During the winter months, your heat goes up, the T.V. is on more often and your hair gets drier than any other time of the year. Combine this winter dryness with coloring your hair, blow-drying everyday, and using a thermal tool like a curling iron, and you have one big, moisture needing, frizzy, head of hair. Switching over from your regular shampoo and conditioner to a hydrating line will prove to be worlds of help. When you are trapped indoors with the heat blaring your hair is being dried out by the lack of moisture. Using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner will help improve the quality of your hair and add in that much needed moisture. If you use a lot of heat on your hair (i.e. blow dryer, flat iron, etc.)you should also be using a repairing treatment.
Latin name: ricinus communis oil
English name: castor oil
Traditionally used as a purgative, internally, castor oil can also be used for external use. It enters also into the composition of many hair care. But its use is not limited to hair, it also relates to the nails, eyelashes and eyebrows. It must be said that this oil is thick and viscous endowed remarkable cosmetic properties.
1. Protein Conditioner
Mix a dollop of mayonnaise (protein and conditioning) with an egg (protein) and apply to hair. Twist hair up on head and put on a shower cap so the heat speeds up the penetration. Leave on as long as desired, then rinse in cool or tepid water. Hot water will cook the egg, making it nearly impossible to get out!
**I really like this. I left it on for almost an hour one day, and it worked great! I had to shampoo my hair gently to get rid of the greasy mayonnaise, and then conditioned with my regular conditioner. It revitalized my hair, added softness, and shine! Big improvement!**
Any beauty insider worth her weight knows that Ted Gibson is the go-to hair stylist for a new cut, fresh color or just some hair lovin’ (plus, he is the nicest guy ever). Ted runs his own laid-back-but-super-chic salon on Fifth Avenue in NYC (tedgibsonsalon.com) and works with the likes of Angelina, Keira and Sarah Jessica for red carpet appearances, award shows and just every day A-lister existence. He has been kind enough to answer some of your most pressing hair questions, so check it out below, and if you are in the NYC area you might want to stop by the salon for some hair TLC.
Go to tedgibsonsalon.com for more info on Ted.
Q: What is the magic, and affordable, cure-all for brassy hair? Say the hair in question is light brown and has been dyed so (although it began life light brown, it was ‘highlighted’ and then dyed brown again… hello yucky metallic sheen).
A: Try Ted Gibson individual color shampoo and conditioner in Brazen Brown for glossy, silky, beautiful color. It corrects brassiness and metallic sheen, taking highlights back to its original application. (Editor’s note: Call the salon at 212-633-6333 for Ted’s Brazen Brown products. Aveda shampoo and conditioner in Clove can also help.)
|Ionic Hair Straightening – Q & A|
|What is “Ionic Hair Straightening”?||It is a process originated in Japan. It changes hair texture from frizzy curls or waves to silky smooth with “NO DAMAGE” and you never have to blow dry your hair again.|
|Do clients need to use special hair shampoo and conditioner after this process?||Yes, it is always the best to use hair product that is special designed for your hair need. For this you should recommend your clients to use product such as Crede and Deesse’s to keep the hair silky smooth.|
|Is this a process for everyone?||No, it works best on people who have problems with frizzy or wavy hair and people who have to spend hours blow drying to straighten it.|
Haven’t we all muttered this at one time or another? Well, our community of women have solutions for you! No matter what your hair challenge, frizzies, split ends, getting curls or an updo that will stay, our members have the answer!
I have huge, dry, curly hair and the only thing that works for me is Redken All-Soft. I guarantee after you use it for a week, you will notice a huge difference. I also put a dollop of Alterna Hemp Seed Straightener in afterwards. It doesn’t straighten my curly hair, but it relaxes the curl a little and makes it softer.
Apply a small amount of mousse (or styling balm or gel) evenly through partially dried hair to create volume and texture. Working from the underneath of the hair use your fingers to lift, tease and tousle the hair as you blow dry. Select small sections of hair, use your fingers to scrunch and apply heat. Direct the airflow of the dryer from the ends of your hair towards the roots to maximize fullness. If you prefer, you can use a dryer with a finger diffuser to give even more tousle. You can also use a small curling iron to touch up the ends if you wish. Then work molding or styling paste through with your fingers to create texture. Avoid using combs or brushes on the finished style to maintain absolute tousle.