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Gisou Hair Product Review

Social media has given a rise to so many skincare and hair care products from popular influencers. One influencer by the name of Negin Mirsalehi started a haircare line, Giosu, with Mirsalehi Honey Bees as the heart of her products.

I first came across her on Instagram and the first thing I noticed is her gorgeous curly hair. I, being a curly girl myself wondered how did she get her curls to look so bouncy and so alive. And the answer is Gisou.

Why choose Gisou?

Gisou, a Persian word for “women’s hair”, is an ode to the Negin’s roots in Iran. It is a skincare and haircare brand that centres on its main ingredient, the Misalehi Honey bees. Gisou is not just a brand, but a family history of caring for honey bees. When you choose Gisou for your skin and hair, not only will you get the benefits of all-natural hair care and skin care products. But you also choose to take care of Honey Bees and you also raise awareness and inspire the future beekeepers. 

  1. Promotes healthy skin and hair using the natural products of nature.
  2. Gives healthy, shiny and nourished hair.
  3. Promotes glowing and brighter-looking complexion.
  4. The Mirsalehi Honey is sustainably sourced from the Mirsalehi Honey Bee garden so no bees are harmed in the making of any products.
  5. Honey has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that reduce redness and irritation
  6. The products are free from harmful chemicals like Paraben, Sulfate and Silicone

Why not Gisou?

  1. Gisou is more expensive than your ordinary haircare and skincare brand
  2. Some might be allergic to honey which is the main ingredient of their products
  3. Highly addicting that you might spend more to try all their products.

Gisou Haircare Review: A Details Product Breakdown

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Gisou Honey Infused Shampoo

A cleansing hair shampoo that nourishes and hydrates the hair. It is enriched with Mirsalehi Honey that removes product build-up on the scalp while giving the hair nourishment and hydration preventing breakage and damage.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. It is safe for all chemically treated hair and for all hair colours. 

Intended use: Use this product as a cleansing shampoo that leaves hair softer, healthier and stronger.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Nourishes and hydrates the hair
  • Locks in hair moisture to tame frizz and prevent breakage
  • Cleanse the hair without stripping

 

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A honey-infused lightweight conditioner that detangles and conditions the hair. It keeps the hair hydrated preventing dryness and breakages. It seals in hair cuticles to keep the hair moisturized. 

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. It is safe for all chemically treated hair and for all hair colours. 

Intended use: Use this product as a nourishing conditioner that helps in detangling your hair. Works best with Gisou Honey Infused Shampoo.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Conditions and detangles the hair
  • Seals in hair cuticles to keep hair moisturized
  • Keeps the hair hydrated preventing frizz and breakage

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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Mask is an intensive nourishing mask enriched with Mirsalehi Honey and formulated to hydrate and replenish hair while improving its elasticity, shine and health. Honey, the key ingredient, is a natural humectant that moisturizes dry, damaged hair. All Gisou products are cruelty-free and sustainably sourced with ingredients from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures to improve the elasticity, shine and health of the hair.

Intended use: Use this product as an intensive nourishing mask formulated to tame frizz, prevent split ends and replenish hair while restoring its elasticity, shine and health.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Restore and revitalize the scalp
  • Balances the natural bacteria and microorganisms in the scalp for a healthier scalp
  • Prevents flaky, itchy and irritated scalp
  • Promotes healthy and shiny-looking hair

 

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A lightweight multi-use hair conditioning spray enriched with Mirsaheli Honey that hydrates and moisturizes the hair. It also protects the hair from heat from the sun and helps prevent breakage. It also helps to soften, condition and tame frizzy hair. It is best used after Gisou Honey Infused Conditioner to keep the hair moisturized and shiny-looking.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. It helps in the damage recovery of hair from chemical styling and heat damage from the sun. This product can be hair protectant from natural elements like UV rays and humidity. 

Intended use: Use this product as a conditioning and hydrating hair spray in between washes. This can also be used as a protectant from environmental factors that can stress the hair like heat from the sun and humidity.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Conditions and moisturizes the hair
  • Lightweight and multi-tasking leave-in conditioner spray
  • Helps in damage recovery of chemically treated hair
  • Protects hair from environmental stress
  • It tames frizz and prevents breakage

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A styling primer that volumizes and adds texture and definition to your hair. It is infused with propolis that prevents breakage and dryness while enhancing the definition and texture of your hair. It provides a manageable hold when heat styling your hair.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. This works best for people with frizzy and limp hair.

Intended use: Use this product to give volume and definition to limp hair and to enhance the texture of your strands. It can also be used to control frizz and flyaway. 

Summary of features and benefits

  • Enhances the volume, texture and definition of your curls
  • Prevents frizz and flyaways
  • Provides workable hold when heat styling your hair

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Get bouncy and volumized beach waves with this Propolis infused texturing wave spray. It gives an effortless-looking and long-lasting tousled hair without weighing the hair down. This texturizing spray can also enhance the natural curls and waves of your hair without the sticky feeling. It also helps protect the hair from UV rays and prevents damage and split ends. 

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. It works best for those who want to enhance their natural wavy and curly hair. 

Intended use: Use this product to create effortless and longer-lasting beach waves. This can also be used to enhance the natural waves and curls of your hair.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Effortless and longer-lasting beach waves
  • Protect from damage from the sun
  • Enhance the natural texture of the hair
  • Enhances curls and waves definition
  • Lightweight and does not feel sticky and heavy on the hair

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Repair damaged hair to the core with this luxury hair oil enriched with Mirsalehi Honey. It seals in natural hair moisture making the hair softer, healthier and stronger. This multi-purpose oil can be a pre-styling product, finishing oil for the shiny look and overnight hair treatment.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. Those with damaged hair can also use this product to repair and rebuild hair to the core.

Intended use: Use this as a repairing oil for damaged hair. You can also use this hair oil as an overnight treatment for your curls to make them softer and healthier. It can be used as pre-styling hair oil or finishing oil to make the hair look shiny.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Reparative hair oil for damaged hair
  • Overnight treatment for healthier and softer hair
  • Pre-styling and finishing hair oil
  • Locks in hair’s natural moisture

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Give your hair a refreshing scent while keeping it moisturized and shiny. This hair perfume is enriched with Mirsaheli Honey to keep hair nourished. It has a refreshing Gisou’s signature scent that keeps the hair smelling like the floral Mirsaheli Bee Garden.

Who the product is for: This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. This product is highly recommended for those who sweat a lot and those who love the outdoor and need constant hair refreshing.

Intended use: Use this product to refresh your hair without drying the hair.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Refreshes the hair
  • Give a floral Mirsaheli Bee Garden scent 
  • Keeps the hair moisturized 
  • Makes the hair look shiny and healthy

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Protect your hair from damage caused by heat from a blow dryer, hair styling tools and the sun. It is infused with Propolis, a substance used by bees to make their hives strong. It can protect your hair from heat up to 260℃or 446℉. It helps prevent damage and breakage while enhancing the texture and definition of your hair.

Who the product is for:

This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. This is for those who often use heat to style their hair, our for those who love spending time outdoors or on the beach under the sun.

Intended use:

Use this as a protectant from damage caused by heat styling or by overexposure to the heat of the sun. Use every time you use any styling tool that uses heat like a blow dryer or hair iron.

Summary of features and benefits

  • Protects hair from damage caused by heat styling
  • Protects the hair from damage caused by the heat of the sun
  • Protect the hair from UV rays
  • Prevents split ends and breakage
  • Enhance the hair’s natural texture and definition
  • Helps control frizz
  • Safe for all hair types and hair texture
  • Paraben-free and sulfate-free

Gisou Curling Tool

Gisou Curling Tool

Create the perfect and bouncy curls with this limited-edition curling tool. It has a 1-inch ceramic barrel and 10 temperature settings making it a versatile tool for styling any hair type. It is encased in a sustainable paper pulp tool case with a custom honey-dipper design. It comes with a silicone heat mat for ease of use during styling.

Who the product is for:

This product is suitable for all hair types and all hair textures. This product is for those who want perfect and bouncy curls. 

Intended use:

Use this styling tool to create perfect and bouncy curls. Pair it with Gisou Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray to protect your stands from dryness and heat damage.

Summary of features and benefits

  • For perfect and bouncy curls
  • Has an iconic honey-dipper design
  • With 10 temperature settings suitable for all hair types and hair textures
  • Comes with a silicone heat mat to protect the surface from heat

FAQ

What does “Gisou” stand for?

Gisou is a Persian word that means women’s hair, an ode to the brand founder’s roots.

Who owns Gisou?

Gisou is founded by an Iranian influencer named Negin Mirsalehi.

Where is Gisou manufactured?

Gisou products are all manufactured in the Netherlands except for the Honey Infused Hair Oil.

How often do you use Gisou hair oil?

Gisou Hail Oil can be used daily. But remember that a little goes a long way so keep an eye on the amount of hair oil that your hair needs.

Is Gisou natural?

Gisou did not promote their product to be 100% natural or vegan. The main ingredient which is Mirsaheli Honey is all-natural and sustainably derived from Mirsaheli Honey Bee Garden.

What does Gisou smell like?

Gisou has the scent of its signature Honey infused fragrance. The Propolis line has a propolis-infused fragrance. 

 

Takeaway

The first product I tried from this line is their iconic Honey Infused Hair Perfume. I did not put any big expectations on this hair perfume other than it will make my hair smell good. I am quite surprised that more than just making my hair smell like a floral garden, it also makes my hair look shiny and softer. Then I tried the other hair products from Gisou like the Honey Infused Shampoo and Conditioner and now I am hooked. It is not often that an influencer will come up with a brand and really deliver. Nigen Mirsaheli is one of those that really understand what curly hair needs. And her passion for beekeeping translates into haircare and skincare products that work for us and care for the environment.  

 

How To Check Scalp Type:Understanding your scalp type, scalp care and tips

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We all know that great hair comes from a healthy scalp. But most of the time, we take our scalp for granted and only pay attention to our hair. We focus too much on the hair strands that we forget to take care of the scalp. And I bet you don’t even know your scalp type.

So how are you supposed to take care of your scalp if you don’t even know the basics? Don’t worry! We got you covered. By the time you finish reading, you probably will understand your scalp type. And you will know how to check scalp type and take care for it.

What are the different types of scalps? And what should we do about them?

To give the best care for your scalp, first, you need to determine your scalp type. One way to determine your scalp type is by looking at your hair. Our scalp produces oil which is beneficial to the hair strands. But some produce more oil compared to others. If you need to wash your hair frequently, it is likely that you have an oily scalp. Another way to test is by blotting your scalp. A normal scalp will have a small translucent part on the blotting paper while an oily scalp will saturate the blotting paper with more oil. Do this blotting test after 2 days from your shampoo day.

Dry scalp

dry scalp with dandruff

A dry scalp is prone to itchy and flaking. If you notice white flakes falling on your shoulders, with itchiness on the scalp, you might have a dry scalp. A dry scalp happens when your pH level is high and your scalp produces less sebum. Sebum is the oily and waxy substance produced by the sebaceous glands. This sebum is essential in keeping the scalp to keep the bacteria away and keep the hair strands moisturized. Dryness and hair breakage is usually the effect of less sebum production on the scalp.

Oily scalp

oily scalp type with alot of sebum

Oily scalp is the opposite of a dry scalp. If a dry scalp does not produce enough sebum, an oily scalp produces more than the normal amount of sebum. The overproduction of sebum in the scalp makes the hair oily and heavy, making the hair look flat. An oily scalp if not washed properly can attract dirt and dust. The build-up of dust and dirt in the hair can irritate the scalp causing dandruff.

Normal scalp

Normal scalp with balanced ph level

A normal scalp is the ideal scalp type. It produces the right amount of sebum and has the pefect pH level. This scalp type produces healthy and beautiful hair.

Combination scalp

Combination scalp type

A combination scalp can be confusing sometimes. There are patches on your scalp that are oily, at the same time, there are patches that are dry. If your hair is dull and has a wiry texture, you might have a combination scalp. This is the effect of an overproducing sebaceous gland and poor scalp condition. The overproduced sebum from the sebaceous gland is absorbed back by the dry part of the scalp. This prevents the hair from absorbing the natural oil from the scalp, hence producing dry hair strands.

The Importance of Properly Maintaining Your Scalp

Every scalp is different from the other and that means you need to choose a shampoo accordingly. Your hair needs a proper scalp care regime to maintain its health. The type of skin on your scalp can define what products will work best for you.

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As we mentioned, great hair comes from a healthy scalp. It is important to keep the health of your scalp in check so you can also have beautiful and healthy hair. A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair. Having a dry scalp or an oily scalp does not mean that your scalp cannot be healthy. Proper hair care products and following hair care tips to match your scalp type can make your scalp healthy. Here are some tips on how to care for your own scalp type.

How to care for a dry scalp?

What a dry scalp need is tons of moisture. Include moisturizing and hydrating hair products in your hair care routine to compensate for the sebum deficiency of your scalp. Wash your hair and scalp at least twice a week to keep your scalp clean and free from bacteria that can irritate your dry scalp. Choose a moisturizing and chemical-free shampoo and conditioner to clean and condition your scalp. You can also use hair oil like coconut oil and tea tree oil to massage your scalp. These oils have antimicrobial properties that can lessen irritation and redness on the scalp. Plus these oils have a moisturizing effect on the hair. 

How to care for an oily scalp?

If you have an oily scalp, you might want to wash your hair more often, say every other day or every 2 days. Oily hair has an excessive amount of sebum production that can build up on the scalp and attract dust and dirt when not washed. This can cause dandruff and make the hair look heavy and flat. Avoid hair care products that are thick and heavy. They can add to the build-up on the scalp and can weigh down the hair. Use styling products like hair mousse to add lift to the hair strands. You may also want to shy away from heavy oils like coconut oil and olive oil for your hair.

How to care for a normal scalp?

If you have a normal scalp, then just continue with the hair care routine that you have. Most likely, your arsenal of hair care products is perfect for your scalp. Just remember to wash your hair and scalp regularly, it can be 2 or 3 times a week depending on your hair needs. Always keep them clean and moisturized.

How to care for a combination scalp?

To take care of a combination scalp, we need to tackle the oily scalp and dry hair. Wash your hair and scalp regularly to remove the sebum build-up on your scalp. But choose a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for the dry areas of your scalp. And to help moisturize your dry tresses. Caring for a combination scalp is like hitting 2 birds with 1 stone. You remove the excess sebum in your scalp at the same time, and you moisturize your dry air and scalp. 

The Right Products for Your Hair Type and Scalp Type

For Dry Scalp

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Aveeno Scalp Soothing Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo & Conditioner

Blended for sensitive scalps to achieve a gentle cleanse and soft bounce from root to tip. It helps to promote a healthy scalp environment while enhancing your hair’s natural beauty.

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Organic Blend of Olive, Lavender, Almond and Grapeseed oils with Vitamin E. 

Day and night moisturizer for hair, skin and nails. This natural hair and scalp care for all hair types moisturizes dry scalp and rejuvenates damaged and brittle hair. It stops chronic scalp itching and gives lasting relief. 

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For Oily Scalp

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Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-free Shampoo 

A soothing scalp shampoo that contains oats and apple cider vinegar to clarify the scalp and restore volume to dull hair. This paraben and the sulphate-free product is safe for all hair types and for colour-treated hair. Get shiny and smooth hair from roots to tips!

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Mamaearth Onion Hair Serum

The nourishing properties of Olive Oil give your hair a frizz-free, sleek look & make it healthy from within. This hair serum strengthens your hair & reduces breakage.

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For Normal scalp

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Paula’s Choice All Over Hair Shampoo & Body Wash

Paula’s Choice All Over Hair & Body Shampoo is 100% Fragrance-Free and Soap-Free, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin and scent sensitivities. Gentle enough for dry skin and colour-treated, hair rinses easily with no heavy build-up or dryness. Suitable for all types of hair.

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For Combination Scalp

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WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Detoxify and cleanse your hair and scalp with this hair rinse. Gentle enough for the dry and itchy scalp but tough enough to clear away excess oil and product build-up on the scalp. Softens and smoothens the hair while preventing frizz and dandruff.

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Olaplex No 6 Bond Smoother

A leave-in reparative styling cream that eliminates frizz, hydrates, and protects all hair types. Strengthens hydrates moisturizes and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing. Eliminate frizz and flyaways. Cruelty free

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How does dehydration affect your hair and scalp?

If you are dehydrated, there is not much moisture to be had for your hair and scalp. Your scalp will be dry which can hinder hair growth and your hair can be prone to split ends and dryness.

 

What is a good scalp treatment to help with dehydration?

A hair care routine with moisturizing and nourishing hair care products can help with supplying the much-needed moisture on the scalp.

 

How to choose the right product for the scalp?

First, you need to know your scalp type. Once you find out your scalp type, you can have a better knowledge of the hair care products that you will use.

 

How do you know if your scalp is oily and dry?

You can know the type of your scalp by looking at the condition of your hair. If your hair is heavy, greasy and flat, chances are you have an oily scalp. If your hair is dry and prone to breakage, you might have a dry scalp.

 

What does a healthy scalp look like?

A healthy scalp has the perfect amount of sebum and does not have flaking and itchiness. It also shows in your healthy and shiny hair.

 

Takeaway

Knowing the type of your scalp can give you a better understanding of how to take care of your scalp. If you take care of your scalp, healthy and beautiful hair will follow. Taking care of your scalp does not require too much of your time. A simple hair care routine with the proper hair care product is the key to a healthy scalp.

  

 

 

 

Vegamour hair mask for thicker, fuller and healthier hair

Admit it, just like me, you are always in the search for the newest hair care product to try and give your hair satisfaction. We have tried one too many products in the market. Some fail while some give us healthy hair. One product that I am very happy and confident to share with you is Vegamour Overnight Restoring hair Mask.

Other than the fact that this product works with my dull hair, this will give you a luxurious feel while you are using it. The scent is heavenly and gives a boost of energy. And believe it or not, when they say “overnight” this product really gives you a healthy-looking hair overnight. Enough of my raving. Lets find out why vegamore hair mask is worth the try.

FACTS:

Best For: All hair types

Uses: Repairs damaged hair

Potential Allergens: None

Active Ingredients: Karmatin – a vegan b-silk protein that replaces traditional Keratin

Cruelty-Free: Yes

Price: $58.00

About The Vegamour Brand

vegamore range of products

A brand that provides holistic long-term treatment and solutions to promote healthy and beautiful hair using only natural ingredients. The brand is guided by four pillars:

1. Bioavailability
2. Clean 100% vegan ingredients
3. Holistic hair wellness and
4. Science-backed results

They harness the power of nature thru science to provide a long-term solution to hair problems for healthier and more beautiful hair.

Vegamour Overnight Restoring Mask (Product Summary)

A deeply nourishing hair mask powered by Karmatin that adapts to your hair’s specific needs upon contact. This restoring mask is for dry and damaged hair. It provides deep hydration, reduces frizz and enhances the colour and shine of the hair. It also helps in protecting colour-treated and heat-treated hair.

The product is 100% vegan and free from toxic chemicals, phthalates, silicones and artificial fragrances. The aromatherapeutic scent is a combination of Jasmine, Ylang-ylang and Yuzu to boost the mood and alleviate anxiety.

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Vegamour mask for hair growth

vegamour mask for hair growth

This overnight restoring hair mask boasts its non-toxic and all-natural ingredients that restore healthy and beautiful hair. This product provides a holistic approach to damaged hair. It creates a healthy follicular ecosystem that promotes a healthy environment for hair growth. Then there is Karmatin which is a vegan b-silk protein that can substitute keratin which is a natural protein in the hair and nails. Karmatin acts as a filler to smoothen, strengthen and adds shine to every hair strand.

Conclusion

Like all the other sceptical customers, I was also on the fence if I should buy and try this product. We have seen and heard all promises from hair care products. Some fell flat while some really keep up to their word. And Vegamour Overnight Restoring Hair Mask is one product that walks the talk.

Although my hair is not badly damaged, it does not look healthy either. So I thought this product might be too much for my hair’s needs. But surprisingly, this product seems to have a mind of its own and addressed my particular hair needs. I was delighted by how much this mask brought back life to my dull hair. Try it for yourself and see how this product can answer your specific hair needs.

Top 5 Hair Perfume: A Guide To Blissful Fragrance Experience

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Hair perfume is now becoming a trend in the hair care community. No, this is not the usual perfume that you spray on your body. Hair perfume is specifically meant to be used for the hair. Perfume for hair has a different formulation compared to your regular perfume. They have less alcohol content so the hair will not be dry and will stay moisturized. If you come across perfume hair reviews, you will notice that most users are not only satisfied with the fragrance of their hair but the shine and structure of their hair as well.

What are the key benefits of hair perfume?

Like we said earlier, hair perfume is specifically made for the hair. Apart from making the hair smell heavenly, it also helps in keeping the hair shiny and moisturized. Compared to your normal perfume, it contains less alcohol so it will not dry your hair. Most hair perfume is water-based. This means that it will not leave too much residue on the hair so no product build-up. They are also very light in the hair so you don’t need to worry about flat and limp-looking hair. Some hair perfumes are also UV protectants that can protect your hair from the heat of the sun.

Why are people obsessed with this new trend?

People are getting obsessed with this latest fashion trend. Well, no surprise there. Who doesn’t want good smelling hair? And not only that! You will also get the full benefits of using hair perfume. 

How to use hair perfume and tips on how to choose the perfect one for you?

perfumes for hair

Now that we have convinced you to dip your toes in this newest fashion trend, it’s time to finally experience this yourself. This is super simple and easy to use.

  1. Wash your hair with your normal unscented shampoo. Remember, clean hair is the base of all good hair care routines.
  2. Condition your hair with an unscented conditioner. Hair perfume can only help to moisturize your hair. You still need to prep and condition your hair. 
  3. Dry your hair before applying hair perfume. Although hair perfume contains a small amount of alcohol, it can still be flammable. Hot air and alcohol do not mix well.
  4. You can directly spray the hair perfume about 6 inches away from your hair. Or you can also spray the perfume on your hairbrush and use it to comb your hair.

And now you will ask, from the many hair perfumes on the market, which one is the right one for my hair? It depends on your hair needs. If you are an active person who loves playing under the sun, then choose a hair perfume with UV to protect your hair from sun damage. There are hair perfumes that cater to dry or oily hair. Before you buy your hair perfume, make sure to know the needs of your hair.

 

Top 5 hair perfumes on Amazon – Our pick

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Chanel No.5 Hair Mist 

A hair mist with the floral scent of rose and jasmine housed in the iconic channel transparent bottle. It leaves the hair shiny with a silky texture.

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Let us go a little fancy here. For a hefty price tag, you will definitely get a heavenly scent. The fragrance lasts the whole day plus my hair feels silky and shiny. Yes, it is on the expensive side but it can last for months so you will get total value for what you paid for.

 

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Pacifica Beauty, Island Vanilla Hair and Body Perfume

Smell like island paradise from head to toe with the sensual blend of sweet and sultry vanilla and honey-jasmine scent with the base of tea. Formulated free from parabens, sulphates and petroleum with clean beauty and compassion for the planet in mind.

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With almost 7000 positive reviews on Amazon, there is no reason not to try this product. The best thing about this product for me is I can use it for my body and my hair. So I will not have a contrasting scent between my body perfume and my hair perfume. I also like that this product is lighter than normal perfume so I can use it as my everyday perfume.

 

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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil 

Get hydration, nourishment and shine in one hair perfume bottle. Enriched with Mirsalehi Honey from Mirsalehi bee garden that leaves a trail of floral bee garden scent. The honey present in this hair perfume makes the hair shiny and healthy-looking.

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This is one of the best smelling hair perfumes in my collection. It is a combination of sweet honey and floral garden smell which I always use when I feel like being feminine. It comes in 50ml and 100ml bottles so you have an option of trying a smaller bottle for your first purchase. But I assure you, you will definitely buy a second and bigger bottle.

 

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Jo Malone Hair Mist English Pear and Freesia Hair Mist

A lightweight hair mist with a mellow and golden scent from English Pear and Freesia. It is enriched with Argan oil and Pro-Vitamin E that nourish the hair and leave it shiny.

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What I love the most about this product is that it is lightweight, as if I didn’t spray anything on my hair. It feels like my head is enveloped with a fruity smell. Every time I touch my hair, the scent of this hair mist gets more pronounced.

 

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Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume

A hair perfume that is formulated with the scent of Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Lemon and Pepper. It has a unique formula that leaves the hair luminous and nourished throughout the day.

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This is my go-to hair mist for evening dinner or formal occasions. For me, it is on a more serious scent and fitting for formal occasions. I highly recommend this for men who want a subtle perfume for their hair.

 

FAQ

What is the difference between hair perfume and perfume? Can you use perfume in your hair?

Hair perfume is specifically made for the hair. It has lower alcohol content so it will not make your hair dry. It is not advisable to use your normal perfume for the hair. Normal perfume can dry the hair.

Is it safe to use hair perfume for the hair?

Yes, hair perfume is formulated for the hair. They can also help in making the hair look shiny and moisturized.

Can you use hair perfume for your body?

There are hair perfumes that you can use for your body and your hair. Generally, hair perfumes are safe and can be used for the skin. But some skin may react differently to hair perfume so we still suggest using a regular perfume for your body.

 

8 DIY Hair Masks For Curly Hair

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Our pantry is a treasure trove of ingredients that we can use to create our own all-natural hair care products. One popular DIY hair care item is a hair mask for curly hair and surprisingly, they work. Simple yet effective for many different hair issues – hair thinning, flaking and dandruff, dry and damaged hair. Name it and your pantry can solve it. All you need to do is a little bit of research and you can create your very own hair mask for your curly hair. Here are some of the most popular and effective hair masks that you can try at home.

For product build-up

Baking soda and shampoo for product build up

Product build-up is often caused by too many products on your hair. Product build-up can cause dandruff and flaking if not properly washed. Regular shampoo and conditioner can remove most of the product build-up in your hair and scalp. But if you want to go all-natural and you want to go “no-poo”, here is one DIY hair mask for your curls.

 

Things you need

  1. Half a cup of your regular shampoo
  2. 1-2 tablespoons baking soda

How to use:

Combine your shampoo and baking soda in one clean container. Pour it over your hair and gently massage the mixture onto your scalp. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Risks:

Baking soda is made from small crystals that can be too harsh for your scalp. This may also cause irritation and dryness to your skin.

 

For frizzy and damaged hair

Avocado for frizzy and damaged hair

Frizzy and damaged hair is usually caused by too much styling using chemicals and heat. It can also be caused by the lack of moisture and natural oil in the hair. A DIY hair mask that can replenish the hair’s moisture and can strengthen the hair is what you need.

Things you need:

  1. ½ avocado
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 tablespoon honey

How to use:

Combine all the ingredients in one clean bowl. Mix well to a paste consistency. Apply on your wet hair starting from the roots to the tips making sure that every strand is coated. Use a shower cap to cover your hair. Blow-dry your hair inside the shower cap for 10 minutes for maximum effect. Rinse thoroughly after 20 minutes.

Risks:

This DIY hair mask is generally safe to use. Although some people might be allergic to any of the ingredients so you might need to do a spot test before applying this to your hair.

 

For dry hair

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When your hair is dry, the number solution for that is to moisturize. Coconut oil is a natural ingredient that is proven to moisturize hair. It can lock in moisture to the hair shaft and help prevent dryness.

Things you need:

  1. Coconut oil

How to use:

Warm the coconut oil in a microwave. When it is warm to the touch, apply it to your damp hair avoiding the scalp. Leave on to your hair overnight covered with a shower cap. In the morning rinse with your usual shampoo.

Risks:

Coconut oil is heavy oil. Too much of this product on your hair can create product build-up on the hair and scalp. Coconut oil if not washed off properly from the scalp may cause bacteria build-up that can irritate the scalp.

 

For fine thinning hair

olive oil and honey for fine thinning hair

Thinning hair is usually caused by genes, stress and medical conditions. It is also a common sign of aging. When we age, the production of hair slows down causing our hair to thin. We cannot stop our bodies from aging and from thinning hair but we can slow down the process. Products that contain proteins like eggs can be used to slow down hair thinning.

Things you need:

  1. 2 egg yolks
  2. 2 ripe bananas
  3. 2-3 tablespoons of honey
  4. 2 tablespoons of olive oil

How to use:

Blend all the ingredients in a blender to a puree consistency. Apply directly to the hair and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Risks:

Too much protein in your hair can also harm your hair. Protein overload may cause dryness to your hair and can even cause split ends. So be careful not to overdo this protein hair mask.

 

For dullness

raw honey for dullness hair

Too much hairstyling using heat and chemicals can cause dull hair. Heat and chemical styling cause the hair to lose shine and look lackluster. You can bring back the shine and luster of your hair using apple cider vinegar as part of your hair care routine.

Things you need:

  1. Apple cider vinegar
  2. Raw honey
  3. Coconut oil

How to use:

Combine equal parts of honey, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil in a clear container. Massage the mixture gently to the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash with your regular shampoo.

Risks:

Some people may be allergic to apple cider vinegar so do a spot test before using it as a hair mask. Apple cider vinegar is acid so be careful with the amount that you will use.

 

For hair growth

Cinnamon and coconut oil for hair growth

A simple way to promote hair growth is to give your scalp a good massage to allow a better circulation of blood in your scalp. Proper blood circulation means that there is enough oxygen in your scalp that can help in hair growth. A clean and healthy scalp is your best bet for faster hair growth. Cinnamon is an anti-microbial spice that helps in stimulating blood circulation.

Things you need:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Coconut oil

How to use:

Mix equal parts of cinnamon and coconut oil in a clean container. Massage the mixture directly to the scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. 

Risks:

Cinnamon is generally safe for the skin. But a large concentration of this in the scalp can cause irritation and allergies.

 

For irritated scalp

green tea and vinegar for irritated scalp

If you are heavily scratching your scalp, chances are that you have an irritated scalp. The irritated scalp can start with simple flaking and dandruff that can lead to irritation if not taken care of. The irritated scalp can also be caused by bacteria that are formed in the scalp. The combination of green tea which soothes the scalp and the anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint can help you with your irritated scalp.

Things you need:

  1. 1 cup of green tea
  2. 2 drops of peppermint oil
  3. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

How to use:

Mix all the ingredients together and directly apply to the scalp. Massage your scalp with this mix and leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Risks:

Some people may be allergic to the ingredients listed above. Make sure to do a spot test before you apply it to your scalp. Also, watch out for the quantity of apple cider vinegar that you will use. The acid content of ACV may irritate your scalp.

 

For greasy hair

egg white and lemon for greasy hair

Greasy hair is often caused by too much production of oil in the hair and scalp. Couple that with product build-up from hair care products that you use and you have heavy and greasy hair. Egg whites and lemon are items in your pantry that can help eliminate greasy hair.

Things you need:

  1. 1 egg white
  2. Half lemon

How to use:

Combine the egg white and the juice of half a lemon and apply it directly to the hair. Make sure that all strands are covered. Leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour and rinse with lukewarm water.

Risks:

The acid content of lemon may cause an allergic reaction to your skin and scalp. Do a patch test before using this hair mask on your scalp.

Takeaway

DIY hair masks are a cheap, simple yet effective way to solve different curly hair issues. There are many other DIY hair masks for curly hair that you can do using the many ingredients that you can find in your pantry. Try it for yourself and see how these humble ingredients can bring your curls back to life.

Tiktok Trending Glycolic Acid For Your Hair

We are no strangers to glycolic acid. We often hear and see this acid on skincare brands. But glycolic acid for your hair? Hmmm…not until a trend started on Tiktok. Apparently, glycolic acid can cure dandruff. I needed to find out the science behind this claim. So I did some reading and here is what I discovered.

Glycolic acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is commonly used in skincare products. It is a water-soluble crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water making it easily absorbed by the skin. It is commonly used in skincare products to improve skin texture and slow down aging. It is also a powerful component of acne-fighting products. But what does it do to the hair? What is glycolic acid on hair products?

To explain the benefits of glycolic acid in the hair, let us go back to how it works on the skin. Glycolic acid works by creating a peeling effect on the skin. The glycolic acid absorbed by the skin breaks the bond between the top layer of the skin and the next layer. Thus creating a peeling effect that reveals the new and younger skin underneath. Apart from this, on acne-prone skin, glycolic acid acts as a peeling agent for gunk and oil build-up on the skin preventing acne.

How does this apply to the hair and scalp? How do you use this in the hair?

In the same way, glycolic acid works on the skin, glycolic acid when absorbed by the scalp weakens the bond between the dead skin and the newer skin underneath. Thus removing flakes and dandruff on the scalp. Many of you will ask if glycolic acid can also make the hair grow longer and stronger. The answer is that a healthy scalp breeds healthy hair. We all know that healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp. Once your scalp rakes in the benefits of glycolic acid, with the help of other compatible hair care products, you can have stronger and healthier hair.

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How to apply glycolic acid to the hair?

Apply glycolic acid on your wet or dry scalp as a pre-shampoo treatment. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner. Do this once or twice a week.

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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

This toning solution offers a gentle exfoliation that improved skin brightness and clarity. It contains 7% glycolic acid making it compatible with sensitive skin.

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This product has been on the market for a while and I must admit I don’t really care about this product until it became a Tiktok sensation. To my regret, I should have used this product earlier. It is cheap and does not break the bank. And it does work!

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It is used for multiple purposes like underarm odour control, sweaty armpit, treating dark areas, craked feet, strawberry skin, lightening acne scars, dandruff, bikini razor bumps or ingrown.

Safety and Precaution

Although most glycolic acid in the market is safe, it is still advisable to do a patch test before using this product. Some skin is uber-sensitive and may react differently using this acid. Using glycolic acid on the scalp is generally safe but too much of this product can weaken the hair and may cause hair loss. Limit your use of glycolic acid as a scalp scrub or treatment to only once or twice a week.

 

FAQ

Can glycolic acid really improve dandruff and the appearance of a flaky scalp?

  • Yes, glycolic acid is effective in removing dandruff and flakes.

 

Is glycolic acid good for your scalp?

  • Yes, glycolic acid is good for the scalp if you use it properly. Use for only once or twice a week to avoid weakening your hair and scalp.

 

Can I leave glycolic acid in the scalp overnight?

  • Use glycolic acid as a pre-shampoo treatment and leave it on your scalp for up to 10 minutes. Wash with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

 

How long should I leave glycolic acid in the scalp?

  • We recommend leaving glycolic acid on the scalp for a few minutes, up to 10 minutes.

 

What are the side effects of glycolic acid?

  • Sensitive skin may react differently to glycolic acid. This may cause redness and irritation to your skin. On the scalp, using glycolic acid in excess can weaken the hair strands.

 

What should you not mix with glycolic acid?

  • Glycolic acid is not compatible with salicylic acid. These two products are proven to work in removing dead skin, but mixing them can cause skin irritation.

 

When should I use glycolic acid in my routine?

  • Use glycolic acid as a pre-shampoo treatment. Wash it off using your regular shampoo and conditioner.

 

How to use glycolic acid safely?

  • When using any acid or chemical, always follow the instructions in the bottle. These instructions are given by the manufacturer with the intention of safety and efficacy.

 

What are the other uses of glycolic acid?

  • Apart from preventing flakes and dandruff, glycolic acid is also used in the skincare and cosmetic industry for its anti-aging benefits. It is also used to help in preventing acne and clarifying the skin.

 

Can I use Vitamin C  with glycolic acid?

  •  It is not advisable to use Vitamin C with glycolic acid. Both are acids that might burn the skin if used in excess.

 

Takeaway

Tiktok has created many different trends. Some are useful and some might be questionable. One of the useful trends is the glycolic acid for the hair. Although glycolic acid in the right amount is generally safe for use, doing your own research is the best before jumping on the bandwagon. The safest way is to consult a professional, especially with things that can affect your health and safety. 

 

The beginner’s guide to apple cider vinegar for curly hair

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We are all familiar with apple cider vinegar. We often use it as s dip for our favourite food or as a dressing for our favourite salad. We are all familiar with the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. It is a healthier option for people who are trying to lose weight and lower their cholesterol. But apple cider vinegar for curly hair? This is the first time I heard this and clearly, I needed to make some research. And surprisingly, here’s what I found out about the benefits and wonders of apple cider vinegar for curly hair.

What is apple cider vinegar?

Before we go into the wonderful benefits of apple cider vinegar for curly hair, let me introduce to you this humble yet powerful condiment in our pantry. Apple cider vinegar also known as ACV is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice. It is usually used for cooking as salad dressing, dip and marinating. The health benefits of apple cider vinegar include burning fats for weight loss, lowering cholesterol, decreasing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity. You can now add promoting healthier and bouncier curls to the long list of benefits that we can get from apple cider vinegar. Here is a breakdown of the many benefits that our curly hair can get from this humble item in our pantry.

  1. Balances the PH level of our hair and scalp
  2. Exfoliates the scalp
  3. Promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation on the scalp
  4. Prevents bacteria and fungus in the hair
  5. Prevents split ends
  6. Prevent frizz and adds shine to the hair

What is apple cider vinegar rinse?

Apple cider vinegar rinse is the most common way to include this ingredient in your curly hair care routine. You can create this hair rinse using the most basic ingredients in your pantry and the process is super simple. No rocket science is needed.

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What type of hair can use apple cider vinegar?

Those with high porosity hair can greatly benefit from this DIY hair rinse. It works by closing down and sealing the hair cuticle. Use this hair rinse once a week. But if you have low porosity hair, you might need to step on the breaks. Apple cider vinegar might be too strong for your hair so you may need to dilute it with more water. Also, use it once every two weeks or twice a month.

What you need: 

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Regular shampoo
  • Essential oil (optional)

How to use

  1. Combine ⅓ apple cider vinegar and 1 quart of water in a clean bottle. Mix them thoroughly. 

Tip: You can add your favorite essential oil like rosemary oil or lavender oil to your mixture for added benefit.

  1. Cleanse your hair with your favorite shampoo and rinse well. 
  2. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and let it stay for 30 seconds to a minute. 
  3. Rinse with cold water.

Tips: Use cold water when rinsing off the apple cider vinegar from your hair. Cold water will help in sealing the hair shaft to make it look shinier.

Things to remember:

  1. When using apple cider vinegar rinse, avoid contact with the eyes. Vinegar might sting your eyes and may cause irritation.
  2. Apple cider vinegar might not be the best for color-treated hair. The acid in the apple cider vinegar may strip off your hair color.
  3. Too much vinegar may damage your hair. Make sure you get the proportions right.
  4. Rinse your hair properly to lessen the smell. But don’t get bothered by the smell. It will go away and will not leave a strong smell in your hair.

 

Recommended products:

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Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Zesty and full of natural goodness! This organic, vegan and gluten-free product contains live “Mother” of vinegar that speeds ups fermentation. It helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, controlling appetite for weight gain management and managing blood cholesterol.

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My pantry will not be complete without this product. Not only for my hair but for my salad, my marinates and even for my drinks. And the best part is it comes very cheap but the quality is so good!

 

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dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

A healthy alternative to regular shampoo that locks in your hair color. It cleanses the hair and removes impurities without stripping your hair’s natural oil. Rebalances your hair’s PH and seals in hair cuticle to make it shiny and frizz-free. Infused with lavender and aloe for added softness and shine.

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When I am in the mood for no-poo, I use this to clean my hair. It is super easy to use with its nozzle that makes sure that the product is directly applied to the hair. Zero waste so you get 100% value for your money!

 

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WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner Set 

A nourishing detox treatment set for your hair and scalp. This hydrating shampoo and conditioner open up clogged scalp and hair follicles to remove gunk and product build-up leaving hair clean and refreshed. It is safe for colour-treated curly hair and works best to revive dry and damaged hair.

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I wanted to try apple cider vinegar, but I just coloured my curls, so I was hesitant about it. Good thing I found this shampoo and conditioner set and now I can soak my curls with all the goodness of apple cider vinegar. All I can say is WOW! This product can really make my curls clean and healthy.

FAQ

Is an ACV rinse for everyone?

  • ACV rinse is best for high porosity hair. ACV rinse may not be best for low porosity hair.

When should you use an ACV for curly hair?

  • If you feel like there is a ton of gunk and product build-up on your hair, use ACV rinse as a substitute for your regular shampoo.

How often should I use AVC rinse?

  • You can use ACV rinse once or twice a week. For low porosity hair, you can use this once or twice a month.

Can you use ACV rinse to clarify your hair?

  • Yes, ACV rinse can clarify your hair. It also helps in exfoliating the scalp to prevent flaking and dandruff.

What’s the difference between AVC rinse and a clarifying shampoo?

  • ACV rinse is a good substitute for clarifying shampoo if you want to go no poo. A clarifying shampoo is still the best way to cleanse your hair from gunk and product build-up. So even if you use ACV rinse for cleansing your hair, you still need to do a reset wash using a clarifying shampoo.

Can we directly apply apple cider vinegar to the hair?

  • It is not advisable to apply pure apple cider vinegar to your hair. Dilute ACV with water to create a rinse. Use ACV rinse to cleanse your hair instead of pure ACV.

Can too much ACV ruin my curly hair?

  • Yes, excessive ACV can harm your curls. ACV contains acid that might damage your hair if applied in excess to your hair.

 

What are there side effects of using ACV rinse on the hair?

  •  Excessive use of ACV rinse can damage your damage. Also, AVC rinses if gets in contact with your eyes can cause irritation.

 

Will my hair smell weird if I use ACV rinse?

  • ACV rinse can leave a smell on your hair but only for a short while. The smell will go away in no time.

Takeaway

Apple cider vinegar is a superstar when it comes to health benefits. And now we can add healthier hair and scalp to that list. But ACV is not for everyone. ACV contains acid that may cause irritation to the skin. Before using ACV as part of your hair care routine, do a spot test to know if this product is compatible with your skin and hair type. Why don’t you try it out and see for yourself if ACV is for you and your curls?   

 

 

5 Best Shea Butter For Hair

Shea butter is a very common ingredient in hair care products. Find out what makes this natural product a superstar in the curly hair care community and how you can benefit from it.

We often see and hear shea butter on most hair care products available in the market. But what is shea butter and why has it become a superstar in the hair care industry, especially for curly hair? Shea butter for hair is a fat extracted from the nuts of a shea tree. It is a natural ingredient that helps in moisturizing the hair and promotes hair growth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing redness on the scalp and prevents dandruff. It can be used as hair oil or more commonly, used as an ingredient to hair care products.

Benefits of Shea butter for hair

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Shea butter as a hair moisturizer

Shea butter is a good moisturizer for the hair and scalp. It seals the hair strands to lock in hair’s natural moisture. It also contains Vitamin A and E and fatty acids that add shine to the hair.

Shea butter prevent hair loss and help hair growth

Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that make the scalp healthy. We know that a healthy scalp promotes healthy hair. It strengthens the hair follicles that prevent hair loss and promote stronger hair strands.

Soothes dry and itchy scalp

Shea butter when absorbed by the scalp eases the itchy and dry scalp, hence preventing flakes and dandruff. The fat-rich ingredient does not clog the pores and moisturize the hair strands from its roots. 

Protect against heat damage and UV rays

Shea butter provides a natural barrier to the hair that protects it from damage caused by heat. It is easily absorbed by the hair that serves as a protective layer against UV rays. Apply a thin layer to your hair when damp before using a hairdryer or diffuser. 

Frizzy hair solution with Shea butter

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Shea butter has soothing properties which help to protect from split ends and frizzy hair.
It acts like a natural conditioner that helps to coat hair strands and smooth out your scalp.  

How to use Shea butter for hair?

As hair oil

Shea butter has a solid consistency. To use it as hair oil, heat a small amount in a bowl and massage it to the hair. Unlike other heavy oils like coconut oil and olive oil, shea butter does not clog the scalp. You can massage it on the hair and scalp. Massaging the scalp with shea butter can help in promoting healthy hair follicles and stronger hair.

An additional ingredient to shampoo and conditioner

Some hair care products already contain shea butter. But if you have hair care products like shampoo and conditioner that don’t, you can simply add a few drops of warm shea butter to them. This will give you shea butter benefits without wasting any product.

Use Shea butter as a hair mask

Using shea butter as a hair mask works as a natural deep conditioner and hair moisturizer. You can make your own shea butter at home by combining warm shea butter and aloe vera gel. You can also add Vitamin E for added benefit. Combine these three ingredients together. Massage it to the hair and scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. 

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Here are some tips for the curly hair community for using shea butter.

  1. Combat your dry and frizzy hair with shea butter. Apply shea butter to your hair before leaving the house. Shea butter is an emollient. It acts as a sealant to trap hair’s moisture that prevents frizz and dryness.
  2. Apply shea butter to your hair before blow-drying. This will protect your hair strands from heat damage.
  3. If you have an itchy scalp, massage shea butter on your hair and scalp. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and swelling.
  4. You can also use shea butter on your skin. It is easily absorbed by the skin like the scalp promoting hair growth and healthy strands.

Our top 5 Shea butter hair products

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Shea Moisture Raw Butter Deep Moisturizing Masque

Transform chemically treated and damaged hair with this hair masque while giving it moisture. It is blended with Shea butter and natural botanicals that restores hair’s natural lipids. It contains no harmful chemicals and is compatible with type 3 and 4 hair.

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Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

Activate your hair’s natural curl and definition with this curl activator cream. Formulated with shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil that volumizes and defines the curls. Plus, it prevents frizz for bouncier and shinier-looking curls.

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Shea Moisture Raw Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

A shea butter duo that locks in hair moisture and keeps the scalp nourished and hydrated. The mixture of shea butter and other natural ingredients like sea kelp, and Argan oil restores dry and damaged hair. A perfect duo to bring back life to your curls.

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Shea Moisture Leave-in Conditioner Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner

It is a reparative leave-in conditioner that softens and detangles hair. It nourishes, moisturizes and supports elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. It provides a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. Peppermint oil stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience.

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Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Leave-in Conditioning Mist

A hydrating leave-in conditioner that instantly repairs hair to keep it shiny and soft. It is made from pure shea butter that repairs damage and prevents breakage. A versatile product that can be used as a hydrating mist and frizz control without weighing the hair down.

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Takeaway

Shea butter is a superstar in the health and beauty world for a reason. It is a versatile product that can be used on the hair and skin. It has multiple benefits that can really make even the most damaged curls back to life. There are many different products available in the market with Shea butter. So no matter what your hair issue or hair type is, there will always be a product perfect for your needs.

 

Best hair color for men: Why you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with colors in your hair?

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Hair Color For Men

Hair coloring is one popular way to refresh and change the overall look. This has become one common men’s hairstyle trend and it is not going anywhere. But it has also earned a bad reputation that there are many who wouldn’t even try. There is a misconception that hair coloring and bleaching can dry out the hair hence breakage and split ends. This can be true if hair coloring and bleaching are not done properly. That is why you need to go to professionals and let them take care of your hair and give you a new look.

If you want to have a bold new look or you just want a subtle change in your look, then here are the 12 best hair color for men that will make your curls pop out.

12 Best hair colors for men

Blonde Color 

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A blonde hair color is a great option for curly hair. It highlights and pops curly hair giving depth and dimension. Blonde is trending nowadays because all the celebs and social media influencer has been dyeing their hair. If you are bored with the same dark hair dyes or hair color you can choose blonde for a refresher.

Golden blonde color

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Golden Blonde hair color is an option that many men don’t think to try. If you’re considering going blonde, look at the subtly different shades of blonde to find the best one for your skin tone and personality.

Ash grey 

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If you are new to the hair coloring world and you want to test if changing your hair color fits you, try doing this subtle hair color. A combination of grey and brown, this earthy hair color can give you a new look while keeping your hairstyle safe and simple.

 

Brown color

Brown hair colour
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Brown hair color is one of the favourites for those who want to try a change in hairstyle but still maintain a professional look. This hair color fits almost all skin colors and all hairstyles. 

Copper brown

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This is a light brown hair color with a red-orange undertone. This hair color is best for those with fair complexion. The contrast of copper brown hair color and fair skin tone creates a strong contrast that makes the overall look interesting.

White lightening color

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White is a hair color that needs hairdressing expertise. White lightening hair color if not done properly can create uneven spots on your hair. But if done properly, it looks uber-cool and spotless.

Soft brown

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In recent days, Brownish hues have become particularly popular. Men often go for either black or brown shades, but current trends show that more and more men are experimenting with all sorts of colors. Men with dark brown hair may find this hairstyle flattering for them as it will complement their skin tone and make their face look slimmer.

 

Natural black hair color

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If you have naturally light-colored hair, try coloring your hair black and see how it transforms your overall look. A very basic hair color but can give a strong impact. 

 

Red color

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Red is a fiery color that can be used alone or in combination with other colors. Let this cool hair color speak for itself and define your strong fashion sense.

 

Highlights

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Break the monotony of your natural hair color by adding some highlights to your hair. Light-colored highlights work best for naturally dark-colored hair. While dark highlights work best for light-colored hair.

Green color

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Many men find it difficult to choose bright hair colors. They usually go for the more traditional colors such as brown, blonde, black and red. But why not try something new? Green hair is one of the trending hair colors for those who love to dye their hair. You can choose different shades of green to try on yourself from lime green, and dark green to neon green colors.

Burgundy color

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Burgundy hair color is a type of wine-red shade which on the one hand looks really good for red wine and on the other hand, it’s also very popular among professional football players and rock stars. The burgundy hair color is perfect for those who are looking for an elegant and sexy hairstyle.

How do I make my hair color last longer?

Once you get your hair color done, it is up to you to make it last longer and look vibrant. Taking care of newly colored hair is important to keep the hair color last longer without fading. 

  1. Wash your hair with mild shampoo and conditioner. Some shampoo that contains chemicals can strip off the hair color and dry your hair. 
  2. Use hair care products like hair masks and deep conditioners that can help in maintaining moisture in your hair. This will keep your hair from drying out and getting brittle. 
  3. Wash your hair with cold water to seal up the moisture from your conditioner. 
  4. Do not rub your hair with a towel when drying. Pat dry your hair to avoid rubbing off of colors from your hair.

Here are some products that can make your hair color last longer and more vibrant.

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Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo

Highly concentrated purple shampoo cleanses, tones, and repairs while keeping hair hydrated from roots to ends.

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When taking care of your blonde and grey colored hair Olaplex No.4P is the key. It is a sulphate-free formula that creates a rich lather to neutralize brassiness and boost brightness after one use. Apply to wet hair. Lather fully and let process for 1-3 minutes. Rinse.

 

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Pureology Hydrate Shampoo | For Dry, Color-Treated Hair 

The thirst-quenching formula provides moisture, touchable softness, and extraordinary color protection for dry hair.

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If you are addicted to hair coloring and you have abused your hair, this will save your tresses. Pureology hydrate shampoo is sulphate free creamy shampoo that deeply hydrates normal to thick dry, color-treated hair. It gently removes hair pollutants and product build-up without further drying out the hair.

 

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BIOLAGE Color Last Conditioner 

This nourishing conditioner is essential for maintaining and extending the life of your color. Formulated specifically for color-treated hair, it preserves salon-vibrant color for up to 9 weeks

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Biolage color last conditioner is best for color treated hair. It moisturizes and extends the life of your color, leaving hair soft and detangled with extra shine and depth of color. It repairs structural damage on your hair while keeping the hair hydrated. All these reparative benefits at the same time, make the hair color more vibrant.

 

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair

This hair mask is clinically proven to boost hair strength, shine, and silkiness and improve the long-term health of damaged hair.

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Briogeo hair mask improves chemically treated damaged hair to shiny strong and healthy hair. It is rich in antioxidants,rosehip oil,vitamin b and algae extract which restores the moisture and gives hydration to dry, brittle and colored or over-processed hair.

 

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GIOVANNI 2chic Repairing Super Potion Hair Oil Serum

Repair and strengthen your are over damaged hair with the dual repairing complex from the combination of Blackberry and Coconut oil found on this hair serum. It works as a repair serum while enhancing the color of your hair. An organic and chemical-free product that saves the environment while saving your damaged hair.

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Get instant frizz-free and shiny hair with just a small amount of this repairing hair serum. A small amount goes a long way so just a few drops are all you need. Style your colored hair anytime anywhere without the heavy and sticky feel.

 

How to do a sleek ponytail without ruining your curly hair?

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I have always been wanting to try the iconic Ariana Grande sleek ponytail hairstyle. I imagine myself going out on a dinner date or just on a casual day out with my girlfriends wearing this uber-chic hairstyle. But unfortunately, my curls won’t let me. Not until I discovered ways how to style a sleek ponytail for curly hair without damaging my curls. No rocket science here. Just simple and easy ways to get a sleek ponytail without spending a ton and damaging your hair.  

What is a sleek ponytail? How to style a sleek ponytail without damaging your hair?

A sleek ponytail is an uber-chic yet elegant hairstyle. It is a way to style your hair in a ponytail. But not just any ponytail, it has to be sleek and smooth. It has to be flawless. Usually, the ponytail starts on top of the head with the remainder of the hair flowing freely at your back. For us curly girls, this is not an easy feat. Especially with our hair type. But don’t worry. I got you covered. Here are my tips and trick to get that super stylish sleek ponytail without the damage. 

How to do a sleek ponytail for your curly hair?

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Now that we have prepared the basic tools and products, it’s time to do the deed. Follow these steps to get a stylish sleek ponytail without damaging your curls.

Wash/Condition/Mositurize

Like we said earlier, a good hairstyle starts with clean hair and scalp. Use a chemical-free shampoo and conditioner to refresh your curls. After cleaning your hair, apply moisturizing cream to keep your hair moisturized as your style.

Decide how high or low you want your ponytail.

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After prepping your hair, now you need to decide on the hairstyle. If you want the iconic Ariana Grande ponytail hairstyle, then a high ponytail will fit you. But if you want a more elegant and simple sleek ponytail, you can do a low ponytail around the base of your head. You also need to decide how you want to part your hair. You can do a side part or centre part. And if you want extra styling, do a zigzag pattern when you part your hair.

Create and section

Now that everything is planned, it’s time to do the ponytail. Section your hair as per the part that you decided. Comb your hair to follow the part. You can do this step on either damp or dry hair. Section your hair as you apply your styling product. This will ensure that the products are distributed evenly.

Use a styling gel or hair spray

hair spray on ponytail hairstyle

This step is important for this hairstyle. Applying the right amount of styling gel or pomade will make your hairstyle last longer. Use a styling gel on freshly washed hair and pomade on dry hair. Some opt for a hair spray to hold the hair together.

Brush and secure

Brush your hair in the direction of your part. Smoothen your hair with your palms as you brush them. Once you have your hair in place, secure it with a scrunchie or an elastic band. You can use a fine-toothed comb to smoothen your hair.

Baby hair art on edges

Of course, we cannot forget the edges. Some opt to brush their baby hair together with the rest of the hair. But this is a good chance to add art and style to your sleek ponytail. Using a soft-bristle comb or an old toothbrush, style your edges to whatever shape and design that you want. Apply edge control gel or mousse to keep the shape that you created. Once done, wrap your forehead using a bandana to protect your styled edges while waiting for them to set.

Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to avoid frizz

If you plan on wearing this hairstyle for a few days or even a week, you need to protect it at night. Sleep on a silk or satin pillow to avoid frizz. You can also wrap your head in a silk bandana or sleeping cap. 

How to choose the right product for your hair?

When doing a sleek ponytail, or any other hairstyle, you need to get the right products. With the many hair care products available in the market, which one is the best curly hair product to match your hairstyle? For a sleek ponytail, you will need a wide-tooth comb for your curls and a soft-bristle brush and bandana for your edges. A fine-tooth comb will be useful in making the hair sleek. It is also important to clean your hair before doing this hairstyle so choose a moisturizing and hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Don’t forget a good styling mousse or gel or pomade to hold your hair and edges in place. Make sure your hair gel or pomade will not flake or else it will ruin the whole hairstyle.

Takeaway

Getting a sleek ponytail is easy if you follow these steps and if you choose the right products to use. Try these tips and tricks and I am sure that you can rock a sleek ponytail with your curly hair. Not only is this a stylish hairstyle, but also a protective hairstyle. Once you get your hairstyle right, you also need to take care of it to make it last longer. You take care of your hair and your hair will take care of your looks.