Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How to Use Argan Oil

Nourishing Hair, Skin and Nails with Argan Oil

Ever wonder how to correctly use your precious vile of Argan oil? This liquid gold elixir has been utilized for many uses for centuries. Here are a few suggestions to help add hydration to your skin, hair and cuticles.

On Skin

For face and neck, it can be used in place of other moisturizing creams or lotions once or twice a day to prevent dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and help keep the skin soft and supple. Use around the eyes to prevent fine lines and promote skin elasticity. If using pure raw Argan oil, only a two to three drops are required for your whole face and neck. Argan oil will absorb completely into the skin and will not clog pores or leave a greasy feeling. Argan oil also makes a very good makeup base.

For hands and body, ...

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Monday, March 28, 2016

BosVolumize Texturizing Spray by Bosley Professional Strength

BosVolumize Texturizing Spray

Bosley 
Professional Strength has just launched BosVolumize Texturizing Spray for thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair. This new spray finishes any style with texture and long lasting, weightless volume. The clear, anti-flaking formula may help improve the look and feel of damaged hair. Humidity resistant, it also helps to create styled texture with a flexible hold.

To use, shake can. Hold 10-12 inches from the head and spray evenly to hold final look.

Available at Ulta.com and BeautyBrands.com



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Schwarzkopf Hair Repair Advice

Help for Dry and Brittle Hair

Straight silky hair does not only look beautiful. 
It also feels sensuous.

Silky soft hair is beautiful and feels appealing to the touch. Luckily, almost every hair can quickly be changed from dry, brittle, and unmanageable to supple, shiny hair. We help you make your hair your crowning glory once again. Follow a few easy steps and enjoy the luster of healthy looking hair

How would you describe your hair? Would you use words like obstinate, brittle, damaged, dull or worse? All your hair needs is fat, moisture, and TLC. By nature, the cuticles covering every hair are smoothly tiled to create on even light-reflecting surface. This smooth surface is disturbed in damaged hair; the cuticles do not form the naturally tight even surface. In this state, the outer hair cuticles reflect little light. As a result damaged hair looks dull and lifeless.

Consistent proper care will provide your hair with vitality and silky shine. The steps to hair with a healthy glow will be quick and easy once you know what to do and what not to do.

1st Step: The Shampoo


Use a mild shampoo with potent conditioners. It is important to massage the conditioning shampoo directly onto the scalp keeping the shampoo away from the ends as much as possible. Rinse out the shampoo but stop rinsing when the hair still feels silky soft. Very damaged hair needs treatments, which are designed to repair damaged hair.

2nd Step: Drying Your Hair

Blow-dry your hair from the roots toward the hair ends rather than the other way around. This is easier on the hair cuticles and minimises frizz. Using this technique will help you keep your hair shiny.

3rd Step: Styling

Hair oil is the ultimate remedy for dull looking hair. Even a trace of hair oil brings back the luster and supple nature of hair. Fly-away hair will behave properly if you treat it with gloss or moisture spray.

Other Dry Hair Remedies

Aside from the proper hair care, regular scalp massages can prevent hair from drying out by stimulating the blood flow to the scalp. Brushing your hair from the roots to the hair ends also helps. Every brush stroke carries the sebum from the scalp toward the hair ends. Brushing will make your hair supple and provide deep luster.

In his video, Schwarzkopf hair expert Armin Morbach shares with you his expertise in treating damaged hair. Your hair will be supple and shiny in no time at all!



For more hair help, visit:schwarzkopf.com.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Elixir Ultime Original Oil by Kerastase

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Oil

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Oil is a versatile oil that provides softness and nourishment. It delivers deep conditioning and nourishment with 24 hours anti-humidity protection. Four essential oils add softness and smoothness and help restore hair fiber,
reduce split ends and resist breakage.This blend of precious scented oils works for all hair types, offering thermal resistance with faster drying time.
Oleo-Complexe:

· Maize Oil: Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine

· Pracaxi Oil: Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair

· Camellia Oil: Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine

· Argan Oil: Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors

Multi-use oil may be applied the following ways:

· Pre-Cleanse: Apply to brushed hair and rinse out before applying shampoo to remove impurities.

· Pre-Blow Dry: Apply to towel-dried hair and blow dry as normal for additional protection.

· Finishing: Work into the ends of the hair to control frizz, smooth and style

· Touch-up: Apply a drop to ends throughout the day for a touch of shine as needed

http://www.kerastase.com/en/hair-care-elixir-ultime


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Hair Pillow


The Hair Pillow


I came across an interesting find the other day… It's call The Hair Pillow. It's inspired by the traditional headrests used by Japanese Geisha. Basically it is a uniquely shaped pillow designed to help women preserve their hairstyles overnight while providing a comfortable night's sleep. I can see how that would be helpful, especially after a salon visit.

According to their website, The Hair Pillow is made with a breathable 233 thread count with a smooth cotton outer shell. The satin pillow case prevents hair breakage and dryness, restoring moisture to the hair while also preventing sleep wrinkles in the hair. Interesting concept!

HairPillow.com



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dry Shampoo Guide

Dry Shampoo Guide

Have you seen those cans of dry shampoo at the store and been wondering about them? Next time you should do yourself a favor and pick one up. Trust me, it will change your life. And it's so easy to use too--you just spray it on dry hair (like aerosol hair spray, usually), let it sit for a few minutes, and then brush it out. Let's talk about when dry shampoo can be a game-changer, shall we?

When to use dry shampoo:

1. When you don't feel like washing your hair
If you have always wanted to be one of those girls who can get a perfect blow-out on Wednesday and still be rocking it for your Saturday evening date, but unfortunately after 24 hours are in desperate need of wash, dry shampoo can be the solution you’ve been looking for. Dry shampoo can be a serious time-saver, keeping you from having to wash and re-style your hair every morning. It's a fantastic product because it absorbs the grease from your hair and even makes it smell nice so you don't have to worry about all the styling that needs to happen after washing with traditional shampoo. If you're the type that can go a few days without washing anyway, dry shampoo can help you stretch your unwashed hair even longer.

2. When you want to turn up the volume
Do you ever have those days where you’re not feeling great about your hair and you can't get it to do anything interesting? Spray a little dry shampoo on your roots and voila, you've got volume. Dry shampoo will keep your hair from looking limp and lifeless, and it won't give you that icky-sticky feeling that comes from hair spray.

3. When you need some serious texture
If you struggle with getting your hair to stay styled or hold a curl, and you’ve tried everything - special curling shampoos, curling mousse, blow drying around a round brush, heavy duty hair spray, hot curlers, etc. – dry shampoo might be the ticket you’ve been looking for. Dry your hair, spray it with dry shampoo, curl it, and then admire your fabulous, curly or styled mane all day long. 


Choosing the right dry shampoo for you:


It’s important to recognize your hair type and know that all dry shampoos won’t work for you or be all they are hyped up to be. If you’re considering a dry shampoo, check out http://www.reviews.com/dry-shampoo/. They looked at over 50 dry shampoo brands, comparing them and making recommendations for the best dry shampoo for you.

Friday, March 11, 2016

FHI Heat Runway IQ Session Styling System - GIVEAWAY

The Next Generation of Hot Rollers

The professional FHI Heat Runway IQ Session Styling Rapid Hair System instantly creates the look of glamorous body, volume, curls and waves. Runway IQ’s ground-breaking technology heats rollers to an ideal temperature in just 8 seconds. 
Temperature controlled base heats each hot roller up to an optimum temperature for locking in incredible body, volume, curls, waves and movement.

Self-gripping rollers and grip clips are perfect for creating hard to hold styles and up styles. Roller Grip Clips are developed specifically to work with hot rollers to provide additional hold and support.

The Starter Kit is a the perfect introduction to this new styling system containing (1) Rapid Heating Base, (4) Small Rollers, (4) Medium Rollers, (4) Large Rollers and (12) Grip Clips. You can also purchase additional hot rollers, which are available in sets of 4 and in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large. Make your own customized hot roller set with unlimited size and quantity combinations.


One lucky US-based winner will receive their very own starter kit, which is valued at $199.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Flake-Free Solutions

Ditch the Itch this Winter

The dry air of winter months often brings fun little white flakes that manage to dot dark winter wardrobe at the most inappropriate of times. Yes, we’re talking dandruff here folks and it’s an embarrassing itch that simply needs to go away!

Between arid winter air, blasting heaters, less frequent brushing or shampooing (you know it happens), and regular use of circulation stomping woolen hats, colder months seem to be the most active season for the scratchy matter.

In addition to the contagious fungal form of dandruff, flakes can also be caused by a buildup of hair products, improper diet, use of certain medications or aggravated by high amounts of stress. There are also hormonal, hereditary and allergic issues to take into consideration but those may be best left up to your doctor for treatment.


Click here for some suggestions for combating flakes. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

SignatureBlonde by ColorProof

ColorProof SignatureBlonde

Be bright, bold and beautifully blonde with 
ColorProof SignatureBlonde.  Designed to illuminate, brighten and replenish blonde, bleached or silver color-treated hair, these revitalizing formulas cancel brassy and yellow tones while nourishing hair from the inside out. Radically repair your hair and restore your signature shade.
  • Proprietary sulfate-free, salt-free blend of 11 surfactants provides extra gentle cleansing with increased color retention
  • Pure violet pigment instantly neutralizes brassy and yellow tones 
  • Optimum levels of strength-building Keravis and soy protein propelled by Nanotechnology take active ingredients deeper into the hair shaft to increase tensile strength, fortify and repair 
  • Exclusive oil blend of Abyssinian, Safflower and Chamomile nourishes, smooths and delivers luminous, glossy shine 
  • Advanced ColorLast System provides unsurpassed color and heat protection


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own.