Monday, April 26, 2010

Effect of Hair Colors and Dye

In an increasingly fashion-conscious world, there is a critical need to look good. Side-effects of hair color include:
  1. Irritation – This may include burning sensation, itching, redness and discomfort. If any of these occur then you should stop coloring your hair. This is also recommended to perform a small skin patch test before starting coloring.
  2. reactions - hair color or dye ingredients contain allergy inducing sensitizers like PPD will cause problems like itching, scalp puffiness, swelling, and difficulty in breathing. They can provoke development of certain type of cancer, hay fever, arthritis and leukemia etc.
  3. Breakage – There is an excessive use of hair color or dyes that makes the hair dry, rough and fragile. In a worst case scenario, hair can break off entirely. Also, colored hair should be conditioned regularly.
  4. Discoloration – Hair, skin and fingernails are made up of essentially the same type of protein. While coloring around the hairline there are certain patches of discolored skin that can develop. There should be special care taken while doing so.
So why do people color their hair? This can literally improve confidence and personality. In the entertainment or health industry, hair color is an important aspect of appearance.

Chemicals in hair dyes include resorcinol, ammonio, persulfates, hydrogen peroxide, lead acetate and 4-ABP.

There are recent publications that highlight the dangers of hair tints including:

An FDA study which found lead acetate (an active ingredient in gradual darkening products such as Grecian formula) potentially toxic.

Prolonged use of hair color has been linked to the development of some forms of cancer (including leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer, blood cancer, and multiple myeloma).

And to be extremely specific, long term use of permanent dark hair dyes can double a person's risk of various types of blood cancer. Recently a known human carcinogen, 4-Aminobiphenyl or 4-ABP, was found in some off-the shelf hair dyes.

Finally, dying your hair blond requires extensive knowledge of color theory. When hair is bleached, it either has a yellow or coppery shade. Violet-based colors must be used to cancel out yellow tones, and a blue-based shade that will cancel coppery orange out.
Professional hair colorists have a range of products that can correct, nullify or reduce the impact of unintended hair coloring outcome.

Before going to your stylist, carefully research which hair color, the specific look you want and potential side-effects.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yoga for Hair Loss

Yoga is the amalgamation of the meditation and exercise that has got solution to nearly all the human health problems. Hair loss issue can be resolved by practicing few of the yoga postures. Many people have tried the yoga for hair loss and have achieved the hair growth on bald areas. Yoga is natural way of resolving the baldness problem. It is a slow but permanent mode of treatment. Here are few yoga asanas that would help you to resolve hair loss issue—

1. Adho Mukha Svanasana --- Downward facing dog

2. Ushtrasana --- Camel pose

3. Sarvangasana --- Shoulder Stand

4. Vajrasana --- Sitting Calmly like a stone (vajra)

5. Sirsasana --- Headstand

Read Below to know how these Yoga asanas resolve hair loss issue—

It helps to revitalize the blood flow all over the body and regulates the oxygen flow. These positions help in controlling the hair loss, by providing the adequate nutrient flow to the hair. This happens as the adequate amount of the blood reaches the scalp that nourishes the hair.

The grip of the hairs over the scalp is being firmed by these yoga asanas and this way the hair loss is being retarded. The thinning of hairs is completely culminated. Even the occurrence of the dandruff is being prevented. The thick and dense hair growth is noted on the bald areas and also all over the head.

Yoga will show the preliminary hair growth results in about 3 to 4 months and you will notice thick hair growth in about 8 to 10 months. But, regular practicing of yoga asanas is necessary to achieve these results.

Note: Learn these yoga asanas under the yoga expert’s guidance and then only practice them, don’t try to learn them on your own as you may do some mistakes that would lead to the absence of hair growth results.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Funny Hair Styles

Hair styles play a very important part in the overall personality of the individual. But, sometimes you need to go bit of trendy in order to break your monotonous style attitude. Here are some funny hair styles that will give an overall different look to your personality. These styles are bit experimental but surely would give a funny look to your personality—

Birds Nest

This hair style is really funny. In this all the hairs are rolled up in the shell on the head. This clearly gives the idea of looking like a nest. Check out the snap on how funny this style looks.

Peacock on head

This style requires lot of efforts to do. I think he must have spent hours to make the hairs stand in this way. It looks like peacock head on your head. It gives you a unique appearance anywhere in crowd.

Cat’s Style

Looks like your pet cat. If you want to look like an animal then this style would really help you to do so. It is a unique pattern of hair style, whoever sees you would remember you forever.

Dragon hair style

Dragon hair style is getting famous nowadays. Many college guys and girls are impressed with the style. I really feel bad that what this people get impressed about. But, it really makes a difference.

Cap hair style

The summer is coming. So, it is necessary to wear cap. Why not to develop such a cap with the hairs. Here is the unique hair style that shows you how to develop a cap of your hairs. Bit economical as you save the money of cap.