Category Archives: Hair

Hair styles, trends and home remedies.

Getting Hair Summer Ready

The heat is coming, or so I believe it is (clearly not soon enough for North America). But it is eventually, going to get here and so is the humidity. The -40°C temperatures this winter have really done their toll on my hair. My hair feels dry, dull, unhealthy and just boring, although I recently had it hi-lighted.

Bed time healing:

To give some much needed love to my tresses, I’ve made one of my favorite old recipes to apply before I go to bed tonight.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup Mint extract
  • Almond oil

Here’s what you do:

  • Heat almond oil in microwave for 15 seconds, let stand for a couple of seconds to cool
  • Mix 5-6 drops (depending on how tingly you want to feel) of mint extract into the almond oil and mix well
  • Apply to your scalp, working your way down to your roots.
  • Cover with scarf or towel and go to sleep!

When you wake up in the morning, simply wash hair as normal. Give yourself a deep concern conditioning treatment as well; heat your conditioner under hot running water and then apply to your tresses. This will give your hair an extra boost and relax your scalp. Leave conditioner on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. 

To add more shine and to smooth out fly-aways, you can use a couple of drops of almond oil instead of serum. This will add shine and keep your hair protected. Just be careful not to apply to much, or you’ll end up looking like a grease pot.

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Avocado Face Mask

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I’ve been looking for a reason to use the ripe avocado that’s been sitting in my fridge for the last couple of days besides the obvious one of eating it. So I decided I would work my Indian magic and create a face and hair mask.

Here’s what you need:
1 Ripe avocado
1 cup Yogurt
3-4 tbsp honey
3-4 tbsp lemon juice

Here’s what you do:
Mix ingredients in blender until a thick paste forms. Apply to face and neck and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with cleanser and moisturizer face. Apply to hair and scalp, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 30-45 minutes. Rinse and shampoo and condition as normal.

Here’s what it does:
Avocados are rich in vitamin c and e and antioxidants and fatty acids; which help rejuvenate and moisturizer skin and hair.

Honey is so healthy for you, it’s a natural antibacterial, full of antioxidants; which helps treat and prevent acne and helps slow den aging. It also moisturizes and clarifies clogged pores.

Lemon juice helps minimize pores, brown spots and acne scars and also brightens the skin.

Yogurt full of proteins, vitamin d, calcium and probiotics helps brighten, tighten and rejuvenate dull skin. It also soothes and treats dark skin.

So next time you’re looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing mask, don’t look too far. You’ve got all the ingredients in your fridge. You’ll look and feel relaxed and glowing and save a chunk too!

Getting Hair Ready For The Holidays

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With winter in full-go and the holidays near, I’m noticing that my hairs seems to look dull, dry, damaged and over-processed. So, I’m treating my hair to a no-process day. I’m going to treat my hair to luxury of oil and deep conditioning today! Here’s what I’m doing to get my hair looking revived, shinny and healthy again.

I’ve mixed extra virgin olive oil and peppermint extract together in a small bowl and heated it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then I’ll massage it on to my scalp and work my way through to the ends of my hair. I’ll cover my hair with a wet towel slightly warm and leave my hair wrapped in it.Once the towel cools off I’ll take it off and just leave the oil in my hair. The olive oil provides nourishment and will help moisturize the hair, while the peppermint oil helps open up the hair folicols and stimulate hair growth.

Once I’m ready to wash my hair, I’ll take a raw egg, beat it slightly and then apply it to my hair. It’s recommended to leave it in for at least 20 minutes and then shampoo. The egg will bring moisture and shine to the hair. After shampooing it, make sure to leave your conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing and make sure to rinse with cold water. Cold water closes the pores and adds shine to hair.

Nowadays, that I don’t have much time with Ni keeping me extra busy, I do this once a week and it still works wonders on my hair. If you have the time, try doing this a couple of times a week. You can also leave the olive oil and peppermint oil overnight and then wash as normal in the morning. It is said in India that the more oil you apply to your hair and the longer you leave it in, the healthier your hair will be.

Do try it and let me know how your hair feels and looks and do share your home remedies with me! I love trying new, inexpensive treatments!

Happy Holidays and Beautiful Hair!

GOSH Hair Dye: Update @goshuk

 

 

After a horrible experience with one of GOSH Hair Dye’s products (Dark Burgundy Red – 336), I contacted their customer service department. After a couple of days of back and forth, they were able to rectify my problem. However, I never got the chance to update all of you with the results of my complaint.

Apparently, GOSH Cosmetics and GOSH Hair products are two different companies, affiliated with each other. However, they operate as individual companies; well, that’s my understanding of their corporate structure anyway. Well, I wasn’t aware of this and was contacting GOSH UK and after countless attempts, my complaint was finally forwarded to the corporate offices in Denmark.

Anyway, after dealing with a rep from the Denmark location, I was quite pleased with results of my complaint. Not only did they tell me why the red didn’t work on my hair, try also were generous enough to recommend a proper color for my hair and send me 3 boxes of hair dye in the recommended color free of charge. They even went as far as sending me a couple of liquid eye liners.

That’s what i call customer service! The rep I dealt with was absolutely pleasant and understanding and even though it took a few weeks to get through, it was completely worth it in the end!

Thanks GOSH!

 

Product Review: GOSH Hair Dye @goshuk

GOSH 336 – Dark Burgundy Red

I don’t know what possessed me into trying GOSH hair dye today. But I did thinking I’d change my look by adding some red into it to go with my new haircut. Was I ever stupid into thinking that this brand would do the magic of L’Oreal‘s Feria. Not only is my hair not dark burgundy red as specified on the box that it would be, it’s so super dry. Dry to the point that I had to apply a leave-in conditioner to even be able to brush it so it didn’t break any more of my hair. I am so upset. My hair is jet-black and I cannot even change it back unless I strip the color; which will end up doing way more harm. 😥

I’ve sent GOSH’s support department an email (see below). I really hope they get back to me soon and first reimburse me for this horrible product and give me some solutions on trying to fix my hair.

From: zidditamana@live.ca
To: sales@goshcosmetics.com
Subject: Horrified and Disappointed (Hair Dye – 336)
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 20:46:40 -0400

I am absolutely horrified and so upset by your product. I recently purchased a box of hair dye hoping to give myself a new look after having the same hair color for over 9 months. After following after the application process exactly as you listed on the insert, I washed my hair and rinsed with the conditioner provided. I noticed more than usual hair fall, extreme dryness and to top everything off, my hair isn’t even the color the box stated it would be, instead it’s nearly jet-black. It was supposed to be a dark burgundy shade. But no, it’s BLACK!!!!!!! I can’t even change the color if I wanted to.

What do I do now? My hair is so dry. I’ve had to apply a leave-in conditioner to it in order to even brush it and prevent more breakage.

Please get back to me as soon as possible with any way I can fix my hair.

Thank you,

(647) xxx-xxxx
zidditamana@live.ca
https://zidditamana.wordpress.com

My word of advice to you: It has a horrible smell. It super liquid-y. The conditioner doesn’t help and possibly dries the hair out even more.  And if you do make the mistake of using it, make sure you get yourself one heck of a leave-in conditioner and treatment because this will ruin the texture of your hair. If you’re lucky, you’ll get the color you chose (unlike me).

Very light #highlights #haircut #toronto #hair

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Summer Hair Remedies

The below remedies were emailed to me through one of the newsletters I get weekly. Ladies, you should really subscribe! Here’s the link! This website’s awesome for remedies, fitness and health tips and just overall information.

Here are the remedies:

If You Have a Burnt Scalp
Mash a cucumber with sour cream and apply paste to scalp. There are anti-inflammatory agents in the cucumber which will help cool the scalp, while the sour cream balances pH levels.

Cooling Shampoo
Adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo will give you a nice tingly, spa-like shower at home. Plus, the minty extract will also increase circulation in your scalp, and will help hair grow.

Add Protein to Your Diet
Keratin is a type of protein; which is what hair is made of. Adding more amino acids to your diet will help your hair and nails grow stronger. A handful of almonds will give you energy and help hair grow.

Keep a Dry Shampoo in Your Purse
I don’t like dry shampoos but if the humidity leaves your hair sticky and/or greasy temperatures normally leave your roots feeling greasy, spraying a little dry shampoo will refresh your locks. Just spray over oily patches and brush.

Add a Boost to Your Flat Hair Color
Rinsing hair with herbal tea will boost hair color and add different tones and shades to your hair. Chamomile and lemon teas are best for blondes, black tea for brunettes and hibiscus for red heads. They suggest boiling a large pot of water with 4-5 tea bags and then waiting for water to cool to room temperature. Remove tea bags and soak hair with tea. Cover with a shower cap and wait 10-15 minutes and then rinse.

Rinse with Cold Water
After conditioning or to rinse out conditioner, run hair under the coldest water you can tolerate for a few minutes. The cold will seal cuticles, leaving your strands super shiny. This can be done on your face as well. By rinsing face under cold water will boost circulation in the skin causing a glowing effect.

Heal Split Ends
To rejuvenate damaged hair, smooth almond oil onto the ends of your hair before you cut will bring them back to life. Olive oil can also be used if you don’t prefer the smell of almond oil.