Saturday, June 28, 2008

Haircare Tips: How to deal with Dandruff

No matter how good is your hairstyle, you will still have some issue bothering you, such as Dandruff. So today I am going to put some effort how how we can deal with dandruff. :)

Dandruff refers to the flaking scalp, which falls like snow flakes and sometimes settles on one’s shoulders, face, eyebrows and clothes. In the case of excessive formation of scales on the scalp there is irritating condition associated with bacteria. Dandruff is generally believed to be infections that can spread by the use of common towels, combs, soaps and hairbrushes. There are two types of dandruff:
  • Dry dandruff
  • Waxy dandruff
An itchy scalp characterizes dry dandruff and small white scales are usually attached to the scalp or are loosely scattered in the hair. The waxy dandruff occurs when the scaliness of the epidermis is mixed with sebum, which causes it to stick to the scalp in patches.


Whenever the hair is brushed or rubbed the scaliness increases. It may also appear as lumps or crusts on the scalp. There is itching and sometimes the skin turns red due to excessive scratching.


The various contributing factors in the cause of dandruff are:

· Impairment of general health
· Poor nutrition
· Deficiency of zinc
· Fungus (malassezia furfur)
· Oily scalps
· Food allergies
· Excessive perspiration
· Stress
· Yeast infections
· High use of alkaline soaps and shampoos
· Exposure to dust
· Dry and cold weathers

  1. Hot steam bath is highly beneficial for the hair and scalp. Massage hot oil and wrap a hot damp towel on the head for sometime.
  2. Immerse peels of lemon in coconut oil for 8-10 days in sunshine. Now sieve and apply in the hair. Hair will become free of dandruff.
  3. Hot oil therapy is the best method to cure dandruff. Massage hot oil into the scalp at bedtime. Next morning an hour before the bath, rub lemon juice mixed with cosmetic vinegar into the scalp with cotton wool. Wash your hair properly and as a last rinse use the juice of one lemon in a cup of hot water. Continue this treatment once or twice a week for three months.
  4. Mix two tablespoons of cosmetic vinegar and six tablespoons of hot water. Dab this with cotton on the scalp and leave it overnight, next morning wash the hair with a shampoo.
  5. Mix beetroot juice in vinegar and apply on the scalp
  6. Ginger juice and beetroot juice mixed together and applied on the head also cures dandruff.
  7. Massage your scalp with the mixture of olive oil and almond oil; leave it for five minutes after you feel the burning sensation. Rinse properly for a dandruff free hair.
  8. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind the softened seeds in the morning, apply this paste on the scalp and leave it for half an hour. Then wash you hair with ritha solution or shikakai
  9. Cider vinegar added to the final rinsing water after shampooing also helps to prevent dandruff.
  10. Exposure of the head to the rays of the sun is also useful measure in the treatment of dandruff.
  11. Warm 300 grams of coconut oil with 3 grams of black pepper. When it starts boiling stop heating, sieve with a fine cloth and keep in a bottle. Massage with fingertips in the night gently.
  12. The use of a teaspoon of fresh limejuice for the last rinse while washing hair in highly beneficial. It leaves the hair glowing and also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
  13. Dilute cider vinegar with equal amount of water and dab this to the hair with cotton wool in between shampooing.
  14. Mash beetroot leaves in henna paste and apply on the head to prevent dandruff and hair fall.
  15. Rub the juice of snake gourd on the scalp for the treatment of dandruff.
  16. Massage one’s hair for half an hour with curd which has been left open for 3 days or with few drops of lime juice mixed with amla every night before going to bed.
  17. Application of processed henna once in 15 days helps to prevent dandruff. Boil equal amounts of amla and shikakai powder in water and allow it to cool. Now mix henna powder, very small amount of fenugreek and roasted clove powder, a little lemon juice and egg.
  18. Wash the hair with green gram powder in curd twice a week.
  19. Immerse split black gram in milk, mix it and apply on the scalp.
  20. Beat two eggs and add two tablespoons of water to it. Wet the hair and apply the egg mixture over the hair. Now massage your scalp and let the mixture on for ten minutes to fifteen minutes. Then rinse the hair with lukewarm water. This will keep both dandruff and hair fall problem away from you.


Diet plays an important role in the treatment of dandruff. The diet should consist of fresh juicy fruits, such as apples, grapes, pears, pineapple and peaches. Citrus fruits, bananas, dried or tinned fruits should not be taken. Emphasis should be on raw foods especially fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts and whole grain cereals. Starchy, protein and fatty foods should be restricted. Meats, sugar, strong tea or coffee, processed fruits, candies; soft drinks, pickles and condiments should be avoided.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Prom Hairstyles: Sedu Celebrity Hairstyle

The hit TV series Friends, featuring Jennifer Aniston, sparked a new craze for sedu celebrity hairstyles. All of a sudden, everybody wanted to have the sleek, straight hair sported by this stunning star. It became so popular, in fact, that someone started a website dedicated entirely to pictures of Jennifer Aniston and her sought-after Sedu celebrity hairstyle.

What you may not know is that sedu is short for seductive – a Sedu Celebrity Hairstyle is a seductive hairstyle, which is why women who want to look sexy get themselves a Sedu Celebrity Hairstyle. If you follow the tips below, you too could be adopting the seductive secrets of Jennifer Aniston.

First things first, sedu hair is clean and healthy hair – clean, healthy, shining hair is already on its way to becoming seductive. Regular shampooing and thorough brushing is a must if you are to achieve your ideal Sedu celebrity hairstyle. Start imagining yourself as Rachel in Friends. For the sedu look to work, you have to walk the walk and talk the talk, sedu is an image, it is a way of expressing the passionate side of your character.

"But I wasn’t born with that lovely straight hair", I hear you say. No problem. If you don’t have naturally straight hair, the next best things are the ceramic straightening irons on sale now – some of which will moisturize your hair as it straightens it. The hair is divided into sections and then the irons are placed round a section and drawn down the length of it. Repeat the process with each section, then comb and spray lightly. Let one side fall over your eye for extra sedu emphasis and there you have your sedu celebrity hairstyle.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prom Hairstyles - Summer Hairstyles

We always seem to look forward to the warmer months ahead… the fun in the sun, lightweight clothing, sandals, shorts, ponytails, and pools! Erin O’Kelley, Miss North Carolina USA 2007, is an exquisite young lady who graces our summer edition with her outstanding good looks and an incredible personality to match. We took her from a glamorous beauty queen to a stunning bathing beauty (who better to show off what’s hot this season). The fun and fresh trend this time of year is easy and free-moving—everything from the swimsuit to the hair is light, airy, and non-constricting. Following in Erin’s footsteps, you too can change your look from curly to straight in a flash with these quick styling techniques.

Using the side element of our previous side-parted design to create this one, we merely teased Erin’s hair underneath, then brushed it up and away from her face to show off her incredible eyes. We pulled her lingering curls out with pomade to form a flexible wave and fastened it into an unrestricted ponytail. Finally, we finger-lifted the roots in front while applying hairspray.

Braids in the summer are durable and appealing… if you wear them with panache. Erin’s features are liberated when her mane is pulled off her face. To add structure to a basic braid, we heavily teased the hair at the front to create height and smoothed it over into a French braid guided to one side. We used mega-shine spray to add hold and luster.

Erin’s look is all natural here, with only a staggered part to dress up what is otherwise a straight-ahead look that imparts a timeless, All-American girl-next-door wholesomeness. Nothing is allowed to distract from that impression.

Erin’s long, straight hair is barrel curled into ringlets throughout her head. Each curl enhances her beautifully highlighted locks, while her lowlights add dimension. Simply brush through hair with hands to break apart curls, but allow some ringlets to remain together. Hairspray is lightly misted over the entire style. From underneath, scrunch the roots to add height to this look.

This softer, more casual look is an easy transition from the “barrel-curled” style. We simply smoothed the curls out with a soft bristol brush, leaving a few twists around her neck and collarbone to draw attention upward. The use of polishing milk helped us control loose ends and tame the curls into a touchable, side-swept effect. We also used a mega-shine, mega-hold hairspray to preserve the tresses around her face.

For this flirty, fun, face-framing hairdo, we completely brushed out all product, then made an ear-to-ear part to separate this section of hair from the foundation of the style. The residual locks were then parted off from ear-to-ear on the upper nap of the head, teased on the crown, and then smoothed over and secured with a petite covered hair band. The leftover front section is parted precisely down the middle and tucked behind her ears.


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Friday, June 13, 2008

Prom Hairstyles: Chic Sedu Style

Your prom time is approaching and you still haven’t determined what hair style to choose? Secrets of beautiful sedu prom hairstyles will assist you to create that perfect sedu prom hairstyle and be the heart of any prom event.

If you are rushed for time, or would rather be natural at any event, then the sedu prom hairstyle is a perfect style for you. It requires a simple dress of some fall-down fabric like silk, or satin. The right style of dress is full length with a low neck and sleeveless. Such dresses are always stylish and require no added improvements by adding any additional accessories.
If you decide to add accessories, try to stay away from anything heavier than light gold or silver chain with small pendant, or you risk to spoil that natural Sedu look. The make-up is as close to the natural make-up-free look as achievable.

Sedu prom hairstyles
Sedu hairstyles For the Sedu Prom Hairstyle the hair is either left lose and straight, with some curls at the bottom, or twisted into lose bun to highlight the naturalness of the face. On occasions when hair is left lose it may be better to pin up the framing tresses to highlight the face. Add hair accessories, which may be pins or flowers of the season. sedu with bun and accessories.

To create this Sedu Prom Hairstyle follow these steps:

1. Wash hair with shampoo, use a mild shampoo that doesn't strip the scalp of too much oil. Some shampoo's that are detergent based can be too harsh. Finish with a conditioner.
2. Towel dry then blow dry your hair, making certain that the air flow is directed down the shaft of the hair to prevent frizz.
3. Apply some straightening balm and moisturizer to the hairs middle length and ends. Do not aply to the roots as it will give the appearance of oily hair.
4. Spray some thermal protection spray onto your hair, to help protect your hair from the heat of the straightening iron.
5. Take a comb and starting with a section of hair place the comb near the roots, then slide it down slightly, allowing enough space for the Sedu Flat Iron to be placed in position behind the comb. Now slide the comb down the length of the hair shaft towards the end of the hair following behind with the straightener. Repeat this procedure until all of your hair has been straightened.

To add that chic style try adding the following.

Wear high-heeled shoes of suitable color to match the dress and accessories that yor are wearing. Gloves may be worn with a sleeveless dress to add to the image. Nice lace styled stockings to accentuate the legs.

Make-up ought to be bright, but appropriate. Its role is to underline your image, and not to ruin it. Everything ought to be similar, and not necessary the colors of the season, because everything that matches your image is fashionable in Chic Sedu style.

To add some volume to your hair, try using a curler near the ends of the hair lenghts. Alternatively, if you like that flick look, then try this method added to the above.

After straightening the hair as above. Repeat the process, this time as you get near the ends of the hair sections with the straight iron, direct the iron up with a flick motion. This will add a flick to the ends of the hair lengths, rather than having the hair straight throughout its length.

Relax, the tension of the night can make you feel stressed. You will look absolutely gorgeous and beautiful. Just remember not to go to heavy with the make-up.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Celebrity Hairstyle: Adrienne Bailon

Celebrity Adrienne Bailon ! You may be asking why is she a Celebrity? Well I’m going to tell you. I have no idea!!! But a bit of research reveals that she is a Celebrity because, well she is a celebrity mainly because she is one of the Cheeta girls, she has managed to get into a few tv shows, and she is also on the HOT side of looks. Whether she is in or out, I am more interested on varies hairstyles that she wear over the years. Perhaps you can find some ideas and inspiration from her haircut too.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Prom Night: Man Fringe Hairstyles

Man fringe style is not really consider a hairstyle by itself, but a component of other hairstyles. As what I highlighted in my earlier post, what American’s call bangs, the Europeans call fringe. This is the exact same thing, just a different name for it based upon the various cultures. The hair across the forehead that is considered the bangs is also called the fringe.

How to:-
  • On damp hair, apply a 10p size amount of Gel.
  • Blow-dry with fingers, directing hair to one side.
  • Work a small amount of Gel into hair, roots to ends.
  • Rake fingers through for separation and definition.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Prom Hairstyles - Have Fun With Your Curly Hairstyles

Curls, tussles, waves, twists are back bigger than ever! Trend setting Celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys at the Grammy wore sexy curls. Even Justin Timberlake did - but he can't help it.

It's a matter of convenience, why not spend spend more time to have fun with your hair do.

Prepare and get those curls bouncing, they're are always popular.
For a loose sexy style curl scrunch your hair using a medium-to-strong gel. If you mix a little silk serum to soften, that's fine. Flip your head entirely over when scrunching. Try to bunch the hair in handfuls and keep the heat flowing between your fingers through your hair. After it's dry let it stay and cool for a minute, then flip it up.

To create loose curls, use a soft shine wax on the ends, if you want it to hold go in and curl with your finger any piece that did not curl so well, use some hairspray and Voila! If you want just a little wave use the soft shine wax from root to end.

If you want moving bouncing curls, invest in some hot rollers sold at any hypermarket. Set your hair, it should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to heat and curl. Take the rollers out and before putting other hair product on it, piece out the curls one by one. If you want a tighter curl, you can spray a little hairspray before wrapping the the hair on the roller. Remember, spray the hairspray on your hair, not the roller itself. The harder the spray, the firmer it holds.

If you already have natural curly or wavy hair , then you might want to visit your stylist for their professional advices.

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