Everyone wants thick, vibrant and beautiful hair. Fifteen bad habits, though, could wash those dreams down the drain.
Use a clarifying shampoo, rinse and follow up with a m…edicated shampoo. Washing away dirt and dead cells allows the medicated shampoo to work efficiently.
Rinsing dandruff shampoo out immediately is a no-no. Leave the shampoo in for five minutes, rinse thoroughly and enjoy the amazing results.
That lovely lather often comes from industrial-strength cleaning ingredients, such as sulfates. Unfortunately, they damage hair, particular color treated hair.
More is not better - not with thick hair. Shampoo diluted with warm water and spot applied to reach the scalp achieves far better results.
A t-shirt can end frizzie blues. A towel causes friction, leading to split ends, while a cotton T-shirt soaks up the moisture and the frizzies.
Hair will love a baking soda rinse followed by a cider vinegar rinse. "No poo" might leave hair cleaner, softer and healthier than ever before.
Silicone-free condition can be used in place of shampoo. A gentle co-washing helps leave hair clean and moisturized.
Dimethicone, found in many shampoos, dries hair. PEG modified dimethicone and dimethicone copolyl wash away with a good rinsing, preventing a dry hair.
A clarifying shampoo used regularly on bleached hair helps remove hair products, sweat and even keeps those nasty, unwanted yellowish tones at bay.
Food coloring isn't just for Easter eggs.
A little violet food coloring rids blonds of yellow tones while a few drops of green food dye washes red tones out of dark brown hair.
Dyed hair benefits from two things. The first is avoiding shampoos with sulfates. Secondly, a color-depositing conditioner helps keep those rich, tones from fading.
Grey hair tends to gain yellow tones no one wants. The simple solution is to use purple shampoo, the affects golden.
Dry, straw-like hair is often the result of washing with hard water. A once weekly chelating shampoo can battle the effects and leave hair beautiful.
Dry shampoo can be a nightmare - unless applied the night before.
The movement helps work the shampoo in, resulting in more volume without nasty powder patches.
Applying conditioner to soaking wet hair does little good. One should wring out excess water before applying conditioner, allowing the conditioner to actually work.
Studies have shown that blue colored shampoo can damage hair follicles, and even alter color. Watch out for this before you buy.