Monthly Archives: August 2009

Frizz Fighters

Is your hair starting to look like first thing in the morning before your first cup of coffee you have stuck your fingers in a power socket? yes you know what I am talking about, the most horrible, most dreaded, most deplorable frizzy hair!

The causes of frizzy hair are:

Lack of essential oils in the hair
Lack of moisture in the hair
Lack of protein in the hair
Long hair, namely any hair that has been around for a long time passing the neck line.

Lack of moisture, essential oils and protein in the hair can cause frizz

Great Products to Combat Frizzy Hair
Following is a review of some lesser known hair products that can help combat frizzy hair. It is important to not add heavier products to frizzy hair like gel or mouse, instead stick to serums and mists. Always look for products specifically designed for anti-frizz or dry brittle hair.

Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum
This is part of the Kerastase Oleo Relax range. The Oleo relax range is designed to help fix the problem of dry, frizzy, thick hair and the serum is their number one fighter of frizz. After using this product your hair will feel silky and soft and you will be able to pass a comb or brush through it easily. These products do not come cheap at all, but they are totally worth it. The bottle goes a long way as you only need to use a couple of drops in your hair after every wash. This product is great for any type of hair, especially good for those girls out there with long thick curly hair.

Tips on Treating Dry Hair

To start dry hair is generally due to a lack of moisture and more importantly a lack of humectants and lipids which are (essential fatty acids). There are many signs of dry hair which you can look out for. Signs of dried-out hair are dullness, dry or rough feeling, split ends, fuzziness, and is often difficult to comb or brush. If this sounds familiar then you may suffer from dry hair.

Some Cause of Dry hair;

Environmental damage – From the sun, heat,and other outside chemicals.

• From blow drying, curling irons, and even hot rollers.

• perms, color, bleach result in chemical damage.

• Some people have hair that is naturally dry; there is no natural wet. So investing in good salon products can moisturize and keep hair hair healthy and shine. The key noted by major salons is to increase the hair’s ability to attract and retain moisture.

Professional Products to Treat Dry Hair.

Kerastase Nutritive Masque Masquintense Epais, 500ml/16.9oz

GHD Thermal Protector Dry & Coarse Hair
Kerastase Bain Bio-Recharge Dry Hair, 250 ml
Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage (Dry Hair), 1000ml/34oz
American Crew Moisturizing Shampoo
Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Cream (Ultra-Dry Hair), 50ml/1.7oz
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo | Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner

Tips For Oily Hair

oilhairOily hair is a problem of our scalp and is most time affiliated with overactive oil gland which is to the higher levels of hormones. Often gives of a Oily and greasy look.

Washing hair to remove excess oil, dust and dirt which can make hair look dull, limp and lifeless. People who have fine, straight hair tend to have oilier hair.

Oily Hair Tips

• Wash it as often as necessary to keep it clean , in good shape and oil free.

• Use a gentle shampoo. Leave shampoo on the scalp for five minutes before rinsing!

• Tip: the best shampoos for oily hair contain a detergent, such as ammonium or sodium lauryl sulfate. (These detergents are quite drying to hair.)

• Instead of daily try shampooing every second day.

• Rinse on the off day. Rinse with cool water to close the pores of the scalp.

• Between washes use hair fresheners to avoid bad smelling hair.

• Try to avoid conditioner at the roots and scalp, apply in the middle or on the ends. Apply it gently with your fingertips.

• Towel dry before you blow drying to remove most of the dampness.

• Direct the blow-dryer to the hair strands and roots.

• Try to avoid oil in your daily food intake. Eat more vegetables.

• Avoid using styling products containing silicone. Do not use two-in-one shampoos and conditioners.

• Avoid brushing your hair too often or too vigorously, since brushing can help spreading oil from your roots to the ends of your hair. We recommend the Mason Pearson Brushes to stimulate the scalp instead.

• Have the hair colored or permanently waved. Color treated hair has enlarged strands and this can help reduce the oil from spreading through your hair.

• Avoid frequently touching your hair.

Good Oily Hair Products

Matrix Biolage Normalizing Shampoo
Kerastase Specifique Bain Clarifiant, 1000ml/34oz
Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage (Oily Hair), 1000ml/34oz
Phyto Phytocedrat Sebo-Regulating Shampoo Oily Scalp, 200ml/6.7oz
Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent, 1000ml/34oz