WASH OR NOT WASH? THAT IS THE QUESTION
At a young age, we’ve all learned when something is dirty, wash it and bam it’s clean! We all know clean is a good thing. But when it comes to hair, that fact is absolute wrong! 80% of individual believe washing their hair everyday is a good thing and Im here to set the record straight!
Washing your hair everyday or every other day is actually causing more damage than good!
YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY!
By washing your hair everyday, you are stripping your natural oils which makes your scalp super dry! When you have a dry scalp, your scalp begins to produce more and more oils and therefore makes your hair much more greasier faster!!!! You can be washing your hair even with the best shampoo daily and it will still become dry and rough. Plus your hair texture will change.
Not only does washing your hair lead to a dry scalp but if you are a person who colors his or her hair, you are washing off your color every time!! The more you wash, the quicker the toner is removed. Say goodbye to that beautiful color.
If you wash your hair every day or every other day, my advise is to retrain your hair. Normally, a person should wash his or her hair every 3-4 days. In the beginning, it will seem hard and yucky but eventually your hair will adapt to the change.
If you workout everyday, just rinse your hair with water or use a dry shampoo. This will help you buy some time until you need to wash your hair.
Save yourself and your hair! Stop washing it everyday!!!!!!
When your roots are getting too oily use dry shampoo to help prevent from washing
Keratin vs. Brazilian Blowout! ! !
As a consumer, you are always stuck with which brand or service to go with? Coke or Pepsi? Nike or Adidas? Or how about Keratin or Brazilian?
Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout is a temporary hair smoothing treatment that helps reduce hair frizz, decreases blowout time, and enhances hair shine. Both are very similar but yet so different at the same time!
Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout have the same application style. Both would start off by using a clarifying shampoo, rough drying hair until 70% of moisture is out, apply solution, blow drying thoroughly and seal it off with the flat iron to lock and seal.
Keratin Treatment will give you a greater amount of smoothing and a deep conditioning shine result. The Keratin chemicals are less harsh which is safer to use on your scalp and hair. The ‘Trissola' brand is a formaldehyde free application treatment for Keratin. This treatment allows you to wash and style the same day without any restrictions! The Keratin can last up to 4-6 months and hair texture remains healthy/shinny. Make sure your stylist is using Trissola for your Keratin! ! !
The downside of a Brazilian Blowout, has high amounts of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals when heated. The formaldehyde gas is released into the air causing skin irritations, burning eyes and throat, asthma attacks and nose bleeds which can be extremely harmful for you and your stylist. As for the quality of your hair, the Brazilian Blowout is similar to the Japanese straightening treatment! Both leave your hair feeling amazing after the first month but once the product starts to rinse out, the quality of the hair is limp and brittle because of the harsh amounts of formaldehyde.
The internet will tell you otherwise, but my experience as a professional, the Keratin Treatment gives you or your client an overall phenomenal product for the quality of your hair whilst still giving the “Brazilian Blowout” look and feel. A Keratin Treatment ranges roughly from $350-$700. All depending on the length and quantity of the hair.
If you're looking for a smoothing hair treatment, I would go with the Keratin!!! Its definitely worth the investment!
Yellowwww, brasssss, and dulllll looking hair is every girls worst nightmare! No one wants to walk around with sad looking hair! NO WAY NO HOW! Wanna remain a sexy bombshell and keep that blonde color looking bright and fresh than ever? Than ladies, you gotta grab yourself a purple shampoo!
PRAVANA The Perfect Blonde Shampoo is my secret weapon. Whenever I notice my hair is getting warmer, I apply a small amount of purple shampoo for 5 minutes, than BAM! ! Hair is good as new. Pravanna Purple is Sulfate-Free! “The Perfect Blonde gently cleanses, purifies and neutralizes unwanted yellow tones to reveal brighter, whiter strands.” -Pravana
Color shampoos can be tricky. As a blonde you want to use a purple shampoo. For a brunette, you want to stick to a BLUE shampoo. If you have blonde hair and is using blue shampoo, STOP right now! Blue shampoo gets rid of unwanted brassy tones for brunettes. You are causing more damage than good. You have understand which colors cancel which tones. Now don't you wish you paid more attention in art class? Not to worry! Now you know what to use!
Once you get your hair freshly done, you DONT want to use the purple shampoo right away. You would transform the tone making it more grey or white! The perfect time to use a purple shampoo is a month later. However, there isn't an exact timeframe because each person is different. The more you wash your hair, the sooner you might have to use a purple shampoo.
When its time to use a purple shampoo, you do not need to use a regular shampoo during this wash. Just squeeze a small amount and apply allover than follow by a conditioner. The purple will help cancel the warm tones leaving the hair shinny and new. It almost acts like a home care toner.
Try the 10.1 oz and see if The Perfect Shampoo works for you! I carry a purple shampoo at home and the salon! Its definitely a product to have in your hair care.
Size: 33.8 oz $43.99
Size: 10.1oz $19.99
WAVE IT UP!
Avoiding Shirley Temple hair? Looking for that salon professional waves? Aren't we all!
Hot Tools Professional has created a curling iron for all types of hair textures. 1¼" 24K Gold Curling Iron/Wand is the golden ticket for beautiful beachy waves, curls and volume.
Ever wonder what curling iron I use at the salon? Now you know! The handle's grip is very comfortable. And we all know curling does take longer than straightening. So you want to be comfortable all the way. “The 24K Gold plating distributes heat evenly and provides smooth surface for frizz-free styles.” -Hot Tools Professionals. Most curling irons take time to warm up. But the Gold Curling Iron has a fast heat up which gets hot quickly and remains hot. Hot Hot Baby! ! !
It can heat up to 430°F. Now just because the heat temperature rises up to 430°F doesn't mean you crank it up to the max! Thats a big NO NO! The best setting is 380°F. This will help protect your hair and still give the perfect curls.
Below are a list of Tricks and Tips
BLOW IT OUT
Ever try to purchase the Rolls Royces of blowdryers but always end up with the Kias instead? Boy do I have a highly recommended hair dryers for you guys! Parlux and T3!
Parlux has so many options to pick from but my personal favorite is the Eco Friendly Parlux 3800 Hair Dryer.
They created a lightweight product so you don't feel like you’re always getting a workout at the gym. Its built in silencer helps reduce the noise which allows the dryer to run for hours without any distress. The strong power helps dry hair quicker and leaves hair less frizzy.
This dryer should last you years to come! I've had mine for a couple of years and we use it everyday at the salon. And yet no problems. Its really rare to come across an electrical product that doesn’t break down every month. I did mention this is the Rolls Royce of dryers and being the best does come with a heavy price. The blowdryer retails for $229.
Another personal favorite of mine is the T3's Cura Hair Dryer! I use this one at home and I'm in love with it! It has a builtin 3 heat feature with 2 speeds to choose from that helps style all hair types and textures. It drys hair quicker but still gives your hair full body and shine look. It only takes me a under ten minutes to dry my hair. And we all know time is money. Chop chop! The handle is super comfortable for use and the motor is designed to have a long life to ensure reliable performance. T3 retails for $235.
I know these blowdryers are expensive but I personally would rather invest in once than keep purchasing and wasting my money. Both hair dryers are amazing. You can't go wrong with either one.
Looking For A New BFF ?!?
Ever look at yourself in the mirror and think “eww my hair is too short I wanna grow it out?” But then you run into “uhh my hair never grows."
Don’t you worry, I have the answer to the million dollar question for all you long hair lovers and new mommies! ;-)
By incorporating one scoop of collagen power or liquid form into your water, coffee, tea or smoothie once a day will help increase hair growth and much much more!
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that our bodies produce to have greater hair, skin, nails, bones and health. But as we age, we produce less and less collagen. So what right? Wrong!
I don't know about you but I want to continue to look beautiful as I age. Collagen power is a dose of magic dust! Not only will it help grow your hair nice and long but it will help decrease wrinkles, create firmer nails buds and help maintain stronger bones. Talk about FULL package. Sign me up!
I’ve been drinking collagen power for a couple of years now and I've noticed a huge improvement in my physical appearance and health. My hair has gotten much longer, my skin is glowing and I'm less sore all over. I always recommend all my clients who are wanting to increase their hair growth. Plus it comes with great benefits. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
There are so many brands out there but I personally like to use Collagen Hydrolysate. You can purchase this at Great Lakes Gelatin or at Amazon. I prefer powered vs liquid or pill form supplements because it dissolves quicker and I don't taste it. Plus I'm no a fan of taking pills. Mentally to me it feels more like a chore rather than a new habit.
If you're looking for long hair don't care vibe than collagen is for you! Rapunzel hair here you guys come!
16 oz: $23.99
Every wonder what shampoo to purchase after coloring your hair?
Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo is the way to go! As a salon owner, I have had my fair share of test runs on shampoo products and its important to find the right one for you ! I discovered that Joico’s Therapy Shampoo is the best for myself and my clients.
The color Therapy Shampoo is designed to double the life of your hair color's longevity, help protect hair fibers, improves damaged hair and locks in moisture leaving hair silky smooth! Plus the scent is to die for! “The last thing you want is an ordinary shampoo that washes your investment right down the drain. Literally.” - Joico
You can purchase directly from Joico or Ulta Beauty. Links listed below.
$15.99 for 10.1 oz
$32.99 for 33.8 oz
Gotta try it out and see for yourself! You know you won't catch me or my clients riddin dirty ;)
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