A Forecast from Frederic Fekkai

Frederic Fekkai speaks to Fashion News Live about the upcoming style forecast for lovely locks summed up in three words: Shine. Volume. Texture… our three favorites!

“I have been waiting for the day to come when women finally embrace their natural curls.”
-Frederic Fekkai

Did you know that Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray is one of our all time bestsellers? Yep, he really knows his hair!

Bumble & bumble’s Sure Path to Curl Consciousness

Want to achieve Curl Consciousness? Just follow the advice of Bumble & bumble! This easy step-by-step guide will have you coaxing those curls into dreamy ringlets in no time…

Bumble & bumble Hot Mama ConditionerStep 1
Shampoo and Condition with the Curl Conscious Shampoo and Conditioner for your hair type. There are a few different types according to your curl type and hair thickness.

For fine to medium hair:
For medium to thick hair:
Step 2
Towel dry hair. Squeeze out water – do not rub!
Step 3
Starting with a quarter-size dollop, work Curl Cream into hair with fingers from roots to ends and from nape forward. Lots of hair? Lots of Curl Cream. Use enough to thoroughly coat.
For fine to medium hair: Bumble & bumble Curl Conscious Curl Cream Wavy Woman
For medium to thick hair: Bumble & bumble Curl Conscious Curl Cream Kinky Chick
Step 4
Comb through with a wide tooth comb.
Step 5
Gently lift sections of hair and corkscrew around your finger toward your face (clockwise at left of center part, counter-clockwise at right) and twirl tendril downward. The thicker the hair, the larger the section. The finer the hair, the smaller the section.
Step 6
Work from nape up to natural part.
Step 7
After each twirl, tenderly cup and press toward the scalp (don’t squash) and release. Repeat everywhere. Don’t obsess – too perfect curls look fake.
Step 8
Pick random pieces around the face and on top and repeat twirling, making sure they curl toward your face from the root.
Step 9
When nearly dry (80%), place fingers spread at the scalp and gently press hair upward for lift.
Step 10
Don’t comb, brush, fuss or fiddle. If you really must blow-dry, use a diffuser to minimize frizz.
Step 11
Be proud!
Watch B&b Curl Conscious in action!
With Bumble & bumble products it’s so easy to have the curls of your dreams! Visit our Bumble & bumble section for more information and product details.

-CurlyBelle

Flat Iron Curling Confusion No More!

Yes, creating curls with a flat iron can be tricky, but not if you watch this video. We just love YouTube… and curls! Go ahead, give it a try.

Not Enough Lather?

Biolage Bodifying ShampooBiolage Volumatherapie Tip: If your shampoo is not lathering, your hair is not wet enough. Add water, not more shampoo!

-StraightBelle

Abba Natural Ingredient List

Abba Hair CareAt StyleBell we are absolutely gaga over ABBA Pure and Natural Hair Care. The ingredient list on the shampoos, conditioners and styling products is so yummy…but what does is all mean? Here is a quick glossary of the key ingredients in the ABBA products we like so much, and how each herb and extract pampers your hair with a bounty of botanicals.

Key Ingredients:

Arnica – Herbal therapy for conditioning

Banana Extract – Certified organic, natural source of protein, calcium and potassium, great moisturizing agent for dry, brittle hair.

Biopen – An all natural preservative, utilizes a cocktail of herbal extracts that provide benefits to the hair in addition to acting as a product preservative.

Basil – Adds moisture and prevents split ends

Chamomile – Herbal therapy for conditioning

Cinnamon Bark Extract – Controls scalp and skin oil

Comfrey – Adds moisture and prevents split ends

Conditioning emollient and shiner – Provides sheen and lubricity

Echinacea – Adds moisture and prevents split ends

Fruitbio Complex – A complex of fruit acids in association with green tea found to smooth hair cuticle and repair damage. Works well on permed or color treated hair. 

Horsetail – Adds moisture and prevents split ends

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – Natural protein for added strength and increased hair moisturization.

Japanese Flower (Orange, Jasmine, Rose and Oak Moss) – Essences provide a balancing aromatherapeutic aura

Jojoba – Imparts moisture and shine

Lactic Acid – Natural AHA, derived from fermented beets, has intense hydrating properties

Lavender – Herbal therapy for conditioning

Lavender Flower Extract – Refreshes and soothes

Lemongrass and Orange Peel Oil – Provides added luster and sheen

Lupin Amino Acids – Small powerful proteins aid in moisture retention and increased hair strength.  

Moisturizing Phytoamine Biocomplex – Extracts, Proteins, and Amino acids, combined, to promote hair moisturization.

Oregano Extract – Natural anti-oxidants and antiseptics

Papaya Extract – Certified Organic, high in vitamins C and A, provides mild exfoliation properties and moisturizes hair and scalp.

Panthenol (Provitamin B) – Adds protective properties to hair, preventing breakage and helps moisturize, while building body and volume to hair. Increases shine and manageability and ease in combing.

Rice Bran Oil – Improves the condition and manageability of the hair.

Rosemary Extract – Adds luster and shine

Thyme Extract – Natural anti-oxidants and antiseptics

Wheat Gluten – Natural proteins for added strength and increased hair moisturization.

Wheat Protein – Rebuilds strength and elasticity to dry hair.

White Tea – Powerful antioxidant, which deactivates free radicals and oxidants providing healthier, shinier hair.  

Wow, that’s a lot of good-for-you botanicals and herbs all rolled into one best-selling line of hair care. Whether you are looking to add balance, moisture, or shine, maintain curls or color or just detoxify, you can experience the latest in plant, herbal and aroma therapies with ABBA, the secret to beautiful hair.

Feel free to check out our ABBA Hair Care section for specific product details.  

-Curly Belle