I depend on my colorist like I depend on food to survive. What is it about these people that sends us into a needy mess when we find out they're moving or all of the sudden quitting the business? Color is so personal and when we find a person who does it absolutely perfectly it's difficult to be willing to take a chance on someone new because after all, they really don't "know" your hair like Lisa-Jo, Amy or Charlene did.
There's also that same stressed feeling when we look at our hair and that familiar ugly dark landing strip is parting our head like the Red Sea. In these emergency situations we are not alone thanks to temporary coloring products such as Oscar Blandi's Pronto Colore Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen. They work to bridge those few days or weeks until our next hair color appointment. This product was just featured in the December 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living as the go-to hair item that offers great coverage or re-growth and to keep the grays at bay and also create subtle highlights.
The Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen works just like a thick mascara wand. All you have to do is lightly brush it through the roots like you would as if you were painting your nails. The product goes on wet but will dry pretty quickly. Just be mindful not to touch your hair to much as some of the color may be visible on your hands. This is an ideal product just to get you through those desperate hair color situations we come across every so often and is a great way to save money by elongating the time in between color appointments. Our PR person and uber-stylish gal Kendra absolutely swears by this product to get her roots camoflaged for the last minute cocktail party or meeting!Read More »
Is a new look part of your New Year’s resolution? During Spring 2012 Fashion Week, the runways of New York featured this year’s hottest styling trends for you to steal. The following are some tips and products to help you achieve the trendiest looks this year.Read More »
Many women will go to extremes on Valentine’s Day to ensure everything is perfect, including a dazzling dress, shimmering make-up – and a fabulous hairstyle. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay a day’s worth of wages for a hairstylist or spend hours studying dozens of fashion magazines to figure out how to style your hair for a night out with Cupid. Here are five sexy styles that are perfect for the most romantic night of the year, along with tips and products to help you pull off that fabulous look:Read More »
Congratulations to Oscar Blandi and his frizz fighting hair serum Olio di Jasmine for winning New Beauty magazine's Beauty Choice Award for launch of the year in the haircare category. Tens of thousands of products were submitted in hopes of winning this prestigious award and after being rated in numerous categories, Olio di Jasmine took it home. Voted on by New Beauty experts, editors and readers proved that no matter what your background, everybody fell in love with this hair serum. Oscar Blandi's Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum prevents unwanted frizz while giving long lasting shine. Key ingredients of Jasmine and Sweet Almond Oil soothes static and broken ends while leaving a gorgeous glossy shine! Congrats again!Read More »
Morning show host Kelly Ripa utilized the talented hands of celebrity hairstylist Oscar Blandi to transform her blonde hair into an elegant chignon with a modern twist for the 2012 Academy Awards. This classic stlye looked glamorous and understated but worked together nicely to compliment and show off her dress and her diamond earrings. If you have a special night planned Oscar has broken down this look to make it totally attainable for us if we have the right tools and determination:
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Straight, smooth hair is one of the most popular hair styles among celebrities and laywomen alike. Yet it’s not always easy to transform frizzy, curly locks into arrow-straight tresses. Below, we’ve gathered techniques for achieving the perfectly straight, healthy hair you desire.
Long before Oscar Blandi and Frederic Fekkai started selling their fabulous straightening products, many women yearned for smooth, straight hair. Today, you can still use natural techniques to achieve straight hair.
Nourishing milk straightening treatment. Milk helps straighten hair and combat frizz. Begin with a shampoo; leave hair slightly damp. Comb 1/3 cup milk through damp tresses. Once the milk has coated every hair shaft, massage the scalp for a few minutes. Next, let the milk soak in for about twenty minutes. Finally, shampoo, condition and style as you wish. If your hair is color damaged, use a restorative conditioner such as Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème by Philip B.
The milk bath method works best for those with a slight wave. However, women with curly hair can still benefit from milk treatments, since milk provides hydration and definition for curls. Or you could take the modern shortcut and use Frederic Fekkai’s Ironless Silky Straight shampoo and conditioner. This will achieve even better results with far less work.Read More »
While your hair can’t get skin cancer or become sunburned from the sun’s UVA and UVB lights, it still suffers from exposure. Being in the sun is like being under a heat lamp; your hair doesn’t have to feel hot to the touch in order to sustain damage. Some of the hottest names in the hair care industry – including Philip B. and Oscar Blandi – know this and have created products to keep your mane healthy and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
When your tresses are exposed to the sun’s rays, especially on warmer days, your hair can begin to lose its natural moisture and shine. This happens because the heat in the sun slowly breaks down proteins in the shafts that help your hair stay hydrated, flexible and healthy. If you blow dry your hair, or curl or straighten it with heated styling tools, the damage caused is exacerbated when your hair is exposed to the sun. The same is true if you have dyed your hair, had a perm or had your curly locks relaxed.Read More »
It seems the major hair trend from the 2012 Met Ball was the slick back! Bring back the mousse as the wet look seems to be all the rage when paired with an assortment of stylish chignons. From Kate Bosworth's classical braided bun, Gwyneth Paltrow's centre parted up do, to Gisele's matchy-matchy slick back that was fashionably coordinated with beau Tom Brady.
Not only does this type of hairstyle help accentuate the beauty of a rounded shoulder and collarbone, but it also helps us look younger. Pulling back the hair from your face in a tight elastic is like giving yourself a mini face lift. Beautiful actress Rosario Dawson had her chignon done by one of the greats, celebrity hairstylist to the stars Oscar Blandi, and we get the scoop on how to re-create this look ourselves:
Step 1: Prep the hair with Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray.
Step 2: Blow-dry the hair with an emphasis on the roots to create lift and a solid foundation, but leave the ends of the hair damp.
Step 3: Create a left side part and pull the hair back tightly into a ponytail just above the nape of the neck.
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360 degree protection is a thing of the past, Oscar Blandi ups the anty with his new 450 Heat Protect Value Set! We constantly subject our hair to heat damage that it almost become second nature to us and we forget that every time we run a flat iron through our hair (especially if it's not a toluene barrel) the hair shaft is weakened. To protect and safeguard the hair from all hot tools Oscar Blandi's 450 Heat Protect Value Set comes with a 4oz Dry Styling heat Protect Spray, enriched with keratin proteins to nourish, strengthen and protect and a 1.4oz Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray to boost volume and clean hair without water. This kit sells for $24 but has a $34 value!
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Coloring your hair outside of a well trained, professional hand could be very dangerous. Case in point, at 15 years of age I bought a box of hair color off the super market shelf thinking the models hair color was what mine would look like. Oh boy was I wrong. Instead of golden blonde it turned out a rusty orange. In fact I looked like a leopard. From that day nobody without a diploma has ever laid a drop of color on my head.
Times change though, and over the years many brands have come out with great touch up kits or products to help keep your color vibrant and free from fade until your next appointment. One of the trusted stand-outs to fight regrowth is the Oscar Blandi Colore Pen as seen in In Touch magazine. This industry and celebrity approved touch up and highlighting pen is brushed on to temporarily disguise roots, grays and also enhances highlights with a natural looking finish. You can keep it in your purse and touch up when you catch yourself in some bad lighting. Simply choose the right color for you and get your instant color fix!
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I love it when friends share their beauty secrets with each other. Recommendations from someone you trust are like gold and recommendations from beauty editors or tastemakers is even better. After all, trusted friends and industry pros will never steer you wrong. As I was flipping through the pages of this months Harper's Bazzar (with Rhi-Rhi on the cover) I fell upon their 'Beauty Diaries' feature showcasing different fashionable women of all ages sharing their secrets to getting better with age. DJ and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman is a 20 year old stylish gal who also happens to have great taste in beauty. Not only does she swear by By Terry's Baume de Rose to keep lips soft and supple but also Nuxe Paris Huile Prodigieuse Multi Use Dry Oil Shimmer on her legs to condition the skin and enhance them with a subtle glow. Tom Hanks wife Rita Wilson was also featured in the 50's section sharing that her signature scent is Tom Ford's Black Orchid. She also doesn't let gray roots get her down, but instead fights them off in an instant with Oscar Blandi's Colore Root Touch Up & Highlighting Pen.
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The MTV Video Music Awards is a nice end to the trophy season as it allows celebrities to not be overly coiffed and powdered. Anything goes with short dresses, mohawks (Miley Cyrus channels Pink) and white being a big color theme on the red carpet. Actress Zoe Saldana looked relaxed and gorgeous in a nude pink dress and tasseled faux-bob created with by Mark Roszak for Oscar Blandi! Recreate her look by following the steps below:
Step 1: Apply Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum to towel dried hair. Always apply the product to the hair starting at the ends and working your way up. The ends tend to absorb the most products, keeping it lighter towards the roots. The oil not only smells amazing, but it protects the hair from any heat styling.
Step 2: Rough dry the hair to enhance it's natural texture, until it's completely dry. With a 3/4" curling iron take random sections of hair and wrap around the barrel, leaving just the tips of the ends out. Once the head is curled, piece each section out with fingers, pulling apart the curls.
Step 3: Lift hair from the ends to the roots and spray Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray for extra volume.
Step 4: Gently tease the underneath sections of the hair for grip and loosely tuck the ends under and pin in place, crisscrossing the bobby pins. Allow some of the layers to fall out for a messier look.
Step 5: Finish by spraying Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray. This hairspray is perfectly lightweight but has an incredible hold and a soft feel on the hair.
Step 6: Find your cutest cocktail dress and hit the town!Read More »
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What do those girls walking down the catwalk have that we don't? The tricks of the trade of course! No model is totally perfect and much of their beauty is accentuated to perfection with great products used by knowledgeable makeup artists and hair stylists. Rachel Zoe's e-newsletter 'Zoe Beautiful' shared the 10 secrets to getting catwalk glam and one of the products featured was the Oscar Blandi Hair Lift! To mimic the look of a thicker mane, work some of this plumping and strengthening serum into your mane as preparation for messy, sexy strands.
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Glossy hair means healthy hair but there's a fine line between hair that is shiny in a greasy type way and hair that is glowing out of sheer healthy happiness. The September 2012 edition of Health magazine recently showcased the best products to boost brilliance and one of them happened to be the Oscar Blandi At Home Salon Glaze! This product is ideal to use in between salon visits or when hair needs extra oomph because it contains colorless shine boosters that act like a topcoat for hair! Benefits include prevention of color fading, added moisture and brightening effects to hair color that has gone slightly brassy. The perfect time to use Oscar Blandi's At Home Salon Glaze is when hair starts to look lifeless and lackluster as this will instantly illuminate and enrich hair with nourishing plant emollients for a clean, silky touch.
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I don't know about you but I usually have to cancel post workout get togethers because I don't have time to take a shower, blow dry and re-style just washed hair in time for cocktails with friends. Typically I'll try to organize a get together on an off day just so I can avoid the stress of it. Thanks to the Oscar Blandi Post Workout Styling Kit, you can do both without worrying about time nor if your hair will look like you never hit the gym. This trio of effective haircare products will let you get a great workout in without sabotaging your style. Think of it as a do-over for sweaty hair! The Post Workout Styling kit comes with a Pronto Dry Shampoo Powder to cleanse, Pronto Heat Protect Spray to re-style and Pronto Instant Glossing Cream to finish and polish to perfection. This set is only $25 and will easily become a must have place in your gym bag!
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Hair waits for no man….or woman. It doesn't matter if you have an important meeting or hot date, sometimes it just doesn't want to cooperate and that is what we turn to styling products for. They whip our mane into shape with a little forced attitude adjustment. One of our recent favorites is the Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust. If you love a bit of height and volume you're going to love this powder containing micro fibers to build volume and create amazing texture. What we love most? If you love to tease hair for volume sprinkling a bit of this on your root area gives great trip for backcombing without damaging the hair. Voila, instant body!
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Recreate the effortless look of tousled waves in this step by step hair tutorial from Oscar Blandi! All you'll need are the 4 products below, a brush and curling iron!
Step 1 (Cleanse) Spray Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray throughout the roots and massage thoroughly. Ideal for all hair types but even more appealing to darker tones because it sprays on totally clear!
Step 2 (Thicken) Give hair a fuller appearance for bigger and better waves with the Hair Lift Thickening and Strengthening Mousse that makes your mane look more abundant!
-Shake well before application. While nozzle is pointed down, spray a medium sized amount into palm. Evenly distribute through the hair and blow dry for added fullness.
Step 3 (Curl)-Divide hair into 3 sections (top, middle and bottom). Curl 1" sections away from the face starting from the bottom.- Spray section by section with Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray prior to curling. Your mane's best defense against heat styling, it acts as a protectant and safeguard from all hot tools.
Step 4 (Tease) Shake to sprinkle Pronto Dry Teasing Dust directly onto roots. Massage into hair with fingertips. For added volume, backcomb. This amazing product contains tiny micro fibers that attach to the hair to build volume and gives great grip for an instant backcombed effect without stressing the hair!
Oscar's Insider Teasing Tips:
-Divide hair into small 1/2" sections-Holding sections up vertically, gently brush down from midsection to roots. Use a natural bristle brush instead of a tail comb.-Repeat on sections throughout the hair until you reach desired height.
Enjoy your beautiful waves! You look great!
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Marie Claire's BIG BEAUTY ISSUE is out on shelves and we couldn't help but notice a few b-glowing.com faves as we flipped through the pages of the May 2013 issue. Learn more about the products that had them talkin'!
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum - Inspired by the elegance and elusivity of its namesake, Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensual and luxurious fragrance of blended notes that include black truffle and ylang-ylang, for an overall sultry, floral and woodsy scent.
Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream - This olive oil-infused shine booster creates soft and shiny hair that lasts all day. Great for all hair types, this is the perfect product to create the sleek hair that is trending for spring/summer.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - A must-have for every bathroom shelf, this dry shampoo not only freshens limp hair, but also brings volume and texture to your 'do. Keep one bottle at home and one at work for convenient primping.
Mixed Chicks Shampoo - Perfect for curly-haired gals everywhere, this lightweight, non-sticky formula leaves ringlets inviting to the touch - locking moisture into every strand.
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner - Define curls and eliminate frizz, while restoring your hair health. This product is perfect for repairing all hair types, and is not exclusive to curly-haired lasses.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray - This vitamin E-infused spray strengthens and protects hair, while absorbing excess oil and boosting volume for your day-old hair. The invisible formula is perfect for all hair colors, and you'll love the fresh, clean lemon verbena scent.
T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer - Clinically proven to dry hair 80% faster than the competition, this innovative hair dryer from T3 promises not only reduced drying time, but also an increase in shine, body, and style retention. We love how this styling tool cuts our 'get ready' time in half, while reducing frizz and locking in moisture.
bliss FatGirlSlim Skin Firming Cream - Visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming and toning your skin! The ultimate tool for bathing suit season, FatGirlSlim is the perfect addition to your body-bettering routine. Combine with the NEW Lean Machine product for increased results.
Supergoop! CC Cream -This new product from Supergoop! is already receiving rave reviews. Combining coverage with skincare and suncare, this all-in-one product acts as a primer, foundation, anti-aging treatment, and SPF. Perfect for the girl on the go!Read More »
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As a b-glowing VIP, you and one very lucky guest will see the best beauty New York has to offer, courtesy of top b-glowing brand salons and studios. Services include hair consult and styling courtesy of the renowned Oscar Blandi Salon, butter LONDON manicures at the luxurious Gotham Beauty Lounge, personalized skincare treatments at the legendary Erno Laszlo Institute, and a one-on-one consultation with a Kevyn Aucoin makeup artist.
Between your itinerary of indulging appointments, you'll relax in your room at Cassa NY, the newest boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
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And finally, when your 4-night, 5-day retreat has come to an end, you'll receive a bountiful beauty bundle, delivered to your home, to keep you looking fabulous! Products include top-sellers from bliss, butter LONDON, Kevyn Aucoin, and Oscar Blandi.
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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 »
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August is here! Where did the summer go? As we enter the final month of the season, beauty mags are hanging on to the sunshine with self-tanner reviews and short hair styling tips. Find out what b-glowing.com brands have been making headlines here!
" … when I discovered Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water, it was love at first sniff. So far, I've splashed it on as a toner, decanted some into a spray bottle for on-the-go complexion revival, and doused cotton pads with it to soothe puffy eyelids. With 7,000 petals in every drop, rose essence doesn't come cheap, but maybe that's a good thing. Otherwise, I'd probably bathe in the stuff."
Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water: This pampering skincare product strengthens and tones the delicate tissues of your skin, balancing and restoring energy, and leaving the complexion supple and revitalized.
Allure magazine reports on repairing your hair from post-summer sun damage.
Oscar Blandi At Home Salon Glaze: Restore chlorine-stripped hair back to a rich, shiny hue. This rich, color-preserving glaze prevents fading, adds moisture, brightens your hair, and protects from heat damage. We love how this simple and convenient treatment transforms our dull locks in the comfort of our own home!
InStyle magazine helps you fight cellulite with at-home treatments based on your age.
bliss Fat Girl Slimulator: This rubber massage tool is perfect for stimulating the skin, prepping it for follow-up cellulite-reducing products like FatGirlSlim. It can also be used as an applicator for these products. Purchase the FatGirlSlim Treatment Set to receive the Slimulator, and introductory-sized FatGirlSlim, FatGirlSleep, and FatGirlScrub.
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What's hot, hot, hot in the beauty world this month? Find out in this week's 'Hot Off the Press' post!
Harper's Bazaar cataloged expert tips & tricks to achieving gorgeous thick, shiny hair in their 'Get Great Hair' article.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust: Recommended to 'maximize lift and bounce', this instant root boost gives you voluminous texture with a matte finish you'll love. This innovative powder contains micro fibers that attach to your hair, giving each strand dramatic texture, allowing you to build the volume you desire. Perfect for teasing and updos.
Marie Claire was inspired by the biker-chic trend that running wild for Fall 2013 in 'Full Throttle'.
Juliette Has a Gun Mad Madame: If biker-chic had a scent, this would be it! Infused with metallic rose oxyde, blackcurrent bud absolute, and ambroxan, this explosive fragrance is a staff favorite and truly unique.
Vogue magazine reported on how to optimize your skincare creams and treatments in 'Superskin'.
Talika Cream Booster: Get the most out of your serums, creams, and treatments with this innovative skincare tool. Using gentle vibrations, ion therapy, and phototherapy, this device works to optimize the contact between your skin cells and your topical product of choice.
All of these trending products and more can be found at b-glowing.com.Read More »
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This Samantha Sleeper-designed, hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind makeup bag includes a range of deluxe samples-full-size selections of our top product picks for the season. From Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Mousse to IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara, this collection of must-haves is FREE with any b-glowing.com purchase of $100 or more.
- Hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind makeup bag created by NYC-based designer Samantha Sleeper
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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 »
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.