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Hair Snips #29: Does Trimming Your Hair Make It Grow Faster?


I’ve talked about this exact same thing throughout a bunch of my other articles, so sorry for repeating myself if you are a regular reader.  However, I felt compelled to write a quick little hair snip about the common misconception about trimming your hair.

Have you ever wondered if trimming your hair makes it grow faster? Check out this quick "hair snip" that explains how it works...


5 Hair Tips For Camping


Memorial Day weekend is a great time to go camping.  The weather is usually pretty nice (not too hot or cold) and most people have a three-day weekend, which makes this a perfect time to get out of town. On the other hand, camping can wreak havoc on your beauty routine and add some extra damage to your hair.  But have no fear!  With these five hair tips for camping, your hair will remain in tip-top condition throughout the summer.

Camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer but is your hair protected? Here are five simple hair tips for camping that will make...


How to Lighten Dark Hair to a Light Blonde Color


One of the most common questions I get is how to lighten dark hair to a light blonde color.

The question I am asked the most often is how to lighten dark hair to a light blonde color? Let me take you through the steps...

For instance, let’s say someone has very dark brown or black hair and they want light blonde hair.  The problem is that if you try to drastically change your hair in one process, it is probable that your hair will be very brassy and/or damaged.  There are a series of processes and factors to consider in order to get a desirable end result.  Let me fill you in…


What Are Sulfates In Shampoo?


Have you ever looked at a shampoo bottle and read the phrase “sulfate free”?  Odds are you’ve seen this term before as it has become a pretty popular phrase.  A lot of shampoo and other beauty products are starting to list this term on their bottles, as people are generally wanting to use less and less of products containing sulfates.  But what are sulfates?  If you’ve wondered this question before, then you’ve come to the right place.  I’d like to
explain what sulfates are and why you should avoid them.

What are sulfates? Find out if you should be using sulfate-free shampoo and the side-effects of using sulfates daily....

What Are Sulfates?

Scientifically, sulfates are synthetic ingredients partially based on sulfur, which is derived from petrolatum or other sources.  The largest part of the molecule comes from lauryl alcohol, which is derived from coconut oil or other plants. To make sulfates, lauryl alcohol is reacted with sulfuric acid. Sulfur can be found naturally on earth, but for manufacturing it’s generally produced using petrolatum (BetterHealthMag).

21 Benefits of Having Short Hair (As Told By GIFs)


About a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and chop off all of my hair.  I tried to grow it out for my wedding last year, but it was so damaged and just looked stringy and gross.  I figured that cutting my hair would not only be fun for summer, but would get rid of the dead ends and look fuller.  And boy, was I right.  Anyways, I really like my hair the length it is right now and will probably be keeping it this way for a while.  This morning, as I was styling my hair, I thought that it would be fun to write an article, using only GIF images, to describe all the benefits of having short hair.

21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

21. You use less shampoo.

You use a lot less shampoo when your hair is short- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

The first time I washed my hair after cutting it, I squirted way too much shampoo in my  hand.  You will only need a tiny bit if your hair is short.  This can add up to a lot of money saved.

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