Monday, October 29, 2007

Hair Care - Part IV

How To Reverse Hair Loss?

These are helpful tips to help regenerate hair follicles, but they do not cure any underlying conditions, or stress-related hair loss.

  • Try drinking this - blend bananas with honey, yoghurt & low-fat milk. A drink rich in biotin can help keep your crowning glory firmly rooted.
  • Take dietary supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc & saw palmetto. Supplements are useful when you can't get enough from natural food sources.
  • Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head.
  • Eliminate stress or else it can be disastrous to your precious hair!
  • Get enough sleep.

How To Get Rid Of Dandruff?

Cure for dandruff:

  • Vinegar is poured into the hair, massaged into the scalp, and left to dry for a few minutes.
  • Then the hair is washed.
  • The process is repeated daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.

Homemade Hair Spray

Chop one lemon (or an orange for dry hair). Place in a pot with 2 cups water. Boil until half of the initial amount remains. Cool, strain, and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator.

If it is too sticky, add more water. Add one ounce rubbing alcohol as a preservative and then the spray can be stored for up to two weeks unrefrigerated.

How To Straighten Your Hair?

So, do you want to strighten your curls? Here's how:

  • Wash and condition hair.
  • Blot dry. Hair should be almost dry when you begin.
  • Gather up hair into several sections and secure or clip hair on top of your head. You will be drying the bottom layers first.
  • Follow the brush (with your dryer) down the sections of hair as you straighten each section and be sure to keep the dryer moving.
  • Take down a new section of hair and procede as directed above.
  • Work your way up the layers until all sections are dried and straightened.
  • To curl the ends for a polished look, take your brush and pull the ends under. Finish your styling with a blast of cool air if your hairdryer has this capability.


  • Be sure to condition your hair often. Sun, cold temperatures plus the use of your hair dryer can be hard on your hair.
  • For best results, use products formulated for your hair type. It does make a difference.
  • Give your hair a break and allow it to dry naturally as often as possible.
  • Have split ends snipped every six weeks to two months to ensure that they don't travel up the hair shaft.
How To Deal With Dandruff?

Some are of the opinion that at the early stages of hair loss, dandruff begins to increase. However, an increase in the amount of dandruff does not necessarily mean that there is a "cause-effect" relationship resulting in the thinning of hair.

You should think of excessive dandruff as a warning sign as far as the health of the hair is concerned.

Dandruff is made up of bits of dead skin that peel away from the scalp as a result of the effects of metabolism. Normally, dandruff, in its early stages of growth, is not visible to the naked eye. It becomes visible only after enlarging into pieces of dead skin (what we normally call "dandruff") as a result of the propagation of bacteria and/or problems with seborrhoeic scalp conditions.

Persons suffering from prolonged dandruff are said to have a dandruff ailment. This type of ailment, accompanied by itchiness, can lead to eczema if it worsens. Suppressing the propagation of bacteria is one means of dealing with fatty dandruff. This is because bacteria is one of the causes of this condition.

If possible, try to shampoo on a daily basis to prevent bacterial propagation. One effective means of dealing with dandruff is to disinfect the scalp area with commercially available medicated shampoos specifically designed for dandruff removal. However, daily shampooing can lead to eczema for persons who suffer from dry scalps. Shampooing once every three days may be ideal for such persons.

Persons who suffer from persistent, hard-to-cure dandruff are urged to consult a skin specialist.

Tips on hair care

From Hats to Gnats ... Protect Your Hair and Scalp This Summer

The hot summer sun might make us forget winter worries, but the glorious days of this season bring new sources of irritation for the scalp that call for protective measures. "Things like the sun, gnats, perspiration and close-fitting hats can not only create scalp problems, but can also exacerbate pre-existing conditions.


"Many people do not realize that the sun is a very powerful drying agent, and that they can sustain substantial damage from not protecting their scalps from the scorching rays," recommends wearing a hat, as well as using hair products that contain sunscreen.


While hats will keep the hair and scalp safe from sun damage, tight, close-fitting ones do more harm than good. "Tight hats do not allow the skin to breathe, so the scalp becomes very hot," . "Perspiration builds up, making the scalp feel itchy and tight, causing or exacerbating irritation." loose-fitting hats made from breathable fabrics to shield the hair and scalp from the sun. Avoid hats made with plastic or mesh-like materials, since the sun's rays can penetrate through the small openings.


Along with the bright summer sun, the gnats are out in full force to add to scalp irritation. Gnats usually hover around the head and face, which puts them within striking distance of the scalp. "The scalp becomes inflamed and itchy from the gnat bites," . To combat gnats, experts advise
people to don a hat or use insect repellent sparingly on clothes and hats.


When the temperature rises, pools and beaches are especially inviting -- and very hard on the scalp and hair. The chlorine in pool water and the salt in the ocean can be extremely drying. "After swimming, immediately rinse chlorine or salt from hair. The longer the chlorine and salt are in contact with the scalp, the more it dries it out," .

More Shampoo Two For One

Buy a bottle of shampoo and when you get home pour half of it in another bottle. Then fill up both bottles with water. This way you will have double the shampoo for the price of one.

Great Smelling Hair how To Get Better Smelling Hair

Spray hair brush with body spray to have great smelling hair all day long

Shiny Hair How To Get Shiny Hair

Rinse your hair with cool water after shampooing & conditioning for the shiniest hair.

Reducing Frizz How to Reduce Frizzy Hair

For frizzy hair, try using a little body lotion, to tone down the frizz

Wavy Hair How to get wavy hair overnight

To get your hair wavy overnight, sleep with a loose braid in your hair. You will have beautiful waves all day long. Combing your hair too much after taking out the braid will reduce the time the braid will last.

Morning Hair Making it easier to deal with

To make it easier to take care of your hair in the morning, wrap it in a silky scarf before you go to bed. This will make it much easier to comb and style in the morning.

Colored Hair Caring for colored hair

If you have colored your hair, always remember to cover your hair while sun bathing.

Tangled Hair Getting rid of the tangles

To get rid of tangles in your hair, brush your hair from the bottom. If you brush from the top, you pull tangles together, and eventually create knots, making it harder to take care of hair.

Protein For The Hair Egg shampoo

Egg shampoo adds protein to your hair, so if you have damaged, fragile, or even tinted hair, try egg shampoo. It is also very gentle and cleans hair without striping it of natural oils.

Shampoo Use Excesss Shampoo

Use of too much shampoo will strip your hair of its natural oils

Shampooing Tricks Shampooing

Wet hair thoroughly before adding a dab of shampoo. You will be suprised at how little shampoo you really need. If you don't have the lather you desire, try adding a little more water instead of shampoo.

Keeping Hair Clean Washing Hair

How often you should wash your hair is different for everyone. You will know the time is right by the appearance and feel of your hair. It is as simple as that.

Healthy Hair Healthy Hair

For healthy hair fill you diet with lots of vegetables, vitamin A, C, B complex, iron, iodine, and copper.

Removing Bond Glue Hair glue

Out of bonding hair glue? use an oil sheen to remove the glued hair tracks.

Styling Aids Styling made easier

To make it easier to style hair, heat up styling products such as pomade, with blow dryer before appling them. This makes it easier to apply, hence easier to style.

Alternative Styling Products Smooth Fly-Away Hairs

If you run out of styling products, try using hand lotion to smooth hair. It can also add shine and easily washes out.

Great Smelling Hair Scented Styles

Add a few drops of essential oil to hair gels, pomades, balms, or creams for a sweet smelling style.

Reduce Build Up Hair Build-up

Rinse 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in your hair to reduce build-up.

Getting A Shiny Wet Hair Look Wet Look

To get that super shiny "wet look" with any brand hair gel, apply to hair when wet. Don't blow dry or comb hair; let it dry naturally.

Swimmers Hair Preventing Chlorine Damage

Work conditioner through hair and leave in before going to the pool

Hair Care While Swimming Swim hair

Always wet your hair or apply conditioner before you go swimming (Hair aborbs very well, so if you do not, it will absorb the salt or chlorine in the sea or pool). If hair is already wet, absorbtion will be minimal

Long Lasting Curls Curls

To make curls last longer, do not remove rollers till hair has completely cooled down.

How To Dry Your Hair Drying Hair

When blow drying your hair, start at the roots. This will give your hair more lift and body, and also allow your hair to dry quickly.

Testing Hair Strength Damage Test

Fill a sink with water, and push your hair in it. If your hair floats, you are fine. However if your hair sinks, then it is damaged(It has holes or pores in it, that is why it sinks), and you need to get it treated.

Give Your Hair A Natural Shine Shiny Hair

To get hair shiny, wash and blow dry it the night before. Your own natural oils will add to making it more shiny in the morning

Reduction Of Split Ends Split ends

To avoid split ends use a wide-tooth comb after washing your hair

Reduce greasy Hair Avoid greasy hair

To aviod greasy hair, scrub scalp very lightly when washing hair. When scalp is scrubbed harshly, sebaceous glands are activated, and this produces more oils.

Increase Hair Volume More Volume

To increase volume in hair, put small amounts of baby powder or powder eye shadow on roots. (Make sure powder matches hair color).

Stop Hair From Falling Flat Hair

To avoid flat hair, repart your hair , once or twice during the day.

Minimizing Static Stopping Static

Try spraying Static Guard (or similar product) on brushes and hats or rub hair with a dryer sheet to minimize static.

Get Rid Of Dandruff Dandruff be gone

To get rid of dandruff, apply one spoon each of apple cider vinegar,vodka, and warm water, and a drop of tea tree oil to hair after shampooing. Keep in overnight, and style as usual in the morning. Do not rinse out.

1 comment:

Kedar Parikh, said...

Superb tips for hair crae dude.
I hope it works for me.