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Hair Care 101: Facts and Tips

Hair Care
Healthy hair through proper hair care: The result speaks for itself!
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Hair can look radiant and healthy despite everything we do to it. Everything includes frequent washing, colouring, blow-drying, curling, straightening and more. Add to this heat and dry air. It is our good fortune that hair is so resilient! Still, the more hair is processed the more TLC it needs. We share with you our best hair care tips to help you protect your hair and keep it beautiful

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    Rich healthy hair is part nature and part nurture. Proper hair care goes a long way toward beautiful hair
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    Hair Care for All Types of Hair

    Every head of hair has its own characteristics. With a little effort you can easily learn how to make the most of your hair’s best features. Even if temporary problems show up, there are tried and tested methods to deal with them. Examples of such problems are dull, lifeless hair, not enough volume and split ends. The proper care and hair care products will quickly restore the radiant nature of your hair.

    Be sure to focus on the special characteristics of your own hair. Long hair needs a little more care than short hair. Dryness, the results of over-processing, and split ends are seen mostly in long hair. Magic formula for long hair: Do not weigh down the hair near the roots and provide plenty of rich care for the hair ends. This formula guarantees ample volume and guards against split ends.

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    Well-tended hair with a rich glow is a precious beauty asset
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    Bringing out the Lustre in Your Hair

    Dull hair is a problem for many women. Hiding dull hair under a hat is not the only solution. The proper care can restore the shimmering beauty of your hair.

    Over-processing is the most common reason for dull hair. The use of the flat iron, blow-dryer and other styling tools can damage hair and so can daily styling and dry heated air.

    Aside from using the proper hair care products and methods, it is always a good idea to avoid using damaging styling tools and procedures.

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    It is easy to get carried away and over-process hair. The proper hair care can make up for a lot of damage from harsh treatments
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    Healthy Hair through Proper Hair Care

    Allowing your hair to air-dry after shampooing goes a long way toward restoring the natural healthy shine to hair. However, you may not always have the time or inclination to wait for your hair to dry without the use of a blow-dryer even though heat-styling will steal the innate healthy glow from your hair. Optimal protection before heat-styling and proper hair care after heat-styling are therefore essential steps in your hair care regimen.

    Heat protectants for hair help to prevent heat damage. However, it is also necessary to implement a few styling rules: Use your flat iron only on dry hair; apply heat protectant to damp hair and comb it through your hair; do not use metal combs, hair slides or barrettes while heat-styling your hair to avoid additional or excessive heat exposure.

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    The Proper Way to Shampoo Your Hair

    Hair needs tender loving care even if you avoid harsh treatments. Starting with gentle shampooing goes a long way toward keeping the natural glow in your hair. Your hair will be supple and shiny after gentle shampooing with lukewarm water and the proper shampoo.

    On the left: Successful hair care starts with proper shampooing

  • The Proper Way to Shampoo Hair

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    Hair needs the appropriate care through the seasons
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    Hair Care through All Seasons

    Every season brings its own stressors for hair. Regional climate conditions may expose hair to extreme heat or cold. Luckily, modern hair care products and TLC erase the effects of environmental conditions.

    In the hot months of the year, the sun bleaches the pigments in our hair. Quite often, this leaves hair dull and lifeless.  

    Living in heated rooms during the cold season of the year may create another problem for the health of our hair. Dry heated air leaves hair dry and brittle. This is the season when a potent moisturiser ensures the health of scalp and hair.

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