One of the most common complaints women have with their hair is that it breaks and falls a lot. If you face a similar problem, don’t worry because you’re not alone.
Certain factors play an important part in increasing the likelihood of hair breakage. Some of these factors may actually be out of your control but others could be a result of your own bad habits. If you want to effectively minimize breaking and falling hair, don’t forget to use Aveda’s hair care products to prevent hair fall and damage. Hair salons in Albany like Purity Hair Design that use Aveda products show amazing results and you’ll get strengthened hair back in no time.
But before you start the treatment, let’s look into the factors that increase the chances of hair damage and hair fall.
#1: Tight Ponytails
Ponytails are a great way to keep the hair off your face during work or in school. It’s also the go-to hairstyle for athletes and women who enjoy playing sports. But while ponytails can keep the flying hair strands at bay, tight and high ponytails can seriously damage your hair.
The pressure the pony puts on your hair affects the strength of it and you could be seeing a lot more split ends in hair that is regularly kept up in a ponytail than hair that is allowed to be free and let down. If you’re really a fan of ponytails, then the alternative could be a low, softer one that doesn’t put too much pressure on your hair.
#2: Brushing Too Much
The type of brush you use and the technique you use while brushing your hair can all affect the health of your hair. Try not to brush your hair when it’s wet because it increases their breakage frequency. Discard old brushes and use ones that have softer bristles instead of those that physically hurt your scalp when your brush. Using a comb can also damage hair but if you absolutely must use a comb, use a wide-toothed one.
#3: Washing and Drying too Much
Hair that is constantly exposed to the chemicals in shampoos is hair that is constantly damaged. Wash your hair every other day or 2-3 times a week with Aveda products to minimize damage. Drying your hair with a towel can also damage hair considerably. Either let it air dry or use a soft cloth to dry it.
#4: Using Irons and Blow Dryers
Using straightening or curling irons and blow dryers to style your hair is a sure way to damage your hair. If you’re in a profession where styling your hair every day is a necessity, then use Aveda’s hair care products before styling to minimize damage and hair fall.
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Have you ever been in a situation where you absolutely needed your hair to grow longer in a span of one or two months? This might seem like a far-fetched idea to some women but it’s not entirely impossible. If you have a big event coming up, say like your own wedding, and you need your hair long quickly, just follow these tips to get healthy locks of long lustrous hair in no time!
Tweak Your Diet
Your food can have a direct effect on how quickly your hair will grow. Eating foods rich in protein will help boost the keratin in your hair. Other hair-friendly foods include those that are filled with minerals like zinc and iron, vitamins like Vitamin D and E, and essential fatty acids. Examples of hair-friendly foods are fruits, green vegetables, fish, meat, walnuts, pulses and beans.
Massaging your hair with coconut or olive oil promotes blood circulation in your scalp. This helps in the root and shaft to grow more speedily than they normally would.
Book an appointment at Purity Hair Design to get a nourishing, hair strengthening treatment for fast growth of your hair. We are a full-service Albany hair salon specializing in Aveda products. Getting regular hair treatments will make your hair growth faster and healthier. They also add a shine to the hair that many women long for.
Just because you need your hair to grow fast doesn’t mean you can’t visit your haircutter once every two months. Trimming your hair can prevent split-ends from forming. Split-ends hamper normal hair growth and if you want your hair to grow fast, you should take measures to get rid of split-ends as well.
Flip the hair upside-down
This unorthodox method of growing your hair fast might seem too silly for some but it actually works! The science behind is that flipping the hair upside down stimulate the hair follicles and improves circulation in a similar way massaging does.
Cut the Stress out
Stress can affect the normal growth of your hair. If you really want your hair to grow long quickly, try indulging in stress-relieving activities.
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If you thought you could grow your hair long and healthy by just letting it grow naturally and not visiting your stylist for months, then you’re pretty badly mistaken. While it is common sense that you need to let your hair grow to make them Rapunzel-like, it is almost important to get them frequently trimmed for the best results.
Purity Hair Design is a full-service Aveda hair salon in Albany that sees a number of clients everyday who know they need a trim because their end-goal is to get luscious locks of long hair. If you want to join the boat, then you need to start booking regular hair trimming appointments from your stylist as well.
If you’re debating whether or not you should go for a trim, consider these top three reasons to get a hair trim ASAP!
#1: Minimizes Damaged Look from Chemically Treated Hair
If your hair has been dyed fully, chances are that your hair has already incurred a lot of damage. It doesn’t matter if you’re using high quality products like those from Aveda; some damage is always done to the hair when it is chemically treated. Dyed hair requires frequent trimming to prevent more damage and an overall dull look. For women who have dyed their hair, trimming doesn’t really become a second option; it’s more or less a necessity.
#2: Promotes Active Hair Growth
Back in the early 90’s many women of India used to get their heads fully shaved at a young age so that when they grew older, their hair would be long and thick. While this might be a bit of a stretch, there is no denying that cutting your hair or trimming promotes significant and healthy hair growth.
This is mostly because of the fact that trimming prevents and cuts off any split ends that may have been formed. Split ends are a breaking point for your hair beyond which healthy hair growth cannot occur. Regular trimming can stop this from happening.
#3: Maintain your Short or Medium Length Hair
Finally, if you already have a short or medium length hair cut and you need to keep it, you will obviously need frequent appointments from your stylist.
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Split-ends are notorious for ruining our dreams of having long locks of hair. They’re not season-specific either and they can happen anytime if you’re not careful enough. Split ends are literally tiny splits at the end of your hair that can easily be seen. Some women ruin their chances of recovering from those split ends by further splitting the apart.
If you want to get rid of split-ends and grow healthy Rapunzel-like hair, then there are a few tips you need to abide by. While none of these can guarantee complete split end proofing, they can definitely reduce the chances of them forming.
#1: Go Easy on the Brushing
Brushing your hair with a regular bristle brush or a comb both can be damaging to your hair. Sure, you might need to straighten and untangle the frizz in your hair once in awhile but brushing too frequently can cause split-ends to form a lot faster than they normally would. Brushing or running your hand in your hair can also damage your hair and cause them to get split-ends.
#2: Use Heat Less!
Styling your hair with heating appliances like the curling or straightening iron or even the blow dryer can have serious deleterious effects on your hair. Try heatless methods for styling your hair and use these appliances only when you absolutely have to.
#3: Maintain a Healthy Diet
Going on a keratin-friendly, healthy diet can significantly improve the condition of your hair and reduce the chances of split-ends forming. Drinking the recommended intake of water and taking vitamins and minerals like zinc in your food or as supplements can also defeat split-ends and help you grow long luscious locks of hair. Foods like green veggies, nuts and sunflower seeds are all proven to benefit your hair.
#4: Don’t Use Shampoo Everyday
Chemicals in shampoos and conditioners swear to help your hair grow long and beautiful but at the end of the day, they are still chemicals that can have negative effects on your hair if used too excessively. Shampooing once or twice a week is adequate and can help to keep your hair healthy and split-end free.
If you want to win the battle with split-ends, don’t forget to visit Purity Hair Design. We are a full-service hair salon in Albany certified as an Aveda-service salon, designed to get the best consultation for split-end free hair!
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We’ve all heard that irons can damage our hair and Aloe Vera gel can defeat dandruff but we bet you haven’t heard these intriguing stylist tips and secrets before.
Every woman wants to look her best and to do that she goes through all lengths possible. From DIY hair tips to YouTube tutorials of forming intricate braids and hairstyles – she does it all. Purity Hair Design is a full-service Aveda hair salon in Albany are constantly buzzing with these very same women who are always looking to make their hair look constantly better.
Professionals know that while some tips are known globally, there are some that are less commonly known or discussed but can be extremely important to maintain good hair health and to rock your favorite hairstyle. Next time you visit Albany hair salons, remember to keep these tips in the back of your mind to get the best experience from your appointment.
Not Every Product Suits Every Hair
There are a few set products every stylist uses. These could be high-end brands that produce great results for most of their clients. But you should remember that not everyone has the same hair type. While these products may work amazingly on some women, you might not have the same results. If you already use a product that you know works well on you, don’t hesitate to ask your stylist to use it instead even if it’s not as expensive as the others in your stylist’s rack.
Less is More
We’ve heard this phrase in the kitchen but it also applies to our daily hair care and styling. Your hair requires attention but not constant attention. Brushing too much or using too many hair products like shampoos, conditioners and even keratin hair masks can affect your hair negatively. Just let them breathe once in awhile!
Leave Wet Hair Alone!
When you come out fresh from the shower in the winter season, you might be tempted to grab your blow dryer and dry them. Similarly, if you’re running late for a party, you might not wait for your hair to dry completely before running a flat iron on it. Wet hair and tools don’t make a great couple and you’re probably ruining your hair by treating your wet hair to heat. The best solution is to start early and let your hair air dry.
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Are you tired of that constant frizz you have when you brush your freshly washed hair? Or are the natural curls and waves in your hair become a little too unmanageable? Did someone just tell you that you look great with your hair down and straightened with an iron? If the answers to all these questions are in the affirmative, then you should start considering hair straightening treatment options!
Hair treatment nowadays is done by professional salons and it’s supposed to make your straightened hair last for a long time rather than just a few hours using a straightening iron. It has become increasingly popular over the last decade because it’s safe and not even that expensive for a complete makeover. While the straightening treatment does last a long time, you should remember that new natural hair growth will come out in their original state and you might have to get the treatment done again in a year or two depending upon the rate of your hair growth.
If you’re looking for straightening treatment options, here are some you should consider:
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
If you’re looking for a straightening treatment that doesn’t last too long (about 4-5 months), consider the Brazilian Keratin Treatment. This involves strengthening the keratin protein in your hair making it straight and super shiny. The treatment doesn’t permanently break the bonds in your hair to produce the straightening effect so you can get your natural texture back in a few months. Since the treatment involves the use of formaldehyde, it might not be the safest option for your health if you are allergic to this chemical.
Permanent Hair Rebonding
Permanent hair rebonding, previously called as Japanese straightening, is a more permanent straightening treatment for your hair until your natural hair grows out from the scalp again. It involves the use of chemicals that permanently break the bonds in your curly or wavy hair. The treatment can take up to 8 hours, followed by around 3 days where you can’t wash style your hair.
A newer alternative to rebonding is the extensor hair treatment that adds around 20% more volume than normal rebonding would. A good Albany hair salon can guarantee great results for your hair strengthening treatments so don’t forget to make the right choice!
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Winters are only a few weeks away and they might even be in full swing in some parts of the world already. We all know the winter season is all about fur coats, boots, fireplaces and the holiday season but if you’re a female, there’s probably one more thing you have in mind and you’re dreading it!
Dry hair in winter coupled with dandruff and grease is a common winter hair problem. It doesn’t go away easily and you have to constantly look after it and nourish it to keep it healthy, hydrated and dandruff-free. Hair fall problems are also common this time of the year so you might want to watch out for that as well.
Aveda’s premium quality hair care products can help save your hair from dryness and dandruff this winter. Using these products on a frequent basis will get you ready to rock your well-nourished hair anytime, anywhere in the next few months. So visit an Aveda hair salon like Purity Hair Design in Albany for the best dry winter hair prevention.
Other tips to defeat dry hair in winters are as follows:
When our skin feels dry in the winters, we make it a ritual to moisturize it with lotion every night. Your dry winter hair needs moisturizing too and this can come only from a good conditioner. Purchase Aveda’s range of conditioners for your conditioning needs and protect your hair from dryness!
Keep it Cool
We all want to cozy up near the heater or the fireplace in winter but this heat could damage your hair and make it dry a lot faster than normal. Try to avoid heat as much as you can to keep your hair healthy. This also includes using appliances like irons and blow dryers.
If you’re a fan of home remedies for your skin and hair, you’re in luck! A bunch of different household ingredients are proven to keep your scalp and hair moisturized naturally. Among these include Aloe Vera gel, shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil and almond oil.
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They say that you are what you eat. This might be an oversimplified phrase but it definitely holds a decent amount of weight. What you feed your body ultimately shows on your body as well. And this doesn’t include gaining weight by eating too many carbs; what you eat can also reflect on the health of your hair.
According to the nutritional properties, certain foods are labeled as hair-friendly. These foods are either rich in an important mineral like zinc or iron, or they are loaded with vitamins, proteins and essential fatty acids. Keep your hair happy by adding the following food in your everyday diet. Purity Hair Design is an Albany hair salon that is an expert at picking up how you are feeding your hair so save yourself from the embarrassment of poor hair maintenance and add these hair-friendly foods to your diet today!
Nuts like walnuts and almonds are great for the hair because they strengthen the hair follicle and make your hair shine brighter. Walnuts are full of minerals like zinc while almonds have Vitamin E that is proven to be great for the overall health of your hair.
Green vegetables might not please most taste buds but for some reason they benefit almost every single part of our bodies. From the quality of our hair to a healthy weight, green veggies are superfoods for everything. That’s probably because vegetables like spinach or broccoli are rich with nutritious ingredients like iron, essential fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and potassium – all of which promote healthy hair growth.
Fish like salmon that is full of essential fatty acids are one of the healthiest and delicious options you can add to your palate. Essential fatty acids like omega—3 are fats that are not produced naturally in our bodies and need to be taken by external sources. These fats are great for the skin, hair and even your cardiovascular system!
Other marine animals like and shrimps and oysters are also beneficial for the hair. Consuming oysters is an excellent way to consume zinc that can make your hair grow longer and healthier.
Other superfoods for hair include eggs, lentils, carrots and potatoes.
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It’s not uncommon for women to pick up a pair of scissors and give themselves a quick trim. While this could be a way to save time and money, cutting your own hair can also become a fashion disaster if done shoddily.
Since only hair stylists are actually equipped with dealing with a proper haircut, a DIY haircut or trim will be instantly noticed by them the next time you decide to visit the salon. You can look up YouTube videos for a tutorial but cutting your own hair is still a tricky task to undertake because you can’t really have the full image of your hair with a mirror. Using high-quality hair care products found in an Aveda hair salon in Albany like Purity Hair Design you can increase the health of your hair so you won’t need to get a trim or a haircut too soon.
Why do people give themselves a DIY haircut?
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that most people decide to give their hair a trim because:
· Getting a professional haircut is too expensive: It’s true that many hair salons charge a lot for even a trim but if you are low on budget, you can always look into those that aren’t so expensive. It’s still better than putting your hair at a risk by a DIY haircut
· There’s no time! In our fast-paced world and lifestyles, it sometimes gets increasingly hard to take out the time and book an appointment. Reserve a weekend for your haircut when you don’t have other work you need to do.
· They only need a trim after all: A small trim to remove split ends is often the reason why many people go the DIY way. Use the Aveda hair care products like the Repair Damage to reduce split ends!
The cons of a DIY haircut
Using the wrong pair of scissors often does a lot more damage than is apparent. If you’re not using the actual salon scissors, you might just be increasing those split-ends you wanted to get rid of.
Another obvious problem with a DIY haircut is accidentally cutting too much hair that could potentially ruin your entire appearance. Remember, hair takes a while to grow back so instead of being hasty, head on over to a professional hair salon for your hair cut needs!
Getting your hair dyed completely or even highlighted gives you an exciting new look. If the hair color really suits you, you’d want it to last for a long time in its true vibrancy before you book another appointment at an Albany hair salon like Purity Hair Design. Because let’s admit it – they aren’t exactly cheap.
If you want to make your hair color last for a long time, here’s what you can do to ensure that:
Don’t Shampoo Every Day
Using shampoos, even the color-safe ones, are chemicals that will eventually strip your hair of all the color and restore it in its original state. If you really want to prolong the life of your hair color, just stop shampooing every single day. Shampoos take away the natural oils from your hair which are the same oils that have taken up the hair dye.
Steer Clear of the Heat
Hot tools like flat/curling irons and blow dryers can damage normal non-colored hair as well but they do a lot more damage to colored ones. Using heat can make your hair color look dull and reduce its vibrancy. If you use hot tools a lot, you could potentially be shortening the life of your hair.
Keep it Hydrated
If you really want your hair color to stay vibrant, you need to keep it hydrated. There are many hair products that can make your hair shine by hydrating them including deep conditioning products that you can use once a week to moisturize and nourish your hair. Drinking lots of water can also naturally keep your entire body, including your hair, hydrated.
Use Color-Friendly Products
If you are going to use products in your hair, make sure you get premium quality ones like those offered by Aveda and products that are color-friendly. Pigmented products are an option worth considering. Just match the color of your hair with your product and use it once a week or once every two weeks to freshen your color up.
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