A glossy head of hair - tips and hints on how to achieve it


Hair care and scalp care are often considered separately but hair grows from within the scalp so the two are interlaced. Healthy hair is partially dependent on a good diet high in biotin, vitamin E, vitamin B, and vitamin C.

Many of the tips below will help you obtain healthy attractive hair. Remember a healthy head of thick hair doesn't just look great but it helps keep your head warm and regulates your body temperature too.


Hair care tips and hints

Flat beer is a good conditioner for your hair.

Add extra shine to your hair by setting the blow dryer on cool for the final minutes.

To fade dye colour in your hair tip a bottle of Diet Coke over your head. It will fade the colour considerably.

To remove the green colour from your hair after visiting the swimming pool you can mix together bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and water until you have a thick paste. Massage through hair. Leave in for about 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition after as usual.

You can add a small amount of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) to shampoo to rid extra dirt and to leave your hair shinier.

If your hair is fluffy and fly-away spray it with water into which some sugar has been dissolved.

To highlight brown hair rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. A couple of tablespoons should do.

To highlight blonde hair rinse your hair with lemon juice. A couple of tablespoons should do.

Use cooler water when rinsing hair to keep in its moisture. Finish your hair was with 10 seconds of cold water if you can.

When using a hair drier keep it about 20 cm. (8") away from your head to avoid damaging your hair.

Oily hair is not caused by an oily scalp. It is in fact caused by a dry scalp. a dry scalp causes more oil to be secreted by the scalp and this oil transfers itself to the hair. Wash oily hair daily but try to wash the hair rather than the scalp.

Don't brush or comb oily hair frequently as this causes more oil to be secreted by the scalp.

Evening primrose oil and flax seed oil are great for keeping your hair healthy.

When using hair conditioner try to keep it away from the roots of the hair. You will then get longer life out of each wash.

Stop smoking. Smokers are four times more likely to have grey hair than non smokers and smoking has been linked to accelerated hair loss.


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