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Healthy Hair Tips for Less Porosity

 

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If someone asked you to explain the way your hair looks you probably can come up with dozens of descriptors – but would porous make the cut. As we think of our hair in terms of length, thickness, and overall health we rarely seek out healthy hair tips for managing the porosity of our hair. In a previous post we explained the importance of maintaining a smooth closed cuticle, well porosity is the result of cuticles that have been too open, for too long.

Certain hair types are more prone to porosity than others, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to minimize the amount of porosity in your hair. But the way to repair hair that has become porous is different depending on the degree of porosity. Don’t know how to determine whether or not you have porous hair to what degree it is damaged? There are a couple of simple tests that you can do at home to understand whether or not your hair is porous. Place a shed hair (don’t pull or cut) into a glass, the degree to which your hair sinks in the water shows how porous your hair is or isn’t. Hair that has high porosity will sink, normal porosity will float in the water, low porosity hair will remain unmoved on top of the water. Don’t have a glass of water handy? Try rubbing thumb and index finger down a strand of hair. If you descend down the strand smoothly you have low porosity hair, a bumpy ride down indicates high porosity.

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Hair Care Tips For Smoother Tresses & Less Frizz

Hair-Care-LESS-FRIZZ-1Does it seem as though you’ve tried every hair care product on the market? Over the course of our lives many of us will use or have used a cocktail of serums, gels, moisturizers, cleansing products and an array of styling tools to get anywhere near the look that seems so easily attained at the salon. Try as we might most of us will fail miserably because we don’t understand the key to having amazing looking hair. Luckily, we’re in the sharing mood so here it is. Great hair has three major characteristics no matter the length, color or texture of your hair – it has a closed cuticle, smooth hair shaft and minimal frizz.

Why is it that we are not able to maintain the gorgeous style that we get at the salon. Well the simple answer is that most things are better left to a professional. The more complicated answer is that you have to understand what your hair needs to look its best before you can have hair that behaves as you’d like. Usually the choices we make regarding hair care kind of come down to time and money. How much time are you willing to put into finding (or making) products that give you the desired end result while not breaking the bank. Or in the case of many, are you willing to shell out good money for a hair treatment or product line in order to preserve your valuable free time. Whichever of these are your priority we can give you a few pointers on how to maximize the results of your hair care processes.

Aloe Vera for Hair Growth

Does your hair sometimes look and feel dull, frizzy, or weak? Give your hair a makeover with a few leaves of Aloe Vera, the natural miracle plant. Aloe Vera nourishes and protects your hair from damage while giving it a healthy shine. It can also help promote hair growth.

How Does Aloe Vera Help Hair Grow?

  • Aloe vera contains enzymes which help remove dead skin cells that clog the pores of the scalp. By opening the follicles, nutrients can reach the hair easier to help make it longer, stronger, and healthier.
  • Aloe vera contains amino acids, or proteins, essential for healthy hair. These proteins are sometimes lost due to normal styling, chemical treatment, and environmental factors. The chemical composition of aloe vera is similar to the keratin protein that makes up the hair. This helps in easier absorption of the gel to the hair shaft and allows restructuring to occur. This helps hair stronger, and less likely to break, which allows it to reach longer lengths.
  • Sometimes, excess sebum in hair can cause partial baldness. This condition is also called seborrhea. Aloe vera helps to break down the sebum and dead skin cells.
  • Because Aloe vera is humectant, it draws moisture from the air and keeps the hair hydrated. Hair that is hydrate is less susceptible to breakage and therefore can grow longer.
  • Aloe Vera contains 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 phytonutrients.

Aloe Vera Leave In Conditioner Recipe:

An aloe vera based leave in conditioner is great for controlling frizz in curly and wavy hair. Aloe vera has a pH of 4.5. This helps control frizz by closing the cuticle.

Ingredients:

  • 1 part water
  • 1 part aloe vera gel
  • Essential oil (choose your favorite)

Instructions:

  • Mix aloe vera and water in a small bowl with a spoon.
  • Pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Shake it gently, then add the essential oil and shake it gently again.
  • Use this spray in your hair to control frizz and detangle.

 

Aloe Vera Pre-Shampoo Treatment Recipe:

You can use aloe vera gel as a pre-shampoo treatment to treat dry scalp and dandruff. The natural enzymes in aloe vera help remove dead cells, fungus, and dandruff. It also helps dandruff from recurring by keeping the scalp hydrated and maintaining its pH balance.

How to use:

  1. Massage aloe vera gel on your scalp and leave in for 10 minutes.
  2. Wash with Essentious Exonerate aloe vera based shampoo.
  3. Rinse as usual..

Aloe Vera Styling Gel for Curly Hair:

  • Place a pea-sized amount of aloe vera gel in your hands.
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Run your hands through hair
  • Scrunch the ends of your hair together

 

Essentious Aloe Vera Based Hair Care Products

Essentious products are Aloe Vera based, pH balanced, and infused with vitamins, proteins, and natural extracts for healthy hair. 

Exonerate Gentle Shampoo – This sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo uses organically based emulsifiers with a base of Aloe Vera gel, taking advantage of its healing and moisturizing properties

Hydrate Conditioning Treatment – This moisture treatment restores moisture lost during chemical treatments and heat styling. Penetrates the hair to provide moisture within the hair shaft.

Rejuvenate Strengthening Protein Treatment – This protein treatment rebuilds your hair structure and restores protein lost during chemical treatments and heat styling. Stops breakage, fortifies, and strengthens damaged hair.

Your use of these products will depend on the condition of your hair:

Damaged Hair: Use the Rejuvenate Strengthening Protein Treatment after each wash followed by the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment.

Healthy Hair: Use the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment after each wash. Once or twice per month, you will use the Rejuvenate Strengthening Protein Treatment followed by the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment.

Order your Essentious products at essentious.com 

Tips to Use Aloe Vera for Hair:

Aloe Vera has sharp spikes so you need to be careful while using it.

Make sure the aloe jelly is properly strained before applying it to your hair. Remove all white sediments and the green exterior during straining or the residue will stay on the hair.

Whether your hair problem is hair loss, dryness, or dandruff, an Aloe Vera plant can be a great addition to your hair care arsenal.

Get more tips and order your Essentious Aloe Vera Based Hair Care Products at essentious.com.

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Hair Care Tips: 4 Things You Don’t Want To Do To Your Hair

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Are you looking for hair care tips to keep your hair in tip top condition? When you turn on the television or browse through magazines, you will see that most of the models and actresses have healthy looking hair.  Their hair looks smooth, silky, and it looks great straight or with perfect bouncing waves or curls.

The hair looks great but, are we sure about that?  There aren’t any special hair perks for celebs that makes them immune to the hair woes we all suffer from.

Many of them probably have the same concerns as the rest of us. How do they maintain runway flawless and camera ready hair, when their hair is constantly being manipulated and styled?

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Find the Best Hair Salon with these 9 Tips

Hair-Care-Tips-BEST-HAIR-SALON-1Are you looking for the best hair salon in your area? It is a rewarding experience to spend some time at a hair salon fixing things that make your hair look ugly like split ends. You may be using your trusted products at home but it does not guarantee that you are doing everything right.

Those who are working in hair salons are equipped with proper training and skill certificates which they were able to get after long hours of training. This gives you an assurance that they know exactly what they are doing to your hair and that they are abiding safety measures set by the industry.

But before heading to a hair salon, you still have to consider some things to make sure you are not wasting your resources, as well as to uphold your safety. Hair care products expert provides this checklist you can refer to before indulging in a salon experience:


1. When was the last time you’ve been at a hair salon?

For most women, going to a hair salon is a common part of their routine.  They get their hair permed, relaxed, waxed, and other treatments they think are best for them. But did you know that your hair weakens as you bombard it with many different chemicals, even when each of those has the purpose of improving the health of your air?

If you plan to go to a hair salon, make sure that your planned treatment is not that close to the last one. Let your hair rest for at least 3 months between visits.

2. What are the things you want to be done?

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Solutions For Bad Hair Days

Hair-Care-Tips-SOLUTIONS-FOR-BAD-HAIR-DAYS-1How we wish our hair was always as gorgeous and looked like we just stepped out of a salon. Too bad because it just doesn’t work that way. With our unpredictable weather, our hair can sometimes be uncooperative. What’s even worse? It would fall during those important meetings, festive events, romantic dinners, and other occasions where we need to look our best.

Fret no more. Here are some remedies for your bad hair day problems:

Shampoo and Conditioner. The best way to keep your hair healthy and looking good is by washing your hair. Since shampooing can also dry hair, use a sulfate-free shampoo Exonerate Gentle Shampoo. It is a moisturizing shampoo that uses organically based emulsifiers with a base of Aloe Vera gel, taking advantage of its healing and moisturizing properties. It has a rich lather and a light, refreshing scent. Just apply one to two tablespoons to wet hair, making a lather. Repeat if necessary. Then, follow with conditioner. Use Rejuvenate Strengthening Protein Treatment followed by the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment. Concentrate the conditioner from the middle section of your hair all the way down to the tips. If you have time, let the product stay for a few minutes to let the hair absorb the moisturizing ingredients.

For those who have no time to shower, it’s time to put your hair up, or pull it back or to the side and still look fab.

Here are some stylish hair techniques:

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Flawless Hair For Your First Date

Hair-Care-Tips-FLAWLESS-HAIR-FOR-FIRST-DATE-1Below is a list of things that you can do to beautify yourself without breaking the bank in preparation for a first date.

1.Get enough sleep

Sleeping has a lot of benefits for the mind and the body. It makes you more alert and sets up your mood which will be important for your first date. It is good for the body because it energizes you. It makes your skin look younger and more radiant at the same time, spares you from getting unwanted eye bags. And did you know that it can also save you from getting dandruff?

Dandruff, which is our hair’s mortal enemy, is often caused by too much stress. When you get enough sleep, you are letting your body recover from fatigue, which in turn prevents dandruff from occurring.

2. Eat a healthy diet

Your diet is essential in getting a flawless hair. Your hair is basically made up of proteins and collagen. If you are eating the right food sources of those, like eggs, chicken, nuts, and avocado, you are helping your hair to repair itself.

When you have enough nutrients to repair your hair it means

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How to Use a Curling Iron: 13 Essential Tips

Hair-Care-USING-A-CURLING-IRON-1Do you want to know how to use a curling iron? A curling iron can be a girl’s best friend, especially when prepping to attend a special occasion. In fact, for some, a curling iron has become a part of their everyday hair routine. It is a magical tool that can easily add texture to the hair. However, it can also cause hair damage and breakage if not used properly. To get gorgeous curls, they are not really that easy to use. When watching hair tutorials or hair stylists do it, it looks like a no brainer. But when you start doing it on your own hair, it is actually harder than it looks.

So, here are some tips on how to use a curling iron:

1. Moisturize your hair

Curling irons can be drying, so it is important that your hair is well-moisturized especially if you are using it often. Some hair stylists though prefer skipping the conditioner on the day you are curling your hair. In this way, the curls will not slide and will just stay in place. You can also do this once in a while. But if the curling iron is your best friend every single day, do not skip conditioner. Heat can be ultimately damaging so you need to moisturize your hair to prevent dryness and frizz.

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How To Get Rid of Oily Hair: 11 Secrets Revealed

Hair-Care-Tips-GET-RID-OF-OILY-HAIR-1Are you on a quest to learn how to get rid of oily hair? Before going to work in the morning, you spent a lot of time in front of the mirror styling your hair. By the time you meet your friends for dinner, you’re surprised to see how greasy your hair is, as if you did not take a shower. Oily hair is due to an oily scalp. The sebaceous glands on the scalp produce oil, which is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it keeps hair protected and moisturized. For some though, there can be an overproduction of oil. As with other things, anything in excess is not good. Hyperactive sebaceous glands can be caused by genetics, diet, hygiene, and sometimes sickness. So, if you have oily hair, what are the things you can do? According to our natural hair care expert here are some tips:

1. Use shampoo specifically for oily hair

There are a lot of shampoos to choose from, but you have to get a product that targets the problem. You can also use a sulfate-free shampoo like Exonerate Gentle Shampoo. It is a moisturizing shampoo that uses organically based emulsifiers with a base of Aloe Vera gel, taking advantage of its healing and moisturizing properties. Some people with oily hair are not comfortable seeing the word “moisturizing” in a hair product, thinking they would be left with oilier hair. In reality, you still need a little moisturizer on your scalp because leaving it too dry can lead to your sebaceous glands working double time, which means secreting more oil.  Choosing the right shampoo is an important part of how to get rid of oily hair.

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Mistakes To Avoid While Washing Your Hair

Hair-Care-Tips-MISTAKES-TO-AVOID-WASHING-HAIR-1Are you looking for tips on how to wash your hair? Who would have thought that the way you wash your hair everyday could affect the health of your hair and your overall style? Well it’s true – according to our hair care expert washing your hair is much more of a science than we thought and there are many of us out there who have been doing it wrong all along.

The most common hair blunders are revealed below, along with solutions so that we can all avoid making the same mistakes in the future!

Washing your hair every day

Stylists generally recommend washing your hair every other day as hair tends to look best when the natural oils that start on your scalp are allowed to reach the ends. If you can, waiting until the third day is even better! If you’re worried about your hair looking greasy, try spraying your roots with dry shampoo and restyle with a blow dryer.

Changing shampoos too often

While it has been said that changing your shampoo often can make your hair look healthier, it turns out that’s really not the case. In reality, your hair doesn’t know the difference between brands and doesn’t “get used to” a certain shampoo. Our hair’s texture does change with the seasons, however, so it is a good idea to use

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