January 2nd, 2013
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We think you should make these 5 hair resolutions for 2013! 

We think you should make these 5 hair resolutions for 2013! 

October 10th, 2012
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Dry winter months can wreck havoc on our hair. Don’t let the season dictate the health of your locks - take action with Intense Recovery Conditioning Mask!

Dry winter months can wreck havoc on our hair. Don’t let the season dictate the health of your locks - take action with Intense Recovery Conditioning Mask!

March 28th, 2012
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The Secret to Long Hair


If you guessed the key to long, strong, healthy hair lies in the scalp, then guess again because the real root of Rapunzel-like lengths is actually in the tips.

Hair grows approximately half an inch a month or up to six inches per year. Assuming that you’re in fairly good health, invest in regular maintenance, and shy away from scissors, it will continue to accumulate over time until it reaches the end of its growth phase and begins shedding from the root. Losing about 50 to 100 strands a day is totally normal, but if it seems like more you should consult a physician as hair loss can be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

"But I’ve done all that," you say, "and it’s still not growing!" Then it’s time to blame breakage. Breakage is when the hair strand becomes severed at any point other than the root and it’s usually caused by one of three things—heat damage, mechanical damage, or chemical damage. Heat damage is caused by evaporating the hair’s protective moisture barrier with heat-styling tools causing it to become brittle; mechanical damage is caused by improper styling techniques and/or tools causing micro tears that expand over time; and chemical damage is caused by incorrect or excessive use of strand-altering substances like perms or dyes causing soft spots.

To keep your length, you want tokeep the oldest section of your hair—the ends—out of harm’s way. Here are a few tips:

To beat heat damage…after you wash, wait until your hair is at least 60 to 80 percent dry before blow drying, focus the heat more on your roots than your ends, and always use a heat protectant.

To beat mechanical damage…only use a wide-tooth comb to detangle wet hair, choose metal-free hair ties or clips when wearing your hair up, and wear low-maintenance styles.

To beat chemical damage…if color-treating at home, enlist the help of a trusted friend to help mix and apply the solution evenly, and always visit a salon professional for texture-altering treatments like the Brazilian Blow-out.
March 26th, 2012
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The Sleek Blowout

 

THE PREP
1. Begin with freshly-washed hair. Clean hair will help your blowout last longer.
2. Blot hair with a towel to remove excess moisture. Don’t rub as this will create frizz.
3. Apply Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment to hair from root to tips to create texture, seal the cuticle, and help protect hair from the heat. Do not rinse.
5. Follow with a small amount of Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil to help smooth hair.

THE TECHNIQUE
6. Pin hair back with clips. Take out one section at a time to dry. Use a paddle brush or round brush to blow-dry.
7. Starting at the top of each hair section, point the nozzle of the blow dryer downward on the hair and dry down to the tips, smoothing down the cuticles. Repeat with each section.

THE FINISH
8. Once hair is completely dry, set it with cool air. Apply a very small amount of Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil to the ends of the hair to keep it shiny and smooth.

A KEEP IT SLEEK TIP:
Your blowout should last 2-3 days. If hair begins to feel greasy or limp, revitalize it with Re-energize Dry Shampoo

Learn more and order The Sleek Blowout Kit

February 29th, 2012
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How Often to Wash Your Hair

It’s no surprise that approximately 93% of the U.S. population wash their hair daily. After all, shampoo smells great, feels great, and makes your hair look great—and you can never have too many good hair days. Although what shampooing once a day (or more) can also make you have is worn out strands.


Think about it: hair grows on average half an inch a month and the longer your hair is, the more time it has spent being exposed to the elements and your styling preferences making it incredibly delicate. And the more you wash it, the more you are stripping away its natural oils that act as a barrier against damage.

That’s not to say that you should stop soaping up because waiting too long between washes can be just as problematic. When oils are left on the scalp for long periods of time mixed with styling products and environmental residue, it can create the perfect setting for more serious skin concerns like clogged pores, inflammation, and irritation.

To find your perfect schedule, pay attention to your hairs’ needs. If your hair is on the dry side, stick to washing every other day or a few times a week. But if your hair is oily, you might need to wash more often. To help you hold out, try using a dry shampoo on the days you don’t wash, shampooing just your scalp, or alternating between shampooing and rinsing with conditioner.

Try glo essentials Re-Energize Dry Shampoo in brunette or colorless

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