We have all suffered from the seasonal hair fall or the hair fall that occurs before an important exam or a career-changing interview. Hair loss is such a common problem that we have noticed many clients at our Aveda hair salon completely disregard it as something that is bound to happen. Well guess what - it doesn’t have to be that way!
Follow these important tips mentioned below to defeat all your hair loss problems once and for all. No longer will you have to worry about long strands of hair getting caught up in the bristles of your brush. No longer will you need to sweep the floor after you’re finished styling your hair in the morning. Do remember that these tips work on a long-term basis. Don’t expect change overnight and persistence is key!
Eat hair-friendly foods
What you put in your mouth can ultimately affect how many hair strands fall off your head. Eating greasy fast food can encourage hair loss and cause you to shed a lot of hair. On the other hand, hair-friendly foods like those rich in zinc, iron and vitamins can strengthen the keratin in your hair as well as boost the health of your root and hair shaft.
Taking hair supplements also benefit in stopping hair breakage and hair loss so don’t forget to buy a bottle of zinc tablet next time you visit the pharmacy.
Essential Oils and Aloe Vera Masks
Home remedies for hair loss aren’t completely useless. In fact, they might actually work better than some professional hair treatments. Oiling your hair regularly and using Aloe Vera gel as a hair mask can immensely help prevent hair from falling.
Say Goodbye to Stress
Stress is the worst enemy of hair and promotes rapid hair loss. That’s why you probably suffer from hair loss a lot more during exam days or before important meetings. While cutting stress out completely is close to impossible, you can still participate in stress-relieving activities like yoga, exercise and spending time with your loved ones.
A professionally done hair massage at Albany hair salons helps to circulate the blood in your scalp. This movement promotes healthy hair growth, beats dandruff and prevents hair loss!
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If you’ve heard this strange beauty hack before but refused to believe it… well, it’s high time you do! Washing your hair regularly with shampoos and conditioners that are loaded with chemicals might be a temporary fix to the grease in your hair and they might leave your smelling like fresh flowers but in the long run they are doing more harm than good.
Even if you wash your hair without using any product, the water temperature alone can damage the proteins in your hair and make them look dull, easily breakable and promote hair fall eventually. Experts at Albany hair salons say that you should wash your hair after every alternate day or only twice or thrice a week depending on the thickness of your hair and the oil-making potential of your scalp. And when it is hair washing day, always use good products like those from Aveda to get the maximum benefits for your hair.
Still not convinced about not washing your everyday? Check out these reasons below why you shouldn’t be washing your hair daily!
Less Wash, More Volume
If you want to give your hair some body and make them look healthy and voluminous naturally, cut back on the conditioners, shampoos and washing your hair every single day. Shampoos can make your hair lose body and they could end up looking flat. That’s not good if you want to style your hair and wear it loose.
Less Wash, More Long-Lasting Color
If you have had your hair dyed, you’ll see that your color will last a lot longer if you don’t wash your hair so frequently. Even if you use color-safe products, the dye will eventually fade away and you can prolong that by not washing your hair regularly.
Less Wash, Less Split-ends
If you want to grow your hair long, split-ends have to go. Washing your hair everyday can cause split-ends to form at an accelerated rate.
The thought of not using shampoo everyday might be intimidating and even disgusting to some. But if you want to keep the grease out and make your hair look clean and oil-free, there is always the option of using a dry shampoo!
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Every woman wants to revamp her look sometimes. It doesn’t have to be a rebellious change after a bad breakup or a mid-life crisis; sometimes women just want to change their look for themselves! Hair highlighting in an Albany Aveda hair salon like Purity Hair Design is booming and for good reason – they help in transforming your look completely all the while retaining some originality.
There was a time when streaking your hair were the trend observed globally. But streaking had some major drawbacks. For one, it looked way too unnatural to color an entire strand of hair randomly. For many women, it was just too much of a big transformation for them.
With the rise of hair highlighting though, that problem seems to have been solved. If you’re debating whether or not you should get your hair highlighted, check out these reasons why you should!
They’re still natural!
Unlike streaking, highlighting still retains the natural look of your hair. The soft transition in highlights is the cornerstone of this color treatment and arguably one of the main reasons why women opt for it now.
They add depth
Hair that is not highlighted tends to look flat and intricate hairstyles like braids just don’t look great. Highlighting adds a subtle depth to your hair and makes it look more textured. This helps to make your hair stand out among a crowd and make complex hairstyles look amazing. Many Albany hair salons are experts at styling complex hairstyles to make your hair look deep and textured.
They’re less damaging
Compared to a full hair dye application, hair highlighting uses fewer amounts of chemicals and products that damage your hair to a minimum amount. So if you’re worried about your hair being damaged, don’t. Plus, there are also a number of high-quality Aveda products you can get for your hair color and hair safety!
While the charges of the highlight application may vary salon to salon, they are always cheaper than full hair dye applications. Hair highlights are also easier to maintain.
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Washing your hair seems simple enough. You apply the shampoo, lather and rinse – how hard can it be? While the process might seem pretty straightforward, there are some minor things that most of overlook and they could turn into major problems for your hair. So if you’re wondering why your hair isn’t growing longer, why you’re suffering from hair loss or why you’re getting so many split-ends, there could be something wrong with your hair washing routine.
Using the Wrong Products!
Every one of us has a unique hair type. Some of us have thin, fine hair while others might have thick lustrous locks of hair. Shampoo and conditioning products are all uniquely designed to suit a certain type of hair. Consult with an expert at Albany Aveda hair salons to find out exactly which product will suit your hair type.
Your Technique is Messed Up
There shouldn’t really be a set technique for putting on shampoo and conditioner, right? Well, that’s not how it works. There are, in fact, some considerations that you have to remember when putting on these products.
Shampoo your hair from the roots first and move to the tips. The roots are the dirtiest, oiliest parts of the scalp that need to be thoroughly washed. As for conditioners, use your conditioning product at the tips first and if you have thin hair, you should avoid conditioning the roots of your hair because that could make your hair look greasy really fast.
Your Schedule isn’t Right
If you wash your hair every single day, that’s a problem. No matter what your hair type is, washing your hair every day will cause damage to all kinds of hair. If you want to keep your mane fresh, healthy and split-ends free, stop stripping your scalp of its natural oils by washing it every day. Schedule your hair wash routines for every other day or 2-3 times per week.
You’re Not Using Masks
Haven’t used and oil or a chemical mask for your hair yet? You’re probably starving your hair! Sure, putting on a mask and then washing it needs time and commitment. But if you can make an effort to add it in your hair routine, you’ll see a major difference in the quality of your hair once you wash the mask out!
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Women with curly locks of hair know what a struggle it can be to maintain and style their hair. Curly hair is rare and precious and needs a lot of attention to maintain it properly. While this maintenance might seem too tedious, it doesn’t have to be. If you have naturally curly hair, here are a few simple beauty hacks and tips to rock those curls confidently!
Trim, Trim, Trim
It’s not only curly hair that needs frequent trimming but all kinds of hair. Split-ends are a menace that can hinder normal, healthy growth of your hair. In curly hair, they can be a particular problem because you can’t give yourself a clean DIY trim at home. Head on over to Albany Aveda hair salons for your trimming needs and make sure your curly hair is growing properly.
Comb from the Bottom Up!
This might seem like an odd hack for women that don’t have curly hair but for those that too, it’s a lifesaver! Women with curly hair know the struggle of brushing or combing from above down, pulling their scalp and forming even more tangles than before. The trick is to begin from the bottom and move the comb upwards gently to effectively detangle those knotted curls.
Use the Right Comb
Brushes don’t usually work on women with thick curly hair and not all combs work either. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair without breaking any strands or giving yourself a headache. A bristle brush could potentially ruin your natural curl and make them look frizzy and unmanageable so steer clear from brushes if you have thick curls!
Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Good hair care product brands like Aveda have separate lines of shampoos and conditioners for different hair types. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner that will suit your curls. Use one that is hydrating and contains glycerin to moisturize and make your curls shine. Curly hair has a tendency of looking dull and dry so moisturizing and hydrating them with the right shampoo and conditioner is essential.
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It doesn’t matter whether you were born with curly locks or straight hair frizz is something we’ve all suffered from. True, the chances of getting frizzy hair increases when you have naturally wavy hair but that doesn’t mean that other hair types are safe from frizz either.
Certain times of the year, like the winter season, frizz tends to increase as a result of static electricity. Sometimes frizz is seasons-independent and just happens because it wants to. And more often than not, that time will happen when you’re going out to a party or an important date.
Luckily the beauty industry has found out ways to control frizzy hair so it doesn’t end up making you look like a fashion disaster. Here are some tips you can use to tame that frizz today!
Choose Your Products Carefully
Frizzy hair can come about as a result of using shampoos and conditioners that just might not suit your hair type. Choosing the right shampoo – such as one that has glycerin in it for a hydrating effect – can seriously improve the shine in your hair and make them look frizz-free.
Since frizz happens mostly in the dry winter season, it’s obvious that it occurs because of a lack of moisture in your hair. The most important moisturizer for your hair is your conditioner. If you suffer from frizzy hair a lot, then don’t stop conditioning. As with the shampoo, you should choose a conditioner that is rich is hydrating agents like glycerin.
Oil it Regularly
If you haven’t been using the DIY method of oiling your hair to improve its health, then you’re missing on a pretty important beauty tip. Oiling your hair frequently (at least once a week) can add a natural shine and get rid of the frizz. Recommended hair oils that you should use are coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil.
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Have you ever wondered how that supermodel you saw in a commercial had long luscious locks of hair but when you accidentally ran into her at the market, her hair was shorter, thinner and much finer? Well, she was probably using a hair extension for the advertisement. But hair extensions don’t have to be worn only for multimillion ad campaigns; they are now being used by women every day!
Forget wigs. Hair extensions are the newer, more natural option to spice up your hair without actually changing it. Hair extensions are worn at a variety of occasions and they’re great because they completely replace the need of having good genes for thick, voluminous hair.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider using hair extensions for your next event:
They Add Volume
Women with thin hair love hair extensions because they no longer have to cope with styling or using back combing techniques and half a liter of hairspray to make their hair look voluminous.
They Add Length
Not every woman has it easy growing out long waist-length hair even after months of struggle. It could be the split-ends hampering the dream or just plain genetics. With hair extensions though, getting long hair is only a second away.
They are Simple and Manageable
While they may look complicated from the outside, hair extensions are actually super simple to clip on and rock. Hair salons in Albany can help you choose the right hair extension and show you how to properly clip one on and style it if you’re new to them.
Another great thing about them is that they are easy to manage. Unlike wigs, they won’t come off so easily and even if they do, it won’t really be embarrassing!
They Produce No Damage
Some hair extensions of the past were taped on that potentially harmed the natural hair. Now, however, hair extensions have improved immensely and can be easily clipped on producing little to no damage at all.
They Give You a New Look!
You can experiment with hair extensions in different ways. Add colored ones for a fake highlighted hair effect to give your hair a new sassy look!
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Beauty hacks can be lifesavers. They are a great temporary but quick fix to your beauty troubles. Unfortunately the internet is littered with tons of hacks to up your beauty game and they don’t always work. In fact some of them are a complete waste of time and energy.
Some hair beauty hacks, though, are legit. They’ve been tried and tested by women across the world and there is no denying that they actually do work. Here are five of these hair hacks that your need to know to save yourself from a bad hair day!
#1: Curls without an Iron? Totally Do-able!
This beauty hack isn’t really a quick savior and you need to plan ahead to work it. If you want to achieve beautiful curls without using the curling iron and heat, here’s what you can do: braid your hair in any braid you like (preferably into a tight braid) and leave it overnight. In the morning, you can undo the braids and you’ll get beautiful curls and waves without the use of heat at all! Plus, they will look a lot more natural!
#2: Manage the flyaways
Have you ever made a really gorgeous, complex hairstyle only to see a bunch of flyaways around your ears and temple completely destroying the final look? We’ve all been there and we have the perfect solution to manage them without re-doing the hair or using bobby pins. Simply grab a toothbrush and spray some hairspray on it. Use the toothbrush to brush the flyways down into your hair.
#3: Dry Shampoo is Essential!
If you’re running late in the morning or if you don’t want to wash your hair everyday but still keep the grease out, your best option is to purchase a good dry shampoo. You won’t have to look like you haven’t washed your hair in days and you’ll still keep your hair healthy and shiny. Win-win.
#4: Drink Lots of Water!
The recommended daily intake of water for women is 2.2 L. If you drink the required amount, your hair and skin will thank you! Water keeps your hair hydrated, moisturized and shiny.
#5: Regular Hair Treatments
Whether you like treating your hair with coconut oil every weekend or you like to book a keratin treatment appointment at hair salons in Albany, regularly giving your hair a nourishing treatment is essential to maintain proper health and shine to your hair.
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We all want to spice up our ordinary looks with a little pop of color. Highlighting and lowlighting the hair strands is no new concepts but the trend of ombre and balayage highlights are relatively new.
Many women are now opting for these newer highlighting trends because they give the hair a more stylish, even look instead of randomly highlighting a bunch of hair strands. But when you’re choosing between the two of these, the choice can become a little difficult.
From the outside, both ombre and balayage have some striking similarities but when you look closely, they really are unique in their own way. If you’re deciding to add a little color to your hair, don’t forget to use the Aveda hair colors for the best results.
If you’re ready to decide between ombre and balayage, read on these major differences to make the best choice for your hair!
Ombre refers to highlighting from a darker shade to a lighter shade as you move down the hair strand. It’s a great look for evenly cut, shoulder length hair and suits brunettes the most. The transition is pretty obvious and in the face so ombre is considered a pretty daring look. A badly done ombre can seriously affect your entire hair look so remember to choose the best hair salon and high-quality products like those from an Aveda hair salon in Albany like Purity Hair Design.
Balayage, on the other hand, doesn’t only involve only the bottom ends of your hair. Instead of a sharp transition as seen in the ombre hair highlights, the transition look in balayage is a lot softer. The technique involved is pretty much the same with starting with a darker shade at the top and transitioning to a lighter one. The balayage technique also retains some dark strands in the bottom to give a more voluminous effect.
Overall, balayage highlights look a lot more natural, sun-kissed and are require less maintenance than ombre does. Balayage also suits almost every haircut and color.
Greasy hair is every woman’s nightmare. It’s even worse when you have an appointment at the hair salon and have to suffer from the embarrassment from hearing the hair stylist comment on the grease in your locks. Unfortunately, sometimes regular washing doesn’t always prevent greasy hair and you could end up with oil pouring out of your scalp the very next day after a hair wash.
To effectively prevent greasy hair, you need to follow some tips to keep your hair healthy and oil-free.
#1: Keep your hand off the hair
Running your hand through your hair might be look charming to some people and it might even help some women concentrate but touching your hair too much can actually oil production and make your hair look very greasy. The science behind this is that you’re transferring whatever germs or grease you have on your fingers to your scalp.
Similarly, brushing your hair too much can also stimulate the oil pores and generate more grease so brush only when you actually really need to detangle them. You should also frequently clean your brush so the oils in your hair that have gotten into the brush won’t be transferred back when you brush them again.
#2: Using too much conditioner
Women who have naturally thin and fine hair usually suffer grease in their hair more than women with thick hair. That might be because using the same amount of conditioner on both types of hair will produce more grease in those with thin hair. Conditioning your hair might help to soften them but using it on a regular basis will make the oils come out more frequently. Pro tip: if you want to use conditioners on a daily basis, just use it on the ends of your strands.
#3: Use a dry shampoo
Using a premium quality shampoo from Aveda or an appointment at an Aveda Albany hair salon like Purity Hair Design can help to reduce the grease in your hair almost instantaneously. It’s a great short-term remedy for greasy hair that can save you from a fashion disaster in seconds.
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