The answer is yes and no. The hair that is outside of your scalp is considered dead, simply because there are no blood vessels, nerves or muscles. Even though our hair is dead it, can stretch up to 30% of its length, if it’s healthy, and can also absorb its own weight in water. Our hair is also remarkable by virtue of its resilience. We color, cut, wash, brush, heat, cool, pull, tug, twist and rub our hair; and if it’s in good health, still remains intact.
A round brush is primarily used for styling and can be very effective. With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to choose the correct one for your hair. With a round brush, you can straighten while maintaining body, create soft waves, and maximize volume.
No matter what color service you’ve had performed, we recommend waiting 48 hours before washing your hair.
If you have had a service done with bleach, your hair is very fragile due to the high pH level of your hair during the bleach application (making it weak). Waiting 48 hours gives your hair time to return naturally to its original pH and allows any conditioning treatments done in the salon time to heal and repair your hair as well. With bleached hair we always recommend leave-in conditioning sprays to strengthen hair and color safe shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair healthy and color beautiful. Your stylist should be recommending additional products if your hair is in need of repair or moisture.
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.Repairing After Sun Shampoo
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.
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, 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 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.
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!