Posted in Beauty on September 25, 2009

Your hair is probably more important to you than any other part of your body, for most people specially the do it yourselfers the hair is a favorite medium on which to experiment. There are however a few or probably many things you should not do your self at home, cutting your hair is one, not because it might ruin your hair but it can ruin the look of your hair. There are many things apart from getting your hair cut that you shouldn’t do at home. On the other hand there are many things that are great for you to do your self and could prove better than visiting a salon.


In the world of do it yourself technique’s home hair color is perhaps one of the most popular. There are many reasons for this popularity, you can save time, money, and have fun experimenting without having to drive across town to do it, if you dye your hair right in the comfort of your very own home.


However, it is important to know what to do and what not to do to keep your hair healthy and looking great regardless of the color. The key is to make people believe that is your real hair color, whether it is or not.


What to DO!


Particularly if this is the first time you have ever colored your hair, you will want to determine the right color for your skin tone and overall being. You want to make sure that it will look good on you. There are several excellent software programs that allow you to do that. On the other hand, your stylist should be able to help you by telling you what might look best on you.


So DO choose the right color!


Before you go all out with your hair color, it is best to test it. Test it on a single inconspicuous strand, this allows you to test the product, test the color and determine if you will be happy with that color.


So, DO test before using.


You also want to make sure that when applying the hair color overall that you work from the roots forward. Never the ends forward. If you are only fixing the roots, apply only to the roots and nowhere else to keep the color looking even and true.


So, DO work in the right areas for best results.


After coloring, you will of course want to wash your hair using shampoo and conditioner, however, make sure that you have waited a minimum of 24 hours before doing so. After 24 hours go for it, you won’t run the risk of washing the color out.


So, DO wait before washing.




You want to keep changes subtle and easy. You never want to go any more than a maximum of two shades either way, darker or light than what your natural hair color is.


So, DON’T be dramatic, make changes subtle.


When coloring your hair, you want to be sure you keep track of time. When the color is in and you leave it in too long, you run the risk of the wrong color or damaging it to the point that you then need to repair your hair.


So, DON’T forget to time yourself.


If you find you don’t like the color or the results, the best thing to do is seek help from a professional. You never want to re-dye the hair immediately to correct an error, this can cause damage to the hair.


So, DON’T overdo it.


Hair color is something you can certainly experiment with, you will be find just as long as you keep yourself within boundaries and don’t go overboard. –

Posted in Beauty on September 17, 2009

For centuries, women of all nationalities have used hair accessories to style their hair. From the basic baret or ponytail holder to more elaborate combs with jewels or beads- there is no shortage of accessories available to dress up your hair and bring more attention to your lovely locks! Every woman knows how important her hair is to her beauty. Most women consider the beauty of their hair as a closely guarded secret.


Some accessories are worn better for everyday, casual wear, while others are more suitable for special occasions and events. Typically, the more elaborate the decoration on the accessory is, the more suitable it is for an event or special outing than for your every day usage but you can make your own judgments!




Headbands are great for girls of all ages, and can be worn with both short hair and long hair styles. One of the easiest accessories to put in, a headband simply slides over the top of your head, pushing the hair back away from your face and sits securely over your head and behind your ears. They come in a variety of colors and in either hard plastic or elastic material.


Barets & Clips


Barets and clips are small items that can hold small sections of hair back from the face, or if using a larger clip, can fasten all of your hair at the nape of your neck. They can also be used to create fun hair styles when you fasten several small barets in various places around your head.


Barets and clips can be plain, just a solid color or metal material, or they can be quite elaborate and contain flowers, beads, or jewels to help dress up your hairstyle a little more.




The athletic woman’s best friend, the scrunchie is an elastic band, sometimes with extra material on it so it is “puffy” or so that it “scrunches”, and is used to pull your hair into a ponytail or bun. A quick and easy hairstyle for busy girls or those who spend a lot of time moving around and don’t want their hair to be in their face.




In addition to the standard comb that people use to pull tangles out of their hair; there are smaller objects referred to as combs that are used to fasten hair in various positions. Combs can be plain colored or might have flowers, beads or jewelry on them for interest and decoration.


If you fasten to combs together with the teeth of the comb facing one another, the hair will cascade out from between the combs and create a little ponytail effect; except with a wider base than the scrunchie provides for a completely different look. Hair tools make it possible to achieve any look!


The accessories that you choose to use on your hair should ensure it does not stop the air from reaching your scalp; it should not be very tight and should ensure that it doesn’t damage your hair in anyway. The accessories shouldn’t be sharp so it doesn’t wound your scalp. Be sure to only use material that agree with your skin and don’t cause any form of rash on your scalp.


Accessories can beautify the look of your hair and should be used. Just as long as you know which accessory looks and feels good. The feeling of wearing the right accessory should dictate what you wear. –


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