Mar 10, 2011

I guess i†'s †ha††ime of †he year


Lately my hair looks & feels terrible!

My fine hair loses all volume, I've got major split ends and one day it's too oily the next day it's all frizzy and dry.

Since I'm getting my hair trimmed and fixed up next week, I have done some research on ways to keep your hair happy and healthy!

here's what I've discovered!

PRODUCTS
essentials:
  • Boar Bristle Brush: helps distribute oils and will not cause split ends like plastic brush or combs!
  • Tea tree oil: not for everyday use, but it will give you great smelling hair and protect your hair against lice; all it takes is a drop in your bottle of conditioner!
  • Heat protection: If you regularly straighten, curl or blow-dry your hair you NEED a heat protector. Heat can cause the most damage to hair, even after your first use!
  • switch up your shampoo&conditioner: If you stick to the same brand for too long, your favourites may begin to lose effectiveness. So try to choose a different bottle next time, it's time to change up your routine!
  • no metal elastics: metal parts cause split ends when you're removing them or putting them in your hair.
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We've also recently added live clean hair oils ($12 retail, drug stores) and hair ties without metal parts (important because metal parts WILL cause split ends!)

HAIR DYES
Teenagers love experimenting with hair colour but drug store brands and permenant colouring can cause a lot of damage. Instead opt for HENNA HAIR DYE available at Lush, you can even watch the tutorial online!





FOODS TO TRY
good eating is essential to good hair! Intense dieting or constant change in diet can, and likely will, cause extreme damage to hair. This is probably why we all end up with gross split ends and frizzy hair in the summer: we don't eat enough fresh fruits, veggies or fish and we spend the winter months trying every diet to shed the post-Christmas weight!

Not all of you will enjoy fish but for those who do, salmon is highly recommended (for those with damaged hair) because of it's packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12(essential for growth of hair, source 1) and iron(source 2)
all help keep your hair strong and long {hair should have some stretch; extremely damaged hair will not}

a list of foods that help your hair:
  • salmon
  • dark green veggies
  • beans
  • nuts
  • poultry
  • eggs
  • whole grains
  • oysters
  • low-fat dairy products
  • carrots


HOMEMADE HAIR RINSES
Hair rinses are fun! They leave hair shiny and healthy, easy to brush.

Ginger & Sesame hair rinse: Helps circulation in scalp, eliminates dandruff and leaves your hair smelling great! Instructions: I often simply use Ginger tea or you could try: click!

Beer Hair Rinses: often recommended for pregnant women! It leaves your hair shiny, a great hair tonic. Only advice: choose a beer that has a lower alcohol content.

Cold hair rinse: Rinsing your hair with cold water(not icy) will lock in the moisture, great for those with flat, thin hair!

28 comments:

  1. OMG! You share my love for LUSH!! I recently just discovered it and i'm not going back :)
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on BLEURGH

    Xisses, Onyxsta

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  2. ei darling! I follow you now! sorry for the mistake!!
    S.

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  3. Argan oil is good!

    LOVE minnja ♥

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  4. i'm having the same problems with my hair, thanks for the wonderful advice! and thanks for checking out my blog, following you now =)

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  5. yeaaah i like the tips!

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  6. Aaw, this is beautiful !
    I love it ! ♥
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  7. LUSH is just amazing, love all their products; especially their hair products ;) Thanks for the really lovely comment, sorry for the REALLY late reply, will try to reply sooner next time!
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  8. I love this post! And I agree with the commenter up there, argan oil is like magic in a bottle :)

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  9. Aaw, this is beautiful !
    I love it ! ♥
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  10. eating seaweed is really good for your hair. makes it shiny :)

    also, i love to use a dry shampoo every other day. it gives it more body, keeps it from getting greasy while preserving the color. i haven't tried it but i saw suave is making an inexpensive one!

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  11. i LOVE tea tree oil- it smells so good! i might have to look into a new hairbrush- mine is getting so long and i dont want it to get dry and rough. <3

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  12. wow homemade hair rinses :) this post is awesome!

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  13. i enjoyed this post.
    follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat x

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  14. thanks for sharing! my hair has been my biggest problem too!

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  15. ive had trouble with my hair all my life but i now know how to keep it long and healthy, its better to straigten with a blowdryer and not use any styling producs, also keeping to your natural haircolor is the best and it the color that suits your skin tone better :)

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    xx

    sBt

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  17. oh no! i'm sorry you haven't been liking your hair lately. after reading this, i have decided to change my shampoo and conditioner next time i run out! (:

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  18. Ha! love this post. winters' my hair gets so messed up, dry ends, oily roots and I've been struggling all season.

    great tips!

    *bisous*

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  19. This post is like wow! Also like the previous about hats ;)
    xoxo from Hannie

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  20. interesting! totally gonna save some of these!

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  21. Ah, love this post! So helpful as teenage hair can be such a nightmare!
    Need to get a new brush for sure and really should get heat protection because I blow dry my hair every night...
    Your hair looks lovely and wavy though, so don't feel down about it!
    I've just launched a giveaway if you're interested...

    Olivia x
    unionolivia.blogspot.com

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  22. ooh I love oysters, didn't know it is good for the hair! and yeah some of those drug store brand hair dye is soo bad for you, sometimes after I use it I feel that my hair is like straws :(

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  23. your so awesome for posting this! my friend also just told me that wavy hair shouldn't be washed too often, actually, wavy hair should skip about 3-5 days without washing their hair! how bizarre is that???
    xoxo
    vee

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  24. Great post!

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  25. great post, so many girls out there (including me) are dpeserate to know the secrets to long and healthy hair.

    Argan oil is somehting I have recently invested in and it does wonder for my hair!

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