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DIY Hair Smoothies

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Learn how to do your own hair treatments and hair smoothies at home for a fraction of the price you would pay at the salon.

There are many things that can affect a healthy head of hair. If you are stressed, or have a bad diet or always wear your hair in very tight styles then the result will be damaged hair and follicles. For advice and tips on things that you do to make sure you can grow your hair long  and healthy read our How To Grow Hair Long article, but for some quick cheats read on.

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Below are some great hair treatment recipes for all different hair types to boost your hair’s natural beauty.

Natural recipes for dry and frizzy or curly hair

Olive Oil Honey and Rosemary Hair Conditioner DRY:

Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup warmed olive oil, 4 drops essential oil of rosemary , 1 teaspoon of Xanthan gum, commonly used as a food thickening agent (baking section of all supermarkets);

Method: Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply a small amount to your slightly dampened hair. Massage your scalp and work the conditioner through your hair until it is completely and evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a warm towel or shower cap; leave the conditioner in place on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove the towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way. The honey in this recipe is for shine and olive oil for moisture. The treatment is enhanced with essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

Milk & Honey Hair Smoothie:

Ingredients: 1 can of pure coconut milk , 1 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of pure honey or 4  tablespoons of pure honey (for extra shine), 2 tablespoons of olive oil or 3 tablespoons for extra dry hair;

Method: Add ingredients to blender.  Mix at high speed until your concoction reaches a smoothie consistency. Generously apply evenly to hair, from root to ends concentrating on ends…as they are the most prone to frizz. Leave on hair for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse and see the results!

Natural recipes for thinning or fine hair or hair loss

Beer Rinse:

Ingredients: 1 oz distilled or clean catch rain water, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 7 drops lemon essential oil, 1 ounce beer, 5 drops rosemary essential oil (please do not use this ingredient if you are pregnant), 5 drops calendula essential oil (good for blonde hair but can be used for any hair colour);

Method: Mix all ingredients together. After shampooing your hair use mixture as a final rinse, rinse mixture well with water. The beer will adds protein to make hair shiny and make it feel thicker.

Hair Loss Emu Oil Recipe: Ingredients:

Emu Oil;

Method: Heat Emu Oil until very warm. Rub into your scalp covering all areas completely. Leave on your scalp for 10 to 20 minutes. Shampoo your hair while still dry. Rinse your hair. Shampoo and rinse a second time. Emu Oil hair loss treatments nourish the tissue of the scalp promoting cell regeneration and waking up inactive hair follicles. As a result the hair begins to grow again. Some studies have shown that Emu Oil can rejuvenate the scalp skin tissue and produce as much as 80% hair growth. Also consider taking a  supplement AA plus with Biotin.

Garlic based hair loss remedy:

Ingredients:1 tablespoon of aloe gel, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of garlic juice, 2 egg yolks, 3 tablespoons of chamomile (tea bag content is fine to use), 24 fluid oz of water;

Method: Squeeze juice out of garlic using a garlic press and mix it with honey and place the bowl in the fridge. Boil water with chamomile tea for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next take the bowl with honey and garlic juice out of the fridge and stir in an egg yolk. Add Aloe Vera gel to the mix;

Method: Use the mix and gently rub it in your scalp. When you run out of the paste, wrap a towel around your head. Keep on your head for 20 minutes and wash once with a neutral shampoo. Rub in the second egg yolk and wash off using only warm water. To finish off, wash your hair off with the previously prepared chamomile tea. Use this mix once a week. If you don’t notice any improvement within a month or so, please see a professional dermatologist and also consider taking a AA Plus supplement (can be found online at 4haircare.com.au ).

Natural recipes for oily hair

Olive Oil Honey and Rosemary Hair Conditioner OILY :

Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey, 2 tablespoons of warmed olive oil, 4 drops essential oil of rosemary , 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum (baking section of all supermarkets);

Method: Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply a small amount to your slightly dampened hair. Massage your scalp and work the conditioner through your hair until it is completely and evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a warm towel or shower cap; leave the conditioner in place on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove the towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way. The honey in this recipe is for shine and olive oil for moisture. The treatment is enhanced with essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

Natural recipes for coloured or damaged hair

Cucumber Rinse:

Ingredients: 1 egg, 1 half-eggshell’s worth of olive oil  (i.e., one portion of the eggshell you broke apart), 1 quarter of a peeled cucumber;

Method: Blend the egg, olive oil and  peeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until smooth. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. This treatment can be used monthly for best results.

Avocado hair moisturizer:

Ingredients: 1/2 of peeled and mashed avocado, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 3-4 drops of vitamin E oil;

Method: Add 3-4 drops of Vitamin E to avocado and mayonnaise and either use a blander to combine or mash with a fork. Apply on hair and put a shower cap on. Keep on for 20 or so minutes and wash the hair as you usually would. You can also just use this recipe and apply it to frizzy and damaged ends only. For a deep conditioning effect, wrap the hair with warm towel instead of shower cap. Also consider taking a  supplement AA plus with Biotin for a hair growth.

If you have any remedies that you swear by let us know and we can post them on the site. Email info@4haircare.com.au

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Avocado And Oil Mask

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www.4haircare.com.au Yes, I know.. it looks kinda gross. But trust me, this two ingredient concoction is effective.

What you’ll need:

  • half of an avocado
    1/4 cup olive oil

Scoop your avocado into a bowl and mash the crap out of it with a fork. I mean, really mess it up good.
Pour your olive oil into the mashed avocado a little bit at a time, mixing as you gradually add more.
Rub onto wet hair and also rub into the scalp.
Let sit for 35-45 minutes. Rinse and wash hair with a little dollop of shampoo.
I did this last night and it felt great! Just prop your feet up with a good magazine and let the mask work it’s magic. If you have any extra, rub onto your shoulders, arms, neck, chest, stomach.. whatever. It feels great all over.

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Hair Treatment for Regrowth

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www.4haircare.com.au If you are trying to regrow your hair then there are two main options that have been proven to be effective. One type of hair treatment blocks DHT and the other helps the body utilizes amino acids to create protein.

The difference between hair loss in men and women is that men start losing it in their thirties and forties and women tend lose it in their forties and fifties. However if the hair loss is due to stress then it can happen at any age.

DHT Blocker Therapy in the bottle.

There is a treatment known as AAPlus Tablets that comes in formula for both men and women. This formula has a lot of ingredients in it that are very helpful for growing hair.

First, off it contains Vitamin B6 which assists the body to create energy by turning carbohydrates into glucose. It is also known as pyridoxine.  Normally you would find this vitamin in food sources such as Vitamin B6 is present in foods such as salmon, shrimp, chicken, turkey, milk, brown rice, cheese, carrots, spinach, whole-grain flour, salmon and shrimp, among others.

This hair supplement also has biotin in it. Biotin keeps hair strong, rich and shiny. It also helps scalp cells and hair follicles repair themselves. However biotin is also a very rich source of protein.

Magnesium is also part of the mix. Magnesium is an essential mineral in hair growth. Magnesium has been shown to reduce inflammation in cells that can cause baldness. Many people in Australia are deficient in this mineral.

For it to be effective you need only take two capsules per day with a glass of water.

This supplement also contains horsetail herb. This herb contains silica which is a sulphuric component that is essential to growing your hair and keeping each single hair for as long as five or six years.

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Cell Therapy

There is a treatment called Capelli Medici Max Growth and Script hair therapy. This type of therapy is supposed to speed up your hair growth and create visibly longer, thicker and stronger hair. The secret is the amino acids in the formula. Amino acids are what are needed to create protein and hair is made mostly of protein.

The script line is actually a series of hair products including shampoos and conditioners meant to enhance hair growth.  This line of hair products is also marked by it he fact it is free of parabens and formahdehydes.

This therapeutic treatment line can be used for both men and women. The mission of the company is to give you the longest, fullest and thickest hair possible.

The formula is also made to nourish and support a type of protein known as keratin. This type of solution helps prevent a situation where hair is visibly thinning. You start looking like your balding when you have lost about 25% of the hair on your scalp.

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Female Hair Loss

Women are born with 100,000 hairs on her scalp. The right treatment can help her keep that hair for life. However sometimes hair loss is hereditary in which case you could be losing more than 150 hairs a day. This means you do need some kind of assistance so it will grow back strong, healthy and shiny.

The insidious thing about hair loss is that it can be quite gradual. It can take as long as five years for one hair follicle to fully stop functioning and die. Yet another thing to keep in mind is that hair grows in cycles. It can take months to grow and then months to fall out after the scalp was somehow traumatized.

Another reason that women lose their hair is because they are not getting enough nutrition. That is because women are prone to going on fad diets. The result is thin breaking hair. Fad diets are notoriously low in the vitamins and minerals that you need to grow healthy hair. They are also low on protein which is essential for hair to grow at all.

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Endocrine (hormonal) conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease and polycystic ovary syndrome, can also cause hair loss. Other medical conditions that can cause hair loss are kidney disease, liver disease and lupus. Some cancers including leukemia and lymphoma can cause hair loss even before treatment begins.

Some medications have hair loss as a side effect and some might interact with certain ingredients in hair supplements. Drugs that cause thinning hair or reluctant regrwoth include acne medicines like isotretinoin, mental health drugs like lithium, and diet pills that contain amphetamines. Chemotherapy drugs for cancer are the best-known for causing cases of total baldness in women.

The good news is that if you are a woman experiencing hair loss either of these therapies can go a long way towards helping you restore your hair. However, before you try any type of hair therapy you should check with your doctor, especially if the hair loss is mysterious and you have no idea what might possibly be triggering it!

Ingredient Benefit
Purified Water A specially prepared water used in cosmetic and personal care products.
Stearylkonium Chloride A conditioning agent for the hair.  Reduces static electricity.  Adds shine and acts as a de-tangler.
Glyceryl Stearate An emulsifier which holds the water and oil phases together.  Slows the loss of moisture from skin with natural barriers.
Cetearyl Alcohol  A combination of Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohols derived from Palm Oil, with emollient properties for smoothing and softening hair (cuticle) and skin.  Lather booster.
Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Butylene Glycol, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract A unique system designed to enhance the appearance and the condition of the hair through action at scalp, root and hair fiber iteself.
Polyquaternium-37, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideth-6 A rheology modifier, and thickener.
PEG-40 Castor Oil An emulsifier to hold oil & water phases together.
Panthenol  Panthenol  is a precursor to Vitamin B which enters the hair shaft and oxidizes to panthenoic Acid (Vitamin B) and remains there to restore plumpness and resilience to the hair.
Hydrolyzed Keratin Protein  Derived from sheeps wool, this extract contains the needed amino acids to help repair damaged hair and nails.
Tocopheryl Acetate A Vitamin E  ester that is converted by the skin’s enzymes back to Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant.  Helps prevent free radical damage.  Natural moisture binder allowing skin to breathe.
Cetrimonium Chloride A conditioner for the hair bringing softness to the hair.  Contains anti-static properties.  Enhanses sheen and silkiness.
Fragrance  Tropical mixture of ripe Pineapple and exotic Coconut.
Disodium EDTA Enhances the preservative system without parabens and promotes product stability.
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin A bacteriastat to protect the product from bacteria growth.  Derived from sage essential oil. Safe and effective food grade preservative.

Amazing Hair Facts

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www.4haircare.com.au There are lot of stuff that you do not know about your hair.
Fact #1
Most people have around 100,000 hair follicles in their heads. You cannot increase them. You are born with it and no products can make it grow more follicles. However some people might have more due to genetic reasons. Some examples

  • Red heads – 90,000 hair follicles
  • Black hair – 110,000 hair follicles
  • Blond hair – 130,000 hair follicles

A person’s genes determine the hair/skin/eye color since before his or her birth. The determinants for hair color are known as melanocytes. These cells form the natural hair colors, or pigments and distinguish between black, brown, and red. Depending on the percentage of each pigment, the person has blonde, brown, red or black hair. As the melanocytes decay during a lifetime, the hair becomes a dull gray and later on it turns into a whitish color.

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Fact #2  Your hair turns gray because the pigment cells known as melanin in your hair follicles are not working properly. The hair bulb usually degrades in production as you age or when you are stressed. It is possible for your hair to turn white from shock… but not overnight! Hair pigment is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin, so it would take about 13 days for any white hairs to show. Stress is also a major cause of hair loss.
Fact #3
You can’t repair split ends on your hair.
The only way to get rid of it is by cutting it. And keep the hair health by proper treatments, like our 4step Hair Rescue SPA
Fact #3

If you pluck out one of your hair, a new hair will start to grow from the hair follicle.
Fact #6

Hair loss by changing shampoo is one of the most asked hair facts.
Shampooing frequently can result in more hairs in the TELOGEN phase to fall out faster especially if the hair is shampooed more energetically than usual. This is why, whenever there is a change in the shampoos or conditioners, or a move to new brushes, loose hairs are often found for two or three days after the change.
The extra hair loss has nothing to do with the product and will settle in a day or two. Usually, you will find that the hair that you lost will start to grow back almost immediately
Fact #7

When you are born, you have around 1000 follicles per square centimetre. When you reach 25, it falls to around 600 per square centimetre but can vary depending on the individual. By your mid 30s to 40s, your hair follicles will reduce to around 300 or less. After that, there won’t be any significant drop.
Fact #8

Each follicle can grow many hairs over a lifetime: on average, each grows a new hair around twenty times. 90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting.
Fact #9
When your hair is wet, it can increase its length by up to 30% and still return to normal length after it’s dried. If you stretch your hair too often you can damage it and cause breakage to the hair shaft.
Fact #10

A hair grows by 0.3 to 0.5mm per day – about 1 to 1.5cm a month and 12 to 15cm a year. Depending on the individual, the hair follicle can grow up to 1 metre in length before it stops growing.
Fact #11

Waist-length hair is 80-90 cm long, and will have taken about seven years to grow. Shoulder length hair will have taken only about three years. Thus only people with long ANAGEN times can expect to grow their hair down to the waist.
Fact #12

If you damage your scalp, your hair follicle will start a new growing phase. Cuts and wounds will cause the hair to grow around them provided that there is no scarring in the hair follicle.
Fact #13
The width of the hair shaft is determined by your genes, and is not affected by anything you do to your skin or to the hair shaft itself.
Fact #14

Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body. Only bone marrow is quicker.

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Fact #15

Your hair is made of keratin, the same ingredient as your fingernails. Keratin is a type of protein generated by your body’s stem cells.
Fact #16
A single hair can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair could support up to 12 tonnes – the equivalent of two African elephants!
Fact #17

Usually East Asians hair are often very straight and always black in color. Caucasions have the most varied form of hair. They range from the fair-skinned people of north-west Europe to the widely varying peoples of the Indian subcontinent. Their hair may be either wavy or straight, and the diameter varies widely too. The color ranges from black to a pale blond that is almost white, including just about every possible shade in between. People with African origins usually have black and curly hair. It tends to be dry and woolly.African hair grows more slowly and is more fragile than European hair. Asian hair grows the fastest and has the greatest elasticity.
Fact #18
Forty percent of women by the time they reach menopause will have female pattern (hereditary) hair loss. Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern hair loss.
Fact #19
Women often experience major, but reversible, loss of hair two or three months after giving birth. The massive production of the hormone oestrogen during pregnancy puts hair follicles into their ‘growth phase’. After the birth, the hormonal balance is restored and the hair follicles go into the ‘loss phase’, causing a large number of hairs to fall out at once.
Fact #20

Usually people will only notice that you are balding when you have lost almost 50% of the hair in your scalp. When you reach that stage, it might be too late to recover back all your hair. See Preventing Hair Loss for solutions now. www.4haircare.com.au

Longer Hair – How to Avoid Damage

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www.4haircare.com.au When you’re enthusiastic about hair care and dedicated to a healthy hair journey it can be difficult to be objective about your hair. It’s easy to talk about things that keep the hair healthy like gentle handling, good conditioners, laser treatments and low manipulation, but if those were the only things that mattered, everyone’s hair would be doing great. In reality, despite meticulous efforts to grow a long, thick head of hair, many women still struggle to maintain length and reach their other hair goals. To get past a length hurdle or stop persistent breakage you have to realize one important thing: Damage is unavoidable. If your hair isn’t making progress that means it’s being damaged faster than it can recover. Many women already steer clear of heat and chemical treatments, but mechanical damage is still an issue and it can be difficult to recognize.

What’s my own secret to grow hair long? How do I get it to grow so long?

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I wish I had an answer for everyone, but the truth is that there is no magical solution. Because while there’s no one top-secret magic pill you can take, there are Pandora box solutions you can do to help speed the process along.
Weaknesses in your hair care routine will catch up with you as your hair gets longer. No matter what your hair type, the longer your hair gets, the more demanding it will be. Shoulder length hair is already about 2 years old so any weaknesses in your hair care routine will begin to show, just like bad eating habits start to catch up with you as you get older. If you hit a plateau in your healthy hair journey– if you want it to look halfway decent – so here are my tips for doing so!

  • get at least ½ inch cut off by a professional,
  • stop hash brushing and blow dry your hair, and
  • apply a reconstructing treatment every week or two:
Trim regularly, but not too much and not too often. You’ve likely heard people tell you that if you want long hair, you need to trim it regularly. This is partly true and partly false. No one wants raggedy ends – so when they start to split, you should get a trim. Otherwise, you could end up with hair that’s difficult to brush or comb, which may result in losing hair. Split ends, not protected by cuticle also contribute to dryness of your hair shaft. However – and this is a big however – you don’t want to trim too much hair off at a time, and you don’t want to trim too often. Hair is already dead, if that makes any sense, and so cutting it is not going to change whether it grows more or not. The trimming is just about keeping it healthy and neat. Frazzled ends, no matter how long your hair is, aren’t sexy on anyone.

Minimize damage by combing and brushing less. Every time you move or touch your hair, the cuticle layers of each strand rub up against each other and cause tiny abrasions, similar to light scratches. Those little abrasions may not affect how your hair looks or feels but they’re always there. If you rub and pull your hair and then follow up with a comb or a brush, you’ve inflicted a lot of stress on your hair at one time. Yes, there are some women who can comb and brush their hair all day without a problem, but those women usually have thick strands and very few (if any) kinks or coils. Finer strands break more easily than thicker strands.

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OK, so there are all sort of crazy rules you have to follow about brushing and combing your hair in order to grow it long and perfect. LIKE: Do not even THINK about brushing it when it’s wet. You can only brush it when it’s dry, and preferably before every shampoo, so you distribute the oils over every strand to protect them from shampoo and don’t have to detangle much post-shower -hair is most vulnerable to breakage when it’s dripping and you’re roughing it up with a towel.

Keep the heat styling to a minimum. I know this is going to be a hard one for some of you who like to have perfect hair everyday. When you’re out of the shower, comb out wet hair and tangles with a wide-toothed comb. And that’s it. You’re not allowed to blow-dry your hair too often ! Or flat iron it, or curl it! Seriously! If you’re serious about growing your hair long like a fanatic, at least. That’s the biggest lesson you’ll learn from reading the Long Hair Community message boards posting about crimping your hair in one of those forums would be like waltzing drunk into an A.A. meeting. No one would be feeling you. So if you’re seriously trying to grow your hair long, curb your hair tool enthusiasm at least a little bit and, again, patience is key. I only blow-dry my hair about once a week – after keratin treatment to bond keratin to hair! Usually, once over the weekend is good enough for me. Because not only is it damaging to your hair, the longer it is, the more of a pain in the ass it is to blow out. Learn how to work with the natural texture of your hair. My hair is naturally wavy, so I generally blow-dry and apply styling product I’m currently obsessing over. If you need more polish, you can wrap it into a bun. And you’d be surprised at how much men prefer a natural look;   The other plus side of this is that when you actually do spend the time to do your hair, it makes it that much more exciting. Think of it like applying false eyelashes – if you did it everyday, would it still have the same effect? Kim Kardashian, for example – she looks exactly the same no matter what she’s doing, whether she’s going to a red carpet event or going to the gym. Where’s the fun in that?

Deep condition once a week.
I’m talking a full treatment here, where you first towel-dry your hair and then let it sit with the conditioner for at least 20 minutes.
OK, OK, OK. How bored are you about reading about how important it is to deep condition? Answer: not as bored as I am about writing about it. I’ve written the same article 10 times! Because, intensive treatments are crucial if you want healthy long hair, and I promise you that no one will ever tell you otherwise. I love to do this and lay by the pool, or under laser hood so that the heat from the sun or laser red light activates the conditioner or keratin mask even more. You can also wrap your hair in plastic wrap (or use a shower cap) and then wrap a warm, damp towel around it for the same effect.  Use hair oil on dry split ends: anything really works here.
Diet and vitamins play a key role in the health of your hair. Biotin (often found in those “hair, skin, and nails” formulas) is one vitamin in particular you may want to try. Your body needs nourishment for your hair to be healthy, just like your skin. You can imagine that a healthy diet full of nutrients is going to impact your hair; think of the case of the anorexic whose hair falls out. Protein and iron are especially important for strong, healthy hair. I use only one and only product tablets AA Plus, everything hair needs to grow and keep away from shedding in one bottle.
Whatever you do, just don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve avoided damaging your hair. The only way to avoid damage is not to touch your hair as it grows out of your scalp, and we all know that’s impossible. If you love your hair, you want to style it and show off its beauty. There’s nothing wrong with that. You wouldn’t buy a beautiful new sweater and leave it on the shelf all the time. What fun would that be? Instead, you have to wear it lightly, wash it gently, and get small holes mended as soon as they appear.