Friday, November 24, 2006

Tips for Straight Hair

Tips for Straight Hair Care

For drying:
1. To create volume
1.1 use mousse or thickening gel. Apply on the roots of the hair and part the hair as drying is done.
1.2. Tip your head upside down for the last two minutes of drying Put your dryer in the cool setting.

2. For sleek look
2.1 Dry hair with a dryer with a nozzle.
2.2 Do the last minute of your blow-drying on the cool setting with the nozzle facing downward.

For Shampoo
1. Use mild or gentle shampoo. This can be used daily because most likely it is low in detergents and high in moisturizers.
2.You can also use moisturizing shampoo without the need of using conditioners.
3. If you want to put bounce on the hair, use thickening shampoo. It has an ingredient panthenol
which penetrates the hair roots.
2. Make the last rinse a cold one.
3. Use shine serums.

For colors and highlights
1. Add volume to the hair by mixing highlights and lowlights in different shades. This mixture
creates depth and texture.

For Brushing
Flat paddle with wide bristles is the perfect brush for straight hair.

Don'ts for straight hair
Do not use products with alcohol in the top three ingredients.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Getting the right hair cut

Getting the right hair cut

My hairdresser did not change my hair cut ever since the first time I stepped in his beauty saloon.
He said that my hair cut is classic. It won't change even with the new hair styles that come and go.
Besides, he said, the secret of forever looking young is the hair cut that has already been your signature.

In choosing the right hair cut, the following have to be looked into:
1. Body build
If you are big and tall, having short hair will show the massive neck and nape. The attention will be focused on the cropped head. Wear your hair at least at shoulder length. The hair can cover the extra poundage in the cheeks and make the face look slimmer.

2. Lifestyle
If you are a busybody and has only a few minutes to spare to fix your hair, keep it short or have it cut layered so it will have a body even without using curlers.

3. Eyeglasses

Choose a hair cut that will compliment your eyeglasses.