourth quarter, and since there are no holidays we need that time to ourselves.

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One of the biggest problems I have when it comes to preparing for vacation is choosing a hairstyle. When you’re traveling, you want a hairstyle that will provide convenience and make you look good. No one wants to wear a style that’s going to require them to spend hours in the mirror. So here are a few of my favs for you to take courtesy of our favorite stylist, Maxdella Poe.

Maxi is the founder of Mes Cheveux, a private styling service for women on the go. As a professional stylist, it’s important for Maxi to stay ahead of the game when servicing her clients. Here are a few styles she’s suggested.

Senegalese Twist – light and convenient

Full Sew in with no leave out – great way to avoid hair damage from heat

Ghana Cornrows – convenient style that you can take out when you come back home

The summer hot new braids seems to be thesecfeed in cornrows. Get yours now!! Prices starting at only $40

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Crochet braids – Great look that allows you to reach your scalp for cleansing

Individuals – Get them short for a quick on the go style

 

Make sure you follow Maxdella (@maxi_poe) for more great hair styles. Make sure you remember to properly clean and oil your scalp while you’re away. You may be on vacation but your hair care is never off the clock!

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Death to DIY: You Should NEVER Clip Your Own Ends

Death to DIY! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Pinterest recipe showing me how to make my own stuffed avocados and creating fun art for my home decor. I’m always stalking Buzzfeed video to find out new crafts to make but one thing I’ve never done myself nor intend to do, is clip my own ends. You may see me styling my hair but hand me a pair of scissors and i’m like…

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I’ve been styling hair for over 25 years and I’m licensed in cosmetology along with certifications for hair loss, still you will never see me grab a pair of scissors and place them to my hair to clip my ends. It’s something I have always preferred another stylist to do.

So you had to imagine the look on my face when I was on Youtube University and I saw hair bloggers, who had never studied cosmetology, teaching their viewers how to clip their own ends.

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First off, cutting hair is a skill! If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be thousands of students spending thousands of dollars to learn how. You need to leave the tools in the experts hands. When you attempt to cut your own hair with little to no knowledge, you risk doing more damage to your hair and I guarantee that you will pay the price.

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Think about all of the DIY videos you watch on Home Depot on how to build objects for your home. Would you build your own home based off of one video? Of course not. You would hire contractors to do the job. Invest the money now to save in the long haul. 

Second, How can you expect to get the right angle if you’re cutting your own hair? How can you be sure that you are cutting at the proper angle if your head is naturally leaning to the side so that you get a good view? If you’re going for a perpendicular triangle look then by all means clip away but if you want a straight line, go to the expert.

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Lastly, Your hair may not even be in the right state to properly clip off the dead ends. I clip all of my clients hair after a proper wash, blow dry, and press (if not relaxed). I’ve seen plenty of DIY enthusiasts try to take short cuts and ruin their hair. You can not clip it while in a fro and you can not clip it while wet. If you really want to be lazy, just go to a stylist.

If you’re avoiding the salon to save money, I suggest going every other month. You’re supposed to get your ends clipped  every 6 to 8 weeks, that’s plenty of time to scramble a few coins for a press and curl with a trim ($40). Some salons have deals where you can get that style cheaper on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so call around and ask. If you think it’s a waste of time because you’re getting a protective style, it’s not! You want to treat your hair before adding extensions anyway to protect it and your stylist will do that for you.

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10 Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair

Let’s face it, Monday mornings are a struggle! Even if you have a job that you love, you’re still coming off of a weekend high. The privilege of sleeping without an alarm clock and brunch dates are completely gone by Monday morning. For many of us every morning is a struggle when it comes to doing our hair, especially if it’s short. You can’t just throw it up in a bun or do a simple updo, that will fail fast. Leaving it out, can be bothersome in this type of warm weather so what is a girl to do?

Thank the hair gods for Youtube Vloggers like “Fabulous Hannah” who take their time to help us out with creative styles for our hair. The vlogger was kind enough to put together 10 easy styles for short hair that come to the nape of the neck or shoulder. I found her tutorial very helpful and she also had looks for all types of occasions. If you’re looking for something to do with your hair this morning then check out the video below for some creative looks.

 

3 Differences Between a Hair Stylist & a Trichologist

You wake up one morning crawling out of bed tired, but ready to start your day. You check your social pages and browse through your texts hoping for a good morning text. Boom! that cutie you went on a date with sent you one early in the morning and you gained a few followers over night. Today is going to be a good day! After showering and throwing on your best dress, you are ready to slay your day. All you have to do is style your hair and…wayment, is that chunk of hair mine? You reach up to touch your hair and easily pull another clump of strands out. What is going on?! Panicking you reach for your phone and dial…well who would you dial?

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While this scenario may be just an awful nightmare for you there are plenty of women who wake up to this every day. Some choose to ignore it and others shed a few tears. When it comes to hair loss, people aren’t sure who to go to. Believe it or not, there are a group of people who would know how to handle this situation and it isn’t your hair stylist, it’s a Trichologist. A Trichologist is also known as a hair loss specialist. While a Trichologist could be a hair stylist as well, there are differences between the two like:

  1. Education – Just like a doctor can specialize in cardiology or oncology, a hair stylist can choose to specialize in hair loss. A hair stylist only learns cosmetology and does their hours, a Trichologist has to participate in extensive training and earn certifications.
  2. Knowledge – I could not tell you what I know today 15 years ago before I started my hair loss journey. As a stylist, I knew how to style hair but trichology has allowed me to go more in depth with the study.
  3. Equipment – In order to target the source of the hair loss on each client there are a lot of tools required. I currently have a hair scope to view my clients scalp during a consultation to determine the cause of hair loss. I also have laser hair therapy equipment to treat that hair loss.

Trichology (from the Greek word “Trikhos” meaning hair) is the branch of science that deals with diseases, disorders, and functions of the hair and scalp

While your first step may be to call your stylist, you really want to be referred to a Trichologist. Many of my clients have been referred to me from their hair stylist, some found me on Google. When you do reach out to a Trichologist, make sure you schedule a consultation and ask for their certifications. You want to make sure they are credible and have knowledge on the topic. I should also warn you that a consultation typically takes up to two hours and will require a lot of background information so be prepared to sit for a few.

Death to DIY: Cowashing Hair is a HORRIBLE Idea!

I’m sorry to break it to you, I didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news. I know you’re probably sitting in your chair ready to go off in our comment section, but before you do hear me out. I dedicated my time to this blog to provide credible tips from licensed stylist & hair care specialists from all over to prevent you from making the same mistakes many of my hair loss clients made. I have a license in cosmetology and a slew of certifications in hair loss. Now that I have shown you my receipts, I can continue on and possibly save you damage.

Cowashing is the practice of washing hair using nothing but conditioner. When the concept first appeared on the hair scene, I could not help but to cringe at how many naturalistas were ditching shampoos for conditioners. As a professional let me tell you this.

Conditioners do NOT cleanse the scalp!

The goal of washing your hair, is to clean your scalp remove any build up from your hair. Cowashing does not do this. Many seem to favor it because it gives the hair a slippery feel causing them believe that their hair is not only clean, but moisturized. Not true, your hair is supposed to feel “dry” because that means it’s clean. If it’s not clean you get a little slide. You need to cleanse your hair with shampoo to remove the dirt and debris. Technically you’re supposed to shampoo your hair every two or three days to keep your scalp at it’s optimum condition but a week or two will suffice. Any longer and your hair will start to get oils which are a big problem with DHT and hair loss. The oils mix with DHT on your scalp and that causes a reaction to your hair follicle leading to hair loss.With conditioner, your strand just keeps getting coated with more oil and conditioner causing build up which will lead to breakage.

It’s a regimen that concerns me and I see too many women promoting it to ignore. It could be with this whole DIY thing that is causing them to do it. In my field we don’t encourage this, not just because it’s  our way of making money but because it’s our expertise. We’ve been doing natural hair since the beginning of time. When I was a kid we got shampoo, press, and curls by someone else managing our hair. Once in a while we would get it done at home, but we always went to a salon. I have a few clients who come only once a month, some even every two months. No one is saying you should be in the salon every week, but it’s time to start trusting the experts if you want to see improvement.