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How to have beautiful, healthy hair!

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Jennifer Garner at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her new film, “Juno” on September12th.   I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that Jennifer has had the most beautiful, healthy hair.  Want to know how to do it yourself?  Try these 3 steps!

Three main things are needed for a good-looking head of hair – haute hair – good health, the right attention to cleanliness, and caution when using cosmetic treatments.

1. Adequate Diet

Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anaemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.

2. Cutting the hair

Although cutting the hair is not essential to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept reasonably short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow strong or faster.

3. How hair can be damaged

Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of abuse, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing – Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying the hair can take varies from person to person. Occasionally the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To prevent this occuring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of inflammation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.

Most people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. Hair SOS If this happens the hair may turn rough, develop split ends, or become thinned or shortened.

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Tips for beautiful eyebrows!

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Jennifer Connelly has always had strong, beautiful brows! Here she is at the premiere of her new movie “Reservation Road” at the Toronto Film Festival, September 13th.  

  • Your eyebrows add strength and definition to your face. Well groomed eyebrows enhance your beauty.
  • You should pluck eyebrows before bedtime so any redness will disappear overnight. In shaping your eyebrows use your facial features.
  • Use a pair of slant edge tweezers which grip hairs easily. Comb hairs one way and then the other to remove loose hairs.
  • You should pluck hairs between the brows and any stragglers. Never remove the hairs from above your eyebrows.
  • Pluck each hair individually close to the root. Work in the direction of the growth.
  • Always avoid over plucking. In defining your eyebrows choose a shade similar to your natural hair colour.
  • When using a pencil you should apply in small, feathered strokes. Starting at the inner corner work outwards.
  • Blend the colour with a brush. To tame stray hairs just use hair gel and comb through to neaten.

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How to: Highlight your hair at home

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I found this great video on Instyle.com, Celebrity stylist Louis Licari demonstrates how to highlight you hair at home. I love getting my hair colored but how great would it be to be able to highlight yourself and spend your savings on more beauty products!

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If you dare to leave the salon and try this at home, try your hand at highlighting with Revlon Custom Effects Highlights they have kits for all most hair colors.

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Salon Quality Lightening Contrasts
For Natural, Color Treated, Permed or Relaxed Hair

Honey Highlights
For Light Brown to Medium Brown Hair

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* Highlighting Powder
* Developer
* Smart Toner™
* Finishing Conditioner
* Precision Applicator
* Professional Coloring Gloves
* Instruction Booklet

Lets you choose a custom salon look and make it happen 1,2,3 – your only surprise will be how easy it is!

1. Select a Highlight shade in a tone lighter than your haircolor to add contrasting strands and a brightened look.
2. Use the Precision Applicator* to place the color in fine lines or chunky accents just where you want. Natural or dramatic – the choice is yours.

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Complete your look with our Finishing Conditioner for silky, smooth, shiny hair.

Dripless formula stays in applicator and glides easily through your hair.

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Choose Highlights or Lowlights from the first Revlon collection to bring you both.

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