Archive | December 2015

Best hair treatment for damaged hair

best hair treatment damaged hairStyling your hair everyday could actually do it a lot of harm, as you already know, probably. This is why it would be good to try some treatment in order to restore your hair’s health and shine. But which is the best treatment for damaged hair? Something from natural ingredients or a treatment bought right from the shop?

The truth is that in our era there are so many treatments everywhere that we have so many to choose from! We can get one from the beauty shop, from the drugstore, from the pharmacy or even from our home, using natural ingredients.

These are all great alternatives but, as far as I’m concerned, I believe a home-made mask is best hair treatment damaged hairalways the best. You may say that it’s very complicated making it, that the consistency it has is not always the most desirable or that you have to keep it on for a very long time. Yes, that’s true…

But the advantages it has outweigh all these issues. The most important thing is that you know exactly what ingredients you add, unlike the bought treatments, that often contain alcohol, parabens or other extremely dangerous ingredients that could do you more harm than good. Home made masks also contains natural, fresh ingredients, and we all know that natural is better than anything.

Therefore, I usually prefer to make a hair mask myself than using one bought from the shop, I’ve tried both versions and I prefer the first one. However, hair treatments from beauty shops are also very good for damaged hair, so it’s all up to you 🙂

In one of my previous posts I’ve presented you the best hair masks for each type of hair. In case you’ve read that post, you may remember that I insisted on using a lot of oils in order to moisturize the hair that is dry and damaged. These are exactly the ingredients the best treatment for damaged hair is based on.

best hair treatment damaged hairIf I recommended either castor oil or olive oil for dry hair, for damaged hair I usually use them both. Why? Because they both have nutritive proprieties and work better together than separately in this case. They will properly moisturize the hair and they will also repair split ends (also masking them).

So, except those two oils, you should also add some honey, which is one of the best solutions for damaged hair. Though it will make the hair mask a bit harder to apply, it’s definitely worth it because it will also add shine to your hair, besides hydrating and repairing it.

Something I always add in my hair mask for damaged hair are Vitamins A and E. If I don’t take those vitamins as supplements, I believe it’s good to apply them at least on my hair, in order to make it thicker and to help it grow faster (obviously my biggest obsession :D).

You can also add an egg, both the yolk and the white, if you want to make the mask less thick and easier to apply.

So, let’s find out how to prepare the hair mask:

Depending on your hair’s length and thickness (the longer/thicker the hair, the higher the quantity), you should add around:

3 spoonfuls of olive oil

3 spoonfuls of castor oil

10 drops of Vitamin A and 10 of Vitamin E

2 spoonfuls of honey

one egg

hairmaskThis is how it generally looks like, of course the color may vary, but usually it’s around yellow.

These are the quantities I usually use for my shoulder length hair, so if you have longer hair, you definitely have to change them a bit. But don’t worry, there isn’t a certain quantity you have to add, any of those ingredients can’t harm you, so even a much bigger quantity isn’t wrong 🙂

I usually add the hair masks in my hair by sectioning it from top to bottom and applying it with a small brush. It’s quite an improvised method, but for me it works, so I’m not going to change it.

You should leave it in your hair for at least one hour (2 would be great, 3 would be amazing :D) and then rinse deeply, but deeply, because the honey is pretty difficult to rinse, so make sure you don’t get any small pieces remained in your hair.

As far as I’ve tried, this is definitely the best treatment for damaged hair because it restores your hair’s health much faster than others. However, don’t imagine that you only have to use it once and you’re done with it. It will actually improve your hair’s aspect even after the first use, but there’s still more to go, you should repeat it at least three times in order to get the best results, obviously this depends of how damaged you hair actually is.

So if you have some ambition and some desire to make your hair healthier and to prevent future damage, I say you should give it a try. There’s nothing to lose after all 🙂 If I can ever help you with anything or if you only have some questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by simply writing a comment and I promise to answer you as soon as I can.

 

Good haircuts for thin hair

If you have fine hair, then you’re probably used to the difficulty of getting more volume or making your hair look thicker than it actually is. Though this seems impossible, you will be surprised to find out that it’s not that hard after all. The secret is choosing one of the good haircuts for thin hair, simply because these are specially designed for hair that is fine, without volume and they can actually make a huge difference.

blow-drying thin hairBefore actually choosing a new haircut for your thin hair, it is important to find out several tips that can make your hair get more volume, therefore, seem thicker.

There are a lot of people who have fine hair, and they still manage to be envied for their great look and appearance. How’s that? Well, they have a few secrets…

A very important thing that could change your thin hair’s look is blow-drying. Though you may have heard that drying out your hair with a blow dryer isn’t very healthy because it will damage your hair, in your case it is actually recommended.

rotating brush thin hairThe heat will make your hair have more volume and it will probably maintain it so for a longer time. However, try not to keep the blow dryer very close to your hair, as this could be a damaging source. But as long as you keep it at a normal distance, this thing could really change your looks!

In case you desire some curls, you can use the rotating brush. This would both blow dry your hair and get you some very nice curls, so it’s a 2 in 1 tool. You can start right from the roots, because the curls won’t remains at this length anyway.


 

Getting back to the haircuts, when choosing a good haircut for thin hair is important to pick one that you find at least interesting. I say this because I know how it feels to choose a hairstyle just because  someone advises you to do so, and then realize that you actually hate the way it looks on you. The obvious thing you would do next is trying to change it and you would get another one that you hate and so on… You don’t want that! Therefore, try choosing a haircut that you like.

Probably the best length for a fine hair would be at most a medium one, because the longer your hair is, the harder it is to make it have any volume. But I know many people that simply don’t want to give up long hair, even though it doesn’t look that well.

So, if you are willing to get a medium or short haircut, you should go for it, it would most likely make your hair look much better, thicker and with more volume. If, however, you don’t want to let go of your long locks, then there are some alternatives for this too.

Bob will always be fashionable

good haircuts for thin hairgood haircuts for thin hairEither you choose a shoulder-length haircut or a shorter one, try going for a bob, as it will be very easy to arrange, fresh and always in fashion. You can try a long bob (shoulder-length), an asymmetric bob or even a layered bob. In case you choose the last one, you can even ask your hairstylist to cut your hair in very small layers, almost unnoticeable, as this will give it a lot of volume.

 

If you dare, go for pixie

pixie hair cut for thin hair pixie hair cut for thin hairThough it’s not very popular with younger women, the pixie haircut has many advantages for fine hair. It definitely make your hair look much thicker, it actually could even make it so. As the hair is cut short and it isn’t damaged anymore, it can easily regenerate, and you can get a much thicker hair after a few months. So is it worth it? If you have enough courage, I say it is. You’re going to “suffer” a few months for a whole life.

 

long haircuts for thin hairCasual curls could work for longer hair

If you really want long hair, you should try some casual curls that would give your hair a thicker look. An alternative is going for fuller curls, using smaller curlers. After removing them, you should brush your hair a bit, in order to give it a more casual aspect.