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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 23:03

Extend your options

Ladies, I have the solution to all your problems well, hair problems, anyway.

Are you constantly complaining about your hair because it is too thin, the wrong color, fine, fragile, too short, boring, suffer from alopecia, hair growing back after chemo or growing out all or part of your hair? Have you thought about hair extensions? This is a growing trend in our area, which I believe is due to more stylists getting the training needed to be able to offer this to our clients.

Published in Get Ginafied
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 23:03

Extend your options

Ladies, I have the solution to all your problems well, hair problems, anyway.

Are you constantly complaining about your hair because it is too thin, the wrong color, fine, fragile, too short, boring, suffer from alopecia, hair growing back after chemo or growing out all or part of your hair? Have you thought about hair extensions? This is a growing trend in our area, which I believe is due to more stylists getting the training needed to be able to offer this to our clients.

Published in Get Ginafied
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:11

Olive oil and your hair

I sit looking out the window on a damp and cold spring day when all I can dream about is warm sun and blue skies. No doubt hot and humid days are coming, but right now I can't get enough moisturizer in my skin or my hair, and I am willing to bet the same goes for you. Winter and the dry air that comes with it does a number on our skin and our hair, but today I have a solution for you - and you don't even have to leave the house to try it. Do you have some extra virgin olive oil in your house? It is a great home remedy for dry hair, scalp and even for hair that is falling out or not growing.

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, making it a perfect home remedy for your dry hair and scalp. I recommend doing this once a week or as needed and it is so simple and easy to do. You will need at least 1/4 cup of oil for short to medium hair and around 1/2 cup for longer hair. Warm the olive oil in the microwave before applying it to your hair roots to ends. Grab a shower cap or plastic wrap after you have saturated your hair and scalp, and leave it to work its magic for at least 30 minutes. I even suggest sleeping with it in your hair overnight and rinsing and shampooing it out in the morning. You can't overuse it by leaving it in too long. However, you need to allow it the 30 minutes in order to be effective. 

Published in The Wrath of Grapes
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:15

Stop washing your hair

So many of you are so used to grabbing your shampoo every day and washing your hair that you have not even thought about not doing it. Meanwhile, you are complaining about limp and dry hair and wondering how to fix that with a magic product or hairstyle. You just need to stop washing your hair! There is absolutely no need to shampoo your hair every single day not matter what. I know what you are thinking right now, 'Are you kidding? I can't do that. My hair is greasy. I will feel dirty.' I've heard it all. Just keep reading, give a thought to it and start the process by only washing your hair every other day.

When I tell you not to wash your hair, I am telling you to not put shampoo in your hair. You can still rinse it thoroughly with water in the shower and use conditioner on your ends if you must. The water is going to rinse away sweat, dirt and most professional products. Not shampooing is going to allow your natural oils to penetrate the rest of your hair and leave it conditioned and healthy. The reason our hair is so dry is because every 12 to 24 hours (or more if you are a two shower a day person) we are stripping it by using shampoo to clean it. So let today be the day you give this a try. Before you get in the shower use a nice brush (preferably a boar's hair brush) and brush your scalp and hair thoroughly so that the oils are worked throughout your hair. Remember the old saying, 'brush your hair 100 strokes each day?' It is necessary and something a lot of us have long forgotten. Look back in time to the days when women had long beautiful hair. Do you know why? Because they brushed it and didn't wash it every day.

Published in The Wrath of Grapes
Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:18

Spring is in the hair

The gorgeous weather we have been having early this spring definitely has me thinking about summer. A change of seasons is always a good time for a new start, whether that means new clothes, new decor in the house, diet, exercise or anything else.

So how about a new hairstyle? I mean a brand new style - maybe something you have never done before. Why not? What are you waiting for - or better yet, what are you hanging on to? I cannot count the times that I give someone a brand new hairstyle and they look and feel 10 years younger.

I am not just telling you to do this without having experienced it for myself. I cut my hair off recently after five years of having long hair and swearing I would never cut it. I can honestly say I am really happy I did. It looks so much healthier and because it is, I can do so much more with it. Maybe you have been working hard to 'clean up' your life - don't forget about your hair!

Published in The Wrath of Grapes
Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:15

Female hair loss

Female hair loss is a very sensitive subject, but one that needs to be addressed. If you are experiencing it yourself, know that you are not alone: I suffer from it, my mother suffers from it, and so do roughly 75 percent of my female clients. No matter how you look at it, it is real and it is there. It is better to be informed and battle it early than to ignore it and hope that your hair is going to grow back. Fortunately, there are many options to consider if you are suffering from hair loss or thinning hair. I know that I won't cover them all, but I will attempt to leave you better equipped after reading this article.

First of all, genetics plays the biggest role in your fate when it comes to hair loss or thinning hair. Start looking at your genetic line on your mother's side, specifically your mother's father. If your maternal grandfather was bald, chances are you are going to have an issue. Sadly, if you notice thinning hair on yourself already, you really are up against a wall. The good news is that there are products available to help you keep what you have got, but you have to start now.

Published in The Wrath of Grapes

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