Use a mild shampoo for your fine thin hair, so you’ll need less conditioner. Lather the shampoo between your hands before using and avoid scrubbing your scalp. A gentle wash is more than enough for people who shower everyday. Your scalp produces natural oils and will increase production in response to the dry conditions created by harsh cleansers or hot water.
Limp hair gets easily bogged down with conditioners. When you wash your hair, use a very light conditioner on just the tips. Even if you use a “volumize-ing” conditioner, try to keep it away from the top 3-4 inches of hair closest to your scalp. Most conditioners are “pH balanced” because acidity makes the outside layer of each hair shaft contract and look shiny. This also causes the diameter of the hair shaft to become smaller and lay smoother. For people who need volume in their hair, this is not a desired effect.
Rinse your hair and scalp really well, using plenty of lukewarm (never hot!) water to get out every trace of shampoo and conditioner. A good rule of thumb is to continue rinsing for 10 seconds more after it feels like it is completely rinsed.
You have three options – hairspray, mousse or gel. Use your favorite and apply to the top 3-4 inches of hair closest to your scalp. For hairspray, use a medium hold and spray lightly while lifting up sections to get full coverage. For gel, use an amount smaller than a dime and mix it with a couple of drops of water in your palm. For gel and mousse, apply to the roots with your fingertips as evenly as possible and then work down the hair shaft 3-4 inches.
Drying Your Hair
Blow out your hair upside down, never holding the hairdryer in one place for too long. Start at the roots and work your way out. When your roots are dry and the rest of your hair is still barely damp, flip your hair right side up and style. If you have never done wet styling before, be aware that your hair will dry more quickly because of the alcohols in the hairspray, mousse or gel you used.
Use a hairdryer with a “cool-shot” button. Finishing with cool air fixes your hair in place and minimizes fly-aways. Teasing or back-brushing will cause split ends over time and is not recommended for everyday styling, unless you plan to keep your hair short. Use a light-hold hairspray to finish. Spray lightly with the can about a foot away from your head, avoiding the roots where you have already applied product.
Unless you are very careful with your morning application, your hair already has as much product in it as it can stand. Adding more could just make it turn gummy. If you are at home, get just your fingertips wet and work them through the top couple inches of hair near the scalp. Flip your hair over and blow it out upside down, finishing with cool air. If you are out in public (and not shy), you can do the same thing with the kind of hot-air hand dryer found in many rest rooms. Otherwise, you can use a light application of hairspray on the top couple of inches of hair and hang your head upside down for a minute, till the hairspray has dried.
Look at the ingredients of hair-care products and avoid any that contain oils, because they will weigh your locks down.
Growing your bangs out doesn’t have to be a fashion or beauty nightmare. Although styling bangs between cuts seems to take forever and the look is not always great, there are ways to keep some sense of fashion during this awkward time. Bangs can make your face look smaller and mask a high or narrow forehead. They look good on straight hair but can be more of a challenge for curly hair.
It all starts with getting the right cut. Don’t try to cut your bangs yourself. You would be surprised, and horrified, at the number of home jobs gone bad. It’s much better to go to a professional and have them trim them just above your eyebrows. This is neither too short nor too long. Don’t cut them too short. You will end up looking like the guy from “Dumb ‘n Dumber”. Be sure to keep them thinned out. Big, thick, chunky bangs will not be a plus in the beauty department. Also go back for regular trims to keep them your bangs from looking straggly.
The styling options are endless when trying to grow your bangs out. One day you can use a hair gel to try to get your bangs to blend in with your other hair.
Another day, try out the fashionable hair clips on the market. There are all varieties and colors to choose from such as butterflies, ladybugs, or if that’s not your style, use old fashioned bobby pins. Whatever your style, there’s a hair accessory to fit your personality. You can always pull your bangs back with a headband as well. Bangs can be a fountain of youth and make many women look younger. Having bangs means having more options. Play around with accessories and styling products to find the look that’s right for you.
Try French-braiding one side of your hair, tuck in your feathers or braids, or wear headbands. Slick back your bangs with gel or pomade to bring focus to your face and keep the attention away from your awkward bangs. Once your bangs grow out, you can have them shaped into a chunky fringe that tapers down your temples. Maybe try going to bed with damp hair to see what materializes when you wake up.
Bangs can change your look subtly or dramatically. Bangs can be youthful, flirtatious, casual or sexy. The impact of one’s bangs is dependent upon the cut and the length of them. Bangs can be short, long or mini. They can be layered, precise or wispy.
Bangs are typically associated with youthful girls. We’re all familiar with the rosy cheek little girl with pig tails and a full bang. We also know the classic teenager with a bouncy ponytail and bangs. Achieve a youthful look with soft edged brow length bangs. These bangs should extend from one brow tip to the other. The bang should be full with a slight bend at the ends. Wear this style bang with a ponytail or the hair down. Bangs also allow one to conceal lines in the forehead, thus providing a more youthful look. Make sure the bang doesn’t extend past the brow or it will be too heavy and dominate the face. Remember you are framing the face, not hiding it.
Sometimes you want a more relaxed look, yet still mature. Pair a precision cut bang with a bun or chignon. This bang can be from mid-forehead to brow bone in length.
Casual bangs can also be layered and swept to the side. Layered bangs should be eye length when un-layered, so that they are brow length when flipped-up. This look is good for weekends, stay at home moms and those with less formal occupations.
Flirtatious and sexy bangs can change your look dramatically. These bangs are always long. Sometimes they are layered and sometimes they are wispy. Layer these bangs and maintain the length from the nose bridge to the nose tip. They can be flipped up with a curling iron and swept to the side. They can also be multi length and wispy for a very soft effect.
The point is that they partially cover your eyes and lend an air of mystique. Layered bangs can be worn with one’s hair down, buns, ponytails or up-sweeps. Wispy bangs look best with hair down or ponytails, especially low hung ponytails.
This bang is great for evening galas and romantic dinners. It also works for those of us with artistic occupations or in the fashion business.
Whether you desire a subtle or dramatic change, bangs can help you achieve a new look. Bangs can be adapted to fit your lifestyle, whether casual, youthful or sexy. You can wear them long and layered or short and sassy.
Dandruff is a skin condition where shiny, silvery, scales separate from the scalp and collect in the hair and fall into your brows, shoulders, and clothes. This condition becomes a problem when skin gets infected. The best natural remedy for dandruff is to keep the hair and scalp clean to keep dead cells from accumulating. Getting a bit of sunshine may also aid in keeping dandruff at bay.
The scales from the scalp fall when the hair is combed or brushed, or when the scalp is scratched, the scales from the scalp fall like snowflakes and settle on the eye brows, shoulders, and clothes. These scales sometimes appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp.
Itching is there and scalp may become red.
Often there is itching as well and the scalp may become red from scratching.
Impairment of general health, wrong food intake, constipation.
The main causes of dandruff are impairment of general health, development of a toxic condition mainly due to taking of wrong foods, constipation, and a low vitality due to infectious diseases.
Emotional Tension, Harsh Shampoos, General Exhaustion
Other factors contributing to this disorder are emotional tension, harsh shampoos, exposure to cold and general exhaustion.
The use of fenugreek seeds is one of the most important remedies in the treatment of dandruff. Two tablespoons of these seeds should be soaked overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. This paste should be applied all over the scalp and left for half an hour. The hair should then be washed thoroughly with soap-nut (ritha) solution or shikakai.
The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is another useful remedy. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
A valuable prescription for removal of dandruff is the use of green gram powder. The hair should be washed twice a week with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
Beets have been found useful in dandruff. Both tops and roots should be boiled in water and this water should be massaged into the scalp with the finger tips every night. White beet is better for this purpose.
The juice of snake gourd has been found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of dandruff. The juice should be rubbed over the scalp for this purpose.
Dandruff can be removed by massaging the hair for half an hour with curd which has been kept in the open for three days, or with a few drops of lime juice mixed with lime juice every night, before going to bed. Another measure which helps to counteract dandruff is to dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and dab this on to the hair with cotton wool in between shampooing. Cider vinegar added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also helps to disperse dandruff.
Keep hair and scalp clean to avoid accumulation of dead cells.
The foremost consideration in the treatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimize the accumulation of dead cells.
Hair should be brushed daily to improve circulation
The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness. The most effective way to brush the hair is to bend forward from the waist with the head down towards the ground, and brush from the nape of the neck towards the top of the head. The scalp should also be thoroughly massaged everyday, using one’s finger tips and working systematically over the head. This should be done just before or after brushing the hair. Like brushing, this stimulates the circulation, dislodges dirt and dandruff, and