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Basic hair care and styling tips

Here are just some simple hair tips 😉

Basic hair tips

 

  1. Make sure when using shampoo  to not over do it, a small coin sized amount in your hand can often times be enough. Don’t wash your hair more than every 2-3 days. This helps your hair regulate it’s own natural oil production, keeping it nourished naturally. 😉
  2. Use a good hairbrush, this is very important because you don’t want to be damaging your hair with a bad one. Brushes like this one and this one are very gentle, and therefore, good for your hair.  These ones (or similar) could probably be found at most shops with hair supplies.
  3. Plaiting or braiding your hair before going to bed will prevent a lot of damage as you sleep. Plus, your hair is much more manageable when you wake up in the morning. If you can, using a scrunchie like this one:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey’re meant to be much better to sleep on than a normal hair tie, which is more prone to damaging your hair as you sleep.
  4. Another big tip would be to never use hair products with SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) or SLS (sodium laureth sulfate.) While there are many more ingredients that should be avoided, these are two of the most damaging for your hair (not to mention unhealthy for you.) So try to use natural and organic hair products when possible.
  5. One great hair product is argan oil.  It can be a bit more on the expensive side, but getting a good one is really worth it because it should last a long time. Just apply a few drops to the ends of your hair to keep them looking healthy. Coconut oil is also extremely effective for taming frizz and nourishing dry ends. 😉
  6. When you wear any type of ponytail, do NOT take it out by yanking the rubber band through your hair.  Instead, try to gently unloop it until it slides out.  This simple change will prevent LOTS of unnecessary damage to your hair.
  7. Here is a great book on hair care; especially if your hair is curly:

Hairstyling tip:

    1. One of the biggest tips is to have a hand mirror to use along with a larger mirror (a bathroom mirror for example) in order to see the back of your hair while you are braiding/styling. Try positioning it in a spot so you won’t need to keep holding it up to see what your hair is looking like.  This helps so much! Use something like this one: 

 

Let us know if these tips were helpful!

~Clare & Emma

The Lace Braided French Plait

Hey everyone! My name is Therese, I’m from Australia, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be posting on here! I’d also like to say briefly that I can’t thank Seton Girls’ Hairstyles enough, without them, I would never have learnt how to do stuff on hair, and wouldn’t be here posting today! 🙂

So my first hairstyle I’m going to share with you is really easy once you get the hang of it, and it stays in really well and can be used for outings, parties, or for just at home! I did it on my younger sister, but I’m sure that it can be a diy as well, it’s pretty simple! It works really well on long hair, but you’d still be able to do it on short hair as a half up as well!

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Ok so let’s get started!

Items needed: Hair brush, hair tie(s)

Time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty: medium

  1. Start by dividing the hair with a part down the middle (although a side part would possibly work as well)                                                                          2
  2. Pick a side, and pick up a section of hair…3
  3. Begin by doing a normal French braid, but when you reach about just above the ear, start doing a lace braid, picking up the hair from the part side.4
  4. Continue lace braiding until you reach the middle of the back of the head.5
  5. Secure with a hair tie.7
  6. Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side.8
  7. Now the next part is a little bit tricky to explain, but once you get the hang of it, it is really easy. You can also adjust this to your liking if you want. Taking out the hair tie from the other side, you will now have two braids in your hands, which is six strands of hair. Re-section the hair into three strands and plait. The pictures will sort of show what I mean, but like I said, you can adjust this step to whatever is easiest for you. 

  8. Once you reach the ends of the braid secure with a hair tie. Pancake if desired.If you feel like just having a half up hairstyle, you could just stop here, but the rest of this is really simple anyway. 

  9. Divide all the loose hair into two.15
  10. You now have three sections, the two sections of loose hair, and the braid. Using the three sections, simply do a French plait. 

  11. When you reach the bottom, just remove the hair tie from the single plait and fasten it around the whole thing.18

And there you have it! The Lace Braided French Plait!

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I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle, and I apologize if one of the sides does look a bit messy/strange, this is the first time I’ve tried doing hair and taking pictures at the same time. 😀  Also, my sister had just had a haircut (she had really long hair!) so I was still getting used to her with shorter hair.

Tell me what you think of it! Thanks!

~Therese

Q & A

In honour of our one year anniversary a little later in the month, I’m thinking of doing some sort of Q&A, so feel free to ask us anything down below in the comments and we’ll do a post (or something like that) answering some of the best ones!

(We won’t be answering anything deemed  inappropriate, or too personal.  😉 )

Leave your questions in the comments down below! Look forward to hearing from you!