Wednesday, October 22, 2014

True or False? your most common Beauty Myths Answered!

1 - Box Color from Drugstores (like Walmart, Target, ect.) is bad for your hair, but if you get the Argon Oil infused colors, or other box colors from Sally's it's the same as what professionals use.         
FALSE! A little Argon Oil is better than none (making it slightly better than drugstore varieties) but it not what pros use, and isn't good for your hair either. We also don't use salon care lightener and developers like you find at sallys. Once again, while these are better than box lighteners at walmart, they are not what professionals use and I don't recommend them.  Learn more here!

2 - Coconut Oil and Olive Oil are just as good for your hair as Fancy Conditioners.

FALSE! They are good for your hair, but not as good. Your hair has over 50 types of natural oils in it that professional conditioners try to replicate. Granted most conditioners don't get near the 50, but it's a lot better
than 1. Plus while those oils might be okay for your hair strands, they aren't great for your scalp. And to really get the full effect from a conditioning treatment, you should heat it up. If you do that with olive oil you are literally frying your hair, like the way you would chicken. It's awful. Pro conditioners are designed for added heat and are safe on your scalp when heated.

3 - Cutting Your Hair makes it grow Faster

TRUE!! Well... erm.. kind of. Trimming your hair helps maintain it and prevents breakage early so that your hair can grow long and strong without any problems. Click here to learn more!


4 - Celebrities HAVE to use the Products they Endorse! 

FALSE! Some celebrities have it in their contracts that they have to use it at least once or twice so they can be "honest" when someone asks them if they've used it. But usually they just don't. In fact fairly often they aren't even using it in the ads they shoot! Sometimes they have agreements that they have to use something on their tour, or for a duration of time, but not always. The moral of the story here is that just because they endorse it doesn't mean they use it.  Learn more here!

5 - When it comes to Hair, You Get What You Pay For

TRUE! If you buy box color instead of going to a salon you may save money but your hair will be dried, damaged and look cheap. Getting a higher end foundation will usually ensure that you will have cleaner and healthier skin as well as having a lighter and more natural look.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How can I get Rid of Frizz when I am Air Drying my Hair?

This is a pretty simple question with a couple little tips and tricks you can use to make this happen. These tips might not entirely get rid of frizz (especially if your hair is naturally curly and/or frizzy even when blow dried) but it should greatly reduce the amount of frizz.

1- Brush Your Hair
I know it dries faster when you throw it up in a towel turban and shake your hair out. I know that when the strands are separated it dries faster, I do. But it also dries frizzier. Run a brush through it until it is flat and smooth.

2- Don't Sleep on It
If you like to shower at night that's fine, but if you go to bed with wet hair it will be frizzy when you wake up. Always. I don't even have particularly frizzy hair and it's still frizzy when I wake up after going to bed with wet hair. So don't, blow dry it if you have to go to bed, otherwise be awake and around when your locks are air drying.

3- Product!
Duh! Come on, you all knew I was going to say this. If you have dry and damaged, or if you have thick hair use a heavy leave in conditioner on your wet hair to smooth frizz like TIGI Bed Head After Party. If you have fine to medium hair that is healthy use TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Serum. (click on the links to learn more about the products!) You can also combine the two beautifully. Smoothing serums work wonders on those who are trying to fight frizz.

These tips will help the straight hair or wavy haired gal, but if you have curly hair it's a whole different animal! Leave out tip 1, and mix the two suggested products together! Instead of brushing through your hair use a pic comb to gently pull apart thick and unruly strands.

***Thanks to Janelle Morgan for asking this question***