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FairFax Hair Energizer
Aug 06

Avoid backcombing your hair!

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

Hope everyone is enjoying the rains with a hot cup of tea in one hand & an engaging book in the other! If not, fret not, for some of us are working in the office with one hand holding the phone & the other clicking away on the computer mouse.

Tuesday is here & we are here too with our weekly series: Tuesday Tips. As you know, every week on Tuesday, FairFax post a hair care tip to help you keep your hair game strong. Today’s tip is regarding backcombing or teasing.

What are you to do when you have very thin hair? Some people backcomb or tease their hair to add more volume to hair, but do you know doing this regularly can make your hair frizzy, prone to breakage & cause hair loss?

Backcombing is combing your hair from tip to root instead of root to tip. Styling at times is necessary but make sure it doesn’t damage your hair. Teasing is an old trick stylists use to give your hair more volume. Extreme teasing may be very bad for your hair. When you lift up your hair, they don’t regain their original structure. Instead, they become increasingly loose & eventually break off. Avoid teasing or back-combing as far as possible.

If you have any Tuesday Tips of your own or a favorite tip/trick for adding volume to your hair, feel free to share with us in comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer
Aug 06

Don’t let sweat accumulate on your scalp!

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

Enjoying the lovely weather out there? Coming back to work after a long weekend can be difficult, especially if the weather outside makes you pine for a long drive in the rain.

Tuesday is here & we are here too with our weekly series: Tuesday Tips. As you know, every week on Tuesday, FairFax post a hair care tip to help you keep your hair game strong.

Monsoon means increased humidity & that can affect your hair. Sweaty scalps & frizzy hair can lead to hair fall. You tend to sweat more in humid conditions as the sweat evaporates slowly. Sweat is the body’s way of naturally cooling itself down & eliminate toxins. And even though it is a natural process, sweat can lead to hair damage.

Salt from dried sweat, can get deposited on your scalp & cause itching & dryness. Working out can increase sweating & therefore it is necessary to remove sweat from your hair by using an absorbent head band. The head band will absorb sweat & protect your hair from damage. Make sure that you use a clean, washed head band every day.

Do not keep your hair open while exercising. Instead tie it up in the form of bun or any other up-do that will help you stay cool & sweat less (check our Saturday Style posts for many versatile up-dos). Drink enough water before, during & after your workouts. Staying hydrated will help you keep cool & also reduce sweating. And after the workout, clean your hair by rinsing with plain water & conditioning (no need to shampoo everyday). Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be. Make sure you keep your hair clean. Excess sweat can weaken hair & shorten the life span of your hair.

If you have any Tuesday Tips of your own or a favorite tip/trick for avoiding excessive sweat in your hair, feel free to share with us in comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer
Jul 30

To avoid split ends, always use a soft towel to pat dry hair after washing.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

Happy Tuesday! Hope you all have had a good start to the new week. Tuesday is here & FairFax are here too with our regular weekly series: Tuesday Tips.

For a while now, you’ve been drying your hair with a towel when you step out of the shower. Right? But you may be doing it all wrong, all this while.

Your hair is one of your most precious & delicate assets, & you want to keep it healthy at all times. But, do you know that drying your hair with a regular & rough bath towel can seriously damage your hair? Read on to know how to dry your wet hair properly without causing any damage.

Rubbing your wet hair with a towel can lead to excessive hair breakage, hair fall, split ends & frizz. The thick fibers of a regular towel when rubbed on the hair actually do more harm than good.

It is recommended that you just pat dry (blot) your scalp & hair with a soft towel (or even a clean cotton T-shirt) instead of rubbing. Just wrap it & leave it for 10 minutes, so that hair doesn’t lose its moisture. Rubbing with a rough towel may permanently harm your beautiful hair. Take a soft towel (a microfibre one if you got one) & dab your hair gently. Instead of using a blower, air drying is the best way to let your wet hair dry.

Got some tried & tested Tuesday Tips of your own? Feel free to share with us in comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer
Jul 23

Add protein, vitamin & iron rich foods to your daily diet

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

After the blazing heat of summer when the sky finally opens up, the excitement of rain can make anyone go crazy. The rainy season brings relief, freshness & beauty to the surroundings but it can harm your hair – so be wary of getting drenched in the rain.

Tuesday is here & FairFax are here as well, with our weekly series: Tuesday Tip.

Hair problems become more common during the monsoons. Acid rain, dirty rainwater, increased levels of humidity are some of the seasonal factors that affect your hair & scalp. This monsoon, give your hair some extra nourishment. Read on to know how to get rid of hair problems without compromising on the monsoon fun.

You can eat your way to fuller, stronger & healthier hair. Just ensure that you pack your diet with nutritious superfoods. A healthy diet can help your hair retain their strength, shine, volume & bounce. What you eat plays an important role in hair health, therefore add protein, vitamin & iron rich foods to your daily diet. Iron, protein & vitamins help you to revitalize hair & repair damage. Eggs, walnuts, spinach, kidney beans, fish, seasonal fruits, green leafy vegetables, cereals, coconut water, curd & foods packed with proteins, Vitamins, zinc and iron should be included in your diet. Give your hair the nourishment boost from within to cope with the weather.

If you would like to suggest some tried & tested #TuesdayTips of your own, feel free to share with us in the comments below. Happy Monsoons!

FairFax Hair Energizer
Jul 16

Avoid using hot water to wash your hair.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

Hope you all have had a good start to the new week. Happieee Tuesday Guys!

Tuesday is here, and FairFax is here to with the next installment of our Tuesday Tips weekly series!

Do you know hair wash is so much more than just cleaning your hair? It’s like therapy for most of us. It seems almost impossible to think that there are right & wrong ways of doing it. Read on to know how you can enjoy your hair wash without worrying about damaging your hair.

Washing your hair cleanses your scalp & washes away dirt, dust & oil deposited on your hair. Some amount of hair fall while showering is normal, which means hair falls out naturally but new hair will replace it.

It is suggested that you avoid using hot water to wash your hair. Using hot water for hair wash can stimulate sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Water, if too hot, will cause hair to lose its strength, dry it out, make it prone to breakage & weaken hair roots.

Hair may also becomes dry & frizzy, & there may be a danger of premature greying. Therefore, use cold or lukewarm water to wash hair, especially during the winters (when the temptation to use hot water is at its peak). So, IS there a best method for washing your hair? Yes, here it is:

Step 1: Start with lukewarm/cold water to get your scalp & hair wet. Gently massage your scalp with your favorite shampoo to get the excess dirt and oil out of your hair. Rinse the shampoo off with some lukewarm or cold water.

Step 2: Apply conditioner. Wash the conditioner off with cold water (optional step). Step 3: Take a Mugful of Water (at least one liter) & put 3 drops of FairFax in it.

Step 4: Rinse scalp, hair roots & hair gently with this Herbal Water. Pat dry with a soft towel. (Use FairFax after every hair wash. After Step 4, do not pour more water over your hair, FairFax rinse should be the LAST rinse of your hair.) Now you know how water temperature affect your hair, you’re good to manage your wash day to get that perfect & beautiful hair style!

If you have any Tuesday Tip to share with us, feel free to mention in the comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer
Jul 02

Oil your scalp regularly.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

Tuesday is here, and FairFax are here too with the next installment in the Tuesday Tips weekly series!

Rain brings relief from the blazing hot climate during the summer season. With the arrival of monsoon people feel happy to see the back of the prickly summer heat.

But do you know that Monsoon is the season of bad hair days too. High level of humidity in the air gives rise to several hair problems, which means you need to take extra care of your hair during the rains.

Coconut oil is one of the best natural conditioners for hair. Coconut oil relaxes your mind & body, alleviates stress, & boosts mood. As stress leads to hair loss, oiling helps to control hair fall & boosts hair growth. Regular oil massages can reduce occurrence of split ends, nourish hair from the inside & keep hair looking gorgeous. Oiling not only helps in retaining the color of your hair, but also prevents hair fall/ bacterial infections. Oil application also reduces the risk of lice, treats dandruff & strengthens roots.

Oil your hair at night & shampoo it off the next morning. Your hair will be silky smooth without using a conditioner. Apply oil on your scalp & hair at night, each time you plan to shampoo the next morning. When oiling hair, don’t dump all the oil onto your head; make partitions in your hair, dip your fingers into the oil and gently apply onto scalp. Gently massage your scalp using your fingertips for 5-10 minutes. Or better still use a spray bottle for that easy, non-messy oil application.

Add 3 drops of FairFax to 2 spoonfuls of coconut oil/olive oil to make it even more effective in hair fall control. Keep it on overnight & wash in the morning with a mild shampoo. After shampoo, use 3 drops of FairFax in a liter of water as the last rinse. FairFax contains herbs that are known to control hair loss.

If you have any Tuesday Tips to share with us, feel free to mention in the comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer
Jun 25

Do not let your hair get wet in the rain.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Healthy hair does not just enhance your appearance but also boosts your confidence.

Hey FairFaxFans,

How’s everyone doing today? Tuesday is here, what does that mean? Yes, Tuesday Tip Day! So here comes the next hair care tip from FairFax from our weekly series Tuesday Tips!

Monsoon is the most loved season by almost everyone. Who doesn’t love the rains, the relief from summer heat, the romanticism of the pitter patter of drops, the hot tea with spicy pakoras on a rainy day or a nice cup of strong coffee with a book to go along. Raindrops bring a smile on everyone’s face & getting drenched may also be a part of that.

But do you know that getting your hair wet in the rain may damage your hair? Read on if you want to know how you can protect your hair during the monsoons.

Rain water is acidic (due to the atmospheric NOx, SOx and other gases) & loaded with dirt & pollutants (especially in the cities). These toxins come down with the rain & settle on your scalp/ hair. This makes your hair brittle, rough & prone to breakage. It may also cause various hair problems such as frizzy hair, hair fall, dandruff & itchy scalp. Therefore, it is recommended that you avoid getting your hair wet in the rain. Control that urge of going out in the rain to enjoy a rain dance. And if you can’t resist it, then make sure that you cover your hair with a water-proof hoodie, raincoat or an umbrella.

If you are out in the rain, try to keep your hair covered. But if it still gets wet, wash your hair with a mild shampoo & condition it as soon as you’re back home. This will help in removing the toxins & atmospheric pollutants that may have got deposited on your hair with the rain. And yes, don’t forget to use FairFax (both in oil & in water after shampoo). Have a fun & hair-damage-free monsoon! If you have your own Tuesday Tips, feel free to share with us in the comments below.

FairFax Hair Energizer- Avoid tying your hair tight
Jun 18

Avoid tying your tight, it may lead to hair fall.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFax Readers,

How’s everyone doing today? We hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. Tuesday is here, and FairFax are here too with the next hair care tip in our weekly series Tuesday Tips!

Now a days, everyone tries to look picture-perfect all the time. For most of us, summer means more braids, buns and ponytails to keep hair frizz-free & also to keep our cool. But did you know wearing a tight ponytail, especially for a long time can irritate your scalp & cause hair fall?

Yes, it’s true. Avoid using a super tight hair tie; because this can exert a lot of pressure on your hair that can cause hair to break. It may also irritate your scalp or cause headaches.

So literally, let your hair down once in a while (every other day if you can) so that your hair can get some relaxation. You can wear headbands so your hairs will not fall on to your face if that is an irritant. Instead of using rubber/ plastic or elastic bands, use the one made out of breathable fabric.

You can also give your hair a break with different styles. Try looser hair styles that will put little to no stress on your hair. Also, switch your ponytail from high to low & back, to avoid hair breakage.

If you have your own Tuesday Tips to share, feel free to comment below.

FairFax Hair Energizer- Tuesday Tip
Jun 11

Wash your hair only twice or thrice in a week.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

Hey FairFaxFans,

It is peak summer time & also the season for bad hair days, heat, sweat, dirt, pollution & irritation, & that means, you need to take extra care of your hair.

Tuesday is here, so are we with the next installment of Tuesday Tip, our weekly series. As you know, every week on Tuesday, FairFax post a hair care tip to help you keep your hair as healthy as possible.

Are you washing your hair too often?

A hair wash is so much more than just cleaning your hair: it’s like therapy for you. Put down the shampoo bottle! You don’t need to wash your hair as often as you think. Read on to find out why you should wash your hair less frequently than you actually do.

When your hair is damaged, you need to do a little bit extra to repair it. Do not wash your hair too often because every time you wash your hair it loses natural oils, causing more split ends, fading of the natural color of your hair. It also makes your hair & scalp dryer than before.

It is sweat that makes you feel the need to wash. If you’ve to go out to work in polluted areas then cover your hair or simply tie them up. This will prevent dust from getting into your hair. It is suggested that you wash your hair twice or thrice a week if your scalp is oily. If your scalp is normal to dry, try to wash it once or twice a week. Use FairFax after shampoo to keep oil, sebum & sweat at bay.

So, don’t forget to keep this hair tip in your mind when you reach out for the shampoo to wash your hair.

If you have any Tuesday Tips to share with us, feel free to mention them in the comments below.

Use wide tooth comb to comb your hair - FairFax
Jun 04

Use wide-Tooth comb to comb your hair.

By Nirja Jaiswal | Hair Care Blog , Tuesday Tip

How’s everyone doing on this wonderful Tuesday?

Tuesday is here, what does that mean? Yes, Tuesday Tips! The latest edition of our weekly series is here. As you know, every week on Tuesday, FairFax post a hair care tip to help you keep your hair as healthy as possible.

Do you know that in addition to oiling, shampooing & conditioning, combing is also an integral part of any hair care routine?

When you comb your hair, the natural oils from your scalp are distributed over hair strands. Combing or brushing also encourages blood circulation in the scalp & boosts hair growth. Therefore, choosing the right comb is critical. Always use a wide toothed comb & be gentle while brushing/combing your hair.

Why is a wide toothed comb good for hair? Read on.

Wide toothed combs glide smoothly through your hair, without causing damage or breakage. They are suitable for all the types of hair. They also don’t hurt your scalp if you accidentally scratch it with the comb teeth. It will detangle your hair without the pain associated with pulls & knots.

So the Wide Toothed Comb – is your hair’s next best friend (after FairFax, ahem ahem!). It is gentle on the scalp, reduces hair breakage/ fall, detangles easily & reduces split ends.

Please note: Don’t over brush your hair. Brushing/combing your hair too much can cause frizz and breakage. Always comb your hair from roots to tips in gentle yet firm strokes. Don’t comb very wet hair. Pat dry hair & when hair is almost dry, comb away to glory.

Now that you are aware of the benefits of using a wide tooth comb, don’t forget to add this essential hair care accessory to your collection.

If you have your own Tuesday Tips, feel free to share with us in comments below.

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