Shears or Scissors?

Why does your stylist use shears instead of regular scissors?

Stylist shears are made of stainless steel and are manufactured in Japan, Korea, Germany, Taiwan, China, India, or Pakistan.

They are usually mixed with different metals such as:

  • Carbon to harden and increase corrosion resistance
  • Chromium to protect against corrosion and add heat resistance
  • Vanadium to add toughness and fatigue resistance to maintain set and balance
  • Cobalt and Titanium to increase hardness and decrease weight and will result in the finest scissor steel

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What Exactly is Shea Butter?

So what exactly is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is a solid fatty oil derived from the nuts of karite trees.  This butter contains vitamins A, E, and D and has been used for pharmaceutical and cosmetic reasons for centuries. Shea Butter is even mentioned in historical documents as used by Cleopatra, who had clay jars full of Shea butter for cosmetic use.

And why is it so special?

Shea Butter has many uses as a decongestant, an anti-inflammatory, a healing salve, lotion, and cooking oil. But it’s most popular use is in skin care. It helps cure rashes, skin peeling, stretch marks, frost bite, burns, athletes’ foot, insect bites and stings. Shea butter also helps soothes dry and irritated scalps and can also be used as a hot oil treatment for an intensive conditioner treatment.  In recent clinical trials it was found that Shea Butter helps protect skin against climate and UV aggression, helps prevent wrinkles, soothes irritated and chapped skin and helps keep our skin moisturized.

But wait there’s more! It also helps regenerate your skin cells, helps capillary circulation which helps prevent and minimize stretch marks, inflammations and scarring.

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Oils For Your Hair

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about oils and our hair? There are so many different kinds on the market how do you know which one is right for you? Here is some information about the most popular oils and their uses.

Argan Oil

Argan Oil, also known as Moroccan Oil, is plant oil produced from kernels of the argan tree that is found in Morocco. It is used for its nutritive and cosmetic properties, is very moisturizing and can help with many skin and hair conditions. Argan Oil contains nourishing qualities for your hair and helps to repair damaged hair, strengthens, restores smoothness, and helps detangle your hair. Argan Oil can stop free radical damage, reduces wrinkles, prevents stretch marks and helps improve chicken pox scarring, acne, eczema and flaking of the skin. When choosing argan oil, purity is important; look for oils with no additional dyes or ingredients.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is edible oil that is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts from the coconut palm. Coconut oil can last up to two years due to the slow oxidation process. This oil can be used as a skin moisturizer and you can use it on your hair as a conditioner to help reduce protein loss in your hair and promote healthy balance for your scalp.

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