Today I have a guest blogger joining me on Blog Behind The Look, so join me in welcoming Axara Sharma!
Axara Sharma is a Delhi-based writer. She writes on several topics, which include lifestyle and healthcare. She extensively writes about hair loss, hair regrowth and hair care for Athena Life Sciences. Apart from the written word, she loves the outdoors and being a foodie!
Today Axara is sharing with us her 9 Quick Tips for Thin, Textured Hair… enjoy!
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We have grown up on stories of princesses with long, thick, lustrous hair. No one, ever, wrote about a princess with thin hair. But when it comes to the world outside of fairy tales, finding people with thin hair is not uncommon. Caused by a number of factors that include heredity to negligence, there is little one can do about thin hair, except for taking care of it.
Let’s take a look at some quick tips that will help you take care of thin, textured hair and look no less than a princess with beautiful tresses.
Tip 1 Learn the cause(s) of losing hair:
We lose about 50-100 strands of hair on a daily basis. But when the numbers exceed this threshold, it becomes a matter of concern. This is when you need to analyze the reasons behind the hair loss and take remedial steps. For instance, if you have recently started losing hair, then you can opt for an over-the-counter product for hair regrowth. It will help you restore your crowning glory and prevent future hair loss, provided that you use it regularly.
Tip 2 Know your hair type:
Did you know that textured hair can be divided into several categories? If not, then now is the time to get a low-down on your hair type. This will get you started.
Tip 3 Be extra careful with damp hair:
Damp hair is delicate and prone to breakage. This is why you should be more careful when you handle damp hair. For instance, pat dry your hair with the towel instead of rubbing it. Also, using a t-shirt instead of a towel to dry your hair is always the better option as it absorbs all the excess moisture and helps prevent frizz.
Another way to avoid frizz is to detangle your curls when they are still damp. But make sure that you use a detangling comb for this instead of a brush or a fine-toothed comb. You can also use your fingers for the same. These steps will help you prevent hair fall as well.
Tip 4 Go easy on products:
Textured hair tends to become rough and dry too soon. This is where several products meant for textured hair come to your rescue. But slather more products than needed, and you’ll end up with product buildup on your hair and scalp. This will make your hair appear thinner and flat. Therefore, go easy on any hair care products such as hair styling mousse, oil or conditioners.
Tip 5 Over-styling is a strict no:
Using hot tools like blow dryers and straightening wands to style your hair can prove to be detrimental for your hair. They add to the hair frizz and make them appear more dry and rough. Ditch styling tools completely and opt for styling your hair sans the tools. You’ll be surprised at the many ways you can style your hair without damaging them!
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Tip 6 Get a scalp massage:
Amp up blood circulation on your scalp with a gentle hot oil massage. This will nourish the hair follicles and contribute to healthy hair growth. Take any hair oil of your choice, warm it up a bit and gently massage it on the scalp with your fingertips before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo. Follow this regimen once or twice a week for best results.
Tip 7 Trust your stylist:
One of the best ways to make your hair appear voluminous is to find a good stylist near you. If you already know a stylist, trust him or her to do the job as they already know your hair type by now. All you need to do is tell them what do you want in terms of the haircut, color and let them do the rest. Half of your hair woes will be solved with a good haircut or hair style!
Tip 8 Eat healthy:
When it comes to taking good care of your hair or any part of your body for that matter, nothing can beat a balanced diet! Take your pick from iron-rich, protein-rich and vitamins-rich food items that encourage healthy hair growth. The best part is that apart from helping you get lustrous locks, the healthy diet will also keep other diseases at bay.
Tip 9 Ditch tight hairstyles:
Tight hairstyles like cornrows, braids, ponytails, hair buns can damage your hair by pulling it at the shafts. They also contribute to hair thinning and hair loss. The same thing applies to accessories like hair pins, barrettes, ties, hair bands etc. as these pull your hair and may cause irreversible damage.
Make it a rule of the thumb to steer clear of tight hairstyles and keep changing the hair part to keep it from thinning further.
These are some of the quick tips that you can use for managing thin, textured hair. Follow these tips and you’ll definitely experience a positive change in your hair in no time.
Do you have any other tips that can be added to the list? Let us know!
Today Blog Behind The Look has a guest post from the lovely Annie Lizstan who contacted me to see if she could share her 5 Tips To Get Fabulous Beauty on a Tight Budget. As it is the start of the new year, I’m sure like me you are counting every penny due to overspending at Christmas, which is why I wanted to share Annie’s post, so here is her tips, enjoy and let me know what you think!
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With the soaring economic conditions, so has the price to remain beautiful. Beauty products have become expensive leading to the cosmetics industry making billions of dollars. Most people choose to invest their sweat on their beauty. They opt always to get the latest products that can transform them into more beautiful people. Organic natural products could be assumed to be a little bit cheaper. However, they usually are twice the cost of the chemical products. Regardless of how you look at, there is always a hefty fine to pay when you want to remain with that bright and glowing skin that you love. All hope should not be lost as it is possible to stay beautiful while remaining on your tight budget. It will involve proper planning.
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1. Go for excellent products
It is important to understand that you do not need all the products that are manufactured for beauty. You only require those that can be able to meet the needs of your skin. Even so, it is vital to consider the products that are worthwhile. These will help you cut back on your spending. With strategic shopping, you will realize that some products are but the only replica of other products. You can also choose to replace the beauty products that you use on a daily basis with organic options. At times, they are cheaper than the inorganic products. For instance, you can use the cleansing bar with natural products such as olive oil. The advantage is that they can be used for all the skin types as a moisturizer.
2. Have a healthy diet
An apple a day helps keep the doctor away. This old saying has the perfect remedy for the healthy skin. A healthy diet ensures that our bodies receive the essential nutrients. The nutrients assist with the repair of worn out tissues and elimination of wrinkles such as the work done by facial wrinkles cream. Where an unhealthy lifestyle replaces these essential nutrients, it will cause us to dig deeper to maintain our beauty. All this could be avoided if you only watched what gets in our system. The essential vitamins also help in boosting our immune system. It can help us reduce the amount of money we spend on many products to repair our skin from the damage of our external environment. In such a scenario, you will only require the beauty products for enhancement of your beauty.
3. Take advantage of the cosmetology schools
Cosmetology schools can offer the same quality services that are provided in the normal salons. Most people underrate these institutions, but one thing that they fail to understand is that the students that offer the services are highly skilled. They are also very creative. The benefit of these services is that they are cheaper than our regular salons. We should take advantage of these services that are at our disposal. It is important to understand that the students render their services under the supervision of a supervisor or instructor. These schools also have esthetics clinic. The different facial treatments are performed here.
4. Use Microdermabrasion
For decades, dermatologists have been employing microdermabrasion for all the problems related to the skin. To this day, it is the widely accepted form of treatment with results of success. It can treat discoloration of the skin, scarring caused by moderate acne to wrinkles. However, it is important to use facial wrinkles cream, for the fine lines and wrinkles. The use of microdermabrasion can help one get their skin back to radiance in a way that it has never before.
However, the cost related with it is not cheap, especially if you are looking to getting the series of treatment. When this is done in an expensive dermatologist office, it can cost more than $200. However, you can do it yourself by using a microdermabrasion machine that are readily available in the market. They are affordable and pocket-friendly in the long run.
5. Use homemade products
The homemade recipes enable saving of a lot of money that could otherwise be lost. By using these products, you have the opportunity to be your doctor. The different recipes ensure that one can make scrubs, facial masks and virtually any beauty product that can help them. However, the flip side of this is that it is time involving. Most people don’t have the time also to justify their homemade recipes. There also need to enough research in determining whether the homemade recipes are most effective. However, the other advantage of homemade products is that the ingredients are available in the kitchen.
The tips provided illustrate that it is possible to achieve beauty while still being tight on your budget. It is important to share your homemade recipes with your friends to identify how else you can be able to save more.
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Article written by Annie Lizstan
Annie Lizstan works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and live in Wasilla, Alaska. She always like to explore her ideas about health, fitness and beauty. In her recent period, she got an opportunity to explore lifestyle news. She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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1. If you’re wanting to inject some rockabilly style to your hair, hair flowers should definitely be your friend. Collect a variety and then you can mix and match according to your outfit.
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2. Have a new fringe cut in. The Bettie Bang fringe (named after Bettie Page) is a classic look for rockabilly girls, and can make even a ‘boring’ ponytail look glamorous. Can give you the feeling of new and exciting hair without having to chop all the rest of your hair shorter!
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|Rockabilly loving and former librarian, ReeRee is the owner of London vintage hair salon, Rockalily Cuts. From here she writes her amazing blog, her column for a tattoo magazine and as if this wasn’t enough she also runs a business group.|
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Have you, like me ever wanted to create a rockabilly look but never know where to start? Well later today ReeRee will be sharing her 4 instant ways to have rockabilly hair with us!