An experience of a first try of henna

Trying henna together

I think all people who have ever tried hair colouring already heard about henna, too. But hearing or reading about it doesn’t equal with trying. You may feel that trying henna at home can be something like a challenge. If you have ever read about it you know that it will get messy and getting the desired colour may take you long hours with the mixture on your hair. To be honest I think these are the reasons why a lot of women choose „normal” dyes. They are much more simpler. You can find an hour for it even if you’re busy. You can go to a salon or you can even invite a friend to make it for you while you both talk about all the week’s stories with each other. Why not, it’s fun. Nevertheless there’s still some really important benefits about henna. It’s natural with no chemicals so it’s worth a try for sure.

Henna's benefit is having no chemicals

This post is rather sharing some experience with you about henna instead of just listing a few facts. After collecting some pieces of information my friend decided to try it and share this „adventure” with me. Some people make fast decisions while others think longer about making a change. Regarding hair colour, I think it’s always better to think it through twice.  If it’s henna, the reason is the fact that you cannot just switch to „normal dyes” after using it if you prefer another colour with less mess. So – get back to us – the decision was made, the dye was bought and we were ready for having fun.

Given we read kind of scary opinions about elbow-grease work of breaking henna bricks into pieces we chose powder for the first try. Also read about several natural ingredients that can be added to the dye like lemon, beetroot, coffee, tea, olive oil, egg and many more (It could be another, separate post) and we decided to make a mixture with lemon, beetroot and some tea. We didn’t do anything special in advance, I mean no mixture was made the day before. We used the cream almost immediately. Have I told you it was fun? Look at the nasty smiling face in the bowl:

Making the henna mixture

So we tried to make the bathroom prepared and my friend didn’t forget about using some cream on her forehead, back of the neck, ears and also along the hairline. She wanted to avoid coloured spots on her skin for sure. Later it came out that it was a really good and effective act. Okay, so all was fine, rubber gloves were on and we were ready to make it. We didn’t succeed with applying henna with a hair dye brush so we switched to applying with hands very early.  Comparing the mixture with „normal” hair dyes it seemed to be less spreadable and a little dryer. (Maybe we didn’t catch the perfect percentages about the ingredients for the first time.) Well, small pieces of henna were all around the bathroom and my friend said to have a scary feeling after applying the dye. She had the impression that her hair will dry with the mixture and it’ll be like an old bough and can break into pieces at any time. Of course it didn’t happen.

We thought that we were very mindful about everything. Yes. Expect one little thing. We didn’t lock the bathroom door. Someone came in of course and turned out immediately with loud laughing. Another friend of us. Although he knew what was going on, he was not prepared to the view of strange and kind of suspicious spots all around the bathroom. After this shock … we covered her hair with a plastic firm then used also a towel to prevent even more pieces of hair dye anywhere and get prepared to the rest of the day (and night) with some snacks ’nd films together.

The mixture was on her hair for about ten hours and washing it out takes quiet long time but the result was soft, shiny hair with a thicker texture. I can understand that traditional henna applications are done in groups because it’s a long procedure with a lot of mess. While making it together is fun.

First try of henna

I’ve got to tell that later I found different opinions about adding more ingredients to henna. Just for an example while some think coffee can make the colour darker, others say it to be false given there’s no dyeing agents in it. You can read more about it in this post.
Find the dye that you’d like to try:

An alternative way for hair dyeing

A little more about henna

I’ve been hearing the name Henna quiet often for many years now. That’s why I suppose there’s nothing new about this option of hair colour. Nevertheless I haven’t look any deeper into it so far. It happened that a friend of mine tried it recently for the first time so she gave me the idea to write about it a little more. What is Henna at all? Where does it come from? What is it made of? Is it all natural? Can you be sure that you do only good to your hair and scalp when you use it? How long we used it for this purpose? What other purposes can it be used. If you already know the answers for these questions you can stop and check another post. 😉 If not… stay with me and learn a little more about it together.

An alternative way of hair colour: henna.

What is it actually?

Okay. Henna is a dye, we’ve caught that already. Natural, made of a plant, that has been used for such purposes since ancient times. All the same it became so popular in the Western culture only in the last 50 years. It’s said that even Egyptian mummies’ hair was coloured with it. It has been used not only for hair dyeing but for skin decoration, too. In some countries it’s very popular to apply it before weddings. It symbolizes fertility and they believe it can help about having a happy family. The dye itself is made of Lawsonia inermis. Maybe you have heard about henna tree or Egyptian pivet. Well, these are different names for the same plant that is growing originally in Africa, South-Asia and North-Australia.

Henna has been used since ancient times

How can it be used?

Lawsonia inermis holds lawsone what is the reason of the usability in colouring the skin, hair, nails or other materials that contain protein but only after mashing it. The whole leaves will not help you about staining. In regions where it grows they make a dry powder from it then add some liquid. Some essential oils – like tea tree or lavender – are able to make colouring more effective while others – like eucalyptus – are better to avoid because of skin irritation. If you decided to try henna you are in a simpler situation. You don’t need to make any mixtures because ready blocks are available on the market.

Henna can be mixed with essential oils

What hair colour can I have after using henna?

The result depends on the original colour of your hair but this solution is for you mainly if you dream about some tone of red. The lightest can be similar to orange and the darkest is auburn. I suppose you disagree now if you have ever checked it on the internet. Maybe you saw such dyes for blond or even black hair. This is true but those are not pure Henna. The colouring agent is not lawsone but other natural dyes. In some cases chemicals. I have always prefered natural solutions nevertheless keep in mind that there are experiences to claim that this solution will not completely cover grey hair and keep the highlights you had before colouring.

Henna is natural and keeps your highlights

Is it all natural?

My opinion is that as long as you don’t live in a region where it’s grown and mixed you cannot be 100 percent sure. Unfortunately. It’s possible that you paid for henna dye but you got a product with another colouring ingredient. As long as these other ingredients are still natural – like cassia obovata – it shouldn’t cause a problem but some products can contain metal salts or chemicals. They can cause itching or allergic reactions. It’s better to be careful because you can find products with the name Henna although they don’t even contain it. The best example is neutral henna which is not even a dye but still a really good option as a conditioner. Or black henna which sounds really good. We could think: Finally there’s some healthy solution for black hair but you need to think it twice because of a possible extra ingredient, coal-tar. It contains PPD which can cause even lifelong problems.

And now you can tell about some companies who promise you to have black hair with Henna and still in a healthy way. Well, real henna will never turn your hair black. These products are indigo-based and safe but calling them henna is a mistake. These names can be confusing if one doesn’t read a little more about this topic. Choosing this option to have black hair is a good decision as long as it’s indigo-based. Clicking here you can read more about Clicking here you can read more about how can you achieve black hair with only natural solutions.

In case you want to use natural solutions as many parts of your life as possible you can do it also about hair colour.  I wouldn’t say that applying henna is as simple and fast as other dyes but keeping your health is a big thing. But what if after trying it you feel that it’s not for you? There are different opinions about using „normal” dyes after henna. Because of these opposite opinions I would suggest to wait as long as your hair grows out this natural dye.

What’s hair care got to do with Halloween?

Halloween, the scariest autumn celebration

I wrote about autumn hair colours in my posts lately and I didn’t even realise that we are getting really close to Halloween.  Well, the plan was writing about more autumn colours but I get a little deeper into historical facts and strange beliefs about red hair and it made me remember about the last night of October. In the past redheads were said to be witches and witch costumes are really popular this crazy night so I decided to write my next post about Halloween, the scariest autumn celebration. And what’s hair care got to do with Halloween? On the last night of October not only the kids go to the streets every year but adults go out to different kinds of parties with frightening costumes and amazing make-up.

Your Beauty Hair about Halloween

Hair is also involved because hair style or hair colour is often an important part of their scary appearance. Ones prefer wigs while others choose hair dyes that can easily be washed out after the party. And some people like to keep the new hair colour so we are all looking for different solutions. These are my reasons to write about hair care now that we are getting close to Halloween.

Halloween hair and make up

Briefly about Halloween 

The word itself is a contraction of All Hallow’s Evening. It’s celebrated in several countries though in different ways. In my home country this period of the year has a quiet different mood. It’s not really about having fun or going to scary parties. It’s rather about remembering our loved ones we had lost. Although there are more and more Halloween parties every year, the main demand in shops is still not about Halloween sweets or scary costumes. Families go to the cemetery together with flowers and candles. It’s the celebration of all Saints and all Souls. In Anglo-Saxon countries the last day of October is for celebrating the witches, vampires and ghosts. It’s based on Celtic and pagan traditions. The ancients believed that the border between the living and the dead is the thinnest this night and the ghosts of the dead can return to earth.  The celebration is not only about scary costumes but scary house and garden decorations, too. And what is this big hype about Halloween, the scariest autumn celebration? It was believed that creating cold and frightening surroundings and wearing scary costumes can help to ward off ghosts.

Halloween mood on Your Beauty Hair

During Halloween you can forget every day’s routine for a while and open your mind to something special and magical. Choose a costume and keep away as many ghosts as possible. 😉 If you are a redhead you are one step ahead. You can wear one of the most popular costumes and scary the night as a witch given there have always been some strange beliefs about red hair. But maybe you want to make a full transformation and you’re open to wear a wig or ready to hair dyeing.

Should I choose a wig?

Wigs are really popular during Halloween. I suppose it’s because of its simplicity. Wearing it you can avoid temporary or permanent hair dying. Even if you regularly colour your hair it’s possible that you don’t want to use any chemicals just because your Halloween costume requires another hair colour or style. So spend some time with checking the product range, from your home if you like, then just put it on within a few minutes when time has come. If you want a solution with immediate result that lasts only till the second you want it, wigs are for you. It’s also a really good solution if your hair is not suitable for the desired hair style.

 

Wash out hair dyes and hair chalks

Such hair dyes are also popular mainly in bright and striking colours. You can easily apply hair sprays and get rid of the brave colour before going back to school or work. 😉 Some people don’t like to wear a wig and hiding their own hair. Some say wigs are too warm and I’ve heard complaints about itchy scalp, too. If you have ever experienced any of the mentioned or you think it’s better to avoid them and just wanna have fun on the last night of October these hair sprays or hair chalks can be good options. Another good point about them is the fact that you can mix the colours. Dream your unique Halloween hair and make it. If you dreamt about bright or various colours hair sprays are for you. My favourite is Qivange Hair Chalk Pen Set because I love its bright colours.

Hair accessories

If you want neither wigs nor hair dyeing you still can have a cool hair style with wearing Halloween hair accessories. Here are my favourite ones:

Moisturize after the party

Halloween is fun. Enjoy it and give some special care to your hair after the party. Using a Deep Cleansing Shampoo and a Deep Treatment Masque is a very good combo. Your hair will love it. Remember, solutions are often around you. You can try to make hair masks with ingredients from your kitchen.

Do you think there are almost the same costumes every year in the malls? Get ready for Halloween, the scariest autumn celebration and find your perfect costume from the convenience of your home.

 

Hair colours to try this autumn 2.

The magic behind red hair

If you feel you need some change red hair colour is also an option to try this autumn. In this post I’m gonna write about this colour but from another point of view. It’s not really about different shades to choose but that special something I –and I think many others, too – have always felt about redheads. In the primary school I had a schoolmate with natural red hair and I always looked at her with wonder in my eyes (and thoughts). She was the only one with this hair colour so I found her really special and unique. As a child I have always felt to be some magic behind her red hair and to be honest I still have this feeling as an adult. Maybe it’s because of the fact that natural red hair is not that common. Actually less than 2 percent of people are born with red hair. It’s defined by our genes and it’s possible that you have this gene nevertheless only your child or grandchild will have this magical hair colour because a person needs two copies of that gene to show up. Well, there is the chance to see if you carry this gene or not thanks to some DNA test.

There is some magic about red hair

Today’s beauty industry is really huge. It’s able to solve so many problems and to fulfill so many wishes that any of us can choose whatever hair colour we like. It’s up to what we want and you certainly have several different options to colour your hair. Colour it red and take part of the magic behind red hair. Today’s huge product range gives us the chance the make some influence on our appearance that has been so desired since ancient times. As far as I see all shades of red are special but some of them are so striking that you need to be brave to wear them.

Tones of red hair

Well, it’s the fact that there’s some magic around this hair colour. There are unbelievable stories in history and mythology about redheads but unfortunately being special and unique doesn’t always bring positive things with itself. Ones usually look distrustfully at people who are different. And natural red hair is really rare. In the past people found this hair colour so strange that correlations were drawn between red hair and some negative power and witchcraft. Here are some examples for different beliefs about redheads. They also shows there is some magic behind red hair.

  • In Ancient Egypt red heads were offered to Osiris for a better harvest. What did it mean actually? To be burned alive. In the meantime there are some speculations to say that Cleopatra was red-haired, too.
  • Ancient Greeks believed that redheads are of bad characters and will become a vampire after death nevertheless even Achilles and Aphrodite were said to have red hair.
  • Romans…well… they had different belief. Red-haired slaves were really sought because they believed it meant better luck. Do you have any doubts about the magic behind red hair?
  • In the twelfth century Theopilus Presbyter made instructions to make gold and the blood of a redhead was an essential ingredient for that purpose.
  • Tens of thousands were sentenced between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe only because having this hair colour. They were caught by witch hunters.

  • Even today there are some cultures in Africa where redheads are said to be witches.
  • Scottish and Irish fishermen used to believe that spotting a red-haired woman make you unlucky and you’ll catch no fish.
  • Russians believe that no saints can have red hair. By the way they made the red-head festival for the third time this year. Just to celebrate all things red.
  • Polish superstition says if you spot three red-heads at the same time you’ll win the lottery.
  • I left conspiracy theories for last. Yes, there are some about red-heads, too. Some people think that red-heads are human-alien hybrids and they believe this is the reason of having so many red-haired kings and queens in the past.

Ones say that redheads are human-alien hybrids

I would say there are no other hair colour that is so special like red. I mean natural red. People have always had some strange opinions, sometimes fears about it whether it was good or bad. Centuries and empires built their own theories and beliefs about redheads. I suppose it’s because of the fact that we are afraid of different things. Rare things (like natural red hair) make us feel uncertain and suspicious so we create the magic behind them, the magic behind red hair.

Beliefs or superstitions, myths or conspiracy theories… I still do like red hair. For me it hasn’t lost any magic. I still stare and admire red hair. I would write natural red hair but you can find such quality products for hair dying today that you cannot be totally sure about a colour being natural or not. What do you think? Would you try a stunning, vibrant tone this autumn?

Hair colours to try this autumn

Denim hair colour

People usually say there are not too many things in life you can be sure about. As far as I see now, one thing is for sure: summer is too short. 😉 I could imagine moving to a place with endless summer but I think I would miss autumn with its beautiful trees in several colours. Lazy days are gone with summer but something new starts. Children go back to school and working days are getting more and more busy, too. I would say this season is full of life, changes and maybe new challenges. Not to forget about new hair colours to try this autumn. 😉

Autumn hair colours on Your Beauty Hair

Do you feel gloomy because summer is over? Would you like to make a change about your appearance and thinking about trying a new hair colour? Are you confused because it’s said to be tones of fashionable colours this season and cannot really decide which would be the best one for you? In this post I’m wrinting about a magical colour to try this autumn. It’s denim blue.

Denim hair colour: It was about two years ago when I heard about this colour for the first time. I liked it at first sight but I thought it to be much too „brave” for me. Years went away but this colour is still here and more fashionable than ever. So maybe it’s time to choose it from hair colours to try this autumn. The colour itself can vary several shades of blue inspired by jeans and it seems to be like denim in clothes: Never goes out of fashion and more or less anyone can wear it. Of course the tone will not be the same on all hairs, it also depends on the original hair colour.

Try denim hair colours this autumn.

If you have light hair silvery, icy tone could be the best for you. You can choose stonewashed denim hair colour which is a cool but soft option.

Indigo is a warm tone being perfect for blondes and brunettes. This colour is deeper and more intensive.

If your hair is darker you can consider wearing midnight ink denim hair colour. It’s also magical just like nights’ sky. This blue-black shade looks perfect on bronze skin.

Denim hair colour is magical.

Of course there are several tones of denim blue hair and these are just suggestions for hair colours to try this year. To make the best decision it’s better to go to a salon and ask for help and advice from a professional you trust. She will make a decision considering not only your original hair colour but the texture and also your face shape and skin tone. After chosing the perfect denim hair for you, you need to take good care of your hair to keep your hair healthy and the colour vibrant.

  • It’s better to use a sulfate-free shampoo
  • Regularly use rich hair masks or apply natural oils to moisturize your hair and scalp.
  • Try to avoid tools with heat. If you can’t do it use a heat-protectant spray before.

So? Are you ready to make a change? 😉 Find your favourite tone:

Season change and hair care

Hair problems in Autumn

Although I love summer there’s still something special about autumn for me. Just like about yesterday’s weather. It was raining in the little town I live, in the U.K. but the raindrops were so small like really tiny snowflakes. Like the ones you do believe that won’t ever make you soaked. Of course it will and whatever hairstyle you made in the morning you’ll see something totally different in the mirror after getting home. 😀 But this is just one side of autumn. You may face „autumn-challenges” because of stronger wind and damp weather. Another side is already having some hair damages because of summer. Let the reason be the high temperature, the pool or sea-water or using more styling products, your hair may need some extra care to prevent hair problems in autumn.

Hair care in autumn

It’s possible that you took a good care of your hair whole summer and it’s in perfect condition so you just need to keep the health and beauty of it. Or you may have some negative results of summer.

Let’s see what kind of hair problems you may face in autumn.

  • Damaged cuticle: During summer the protective layer of your hair often gets damaged. It’s because of the high temperature, the sun and yes, because of the sea as well. The result may be vulnerable hair with less shine getting tangled very easy.
  • Dry and brittle hair: If you cared more about having fun (which is essential on sparkling summer days) than protective hair care routine you possibly have dry hair and maybe scalp. The reason of dry hair may be because of the damaged cuticle. Dry scalp often gets worse as the temperature rises and you sweat intensively.
  • Dandruff: Sometimes dandruff is the reason of itchy scalp. Other times dandruff can be the result of itchy scalp because scratching too much may hurt the skin. Unfortunately there’s not a season when you are safe from dandruff because many things can lead to this problem. Hot temperatures and sweating too much is just a little part. See more info here.
  • Thinner or less hair: Yes, it can happen to lose more hair when summer ends than usual. They protect your scalp from UV radiation than they fall away. It is like a natural cycle of body so you don’t need to worry about it too much but need to accept that it’s a common hair problem in autumn.

Dry, brittle hair in autumn

What can you do to get back or keep the health and strength of your hair?

  • To get rid of hair problems in autumn you can start with hair trimming. It’s essential to cut split ends before the damage will get worse. It will make it also easier to grow your hair for autumn and winter if you like.
  • Given many of us want perfect pictures from holidays and use a lot of styling products for this purpose it’s a good idea to clear your hair and scalp to remove build-ups. Use a clarifying shampoo.
  • Choose hair care products with extra moisturizing ingredients and prefer natural components.
  • To fight against thinning hair you can provide extra care with special hair and scalp treatments like Philip Kingsley Tricho 7 Volumizing Hair And Scalp Treatment For Fine/Thinning Hair
  • Vitamin D is necessary to grow healthy hair but as summer goes by and days get shorter and shorter the level of this Vitamin drops. Now your diet is getting even more important in order to provide it in a sufficient amount. Fatty fish can help about it. Nevertheless during the colder seasons it possibly becomes necessary to take nutritional supplements.
  • Choose good quality styling products. They can help to prevent even more hair problems in autumn and also about fighting against fly-away hair.

As you have already experienced cold seasons may have negative effects not only on skin but hair and scalp, too. Clarifying and moisturizing is really important but there cannot be one good way of providing extra care for your head of hair because it’s essential to adjust it to your personal needs and to the state of your hair and scalp. You may need to make some changes in your hair care routine. As far as I see the necessary steps cannot be just listed and followed by every single person because of some possible differences regarding the hair damage or structure. I hope you have found your answers about hair problems in autumn. If not, or just want to give a feedback you can do it in comments, at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or contact me by clicking here.

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Natural oils in hair care 2.

Olive oil in hair care

Given I really like natural solutions I decided to write a little about another love of mine, olive oil in hair care. I was just a little girl when I decided to eat less meat and more vegetables. Those days olive oil was just a material for me to make my food healthier and I didn’t even think about using it in beauty and hair care. Maybe I was just too young for that with no wrinkles. 😉 Well, time passed and I became more and more open to using natural oils in beauty and hair care. Olive oil is one of the most effective choices having been used for such purpose for years. As a medical solution it was used already in Ancient Greece. My favourite point about natural oils is being simple and pure with no artificial additives.

Olive oil to moisturize your hair

Let’s just discover step by step

Olive oil is made by pressing whole olives. The Mediterranean region is the home of olive trees and they have been grown for thousands of years. The largest producer is Spain but Italy and Greece are also in the business. Why is it so popular among natural solutions? What are the reasons for more and more persons to use olive oil in hair care? More than 80 percent of the oil is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, being useful not only in beauty care but in health care, too. Another important fact is being rich in antioxidants that can help about strengthening the immune system. And anti-inflammatory agents can also be found it this oil that works similar to ibuprofen. There is quiet high amount of Vitamin D and Vitamin K in olive oil and this is a perfect environment for them because they need fat for absorption.

Use olive oil for healthy and beautiful hair.

Olive oil in hair care

Besides beauty care olive oil has been used in hair care for many years. It’s perfect for moisturizing hair because it can penetrate the hair shaft. Your hair will be softer and stronger after regular usage and shiny due to smoothing the outer cuticle of hair. To sum up the benefits of using olive oil in hair care:

  • Oil treated hair is able to keep more moisture. It’s true not only about olive oil but other oils like coconut oil or argan oil, too.
  • Vitamin E, as an antioxidant , protects your skin from damage caused by free radicals and makes your hair moisturized and healthy.
  • It can help to protect your hair from physical damage. It is really useful not only when you use a lot of styling products but also to prevent split ends.
  • If you already have split ends, olive oil (other oils also) can temporary hide them by filling the gaps between cuticle cells. (The result lasts only till the next hair wash)
  • If you have dandruff because of dry scalp an olive-oil scalp massage can help to get rid of it. Using olive oil in hair care moisturizes not only your hair but your scalp, too. In the meanwhile keep in mind that dandruff may have several reasons and not an online forum or blog is the right place to find your reasons. It is strictly something for your doctor.
  • It may be an effective treatment to certain kinds scalp infections caused by fungus. Unsaturated fatty acids slow down the growth of such infections.

Olive oil for natural hair care.

How to use olive oil in hair care?

Use virgin or extra virgin olive oil. Due to my experience making a scalp massage with olive oil or applying it as a hair mask are the most effective ways.

  • For scalp massage:

Use just a small amount. 1-2 teaspoon of olive oil is enough. Massage your scalp for a few minutes then rinse your hair and scalp. After use the shampoo you regularly use. If your scalp and hair is really dry you may want even more effective moisturizing. If so leave the oil on your hair using a shower cap for 15 minutes and rinse, shampoo after.

  • For hair mask:

If you decided to use olive oil in hair care and prefer to apply it as a hair mask, put lukewarm oil on your scalp and massage it shortly then leave it on your hair for a few hours or even for the night. Use a shower cap or a towel. Of course you can also use other ingredients, like a few drops of tea tree oil or peppermint oil. It will have special scent and an extra antimicrobial effect. My favourite hair mask is made of olive oil, avocado and honey. It’s made of one avocado, one tablespoon of olive oil and one table spoon of honey. Mix these ingredients well and put the mixture on your hair and scalp for 20 minutes. Use a shower cap. 20 minutes later rinse your hair thoroughly.

There is one more important thing about using natural oils, like olive oil, in hair care. They are beneficial for everybody because of the moisturizing effect but it’s better to consider what your hair and scalp needs are. You need to choose the right frequency or mixture for your hair type. You can use natural oils even for greasy hair and scalp but it’s better to add a few drops of essential oils with antibacterial effects mainly if greasy scalp is associated with dandruff (caused by bacteria). I would suggest once in a month usage in this case. For dry and thick hair you can use it once a week.

Use extra virgin Olive oil for health and beauty.

The decision is always yours. The product range is huge. You can decide to buy a shampoo or a conditioner with olive oil. You can choose ready to use hair masks or you can buy pure olive oil and make your own mixtures. Whatever you choose you can do a lot for the health of your hair and scalp with using olive oil in hair care. Permed or coloured hair would also be grateful for such a treatment.

I’m still open to your feedbacks or experiences at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or you can contact me by clicking here.


Bangs and face shapes

Find the perfect bangs for you

In the previous post I gave you a few pieces of advice to consider before cutting a bang. In the next step, as I promised I will try to look a little deeper into different kinds of fringes and who they would or wouldn’t fit.  A lot of the people I know say that bangs are not for you if you have short forehead but it’s not totally true. Yes, you need to be careful to choose the right style but it’s true even if you have long forehead. Although we tend to point a famous person’s hairstyle and tell the hairdresser to make that for us, it’s better to confess (and love) our own shapes and textures. With a wrong choice we can create a look we wouldn’t like so the aim is to find the perfect bangs for you. So if you are still just thinking about cut or not to cut a fringe, but not ready to visit a salon, read this post and try to find the possibilities that may fit the shape of your face.

Find the perfect bang for you.

What are the main shapes of face and how you can determine yours in order to find the perfect bangs for you?

There are six different kinds of face shapes and the easiest way to figure out which one is yours is simply looking in the mirror with your hair pulled back with a headband.

  1. Oval face shape: Check the length of your face. Is it about one and a half times the width? If the answer is yes and your forehead is about like your chin or a little wider you possibly have this face shape.
  2. Round face shape: The length and width of the face are the same. Cheeks are rounded. Do you match this one?
  3. Square face shape: As far as I see the strongest part of this shape is jaw and chin and strong jaw make it look square. People with this shape usually have the same width forehead and jaw line.
  4. Oblong face shape: It almost like oval shape but a little longer with narrow chin. To be honest – just like many others – I didn’t realise the difference before.
  5. Heart face shape: Having this shape means wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jaw line. It is really like a heart if you have a look at it.
  6. Diamond face shape: The last one resembles the previous one because of the wide cheekbones and narrow chin but people with diamond face shape have narrower forehead. Cheekbones are the strongest and widest part of the face.

Face shapes on Your Beauty Hair

Now that you’ve had some pieces of information about how you can determine your face shape time has come to find the perfect bangs for you.

Bangs for oval face: Well, the women with this face shape are really lucky because they can wear any style and it’s not only about bangs. So if you belong to the lucky ones, finding the perfect bangs for you is mainly about what you like and what you would be happy and satisfied to wear. Depending ont he texture of your hair, too.

Bangs for round face shape: With this shape you have to be careful because bangs can make your face look even fuller if you don’t find the perfect bangs for you. The aim is to show your face a little longer and you can do it with side bangs. Another option is trying baby bangs (or blunt micro bangs) being short enough to leave some space between your eyebrows and bangs. This way your face will look a little elongated.

Bangs for square face: With this shape it’s better to say no to straight cut fringe and long heavy bangs. It’s better to choose a choppy or curved one that can soften your jaw line. A centre-parted Bardot bangs with tapered ends will bring attention to your eyes. Long side bangs or flippy side bangs can also be good choices.

Bangs for oblong face: As it resembles oval face, bangs can be really nice on this shape. The aim is making the face less long and fringes can do a lot about that. Straight cut or side swept bangs covering your forehead and grazing your eyebrows will make your face shorter. Tapered ends and centre-parted bangs are also look nice on oblong faces.

Bangs for heart face shape: If you have this facial structure you can decrease the width of your forehead and increase the width of your jaw line by choosing the perfect bangs for you. A long, side-swept fringe or a layered bang are good choices for this purpose.

Bangs for diamond face: If you have narrow forehead and chin and your cheekbones are the widest points of your face you can create the illusion of having kind of an oval face with long, side-swept bangs. You can also try centre-parted bangs to hide narrow hairline and baby bangs also fits to this face shape. Avoid heavy, rounded bangs and straight fringes.

Choose a bang that fits your face shape

Of course these are just examples because more things must be considered in order to find the perfect bangs for you. Face shape is one of them but the texture of your hair also matters. The best decision is still going to a salon and ask for advice from a professional. Nevertheless I am open to your feedback at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or by clicking here

A small change for a big difference

Bangs: Cut or not to cut?

I’m not sure about other countries but here in the UK summer seems to be over. Though it was sunny today, we had long days now with cool weather, wind or rain (or both – what’s my favourite). Autumn is coming. Every time when seasons change I feel I also want to change something about me. Yeah, of course it’s usually about hair. As far as I have experienced, autumn doesn’t always support new hair styles because of windy and rainy weather. 😉 But there may be small changes to create a big difference and for this purpose bangs are perfect.

Bangs make a big difference

Long long time ago, still in the high school I always cut my hair to have bangs. I never wanted to cut the ends (but of course I needed to) because I wanted to grow it longer and longer. Those days I would have felt strange without bangs. Times change and me too which means I haven’t had a hairstyle with bangs for a while…but it’s getting too much about me. Let’s get back to today’s topic. Back to bangs: cut or not to cut? 😉

 

As I wrote before if you want to make just a little change for an outstanding difference you should try bangs. Some people think anybody can do it because it’s just cutting off the front part of the hair so I’m sure the most of us have already tried to do it at home. Nevertheless I suggest to visit a hairdresser for the first time and maybe later you can cut it yourself to keep the length if you like. Hair usually grows quiet fast so you may think it’s not that big decision but have a look at it a little closer. Would it be good for you?

Cutting bangs would make a big difference.

There are more types of bangs and not all of them fit to everybody. In my opinion this is a really good reason why everyone should go to a salon for a personal advice. Having a short or high forehead can make a big difference. Yes, even if you have a short one you still can wear a fringe. In this case side bangs or blunt bangs would be better choices. And this is not the only difference between bangs and bangs. It can be straight cut or choppy, voluminous or wispy, longer side bangs, above-the-eyebrow ones or baby bangs, straight or with a slight curve. In order not to make big mistakes consider these few tips:

  • Ask for advice from a professional (not only the shape of your face but the texture of your hair is also important)
  • Take a good care of your hair and scalp (Healthy hair is easier to manage.)
  • Don’t use too much styling products (You may have the opposite effect and not what you wanted.)
  • Avoid worrying all day about how your bangs look and touch them (trying to make it better) again and again. (Your hair may become oily if you keep doing it.)
  • Trim it regularly

There are different types of bangs.

Whichever you choose from the above mentioned fringes, fitting your face and hair, you can change your mind in a relatively short period of time. You can always transform short bangs into longer (and longer) side bangs as your hair grows till it reaches the original length.  Or if you like your bangs you can maintain your hair cut with Hair Bangs Scissors DIY Level Instrument Hair Styling Tools Hairdressing Hair Cutting Scissors(Hair bang) My personal experience about using hair styling products for bangs is the less you use the better your fringe will look. The key is about the health of your hair. In the next post I’m going a little deeper into this topic with face shapes, so come back and let me know whatever you would like to read about in the future. You can contact me at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or by clicking here. Suggestions are welcomed. 😉


Natural oils for healthy hair

Argan oil in hair care

I have always loved everything about Egypt and just like so many others I also had the feeling there was something miraculous about its history. The pyramids and mummies have always enchanted me so much that I had made all my presentations about ancient Egypt in the primary school. So it’s obvious that I was really super excited in 1999 when the film „The Mummy” got into the movies. But why I mention this film about Egypt when I write about Argan oil in hair care? Because it was filmed in the home of Argan oil, Morocco.

Use Argan oil in hair care for beautiful hair..

This super effective oil comes from 26-33 ft high argan trees which usually live for two hundred years in southwestern Morocco where arganeraie forests are designated as a Unesco biosphere reserve. The oil itself is made of the kernels of the argan tree and often called „liquid gold” or „miracle oil” because being rich in nutrients, fatty acids and vitamins. It is obviously not unknown in cosmetic industry given it has a lot of benefits not only for hair but for skin as well. For the ones who prefer natural solutions Argan oil can be a really good choice. If you are tired of chemicals and artificial ingredients and would like to try an organic conditioner, use Argan oil in hair care and in skin care if you like.

We love Argan oil. Goats do as well.

What can Argan oil help you about?

  • It supports growing healthy hair thanks to Vitamin E, antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • It makes your scalp healthier and helps to get rid of dandruff.
  • Using Argan oil in hair care can turn thin, brittle hair into healthier and stronger.
  • You can treat split ends with it (but remember that the effect will last only till next time you wash your hair).
  • It may undo some negative effects from dying or other chemical treatments.
  • Your hair will be shiny, soft and more manageable.
  • Also frizzy hair love it because it helps you to tame frizz.
  • It protects your hair being dry and dull also after swimming whether you swim in the sea or in a pool.
  • It is worth a try if you suffer from hair loss or your hair grow slow.
  • Also protects your hair from sun damage if you apply it before going outside.

 

Let’s see how you should apply Argan oil if you would like to enjoy these benefits. It’s wonderful how many different ways you can use this single oil. And the list is only about using Argan oil in hair care.

  • Scalp massage: You can support and stimulate your hair follicles if you apply a few drops on your scalp and massage it with circular motions, starting with the front hairline to the back of your head, then each side. It will help to reduce hair loss and if you apply it 15-20 minutes before shampooing it may protect your head of hair from harsh shampoo components.
  • Shampoo: If you have dry, brittle and / or damaged hair my advice is to look for shampoos with the ingredient Argan oil.
  • Hair conditioner: After using a few drops on towel dry hair as a leave-in conditioner and massaging it into your scalp your hair will be easier to manage without any greasy residue.
  • Hair styling agent: Put a few drops of Argan oil to the palm of your hands and run your hands all along your hair (which don’t need to be wet). It will give gloss to your hair and make it manageable while help to tame frizz.
  • Hair mask: Although there is a huge range of hair masks on the market you may prefer something natural but super effective. If so you can try using Argan oil as a hair mask. To do that apply liberal amount of oil and massage it into your scalp and hair from the roots to the tips. Leave it on your hair for minimum a few hours but you can also sleep with the mask on your hair, just use a towel to wrap your hair in to prevent staining.
  • Sun protection: Appling a few drops all along your hair before leaving your home can do a lot for the sun protection of your hair.

Argan oil can make your hair strong and healthy.

If you would like to use Argan oil in hair care you can choose from various products with this ingredient or you can decide buying pure Argan oil. It is up to you but both ways can do a lot for the health of your head of hair.

Feel free to share your oppinions and experiences or ask your questions at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or by clicking here.