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

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.

PureOlogy the Answer to Dandruff!

Pureology DandruffDo you have tell tale signs of dry scalp and the dreaded dandruff?  It definitely happens to the best of us so don’t fret.  We have the answer.  You will never guess but PureOlogy has launched a fab new dandruff treatment to help relieve us of those pesky white flakes, ZeroSulfate DandruffScalpCure Shampoo and DandruffScalpCure HairCondition.  Not only is DandruffScalpCure fantastic on color treated hair it also contains a certified organic botanical blend of mushrooms, green tea and burdock root to calm and soothe the scalp while protecting, strengthening and hydrating hair!  That is one powerful treatment that will not further harm our scalp.  Bonus like all PureOlogy products, DandruffScalpCure is 100% Vegan and is never tested on animals.

“Women no longer have to compromise great hair color in order to address the problems associated with dandruff,” notes Dalia Levi, Director, Global Marketing for PureOlogy. 
 
What is the secret to the miracle cure?  The treatment is comprised of 2% Pyrithione Zinc which helps to fight the scalp scaling, itching and flaking associated with dandruff as well as prevent the recurrence of dandruff-related symptoms with regular use.  

“Using an intense 2% dose of Pyrithione Zinc is something that sets these products apart from others in the industry,” adds Levi.

I know sometimes we all need a litte help and PureOlogy is our answer!  Product review to come soon.

Kate Hudson Hair Care Line: David Babaii for Wild Aid!

kate hudson hair care david babaii wild aidDavid Babaii and Kate Hudson have teamed up to launch a super inspirational line of eco-friendly hair products, David Babaii for Wild Aid.  A few months ago I mentioned the new launch.  Lucky me, David Babaii, was nice enough to send me a sneak peak on the product line including shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and appliances. 

I tested out the amplifying shampoo and conditioner and LOVE IT!  The shampoo is made from Polynesian white ginger and volumizing volcanic ash and is sulfate, paraben, and petroleum free!   I really felt good about using this product and the results were fab.  More volume, more shine, and a healthy glow!  All of this with no animal testing!  David Babaii for Wild Aid also has a bohemian beach spray which creates natural beach curls that are fantastic this time of year.  Run don’t walk and get yourself on the animal-eco-friendly band wagon.  The best part you don’t have to sacrifice your hair! Buy now at StyleBell!

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming PomadeThe Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade was a complete life savor!  A few weeks ago I received a very “interesting” hairstyle; nice on paper but very difficult to style.  Sounds familiar?  Of course I got this “interesting” haircut right before a major formal event.  I was sitting in my bathroom with flat iron, hair dryer, and spray on hand.  I blew my hair completely dry.  Then I flat ironed it.  OMG!.  The hairstylist decided to cut bangs and major layers.  My hair looked like a bird’s nest with strands and bangs just doing their own thing. 

With hair in disarray, I started searching for something anything that could transform this mess into beautiful silky strands!  Ah ha!  I found it, the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade in the back of my hubbie’s cabinet.  It spoke to me.  Although a quote on quote men’s product could pomade work for me?  Definitely!

I opened the jar and smelled the fresh fragrance of tea tree oil.  Very refreshing.  I took a dollop size amount and rubbed between my hands.  Not too much just enough.  I started with the bangs and then went from the tops of my hair down.  It really worked.  I placed all of the whacked out strands in its place while giving my hair incredible shine!  Let’s just say I got tons of glowing comments about my hair that night.  Thanks Paul Mitchell!

Redken Real Control is Definitely Worth It!

Redken Real Control Hair Care LineA few weeks ago I attended the launch of the new Redken Real Control haircare line.  I was honored to discuss the Redken Real Control products with super stylist Kaz Amor!   His salon, Warren Tricomi LA, styles the hair of Lauren Conrad, Katherine McPhee, Brandy, Kerry Washington, Molly Sims, Dania Ramirez, and Lydia Hearst to name a few!  He is an incredible person to just sit and chat hair with!    

Kaz explained that the new Redken line, Real Control, is specifically designed for sensitized and distressed hair.  What does that mean?  If your hair is course, thick, dry, and chemically treated this is your line.  This line also works well for Latinos and multi cultural hair. Upon seeing the new line I was definitely skeptical.  Would it really put moisture back in the hair and keep the hair soft and manageable? 

We decided to put it to the StyleBell test.  We tested the Real Control Intense Renewal moisturizing mask for dense, dry, and sensitized hair.  The result was incredible!  Our tester has multicultural super curly, coarse, ringlet hair that is very dry and dense.  No combs or brushes going through this hair!  Our tester followed the directions perfectly.  After shampooing she applied it to her hair and left it on for 15 minutes.  She then rinsed it out and dried as normal.  The results were amazing and immediatley noticeable.  Her hair looked healthier, shinier, and frizz free!  The coarse ringlets were more manageable!  This is a product must have if you have dense, dry, and sensitized hair.     

The Redken Real Control haircare line includes the Shampoo, Conditioner, Thermal Resist Spray, Crema Care, and Intense Renewal mask and are currently available at the Warren Tricomi salon in LA and will be available soon all over in June of 2008! 

New Mini Nano 1/2 inch Flat Iron from Babyliss!

Babyliss Nano Mini 1/2\New Product Launch Alert!  Babyliss has launched the new Nano Titanium Mini ½ inch flat iron.  Yes you read correctly, it is only a ½ inch wide and 6 inches long.  You can throw it in your purse, bag, or leave in your car for those quick touch ups.  This is going to be great!  You think you flat iron too much now wait until you get this iron – all the time! This iron is an extention of Babyliss’s already successful line of Nano flat irons and has the same core technology which I love!  It has titanium and ceramic plates, heats up to 430 degrees F, gets close to the scalp, and is dual voltage for worldwide travel.  I have also been assured by Babyliss that the outer casing will not burn you.  This is a definite problem with other mini flat irons.  Product review soon to come!

Ask US! Which CHI Hair Dryer Turbo or Nano?

CHI Hair Dryers, CHI Turbo vs CHI Nano

Hi StyleBell,
I am trying to decide between the chi turbo and the chi nano hairdryers. I currently have the turbo which I bought 2 1/2 years ago. I am having problems turning it on so I believe the switch is about to go. I need to get a replacement but I can’t decide bewteen the two. Any advice? Also can I use the diffuser from my old turbo on the nano? Thanks!
Thanks,
Christina

Hi Christina,
So here is the scoop on both of the CHI hairdryers. There is actually very little difference between the Chi Turbo and the CHI Nano (hush! don’t tell anyone). The Nano technology is one of the major differences between the two irons. Honestly it is the handle of the dryer that has the nano infused technology. This allows hair stylists to prohibit the spread of harmful bacteria between stylists. If you are the only user of this hair dryer honestly there is no need for it. The Nano hairdryer does have one more speed setting and an extra 100 watts of wattage. If I were you I would just stick with the CHI Turbo. I love that dryer! If you do decide to use the CHI Nano yes you should be able to use the diffuser.

Thanks,
StyleBell