HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BLOWOUT AT HOME

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BLOWOUT AT HOME
Always envied those hotties on the red carpet who make the blowout look so glam? Guess you can get it too, but with a little bit of effort ‘coz sexy hair requires a bit of hard work alright. If you have an event coming up that requires you to look hella stylish, we suggest attempting a blowout at home. Here’s a stepwise breakdown of the same…
Sunsilk Nourishing Soft and Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Step 1

    Hair cleanse

    The perfect blowout requires a hair cleanse. But not with any ordinary shampoo and conditioner. What you need is a range that’ll help smoothen your tresses and add that much-needed shine to them. We suggest relying on the Sunsilk Nourishing Soft and Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner! This range is created using Ceramide Egg Complex and is therefore, specially crafted to make your hair smooth—just what you need when you’re going to use heat styling. The shampoo cleanses dry and rough hair while the conditioner will work as a softening agent and lend your hair moisture. Once you’re done washing your hair and it seems semi dry, go for the next step.

Use a thickening mousse to get perfect blowout at home

  • Step 2

    Use a thickening mousse

    Once your hair is semi dry, go for a texturizing mousse—a product that’ll add volume to your limp tresses. We suggest going for the Bed Head by TIGI Small Talk that works towards adding body to your fine hair—an essential requirement for a blowout.

heat protectant to get perfect blowout at home

  • Step 3

    Don’t forget a heat protectant

    Make sure you use a heat protectant before a blowout because a blowout requires maximum heat so you don’t want to end up damaging your tresses. A heat protectant will shield your hair from losing moisture and makes your hair more manageable.

start blow drying to get perfect blowout at home

  • Step 4

    Go with the blow dryer

    Use a round brush and then start blow drying. Dry your hair in sections, which means before you start, pin up your hair and then target each section. Hold a medium sized round brush under the roots of one of your sections and roll the brush while drying. Use the full heat option and make sure you direct the heat towards your roots—this is where you need all the volume for your blowout. Repeat for each portion of your hair and ta da—you’re so ready to flaunt your blowout!

Chandni Ghosh Oct 08, 2018 Be Beautiful

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HOW TO TIE A LOOP PONYTAIL

HOW TO TIE A LOOP PONYTAIL
We know you find little time to up your hair game amidst your fast-paced life. But can you really let your hairstyle take a backseat because of your schedules? What you can do in such cases is opt for easy peasy hairstyles that take barely 2 minutes to put together. One such hairstyle is the loop ponytail that’s been a rage for several fashion weeks over the years. Want to create this runway hairdo yourself? We’re telling you how it’s done...
creating loop ponytail hairstyle

  • Wash your hair

    A looped ponytail is perfectly created when your hair looks straight and shiny. To get that look, first wash your hair with a shampoo that will help your hair get a smooth and straight texture. We suggest relying on the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and Conditioner. Its straight lock technology along with Silk Protein helps your hair stay silky and straight. Once you’ve washed your hair, air dry your tresses.

tie loop ponytail hairstyle

  • Create your parting and use a shine spray

    This is when you brush your hair and then create the parting for the hairstyle—middle or side, depending on how you like it. Remember that your hair needs to look sleek from the front so sure you use the Toni & Guy Moisturising Shine Spray on your hair after creating the parting.

loop ponytail hairstyle look

  • Create the ponytail

    Create a low ponytail like you’d usually do but don’t pull your hair completely into the elastic; leave some bit of the ends outside while creating a loop.

wrap your hair to get loop ponytail hairstyle

  • Wrap your hair

    Wrap the entire section of the ends around your elastic so your elastic is concealed with your hair. You can spritz some hair holding spray to make sure the hairstyle stays in place and ta-da—you’re ready to flaunt the loop ponytail hairstyle.

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Chandni Ghosh Oct 01, 2018 Be Beautiful

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HOW TO BACK COMB YOUR HAIR AT HOME

HOW TO BACK COMB YOUR HAIR AT HOME

Back combing or teasing as it is commonly known is one of the oldest and most popular hair styling techniques. You’ll notice that a lot of stylists often choose back combed hairdos especially for Indian weddings, and given the fact that voluminous hair is back with a bang, we’ve been spotting many back combed hairdos all over the red carpet too!

A common misconception about teasing is that you need to go to a salon to do it done from a professional. That’s absolutely untrue! With a little bit of practice you can get any back combed hairdo at home as well! Don’t believe us? Read our complete stepwise guide…

back combed hairdo

  • Before you begin styling, you’ve got to ensure that your hair makes for the perfect base. And what better way to do this than rely on the Sunsilk Stunning Black Shine Shampoo and Conditioner—a range that’s enriched with Amla-Pearl complex that keeps your hair nourished, silky and completely free of any frizz making it a lot easier to back comb and amp up the height and volume of your hair!
  • Once your hair is air dry, run the TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixation Totally Baked Volumizing and Prepping Hair Meringue  through your hair to give it hold and boost! Then brush your hair to ensure that the product has spread evenly.
  • Next, turn your head upside down and run a dryer through your hair starting from the roots to the ends. This is done to add some more volume to your hair.
  • Look the mirror, pick a section of your hair that you wish to tease (back comb) and hold it upright over your head. Ensure that you’re holding all the strands.

start back combing

  • Now you need to start back combing.
  • To do this, place a comb or a brush in the center of your hair—midway through your scalp and where you’re holding your hair—and begin combing it in straight, downward strokes i.e. towards your scalp.
  • Keep repeating this till you notice a volume of hair building up at the base.
  • Note that while your hair might look untidy when you’re done with it, that’s exactly how it should be!
  • Next, repeat the same process on the other sides of your hair. Usually, most women prefer to back comb their hair in the front and both the sides.
  • Once you’re done, use a wide toothed comb and settle your hair. Note that you need to gently run the comb over the area that you have back combed so as to make it look neat and at the same time not damage the teased part of your hair.
  • Tie your hair in place with decorative hair accessories, pins or combs and set your hair in place with a firm hold hair spray.
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6 PERMANENT HAIR STRAIGHTENING MISTAKES YOU NEED TO STOP MAKING

6 PERMANENT HAIR STRAIGHTENING MISTAKES YOU NEED TO STOP MAKING
Trends may come and go but silky, straight hair never goes out of style. Whether it is poker straight locks on the red carpet or sleek tresses on a dinner date, it’s a timeless hairstyle that never goes out of vogue. That being said, before you pick up your flat iron, we’re here to make sure that you’re aware of the side effects that come with straightening your hair, and are also here to give you some tips to help you avoid making these common mistakes that can leave you even more susceptible to making your hair dry, brittle and damaged.
 

• Skipping a protectant layer

Toni & Guy Heat Protectant Mist

If you want straight hair that doesn’t frizz up or go limp by midday, then make sure you don’t move past the heat protectant. We recommend the Toni & Guy Heat Protectant Mist for the job. It’s an integral part of your hair straightening process because it provides a barrier between your hair and the high temperature. It absorbs heat, reduces frizz and helps the straightening last longer.

Having no control over temperature

It’s important for a hair straightener to have temperature settings rather than just an on-off button. This allows for flexibility in your hairstyling technique and prevents permanent hair damage. When the temperature is too hot, it damages the natural texture of the hair and zaps the moisture right out of it. Avoid this by using the medium setting and moving it continuously through the hair for less than 5 seconds in each section.

 

• Choosing the wrong hair care duo

TRESemme Ionic Strength Shampoo and Conditioner

If you’re the kind of girl who likes to straighten her hair often, it’s important to choose the right shampoo and conditioner that will care for your hair adequately. Any regular hair care product won’t nourish your hair and keep it away from the damage caused by hair straightening but the TRESemmé Ionic Strength Shampoo and Conditioner will. It’s made with Salon Grade Ionic Complex which reinforces the hair’s natural strength and prepares it for any kind of styling, which is just what you need!

Using it on wet hair

Whether you’re getting late for work or your straightener is taking forever to heat up, straightening wet hair is an absolute no-no. Wet hair is incredibly vulnerable and the heat of a scalding flat iron can sap its moisture. The sizzling sound and burning smell is proof of wet hair being fried rather than straightened. So instead, rough blow dry first and then go in with a hair straightener.

 

• Not prepping the hair right

TIGI Straighten Out cream

When you don’t prep for the in the right way, you’re setting yourself up for disaster. We suggest you give the TIGI Straighten Out cream a try before going in with a flat iron. Its thermosetting polymers combat frizz, increase longevity of styling and fight 98% of humidity so that your hair stays straight and sleek the whole night long.

Selecting the wrong flat iron

Don’t pick up the first flat iron you see. When purchasing it, do your research and look for materials like ceramic, tourmaline and titanium. Flat iron plates made out of ceramic distribute heat more evenly. Titanium glides smoothly through the tresses and is more durable than most materials. Tourmaline emits negative ions which give the hair a smooth, frizz-free finish. Remember sleek, straight hair all begins with the right flat iron.

 

• Side effects of hair straightening

Side effects of hair straightening

We get that you’re all about achieving Kim K’s sleek ponytail look, but there are some serious side effects of hair straightening that you should consider. Dry hair Your hair loses its natural moisture if you’re someone who regularly straightens your hair. This is because the main purpose of a straightening iron depends upon removing all of the water within your hair to make it hang perfectly. It also explains why your hair goes back to normal after washing it—your hair is rehydrated, causing your curls to reappear. Over time, consistently straightening your hair drains out all of its natural oils, causing it to become brittle and prone to breakage, which leads us to our next side effect.

Frizziness

If you were looking to deal with those flyaways by straightening your hair, think again. While you may gain some immediate relief from the daily struggle of your hair refusing to just calm down, in the long run the dry nature of your hair will cause it to become frizzier.

 

• Breakage and split ends

Breakage and split ends

The dryness that comes with straightening your hair is responsible for a lot of the other issues that your hair might face. The loss of natural moisture from your hair disrupts the structure of hair strands, making it a lot easier for them to break—this is why you find that you have a lot more split ends that make your hair appear worn out and tired. You might find yourself having to go to the hair salon for a trim more often just to get rid of those damaged ends!

Dullness

Have you found that the natural sheen of your hair almost disappears after you’ve straightened it a few times? This is because hair straightening removes everything that is responsible for giving your hair its healthy glow—it strips the hair of its natural oils and moisture, giving rise to duller, lacklustre hair. The side effects above come with regularly straightening your hair. The ones below are more specific permanent hair straightening effects and are longer term.

 

• Hair loss

Hair loss

Even if you’ve got the perfect hair routine all cracked out with all the right products and everything, this is something that is unfortunately inevitable when it comes to permanent hair straightening. The chemicals that are used to straighten your hair damage the roots, making you significantly more susceptible to hair fall.

Reduced hair growth

Whoa—we know! This may be the deal breaker when it comes to using hair straighteners. The chemicals and heat that are used to straighten your hair, do significant damage to your hair cuticles, in turn slowing down the speed at which your hair grows.

 

• Itchy scalp

Itchy scalp

When you straighten your hair, your hair follicles at the roots get damaged. This limits the production of the natural oils that work to moisturise and hydrate your scalp and hair. As a result your scalp becomes dry and itchy and will further lead to flaking.

Different hair texture

We get that straightening can be a great way to amp up your hair look and raise that sophistication bar, but in the long run, is it worth it if your natural hair becomes almost unrecognisable? The chemicals that are used on your hair when it is permanently straightened can completely change the texture of your hair, and what’s worse, the only way to regain it is to fully grow it out again.

Hair straightener cream and its side effects

If you’re looking for a temporary quick fix for your hair, an alternative to using a straightening iron is to try out a hair straightening cream—this is another way of making your otherwise unmanageable locks more submissive. However, it is quite similar to a hair straightener in that it also uses heat as a means to straighten the hair and also has a lot of the same side effects like increased dryness and coarser hair.

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5 WAYS TO WEAR A BUN CUFF

5 WAYS TO WEAR A BUN CUFF
If you're a sucker for trends, the latest one of the hair front seems to be bun cuffs. One of the most stunning hair accessories taking over our Insta feed, bun cuffs have been stealing the beauty limelight lately. Wondering how you can wear bun cuff hair? Here's some inspo...
 

Before you begin

Before you begin

Before you wear the bun cuff on a certain hairdo, you must ensure that your tresses feel nourished and cleansed. For that, rely on the TRESemmé Ionic Strength Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo will provide your hair with much needed nourishment since it contains salon grade ionic complex. The conditioner will lend it moisture and make your hair damage free.

 

The classic top knot

The classic top knot

Got a minute in hand to look cool? No problem! Just tie a messy top knot and add a bun cuff at the start of the knot once you've secured your knot with an elastic. This is how you nail the hair jewellery trend.

 

The loop bun

The loop bun

Nothing beats the loop bun when you want a sophisticated yet gorgeous hairdo. If it's slightly disheveled, don't worry as the idea of a loop bun is to achieve a bit of a messy finish. Complete the look with a gold or silver cuff.

 

Double buns

Double buns

Want a cutesy hairdo for a music fest? Double buns with cuffs are perfect! Just add the same bun cuffs to each of the buns and you'll need nothing else to jazz up your look.

 

Voluminous ponytail

Voluminous ponytail

If you happen to have curls, don't shy away from trying out the trend. Just create a simple high ponytail and add a cuff to the crown while leaving the rest of your hair curly and fun!

 

Hun

Hun

Whether you have short, medium or long hair, the half bun is the coolest hairdo you can try. Just add a cuff to it and you have the perfect mix of casual and party hair.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 11, 2018 Be Beautiful

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HOW TO USE A HAIR STRAIGHTENER

Since hair goals are a legitimate beauty aspiration, we’ve got quite a few lined up. Topping our list is achieving poker straight hair that’s sleek and frizz-free. We must admit—every time we tried it out, the results were rather unflattering. Sailing in the same boat as us and still wondering how to use a hair straightener the right way? Read this expert guide…

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Step 1: Prep well

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; if your hair isn’t prepared for the styling process, no amount of salon visits can be of any assistance. That’s why you need to prep your hair right with the TRESemmé Ionic Strength shampoo and Conditioner. Created with positively charged ionic ingredients, this formula repairs damage and keeps your tresses protected while you are experimenting with a hairstyle. Once you turn to this duo; gorgeous, hair straightening will become much easier!

Step 2: Brush it off

Take a flat paddle brush and start brushing the hair a little above the roots till the ends of your hair. This will detangle any knots and give you a smooth base to start your hairstyle.

Step 3: Prep away

Before you use a hair straightener and starting the styling process, spritz your hair with a heat protectant spray to protect your locks from heat and damage. Using a hair straightener can rob your hair of moisture and to stay away from such hair woes, you must use a heat protectant that will help your hair stay away from any damage.

Step 4: Divide and straighten

The smaller the sections of your hair, the straighter they’re bound to be using a hair straightener. Hence, divide your hair into 3 strands with hair clips, the base near your nape, the midsection and the top and near your crown. Further, divide this into smaller chunks of hair where each section consists of hair that is an inch in width.

Step 5: Flat and fabulous

Choosing the right type of flat iron is crucial to the straightening process so opt for an ionic flat iron that’s made of ceramic or titanium material. Both of these allow heat to be evenly distributed and the ions help get rid of the frizz within the hair. When it comes to size, choose a regular sized flat iron for medium to long hair. For shorter hair, a smaller sized iron that’s easier to maneuver is a better option.

To straighten your hair, start by brushing the section with a rounded ceramic brush which is meant for styling. Starting from the root, move your flat iron towards the end, holding it on the hair for a few seconds. Work your way through the layers and sections of hair. It is a slow process but remembers, all good things take time.

Step 6: Seal it in

Once your hair has been straightened, don’t forget to seal your hairstyle in place with the BedHead by TIGI Maxxed Out Hairspray (spray it from about 10 to 12 inches away). With its massive hold and super shine, the hairspray will keep your hairdo intact all through the day.

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3 types of curls using a flat iron

3 types of curls using a flat iron

Thought your flat iron could only straighten your frizzy and fuzzy mane? Well, clearly you underestimated your much-loved hair tool. Turns out, you can use your hair straightener to getting red carpet-ready curls too. From wild beach waves to Hollywood curls, you can do it all with your flat iron. Of course, how you hold the tool and what technique you use is the key to getting the curl you want, and we are going to show you exactly how it’s done. Here are not one but three types of gorgeous curls you can get with your flat iron.

 

Spiral curls

Spiral curls

Take a small section and clamp it in your flat iron. Flip the tail of the section over the flat iron and slowly move it down. Hold the iron vertical as you reach the end of the hair and unclamp. Repeat it with the rest of your hair and secure the gorgeous curls with some hairspray.

 

Crimped waves

Crimped waves

Make four to five tightly woven braids according to your hair volume, and secure with a hair tie. Run the flat iron along the braids pressing and holding sections for 10 seconds at a time. Open the braids and use hairspray.

 

Beach waves

Beach waves

Clamp a small section of hair and starting from the roots, twist it in an inward direction and hold for five seconds. Move down and twist it outward this time. Repeat this pattern and keep twisting in opposite directions till you reach the end. Run your fingers through your hair and you’re done.

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5 hair tools to save you from a bad hair day

5 hair tools to save you from a bad hair day

Bad hair days can be a bummer, especially when you cannot put your hair into place right before a date night or don’t have the time to wash-and-style on rushed mornings. So, what do you do? Pick the right hair tools on the right days to save you from common hair woes.

We’ve listed 5 effective hair tools below that you must invest in RN and say goodbye to bad hair days forever.

 

Detangling brush

Detangling brush

A detangling brush will not just help remove knots and tangles from your hair but also allow you to do so without tugging or pulling at the hair, thereby minimising damage. Detangling brushes glide through the hair smoothly and are gentle enough to be used either on wet or dry hair. Whether you have long or thick hair, using the right hair brush can make all the difference in improving the quality of your mane.

 

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

Running late? Don’t have the time to wash or style your hair? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that your second-day hair can save you from looking like a total mess. Spritzing some dry shampoo on second or third-day hair can help regulate oil production, add volume and texture to your hair and leave your locks looking fresh. We suggest you get your hands on the Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo which absorbs grease and leaves your hair clean.

 

Accessories to your rescue

Accessories to your rescue

Accessories have made their way back into the beauty world. From padded headbands to studded barrettes, there is no shortage of chic accessories. In fact, with the kind of hair accessories that have been around of late, you don’t need fancy updos to do the talking. A cute hair accessory can work wonders in amping up a simple hairstyle. Be it studded bobby pins or bomb barrettes, keeping your accessory game high can help you from bad hair days.

 

Hair mask

Hair mask

Have hair breakage and split ends, but haven't gotten around to scheduling a haircut? Well, a hydrating hair mask could help you out here. Hair masks have the power to repair, restore and strengthen weak and damaged locks. You can either DIY a hair mask or try the TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Level 3 Resurrection Treatment Mask which repairs severely damaged hair and smooths frazzled locks. Pampering your tresses with a moisturising hair mask can save you from dreadful hair days.

 

Microfiber towels

Microfiber towels

Frizz is your hair’s biggest enemy! Fixing frizzy hair is no easy feat. However, it’s best to kill frizz at the start, that is, while drying your hair after a wash. While drying with a regular towel can leave your hair in frizz town, a microfiber towel can help eliminate frizz. Use the microfiber towel to gently dab away the moisture from your hair. Never rub, as this will increase the friction between strands and cause, no points for guessing, frizz.

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Hot air vs cold air: When to use each while blow drying

Hot air vs cold air: When to use each while blow drying

“My arm muscles are made for 10% texting, 30% Instagramming and 60% blow drying.” Phew!

The blow dryer has a special place on every girl’s beauty shelf. Whether you’re travelling, getting ready for a date night or you just got out of the shower, the blow dryer is the first thing you turn to for perfectly styled hair. From drying your hair to creating a bouncy look, a blow out a day keeps messy hair at bay.

If you’re a regular with the blow dryer, then by now, you’ve probably seen the cool temp button on your gadget. But have you ever used it? Well, if the answer is NO, then let us tell you that you haven’t reaped all the benefits of a blow dryer till date. Wondering what the cool air button is for? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about when to use hot air and cold air while blow drying your hair.

 

Hot vs Cold

Hot vs Cold

The hot temperature on your blow dryer is used to alter your hair, from straight to curly and curly to straight.  However, the temperature also depends on the texture of your hair. If you have thicker, coarser hair, then you need a higher temperature to work your strands, whereas if you have finer hair, then you may want to keep the heat at a lower temperature so as to avoid further damage.

Since heat-styling tools are known to cause damage to your hair—be it a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron, it is important to use the cold temperature on your blow dryer in order to maintain the health of your tresses. Cool air literally helps cool your hair down, seals the cuticle of the hair shaft and locks the style into place.

So, while hot air alters your hair, cool air locks the newly manipulated style into place. And that sums it up for you!

Fatema Habib Sep 13, 2019 Be Beautiful

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A brush-up on hair brushes – How to choose the right hair brush

A brush-up on hair brushes – How to choose the right hair brush

Did you know? To get perfect hair, you need a perfect brush. In fact, in the diverse world of beauty tools, you’ll be surprised to know that there are just as many types of hair brushes as there are makeup brushes. Just how you need a different brush to apply foundation, eye shadow and blush; similarly, you need a different brush to cater to different hair types and needs.

A teasing comb won’t do the job of de-tangling your hair and vice versa. Precisely why, if you find your hair breaking too much or falling flat after brushing, then you’re probably using the wrong brush. To make life easy, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to hair brushes and how to find the best brush for your hair type...

 

Paddle brush—for thicker hair

Paddle brush—for thicker hair

What makes paddle brush the most common pick is that it is comfortable to hold and helps de-tangle hair easily. These brushes are best suited to brush through strands that are long, straight and thick. The sparser bristles of this brush help to penetrate the denser strands to de-tangle and at the same time add shine. Once you’re out of the shower, give your hair time to dry before using a paddle brush as brushing through wet hair can cause breakage. After brushing your hair, apply a few drops of smoothing hair serum to tame frizzy hair.

 

Round brush—for adding volume

Round brush—for adding volume

Round brushes are a common sight in most hair salons. They help give you the blowout straight out of your dreams. This is the perfect brush for all those looking to add some volume to their mane. Work on damp hair and use the brush to pull up on your roots while blow drying. Doing so will take the glamour quotient of your hair to an all-new level.

 

Teasing comb—for extra oomph

Teasing comb—for extra oomph

Want to add volume to your hair but got no time to blow-dry? Well, teasing comb is the solution! While we’ve often seen our hairstylist use teasing comb to add volume at the crown of our head, you can use this comb on regular days too to give your hair extra oomph. The thinner tail of the teasing comb will help section your hair and make your hairstyling easier.

 

Vented brush—for curly hair

Vented brush—for curly hair

While most women don’t brush curly hair at all; you’ll be surprised to know that a plethora of curly hair concerns can be resolved just by using the right tools. From helping you blow-dry, detangle and add shine, a finishing brush with widely spaced bristles is all you need for coarser hair types that’ll make your hair smoother and more manageable.

 

Wide tooth comb—for wet hair

Wide tooth comb—for wet hair

Your hair is in its most fragile state when wet. To cause least damage to wet hair, it’s best to reach out for a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair as it’ll prevent excess breakage. The larger width in-between the teeth of a wide-tooth comb allows more hair to pass through while still removing any aggravating knots and tangles.

Fatema Habib Jul 16, 2019 Be Beautiful

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How to cheat a professional blow-dry at home

How to cheat a professional blow-dry at home

Hair can be quite difficult to deal with, it can go from being perfect to a complete mess in minutes, especially right before an important event. What do you do in such situations? Your stylist won’t give you a last minute appointment and you can’t bear to look at all the frizz you’re carrying around on the head. Contrary to popular belief, it really is possible to get a nearly salon-like blow out at home. Want to know how?  Read on...

 

Start with a heat protector

Start with a heat protector

A professional stylist will always use a heat-protectant before styling your hair to avoid heat damage and frizzy hair, so why skip at home? Whether you are curling, straightening or blow-drying your hair, a heat protecting spray such as the Toni&Guy Heat Protection Mist is an absolute must to get the best results.

 

Section your hair

Section your hair

Section your hair before starting the blow-dry process to get the perfect blowout. Since you’re doing this on your own we need to ensure you have some muscle strength left to attend the event you’re going to. Therefore, section it in a way that you can easily take it to the front and yet get the perfect blowout.

 

Use the right brush

Use the right brush

Selecting the right brush is important step of this process. Opt for a ceramic barrel brush when doing blow-dry on your own. The ceramic body gets heated up, thereby giving your hair more shape and volume without having to put extra efforts.

 

Dry hair in one direction

Dry hair in one direction

Always blow dry your hair in one direction and keep some distance between your hair and the heat. Hold your brush under one section of hair and position the hair dryer on top, now drag the two together as the same time. Avoid frantic up and down motions as this will make your hair frizzy.

Use a light holding spray

Using a holding spray is important to ensure the look lasts all through the day or night, however don’t go for a strong hold spray. We recommend using the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray to get the perfect look.

Sanya Hamdani May 04, 2019 Be Beautiful

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Switch to spiral hair ties and up your mane game

Switch to spiral hair ties and up your mane game

The quirky looking coiled plastic rings have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years and for all the right reasons. Available in black, transparent other interesting colours, spiral hair ties have made their space in every woman’s hair accessories essentials list. But are these hair ties trending only because of their quirky shape? We think not, here are a few benefits of using spiral hair ties.

 

Snag-free

Snag-free

Spiral hair ties give you a comfortable hairdo and does not snag or pull on your hair like its elastic counterpart. Whether you’re using it to tie a ponytail or a bun, its coil design locks your hairdo and does not break or damage your hair. Also, since it’s not extremely tight it won’t give you a headache!

 

More secure

More secure

If you have silky smooth hair, regular hair ties must be ruining quite a lot of your hairdos. Spiral hair ties on the other hand are suitable for every hair length, texture and type. It does not slip away unless you force them to. What more could we possibly ask from a hair tie, right?

 

Bye-bye crease

Bye-bye crease

Hate the crease your regular hair tie leaves because it’s too tight or uncomfortable? Say goodbye to crease once and for all after you switch to spiral hair tie. It will maintain your hair’s original shape without surprising you with any unwanted creases.

 

Durable

Durable

Some of you may argue that it is expensive than your regular hair ties. We agree but it is also quite durable. Spiral hair ties are long lasting and when they stretch out all you need to do is put them in hot water to retain its original shape! Simple as that, just try not losing them.

Sanya Hamdani Apr 17, 2019 Be Beautiful

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फ़्लैट बालों को तुरंत घना दिखाने वाले 3 हेयर स्टाइल

फ़्लैट बालों को तुरंत घना दिखाने वाले 3 हेयर स्टाइल

क्या आपके बाल चपटे यानी फ़्लैट हैं? क्या आपके बाल काफ़ी झड़ चुके हैं और बावजूद इसके आप घने बाल पाने के बारे में सोच रही हैं? क्या आप अपनी सबसे अच्छी दोस्त के घने बालों से रश्क करती हैं? तो हमें लगता है कि अब समय आ गया है कि आपके बाल भी घने नज़र आएं... कम से कम आप अपने बालों से ऐसा भ्रम तो पैदा कर सकें कि वे घने हैं.

यहां दिए गए तीन हेयरडूज़ आपके बालों को तुरत-फुरत घना दिखाएंगे...

 

बीची वेव्ज़

बीची वेव्ज़

बालों में अस्त-व्यस्त सी वेव्ज़ आपके बालों को घना भी दिखाएंगी और दिलचस्प भी. फिर चाहे आपको नाइट-आउट पर जाना हो या दोस्तों के साथ कैशुअल मुलाक़ात हो. इस लुक में आप कभी-भी ग़लत साबित नहीं होंगी.

कैसे बनाएं?

अपने बालों को शैम्पू से धोएं और कंडिशनर लगाएं, जैसा कि आप हमेशा ही करती हैं. जब बाल थोड़े सूख जाएं, इन पर सी-सॉल्ट स्प्रे छिड़कें और अपने हाथों को बालों पर इस तरह फिराएं कि यह स्प्रे पूरे बालों पर लग जाए. अब बालों को चार भागों में बांट लें. एक सेक्शन को कर्लिंग आयरन पर लपेटें और इस पर हल्का-सा हेयर स्प्रे छिड़कें.

बचे हुए तीन सेक्शन्स को क्लिप की सहायता से इस सेक्शन से अलग रखें. अब यही प्रक्रिया बचे हुए तीन सेक्शन्स पर दोहराएं. जब यह पूरा हो जाए तो अपनी उंगलियों की सहायता से बालों को खोलें और उंगलियों से ही इस तरह संवार लें कि उनका लुक मेसी यानी बिखरा हुआ सा नज़र आए. अपने साथ सी-सॉल्ट स्प्रे रखें और दिनभर इस लुक को ऐसा ही बनाए रखने के लिए बीच-बीच में इसका इस्तेमाल कर बाल संवारती रहें.

 

घनी पोनीटेल

घनी पोनीटेल

हर युवती को किसी न किसी तरह की पोनीटेल तो बहुत पसंद होती ही है, है ना? इसे बनाना आसान होता है और आप इसे ऑफ़िस या उसके अलावा कहीं भी बाहर जाते समय बना सकती हैं. पर इसकी सबसे अच्छी बात यह है कि यह आपके बालों को घना और मोटा दिखाती है.

कैसे बनाएं?

अपने बालों को सुलझा लें. अपने बालों को माथे से लेकर क्राउन तक सेक्शन्स में बांटें और रैट-कोम का इस्तेमाल कर बालों को टीज़ करें. ध्यान रखें कि आप कोम से हर सेक्शन के पिछले हिस्से में कंघी करें न कि सामने वाले में. टीज़ करने के बाद हर सेक्शन में हेयर स्प्रे लगाना न भूलें.

अब बाक़ी सभी बालों को इकट्ठा करें और एक पोनीटेल बना लें. पोनीटेल बनाते समय साइड के बालों को कसकर बांधें, जबकि क्राउन के बालों को ढीला, ताकि वे फ़्लफ़ी बने रहें. अब पोनीटेल को हेयर बैंड से बांध लें और थोड़ा-सा हेयर स्प्रे छिड़कें. आप बालों को दो सेक्शन्स में भी बांट कर हल्का-सा खींच सकती हैं, ताकि यह थोड़ा ऊपर उठा हुआ महसूस हो.

 

साइड ट्विस्ट अप डू

साइड ट्विस्ट अप डू

बनाने में आसान और सजीला दिखने वाला यह हेयर स्टाइल आपके बालों को घना दिखाने में बड़ा कारगर है. आपको बस बालों को मोड़ना है, घुमाना है और फंसा देना है!

कैसे बनाएं?

जिस साइड से भी आप मांग निकालना चाहती हैं, निकाल लें. अब जिस तरफ़ ज़्यादा बाल हैं वहां पर ऊपर से शुरू करते हुए नीचे की तरफ़ लाते हुए बालों को ट्विस्ट करती जाएं. अब यही प्रक्रिया दूसरी ओर से भी तब तक दोहराएं, जब तक कि दोनों तरफ़ के बाल मिल न जाएं. अब बालों का एक सेक्शन उस तरफ़ से लें, जहां से आपने पहले बालों को ट्विस्ट करना शुरू किया था और इसे दोनों ओर इस तरह रैप करें, जैसे आप पोनीटेल बनाते समय करती हैं. इसे बॉबी पिन की सहायता से सुरक्षित कर लें. बालों के निचले हिस्से को अपने हाथों पर रैप करें और ऊपर की ओर रोल करें. इस लुक को हेयरस्प्रे की सहायता से सेट कर लें.

Team BB Oct 05, 2018 Be Beautiful

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Have flat hair? Here are 3 hairdos to fake a voluminous look instantly

Have flat hair? Here are 3 hairdos to fake a voluminous look instantly

Do you have flat hair? Have you suffered from severe hair loss but want to get those thick tresses? Do you envy your BFF for her thick locks? Well, it’s time for you to get the same voluminous hair—or at least give the illusion of the same voluminous hair.

These 3 hairdos will make your tresses look thicker instantly...

 

Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves

Tousled waves can make your hair look fuller by adding some dimension to it. Be it a night-out or a casual get together with friends, you cannot go wrong with this look.

How to:

Wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner like always and rinse well. Once it is partially dry, spray some sea-salt spray and run your hands through the strands to distribute the spray throughout. Divide your hair into 4 sections. Wrap one section around a curling iron and lightly spray it with a hair spray.
Hold the other 3 sections away with the help of clips. Repeat the process for every section. When all the sections are done, run your hands through your hair to separate the curls and give it a messy look. Keep the sea-salt spray with you and spritz it onto the hair often to maintain the look throughout the day.

 

Fluffy ponytail

Fluffy ponytail

Every girl loves some or the other variation of a ponytail, right ladies? It’s simple and can be worn to office or for an outing. But the best part is, it makes your hair look fuller and voluminous.

How to:

Brush out the tangles from your hair. Divide your hair into sections from your forehead to the back of your crown and tease the strands using a rat-comb. Make sure you run the comb at the back of the section and not from the front. Make sure to spray each section with a hairspray after you tease it.
Now collect the rest of your hair from the sides and pull it into a ponytail. You should pull it tight from the sides while leaving the front loose to retain the tease. Secure your ponytail with a hair tie and mist it with some more hair spray. You can even split your hair into 2 sections and tug on each part gently to poof it up a bit.

 

Side twist up do

Side twist up do

This simple and elegant hairstyle will make your hair look thicker than it originally is. All you need to do is twist, turn and tuck!

How to:

Start by making a side parting on whichever side you want. Twist the hair on the side that has more hair, starting from the top and working your way down. Now do the same for the other side until both side of your hair meet.
Now take a section of hair from the first side you twisted and wrap it around both sides like you would do if you’re making a ponytail. Secure it with a bobby pin. Wrap the bottom of your hair around your hand and roll it upwards. Set the look with a hairspray.

Disha Sampat Apr 22, 2019 Be Beautiful

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Everything you need to know about hair extensions

Everything you need to know about hair extensions
Let’s just admit it, we all dream of being the girl that gets to flick her hair in those shampoo ads. Sadly though, not all of us are blessed with long locks that allow us the privilege to do so. But in an attempt to get closer to hair perfection, you’ve probably found yourself considering getting hair extensions, to give your hair that extra bounce and shine. Well, we know we have thought over it!
 
And because we have been there and felt that way, we decided to put together everything you need to know about hair extensions before taking the final call. Read on...
 
It all comes down to the type of attachment—the main decision you will have to make is whether you want the hair bonded strand-by-strand, or whether you want to go for weft extensions. Once you’ve made a choice, we can get down to the nitty-gritties of the matter.
 
Here is a list of all the specific types of extensions divided into the two main categories; weft extensions or hair bonded strand-by-strand extensions:
 

Strand-by-strand method

Strand-by-strand method

Hot fusion or keratin

This method involves keratin U-tip bonds that act as attachment points for your extensions. After they have been attached to the roots of your hair, a heating tool is used to melt the keratin glue and fasten the extension piece into your hair.   Natural texture is of the essence when it comes to hair extensions, and this method will surely give you the volume you’re looking for while staying true to your genuine hair. If you’re the type of person that’s gymming two-three times a week, this is a great option for you—it is known  for its durability and is the best for those of you that have thick hair.   The main issue with this method is the use of heat. Even with the silicone protection factor in the keratin bonds, there is still the potential that you may damage your hair severely.  

Cold fusion, micro-links or I-tip

A method comprised of using a material—either a small cylinder, bead or lock – to loop your hair, after which it is clamped down with a pair of hair extension pliers.  

A great benefit of this method is that it complies with the world effort to strive towards sustainability—these strands are reusable, and can easily be reattached to your hair if they shift out of place. You also get to avoid the possible damage of using heat on your hair!  

If you have hair that is quite fine, you may want to consider another hair extension technique because you may find that you can see the beads or locks through your natural hair. The strands are also prone to moving out of place.

 

Weft extensions

Weft extensions

Tape-in The most common method out there, you’ll never go wrong with the tape-in. The extensions get attached with polyurethane (PU) tape, involving no high-tech tools and having no long-lasting impact on your hair. It is also extremely fast – while some extension methods can take up to 6 hours to attach, this takes a maximum of an hour to apply. You might find yourself booking a quick appointment during your lunch hour at work!   The main disadvantage to this is that you can’t use any silicone or oil-based products on your hair without the threat of the wefts slipping.   Weave Another perfectly natural option for you, the weave method involves braiding your hair to allow for wefts to be sewn into the braids using a needle and thread. While it’ll be quite difficult for the extensions to slip, you might find that the tight braids put stress on your head. If you’re constantly experimenting with your hair, this isn’t the right way to go as your ability to style your hair is quite limited.

Kaajal Singh Sep 18, 2018 Be Beautiful

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5 common curling iron mistakes you should stop making

5 common curling iron mistakes you should stop making
Whether you use your curling iron almost every day or only on special occasions, the goal is to get long-lasting curls that look natural. But sometimes, even when you think you have done everything right, your curls don’t last or they don’t look natural. Chances are you may be doing something wrong. Here are five common curling iron mistakes you should stop making to get those perfect, dreamy curls.
 

Curling without preparation

Curling without preparation

Curling your hair basically means treating your hair with heat to get it into the desired shape. The strong heat can cause breakage of hair strands and can even destroy the natural texture of your hair. To avoid such severe damage you must always apply heat protection hair serum or cream to your hair before heat styling it.

 

Curling just-washed hair

Curling just-washed hair

You might have washed your hair just an hour before curling to ensure that your hair is not greasy. A fresh wash makes your hair strands silky and smooth making it more difficult for the curls to hold. Always wash your hair a day prior to curling your hair to make the curls last longer. If you have no time to wash your hair consider using a dry shampoo a few hours before curling your hair.

 

Curling too close to the hair roots

Curling too close to the hair roots

The top of your hair does not look right when you curl your hair very close to the root. It might it look unnatural and bumpy. For natural and soft curls start curling from the mid-lengths of your hair towards the ends. Always leave a few inches of hair near the roots free of curling for a natural look.

 

Curling in the wrong direction

Curling in the wrong direction

Always make sure you hold the iron upside down while curling your hair. By this technique the larger end of the curling iron is closer to the roots. It will help in blending the transition from the straight portion of your hair into the curly portion.

 

Brushing after curling

Brushing after curling

Brushing your hair after curling will disrupt all the hair styling. It will cause the curled hair strands to separate and look clumsy. To avoid this, gently run your fingers through the curls to loosen them and make it look natural.

Shravani Chavan Jan 24, 2019 Be Beautiful

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वेवी बाल पाने के चार आसान तरीक़े

वेवी बाल पाने के चार आसान तरीक़े
अपने वेवी बालों पर इतराने के लिए हर समय बिल्कुल उपयुक्त समय है. यह एक ऐसा लुक है, जिसे आप अपने बालों के साथ किसी भी मौसम में अपना सकती हैं. तो हम आपको बता रहे हैं कि कैसे आप अपने बालों को ख़ूबसूरती से लहरदार बना कर आकर्षक नज़र आ सकती हैं.
 

कर्लिंग आयरन (ये तो राज़ की बात नहीं!)

कर्लिंग आयरन (ये तो राज़ की बात नहीं!)

ये तो बिन कहे समझने वाली बात है-अपने अनियंत्रित बालों को संभालने के लिए उस भरोसेमंद कर्लिंग आयरन से बेहतर भला क्या हो सकता है? तो बस, आयरन निकालिए और लग जाइए काम पर. जब आप अपने बाल धो चुकी हों और हेयरस्प्रे लगा चुकी हों तो बालों का एक सेक्शन चुनें, उसे कर्लिंग आयरन पर लपेटें और पांच सेकेंड के लिए होल्ड करें. फिर उसे छोड़ दें. इस तरह बालों को सेक्शन्स में बांट कर सभी को कर्ल करें. अंत में उन्हें स्वाभाविक लुक देने के लिए उनके बीच से अपनी उंगलियों को फिराएं. इससे आपको पर्फ़ेक्ट वेवी लुक मिलेगा. ध्यान रखें कि उंगलियों को बालों में से फिराने का काम व्यवस्थित तरीक़े से न करें, क्योंकि यह आपके काम नहीं आनेवाला. इसकी बजाय बालों के मनचाहे सेक्शन को उठाएं और उसके कर्ल्स को उंगलियों से खोल दें. यदि आप अव्यवस्थित या निष्क्रिय रहनेवालों में से हैं तो यक़ीनन इस काम को आप बहुत ही आसानी से कर सकेंगी!

 

सी-सॉल्ट स्प्रे-यह वाक़ई काम करता है

सी-सॉल्ट स्प्रे-यह वाक़ई काम करता है

चलिए, अब हमें यह कहकर बुद्धू मत बनाइए की बीच वाला वेवी लुक पाने के लिए आपको इतना भी याद नहीं आया कि इसे पाने के लिए आपको बीच पर मिलने वाली किसी चीज़ से मदद मिल सकती है. एक बढ़िया सी-सॉल्ट स्प्रे आपके वेवी बाल पाने की तमन्ना को साकार भी कर सकता है और इसकी हवा भी निकाल सकता है. यदि आप बालों को हीट करने के ख़िलाफ़ हैं तो इस स्प्रे को गीले बालों के सेक्शन्स पर लगाइए. इससे आपके बाल ओस की चमक लिए और लहरदार यानी वेवी नज़र आएंगे.

 

जिन्हें आप रोज़ाना बनाती हैं वो बन (पर एक नहीं कई!)

जिन्हें आप रोज़ाना बनाती हैं वो बन (पर एक नहीं कई!)

यदि आप अपनी टीनएज में हैं और आपकी मां आपके अपने सपनों में आनेवाला वह जादुई हेयरस्प्रे ख़रीदने नहीं दे रही हैं, जो आपके बालों को बहुत ही ख़ूबसूरत दिखा सकता है और उसकी जगह वे आप पर बालों के लिए सेहतमंद नारियल का तेल ख़रीदने का दबाव बना रही हैं या फिर आपके पास उस महंगे से स्प्रे को ख़रीदने के लिए पैसे नहीं हैं तो वेवी बाल पाने का यह विकल्प आपके लिए ही है. रात के समय अपने बाल हल्के गीले करें और बालों को कसकर बांधते हुए सिर पर चार बन बना लें. सुबह उठने पर बाल खोलकर देखिए... आप स्वाभाविक वेवी बाल पा कर ख़ुश हो जाएंगी!

 

स्ट्रेटनर का इस्तेमाल करें (अरे हम मज़ाक नहीं कर रहे हैं!)

स्ट्रेटनर का इस्तेमाल करें (अरे हम मज़ाक नहीं कर रहे हैं!)

वे लड़कियां जिनके पास केवल हेयर स्ट्रेटनर है, बिल्कुल भी चिंता न करें... हमारे पास आपके लिए भी समाधान है. आप स्ट्रेटनर का इस्तेमाल कर के भी बालों में वैसी ही वेव्स पा सकती हैं, जैसी कि कर्लिंग आयरन से मिलती हैं. अपने बालों का एक सेक्शन लें और उसे अंग्रेज़ी के ‘एस’ वर्ण की तरह मोड़ें. इसके ऊपर अपनी आयरन फिराएं, इससे वेव्स बन जाएंगी. इस प्रक्रिया को अपने बचे हुए बालों पर दोहराएं और ऐसे ख़ूबसूरत लहरदार बाल पाएं कि लोगों को यूं एहसास होगा, जैसे आपने किसी नामी स्टाइलिस्ट से बाल सेट करवाए हैं.

Team BB Sep 06, 2018 Be Beautiful

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Common hair mistakes that make you look older

Common hair mistakes that make you look older

How you style your hair makes a ton of difference to your overall appearance. While the hairstyle you choose can make you look sexy and chic, it could also, on the other hand, make you look a lot older than you actually are.

Weird, isn’t it?

If you wish to save yourself from adding those extra years to your age or from looking plain and unattractive, stick right through.

We’ve collated some common hair mistakes that make you look older and should be avoided at all costs!

 

#1 Going too blonde!

Going too blonde!

Going all blonde can be very, very risky, ladies. While some of us could perhaps pull off an all blonde look, most of us would fail miserably. Over bleached and blonde hair adds a lot of years to your look, making you look much older. Instead of going all blonde, try keeping your roots dark, with golden strands beyond. Compare both the looks and you’ll realize what we mean right away!

 

#2 Extremely Straight Hair!

Extremely Straight Hair!

If you have super straight hair, chances are that you’ll look about 5 to 6 years older than your age. Flatter hair, especially without any bounce at all, exaggerates the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, making your face look aged and plain. Instead of keeping them extremely straight, add some curls or a bit of bounce to your hair for it to look much livelier, and you, much younger.

 

#3 Centre Parting!

Centre Parting!

We do agree that if you have a really well-defined face, centre-parted hair can look fabulous on you! But with that, centre parting also adds years to your look, making you appear much more matured than you’d prefer. How you part your hair can apparently be quite the deciding factor as well! Instead of parting your hair at the centre, a partition at the sides adds a fun quotient to your hairdo while advertising your best features and making you look younger and livelier!

 

#4 Tight & Sleek Buns!

Tight & Sleek Buns!

An updo hairstyle has the potential to always look oh-so-sexy. But how you make an updo plays an extremely important part in defining your look. While hair that's been loosely pulled back can look pretty appealing, tightly pulled sleek buns have a tendency to put your wrinkles or any other facial imperfections under the spotlight. It certainly adds more than a few years to your look and makes your face seem like you’re much too tensed. We’d recommend that you go for a looser, messier updo instead!

Kaajal Singh Feb 27, 2019 Be Beautiful

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WANT TO GO PLATINUM BLONDE? HERE ARE FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

WANT TO GO PLATINUM BLONDE? HERE ARE FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
We’ve all been swept away by the platinum blonde wave. It has consumed the whole of the beauty community. From Kim K to Ariana Grande, everybody has been obsessed with platinum blonde. And by the looks of it, this hair colour doesn’t seem to be going out of trend anytime soon.
If you’re planning to experiment with this sleek yet bold hair colour, we’ve got a few tips to share:
 
 

Platinum blonde and complexion:

Platinum blonde and complexion:

Putting on platinum blonde is quite the gamble. This colour is bound to complement certain complexions more than the others, and it is important that you take this into consideration before making any hasty decisions.

The trick, however, lies in how you carry it. The truth is that this eccentric colour is not everyone’s cup of tea. While according to convention, you’d presume platinum blonde to go well with paler skin tones, it is not necessarily the case. It can also work wonders for those with dark brows and warm skin tones.

 

Talk it out with your hairstylist:

Talk it out with your hairstylist:

Going blonde is a big decision, and you might want to consult a hairdresser first. Communication is key. Therefore, you need to find a colourist you can trust and one who is capable of catering to all your needs.

Let the hairstylist walk you through the entire process, while discussing the pros as well as the cons.

Most importantly, you need to clearly understand and be completely aware of what is it that you are signing up for.

Depending on your natural hair colour, it may require several applications to achieve that perfect blonde and this process could take several hours. So prepare yourself mentally for it and make yourself comfortable since you might have to sit in the salon for more than a few hours.

 

Taking care:

Taking care:

Once you have bleached your hair platinum blonde, you need to make sure that you take the utmost care of them. No matter the formula you use, bleaching your hair will certainly cause some amount of damage.

So you need to be extra cautious once you have dyed your hair. Switch to colour protection shampoo and conditioner, instead of using the regular ones, since these products protect the hair fibres from external elements and help retain the radiance of the hair colour. Also, apply dry oil regularly to colour treated hair to give it that extra nourishment.

Some hairstylists will even suggest using a good toning shampoo that helps to remove the underlying yellow tones and leaves you with a crisper white hue. Don’t leave it on for more than 2-3 minutes though, unless you’re wishing for a hair disaster.

Bleaching your hair is going to lead to split ends.  Ensure that you stay away from using flat irons and hair dryers for a while after you’ve bleached, so that you do not worsen their condition. And to minimize the extent of the damage if you do have to use them eventually, ensure that they’re kept on low heat settings.

 

Get a trim:

Get a trim:

You should probably also get a trim, which will help take care of the dead ends, stepping up your ‘new look’ game.

By trimming, you bid adieu to the ends that have been damaged, giving you a neater, crisper look. This way, you can get rid of the yellow hues at the ends as well.

Sanjana Gupta Sep 12, 2018 Be Beautiful

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क्या ब्लो ड्राइ करना बालों की सेहत के लिए अच्छा नहीं है?

क्या ब्लो ड्राइ करना बालों की सेहत के लिए अच्छा नहीं है?
हम सभी महिलाएं अपने बालों का बहुत ख़्याल रखते हैं, उन्हें बड़े जतन से संवारते हैं. फिर चाहे बाल लंबे हों या छोटे. बालों को ड्राइ और फ्रिज़ी होने से रोकने के लिए हम क्या कुछ नहीं करते? और बालों को कोमल, चमकदार और सेहतमंद बनाने की हर मुमकिन कोशिश करने में भी हम कभी पीछे नहीं रहते. फिर चाहे सलून में घंटों समय बिताना पड़े या पर्फ़ेक्ट हेयर ट्रीटमेंट कराने के लिए ढेर सारे पैसे ख़र्च करने पड़ें या फिर अनगिनत घरेलू नुस्ख़े ही क्यों न आज़माने पड़ें... और इस संघर्ष का अंत तो जैसे कभी होता ही नहीं है, है ना?

हममें से किसकी चहत नहीं होती कि जब वो सोकर उठे तो किसी क्लासिक हॉलिवुड फ़िल्म की हिरोइन की तरह नज़र आए, जिसके बाल पहले से ही ख़ूबसूरती से संवरे होते हैं, ताकि पूरा दिन मज़े में बीते... लेकिन आह! ये तो बस कल्पना है. हमारी व्यस्त और तनावग्रस्त दिनचर्या के साथ-साथ काम के लंबे घंटों और प्रदूषण को सलाम, जिनकी वजह से हमारा हर दिन ‘बैड हेयर डे’ में तब्दील हो जाता है.

हम भागमदौड़ वाली ज़िंदगी जी रहे हैं, जहां ‘तेज़ी से काम होने’ का मतलब ‘बेहतर ढंग से काम होना’ समझा जाता है! तो इसीलिए हम अपने बालों को थपथपाकर सुखाने की बजाय ब्लो ड्राइ करने को ज़्यादा आसान, तेज़ गति से होने वाला और बेहतर काम समझते हुए, इसे तुरंत अपना लेते हैं. पर क्या कभी आपने सोचा है कि लंबे समय तक इसे अपनाने के क्या परिणाम हो सकते हैं? तो हम बताते हैं, इसके नतीजे बहुत अच्छे तो नज़र नहीं आते हैं. आइए इस पर चर्चा करते हैं...
 

ड्रायर से सावधान रहें

ड्रायर से सावधान रहें

ये कोई राज़ की बात नहीं है कि ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा गर्मी (हीट) आपके बालों के लिए नुक़सानदेह है. बालों को ब्लो ड्राइ करने से ‘फ़्लैश ड्राइंग’ होती है, जो आपके बालों की नमी को खींच लेती है. जिससे बालों के क्यूटिकल्स पर प्रभाव पड़ता है. ये सूखकर मुरझा जाते हैं और जल्द ही टूट सकने जैसे बन जाते हैं. जब बाल उलझे हुए होते हैं तो यह दबाव क्यूटिकल्स में दरार पैदा कर देता है, जिससे बाल क्षतिग्रस्त हो कर टूटने योग्य हो जाते हैं.

 

ड्राइ बालों पर हेयर ड्रायर इस्तेमाल न करें

ड्राइ बालों पर हेयर ड्रायर इस्तेमाल न करें

यदि आपके बाल ड्राइ हैं तो ब्लो ड्रायर आपके लिए किसी बुरी ख़बर से कम नहीं है. पहले से ही टूटने की कगार पर मौजूद बालों पर सीधे हीट का प्रहार बालों को बुरी तरह नुक़सान पहुंचाने का बहुत ही आसान तरीक़ा है.

यदि आप फिर भी अपने क्षतिग्रस्त बालों पर ड्रायर का इस्तेमाल करते हुए उनके टेक्स्चर के साथ खिलवाड़ कर रही हैं तो आगे अपने बालों को हुए इस नुक़सान से उबारने के लिए एक लंबी और महंगी प्रकिया अपनाने का टिकिट ख़ुद ही काट रही हैं.

मतलब यह कि यदि आप अपने बालों को लंबे समय से ब्लो ड्राइ करती रहीं हैं तो समझिए कि आप सेहतमंद और चमकते हुए बालों को अलविदा कहने का इंतज़ाम करती रही हैं.

 

तो क्या ब्लो ड्रायर से दूरी बना लेना ही इसका समाधान है?

तो क्या ब्लो ड्रायर से दूरी बना लेना ही इसका समाधान है?

दरअस्ल, यदि ऐसा हो सके तो ये एक आदर्श स्थिति होगी! पर हम जानते हैं कि यह व्यावहारिक समाधान नहीं है, क्योंकि ड्रायर्स तब आपका बहुत अच्छी तरह साथ देते हैं, जब आपके पास समय की कमी हो. और इसे पूरी तरह छोड़ देना... नामुमकिन-सा लगता है. तो हम आपको कहेंगे कि इसका इस्तेमाल जितना कम से कम करें, उतना ही बेहतर होगा.

इसे इस्तेमाल करने का सही तरीक़ा क्या है?

पहले आप अपने बालों को खुली हवा में सूखने दें और बाद में हेयर ड्रायर को लो हीट सेटिंग पर इस्तेमाल करें, ताकि आपके बालों को जितनी कम हो सके उतनी कम क्षति पहुंचे. बालों को नुक़सान से बचाने के लिए आप ड्रायर को बालों से छह इंच की दूरी पर रखें और लगातार ऊपर से नीचे की ओर चलाती रहें.  

Team BB Sep 02, 2018 Be Beautiful

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