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Hair extensions are suitable for your hair, and the benefits are endless. There are numerous types of extensions, and they offer an easy way to increase the volume and the length of your hair. Hair extensions also complement your personality and can be styled in many different ways.

Easy to maintain

Hair extensions are easy to maintain, especially for someone usually busy and who doesn’t have time to change their hairstyle weekly. You can get a remy tape in, pre-styled hair extensions, or human hair extensions which are flexible, easy to style, and low maintenance. You can also purchase weave hair extensions that are easy to take care of and save you time.

Add thickness, length, and volume

If you want to add extra length to your short hair, hair extensions are the perfect solution. Hair growth takes time and also requires one to have lots of patience. Therefore, if you want a quick solution to make your hair longer, hair extensions can add length to hair up to 21 inches and add volume and thickness to your hair, especially thin. Thus it’s more advisable that you purchase high-quality hair.

Protect your hair

Hair extensions’ flexibility allows you to try different things without damaging your natural hair. If you are someone who loves experimenting, they are a great solution. You can try on curly strands, long hair, short bobs, and you can even color your hair. There’s a wide range of extensions available to purchase and achieve several looks. The extensions allow you to experiment on your hair without damaging it and protect it from harmful chemicals and other hair styling products or tools that can weaken or damage your hair. Regardless of the style or color, you might want to try hair extensions to help you pull off the look.

You can add highlighters or color

If you don’t want your hair to suffer damage from hair color or highlighters, hair extensions are the way to go. When you install the extensions, you can color your hair as desired. In addition, hair extensions can also offer a solution when and if you get a terrible haircut or if a hairdresser ruins your hair. You can quickly get the extensions installed and get a great look. Extensions also help hide split ends that are a problem for many women. The split ends become more evident as their hair grows longer. Hair extensions, fortunately, can assist you in this area.

Get an instant look

If you wonder how celebrities manage to have different looks any time they appear on screen, it’s because they get hair extensions. High-quality extensions that look similar to human hair are available, and they use them to achieve unique looks without the hassle of using harsh chemicals or equipment. You can easily style up fast with these extensions whether you are looking to extend the length of your hair or you want vibrant hair strands.

They help you stay in style

Hair extensions make it easy to keep up with the latest trends, whether you want to try on a different hairstyle for a short while or you are interested in trying out new looks that you may have seen on celebrities. Various colors, textures, styles, and lengths are available for these extensions, and you can choose something that appeals to you and wear it whenever you want.

Time-saving

Hair extensions are not only easy to style, but they also save you a lot of time. Ponytail and scrunchies hairpieces are an example of excellent alternatives attaining desired looks without having to go through the trouble of watching YouTube tutorials for hours.

Final Thoughts

Hair extensions build up your confidence and have you looking fabulous. So, if you are looking for a quick solution for a bad haircut or just interested in having long hair, extensions can help you achieve this. They have a lot of advantages and offer so many benefits to your hair. Plus, if installed correctly, they are not harmful. So, please don’t put it off any longer, book an appointment with your hairdresser and get an extension immediately and be ready to dazzle people with your stunning new look. They are affordable and also offer new ways to switch up your look.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

No matter how you prefer to wear your hair, long, short, curly, straight, off the shoulders, or down to your waist, the world shares a love affair with hair care! Of all the various health and beauty rituals people partake in to keep themselves looking fine, how you style, wash, care and wear your hair is high on the beauty priority list.

We all know how hip, happening, and fabulous our hair can make us feel, but what exactly is hair? Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis of the skin. Did you know that hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals? Most common interests in our glorious heads of hair are focused on hair growth, hair types, hair care and hairstyles!

Whether you wear your hair as a crown of glory or you prefer the bald look, the world shares a fascination with hairstyles that have the public hooked.

Some great, trendy ways to wear your hair that have you looking and feeling red carpet ready are straight, wavy, braids, buns, bobs and pixie cuts. Your hairstyle can become your best signature trademark. Your beautiful tresses on display for the world to see… every day.

Happening hairstyles that make you look and feel red carpet ready.

Red Carpet Fun Fact: The red carpet was traditionally used to mark the route taken by heads of state on ceremonial and formal occasions, and has in recent decades been extended to VIPs and celebrities at formal events. Red Carpets are used in many gala celebrity events, such as the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and the Met Gala. We all know that at major awards shows, much of the publicity and excitement takes place with journalists talking about the red carpet fashions – what designers are being worn by which stars and with the photographers taking pictures.

We all have heard the terms “red carpet treatment” and “rolling out the red carpet.” So how do you get yourself looking and feeling glamorous and gorgeous? By the great styled hair that you wear.

Attitudes towards different hair, such as hairstyles and hair removal, vary widely across various  cultures and time periods, but there is no denying that no matter your background, skin tone and hair type, people are happier when their hair is cut, styled, and worn “just right!”

Red carpet hairstyles for all types of hair!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Give me a head with beautiful hair, long or short. Bald is sexy too!

Sure, hair looks lovely when worn with feminine, bouncy curls, or pulled back in a ponytail or braid. But there is something about straight, sleek, gorgeous hair that simply shouts style!

It makes no difference if your hair preference is long or short. There is no denying that sleek, silky, straight hair looks fabulous! Not only does it frame all face shapes, it also wears well with all types of clothing and garments. Yes, even hats!

Sleek, Straight Hair Tip: When parting your hair, a middle part looks sexy and bold. For a softer, more feminine look, go with  side part.

For a knockout look that will bang one out of the park, wispy or blunt bangs worn with straight hair looks youthful, playful, and stylish.  Sensual and sexy!

Three Ways to Straighten Your Hair:

  1. Using a hot iron or flat iron.
  2. Using a blow dryer or hair dryer.
  3. Using a styling brush and hair straightening products.

Hot irons work well because they provide heat, and heat acts as a natural hair straightener. If you take small sections of your hair and run the hot/flat iron down each section from the scalp to the ends, your hair will obtain the silky straight texture that you are trying to create!

 

There are four types of hair classifications: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, and kinky hair. Whatever your natural hair type is, they are all attractive and beautiful. All types of hair can be styled for a straight fall.

Long or short straight hair is chic, stylish, trendy, and classy for a head of hair that mixes sweet school girl with savvy and sassy!

Silky, straight hair, when seen from the back, creates a look that is sure to excite and cause a fashion heart attack! Wow, you look like a true fashion diva and “all that!”

Great news! For those of you with brittle or damaged hair, you can still obtain glamorous, shiny, straight tresses naturally, without heat, by using these methods:

  1. Continually brush wet hair until it air dries.
  2. If your hair is wet, wrap it tightly in a towel or scarf. Sleep on it to reduce frizz. In the morning, unwrap the towel and brush out the hair.
  3. Twist your hair into a bun. Wrap damp hair into a bun and don’t cover the hair. Let your hair air dry, then brush it out.

Voila, straight hair for days with these three easy, heat-free ways!

Straight Hair – Stylish Hair!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

Hair! No matter what hairstyle you prefer and what color your hair is, we all have certain ways we like to wear our hair.  Even bald looks beautiful.

Are you looking for an easy, yet subtle change to a new you merely by your hairstyle? If so, then I suggest that you consider bangs! Adding bangs to your hairdo is a minor way to make a major change!

Bangs, also known as fringe, are an amazing way to change your look. Bangs can help to frame your face, whether you have short, medium or long hair. Create a banging new you with bangs.

Bangs can look sweet, saucy, sexy, playful, feminine and fun, all rolled into one. Bangs are a high fashion statement, whether the bangs end above the eyebrow, directly at the eyebrow line, below the eyebrow, or slide elegantly over one eyebrow.

Bangs Fashion Tip: If you are cutting your hair and bangs are new to you, it is best to cut the bangs a bit longer than you would prefer, and slowly decrease the length until the bangs are at the length of your liking.

In the realm of bangs, there are many options:

  1. Side-Swept Bangs: These bangs generally look soft and feminine, and flatter the face. A portion of the forehead is visible, and the side-swept bangs blend in with your longer hair.
  2. Blunt Bangs: Blunt bangs are cut straight across the forehead, and are generally worn thick. Blunt bangs look best when cut directly at the eyebrow line, or hanging below the eyebrows, yet above the eyelids.
  3. Wispy Bangs: Wispy bangs are very thin, where strands of the bangs hang over the forehead, while other areas of the forehead are visible.
  4. Pixie Bangs: These bangs accent short hair styles fabulously. Pixie bangs are extremely short, often jagged, and cover only to top of the forehead.
  5. Asymmetrical Bangs: These bangs are worn to where the cut is not even. Portions of the bangs are longer than other areas of the bangs. These bangs, if cut right, have a choppy appearance.
  6. Curved Bangs: Curved bangs are similar to blunt bangs, where most of the forehead is covered, however the center area of the bangs are shorter than the left and right areas of the bangs.

Bangs Fun Fact: If you wear blunt or straight cut bangs, and you want to occasionally change the hairstyle, part your hair down the middle and separate the bangs, bushing one side of the bangs to the right of your face, and the other side of the bangs to the left of your face.

I feel that bangs help to accessorize a haircut in much the same way as jewelry and hair trinkets help to accessorize your outfits. One positive of bangs is that they can be worn well with any hair color, any hairstyle and any hair length. Also, depending on the texture of your hair, there is some type of bangs that will highlight your hairdo.

Bangs not only frame your face, but they help to bring out the allure of your eyes. Bangs are also easy to style. If you prefer to wear your bangs straight, yet you yearn for an evening change, you can add a soft curl or wave to your bangs. A slight variation can bring on a stunning change.  When you prefer to go back to straight bangs, merely wet the bangs and they will dry straight.

Wahlah, easy, breezy, beautiful bangs!

Bangs will always be popular.

Bangs, whether worn short or long, soft or hard, thick or thin, wispy or straight, are always stylish! Glamour girl elegance with bouncy bangs!

Bangs are a banging, blue ribbon way to make a fashion statement!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Whether you prefer to look as pretty as a princess, or more like a flower power wild child, a certain hairstyle is monumental in giving you your desired look. Hair swept up off your shoulders radiates elegance and charm, while hair that is tousled with a messy bedhead look gives off the aura of daring, brave and carefree. How you choose to style and wear your hair speaks volumes about your personality and your unique fashion choices.

Headbands and hair wreaths decorate all hairstyles!

A sure way to add beauty and a feminine allure to your hairstyle is by dolling up your hair with headbands and hair wreaths. Hair accessories work well with all hair types, from straight, wavy, curly or kinky.  Hair jewelry can be used for ornamental purposes, or as ways to hold various hairstyles in place, such as keeping buns positioned, pulling the top of your hair back from your forehead and capping off ponytails.

Headbands and hair wreaths can be made from many materials, including plastic, elastic, cloth and flowers.

While hair wreaths tend to be round and sit on the head, much like a hat, headbands come in various shapes. The two most popular shapes of headbands are the horseshoe and the loop. In addition to the glamour that headbands and hair wreaths provide, they can also be worn to hold your hair away from your face and/or eyes. Fashionable and practical hair jewelry at its best!

Your hair is one of your most defining characteristics. Whether you prefer your hair short or long, straight or curly, adding a headband or hair wreath to your hair will make you feel glamorous and girly.

All it takes for a fresh hot hairdo is adding a headband or hair wreath to doll you up a notch or two. Glamour and beauty rule because you’re worth it!

Hold your head high in high end or vintage headband and hair wreaths!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

Healthy, happening hair is where it’s at to make a guy or gal look and feel like “all that.” Whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, thick or thin, blonde or black, your hair is the frame around your face, the crown jewel of your head. One hairstyle that is particularly popular, elegant and playful is the twisted bun.

A bun (also known as a bobtail) is a type of hairstyle where the hair is pulled back from the face, twisted or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself. Buns are typically pinned on the top of the head, the back of the head or the back of the neck and can be secured in place with a hairpiece, a hairnet, bobby pins or clips.

There are many types of buns, including the twisted bun, the ballerina bun and a French bun twist. The twisted bun is the most popular bun and the easiest bun to do yourself.

How to Make a Twisted Bun:

  1. Put your hair in a ponytail.
  2. You can rest the ponytail high on your head or at the nape of your neck.
  3. Hold your ponytail in your hand and start to twist it near the ponytail headband.
  4. Continue to twist your hair until the hair is completely wrapped and twisted.
  5. Now twist, starting at the base of the ponytail, until the ponytail is in circles on your head or the back of the neck, or wherever you want to secure the bun.
  6. Hold the bun in place with your hand as you insert bobby pins to secure the bun to your head.
  7. If needed, spray hairspray to help hold the bun.
  8. Hair gloss or hair shine sprayed over your fabulous upbeat hairdo polishes off the look.

Hairstyle fun with a twisted bun!

The twisted bun is easy to do and provides a feminine, youthful look. Twisted buns work best for shoulder length hair and longer. Knowing how to make a hair bun allows you the opportunity to instantly change your appearance and have fun with a stylish, trendy, cool hairstyle.

Twisted buns look great whether they are pristine or messy; every hair in place or wispy hairs blowing about! Think of the bed head: messy, uncombed and darling!

If you crave a fabulous hairdo that is easy to do yourself, looks smashing and is always in style, the messy bun may be a new hairstyle to try out for awhile!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Whether you prefer to wear your hair short, long, thick, thin, straight or curly, healthy hair is beautiful hair. With  summer heat and/or daily blow dries, many of us enjoy spending time in the sun, but don’t enjoy the damage heat can do to our hair.  While warm weather is good for the soul, heat can destroy hair with breakage, dryness and dullness. Hair is a protein filament that needs constant care for growth, from hair products to diet.

Attitudes towards different forms of hair, such as hairstyles and hair removal, vary across cultures. But one thing is the same.  Everyone loves and appreciates a head of healthy hair!

How to Keep Your Hair Healthy in Heat

  • Shampoo Daily: Many of us sweat in the outdoor heat, which affects the health and texture of our hair. If you feel a daily shampoo is too much, use a dry shampoo between washes.
  • Deep Conditioner: Deep conditioners provide nutrients for your hair, and can assist with elimination of breakage and split ends. While you’re laying out, you can coat your lovely locks with a deep conditioning mask to protect your hair from the sun. Also, use a deep conditioning treatment in the shower for strong, healthy hair.
  • Keep the Hair Trimmed: The ends of our hair tends to weaken and become brittle, allowing for easy breakage. Split ends can cause your hair to split up the shaft and break off. Keeping the ends of your hair strong will encourage healthy growth.

  • UV Protectant: UV sun rays feel lovely, but they can damage hair. Before spending time in the sun, spray a UV protectant on your tresses and brush in. UV protectants also help dyed hair hold the color.
  • Diet: Hair is made up of proteins, and your body needs to be nourished from the inside to maintain health on the outside. For glowing, healthy hair eat a diet high in protein, iron and B vitamins. Drinking lots of water also helps to keep your hair vital and strong in the hot summer heat and/or daily blow dries.

Summer is a fun, relaxing, wonderful season. Spending time at the beach, swimming in pools, attending outdoor activities and enjoying delicious food and drink is a popular staple of summer. Let your hair look lovely as you relish in the hazy, lazy, crazy hot days of summer.

This summer, why not try a new hairstyle or hair color? Change is always exciting, and stepping out as a new you is challenging, bold and thrilling! Think of your hair as a picture frame for your face! The healthier, the happier.

Happy healthy hair in sun and blow dry heat!

Here’s to a head of glorious hair, whether long or short, thick or thin! Sexy hair is always in!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Even if you love stormy days and cold, damp weather, there is no denying that rain, moisture and humidity can take a toll on your hair. Just a few drops of rain water can instantly turn a great hairstyle into a fuzzy, frizzy mess. Water and humidity cause hydrogen bonds to form between the proteins in your hair, which triggers curls and frizz. Have you ever noticed that moisture in the air can cause straight hair to go wavy and curly hair to get even curlier?

One way to battle the inevitable rainy day frizz is to use hair products that contain non-water soluble silicones, which close the hair cuticles. Also, regardless of your hair type, switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and skip moisture zapping blow drys on rainy days.

For those of you on the go, there are certain hairstyles that work great on rainy days! Your hair will still look stylish and trendy, with little to no fuzz or frizz!

  • The Braid: No matter what type of braid you prefer (two strand, three strand, French, fishtail, cornrows) braided hair tends to stay in place through all types of weather. A quick morning braid and you’re good to go for the entire day.

  • Pulled Back: Simply pull your hair back with a clip or hair band and your rainy weather day hairstyle is sure to stay. Wispy front curls are up to you, but they do make for a darling hairdo.

  • The Bun: A twisted bun or a bun held in place with bobby pins works wonders on rainy days. Not only is the look elegant and fashionable, but your hair will hold all day in all levels of water and moisture. Don’t let damp weather ruin a great hairstyle.

  • The Ponytail: During rainy weather (even sunny days) the ponytail is a popular hairstyle that always works. You can do a high ponytail by pulling the hair up behind your neck, or a lower ponytail that starts at the nape of your neck. One ponytail going down your back looks chic, and a ponytail on your right and left side looks youthful and fun. The ponytail hairstyle works on everyone.

  • Simply Straight: You can give yourself some rainy day fun simply by leaving the house with your hair straight, then letting the damp or wet weather decide your hairstyle. Sometimes curls and frizz are in…it’s your hair and only you can choose what hairdo suits you.

Rainy weather doesn’t have to be your hair’s number one enemy. Fight back stylish and strong and enjoy the rain all day long!

Avoid rainy day frizz! Hairstyles that work wonders in the rain!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Hairstyles can make or break a look, but one popular, classic hairdo is the braid. A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, and, of course, hair! Compared to the process of weaving which usually involves two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow interlaced strands of hair.

In other words, completed braids resemble a criss-cross hair pattern!

Popular Types of Braids:

1.       Box Braids – Hair braids which are characterized by boxy or square shaped hair divisions. They are typically created by adding synthetic braiding hair. This hairstyle is a means of protective styling.

2.      Cornrows – An ancient traditional African style of hair grooming, in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often formed in simple, straight lines.

3.      Crochet Braids – Also known as latch hook braids, this type of braiding involves crocheting synthetic hair extensions to a person’s natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook.

4.      Fishtail Braids – Also known as the Herringbone, this braid includes the weaving of separate strands where the finished braid resembles the tail/bones of a fish.

5.      French Braids – This braid includes three sections of hair that are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck.

6.      Standard Braids – Two or three sections of hair are overlapped, creating the standard, twisted braid.

Braid Fun Fact: The oldest known reproduction of hair braiding may go back about 30,000 years. The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf, is a female figurine estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BC. It has been disputed whether or not her hair was braided or its a sort of woven basket on her head. The Venus of Brassempouy is estimated to be about 25,000 years old and shows a braided hairstyle.

The braided hairstyle began growing in popularity around the world. During the Bronze Age and Iron Age many peoples in the Near East, Asia Minor, Caucasus, East Mediterranean, North Africa, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Babylonians, Amorites, Hittites, Mitanni, Israelites, Persians, Medes, Chaldeans, Armenians, and more are depicted in art with braided hair.

Long or short, here or there, look spectacular and splendid with braided hair!

Braiding is traditionally a social art. Because of the time it takes to braid hair, people have often taken time to socialize while braiding and having their hair braided. It began with elders making simple knots and braids for younger children. Older children watched and learned from them, started practicing on younger children, and eventually learned the traditional braid designs. This carried on a tradition of bonding between elders and the new generation.

Cornrow Braids Fun Fact: Depending on the region of the world, cornrows are often worn by men and women and are often adorned with beads or cowry shells. Cornrows are easy maintenance, as rows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained through the careful washing of hair and regular oiling of the scalp.

Crochet Braids Fun Fact: While crochet braids are a hybrid of traditional braids, they’re considered to be more similar to weaves. The natural hair can be twisted or braided but is most commonly styled into cornrows before affixing the synthetic hair. Using a latch hook or crochet hook, the synthetic hair (in the form of loose bulk) is then attached. Parts of the hair extensions are grabbed by the hook and pulled through the underside of each cornrow, working from the front of the hair to the back at a 90-degree angle.

A Not So Fun Fact About Braiding: Braids pulled too tight or worn for considerable lengths of time can cause a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia.

Whether your braid preference is box, crochet, cornrow, fishtail, standard or French, no matter which braids you step out in, be assured you and your hair will look and feel your best!

Braid Fun Fact: The Dutch braid and the Fishtail braid are both variations of the gorgeous French braid!

Always in style, in rain, snow, sun or shade, a fabulous hairstyle is the beautiful braid!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

How we choose to wear our hair reveals much more about us than our basic personality. The texture, shine, vitality and thickness of our hair can reveal if we are vibrant and healthy, or perhaps show that our bodies are lacking in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Often times our health on the inside of us is revealed on the outside through the condition of our hair.

Gorgeous, shiny hair is intrinsically linked to beauty! Did you know that each strand of your hair is a protein filament that grows from the follicles around the dermis layer of your skin? This is no surprise, as one of the main nutrients our bodies need to provide us with the shimmery, healthy looking head of hair that we crave is protein. Two other nutrients needed to feed your hair from the inside out are Vitamin B12 and iron. Also, drinking lots of water will help your hair to grow and maintain a radiant shine.

No matter how you cut and style your hair, we all have a certain basic hair type that we are born with: straight, wavy, curly and kinky/coiled. If you want to know your natural basic hair type, wash and condition your hair and then let it air dry, without brushing, blow drying or adding gels and mousse to your hair. Your hair will either dry straight, wavy, curly or kinked/coiled. Sometimes it’s fun to change your basic hair type using curling irons, hair straighteners, etc. but all hair types are beautiful and you should love the hair that you have!

If you adore your hair, yet prefer to change it up once in a while, let a professional hair stylist doll up your hair with a cut, style, color change, highlight or weave. Your glorious head of hair will thank you for a much needed new look, which gives you a “new you!”

Steps to Ensure a Gorgeous, Shiny, Healthy Head of Hair:

  1. Wash and Condition Your Hair: This doesn’t need be done everyday, but should be done on most days. When the shampoo instructions say “lather, rinse, repeat” you are better off to only lather once. Shampooing too much can strip your hair of essential natural oils needed for hair strength and shine.
  2. Argan Oil Really Works: Use a shampoo and conditioner that contains argan oil, which will make your hair look shiny and healthy.
  3. Vitamin E: Liquid Vitamin E applied to your scalp can help increase circulation to the scalp, which will make for stronger, shinier hair.
  4. Use a Soft Bristle Brush: Combs and hard bristle brushes can tug at your hair, causing breakage and split ends. A soft bristle brush will prevent breakage and draw natural oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair.
  5. Eat a Balanced, Healthy Diet: To ensure a healthy, happy, gorgeous, shiny head of hair your body needs protein, iron, Vitamin B12, Omega 3 fatty acids and water.

Feed your body, hair and skin from the inside out to obtain true health and glamour, and that, dear fashion divas, is what it’s all about.

Much like beauty is revered worldwide, so is great, glamorous hair. Women and men “getting their hair done” is a trend and luxury that will always be with us. Like the clothing we choose to dress in, how we style and wear our hair reveals an area of our personality that shines through for the world to see. Show them your health, desires and vitality by showing off your magnificent, gorgeous, shiny mane.

Shiny, glossy hair even in the summer sun! Gorgeous, sleek, healthy hair is available for everyone!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com