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Hair Care for Different Types of Hair

In the vast multitude of people with different types of hair along with different types of hair problem, there is no single general solution to cover it all. Needless to say that different hair types need different methods of hair care and that one person’s solution could never be applied to another person with the same type of hair problem. Even though that experts try to put a generalized caption to all possible remedies that might co relate one problem of how to maintain those precious tresses hair on your crown, it is still best to take the most individual approach on how to take care of your hair.

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Greasy and Oily Hair:

A little grease and oil on your hair is quite normal to begin with and a total absence of it would indicate that you have a problem concerning dryness that it may possibly lead to weakening of the follicles and result to dry damaged hair. An over abundance of oil however may well signify another problem as well. Be very mindful of what you put in your diet as dietary causes could very well be an issue of an over production of cebum, which is responsible for maintaining the flexibility and suppleness of your hair.

An oily hair does not affect the hair strands, which in one way, is a good indicator that your hair strands are it tip top shape. However, too much oily secretions do tend to damage the scalp, in which fungal build up may well lead to the dreaded propagation of dandruff. Fungi propagate in a very oily scalp, which is the favorite breeding ground of this type of bacteria. It eats up the excess oils of the scalp that eventually finds its way to your hair follicles, resulting to the weakening of the hair strands that promote the thinning and falling out of the hair in a much more faster state.

Proper hair care for this condition involves knowing the basic working dynamics of the shampoo and conditioner that you usually use. Shampoos and conditioners are two very different things and that they both work in very different ways. Greasy hair and greasy scalp conditions may need just one type of shampoo, forgoing the need for a conditioner, but, often times, it is applied to both in a separate method. If you have oily hair and a dry scalp, it is best to use a light shampoo that puts a priority in moisturizing your scalp. A simple moisturizing conditioner can then be applied to the hair after rinsing.

If you have dry hair and an oily scalp, you should use a shampoo that addresses the problem of your oily scalp. Hair moisturizing conditioners must be used in this case with utmost care, avoiding any possible contact with the scalp. It is best to evaluate the condition of both your hair and scalp before trying any form of hair regimen alongside with proper consultation with a hair specialist.

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Dry Hair:

The dryness of hair is not a natural occurrence in the human body, but, it is however an induced state that results from over use of such products as hair coloring, perming and hair ironing tools, hairdryers and other artificial hair altering methods that literally kill your hair strands. These processes contribute to the weakening of the hair strands that they literally break off. It is not enough to be exposed to excessive UV rays that you have to submit your hair to such brutal methods just for the sake of beauty. Swimming pols that have a strong concentration of chlorinated particles do just that along with too much exposure to sea water that the salt in the air and in the salt water of the ocean can make your hair brittle and weak.

Caring for such hair conditions require applications of moisturizers to maintain the moisture content of the hair strands so that they don’t loose their suppleness. Prolonged use of hairdryers and other detrimental tools on your hair would do your hair more benefit. The use of deep moisturizing conditioners that you can leave on your hair is important if you live near an area where there is too much heat and humidity in the air (especially if you live near the beach or an arid region).

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Fine to Thin Hair:

Fine hair because of it’s lack of body and bounce usually falls limp most of the time. There are simple methods of making hair like these bounce to life. Teasing hair will give an illusion of embodiment, though it has to be done with the utmost care to ensure that you do not exert too much stress on your hair strands. Maintain a conservative length of hair style as you can easily style it with wax or hair gel to give it that bouncy look. Thin hair that is too long is very hard to manage and can often times end up in tangles if you tease them too much. Hair thickening products may help quite a bit but only to a point that you can manage it.

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Thick and Curly Hair:

Thick hair does have it’s advantages as they are the least types of hair that suffer from thinning limpness. But it also presents it’s own problems such as frequent itchiness on the scalp. The reason for why this occurs is the lack of ventilation for the scalp to breath. Another contributing factor is in it’s characteristics of not being able to totally rinse off accumulated substances from shampoos and conditioners, leading to the build up of irritating materials underneath the follicles. Keeping your hair short will greatly improve the condition of your scalp as it will allow the proper ventilation of air that your scalp needs. Shorter hair means an easy way to rinse off any possible remnants of shampoos and conditioners that my be left on your scalp, greatly reducing the time it takes for you to rinse it.

Use a clarifying shampoo to make sure you leave no traces of sedimentary deposits of filth on your scalp. This is just to ensure that you get the job right in ridding any possible dirt and grime from your scalp.

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Straight Hair:

You might think that it is just so easy to maintain straight hair? Well, it is not that easy as you may imagine it to be. Straight hair is actually one of the most hard to maintain hair types. It is because straight hair falls flat on the scalp, causing the accumulation of oil and grease, more than other types of hair. It is also one of the hardest types of hair create a hairstyle from it, as it always tends to be stringy ans limp. The use of deep cleansing shampoos can help prevent the onset of dandruff and a weekly trip to the hair salon to apply clarifying gel would greatly enhance body and luster. As a matter of fact, The occurrence of dandruff is more likely to happen in people with straight hair than any other hair types.

 

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Women and Hair Loss

Women consider thinning hair and hair loss a threat when it comes to dealing with such unavoidable circumstances. Thinning hair and hair loss maybe one of the most frustrating conditions that a woman has to face, unless you are going for the “Sinead O’Connor” or “G.I. Jane” look, hair loss and thinning hair conditions are definitely not a happy thought. Hair conditions such as these are a reflection of the present state of a woman’s general over all health. It is a proven indicator that something is not right and medical diagnosis must be sought out at the soonest possible time.

A good comparison would be that of a healthy tree that has suddenly started to wither and has begun to shed it’s leaves. Much as the same in regards to women’s hair loss that may indicate a possibility of any underlying medical conditions that maybe related to thinning hair and hair loss. Most general conditions related to accelerated hair loss come in light of a woman’s menopause and post-menopause stages. It is directly proportional to the steady decline in a woman’s body to produce the needed estrogens that produce an imbalance of hormones. This will lead to the rising levels of the male hormones testosterones,

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The rise of testosterone levels give way to accelerated facial hair growth while triggering hair loss on the crown of the head. This is similarly compared to male pattern baldness but due to the fact that both men and women share a common hereditary genetic base, it is more common in men than in women. Other causes of thinning hair and hair loss would be that of dietary reasons. In a recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was noted that women who live in third world countries have a higher incident of suffering from hair loss and thinning hair compared to women in more developed countries. The results of these studies pointed out nutrition as one of the key factors that contributed to women’s health in regards to hair loss.

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Diseases also plays a big part in determining a concise evaluation as to the causes of hair loss in women. Medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in which results in a rise in androgens, which causes hair loss and hair thinning on the head, unexplained weight gain and cessation of the reproductive organs. The growth of polyps in the ovary may even indicate signs of ovarian cancer at it’s early stages. The over all evaluation of medical practitioners and women’s health specialists have concluded that nutrition is the basis of all causes of health problems, let alone women’s hair loss and hair thinning.

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Doctors have advised a balanced way of nutrition that adapts to the present stressful way of how women go about their routines in a daily basis. Stress triggered hair loss can be minimized to the extent of good nutritional supplements such as fruits and ample amounts of exercise to relieve tension caused by work or personal problems. Of course, keeping up a positive disposition in life helps a great deal as well. Supplementary vitamins such as Vitamins A, B complex, D, E and iron can greatly counter act loss of energy that leads to stress related fatigue. Vitamin C (Citric Acid) is also an essential immune system booster that thwarts off vulnerability to diseases.

 

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Simple Home Remedy Treatments for Oily Hair

Oily hair is one contributing factor that affects hair thinning and hair loss. Most people that suffer hair loss have gone through the state of dandruff problems prior to ending up in an advanced stage of hair thinning. Besides being a hereditary factor, oily hair can might as well be caused by other factors including dietary intake, stress or even misuse of hair grooming products such as shampoos and topical substances. Symptoms of oily hair can be seen as early in childhood for some people or coinciding with puberty. The biological changes in hormonal balance and subsequent fatty dietary intake can contribute in a big way.

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Dandruff:

The onset of dandruff is caused by the over production of sebum on the scalp. Fungus usually eats off the sebum, which explains the often itchy sensation on the scalp. The fungi also eats off the sebum embedded on the scalp, thus creating a flaky residue of dead skin cells. The use of head wear such as hats, hoods, caps and other related items, can cause accelerated fungal accumulation as the heat generates the much desired condition in which fungus can thrive on your scalp. Embedded sebum that surrounds the hair follicles also get eaten by the fungi, weakening the hair roots which lead to hair loss and thinning.

Shampoos and Conditioners:

Most people that are predisposed to oily hair conditions are Asians, Latinos and Africans. Though some races also suffer these conditions, their conditions are mostly incremented from dietary and environmental causes such as weather and humidity. Modern day shampoos and conditioners are often the culprits in oily hair conditions. Related issues concerning shampoo formulations are one of the bearing factors of hair loss as key ingredients, mostly comprising of harsh chemical binders and extenders, can do more damage than good.

It is advised to use a clear shampoo that does not contain so much chemical compounds as possible that may contribute to oily hair. It is best to use a shampoo with a pH level higher than 6.7%. Ample care should be made when using conditioners as well as over using these products can thin out your hair. The only time that you should use conditioner on your hair is that when you feel that it is dried up. The proper way of using a conditioner is applying it to the hair strands only and avoiding as much as possible any unnecessary contact with the scalp itself. Hair conditioners were originally intended to moisturize the hair strands to rejuvenate it and give back it’s natural silky shine.

Conditioners should be thoroughly rinsed off, making it sure that you absolutely leave nothing on your hair. Some conditioners can cause weakening of the end strands of your hair, resulting to those unsightly split ends.

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Simple Home Remedies for Oily Hair

Organic Acid Rinse:

There are a few useful ordinary house hold items that you can use besides commercial shampoos and conditioners, that have the same, if not, even better results that can improve the condition of your oily scalp and hair. A simple combination of 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar or one whole freshly squeezed lemon, mixed in 1 cup of water. This mixture is used after shampooing your hair and after rinsing it. Soak your hair with the mixture and let it steep for about a minute or two, after then, thoroughly rinse it off to completely remove all residual remains of your shampoo. This is done to rid any possible shampoo build up on your scalp.

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Alcohol:

No, not the antiseptic kind that is used to treat and clean open wounds, but rather the “happy hour” kind. We are specifically talking about alcoholic beverages such as beer, gin, vodka, tequila and brandy. Why can’t we use medical alcohol you might ask? Well, alcohol of these kind are too strong for the scalp to handle even if you dilute them in water. Using such substances might dry up your scalp too much, since alcohol can easily rid your scalp of any oily residue. However, organic spirits, preferably tequila for this matter, can rid your scalp of just the right amount of unnecessary oily residue. Alcoholic beverages such as these are ideal for this purpose of use since they come from plants and fruits. A shot glass of tequila or vodka, mixed in 2 cups of water, applied on the hair right after rinsing of any remaining shampoo. After a minute of letting it on your hair, rinse thoroughly with luke warm water to leave a deep, shinny glow on your hair.

 

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Modern Trend Hairstyles for Men

Every woman has a keen eye for grooming in regards to men and particularly a man’s haircut. An average well groomed man has more chances of catching a woman’s attention compared to that of a good looking man who looks like he has just crawled out of a trash heap! For short, proper grooming, in this case, a respectable clean looking hair cut can make a first impression last, in regards to a woman’s point of view. Men however, do tend to become a bit picky on what kind of hairstyle would accentuate the shape of their face, as to make them look better. There is also a matter of individuality and lifestyle before considering a hairstyle that will satisfy you.

Men’s hairstyle should not only be limited to the aesthetics of just looking good but also functional in a sense that it should adapt to certain social activities such as work and leisure. Individual references would greatly influence one’s choice, and making a compulsive decision can often times lead to such lauded remarks as “You look great!” to the most ridiculous regretful comments such as “You should sue your stylist!”. In cases of such resounding criticisms, the more you should think about the most appropriate hairstyle that will benefit your well being and elevate your self esteem.

Todays trending hairstyle for men incorporate both style and function and is just a matter of choosing one that will fit your facial features. Yes, facial features are the basis of choosing the perfect haircut. One can not just simply pick one off a catalog and impose it on your head simply for the reason that it looks great on the model. In doing so, one would definitely end up regretting such a fool hearty choice. Your hair stylist or barber can suggest one that will go well with your facial features and it is for the good of the end result. Your stylist or barber has years of experience in dealing with different people with different looks, in short, they know what they are doing and they do it very well indeed.

A majority of hairstylists today recommend short sides and back with textured top, in which they referred to as a classic in terms of it’s timeless appeal and vary in a number of combinations that are both trendy formal.

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The Back Brushed or Slick Back

This look is achieved by trimming the sides and the back short and clean, retaining a bit of length on the front. Using hair gel or texturing wax to set the hair and brushing the front all the way to the back. A clean, neat look is achieved that brings out the gentle man out of you. This is more of a formal look that is guaranteed to earn you the respect in regards to your looks and at the same time, defines simplicity and elegance.

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The Faux Hawk

This hairstyle was derived from the punk genre that was so popular in the late 1970′s up to the mid 80′s. It was originally intended as an anti social, counter cultural break away from society and is a representation of teenage rebellion. It has found a new niche in todays younger generation as it represents the exuberance and vibrancy of teen age life. The original Mohawk was inspired by the old Apache Indian tribal custom and then was adapted by the punk scene in it’s infancy in the mid 1970′s.

The punk genre Mohawk was done by retaining an ample amount of hair in the middle part of the head and shaving off the remaining sides completely! Hairspray of styling gel was added and brushed up, making the hair stand on ends.

In the 1980′s T.V. Series titled the A-Team, Mr. “T” made the Mohawk a house hold name. Todays Faux Hawk hair style still retains the original concept of the Mohawk, but at a more conservative approach. Faux Hawk hairstyle is a respectable approach, nevertheless, still has that “bad boy” look and a more sociable trend to it. It is an ideal look that gives an adventurous approach while keeping a clean look.

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The Messy-Do

Also called the “Good Morning” look as it depicts how one would look like, just waking up from a long nights sleep, without even combing one’s hair and heading out straight for school or work! But, it is still considered as one of the most fashionable hairstyle trends ever made.

This is reminiscent of that old James Dean look which sports a messed up pompadour top, made famous by James Dean himself in the 1950′s. The Messy-Do can be accentuated by just a simple white tee shirt and a jacket, which gives a roughed up look that some women find it hard not to notice.

The look can be easily done by just opening a window of a running vehicle or riding a motorcycle without a helmet, and of course combs will just ruin this trendy hairstyle!

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The Modern Day Mullet

This is another antiquated hairstyle that is finding its way back from the 1970′s and 1980′s. This hairstyle saw its birth in the deep heartland of the American South. Originally called the “Red Neck” look, the mullet was the favorite hairstyle of the average working class Americans, that eventually caught fame in Europe and eventually to the rest of the world.

The look can easily be distinguished by a long “duck tail” length of hair on the backside and short sides and front. A variation of this hairstyle can be a small portion of hair at the backside reaching a necks length and a “flat top” look that mimics a military hair cut. The Mullet found its place in society just right after the Vietnam war, as veterans came home from the war and grew the backsides of their hair long but retaining a military look on the front and sides.

Todays modern day mullet looks pretty much the same in principle but with a “sanitized” look to it. Still retaining that lengthy backside of hair but not as long as the original.

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Health Issues Concerning Women’s Thinning Hair

It is undoubtedly one of the most significant features in a woman’s body…her hair. Vanity aside, in a males point of view, a woman’s hair is indeed the essence of her femininity. Much is written about the beauty in a woman’s hair that it traverses the boundary of fiction and truth. No wonder that women spend almost half of the time making sure that their precious tresses live up to their famed expectations. It is so obvious that a woman values the way that her hair looks, just as important as how other people would react to it.

Unfortunately, there is the stark reality of hair thinning and hair loss that most women find unacceptable to contradict. Since hair loss is predominantly exclusive to males, it is also, in rare cases, a problem to some women as well. Hair thinning and hair loss in women is caused by hereditary genetics like that in males, but, unlike male pattern baldness, women’s thinning hair loss is more of a chromosome paternal origin rather than hereditary. This means that a woman who has evident manifestation of hair loss has more male chromosomes than female chromosomes.

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Chromosomes are different from hereditary genetics, as a majority of people would put one and one as the same. Genetics is more of a carbon copy of gender and physiology while chromosomes are more reared as gender derivatives, meaning, a woman would have more male chromosomes than female chromosomes. A simple example to justify a point is some women have more male chromosomes than other women which would explain why some women have more facial hair than others.

Another simple explanation might deviate from the subject at hand, but would clearly explain a simple point nonetheless. At the time of our conception, human beings have both male and female chromosomes that are called chromosome “X”and “Y”. Since the female specie is the most predominant of all human species, for reasons of propagation. This unique biological state in which human existence permeates, is the reason why there are more females than males (10 females as to 1 male).

For women that have inherited a majority of male chromosomes, this is a reason in why they suffer such conditions. Secondary causes would that be of genetics, such as pregnancy, menopause and chemical imbalance. Stress however is not a predominant cause of women’s hair loss and thinning unlike that of men. However, dietary deficiency does hold a big part in the cause of hair thinning and hair loss for women. Clinical studies have determined that on the onset of menopause and andropause, for both men and women alike, each manifest a common condition that marks the end of the hormonal function of the pituitary glands.

The pituitary gland regulate the proper function of the hormones which control such bodily functions such as the reproductive organs, the libido and hair growth. It was clinically proven, that men who undergo the andropause cycle, lead to the decrease of testosterone levels, experience the cessation of bodily hair growth, not to mention, hair growth in the head. Which explains the case of hair loss directly proportional to aging. In the case of women that undergo menopause, the reduction of progesterones lead to the accelerated growth of facial hairs.

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Genetics would be one uncontrollable cause of hair loss in women, given the fact that it is a natural state. However, there is also the reason of dietary deficiency to consider. About a hundred years ago, women’s hair loss was an unheard issue. It was only in the last 60 years or so that the issue was first looked upon. Environmental and dietary reasons are some of the few evident causes for this reason, not to mention a rapidly changing way of living. Nowadays, even food has undergone a radical way of production that you can not help but wonder if we are really getting the needed sustenance that our body direly needs.

Synthetic chemicals could also be one of the major reasons why most women suffer hair thinning and hair loss. Environmental pollutants can also be pointed out among the various reasons besides chemical inorganic substances that are used to manufacture our products. This explains the resurgence of natural organic health supplements that aide to counter act the deteriorating effect of inorganic chemicals that we use on a daily basis.

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Male Hair Loss Patterns

In 1975, Dr. O’tar Norwood, published a standardized definition establishing a world wide classification in naming the two most common patterns in male pattern baldness. Along with this, he also named several other less common types related to similar conditions predominant to male pattern baldness as well. It is within these classification that hair specialists and doctors that deal with certain hair conditions, base their over all evaluation and approach prior to addressing the proper procedure of applying the needed clinical treatment in regards to male pattern baldness and hair loss.

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Class I – This condition is related to adolescent or juvenile receding hairline conditions. It does not necessarily mean an immediate progress resulting to baldness at this stage in the case of the hairline starting above the beyond normal position in regard to the age of the individual.

Class II – This can be easily be indicated with proportion to the eye brow’s crease measuring at a fingers length up to the present position of the hairline. This is usually a condition that starts between the age of the early 30′s and the early 40′s for males. This is normal according to specialists and does not classify as the start of male pattern baldness.

Class III – This is considered as the first sign of clinical baldness. It can be defined as the real start of the manifestation of hair loss and can be determined by the loss of hair or the deepening of the temporal regions of the hairline. The temporal region are the opposite end of the hairline and are the first to manifest the signs of hair loss. As hair loss progresses, the temporal regions deepen further upward, going towards the backside of the head. This can be seen as like that of the letter “M”.

Class III Vertex – This is another Class III condition that involves the onset of hair loss on the top most part of the crown (Vertex) of the head. Unlike the first case condition, it can not be easily visible at a first glance since it usually begins on the top most part of the head and you may need an extra mirror to see the actual condition.

Class IV – This classification is best described as an apparent disappearance of most of the hairs on the top most crown of the head. Its characteristics imply a remaining growth of strands from the original vertex (crown) that still exists, giving it a sparse evident appearance of baldness.

Class V – This condition is the progression from the Class IV condition in which the remaining sparse strands of hair have totally receded. The obvious manifestation of the visible balding area of the crown and the hairlines are almost viewed as one,

Class VI – This condition can be defined as the total loss of all remaining hairs on the crown. The crown has totally lost all visible growth of hair, thus exposing the whole front and top most region of the head. The only visible hair growth that remains unaffected at this point will be that of the sides of the head.

Class VII – This is the final stages of male pattern baldness which can be defined as the total disappearance of all remaining hair from the front, crown and to some extent, as far as the backside of the head. The remaining hair growth on the sides of the head may well be sparse as well.

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Dr. O’tar Norwood based his classifications in regards to the most common patterns found in men with male pattern baldness. However, there are also diffused unpatterned hair loss conditions that do not fall within his published clinical studies. The genetic cause of hair loss in men that contributes to male pattern baldness is very hard to determine in regards to finding the adequate solution for clinical evaluations since it is not easy to make constructive diagnosis from clinical data such as these.

Diffused Patterned Alopecia and Diffused Unpatterned Alopecia are both predisposed genetic condition, most of the time hereditary in origin. It is the first imperative to fully understand the origin of it’s symptoms before proceeding to any sort of medical treatment. Diffused Patterned Alopecia (DPA) falls under Dr. O’tar Norwood’s classification. However, Diffused Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA) has no predictable pattern to begin with and could even start to manifest just about in any part of the head.

DPA and DUPA patients that would want to undergo hair transplant are faced with certain issues regarding the procedure’s chances of being successful. DPA candidate are often times successful when undergoing hair transplant as opposed to DUPA candidates. DUPA face an uncertainty in regards to hair transplant procedures for reasons of their unstable genetic disposition.

 

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The Natural Reaction to Dandruff

Dandruff, that irritating, itchy, white flaky mess that can send us running back to the closet in search of lighter colored clothing, can be a nagging, chronic condition for some or it can be a once in a great while thing for others.  Either way, no one likes dealing with it.  When expensive dandruff shampoos don’t seem to do the trick, it might be time to try something different.  You don’t necessarily need to go to your doctor for something harsh.  Sometimes a slight change in routine can do the trick without the use of harmful chemicals.

 

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Dandruff is not the effects of neglects in personal hygiene, it is cause by a naturally occurring fungus on the skin that can overproduce on occasion and cause the skin’s natural shedding abilities to speed up by feeding on the oil secretions on the scalp.  This is neither fun to think about or to live with.  When you notice that your hair is oiler than normal, it is best to wash it more often than you usually do, keeping in mind that a gentler, all natural shampoo is best for more frequent washing.  Using a non-drying shampoo will protect your hair and your scalp from becoming irritated with the introduction of more washing.  The oil on the hair that the fungus feeds on will not be there anymore so the situation should naturally clear up on its own.

 

It is also suggested that if you don’t wash more frequently that you try lathering up twice in the same washing cycle.  You know those instructions on the back of the bottle that says, “lather, rinse, repeat?”  That is our exactly our suggestion.  The second wash will strip away the extra layer of oil that can be left behind which may also do a lot to clear up your situation as well.

 

Try a Lemon Fresh Approach

 

Lemons are a great natural dandruff fighter.  Squeeze out 2 tablespoons on to your scalp and massage it in for a few minutes.  Rinse the hair and repeat with a mixture of lemon juice and warm matter for a rinse that smells great and takes care of your flake problem in a matter of days.  The natural acids in lemon juice are a fungal killer, taking of the source of the problem in the first place so that no harmful ingredients are required for your hair.

 

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Dyeing Your Hair Without Tragic Results

The thoughts of changing the color of your hair can feel daring.  Whether you are going darker to reflect the cooler seasons or have decided to brave a wild new set of strategically placed streaks, it is important to know what you are getting yourself into.   Dye is a very permanent solution to your feelings of hairstyle boredom.  You need to decide if this is something you are willing to endeavor to do even if you are not sure how it will come out in the end.  How you go about it can make a big difference as well.  Here are some things to mull over before you decide to don a cape and a smile in front of the mirror.

 

Not All Hair Dye is Created Equal

 

There is a difference between the store brand hair dyes and the salon version.  Knowing what the differentiators are will help you decide whether or not you want to go through with doing it yourself.  The kind of dye you buy in the store is going to do one thing, coat your hair with the same color.  What you wind up with at the end of the process is a head of hair that is exactly the same color, strand by strand.  That might not sound too terrible until you realize that your natural hair is not that way.  Highlights and variations are part of your natural hair color, it gives it that shimmer and dimension that most people admire.  By coloring it all the same, you are negating that effect.  When you go to a salon, the hairstylist will likely build shade variations into your hair coloring for a more natural looking effect.

 

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Salons today also offer a variety of hair dyes that are less damaging to the hair than their obnoxiously smelling predecessors.  Aveda hair salons specialize in natural hair care products and produce hair dyes that are gentle on the nose, your hair and the environment so you can feel good about what you are using.  There are natural DIY hair dyes out there now so the home stylist can be confident in her choice as well.  Whether you are going for a subtle style change or are anticipating the drama of a total transformation, understanding what you are undertaking will help you enjoy your new look with more satisfaction and a lot less hair dyer’s remorse.

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Trending Hairstyles For Men

No one ever really thinks about hairstyles for men, it is a subject that is simply not discussed. Women have no problem discussing their hairstyles with each other but rarely do men hold conversations like this.  Men’s hairstyles do change from year to year but they do not change as drastically as women’s do. Most of the time they go from short to mid length as being the hippest new way to wear your hair. It sounds very simple.

 

There is more to it than that! A well manicured man is one that keeps abreast of the latest styles including their hair style. The wrong style on a mature gentlemen will quickly date them and make them look older than they are. A fresh style that is up to date shears off the years.

 

Thinning Hairstyles

 

Unfortunately thinning hair for a lot of men is unavoidable. Having the proper cut can help to add volume where you need it the most. The classic crown cut is the answer. The cut is done by keeping the hair shorter on the sides and layers are left on the top and crown a little longer to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair. A “high and tight” also works well for thinning hair to give the illusion of having more hair. The high and tight is a military cut where the sides and back of the hair is cut down to nearly nothing while the top of the hair is left longer.

 

The Peak Cut

 

The peak cut has remained popular the last few years except the length of the peak has been longer or shorter over the last decade or so. The peak cut hairstyle is achieved when all the hair around the head is cut the same length but the top front of the hair is left longer, this hairstyle is sometimes referred to as the faux hawk. To get this hairstyle ask your stylist to cut the hair all around the same length while leaving some of the pieces at the top front of the hair. At home to get the look all you need is a little gel to get that longer hair to stand up a bit.

 

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Classic curly hair styles for men have been to keep a sort of controlled look. While the shorter controlled look is still very much in style a little longer looser beach look is also in style as well. The best thing about curly hair is that it is actually easier to get out the door. Have your stylist cut your hair all around to the length you like, use a bit of hair gel to give your curls direction and you are out the door.

 

Classic Side Part

 

For a classic polish look the side part hairstyle never goes out of style! The look is achieved by cutting the hair on the sides a bit shorter than the hair on top and parting the hair so that the top of the hair lays to one side. Using a good grooming cream can help to keep hair in place.

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Does Biotin Make You Hair Thicker?

Biotin which is also known as vitamin H is a widely known natural remedy for hair loss. It helps process energy in your body and is responsible for a variety of bodily functions including hair growth. Biotin is part of many vitamins for thinning hair and can help stop or revert hair loss and also strengthen your nails.

Biotin Sources

Biotin can be found in many different food sources such as nuts, sardines and egg yolk. If you have trouble consuming enough Biotin the natural way, pills and supplements are easily available. 30mcg of biotin daily should be enough for a healthy adult. However, some doctors may believe that more biotin can help with your thinning hair and prescribe up to 1000mcg a day. Some sites online may suggest that you consume even more than that but exceeding the recommended daily dosage is certainly not a good idea. Biotin can have side effects in extreme dosages and self-medicating is not advisable under any circumstance. If you are unsure about taking biotin consult with a doctor to find out if you have a deficiency and if biotin could help your condition.

Does Taking Biotin Help In All Cases Of Thin Hair.

Biotin is known to help treat hair loss. However, not all cases are the same and there are exceptions. It is known to help people that lose hair due to stress, illnesses, malnutrition or lifestyle changes. Other reasons, especially genetic reasons for hair loss will most likely not be cured with a biotin treatment. If you suffer from male pattern baldness or thin hair runs in your family it is unlikely that taking biotin will cure your condition.

So let’s sum up everything you should know about biotin in a few words.

  • Biotin is essential for hair growth and a biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss.
  • Biotin can help treat thin hair or hair loss
  • You should consult with a physician to evaluate your condition
  • The daily dosage should not be exceeded.
  • Biotin mostly helps people that suffer from stress, malnutrition and other non-genetic reasons for thin hair.

 

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.