Tips to Prevent Oily  Hair

The scalp has sebaceous  glands which can produce grease (known as sebum). This grease  naturally penetrates the hair follicle and can spread down the hair  shaft. In most cases, this will allow your hair to look shiny and  glossy. However, if the glands produce too much sebum, you can end up  with stringy hair, matted hair, or even an itchy scalp. To avoid and  prevent oily hair, use these beauty tips to help you learn how to  keep your hair healthy and never too greasy.

  1. Shampoo Just Enough If you struggle with greasy hair  and want to eliminate it, learning how often to shampoo is very  important. Most experts recommend that you wash your hair with  shampoo every other day, choosing to just rinse with water on the  opposite days.

    The thing to remember is,  if you don’t shampoo often enough, your hair will look and feel  greasy due to products building up on your hair shaft or from  environmental toxins seeping into your hair. Obviously, you want your  hair to be clean. However, if you over-shampoo your hair and strip  too much grease from the shafts of your hair, the sebaceous glands  will try to produce more oil, to compensate in a natural way. So,  experiment to see how many days you can skip shampooing to get the  results you desire.

  • Use Fewer Styling  Products Often the scalp will become oily because the skin is  suffering from oil build-up. This can be caused by styling products  or even perspiration. You can help eliminate this potential problem  by scrubbing your scalp to get rid of excess oil, but reducing the  amount of products you use can fix this issue, as well. Of course,  if you’re dealing with an oily scalp and you need a quick fix, a  product like dry shampoo can be your saving grace!
  • Adjust Your  Diet Just like with skin care, getting  the best results in hair care can certainly involve eating a healthy  diet. When you eat a healthy diet, your scalp’s natural oils will  be balanced. Be sure to reduce the amount of fatty or oily foods you  eat and try to stay away from preservatives and additives. Think  about taking a multi-vitamin and eating more fresh fruits,  vegetables and protein. When you eat healthy, your entire body will  improve, including your hair.
  • Don’t  Over-Condition Your Hair Many people  overuse conditioner, which can lead to greasy hair. If you struggle  with greasy hair, never use a leave-in conditioner and reduce the  amount of daily conditioner you may use. Instead, use a conditioner  you rinse out and search for a lightweight variety. If your hair is  extremely greasy, skip the deep conditioning altogether, as well.  Also, try applying the conditioner only to the ends of your hair, to  get rid of a greasy scalp.
  • Stop  Stressing When you are stressed out, your  body will react with fluctuating hormones that can affect your hair  and many other areas of the body. So, if you’re feeling overly  stressed, be sure to find ways to calm yourself. Try your hand at  meditation or hit the gym to burn off the extra stress load you’re  carrying. Just remember to wash your hair after, because sweat can  make your hair extremely greasy.
  • Visit Your Salon  for More Helpful Treatments If all else  fails and you’re still struggling with greasy hair, talk with your  stylist. Some salons offer a clarifying treatment which will strip  some of the natural grease from your hair. However, these treatments  can be quite expensive. A stylist might also be able to advise you  on specific hair cuts which might contribute to excess grease. For  instance, shorter hair seems to get greasy faster, because there is  less hair to naturally distribute the sebum your scalp creates.

5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Salon Hairstylist

Choosing the best hair style to suit your face shape and lifestyle  is extremely important to most women, but choosing the right hairstylist is  even more vital if you want hair you absolutely love. Sure, a bad hair cut will  grow out and a bad color job can often be fixed with corrective coloring.  However, if you’re the type of person who can’t stand having even one bad hair  day, finding a great hairstylist is likely going to be a main priority of  yours.

Use these five beauty tips to help you learn how to choose  the right hair stylist for you!

  1. Ask Your Friends If you have friends with amazing  hair, ask for a personal reference and find out who they use. Many times, if  your friend gives you a referral, the stylist will offer you or your friend a  discount on a service in the future. So, not only do you get to find a great  hairstylist in the process but you or your friend could save a little money  along the way, too! However, keep in mind that just because they love their  hair stylist doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll love the stylist too.
  2. Price Compare in Your AreaOne major aspect in finding a great  hairstylist is finding someone to fit within your price range. While one salon  might employ stylists who get around $25 per hair cut, another might only  employ stylists who ask for around $60 per hair cut. Sometimes the higher  prices are due to the stylists having more training and sometimes it’s for no  good reason at all. So, be sure before you select a hair stylist that you call  the local salon of your choice and inquire about pricing.
  3. Is More Experience Better?  When searching for a hair stylist  or a barber, most often finding one with more experience is best. A stylist  with experience might know exactly what Trade Secret or Regis hair products  work best with curly hair and may be able to easily fix any color disaster.  This being said, if you want the trendiest and latest hair cut on the scene,  you likely won’t want to pick an elderly stylist, regardless of her experience  level.  If you want to try out someone  newer to hairstyling ask for references of some of her current clients to get a  better idea of their hair cutting and styling skills.
  4. Can The Stylist Cater To Your Hair Type? A stylist will never be a good  match for you if he or she can’t cater to your hair type. For example, if you  are African American, you’ll need to seek out a stylist who knows how to style  and cut your specific type of hair. Ladies with curly hair are likely in need  of a stylist who can specifically meet their hair needs, as well.
  5. What Services Are Offered? Lastly, when you are looking from  listing to listing, trying to find a hair stylist to meet your needs, be sure  you’re satisfied with what services they offer. Most stylists can do various  cuts and color processes, but if you’re interested in something like extensions,  you might need to inquire about each stylist’s abilities.

So, when you’re searching for the right hair stylist, be  sure you ask your friends who they use, ensure they are within your budget,  choose someone with experience, figure out if they can cater to your specific  hair type and find out if they offer the services you need.

Hair Tips

2012 Winter color bark blond, light brown, arburn, reddish brown and black.

Make sure that the color compliments your skin tone. If you have olive under tone in you skin you need a light blond or ash blond with highlights to bring out your skin tone. I’m a light skin African American with yellow under tones, I rock only blond hair color. Determining skin color can be a little complicated. However, with my experience in Cosmetology school I’ve been trained to study the skin, hair, and nails. Hair dye is not bad for your hair as longas you keep it healthy and maintain it. Make sure you clip your ends every 8 weeks-shampoo and conditioner your hair as follow. Less heat on your hair is the better!!

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