Create the Hair of Your Dreams


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One of the most important appearance elements of our image is our hair. Surrounding our face, hair grow from short to long and need our constant attention in order to help us look out best. Whether you are a man or a woman, the health of your hair has been drawn other people's attention and has made you feel proud of your overall looks; at least from time to time.

But, with a million of different hairstyles out there, people always end up confused at their hairstylist's chair, looking stressed on the next feature they will add to their hairstyle. Short, curly, long, wavy, frizzy, layered, or braided, hairstyles can alter our mood and our confidence levels. This part of our looks can become as distinctive as we want and represent our mood, our views, or the way we think for ourselves.

Believe it or not, a hairstyle can help to accentuate or draw away attention from certain facial characteristics. Depending on our face's bone structure, the right type of haircut can illustrate our best features and help us feel confident with our looks. For example, when a face is too round hairstylists will probably advice the customer to put a side part in the hair in order to lengthen the image of the face. For thin faces, curls or fullness at the sides will create the necessary illusion. If a nose is proportionately larger than the rest of the face's characteristics, a full hairstyle or upswept crown will make the nose less noticeable. If the problem is that of a high forehead, a horizontal line of full bangs can cover the “extra" forehead and thus balancing the face.

But apart from having the proper hairstyle, it is essential to take good care of the hair so as to continue enjoying their glow and improve their texture. Smoke, air-conditioning, heaters, extra moisture, or dry climates, can all damage the way hair behaves and reduce their overall quality. Thus, maintaining a healthy-looking hairstyle is important and not that difficult after all. One needs only to know what to do and it is easy to create the hairstyle of his or her dreams.

First of all, look for essential oils, herbs and vegetable oils in your hair care products. Essential oils such as rosemary, ylang-ylang and West Indian bay stimulate hair growth. Lavender and tea tree and naturally antiseptic and help to fight dandruff. Vegetable oils such as soybean oil, safflower oil and corn oil are moisturizing and conditioning. Try to avoid shampoos that contain sodium laurel sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate, as these chemicals are synthetic detergents that are used in dishwashing liquid and other cleansers. They are valued because they lather well, but they are very harsh and can dry out your hair. Shampoos with decyl glucose, or decyl glucoside, are much gentler to your hair and scalp. From time to time, give yourself a warm oil treatment to deep condition your hair.

The heated oil penetrates the hair shaft making it more flexible and adding shine; this technique can also help dry and long hair from developing spit ends. Remember to eat right and receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals that will help your hair grow and be conditioned. Vitamin E, B and C are essential for good quality hair. Furthermore, those with extra curly hair have to avoid brushing them. A wide toothed comb or your own fingers can do the work. In addition, avoid sleeping while wearing your hair accessories, as this can lead to hair damage. While shampooing your hair, remember to massage your scalp, as this increases the blood circulation in the area and helps hair grow faster. Finally, every six to eight weeks remember to give your hair a trim and get rid of those ugly looking damaged ends.

Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles on many topics including Beauty , Arts , and Fitness


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