Thứ Năm, 11 tháng 5, 2023

Talking about Beauty and Spa - Hair Care! (Part 3)

 Warm up questions: 

  1. What is your daily hair care routine?

  2. Do you have any favorite hair care products? If so, what are they?

  3. How often do you shampoo your hair? Is there any particular shampoo brand that you prefer?

  4. What are some common causes of hair damage, and how do you prevent them?

  5. Have you ever had a bad haircut experience? Can you share what happened?

  6. What are some tips you woulhairbrush /ˈheərˌbrʌʃ/ (noun)

    Example: She brushed her long hair with a hairbrush to remove any tangles.

    comb /koʊm/ (noun, verb)

  7. comb /koʊm/ (noun, verb)

    d give to someone who wants to grow their hair faster?

  8. What is your favorite hairstyle to do on yourself? Can you describe how you do it?

  9. Have you ever tried any hair coloring treatments? If so, which one and how did it turn out?

  10. What are some easy hairstyles for people with long hair?

  11. How do you deal with hair frizz? Do you have any tips for keeping hair smooth and shiny?


hair care /ˈheər keər/ (noun)
Example: Proper hair care is essential to maintain healthy and shiny hair.

shampoo /ʃæmˈpuː/ (noun, verb)
Example: I need to buy a new shampoo for my oily hair. / She will shampoo her hair before the party.

conditioner /kənˈdɪʃənər/ (noun)
Example: Applying conditioner after shampooing helps to soften and moisturize hair.

comb /koʊm/ (noun, verb)

hairdryer /ˈheərˌdraɪər/ (noun)

Example: I always use a hairdryer to dry my hair quickly after a shower

straightener /ˈstreɪtənər/ (noun)

Example: She straightened her curly hair with a hair straightener.

curling iron /ˈkɜːrlɪŋ ˈaɪərn/ (noun)

Example: She curled her hair with a curling iron to create loose waves.

hairspray /ˈheərˌspreɪ/ (noun)

Example: He used hairspray to keep his hair in place all day.

gel /dʒel/ (noun)

Example: He applied gel to his hair to create a sleek and shiny look.

mousse /muːs/ (noun)

Example: She used mousse to add volume and texture to her hair.

serum /ˈsɪrəm/ (noun)

Example: Applying hair serum helps to tame frizz and add shine to hair.

hair mask /ˈheər mæsk/ (noun)

Example: Using a hair mask once a week can help to nourish and repair damaged hair.

split ends /splɪt ɛndz/ (noun)

Example: Getting regular hair trims can help to prevent split ends.

frizz /frɪz/ (noun)

Example: She used a frizz-control serum to keep her hair smooth and shiny.

detangle /diːˈtæŋɡəl/ (verb)

Example: She used a wide-tooth comb to detangle her hair after washing it.

hair oil /ˈheər ɔɪl/ (noun)

Example: Applying hair oil can help to hydrate and nourish hair, especially for dry and damaged hair.

scalp /skælp/ (noun)

Example: Massaging the scalp can help to promote healthy hair growth.

dandruff /ˈdændrəf/ (noun)

Example: Using an anti-dandruff shampoo can help to get rid of dandruff.

hair loss /ˈheər lɔs/ (noun)

Example: Hair loss can be caused by various factors, such as genetics, stress, and nutrient deficiencies.

hair growth /ˈheər ɡroʊθ/ (noun)

Example: Eating a balanced diet and taking supplements can help to promote hair growth.

hair color /ˈheər kʌlər/ (noun)

Example: She decided to change her hair color from brown to blonde.

highlights /ˈhaɪlaɪts/ (noun)

Example: She got blonde highlights in her

lowlights /ˈloʊlaɪts/ (noun)

Example: She decided to add some lowlights to her hair to create more dimension.

hair dye /ˈheər daɪ/ (noun)

Example: She wanted to change her hair color, so she used a hair dye kit at home.

bleaching /ˈbliːʧɪŋ/ (noun)

Example: Bleaching can be damaging to hair, so it's important to take proper precautions.

perming /ˈpɜrmɪŋ/ (noun)

Example: She loved the look of curly hair, so she decided to get a perm.

hair cut /ˈheər kʌt/ (noun)

Example: She went to the salon to get a new hair cut that would flatter her face shape.

hair extensions /ˈheər ɪkˈstɛnʃənz/ (noun)

Example: She wanted longer hair, so she decided to get hair extensions.

hair clips /ˈheər klɪps/ (noun)

Example: She used hair clips to pin back her bangs while she was doing her makeup.

hairband /ˈheərˌbænd/ (noun)

Example: She wore a hairband to keep her hair out of her face while she was running.

hairdresser /ˈheərˌdrɛsər/ (noun)

Example: She went to her regular hairdresser to get a trim and some highlights.

salon /səˈlɒn/ (noun)

Example: She went to a fancy salon for her wedding hair and makeup.

stylist /ˈstaɪlɪst/ (noun)

Example: She consulted with her stylist to choose a new hair color that would suit her skin tone.

keratin treatment /kəˈrætɪn ˈtriːtmənt/ (noun)

Example: She got a keratin treatment to smooth out her frizzy hair and make it more manageable.

heat protectant /hiːt prəˈtɛktənt/ (noun)

Example: She always used a heat protectant spray before styling her hair with hot tools.

hair texture /ˈheər ˈtɛkstʃər/ (noun)

Example: She had fine hair with a smooth texture that was easy to style.

sulfate-free /ˈsʌlfeɪt friː/ (adjective)

Example: She switched to a sulfate-free shampoo to prevent her color from fading.

dry shampoo /ˈdraɪ ʃæmˈpuː/ (noun)

Example: She used dry shampoo on the days she didn't have time to wash her hair.

leave-in conditioner /liːv ɪn kənˈdɪʃənər/ (noun)

Example: She applied leave-in conditioner to her hair to keep it moisturized throughout the day.

hair type /ˈheər taɪp/ (noun)

Example: She had curly hair, which required different products and styling techniques than straight hair.

hair porosity /ˈheər pɔːˈrɒsɪti/ (noun)

Example: She had high porosity hair, which meant it absorbed moisture easily but also lost it quickly.

hair shaft /ˈheər ʃæft/ (noun)

hair follicle /ˈheər ˈfɒlɪkəl/ (noun)

Example: The hair follicle is the part of the skin where hair growth begins.

hair breakage /ˈheər ˈbreɪkɪdʒ/ (noun)

Example: Hair breakage can be caused by heat styling, overprocessing, or excessive brushing.

deep conditioning /diːp kənˈdɪʃənɪŋ/ (noun)

deep conditioning /diːp kənˈdɪʃənɪŋ/ (noun)

Type of hair : 

Ponytail /ˈpoʊniˌteɪl/ (noun)

Example: She wore her hair in a sleek and stylish ponytail

Braids /breɪdz/ (noun)

Example: Braids are a popular hairstyle for summer.

French braid /ˈfrɛntʃ breɪd/ (noun)Dutch braid /dʌtʃ breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The Dutch braid is similar to the French braid but starts by crossing the strands under instead of over.

Dutch braid /dʌtʃ breɪd/ (noun)

Example: She learned how to do a French braid by watching YouTube tutorials.

Fishtail braid /ˈfɪʃteɪl breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The fishtail braid is a popular boho-style braid that involves twisting two sections of hair together.

Waterfall braid /ˈwɔːtərˌfɔːl breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The waterfall braid creates a cascading effect by letting strands of hair fall out of the braid.

Crown braid /kraʊn breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The crown braid is a beautiful and elegant style that wraps around the top of the head.

Twist braid /twɪst breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The twist braid is a simple but stylish way to keep hair off the face.

Bun /bʌn/ (noun)

Example: She wore her hair in a messy bun for a casual look.

Top knot /tɑp nɑt/ (noun)

Example: The top knot is a chic and easy hairstyle that works for both casual and formal occasions.

Chignon /ʃiːnˈjɑːn/ (noun)

Example: The chignon is a classic and timeless hairstyle that involves twisting and pinning hair into a knot at the nape of the neck.

Half-up half-down /hæf ʌp hæf daʊn/ (adjective)

Example: The half-up half-down style is a versatile and easy-to-do hairstyle that can be dressed up or down

Space buns /speɪs bʌnz/ (noun)

Example: Space buns are a playful and trendy hairstyle that involves two buns on the top of the head.

Double braids /ˈdʌbəl breɪdz/ (noun)

Example: Double braids are a fun and cute way to keep hair out of the face.

Milkmaid braid /ˈmɪlkmeɪd breɪd/ (noun)

Example: The milkmaid braid is a boho-style braid that wraps around the head like a crown.

French twist /ˈfrɛntʃ twɪst/ (noun)

Rope braid /roʊp breɪd/ (noun)

Halo braid /ˈheɪloʊ breɪd/ (noun)

Messy bun /ˈmɛsi bʌn/ (noun)

Bubble ponytail /ˈbʌbəl poʊniˌteɪl/ (noun)


  1. What is hair care, and why is it important?

  2. How often should you wash your hair?

  3. What is the difference between shampoo and conditioner?

  4. Can you recommend a good brand of shampoo for people with oily hair?

  5. What are some natural remedies for dry hair?

  6. How do you prevent split ends?

  7. Is it okay to use a hair dryer every day?

  8. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with curly hair?

  9. How do you detangle hair without causing damage?

  10. What are some common causes of dandruff?

  11. How can you treat dandruff at home?

  12. How do you prevent hair loss?

  13. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with thinning hair?

  14. What are some common hair styling mistakes to avoid?

  15. How do you choose the right hairbrush for your hair type?

  16. What is the difference between a perm and a relaxer?

  17. How often should you get a haircut?

  18. What are some natural ways to add volume to hair?

  19. How can you protect hair from sun damage?

  20. What are some common ingredients to avoid in hair care products?

  21. How do you choose the right hair color for your skin tone?

  22. What are some common hair color mistakes to avoid?

  23. How do you style hair for a formal event?

  24. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with a sensitive scalp?

  25. How do you deal with frizzy hair?

  26. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with thick hair?

  27. What are some common causes of hair breakage?

  28. How do you prevent hair breakage?

  29. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with damaged hair?

  30. How do you style hair for a casual day out?

  31. How do you style hair for a workout?

  32. What are some common myths about hair care?

  33. How can you prevent hair from becoming greasy?

  34. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with color-treated hair?

  35. How can you prevent hair from becoming tangled?

  36. How do you style hair for a job interview?

  37. Can you recommend any good hair care products for people with long hair?

  38. How do you style hair for a wedding?

  39. What are some common hair care mistakes that people make?

  40. How do you create beachy waves in hair?

IELTS Questions: 

  1. What are some common hair care practices in your country?

  2. How important is hair care in your culture?

  3. Do you think people spend too much money on hair care products and treatments? Why or why not?

  4. In your opinion, what is the best way to maintain healthy hair?

  5. What impact does stress have on hair health?

  6. How do fashion trends affect the way people care for their hair?

  7. How do hair care practices differ between men and women in your country?

  8. Can you explain the process of getting a professional hair treatment done?

  9. How do different hair types require different hair care practices?

  10. What is your opinion on using natural hair care products versus synthetic ones?

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