Hair Health - How to Have Healthy Hair, Part One - Foundational Concepts

You want healthy hair that shines, doesn't frizz, looks great and feels good. Yes? Well there are a few things that you need to know. We'll start from the beginning.

Your hair is a reflection of what is going on inside your body. A healthy body leads to healthy hair. A healthy life leads to healthy hair.

The three biggest factors that impact hair are stress (no surprise), hormones and medications. Let's break these down.

Stress impacts everything. Yes, even our hair, in fact, especially our hair. For this, think of two kinds of stresses on your hair. The kind of stress that comes from the inside and the kind of stress that comes from the outside.

The 'inside' stress is what is going on in your body. Skin cells grow and harden into hair cells. If the cells in your bodies are in any dis - ease (not at peace) it can impact your hair. In addition, if your scalp is unbalanced, your cells will focus on bringing your scalp back into a state of balance, instead of using that energy towards growing healthy hair.

The 'outside' stresses can be many things: the weather (sun, wind, heat, dry air, water), what you do to your hair (color, flat iron, blow dry, using or not using hair products) and environmental impurities like air quality, ozone and pollution.

This is a big one! What I can tell you is, especially for women, hair changes happen in cycles. Maybe your hair was straight before you had children, now it's curly - or both. As we age, our hair health and skin health change. Tune in and see if you are going through a hormones change such as pregnancy (pre-during-or post), or menopause (pre-during-or post). We are always is our hair.

Again, this is a reflection of what is going inside your body. It can affect your hair. Just be aware.

The great news is that you have freedom to choose in all three areas - stress, hormones and medication. You can make these changes on your own or work with a professional.

What can you do today for healthy hair? Give yourself some love, from the inside and from the outside. Ideas for love for the inside: Be grateful for your hair. Eat fresh, colorful, food. Listen to happy music. Get outside and surround yourself with the beauty of nature. Be still and breathe.

Ideas for love for the outside: Treat yourself to a scalp massage, or whole body massage, or do it yourself. This is the best! Don't wash your hair every day. Use a mask to nourish when it feels dry. Put product on your hair if you are going to blow dry and flat iron. Wear a hat. Be nice to your hair. Laugh, play, dance and have fun.

Your hair is a reflection of what is going on inside your body. Stress, hormones and medication are the three biggest factors that affect your hair. Remember, it is all temporary and ever changing. A healthy body leads to healthy hair. A healthy life leads to healthy hair.

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How to Promote Healthy Hair

Do you want to know how to promote healthy hair? This can be accomplished indeed, and many have are doing so today. Some have went from having damaged hair to having the exact opposite from quitting some of their old habits that caused hair problems in the first place, and used hair care techniques that worked. You can as well, as it is easy to do, just takes time and a little effort.

If you're having problems with your hair currently, you're not alone. There are many women also out there in the same boat. However, the interesting thing is, from doing research and from talking with professional hairstylists, many women go through situations with their hair because of self-infliction. Yes that is correct. Your daily habits are what can be the cause of the problems like frizzy hair, hair breakage, and more. These habits can be something you do that you're not even aware that is the case of your problems. Other, times, it is obvious.

However, you can do something about that. And with these four very important recommendations, you can promote healthy hair and maintain it. These are also great tips to follow to maintain healthy hair and keep hair problems at bay.

Take your vitamins- You should take multi-vitamins daily, as they usually come packed with vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin B12. These are good sources to consume in order to promote healthy hair. Take the recommended capsules daily. If you can, try taking liquid vitamins for better absorption. Here are benefits to some of the vitamins you should be taking:

Vitamin A- helps to protect hair by keeping free radicals from damaging hair. It's also helpful in healthy production of oils from your scalp.

Vitamin B- a very popular vitamin that the health and beauty industry stand by, and for good reason. Though there are different forms of vitamin B, one well-known type, B12, helps to promote hair growth, prevents thinning hair, while vitamin B complex helps provide oxygen for hair to prevent damage.

Vitamin C- provides protection against UV radiation damage, and overall helps to promote healthy hair.

Vitamin D- this vitamin is great to help maintain the strength of your hair. Very essential especially if you pull or braid your own hair.

Vitamin E- helps to restore hair from dryness and damage, and also helps to soften hair.

Calcium- too little calcium can lead to hair loss, so consume the recommended daily amount. Aside form that, you'll be happy to know it helps in growing your hair. You can then say hello to healthy, beautiful hair.

Zinc- another mineral (or essential trace element) you should take that can help prevent hair loss

Eat these recommended sources of food- Not just any food source can take care of hair in a good way. Healthy eating is the sufficient way to do so, but only if you consume the right foods. Here are ten of the best sources of health foods you should consume daily: salmon, low fat dairy products like milk, carrots, oysters, whole-grain foods, eggs, poultry, nuts, dark green vegetables, and beans. Here are some facts to be aware of regarding some of these sources of food:

Salmon- very rich in proteins and vitamin D, and both are very essential in improving the strength of your hair. Salmon also contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which will assist to promote hair growth.

Carrots- this vegetable is loaded with vitamins, which include vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E. It helps to cleanse your body of unwanted toxins, and assists in helping improve the health and growth of your hair

Oysters- another great source of protein your hair needs to stay strong. This is so that when the hairs that replace the ones you shed grow, they are strong and healthy. Oysters are also rich in Zinc, which when taken daily can prevent hair loss, or a dry, flaky scalp.

Eggs- many people in the health and fitness industry would tell you that eggs are one of the most essential sources of protein you can get without consuming meat. Again that protein will help to increase hair strength. Aside from that, eggs contain vitamins A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, and calcium. Calcium and iron assist in preventing hair loss, while calcium helps in promoting growth of your hair.

Nuts- all nuts contain protein and other kinds of vitamins/minerals. Walnuts, for example, contains biotin and vitamin E. Where vitamin E helps restore hair from damage, and softens hair, biotin (if you're taking enough if it), can help prevent hair loss from occurring.

Dark Green Vegetables- these types of vegetables are the most important of all the vegetables. Green vegetables include lettuce, spinach, greens, peas, and green peppers. They are high in fiber, which is good for cleansing your body of toxins and waste that could otherwise play a factor in the state of your hair (not a good one at that). They contain vitamin C to promote healthy hair, calcium and iron, which you need in order to prevent hair loss, folic acid, potassium and magnesium (among others). Folic acid, in particular is very beneficial for it actually helps renew cells that grow hair, thus aiding in growing healthy, beautiful hair.

Milk- contains protein and essential nutrients that help to aid in maintaining hair strength. Milk contains calcium, which aids in growing healthy hair and preventing hair loss from occurring. Vitamin A, B6, and biotin are also included in milk, which aid in the protection of hair, as well as keeping hair soft and manageable.

Beans- this is a great source of protein if you prefer something other than meat. Beans contain high fiber, aiding in cleansing your body of toxins and impurities your body doesn't need. And with another source of protein by your side, your hair will be able to maintain its strength with no problem.

Use the right hair products- This is another way on how to promote healthy hair. Use the right hair products that have the right ingredients. You can get your shampoos, conditioners, hair crèmes, and hair restoration kits that contain vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Also you want hair products that contain green tea, emu oil, argan oil and shea butter (to name a few), which are good ingredients in the hair products you use that can take care of hair effectively.

Green tea, for example, is such a great ingredient because it contains vitamin C, E, and panthenol, helping sooth and moisturize the hair and scalp, helps prevent chances of you experiencing hair loss, while protecting your hair against UV radiation damage. Shea butter, another wonderful ingredient, contains rich vitamins and minerals, absorbs into hair easily, aids in the restoration of your hair and scalp, and keeps hair moisturized and healthy. Argan oil, on the other hand, is great for when you need to rid of frizzy or brittle hair, and when you like to keep hair silky and smooth. So ingredients do play a major role in the quality of the hair products you use.

Before you purchase hair products, make sure you check the labels to find out what ingredients they contain. Be weary of hair products that contain ingredients that you aren't aware of. If you see ingredients that you're not familiar with, it's best to Google, or conduct your research through the Environmental Working Group website so that you can get valuable info you need to make a decision. There are many hair products on the market that contain harmful chemicals (include natural hair products) that strip hair of its natural oils, and strong fragrances that can cause allergic reactions.

Take note that sometimes your hair won't get used to a new hair product you use until continuously using it for 2-3 weeks. But at that point (or even before then), if you're experiencing hair problems that you weren't having before, you should eliminate what you're using and look elsewhere. Take note as well, that if a hair product, for example, contains green tea and shea butter, you'll know the potency of these natural ingredients from the use of the hair product.

Condition hair- This shouldn't be ignored as it helps to restore hair from dryness and keeps hair feeling healthy. It's recommended that you condition your hair daily, and making sure you deep condition once a week to supercharge the rejuvenation of hair. If you haven't been conditioning consistently, and you follow this step, you'll be surprised on how soft, silky, and refreshing your hair will feel.

Remember not all conditioners are created equal. Just because one brand is cheaper than another brand doesn't make the less expensive kind just as good. However, you want to still refer to the previous sections of this guide to find the right kind of conditioner. If you have one that already works, then that is great. General standard is you take a dime size amount of conditioner to apply into your hair. However, with thick, long, or curly hair, you'll want to apply more so that the conditioner will fully penetrate through all the hair cuticles. Use the conditioner you're using as directed, but make sure to rinse with cold to mildly warm water. Never use hot water.

When deep conditioning, you want to apply a little more conditioner than you normally do and apply a shower cap onto your head so that the conditioner can work on sealing moisture into your hair. Leave the conditioner in your hair for at least 20 minutes, and then rinse with cold to mildly warm water. This is a great way to maintain soft, manageable, silky hair, especially if your hair is naturally dry and craves moisture.

Conclusion- These are few of the ways on how to promote healthy hair, and must be used today. Don't wait to try them in order to work. If you have hair care goals, then they can be achieved today from you taking action today. Just remember, part of the battle is what you put on your hair, the other part is what you put inside your body.

Secrets to Vibrant, Healthy Hair

Did you know that your body absorbs up to 60% of what you put on your skin? Well, the human scalp is even more porous and easily absorbs whatever is applied to it. Most hair care products, including the shampoo and conditioners used on a daily basis, are laden with harmful, toxic chemicals that are not only damaging to your hair but they absorb through the scalp, enter the bloodstream and accumulate in your body. Since most of us wash our hair at least a few times a week, imagine how consistently applying harsh ingredients and toxic chemicals to your hair and scalp can affect your overall well-being over time.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), are generally at the top of the ingredient list in leading shampoo and conditioner brands. While they create a sudsy lather consumers enjoy, these harsh detergents have been shown to cause eye and skin irritation, scalp allergies, hair loss, and eczema. Some products containing SLES and SLS have even been found to contain low levels of the known carcinogen, 1,4-dioxane.

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT), sometimes called methylisothiazoline, is a powerful preservative found in many commonly used shampoos and conditioners. Scientists documenting MIT are concerned that exposure to this chemical by pregnant women could put their fetus at risk for abnormal brain development. In other people, exposure could also be a factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other nervous system disorders.

Parabens (Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, p-Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, n-Butylparaben and Benzylparaben) are widely used anti-microbial preservatives found in shampoos and conditioners (and many other personal care products). Research dating back to 2004 found parabens in 18 of 20 breast (cancer) tumors tested. Yet, due to the low cost and an extended shelf life, many manufacturers continue to use FDA approved parabens and other harmful chemicals in most of the personal care products that line the supermarket and drugstore shelves.

With an increased awareness of the harmful effects of parabens, some manufacturers have begun to eliminate them from their ingredient list. Despite the availability of harmless plant based natural preservatives like grape seed extract, even natural and organic manufacturers are surprisingly tolerant of phenoxyethanol which is touted as a safe alternative to parabens. Yet, the use of phenoxyethanol is restricted in Japan and Europe citing "chromosomal changes and genetic mutation effects in testing" and reports of damaging effects on the brain and central nervous system.

Other ingredients to avoid in your shampoo and conditioner include propylene glycol (antifreeze), olefin sulfonate (kerosene), and ammonium lauryl sulfate, each of which cause hair loss, irritate your scalp, clog oil glands, and corrode hair follicles. Synthetic fragrances and dyes used to color products (yellow #5, orange #4 and violet #2), damage hair and disrupt the endocrine system. Still, the low price of these and other chemical ingredients allow manufacturers to increase sales and gain higher profits by offering products with a consumer-friendly price tag. These mass produced name brand items may cost less at the store, but in the long run, their use can result in very costly health problems.

What are the secrets to vibrant, healthy hair? First and foremost, choose a chemical free shampoo and conditioner to help to revive your hair and scalp by infusing them with natural minerals, vital nutrients, herbal extracts, and moisture. If you use styling products or hair spray, be sure they are free of harsh, drying chemicals like alcohol.

Dry, brittle, dull and thinning hair is often the result of a hormonal imbalance. This is especially obvious for women following childbirth and during menopause. Men and women both benefit tremendously from the transdermal use of bio-identical progesterone cream. It safely and effectively restores healthy progesterone levels to create hormonal balance and nurture the entire endocrine system. You'll not only feel better physically by using progesterone cream, if your unhealthy hair is a result of a hormone imbalance, you'll notice a dramatic improvement in the way it looks and feels.

Using a chlorine filter shower head is another secret to full, shiny hair. Chlorine is a harsh, endocrine disrupting chemical that causes dry, brittle and split hair. It also absorbs into your skin. Studies have shown that more chlorine is absorbed into the body from a hot shower than from drinking chlorinated water, and can cause dry skin and skin irritations. Beautiful hair also depends on a healthy diet. In addition to using chemical free products, choose foods from the list below to maximize the health and vitality of your hair.

Water is essential for healthy hair and skin, yet most of us don't drink nearly enough of it. Increase your intake of pure water daily for a positive difference in your hair and an improved sense of well being.

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which moisturize your hair and support scalp health. A deficiency of omega 3 results in dry, lifeless hair. An excellent source of healthy protein, salmon is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.

Dark green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. This oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin.

Nuts, especially Brazil nuts, offer one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a good source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.

Protein sources like pork, sausage meat, chicken, turkey, duck, eggs, milk, whey protein, ricotta, cottage cheese, and yogurt are good sources of the amino acid, cysteine which supports healthy hair. Vegan sources of cysteine include red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oats, granola, and wheat germ.

Whole grains provide hair-healthy doses of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp and shiny hair.

It's impossible to avoid chemicals altogether. But, each and every choice you make to reduce your exposure to them will enhance your well-being and contribute to the health of the planet.

Vitamins For Healthy Hair

Why settle for brittle, lifeless hair when achieving healthy hair is simple and easy? Stay within budget by using vitamins to help keep hair healthy and get more for your money, instead of buying every new hair treatment that comes along. This article gives simple ways to use vitamins for maintaining or improving hair health.

Taking in a balance of the proper vitamins for healthy hair will help prevent baldness and graying, hair loss, increase blood circulation to the scalp, and stimulate the production of natural oil. These goals can be attained by incorporating a specially tailoring eating plan as well as adding a vitamin supplement regime.

Scientific research shows that B complex vitamins are needed by the body to promote hair health. Give life to your hair and encourage stronger growth by adding B complex vitamins like: B, B5, and B12 in a daily meal plan. It is easy and fun to add these vitamins by increasing the consumption of foods like egg yolks, milk, organ meats, fish and poultry. Start on a small scale and gradually add more B vitamin-rich foods to each meal. Opt for organic foods where possible to maximize nutrient values. The thing your poor hair needs may be just a creamy, comforting egg custard!

In recent health research, vitamins A and D have been identified needed as part of a well-balanced diet. These vitamins promote hair health by helping to prevent baldness and hair loss, and increasing sebum. Eight tasteful foods that serve up vitamin A are: meats, dairy products, eggs, spinach greens, broccoli, carrots, cabbages, apricots, and peaches. Fatty fish, butter, liver, and eggs are the go-to foods for increasing dietary vitamin D. Snack smart on these foods and give your hair a nutrition boost.

Give hair a strong foundation with vitamins and minerals like biotin, which prevents graying. Inositol is beneficial in stopping thinning hair in males, while zinc stimulates hair growth and strengthens the immune system. Add a little kick to meals by adding nuts, raisins, and wheat germ, which are all good sources of inositol. Biotin and zinc are found in foods like whole grains, liver, and milk, so drink that milk for the sake of your hair!

Keeping hair healthy by adding vitamins to the diet through natural foods is probably the best course, but there is nothing wrong with using supplements in an informed manner. Consult with your health care professional to determine the proper dosage and mix of supplements for your particular needs.

In conclusion, careful research and investigation of the right vitamins for healthy hair will be the guide to developing the proper diet or supplemental plan to suit your needs and lifestyle. Using B complex vitamins, biotin, zinc, inositol, and vitamins A and D are the most common remedies for increasing hair health and vitality.

Achieve a Stunning Hairstyle With Tourmaline Flat Iron

Women at present preferred to make their hair look straight using the Tourmaline flat iron. Women are known to be very particular when you're talking about their overall appearance. That includes the time they take to assure their hair is done and looks not less than perfect. This amazing device give women plenty of reasons to stay in front of their mirror fixing and styling their hair while sitting in the aluminum folding chair. Once you're done with it, people will really think you had your hairstyle done in a salon.

There is no doubt this device is really popular for they are preferably used by most celebrities from all around the world. As a matter of fact, they are even endorsed and showcased in popular fashion magazines. This is really made up of Tourmaline, a precious stone which releases ionic energy and heat. This is ideal to use because it makes your hair look vibrant and good looking that it ever was.

What the stones do is it trap moisture in your hair to make it look shiny all the time as well as free of damage. This device helps mend damaged hair done by your previous ordinary one. The common reason why people suffer from brittleness and hair damage is the use of ordinary and low quality hair straighteners. This device is the best tool to help your hair recover from its damage.

The great thing about these types of flat iron is they can be brought along when traveling. They are light in weight compared to the other flat irons in any stores you see. This would definitely be the best device you should have to achieve that salon look. This allows you to save money because unlike other straighteners, Tourmaline flat iron can be used for longer period of time and will not make you purchase straighteners repetitiously. This also helps you save money because it is more expensive to go a salon to achieve a fabulous hairstyle. Not only that salon can be expensive, they can also be consuming much of your time.

Dual Voltage Curling Iron: The Ultimate Hairstyling Aid

Hairstyle is something that reflects the overall personality of a person. Women are always in the lookout for better styling options that can enhance their personality and elegance where ever they are. A curling iron is the best styling tool that can help you accomplish your signature hairstyle anytime when you are called for an urgent get-together or night party. And you do not want to lose your favorite hairstyle even when you are away from your country. With the help of the latest dual voltage curling irons, you can eliminate worrying about the bad hair days even when you are out of your town, anywhere in the world. It is your right to look the best where ever you are. If you are career women, it makes sense why it is important to maintain your looks during your working hours. The way you dress and your overall personality reflects your career and so you should keep your hairstyle and looks the best to impress your clients when attending a business meeting outside your country. Women who require frequent business travels prefer to use the dual voltage hair curlers that have emerged as the most demanding hairstyling aid for them.

In order to look presentable everywhere, curling irons equipped with the advanced dual voltage features are highly preferred. Since these devices can be used to suit the voltage requirements of anywhere in the world, ranging from US to Asia, they are provided with the remarkable feature of worldwide usage capacity for which they are highly renowned. In order to make it easy and comfortable to carry, the dual voltage curling irons are lightweight and compact in size. They are added with different detachable barrels for you to use. The ergonomically designed travel curling irons are the best companion of busy traveling women who can take it easily in their purse or bag along with their luggage in the flight. Incorporated with ceramic technology, the travel flat irons guards the safety of your hair when used. The professional 360 degree swivel cord and the gripped handle of these flat irons offer optimal comfort and convenience while styling. The variable or multiple heat setting feature of the travel curling irons are also highly known.

Hair Relaxer For Thick Curly Hairstyle

It may be a dumb question, it takes so long to straighten the thick curly hairstyle with some frizz control and a flat iron. I was wondering if we can get a relaxer for this kind of hair?

First, there are several different ways to straighten hair. The relaxers have 'Lye' and they are mostly too strong for the hair although they can be used if applied by a skilled stylist. Most straightening products are basically 'perms' or permanent waves which are combed into the hair and they will straighten the hair. It's depending on the course of different hair.

Thio (Thioglycolate) relaxer. It is actually a texturizer and it is designed for curly or wavy hair. There are several good products out there: Rusk Radical Anti-curl, Redken Vertical, L'oreal X-tenso, Matrix Opti-smooth. They are all professional treatments. Do some research to find out if there are any reputable salons in your area that offer the service.

Stay away from Lye (sodium hydroxide) relaxers, or calcium hydroxide relaxes. They are not really designed for this kind of hair type and won't produce the results which you are looking for.

Thio, will produce soft shiny hair, that will be much easier to straighten, but you will still be able to wear your hair curly or wavy if you want to. The waves or curls will just be looser, smoother and shinier.

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Shag Celebrities - We're Talking About Hairstyle

Celebrities and Shag Hairstyle

Since the 1970s till date, the shag hairstyle has been a constant fashion statement. A number of famous people with the shag hairstyle over the past few decades have driven people by the droves to change theirs into shag as well. No other style in the history of hairstyles had so many famous people endorsing it, and the rest of the world following it like a cult.

Perhaps it began with Jane Fonda who wore it in the movie Klute in 1971. The Beegees had their long hair layered in a shag style. The real 'cult' following began with Jennifer Aniston's famous 'Rachel' in the sitcom friends during 1994-2004. The style became synonymous with Rachel so much so that all the youngsters were asking their stylists for a 'Rachel haircut'! Chris McMillan of Los Angeles' Estilo salon who styled the other female cast' hair as well was Jennifer's' stylist who gave her a bouncy, layered hairstyle for the first and second season of friends but it was enough for it to be associated with her.

Salon maestro John Sahag invented the shag haircut 25 years before it really became so famous with Jennifer Aniston's 'Rachel haircut'. Soon, you could see all famous people wearing the shag hairstyle, Goldie Hawn, Victoria Principal and Farrah Fawcett -Majors whose feathered shag on her beautiful flowing blonde hair got equally famous on the sets of Charlie's angels sitcom.

Recently, the famous people with the shag hairstyle are growing in numbers again. It only impresses that the shag haircut was always around and not just history of the 70s. Meg Ryan, Lisa Rinna and Halle Berry all have sported such stylishly done cuts that lend these beauties a pizzazz appeal and an empowering look. The reason why these beauties can carry off the shag hairstyle so well is the narrow faces which added with the trendy shag cut makes them Divas to the hilt. Meg Ryan's tousled and messy look is still popular and Kellie Bowling, a stylist at Dillard's Your salon in Fayette mall, says " A lot of clients come in say that they want their hair cut like hers in the movie You've got mail, they like shorter, slightly messy look."

Hilary Swank has been much admired for her boyish shag hairstyle. The natural and messy look has been carried well by some male celebrities as well. With carefree tousled shag cut to his medium hair, Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 had bowled over all of his female following worldwide.

Whether you are looking for a makeover or simply want to have a similar cut as some of the famous people with the shag hairstyle, you must carry it well. Know your facial features and hair texture before opting for the shag haircut and remember though it is a carefree and youthful cut, too messy and tousled would not be anywhere close to trendy!

Like al good things that come back from the past, the shag hairstyle is making a comeback and what better way to realize it than watching your most favorite famous people with a shag hairstyle. So, bring on your new looks, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Beyonce........

Importance of Hair Loss Nutrition For Healthy Hair!

Hair fall is one of the most common problems which are faced by both men and women today. According to the research there is certain hair loss nutrition that you need to add in your diet in order to stop hair fall and promote healthy hair growth. If you are one of those people who are fed up of losing hair everyday then this article will give some important insight into this matter so you must read on.

Mostly hair fall is due to some hormonal changes in the body, lack of appropriate eating habit, hereditary problem and stress. You need to understand that Vitamins are very important in order to have strong and healthy hair. You need to eat folic acid and vitamin B to keep your hair into your scalp or else you would not be able to stop those strands of hair every day.

Zinc and magnesium are also very good for the health of your hair. You don't need to eat these in tablets and medicines but it is best if you consume them through fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Hair fall is one of the reasons why doctors recommend a healthy and balanced diet in your lifestyle. These are hair loss nutrition and you need to feed your hair to keep them alive.

It has also been observed that once hair is gone it becomes very difficult to get them back and make them grow again. So it is most suitable if you start taking care of them today so that they shine beautiful on your scalp. Otherwise it can become a serious problem to resume your healthy hair back again.

Other vitamins like Vitamin E and C are also advised if you want to have stronger and stable hair growth. Junk and oily foods are not good for your system and neither for your hair. You need to understand what things are included in hair loss nutrition and then add them to your diet so that you can also flaunt thick and shiny hair in front of your friends.

If you want to have a healthy scalp then it is highly recommended that you stay away from stress as much as possible. Stress is not restricted to only mental stress but also physical stress can cause hair loss problems for you. Regular exercise and healthy diet are best hair loss nutrition which you must maintain at all times. If hair loss is your inheritance then you need to be even more cautious otherwise you can also become a victim of baldness.

These days not only women but hair loss has become a huge problem for men as well. You can ask a doctor for some vitamins or supplements which are specially designed to facilitate hair growth. It is important that you keep a healthy lifestyle forever because things would not change for you in a day. You can expect to grow back hair in two days just because you are taking hair loss nutrition.

What Hairstyle Matches Your Face?

Teenagers always welcome any trend that comes to them. Especially about hairstyle, they want to try all kind that they think cool and trendy these days. But you also need to think about face structure before select the style for your hair.

There is some you need to attention in order to choose the appropriate style for your hair. For teenage girls, you need to match your style with your own face structure, if you have a round face, highlighting the forehead will help you to add sense of the fullness. But do not cover the forehead with a fringe.

Next, you also need to avoid the center part; it is suggested to keep it to the side. Or you can pull back a little portion of your hair. Also avoid using too straight hair or flat on the top of your head.

For a long face, center part will look bad if you have long dull straight hair. It is recommended to have a shorter bouncier hair with long fringes falling on the forehead. The fringes cuts off length from your face will look trendy.

If you have a square face, keep your hair long until shoulder. Then arrange feather or layer cuts near the face with diagonal fringe because it will add an accentuation in your face. By this display, your face will look balance and no minimize square look.

Another case with boys, they are normally having short haircuts. As time goes by, it feels so monotones and bored then it is created new hairstyle like spikes and fringes and bangs. Also layer cuts become popular not only in short hair but also suitable a hairstyles for long hair too.

Nowadays, boys become so attractive because they can change the style every day they want. Thanks to the invention of hairstyling gels, they can arrange hair falling on the forehead or pointing upwards towards the sky. Those styles are very suitable for boys who like the sports.

How to Use Article Marketing for Your Hair Salon Business

Many salon businesses underestimate the power of a well-written article to help promote their business. Online article distribution is a way to not only let people know about your products and services, but it's a great vehicle to help promote your salon and assist in increasing your sales.

Hair salons often times only focus on word of mouth advertising, fliers, post cards and referrals. It's almost unheard of that salons are using article marketing in order to get the word out about their products and services. Why is this? Many other companies use article marketing to promote their business, why not hair salons?

Well, most marketers who are marketing to hair salons fail to inform them. Many salon owners don't know how essential article marketing is to their business. They also have no idea how lucrative article marketing can be for their hair salon. Just imagine, since most salons aren't using article marketing, think about how much leverage you could have above your competition by using article marketing. And because it's often times not a common hair salon marketing strategy, if you market your salon business with articles, you could gain a ton of exposure above your competitors. It's really that simple!

Benefits of Article Marketing:

1. Article marketing can grab search engine traffic, leading to more visitors to your website or salon.
2. Articles distributed online, allow you to reach your target market easier and faster.
3. Articles leverage your efforts better, by getting you more clients on a continual basis with just one article.
4. Your salon has an online presence forever! This will lead to more customers coming to you in the long run.

Taking the time to carefully map out your marketing strategy can not only help your salon gain more clients, but it can also lead to more sales for your salon business in the long run. Look at the services and products that you offer. Are there tips that you can offer to a prospect considering going to you? You can do this in a well-written article.

You can grab your own customized salon article pack by visiting You can take the guesswork out of writing your own articles, since we've done all the work for you! Why not leverage your efforts and concentrate on doing what you do best - hair!

19 Super Foods for Healthy HAIR

I always say that everything you put in your body comes out through your hair. It's super true! This is why they do drug tests through hair strands, or why sick people on a lot of medication have brittle hair. So with that being said, it should make sense that if you have unhealthy eating habits, you would expect your hair to be unhealthy as well. Keep in mind that the hair you see on the outside of your body is dead. There is not a lot you can do to change that hair, but new hair growing in can be stronger and healthier. In this article, I am going to discuss the top foods that will make your hair grow healthy and long.

19. Spinach

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin-A and vitamin-C, which your body needs to produce sebum. Sebum is the natural scalp oil secreted by hair follicles. It works as the body's natural hair conditioner.

Spinach is also packed with iron and calcium.

18. Tomatoes

Lycopene is found in tomatoes, and is also found in the prostate gland. Male pattern baldness and prostate problems are caused by the same chemical, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Lycopene has antioxidants that reduce the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT, preventing male pattern baldness. Lycopene is more powerful when coming from cooked tomato products like tomato sauce or tomato paste.

They are also rich in biotin, vitamin-A and vitamin-C, which are all great for healthy hair.

17. Beans

Beans like kidney beans and lentils are a very important part of a healthy hair diet. Along, with protein, they have a lot of iron, zinc and biotin. Biotin deficiencies result in unhealthy hair. It is nicknamed the "hair growth" vitamin.

16. Kiwis

Kiwis are loaded with vitamin-C and antioxidants. Vitamin-C helps your hair prevent splitting and breakage. They are also rich in vitamin-E, folic acid, zinc, calcium and iron, which are all great for healthy hair.

15. Chicken

Chicken is an excellent source of high-quality protein that healthy hair thrives from. Without the right amount of protein or with low-quality protein, you should expect weak brittle hair or loss of hair color.

Hair is composed of 91% protein. It makes sense right? If your body isn't getting the amount of protein it needs, it's going to cut off the supply to the hair first.

14. Eggs

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein out there. No matter how you eat them, they are great for your hair.

13. Red Wine

Red Wine contains bioflavonoids, which are known to help keratin growth and protect against keratin degradation. The antioxidants in red wine are great for you since they work by neutralizing natural "free radical" molecules in the body. If the free radicals are left alone, they can damage the core structure of healthy cells, which leaves them open to disease.

12. Whole Grains

Complex carbohydrates, like those found in whole grains, help your body assemble the proteins for hair growth. They also contain a lot of zinc, iron and vitamin-B.

11. Dark Chocolate

You are probably so excited to read this. However, keep in mind that I am talking about chocolate with a high flavanol content and that is made of 60 percent cacao. This type of chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects from sun damage. Fresh cocoa has the highest antioxidant levels in the world. It has double the antioxidants of red wine, and three times the antioxidants of green tea. Like red wine, it contains high levels of flavanoids, along with calcium, zinc, iron and vitamin-B.

10. Milk

When people think of getting their needed calcium intake, they think of milk. We can thank all of those "Got Milk?" ads for this. But it's true; Milk is one of the best sources of calcium, and calcium is important for hair growth. Calcium is used by hair follicles to produce keratinized protein, which make hair look shiny and strong.

Milk also contains whey and casein, which are two high-quality protein sources.

9. Oysters

Oysters are very rich in zinc, which aids in skin cell renewal and repair. It is an essential ingredient to healthy hair. On top of it all, they are considered to be an aphrodisiac, so have fun eating them.;)

8. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, which protects against aging. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin-A when the body needs it, with maintains growth and bone development and protects nerve fibers, which leads to healthy hair, skin and nails.

7. Bacon

Did you ever think you'd see the day that you'd read "bacon" on a list of things that are good for you? Although it won't help you lose weight, bacon is high in protein, vitamin-B and zinc.

6. Red Meat

First off, red meat is high in protein. It is also a great source of vitamin-B, zinc and iron, which are all essential for healthy hair. Just be careful not to eat too much, because it can cause high cholesterol and too much protein can cause uric acid buildup (as a result of undigested protein) that can lead to hair loss.

5. Carrots

Carrots are rich in vitamin-A, which helps promote a healthy scalp. Since hair is grown inside the scalp, it is wise to keep a healthy environment for the hair to grow in. Healthy scalp = healthy hair.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics, which are good bacterias that live in your stomach. These bacterias help your body absorb protein as well as good vitamins and minerals that are essential in hair growth. You can eat all the protein in the world, but if your stomach isn't in good condition, it will just be wasted.

3. Blueberries

These delicious berries have the highest levels of antioxidants out of all fruits. Antioxidants, among other great things, protect you from pre-mature aging.

2. Salmon

Salmon is one of the best foods available for beautiful hair. It is naturally loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron, which are all essential for hair growth. Omega-3 fatty acids support scalp health, and a deficiency can result in a dry scalp with dull hair.

1. Nuts

Different types of nuts offer different benefits. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 essential fatty acid that conditions your hair. Cashews, almonds, pecans and walnuts are all great sources of zinc, which protects your hair from shedding. Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Pine nuts are a great source of protein, which is essential for hair growth.

Healthy Hair Vitamins

Have you ever heard of prenatal vitamins helping women's hair? Ever wonder why? Well we have the answer. Vitamins that are found in a prenatal vitamin contain many different agents that are excellent for your hair. Healthy hair vitamins can be found in a prenatal vitamin which is why there is so much buzz about prenatal vitamins and their effects on human hair. There are primarily eight to ten vitamins that are extremely good for your hair; you could call these healthy hair vitamins. Some of these vitamins not only are good for your hair, but are good for your entire body and most can be found in daily supplements and prenatal vitamins. These vitamins are also found exclusively in certain foods, which not only taste good but do your body some good too.

The first of these vitamins is Vitamin A. Vitamin A is one of the many healthy hair vitamins that can double as a vitamin that is amazing for your body. With its major function is to be used as an anti-oxidant. This particular anti-oxidant can help to produce sebum in the scalp that is amazing for your hair and skin, and is good at helping aid the immune system as are all anti-oxidants. Vitamin A is found in simple foods like eggs, cheese, and milk which are also good sources of calcium and protein. Who doesn't want to boost their immune system and make their hair softer all with one small vitamin?

Another one that should be talked about is Vitamin E which is a healthy hair vitamin that helps to advance the circulation in your scalp. This vitamin is also really good for smoothening your skin and is found primarily in leafy greens (mom told you they always had a purpose) and in raw nuts and seeds. I guess birds and hamsters have the right idea, but perhaps we should follow. I don't mean we should go pecking at the ground or squawking of coarse but increasing our daily intake of this vitamin and other healthy hair vitamins could seriously improve our health and our hair.

Vitamin B12 is another one of the healthy hair vitamins that is worth mentioning. It helps to deter the loss of hair and is an excellent anti-aging vitamin. Found in whole grains, egg yolks, and vegetables this healthy hair vitamin is at the top of the food chain and is definitely something to look out for in terms of things you should intake in your diet. This is also one of the more common vitamins spreading word of good skin and liver health!

Using these vitamins or finding supplements including these vitamins can seriously improve your hair and take it from dull and drag to healthy and fabulous. So keep in mind next time you're in the grocery store check out your food labels and try and keep these healthy hair vitamins in mind when preparing your meals as it can save you a trip or two to the hair salon and dermatologist.

How To Successfully Choose A Local Hair Removal Business

It can be very difficult when attempting to decide on whom to trust with your body. This is true with all sorts of health practitioners. After all, you are trusting them with your overall health. Because of this, I look at several factors before choosing on whom to go with. In this case, I will look at how to go about choosing a local laser hair removal business.

To start, you are going to want to ask friends, family members and co-workers for personal recommendations. These are the best recommendations and will provide you with honest reviews. Do not worry, it is not always possible to get one.

If you cannot get a personal recommendation, you will want to broaden your search by using the Internet. There are tons of review sites out there that have honest reviews from both satisfied and unsatisfied customers. Utilize these review sites to give you an idea of the best places to start contacting. This should help you with how to choose a local hair removal business.

Once you have determine a list of credible businesses to contact, you are going to want to do some background research to narrow your search even further. Otherwise, you may end up contacting bad businesses and wasting your time.

To do this, you are going to want to go to the Better Business Bureaus website and check to see the rating. This should give a clear indication on whether or not the business is credible or not. The Better Business Bureau was set up to help consumers make informed decisions when dealing with businesses. Consumers are able to file complaints or reports against businesses, and the businesses rating is adjusted to reflect it.

Next, you are going to want to contact the clinics that you are contemplating. Ask enough questions. Try to get comfortable with each of them.

Then you are going to want to talk about price. Price will be a great indicator of the actual technology used by the laser hair removal businesses. If the price is "too good to be true," then the technology being used is likely inferior, and the results may be unsatisfactory. Remember, with laser hair removal, the better the equipment and technology, the better the results.

Another very important factor to consider is the businesses licenses and qualifications. You want to be sure that the people you are trusting with your body are professionally experienced. Also, you want to be sure that they can administer the treatment successfully and safely.

It is an extremely good idea to check to see how long the company has been in business. This will be a good indicator on the standing of the company and how credible it is. If a business has been operating for 40 years, it is very likely they are a trustworthy company.

It is important that you include all of these factors in your decision on choosing a local laser hair removal business. In the end, you want to be comfortable with the business and people.

Hair Salon Business Ownership: Are You Tuned In or Out?

Video marketing utilizing hair salon business ownership using resources and websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook is of the up most importance as it relates to marketing your salon business.

As a hair salon business owner video marketing should be a strategic priority when it comes to getting the word out about what you do and how you do it. Not only is it an easy and inexpensive marketing tool it has been proven to work when used properly.

Many many years ago video recording and equipment required a professional or film student at a minimum to capture the details of our industry. Today, as a salon owner you can use a consumer style video recorder and an editing tool that comes with your computer to capture and promote your hair salon business ownership.

The beauty (no pun intended) of video marketing is that it allows even the smallest hair salon business the opportunity to compete with the biggest salon in the area, city, state and country. The playing field is even and as the owner of a hair salon business you have to make sure you get in the game and use it to your advantage.

If you are thinking, "hey I'm not a videographer...I can't do this" you are wrong! With a few tips and insider tricks your videos can look professional and better than most small businesses on the web today.

Think of video marketing on the internet as a way to reach your target market for little of nothing compared to traditional avenues like television and radio. The thousand of dollars you would spend to have your video, commercial or promotion aired on national television you could get possibly get as many viewers online for almost FREE. That's pretty amazing.

YouTube alone receives over two billion (2,000,000,000) views daily. TWO BILLION. Not only does this let you know that people are watching videos but they are also turning to resources like YouTube to get information on how to do things like roll my hair. As a salon business owner you are at the center of a video marketing explosion.

Imagine your salon videos that are you are using to market your products and services receiving just.000001% of that two billion a day. That is 20 people watching your videos daily which is over 600 people a month seeing that you are an expert in your field. If we take it a step further that is over 7,200 people in one year looking at you for a cost of little of nothing if not FREE - just your time and effort.

If you are a hair salon owner looking to grow and expand your salon business both physically and profitably one of the quickest and most inexpensive ways to do that is through online video marketing.

Yes, You Can Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Healthy Hair

One of the hardest things for us to deal with is trying to stop hair loss and at the same time regrow healthy hair. There are approximately 80 million people who have some form of hair loss. You may be one of them and if so then you know the despair that can creep in on you.

A healthy head of hair is our crowning glory and everyone of us want to have a good mane flowing in the breeze. So how do we stop hair loss and regrow healthy hair and not lose an arm and a leg on the process because of the high costs associated with surgeries and other medical treatments.Here are a few things you could try.

  1. Find a wig or toupee that looks like your own hair. Unfortunately they are extremely hot and a pain to wear every day.
  2. You could go for surgery and have some plugs out in or even some of your own hair moved around to fit where you are losing it.
  3. You could go for Rogaine or some other prescription drugs that are supposed to help with regrowing hair. The side effects can be worse than not having the hair.
  4. You could find some natural hair restorer that will help you to regrow your own hair. These types of hair restorers work great when the problem is hereditary. If that is the case then there is a product for you and you can find all the help you will ever need when it comes to hair loss and regrowing your hair. Unfortunately, you cannot expect these types of treatments to work over night. They do take some time to get the hair to come back.

If you suffer from hereditary loss then you can find the help you need. My wife has had problems with losing her hair so I understand the emotions that come with losing your hair. It can be devastating to see patches of hair falling out.

Yes, you can stop hair loss and regrow healthy hair but expect to spend a few dollars and spend some time getting it back.

Hair Bow Business: 11 Tips to Start Selling Hair Bows

1) Caution! Don't Start Online"..."Yet: Everyone wants to sell on the internet as it opens your business up to the entire world. Many people try to immediately start selling online via a website only to find out they make very few sales. Why? No one is finding their site. Selling online is great, but it can take time to get sites set up or traffic to your site. Simply put, starting a website will get you nowhere if you don't get traffic to see it. There are lots of variables in getting your website noticed by Google but we will save that for a later article. Easier ways to begin selling online are by listing your bows on eBay or Etsy. Both of these sites allow a beginner to showcase their products with ease. If your product is priced competitively and you have good pictures to display, you should be able to start selling right away via these sites.

2) Local Business Marketing: We recommend this as one of the best ways to start selling your hair bows and ribbon products. This is why we listed it as the first "do" item. Many people try to immediately start selling online via a website. Selling online is great, but it can take time to get sites set up or traffic to your site. To get off to a quick start, focus your efforts initially on your local market. Find local boutiques and children's stores and drop by with examples of your products. Be sure to have an idea of how you both will benefit from working together. You can sell your bows at a wholesale price or work out a commission for the store if they agree to sell your hair bows. Get in touch with the local schools cheer leading and dance teams. Consider creating school fundraisers and doing "hair bow parties". Hair Salons are also great avenues to sell your bows. Finally, do what we did starting out and sell at some nearby community craft shows or public events where a booth can be purchased.

3) Social Networks: Facebook and Twitter and similar networking sites are the rage these days. Don't forget to use these sites to market your business. Learn the options of each type of site and focus your efforts on getting followers by posting great relevant posts. Use these sites to show pictures of your creations and post bow ideas to your followers. Announcing promotions and sales are a must on social networks.

4) Blogs: There are lots of Blogging sites you can use. Blogger and Word Press are two popular options where you can easily create a blog for your business. Post pictures and write about your products. Come up with creative designs that will catch the eyes of your readers. Make sure you link your blog to your website which can help drive sales

5) eBay and Etsy: Rather than starting with a website, start generating business online with eBay or Etsy. These sites already have huge amounts of shoppers and you can list your bows here for a small fee. Both of these sites allow a beginner to showcase their products easily and effectively. Key points to selling via these sites: price your hair bows competitively and use good pictures and descriptions. Once you have developed a good number of sales through these sites, it may be time to consider starting your own branded website.

6) Starting Your Own Website: We started our first website at WahmShoppes. For $8 per month, you can open your very own e-commerce store. Customize the look of your store by using any of their various templates. It takes time to start getting web traffic organically. If your budget permits, Google Ad words is an immediate way to start driving traffic to your website. With Ad words, you only pay when someone clicks on your ad. Be careful as it can be quite expensive, especially if people are just clicking and not buying. Gaining traffic organically is a whole subject to itself but make sure you submit your site to the search engines and to some online directories to start. To take online payments, we suggest using PayPal and/or Google Checkout to save on monthly merchant account fees until your volume may dictate a merchant account will pay for itself.

7) Ribbon Suppliers: If you are going to sell hair bows, you are going to need lots of ribbon. Sure you can go to Wal-mart or Hobby Lobby but generally the selection will be less and the prices will be higher versus finding a niche online store that serves the hair bow industry. Look for a company carrying abundant variety, quality products, great pricing, excellent customer service and ships promptly. You want to build a long-term relationship with your supplier and these points mentioned are key to your sanity and success. Be sure you can get color cards from your suppliers so you can accurately match multiple colors on the bows you create with real samples. Don't rely on images on a computer monitor for color matching. Let your customers use the cards to pick out their colors for a custom bow made to their specifications. Do a web search on a search engine for "hair bow supplies" to come up with a list of good suppliers.

8) Hair bow Templates: Save yourself lots of time and frustration. Use hair bow templates! Create a consistent bow size every time and eliminate your grosgrain ribbon waste by using a template. By doing a search online for "hair bow templates" you will find several retailers offering templates you can purchase online.

9) Hair bow Instructions: There are so many different types of hair bows you will never learn them all. Many sites sell instructions but others offer them for free. Search around on Google and even EzineArticles to find an abundance of free instructions. If you prefer video tutorials, check out YouTube for some excellent videos to view.

10) Shipping: The goal of every business is to get to the point where they have so much business they can't keep up. When we got to this point we purchased a shipping tool called Ship Rush. This program ties your computer and electronic scale together and allows you to click and copy the customer information right off the email or customer receipt. It then quickly prints out a custom shipping label for the US Post Office or UPS without you having to type in any address information. Trust me, it will become a huge time and money saver as your business grows if you ship out a lot of packages.

11) Financial Software: The number one reason businesses fail is by failing to understand and manage their finances correctly. Your business finances must stay organized and your cash flow needs to be handled carefully. With money coming in and out constantly, this can quickly become a real challenge. Using accounting software such as Quicken or QuickBooks can keep your finances organized. Talk to your CPA to see what they recommend.

Healthy Hair Habits: Part 2

It is important to establish a healthy hair care regimen that is simple to approach and easy to maintain. If you can afford it, make sure to find a professional stylist who knows the most current information when it comes to caring for and styling your hair. But, if you can't afford a stylist, here are some tips to help you get started on your healthy hair journey.

Whether you wear your hair natural, curly, relaxed, or if you wear it straight, these tips are straight-forward and can be used by anyone regardless of your hair type. Make sure to ask yourself these questions, as you consider what approach you want to take when it comes to starting healthy hair habits.

  1. How often are you applying heat to your hair?
  2. Are getting your ends trimmed every 6 - 8 weeks?
  3. Are you taking a daily multi-vitamin and drinking plenty of water?

Minimize the use of heat

This has to be a no-brainer, right? Heat causes damage. There are other ways to dry and straighten your hair besides using blow dryers and flat irons. Get creative! If you're not interested in wearing your hair in more natural styles then try other alternatives when it comes to straightening. A good roller set can last up to two weeks before it's time to do another one. Protective styles, like a bun or a ponytail are also good ways to stay away from heat. If you have to blow dry and/or flat iron your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant. Keep your hair wrapped up at night with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet; this reduces how often you need to use heat.

Trim ends every 6 - 8 weeks

This should have been listed first in how to start new healthy hair habits. Some people who wear their hair naturally curly may dust their ends less frequently than those who wear their hair in straightened styles. Dusting is when you would cut a little less than ¼ of an inch from the ends of your hair. Because damage is more inconspicuous in naturally curly hair, some may opt to not dust or trim their ends as often (mostly to save length). Trimming is important, not because your hair will grow faster, because it improves the overall health and appearance of your hair. Ever straighten your hair and all of it but the ends was silky and manageable? And once you trim those straggly ends--the entire look was smooth, right?

Take a daily multi-vitamin, drink plenty of water

No need in spending a lot of money on hair, skin, and nails vitamins. Just take a daily multi-vitamin. All the minerals contained in a multi-vitamin are sufficient when it comes to maintaining healthy hair. There's no magic pill that will increase hair growth. However, if you take care of your hair by creating a regimen that is simple and easy to stick with, take a multi-vitamin, eat healthy, and drink water, you're already on your way to achieving the kind of hair you've always dreamed of having. Stop obsessing over your hair! If you're doing the right thing your hair will let you know.

Starting A Hair Bow Business: Creating a Product Line

If you're thinking about going into the hair bow business you need to figure out what products you would like to carry. Having a diverse product line can lead to increased sales and help set you apart from your competition. Learning how to make hair bows is difficult at first but can be very rewarding. I've rated each of the products that I will cover to give you an idea of the difficulty involved.

The Basic

The basic should be a staple in any hair accessory line. It is made with grosgrain ribbon and usually is attached to a clip but can be attached to a pony tail holder. I would rate it as moderate on the difficulty level. There are several bow tutorials online but I would suggest taking a hair bow class if at all possible.

The Over The Top

This is essentially a combination of basic bows with additional loops, korkers or ribbon added. These are usually the big bows you see. They typically have several different color combinations and styles. The difficulty level on this one would be hard. Starting with the foundation of a basic bow will help you perfect the over the top bow.

The Korker

Korkers are pieces of ribbon that have been wrapped around a dowel rod and heated so that they hold their shape. To make a korker you take several of these pieces of ribbon and thread them together. You then attach the threaded ribbon and glue it on a clip. The korker would rate out as easy on the difficulty level.

Woven Headbands

There are several types of head bands. Some can be purchased others have to be made. One of the more popular head bands right now it the woven headband. This is made from grosgrain ribbon wrapped around a plastic headband. The woven headband would be rated as moderate on the difficulty level.


Flowers are probably one of the easiest to make. It's not a bow at all but it will add to your product line. It's simply a plastic flower attached to a clip. The difficulty level on this would be easy.

These are just a few of the products you may want to carry if you decide to start a hair bow business. Having your own hair accessory product line will give your shoppers a variety of items to chose from. It will also give you a competitive advantage over other hair bow businesses that are just getting started.

Make sure to keep it simple and try not to get overwhelmed with all of the tutorials out there. Find the products that you enjoy making and focus on these items.

Deciding Hairstyles for Round Faces

Before you choose hairstyles for round faces, it would be better if you make sure that your face is truly round. Many people were trapped with stigma and others' opinion. People's judgment about your face is not always right because round face is also built by your performance, especially makeup and hairstyle. So, maybe you do not have round face but your makeup and hairstyle are the most responsible. To make sure your face shape, you can measure face across the top of the cheekbones; then measure across the jaw line between the widest points. Measure also your forehead between the widest points. You must measure also forehead to the bottom of the chin. With those ways, you will able to determine you face shape; it is round or not.

One point you must always remember is that there is no perfect hairstyles for round faces. The result will be determined by so many factors. The length of your hair, its texture and weight, your age and lifestyle are some factors will become your corridor in choosing hairstyle. You can ask suggestion from your hairstylist; he or she has capability to determine the type of suitable hairstyle. Generally, there are styles you can choose for your hair, which are layered bangs, short styles that give height, styles that add length, curls around the crown, longer to very long styles and many more.

You can find reference from the public figures. You can take them as sample because their hair usually treated by professional who understand about hairstyles well. You do not have to be afraid to try because as long as you confidence with it, you will perform perfectly. The point of hairstyles for round faces is that you must choose styles that able to cover your side part of the face. It reduces the width of your face. Make sure also that you do not take the heavy bangs because it will make your face fuller.

Top 5 Secrets That Give You Healthy Hair

Every woman is dreaming of having that gorgeous and healthy hair that makes every man's head turn. However not many women know that they can achieve that from the comfort of their home, without having to visit the beauty parlor and hair-salon on a regular basis. Read the article below to learn some of the secrets that will give you healthy hair the best way.

  • One of the most overlooked aspects of having your hair healthy is eating healthy. People forget that hair is part of our body and our body is our temple. This means that in order to have healthy mane, we also need to ensure that our integral body is also kept in top notch condition. Following a healthy diet plan goes a long way towards ensuring that your strands are full of volume and lacking split ends.
  • Along with good eating habits, proper exercise is another important aspect of getting healthy locks. Going to the gym or exercising at home by using a DVD tape for example are just some of the ways that you can achieve that if you do it regularly. If you have a gym bicycle you can spend everyday half and hour or an hour to work your body muscles.
  • Using hair products is good, however you need to know which ones are healthy for your strands. Some are full of harmful chemicals that one should avoid. Go for natural products that have herb extracts in them and vitamins that give your mane volume and shine. The hair care products that are full of chemicals can even cause hair fall, split ends and lots of frizz. Damaged and dry hair is just one of the results of using the wrong type of haircare products in the long run.
  • Water is at the base of everything. Being properly hydrated means that your hair will also thank you for it. Drinking the proper amount of water every day will make sure that the scalp is healthy along with the rest of the body. Particularly during the hot summer days we need to be hydrated at all times. Also drinking more water will stop people from eating too much, since sometimes thirst manifests itself with symptoms of hunger, which are false symptoms and make people eat when they should drink fresh and cool water instead.
  • Use a good quality hairdryer for drying your locks. There are dryers of many qualities and if you have the wrong one for your hair type, you might end up making your mane full of frizz and fuzz. Also make sure that it's not always on the hottest setting. Alternate between hot and cold. Most modern hairdryers have several settings that allow you to use the best one for your type so you get healthy hair.