• haircare-header-duralon The Tips To Help Your Hair Grow Quicker

    There are many impressive hairstyles that one can create with long hair. However, for some people, the hardest part can actually be growing your hair long enough to try out these styles. Generally, most people’s hair will grow around six or seven inches per year – although there are many factors that can hinder growth such as stress, health and eating habits. Those with short hair looking to change their style to something longer will normally, unfortunately, have to wait quite a long time before they can achieve this. However, hair growth can be stimulated in a number of simple ways to make the process quicker.

    Organic and natural ingredients are a great way to stimulate your hair and speed up its growth. In particular, almond oils and peppermint oils are good for this. Creating a mixture of these and rubbing them into your scalp before you wash your hair will help facilitate the rejuvenation process. People looking to grow their hair quicker should consider doing this. Furthermore, herbalists also recommend rubbing nettle juice into your scalp before showering. The natural ingredients of nettle are among the best ways to stimulate hair follicles and help your hair grow quicker.

    There is a wide range of food products that help your hair grow faster. Anything that is rich in vitamins C and D should be part of your diet if you want to grow out your hair. Vitamins C and D are both antioxidants that help strengthen hair and prevent damage so make sure you eat plenty of oranges, peppers and strawberries. Similarly, protein and omega 3 can yield results. Egg yolk is a great source of omega 3 as it contains biotin, a micronutrient essential for improving your hair. Milk, cheese and red meats are also excellent sources of protein. Since hair is made from protein, you must ensure this is part of your daily diet if you want to speed up the growth of your hair.

    Cleanliness is one of the main factors that stimulate hair growth. Making sure your hair has oxygen and the flow of blood around your scalp is not being hindered are both essential for helping your hair grow at a quick rate. You can do this by regularly washing your hair with shampoo and ensuring that it is brushed afterwards with a good quality hair brush. This not only cleans your scalp removing the gunk that might be preventing its healthiness; it also guarantees that you don’t get damaging knots in your hair and the oils, nutrients and ingredients are distributed properly.

  • MarkerPens-stationerysupplies-duralon The 5 Stationary Supplies Every Entrepreneur Must Own

    Business doesn’t end once you have left the office when you are an entrepreneur. You never know when an important client might call, when an emergency might arise that needs dealing with, or when you might be called away on a trip. In any case, you will need to be constantly armed with an arsenal of stationary to ensure you can keep up with business outside of the office. Here are five of the most important things to carry on your person whenever you are:

    Business Cards

    Networking is a very important part of running any business, and you cannot know when the opportunity might arise. You could be sat next to a potential client on the train; they might be stood behind you in the queue for coffee. Many times have business owners been caught out in these situations because they don’t have a business card to offer. By not having them on you, you may just miss the chance to grow your business.

    Planner

    Meetings, events, phone calls – plenty of things are always getting scheduled during the working day and they don’t wait for you to be back at your desk. Entrepreneurs should possess a diary or planner so that they can make a note of events they need to remember. It can also help you navigate clashes in your schedule so you are not arranging two activities at the same time. Planners don’t just come in large sizes; they come in small travel sized ones as well.

    Folders

    Keeping all your notes organised when you are traveling to and from business meetings is considerably easier when you have folders in your possession. They are crucial to handling and managing your documents.

    Adhesive tape

    And speaking of important documents – you certainly don’t want to be caught out if you are carrying crucial pieces of paper that tear or rip when you are on the go. It can easily happen – even to the most careful entrepreneurs. However, keeping some adhesive tape in your bag or your vehicle can allow you to fix things in this scenario.

    Pens, and lots of them

    You can never have too many pens with you when you are an entrepreneur. It sounds like a moot point that every businessperson should be aware of, but almost everyone will remember a time when they have been caught off-guard without one nearby. Whether it is for writing down a phone number or taking some notes for a later date, business owners should always stay well stocked. Keep them in your bags, coats, even your car glove compartment – everywhere you might be when you need one.

  • B0112StickPens-stationery-duralon The Stationary Revival In The Digital Age

    We are living in an age of digital communication. Smartphones, social media and instant messaging apps are now some of the most common methods of speaking to one another. Because of this, written communication has effectively been killed off. This is not necessarily unnatural; communication changes every few generations as technology advances. Carrier pigeons once replaced smoke signals, and carrier pigeons later found themselves replaced by the postal service. It is a part of our evolution. Communication is about survival of the fittest.

    Why is it, then, that stationary supplies, like the ones available from Duralon, are selling just as well in 2017 as they did in 2007, or even 1997? In the next few years, the stationary market is not merely expected to stay on an even course; it is set to grow by it up £50m. People are predicted to spend upwards of £2.1 billion in stationary by the end of the century. These are the kind of figures you would expect to see of a growing digital corporation or from consumer technology. They are not what one would expect from paper, chalk, adhesive tape or drawing pins.

    Most people would expect that millennials have killed off stationary in the very same way that they have killed off, well, almost everything else from the analogue world. However, consumer trends indicate that millenials are actually one of the largest demographics purchasing stationary supplies. Market research shows that the most popular age range buying greeting cards, for example, are 16 to 24 year olds.

    One theory for this is that digital communication is not, actually, killing off written communication. Rather, it is making people more appreciative of it. Take, for instance, Facebook and its ability to notify you of your friends’ birthdays. A friend will receive hundreds of digital birthday greetings on Facebook because of this – even from people they have not communicated with in years. Therefore, if you want to do something special for a friend, if you do not want to be just another person on their wall wishing them a special day, you could write a birthday card. The tangible, physical nature of it makes it more real than a digital message.

    It is also worth remembering that digital media isn’t especially cool just because it is commonplace. Many people in their 20s are reverting back to analogue technologies because their retro, vintage nature stands out in the digital era. Paperback books have seen an enormous new wave of popularity in 2017, outselling eBooks for the first time in years, for precisely this reason. Furthermore, you can see a similar trend with vinyl records and 35mm film screenings. This effect has also contributed to the stationary boom. Handwritten letters, physical notes, diaries; all of these things have a vintage cool. They stand out in an era where everyone has a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop

  • Bad Hair Day combs - duralon How To Protect Your Hair Over The Summer

    Summer is finally here. It is the time for swimming pools and sandy beaches; the time for basking in the warm sun with a great book. However, summer is not always kind to your hair. From discolouring to dried locks, there are a number of negative side effects that your hair can suffer from over the summer months. This does not mean you have to retreat indoors though; with a few simple tips you will be able to enjoy the summer holidays whilst ensuring you maintain a healthy head of hair. Here are three pieces advice that you should keep in mind:

    Wearing a hat can protect your hair

    We know wearing a hat is not ideal. During the summer months, you want to let your hair glisten in the sun. However, sunlight can actually cause quite a lot of damage to your hair if it is exposed for an elongated amount of time. UV light from the sun’s rays can degrade the fibres in your hair making it weaker and duller. Therefore, if you plan to spend a lot of time in the sun, you should be protecting your hair from time to time.

    Wash your hair before and after swimming

    There are some nasty chemicals in swimming pools that can have some equally nasty effects on your hair. Indoor pools will be full of chlorine that can dry your hair out. Meanwhile, most outdoor pools receive their water from copper pipes, which can give your hair a green tint – not a look most people want to go for over the summer. Wash your hair and lather it with conditioner before you enter a swimming pool and once you get out. This locks in the moisture and repels chemicals guaranteeing your hair is fresh, healthy and, well, not green.

    Brush your hair often to prevent damage
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    Heat will cause your scalp to dry out very quickly. Furthermore, it will cause most people to sweat, creating a lactic acid that minimises hair follicles. Neither of these things are avoidable, but you can prevent them from causing damage to your hair by making sure you pack a hair comb with you wherever you go. Brushing your hair helps to distribute the natural oils created by your scalp. This is able to counteract the damage that may be done by the heat from the sun.

  • Professional Hair Brushes The Best Ways To Avoid Hair Loss When Brushing

    There is a common myth that brushing your hair can lead to hair loss. This is not true – at least, it’s not true if you brush your hair properly. By ensuring you aren’t engaging in some of the bad habits many people fall into, brushing your hair can actually be healthy for your scalp and follicles. It can guarantee that your hair retains its hygiene and its shine. So what are some of the bad habits that you should be avoiding?

    1.    Invest in professional hair brushes

    The cheap plastic combs that you can pick up at very little cost can be causing significant damage to your hair. One of the main reasons why is because they create friction when they are brushed through the hair. By investing in a professional hair brush you can avoid this problem. It ensures the nutrients in your scalp are well distributed, doesn’t run against the natural grain in your hair and, all the while, keeps your hair looking beautiful.

    2.    Take care of your hair brush

    Hair brushes that are left by the sink or on a bedroom table will, like everything else, gather bacteria. They will pick up germs and dust, for example. Now imagine taking this unhygienic brush and rubbing it through your hair – it’s not exactly a pleasant thought. Every now and then, no more than once per week, you should run it under a lukewarm tap with a few drops of shampoo. This will ensure the brush is clean so as not to spread harmful particles around your scalp.

    3.    Don’t brush wet hair

    Hair is at its most fragile when it is wet. If the friction of a brush exaggerates this, it can cause the hair to weaken and break. It is recommended that people wait until their hair is partially dry before they begin to brush it. This is not only good for the health and strength of your hair; it also allows you to style your hair better as well. It is much easier to give it shape when hair is damp rather than soaking wet.

    4.    Be aware of how many times you brush

    It is tempting to want to brush your hair with every gust. However, those who brush their hair throughout the day might be at risk of suffering from hair loss. It causes too much physical stress on the hair fibre that ultimately contributes to the disintegration of the cuticle. Limit your hair brushing to a few times per day to make sure this does not occur.

  • Business Stationary The 5 Office Supplies Every Office Needs

    Business doesn’t end once you have left the office when you are an entrepreneur. You never know when an important client might call, when an emergency might arise that needs dealing with, or when you might be called away on a trip. In any case, you will need to be constantly armed with an arsenal of stationary to ensure you can keep up with business outside of the office. Here are five of the most important things to carry on your person whenever you are:

    Business Cards

    Networking is a very important part of running any business, and you cannot know when the opportunity might arise. You could be sat next to a potential client on the train; they might be stood behind you in the queue for coffee. Many times have business owners been caught out in these situations because they don’t have a business card to offer. By not having them on you, you may just miss the chance to grow your business.

    Planner

    Meetings, events, phone calls – plenty of things are always getting scheduled during the working day and they don’t wait for you to be back at your desk. Entrepreneurs should possess a diary or planner so that they can make a note of events they need to remember. It can also help you navigate clashes in your schedule so you are not arranging two activities at the same time. Planners don’t just come in large sizes; they come in small travel sized ones as well.

    Folders

    Keeping all your notes organised when you are traveling to and from business meetings is considerably easier when you have folders in your possession. They are crucial to handling and managing your documents.

    Adhesive tape

    And speaking of important documents – you certainly don’t want to be caught out if you are carrying crucial pieces of paper that tear or rip when you are on the go. It can easily happen – even to the most careful entrepreneurs. However, keeping some adhesive tape in your bag or your vehicle can allow you to fix things in this scenario.

    Pens, and lots of them

    You can never have too many pens with you when you are an entrepreneur. It sounds like a moot point that every businessperson should be aware of, but almost everyone will remember a time when they have been caught off-guard without one nearby. Whether it is for writing down a phone number or taking some notes for a later date, business owners should always stay well stocked. Keep them in your bags, coats, even your car glove compartment – everywhere you might be when you need one.

  • Perfect Hair Combs The Secrets To Achieving Healthy Hair

    1.     Change your diet

    The food you eat will have a significant effect on the health of your hair. Hair is made from ferritin, which is a form of iron that derives from protein. This means that protein should be an important part of your diet. So, too, should iron itself. This will allow your hair to grow quick, thick and healthy. Foods that are high in protein are usually dairy products such as eggs, milk and cheese. Iron rich foods, meanwhile, include meats like beef and lamb.

    2.     Be careful how you brush or comb your hair

    At Duralon, we are experts in hair brushes and hair combs. We not only recognise great products but also understand how best to use them. When brushing your hair, there is a technique that avoids creating tension that could damage your hair. This is to start combing from the ends and work your way upward slowly and gently. Doing so ensures you do not suffer from any kind of hair loss.

    3.     The danger of washing your hair daily is just a myth

    Some people say that washing your hair every day leads to damage. It does not. In fact, washing your hair every day can actually be very healthy for you. It will get rid of sweat, for instance, which contains lactic acids that can cause hair loss. Your head may also pick up other things that decalcify the scalp or restrict the blood flow to hair follicles. A daily wash can remove them. Regularly washing your hair is particularly important if you apply gels, sprays or waxes. However, you should be careful of what products you use – too many chemicals on your scalp can be harmful over time.

    4.     Try to reduce your stress

    Persistent stress, including anxiety, can lead to several conditions that result in damaged hair. There is alopecia, for example, which is when large clumps of hair can fall out. There is also Trichotillomania, the habit of pulling on your hair when you are stressed. If you are concerned about the health of your hair it is, therefore, very important to relive stress. This can be through regular exercise, altering your sleeping pattern or making more time in your life for relaxation.

    5.     Get creative with hair products

    Shampoo and conditioner aren’t the only ways to keep your hair looking healthy. In fact, there are a variety of household items that can maintain the health of your hair. One of them is olive oil. While the idea of rubbing olive oil into your scalp may seem, well, a little gross many experts agree that it can heal, smooth and grow your hair. This is because olive oil is rich in the vitamins your hair needs: E and K. All you need to do is warm up two tablespoons of olive oil and massage it into your scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for at least 30 minutes. In time, your hair will look thicker and healthier than ever.

    The next time you need a hair brush remember duralon.co.uk have it all and can be found in your local corner shop, salons, retail stores also online.

  • Bad Hair Day combs - duralon 5 Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Hair

    Damaged hair can occur very quickly. You may simply wake up one morning and realise that your hair is brittle, dry or frizzy from split ends. Continue Reading