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.

Image Repairing After Sun Shampoo

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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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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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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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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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No heat curls #1

Head Band Curls

We have researched and research the quickest and easiest way to curl our hair. Not to mention finding ways that won’t damage our hair and something that will last all day too. So here you are, Head Band curls! This technique is so easy and the hardest part is sleeping while you let them set!
What you Need:
-cotton or very soft fabric headband
-spray bottle
-wide tooth comb
-a good night’s sleep
Steps: (start this process before you go to bed)
1-Part your hair where you would like it to be when finished.
2- Put the headband over your head so that is is laying across your forehead and over the top to the back of your hair. (pull your bangs out of the headband if you don’t want them to be curled.
3- Spritz the hair that is below your headband until damp (not to much, you want the hair to dry over night).
4- Starting over the ear take about 1”- 1 1/2” section and loop it around the top of the headband.
5- Like braiding, add another section of hair and loop it over the top.
6- Push the loops up the headband toward the ear so you can have room for the remaining hair.
7- Repeat step 5 & 6 until you get to the center of the head.
8- Repeat steps 4-6 on the opposite side of the head and meet this section in the middle with the other section.
9- Combine the two sections and loop the sections through the middle until you run out of hair.
10- Sweet Dreams through the night.
11-In the morning gently unwrap your hair the same way you wrapped it and remove the headband.
12- If needed comb through your hair with wide fingers or a wide tooth comb to smooth down any crazy pieces.
13- Set with hairspray if you please.  Here is a video to show you how as well!