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June 28, 2013 at 8:00 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Solutions on How to Keep Your Hair Looking Great

By Colleen Hammer More Blogs by This Author

Hair is something many people go to great lengths to have look their best, no pun intended. The issue with shampoos today is that we desire to look like the people in commercials, but it seems out of reach. But I am going to offer some tips that make it simple.

Sulfates in Shampoo

What if I told you that your favorite shampoo contained sulfates? Would you keep buying it? Sulfates are chemicals that may be harsh on your hair and cause dryness. You know that soft, creamy lather you desire in the shower? Well, that is created by sulfates. Not everyone is affected by the damage of sulfates. But some people notice dryness and itching in their scalps. Many shampoos and conditioners are now becoming “sulfate-free” or offering their product for lower sulfates, because this is a problem in the market of hair care. So, how do you avoid this chemical? Simple. Take a look at the bottle and look for “sulfate-free” products. Shampoos without sulfate can come with a heavier price tag, and that may not be in your budget. The choice is to look for shampoos that cost the right price for you.

Deep Conditioner Treatments for Hair

Deep conditioners are important for hair if you are concerned about damage or dryness, and they are affordable and easy to use. You can find products at any store, but the easiest alternative is to make your own. Below I have listed ingredients I found online:  

Raw Egg Deep Conditioner  

You need:  

  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (alternative to this is olive oil) 
  • 1/8 cup water  

Instructions: Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with cool water. Eggs are the best thing for your hair, and will keep it shiny and recharge dry ends. Alternatively, you could buy Herbal Essences “Honey I'm Strong” Rinse Off Treatment, for $5.69, at any grocery store near you. 

Ponytail Tips

When you buy hair ties, you should look for bands without gold metal on them. The gold metal can snag hair and cause more damage. I recommend Goody brand. They are great hair ties that last for years. Their 'Ouchless' brand is a great choice when you want simple hair ties.

Different colors of hair ties can accentuate your clothing, and Goody also provides colorful options for your hair too.  

How to Reduce Split Ends

You should get a routine hair cut every six weeks and cut split ends. Check your hair for split ends, and examine the tips. Are they dry? Is it not styling the way you want?

Split ends are caused by:

  • heat damage
  •  hot or scalding water 
  •  lack of trimming hair 
  •  excessive brushing 
  •  chemically treated hair

Don't Fret

Healthy hair is not impossible. With the tips I provided, you should be able to make your hair look better and also give yourself better knowledge of products out there that can keep your hair looking healthy.


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