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Long Hair Care Tips

Introduction

Cataline Sandino Moreno Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast 12-07-04

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Long hair experts generally agree on one key point which is that the numer one problem with long tresses is breakage.

Breakage can occur from a variety of activities ranging from just living life to improper use of hair care and styling products, use of chemicals and hot tools. Washing hair too often or in harsh waters and temperatures can take their toll. Even the incorrect comb and brush can cause breakage.

Besides improper long hair care and maintenance there are other dangers to lush long locks.

These dangers include nutritional problems including lack of proper vitamins, too much caffeine, nicotine or alcohol and not enough water. Vitamins specifically designed to address hair heath and growth issues will help tremendously with nurturing long locks.

A proper nutritional program incorporating all the major food groups will nourish hair.

Other daily lifestyle factors that can harm long strands and result in split ends, excessive dryness or fly-away strands and frizz includes lack of proper sleep, excessive stress and even damaging pillowcases.

By adopting basic long hair care techniques and the correct products, anyone can grow and maintain lush, beautiful long hair.

Long Hair Shampoo And Cleansing Principles

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A popular technique followed by long hair wearers is to perform a Conditioner Only (CO) Wash as a pre-treatment step before applying a shampoo product.

The purpose of the pre-treatment CO Wash which is applied to wet hair, is to lightly coat delicate strands with moisturizing properties to buffer the effects of shampoo.

Once the CO formula is applied, a shampoo formulation (which may or may not be previously diluted with water) is applied on top of the condition prepped hair.

After a very light siding to remove dirt, grime or other environmental toxins from the hair is completed, the hair is rinsed completely.

A second application of rinse out conditioner is applied to help establish proper moisturization of the strands.

A clear water rinse is applied to remove the excess conditioner followed by a final cool/cold water rinse to seal the cuticle and add natural shine.

Some long hair experts recommend pre-treating the hair with a special hair oil designed to add moisture and protect the hair from the application of shampoo.

Other experts recommend skipping the pre-treatment oil or conditioning steps and applying shampoo that has been carefully diluted to minimize the impact of any cleaning properties on the hair.

Optionally, hair can be cleaned with just the conditioning products which serve to help loosen any dirt or toxins while adding moisture.

Depending on the individual's preferences, hair type and condition, a variety of these cleansing options may be exercised.

Long Hair Shampoo And Cleansing Principles

Shampooing

If your hair is dry and brittle, wet hair, then coat with a light conditioner before shampooing, such as our Time Released Moisturizer. This acts as a buffer and helps protect the hair strand. Then begin shampoo by removing dirt through gentle sudsing. We recommend using our Body Essence Shampoo, which is specially formulated with natural botanicals and designed to clean the hair without stripping away its natural oils. Massage your head to increase the blood supply to the scalp and roots. On an as need basis, we recommend using our Detoxifying Shampoo to remove unwanted residues from styling products and the environment.

After checking out the cute Fedora perched on top of Catalina's sleek hair, I searched through the rest of David's gallery images of Catalina. I was very impressed by her gorgeous ink black shimmering long tresses.

It appears that Catalino recently went the shorter Bob route after several years of wearing her cascading tresses in a variety of curled, waved and stick straight hairstyles.

Once I spied her gorgeous hair, I was curious about who this beautiful actress was. After popping into IMDB, another of my favorite Web haunts, I discovered that Catalina had starred in the critically acclaimed Maria Full Of Grace.

I discovered a fan site - Introducing Catalina - with lots of additional tidbits of information on this rising star.

Catalina's Luscious Long Hair Tips

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Although I don't have the name of Catalina's hairdresser at the tip of my tongue, it is obvious the actress has had excellent advice on the care and feeding of her luscious long locks.

One of the biggest problems that impacts long hair is breakage which will manifest as random shorter hair.

If you look closely at Catalina's shimmering veil of rich jet black hair you will be hard pressed to find fly-away strands or other signs of poor maintenance.

As a budding film star it is definitely in Catalina's best interest to take great care of her stunning locks.

Looking through the many photos of Catalina with her hair coiffed in a variety of hairstyles it appears until her 2006 shorter cut, she had naturally long and lush locks that had a lot of natural wave and texture.

Steal Catalina's Wavy Hair Style

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The most important steps in copying Catalina's lush long hair would be to adopt proper care methods.

Many long hair purists would frown upon the frequent use of hot styling tools such as blow dryers or hot irons.

To achieve the long waves that Catalina wore to the 2005 Independent Spirt awards follow these long hair friendly tips:

1. Shampoo hair with product best designed for your hair type, texture and current condition.

If you hair is colored use a product designed to preserve the color and add moisture. If you hair is dry either use a product for dry or ultra dry hair, dilute shampoo or do a Conditioning Only (CO) treatment.

2. Rinse shampoo completely from hair. Apply a rinse out conditioner, if appropriate.

3. Towel blot (do not rub) to remove excess moisture.

4. Apply a good leave-in conditioner or a cocktail of defrisant product with a moisturizing detangler.

5. Finish with a cool/cold water rinse to close cuticle and add shine.

6. Detangle hair gently from ends to the roots using a long hair friend comb. Remember that wet hair is the most fragile and more prone to breakage. Avoid pulling or brushing wet hair.

7. Separate strands into 1-2 inch sections. Roll hair, while still damp, in traditional rag rollers, soft sponge rollers or self adhesive style rollers.

8. Allow hair to "air dry" if possible. If not, sit under a hood dryer set on a low, cool setting to avoid excessive heat. Optionally you may use a blow dryer set on a low cool setting and direct hair to each roller.

9. Remove curlers and spray with hair spray.

10. For extra shimmer, apply a very small amount of shine serum to the palms of your hands and gently wipe over the top of your hair. Use fingers to lightly arrange curls in desired setting.

Steal Catalina's Updo Hair Style

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The most important steps in copying Catalina's lush long hair would be to adopt proper care methods.

Many long hair purists would frown upon the frequent use of hot styling tools such as blow dryers or hot irons.

To achieve the long waves that Catalina wore to the 2005 Independent Spirt awards follow these long hair friendly tips:

1. Shampoo hair with product best designed for your hair type, texture and current condition.

If you hair is colored use a product designed to preserve the color and add moisture. If you hair is dry either use a product for dry or ultra dry hair, dilute shampoo or do a Conditioning Only (CO) treatment.

2. Rinse shampoo completely from hair. Apply a rinse out conditioner, if appropriate.

3. Towel blot (do not rub) to remove excess moisture.

4. Apply a good leave-in conditioner or a cocktail of defrisant product with a moisturizing detangler.

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5. Finish with a cool/cold water rinse to close cuticle and add shine.

6. Detangle hair gently from ends to the roots using a long hair friend comb. Remember that wet hair is the most fragile and more prone to breakage. Avoid pulling or brushing wet hair.

7. Separate strands into 1-2 inch sections. Roll hair, while still damp, in traditional rag rollers, soft sponge rollers or self adhesive style rollers.

8. Allow hair to "air dry" if possible. If not, sit under a hood dryer set on a low, cool setting to avoid excessive heat. Optionally you may use a blow dryer set on a low cool setting and direct hair to each roller.

9. Remove curlers and spray with hair spray.

10. For extra shimmer, apply a very small amount of shine serum to the palms of your hands and gently wipe over the top of your hair. Use fingers to lightly arrange curls in desired setting.

The CBS show ran from 1986 until 1993 although Dixie Carter and Jean Smart both left the show in 1991, two years before the end of the series.

All of the cast was present and accounted for including Dixie Carter, Jean Smart, Annie Potts and Delta Burke.

In some circles, Designing Women (as well as The Golden Girls which was on the air during the same years) has been noted as one of the television shows that helped to influence other all women cast ensembles that came behind it in years that followed.

Of course one of the most famous all women shows that came after Designing Women was HBO's Sex And The City with it's four famous female characters. Another show thought to be built around the successful four woman concept was 2005's Related which included four women playing sisters.

The four stars of Designing Women have all had very successful performance careers since their departure from the popular comedy series.

Delta Burke (July 30, 1956 in Orlando, Florida) was best known for her portrayal as aging beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker. She was the bratty baby sister of older sister Julia Sugarbaker played by Dixie Carter.

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In her role as the spoiled Suzanne, Delta received two Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Life imitated art with Designing Women. Delta was crowned Miss Florida in 1974 and won a talent scholarship in the Miss America Pageant which allowed her to attend a study program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

One month after leaving London and arriving in Los Angeles her acting career was launched with a starring role in the TV movie, The Seekers. The TV series The Chisholms followed along with a leading role in Filthy Rich in 1982.

During her role as Suzanne Sugarbaker the former beauty queen was featured in the tabloids for her struggle with her weight and other personal demons. After Designing Women ended the brunette beauty watched her weight balloon to over 215 pounds.

Delta married actor Gerald McRaney in a fairytale wedding on May 28, 1989 at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. The still happy couple moved to New Orleans. In 1992 she starred in the ABC series, Delta, where she sang and appeared as a platinum blonde.

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On October 25, 2006, The Museum Of Television And Radio (MTR) presented a special reunion of TV's Designing Women which starred four women.

The CBS show ran from 1986 until 1993 although Dixie Carter and Jean Smart both left the show in 1991, two years before the end of the series.

All of the cast was present and accounted for including Dixie Carter, Jean Smart, Annie Potts and Delta Burke.

In some circles, Designing Women (as well as The Golden Girls which was on the air during the same years) has been noted as one of the television shows that helped to influence other all women cast ensembles that came behind it in years that followed.

To answer the rumors, Delta "came out" about her ongoing weight struggles, her addiction to diet pills and her agony over being molested as a child. She also made peace with being a "large sized woman" and wrote a book that was published in 1998, Delta Style" which shared many of her "big woman" beauty secrets.

The book was coupled with a New York clothing company, Delta Burke Design, focused on plus size women's designs.

A scary battle with diabetes turned Delta's life around and through sensible eating to combat the disease, her body finally settled into a healthy weight for her height. Since the end of Designing Women, which made Delta a household name, she has acted in a series of movies and made many appearances.

Summary

With a little advance planning and some careful thought every groom can be virtually guaranteed a great wedding hair day.

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