When we decide not to use conventional hair products, we put behind us sulphates, parabens but also and especially silicones. These, which deserve an entire article and in their own right, work in such a way as to fill the gaps of each damaged hair like a bandage without repairing it. And yes, the restorative action that we are sold in the conventional is totally false, silicones are just hide-and-seek. After a few weeks of shampoos and natural treatments, the hair becomes dry, becomes tangled and forks appear. As you will have understood, it is the direct consequences of the absence of silicones, the cessation of the “dressing” effect and the true nature of you hair that reveals itself. But don’t panic! Believe me, it’s not that dramatic, we’ve all been there, and now is not the time to give up. This is where the real work begins: taking care of your hair to eventually have it healthy. This transition period varies from person to person, but on average it lasts 1 month. Of course, this is not an absolute truth. Some people will have very little or no consequences as a result of their natural transition. In practical terms, it all depends on the routine you had and whether you assaulted them or not. Anyway if you want to quickly find a beautiful hair, I offer you to discover my few tips.
Tips to make your transition easier
The first advice I will give you to speed up your transition and, therefore, quickly improve the condition of your hair is to cut. Yes I know, it’s not easy to part with its length. But be aware that apart from the hair, your hair is a “dead” material. They cannot be repaired and will not regain a healthy appearance if they are damaged. Forget all the marketing talk we’ve been drinking for years, without the famous silicones, it’s impossible to cheat. For my part when I decided to pass the milestone, I went from a length at mid-back to a long square. But I fully understand that this can be hard for some. If you are in this case, take your time and cut a few inches every month, until you get rid of anything that is unrecoverable. And then, believe me, as you go natural you’ll see that your hair grows faster.
At the same time, whether you opt for the radical option or the progressive, you need to start pampering your hair with appropriate care. Make oil bathes before each shampoo, this will allow you to nourish and moisturize your hair thoroughly. And if it doesn’t repair damaged lengths, it makes them look better, prevents the formation of future forks, and avoids breakage. Lots of benefits not to be overlooked so. Recommend argan, coconut or jojoba oils (for oily hair). You can add essential oils as needed but no need to invest in an aroma library, one or two will do the trick 😉.
Finally, arm yourself with patience because natural is also a new way to consume beauty. The results are not immediate but are visible in the long term. Tell yourself that this change is more than just using sulfates or silicones. By switching to natural, you adopt a mode of consumption that does not harm the planet, your health, humans and animals.
The products I recommend during the transition
Here I will answer a question that is asked to me quite regularly. Which hair products to choose when you begin your transition to the natural. So I don’t recommend switching from a big-box shampoo to solid shampoo. The difference is far too great and you may be a little confused. I am one of those who advocate going in stages. But before you choose your special transition shampoo, you need to assimilate one thing. The shampoo combo – after shampoo – mask – serum (or other) no longer needs to be. These routines that we have become accustomed to following are needs created, your hair absolutely does not need all these products to do well. Don’t try to reproduce these patterns all done, be content with the minimum. Moreover, you will find that in the offer of natural products, it is very rare to find masks to put in the shower or protective serums or anti-frizz. Forget the superfluous and get back to the basics: a very good shampoo and possibly if you have dry hair and after shampoo. Unbelievable but true, we can live without an after shampoo!
To not (too) shake up your habits I recommend two brands: Lavera and Urtekram. Lavera is a very affordable German brand that you can find at Mademoiselle Bio (on the net and in Parisian shops) but also very often in organic stores. It covers a wide range of needs. They are among the first shampoos I used during my natural transition. They foam very well, smell very good and have very soft compositions.
With these tips and a lot of patience, you should normally make your transition in softness and regain healthy hair quickly for your greatest happiness.…
Let’s start with the basics, what is a hair curler or an automatic curler? It is a hair accessory that can be used professionally, in a beauty salon, and at home.
Depending on the model, it is used to make defined curls or looser waves, which can be worn loose or serve as the basis for a beautiful collection. It is usually used both on a day-to-day basis and for more or less formal events.
Each model has specific characteristics that will help the result to be different, but there are things that are common to all of them.
They are plugged into the electrical socket and shape the hair through heat, as it reaches temperatures of up to 230ºC.
They usually have an LCD screen that lets you know the temperature of the device, and they heat up quickly in less than a minute, generally.
Types Of Curling Irons
Basically, there are three:
Crimper – The curling iron is presented as a hot tube around which each strand of hair is wound to mold it.
Curling irons – They are not products specifically designed to curl hair. What they can do is smooth and smooth waves that, depending on the size of the plates, will be more or less marked. The smaller it is (there is 2.5 cm), the more you can define.
Curling brush – Its appearance is that of a brush in use; that is, the curling brush has spikes that are inserted into the hair. However, instead of simply combing, they can shape it by the action of heat, and depending on how the user uses it.
Buying guide: how to choose a hair curler?
We have just told you about the common characteristics, but we have also said that, depending on the model, different results are achieved.
And, of course, it will have to go according to a budget that you have previously set.
According To The Material
Using one material or another affects not only the final result but also the care of your hair. Let’s see which are the main ones.
It is not that the curling irons and plates are made of ceramic, but that they contain an aluminum piece that is the one that transmits heat, and that is covered by this material. It is softer, so it will glide better through the hair, and it has better resistance, which translates into more durability of the appliance.
Titanium has great durability and transmits heat very well. It heats up very quickly and also manages to make a homogeneous distribution so that it is usually associated with more lasting results. This explains why it is recommended for thick hair, or that is less moldable, but it is also somewhat more aggressive than the previous ones.
According To The Shape Of The Head
It is the traditional way, the one that takes more time between us. It is similar to a tube so that the diameter is the same at the beginning and at the end. The curls, therefore, will come out more homogeneous, it lends itself less to playing with different shapes.
It has, as its name suggests, a cone shape, so the diameter is larger at the base of the head than at the tip. It gives more games when making curls with more or less marked waves, but you also have to have more skill than the previous pair to get a good result.
According To Head Size
As for length, the size of the head is usually similar; it does not vary much from one model to another.
The brands have sought the perfect balance between a head that allows you to work your hair with enough comfort without weighing too much, but that is long enough to cover enough hair and do it quickly.…
To have good hair, we almost always go to the easiest resource: go to the beauty salon and wait for them to do wonders in one sitting. But many times the problem of not having healthy hair is in respecting certain rules (nobody likes them, but if they work, you have to follow them!), And if you don’t want to live forever with burnt ends, there are certain things you should change your lifestyle.
These are the eight worst mistakes you can make to your mane:
Combing it excessively
This is one of the most common mistakes in women. Since that saying about combing hair 100 times to give it shine was invented, many girls followed it to the letter, damaging many strands. The best way to detangle your hair? Comb it with your fingers, instead of using a brush; Also, if you want to know a trick, the best time to style it is in the morning. While you sleep, your hair accumulates natural oils, and if you pass your hands first to untangle it, you will bring that shine to the rest of your locks.
In addition to this, you also have to know how to style it. If you can’t avoid using a hairbrush, you should untangle it from the middle to the ends, not starting from the scalp. If you start from the root, you will find several knots that will make it difficult to style and will do more damage to your hair.
It is good that we like to follow certain trends such as worn tips or colored locks, but if you want healthy hair, you have to get that obsession with dyes out of your head! The paint damages your hair even more than the heat from dryers and curlers, due to the number of chemicals they contain. Try to dye it maximum two times a year, and you will see that your hair will grow much softer and brighter.
Having your hair tied is ideal for exercising, but use it as little as possible. Using a ponytail creates constant pressure on the same side of your scalp, weakening it and preventing it from growing. If you love this hairstyle and you don’t want to stop using your hair like that, look for other options to tie it, such as bobby pins or scrunchie.
Apply all possible hair products
Even if you think you are helping your hair to look better, you are actually damaging it more. Gels, silicone, sprays, serums, and all those styling accessories you use contain so many chemicals in their content that it is one of the worst things you can do to your hair. Always choose those that have organic ingredients and are based on oils such as argan, which serves for the growth and health of your hair.
If you have this habit, you can say goodbye to beautiful hair forever. Cigarette smoking increases the dryness of the scalp and increases its chance of breaking. So not only do you cause terrible damage to your body, but no hair repair product can fix the havoc caused by smoking.
Do not maintain your equipment
If you have been using the same styling tools for years and never clean them, you are making a fatal mistake. (When was the last time you removed accumulated hair from your brush?). Your straighteners, combs, and brushes accumulate a lot of germs, and by not keeping them, you are bringing those germs to your hair!
Everything you eat is reflected in your hair because it is composed of collagen and protein, both obtained from healthy fats and the proteins you consume on a daily basis. To make your hair look like something out of a shampoo commercial, try to eat plenty of vegetables and foods like nuts, avocados, eggs, coconut, lettuce, and fish like salmon that are rich in antioxidants and Omega 3s.
Combing wet hair
This is another of the mistakes we make the most. When the hair is damp, it is when it is most fragile, and if we untangle it with a fine comb, we will finish with all the split strands. Detangle it in the shower if necessary, but using a well-separated bristle comb.
If you escape these mistakes, in less than you imagine, you will see positive changes in your hair. These are basic but effective tips!…
A trip to the beach is the perfect way to relax during the summer and it is also problematic because looking impeccable at the seashore can be very difficult. We know that the ideal look is that of a carefree and natural girl, but feeling attractive without a drop of makeup and leaving our hair in the hands of the wind does not seem to be the best beauty trick, right?
Even if you have mastered a routine in the city that makes you look wonderful, the tropical climate seems to make all your effort useless, and there are three reasons for this.
The first of these is humidity, which in addition to causing your hair to acquire volume in a dizzying way to later make it look matte and lifeless, joins the high temperatures and makes your skin feel greasier.
The sun gives you an enviable color … for a moment, but if you are not careful, it can dry out your skin and become a very unpleasant experience, which will have negative consequences in the long term.
Finally, there is the water, either from the sea or from the pool, which with chlorine or salt, attacks your skin and hair and leaves them in a deplorable state. How to stop the damage and look great in the process?
Tips to Look Fabulous in Summer
- Instead of a heavy base or translucent powder, opt for a BB Cream with SPF, which in addition to keeping your skin moisturized will protect it from the sun, and will match your skin tone without looking too made up.
- Expert tip: Instead of blush powder, take your favorite lipstickshade – trying to make it a natural color – and apply it to your cheeks with a brush. The result will match your lips and will not lose color despite the water.
- Avoid wearing eye makeup, as the risk of looking like a raccoon after a few hours is very high. If you can’t resist, limit yourself to a layer of waterproofmask.
- Before wetting your hair in the sea or the pool, do it with natural water and apply a little conditioner. In this way, you will prevent the salt and chlorine molecules from penetrating it and making it appear opaque.
- Carry a bottle of water with you constantly and drink from it at every opportunity. This will keep your skin hydrated and say goodbye to fluid retention!
Ready! Five tips tested and recommended to make you feel like the best version of you all summer. If you still need help after the beach, read the infallible office makeup tips.…
From enriching creams with essential oils to brushing your hair with a little lacquer to gain volume, we give you foolproof and reliable beauty tips to start caring for your body the right way.
Enrich your creams
Pure argan oil (with vitamin E) or rosehip oil (regenerator) are true drops of gold for your skin. Apply a drop to your usual cream jar and mix with a small spatula.
Hair removal without side effects
During the hours preceding hair removal, do not use products that contain alcohol; or body cream if you are going to wax so that the bands have more adherence. Do you want to know if waxing with blades makes you have more hair?
Showering with cold water has multiple physical and mental benefits. Increases oxygenation, accelerates metabolism, helps improve blood circulation in the scalp and prevents hair loss. In addition, it has been proven that it can help you lose weight. If a cold shower seems like torture, after taking a relaxing bath, it ends with a cold stream.
Ending the “swirls” of stubborn eyebrows is easy. Apply a little lacquer on a special eyebrow brush, comb them in the opposite direction, and, then, in their natural line. They will remain immovable!
To make the eyes look bigger
To visually enlarge the eyes, apply a white pencil to the bottom of the eyelids and a white shadow to the tear.
To make your lips softer, you only need a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of honey. Put the mixture on your lips and massage them with a soft toothbrush or your fingertips. Rinse and apply a little lip balm. Perfect lips!
Externally. If your skin is very dry, Dr. Laura Salvador, head of the Aesthetic Medicine area of the Antiaging Group Barcelona, recommends applying a few drops of almond oil to your eye contour cream, apply it and let it dry before going to bed.
Internally. Bet on innovative food supplements, which improve the tone of the capillaries and help reduce excess fluid caused by bags.
To fix the eyeshadows, previously apply dark circles concealer all over the eyelid. It will last you the whole day without cracking. And if after finishing your makeup you want it to stay much longer: spray on the face, from a distance, thermal water or a specific mist.
Before plucking your eyebrows
To avoid pain, before plucking your eyebrows softens the skin. How? Simply passing a cotton disk previously moistened in warm water.…
You walk past a newsstand and see a fashion magazine and shop for it. A gesture that would not go further if I did not give you to think that all the actresses, models, or celebrities that appear have wonderful hair, with a shiny, healthy, strong, and natural appearance and without split ends. But automatically and as a defense, your brain says, they have used Photoshop, if that is, thanks to this program, they all have this wonderful hair.
But on the street, you see girls in the wild, with incredible hair. And of course, on the street, I don’t think they have touch-ups. And without being able to avoid it, unconsciously, you look at your hair and see that your ends are open and look much less healthy than theirs.
You no longer know what to do, you are beginning to despair as you hydrate and cut it, but the hated split ends continue to appear that make your hair lose all its beauty.
Well, calm down, many of us have suffered this evil. So in this post, we want to teach you how to avoid split ends.
We start with these little tricks, which will make your tips the most envied.
Here are our tips to solve this problem that worries us all so much.
Brush your hair lovingly
An important part is the daily brushing of the hair. We should brush it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, and for at least one minute.
Treat it with love and care, do not brush hard, your hair needs a lot of love.
Start with the ends, once they are well detangled, you can gradually go up, until you have all your hair well combed and without knots.
Remember to do it on one side and not behind, since, in the back, you will do it with more force and break your hair. And above all, pamper it with each brushing. Choosing the right brush or comb is another point to consider.
If you have long or semi-long hair and thick hair, a large brush is better. If, on the contrary, it is much finer or shorter, the smallest brush or the wide-toothed comb will be the perfect allies.
Conditioner always on your hair
Although we think that the conditioner may be our worst enemy, we are very wrong.
The conditioner, well used, medium to ends, and well rinsed. Make sure that our hair is hydrated and prevents it from tangling so easily. And it goes without saying how great it is when it comes to detangling all your hair. It leaves it so soft that the comb or brush will slip without damaging our hair.
Serum carefully on your tips
Serums are perfect for sealing our tips and avoiding unwanted frizz.
But beware, if your hair has excess seborrhea or better known as fat, forget this step, the serum will cause more sensation and an oily appearance.
Dryers and flat irons
Yes, our hair is unruly and needs heat applied for a great hairstyle, but also remember that the heat directly on our hair causes it to lose hydration.
Therefore, we recommend that you leave them aside or use as little as possible of both. We also refer to curling irons or any other styling weapon that applies heat and absorbs our hydration.
Hydrated hair inside
It is not only important to have hydrated hair on the outside, inside it is almost even more.
Drink plenty of water, and it will help your hair to be very shiny and smooth. And on top of that, your body and your health will thank you.
Drink water, all are advantages.
Beware of excess shampoo
Do not overdo it with the shampoo; use the right one to clean your scalp. Do not think that using more shampoo is synonymous with cleaner hair; the only thing you will achieve is that your hair loses its natural protection.
As our wise grandmothers said, less is more.
Cut healthy to avoid split ends
Starting again from scratch, in this case, is perfect.
So far, our tips on how to avoid split ends, as always, we hope your advice, opinions, and questions.
And remember, if your ends are closed, your hair will shine openly.…
Damaged hair does not heal by itself, but there are some cares that you must give it so that the hair fibers are rebuilt, and your hair is healthy again. Washing, drying, and styling are important, as well as the adequate nutrition of your body and the therapies that you submit to your hair. In addition, you must take care that your hair does not continue to be damaged, so its protection is a key aspect to make it look nice and healthy again.
Pay attention to your nutrition
If your hair looks extremely dry, your body may also lack hydration. It is important that you drink at least two liters of water a day and that you include plenty of healthy fruits, vegetables, and fats, such as olive oil, avocado, and whole grains, in your diet. Walnuts also provide zinc, an essential trace element for hair health.
Intensive brushing breaks the hair, so you should use a soft-bristled brush and comb your hair gently. Straightening irons give your hair a good look, but in the long run, they damage it. Also, avoid drying your hair with the blow dryer on a daily basis and do not use metallic hair clips, especially those with sharp ends, as they break weakened hair.
Keep it collected
While damaged hair heals, avoid wearing it down. Friction and bumps on brittle hair break it and collect dirt, causing you to wash it more often. Do not wash your hair daily while undergoing therapy to heal it.
If you have damaged hair, follow these tips and apply once a week a natural restorative mask. That of olive oil is one of the most recommended and simple; apply oil to your hands, massage your hair gently, wrap it in a bathing cap, and lie down to sleep.
All women dream of having beautiful and healthy hair like that of celebrities. Although we dedicate time and money to it, we do not always have the best texture. What to do? We consulted several experts, and they assured us that to revive the damaged hair, you have to cut the dry ends. That doesn’t mean you have to go to the classroom every two to three weeks, because you can do it yourself. Here we are going to teach you an effective technique direct from professional stylists. They don’t normally recommend trimming at home, but tips are the exception.
The difference between long and short hair
Although the same technique is applied, there is a difference in the frequency of the cut depending on the length of your hair. For example, on long straight hair (no layers), it is recommended to cut the dried ends every six weeks. On short layered hair, trimming should be done every three weeks. We are talking about a minimum cut of a half-inch or a millimeter above the split ends. These frequent trims are necessary so that the hair shaft does not open and become porous. When this happens, the hair becomes unruly. For more styling products you use, your mane looks flat and bodyless.
What tools do you need?
The goal is to imitate what professional stylists do in the salon. Start by washing your hair with a specialized hydrating system for the ends. Another master tool you need to cut dry ends is fine to tip scissors. You can buy them at any hair products store, and they sell them in various sizes. Choose one for the ends and practice with it before using it on your hair. You must handle it very carefully as they are sharper than traditional scissors.
Technique for cutting dry ends
Collect freshly washed and untangled hair in a very high and central ponytail. Wet hair is perfect for cutting dry ends as they stick out. They dry faster than the rest of the hair because they don’t have any protein. Make sure the elastic band is tight and place your least dominant hand on the base. Stretch the tail hair up to three inches from the tip. Hold the area with two fingers (index and middle) to separate the banded ends. Take the scissors with your dominant hand and begin to trim the tips pointing inward. Carefully and slowly cut the damaged part until you cover the area. On short hair, you will apply the same technique (except the ponytail) but pointing the scissors laterally.