10 Essential Hair Care Products for Women
Every women should consider owning these products
BY JULYNE DERRICK
Are you overwhelmed by all the mousses, gels, irons and other hair care products vying for your attention? What you really need boils down to 10 basic tools and products. Here are the hair care products and tools most women should have on hand.
2 Different Types of Hair Brushes
The higher quality your hairbrush, the healthier your hair. Don’t fret about spending money on a good brush because they’re worth it and last a lot longer than a cheapie brush; plus, they’re much better for your hair.
The best brushes have rubber bases with boar’s head bristles mixed in with synthetic bristles. These allow bristles to flex, cutting down on the damage to your hair.
You need at least 2 brushes in your tool arsenal: a round brush to add body when blow drying hair and a paddle brush for drying bangs and finishing hair so it falls flat. The very best paddle brush on the market is from Mason Pearson. It’s pricey, but will last a lifetime and frankly, is about what you’d spend on one haircut at a high-end salon. For round brushes, we recommend Spornette.
Hairstylist Eve Scrivo of the Eva Scrivo Salon in NYC insists that we’d all have much healthier hair and scalps if we brushed our hair a lot and regularly. Yet another reason you want a good hairbrush: a bad one can pull on and damage hair, whereas boar bristles naturally carry your hair’s oils from your scalp down to the rest of your hair. Find the best brush for your hair.
The Right Shampoo for Your Hair Type
Shampoos work by cleansing your hair of dirt and oil. It’s important to select a shampoo that’s formulated for your hair type. If you have oily hair, you should not be using DevaCurl shampoo, even if it’s the only shampoo in the shower
How to Maintain Healthy Hair: 7 Hair Care Tips You’ll Love
To condition or not to condition, to oil or not to oil – when it comes to your hair you’ll find all kinds of advice. Mothers’ will tell you to “oil your hair” while your hair dresser will recommend the new IT thing “hair spa, Moroccan oil, strengthening not rebonding and all.” Before you pick your choice of treatment, here are a few things you must know.
The first step in hair-care is your diet and the two most important things in your diet are iron and protein. The hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the body but they are also the first ones to be affected you don’t eat right or suffer with deficiencies because they are not required for survival.
Try and include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpea, soybeans and cereals in your diet. Doctors suggest that you consume around 12 mg of iron daily. You also need protein because that’s what strengthens your hair. Include complete proteins which are also rich in amino acids: like cheese, milk, soy, lentils, peas, quinoa and yogurt.
How to Maintain Healthy Hair: A Few Basic Tips
1. It’s normal to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair a day so don’t panic when you see a small bunch crawling across your tiled floor.
2. Comb wet hair with extreme care because they’re fragile and prone to breakage. Take a broad toothed Read more
12 Things Women With Great Hair Do Every Day
If you’re constantly coveting perfect hair, turn away from all those pricey fad treatments that do more to drain your wallet than treat your strands. And instead, pick up some daily habits that will actually make a difference. We asked top stylists to spill their secrets on things women with fantastic hair do daily, and here’s their list — all of which you can do from the comfort of your own home.
1. She avoids heat styling as much as possible.
But let’s be honest, you have to use them sometimes. Michael Dueñas, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Hair Room Service, recommends steam rollers, which are gentle on the hair and do not get overly warm, as they’re heated solely by steam passing through the foam on the roller.
But if you absolutely have to use hot tools (blow dryers, curling irons, wands, flat irons, hot rollers) to style your hair, always use a spray-in heat protectant, says Eve Galminche, Arrojo top colorist.
2. She always sleeps on silk.
Silk’s smooth texture won’t rough up your hair cuticle when you sleep the way cotton does, leaving you with smoother hair in return, explains Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Marcus Francis. Fewer frizzy strands in the morning? Now that’s the dream (no pun intended).
3. She keeps her hair clean.
We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about the No-Poo movement (basically not shampooing your hair to preserve your natural oils), but Cristophe Salon Newport Beach owner Scott Fontana urges you to listen to your hair. “As long as women are using quality products, they can benefit from more frequent washing,” he explains. “It reduces split ends, provides great moisture, and gives hair an overall clean and shiny look.”
Not sure how often to lather up? Jeffrey J. Miller, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine suggests these straightforward rules: Wash daily if you live in a city with pollution or humidity, or work out daily. Wash every few days if you live in a rural environment away from…. Read more
11 Hair Products For Women Of Color So You Can Slay While Staying Natural
For black women, natural hair can be a crowning glory. Completely elaborate in all it’s complexities, types, and curl patterns, natural hair is just flat out amazing—and so are many of the products for natural hair we use to tame it.
While I’m not one to boast much, I can’t help but to shout from the rooftops how super proud I am to be part of the natural hair club. Let’s be clear: I’m not in anyway suggesting that chemically-treated hair, or hair with added extensions isn’t just as beautiful, but there’s something undeniably magical about black hair that is seemingly untouched by mortal man — or at least by other folks (I see you, Solange).
As Spiderman’s grandma once said, “With great power comes great responsibility”—that definitely applies to rocking a natural mane. The impact natural hair has had one the fashion world, especially during NYFW, is major. Outside of the fashion world and into the everyday mainstream, it’s up to us to properly empower and illustrate the majesty that is natural black hair.
Like care for any type of hair, a good regimen and super awesome products are key. There are plenty of items on the market specifically targeted for natural hair, and some that aren’t but still get the job done. To help you weed out the bad and……… Read more
Onion For Hair – 10 Hair Health Benefits & Tips To Use It For Hair Growth
Onions are good for a lot more besides adding flavour to food.
10 Amazing Benefits of Onions for Hair
Rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties, the use of onion for hair truly helps keeps hair loss at bay. Here are 10 amazing ways your hair can benefit from using onions:
They are very good at hair follicle nourishment and help restore lost nutrients to your scalp.
They are rich in Sulphur, which is known to minimize breakage and thinning.
They have potent anti-bacterial properties and help fight infections of the scalp. This in turn helps reduce hair fall as scalp infections can cause massive loss of hair.
They are naturally potent antioxidants, which is why they help reverse the effects of premature greying.
This vegetable lends a healthy shine to hair, which can become permanent when used regularly.
Research has found that they have the ability to prevent neck and head cancer.
They also make your hair uninhabitable for lice.
Add volume by using onion juice for hair.
They can be used to fight dandruff owing to their rich anti-bacterial properties.
They improve blood circulation which is another way they contribute to hair growth.
Learn How to Make Onion Juice at Home
Peel the onions and cut them in 4 parts
Blend these pieces in a juicer/grinder
Add a little water and then filter the juice using a muslin cloth.
This will ensure that no onion chunks are stuck in your hair while you use the juice.
Learn How To Use Onion Juice for Hair Growth
Give your scalp a good application of onion juice
Using your fingers, gently massage it into your scalp using circular movements
Let it sit for approx. one hour
Rinse it off with a mild shampoo with ……Read more