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

Looking for Shiny Hair? Apple Cider Vinegar to the Rescue

applecider2.jpgSo there has been a lot of talk about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Could it be the end all remedy to every ailment including allergies, acne, sinus infections, flu, sore throats, arthritis, and a rosy complexion (just to name a few wow!). I cannot guarantee all of those benefits but I know it does help to keep your hair incredibly shiny. Simply dilute 1 tablespoon of the Apple Cider Vinegar in 2 cups of water. After you shampoo and condition your hair simply rinse your hair with the Apple Cider Vinegar mixture as a final hair rinse. Do not rinse out just leave in your hair. Your hair will be beautiful and shiny. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Celeb Style: Brooke Shields

Brooke ShieldsFrom the Blue Lagoon to the Lipstick Jungle, Brooke Shields has always had beautiful, thick hair with tons of body and shine. For your own thick tresses try the shine enhancing duo from Abba. Abba’s True Shine Shampoo and Conditioner is 100% vegan, eco-sensitive, sulfate-free hair care that harnesses the healing power of nature to keep your strands vibrant and voluminous like Brooke’s.

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!

A Champagne Toast for Shiny Hair

Hmmm… What to do with all of that extra champagne from New Year’s Eve? If you are lucky enough to have any leftover bubbly, and want a full head of super shiny hair, read on! 

ChampagneThis is an old beauty tale for sure, and one that I’m particularly fond of – pouring some of your favorite champagne through your wet hair to add a soft, glistening shine. It’s a tiny bit decadent but a special treat I think of every New Year’s – big surprise there. I hope you give this one a try, just remember to save at least 2 cups of ‘old’ champagne – not freshly opened. I like to keep one cup to pour through my hair, and one cup to drink of course!

First mix 1 cup of champagne with 1 cup of hot water together. Quick and easy. Then it’s best to put the mixture in a bottle that you can easily use to pour over your head. If you can do this in the tub or sink over a large basin, it helps. You should be able to catch the rinse and pour it over your hair again. I’m a big fan of three rinses, but you could definitely stick with one if you choose.

On freshly washed wet hair, pour the mixture through your hair into the bowl so you can catch the mixture and repour over your head again twice more. Don’t rinse out.

Then blow dry, style as usual while you drink that other glass of champagne and toast your shiny new ‘do.

Happy New Year!