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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Care For Your Hair

Learn how to make the most of your natural hair by using the right products and techniques. Remember, don't fight your natural hair type.

Fine or Limp Hair:
  • Shampoo with a volumizing formula.
  • Apply a volumizing spray or mousse onto your damp hair, then a heat-protecting spray.
  • Nourish hair with a weekly hot-oil treatment which is lighter than a mask and won't weigh down fine hair. Choose one with proteins, which fatten strands.
Curly or Coarse Hair:
  • Use a shampoo and conditioner with silicone (or any ingredient ending in "cone") and leave conditioner on for 5 minutes. If hair is coarse, shampoo and deep-condition it once a week only.
  • If hair is curly or wavy, rub a dime size drop of anti-frizz cream between your hand and rake through soaking wet hair. For coarse hair, mix a dab of smoothing cream with alcohol-free gel.
  • Apply a deep conditioner that contains keratin to just shampooed hair once a week, and leave for 10 minutes. The conditioner seals the cuticle to keep out moisture (which help prevent frizz), while the keratin strengthens hair to resist damage.