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Lifeless hair?
If you're using a body building gel or mousse, don't use it on wet hair. It will make your hair go limp. Water will dilute the active ingredients in most volumizers. Instead, towel dry hair, removing the excess moisture, then massage volumizer into hair and style as usual.
Fading hair color?
To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic pH. All shampoos that are designed to clarify, volumize or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients.
Concerning Hair Breakage
Your hair is very fragile when wet, so comb it carefully. Always use a wide-tooth comb for detangling. Begin at ends and work through gently; then go back and comb through from scalp.
Summer Hair Hints
Summer weather can dry out your hair so make sure to condition the ends well after every shampoo. Use olive oil on the ends with a plastic bag covering the ends; tie it with a rubber band. Leave it on overnight, then shampoo in the morning.
Up With Hair!
Invest in a couple of hair clips or other holders that will keep your hair off of your face during the hot weather months. Keep one in your purse in case you need an instant hair-makeover.
Go ahead and add a little gold to your hair. Summer is the perfect time to do it. Keep the bleach and chemicals off of your scalp and have a professional do it. It is worth the money. Stay away from the do-it yourself highlighter kits unless you really know what you're doing.
How to Enrich Your Dark Hair Naturally
Brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.
How to Enhance Blond Hair Naturally
Brew some chamomile tea and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse. (For red hair use lemon-balm tea.)
Brush Giving You Static?
Keep it clean. Wash it with a drop of shampoo and warm water and no more fly-aways! Spray a little anti-static spray on your hair brush. It works on hair the same way it works on clothes.
How to Get Yellow Out of Gray
Use a highlighting shampoo with a cool base color like blue or violet. These colors minimize that brassy, yellow look. Look for shampoos that contain vegetable dyes.
Your Hair and Salt Water
Wash and rinse as soon as possible after swimming. If salt water dries on your hair, it can cause mineral deposits to build up, so wash your hair thoroughly.
Dry or Oily Hair?
If you have dry hair and scalp, rinse in very warm water. Hot water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is oily, use cool water.
Waves Without Hot Rollers
Get Velcro rollers (beauty suppliers sell them) and put them in your hair just after blowing dry. Leave them in until you are finished getting ready. A few minutes before you're about to leave, take out the rollers, brush through once and you'll have hair that has volume and bounce.
Cool Water - Hot Shine!
Always rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and make your hair shine!
Oily Scalp?
Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab all over your entire scalp.
Homemade Intensive Conditioner
Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 egg and apply it to your hair. Use more olive oil if your hair is long. Cover your head with aluminum foil, then with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer. Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo as usual.
How to Texturize Limp Locks
Braid slightly damp hair at the crown, make only a few braids depending upon the thickness of your hair. Let dry completely, take braids out, spritz on a lightweight hair spray, then run fingers through it.
A Shine-Boosting Hair Mask
Mash an over-ripe banana; combine with 3 drops of almond oil. Massage into dry hair, leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo out.
Want Bouncy Hair?
Saturate freshly washed hair with Half & Half cream, concentrating on the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse.
Got Dandruff?
Use a mouthwash that's labeled "antiseptic." It kills the strain of yeast that's responsible for dandruff. Mix one part mouthwash with 9 parts water and pour over scalp; massage in, let set 5-10 minutes, then rinse well.
Treating Baby Fine Hair
Create a hair plumping rinse by separating 3 large eggs; discard the yolks then mix whites with enough water to make it pourable. Pour over hair.
Fruits & Veggies Make Hair Shine
Eaten raw they are especially beneficial. Include these in your diet and see your hair shine and your skin glow!
Terrible Tangles?
Detangle your hair before you wash it. Wet hair is very fragile so brush your hair thoroughly before getting into the shower.
Give Hair a Break!
Let it dry naturally once or twice a week. Turn your head upside down and use your hands to shape and lift the roots for volume.
For Flyaway Hair
Mix 1/2 mashed avocado with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and apply to just washed hair. Leave on 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use this once a week.
For Greasy Hair
Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 1/3 cup of your regular shampoo. Wash as usual. This will also add highlights!
For Limp Hair
On freshly washed hair, massage in beer concentrating on the scalp only. Do not rinse out and your hair will have volume!
Avoid Stress - Know Your Haircut
Have a specific cut in mind before going to the salon. Bring a picture and make sure the stylist understands what cut you're looking for.
Styling Products Will Build Up!
So use an inexpensive shampoo once a week to strip off extra mouse, gels, or hairspray buildup.
Run Out of Conditioner?
Use a facial moisturizer just on the areas that need it if you're really in a pinch.
Got Dull Hair?
Mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!
Here's an Overnight Split-end Mender
Before bed, gather hair into a high ponytail at the crown. Using a small dry paintbrush, coat the ends of the tail with olive oil (about 1/3 the way up). Slip tail under a shower cap and shampoo out in the morning. Do this 1 to 2 times a week.
Fight Static!
Massage a teaspoon of mayonnaise on clean damp hair. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse it out.
For a Perfect Ponytail
Comb a lightweight gel through your hair from roots to ends. Secure with a cloth covered elastic band. Wrap a small section of hair around the band to cover and secure with bobby pins.
Boar Bristles Make Hair Shine!
Brushes made with boar bristles help pick up scalps natural oils and distribute them through your hair.
Brush the Right Way
Tilt your head downward to bring nourishing blood to the scalp. Begin at the roots and work in sections, dividing the brushed from the unbrushed - 25 strokes will do it.
Got a Round Face?
Pulling your hair back will only emphasize roundness. If your hair is short, wear styles that are fuller at the crown. If your hair is long, wear it fuller at the neck to detract from roundness.
Got a Square Face?
A wispy sweep of bangs across the brow will soften your face. Always think softness. Curls or waves will detract away from the angles of your face.
If You're Taking Medication
Be sure to use a clarifying shampoo as medications are excreted through the hair, leaving a fine, thin film.
How to Self-Massage Your Scalp
Use a rubber glove to massage your head while shampooing in the shower. It will stimulate your scalp and promote healthy hair growth.
No Time for a Shampoo?
Dab facial toner all over your scalp with a cotton ball and blow dry. This will get you through until the next washing.
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