Nov 6, 2012

Hair Issues....

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction...

Not sure about you all, but I have extremely dry and  frizzy hair, and to date I have tried just about everything available on the market.  At least to my knowledge.  Each time I go to my hairdresser there is always something new on the market.  Trust me I have bought it.  Still waiting to see this miracle "cure" for the dryness and frizzes.  

I think that two of my major expenses are dentist and hair care.   I have extremely thick and curly hair and according to my stylist, I should use a special brand of products due to this.  To start with I switched from regular store bought hair gels to a salon gel "made for hair like mine, by someone with  hair like mine".  Sounded good to me.  No expense spared when it comes to having healthy, pretty hair.  That's what I thought.  Still waiting for the frizzes and dryness to "go away" as promised by these products.

Well the gel is great.  Actually works although sometimes it does get a bit flaky and appears sometimes to look like dandruff.  It's a climate and humidity control gel.  Fancy name I guess to charge about $100 for 33.5 ounces of gel.  So far I am a believer in it.  Have been using it for some years  now and in this product I see the results promised.  What can I say, you put up with some thing's in order to get another thing. Cycle of life.  I have also been encouraged to try other stuff for my hair.  Not all was to my liking so I was "guided" to different products and so it always is.  Something "better" come along.

I have wizened up, and it's been a while now since I have been talked into anything.  Now I do my own Internet search and have bought a few items online.  None of that Moroccan Oil  stuff works for me.  Thinking about trying this Wen haircare products.  Wen Products

Truth is when all fails it's back to basics.  That's where I should have started in the first place.  Good old fashioned homemade hair treatments.  That's my next move.  Here are some good tips I read about.

Everything you supposedly need is right at your fingertips. Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. For instance, did you know the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does?  Well I have a huge avocado sitting right in front of me and half of it will be going to the nourishment of my hair.

Raw egg is really a great moisturizer for all hair types.  It's rich in fats and proteins.   For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair.  Use 1/2 cup of whichever egg mixture is appropriate for you and apply to clean, damp hair. If there isn’t enough egg to coat scalp and hair, use more as needed. Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (to prevent egg from “cooking”) and shampoo hair. Whole egg and yolks-only treatments can be applied once a month; whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks.  Well something to think about here.  if you don't mind the smell.  At this stage I am will to try everything to get raid of my dry brittle hair.

For Dry or Sun-Damaged Hair

Whatever it is that is drying your hair—hard water, sun overexposure, your trusty flat iron—nature's sweetener can help. "Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moisture.

To Use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, trying mixing honey with 1 to 2 Tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin protein bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.

This seems more than enough for now.  Going to give it a try and who know, maybe in a few weeks my hair will be soft and manageable for a change.  Of course, it would also help if I did not wash my hair everyday.  So much to learn, but going to try it!

Looking forward to a little experimenting with my hair.  Always hoping for the best:)
Have a fun day everyone and remember that it does not matter what you do.  The objective is to always have fun doing it.

Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground.  Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices...