Thursday, September 19, 2013

Giving Fine Hair Volume

When you have fine hair, you are constantly on the lookout for ways to add volume. You can’t change the thickness or texture of your hair, but you can do the best you can with what you have. These are some ways to make the most of your fine hair.

right shampoo & conditioner

One of the best ways to pump up fine hair is to start with the right shampoo and conditioner. When you are shopping for shampoo and conditioner, choose a formula that is formulated to add body or volume to your hair. These shampoos and conditioners are formulated to not weigh your hair down and be a light product. You especially want to avoid anything that says it will moisturize your hair. Products that moisturize your hair will weigh it down. Try out our Volume shampoo by Joico!


If you have fine hair, root lifter will make a lot of difference in styling your hair. Try our root lifter by Joico, or our Aquage. Apply root lifter when your hair is damp and blow dry immediately for the magic to happen.


You need to dry in the direction you want your hair to go. When you have fine hair that you are trying to add volume to, you want your hair to go farther away from your head and blow drying your hair upside down is drying it away from your scalp to add volume. Another option is to hold your hair up and away from your face while you dry it. Either way will give you the desired result.


Biotin is known for making your hair grow faster and make it thicker. While you can’t ever change the texture of your fine hair, you can take Biotin which really pumps up the volume. Of course, you should always talk to your physician before taking any new supplement.


Sometimes, the best thing you can do is embrace what you have and choose a cut and style that works best with your hair. Shorter cuts will make your hair appear fuller and thicker. 


Backcombing or teasing can be very beneficial in pumping up the volume of your hair when done correctly. What you want to do is raise a section of your hair up and tease under it and then put the smooth section down on top of it. This strategy usually works best when used at the crown of the head.

 Free day

Fine hair is more fragile than other hair types and you need to treat it gently to avoid the breakage that makes it look even finer. I have learned that one of the best ways to do this is to give your hair the day off when you can. Skip washing your hair or styling it with any styling tools the day you are giving your hair the day off. If your hair gets oily when you skip washing it, try adding some dry shampoo to get you through.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Glowing Skin

We constantly apply new skin care treatments and remedies on our faces to fight off acne, but we don’t realize that our problems can be solved internally by consuming some of the foods that will clear your skin naturally.


One of the foods that will clear your skin and improve your health is artichoke. Due to its high antioxidant content, it’s often used in creams and cosmetics as an herbal remedy. But regular consumption of this tasty vegetable can not only have health benefits, but also improve your skin and add on to your luminosity!


One food that should be added to your menu as one of the the first steps to clearer skin is tofu.  It’s a good source of protein, calcium, unsaturated fats, antioxidants, and minerals. 


Since steady blood sugar levels and skin health are linked, it only makes sense to switch out the processed white carbohydrates for wholegrain brown rice. Brown rice not only provides Vitamin B, minerals and antioxidants but also regulates sugar levels. 


Water plays a crucial role in achieving and maintaining a healthy, glowing skin! There is an unlimited amount of health benefits from staying hydrated. It flushes out toxins, keeps the brain functional, and replenishes water cells.


Nuts are a good solution to your acne problem if the causes of your skin condition are deficiencies in minerals, such as zinc and selenium. They help increase the amount of white blood cells in the body and strengthen their fighting power. And Vitamin E and other minerals are all essential for healthy skin. 


Although the smell doesn't give it away, raw garlic is a boost for your skin and your body! It reacts with blood to kill off many harmful bacteria and viruses that cause skin infections. To get the most out of garlic, it’s best to eat it raw. Chop it in a salad or meal and you are guaranteed to see improvements from your healthy diet!


Sweet potatoes are more beneficial for your overall health and skin. They can improve the circulation to your skin, regulate blood sugar levels and as a result lift your mood! So if you want to see a change in your skin, switch out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Heat Free Styling


Heatless hairstyles are a lifesaver for saving time and something you should most definitely take advantage of in case you’re trying to reduce hair damage! 


One of the most popular heatless hairstyles ever, headband curls, can look pretty awesome even before it’s done! Use a pretty headband instead of a plain one, section your still damp hair carefully, smooth it down using a styling product of choice then wind each section precisely. The result will be a clean, vintage-looking updo you can wear out while waiting for your curls to form.


Ready to exchange your demure vintage ‘do for a stylish evening look? Well, all you’ll have to do is to slide the headband off, finger-style your curls and apply a bit of hairspray! It’s a perfect day to evening transformation!


In case your hair tends to keep its shape rather well, you’ll realize there’s still plenty of body to work with even once your lush curls have been slept on. Rub a small amount of hair oil between your palms, finger comb your hair gently for a smooth polished look then grab a chunk of hair at your nape and use it to secure the rest into a low, loose side ponytail. Voila!


There are many great ways to make do with your second day headband curls and this chic glam up do is definitely one of the styles I go for whenever my curls hold up well. Secure your hair into a high, side ponytail, slide the elastic band to loosen the pony up a bit, then loop the length forward. Mass of curls cascading over the side of your face will create a really interesting, highly unusual effect you’ll love!


In case your idea of a quick hairstyle involves something less edgy, you’ll definitely want to try a messy bun! The volume and texture of hair that has been curled previously is absolutely ideal for it! You can style the top into a little pouf, slide a cute headband on or add an interesting hair pin – as long as you manage a great-looking messy bun (and that will be a piece of cake), you’ll be able to enjoy a second day of great hair even if you’ve woke up with a mass of unruly used-to-be-curls.


In case you’re blessed with obedient hair or simply don’t get the urge to travel the expanse of your bed a dozen of times in your sleep, you just may wake up with curls that still look presentable. Dress them up by adding cool headband or one of those stylish, trendy, exotic-looking head-chains and you’ll have a brand new hairstyle to help you look and feel absolutely stunning.


Last but not the least, one of those classic styles a girl can always fall back on. Simply brush and untangle your hair and style it into a perfectly polished ponytail you’ll then twirl around your finger a bit to get the remaining curls to mold into each other and form a nice curve.