One of my favorite days every 8 weeks is when I go to my hair stylist and they give me a blow dry like no other. You'd think it was getting my split ends cut and my dark air strip bleached so I look like a natural blonde again but no. I love walking out of the salon with an extra bounce in my step to match the perfect bounce and volume I have in my professionally manicured hair. I wait as long as I can to wash it because I have such a hard time recreating the perfect blow-dry myself. I don't have the wrist power, the right brushes, nor the salon grade magic hair tools they have. Oh yes, they will be mine….and they can be yours too!
If you cruise the beauty sections in fashion magazines you may already be familiar with T3 styling tools. If you haven't, you're in for a little treat as there is a tool to suit any hair whim or frustration you would like to beat. Whether it's frizzies, unruly curls, or just finding a freakishly awesome hair dryer then T3 has it!Read More »
If you're a lover of Rahua by Amazon Beauty products for their all natural and eco-friendly derived ingredients then you'll be pleased to hear that we recently received their latest addition to the range, a Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner! This 100% natural shampoo and conditioner will protect your locks whilst giving the extra body and bounce. Some other volumizing lines tend to dry out the hair but because of Rahua's organic ingredients such as Lemongrass, jojoba and Ungurahua oil, it allows the hair to achieve volume and vitality without the negative side affects.
Also added to the range is every girl's best friend, Rahua's Voluminous Hair Spray. This alcohol free and natural hairspray gives a workable flexible hold while also giving added volume and revitalizes the scalp. If your hair has been feeling a bit limp lately then try adding Rahua by Amazon Beauty into your hair repetoire. We love natural and organic hair products that really work!Read More »
Even though Earth Day is a calendar event that happens once a year, it doesn’t mean you can’t have sustainable practices the remaining 364 days. After all, you should be a good steward every day you are on this planet. Sure, you may already recycle your used plastic, metal and glass items, but you can take your earth-friendly endeavors a step further by purchasing EPP eco-friendly hair care products. Some popular, high-end brands, like Adara and Nuxe Paris, are already on board the EPP wagon.
Short for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, EEP means you consider more than just the environmental impact of the products you purchase. EPP also has a humanitarian concern, which means the manufacturing of a product also protects the health of those who make and consume eco-friendly hair care products, without sacrificing quality, price or performance. When you’re an EPP advocate, you also abstain (as best you can) from purchasing items whose manufacturing process harms public health or the environment.Read More »
The Zoe Report gave a hail to the hair this morning in their newsletter, giving big props to Philip B's new OUD Royal Forever Shine Shampoo & Conditioner! This just landed on our shelves and we too are amazed at at the transformative properties in this fabulous duo. If you're after the 'glossy-glossy' like Fergie says, these products will produce a shinier, silkier and more bouncy head of hair. The conditioner is full of nourishing ingredients (but also remains free of sulfates and sodium chloride), and also includes the first thing of it's kind, time-released botanical hydrators! They also made mention of Philip B's Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo that protects and preserves hair color as well as giving a much needed deep cleanse.
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Ok Kai devotees you asked and they delivered. Their bath and body category has gotten even bigger and you can now enjoy a clean and refreshed mane with the Kai Shampoo and Conditioner! Both include the brand's signature Hawaiian inspired aroma of jasmine, tuberose and lily so you can smell like you experienced a tropical getaway in one wash! The shampoo contains coconut oil, glycerin and mild surfactants that delicately remove dirt and buildup without stripping hair of color or texture. The conditioner is packed with vitamin rich ingredients like vitamin e, shea butter and special blend of argan oil to detangle, reconstruct and restore moisture to lackluster hair. This sulfate and paraben free duo works for all hair types!
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Sweden's hottest haircare range is now available at b-glowing! Sachajuan is the brainchild of Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenblind, owners of the famous salon in Stockholm that also brought about the creation of their own line of haircare products. Word and admiration quickly spread overseas and it's hit the USA by storm. We're very excited to have it available to our customers. From its simplistic yet chic packaging to its amazing formulations Sachajuan is a brand that will give you immediate results with their tailor made products.
My personal tried and tested favorite is the Sachajuan Ocean Mist. If you love that just 'came from the sea' beach hair then this formula will give hair a natural twist and volume a la a long day spent in sand and surf.
We all love a bit of bounce and the Sachajuan Volume Powder creates big volume and structure to limp, weighted down locks. Also moonlighting as a dry shampoo it removes oily shine and gives hair a fresh and so clean just washed feeling.
If your mane is in desperate need of mending then the Sachajuan Hair Repair is a targeted intensive hair treatment for damaged and stressed hair. Ocean Silk Technology promotes cell regeneration to increase strands vitality and strength. This rinse out treatment only needs 5-10 minutes to work it's magic.Read More »
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Now and then you stumble upon a haircare product that literally rocks your world. Case in point: Philip B's Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. My mane doesn't make friends quickly due to its stubborn nature so have tried and tested a ton in hopes that one will control frizz but not weigh down my already super thick hair. I've tried this duo twice, once to see how it worked and the second time because the results were so amazing, I had to make sure it did it's job the second time. And it did. Not only is your hair given incredible bounce and volume but also amazing shine due to the tiny sparkly particles throughout the formulation. If you have highlighted hair it also does wonders if hair is looking a little lackluster. This duo is definitely an investment as Lucky magazine admits, but couldn't be more worth it.
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For those who are still hair drying with your old relics from high school it might be time for an upgrade. You know the ones I'm talking about. The bulky, heavy-set dryers that are probably doing more harm than good as well as take FOREVER to dry which is how you can account for your muscle defined right arm. I too, have been lugging around my ancient hairdryer for far to many years and it wasn't until experiencing the T3 Featherweight 2 did I realize how bad I had it.
Every Sunday I get to play 7 minutes in heaven. Not the kissing game but 7 minutes total to hair dry my massive, thick mane that used to take me 15-20 minutes. Not kidding. Safe to say I literally am in heaven with the T3 Featherweight 2 that emits tourmaline infused air that fights frizz, is so lightweight you barely feel it, and barely makes a peep as it dries. We make the perfect pair and I'm so glad I broke up with my old dryer. Our relationship had run it's course.
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More than 1,600 SELF Magazine readers tested 1,505 new beauty products launched this year, and the results are in! Check out the b-glowing.com brand products that won 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards!
Best All-Around Conditioner:
Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner - Transform your hair into silky-soft locks with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner. We love this product because it not only removes product build-up, but also strengthens against breakage. Combine with Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo for best results.
Best Body Self-Tanner:
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse - It seems St. Tropez products are constantly winning 'Best Of' awards. This lightweight, easy-to-apply self tanner was developed with advanced formulations and innovative technology to adapt to your individual skin tone. We love the long-lasting, streak-free color that delivers a natural-looking tan with just one application. Combine with the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt to keep hands stain-free.
Best Antiacne Cleanser:
Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - This soap-free deep cleanser eliminates impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, Cleanance is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. We love the PH balance this product provides! Follow with Cleanance Emulsion Lotion to regulate overproduction of oil throughout the day.
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We've got some brands for ya! Our head is spinning with the amount of new and exciting brands we have added to our family! From skincare to haircare, we can't wait for you to discover your future beauty favorites from our latest additions. Here is a quick little rundown of who is new, as well as our top product pick from each so far.
Jonathan Product: This line of 100% vegan haircare has become an instant hit around the b-glowing office. We love their motto, "Everything your hair needs, nothing it doesn't." These products don't weigh hair down with unnecessary extra ingredients. Weightless Smooth Conditioner, for example, combines nourishing babassu and avocado oils with strengthening keratin protein to give you silky, frizz-free hair.
BeautyWorksWest: Renowned anti-aging expert Dr. Daniel Sister MD brings you the same innovative line of skincare products used in his luxurious Notting Hill medi spa. Featured in Glamour magazine, their YOUTH supplement capsules have been hailed as a miracle pill. A powerful cocktail of amino acids and marine plant extracts, these capsules do everything from reducing blood pressure to increasing muscle growth. We love the effect they had on our sleeping patterns, as well as the increased energy we noticed after use.
Dr. Lipp: We wrote about Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips last week, but we continue to hear about other uses for this multipurpose balm. Its ability to replenish the lipid bilayers of your skin makes it perfect for healing burns and abrasions, as well as soothing eczema and psoriasis. What will you use it for?
Freeze 24/7: Dedicated to providing cutting edge, anti-aging innovation, Freeze 24/7 offers a line of premium skincare products that provide immediate results. A safe alternative to invasive and costly cosmetic procedures, these products deliver on their promises, and have the clinical results to prove it! Voted 'Most Valuable Product' by Redbook magazine, their Instant Targeted Wrinkle Treatment delivers a powerful punch against wrinkles. Working to diminish the appearance of forehead creases, crow's feet, acne scars, and more - this treatment will give you a more youthful appearance in minutes!
Craving more New Arrival news? Stay tuned to the b-glowing Magazine for up-to-date info on what's new!Read More »
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b-glowing.com is excited to announce the latest addition to our haircare family, Jonathan Product. Described as "a harmonious fusion of nature and technology," Jonathan Product uses only the highest quality ingredients. We love this luxurious line of 100% vegan products, designed to give your hair everything it needs, and nothing it doesn't.
Jonathan Products' DIRT collection is a unique line of products that offers amazing texture and shine, without creating build-up or weighing down hair. Craving that second-day texture right out of the shower? Both DIRT Texturizing Paste and DIRT Texture Spray can be used to achieve that day-after manageability.Read More »
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Developed to relieve weighed-down hair of accumulated oil between washes, dry shampoo has become almost as popular as it's water-activated cousin, and for some, used more often. As more and more men and women opt to cleanse their locks less frequently - a practice that protects the hair's natural, conditioning oils - dry shampoos are quickly becoming top-sellers for haircare lines.
b-glowing.com offers a wide range of dry shampoos from the top names in the beauty industry. We've picked four of our favorites to help you navigate the world of shampoo substitutes!
Styling Tip: Although dry shampoo was formulated to extend hair-cleansing intervals, it also works wonders on freshly-washed locks to add volume and texture. These powders and sprays add great grip for styling limp locks, especially for more complicated looks like updos and braids.Read More »
A lot of products slip under the radar in the beauty industry, which is why we are launching our new 'Hidden Gems' segment here at the b-glowing.com Magazine. We are excited to recognize our staff favorites, and give them the attention they deserve!
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This week's hidden gem is Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo. This luxurious, reconstructing shampoo has been hailed for its ability to rejuvenate and revitalize damaged locks, giving them bounce, shine, and body. Formulated for all hair types, you will be amazed at how this product can transform your tresses after just one use!
Why We're Shouting About This Shampoo:
"Whenever I use the Russian Amber shampoo it is a guaranteed good hair day. I like to call it 'Cinderella hair'. My hair feels super clean, but not dried out, and also smells really beautiful." - b-glowing.com Customer Service Director, Katelyn
Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo is perfectly paired with the Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Creme.Read More »
At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty junkies to new, innovative brands they may not have ever heard of. But how do you know what products to try within a new brand you've just discovered? In our new Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + Body, and Men's.
Here are just a handful of our favorites:
Le Couvent Des Minimes Face Polishing Cream: This gentle and creamy exfoliator leaves skin noticeably smoother and soft, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. The infusion of damask rose, musk rose, and wild rose ingredients stimulate cell renewal, and protect your skin against free radicals - leaving you with a healthy glow you'll love!
RMS Beauty "un" powder: This translucent setting powder is the perfect final touch to any beauty routine. Formulated with the purest silica, this makeup essential works to soften the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, as well as minimize shine and keep your makeup look perfect throughout the day!
Honoré des Prés Love Coconut (We Love NY Collection): Fresh coconut milk mixes with gently-spiced coriander, vanilla, and tonka bean to give you a sweet, but not too sweet fragrance that is easy to wear, and 100% natural and organic. We love that this perfume is packaged in a coffee to-go cup as part of the 'We Love NY Collection'. So fun and so New York!
Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer: "I love volume because it gives a thickness and richness to hair, " Serge Normant tells ELLE magazine in this month's issue. It's no wonder why we love this product so much to give our locks a healthy boost. Great for every hair type, this product gives you height, without weighing down your hair.
Earth Tu Face Salt Scrub: Made with 100% plant-based, food grade ingredients, this pure sea salt scrub stimulates circulation, and even combats cellulite! We love the smell of the organic bergamot, lemon, and basil oils that are known to invigorate the immune system and uplift your mood. In addition to exfoliating and detoxifying your body, this scrub is a great hydrator, leaving your skin soft and smooth after the bath or shower. You don't even need a moisturizer after!
Clark's Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash: This staff and customer favorite combines powerful skin-clearing salicylic acid with hydrating ingredients to clear his skin without drying it out. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser is especially effective on acneic skin types. Great for guys and gals!Read More »
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Top-selling natural haircare favorite, Klorane, has added five new plant-based products to their globally conscious line. Learn about them here!
Shampoo with Desert Date: Great for dry, damaged and brittle hair types, this nourishing and restorative shampoo prevents split ends, while smoothing and strengthening your hair. We love the warm and spicy fragrance!
Mask with Desert Date: This deep conditioning treatment for dry and damaged hair helps to restore and soften your locks while strengthening the keratin structure. Apply to towel-dried hair for 5 minutes once a week for best results.
Leave-in Cream with Desert Date: Control frizzy, damaged hair and restore shine with this leave-in treatment. You'll love how this cream seals-in moisture to protect your hair from heat styling and harsh environmental pollutants.
Shampoo with Nettle: Control oil with this gentle shampoo, formulated to regulate oil secretion from the scalp. We love how this refreshing cleanser enhances volume too, without weighing down your hair.
Dry Shampoo with Nettle: Freshen your 'do in less than 25 seconds without the use of water! Clinically proven to absorb oil quickly, this new addition was featured in both Allure and Fitness magazine as a must-have for oily tresses.
Ready to browse these new buys? Shop Klorane here.Read More »
Each year, Allure honors the “Best of Beauty,” naming the 14 most innovative products of the year. b-glowing brands have graced the list yet again for 2013 with two products in the top 14 and two more receiving honors for hair. Read all about the products, and learn what makes them rank among the best!
Eau Thermale Avène Cleansing Foam and Mattifying Fluid: The formula is loved for its ability to cut down on oil production without leaving skin dry. Instead, it helps users achieve a matte finish. Although each can be used separately, using them together creates the best results. Both are paraben-free and leave the T-zone looking T-errific.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: The original T3 Featherweight is winner of four Allure “Best of Beauty” picks. The Luxe 2i model has been optimized for speed, drying medium-textured hair in only 7 minutes (faster than the original)! The innovative tool evaporates the water on the hair fast enough that the mois
ture in the strands isn’t stolen—so your hair is never damaged. It also reduces frizz and increases both body and shine. Talk about Featherweight Champion.
“Best of Beauty” Hair honor for Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: Help your hair before styling by protecting it against heat damage. This dry-spray uses keratin proteins to nourish hair while defending it, too. You can use before styling, to reshape, or on wet hair before blow drying.
“Best of Beauty” Hair Honor for Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Conditioner: Honey nectar and ginseng control frizz often associated with naturally curly hair, while leaving the hair gorgeously vivid. Its moisture boost works to define and control curls, plus detangles without adding weight.
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It takes a lot of heat for your hair to look flawless—from drying to styling. But when you jump right in, you’re not giving your delicate hair follicles a fighting chance.
To prevent damage, and for a better overall look, use a heat protectant. When heat is applied directly to the hair, the hair shaft opens, making it vulnerable to damage or even color loss. But protectants cover the follicle so it stays sealed and the shaft maintains moisture, so your hair’s texture, shine, and fluidity will stay gorgeous (plus your heating tools will work better!).
With cold mornings coming, there will be less air drying and more blow drying. Can your strands take the heat? We’ve gathered our favorite b-glowing Heat Protectants, and all of them will help safeguard your locks while you have fun playing with different looks!
Sachajuan, Straight and Shine Spray: From the beloved brand known for its simple but effective hair care, we love this spray because it cares for you hair in the best ways: heat protection, added shine, touchable texture, and it’s easy to rinse out.
Shea Terra Organics, Argan Face and Body Oil: Hailing from Morocco, this specialized treatment is made from the Argania Spinosa tree, which produces oil that has twice as much Vitamin E as olive oil. You’ll reap reparative benefits, and it’s 100% natural. While you can use it everywhere on your body (score!), it also helps moisturize dry hair.
Oscar Blandi, Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: This dry spray is packing keratin proteins that nourish and strengthen, so you’re fully covered. We love it because it’s also great for restyling, so you can reshape your look throughout the day with added shine and stronger hold.
Rare E’l’ements, Marula Cocktail: No, it’s not for drinking, but it is a great mix of nutrient-rich oils. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner for instant shine, added moisture, breakage prevention, shaping, styling, and flyaway and frizz control. It made our list because it’s lightweight and silicone free.
Leonor Greyl, Huile de Palme: This treatment can be used as a pre-shampoo or on its own, and it’s natural oils work to soften hair. It’ll detangle, as well as protect, with gentle, environmentally friendly ingredients.
Ready to protect your hair? Shop Styling Products here.Read More »
It’s a new year, which means it’s a perfect time to try new things. Or, to adopt tried-and-true favorite from beauty experts. Yeah, we think the second one sounds like a great way to start the year, too!
For gorgeous hair, brushes, serums, shampoos, sprays, and so many others, can make a huge impact. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites that we think every beauty should have on hand to achieve the best hair…ever.
“I curl my hair everyday because my hair has no body at all when it is straight. But when I curl my hair with this wand, my hair has much more volume! The curls are nice and a bit on the looser side so it creates beach wave curls. It's my favorite!” —Nina Lee
“This tames my very long, coarse hair to salon style in no time. I love the loose waves I get from this tool; the look is polished but seems effortless.” —Erika Vedaa, Creative Director
“I also love this brush. It's a classic tool that distributes the natural oils in your hair and gives a soft finish after styling.” —Erika Vedaa
“It’s beautiful and functional. Great for blowouts as it’s made with natural boar bristles and distributes scalp oils evenly for shiny looking hair.” —Katelyn Stefani, Customer Service Director
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Designed and formulated by stylist Garrett Markenson, who was trained at the prestigious Sassoon Academy, and later, in 2008, took his dream and opened a namesake salon—Garrett Markenson Coiffure in LA—comes Reverie. Dedicated to providing the beauty world with organic products that deliver and excite, MILK is an anti-frizz, leave-in nourishing treatment that goes above and beyond to give back to your hair...which is exactly why we love it!
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During a time while the beauty industry is looked at more heavily under a microscope; it’s become important for companies to be transparent about their ingredients and values. Just because you cut out the chemicals, doesn’t mean your beauty route has to suffer. As requested, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our top selling vegan products.Read More »
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Sleek hair is all the rage this season, and from what we saw at Fashion Week for fall/winter, this trend is not going away. One of our favorite sleek looks, that has withstood the test of time, is a pony tail.
We love a pretty pony because it's work-appropriate, great for all textures - including fine hair - and a great way to get a second day out of your already-styled hair. Ready to rock this runway-ready revolution? Here are step-by-step instructions for this easy up-do, and the products that will get you there.
1. Prep Your Mane
You perfected your hair for work yesterday, but 24 hours later it's looking a little … sad. Use Mason Pearson's Handy Mixture Bristle & Nylon Brush to detangle and soften your locks, in preparation for your pony.
2. Tame Your Tail
Run T3's Single Pass 1" Flat Iron over your ends and address any noticeable kinks in your 'do. Don't spend too much time on this step, as the majority of your locks will be gathered and unseen. One minute tops!
3. Smooth Your Strands
Add a couple drops of . Philip B.'s Anti-Frizz Formula 57 w/ Natural Lavender & Jojoba Extract this will keep frizz at bay and help you maintain your hairs health while it holds the style.
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4. Flipping Out
Flip hair upside down, brushing repeatedly from root to tip toward the floor. Make a fist, and place it against the top of your head, this is where your pony will 'sprout' from.
5. Gather the Herd
Open your fist and begin brushing your hair into it, collecting it for the hair tie. Depending on hair length, you may have to move your fist towards the nape of your neck, in order to collect all your stands in the tie.
6. Rein It In
Using the hair tie of your choice, secure your now-collected hair. You may choose to leave the tie as-is, or you can create a more polished look by wrapping a thin segment of hair from your tail around the tie and securing it with a bobby pin towards the underside of your ponytail.
7. Polish the Pony
Now that your pony is in place, you'll want to tame baby hairs and frizz. Use Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac by Color WOW along the hairline and sides to perfect your sleek look, enhance shine and tame fly-aways.
8. Solidify Your Style
Finish off this look with a pass of your favorite hairspray. We recommend Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hairspray to ensure hold and protect hair against damaging and dulling UV rays.
We hope you enjoy this styling 'how-to' from b-glowing.com!
A guide to longer and healthier hair
You know your hair is growing, but does it seem like it isn’t getting any longer? You may be right, and the answer could lay in your hair care routine. Excessive heat styling, friction styling, and your nutrition can all be factors in causing brittle, damaged hair that is prone to breakage. Here are some pro-tips to maintain your length.
Your Hair’s Integrity
It’s important to know how much your hair can handle and how you can give back to your locks. If you have chemically treated hair, especially if it has been lightened with bleach, its integrity is already compromised. If you are also doing a lot of heat styling (i.e. round brush blowouts, flat irons, curling irons) you need to be careful about how often you are doing this. Firstly, use a heat protectant whenever heat is applied to the hair. Try to limit blowouts and heat styling to no more than twice a week (ideally only once a week). You should also be doing a weekly hair mask to strengthen and maintain protein levels.
A lot of breakage can occur during regular styling (like pony tails or buns and braids) because the hair is being pulled and manipulated by elastic bands and hair pins. Try switching your style, and don’t wear your pony tail or buns in the same place all the time. This will avoid stressing the same hairs over and over, which can lead to, you guessed it, breakage.
Plus, tossing and turning in your sleep against cotton pillowcases can cause your hair to get stuck and snap off, so we also recommend a silk pillowcase.
Too many washes can dry your hair, making it brittle and frizzy, which typically drives people to more heat styling. Everyone’s hair is different, but we suggest no more than three washes in a 7-day period (two is ideal for most hair types). We know it can be tough, but with a good dry shampoo by your side, you can keep your hair looking refreshed rather than oily.
Your diet affects your overall health, including the health of your hair and nails. Once you have a routine to keep your ends happy, it’s smart to maintain healthy hair growth. Vitamin- and iron-rich foods, such as blueberries, spinach, and salmon can aide in the regulation of your hair cycles. Adding a supplement with biotin can also give hair growth a boost.