MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray

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MoroccanOil has just added the MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray to their incredible line of products. The Gold Shimmer Spray provides an incredible veil of pure luminous shine and also protects your hair and hair color with UV filters! Just in time for the summer rays. What I love about the MoroccanOil Gold Shimmer Spray is that it provides an incredible sheen and shine on your hair but it does not weigh it down like other shine serums. This is a must have product for the summer Don’t we all love MoroccanOil!

Frizzy Dry Hair! Help!

Hi StyleBell,
I am in need of some hair help.  I have long, fine hair and lots of it.  It’s not particularly curly but it does have some wave to it when I let it air dry.  The only problem I find with doing that is that it gets very frizzy.  Is there anything I can use to control the friz?  I have found that most gels make my hair greasy and I must be using mousse wrong because my hair stays wet looking most of the day.  Please help.  I really like the “toussled wavy” look without all the friz!

Hi StyleBell reader,
Although air drying your hair is very healthy for your hair I definitely agree that it can sometimes become one big frizz ball.  Many times my ionic hair dryer works wonders in smoothing down my hair every now and again.  I would also suggest that you first use a natural deep conditioner on your hair.  A deep conditioner can really decrease the frizz in your hair and keep it healthy without weighing down your hair.  My deep conditioner of choice is the Aveda Dry Remedy deep conditioner.  I love it and have been using it weekly.  I can now keep my hair natural but have rid my hair of the nasty frizz.  Also a Beach spray can give you a nice tousled look as well.  I would look at the David Babaii Bohemian Beach spray.

Dry Hair? Your Answer to Lustrous Hair

Oil, Answer to Dry Hair

Oil, Answer to Dry Hair

Are you plagued by dry hair during the summer months. This is a homegrown remedy that has been passed down in my family for generations. It is simple, proven, and effective way of keeping your hair and scalp healthy and beautiful.

1) Warm up a ¼ cup of olive, almond, jojoba, or coconut oil; whatever you have around the house. I would not use vegetable or canola oil.

2) Take a cotton ball and dab in the warm oil.

3) Part your hair in the middle and start dabbing the warm oil into your scalp

4) Change the part one inch over to the right and continue. Do this for your entire scalp

5) Once completed give your scalp an intense massage

6) Then place left over oil in your hair. Keep on your hair for a min 30 min and max as long as you can handle it.

7) Rinse with your favorite shampoo and conditioner,

I assure you the results are amazing. Continue doing this every month. Your hair and scalp with thank you for it!

Essential Summertime Beauty Care

The summer months are on the way and skin and hair care will change as the seasons become warmer. With the added struggles of keeping your hair and skin oil free and sweat less, you need to carefully follow some skin care regimes aimed at refreshing and cleaning these beautiful areas of the body.

Summer Skin Care

In the summer months, the skin is faced with added oils, sweat and chemicals from days spent lounging in the pool. In order to minimize the effects, using a mild form of skin cleanser can remove the dirt and oils without reacting with the chemicals from the pool. Adding a high quality facial lotion with an SPF of at least 15 will keep that facial skin looking young and vibrant.

Summer Hair Care

The chemicals used to keep the pool clean, will wreak havoc on your hair. This summer, cleansing the hair thoroughly after swimming in a chlorinated pool is important for overall hair health. Make sure to wash the hair several times after taking that dip and condition with a MEGA condition to beat the effects of the heat. Leaving condition in the hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing with cool water will add to the conditioning effects.

This summer offer your skin and hair a bit more care. The fun times of summer are not so fun when they result in dry and damaged skin and hair. Wash skin often, wash hair more than once and moisturize all 2000 moving parts liberally and the summer will only give you pleasure this year.

 

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Horsetail Helps Strengthen Hair?

horsetailNo no no it is not the actual tail of a horse.  As a devout vegetarian I am against any animal byproducts!  Horsetail is a non-flowering fern like plant that grows wild throughout the northern hemisphere.  You don’t have to scour the earth for it you can simply find it at your local natural food store.  So what is the deal with horsetail?  If applied topically on hair it is known to help strengthen and restore shine in your hair.  Horsetail adds silica to the hair which provides naturally the boost your hair needs.  A silica deficiency is one of the causes of hair loss! Everyone on board? 

Make Your Own Horsetail Shampoo
Step 1: Steep 2 to 3 tablespoons in ½ cup of hot water
Step 2: Add the mixture to your regular shampoo
Step 3: Use the shampoo mixture as often as you normally shampoo hair

Another Reason to Love Aloe Vera, Hair Loss

Aloe VeraIs Aloe Vera the true cure all for every ailment under the sun?  I cannot attest to every ailment but Aloe Vera is fabulous for your hair and scalp and can even help to prevent hair loss!

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a remedy to cure and relieve common skin disorders in Native America, India, and the Caribbean.  This miracle plant has been used to help relieve skin and scalp disorders and keep hair healthy. 

So what is the connection with Aloe Vera and hair loss you ask?  Aloe Vera is known to balance out the PH balance and stimulate the production of enzymes on your scalp which helps stimulate hair growth.  So if you are looking to prevent hair loss or just keep your locks healthy use this sure fire routine to keep your full head of hair on your head versus the bed! 

Before going to bed, dab a bit of Aloe Vera on your scalp with your fingers or cotton ball. Massage in the scalp and hair.  Wash the next day.  If you would rather not sleep with the gel, put Aloe Vera in your hair first thing in the morning and then wash after an hour.  Remember longer is better!  You can find either Aloe Vera stalks at your local grocery store or nursery. Not into the natural stalks, use an over the counter Aloe Vera Gel.

Noticing Hair Loss or Breakage? Hemp to the Rescue

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080415/LIFESTYLE03/804150401Many women are plagued with premature hair loss due to pregnancy, hormonal changes, chemical treatments, and stress.  There are many products such as Nioxin and Murad that are known to reduce excessive daily hair loss but what if you want to use something natural?

We have found the answer!  If you have noticed a slight decrease in hair density or have experienced hair breakage due to a poorly executed color, perm, or relaxer this homegrown remedy will surely bring those locks back to optimum health.

Step 1: Mix 1 tbsp of each of the following teas:

       Indian Hemp: Promotes hair growth

       Nettle: Prevents hair breakage

       Rosemary: Prevents hair breakage and loss

(StyleBell Tip: You can find these teas in your local natural market)

Step 2: Add to 2-3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil the tea mixture until water is a deep color (usually about 10 to 15 mintues).

Step 3: Strain the tea and add 1 tsp Boric Acid.  (Boric Acid is a natural preservative.)  Store the mixture in the refrigerator to keep.

Step 4: When ready to use soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply directly on your scalp daily.  Keep the mixture on your scalp for about 5 – 15 minutes.  Rinse the hair with the mixture and then rinse out with warm water.

Step 5:  Continue with this rinse daily.  You will start noticing the difference after day 4 or 5!

CHI 44 Iron Guard – We Love it!

CHI Iron GuardSo you decide to upgrade to the “Professional” hair dryer and straightening iron and you assume that once you switch your hair will be shiny, frizz free, and bouncy.  Wrong!  After continued use of professional grade hair appliances many start to notice deterioration in their hair health.  You may start to experience dryness at the roots and split ends. 

So what can we do to protect our hair from these high grade heating elements?  My secret is the CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Styling Spray by Farouk Systems!  Let me tell you this stuff works!  After continued use of this magic potion I have noticed an increase in volume, moisture, and shine.  It has also completely eliminated the pesky dryness at my roots!  This thermal protecting spray uses the power of ceramic to provide superior heat protection from the inside out.  This is exactly what your hair needs to beat the heat.  It also has Cationic Hydration Interlink™ that softens and balances hair, locking in moisture which helps to eliminate the dryness.  

How to use this spray? Spray a light mist of the CHI 44 Iron Guard spray on your hair when wet.  Comb through your hair for even distribution. Blow dry your hair and style as normal.  I assure you will say bye bye to dry damaged hair!  StyleBell Tip:  Do not overspray this product as it will weigh down your hair.  Remember a little goes a long way!