Dry Winter Hair? Need Some Condtioning? Redken to the Rescue

redken_real_control_overnight_treatAre you in major need of deep conditioning due to drag of the winter months.  I have noticed that my hair is definitely more on the frizzy side.  I have found the answer!  I discovered a few weeks ago the Redken Real Control Overnight Treat Deep Conditioning treatment!  The treatment is a mousse like substance.  You brush it in your hair before you sleep and wash it out in the morning.  I was worried that it may make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep or transfer on my pillow.  No problems here.  It didn’t even feel greasy or heavy. The treatment was completely absorbed in my hair within a few minutes.

This is definitely worth a try.  Check it out at Redken.com.

My Secret to Maintaining Tangle Free Curly Hair

ouidad-boostOuidad is my new brand!  Celebrity stylist Ouidad, think Sarah Jessica Parker and Minnie Driver, created a line of products that are specifically designed for curly hair.  She’s a stylist. She’s a salon owner. She’s an educator. She’s an author. But most importantly, she’s a woman with curly hair. For years Ouidad struggled with her own head of curls, which led her to dedicate the past 30 years of her life to building a respected reputation as “THE curly hair expert.”

Ouidad realized that curly hair tends to be dehydrated due to its spiral structure. Straight hair’s cuticle (hair’s protective outermost layer) has a smooth, resistant surface. Curly hair’s cuticle layer is lifted away from the hair shaft causing the hair to lose moisture, resulting in dry, frizzy unmanageable hair. When the molecular layer is filled with amino acids and proteins, the hair will have its own internal weight and will not react to humidity. Why? The answer is simple: there is no room for water to seep in, so hair looks smoother, shinier, and it behaves.  Quidad has been able to launch specific products that are designed to boost a curly hair girl’s inner curly beauty!

My definite must have from this line is the Ouidad Botanical Boost Conditioning and Refreshing Spray!  The Bontanical Boost is a lightweight leave-in conditioner chock full of soothing, moisturizing and restoring vitamins, amino acids and botanical extracts.  It is the ideal detangler and refresher for curls and body.  In the morning when I wake up I spray a little on throughout my hair because of course I can’t get my locks wet.  I selectively comb through and it is completely revitalized.  I love it so much I use it on my kids!!!  Get more information at Ouidad.   I am sure you will love it.

Kerastase Launches SPECIFIQUE

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Hey all Kerastase lovers out there, and I know there are tons, we have some very exciting news!

Kerastase has just launched SPECIFIQUE – specialist treatments that deliver in-depth solutions for a number of scalp concerns. SPECIFIQUE is the first range from Kérastase that provides solutions for those with dandruff, oily scalp or thinning hair.  In addition to addressing scalp concerns and acting as a treatment line while symptoms persist, this advanced collection allows SPECIFIQUE to address the problem without compromising the overall healthy look of hair.  We all need that!
 
SPECIFIQUE has three separate lines that solve the following hair problems: 
 
DANDRUFF – An overabundance of micro-organisms on the scalp, specifically yeast, lead to an excess build-up of cell clusters, which eventually break apart, forming dandruff. 

OILY SCALP – This condition is the result of an over-stimulated sebaceous gland, which produces excess sebum, forcing it to eventually travel the hair fiber and weigh the hair down.

THINNING HAIR – Internal factors cause many hair types to grow differently, sometimes resulting in hair that eventually becomes finer and suffers from loss of density.

Kerastase always creates stellar products for all to use.  Bravo for creating products that really touch on issues that are faced by women, like thinning hair!  There are so few products dedicated to the health of our hair.

Product review to come very soon.  For more information please visit Kerastase today.

Clean Your Hairbrush!

Does your hairbrush look like it just came out of battle?  Don’t worry I know exactly what you mean!  I found the perfect gadget that helps you keep your hairbrush tidy for as long as you have it. 

Olivia Garden, the maker of awesome hair brushes, has just launched a hair brush cleaner.  It definitely is an interesting looking gadget but don’t let the looks fool you – it really works.  You can use the larger side to rake through the brush bristles and the smaller side to clean a specific area of the brush. 

With a few simple swipes all of the hair and grime comes right off!  This definitley prolongs the life of your brush.  I love it!  Check it out at Oliva Garden

Hillary Duff’s 21st Birthday & Pureology

Happy Birthday Hillary’s Duff!  Hillary’s 21st birthday was on Saturday and of course Hillary had to swing it in complete Duff style with beau, Mike Comrie.  Hillary was spotted before the big bash on the streets of NY at a local Children’s bookstore ubber casual.  Insiders have told StyleBell that each of the guests at the cozy bash, including sis Haylie and Nick Zano, received a Pureology gift basket including the Pureology Nano Shampoo and Nano Conditioner, Pureology Thickening Mist, and the Pureology Nano Wax.    

Whats good for Hillary’s friends and family is good for me.  I had to get my hands on the Pureology Nano Shampoo and Conditioner.  The Pureology Nano line of products includes, of course, Nano technology which helps to streghthen, moisturize, and improve your overall hair condition.  Added benefit Pureology is known to help retain hair color and has zerosulfates.

So lets put it to the test.  I opened the shampoo bottle and felt the consistency and smell.  It has a very luxurious feel to it and the smell is incredible, a cross between Jasmine and Roses.  I love it.  I used both the shampoo and conditioner and I really felt a noticable difference in my hair.  My hair was softer, manageable, and had an incredible shine.  Although the conditioner is supposed to be on the heavier side it did not weigh my hair down.  I have darker hair so many times the deeper conditioners can make my hair look greasy.  Not with the Pureology Nano.  I give this combo a definite thumbs up.  I know you all will love it!

Need Help Keeping Your Hair Color?

Do you spend a good deal of money and time getting the perfect hair color?  Color can dramatically change your look and overall appearance within one application.  It is a great way to lift an “in the rut” look.  The problem comes in managing that color.  Washing and rinsing with the incorrect shampoo can leave your stunning color not so stunning.  Here is our guide to keeping that color at it its peak.

Top Pick for Color Protecting Shampoo
Davines Nounou Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

Top Pick for Color Protecting Conditioner
ABBA Pure Color Protect Conditioner Creme Masque

Best All Natural Color Protect Remedy

1) Take a ripe avocado, yes the fruit, and crush up.  Massage into your hair and scalp and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes.  Your will be soft and silky and you will praise the color retention! 
2) Do you have a brown to dark brown hair?  Try this coffee inspired deep conditioning system.  Mix ground coffee or espresso beans with your conditioner.  Apply to hair and leave in for 20 – 25 minutes.  Rinse out.

CHI Flat Iron with Free Travel Bag and Mat!

Limited Time Only!  One of our faves the CHI Flat Iron is on sale!  The CHI Ceramic Original Flat Iron includes a FREE Heatproof Travel Bag Storage Mat , with every purchase! At a $19.95 value this is deal you do not want to miss! This free StyleBell Heatproof Travel Bag Storage Bag is a thermal resistant heat proof pouch that keeps your iron clean and organized when not in use. We all can use one of those! Remember this is a limited time offer and only while supplies last so get your CHI hair straightener today.

Is Natural Beachy the New Look?

Kate Hudson's Beachy Hair

Kate Hudson

So I have to admit I have been tempted to put my flat iron aside and let my hair go au natural wavy!  What has gotten in to me.  I always tell my bff’s that I can feel the trends.  I guess it comes with the territory.  So my quoted on next hair trend is the au natural beachy look.  How to get this look is as easy as waking up in the morning.  I have been using some incredible beach curl enhancing sprays that really work in creating a very subtle wave that is very natural.  My top picks:

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray

 Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Although the summer is almost over your hair will look fab in its au natural state with a little pick me up.  Very sexy and very now.