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Treat Your Furry Friend to a Day of Relaxation

Tues, 16 Aug.

If you’re a pet parent, there’s no question about what you’d do for your beloved fur baby. Taking care of them and making sure they are happy, healthy, and living a good life are all major priorities. In addition to the usual at-home care you provide for your pet (feeding, walking, exercise, playtime, etc), it is recommended that your animal friend is groomed roughly once a month. This may vary depending on the breed, hair length, and type of coat. Grooming will not only keep your pet looking great, but it is also a good means of doing a thorough health check regularly. Even if you prefer to groom your pet yourself, we do recommend taking them to a professional groomer a few times a year.

Professional Grooming

If you’re not familiar with professional grooming and what that means, let’s tell you a little about the major advantages. Right off the bat, the biggest advantage is right in the job title. A professional is more experienced and capable of grooming your pet. They would have a better skill set than you for grooming and this may provide a better overall experience for your pet. Professional pet stylists really know what’s up- they would be easily able to determine the best treatments for your pets, so you eliminate any guesswork.

A professional dog groomer or pet stylist may be able to do some medical checks to ensure your pet is in good shape. When grooming, they know what to look out for and will be able to point out any abnormalities or points of concern with ease. There are a number of specialty treatments that will be available for you, so based on your animal’s needs, this will be your all in one resource to make sure they leave in the best condition possible. Some animals do experience stress or anxiety when left with a groomer, especially since the environment is usually very busy. However, if you do your research and find a groomer who your pet would feel comfortable with, this entire experience could be like a spa day!

Pet Spa Day

Your animal may be anxious or nervous at first, but they’re going to leave the pet stylist looking and feeling great! One of the major concerns for anyone considering going to a professional pet stylist is an owner just not having the time to devote to scheduling and keeping appointments.

Software like MyCuts allows pet stylists a quick, easy, and convenient way to schedule and monitor appointments, as well as interact with pet owners. Stylists can easily build and manage their client lists, book appointments, and remind clients of upcoming appointments. There is even an option to schedule recurring appointments.

If there are any unexpected changes in schedule or if stylists are running just a bit behind, they can easily update clients via text, email, or phone. This ensures that both clients and stylists are on the same page and there will be less chance of unexpected wait times or last minute cancellations. Instant updates can be provided with push notifications to keep things accurately timed and clients accurately informed.

We know that taking care of your pet is your number one priority. Make grooming a regular part of your schedule and take the time out to bond with them, clean them, and make sure they are healthy and happy. While they may not be able to say it with words, you’ll see the ‘thank you’ in their bright big eyes.

David Sanderson
MyCuts Founder

Natural remedies for damaged hair

Tues, 29 Jul.

Healthy hair plays an important part in enhancing the individual personality and can help boost one’s confidence. Use of shampoos and conditioners made from strong chemical formula, excessive use of chemicals and frequent exposure to heat lead to damaged hair. Straightening, curling and back combing hair lead to the hair roots getting weak to the extent where the hair does not have the strength to nourish itself. Taking medications can help gain the healthy hair, however they have side effects which may lead to further problems. In order to avoid such problems, an individual need to opt for natural remedies to repair damaged hair.

1. Use of Avocado

Mixing mashed avocado with an egg and using the mixture as a mask for hair, restores the hair strength and fights the dryness of the scalp. Avocado is rich in nutrients and vitamins, which are essential for luscious hair, and thus combining it with egg gives it a smoother texture. Applying the mixture at least once a week on wet hair is bound to yield positive results.

2. Butter as a massaging agent

Dry, brittle hair is a result of excessive dryness of the scalp and the roots being deficient of the basic nutrients. If these nutrients are not replenished in time and the brittle hair are not moisturized, they tend to fall leading to excessive hair loss. Butter is one of ingredients often used in massaging agents. Thus, massaging brittle and dry hair with butter helps restoring the glossy look and the nutrients of the hair, thus allowing them to look better. Massage the dry hair with butter and after ten minutes using shampoo rinse it all the butter out.

3. Olive oil as a conditioner

Using conditioners after shampoo to have silkier and smooth hair is a common practice, which often leads to increased damage. Using olive oil as a conditioner prevents the hair from being exposed to excessive chemicals and helps in fighting the dryness of the scalp. The dryness of the scalp causes the roots to become weak, making the hair brittle. Using ½ cup of olive oil (at room temperature) before shampoo, allows the individual to have glossier and lush hair even without the use of a conditioner. Massage the hair with olive oil properly and leave it for 45 minutes after wrapping the olive oil covered hair in a plastic bag. Rinse the oil with shampoo and get glossier and healthier hair.

4. Adding egg into the shampoo

Use of shampoo is bound to damage hair to some extent. While excessive use of shampoo leaves your hair limp, dry and damaged, infrequent use of shampoo may cause excessive oil to be secreted. In order to fight the dilemma of determining the correct amount of shampoo, it is often suggested to tone down its adverse effects. Adding an egg to the shampoo and mixing them together, helps the chemicals to become less harmful.

Along with using the home remedies, infrequent exposure to heat, tying them lightly and oiling them frequently also helps in preventing and fighting damaged, brittle hair.

David Sanderson
MyCuts Founder