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Quick Fixes for Common Hair Problems (2)

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Shampooing the hair too often can leave the hair dry and ill-conditioned, so for those with oily scalp here’s a trick to help control that oily scalp without over-shampooing. Take a few tablespoons of cornstarch and a soft-bristled brush and apply the cornstarch to the scalp at a part in the hair. Move the parting a half inch at a time to one side and continue applying the cornstarch to the scalp area. Work from center parting to one side, then from center to the other side until you’ve treated the whole scalp. Leave the cornstarch in place for about 10-15 minutes to absorb the oils, then use a clean, dry bristle brush to brush out the cornstarch and with it the excess oil.
Odors - Smelly Hair:
Smelly hair or hair with an odor Sometimes our work environment or even our social environment exposes our hair to lingering scents that can be unpleasant. This can also be a problem for people who cannot shampoo their hair everyday, but are exposed to odorous environments. Fortunately, there are a number of products newly available on the market for deodorizing the hair.
But if you are allergic to fragrances, or just prefer a natural alternative, try baking soda. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and one cup of distilled water in a sprayer bottle and shake well. Use this to lightly mist the hair at the scalp area and allow the hair to dry, or blow dry the hair using a diffuser and cool setting. Baking soda naturally absorbs odors but requires moisture to be active. Once dry, be sure to brush the hair thoroughly to remove any powdery residue.
Falling Styles:
Many women complain that they would love to wear their hair up in a simple twist or a bun, but that their hair is so heavy it falls down halfway through the day. However, there are a couple of simple tricks for adding stability to a simple up-style
The first trick is to start with a ponytail. For a bun, you can simply wind the loose hair below the gather around the base and secure it with pins. Be sure to cross the pins through the ponytail holder so that all the tools rely on each other for strength and stability. For a twist, simply pull the ponytail elastic out from the scalp along the length of the hair to about 1/3rd of the way from the scalp. Then, take the ponytail just above the elastic band and wrap it inward into the twist. Anchor the twist by using bob pins criss-crossed over one another to form a series of “X” shapes. Be sure to include the ponytail elastic in the pins as you secure the hair.
Stacy - Hair Stylist     ©
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