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Beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson,for usatoday.com, highlights the frequent problem of winter dandruff.

Winter brings out the dark sweaters and jackets, causing white flakes to be showcased.  Many times a build up of styling products is to blame, not a medical condition. But all conditions are worsened by dry indoor heating.  In order to solve the problem, if styling products are to blame, do the following:

  • Try going without gels, serums and sprays for a couple of days (Gels are usually the culprit).
  • Add a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  • Try switching to moisturizing creams and balms.

If dandruff is an every day occurrence you may be suffering from a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. Try these solutions:

  • Try a medicated shampoo.
  • Alternate between shampoo containing zinc pyrithicone and one that contains salicylic acid.

Finally in order to mask any dandruff try these ideas:

  • Scramble your part, a more casual part won’t focus attention on your scalp.
  • Tousle your hair, a looser more undone look will conceal flakes.
  • Don’t over think it, wear white or ivory to camouflage the flakes.
  • Go lighter, dark hair shows more flakes so choose a lighter tone.

Read more beauty tips at yourbeautylife.usatoday.com.

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  • Condition, condition, condition: In the winter month’s peoples hair tends to dry out because of dryer weather and the heat inside. Trap moisture in by doing a weekly deep conditioner, add leave-in conditioner to your routine and add conditioner to your ends before you shampoo.
  •  Reduce your washing: Washing strips your hair of important nutrients. By washing your hair every-other day you will be able to retain more moisture and reduce frizz. Instead, add a conditioning only treatment or a dry shampoo to your regimen on your off days.
  •  Turn the shower temperature down: Rinse your hair in cold water after you wash and condition to lock in moisture and increase the shine!

What cold weather tricks do you use to keep your frizz to a minimum and your hairs moisture to a maximum?

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2011 Hair Trends

As summer is coming to an end there is still time to try to keep those summer memories, the easiest way?  Cash in on a summer hair trend for the first months of fall.

According to Elle.com “The right color highlights can accentuate eyes, complement skin tone, and impart a sun-kissed luster to dull locks.”  Elle.com gives just what is needed for all you ladies whether brunette or blonde.  For brunettes add chunky highlights below your chin.  For blondes desiring “platinum locks” stick to having a professional do all the work (you know you prefer having us do it anyway), and keep those roots hidden!  Ladies, Maintenance is required at least once every 5 weeks!!

You can read the full article here Elle.com

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