Here's some quick hair tips to keep it looking great!
*From Seventeen magazine, not plagiarized!
♥ Eliminate frizz by making a hair mask from fruits! Bananas and cantaloupes defrizz strands and paired with olive oil, keeps hair smooth. Mix 1/2 banana, 1/2 cantaloupe, 2 tbsp plain yogurt, and 1 tbsp olive oil in a blender. Apply mixture to unwashed, damp hair and comb from root to tips. Leave on for 15-2O minutes then rinse completely. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.
♥ Boost your color with coffee! Brew some nonflavored coffee and let it cool. In the sink or shower, pour enough coffee over dry hair until hair is soaked, then comb through. Cover your head with a shower cap and let rinse set for 2O-3O minutes. Rinse, shampoo, condition, and do one final rinse with cold water to maximize shine.
♥ Fix split ends! Combine 1 can of coconut milk, 1 mashed avocade, and 1/2 cup of honey in a bowl. Slather onto dry hair and let sit with plastic cap on. Blow dry for 5 minutes, then let mask soak in for 3O more minutes. Rinse well and style as usual.
♥ Stimulate the scalp! Massage scalp weekly or bi weekly to increase blood flow and growth! You can use olive oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil to massage in, then shampoo.
♥ Take vitamins! Omega 3 Fish Oil pills work WONDERS for hair growth. They are pretty big and taste nasty, but your hair will thank you in the long run! These are also good if you don't have the best eating habits, to provide you with nutrients you need.
♥ Trim it! Trip split ends every 6 weeks. In between trims, maintain with leave in conditioner so they don't get worse.
♥ Destroy dandruff! A copper bristled brush gets rid of dandruff causing bacteria and a shampoo with zinc keeps hair follicles healthy.
♥ Protect it! Before using heat tools, always spray hair down with a nice heat protectant spray or coat it in a heat protective serum to keep hair from frying.
♥ Undo the damage! Deep condition hair (with a hair mask like Neutrogena's) for at least 1O minutes. Do this two times a week for the first month, then down to once a week.
♥ Don't wash everyday, this dries your hair out.
♥ Let hair air dry after shampooing & conditioning. You can let it dry for the most part, then blow dry on low heat. A diffuser is also helpful! Do not twist hair dryer back and forth, go straight up and down smoothly. Also, do not flip head over to get the back of your head since this hurts the hair roots.
♥ To get flowing waves, curl hair around the barrel of your curling iron and avoid the clamp! Then use a volumizing spray to keep them bouncy. Shake ends of hair to loosen curls.
♥ To keep curly hair curly, apply a quarter sized amount of mousse into the hair, finger comb, scrunch a bit and you're ready!
♥ Instead of rubbing hair after you watch it, towel blot it!
♥ Dry your hair with an old t-shirt, this reduces frizz. Take the bottom of the tshirt and put, like, the front flap on your head, lay it down like a cap and take hair into the shirt, twist shirt around and bring twisted shirt to the front to tuck into the front of the shirt.
♥ Get your shine on! Apply a light serum to the hair before blow drying, then skip a day before flat ironing. Squeeze serum onto fingertips for even distribution.
♥ Flat iron bangs to curl under for the perfect sideswept effect.
♥ No time to wash in the morning? Take a sweet smelling dry shampoo, like from Tresemme, scrunch into dry hair and blot off excess foam.
♥ Got split ends? Use argan oil as a deep conditioner to prevent and undo damage! Do once a week after washing and leave on for ten minutes.
♥ Drink water! Make sure you get at least 6-8 glasses of water a day!
♥ Catch those z's! Your hair, like your body, needs 8 hours of rest to remain healthy.
♥ Protect your hair against UV filters by using a styling gel like L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Solar Sublime Shimmer Protect Gelee.
♥ Use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners to avoid stripping your hair of its nutrients and color.
♥ Use heat! At the salon, stylist put you under the dryer to open up the hair's cuticle so ingredients can penetrate. Do this at home by using some leave in conditioner, popping on a shower cap, and blow drying.
♥ De-gunk! Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week to get rid of nasty buildup.
♥ Comb correctly! Use a wide tooth comb or paddle brush on dry hair.
♥ Go ionic! Ionic tools like flat irons and hair dryers prevent against frizz and flyaways and give hair a beautiful sheen!
♥ Eat right! Foods with vitamin E in them keep hair nice and shiny! Try incorporating sunflower seeds, wheat germ, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, and almonds into your dietary habits.
♥ Rinse hair with cold water after shampooing and conditioning. A final blast from your hair dryer on its cool setting gives hair a boost.
♥ Squeeze! After shampooing, thoroughly wring hair out before conditioning. If your hair is soaking wet, it can't soak up the conditioners ingredients and it won't do what it's supposed to.
♥ To get shiny, voluminous hair, look for products that indicate that they're weightless or lightweight
♥ Before showering, apply a golf ball sized amount of hair treatment to your hair and wrap it into a bun. Leave on until end of shower, then rinse.
♥ Use a mask with a good fragrance to leave hair smelling sweet.
♥ Instead of using elastics with a metal clamp that can snag your hair, use soft elastics.
♥ Instead of using a mega hold gel, use gel cream that allows your hair to stay soft.. not sticky and crunchy like regular gel.
♥ Instead of a plastic brush, use one with boar bristles which better distributes the hair's natural oils, resulting in soft hair.
Hope thiis helped! Type 'babe' if you read it all (:
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