Monthly Archives: August, 2012

TO BLOW OR AIR DRY YOUR HAIR

Hi Peeps, this is another section of HAIR CARE, What you do after wasshing your hair the right way:

There are different ways of drying the hair, and each has their advantages and disadvantages, and there are proper and improper ways of doing both:

Blow Drying. Blow drying the hair is the most convenient and fast way of doing it, because we now live in a paced world, blow drying the hair is the way most people want to do it. Moreover, using  hand dryer to dry your hair adds volume because it straightens it out. However,blow drying is very convenient but also dangerous to the hair, especially if overdone. It can thin out your hair because of the heat.

Air drying. This is usually done by people who have short and low-maintenance hairstyles, or by people with curly hair, well some people with long hair yet have their hair air dry, as air drying does not subject the hair to excessive heat. Therefore, the hair is not exposed to damage as hair that is blow dried.

If you are going to have your hair air dried, it is very important to remember that the hair is at its weakest when it is wet, so be very careful when you towel dry your hair. The friction caused by rubbing the hair with a towel will make the hair less intense and eventually break. Rather than rubbing it, you should instead absorb the moisture out of your hair with the towel. Also, be careful not to pull at your hair that much when it is still wet. Once the water is squeezed out of the hair, shake it out using your fingers.

If you blow dry your hair, make sure that it is not soaking. Absorb the water out with a towel first. Do not hold the dryer too close to your head; keep it at least six inches away from your hair and move the dryer constantly around your head. Protect the outer strands of your hair from being over-dried by bending over and blow drying your hair with your hair hanging upside down.

Based on your choice, whether you air or blow dry your Hair,always remember that the hair is fragile. Be careful while handling it.

Keep to the rules to have a Healthy and Perfect Hair…see y’all

WASHING YOUR HAIR THE RIGHT WAY.

Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals, a similar strand growing from the epidermis of a plant, or forming part of a living cell, any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of mammals and other animals.

As a Lady you could go wrong in washing your hair, this can contribute to its damage without actually knowing it. The Hair textures varries from thick to thin strands, so no matter how it is, its very delicate.

RIGHT WAY TO WASH YOUR HAIR:

The first thing you should do is to comb the tangles out of the hair before you wet it so the hair would wash easily and the tangles would not worsen. And then, wet your hair thoroughly under the shower. You can use either warm or cold water if you like, but for best results, you can wet your hair with warm water to open the scale-like cuticles of the hair and wash all the oil and dirt off. And then, you can rinse your hair with cold water afterwards to close the cuticles and add to the shine of your hair.

Rinse your hair under the shower to get rid of the leave-on conditioner and styling aids you have used previously, by using strokes of your fingertips. Then, pour shampoo in the palm of your hand.  Rub your hands together, and then apply the shampoo to your scalp. Take note that you should put the shampoo on your scalp and not at the ends of your hair, as the shampoo would dry your hair’s ends and cause it to weaken and split. Also, do not mix your hair all over your head as you shampoo because it will get all tangled up. After this, rinse the shampoo off.

More often than not, we need to shampoo our hair for a second time. The purpose of the first shampoo is to clean the oil and dirt off; the second shampoo is supposed to let the shampoo treat our hair. So, repeat the process, but let the shampoo stay on for a couple of minutes. Rinse the hair completely after this.

To get the excess water off your hair, just squeeze the water out. Do not pull the hair because the hair is at its most delicate when it is soaked. When the excess water is out, apply a conditioner and apply it along the hairline, the nape and the ends of the hair. Put your hair then inside a shower cap and let the conditioner stay there for around ten minutes. And then, rinse it off completely.

The process described here does seem tedious and time-consuming. But remember, having great hair takes time and effort. And it is definitely worth it for a healthy hair.

Thank you.

TIPS FOR WASHING HAIR…

Use Hot Water For A Deep Cleaning:

Using hot water–as hot as is comfortable–will open pores and break up oils near the scalp. The warmer the water, the more oils will break down and be carried away with a rinse. If the hair has extra product or oil on it, hotter water may be the best choice for a thorough cleaning.

Too Much Hot Water Can Be Harmful:

Using hot water on a regular basis is generally not recommended. If too much of the natural oil is stripped away, then the skin of the scalp could become dry. Also, too much heat–whether from hot water, hot curlers or hair dryers–will eventually cause damage to the individual hairs, causing breaks and split ends. This is a greater concern for those with long hair that is not trimmed as often.

Bottom Line:

 The temperature used at most salons for shampooing is lukewarm to warm. For everyday washing–or every other day, as some recommend for preserving natural oils–warm water allows much of the dirt and oils to be carried away, without adding enough heat to dry out the scalp or damage the hair. For extra shine, follow with a cool-water rinse to “lock in” moisture from conditioner and close up hair follicles on the scalp.

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