4 Tips for Healthy Hair
March 1, 2013
Beautiful Healthy Hair
Every woman wants beautiful, shiny, healthy hair. The saying goes that a woman’s hair is her crown and there’s nothing better than a sparkling crown. It’s not always easy to keep hair looking as healthy as possible, however. If you are struggling to keep you hair in tip-top shape, follow these easy tips and you see the difference in your hair in no time:
- Choose your hair care products with care. If you have oily hair you need to choose a quality shampoo and conditioner range meant for use on oily hair. If you choose hair products that don’t coincide with your hair type, you could exacerbate existing problems. Also make sure that you choose a product that won’t overly dry out your scalp while trying to get rid of the excess oil in your hair. There are many great hair salons in Joburg that can recommend hair products for your specific needs.
- Keep in mind that wigs made of human hair needs to undergo the same treatment and care as the hair growing from your head. There are several 100% human hair wigs to choose from and these are very costly. All the more reason to look after them properly.
- Don’t wash your hair too often. Obviously you need to wash your hair regularly, but don’t wash it every day. Over-washing can cause essential oils to be stripped from your hair causing it to become damaged and brittle. Also make sure that you don’t use scalding hot water to wash and rinse your hair in as this will also cause your hair to dry out. You don’t want to have to end up wearing a lace front wig!
- Don’t blow-dry your hair into oblivion. Everyone knows by now that excessive hair-drying and blow-drying causes damage to hair structure. If you cannot do without blow-drying your hair, don’t put the dryer on the warmest setting and keep it far enough from your scalp to minimise damage. Also don’t blow-dry your hair completely, let the natural air dry the last of the dampness. The same applies to Indian hair wigs. If you have a preference for wigs and are fond of wearing Indian hair wigs, always remember that the hair dries out fast if blow-dried excessively.
- Eat right. Eating healthy foods is not only meant to keep your bones strong and your skin healthy. The right food, rich in minerals, proteins and vitamin, do wonders for hair as well. The best types of food to eat to improve the look and health of hair is fish, fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meat such as chicken or turkey. NB: Eating healthy won’t do anything for your weave or weft, but nonetheless, it’s still important to do so!
Have a natural colour hair thread
April 10, 2012
Grey hair is something most people find hard to get use to especially if they still feeling and looking young and going grey prematurely is a rare but true fact and thus people resort to hair colouring.
Hair colouring products are very popular and there will probably always be a market for them. The first hair colour could easily date back to ancient Egyptian times, as the Egyptians were known to make use of as well as create their own make up and jewelry. History show that Egyptians even use to style and cut their hair which clearly proves them to have been the earliest fashion trend setters of mankind. Today hair colouring is used for a number of reasons. Some people prefer changing the colour of their hair every now and again to give themselves a fresh look for the year or season.
There are various hair colours to choose from some of them are permanent meaning exactly what the name says “permanent” and the only way to change it is too re-colour or simply let it grow out. The complex mixture of chemicals used to make a permanent hair colour is what makes it able to remain, despite the number of washes. Semi permanent hair colour is a coulour that typically last longer than regular non-permanent hair colour but not “forever” as permanent hair dye.
Natural hair colours are usually dyed according to their natural shade of colour for example a light shade or pale blond person would dye their hair a darker blond. Those with darker coloured hair would perhaps go for a lighter brown or mahogany, however sometimes for people with very dark hair that want to go a few shades lighter, they have to have their hair lightened before dying it the actual colour of choice.
To help maintain new hair colour, companies manufactured various hair colour products such as shampoos, conditioners, mousses and many more.
Some hair colours contain peroxides and ammonia, which can be very damaging to hair so it is best to go with organic, herbal hair colours, or with colour that state “No ammonia” on the box.
What to look for when colouring your hair
April 10, 2012
A change is as good as a holiday, and the same applies to your hair. There is no need to keep the same hair colour year in and year out. There few things as uplifting as a new hair colour, and the colour is not only used to cover up greys. You can use it to change your look with every season or you can do so for a specific occasion. Ironically, grey was the fashion colour of the past season.
You can colour your hair at your local or favourite salon or you can do it yourself. When you ask your hairdresser to colour your hair it will work out more expensive but you can be assured of a decent and professional job.
Many people buy over the counter dyes to colour their hair. You become skilled in the process after you have done it a couple of times; you can however also co-opt a friend to help you with the process. In turn, you can colour their hair. Both men and women colour their hair and it is completely normal to see blond hair on people of all shapes and sizes.
Apart from changing the entire colour of your hair, you can add high lights or low lights to give character to your hair. The different shades in hair colour have been in fashion for a number of years and its popularity does not seem to wane.
If you prefer to colour your own hair, it is important to make sure that you are not allergic to the dye you want to use. Your hair can fall out or you can end up with a wild and unnatural colour in your hair, entirely not the colour or look you had in mind. Test the colour on a small portion of hair to ascertain the compatibility. The colouring of hair offers the user the opportunity to change or enhance a look and there are a great number of colours to choose from, you only need to discuss your requirements with your hairdresser to get on the road to a new you.
There are various places to find hair extensions
April 10, 2012
It is common belief that hair extensions are only used by black women, however that is quite untrue. In fact, many famous women celebrities opt for hair extensions and it has become quite popular among Caucasian (white) women.
There are many places that sell hair extensions and there are various types of hair extensions on the market at different prices. In South Africa many African women wear hair extensions to have a longer hairstyle and because they can manage it easier. However, natural hair especially afro textured hair has a very little maintenance to it except for having to keep it moisturised and afro textured hair is naturally curly, in other words it has a definite curl pattern. It can form either a “Z” or an “S” in the hair thread.
Some hair salons specialize in the provision and insertion of various types of hair extensions. They can provide long, midi and short hair extensions of any texture however; specialized international hair salons usually cater for human hair extensions.
In the local townships, as well as places in and around cities, little hair salons that cater and specialize in afro textured hair also supply their clients with hair extensions. Customers can also get a cheaper synthetic type of hair extension that can clip into their own hair, similar to a weave or it can and is often sewn into the natural hair.
Hair extension clips can also be bought at certain hair accessory shops as well as wigs and ponytail pieces.
Human hair extensions are the best and can last for up to two years if taken proper care of. Hair extension prices vary for human and synthetic hair some prices are estimated as follows:
- Premium human Indian 12 inch weft can cost around R900
- 18 inch Brazilian virgin Remy weft can cost around R1 500
- Clip in human hair extensions 8 pieces R310
- Japanese synthetic hair extensions 21.3 inches R360
People can buy and order the hair extension of their choice online too and get it for a good price sometimes better than what they would pay for it at a hair salon or shop.