Hair Makeup, Care and Tips
Hair Makeup, Care and tips - How to ShampooSOME IMPORTANT HINTS ON HAIR CARE
HOW TO SHAMPOO THE HAIR?
This removes any excess grease and dirt and leaves your hair sweet smelling. If your hair is very dirty, cover the brush with a stocking or a piece of cloth, put the cologne on that and then brush to make the hair really clean. Oat meal and ground almonds also make excellent dry shampoos, they should be used in the same way as corn meal.
Top 5 Biggest Hair Mistakes1. Washing your hair everyday - Unless you have oily hair, it is not necessary to wash your hair everyday. The natural oils in our hair prevent it from drying out, and actually help in achieving some looks such as up-dos and spiral curls. If you have combination hair (oily scalp, dry ends), just wash the hair around the scalp and leave the ends. For those who just can't stand to go a day without washing their strands, try a gentle cleansing shampoo with natural moisturizing agents. A good one to try is the ISH Color Lock Shampoo, which uses coconut and jojoba to add a moisturizing aspect to this pure cleanser.
2. Sticking by the same product - Think of hair products as exercise. When you do the same exercise day in and day out, your body get used to it and the initial results diminish. If you vary your work out routine, however, the outcome is much better. Hair is no exception. Your tresses get used to certain products, just as your body acclimates to certain exercises. To keep you hair looking in top condition, change your shampoos, conditioners, and other products at least once a month. You can use the same type of products, just in different brands for the same effect. For example, one month try Matrix Sleek Look Smoothing Shampoo and next month, switch to Redken Smooth Down.
3. Skipping your deep conditioning treatment - Even if you don't heat style your hair often, it's important to use a deep conditioner at least once every two weeks. If you have oily hair and are afraid of hair being weighed down, simply pair the deep conditioning treatment with a clarifying shampoo. An excellent deep conditioner is the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Deep Conditioner and a good clarifying shampoo is the Kenra Clarifying Shampoo.
4. Always wearing your hair tied back - Wearing your hair pulled tightly back does several negative things. First off, it can pull on the scalp causing possible breakage. Also, your hair can become trained to lie in a pulled back fashion so that when you do want to wear looser styles, you may have a hard time. Last but not least, your current hair cut is not suited to your lifestyle if you must always wear it up! It is understandable that some of us have jobs requiring us to wear our hair pulled back. If this is the case for you, I suggest wearing your hair down when you sleep or wearing it down during your days off. If you must wear your hair back while sleeping, use a scrunchie instead of a rubber band.
5. Using heated appliance with styling products - About 95% of styling agents, such as mousses, hair sprays, and gels, contain plastic polymers and alcohol. When plastic polymers are applied to the hair and then used with a heated appliance, like a flat iron or blow dryer, the plastic actually melts onto the hair, creating an unhealthy build-up. Unfortunately, it takes more than a simple shampooing to get rid of the residue. Alcohol is known to be very drying. Apply alcohol to the hair in combination with a heated styling tool and you're drying and frying your hair simultaneously. If you must use heat and styling products together, try some of the new all natural styling products, such as ISH I Love My Hair Styling Spray, which utilizes rice starch as its holding agent.
Herbal teas for the bathHerbal teas for the bath: bathing in a tub of water juiced with herbs can be an almost mystical experience. Soothe tired muscles, ease a tired mind.
Herbs, or combinations of them, have been used for centuries. At one time, in fact, they were the only form of medicine and the only material available to create scents. Depending on their special properties, they were used to soothe or tone muscles, to ease a tired mind, or to just make people feel beautiful. Bathing in a tub of water juiced with herbs can be an almost mystical experience. There are hundreds of herbs and probably thousands of combinations that can be made of them, so the recipes I have chosen are only a small taste of what the possibilities could be.
Mix equal parts of peppermint leaves, pine needles, and alfalfa mint leaves. Complimentary oil is 1 dropper of rosemary or bergamot to a quart of dry material.
A partially wholesome, partially sensuous combination for people who want a little of both worlds.
Bath in Bay:
This mixture is for those tired and strained muscles, after a hard day's work. Or this one is great for a real pick-me-up.
Simmer 1/2 cup of bay leaves in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Steep for 10 and strain directly into a hot bath.
To complete your herbal tea bath, take a carrier oil like sweet almond oil, add three drops of the complimentary oil from the recipe and massage your feet, then feel the tensions drain from your day.
Home Made Facials Recipes to Cleanse and Moisturize Your SkinHome made facials can work wonders for your skin by taking off dead skin cells, and stimulating new cell growth.
Plus, they are simple, convenient and inexpensive, since most of the ingredients you already have in your own kitchen.
You can apply these relaxing facials in the comfort of your own home and it only takes a few minutes.
Before you apply a mask, make sure you wash your face with lukewarm water and a cleanser appropriate for your skin type.
* Important: To avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction from these home made facials, test a small quantity of any unfamiliar substance on the underside of your arm, and wait 24 to 48 hours to see if a rash develops.
Home Made Facials for Dry Skin
Preparing the clay or fuller's earth (this step applies to all the masks listed below):
1. Buttermilk Mask
This mask leaves your skin more youthful.
Preparation and application:
2. Avocado Mask
This mask is a moisturizing and is high in Vitamin E.
Preparation and application:
Home Made Facials for Oily and Combination Skin
1. Grape Mask
This mask for combination skin (dry on some parts and oily on others) removes dead skin from your face for a fresher complexion.
Preparation and application:
Home Made Facials for Normal Skin
1. Honey Mask
Your skin will feel tight and soft after applying this home made facials mask.
Preparation and application:
Harmful beauty product ingredientsYour everyday beauty product might contain harmful or even dangerous ingredients.
Before you next head to your bathroom to cleanse your skin, shampoo your hair, or apply your make-up, you might want to take a gander at the ingredients in your beauty products. Additives, fillers and chemicals are more common in commercially bought brands than we might realize. These common ingredients can dry out the skin and hair, clog the pores and accelerate the aging process.
Many beauty, skin and hair care products contain ingredients that are actually harmful to our hair and skin (not to mention our overall health). What's worse, some of these ingredients, due to clever marketing campaigns and buzz words, are actually thought to be harmless- sometimes even thought to be good for us. The truth is, they are not. Because of shrewd advertising tactics, the general public is sadly misinformed.
If you are concerned about harmful effects of common beauty products, you may want to avoid products that contain the following ingredients:
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the harmful ingredients found in many products we use daily. If you are concerned about the effects such additives will have on your beauty and health, you may want to make yourself aware of just what you are putting on your body by reading ingredients before making purchases. Don't let catch words like "natural" or "organic" fool you; just because something is natural doesn't mean it won't harm you. Manure is natural, but you wouldn't rub it all over your body, would you?
Homemade Beauty Tips
Hair coloring: how to get professional results at homeHair coloring, a step by step guide to coloring your hair at home, to achieve natural and professional looking results at a fraction of the cost.
With the advanced home hair color products available today, achieving a result that is natural looking and flattering is easy to do. Follow these simple steps and save yourself time and money without sacrificing great results.
Please note: The following directions do not apply to taking your natural hair color from dark to blonde. Coloring your hair blonde, especially if your natural color is brown or black, is best done by a professional because it is a much more complicated procedure than that described below.
First assemble your materials. You will need these items:
If the results from the strand test are acceptable, proceed to the coloring steps.
1. Mix up the color solution Into the color mixing bowl pour the liquid color and 3 oz. of the creme developer. If you bought a kit, the developer is already measured for you. Using the color brush, mix well.
2. Apply the color mixture If this is the very first time you have colored your hair, or if your hair is completely grown out from the last time you colored and no previously color processed hair remains, apply the mixture to your hair is the same way as you would shampoo. If however you are touching up your roots, following the directions in step 3.
3. Begin with dry hair Starting at the top front of your hair, make a part with the tail of the color brush about an inch long and another part parallel to the first one and about ? inch to the side. Holding the parted section of hair up, brush the color mixture on the root area of the parted section and the adjacent un-parted section. Pull the parted section up so that it stands on its own and out of the way to the side. Make another part ? inch to the side of the un-parted section to whose roots you previously applied the color mixture and hold the section up. Brush the color mixture onto the roots of the held section and the roots of the adjacent section as you just did with the last section. Continue this procedure until you have applied color mixture to the all the roots.
Important: Avoid getting the color mixture on the ends. The ends are extremely porous if they were previously colored and will soak up too much of the color mixture, making them darker that the rest of your hair. If you get any color mixture on the ends, wipe it off immediately. After applying color to all your roots, wipe any color from your skin using a towel and warm water. Be sure to remove excess color from your hairline and in back of your ears.
4. Wait the prescribed amount of time in the directions, or 20 minutes.
5. After 20 minutes have elapsed, apply any leftover color to the ends. Use a wide toothed comb to pull the color through the entire hair shaft, from the roots to the ends.
6. Leave color on the ends no more than five minutes. After time is up, add a little water to your hair and lather the color mixture through it like a shampoo.
7. Rinse your hair thoroughly in tepid water until the rinse water runs clear and absolutely no color mixture remains in the hair.
8. If your kit contained a conditioner, apply it now. Leave it on for two minutes and rinse thoroughly in tepid water. You may use a deep conditioning treatment instead of the boxed kit conditioner.
Some women prefer to shampoo their hair after rinsing out the color and before conditioning. I don't recommend this. Waiting at least 24 hours to shampoo allows the color to "set" in your hair and helps to prevent the color from fading.
To help preserve the vibrancy of your color, subsequent shampooing and conditioning should be done using cool water. Hot water will strip color from your hair. This is especially true for reds, which can fade or become brassy in a matter of a week to ten days.