Have you Met Davines?

I’d like to introduce you to one of my all time favorite brands: Davines. This line of essential hair care – complete with cutesy, catchy nicknames – is chock full of Mediterranean herbs, flowers and fruit, and is 100% dedicated to keeping those locks looking lively and lovely.

Davines Love Smoothing ShampooIf you’re frizz fighting fanatic committed to keeping your straight strands super smooth, try Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, it’s the perfect frizz fighting duo. Specially formulated to nourish, smooth and soften harsh, dry hair, the deeply moisturizing shampoo delicately cleanses hair with a special blend of natural ingredients like Indian Fig Extract, Olive Oil, Rice Proteins. These smoothing agents prevent dehydration, reduce the hair’s aging process and keep hair protected from environmental elements while eliminating static. And they do it with Love.

Davines Love Smoothing ConditionerDavines Love Smoothing Conditioner deeply nourishes frizzy, undisciplined hair with an infusion of Rice Wax and Vitamin E. Additional moisturizers, conditioners and silicones eliminate frizz and soften hair, and added Borage Seed Oil tames and softens coarse, unruly hair. Talk about Smoothing! This shampoo and conditioner combo is exactly what dry hair needs, especially if you use a flat iron. I’m talking Smoothing with a capital “S”.

Davines Love Curl Enhancing ShampooGot carefree curls? No worries, Davines Love Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner will give those corkscrews the love they need.

The luxuriously creamy shampoo untangles and defines curls with a blend of Myrtle Extract, Olive Oil, and Vitamin C. These essential extracts provide softeness, volume and shine while delivering much needed moisture to every strand. Moisture makes curls bounce, and your curls will love it.

Davines Love Curl Enhancing ConditionerFollow up with the creamy Davines Love Curl Enhancing Conditioner and your curls will love you back. This curl-friendly conditioner has intense moisture and anti-oxidant agent Pistachio Oil to deeply nourish hair, and Rice Wax to volumize and protect those corkscrews.

After you shampoo and condition (with Love of course), give those curls some extra affection – follow with Davines Love Curl Enhancing Serum. Packed with Panthenol, Fig Milk Davines Curl Enhancing Serum(yes!) and Mica, it’s the perfect potion for providing a punch of moisture, protection and shine. This curl loving serum will also help give your curls that healthy definition they need to look their best.

Founded by the Bollati Family in 1983 in Parma, Italy, you’ll find that Davines products are a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. As Davines sets out to create products destined to become classics with timeless appeal they adhere to their philosophy “Beauty will save the world”.

Where’s the Love? Right here.

Celeb Style: Kate Walsh

Kate WalshOk, I’m addicted to Private Practice and it’s definitely because of Kate Walsh. With such stunning looks and a dramatic pop of hair color, she really puts the ravishing in red head. When I look at her hair, I always find myself commenting on how healthy it looks. Vibrant and glossy. It’s hair that simply cannot go unnoticed. For hair like this you need a killer glossing product made especially for color-treated hair. You need Pureology Shine Max Shining Smoother. This 100% vegan shining liquid is jam packed with an AntiFade Complex, potent anti-oxidants and UVA/UVB sunscreens dedicated to preserving and protecting any color-enhanced ‘do. It also banishes frizz and fly-aways and provides a brilliant shine worthy of a superstar.

My hair, my iron or too much product?

I use chi silk infusion with my chi nano flat iron and I noticed that my hair looks oily at the roots, am I using too much or should I switch products? My sister told me chi silk infusion works for her and gets her hair smooth, so I hoped it would work just as good for me. My hair isn’t oily all the time. Can you help?

– Victoria via email

CHI Silk InfusionAnswer:
Most people go a little too heavy in the product department so at first I would make sure that you aren’t using too much. With a product like CHI Silk Infusion, a little goes a long way, and if your hair has enough of its own natural moisture (read “it isn’t dry”) you don’t need much product for it to be effective.

Everyone’s hair has natural oils in it and these oils are usually more abundant and more noticeable at the roots where your hair grows. I would go very lightly with the product on the root are and concentrate more on the ends of the hair, where it is more susceptible to drying and damage, and needs the most protection from the heat.

When you straighten, your flat iron will use ions to smooth your hair and seal in its natural moisture and shine. This will also bring out more natural oils and can also be contributing to a more oily look.

If you still notice an oily look using less product, you might want to switch to another shampoo and conditioner to address the problem, but if your hair isn’t always oily, this sounds to me like ‘product overload’. The look you want is smooth and silky, never oily or greasy.

You should also take a glance at the tip below, a little cornstarch will help fix your style if you have too much natural oil or too much product on your hair. It’s especially good near the roots, which is great for your concern. Thanks!