Thinning Hair

Scalp Micropigmentation

Are you suffering from hair loss? Are you worried that you won’t be able to style your hair the way you want to? Then worry no more. Scalp micropigmentation can help with your hair loss problems and make them less noticeable, often allowing you to style your hair the way you want. Here are some of the things you should know about scalp micropigmentation:

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a special type of hair tattoo where natural pigments are placed in the scalp’s epidermal layer. It is a non-surgical hair loss procedure for both men and women. The hair tattoo will appear natural and you will be able to get your desired look. Scalp micropigmentation can conceal the imperfections in your scalp, for example, if you have a scar due to an accident or surgery, burn marks, or alopecia (hair loss or baldness), then you can get an outstanding result from this treatment.

Scalp micropigmentation is more popular with men as it gives the appearance of a close shave, however, women also use it to fill in bald spots or areas where their hair is thinning to give the appearance of fuller or thicker hair.

scalp micropigmentationFull head coverage or partial coverage

Scalp micropigmentation can provide relief from any type of hair loss. Whether you are partially bald or completely bald, you will be able to get natural looking hair. For partial hair loss, our experts will be able to fill in the gaps in hair. Despite age or skin color, scalp pigmentation will be able to help you at any stage of your hair loss. Lots of replicated follicles will give a natural hairline to your partial or completely bald scalp.

Is it safe?

The practitioners who perform the scalp micropigmentation procedure are fully qualified. They hold certifications equivalent to a Diploma in micropigmentation treatments. They have a good knowledge on the hair pattern and hair follicles. They know that the follicles don’t have same shade. So, they use pigments of multiple shades to get a more natural look. The cosmetic procedure is absolutely safe. Other hair treatment methods may lead to allergies, infections and even rejection of the treatment, but, if you choose a qualified practitioner and follow their aftercare instructions, this is not the case for scalp micropigmentation. As natural pigments are used, there is little risk of any allergy or infection. No medication is required and the procedure is very hygienic. The clinics that perform this procedure maintain good hygiene at every stage.

Is it painful?

There is a debate in this regard. Some people say that it feels uncomfortable, while others say that the procedure is painless. To some extent, the level of pain depends on the type of scalp skin the person has. If the skin is thin then the level of discomfort will be more. Older men have less sensitive skin, so will feel less pain. The place where you are doing the procedure matters as well. You may feel the pain on the temple and the frontal hairline. If there is a scar in the scalp then the level of discomfort varies. You may need to take painkillers like ibuprofen during the treatment. If you become anxious during the treatment then you may feel more pain. So, basically, the level of pain varies from person to person; most people experience a pain level of 3 to 5 in a scale of 1 to 10. The best thing would be to stay calm and relaxed during the procedure. Continue reading “Scalp Micropigmentation”

6 Ways to Get Healthy Hair

Most of us would love to experience the benefits of healthier hair, but with our everyday routines taking up our time and a lot of confusing products on the market, it can be hard to know what route to take. We would recommend a combination of different things to try, including some products you can get from a UK-registered pharmacy shop online, some that are available on the high street, and a few simple things you can try at home without spending a penny.

1) Vitamin tablets

It’s not always easy to keep up the right level of different vitamins and minerals your body needs, or even to know how well you’re doing. Supplements can be an effective solution, and you’ll find tablets which promote healthier hair growth as well as your nails and skin from most good pharmacists.

2) Natural oils

Oil is great for hair, contrary to what many people might think. To keep it in good condition, you might want to use natural castor oil or coconut oil on your hair. This helps compensate for what gets washed away when you clean or dye your hair too often.

Castor Oil Hair Benefits

3) Specialist shampoos

Another way to promote healthy hair may be to use a shampoo with more active ingredients. You can easily find special shampoos that are designed to help with various factors, including ones that add volume, stimulate growth and even protect against heat damage.

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How to protect your hair from heat damage

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Hair styling tools can transform your hair in an instant. However, it can also slowly damage your hair in the longer run. When your hair gets severely damaged, it can even lead to a hair loss and a dull look. If you want to prevent your hair from heat damage, we suggest on following some of our tips below.

Apply the heat evenly

When using your heat tool, ensure that you apply the heat evenly around your hair. For instance, when straightening your hair, do not target a particular area for a long time otherwise the heat can eventually break your hair. For many of us, we constantly make the mistake of overly heating our hair to achieve the look we are after.

Prep before blow dry

blow drySwap a regular cotton towel for a microfibre cloth and use it for drying your hair. A microfibre towel will quickly soak in the moisture without leaving your hair frizzy. If you still feel the need to use a hair-dryer, we recommend applying a heat protective lotion all over the damp hair. The cream will help reduce the friction during blow drying.

Hair Treatments

If you consistently use heating equipment, it’s important that you care for your hair on a weekly basis with hair treatments such as hydrating masks. For a professional hair care treatment, visiting your local salon would be ideal to maintain a healthy hair.

Hair Styling Tools

Prevent buying a cheap hair dryer and invest in a high-quality hair dyers that can reduce heat damage on your hair.

Select Lower Temperature

Switch to a lower temperature when using a heat styling equipment. Especially for those who have thinner hairs which are most likely to suffer from the heat. Keeping your hair tool at a distant can also help prevent more damage to your hair.

How To Add Some Colour With Hair Chalk

If you want to enhance your hair with a slightly more exciting splash of colour, but you’re not sure about getting it professionally dyed or doing it yourself, there may be a simple solution you haven’t tried yet.

Hair chalk is a fantastic way to play around with different colours, but without the need to commit to a permanent colour or compromise your existing shade in any way. There are a few great advantages to hair chalk…

– It’s very affordable, including multi-packs which include various colours

– It’s very much in fashion right now, since pastel colours work best

– It washes right out so you can easily rock the look for just one day or night

– It couldn’t be much easier or safer to apply

If you want to try this style for yourself, you’ll just need to choose a hair chalk in a colour you like.

Step 1: Get your hair chalk

Some will be more effective than others, so see what your favourite beauty bloggers or friends recommend. If you check on Amazon and similar sites you’ll be able to see reviews and customer images for any that catch your eye.

Important: real hair chalk is the only safe option. Chalk designed for drawing with is not suitable for use on your hair, because it contains toxins that are easy to inhale.

Step 2: Wash your hair

Give your hair a wash and keep it as natural as possible. Hair chalk won’t respond well if you’ve treated your hair with any products, as it needs to settle on the hair itself. You can dry your hair, but if you want a more intense colour you may want to wet the area that you want to apply the chalk to.

Step 3: Make sure you define a section

Where many people go wrong here is applying the colour to hair at random, creating a strange effect that won’t look deliberate. If you have long enough hair, the best thing to do is usually to colour the inner layers rather than adding streaks of colour to the top. This will create a much more natural and appealing ombre effect.

Step 4: Add the colour

Apply the chalk to your chosen section of hair. You need to make sure you massage it hard enough for the colour to show, but still relatively softly to minimise mess and wasted chalk.

Step 5: Seal the colour

Your hair might seem to have a strange texture at first, and the chalk may easily come off in a fine dust. To solve both of these problems, use hair straighteners or a curling iron to apply heat (you may need to wipe the chalk off your chosen tool later). Hairspray is a good idea to really seal in the effect.

Step 6: Wash out and condition

Since your hair will probably end up quite dry, you will want to apply plenty of conditioner when you decide to wash the chalk out. It’s really designed to last a maximum of 24 hours, plus you probably won’t want to get chalk all over your pillowcase.

New Hairstyle Ideas For Summer 2017

If you feel like refreshing your hairstyle (at least once) for the summer, it’s not too late to try out some of these ideas. In this quick guide, we’ll give you plenty of fantastic ideas for cuts, colours and styles you can easily try out if the mood takes you.

Get the perfect length

Different people suit different hair lengths, but the style has to be a perfect match. For ladies who aren’t sure about shortening their hair to a classic bob cut, the “lob” (long bob) is a fantastic alternative that’s ideal for summer 2017.

Curl to your heart’s content

Curly hair is definitely in right now, and you have a range of options for how exactly to do it. Tighter corkscrew curls can be arranged into a neat or messy formation, while larger curls are ideal for a strong “girls’ night out” look.

Make a wet look work for you

The wet look is versatile – you can try it with a tight bun, a loose, tousled style or even on really long hair when it’s slicked back (and secured with plenty of product). It’s pretty easy to maintain even if you’re out and about in the warm weather, but it can also be ideal for a smart look, depending on how you work it.

Choose an on-trend colour

In 2017, bright hair colours are still all the rage, but only certain shades are well and truly in fashion right now. Most of them occupy the grey area somewhere between the vivid colours we saw a few years ago and the pastel shades that dominated 2016. On that note, grey hair is still one of the top choices.

Highlight like a pro

Foil strips are no longer the method of choice for high-end hairstylists. Instead, a trusted professional can actually paint on your highlights manually for a more natural look. This technique is called balayage, and we recommend it as long as your hairdresser has the talent for it.

Accessories are a secret weapon

It’s always a great idea to have a selection of hair accessories to hand, because when things just aren’t going your way with styling in the morning, they give you a lot more options. Many of the most on-trend accessories are actually more like hair jewellery in 2017.

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair Extensions

As most of us know, it’s possible to get real human hair extensions or use synthetic substitutes instead. Either way, you can quickly transform your hair and achieve a look you never thought was possible, adding a lot more length and volume with minimal effort. If you do it yourself or get a professional application in a salon, however, you will need to choose between the two types.

For human hair extensions, the hair will be referred to be certain industry-specific terms, so it’s useful to recognise these. Remy hair means that all the hairs face the same way, which makes for a neat and straight finish. Strands that are natural with no permanent treatment or colour applied are known as virgin.

Stylists understandably recommend real hair for better results if you want to get your own extensions. It will always be a more realistic match for the person’s natural colour and texture compared to a synthetic alternative. Styling tools and products will also work with it just as easily as the person’s natural hair. All in all, the look and feel will be the best quality you can get.

People from all over the world donate their own hair for different reasons, which eventually can be made into extensions. However, demand is relatively high and there are some obvious limitations with producing human hair. It takes months or even years to grow long extensions, and they need to be top quality if they’re destined to be sold. As a result, the price of human hair can be high, so alternatives are needed.

For those who are on a tighter budget, synthetic substitutes for human hair are a valid alternative. The cheapest options are probably not suitable for a natural look, because they won’t have the same texture as real hair and they may be difficult to care for properly. However, the slightly more expensive synthetic extensions on the market will usually look good and be easy to maintain as long as you choose a matching colour.

It’s just important to remember that they cannot be exposed to hair dyes, chemicals or extreme heat without getting damaged, so you can’t treat them the same way you would real hair. As long as you’re happy with that, you might find that synthetic hair is a great solution for you, but we would recommend real human extensions if you have the budget for it.

Textured Quiff

Top Men’s Hairstyles This Year

At the moment, a lot of traditional men’s haircuts are pretty much dominating fashion, although there are also a few more interesting cuts you could try out if you want to stand out. Should you go for something straightforward that’s flattering on most guys, or show your personality a bit more with something creative and edgy? Take a look at the top hairstyles of 2016 for men and make your mind up.

Short & Textured Hair1) Short and textured

The default short-back-and-sides cut remains as popular as ever, although this year there have been some subtle changes in the most popular style. In 2015, the contrast between longer hair on top and the short sides was more prominent, compared to the softer line most guys are opting for now. The trend is also for a shorter overall length on the top, plus a bit less sharp and slick with more messy layers cut in. Continue reading “Top Men’s Hairstyles This Year”

Hair Tapestry

How to Try Out Hair Tapestry

Craving something more creative you can do to add some sparkle and uniqueness to your hair? A really fun DIY trick you can try is hair tapestry, a fun summery trend that’s been around for a while but is still catching on. You can create your own unique designs in just a few simple steps, and if you want to you can make your designs completely removable and interchangeable.

Start by collecting up the necessary items:

  • A hair extension weft, if you want it to be removable
  • An embroidery hoop or tapestry loom
  • Coloured threads of your choice
  • A wool needle
  • A pair of scissors

Once you have all the required items and a suitable place to get started, you can begin following these steps to weave your own hair tapestry.

1) Section off the area of hair you’re using. This can be on your friend’s hair, but we would recommend using an extension weft, especially if it’s on yourself which would be almost impossible! A bit of hairspray will help hold the section in formation. Continue reading “How to Try Out Hair Tapestry”

Flower Beards

Weird Beard Trends in 2016

The hipster beard has become even more popular in 2016 than it was last year, perhaps overtaking the infamous man-bun as the definitive male grooming trend of the year. Beards are well and truly in style, it seems, and the weirder the better. Many people have apparently not been satisfied with simply growing out their facial hair, and instead are choosing to incorporate some slightly more creative ideas into their beards. Here are just a few of the trends we’ve noticed recently.

1) Glitter beards

Glitter BeardsThese have taken off on Instagram, partly for comedy value and partly, it seems, because fashion. They may also have been promoted to the mainstream a little faster thanks to pioneers like Danny Beard, a popular contestant on Britain’s Got Talent this year who sported a glitter beard along with monochromatic drag queen makeup and sang opera (as one does).

 

Flower Beard2) Flower beards

Here’s a similarly ridiculous and impractical choice for your beard – fill it with delicate flowers! This hippie trend has also been taking off on Instagram this summer, mostly just to pose for photos. We’re not sure if you can really walk around with a beard full of flower power – we’re yet to try it. Continue reading “Weird Beard Trends in 2016”

Glitter roots

Glitter Roots – A New Hairstyling Trend

We love DIY tricks that are quick and easy to do at home, so glitter roots are one of our favourite hairstyling obsessions at the moment. If you’re stuck in between appointments to have your hair cut or coloured and you’re not sure how to add some sparkle to your current look, this is an amazing way to instantly achieve just that. It’s also incredibly simple to do and there are no complicated methods or fancy products involved.

The first thing you need to do is decide what hairstyle you’re going for. Most people trying out glitter roots have opted for twisted buns on each side (either two or a lot more, it’s up to you!) because they really define your centre parting and give you plenty of room to work with the glitter. You could also try a glitter ponytail or even go for a sparkling Harley Quinn inspired look – this might be a favourite of ours for Halloween! Generally you need to pick something that exposes your roots so you can get the full effect.

The next step simply involves applying some kind of product along your parting or wherever you want your glitter roots to be showing. Generally it makes sense to use your centre parting and you can even go all the way from your hairline to the back of the neck. Any kind of hair gel is probably ideal for this, it just needs to be wet and sticky at first and reasonably dry later on. Continue reading “Glitter Roots – A New Hairstyling Trend”