We will continue talking about hair damage and myths and tips. In the previous blog we covered some aspects of hair damage through coloring, here I just like to talk about regular bad habits that can give you that Halloween look!
Contrary to popular belief, heat is not a major contributor to hair damage but rather friction is a big player in that department. For example, we all know how teasing or back combing hair can really damage it. Well its true the friction created by the comb or brush that is running in the opposite direction of the hair cuticle is gonna break them leaving your hair shaft scaly and rough. Well yeah that's how you get the witchy look. Avoid doing that unless that's really your thing!
For a stress free damage free try this tip for your Halloween look. Mix a thick solution of water and sugar, soak your hair in the sweet mixture and towel dry. Turn your head upside down and start blow drying on medium heat. Use your hand to scrunch the hair till its completely dry. The sugar will bond with your hair and keeps it up for the rest of the day. Just make sure you don't get it wet since sugar is water soluble, but that is an advantage when you are trying to rinse it out. Have a happy and safe Halloween no matter which look you choose for yourself.
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As a hair stylist the most comments I hear about people's hair is that it's damaged and they don't know how to fix it. Here I will try to explain briefly the reasons hair can get damaged and the cure and prevention.
Most women who color their hair are familiar with the dryness that hair coloring or bleaching can produce. This does not need to be that way! Your stylist should inform you that hair color needs maintenance at home. Hey you change your car's oil regularly. Hair that has been through a coloring process has actually expanded. Where do you think all that stuff goes that they apply to your hair? This expansion can create tangling, and loss of nutrients and moisture through the expanded cuticles on the surface of the hair. Okay I understand it, you can not live without coloring, but here is how you take care of it. Buy, buy and buy those salon shampoos and conditioners that are recommended to you by your stylists. They are not just another selling gimmick to make more money out of you, you need them. From our line of salon products, I recommend the color safe shampoo and conditioner, also Sulfate free shampoo and paraben free conditioner. You may ask why is the store products different than the salon ones. Well you have a really good case here, the best answer I can give you is you get what you paid for, and the reason salon products tend to cost more than the store ones are ingredients! Salon products tend to use more superior ingredients than their mass produced counterparts. Ask yourself why salons don't sell the same products sold at the stores?
Also try getting those deep treatments at the salon or at home they help keep your hair moisturized and are a good supply of protein, human hair is almost 97% protein. Avoid oils, why you ask, well oils might be a good idea if your hair is naturally dry and does not have color or highlights. The oily products slowly build up on your hair and can enter inside your hair and fade your newly purchased colors. The best kind of treatments for you to use if you have color on your hair is protein and moisture based ones, look for the ingredients that contain citric acids, hydrate or aqua.