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WHY YOU NEED SCALP SCRUBS AND 5 HOMEMADE HAIR SCRUBS

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When I first came across scalp scrubs, I was skeptical and I thought it was another fad product. But on second thoughts, I thought we exfoliate our face, our body then why not our scalp. Especially because we use tons of products on our hair and I am sure just shampooing wasn’t enough. Also thought exfoliating will be a great way to remove dandruff and other build ups and by the way most of the DIY’s we already use to get rid of dandruff already includes exfoliation. So probably we are already doing it. Plus I also thought exfoliating your scalp will be a great way to promote hair growth.

So I decided to do a little bit of a research and here’s what I found out.

Our scalp has  more hair follicles and grease glands than our facial skin. Hence it can become flaky and itchy due to the build up of dead skin cells and sebum. Plus all the styling products and even conditioner can worsen up the situation. So obviously, a good scrub can physically remove all the dead skin cells and build ups. And just as the case with our facial skin the products work better on exfoliated skin and the ingredients in the hair care products we use penetrate much better.

The scalp scrubs can also promote  growth of new hairs so adding a scalp scrub to your routine can be beneficial if you are suffering from thinning hair. So the bottom line is adding a scalp scrub to your hair care routine will be beneficial for your hair.

There are so many scalp scrubs available in the market if you are thinking to get one, try to find the ones with Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. Below are some of the homemade scalp scrubs that you can easily make and use at home.

Five homemade scalp scrub recipes

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You really don’t have to buy expensive and chemical loaded products. Check out these homemade scalp scrub recipes which you can easily  make at home and with the very basic ingredients we have at home.

1.Salt scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Method of preparation:

Mix salt, olive oil and lemon juice together. Massage this salt scrub into your wet hair for a few minutes and then rinse well using shampoo and cold water.

2.Brown sugar scrub

This is the most effective method to get rid of dandruff.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp conditioner
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

Method of preparation:

Mix brown sugar with your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp for some few minutes and the rinse it off.

3.Cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (Find here )
  • 2 tsp rose water (Find here)
  • A few drops Essential oils of your choice. I use jojoba oil (Find here)and peppermint oil (Find here.)

Method of preparation:

Mix the cinnamon powder, ACV, rose water and EO’s together. Apply and massage this into your wet hair. Rinse off after a few minutes.

4.Oats scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp hair conditioner

Method of preparation:

Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar hair conditioner and essential oil together. Massage this into wet hair . rinse off with cold water.

5.Aspirin scalp scrub

Ingredients:

  • 6 Aspirin tablets
  • 4 tbsp warm water

Method of preparation:

In a bowl take aspirin tablets and pour warm water to dissolve it. Using a tooth brush stir the mixture and apply it into your scalp.Rinse off cold water.

How to use scalp scrubs

Wet your hair.Take the scalp scrub onto your fingers and start by massaging your scalp in circular motion. Continue massaging your scalp for a few minutes until you have covered the entire scalp area. You can keep the scalp scrub on your scalp for a few minutes if you prefer. Then rinse using shampoo and conditioner.

Things to remember

  • If you have used any styling products then begin by washing your hair with a shampoo otherwise just wet your hair.
  • Use cold water to rinse, never use hot water.
  • Use the scalp scrubs on wet hair only and use a mild shampoo to wash off.
  • Just like any DIY’s, if any irritation occurs, please don’t use. A slight tingling is normal especially when you use the cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub. This just means these scalp scrubs encourage blood flow to your scalp.
  • Use scalp scrubs once a week if you have dry scalp. If you have oily scalp, then you can use 1-2 times a week, but not more than that.

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LUSH TANGLED HOT OIL TREATMENT REVIEW

At least once in your life, you might have wished to have a magnificent hair as Rapunzel, long and strong. While a hair as long as hers would have been difficult to carry, a mane that strong wouldn’t hurt,right. Today I am going to talk about “Tangled”, no, not the Disney movie, but the Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics.

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And this is just a coincidence that I mentioned about Rapunzel when the name of Disney’s version of Rapunzel and the product I am reviewing has the same name. Now, if you have never heard of Rapunzel, which I think is impossible, just know that she is some girl with magnificent long tresses and that’s all is important here. Actually, even that is not important, I just want to write a good intro, that’s it! For those who read, of course, I mean some don’t right? But you are not someone belonging to that category because you are actually reading it:D And I love you but let’s move on!’

Okay! So I was saying is if you need healthy and strong hair, you have to work for it. A healthy diet and a good hair care routine are very important. Your hair needs conditioning and Tangled is supposed to give that to you! Let’s find out what else Lush claims from this solid hair product before beginning to analyze it it’s true.

Claims 

Out damned knot! This rosewood and ylang ylang treatment is here to tame your tangles. A creamy mix of softening, strengthening oils increase tensile strength and allow you to comb with ease. This hot oil treatment has goodness written all over it.

Ingredient list of  lush tangled hot oil treatment

  • Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cationic Guar Gum
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Perfume
  • Orange Flower Absolute
  • Rosewood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Eugenol
  • Farnesol
  • Geraniol
  • Isoeugenol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool

Price and availability

AED 75 for 20g and available at all  Lush stores also online Hot oil treatment is also available in two different types- Damaged and Kinky.

What I have to say about Lush Tangled hot oil treatment

 

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The Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics looks like a lollypop, with a stick at one end and an off-white solid “thing” at the other. This “thing is the real product (treatment). My description might not sound serious but this lollypop form is actually brilliant. Why? because the stick is used to stir and melt the product. There is a black label covering the product, underneath which you get the complete instructions on how to prepare this mask/treatment.

This treatment is actually a mix of different oils in a solid form, so if you are someone who hates oiling your hair, this product is definitely your thing! The Lush tangled hot oil treatment contains some really amazing ingredients like the extra virgin olive oil which increase the tensile strength of the hair and keep your hair moisturized and protected. The next key ingredient is organic jojoba oil which conditions the hair shaft and adds shine and manageability.

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It smells really good, a beautiful floral scent with a hint of citrus which mainly is due to the two ingredients ylang ylang, which has a sweet floral fragrance and orange flower absolute which has a citrusy fragrance. The smell is so good and uplifting. But I wish I could say this about the smell once it melts too. Sadly, it smells weird once the product is melted.

To prepare this treatment, place the treatment in a cup or bowl or whatever you like, Lush recommends using their black pots, your choice. Next, add hot water to the solid treatment and begin to stir gently. Start by adding a small amount of water and add more as required. Continue stirring until this is completely melted, without any lumps. The melting process takes a while, say 5-7 minutes. The end product must be thick and creamy. I suggest not to make it too thick as it might be difficult to remove the treatment from your hair. Next step is to apply this cream to your dry hair. Make sure the treatment is not too hot, but it should be warm. Keep this mask on your hair for  20 minutes then wash it off using shampoo.

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This treatment was way too much for my shoulder length hair. I applied it so so generously and even then I had so much left which I used on my hubby’s hair. To my surprise, there was still left, which I finally convinced my brother to try. So basically this product was enough for a very generous application on my shoulder length hair, a generous application on my husband’s short hair and not-so-generous application on my brother’s hair. But if this was to be used on my hair before chopping it a few days back ( I had really long hair) then it would have been enough for me and my husband. So I recommend cutting this solid treatment into two or three parts (depending on your hair length) or sharing with someone. Remember once you melt it, you cannot keep it for long, maybe for a week.

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Now let’s talk about the results. My hair is normally dry and after using the Lush tangled hot oil treatment my hair was soft, bouncy and so much manageable. It felt so well nourished and I can say is that was a good hair day and it stayed that way for a few days! The results were the same for the two boys as well. I also loved the beautiful intense floral fragrance it left behind, and the fragrance lasted for a couple of days!

Two things I don’t really like about the lush tangled hot oil treatment is one, it contains SLS and the difficulty to remove when overused. Also if you don’t have the patience to stir and melt this product, then just skip it!

My final verdict

 

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Lush Tangled hot oil treatment is a really good product which leaves your hair soft, nourished and manageable. But if you don’t want to stay in the shower for hours and hours trying to remove this treatment out of your hair then remember not to make it too thick and not to apply it  way too generously. But the real problem according to me is SLS, which is making me go from Wow to Hmm and I am giving it 3.9/5. I will still repurchase it for days when my hair needs some extra conditioning.

So, my beautiful friends, have you used the Lush cosmetics Tangled hot oil treatment? Did you like it? Which is your favorite hair treatment/mask

 

 

HAIR CARE TIPS FOR HOT SUMMER MONTHS

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Today again my husband asked “Can we go to the beach” and my reply was “Beach? Maybe next week? ” with a grin on my face. This has become a usual conversation between me and my husband for two months now. The thought of getting outside kills me, ugh! Come on guys the temperature here is 40+. I actually did go to a beach two weeks back( at night though) and the only thing in my mind was to literally run away from there. If you are like me or not, remember your skin and hair requires some special attention during this season. I have already discussed about summer skincare tips, now check out what Dr. Manoj Kumar, Medical Director at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic, has to say about taking care of your hair during hot summer months. (more…)

Tackling Thinning hair one vial at a time

 

Crescina Re-Growth HFSC 100% helps to stimulate the natural hair re-growth

Hair has always been considered an important part of a woman’s identity. Which is why panic ensues when we see strands of hair falling or globs of hair in the shower drain.

Thinning hair is becoming a growing problem amongst women due to several factors such as hormonal imbalance, balding gene, aging, using the wrong hair care products and the list goes on. To combat thinning hair, Crescina has introduced Crescina Re-Growth HFSC 100% which stimulates the bulb cells to produce new hair (Keratin).  The re-growth treatment is available in packaging of 10 vials each containing 3.5 ml of Crescina.

Different dosages of Crescina are formulated for different degrees;

  • For Initial Grades: Light or advanced thinning. Dosage 200
  • For Medium Grades: Serious thinning; Incipient Baldness and advanced incipient baldness. Dosage 500
  • For High Grades: Thinning similar to incipient baldness + vertex; advanced frontal baldness + vertex; extensive baldness. Dosage 1300

Key ingredients include CYSTEINE and LYSINE which are fundamental components of keratin. GLYCOPROTEIN, which accelerates the metabolism of the bulb cells and STEM-ENGINE COMPLEX which creates in the follicle a proper environment for stem cells that are responsible for new hair re-growth.

A Swiss patent formula for stimulating the physiological regrowth of hair, Crescina treatment is a product with FDA approval for hair growth, thinning hair and hair loss, which is sold only through selected pharmacies.

Crescina is available from leading pharmacies across the UAE, including Bin Sina from AED 790. For more information please visit: http://www.labosuisse.com.

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TIME SAVING HAIR CARE TIPS USING COLOR WOW!

Color Wow is a complete line of professional colour care products designed to keep your hair looking like it did the first day it was coloured.Color Wow features a comprehensive line of products including Root Cover Up, Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner, Pop & Lock Shellac, One Minute Transformation Styling Cream and Brass Banned Mousse.

Time Saving Hair Styling Tips

1) GET TO THE CONVERSION POINT

No matter your hair type, blow-drying with a brush from soaking wet is often not necessary and can actually be a waste of time. Instead, let your hair partially air dry or rough dry your hair, using just your fingers, but no brush, until you reach the “conversion point”. The conversion point is the moment that your hair goes from wet to dry, and the point when the new shape/texture gets locked in. So that’s when you need to grab your brush and begin to blow dry, section-by-section. Aside from being a great time-saver, this method also helps reduce the excessive pulling and tugging that can lead to breakage and damage.

2) NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME

If shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling are simply too much for you in the morning, wash your hair at night. Letting your hair air dry overnight reduces heat exposure, which can dehydrate hair and also accelerate colour fade. In the morning when you wake up and your hair is dry, if you have some unruly sections, use Color Wow One-Minute Transformation (75AED). Apply to any rough, frizzy sections and brush through with a flat brush. For very unruly areas, apply the cream to these sections. Then, using a round brush, give hair a quick hit from the blow dryer to create a more professional looking, blow dried look.

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3) FOCUS ON THE CRUCIAL ZONES

Think about it…your hairline and your crown are by far the most important sections of hair and therefore “the Crucial Zones”. If you’re blow drying your hair with a brush, focus on these sections, making sure they look the most polished. The hairline frames the face. The crown represents the top layers of your hair. By concentrating only on these areas, you can create a polished look in a fraction of the time. The perfectly blown dry hair on the top will fall over the frizzy, unruly hair underneath. The only hair showing will be the smooth, silky top layer. You can help give your hair a little oomph with Color WOW Raise the Root Thicken & Lift (140AED) for all-day lift, body and volume.

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4) GET EXTRA HELP

If you really want to cut down on drying time, you could cut your hair…or if you favour more practical solutions, you could use a product to speed up the process. Just be careful, about the product you choose. So many blow-dry sprays contain alcohol, which can be very detrimental to color-treated hair because it causes dehydration and makes it more susceptible to breakage. Color Wow Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray (140AED) is an alcohol-free, low pH formula that traps moisture inside hair and fills in the holes found on the surface of porous hair, to dry it faster, while making hair more flexible with an intense shine.

 

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5) SKIP A STEP

If your styling plans involve the curling iron, don’t worry about smoothing your hair first. The heat from the iron will do that and this will often result in a more natural texture.

Color WOW products are currently available from:

Dubai, UAE:        

  • The Dolls House, Dubai Ladies Club Jumeirah
  • The Dolls House, Al Barsha
  • Red Door Salon, Al Etihad Mall
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Wasel Vista
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Palm Jumeriah
  • The Loft Fifth Avenue, Dubai Mall
  • Beauty By Edge, Mercato Mall
  • Spaces Salon, Oasis Mall
  • The White Room, Motor City Dubai
  • The Blo Dry Bar, Motor City Oregano Building Dubai
  • Marquee, Lakes Club Emirates Hills
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Village Mall
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdiff City Centre
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mall of the Emirates
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Dubai Mall
  • Allure Beauty Lounge, Sky Gardens
  • Allure Beauty Lounge, SZR
  • Hairworks, Meadows
  • Hairworks, Umm Sequim
  • Hairworks, Ibn Buttuta
  • Lavender Beauty Spa, Marjan Tower, JBR
  • Epic Beauty, Cluster S JLT
  • Plethora Hairlab, Palm Strip Mall
  • Bloomingdales, Dubai Mall
  • Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates

Abu Dhabi, UAE:

  • House of Fraser, Mall
  • Plethora Hairlab, Tryano, Yas Mall
  • Anahata Spa, Khalifa City A
  • Sisters Beauty Lounge, Al Bateen Villa
  • Marquee, Eastern Mangroves

Sharjah, UAE:

  • Orchid Beauty Boutique, Sharjah Ladies Club

You can find out more about color WOW by visiting their website. (non-affiliate link)