Happy Philly Tech Week!
Like many others who remember Ronald Reagan’s presidency, my love for technology is pretty insecure. I regard my smartphone the way a guy might date a supermodel: I want it, even though I know it’s only a matter of time before it flakes out.
So last week, in the middle of a series of errands I was running in an unfamiliar area, my GPS just died. Blank screen. Game over.
I. Lost. It. Ripped the thing from its dash mount, shook it, actually shouted at it, “WHY DID YOU TAKE ME HERE ONLY TO LEAVE MEEEE?!” and sobbed for the full length of a Katy Perry song before realizing I could just ask for directions.
So this week as we celebrate the greatest of the latest in everything (phones! tablets! games!), let’s remember the old standbys that will always have our back. Thank you, nice guy at the gas station, for setting me straight.
And cheers, Brian Gallagher from Hair Magazine – his top hair tips remind us that even the newest trends & techniques rely on a foundation of strong, healthy hair.
Brian Gallagher’s top 10 hair tips:
1. Always invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner – it can mean the difference between a good or bad hair day.
2. Never subject hair to excessive direct heat from styling tools – use a protective styling product first.
3. You are what you eat – healthy hair and skin is a sign that you are fueling your body well. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and supplement your diet with lots of oily fish, packed with omega 3 oils which are essential for glossy locks.
4. Don’t overload your hair with styling products as this can make it dull and lifeless.
5. Take care when using hairspray – many contain alcohol as the fixing agent which can dry out hair, especially colored styles which tend to be more porous.
6. Have hair trimmed every 8 weeks, even if you are growing it. This helps reduce split ends and ensures a style looks sharp and healthy.
7. When combing wet hair, always use a wide-toothed comb to remove knots and prevent stretching or breaking the strands.
8. When coloring hair, always seek the advice of a professional hairdresser – particularly if lightening. It takes a skilled eye to get the correct shade to match your skin tone and to ensure your hair is not exposed to a potentially damaging result.
9. When tying long hair back into a bun or ponytail, never ever use a rubber band as this can cause breakage – a covered elastic is the gentle option.
10. During sun exposure, use a protective oil on hair to prevent color fade and dryness.
It’s not rocket science but healthy, beautiful hair isn’t just a matter of lather, rinse, repeat. How much do you know about shine? Try these five Shiny Hair tips for ultimate polish.
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After 35, most stylists agree it’s either Bangs or Botox.
“A simple snip could have the same overall effect on your forehead as those paralyzing toxins,” points out stylist and salon owner Suki Duggan of Donsuki Townhouse Salon in NYC. “A lot of my clients are asking me for bangs as a way to hide their imperfections.”
Swapping pricey non-essentials like Botox and turning to bangs lets you conceal brow lines and look trendy all at once!
(source: Cut&Color magazine)
With today’s technology we can use two color effects that will keep the hair healthier and shinier: semi-permanent and demi-permanent hair color.
A semi-permanent color is translucent thereby putting a colored gloss or stain over the hair. It is formulated to adhere to the cuticle. There are three major benefits when using semi-permanent color.
- Locked in moisture and protein making the hair healthier.
- A smooth silky surface which gives the hair a shiny gloss.
- An opportunity to see your hair in a different color without being permanent.
Demi-permanent can cover grey hair and or lift ones natural level to a softer slightly lighter tone by using a milder formula than permanent. Demi-permanent color is a cross between permanent color and semi-permanent. Permanent color is opaque and mono-chromatic, therefore it leaves a noticeable line of demarcation at regrowth. Demi-permanent gives you the best of both worlds lasting as long as a permanent color.
- Stains the hair leaving a more natural glossy look.
- Softly lifts ones own color to a more desired natural tone.
- Natural highlighting is more easily achieved with considerably less processing time.
- It covers grey while leaving less of a line of demarcation at regrowth.
- Achieves all this while leaving your hair healthy and shiny.
Unleash your true hue: Who knew? Hair color is like Female Viagra! The act of coloring your hair may make you feel more adventurous in and out of the sack. Study volunteers rated how alluring they felt before and after hitting the bottle. Post-colorfest, the women’s feelings of confidence and attractiveness shot up — no matter what the new shade. They also reported feeling sexier. Previous research has shown a relationship between self-esteem and sexual motivation, says co-author Mark Sergent, Ph.D. (Women’s Health)
“It’s inevitable that hair will become damaged to some degree, especially with all the stress and trauma cause by the sun, pollution, coloring, chemical process, styling products, and heat based styling tools. Damaged hair can be dull, course, and even hard to style. The easiest way to get rid of incurred damage is to cut off the affected portions — but you can reduce the extent of damage that your hair endures by keeping it protected and keeping it well moisturized.”
Over the next 6 weeks we will post the steps and make suggestions to assure your hair always looks and feels it’s best. This week will be...
Special Care for wet hair.
You should treat your hair with extra care when it is wet. Hair is at it’s strongest when dry, and while wet it is damaged more easily. That is due to the fact that the cuticle is open, making it weak and easier to break, and can become damaged.
- Avoid towel drying too roughly because it will cause friction resulting in hair breakage. Instead use your fingers to squeeze out excess the moisture, or gently blotting it.
- Always use a low pH(2-4) finishing rinse to close the cuticle and restore hair to a shiny and silky state.
- When combing hair, section vertically and comb from ends up.
- Blow dry roots first, then continue to style ends.
Minton, Elise, ed. “Stop Damage.” New Beauty Feb. 2010: 108-09. Print.
Dull dry hair help is here!
Stop damage in its tracks with quick trip to a hair care professional who provides a very special treatment known as a gloss, sealant or “overlay.” Whatever you call it, this 20-minute treatment is like a miracle — it boosts color & shine while protecting every strand of your tresses with a moisturizing sheen.
Drugstores sell similar “gloss” or “glaze” products, and while these can be helpful they do not provide the same intensive conditioning nor the long-term protection that only a salon is equipped to provide (a heat lamp is often used to “set” the overlay).
If your hair seems to be brittle, has split ends, and lacks shine, we suggest investing in a professional service of deep conditioning and a sealing gloss. The treatment moisturizes the hair while realigning the cuticle with positive ions providing shine, and smoothness. The hair glosses are translucent; therefore any color you choose from clear to the most natural or exciting shades will leave your hair with the most incredible silky feeling. They last 6-8 weeks.
The entire Rene Furterer KARITE line is intensely nourishing and naturally luxurious. Karite is the nut that shea butter is derived from.
The shampoo cleans and nourishes very dry damaged hair. It leaves hair soft and easy to manage because of it’s restructuring properties. The benefit of shea butter is that it’s rich in essential fatty acids and has a natural UV filter. Other ingredients include copra oil which is highly nourishing, and phospholipids that have repairing qualities. It’s pH is 5.0. It has no silicones, no parabens, nor sodium chloride.
The conditioner deeply restructures the hair shaft. It gives exceptional softness and silkiness, while providing optimal protection and nutrition to the hair. It also has shea butter and phospholipids and quince pectin for smoothing. It’s pH is 4.0. It has no sulfates or sodium chloride.
With all the great color techniques available — tints, glosses, a rainbow of semi/demi permanent shades, just to name a few –it’s important to consider hair products that will preserve your hair color as long as possible, and keep you hair in top condition as well.
With each shampoo, color loses its intensity. The hair has been altered by successive color-processing, and is dry and brittle. To preserve long-lasting vibrant color, and regain healthy, hair, Renee Furterer has selected two natural, active ingredients.
- Okara extract: Soy protein is similar to the keratin structure, repairs and restructures hair. Leaving hair soft, detangled, and radiant.
- Hamamelis extract: Locks color pigments in the keratin, preserving the color intensity. Acts as a natural UV filter.
All Okara products (shampoo, conditioner, and leave-ins) contain exclusive CPF (color protection factor) which range from 70-80% protection.