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I’m fascinated with the idea of being able to dye my hair with less harmful products. I remember as a child and I used to get in the beauty salon with my mom and I felt like dying and almost choked with the smell of dye.
I think that was one of the reasons for my allergies, apart from everything else. By the way, now we’re on vacation and I was able to see one of the latest treatments in hair color in Europe. You can watch my video here (It’s in spanish for now)
Whether you paint your hair at home or go to a hairdressing salon, you should consider these tips so you’re well informed.
- Women who are pregnant or think they might be, they should consult with your doctor what type of product to use in case you want to bleach your hair
- Test a small amount of dye on the arm before placing it on the scalp to test if there is an allergic reaction to the product.
- Never let the dye longer than indicates the product
- You need to rinse your hair very well with water to remove the dye once the time of application is over.
- Never mix different products, avoid homemade preparations as they may cause skin reactions.
- Do not make two dye on the same day.
- The dyed hair suffers more sun exposure by the attack on the cuticle causing the dye. Moisturizers are recommended during the summer.
- During the summer the color of the dye is deteriorated faster.
These are the brand i got already on the market:
- Herbatint ($10 )
- Light Mountain ($16 )
- Surya Henna ($7 )
- Rainbow Henna ($8 )
- Morrocco Method Simply Pure Henna
- Color Me Naturally by Aubrey ($16 )
You can also read an interesting article I read on this link:
Does the hair Friz horrifies you? Me too, and if you live in damp weather, worse.
However, the stylists are wonderful salesmen when it comes to products that straighten your hair.
There are Japanese Straightening, Keratin, Chocolate and counting but I show you herea text that I took from the Cancer Association of America.
Although the formaldehyde exists naturally and is also widely used in many consumer products, this chemical is a known human carcinogen (cancer causing substance) and it can cause irritation and make the skin becomes sensitized.
In a beauty salon, the formaldehyde concentration rises when applying productscontaining it, but decreases rapidly at low concentrations.
Chemicals that can damage your skin, hair or eyes, especially if you are not careful or do not use them as directed.
To learn more about the risks in the short and long-termformaldehyde, visit www.cancer.gov (search term: formaldehyde)
So if you want to begin straightening yourself naturally at home.
Here are some tips:
Ingredients: You can get them at your beauty supply or any beauty supply store near you.
- 30 ml Olive Oil
- 1 bottle of ammonia free natural hair relaxer
- 1 ampoule of Cuticle Sealer
Wash your hair with shampoo. Mix in a bowl Olive Oil and Relaxer Cream.
Apply the mixture without touching the scalp, towel-dried hair but moist.
Comb your hair with a fine comb and let stand 15 to 20 min in the hair. Rinse with warm water.
Apply the sealing ampoule. Dry your hair naturally so the sealant stays in the hair. Wash your hair the next day.
How many things we do to our hair without taking into account that it’s part of us? Dyes, washed, ponytails, headbands, hair extensions, chemical products, plates, markers, stress, it’s a miracle that we still have it!
I recommend you put these tips into practice daily.
- Wash your hair with warm water, not too cold or too hot.
- Beware of hair tails: also called, rubber hair bands. There are many on the market, and I’ve tried all, and concluded that the more you hold, is worse for your hair. Opt for cloth or for bands for fine hair.
- Natural dyes: there are already on the market some of Henna and others that do not contain ammonia. I use a demi permanent. If you have gray hair you can ask your stylist what is best for you.
- Take your time: no hair washed in a hurry. You must let the shampoo make its effect and then rinse thoroughly, leaving no residue, since otherwise your hair will look dull and lackluster.
- Take vitamins that help: I recommend Biotin. I am also taking minerals. Because sometimes our diet is not rich in them, so I bought liquid mineral. I’m sure you will be able to find them in any supplement store.