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Blog: December 2013

Making it to the hair salon every month can be impossible, especially when juggling a busy schedule. Here are some easy ways to cover up your stubborn roots until you find time to schedule an appointment!


Dry Shampoo:

One of the quickest ways to cover up roots on the go is to apply a volumizing dry shampoo to your hair. This does not change the color of the roots but allows for the roots to be covered by the rest of your hair to disguise the undesired pieces. Make-up Valley  provides a list of different volumizing dry shampoos on the market! (Best for highlights or coloring)


Root touch up Pen:

Apply a few temporary streaks with a touch-up pen. Pick a pen color that matches your highlights. Then, after drying your hair, apply the pen to your roots. This usually lasts until the next time you wash your hair! (Best for highlights)


Non-Permanent color:

Applying a non-permanent dye to the roots will help cover those unwanted hair pieces. Pick a color that is close in shade to the rest of your hair and use a coloring brush to apply the dye to the roots. You can also apply a small amount to already colored hair to blend in the shade so your roots do not stand out as much. Remember to always test a small amount on a strand of hair to make sure it is the color you are looking for and also to prevent any reactions! Consumer Search gives a full report on the benefits of using non-permanent colors! (Best for colored)


Cover with Make-up

Make up can come in handy for stubborn roots that you need to quickly cover up! Wikihow teaches you how to make and apply your own hair coverage! (Best for colored hair)


The Color Wand

The color wand is an easy application and temporally covers unwanted roots. It can be purchased at the store and is found in a tube-like bottle (like mascara). When picking out your color always go a shade lighter since you are applying to your roots! You do not want your roots to be darker than the rest of your hair color! (Best for highlights or colored hair)


Do it yourself!

Whether you need to touch up highlights or add some new color to your roots, doing it at home can actually be inexpensive, quick and easy! All beauty supply stores sell the same kind of dye/bleach hair salons use! For a temporary cover-up (until your roots get out of control) purchase a color identical to the one your hair stylist uses. For highlights apply the bleach/color to a few strands, fold it in tin-foil and apply heat to it for a quicker process! (Best for highlights)


Using these simple solutions will help you save money and time by going to the hair salon!

There are many way to get volume in your without spending tons of money on store bought products. The following at home remedies will guarantee stronger and thicker hair:

  • Eggs

To enjoy stronger and thicker hair it is important to incorporate protein into your diet on a daily basis. There are many different types of proteins you can consume to aid in strong hair growth but to get more noticeable results the best ingredient to use is eggs. Take one or two eggs according to the length of your hair and beat it. Apply the egg on to your wet hair and allow it for sit for five to ten minutes. You can use a shower cap to keep the smell and moisture locked in! Finally wash your hair with lukewarm water and your favorite shampoo. Follow this once a week to enjoy thicker hair! Visit hair growth remedies now for more benefits on the egg hair treatment!

  • Aloe Vera

Another popular ingredient that can be used to strengthen your hair is aloe vera. The inside of the aloe leaf is full of a gel that can be removed and applied to the scalp. Once it is applied let sit for an hour and rinse out with luke-warm water. You can also consume one tablespoon of aloe vera juice daily on an empty stomach to assist in better hair growth.

  • Avocado

Avocado can be used to get thicker hair. Make a mixture of mashed avocado and banana and apply it to your scalp. Leave the mixture on your hair for about a half an hour so that the nutrients in the mixture get absorbed by the scalp. Once you see that it has been absorbed immediately was your hair thoroughly with shampoo and apply a conditioner. Once your hair is dried it will look healthy and thicker! New Health Guide offers a list of avocado recipes that focus on all different hair types!

  • Orange Juice

Orange can be used to get rid of dry and oily scalps and also creates thicker hair. Mix equal amount of orange juice and apple puree together and then apply this mixture on your hair. After 30 minutes is up wash your hair with water. Follow this recipe once a week for more hair volume!

  • Coconut Oil

Massaging your scalp regularly with pure coconut oil is one of the easiest ways to get thicker hair naturally! By heating the oil and massaging it into your scalp will allow for the follicles to open up and improve blood circulation (which is essential for hair growth). Once the oil is massaged in you can then wrap a warm towel over your hair and leave in for 45 minutes! Trend Statement offers the benefits of using coconut oil as a hair treatment!

  • Flax Seed

The fatty acids in flaxseed can assist in getting thicker hair in a much healthier way! Take three tablespoon of flaxseed, mix them in a bowl, and let sit for about five days. After the five days are up, apply the mixture directly onto the scalp. After ten minutes rinse it off with warm water and after a few days this treatment will give you thicker hair. Even eating freshly ground flaxseeds can result in healthier and thicker hair!

  • Olive Oil

Olive oil can also hydrate and strengthen your hair. Massaging the scalp for about 20 minutes with warm olive oil before washing will result in thicker hair. You can apply olive oil into your hair before going to bed and wash your hair next morning! Visit New Health Guide for the different uses of olive oil in order to benefit your hair!

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