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!
So you may remember that last week I posted my very first video when I showed my reaction to the February Birchbox. If you missed it you can check it out here!
Today I am going to share my thoughts on the products that I received in the box and have been trying out over the past week.
SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND….
Birchbox says: Fragrance meets body care with this decadent hand and body lotion from masters of scent, Cochine. For the lotion itself, natural extracts of sweet almond oil and orange oil combine to nourish your skin while shea butter and aloe vera work to soothe and hydrate. Now, let’s talk about the scent! Zesty lime blossom and woodsy notes of water hyacinth leave an energising yet serene trace of fragrance on your skin, long after the lotion has absorbed.
How: Leave the bottle by your bathroom skin and massage in a pump after washing your hands, or apply it all over your body after showering.
The Girl says: The smell of this is truly intoxicating, it smells so nice like a English garden! The lotion goes on to the skin smooth and light which is really nice as some lotions feel too heavy on the skin. It also absorbs into the skin really quickly, leaving soft silky skin.
Birchbox says: Before we even get started on what beauty miracles this brush can work, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how b-e-a-utiful this tool is. If your make-up bag needs a shake up then you can’t go wrong with a Spectrum Collections brush! Even better? This brush makes light work of our ambition to perfect a sculpted complexion – we’re talking highlighting and contouring, of course! Shaped for a precision finish, the synthetic bristles pick up just the right amount of product so you can build up coverage with ease. We’re obsessed – and you will be, too!
How: Dip the brush into powder, tap off excess product, and dust onto skin in small circles. Apply a second layer if you want extra coverage.
The Girl says: I used this with my bronzer and it works so well on the skin. It was so soft and it held the colour but then when applied to my checks it blended well to leave me with a glow. I think that this is a great product for the money.
Birchbox says: Number 4’s Lumiere d’Hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect. Strengthening, repairing, de tangling, great at taming flyway ends as well as nourishing and protecting, it’s a brilliant all-rounder. It’s also 100% Vegan, gluten-free, sulphate-free and paraben-free.
How: After using shampoo and conditioner, tower dry hair. Spray evenly and comb through, if desired. Style as normal.
The Girl says: Now if you didn’t watch the video, I shared with you that my hair gets tangled up really quickly, so I was hoping that this was going to make a difference. When spraying this the smell is really like and I have to be really honest with you all as I have totally fallen in love with this product. Normally after washing my hair it takes me a good 10 mins to comb out as like I said it gets tangled at lot but after spraying this on to my hair my comb just when through it, yes there were a few tangles but compared to what it is normally like it was nothing really. I am totally in love with this product and I think that is well worth the money as it would make my mornings so much easier. Big thumbs up from me.
Birchbox says: We love a product that works hard for as, and one that works TWICE as hard is even better! This skincare must-have from Doux Me not only sloughs away dead skin cells as a gentle exfoliator but it brings comfort to even the most sensitive skin types as a nourishing mask. So, how does it work? Apricot oil, Roman chamomile and marshmallow extracts all work to nourish and care for the skin deep down while boosting antioxidant levels so your skin looks and feels its best.
How: Once or twice a week, apply a fine layer to your face and neck then leave for 10 minutes and wipe away with damp cotton pads. To exfoliate, massage into damp skin using circular motions then rinse away with cold water.
The Girl says: This smelt of marshmallow, but I think that I got a little confused as I started to use this as a mask and after 10 mins, I started to massage into my skin to exfoliate my skin and rinsed away while the instructions says to use one way or the other, although I am not sure if it matters. This product left my skin soft, smooth, I think with this crazy weather my skin was tired and need a boost and my face now looks amazing.
Birchbox says: We’ve spent light-years searching for a full, long-lasting eye shadow look that we can fit in the palm of our hand. Breaking news: we’ve accomplished our mission. This easy-as-could-be, paraben-free shadow stick from Birchbox brand LOC removes the need for multiple brushes, blenders, and primers to deliver up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof colour in just one swipe. Another bonus? Everything in the LOC line is super affordable, cruelty-free, and the perfect compact size – ideal for keeping you stylish through the season!
How: Apply to lids and blend within 30 seconds for a soft, smokey look, or leave as is to create a precise, striking line.
The Girl says: Wow, I am so impressed with this shadow, it glides on the skin and even though it is a soft colour, the intensity is strong as it gives a nice glow to the eyelid. I am really going to look up this brand and see other colours they do as it is such a beautiful product.
Birchbox says: Stash this handy set in your tote (or desk or gym bag or glove compartment) and never be caught without a hair tie again. These elastic bands come in a range of chic colours, and it’s easy to store them on this convenient tube. What’s more, the sturdy bands are metal-free, so they won’t damage your hair or get snagged in your style.
How: Use these handy elastics to add a little polish to your ponytail or to secure the end of boho braids.
The Girl says: Love this as it holds my pony in place yet it is so kind to my hair. You really can’t go wrong with this product.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?
N.B. This is not a sponsored video/post, all opinions are my own. Birchbox says and how info is taken from Birchbox website.
Today is a day of firsts… I have created my very first YouTube video, it’s a strange feeling as I am so excited to be sharing it with you but I am also a little nervous as I have never filmed anything before, so really hoping that it is ok!
My second first is my very first Birchbox arrived through my post box this week so I thought I would share with you my reaction to unboxing it and see what amazing goodies were inside… so here we go…
SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND….
So what do you think of my first YouTube video? Did I do OK?
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my thoughts on these products so make sure you come back next week for my review on Cochine Water Hyacinth & Lime Blossom Hand & Body Lotion.
What do you think of the goodies that I received in my Birchbox? Did you receive the same?
N.B. This is not a sponsored video/post, all opinions are my own.
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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!