Tuesday, July 9, 2013

HAIR HABITS



HOW ARE YOUR HAIR HABITS!?!
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Are you damaging your hair without knowing it!?!

Here's a list of the most common hair mistakes that are majorly messing with your manes!



Pony Tails


Problem:
Are you constantly wearing your hair in the same pony tail position everyday?  Wearing super tight pony tails for any given length of time!?!  Well friends all that tension of an elastic creates tiny fractures weakening hair until it eventually breaks :(  So sad I know...but hey we all do it!  and depending on your hair type or quality of hair some are going to see major breakage!  Ever wonder why you have a ton of short breakage around your face?  Or is one side of your hair considerably longer than the other?  Does your hair feel like all its fullness is in the middle and you have no hair on your ends!! Well you can start thanking/ or cursing your pony tailing wearing days for that!!

Solution:
Try switching up the position of your pony tails.  STOP wearing them so tight that you have a mini face lift.  and the biggest one yet is the TYPE of hair tie you are using!  This is HUGE people!!!!!  Your go to the gym pony tail, the throw my hair up when I get home pony tail...the pony tail you most frequently wear should be used with only a certain kind of hair tie.....No clear elastics! no metal clamp on the elastic holding it together!...it should be covered in fabric so its soft against your hair!!

Try these ones:




Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics - Black
Goody Ouchless hair elastics @ Target


REMINGTON 6 ct Comfortable Elastic Hair Bands
Remington Comfortable Elastic hair bands @ Target






SWIMMING

Problem:
Over time swimming in a pool can wreck havoc on your hair...doesn't matter salt water or chlorine..both do damage to our tresses!  I am not saying don't swim or get your head wet...because that's just unacceptable especially with this wonderful 110 degree weather!  2 words ...Prevention and Maintenance should be your new hair swimming habit.

SOLUTION:
Wet your hair before jumping in the pool...I'm sure you have a hose in your back yard pretty darn close to that pool of yours!!  USE IT!  Hair that is already wet wont absorb as much of your pools water than dry hair...better yet spray in a leave in conditioner as well before jumping in!  Never let pool water sit in your hair for too long, take a shower after swimming!  Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to ensure all that yuck-i-ness is out of your hair from swimming.  Also invest in a good deep conditioner  any thing with coconut oil or argon oil is great for putting moisture back into your locks!

Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Sexy Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner
A great leave in conditioner
Healthy sexy hair
Soy ti-wheat 
Ulta



Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo
Clarifying Shampoo
Redken hair cleansing cream @ Ulta


A product thumbnail of One 'n Only Argan Oil Hydrating Mask 8 oz.
One n Only Argan Oil  hydrating mask @ Sally's Beauty Supply





NO HEAT PROTECTION

Problem:
Long term consequences for not using thermal protection before blow drying, curling, flat iron...(any kind of heating tool) will cause breakage, loss of lustre, dryness, limp, "fried" looking hair.  Using heat on your hair with out protection will open up the hair shaft making it more susceptible to damage.


Solution: 

Heat protectants coat the follicle keeping your strands sealed and shield from your thermal styling.  They provide topical thermal protection while maintaining necessary moisture in the shaft, promoting healthy texture, softness, elasticity and shine.  Heat protectants can also enhance the effectiveness of the heating tool.

Try some of these:

Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss



Kenra Hot Spray


satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion
Redkens Satinwear


hot sets 22 thermal setting mist
Redkens Hot Sets Spray



RIGHT TOOLS

Problem:
You get what you pay for.  Let me explain....  If you are using a cheap flat iron or curling iorn or blow dryer everyday....chances are over time your hair is going to be the result of that.  Dry brittle hay like hair....(sad face)

Solution:

Invest in some good quality equipment.  This is your hair we are talking about people...it wont lie to you, the truth will be in the quality of your hair. Read on and get informed my friends......Ceramic is a hard, brittle substance made by baking earthenware or clay. When hair styling tools are made with ceramic, they usually consist of ceramic plating over metal. A few high-end tools are pure ceramic, but these are very fragile and very expensive. The more layers of ceramic coating used, the higher the tool's price.  
Ceramic tools create negative ions which counteract the positive ions found in frizzy hair. They heat more evenly and allow hair to pull smoothly through the tool to prevent snags.
Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone. A hair styling tool made with tourmaline is actually a ceramic tool with bits of finely-ground tourmaline infused into the ceramic. Tourmaline boosts the number of negative ions produced, which leads to healthier, shinier hair.  Since tourmaline is added to ceramic, a tourmaline product usually has the same benefits as ceramic, only more so. Ceramic products create negative ions, which protect hair from damage during use. Tourmaline products create more negative ions, leaving your hair shinier and healthier. Hair dryers with ceramic coils dry hair faster than plain metal coils. If tourmaline is added, the drying time is even shorter. Ceramic products distribute heat more evenly and regain heat loss faster. Tourmaline does this even better.
Try some of these tools:

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Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron 79-89$
find yours here


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CHI Air Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 99$
Find yours here here



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Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000 169.99$

***always always use the funnel attachment like show in the picturea above..it is another barrier between your hair and the heat!!
you can find yours here


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Babyliss Pro 2800  69.95$
you can find yours here


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Hot Tools Titanium (ceramic)  Curling Iron  44-50$
you can find yours here
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Sultra Bombshell Ceramic Iron 130$
you can find yours here



Make sure your hair habits are good habits!

Let me know if you have any questions !!?

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Monday, May 20, 2013

BEST HAIR :: Billboard Music Awards ::

Here are a few pictures of "BEST HAIR" from last nights Billboard music awards!

enjoy.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Loving her new deep copper hair color!


Hayden Panettiere


Shania Twain


Jenny McCarthy
Loving the pale pinkish peak-a-boo strands she has


Jennifer Morrison
a Soft half up hair do done right!


Kimberly Perry
a Messy updo with some hair left out goes perfect with her dress!



Hope you all have a MARVELOUS MONDAY!!
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Friday, May 10, 2013

The Undone CHOP!

Hot hair of the moment!!  

Chopping your hair is all the RAGE right now!  I am loving the jagged, undone, LOW-MAINTENANCE "look" of these styles!  Check em out!



THE CHOP!

Jennifer Lawrence shows off her shorter 'do at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer Lawrence




Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss




Nicole Richie attends the ELLE's Women in Television Celebration on January 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Nicole Richie




Jessica Szohr Hair
Jessica Szohr




Julianne Hough




Naomi Watts at the BVLGARI celebration of Elizabeth Taylor's collection of BVLGARI jewelry on February 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California and at Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2013 in Paris, France.
Naomi Watts




January Jones



Nikki Reed with long hair on March 19, 2013 at the Travaasa Resorts L.A. event in West Hollywood; and with a new haircut at the 3rd Annual Coach Evening To Benefit Children's Defense Fund on April 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
Nikki Reed




Felicity Huffman debuted a new haircut at the 56th Annual Genii Awards on April 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Felicity Huffman




Jaimie Alexander with long hair on Jan. 25 and short hair on Apr. 24.
Jamie Alexander



Victoria Beckham
...chopped her's just last week, she tweeted this pic!




Is this look for you?!?!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Protect your hair from the SUN!

SUN CARE FOR YOUR HAIR!

It HIT the 100's last week here in Arizona. ...brace yourself folks cause summer is a here!!  Which has me thinking one thing....pool time, pool time, and a little more pool time...well...pretty much any activities that have to do with large bodies of water that I can emerge myself into at any given moment! :)  With all these grand plans I have of being outside near water, my skin and  my hair will need some sun ray protection!  Yes!!  your tresses need protecting just like your skin, from the UVA and UVB sun rays.  If not protected the sun can wreak some serious havoc on your hair and scalp!  Leaving you with brassy, dried out, nasty, hay like hair in need of some major TLC!  So get prepared with any of these wonderful products!!






Color Extend Total Recharge by Redken
Color Extend Total Recharge
FADE RESIST COMPLEX
Micro-Net
 - Color retention
UVA & UVB Filters - Anti-fade protection
Cranberry Oil - Maximizes color vibrancy
Ceramide - Strengthens & secures exclusive Interbond Conditioning System
Advanced Color Extend offers even stronger protection to extend the life and vibrancy of haircolor. Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and Fade Resist Complex with powerful micro-net technology and UV filters help lock in color and lock out aggressors. Haircolor looks vibrant and radiant with mirror-like shine.
> Delivers anti-fade color protection
> Provides strength and cuticle reinforcement
> Helps keep haircolor vibrant and shiny





Biolage Color Care Shine Shake by Matrix

Protects depth, seals tone, reveals shine. For petal-soft, shiny colored hair
Color Care Shine Shake conditions for tight cuticles to lock-in color freshness and the UV filter protects against forces that fade. Contains an optimal pH to reveal colored hair's luminous shine.





BC Sun Protect by Schwarzkopf

Transform sun-stressed hair into sun-kissed beauty… BC SUN Protect offers the perfect regime for sun-stressed hair. Using UVA & UVB FILTER, Panthenol and AMINO CELL REBUILD, sun-stressed hair is refreshed, protected and repaired.







Wella Professionals: Sun Protection Spray


The Wella Professionals Sun Protection Spray cares for the hair before exposure to the sun. Applying the Sun Protection Spray before going out in the sun to protect hair from sun damage, UV rays, salt and chlorine. For fine to normal hair.




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Friday, April 26, 2013

GIVEAWAY: my 'MUST HAVE' hair products for summer!

GIVEAWAY
A few OF MY FAVORITES...UP FOR GRABS!!







Directions on how to enter are on my FACEBOOK page!

link to my facebook page to the right!!! Thanks and GOOD luck!!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summer Hair LOVE

Summer Hair
...a lot of things come to mind when I think of "summer hair".... . for example ..the I need you NOW, hair gems/accessories/hats that continue to take over our heads!....  But ONE thing that stands out the most.. would be.... "going lighter, adding a few more highlights, brightening everything up"  the desire just comes to us all (ladies) so naturally!  We all want to be a bit more brighter!!  and there are so many desirable color combos out there to crave!!...I am loving the soft honey highlights with lots of dimension....the brunettes who dare to add just a few face framing highlights...that keep everyone wondering ...(is that natural)??  CLEARLY I love summer hair because it lets me as a hair stylist PLAY!!  It's time for a change PEOPLE!  so enough rambling and let me show you everything that has to do with summer hair for 2013 that I AM LOVING!!



PURDY HAIR COLORS (done right) 

SOFT COLOR TRANSITION IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!











i could go on and on and on....but there is so much more to share!




 CHARMING HAIR ACCESSORIES you must HAVE!
....decisions ..decisions.

FOREVER 21 Floral Print Chain Headwrap
$3.80
Forever 21
you can find yours here




FULL TILT Sunflower Chiffon Headband
5.99$
Tillys
you can find yours here




Festival Coin Headwrap
$14.00
Urban Outfitters
you can find yours here



Oasis Satin Bow Hair Barette
$9.98
Asos.com
you can find yours here



John Frieda Brunette Runway Collection 12pk Bobby Pins
$6.99
Target
you can find yours here




Genie By Eugenia Kim Geometric Twist Turban Headband
$38
Saks
you can find yours here




Glam Bands Camo and Neutral Hair Ties
$14
pinkmascara.com
you can find yours here




Bow Hair Clip
$15
Nastygal.com
you can find yours here



Chain and fabric head band
15$
dorothyperkins.com
you can find yours here




Scotch & Soda Maison Scotch Hair Clips
$14.95
scotch & soda
you can find yours here




River Island Cream cross print stretch hair band
$12.00
riverisland.com
you can find yours here




Straw Womens Fedora
$13
Tillys
you can find yours here



BILLABONG Shoremore Womens Snapback Hat
$20
Tillys
you can find yours here



Hannah Striped Floppy Hat
$16
2bstores.com
you can find yours here


HAPPY SUNDAY!
don't forget to relax!
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