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Humidity and your Hair

For those of us with curly hair, we know exactly what kind of effect high humidity can have on it. Without warning our hair can frizz up leaving us looking like one of those poodles in a dog show. This isn’t the best situation when we are headed out for a date or to a special function.

 

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The truth is, high humidity can have a more serious effect on your body than just your hair. When the humidity is high you could suffer from heat stroke to an overgrowth of mold in your home. This is why, some folks who live in areas of the world that have higher than average humidity levels invest in a dehumidifier. Not only can it save you some annoying dust mite infestations, a device like this can do wonders for you hair too!

 

Why Does It Frizz

Before we get to the how, why don’t we cover the why. Scientifically, when hair comes in contact with the moisture, hydrogen bonds in your hair are formed between the molecules of water and the proteins in your hair. This will cause your hair to frizz.

Of course, why it happens isn’t as important to us and to the how to get rid of it or how to prevent it in the first place. We are all about prevention on Fashion and Style Police so we would like to start there.

 

No Hands Ma!

One of the worst things you can do when you are afraid of your hair getting frizzy is to keep touching it. The more interaction your hands have with your wet hair the more likely it will turn into a big mess. No matter how tempted you might be do your best to keep your hands off of you hair.

 

Dehumidify

As we mentioned earlier, a dehumidifier could do a great deal for the humidity in your home. Unfortunately, this help won’t reach outside the walls of your home, yet, once the frizz is tamed in your home, it will be much easier to handle when you head out for the night.

 

Beauty Products

If you have curly hair and live in an environment that boasts high humidity then you are very familiar with the fact that there are tons of products on the market that climate to combat the frizz the moment you get out of the shower. They can come in a wide array of prices and forms.

 

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There are serums, foams, and gels that can help you keep the frizz at bay. Other ways you can use beauty products to prevent a frizzy head is to use a shampoo that has an anti frizz formula. This can battle the problem while you are in the shower.

 

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Since we mentioned the shampoo, it is important to mention that keeping your hair well conditioned will do a great deal to help fight the frizz before it even sets in. Find a conditioner that is highly rated when it comes to preventing frizz and go from there.

 

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Natural Remedies

While we love the beauty store, there is no denying that sometimes, the best remedy is the natural kind. Not only do natural aids tend to be cheaper they don’t add any more chemicals into our world. Let’s take a look at some natural items that claim to settle the frizz.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

This product can be found at any grocery store for a fraction of what a frizz serum would cost. If you rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar you will find that your hair will not only be free of frizz, it will have a healthy shine as well.

 

Avocado and Olive Oil

If you take one ripe avocado with a tablespoon of olive oil, mash them together, you can create a natural mask for your hair that will rival anything on the shelves of the beauty shop. Just apply it to your hair after washing and let sit for up to an hour. Rinse and then condition so your hair doesn’t smell like guacamole. You’ll find the hydrating qualities of this natural mask to do a world of wonder for your frizz problem.

 

Coconut Oil

Known for its amazing beautifying qualities, coconut oil can also hydrate your hair and prevent frizz. In fact, if you find that your hair is frizzy,  you can use a dab of coconut oil as a finishing product to create a smooth and shiny look.

 

Olive Oil and An Egg

Combine a raw egg with a tablespoon or two of olive oil and smother your hair in it before you wash it. Let it sit for an hour and then wash and rinse like usual. These two natural items are chock full of healthy fats and protein, which are needed to fight frizz.

 

 

Conclusion

Frizz is annoying and we need to always look our best. When we do we feel great about ourselves. If you have problems with frizz and humidity try a few of these tips we’ve mentioned. You’re hair will be happier for it.

Do you have any tips to share? Pls sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

*Collaborative post.

 

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Product Review: KTC Pure Almond Oil

I wrote about the many Hair Oils available some weeks ago, and the best Hair Oils for growth. Well I have been experimenting with a few new hair oils to discover the best hair oil for our hair (that is myself and my baby girl).

I have used quite a few already, but I was not 100% sold on any until I tried this KTC Pure Almond Oil.

 

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Pure, undiluted Almond Oil is the best for my hair and my daughter’s hair. I have only good things to say about this amazing hair oil. It is so good that I have had to buy 2 more bottles immediately, just so I don’t run out.

Here is a brief product description –

  • ALMOND OIL AS COOKING OIL This oil was extracted from sweet almonds, it is quite clear, pale yellow, low viscosity and mild pure flavor, so it comes as high-quality edible oil used. It is suitable for fresh salads, fruit salads, sauces and sweet dishes, also for frying or for fondue. In Indian cuisine, it is considered a “staple”.

  • OR FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE It is also suitable for a natural, native and mild type of skin care. It is neutral in odor – without chemical additives. Because it is quickly absorbed into the skin like almond oil, used as body and massage oil.

 

 

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PROS

  1. It is a great multi-tasking oil. Fabulous for moisturising he skin (I add it to my regular lotion), conditioning he hair (I use it in my spray bottle with some water), and cooking.
  2. It is pure, undiluted oil. No chemicals, no fragrance.
  3. It is so affordable at only £3.20 for a 200ml botle.
  4. It is readily affordable on eBay, Amazon, Superdrug and many other online stores and regular shops.
  5. It feels great on my skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving my skin feeling moisturised and looking smooth.
  6. It is so good for our hair. I have noticed a massive growth in our hair, especially my daughter’s, since we started using it.

 

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CONS

None.

This product is THE TRUTH! I can’t see myself using any other kind of oil. I have used them all, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil; and this Almond Oil is the best oil by far. I love it. My natural hair has had a full transformation. I am still transitioning, but I can see my hair fully transitioned in about 3 months.

 

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What are your thoughts on Almond Oil? Have you tried it before?

 

Best Hair Oils for Hair Growth

Believe it or not our natural hair goes through a lot of strain. Harsh chemicals from hair care products, constant styling and environmental changes can really affect our natural hair growth. When you add stress from work, school or family life and a poor diet or eating habits, it’s not surprising why hair loss is slowly becoming a major concern.

 

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Thankfully, nature has come to the rescue. It has been discovered that natural oils contain potential elements like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can add life, lustre and shine to our hair. Of course, these natural oils work excellently for hair growth as well as providing additional benefits. The best part about these oils is that they are completely natural. So, no need to worry about your hair being damaged by harsh chemicals or horrible side effects.

Here are some of the natural oils that you should get your hands on if you want to have beautiful long hair.

 

  1. Olive oil

Extracted from the olive fruit, olive oil has been known for centuries for its amazing health benefits. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E which does wonders to moisturize your hair and scalp and sealing in the moisture. This gives the hair the right environment to grow healthily.

Olive oil also helps to prevent DTH Hormone production. The DTH hormone is the one that causes the hair follicle shaft to narrow. When this happens your hair thins out and loses its lustre.

 

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When shopping around for olive oil make sure you go for high quality virgin or extra virgin olive oil to get the best results for your hair.

 

  1. Coconut Oil

I am a huge fan of coconut oil. I love the fact that it is so versatile. I like to have a few jars of coconut oil in my house.

Just like olive oil, it helps to moisturize your hair. The fatty acids contained in the coconut promote hair growth. It does that by working with the natural proteins in your hair to strengthen and protect it from breaking.

When you massage the oil on your scalp, it boosts blood circulation. This makes the blood vessels on your scalp come to life, making it easier for the nutrients in your blood flow to the hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Consistent application of coconut oil will make your hair thicker, healthier and longer.

 

  1. Almond oil

Although used for aroma therapy, almond oil does wonders for the hair.  The vitamins in Almond oil helps to strengthen, nourish and smoothen the hair. The Vitamin E contained in almond oil makes it an excellent hair conditioner, leaving your hair nice and soft.

Almond oil also penetrates deep into the hair follicle providing the hair cuticles the needed nutrients to keep it strong and promote hair growth.

 

  1. Avocado oil

We hear a lot about avocados being used for facials but it works just as well on our hair too. Avocado is a conditioner and it helps to restore moisture to your hair. It gives your hair the needed strength and lustre to make your hair grow faster and healthier.

 

 

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How to Apply the Natural Oils

Those were just some of the amazing natural oils that help with hair growth. Now you need to know how to apply it correctly to get the  best results. The steps are quite simple and they work for almost any natural oil.

 

Step 1: Warm the oil

Natural oils are more effective when they are warm. All you have to do is pour a dollop of oil in your palm and rub your hands together to warm the oil.

 

Step #2: Massage your scalp with the oil

The target is your scalp. That’s where the growth happens. Use your finger tips to massage the oil in, then spread the excess oil on your hair, most especially the tips. The tips of your hair are the driest so you’ll need to make sure it gets some oil to keep it moist.

 

Step #3: Wrap your hair with a warm towel

This will give the oil time to penetrate into the hair follicles and deep condition your hair. You can leave your hair covered for 15-20 minutes or even overnight to give you maximum results.

 

Step #4: Wash thoroughly

Wash out all the oil from your hair using warm water and your favourite shampoo. Once well washed, air dry your hair or pat with a towel.

 

Which hair oils do you swear by?

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