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Dandruff Solutions for

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When the skin on your scalp dies, it flakes off in tiny, microscopic bits, Dandruff  the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff should not be confused with a simple dry scalp. Dandruff results from the same shedding of skin cells.

 
Here are a few healthy tips on how to get your hair dandruff-free!
 
 
1.      Wash your hair thoroughly at least three times per week. This is another quick and easy commonsense fix that is surprisingly effective.
2.      Take a tablespoon or two of Coconut oil  and massage it in to your scalp with your finger tips. Not nails, tips. Oiling your fingertips will help you get oil on the scalp, putting it in your palm tends to apply it to the hair on top.
3.      Eat healthy food, exercise regularly and get plenty of rest. Just like lowering your stress levels, improving your overall health and well being will help not just with your dandruff, but in all aspects of your life.
4.      Keep doing the oil treatments, starting with every couple of days, and tapering off as symptoms improve. Once you have things under control, feel free to switch to a lighter oil, such as lighter olive oils, sweet almond, apricot, or jojoba.
5.      Save the heat styling and blow drying for really special occasions. Hot water, heat styling, blow drying. Cut back as much as possible on all these.
6.      Treat dandruff naturally just by going outside. Skin needs exposure to sunlight to stay healthy. Just getting a bit of sun on your scalp can help reduce dandruff. Just be very careful not to let your scalp burn.
7.      vinegar may help kill any bacteria that may be contributing to dandruff.
8.      A When the skin on your scalp dies, it flakes off in tiny, microscopic bits
9.     Hair oils, which can be purchased at Remy Hair Secrets, lift and dissolves the skin flakes
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Preventing a Sun Burn and Keeping Your Skin Healthy

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Every time I have discussed this topic with people, I have gotten a very negative reaction and dismissal of my thesis.

Nonetheless …. I will give this one a shot.
I, unlike most people,  intentionally don’t wear sunscreen 80% of the time.
It is advised by many, including the FDA and by cancer societies that it should be worn through thick and thin and as OFTEN as possible, actually they say anyone over the ages of 6 months should always be wearing sunscreen in the sun or even when its cloudy.
So why do I make this conscious decision NOT to apply it?
The sun emits two types of rays UVB and UVA and a normal Sunscreen protects you from UVB rays.  I agree to this much!  However, for the sunblock to actually work it has to be applied in large amounts, when I mean large, a little is not really going to do anything.  If you don’t apply it in large amounts to protect yourself, you are applying just a bunch of chemicals on your face or your body (even worse.) And….. it is a known fact that sunscreens contains cancer causing chemicals.
I don’t deny the sun in excess also has negative properties and does cause damage to the skin and eyes. But a little extra Vitamin D for me is far better than piling on all those cancer causing chemicals as my daily ritual.
Buttttt….lets say you lathering on the sunscreen and using it correctly, then which SPF do you choose?
Well let me tell you something else… SPF 15 (used in the correct fashion of course) will protect you from 95% of the UVB rays. SPF 60 will protect you from 97%.. Do you really want to take on a stronger dosage of all those chemicals to protect yourself another 2%??  Stick to SPF 15.
I think I will stop there and let you think about it. I could go on and on ……but I will let you form your own conclusions. But as a sidenote, just know the FDA refused to publish safety standards for sunscreens for 29 years… yes 29 years.
Be conscious of what you do.
Enjoy the day!

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Is your hair thinning? Tips on getting your hair to grow!

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Hair gain treatments are one of the best ways to prevent thinning, shedding, and breakage; to ensure optimal hair growth; and to prevent potential hair loss.  If you want thick new hair growth ,there are a lot of awesome growth treatments you can make in your own kitchen using essential oils, herbs, and even fruits and veggies!
 
  1. Castor Oil
 
 Castor oil is best of my favorite growth treatments and I use it for everything from eyelashes to eyebrows! I’ve even used it to quickly grow a very thick section of my bangs that had been burned down completely! Many people attest to the fact that castor oil has helped with various hair complaints. There have been cases where the hair treated with castor oil turned dark – in some cases new, dark hair growth appeared in place of grey hair, after massaging the scalp regularly with the oil.
Regular usage of castor oil is purported to increase hair growth, reduce or prevent damage and breakage, treat dry hair conditions and condition and moisturize hair and scalp. The oil can be used to prevent hair frizz and/or split ends.
2.  Vinegar
 
vinegar makes an excellent treatment. mix 1 part of vinegar and 2 parts of water and use this mixture as a final rinse.
Recipe: Mix 1 part vinegar (apple cider vinegar is the hair care favorite, since it leaves less of an odor; white vinegar works just fine; and wine-based vinegar is best for dry hair) with 2 parts water. To minimize odor, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use as a final rinse after you shampoo.
How Often: Begin by rinsing with the vinegar treatment 1-2 times a week; over time, you’ll be able to use it 1-2 times a month while maintaining ample shine, health, and growth.
3         Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a real blessing for your hair. It is extremely effective for all types.In fact, this is probably the most effective conditioner ever, which helps with damaged hair regrowth. That is why coconut oil is often used in hair care products.
Coconut oil and avocado make a great hair treatment for several reasons. The mixture adds luster to your hair if it’s dry, it gets rid of flaking and dandruff, and it keeps your hair safe from the sun, which can be just as damaging to your hair as it is to your skin.
Coconut oil is to be applied over the scalp and hair. Then you should comb it through the hair, so that to reach every strand. Furthermore, it is strongly advisable to warm the oil before applying, massage it into the scalp, leave it overnight and wash in the morning with shampoo.
  1. Almond Oil
Almond oil has numerous healthy benefits for your hair. We use almonds in foods, and almond oil as a favoring. Almond oil is known for health benefits. Although other countries and cultures have recognized the healthy benefits of almond oil for the hair, in this country, we are just finding out how healthy and beneficial almond oil is for hair care and resolving hair problems,
If you’re trying to grow out and strengthen your hair, almond oil is a simple but effective means to do it. Almond oil is helpful because it has so many healthy fatty acids, so it makes your hair soft while strengthening it all at the same time.
Almond oil for hair growth is one of the most popular home remedies for hair growth. It has been traditionally used by many cultures because it is an essential oil for hair growth that has been tried and tested.
Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin EVitamin D and has potassium, magnesium and calcium. Almond oil also contains three essential fats. Mono-unsaturated Oleic Acid is an Omega-9 fat. The almond contains about 78% of this fat. Almond oil also contains Omega-6 oil and Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Massaging almond oil into the scalp and hair cuticles can add lustre to your hair. The oil nourishes hair as well as smoothes hair shaft adding shine to hair. It gives strength by making the strands thick and even long, eventually reducing hair breakage. The ultimate benefit this aromatherapy oil and the therapeutic effects it has cumulatively helps to control the shedding of hair. This leaves more luscious hair on your head as a result. This explains why almond oil for hair growth has been a popular method to solve hair growth problems.

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Hairstyles For Hot Weather

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Sick of straightening or flat ironing your hair in the summer months….. Only to have frizzy and wavy hair even after that! Avoid damaging your hair with all these tools and products and get with the trend of using hair styles that will make you look great, stylish and clean in the summer months. For many the summer is a time where they go nuts trying to manage their locks but we have given you 3 basic trends that make you look fab and can be done in a jiffy!

 

Ponytail

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Ponytails can be done on hair that is long enough to hold a pony elastic. Ponytails can be personalized to suit just about any type, texture or style of hair. Ponytail keep your tresses off your neck, ponytails are the go-to style for sticky hot days. Unfortunately, they also tend to look unpolished. However, adding a little extra oomph along the top gives an ordinary pony old-school charm that works for day or night. To get the look, use a small brush to tease a section of hair at the top of your head to create lift. Then gather strands into a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. You can hide the elastic by wrapping a piece of hair around it and tucking ends underneath,. Lightly brush over the crown to smooth out any unruly pieces.

 

Braid

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A beautiful braid displays both the beauty of your hair and your flair as a hairdresser to their best advantage with the minimum of effort. It looks intricate, but braiding is a simple skill, and, once your hands learn what to do, it is very quick.

By having your hair braided, you can certainly help your hair to appearance cool and beautiful. Also, it helps in protecting your hair by not allowing it to split ends .and thus can save money if you plan to braid your hair by your own or have some loved one do it for you instead of investing time and money in salon for having style over your hair. Achieving this braid is a cinch: Gather dry hair to one side just under your ear. Divide it into three sections and braid, securing the end with an elastic band. To make it more casual and undone-looking, leave a few wispy pieces out around your face.

A plain plait that corrals your strands becomes a hot weather staple—especially if you haven’t had time to wash your hair or are coming straight from the beach.

 

Bun

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You know which hairstyles are considered protective, such as braids, weaves, twists and buns. some women simply find the idea of protective styling boring — but it doesn’t have to be. Once you discover the benefits of keeping your hair up and out of the way, at least on occasion, you may change your mind about this effective technique.

Our hair can rarely stand the type of manipulation so often depicted in commercials: the piling of the hair on top of the head to shampoo, the 100 brush strokes, etc. Instead, black hair tends to grow longer when left alone. Protective styles offer the low-maintenance that so often benefits this hair type, especially if longer lengths is one of your aims. wrap 1- to 2-inch sections of hair around a curling iron from end to root, so that the bottom of your hair has bounce. Repeat until your entire head is curled. Secure with an elastic band.

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Top Hair Color Choices For Spring 2013

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Spring is in the air!!! You want to do some spring cleaning, take out some open toe shoes, and change your look from the heavy winter and from all the dark hues.

Spring is the time to change your look and change your hair too! Popular Spring Hair colors  are always a little bit on the warmer side. Their tones and spectruem are in the hues of golden and warm colores
Make sure to change your hair according to your color of your complexion and your natural range of coloration.
For example, if you have ivory complexion skin with lighter eyes, you may not want to go far away from the blond family into the dark chestnut family (or color 1B or 1) will be too dark. Make sure that you stick to color 4 for example whch is still in the brown family, or even color 22 which is an ash blonde. Anything darker, and you will tend to look wasshed out. Just a few darker shades should do the trick.
Similarly, if you have dark eyes and you have a sliughtly olive or dark complexion, you don’t want to go too light. Making it a little lighter will add some glow to your face but too light (as in color 22 or 613) will look unnatural and make you look very aged.
Its always wise to go to a proffessional to pick your hair color. They have much more variety in terms of colors and also highlights that they can place to change your looks. Choose a stylist that has experience and whatever you do, stay away from the boxed chemical dyes!
Nothing makes you look and feel better than your hair! Try to use subtle changes to change your entire look.  The ambre technique where the bottoms are lightened as compared to the roots still seems to be very popular. It also makes the look more natural and doesn’t seem so harsh on the face.
 
Remember Remy Hair Secrets, can always do custom colors for your extensions! So email us at info@remyhairsecrets.com if you want any more information.
 
Happy Spring!

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Natural Hair Coloring Products

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Are you sick of using chemical based hair dyes? Well, millions of people are now done with the fad of using chemicals in all their products. There has been a shift to more organic, natural ways to treat all different problems and now there are also different ways to use hair dye without all those chemicals. Previously many have been using henna in their hair, which is an Indian natural hair dye that comes from a plant. They even started making it in different colors. But now we have studied and have found many alternate options besides henna that are making waves.

Some of these suggestions are are:
Light Mountain Dye. Light Mountain Natural Hair Color has been offering henna based dyes to the public since the 1980’s. Available in the basic colors (brown, blonde, red), it gently tints all hair types. Light Mountain works particularly well on gray hair. The only catch is that you can’t find this product in every store. Purchase it online at Amazon.com for just under $20.00. You get three bottles for that price.
Logona Henna Dye. This all natural hair product use henna to transform the color of your hair. Available in two colors only – one neutralizes blondes while the other colors brunettes – this hair coloring product is as gentle as they come. The coloring process only coats the shaft of the hair, which reduces any risk of damage. This coloring system is perfect for people with damaged hair from perms or chemically based dyes. Get this product from the Kaia House online for $14.00.
Eco Colors Hair Dye. Non-toxic and all natural, Eco Colors is a dye used by hair stylists all over America. However, it is available in a home kit as well. This gentle hair color is a concoction of lecithin, natural antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, nettles, rosemary, flower essence, grapefruit and seed extract. As a result, it not only colors, but also restores the health of your hair. Get it in every imaginable color. Order Eco Colors online or pick the product up at a professional hair vender for around $20.00.
L’Oreal’s Natural Match. This amonia-free, all natural hair coloring product gives a glossy sheen to dull damaged hair. Available in only brown and dark blonde, it uses only natural ingredients such apricot, pomegranate and jojoba oils. Get this product at your local drug store for just under $10.
Clairol’s Natural Instincts. This antioxidant-rich and ammonia-free hair color is almost all natural and just right for all hair types. Available in colors ranging from light blonde to dark black, Natural Instincts adds shine and tint to a person’s hair in as little as ten minutes. The darker shades are made from vitamin C&E and anti-oxidants. The lighter shades contain similar ingredients along with a low amount of peroxide. Purchase this hair dye for around $9 at your local drug store.
Hope this helps! And remember Remy Hair Secrets can provide you with any information that you need with you hair, your hair extensions or your beauty!

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Can Getting A Professional Massage Regularly Help Your Health?

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Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Massage is known to be extremely beenfiical for those who need to add more circulation to a specific area or to help with soreness of some body muscle. Nowasdays they say that if you cant go the gym, the next best thing is to get a massage.
Here are some of the more common types of massages:
·      Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
·      Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
·      Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
·      Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscoskeletal system.
Massage therapy has been used as a therapeutic measure for generations, and across cultures around the world. Physical benefits range from improved circulation, lower stress levels, and increased flexibility in tense muscles. Mental benefits include a calm mind, increased awareness, better focus and concentration, and increased alertness. Here are the some of the top benefits of massage:
 
1. Promotes deeper breathing
2. Improves posture
3. Improves circulation 

4. Enhances skin tone and skin health
5. Increases and promotes joint flexibility
6. Enhances a calm mind
7. Reduces anxiety

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