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Tips for Taking Care of Dark Hair
Wavy, curly or straight, dark hair is more fragile than it appears. One of the disadvantages of being a brunette is the low production of sebaceous glands that causes the hair to become dry and delicate. What are the consequences? As black pigments reflect light naturally, if the hair is well hydrated it will always looks radiant. If not, the color fades and hair looks dull and dry.
Dark Hair Maintenance: Shampoo
Wash your hair two or three times a week with a special shampoo formulated for dark hair nutrition. For example; Shampoo John Frieda brilliant brunette. Its natural extracts of cocoa beans and powder pearl illuminate both chocolate tones as deep blacks.
Shampoo hair and rinse it with warm water. Apply a hydrating cream from the middle of the hair to the tips. Let it act for at least 10 minutes, the time required for the nutritional assets of the cream to deeply penetrate the hair.
Rinse it with warm water again and end with cold water rinse to close the hair fiber and give luster to the color.
To avoid brittle hair, avoid using hair dryers or hot plates. If you tend to straighten your hair, apply a protective and nourishing serum from the middle of the hair to the ends just before using the hair straightener.
Dark Hair Maintenance: Haircare
Once or twice a week give your hair a nourishing mask based on argan oil or walnut oil. Apply it throughout the hair and leave it in for at least 15 minutes with your hair wrapped in a warm towel.
Massage the scalp regularly and help the production of sebum.
Homemade Recipes for Dark Hair
-Color-enhancing mask: Make a tea with a walnut or willow leaves in a liter of water. Filter the brew and apply it to wet hair after washing.
-Hair Lightening shine: make an infusion with a bunch of lime, rosemary and lavender in a quart of water. Filter the brew and add a tablespoon of cider vinegar. Apply it on wet hair, leave in and rinse.
Emotional Hairstyle Changes
My sister recently went through a series of dramatic hair changes. Most of her life she had long layered brunette hair with a side part. But over the course of a few months she cut it into a mid-length layered cut with a heavy fringe before just cropping it all off into a pixie cut and bleaching it blonde.
What made her chop it all off after years of having the same hairstyle, it lead me to wonder if she was dealing with some inner turmoil that made her lash out in some physical manner. After a D&M I found out that she was sick and tired of her surroundings, she was over being single, she was over her job and she thought that a new and improved hairstyle would lead her into a new and improved life. So it would seem that while some of us change careers or travel overseas, many of us re-invent ourselves by changing our hair.
Some people are emotionally attached to their hair. When this happens and they don’t want to be reminded of the past and want to feel like a new person then this is when drastic hairstyle changes happen. Some women who are getting older grow their hair to feel younger. Women who are pregnant or have just had a baby usually chop their hair off above their shoulders and women going through a break-up do all types or dramatic changes to their hairstyle.
People’s hairstyles are not only a reflection on the inner emotional state of a person and how they chose to express themselves, but it plays a big role in how people are perceived. Different hairstyles significantly overpower whatever first impressions you gain from the face alone. So next time you feel you are having a bad hair day, don’t think you are just being a drama queen as bad hair days have the power to significantly decrease self-esteem while increasing self doubt and intensifying social insecurities, fun!
When it comes to hair, most of us find our perfect look the hard way (lots of different colors, burnt hair, short haircuts, crazy bangs, lots of bleach – don’t blondes have more fun?…these are the things I have gone through, it’s not just my sister, must be in the genes). Once you find that perfect style for your hair it can be worth its weight in gold, make sure you always take a hairstyle picture with you to the beauty parlour.
Mommas Home Made Avocado Hair Conditioner
If you are searching for natural home remedies for your hair look no further! Try this amazing avocado home based conditioner. It is just as good as the leading deep conditioners from Redken, Joico and Tigi but much much cheaper. It will leave you hair soft, shiny and luscious and ready to go or style into your favorite hairstyle.
Avocado Hair Conditioner
- 2 Teaspoons of Avocado
- 2 Teaspoons of of Olive Oil
- 2 Teaspoons of of Canola Oil
- 2 Teaspoons of of Coconut Oil
- 2 Teaspoons of Honey
- Put all of the ingrediants into a saucepan except for the honey.
- Mix slowly on a low temperature setting. Let the mixture heap up but not reach boiling point. Take it off the stove and let it cool down.
- Once the mixture has cooled down add the honey and mix togther well.
- Add the mixture to your hair and comb through delicately with a fine tooth comb.
- Leave the mixture on the hair for about 15 minutes.
- Was the mixture off with warm water.
Note: You can only keep tis mixture in the fridge for 2 to 3 days and then you should throw it out.