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Hair Styling is My Passion
I love it when my clients tell me how much their husband or significant other loves their new hair style. Or, when they can’t stop admiring how much more body they have now. I hear coments like “My hair has never had this much body”, or “My hair has never felt this soft”. I believe in healthy vibrant hair. This is why I do not use harsh chemicals.
Hair Stylist: Organic Styling Experience
I believe in offering outstanding customer service by providing excellent specialty services to my clients. I want to provide my clients with wonderful haircare to help them obtain and maintain healthy hair. I use products that do not have harsh chemical agents in them to acheive this goal..
Staying Healthy and Fit as You Age
Getting older can be a challenge, or it can be demoralizing, and it all comes down to how healthy you are. The most important thing you can do for your health no matter how old you are is to be active—to engage in regular, physical exercise several times a week, or even better, every day.
Some illnesses are beyond our control, but most illness and age-related injury can be prevented by getting enough exercise. Like a machine that breaks down when it isn’t used and maintained, the human body tends to fall apart faster if it isn’t out running around. Read on for ten tips on maximizing your health regardless of your age.
- Know where your health and fitness stands today. If you have an idea of where you’re at physically, you can set goals for improving your health. Get a physical to determine your heart and lung health, your weight, blood pressure and body fat levels. Find out if there’s anything you shouldn’t do, and then plan to do everything else!
- Don’t let your internal voices make you feel old. Forget the number of years in your age and think about how young you want to feel. Don’t give up on dancing, hiking, biking or any other activity because you think “old people don’t ___”.
- Focus on your elderly independence. Being physically fit enables people to live in their homes when many others the same age wind up in managed care homes or hospitals. Walking, bending, lifting, climbing stairs and keeping your balance are all things to work at so you don’t lose the capacity to take care of yourself and live the way you want.
- Do low impact cardio regularly. You may not be in shape for a vigorous aerobics class, but if you can go walking three times a week, you can stay in good cardiovascular condition. Heart and lungs will appreciate your taking care in exercising them. You’ll get more oxygen, which will leave you feeling energized and give your skin a nice glow.
- Do light weights weekly. You don’t have to life weights, although you may find you enjoy that, too! Other types of weight training can be done by using exercise bands for resistance training, or weight training in water. Weight or resistance training builds muscle, increases strength, burns fat and improves balance.
- Work on flexibility. Once we get into our forties, the floor seems to get further away! But if you target your flexibility and work on it by stretching, balance exercises and programs of Yoga or Tai Chi, you’ll be able to do a lot more, whether it’s getting out of a chair or getting your cat off the roof.
- Ditch the smokes. Smoking is the worst thing you can do to your body, bar none. Give it up.
- Don’t settle into a sedentary routine. Some people get old because they sit down in a chair and stay there. Get out of the chair. Move around, visit people, take walks. Clean something. Find a dance. If you rest, you rust. Don’t rust.
- Find partners and friends to join your workouts. Sometimes people don’t like to exercise because it’s boring and they get lonesome. Find someone else who wants or needs to exercise and work out together. A partner can encourage, commiserate and motivate.
- Try everything once. You may find unexpected fitness fun. If you haven’t tried swing dancing or weight lifting or trout fishing, even if you aren’t sure you’ll like it, try it anyway. Anything that gets you moving can’t be all bad right?
Get the Long Hair You Want
Many of us desire long, healthy hair. While genetics play a strong role in the length of your hair, you can promote growth with these healthful tips.
Trim, trim, trim. Visit a stylist biweekly. Every 8 to 10 weeks, ask your stylist to trim off the minimum amount, about an eighth of an inch. Only trim when your hair is dry, not wet. Split ends are easier to see when the hair is dry.
Get the blood flowing to the head. It stimulates the hair follicle and stimulates hair growth with nutrient-rich blood traveling to the scalp. Massage your scalp with your fingertips every day. Once a day, flip your hair upside down and gently brush dry hair from root to end. Exercising pumps blood to the heart, which gets blood flowing to the head.
Eat right. Make sure you are eating well-balanced meals. It’s the best strategy for getting healthy hair and nails. If you need a supplement, vitamins A, B, C, and E are excellent, at least 300 to 500 mg.
Baby your hair strands. Use gentle moisturizing shampoos and conditioners and leave-in conditioners after every shampoo. Use a deep conditioner every two weeks such as Tony & Guy Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey or Lifetex lines by Wella.
Minimize your use of hot tools.The better shape your hair is in, the less you will have to take off every 6 to 8 weeks.
Avoid pulling the hair back into tight ponytails every day. This will stretch the hair and cause it to lose its elasticity and leave you with cowlicks and breakage.
Let your scalp breath. Don’t use heavy oils on the hair. They only clog the hair follicles and prevent rapid growth. Use products such as Sebastian Laminates Drops, a light oil that will allow your hair to flow more naturally.
Live better. Minimize your vices, such as smoking, binge drinking, late-night partying and sunbathing. Bad habits like these will quickly show up in the form of slow-growing dry and brittle strands.
By Shirley Gordon