Improving Curly Hair

Published on July 3, 2007 by TheHealthyVillage in Hair Care


These are often called curl boosters and curl revitalizers. There are several benefits that you will get from this curly hair care product. These curly hair products can help you by getting your styling product back up and running, so to speak. They also work on moisturizing your hair and giving you that refreshed look. They can also minimize frizz considerably. It is something you have to have for curly hair.

For those that use water in a spritz bottle, this will actually work against you giving you more of a frizz when the hair dries. What makes these curly hair products work then? There are many ingredients in them that help to deliver moisture and help to define curls. Magnesium sulfate works to activate styling products. Humectants like glycerin, botanical oils and honey work to help you as well in this manner. Polyquateriums as well as silicones are contained in these boosters and they help to minimize frizz and give your hair more definition.

One product that can help is that of the Mop Top Detangler & Refresher. It helps to add more moisture to your hair without leaving you with a sticking and frizzy mess. This curly hair care product is ideal because it has sea botanicals, aloes and honey in it along with glycerin, all of which help to promote healthy hair. The salts that are included, such as magnesium sulfate and sea salt, are ideal for helping to boost the quality of your curl without causing that sticky feeling. These help to balance the curly hair care product and keep it weightless without limiting the curly hair benefits it offers.

Another product that can be helpful is that of the Curlisto Glow and Shine. It helps to give this same weightless shine and provides a finished, tailored look. Another solution to keep your curly hair looking great for more than one day is to use Davacurl Set It Free. To use, flip your hair over and spray it down. Then, flip it back over and do a very light misting of the curly hair care product over the top. You can also use this product to help you with a freshened up look so that you do not have to wash it as often as you are currently doing.

When you add a curly hair revitalizer to your hair the second day after a washing, you will be able to extend the use of the curly hair products that you used the day before. More so, you are increasing the moisture of the products in your hair as well. The key to success here is using a water soluble product that will not build up in your hair. You also do not want to overuse the product because that too can cause frizz and a weighed down look that you do not want.

Those that have locks and twists in their hair will want to use a curl rejuvenator as well. Here, the curly hair product is going to work to provide you with more moisture and a refreshed look. To use this product for this need, simply give each of your curls a spray with the product when they need it. Your curly hair will look nothing short of amazing when you do so.

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Hair Color Nightmare: Making Sure This Doesn’t Happen To You

Published on February 14, 2007 by TheHealthyVillage in General, Hair Care


So, you want to color your hair, but don’t know where to start. Most people are afraid to color their hair because they do not know about the whole process. Hopefully after you read this article, you will be equip with enough knowledge to feel comfortable getting your hair colored either by a professional or by doing it yourself.

First of all, you need to chose the color that you want your hair. Choosing the right color can be challenging and can be what cause people to avoid hair color. When choosing a hair color, it should complement and suit your complexion. You are lucky if you have pale skin as any hair color will usually look great. If you have a pink tone to your skin it is best to avoid shades of red or golden blond. If you have an olive complexion you want to use hair color that is dark. You can also add richness by considering lowlights in shades of brown or auburn. If you have a shallow complexion avoid yellows to orange tones, your best bet is to go deep red.

Secondly, you need to decide if you are going to color your hair completely or just highlight it. If you hair is short, consider full color instead of highlights. If you have long hair highlights will help to brighten you complexion. You will need to touch up your color every 4 to 8 weeks depending how fast your hair grows. Highlights usually last 2 to 3 months before you have to touch up. You can either get the roots touched up by a salon or purchase kits at the store. You need to make sure that you test the color first before doing the touch up to make sure that they match. Also, if you have highlights, you can just have your hairline, crown, and part done instead of doing a whole head color.

Third, you have to decide if you are going to pay someone to color or highlight your hair or if you are going to attempt to do it yourself. Now a days, home color kits have become almost fool proof. These kits are perfect for those who want color, but are unable to pay the professional prices for it.

If you choose a color that you are not sure of, make sure that you go back to where you had it colored and talk to your stylist. Most places will fix the color until you are satisfied. Don’t be afraid to let them know that you are not happy with your color. If you colored your hair on your own, it can be taken care of using the manufactures advice. You can also use a body building shampoo to wash away the color faster. Or you can go to your local salon and see what they can do to help you.

After you hair is colored or highlighted, it is important to care for it properly. You should make sure to invest in a good color enhancing shampoo and conditioner at least once a week. Color enhancing shampoos and conditioners have small amounts of color that gets deposited into the hair when the product is used. This will increase the longevity of your hair color.

Hopefully this will help you make the decision about coloring your hair. If you are wary of trying it on your own, make sure that you choose a salon and hairstylist that you are comfortable with. Also, remember just getting it done is the beginning. You need to learn how to maintain and keep you new color looking vibrant.

Sovanne Veata is a hair specialist and is also a writer for the Premiere Chicago Day Spa with experience in total Body Pampering to teach people to Enjoy Life.

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Need A Hair Cut, but Don’t Know What Your Style Is?

Published on February 13, 2007 by TheHealthyVillage in General, Hair Care


Face it, everyone hates going to their hairdressers because they know that the dreaded question is coming. ‘So, how do you want your hair this time?’ My thoughts on this are, we go to the hair dressers to have them do our hair, shouldn’t they know what will look best on us. Well, no matter what size or shape your face is, hopefully this will help give you a better idea about what you want the next time your hairdresser asks you.

If you have a round face, you want to make sure to get a cut that makes your face look slimmer. It is best to keep a style that falls just below your chin and one that will add a little bit of dimension on the top of your head. If you are one that likes the look of bangs (something that is hot for this year) then make sure to keep them on the long side or swept to the side in a wispy fashion. This will help to play down the roundness of your face. You definitely want to avoid haircuts tat emphasize the roundness of your face. This means do not get that all one length haircut and avoid blunt cuts.

If your face is square in shape, you will want to make sure to soften your face. You do not want a hairstyle that will accentuate your strong angular jawline. So it is best to avoid that bob style and blunt bangs or this will cause your face to look squarer. What you do want to do is for texture by getting curls (or accentuating the ones that you already have) or make the ends choppy. If you prefer something with even more flair, consider a short, spiky look or even a long layered look that starts down at the jaw and continues to pull your eyes down.

If you are cursed with the long face, there are many options for you depending upon whether you like short or long hair or if your hair is straight or curly. If you are blessed with beautiful curls, you want to avoid short layers because this will only add more height on the top of your head accentuating the length of your face. But, consider a chin length bob to widen the look of your face. You can do this also by wearing bangs either shorter or for the super hot look of the season in very long side swept modern fashion. You definitely want to avoid styles that are extremely long and very, very short. This will make your face look twice as long. Always wear layers of you can, especially around your face as this will make you look beautiful.

If you have the oval face style, feel very lucky. This is the most versatile shape. You can wear your hair long, short, curly, or straight. It does not matter what style you get your hair done in because it will always look good. If you want to accentuate your cheekbones, make sure that the layers start there. The same goes for the lips or the chin. Wherever you want to accentuate, start your layers there. To avoid making your face look long, you want to avoid short layers which add volume to the top. You might also want to avoid a blunt haircut if your have curly thick hair and this will make you look like you have helmet head.

The final face style is the heart shape. This shape tends to dray more attention to your chin rather than to your face. This can be rectified by helping to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. Side swept bangs, long bangs, or hair that falls below the jawline will help to draw that attention upwards if you have long hair. If you like you hair shorter, consider keeping soft long layers to draw that attention to your eyes. You definitely want to avoid haircuts where your bangs are cut bluntly or you get a cut that has choppy layers.

So now that you know what to avoid and what looks best, hopefully the next time you go to the hairstylists, you can answer that age old question “So, how do you want your hair done today?” and feel happy about the style that you walk out with.

Sovanne Veata is a hair specialist and is also a writer for the Premiere Chicago Day Spa with experience in total Body Pampering to teach people to Enjoy Life.

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