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Fading hair color--To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic Ph.  All shampoos designed to clarify, volumize or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients. 

Hair breakage--Your hair is very fragile when wet, so comb it this way:  Always use a wide-tooth comb for detangling.  Begin at ends and work through gently; then go back and comb through from from scalp.

Shape up your hair--Summertime is here, so get a quick trim or whole new cut.  Summer weather can dry out your hair so make sure to condition the ends well after every shampoo.  Use olive oil on the ends with a plastic bag covering the ends; tie with a rubber band.  Leave on overnight, then shampoo in the morning.

Wear your hair up!--Invest in a couple of hair clips or other holders that will keep your hair off of your face during the hot weather months.  Keep one in your purse in case you need an instant hair-makeover.

   

    

Lifeless hair--If using a body building gel , don't use it on wet hair as it will make your hair go limp.  Water will dilute the active ingredients in most of the gels.  Instead, towel dry hair, removing the excess moisture, then massage gel into hair and style as usual.

Go ahead and highlight!--If you have been contemplating adding a little 'gold' to your locks go ahead.  Summer is the perfect time to do it.  Keep the bleach and chemicals off of your scalp and have a professional do it.  It is worth the money.  Don't do the do-it yourself highlighter kits unless you really know what you are doing.

Enrich your dark hair color naturally--Brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely.  Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes.  Rinse.

Enhance your blond hair naturally--Brew some chamomile tea and let cool completely.  Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes.  Rinse.  For red hair use lemon-balm tea.

Your brush giving you static?--Keep your brush squeaky clean.  Wash it with a drop of shampoo and warm water and no more fly-aways!

Getting yellow out of gray--Use a highlighting shampoo with a cool base color like blue or violet.  These colors minimize that brassy, yellow look.  Look for shampoos that contain vegetable dyes.

Hair and Salt water--Wash and rinse your hair as soon as possible after swimming.  If salt water dries on your hair, it can cause mineral deposits to build up so wash your hair thoroughly.

Dry or oily hair?--If you have dry hair and scalp, rinse in very warm water.  Hot water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is oily, cool water is recommended.

Get waves without hot rollers!--Get some velcro rollers (beauty supply houses sell them) and put them in your hair just after blowing dry.  Leave them in until you are finished getting ready.  A  few minutes before you're about to leave, take out the rollers, brush through once and you will have hair that has volume and bounce.

Make your hair shine--Always rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and make your hair shine!

Oily scalp--Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab all over your entire scalp.

Homemade intensive conditioner--Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 egg and apply to hair.  Use more olive oil if your hair is very long.  Cover your head with aluminum foil, then with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer.  Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo as usual.

Texturize limp locks: Braid slightly damp hair at the crown, make only a few braids depending upon the thickness of your hair.  Let dry completely, take braids out, spritz on a lightweight hair spray and run fingers through.

Shine boosting hair mask:  Mash an over-ripe banana; combine with 3 drops of almond oil.  Massage into dry hair, leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo out.

For bouncy hair:  Saturate freshly washed hair with half & half, concentrating on the scalp.  Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Dandruff: Use mouthwash that's labeled antiseptic.  It kills the strain of yeast that's responsible for dandruff.  Mix one part mouthwash with 9 parts water and pour over scalp; massage in and let set 5-10 minutes then rinse well.

Baby fine hair: Create a hair plumping rinse by separating three large eggs; discard the yolks then mix whites with enough water to make it pourable.  Pour over hair.

To make hair shine--Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eaten raw they are especially beneficial.  Include these in your diet and see your hair shine and your skin glow!  Try The Living Well Plan,

Terrible tangles?--Detangle your hair before you wash it.  Wet hair is very fragile so brush your hair thoroughly before getting into the shower.

Give your hair a break--Let it dry naturally once or twice a week.  Turn your head upside down and use your hands to shape and lift the roots for volume.

Flyaway hair:  Mix 1/2 mashed avocado with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and apply to just washed hair.  Leave on 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.  You can use this once a week.

Greasy hair:  Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 1/3 cup of your regular shampoo.  Wash as usual.  This will also add highlights!

Limp hair:  On freshly washed hair, massage in beer concentrating on the scalp only.  Do not rinse out and your hair will have volume!

Haircuts--When going to the salon, have a specific cut in mind.  Bring a picture and make sure the stylist understands what cut you are looking for.

Styling product buildup--Use an inexpensive shampoo once a week to strip off extra mouse, gels, or hairspray buildup.

Run out of conditioner?--Use facial moisturizer just on the areas that need it if you are in a pinch.

Dull hair:  mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo.  Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!

Overnight split-end mender:  Before bed, gather hair into a high ponytail at the crown.  Using a small dry paintbrush, coat the ends of the tail with olive oil (about 1/3 the way up).  Slip tail under a shower cap and shampoo out in the morning.  Do 1 to 2 times a week.

Combat static:  Massage a teaspoon of mayo on clean damp hair.  Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse out.

Perfect ponytail--Comb a lightweight gel through your hair from roots to ends.  Secure with a cloth covered elastic band.  Wrap a small section of hair around the band to cover and secure with bobby pins.

Get permed curls back--Scrunch those curls with a palm full of mousse, wrinkling your hair as you go and your curls will be back!

Make your hair shine!--Use a brush made with boar bristles; they help pick up scalps natural oils and distribute them through your hair.

Brush it the right way:  Tilt head downward to bring nourishing blood to the scalp.  Begin at the roots and work in sections, dividing the brushed from the unbrushed.  Twenty-five strokes will do it.

Round face:  Pulling your hair back will only emphasize roundness.  If your hair is short, wear styles that are fuller at the crown.  If your hair is long, wear it fuller at the neck to detract from roundness.

Square face:  A wispy sweep of bangs across the brow will soften your face.  Always think softness.  Curls or waves will detract away from the angles of your face.

Taking medication--Be sure to use a clarifying shampoo as medications are excreted through the hair, leaving a fine, thin film.

Massage your scalp--Use a rubber glove to massage your head while shampooing in the shower.  It will stimulate your scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

Using mousses or gels?--Use them sparingly.  They cause buildup that will dull your hair and weigh it down.

No time to shampoo?--Dab facial toner all over your scalp with a cotton ball and blow dry.  This will get you through until the next washing.

Hair frizzies--Rub a dab of canola oil between the palms of your hands and apply sparingly over hair where you have frizzies.

Combat static--Spray a little anti-static spray on your hair brush.  It works on hair the same way it works on clothes.

 

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