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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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How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair: 13 Secrets Revealed

Hair-Care-Tips-GET-RID-OF-FRIZZY-HAIR-1Are you looking for tips on how to get rid of frizzy hair? What exactly is frizzy hair and what causes it? Frizz happens when the hair cuticle is raised, allowing the air’s water molecules to enter the hair shaft, which causes it to swell. This makes the hair strand dry and rough, also known as frizz. Frizzy hair is more common to those with curly hair, but those with straight hair can also have this hair problem. So, what can you do to tame and avoid frizzy hair? Here are some tips from a natural hair care expert:

1) Use a non-drying shampoo

Cleansing hair can be drying so make sure to use a moisturizing and gentle shampoo. 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. It has a rich lather and a light, refreshing scent. Just apply one to two tablespoons to wet hair, making lather. Repeat if necessary.

2) Use a moisturizing conditioner

To keep the hair soft and smooth, the key is to moisturize. Do not skip the conditioner after every shampoo. You can use the Rejuvenate Strengthening Protein Treatment after each wash followed by the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment if you have damaged hair. On the other hand, if your hair is healthy, use the Hydrate Conditioning Treatment after each wash. Then, once or twice a month, you can use

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Pretty Hair After a Hard Workout!

Hair-Care-Tips-PRETTY-HAIR-AFTER-WORKOUT-1You’ve worked up a sweat at the gym and now it’s time to go out and see the world. So how exactly do you go from sweaty mess to beautiful babe? With a few simple tips and tricks, you can easily transition from hot mess to perfectly gorgeous in no time at all!

Here are some tips and tricks for your post-workout hair:

  1. Wash sensibly

Instead of using both a shampoo and conditioner, try a cleansing conditioner that’s made of ¼ cleansing ingredients and ¾ conditioning ingredients. Not only will this save you time, it will also prevent your strands from drying out. When you’re done washing your hair, squeeze excess water out of your strands, and then comb in a styling product with your fingers.

  1. Practice time management

Before you start styling your hair, check the clock to see how much time you actually have. Don’t start blow-drying your hair if you don’t have enough time to finish the job. Stopping halfway through can lead to frizz and flat hair. If you don’t have enough time, work a styling cream into your hair and let it air-dry. To add texture to hair that’s been air dried, try twisting your hair in two-inch pieces away from your face with a bit of styling cream.

  1.  No time for a shower?
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How To Get Beach Waves: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

Hair-Care-Tips-HOW-TO-GET-BEACH-WAVES-1Want to learn how to get beach waves? Beach waves are one of those hairstyles that complement most people. Whether you have naturally curly hair or pin straight, fear not, there’s a way for you to achieve beach waves. The tousled, wavy look is perfect for summer but why not try it all year round?

To get beach waves, you will need:

  • Hair Products: volumizing mousse, sea salt spray, hairspray, dry shampoo
  • Barrel Iron or Flat Iron
  • Blow Dryer with a diffuser attachment
  • Hair ties or elastics or pieces of fabric (old t-shirt or terrycloth towel in 1-inch pieces)

Steps:

  1. Wash and condition hair ensure that you don’t over condition. This can affect the how the products will hold in your hair, ultimately affecting the staying power of your waves.
  2. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp, towel dried hair. Be sure to massage the product in well and evenly.
  3. Spritz some sea salt spray all over
  4. Air dry or blow dry with a diffuser attachment
  5. Curl with a barrel iron (curling iron)
  6. Spray with hairspray to set.

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Party Hairstyles: 4 Party Perfect Hair Ideas

Hair-Care-Tips-PARTY-HAIRSTYLES-1Party Hairstyles #1: Loose Waves

The perfect anytime hair style with its ‘I woke up like this’ air of perfection is a favorite of women everywhere. Great for parties, days off, or drinks with the girls this style looks like it would be easier to achieve than it actually is.  Before starting this style you need to decide on 2 things: first, where you want your part to be and second, whether you want curls through the ends of your hair or throughout the middle and into the ends. The first is done with a classic curling iron and the second is with a straightening iron or curling wand.

What you will need:

Texturizing Spray, 1-1.5 inch curling iron or curling wand (depending on the style of waves desired) or straightening iron, and shine oil or glossing cream. Also a comb or small-medium sized brush.

Part your hair wherever you like, scoop up your hair horizontally from ear to ear and secure the top section with a clip.  Working in 1-2 inch sections, depending on the thickness of your hair (the thicker your hair the smaller the section) curl each section away from your face working your way from one side to the other. Once finished, spray with a light mist of texturizing spray, then section off another chunk of hair from left temple to right temple. Repeat previous steps until

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Trend Alert: The Best Long Hairstyles 2015

Hair-Care-Tips-LONG-HAIRSTYLES-2015-1While the bob and lob may have had their moment in 2014, long hair is making a serious comeback and will be the “it” length this coming year. Long hair was all over the runways for the Spring 2015 fashion shows, worn in loose waves, tight ponytails or slicked back on the top of the head. The trend is totally natural, simple, yet stylish hair that’s anything but boring.

We reveal 10 of the best long hairstyles 2015:

1. Boho Waves: Boho waves are simple, carefree and barely there waves that flow past the shoulders. The question is how do you achieve that soft, yet sophisticated tousled look that’s just right for everyday hair? With a few simple steps, you too can achieve this look. Begin by prepping hair with something that will protect it from heat and will provide a bit of shape and body – either a volumizing primer or heat-protecting mousse. Section the hair from behind the ears straight across and fasten with a clip. With a waving wand curling iron, take 1.5-inch sections of your hair and wind the hair around the wand, pointing it vertically to the floor leaving the ends free. Hold for 15-20 seconds then release. Repeat around the head alternating the direction you wind so that it’s not identical and spray with hairspray. Release the top section and repeat step 3. Try and curl the front sections away from the face so it’s more flattering. Using your fingers, drag them through the curls to completely soften and dishevel them. Spritz again with hair spray and the look is complete!

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Winter Hairstyles: 8 Styles For The Holiday Season

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Looking for the perfect collection of winter hairstyles? The holiday party season is officially in full swing! You’ve already got the outfit, the shoes, and the accessories and now all you need is the perfect hairstyle to make your holiday look complete. Whether you’re heading to an office party or going to a laid back dinner with friends, there’s a hairstyle on our list that’s just right for you.

Remember to let your outfit decide your hairstyle. If you are wearing sequins, or an embellished neckline, keep your hair effortless and style your hair up, out of your face. If your outfit is fairly simple, go for a more intricate style with your hair or leave it down. And, as with any look, make sure you are choosing a style that complements, not competes with- your outfit.

Natural hair care expert reveals 8 quick and easy winter hairstyles to help you navigate the holiday season:

Winter Hairstyles #1) Braided Party Bun: Add interest to a plain bun by integrating a braid into the look. This style is both elegant and sophisticated and is ideal for an outfit with a high neck or lots of detail. Begin by pulling hair into a high ponytail, smoothing strands with a paddle brush. Braid the ponytail to the end, leaving ends unsecured.  Twist the braid around the hair elastic, trying not to loosen the braid too much. Secure the braided bun with bobby pins. Finish by spraying hair with hairspray.

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Why You Should Avoid Alcohol in Hair Products

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If you’re steering clear of all hair care products containing alcohol, don’t be too hasty. Some alcohols are definitely drying, but others are beneficial. Alcohols to avoid include SD alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and denatured. All of those, especially in high concentrations, can cause dryness. They’re often found in hair gels and sprays.

Fatty alcohols, however, are fine to use. If you see cetearyl, stearyl or behenyl alcohol, these ingredients are typically used as thickeners. They don’t evaporate quickly like the alcohols you should avoid, and you’ll often find them in shampoos and conditioners. Knowing the nature of different alcohols will help you select the best products for your hair.

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Cold Weather Hair Care

Hair-Care-COLD-WEATHER-HAIR-CARE-1As the fall season fades away, and winter brings its icy chill your way, you want to make sure that your hair care regimen addresses the changing environmental conditions. Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair. Cold weather can pull natural moisture from your locks, creating frizzy, flyaway hair and split ends. So how do you keep your hair safe from the cold? First, look for a moisturizing, sulfate-free shampoo to restore some of that lost moisture. Essentious Exonerate shampoo is loaded with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E. Next, an intensive conditioner application with heat is recommended. Some ingredients to look for are panthenol/ pro-vitamin B5, and wheat or keratin proteins that will help add strength and shine to your hair; many of which can be easily found in Essentious Hydrate Conditioning Treatment. During the winter, your hair may require an increased number of deep conditioning sessions, 1-3 times per week is usually sufficient. Lastly, never leave out your leave-in conditioner! Leave-in conditioner packs your hair with moisture and protects against split ends. Get the products you need to protect your hair from the cold from Essentious Hair Care.

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Caring for Relaxer Burns

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Every woman dreads relaxer chemical burns, and most of us have battled with a relaxer burn in our lives. Though they tend to happen frequently, relaxer chemical burns are not a normal part of chemical relaxing. In fact, a properly applied chemical relaxer should never cause a burn. Chemical burns can only occur when protective petroleum layers on the scalp are breached. When relaxer chemicals are left on the hair beyond the suggested processing times, or the scalp is not based well prior to relaxer application, scalp burns and hair breakage from over-processing will occur. When the scalp is burned, it often becomes tender. Scabs soon form, and hair can become caught within the scab and become “glued” to the scalp. So what can you do to treat chemical relaxer burns? Because the scalp skin is like other skin on the body, typical burn ointments like Neosporin will help heal and condition it. Additionally, you may apply Vitamin E oil or Aloe vera gel to the burn to calm redness and irritation. If your hair is stuck within the scab, apply petroleum jelly to help soften the scabbed skin and gently attempt to free a few strands at a time. Lastly, deep conditioning the hair will also help soften your scab so that it gently falls away.

For more hair care tips, visit essentious.com.

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