Category: Cosmetic Treatments

Best Tips When Choosing the Hairdressing Scissors

A hair dressing scissors is the most elementary tool in the hair dressing profession. When purchasing such an important tool there are some considerations to finding the best suited one for your needs.

Consult a specialist

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It is advisable to reach out to specialists as opposed to a hairdressing wholesaler. The specialists know the products and he or she will question you on your needs and advice you per the kind of cut you intend to do.

Scissor blades

This is an important consideration for any hair dresser. Please note, most comfortable blades are right handed and this can pose a challenge if you are left-handed.

Scissor quality

Make sure you get the best value for your money by getting a good quality hairdressing scissors. So long as you service the pair of scissors with regular maintenance, it will serve you for years.

Scissor size

Scissors vary in size from about 4.5 to 8 inches. A scissors specialist can help you zero on one that best suits you. This will help you to enhance your cutting skills. The shorter the scissors, the more precise the cut is. Similarly, the longer or larger the scissors are, the more skilled the blending.

Scissor fit

As you shop around for the best hair dressing scissors, take the opportunity to try out how they feel in your hand; the scissors shouldn’t be too heavy nor too light. Open and close the scissors and feel how the grip is around the finger and thumb. Make sure it fits and does not put pressure on your hands when cutting.

Scissor hand

Consider which hand is the most dominant for you to use while cutting. Choose the correct scissors configuration for the dominant hand. This will make you avoid strain and pain at the wrist as well as help you make natural and accurate cuts.


Always enquire for the warranty if the scissors develop any mechanical faults. A one year warranty for a scissors is good enough. Find out whether there is a recommended service center where you can take the scissors if it gets broken and it has surpassed the warranty period.


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Check and service your scissors at least after every 3 months. This depends on their use. Make sure you clean them every day and store them in a case if possible when they are not in use. You may also oil them weekly to make them durable.

Hair Smoothing Process


Are you one of those who felt exhausted because of your fizzy hair and it took an hour to get them in shape before you could leave for work? If you are struggling with your dry, dense, unmanageable hair, then walk up to a salon and get a hair smoothening done. You must have also heard or read that hair smoothing cause more dry hair and make it worse, and hence I have brought all the possible information including procedure, side effects and how long the treatment last so continue reading.

Some times there is a confusion between hair smoothing processĀ and hair straightening. Straightening has one extra step in the whole process which gives you poker straight hair- it is 100% straightening but smoothing is somewhat 70-80% straightening, and it looks more natural.

Procedure of Hair Smoothing Process

  • Hair SmoothingFirst, the salon would wash and condition your hair.
  • A stylist will then apply a straightening solution to the hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes. The cream is responsible for making the hair straight.
  • Wash off the cream and blow dry the hair.
  • The stylist then straightens the hair and flat-irons it at a high temperature.
  • Apply another cream for another 15- 20 minutes to seal the effect of ironing
  • Wash off and then blow dry the hair and its done.

Immediately after the Hair Smoothing Treatment

  • Do not wet your hair for three days and also you are not supposed to tuck/pin/tie your hair in any way.
  • Salons will also advise you not to use hair oil for about 15 days post the smoothing process.
  • While sleeping keep your hair straight.

Three Days after the Hair Smoothing Procedure

  • After three days, you can shampoo your hair and leave the conditioner for longer than usual.
  • Avoid hot water while hair washes as it will strip the tresses of moisture.
  • Use toothed hair comb to clear the strands. DONOT use a hair brush.
  • Apply hair serum as this protects your hair from sun, dust, and pollution
  • Get hair spa done as that adds vitamins to your hair and replenishes the nutrients lost during the chemical treatment.

Side Effects

Some keratin products contain formaldehyde which can cause problems like a headache, skin rashes and teary eyes in one is continuously exposed and work with it regularly. Ensure you use a salon that is well ventilated. You can also try other products that swap out formaldehyde for mild ingredients. Search for the exact name of the product used in the salon and look for material safety information.

How long does it last?

hair colorsSmoothened hair retain their form till they are cut off. The new hair that grows out from the roots will have your natural texture wave/curl, but the once smoothened will remain the same. Depending on your hair growth and the quality of hair, it can last for 6-10 months.

Do look for a well-reputed salon so that they cannot mess up with your hair by using low-quality products and with the above checklist, I am sure you will be able to maintain long lasting shiny and bouncy hair.

How to treat a receding hairline

Every one of us would like to look beautiful or handsome. We do many things to keep our appearance pleasant and even attractive to others. However, there are some things that may require more attention than a little makeup.

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We all like to have a full head of hair and have it colored or get hairstylists to make a beautiful style for us. You getĀ various types of hair including straight, curly, wavy, brunette, blond, brown, black and much more. It is nice to have healthy hair but what happens if you do not have hair growing in certain parts of your head?

Receding hair

This is a common problem that many people deal with. It could be that you are losing hair or you may have a few spots that it does not grow. Whatever it may be, you will probably be looking for a way to cover the areas that there is no growth or get it growing again.


There could be a number of reasons that a person loses hair. Apart from old age, it could be a side effect of medication, a genetic marker or an accident. Whatever the cause may be everyone who suffers will look for a way to get their hair back.


When a person wants to grow hair in places where they have a receding hairline or spots with no growth, they will try anything. Creams, oils gels, tablets, shampoos and many other electrical and magnetic devices are promoted online and by other means as a way of growing hair back. The success of such products can be questionable because it is not easy to grow hair in places where there are no follicles. The best option is to consider DHI Melbourne hair transplant surgery which can give you permanent results.

thin hairWhat is hair transplantation?

This is an advanced cosmetic procedure that involves removing hair follicles from areas where you have sufficient hair growth and implanting them in in the spots where you have the problem. It is relatively painless, and since it is your own hair that is moved, no side effects can be expected. You will soon have those new hairs growing naturally, and you will not have to rely on any other means for covering those areas.


Hair loss causes a lot of embarrassment and makes one lose self-confidence, Therefore, if you want to permanent solution, consider hair transplantation.