How To Lighten Dark Hair

Lemon juice is not the best solution for dark shade hair because it will leave nasty orange streaks. In this case, try henna powder instead available in health stores. Mix the henna powder with a light herb (like chamomile) and mix this with a boiling water to make a thick paste. As the solution cools down, apply it to your wet hair through comb.

Put a plastic bag over your hair, and let it sit between 30 minutes and 2 hours. The darker the hair the longer it should be dyed with henna. Remove the bag and rinse your hair . If you don’t want to wait for 2 hours, then you can opt to dry your hair under the sun. As a point of pre-caution though, henna can be a bit strong so you can try it to small section of your hair first to see how samples of how it might come about. What I use meanwhile for my brown hair is cinnamon. Damped your hair moderately and apply a small amount of conditioner to make the cinnamon stick. Mix a small amount of conditioner to the cinnamon to make a thick paste. Evenly apply it to the hair by using a brush. Make sure that the brush is wet and has nice teeth to get the cinnamon gliding smoothly to hair strands. You can also opt to rub the paste all over the hair .

After applying the cinnamon, gather the hair in a loose bun and hold it together with a pony tail. For best results, leave the mixture overnight (6-8 hours). Use a saran wrap to cover the hair. It is also advised to put a plastic bag all over the head for full protection. Rinse the hair the following day. For curly hair, use shampoo in rinsing. If you are entirely not confident about yourself getting these instructions perfectly done, then again, I recommend you go to hair experts in the salons. There will be more work to do if you didn’t get the hair shade you desire, and we don’t want any of those sorts to happen. Like in my own experience, I had a professional to handle my hair color at the beginning.

I would also like to point out that maintenance is entwined with colored hair . You have to recolor your hair in a particular number of months or even weeks (depending in your hair color) as roots will grow. Covering a grey hair for instance with a permanent color will have you having it re-colored every 6 weeks. My roots become evident after 1 month. It’s just a good thing that I’ve learned the trick of the cinnamon that I don’t have to go to the salon every time my roots start bugging me.

How To Lighten Blonde Hair

Since I want this book to be for everyone, let me share you some tips I gathered from my blonde friends on how they’ve lightened their hair color . For blonde women out there, lemon juice is the key word to lighten the hair . But make sure you dilute the lemon juice since the solution can also cause dry and brittle-end hair. To prepare the solution, mix one table spoon of lemon juice to a one gallon of water. Use this when rinsing the hair and do this everyday until it reaches the desired (and appropriate to skin tone) hair color. Some herbs, like the chamomile flowers do not only lighten the hair, it also uniformly adds color to our crowning glory.

To prepare this solution, steep half a cup of the flowers in one quart of boiling water.

After half an hour, strain the mixture and let it cool. Wash your hair, towel dry it and pour the chamomile solution over the hair. Catch the residue in a container and pour this over your hair again. Repeat this 10 to 20 times, depending on the degree of lightness that you want (remember the skin tone! Always!). When down to the last rinse, leave the mixture in the hair for a good 15 minutes, then wash and rinse the hair completely.

Finally, the sun can also be a tool in lightening your blonde hair . When at beach or at the pool, spending time under the sun while with wet hair can help lighten the hair. When you do this in a period of time, it will gradually lighten your hair. Be sure though to use the proper skin products to make sure you protect your skin in the process.

How To Improve Dark Hair

Lemon fruit drink is not the most excellent solution for dark shade hair since it will leave nasty orange streaks. In this case, try henna powder as an alternative available in health stores. Combine the henna powder with a light herb and mix this with a boiling water to make a thick paste. As the solution cools down, apply it to your wet hair through comb. Put a plastic bag over your hair, and let it sit between thirty minutes and two hours. The darker the hair the longer it be supposed to be dyed with henna. Remove the bag and rinse your hair. If you do not desire to wait for two hours, then you can opt to dry your hair under the sun. As a point of per-caution though, henna can be a bit strong so you can try it to small section of your hair first to see how samples of how it might come about.

What I use in the meantime for my brown hair is cinnamon. Damped your hair moderately and apply a small amount of conditioner to make the cinnamon stick. Mix a small amount of conditioner to the cinnamon to make a thick paste. Evenly apply it to the hair by using a brush. Make sure that the brush is wet and has nice teeth to get the cinnamon gliding easily to hair strands. You can also choose to rub the paste all over the hair.

Later than applying the cinnamon, get together the hair in a loose bun and hold it together with a pony tail. For best outcome, leave the combination during the night (six to eight hours). Use a saran wrap to cover the hair. It is also advised to put a plastic bag all over the head for full protection. Rinse the hair the following day. For curly hair, use shampoo in rinsing.

If you are completely not confident about yourself getting these commands perfectly done, then once more, I advise you go to hair experts in the salons. There will be additional work to do if you did not get the hair shade you desire, and we do not want any of those sorts to come about. Similar to in my own experience, I have a professional to handle my hair color at the beginning.

I would as well approximate to point out that continuation is entwined with colored hair. You have to re color your hair in a particular number of months or even weeks (depending in your hair color) as roots will grow. Covering a grey hair for instance with a permanent color will have you having it re-colored every six weeks. My roots turn into evident after 1 month. It’s just a good thing that love educated the trick of the cinnamon that I do not have to go to the salon all time my rots start bugging me.

Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair : Stop Shrinkage & Damage

One of the best ways to avoid shrinkage and maintain the hairs moisture is to use a hair diffuser.

If you are wearing a curly style and want to avoid a lot of shrinkage a diffuser helps to gently dry the hair but still maintains the hairs length while it is wet.

Detangle the Hair – always handle your hair with care.

Never pull or tug on the hair especially when it’s wet. If your hair is tangles take one hair at a time and slowly and gently pull the hair so it slides smoothly out of the tangle. If you get too impatient and pull the hair it can easily tear causing unnecessary breakage. Detangle gently from the ends upward using the fingers first followed by a wide-tooth comb. An excellent detangler is Infusium 23 or Terax Crema Conditioner.

Healthy Hair: Deep Condition Braids!

If you are wearing braid extensions don’t forget to condition them. Since braids can remove the natural moisture content from our hair underneath, it’s essential to moisturize. A great tip is using a bottle with a diluted mix of water and a few drops of vitamin E oil. Spray this mixture on your braids to promote moisture penetration.

This with help prevent knotting of the hair as well as shedding when the hair is taken down. A good moisturizer is also important on the day you’re going to take out your braid extensions. Take Down Hair Moisturizing Cream is an excellent braid remover. Also, after washing your hair always be sure your hair is completely dry to avoid bacteria and mildew from forming. A great tip is using a micro-fiber towel to help absorb water quicker.

Healthy Hair:extensions Need Pampering Too…

If you are wearing artificial or human-hair extensions it’s very important that you care for yourscalp during this period. These extensions can wreck havoc on the hair because they remove the hairs natural moisture content but also they stop moisture from reaching your hair.

While wearing extensions (regardless of whether they are artificial or not) always treat your scalp with a gentle massage using a scalp moisturizing cream or natural olive oil. A great scalp massage cream that’s not too oily or expensive is the Head and Shoulders Soothing Lotion for Dry Scalp Leave-in Treatment or the Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum. Carol’s Daughter also has a line of scalp treatments available as well.

Steam Treat Your Hair

Steam treatments promote easy absorption of water and moisturizers from conditioners to deeply penetrate the hair shaft. Use a steam treatment especially when deep conditioning your hair. Simply use a warm towel to cover wet hair after a shampoo wash or a steam cap for 20-30 minutes.

Follow it with a warm then a cool rinse.

The warmth of the steam will open up the pores and help remove any dirt on the hair and scalp. The cool rinse will close the pores and hair shaft to further protect the hair from any damage. This is an excellent routine to do every two weeks.

 

Essential Ingredients For Your Curly Hair

Naturally curly hair requires moisture to restore it and keep it looking shiny. Ethnic curly hair especially needs to have lots of moisture. However, most ethnic products contain low end oils that weigh down and coat the hair, while non-ethnic products dry the hair – not adding enough moisture keeping it looking dull.

These natural ingredients add and maintain the hairs natural moisture balance keeping it looking shiny, bouncy and manageable.

HAIR TIP: If your scalp is itchy or flakey, pour some diluted mixture of water and Sea Breeze or Witch Hazel on a cotton ball and dab it on your scalp to take away the itchiness or flakes.