Saturday, 30 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
While your washing your hair try not to bunch it on top of your head, you only need to apply shampoo to the scalp unless you have been applying oil or lots of styling products to your hair.
Don't use heat appliances because this fry's the hair making it weak and can cause split ends and breakage.Using chemicals on the hair such as dyes, perms or relaxers also weaken which can result in split ends.
- Hair grows fastest in the summer.
- The anticipation of sex accelerates hair growth rate.
- The average life span of a strand of hair is about 4-7 years.
- Hair grows the best between 10am and 11am and then again at 4pm and 6pm.
- Female hair grows more slowly than male hair.
- Split ends cannot be repaired.
- The longest hair on record is 5.15 meters.
- 90% of scalp hairs are growing while the 10% of hair are resting.
- Its normal to loose about 100 hairs per day from your scalp.
- The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
Later that night I used it, I didn't time how long it was on for but I think it was longer than three minutes. When my hair was dry it defiantly appeared to be more healthy.
What deep conditioner do you use? As I'm sure this will run out quickly lol ;)
Sunday, 17 August 2008
To make my scalp stimulating formula combine -
- 2 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera (preferably from the plant)
- 1 Tablespoon of grated onion
- 1 Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (or less depending on how hot it is)
Then use an electric whisk to get rid of most of the lumps and store in the fridge in a closed container.
It makes one or two applications. You should take your time to massage the formula into your scalp and leave on for as long as you want.
Im now going to do this daily :)
Saturday, 16 August 2008
I only got half a head of highlights and some of my highlights have gone slightly ginger where my hair has been dyed before, but let me get to the point, even though I only got half a head all my hair seems to have become very damaged and I can see the breakages in my hair! There are lots of little white dots on many of my strands, they break easily so I have been cutting as many off as I can. My hair hasn't been like this in ages, since I dramatically reduced the amount of heat appliances I used on my hair and stopped dying my hair the damage seemed to have been repaired but now it has come back within just a couple of days. I am quite angry!
In the photo the half that is tied up is the half that was dyed, the blond isn't very visible in the photo and I'm not sure why.
I suppose dyeing my hair will give me a bigger challenge towards achieving long hair, and can also help all those people out there that have chemically treated hair too.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Sulfur can be responsible for keeping hair, skin and nails in top condition. MSM is formed from sulfur and has been shown to improve hair growth, it is known as 'the hair mineral'. You can buy MSM as a supplement at most health food stores.
Especially effective for dry, coloured or chemically treated hair types, this gentle pH balanced shampoo is formulated with soya and wheat proteins, 6 pro vitamins, organic plant extracts, pure essential oils and UV filters. Moisturises and protects as it cleanses and nourishes the hair and scalp. Salon developed and tested to meet and exceed professional standards. A unique formulation that gives your hair exceptionally improved appearance, condition and shine.
Unlike most products, we do not use petrochemical or animal bi-products. Instead of harsh chemicals that can damage your hair, skin and scalp, we utilise herb, flower and other plant derived ingredients. Pure essential oils are used in place of synthetic fragrances, and plant extracts are used instead of synthetic colours.
The 6 pro-vitamins are vitamin A, E, B, B5, F and vitamin H, also known as Biotin. So after scanning through the ingredients, I bought this shampoo for roughly £3.50! I will defiantly be using this until all 350ml has gone, and I might consider buying it again.
It seemed to work pretty well, here is a review on the product that I have found -
Sunday, 10 August 2008
- Coconut oil is an excellent conditioner for the hair.
- It provides essential protein required for nourishing damaged hair.
- If regularly massaged into the scalp it can prevent dandruff and help hair growth.
- Coconut oil is found to reduce protein loss remarkably when applied to hair before shampooing (pre-poo).
Sounds pretty good then!
Friday, 8 August 2008
I am quite prone to split ends and hated getting my hair cut because the length was getting chopped off but recently I bought my own pair of hair dressing scissors. I recommend this to anyone trying to grow their hair because if you get your ends cut off at a salon they often cut an inch off the end of your hair, well what if your split ends aren't all at the end of your hair? I remember getting my hair trimmed hoping all my split ends would be gone, but I could still find many. Now with my hair dressing scissors I can pin point split ends and snip them off before they start splitting all the way up the hair shaft.
For anyone who plans on cutting their own ends from now on, in case you didn't already know, using the hair dressing scissors is very important so you get a clean cut. If you use your old kitchen scissors you will be more prone to the hair splitting easily because they aren't as sharp as the hair dressing ones. They aren't too expensive either, mine were £7.10p from Boots.
Anyway I hope you are enjoying my blog so far, I have had it for about a month now if there are any suggestion on how to make it better then don't hesitate to drop a comment : D
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
'From 5 applications the active fruit nutrients leave your hair up to 3 times smoother for really shiny sleek hair.
From 10 applications the active fruit nutrients leave your hair up to twice as strong.'
The serum contains ingredients such as, sugar cane extract, avocado oil, lemon peel extract, apricot kernel oil and more!
I found a Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner in my bathroom cabinet earlier, they contain almost the same ingredients as the serum so I will defiantly start to use them!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
For anyone who does not condition their hair or thinks conditioning is not important I am about to inform you how important it is! And for all you people who just want to boost their hair-care knowledge read on too...
There are many types of conditioners on the market, if you are like me and sometimes are confused about what conditioner to buy and aren't quite sure what you are looking for or are confused about what all these conditioners actually do, read on...
Rinse-through conditioners : These are the conditioners that are worked through the hair for detangling. They affect the outer layer of the hair shaft, it smooths the hair cuticle, making the hair feel silkier and more smooth.
Treatment or repair conditioners : These penetrate the hair more deeply and often contain ingredients that restore protein and moisture in the hair. High protein hair care products are designed to gently swell the hair, allowing it to pass through the cuticle of the hair shaft and replenish the proteins in the cortex, restoring the strength and elasticity of the hair. The deep hair care treatments should be used no more than once a week.
Leave-in conditioners : Are designed to protect the hair, add extra moisture without weighing the hair down and to tame tangle-prone hair. They are especially good for fly-away hair caused by daily shampooing.
I hope this has helped some of you to pick the right products and to make the most out of your money. Also if any of you are willing to recommend a deep conditioning treatment to me that isn't too expensive please could you post a comment because I am currently searching one. Many thanks.
Information source and picture : http://www.hairfinder.com/hairquestions/hairconditioners.htm