Do a good thing for your hair with a natural, homemade mask

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The mere preparation of a handmade hair masks is quite simple when it comes to mixing ingredients, but it can be time consuming.

Home found ingredients can be used for preparation of a variety of masks. Be certain to use the appropriate ingredients suiting your hair type. Olive oil as well as eggs, honey or bananas are natural products almost always used in masks for dry hair. Greasy hair benefits from lemon juice or low fat yoghurt. Damaged hair will have use of olive oil, honey or bananas as well.

When applying a home made mask be certain to spend the night at home, because it can take up to three washing for the home found ingredients to leave your hair. Night spent at home preparing and using hair masks should not necessarily be dull, invite your friends and indulge yourself creating your unique product.

Feeding your hair; the necessity of a hair mask

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Whether they are natural, handmade, or store bought, hair masks are necessary for your hair to be smooth, shiny or in one word healthy.

Due to constant exposure to the sun, water, dust, various chemicals we use, basic care is usually not enough, especially if your hair is treated with chemical substances such as hair colors. Damaged hair is not the only needing care, even a beautiful, healthy hair needs care to maintain or restore firmness or radiance.

Quality products are desired and will give better results, but high quality often means high pricing. If your budget is limited, or if you prefer natural, handmade products in general, you can feed your hair with the products many have ready in their kitchen.

Natural, handmade products are not only cheaper but they contain no chemical substances and you get to control all the ingredients.

Most common hair problems are caused by mistakes we make ‘caring’ for it

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Women who are pleased with the way their hair looks are the kind we rarely meet. More often we find ourselves talking about different issues we are facing when it comes to the way our hair looks.

Many of the issues we have with out hair are related to the way we care for it. Knotted hair, greasy hair, dry hair, itchiness or hairs falling out are common problems, connected with several common mistakes almost every person makes.

Depending on the length, either not enough shampoo is being used, either you use too much; same goes for hair conditioners. People with long hair rarely bother to wash out the conditioner completely and are more often ruthless when washing or towel drying their hair. On the other hand, people with short hair often believe their hair needs no care.

The way we ‘care’ about the hair can and often is directly related to the problems we complain about.

Learn to care for your hair and do it in the right way

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Proper hair care is the most important factor influencing its quality and texture that are crucial for achieving the right look with the perfect hairstyle.

People are habitual specie keeping the same rituals and hair care means for years. Yet, they age, change lengths or treat their hair with different chemicals over years. All this changes need to be met by a proper hair care to maintain healthy look.

Greasy hair, split ends, itching, dandruff and hair loss are all negative attributes of the hair that can be caused by improper care. Using good quality products and more importantly, choosing the right product for your hair type, will be the first step to a desired look.

Healthy looking hair is the requirement for a great style, but learning how to care for it, how to wash and dry it properly, and what to feed it with, comes before deciding on the style.

Braids, from village girl to a chic trendsetter

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We know they exist, yet rare birds dare wearing one to anything that is not yard work, or a garage sale. Truly, a braid can be a simple way to pick up misbehaving strands, but it can also represent a complete work of art. Romantic, sensual, sophisticated as well as chic, catwalk look, both can be achieved with braids.

Thin, thick, coarse, frizzy; there are many ways to describe hair texture, but rest assured there is a type of braid or more of them to suit your mood or the occasion. Choosing from variety of styles you can go from a simple braid creating sophisticated look, or more of them to remain in place for a night out. Nonchalant, aside style braid is one of the most popular.

French, fishtail, classic and inverted, perfectly undone, or a tidy one, let the occasion guide your choice in creating the stylish little wonder.

Perfect style for the base up, triangle face shape

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Less common than the other face shapes, triangle one is characterized with a prominent jaw with clear outlines, and a much smaller forehead. Therefore, main goal when choosing a hairstyle is minimizing misbalance of this shape.

A good stylist will often recommend style that emphasizes forehead, eyes and cheekbones, shifting attention to the upper part of the face. Long layered hair, gently falling over your shoulders will create appearance of symmetry.

Short or lifted up bangs that will open up the forehead are certainly best way to accentuate upper part of your face. This is ideal if the hair length is shorter.

Avoid straight long hair cut symmetrically as well as long straight bangs since those will make this shape appear square like.

Remember, always cut your hair in layers and use products to style waves to soften triangle face shape features.

Short rectangle, square face shapes and hairstyles

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Hairstyles for square, rectangle faces can be very versatile and surprisingly sexy. Given that this face shape is characterized by a broad forehead and a square jaw, the main goal when choosing hairstyle should be softening it’s sharp features.

Almost all layered styles with strands surrounding, barely touching the face will balance this shape’s lines creating illusion of an oval shape. Layered bob is one of these styles, but only if the hairline is above or bellow the jaw line.

Do not be afraid to experiment with curls, waves, bangs or asymmetric cuts. Add some volume at the top and highlights on the sides. All these tricks will soften its rectangle or square shape.

Be certain to avoid symmetric cuts, especially on a short hair, as well as full symmetric bangs as those would only point out to the square shape of your jaw.

Ideal hairstyles for oval face shapes

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Women with this face shapes should consider themselves lucky. Hairstylists consider this to be the ‘perfect’ shape, almost every hair style compliments its balanced form.

Oval faces have most freedom choosing cut and style, they can afford to risk it and follow latest fashion trends. Experimenting with styles and lengths will rarely go wrong with oval face shape, however, hairstyles should be chosen accordingly to the texture and type of the hair.

This kind of face should not be covered, hair should follow its lines and the role of the length is to point at the part you find perfect. Bob styles will highlight your cheekbones, lengthy hair will enhance your smile and the bangs will show off your eyes.

Having this shape has many advantages, you are never forced to stick to one hairstyle as it welcomes change, but stylists agree on one thing, the less hair on this beautiful shape, the better.

Perfect hair styles for rounded face shape

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Rounded face shape often symbolizes beauty, good health, youth or energy. It is characterized with wide and rather short forehead, lather large cheeks and a small chin.

Women with this face shape can choose from variety of hair styles; however there are several dos and don’ts for a rounded face shape. A good stylist will always recommend a hair style that visually adds to the length of the face, and partially covers the cheeks.

Asymmetric hair style, whether you go for short hair, bob or long hair is always a good choice. Hair line should always be below the chin, and depending on the hair quality, cut in long layers, following or barely covering the outer line of the face. Long bangs are also allowed especially if swept aside.

Best advice for an effective hair style is to match it to the shape of ones face

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The phenomena of women picking the perfect hair style from a magazine, only to have it look different and not so perfect on them, is a well known one.

Recognizing the face shape and knowing a few rules of matching the hair style to ones face shape are the most important factors in choosing the look. When it comes to hair styles it is all about the shape and geometry. A good stylist will recognize the face shape instantly and advise a style, but can he dissuade a determined woman from making the wrong choice!?

To learn your face shape, sit in front of the mirror with the hair pulled to the back of your head. Use lipstick to draw your face shape in the mirror following the line of the hair and outer line of the jaw. Whether your face is long or more rounded, heart shaped or closer to a square, knowing its attributes will help you find the style that flatters you most.