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Unless you are trying to break a Guinness World Record for having the longest hair, getting a haircut is one of the things you need to keep doing for the rest of your life. It’s essential both for grooming and for keeping good hygiene. A nice haircut or hairstyle makes you look more dashing, which in turn boosts your self-confidence. Here information you should keep in mind.

Indicators that You Are Overdue for a Haircut

Most men and women visit a barbershop or a salon when they start feeling uncomfortable with their long hair. As it turns out, there are other reasons why you should get a haircut. Here are three situations in which a haircut should not be put off.

  • When you are running out of hair ties. There are a few reasons reasons when tying your hair is necessary, such as doing household chores, playing sport, or simply when your dress looks better paired with a ponytail. However, if you’ve been going for the messy bun many times a day, it’s probably time to let go of some of it. Perhaps it’s already heavily damaged and your hair ties are no longer working to keep them intact.
  • When you have bangs to take care of. Bangs are among the timeless hairstyles that many women are still crazy about. Unfortunately, they are also not easy to maintain. Depending on the length you prefer, your bangs can grow past your eyebrows in a few weeks. Before you know it, they are already covering your eyes, so they should be trimmed regularly.
  • Your hair has lost its bounciness. Frequent hairstyling using different chemicals can take a toll on your hair. Soon you will notice that it’s flatter and less bulky than it used to be. That’s a tell-tale sign that your hair is starkly beat-up and should be fixed right away. Of course, the damage may still be fixed with special treatments but you should consult with a hairstylist to confirm if your hair indeed needs a haircut.

How often do you need to get a haircut?

Every person is different when it comes to how often they like a cut, but mostly when their hair feels ugly. To help you decide on the right schedule, here’s a quick guide you can look at.

  • If you have long hair you should get it trimmed at least every 8 to 12 weeks. The tip of your hair is likely to get damaged, so needs to be trimmed to keep the same appearance as the rest of your hair. Keep in mind that your hair is older at the tip. Like any other object, old hair will look old so it should be cut to maintain your hair’s fresh look. Same goes if you have medium-length hair.
  • If you have short hair and you want to keep it that way, you should have it trimmed every 4 to 8 weeks. This should prevent overgrowth, which often looks strangely bulky and unkempt. The change in length is usually obvious so try to plan your regular visit to the salon before it gets to this point.
  • If you are ironing and applying chemicals on your hair, odds are it will get damaged quickly, and the damage may go from the tip to the roots. In case the damage is beyond repair, you may need to be prepared to let go of your long hair and have a shorter hairstyle at least until your hair grows back to its original length.

Getting advice from a professional hairstylist is your best bet to know the best time to get a haircut and which style suits your personality. Top hairstylists like Mow Hair offer a plethora of hairstyles and treatments you can choose from.

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There are some beauty mistakes that we do without even realizing that those mistakes are adversely affecting us. But, they all can be corrected, so here are a few beauty mistakes and how to avoid doing them on a daily basis.

Mistake 1: Using conditioner all over your head. Many people tend to apply a conditioner like it is a shampoo. They start at the top of the head and work it through all parts of the head. The ends of the hair are in need to nourishment since they may be damaged, whereas the hair near your scalp is healthy since it would be new. Do not waste product on the roots.

Fix: apply conditioner only at the middle parts and the end parts of your hair. You will surely gain some volume, and you will also eliminate the need to wash your hair often.

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Mistake 2: Spraying on perfume after you are dressed.

It may seem that putting perfume on your clothes would make the scent last way longer than you think, but in reality, some fabrics can affect the smell of the perfume and also, perfume can stain the fabrics. The fragrance is indeed made to be applied on the skin where it can get affected by the body heat.

Fix: before you get dressed, dab some perfume directly onto the skin, in areas like, under your arms, wrists, behind your ear lobes and also sides of your neck, you will find that the scent will last way longer than you thought.

Mistake 3: applying foundation on your face before the moisturizer dries. You need to give some time for your moisturizer to dry; otherwise, it can and will thin out the makeup.

Fix: use the moisturizer and wait a couple of minutes while your skin absorbs it and the go on to apply the foundation. If you are short on time, blot your face with a dry tissue after moisturizing and before using foundation.

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Mistake 4: being in the showering until you feel that your body and hair are “squeaky clean.”

This can indeed be intriguing and satisfying, but if you stay in the shower too long, you will have stripped the body and the hair of its natural oils. Do not scrub your skin vigorously as well, be gentle.

Fix:  evaluate the kind of tools and products that you are using — a sponge, a loofah, shampoo, etc. You need to limit your shower time to a period of 10-15 minutes maximum. You should also use warm water and not hot water as this can be damaging to your hair and your skin.

These are some common beauty mistakes that most people make and fixes that you should follow, for a better life and better skin and hair.

Hair Of Your Dreams

This day in age, where everyone is in a hurry doing whatever they can to keep up with other people. Who has the time to wait? Waiting for things is terrible; you lose time, energy and patience. When it comes to certain things, we have no choice. But we do have the choice to speed things along. If what you want is long hair and fast, you have come to the right place. Sometimes hair does not grow as fast as you would like, there are oils and products that can help you there. If you implement a great hair routine, you legitimately cannot go wrong. You should implement plant-based proteins into your routine and be very gentle with your hair. Use the right tools; shampoo less often and properly rinse the locks in your hair with cold water once every 2-3 days. Here is a list of products that you should use to enrich your hair:

An overnight worker of miracles, which is The Mane Choice Multi-Vitamin which nourishes your scalp and promotes hair growth. This one is an affordable one coming in at just $11.99. Multiple people can attest that this particular oil works very fast. This oil has made their hair related wishes come true in less than 4 weeks time. The pointed nozzle can be used to target the scalp. The oil surely trickles down from the tip to the root.

A botanical blend that is, the Leonor Greyl Regenerescence Naturelle Hair oil which comes in at a staggering $60, but hear us out! Don’t you feel like you deserve to splurge on premium quality oil that can help with thinning of the hair and even hair damage? Thanks to this amazing oil which is a blend of olive, jojoba, lavender and borage, you will finally be able to breathe some life back into your hair. With assurance, the end result will be healthier and thicker hair.

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The revitalizing oil that is Curls, Blueberry Bliss oil for hair growth, comes in at just $12. With such an amazing oil at such a low price, it is indeed time to manifest the thick, bouncy curls. This oil is made without the help of parabens and sulfates which are substances that could harm the hair. Blueberry extracts do improve the circulation of the hair follicles. With this solution, your curls can be longer, stronger and thicker.

The soothing solution to your scalp problems, Ke’rastase Initialiste hair and scalp serum, comes in at $51. Even though the price is quite steep, if you are on a mission to grow your hair out, you really do have to show your scalp some love. This bridges the line between oil and serum and gives you an amazing option. This will soothe and stimulate your scalp.

The vast majority of us assume that cleaning your face is a task that is so easy and basic that it can be done even when you are extremely bored or exhausted, but I am here to say that, if you want to clean your face properly, you need to put some effort into it and use the right products.  There is more to it than hands, soap, face and water. Some soaps can strip your skin of its moisture and dry it out; therefore you have to use the right kind of moisturizers and some other products that your skin can absorb. An old-school method of splash and scrub will not be sufficient here.

Myth 1: Wash your face twice a day.

Busted: Well, the jury is still out on how often you need to cleanse your face; I have found that if you live in an equatorial or tropical country, you know the hardships of not having A/C everywhere, so you are bound to sweat. Washing your face and neck at least 3-4 times to appear fresh is not a crime. For very oily skin, it is advised that you use a product that is recommended by a well-reputed company that is known to make good skin products.

Myth 2: You can just wash and go.

Busted: It is indeed a two-step process. You should remove your make up just before you wash your face. Many cleaners do not completely take out the concealer or the foundation cream mainly around the nose and under your eyes. Use a makeup removing wipe to properly remove products that are on your skin, at the end of the day you shouldn’t leave anything on your face and go to bed.

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Myth 3: You can close pores by massaging them with cold water.

Busted: You can just go ahead and throw out the notion that you can massage your face to increase circulation and then splash it with cold water to close up your pores. According to a skin expert “pores do not open and close like that.” Some mild steam can soften the hard oils in your pores, and surely it is never a bad idea to clean it all off in the shower. While it certainly feels nice, a massage wouldn’t do much for the skin; exercise is what boosts your circulation properly.

Myth 4: Spend money on pricey skin products because “the pricier it is, the better it is.”

Busted: This sentence is not exactly true, while some products that are indeed amazing, they may have a steep pricing or a standard pricing. You need to go about the trial and error way and find what is best for your skin.

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You have properly been shaving your legs ever since you hit puberty and realized that there is a whole lot of hair in places where you never thought there would be hair. You would think that by now we would have perfected the art of achieving perfectly smooth legs, but alas! You may hate it, or you may enjoy it, because I have heard from some people that it can be quite satisfying and relaxing.

You should use proper products like good quality shaving foam and decent razors. This day in age, we have specified razors, foams and even creams for the very purpose of shaving legs and other parts of your body. Even men have the ‘body razor’, and it is indeed affordable. When shaving hair, you will surely notice that there is some ingrown hair in some spots of your leg, red bumps, razor abrasion and even some nicks. Here are some tips and tricks that you should follow:

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  1. Do not shave your legs as soon as you get in the shower. Warm water usually will soften the skin and make it easier for you to shave off unwanted hair, so save the shaving part to the end of your shower.
  2. I have found that it is admittedly more comfortable if you use a trimmer to take off most of the hair first and then using a razor to finish the job. I have never used any designated razors. But you probably should.
  3. You don’t have to exfoliate the area with a loofah or a scrub. If you abrasively scrub the skin, it ends up tearing the surface of the skin and increases the chances of the redness and can even give you pain. It also can make your skin feel dryer than usual.
  4. You should never use soap to shave your legs, at any costs. It dries and causes the razor to drag painfully on the skin. If you do not have any foam, use shampoo or even conditioner in any case, this will result in being a smoother experience.legs
  5. You can experiment between short strokes to longer strokes. Longer strokes can cause nicks and scratches around your toes and ankles if you are not careful. Shorter strokes have proven to be much more helpful and efficient.
  6. Rinse the razor after every stroke. The hair may be stuck in between the blades and rinsing it will get all the hair out.
  7. Replace the blades on your razor frequently. A dull blade doesn’t shave all that well. Once every month should be a reasonable changing periods, although it completely depends on how many times you use the razor to shave parts of your body.