Hair Tips

hair tipsTaking care of your hair is really important because it shows others that you care about taking care of yourself. Beautiful, healthy-looking hair is something every woman wants to attain. Luckily, with the help of these 5 hair tips, your hair will become stronger, smoother, less frizzy and generally healthier.

Check out these tips for healthy hair:

1. Wash your hair once or twice a week: Although it sounds gross, washing your hair only once a week is the healthiest option for it. Each time you wash your hair, you’re stripping it of its natural oils, which are responsible for keeping the hair healthy and strong. If you wash your hair every day, you don’t give it the chance to accumulate the necessary oils, thus making it prone to frizz and damage. If your hair is overly oily, however, wash it twice a week.

2. Skip the hair dryer: Unfortunately, your hair dryer causes immediate damage to your hair. Although the damage isn’t as apparent as with the regular use of a straightening or curling iron, the damage from a hair dryer can make your hair weaker as time passes. The best thing to do for your hair is to let it air dry, but if you must use heat, then spray your hair with a heat protectant spray.

3. Wash your hair with cold water: Although washing your hair with cold water isn’t a pleasant experience, it makes a huge difference in the health of your hair. Hot water is just as damaging as the repetitive use of heat styling tools, so it should be avoided. Washing your mane with hot water can even make it thinner and frizzier. Cold water seals the cuticle of the hair, making it look sleeker; hot water, on the other hand, causes the cuticle to expand, making hair dull and prone to breakage.

4. Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp every day helps promote circulation to your scalp, which helps your hair stay healthy, grow faster and grow thicker. 10 to 15 minutes a day is all you need to notice stronger, longer and healthier hair. You can also massage your scalp with essential oils. Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E, which is a vitamin that is essential for your hair.

5. Avoid tight hairstyles: Tight hairstyle often results in traction alopecia, which is a condition that causes hair loss. Tight braids, like cornrows, tight ponytails and tight buns can cause your hair to break off at the roots, so make sure you try hairstyles that are gentle. Loose, undone ponytails and buns are a lot healthier than tight ponytails and ballerina buns.

If you follow these tips, your hair will become stronger, thicker and sleeker and you can say goodbye to your dry hair and scalp.

Sarah is a hairdresser by trade and has been for the past 10 years. She loves cutting hair and making her clients feel good about herself, by writing these blogs she hopes that it may help give some people confidence with her beauty tips and tricks.

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Using Feng Shui to Set Up Your Bedroom

Feng Shui is all about creating a harmonious balance of the soft, slow, passive yin energies with the energetic and more aggressive yang energies in your space. Many Feng Shui specialists believe that poor Feng Shui in the bedroom could lead to poor rest, suffering financial and emotional losses, and even cause health problems.

Feng Shui in the bedroom

All negatives aside, designing your room within the principles of Feng Shui can help keep a positive flow of energy and an ideal feeling in your rest space. Here are a few top hints for create a Feng Shui-friendly bedroom.

Bed Position

Try not to place your bed directly under a beam, as this is believed to push energy downward and disrupt sleep. The bed should have a solid wall behind the headboard, and you should be able to see the door from where you sleep but the bed should not be directly in front of the door.

For the best flow of energy, your bed should have three sides which aren’t pushed up against a wall.

Mirrors

You want to avoid having a mirror facing your bed as you sleep. This includes mirrored doors, so if your room has these built in, you can drape them with fabric.

A mirror should not directly face the door or a bedroom window, as it is believed that the mirror will bounce back any incoming energies with greater intensity, which could disrupt sleep.

Water

For some parts of the household and outdoors, water features and fountains are considered very good for the flow of energy and to bring wealth, however in the bedroom water should be avoided. Even hanging pictures of water is thought to open yourself to financial loss of even invite robbery.

Plants

Again, in most parts of the house plants and flowers are considered to bring a lively flow of energy and positivity, but should be avoided in the bedroom. Plants and flowers hold too much yang energy for a restful space and may disrupt sleep and relaxation.

Avoid Clutter

Clutter around your bed will interrupt the energy flow in your room, so make sure you keep your room tidy, well organised and free of clutter and obstacles. A restricted flow of energy around your bed could cause disturbances to intimate relationships.

Colours

Use earthy, neutral colours when designing a palette for your bedroom. Calm colours are best for rest and promote the flow of soft yin energy. Avoid too much aggression in your colour palette; a lot of bright, vibrant, hot colour will invite too much yang energy and may disrupt rest. Avoid red and black, as these are thought to cause relationship trouble when placed in the bedroom.

Restricted Space

If you’re working with a very small space like an inner city apartment, a well designed loft bed can be ideal for making the most of your bedroom space and ensuring a continued energy flow, just make sure your layout still conforms to these rules. There are some really well designed loft beds Melbourne has on offer that optimise space and allow for positive energy balance.

With these basic rules you’ll have done yourself and your room a big favour. You’ll notice your nights are calmer and your energy levels during the day should increase. Once you’ve mastered the basics there’s plenty more to learn about Feng Shui, but the most important thing to remember is that it’s all about balance.

– Written by Katie Jones

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