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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Protective masks for hair

Protective masks for hairIn summer you should always think about sun safety. And not only skin protection but hair protection also. The combination of sun, salt water and chlorine will suck moisture out of the healthiest head of hair - coloured hair is especially susceptible. A hat is still your best option for protecting your locks (and face) from the drying effects of summer.
When swimming in salt or chlorinated water, wet your hair with tap water before you swim. Hair is like a sponge, there is only so much water it can absorb. The wetter your hair before you swim, the less salt water and chlorine it will absorb.
Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week. This will detox the hair of chlorine, salt, minerals and styling product build up. Clarifying shampoos also help prevent blonde hair turning green.

To protect your hair or treat hair suffered from sun, you should make a special mask every week. Here you’ll find such masks for any type of hairs.
For normal hair. Mix 1 yolk with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon cheery juice. Put the mixture on the hair and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash head with warm water.
For dry hair. Mix 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon onion juice and ½ tablespoon almond oil. Rub into head skin and hair. In 5 minutes wash head with soft shampoo.
For greasy hair. Put 2 tablespoons bran, 2 tablespoons grinded leaves of mint and ½ tablespoons grinded leaves of lemon-balm into 1 liter of boiling water, close and boil on the light fire for 10 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt and boil 5 minutes more. Then filter the decoction and use it for head washing instead of shampoo. Rub decoction into head skin and keep for 2-3 minutes. Then wash with warm water and rinse cool water.