Healthy Summer Hair

Summer presents its own challenges as you try to keep your hair healthy. Here are a few products that we recommend and some tips for protecting your hair this summer.

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 Tip #1

Wash your hair immediately after swimming.  If you can’t shampoo right away at least rinse your hair with clean water. We have shampoos that will remove chlorine buildup and protect your hair from outdoor elements such as sun and wind.

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How to Blow Dry Your Hair

Stylist’s often get asked the best way to get a salon worthy blow out at home. While we admit it isn’t easy to do yourself, it is possible. We suggest investing in the right tools like a good blow dryer with a nozzle attachment, one that is ionic (it makes a real difference) and one that is at least 1875 watts as this will give you enough power to get the job done in a timelier manner. Round brushes with compact bristles for tension and of course good styling products are musts. Ask your stylist for recommendations that are right for your hair.

Here is a video to help give you a visual and get you started:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IWTmeGpets0&feature=relmfu

It may take some practice but soon you’ll be able to get salon worthy hairstyles all on your own.

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Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 2

We have tips on how to keep your skin and hair healthy during the cold months!

Tips 1-3 are in the earlier blog “Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 1.

4. Change skin care routine.

  • Your skin becomes drier in cold weather, especially if it is windy. When it’s windy the moisture on the skin evaporates more quickly and skin doesn’t produce much oil.
  • Try adding a heavy moisturizer and use it every morning and night. Again be careful of lotions that contain mineral oil as this acts as a barrier on the skin but not a moisturizer.
  • Try an exfoliate to help remove all those dry skin cells and make your skin nice and smooth.
  • Don’t forget about the rest your body. Although your body doesn’t need as much attention as your face does it’s always good to apply some body butter.

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Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 1

What causes dry hair and skin during fall and winter?

During the winter two things can cause your hair and skin to become dry:

  • Freezing temperatures and low humidity
  • The heater in your house puts out dry air and dry air is what leaves your skin dry, flaky, and itchy.

To help with the dry air you can get a humidifier and help put moisture back in the air or boil a big pot of water.

We have tips on how to keep your skin and hair healthy during the cold months!

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Sulfates: What are they and why are they bad for your hair?

You’ve probably heard your hair dressers say sulfates are bad for your hair, but do you actually know what sulfates are?  We are here to help you understand what sulfates are and why they can harm your hair.

The main purpose of sulfates is to create suds.  It is an inexpensive lathering agent that also suspends the dirt and oil from your hair, making it easier to rinse with water and therefore clean your hair. There are however, better alternatives that can perform the same function with fewer suds.  I doubt that you want to wash your hair with something that is also used in engine degreasers!

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What are Parabens?

We are all told that parabens are not good for you, but have you ever been told why? They are used in everyday hair and skin products as a preservative. They stop fungus, bacteria, and other microbes from growing in your personal care products and are labeled under different names: ethyl- propyl- butly- isobutly- and methylparaben (most commonly used). So why is this bad?  There have been tests done linking parabens to breast cancer in men and women, testicular cancer, and decrease in sperm count. Parabens have the ability to mimic estrogen that disrupts our endocrine systems and can be isolated in breast cancer tumors and other body tissues and your body absorbs them quickly. What do you do about this? It’s up to you really.  Theories have not been proven yet but if you chose to stay on the safe side ask your Vero Bella stylist which one of our amazing Paraben FREE products are best for you!

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Why not Mineral Oil?

Everyone wonders how bad Mineral Oil really is for your skin and hair, so here is the truth.

Here is a fun little test: get two small glasses and fill one with mineral oil, the other with water.  Now put a saltine cracker in each and leave it for 10 mins. Remove the cracker and check out the difference. Leave the cracker in the Mineral Oil for up to an hour, you will be surprised.

So here is what that means for your skin and hair. No, the chemical build up is not going to hurt your hair because it will never be able to get into your hair. Mineral Oil coats your hair and creates a barrier where no moisture or other products can penetrate the hair. Therefore your hair will not benefit from anything else you put on it and it is very difficult to fully wash out of hair.

You will also find Mineral Oil labeled as Petroleum, paraffin liquidium, or petrolatum.

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