Hair Coloring Myths and Truths August 22 2019
For many years, it was believed that the colors and lights were bad for the hair, but in fact, if the procedures is well done and the hairdresser can identify the limit of the hair, it can remain healthy and beautiful, without breaking or falling.
Still, there is a lot of misinformation spreading about colored hair. But don't worry, cause we going to tell you all of them! Check out:
- The ink dries the hair
Myth. The ink not makes the hair dry. Actually, Hydrogen peroxide (the substance present in the oxidants) is the real responsible for causing dryness, but it all depends on the volume used of the substance, a point that people do not usually pay much attention to. For the paint, there are oxidants from 10 to 40 volumes. The higher the volume, the more aggression to the wires. Each of these oxidants is specific to a hair type, so it is up to the hairdresser to evaluate the porosity and structure of the hair to determine which one is appropriate. If there is no such assessment, there may certainly be dryness.
- Coloring the wires with dark tones helps to protect the wires
Myth. This information is very popular, but it is completely false. All dyes have the same action on the hair, regardless of color, and can damage the hair if not used properly. In fact, people get this impression because dark inks reflect more light than lighter shades, which causes a false impression of hydration.
- Who has colored hair can use flat iron or baby-liss
Truth. Those who have the colored wires can use flat iron or baby-liss, but carefully. Use should not be daily and care must be taken with temperature. It is essential to use a thermal protector first and the wires should always be well dry.
- Natural blonde hair suffers more from dyes
Myth. Again, the dyes have the same action on the hair and their color does not influence it. What determines how much hair will suffer from dyeing is the thickness of the strands. Thinner strands tend to suffer more because they are more delicate, but with proper diagnosis and the use of products that oxidize less, it is possible to preserve the integrity and beauty of even the finest hair.
- Hair toners are less aggressive than paints
Truth. Hair paints often contain ammonia, a substance that opens the cuticles and allows the color to penetrate more into the strands. This is what makes the dye last longer. The toners have no ammonia, so they are less aggressive and also last less, fully losing their color in about two months.
Do you know that the haircut can make you look thinner? August 27 2018
No, no ... You did not read wrong. The haircut you choose may rather give the impression that you are thinner and longer than you really are. Already excited to find out? So let's go!
Just as there are the right haircuts for each type of face, there are also haircuts that can makes you look thinner and even younger. Women who have round or full face, always look for a haircut that "slim", and for this, we will see the following options:
To decrease the volume
If you already have very round face, having hair with a lot of volume can give the impression of fuller still. Contrary to what many people think, to prick can reduce the volume of the wires. Just choose a slightly shredded cut at the ends.
Show your neck
The more hair that covers the neck, fatter you will look. So let the neck show, to verticalize and balance the look.
Lighter color at the tips
A good tip is to make your hair tips lighter. This technique helps to make the face more elongated and jovial. And if you're afraid of blond yarns, that's fine ... it does not have to be that way! You can choose only one tone below your natural. This will give the desired effect.
Generally, the cheeks are the main cause of the chubby face. To change this, choose long fringes that can be used on the side, so you can disguise the protruding cheeks.
As you can see, there are many options and if you want to tune your face, just choose the one that suits your style. Again, the hair shows us that they are a great ally for any effect that is intended on the body!
Written by Luiza Lima
How To Cut Your Hair Yourself October 10 2017
"I cut my fringe at home and it was a disaster!" "I have curly hair and I cut at home, it was horrible!" Who of us did not hear that, and even went through it? When we do not know how to cut hair by self, actually some "hair tragedies" can happen, yes! But with attention, patience and some care, you learn how to cut your own hair without having to leave the house running for help to the first hairdresser. Come on?
How to cut it yourself
Cutting your hair is something you can do with your own hands. You may be wondering "but how to cut hair without causing any mess?", And the answer is: just have attention and patience, and your hair will thank you.
How to cut your hair at home
To cut hair at home there are no big secrets or difficulties. You need to have a place with good lighting, preferably with plenty of natural light or with a light bulb. It could be your bedroom, your living room, the bathroom, the laundry area, the backyard ... where it's best for you. It is also necessary to buy a good scissors to cut hair (no, scissors to cut paper and scissors to cut fabric DO NOT serve !!! Avoid using any scissors other than the one for hair cutting.), Plastic fasteners "duck's beak," clips, or whatever you prefer), fine-tooth comb, and a medium or large-sized mirror. If you can, also buy a plastic cover so that those cut hairs will not stick to your skin or clothing.
How to cut hair in layers
To cut hair in layers, follow these steps: make a well-tailored ponytail, with all hair on the front of the head, above the forehead, ie instead of putting the ponytail back as we usually do , make the tail on the forehead. With your own haircut scissors, trim the tips at once, in the desired amount, in a straight cut. Then let go of the hair. By cutting like this, they will be layered.
How To Cut Peaked Hair
For those who prefer the strings, see how to cut hair alone step by step: throw all the hair forward and comb very well. When it is well stretched, cut straight. The more you cut, the more trimmed your hair will look, and do not be scared if your hair is too long and looks like it will be short. In fact, you are just pulling the layers from above the hair. To avoid mistakes, cut away from the wick at the nape of her neck so as not to reduce her length too much.
How to cut hair in V
How to cut hair alone in V at home is also possible, just as the above cuts are. Break the hair in half, in exactly two parts. Comb one of the parts very well, hold the combed part firmly and cut it straight into the size you want. Repeat the operation with the other wick. When you release, your hair will be in V. To learn more read our article on haircuts in V.
How to make a short cut
How to make a short haircut at home? Does it work? Yes you do! Cut short hair by yourself is possible by following these basic steps: use two mirrors so you can see the front and the back of your hair. Brush your hair very well, measure about the size you want to leave the strings, put the hair on top of the head in the center. Twist the hair extensively and then scissor the twisted wick. Do not start too short to regret it, it's better to cut short than cut too much.
How To Cut Curly Hair
Cutting curly hair by itself is also not an impossible task. Although hair is a little more difficult, the curls can also be cut and molded at home, without fear.
With wet hair, comb all over and tie with an elastic band, close to the forehead. Stretch a lot, because curly hair does not lie straight as easily as straight hair. Choose the length you want to cut, and right on the line where you cut, put another elastic, stuck firmly. With the diagonal scissors (almost vertical, that is, almost standing), cut slowly until it is straight. Remember that curly hair shrinks when they dry, so calculate the size taking this into consideration in how to trim hair on its own.