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Styles and Advice for Women 

Tips for Home Hair Color and Highlights In today’s challenging economic times, it can be difficult to find room in the average household budget for expensive coloring trips to the hair salon. Thankfully, companies like L’Oreal offer home hair dye kits which can give you the appearance of having natural highlights or appear as if you underwent a professional hair color session. Using home hair color kits can help you save money and get beautiful results. Use these tips to learn how to get the best results with home hair color products.

  1. Choosing Your Hair Color Shade: One of the most important parts of the home hair color process is choosing the shade of hair color you want to try. If you’ve colored your hair before, you can simply use the same color kit you used during your last at-home coloring session. However, if this is your first time coloring at home, you need to be careful and take your time to choose the best shade for you. Take a look at your current hair color and try to match it up to the shade samples from the hair color boxes to get a natural blend. If you want to try a completely new shade, consider looking at the skin tones and eye colors of the models on the hair color boxes. If you choose a color where the model has a similar skin tone and eye color to yours, you’ll likely be fine with the results. It’s always suggested those who color their hair at home not go for dramatic results more than two hair color shades away from their current color. For example, someone with black hair could not effectively dye their hair blond using a traditional over the counter, inexpensive at-home hair color kit.

  2. Read The Hair Dye Instructions: Before you even think about applying the hair color, be sure to read through and review the entire instruction booklet in full. While you may think all you need to focus on is the steps of application, it’s important to know what you need to do to prepare for the home hair color process. In addition, most hair color kits require users to undergo a 24 hour allergy skin test, which is vital if you want to protect your health during home hair color sessions. While rare, hair color allergies can be deadly and this test will help you avoid any major problems.
  3. Home Hair Coloring Technique: While the basics of applying hair dye include mixing the solution, applying the solution to the hair, waiting a pre-set amount of time for the color to process and washing the hair with the included shampoo, there are a few things you can do to ensure easy application and results. If you’re doing the application yourself, be sure to start by separating your hair into four sections (using clips or rubber bands to create four taut buns of hair). Then starting at your hair line, apply the solution and work it around the scalp area. When you have the scalp saturated, begin by taking one of the buns down and massaging color into the hair. Repeat with each bun. Lastly, pile all of your saturated hair into one bun at the top of your hair. In addition, be sure you wait the exact amount of time the box instructs you to wait to get the best results


Taming Your Long Hair into Beautiful Locks: 

Long hair can be sexy and fashionable when taken care of. However, keeping long hair styles healthy takes more than routine shampoo and conditioner applications. While long hair care doesn’t need to take loads of time, it’s important for your overall hair health. Most people understand proper nutrition and vitamins can help your hair stay healthy. However, there are also a few beauty techniques that can show you how to keep your long locks away from split ends and tangles.

Washing Your Long Hair Doesn’t Need To Be a Hassle

The number one mistake women make when it comes to their hair is over-washing. Sure, you may feel like your hair should always be clean. You may be a lady who feels the urge to shampoo on a daily basis. The good news is you can keep your hair clean, without using shampoo daily. If you must “wash” your hair daily, do so without shampoo. Either opt for a water-only wash, or opt for using conditioner only if your hair is dry or damaged. However, shampoo should only be applied every other day (at the maximum). Your hair will be shiny and silkier than ever before!

How to Protect and Care for Your Hair at Night

Many women find long hair annoying when they sleep. They often throw their hair up into a ponytail or a tight bun, just to get it out of their face during the night. This can be damaging to long hair. Bedtime hair routines should start with combing or brushing. After all tangles are out, arrange your hair into a loose braid. Tie your braid off with accessories made specifically for fine hair because they won’t cause your hair follicles to break. Sure, an old fashion rubber band can be used on your hair. But, it’s certainly an accessory you should avoid if at all possible. If you’d like, you can even wrap your hair in a silk scarf to keep it smooth and natural throughout the night.

Long Hair Still Needs To Be Salon Styled Cut

Another major mistake women make with long hair is avoiding the salon. In fact, many women only venture to the stylist if they need a products or a formal updo. Although you may want to keep your length, to avoid split ends you will need to have a trim. Small cuts can help your hair retain its best shape and natural volume. This is particularly important if your hair is thick or curly. If you learn how to accessorize with clips you can stretch your trims to about 12 weeks. However, trims are ultimately necessary!

Long Hair Care: Don’t Overdo It With Heat

When you have long hair, you understand the time it takes to get it dry. Sure, a blow dryer may seem like the most obvious tool to use for this task. However, the amount of heat you need to dry long hair completely can damage your hair. Think about allowing your hair to air-dry for about 20 minutes after washing it. Then you can attack it with the hair dryer. It will cut down on your drying time and the amount of heat exposure your hair gets.



Curly hair isn’t hard to style,

get tips and easy hairstyle ideas for looking your best

Curly hair is sometimes thought to be coarse and given to unruliness. While those with straight hair styles envy the curls, those who sport the corkscrew tresses forever wish for the flat, long styles. Those with long curly hair in particular seem to have their work cut out for them since so many hairstyles require a lot of work to just hold and keep in shape.

Tips for How to Style Naturally Curly Hair

To be truthful, naturally curly hair is the kind of style that is not easy for everyone to accept and love. A short style may turn into a frizzy mess at the first sign of rain or elevated humidity in the air, while the mid length cuts seem to unravel halfway through the business day and before long the curly mess takes on the proportions of a bird’s nest. Fortunately, curly hair doesn’t have to be that complicated! There are a number of hairstyle ideas which will leave you pleased with your thick tresses.

  • What causes frizzy curls? Not even the best shampoo will undo the frizz if you perpetuate the one behavior that causes it: the blow dryer. To help get your hair ready for being shaped into the style you have chosen, the odds are good that using a hot air dryer is your preferred method of drying, but in so doing the hair is prevented to develop its natural curl. This of course makes your blonde mane incapable of following the layered look you have chosen.
  • Another heat source that has your curls see red is the straightening iron. For it to work properly the iron becomes very hot and thus temporarily relaxes the spiral but doing so comes at a cost: frizz. Short cuts will soon show signs of breakage that leave the hair looking frizzy while long cuts will not show the breakage as clearly but before long will present with split ends. Although straightened hair is the preferred condition for application of highlights and color, it is not advisable to overdo this procedure.
  • Two of the most commonly quoted tips revolve around the use of conditioning products instead of shampoo and continuing with the styling while the hair is still moist. How to style your curly hair depends on the cut; generally speaking, medium cuts may just need a running through with your fingers.
  • Those who have artificially curled hair will appreciate the advice to invest in a high quality leave in conditioner. Permed hair is notorious for its dryness and you will do well to augment any natural oils with a leave in product that is highly rated for its long duration of supplying nutrients and moisture to the hair.

Weaves and Permed Curls May Need Special Help

Styling and hair care advice for curly hair types desiring to weave in foreign tresses and sometimes artificial ornamentation requires them to remember that curls do not fall the same way each and every day. Start slowly with just one section woven in and see if you like the result before spending a day at the salon only to not be able to replicate the result the next day.