Saturday, 30 June 2018

3 Reasons to use a Bamboo Bristle Brush

At Divo, hair is by far the most interesting and engaging conversation we have for most part of the year.

Today we are sharing with you that we expertise in, Brushes. In this post we tell you 3 advantages of a wooden bristle brush over a plastic one.

1. Reduces the Dryness:
Natural wooden bristles help to naturally condition your hair, unlike the plastic brushes that boost dryness of the scalp, resulting in an itchy scalp with heavy dandruff. A wooden comb evenly distributes your hair’s natural oils and avoiding a dry scalp.

2. Maintain the health of your hair:
Blood circulation and combing are vital to maintain a healthy hair. Wooden bristles are gentle and durable. Since they are wide, they are less likely to break the hair when combing. Therefore a joy! The more you comb, the better the circulation thus bringing lovely nutrients to the hair follicles and helping you maintain healthy locks.

3. Less Hair fall:
The right brush along with right products helps you a whole lot in low hair fall. Wooden bristles are often gentle to your hair and follicles. Therefore less tangled hair and a lot less damage to your hair and therefore less hair fall.

DIVO Asanti Cushion Brush

It’s the small things that count. Make these small changes to your daily routine and see how you are able to maintain healthy, beautiful and envious locks with minimum effort.

Love to hear if you have an interesting thought to share.

Divo Diaries.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

5 Blow Drying Mistakes

Whether you’re rushing to dry your locks or taking the time to create a sleek blow dry, we’re all prone to making a few mistakes, meaning we aren’t getting the full potential of our hair. Follow these 5 simple tips to avoid and improve your blow drying skills! 

Mistake # 1: Not using products.
Hair products are the best way to ensure your hair stays protected during styling. Not only do they protect the hair from damage but they also help to optimize the performance of hot tools, which means you get healthier hair and a better overall style. We at DIVO Diaries suggest use of gel or a hair serum before blow drying. It will provide heat protection and always guarantees a smooth, shiny finish!

Mistake # 2: Your hair's too wet.
Hair that is too wet will take forever to dry and style. If you’re planning to properly air-dry and avoid tangled hair, dab your hair with a towel for a smooth and absorbent approach, then gently squeeze out the moisture so that your hair is no longer dripping wet. We recommend drying the hair off to around 80% before using a brush to begin styling the hair.

Mistake # 3: Blow dry at one go.
Many people make the mistake of trying to dry and style large amounts of hair in one go. Take a moment to section your hair, even if you only divide your hair into two sections. You can choose ear to ear, separating the top from the bottom. This will make your hair easier to blow dry for a more even result and ensure the back and underneath is dry. Be sure every section is completely dry before moving onto the next one to protect your hair from frizz and fuzziness.

Mistake # 4: Not using the Right brush.
Using the right brush is by far the most important aspect to achieve the desired result. Use a small-medium round brush to achieve bounce and a medium-large sized round brush for smooth and sleek. Extend your arm up and out when you're drying the root area to add volume and body then let your arm fall once you've reached the ends of your hair with the brush.

DIVO Professional Thermal Brush II

Mistake # 5: You are not using the heat protector.
Using a heat protector is a must! It doesn’t matter if your hair is strong and healthy, this step you must not skip. If you use a heat protector you will achieve better results and a better-styled hair. And of course, it will protect your hair from heat damaging. Your hair will look better and keep the healthiness so think of this step as a crucial thing of blow-drying!

Let us know what you think or have something that has worked well for you. We would love to hear from you!

Stay Lovely!
Divo Diaries

Saturday, 16 June 2018

DIY Lip Balm

Caring and nourishing your lips with a lip balm, softens as well as adds shine. Applying a lip balm should invariably an everyday routine. Lip balm’s can well be made at home. Let’s have a look at what to start with;
  • A small tin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon of raw honey

Once you have everything together, here’s how you make the lip balm:

Start with mixing together the coconut oil, beeswax pellets, and almond oil. Next, microwave or heat the mixture on the gas for about 1-2 minutes.

Once the mixture is heated up, remove it from the gas and immediately add 15-20 drops of your essential oil. Now pour the mixture in the container tin. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, until solid. We like to let ours cool for at least 45minutes to be on the safe side.

Once it’s solid, it is all pretty and ready to use. You can experiment with a variety of lip balms.

Let us know if you have ever tried making a lip balm at home before or any other cool DIY’s ideas in the comments below.

Divo Diaries

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Save your Hair from Tangling

Hair texture, frequency of brushing, as well as the healthiness of the hair can all contribute to the reasons why your hair is tangling a lot. People with dry and damaged, curly hair or sleeping with your hair open, are prone to tangling a lot more.

However, there is some good news! You can follow certain routines to minimize tangling and the damage that comes from detangling it. Here are our favourite tips on how you can do that.

Routine 1: Oil your hair
One of the favourite natural hair treatments is Pure Coconut Oil. Leave it in for 30 minutes before your shower or overnight, wash it out with shampoo and enjoy gloriously smooth and silky, hydrated hair sans any tangling.

Routine 2: Condition your hair

Never, ever skip on conditioner. Conditioning the hair after shampooing will restore help moisture back into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle. Wash your hair with normal tap water than using hot water.

Routine 3: Use a wide tooth comb

Using a wide tooth comb will not only remove the tangles more efficiently, but you will also protect your hair from being torn and damaged. Patiently, start at the bottom of the knot, work your way up until it is combed out completely.

Routine 4: Brush Daily

Brush your hair 2-3 times a day using a soft bristle brush, especially before a shower and before sleeping. This could avoid tangling!

Routine 5: Care while Sleeping
We recommend you to tie your hair up in a loose bun to avoid the friction against the pillow when you toss and turn, tangling and damaging the loose hair.

Let us know if these help you! 

DIVO Diaries