Jun 28, 2010
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Jun 23, 2010
In removing and eliminating that yellowish stain to grey hair which is primarily caused by water, smoke and natural pollutants the best way is with clear glosses with a touch of blue or violet tone to it, but the first step is to wash the hair with a shampoo/cocktail a combination of shampoo and peroxide which will release any stains. The hair ends up looking greyer (chrome-like) which is what the tone should be if going completely grey.
Another wonder way to add a little dimension and shiny is doing very fine foil highlights as fine as angel hair pasta, adding back a little of the persons natural color before it went dishwater mouse. Overall the idea of having grey hair for anyone who either wants to go grey or is going grey and does not want to get rid of all of it and finding that right balance of blue-violet is the key to complementing the individuals skin. The right hair care products such as blue, violet, or silver enhancing shampoos and conditioners is an absolute must to maintaining a gorgeous head of grey, silver or white hair.
My recommended products:
Aveda Pure Plant & Flower Shampoo and Conditioner in Blue Malva
Jun 21, 2010
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Jun 16, 2010
How often should color treated hair be washed in the summer if your hair is dry ?
As a rule for me and my clients I prefer once a week or the most twice a week shampooing, no matter what season we are in. Washing our hair everyday when there is hair color present is one of the worst things women and men can do, first no matter what kind of products we use it still is a detergent (cleanser) and it removes sometimes important natural essential oils that dry hair needs. I also believe that 1 to 2x a week of shampooing does also help in preserving your hair color longer, and as for those that would debate this because of workouts, environmental pollutants, odors, smoke etc there are several ways that you can get around these challenges. Rinsing the hair thoroughly and applying a non-heavy conditioner only from the middle part of the hair to the ends does the trick, which leaves the hair conditioned, shinny and smelling great. Another key is to try not to use an abundance of styling aids; less is more and using the right hair styling products is yet another key to maintaining healthy hair without the need for daily washing. I am a stickler when it comes to my clients washing their hair on a daily bases, and I often recommend for those who truly can’t go without washing their hair more than twice a week a lighter non-evasive milder shampoo but in all cases the conditioner is the most important, remembering to keep the conditioner away from the roots.
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Simple, chic, elegant and comfortable describes the thong sandal and it has come a long way from its rubber or plastic beginnings, which were and still called, flip flops. Today there is a wide variety of thong sandals to pick from and the unique designs, and they’re not just worn to go to the beach but to the office, dinner or a special event. Besides a heel the thong sandal is considered to be one of the sexiest looks for footwear, and they can also be costly due to the materials and hardware some designers use, and whether a summer thong sandal is paired with a short skirt, long skirt, pants or jeans etc they look fantastic on a foot, keeping in mind the feet have to be well groomed (pedicure). So for those that want comfort plus style invest in a killer pair of summer thong sandals that will scream sexy feet.
Jun 9, 2010
The combat continues with the ever present brassy tones on blonde hair and it is true that bleached or lightened hair is more prone to having any impurities or stains show up, and can become brittle due to the chemical change. Since hair coloring goes through several stages it is essential to leave enough or even more time for the dye to have its full effect. I feel we need to process today’s blondes longer, adding 10 minutes more can make a huge difference in riding that unseen warmth that everyone hates and most hairdressers are too eager to wash the color off when it comes to blondes because they either feel that their timer is telling them to or "we think we see i'ts done" and of course the fear of breakage.
To eliminate this challenge it is more important to get that tone of blonde right the first time, not camouflaging it with toners which to me always come back dull and sometimes looking worse, think of it this way if the hair is open and porous and still contains warmth applying your toner acts like a temporary band-aid only. When the brassiness occurs a few weeks after the hair color has been done it might be attributed to the water, residues like iron and copper found in plumbing or the hair color has oxidized and absorbed as I mentioned impurities (environmental, smoke, medicines). And fighting this is easier with all the colored shampoos and conditioner available to us today. So before we are ready to wash off and tone a blonde push the color a little longer then apply the toner if you choose too, the blondes will all be happier for it.