Strengthen and UPGRADE your hair in FIVE easy steps


Everyone deserves an UPGRADE.  Especially your hair. These FIVE EASY steps will enhance your everyday and will make your hair feel healthier, shinier, and more manageable. 


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Shampoo and Conditioner 


Both shampoo and conditioner have a significant impact on the way your hair looks and feels. Shampoo is your FIRST step in creating the style you want to achieve.  Conditioner is the second. Do your research.  If you are investing in color, stick with a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner that will increase longevity.   Pureology is always my number ONE recommendation.  This company offers several options that accommodate every hair type.  Not interested in Pureology? There are TONS of different options and price points on Ulta and Sephora.  Both websites have an excellent review system that allow the consumer to  dive into what the product does and how its going to perform. 


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Heat Protection


Protecting your hair from heat will increase the strength of your hair significantly.  Applying a leave-in heat protectant or spray is the most important step before applying ANY heat to your hair.  Blowdryers, curling irons and flat irons cause the MOST long term damage.  Protect your hair. End of Story. 


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Tools 


Tools are a part of everyday life. Blowdryers, flat irons and curling irons play a huge role in upgrading your hair and achieving the ultimate style.

Blowdryers

The single most important investment you will make.  It's the first tool we use to enhance the way our hair looks. Buying a CHEAP blowdryer that overheats and torches your hair is silly.  Spend an average of a 100-200 to see long term results.  Investing in a blowdryer will protect your hair from heat damage and save on drying time.  WIN/WIN 

Does your blowdryer have a concentrator?  What is a concentrator?

 The protective attachment that locks into the end of the blowdryer.  EVERY blowdryer comes with a concentrator.  This will decrease the focal concentration of heat and prevent long term damage to your hair.  If it comes in the box, USE IT.  It will benefit you and your hair. 

Flat Irons and Curling irons

 I use both a flat iron and curling iron everyday.  Investing in Ceramic or Tourmaline is a common question.  Here is the breakdown. 

Should I use Ceramic or Tourmaline?

Ceramic

Ceramic has an excellent reputation for high quality results by stylist and at-home users.  It is a non-metallic inorganic material that produces negative ions.  It heats up quickly and distributes heat evenly.  More expensive and higher quality ceramic irons are made of full ceramic plates. However, common ceramic flat irons are made of aluminum or titanium plates, coated with ceramic.  While this still makes a  high performance flat iron, prolonged use can cause the ceramic to wear away, exposing the non-ceramic plate, which could cause snagging, uneven heat distribution, and harsher heat. 
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Tourmaline

Tourmaline is the the newest in heat style technology.  IT is a crystalline mineral that is produced organically and used to act the plates of a flatiron.  This precious- gemstone can produce six times more negative ions that ceramic.  "It's often infused into Ceramic and Titanium plates to produce even straighter, shinier results. 
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Confused? Reviews are your best resource when purchasing any tool. 


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Treatments/Protein 


What is the best treatment for my hair?

How frequently should I do a treatment?

 These are common questions I get asked daily.  Building a healthy foundation of treatments will enhance the strength of your hair.  Treatments and spray in protein are always at the top of my list.  Here is the breakdown.

Treatments and protein repair hair quickly.  Use a mask once a week and leave it on for a solid 20-30 minutes.  The mask I am obsessing over currently is the Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque.  It helps strengthen and deeply condition.  It boosts strength and reduces breakage PLUS it enhances color radiance.  WIN.  It is EVERYTHING and you can find it HERE.

What is Protein and how does it benefit my hair?

Spray in protein is HUGE addition to your hair care routine and should be used once a month. Loreal Professional Power Kera-Recharge is my absolute favorite.  Loreal vials repair weak, fragile, very dry, or damaged hair.  They are concentrated with a pro-keratin(protein) complex that reinforces and rebuilds hair over time.  Extremely concentrated and powerful.  You can find them HERE


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Vitamins


What are the essential vitamins for hair care?

Vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3) have been shown to be essential for hair growth.  To maintain shiny, healthy hair and provide the nutrients your hair needs, maintain a balanced diet with these top vitamins for hair growth.  These vitamins work to promote healthy hair and your longest, thickest and fastest possible hair growth.

How does Biotin help hair grow?

Biotin is a B-vitamin complex sometimes called Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H.  Your body produces it in the intestines and it is also found in foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and egg yolks.  Biotin deficiency can cause hair loss. Biotin promotes hair growth by renewing the hair follicles that are already growing.  Biotin supplements in your diet can result in thicker, fuller and healthier looking hair.  The daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Extra Strength vitamin supplements for women hair growth contains a total of 240 mcg. of Biotin (Vitamin B7), which is 80% of the average adult’s recommended daily value (RDA).

How does Vitamin C give you healthy hair?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties.  Vitamin C is important for the production of an essential protein called collagen, which makes up about one-third of your body, including skin, ligaments and hair.  As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to protect against damage that free radicals can cause to body tissues. Free radicals can damage hair, making it brittle and weak.  Dry and splitting hair due to a Vitamin C deficiency may lead to hair loss or excessive hair shedding. Your daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplements contains 118 mg. of Vitamin C, which is nearly twice the RDA for an average adult.  For men, your daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Man hair loss supplements contains a total of 30 mg. of Vitamin C, which is 100% of the average adult’s RDA. 

Essential vitamin supplements can stop hair breakage

Whether it’s due to age, hormonal changes, everyday stress or over-styling, men and women’s hair can become damaged and can suffer breakage or excess shedding.  Vitamins for hair loss help to maintain healthy and conditioned hair and scalp by supplying essential nourishment.  This helps maintain the best possible environment for healthy hair growth and reduces hair damage and hair breakage. 

All vitamin information provided by
http://www.viviscal.com/best-hair-vitamins


ENHANCE your hair and style IQ.



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