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 I wanted to talk to you about winter skincare as it is so hard to look after your skin when you are going from the warmth of your home to the freezing cold outside. I am going to share with you my 4 tips for winter skin which is also my skincare routine and it really keeps my skin looking great throughout the winter months.
Morning Face Routine
Now I know many of you maybe looking at my photo above and maybe thinking that these products are expensive. My answer to that is yes they are but I believe that it is important to invest in your skin, after all we only get one. I would rather go without getting the latest pair of shoes or handbag in order to invest in these products. Even if you only invest in to one of these products you will be so happy that you did.
1. When I wake up in a morning the first thing I do is wash my face with Estée Lauder perfectly clean multi action foaming cleanser. I love the consistency of this cleanser and you hardly need anything to wash your whole face, as they say a lot goes a long way. It foams up to leave my face feeling fresh.
2. Next I apply Estée Lauder perfectly clean toning lotion. It’s a great toner and picks up any unwanted dirt that the cleanser has left behind.
3. I then apply Estée Lauder Daywear. I fell in love with this day cream the first day that I used it. It leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft, it smells really good too.
Evening Face Routine
Now I live in London and anybody that lives here or who has visited will understand that at the end of the day your skin feels tried and clogged up with the dirt from this amazing city. When I get home, I like to wash my face straight away in order to feel refreshed and ready to relax on the sofa for the evening. So here is my evening skincare routine.
1. I repeat 1 and 2 of my morning routine.
2. I then take off my eye make up using Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Make Up Remover Gel. I love this product because it is really cooling on the eye area but it is also a gel so it leaves your eyes feeling refreshed. I have tried other eye removers but they have left my eyes feeling sticky and greasy which is something I don’t like, so this gel works great for me.
3. I then apply an eye serum using my ring finger as this way I apply as little pressure to the sensitive eye area as possible. I use Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Eye Recovery Complex as it helps to protect the delicate eye area from environmental damage.
4. Next I apply Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex. I love this serum as it leaves my skin feeling smooth and once again a little of this product goes a long way. Like the eye serum it works overnight to repair the damage from the environment and minimise the signs of aging.
My advice to anyone reading this would be to invest in either the eye serum or recovery complex as this is a real investment and it is never too early or late to protect your skin.
I love nail varnish and painting my nails but there is nothing worst then winter weather damage. I love Aveeno Hand Cream as it smells great, absorbs in to my skin really quickly and best of all it moisturises for 24 hours.
I wash my hands lots of times throughout the day but it still works to keep dry skin at bay.
I also use cuticle oil as much as can as it is really good at protecting dryness around the nail area and making sure that my nails really make a statement for all the right reasons.
Lastly I wanted to share with you what I use on my lips as in the past, I use to forget about protecting my lips in winter (I know, I am really bad but I paid for my mistake) and I use to end up with really bad winter burn.
To help keep this at bay I use Blistex Moisture Max, it contains shea butter and aloe vera that leaves them feeling and looking soft. If I ever feel the winter burn coming on then I substitute this product for Lanolips 101 Ointment which acts as a moisture reservoir by holding 200% of its own weight in water to keep lips hydrated.
NB. Please note that all products mentioned in this post are my personal preferences and recommendations and this is in no way a paid advertisement.
Do you use any of these products? What do you think to them? Do you have any tips for winter skincare? I would love to hear your thoughts and if you for this post useful then please share it using the links below!