So you decided to dye your hair to give a new look, maybe you used just one color but maybe you used two or more but whatever you did the look just is not right with a somewhat mottled appearance – how do you fix it and make it acceptable for people to look at again? For whatever reason it went wrong, Agim Salon is going to give you a few tips……
Re-Dye – You could try to re-dye your hair but before you do your hair should be washed with a “peeling” shampoo, then treated to repair any structural damage of the hair, a nourishing cure should do the job. You are then free to use the same dye as before or change color, hopefully with a better end result.
Cutting the hair short – You may consider this to be the answer at the point of the initial shock of seeing your poorly transformed efforts but it is quite a radical step to take so needs a little more thought before chopping off your lovely locks. However, by seeking the advise of a hair-dresser you may see some light at the end of the tunnel and begin to realize that short hair can be very appealing if styled well. You only need to look at some Hollywood movies for evidence – Winona Ryder, Demi Moore and even Sigourney Weaver did not look out of place with a seriously cropped scalp in her penultimate Aliens blockbuster – Aliens 3. A good aspect to cutting the hair is that the health of the hair will be restored and should aid even coloring should you choose to dye it.
The Final Solution – If you have lost the confidence to re-dye your hair but do not want to lose it then the only real option (other than to cover your hair with a hat for a long time) is to visit a hairdresser and get them to treat and dye your hair.
Have you ever got home having been to a store and bought a nail file that was no good, either too rough or just not capable of filing at all? If so then in all probability you have bought the wrong type for your nails so Agim Salon are going to begin a brief overview of file types and their purpose, starting with emery boards.
Emery boards are extremely common being suitable for natural or artificial nail with the bonus of being inexpensive. However the downside is that they cannot be sterilized or even washed so really should be used once and disposed of. Emery files provide a range of “roughness” that is provided by the boards grit content. The higher the grit level, the smoother the file will be and the range available is certainly wide enough for you to be able to find the right one for you.
Starting at the course range of emery boards you will find the 80 grit. These are considered to be too rough for use on natural nails but you might be able to get away with using this type on artificial nails but Agim Salon would advise some caution when trying out this grit. 100 grit is the level that becomes more suitable for artificial nails but is still too rough for natural nails. If your nails are in good condition then the 180 grit is probably going to be the roughest you can safely use without causing damage but if your nails are already damaged you will need to use a smoother emery board. The 240 grit is of course softer and ideal for buffing nails to achieve a lovely smooth finish and even remove stains on the nails. To polish nails then the 500 grit is an ideal emery board to use.
Next week Agim Salon will continue this theme and look at the other options available for nail filing.
Agim Salon would like to cover the issues surrounding dry skin, a condition frequently experienced by many people that are normally brought on by external influences. As you are aware the skin consists of many layers and obviously it is the outer layer that takes the brunt of a changing climate unless you remain fully covered from head to toe. Both the winter and summer months have their dangers, in the winter the levels of humidity are much lower so the skin tends to dry and in the summer your skin is exposed to potential burning but there are other causes and similarly steps you can take to recover the skins condition.
During the winter, even inside your home, your skin is exposed to the risk of drying as the heating will reduce the humidity level in both the home and you’re your body. Naked gas flames are the worst culprit for this and it is normally far more noticeable of the dryness of the air when you breathe it in. The simplest solution is to increase the humidity by installing a humidifier and setting it to about 50-55% with a temperature between 70-75F.
Of course you are unlikely to stay in the homes throughout the winter months so when you do go out you need to remember to protect your skin from the outdoor elements. In effect you need to create a barrier for the more sensitive body parts such as hands, face and lips, again there is a simple solution by wearing gloves and a scarf.
Next week Agim Salon will proceed with a range of alternative methods of replenishing the moisture in your skin to keep it feeling and looking healthy. Most of the steps you probably already take but not make the connection between what you are doing and how it can help.