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Tips to Make Your Hair Look Thicker….

Keep It Clean
The squeakier-clean fine hair is, the better (and bigger) it will look. Like your facial skin, scalp tissue holds a lot of bacteria, and when combined with oil, it can weigh down the hair and over time it can effect the overall health of your follicles.

Do a Scalp Massage
We say this all the time… you have to have a healthy scalp in order to have a healthy head of hair! This includes healthy blood circulation – which can be increased with simple, short massages. Try using a menthol or mint shampoo once a week (often thought to help stimulate circulation) and massage it into your entire scalp (sides, nape, and crown) with the pads of your fingers for two minutes, then rinse.

Being married to your flatiron or getting highlight-happy can put you on the fast track to thin hair. This can weaken and dry out your strands, leading to breakage and preventing healthy hair growth. Once a week, after shampooing, thoroughly rub a rich treatment mask into your scalp and hair, and rinse after three minutes.

Go Streaking
Highlights can give dimension, tonality and depth which creates shadows and a 3-D effect, so hair looks thicker. Have your colorist paint chunky highlights on the front of your hair that gradually get thinner toward the crown, and leave the underneath untouched for the most natural effect. Top highlights with a gloss, which adds shine and also—surprise!—imparts a nice volume boost.

Find a Happy Medium (Hue)
Blonde-aholics, take note: very light hair colors can trick the eye into thinking it’s seeing scalp, which makes hair look thinner. But ultra-dark hair doesn’t do you any favors either, because the contrast makes even the tiniest glimpse of scalp more noticeable. The best shade is usually a light to medium brown, which will make hair look denser without drawing attention to the scalp.

Start Snipping
A simple trim can also buy you some bounce. Fine hair is easily weighed down, so for the long-haired ladies go ahead and lose a couple of inches for instant body. If your hair is thin from damage, get a blunt cut to remove broken ends and make the bottom of your hair look thicker. If allover oomph is what you’re after, add long layers (short ones can appear straggly).



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How to Protect Against Winter Hair Loss

The cold weather is officially here… and if you have thinning hair, it is very important to take extra steps to protect it during the colder months.


Here are 7 tips to protect against winter hair loss:
  • Keep your hair trimmed- the drying effects of indoor heating can lead to split ends, which quickly move up the hair shaft and lead to further damage and frizz. A quick trim every 6 weeks or so should keep the hair in good condition.
  • Stay hydrated. Indoor heating also dries out your scalp – and we all know that a healthy scalp is the key to healthy hair.
  • Protect your hair when out and about with a nice hat or headscarf. Icy, bitter winds have a horribly drying effect on your strands.
  • Moisturize your hair thoroughly with a deep conditioner. Oil treatments can be beneficial depending on your hair texture and the product you use. If, however, your hair is exceptionally fine, give the oil treatments a miss as they may be too heavy and will leave your hair flat.
  • Follow up your conditioner with a “leave-in” spray – again, use a very light one if your hair is exceptionally thin.
  • Use a hairbrush made with natural bristles, which should reduce static in your hair – a common problem once removing a hat or scarf!
  • As always, avoid blow drying as much as you can! Of course, sitting around with wet hair is uncomfortable when temperatures are low, but you can at least minimize drying time by spending a few extra minutes towel drying your hair thoroughly before using heat. And avoid high settings on your heating styling tools – as much as possible.

These tips are good year-round but it’s important to give your locks extra TLC during winter months!!!


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Hairstyles for the Holiday Season

5 New Haircuts to Try For Winter

Textured Fringe

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

The Look: An evolution of last season’s short-shag – you’ve grown some length and have more to play with, so try some loose waves and add chunky, brow-skimming bangs for an instant update.


The Contouring Cut

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Look: Ditch the layers for an angled, collarbone-length look that plays up cheekbones and give the face a flattering frame. Complete the look with straight hair and a precise center part – symmetry is key.

The High Pony

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Rita Ora meets fans at Radio 1 on November 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)

The Look: For longer hair, create drama with a high pony: pull hair up tight, right on top and finish with extra volume on the tail.

The Flipped Crop

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Rachel McAdams attends the premiere of "Spotlight" at Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

The Look: Wear a short style with volume all flipped to one side. For ladies with longer hair, you can get the look without a cut by wearing an up-do and leaving short layers out in front.

The Slick Sweepback

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Reese Witherspoon attends the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

The Look: With high-shine, straight strands tucked behind both ears, the simple, sophisticated tweak works on every length.

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