Friday, October 31, 2008

How to Make Salon Style Protein Hair Masks

Protein products can repair damage and strengthen the hair shaft, but too much protein makes hair brittle and causes breakage. A salon style protein hair mask is formulated to provide the benefits of protein but they usually cost a pretty penny at the salon. Make a protein hair mask at home that works as well or better than one you get from a salon and that is safe for your hair.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

1 whole egg
2 teaspoons olive oil
Shower cap or plastic wrap


Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk until the egg yolk and white are blended. Both the yolk and the white contain protein. Together they provide the base for your hair mask.


Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to the egg protein mask mixture.


Blend the protein hair mask mixture thoroughly.


Apply the protein hair mask evenly to the hair and work it into your mane. Coat the full length of your hair.


Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap to seal in the moisture content of the protein hair mask while it soaks into the hair and scalp. The amino acids in the egg repair damage and breakage while the oil softens and conditions both the hair and scalp.


Rinse the protein hair mask out of your hair completely.


Style your hair as normal.


Repeat the application of this protein hair mask twice a month for strong, shiny hair and a well conditioned scalp.

Prevention is better than cure


Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:

coconut oil

almond oil and gooseberry juice, shampoo.
hibiscus flower


Massage the Scalp with pure coconut oil. This will also help for growth of hair. Apply coconut oil which has been boiled with small onions. Wash it off with a mixture of green gram powder and water drained from cooked (boiled) rice.


Apply a mixture of almond oil and gooseberry juice with finger tips on the scalp. Apply the warm mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and coconut oil. Do a steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes and wash the hair with a shampoo.


Apply the warm mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and coconut oil. Do a steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes and wash the hair with a shampoo. Apply a paste of fenugreek and mustard to the scalp. Mix Shikakai powder with the water drained from the cooked rice and wash the hair with it.


Crush the leaves of five petal hibiscus flower and take the juice. Wash the hair with this juice.


Heat the oil with a little camphor. Apply the oil in the scalp and massage for 10 minutes. After 30 minutes wash the hair with a herbal shampoo. Do the steam -towel- wrap for 15 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

washing hair at least once a week is great.
Do not rub your hair or scalp like its a moss on concrete.
Hair needs delicate care and massaging

Thursday, October 30, 2008

How to Keep Moisture and Humidity From Ruining a Hair Style.

All women are acquainted with (and loathe) not only humidity it's self but also it's affects on our otherwise goddess-like locks. I can attest to many battles with this said enemy. I chalk all my battle scars up to experience though, because I now know how to defeat the wicked sticky beast at its own game. Want to learn how to maintain that beautiful flowing mane in the face of moisture and humidity? Read on, and then run outside (and/or to the nearest window) and scream out "NEVER AGAIN" in joy and victory my fellow female frizz fighters! For never again will you waste priceless hours perfecting every gorgeous strand only to take one step out side and have it all shot to hell! InstructionsDifficulty: Moderately Easy Things You’ll Need:Large round brush Spray leave-in conditioner Blow-Dryer Anti-Frizz Serum Hair Spray ...Hair


The first and most important step in fighting humidity is coming to the battlefield prepared. During humid months keep hair extra hydrated. Try shampoos and conditioners that moisturize and hydrate. Also deep condition at least once a week. Healthy moisturized hair is humidity' s weakness. As a side tip, I suggest rinsing hair with cool water right before you leave the shower. The cool water helps to close up those hair cuticles, locking in moister and shine! (Can we say BONUS!)


Right after showering, towel dry hair gently but thoroughly. (You DO NOT want to rub hair between the towel vigorously or roughly. Despite common conception this does not dry the hair faster. However it does aid in breakage, frizz, and tangles.) Also, doing a good job at this step will save you blow-drying time, which will reduce possible heat styling damage to hair since you aren't blow-drying from drenched to dry.


Next, spray hair with leave in conditioner and comb through hair with a wide tooth comb. The leave-in conditioner is not only good for your hair's health but it helps fight against humidity by slightly weighing hair down. Try Aussie Sydney Smooth Heat Protector + Leave In Conditioner Spray (about 3.99 at drugstores nationwide.) It performs the task at hand, conditioning your lovely locks, with an added extra of a heat protector.


Using your fingers, begin to blow dry hair until it is about half way dry.


For this step, you will section hair into four sections using hair clips. (Two at the front, top half of head and two at the back, bottom half of head.) Starting with one of the bottom sections, release a one-inch subsections. Give section a quick spritz of the leave-in conditioner and then, using your fingers, pull the hair taut and blow dry the roots of this section. By thoroughly drying roots, you ensure hair stays sleek and straight all day. Next pick up that big round brush and proceed to blow-dry the one-inch section until it is completely dry. This works best if you slightly wrap hair around the brush and blow-dry on a lower setting pulling hair away from head, instead of brushing straight down.Repeat this throughout whole head.p. s. I use the Conair Performers Boar Bristle Full Round Brush (about 9 bucks and drugstores nationwide.) It smoothes my hair like no other!


Finally, after hair is completely dry, spritz your hair lightly with hair spray and then brush through it. Now, spritz your brush lightly with hair spray and work your brush from root to tip, gently. This step helps hold hair in place without that cakey, hard effect simply blasting hair spray can leave on hair. For a great hair spray try TRESemme European Hair Spray, Extra Hold (averages about 4.00 at drugstores nationwide.) It is very pliable but extremely reliable! And we are all done and ready to face the heat, moister, and humidity without flinching! Entire process usually only takes me 30 minutes from start to finish! Goodbye wasted tears and time, hello beautiful blowout that will stay in place for a few days!


Works on wavy to straight locks of any color or texture! Tips & WarningsFor extra shine, squeeze a drop of your favorite anti-frizz/shine serum to hand and rub your hands together. Then lightly and gently run hands through hair, from root to tip. Too much of anything is never a good thing. Too much product is going to make your hair look greasy. Too much styling and over time hair will look damaged. Give you hair a break a few days week by wearing a chic bun or braid!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The truth is, once the damage is done and your hair is split, there is nothing you can do to fix it. You will have to get a trim and have the damaged ends removed.
Split ends are caused by many things- over brushing, exaggerated backcombing, brushing wet hair, coloring and perming, vigorous towel drying, elastic bands, hair accessories and your health, to name just a few.

Long, healthy, split-end free hair takes work and effort. Many people seem to forget this and then wonder why their hair doesn't grow, or why they have to have a couple of inches chopped off their hair when they visit a salon.
If your hair is damaged and you have split ends, the only effective way to get rid of them is to have them cut off.

Once you get your hair cut and all the split ends removed, do not ignore your hair!You should trim your hair about every six weeks to prevent split ends returning.

A lot of women think the length of their hair is more important then their split ends... "I'm trying to grow my hair... If I skip my next trim my hair will grow longer, faster!"
WRONG! Do not ignore your split ends, because once they are there, they will only get worse. The longer you leave them, the further they will climb up the hair shaft. When you finally go for a trim, you will have no choice by to chop off even MORE of your hair!
It is better to have regular trims and keep those split ends at bay!
There are a few products that can temporarily cure your split ends by sealing and coating the split ends and smoothing them down. However, as soon as your hair is washed or brushed, they will re-appear. Intensive conditioning treatments offer a temporary solution by reconstructing the hair shaft.
But the only real solution for split ends is simply to avoid them.

How to avoid split ends:
Do not brush your hair when it's wet. Wet hair stretches up to 25% and is most vulnerable. Use a wide tooth comb to gently de-tangle your hair.
Give your colored or permed hair the extra care it deserves. Use appropriate hair treatments.
Heated appliances such as hair dryers and straightening irons can dry out your hair and make it brittle. Avoid these appliances as much as possible. If you have to use them, use a protective product.
Let your hair dry naturally whenever you can; have a day, perhaps Sunday where you don't blow dry your hair, use product or straighten your hair.
Rather than towel drying your hair, try to blot it gently instead.
Avoid using rubber bands to tie up your hair. Use covered elastic bands, preferably the ones without the metal, as these can pull and tear your hair.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Your health and diet can affect your hair condition - a low fat diet can cause dull, dry hair which will split faster because there is not enough lubrication on the hair follicle.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Fast? 3 Amazingly Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Them Extremely Fast...

Often people get pimples and don't do anything much about them until the day it becomes a real issue and it's all over their face. You see if you have pimples or acne you need to deal with them right away as letting them stay on for too long can cause a lot of long term harm. But the main question is how can one get rid of pimples and acne fast? Read on to discover some of the most mind blowing ways to get rid of pimples or acne fast and achieve the desired results within no time........
Stay away from oily stuff- Now this applies to the kind of food you eat and the kind of stuff you put on your face. Try to avoid as much fried food as possible and learn to stick to all natural foods with lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. At the same time stay away from oil based moisturizers and make up at least during the time you are dealing with pimples.

Stop touching your face- Often we get into a bad habit of touching our face where often we have dirty hands which affect our facial skin. Make it a point never to touch your face unless your hands are completely clear and properly washed as normally when we touch it we just transfer the dirt from our hands on to our face.

Keep your face dry- Too much oil on the surface of your skin is often the root cause of acne. Make it count to clear your face with a mild soap several times a day to really keep it dry enough not to let the oil accumulate on the surface of your skin. Another point you should take into consideration is that you should not rub or squeeze your pimples while washing your face as that would leave scars when acne is gone. Learn to be as gentle as possible to get the best results.
What you don't know yet- I know that what I am about to reveal to you can be almost impossible to believe. But it is 100% truth! Do you know what you can cure any sort of acne within 3 days?

Cure Your Acne Fast - The Latest Techniques To Acne Freedom...D.Vikroy

Tired of your acne? I was too after suffering from severe acne for over seven years. But, you don't have to suffer from it much longer - there are new lightning fast methods to treat acne and ensure it never comes back. This technique of mine isn't about washing or using some magic chemical to treat your acne. The trick is to find an acne treatment that works for you.

Sounds simple, yet most acne sufferers fail to understand acne treatments that work for one person may or may not work for another person. In order to become acne free, you need to wisely choose an acne treatment that works for your skin type, but how do you do it? Acne is caused by one or more of three factors: clogged pores, bacteria, and some kind of internal problem. By solving and treating your acne from the roots, no matter what type of acne you have - mild, severe, moderate, inflamed, blackheads, whiteheads - there are ways to quickly and effectively eliminate each type of acne, just by choosing an acne treatment that works.

But, how do you do that? The first step to discovering what type of acne treatment you require is by observing your type of pimple. Is it a bump that isn't inflamed (red, painful, and puffy)? Then, you'll need a chemical that unclogs pores. Is the acne you're trying to treat painful and red? This is because the clogged pore is packed with bacteria. You're going to need to find a treatment that unclogs pores and kills off the bacteria.

Also, if your acne is much more severe, it is loaded with bacteria, the acne is deep, and you're going to need to treat it fast to prevent permanent scarring. You're going to need to locate an acne treatment that fights off acne deep in its roots - not all acne treatments fight acne that deep into the skin.

That's just the basic steps for general acne, but whiteheads and blackheads also accompany acne, and you probably want to treat that as well. These annoying bumps can be treated with salicylic acid, roughly 2.5% to 5%, easily within a week.

Is your skin too oily? Why not try using an acne treatment that diminishes oil production output so you don't have to constantly clean your skin? In fact, washing the face too much probably is causing further acne breakouts. There are pills such as B-5 Vitamins that dramatically reduces oil output and has been very effective for all acne types, even severe acne.

If the skin is too dry, use a moisturizer that doesn't clog pores. Dry skin definitely leads to acne breakouts, and avoiding acne treatments that dry out the skin like benzoyl peroxide can improve acne over a short period of time. Natural ingredient acne treatments can dramatically help treat your acne very quickly.

Observing your acne situation, and basing your acne treatment purchase off these basic ideas is the best way to treat your acne. Do not believe what acne companies claim their products do. Know your acne, know why your acne forms, and figure out for yourself which acne treatment solves the problem your skin has. This is the one and only best technique out there to treat acne, and it is the only way you can stay safe and prevent yourself from acne treatment scams.

Acne Prevention -How to Get Rid of Acne With Salicylic Acid...A .Scott
Salicylic acid is a more-or-less common treatment for acne. Despite its name, some dermatologists classify it as a natural acne treatment. It is made from willow bark, and was apparently known to the ancient Greeks as early as 5th century BC. Salicylic acid, or at least its original willow bark extract, was also known to other ancient civilizations like Sumeria and Assyria for its medicinal properties. Even the native Americans like the Cherokee used it for its pain-killing property and as a cure for fever and other ailments. Today, modern man uses it as one of the treatments for acne.
Of course, in our modern civilization, we no longer need to process the willow bark ourselves. We can just buy the refined part of it, salicylic acid, over-the-counter. So, how does salicylic acid work as an acne treatment? Basically, it acts as a peeling agent, sloughing off the outer layers of the skin. As such, it helps to open pores and unplug follicles. An important point to note is that usage is preventive. In other words, you apply it to skin which is at risk of acne in order to prevent pimples from forming. Applying salicylic acid to your pimple after it forms is like locking the barn after the animals have run away. Once the pimple forms, you should be using something else like benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil to get rid of it. Remember: apply salicylic acid continuously to prevent acne.

If salicylic acid is so good for acne prevention, why doesn't everyone use it? Simple. It is known to irritate skin. A normal acne treatment regimen includes the use of non-oily moisturizer to soothe your skin after you apply the salicylic acid. Given this, it is better for you to be patient and careful and start at the 0.5% concentration of salicylic acid. Only if you do not get the effect you want should you slowly start raising the concentration. If you start at the upper end of 2%, you could find yourself in pain, much like the after effects of a bad sunburn. The key is regular use at lower concentrations. If 0.5% everyday causes redness, then reduce it to 0.5% every two days. If two days is too often, reduce accordingly, and so on, and so forth.

Despite its 3000-year old roots, not everyone can use salicylic acid, even if you only apply it on your skin. Apparently, pregnant women and children should avoid it due to the risk of Reye's syndrome. Ditto for people who have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes or poor circulation.

Anyway, here is the normal acne treatment regime using salicylic acid:
1. Wash face with a gentle cleanser

2. Gently pat your face dry with a clean towel (Do not rub your face dry. This will irritate your skin and possibly cause worse acne)

3. Wait 5-10 minutes for your face to dry in air

4. Apply salicylic acid cream or lotion over your face, avoiding the eyes and lips

5. Wait for the cream or lotion to dry

6. Apply non-oily moisturizer
There may be some differences depending on the brand of salicylic acid lotion or cream you use.
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How To Stop Hair loss And Grow Nice Hairs
Reversing Hair Loss in WomenBy Lynn Seggern
For women that are experiencing thinning hair, looking in the mirror can bring about absolute panic and fear. The same reflection that used to be such a treat to envision immediately becomes our own worst enemy.

Women who have experienced thinning hair often share stories of trying to get ready in the morning without looking at their hair at all, choosing to pile it up in a bun in an attempt to hide the thin areas.

Throughout history women have associated their sense of self worth and physical beauty with the quality of their hair so it just makes sense that these feelings of panic and fear should come up when dealing with hair loss.

Hair loss in women can be caused by several different factors including stress, overall health, nutrition and a genetic history of female pattern baldness. For most of us thinning hair feels like the end of the world but thanks to advances in medicine reversing thinning hair has become easier than ever imagined.

How To Reverse Hair Loss In Women

A woman's scalp hair loss is directly related to the health of her hair follicles. If follicles are not healthy and strong they 'go to sleep' and cannot re grow hair after old hair falls out. By repairing and restoring those follicles to working order you can once again experience normal hair growth.

Hair loss for a woman is one of the worst things imaginable but there is still time to save your lovely locks!

Hair Straighteners - Which Are The Best
Hair Straighteners - Which Are The Best?ByScotie Keithlow
With the trend moving towards straight hair, many women yearn for the straight hair look. But if you are not lucky to have straight hair naturally, you need not fret because there are many hair straightening options that you can choose from.

Depending on how frizzy your hair is, you may want to choose one of these options.

Thermal reconditioning is a permanent method that is likely to take about 6 months to show the final results. This method uses chemical ingredients and therefore provides great results. But as with all chemical options, this is not really recommended for those who have hair that is thin, brittle or damaged. This should also never be the first option that you choose since you may not really like the look that you have and may want to go back to your natural style.

Ion Hair Restructuring is a method that was invented in Japan and is becoming popular these days. The technology used is complex and uses a method that infuses ions into the follicles of the hair. This process changes the basic structure of the molecules of the hair. This treatment takes a long time and can only be done in professional salons. However, the outcomes are long lasting and very flattering.

Blow dry is a method that can be used by almost anyone and can be done at home. It involves a simple, but time taking action of brushing your hair multiple times while drying them. This is an amateurish way of straightening hair and unlike the Sedu hair straighteners can never really straighten hair completely.

Hair irons are the most favored of the hair straightening methods and the Sedu hair straighteners have been the most popular. Made of two metallic or ceramic plates, these can be use by anyone in the comfort of the home. And these special Sedu hair straighteners are made to release a concentration of negative ions that helps faster straightening. The Sedu hair straighteners also heat up almost immediately and therefore save a lot of time and electricity in the process. The manner in which you should use a Sedu hair straightener is simple. Shampoo your hair and condition it well. Make sure to apply adequate levels of serum. Take a small portion of your hair and place it between the two plates of the Sedu hair straightener. Applying some pressure, work your way down and let the hair come out of the plates. So not stop till the ends of the hair have also gone through the plates of the Sedu hair straightener. On hair that is relatively frizzier, you may need to run the Sedu hair straightener a couple of times. Make sure that you choose the right temperature on the Sedu hair straightener to get the best results.
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