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12/10/2007

All About Hair

I noticed that even without make-up, we can do whatever, or go wherever, as long as our hair looks nice, healthy, groomed, and moisturized... I really look terrible if I don't style my hair... I don't blow dry my hair everyday because I believe that too much heat can cause hair breakage... But these past few days, I've been in and out of the office, and attending Christmas parties held by clients, suppliers, friends, and families... I had no choice but to style my hair everyday - that means, having to use hair dryer and ceramic flat iron on my crowning glory every single day...

I did some research, and here's what I found out:

Hair Do’s

1. Invest in the correct hair care products designed for your specific hair type. For dry, damaged or chemically treated hair, look for products that contain moisturizing ingredients and are formulated to repair damage. If you have oily hair, use a product designed for deep cleansing.

2. Use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair. Combing or brushing your hair with anything else can cause your hair to break off. You should only use a brush when your hair is dry. - I DO THIS, REALLY...

3. Consider your options when choosing a new hairstyle. Is your hair thin or thick? Is it wavy or straight? When choosing a hairstyle, make sure that you consider hair’s texture. If you
have fine hair, all long locks are going to do is make your hair look limp. - I DON'T CARE, I USE HAIR PRODUCTS TO MAKE MY HAIR SUIT THE STYLE - bad, bad, bad...

4. Get your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks. Split ends are a constant hair battle, so getting your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks will keep your hair looking healthy and prevent further
split end breakage. - TOO QUICK FOR ME

5. Get to know your hairstylist. He or she can help you with any hair concerns you might have. If your stylist is not willing to answer your questions, maybe it’s time to seek a new hairstylist.

Hair Don’ts

1. Don’t allow a hairstylist or anyone else talk you into the latest style. If you’re not fond of the latest cut, say no. If you don’t learn to say no, you’re going to be stuck with a style you hate. It’s your hair and your money, not theirs!

2. Don’t purchase a cheap at-home hair-coloring product. You might think it’s a great value, but that great value will more than likely be a disaster in the end. Instead, choose a coloring product with moisturizer that is known and trusted. Better yet, leave the hair coloring to a professional! - GUILTY!!!

3. Don’t get more than one chemical treatment in the same week. Over processing your hair can lead to unhealthy hair. Choose either a perm or hair coloring, not both.

4. Don’t cut your own hair. Cutting your own hair can result in an uneven mess if you have no idea what you are doing or can’t see a certain area to cut. Make an appointment with your local hairstylist and have them cut your hair. Often they will trim your bangs for free if that is all that is needed. - GUILTY!!!

5. Avoid overloading your hair with product. Too much product will leave your hair sticky and unmanageable. Instead, find styles that don’t require much product and leave the styling sprays for special occasions.

5. Don’t use your heating tools on a daily basis. Overuse of heating appliances can fry hair. Try drying hair naturally and skip the curling iron once in a while. - GUILTY!!!

6. Avoid using clarifying hair care products more than once a week. These products can trip your hair of moistures, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Instead alternate clarifying products every other week and add a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to your hair care routine. - GUILTY!!!

Now, I'll try my best to follow the guidelines... I have falling hair, brittle hair, and actually looks damaged and dry... I really have to do something about it... Awww...

2 comments:

The Seeker said...

I have a love-hate relationhip with my hair... because of that now i'm wearing a shortcut, but anyway it isn't always as i like.

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