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Blow Dry Essentials

Blow Dry Essentials

(From left to right: Twin Turbo 3500 Blow Dryer, Butterfly Clips, Cameo Paddle Brush, Ibiza Medium Round Brush, Davines Volu Spray, Davines Momo Fluid, Davines Crystal Fixative

Many clients wonder how to blow dry their hair at home and still give it that salon like quality. First off pay close attention to the products you are using at home. The start of any good blow dry begins with a great shampoo and head massage. Treat your tresses to that same spa like feel by giving your scalp an intense massage in the shower. Using salon grade shampoo (free of silicone that can just coat the hair) apply to your roots and massage in with your finger tips. Be sure to concentrate a bit around the hairline (still being gentle), as that is where you often have product buildup. Rinse well and apply a nice conditioner, first on your ends (where hair needs it the most) then all over, massaging your scalp again. Rinse and finish with a cold blast of water to close the outer layer of your hair, sealing in moisture and locking in shine. Squeeze water out of the hair and let air dry for a few minutes. Be sure to have your blow dryer, flat paddle brush, round brush and a few clips handy. Dry your hair  to about 75%. People with fine hair should flip their head over, drying upside down. If your hair is thick and curly, keep your head upright using a paddle brush to smooth as you dry. Next, apply a bit of product best suited for your hair type. I recommend Davines Volu spray on roots for fine hair to increase Volume. Or Davines Momo Fluid on curly hair to smooth and tame frizzies. Start by clipping your hair in 3 or 4 sections depending on the thickness. The first section at the top of your head, then using your index fingers glide them above your ears and around your head, clip the 2nd section. Then divide the bottom once more horizontally, leaving the last section down. *Stretch out those arms baby and get ready to blow! Take a section of hair, no thicker than the width of the brush and blow dry until dry. Hair should be fully dry so that it doesn’t frizz back up. Often the hair doesn’t have that salon quality and high shine because the hair is still a little wet. It is a fine line though, as you don’t want to over dry and burn the hair either. Often I will dry the hair around the face going back. Once the whole head is dry, use the cold shot on the blow dryer  and dipping head back blow dry with cold air for 30 secs. locking in style, closing the cuticle and adding shine. If needed spritz a light hold hairspray all over. Voila! On with your day!

Dreaming of Fabulous Hair Days

Ever wonder some of the best ways your hair can benefit, while you get some shut eye? If your hair is medium to long, a great way to secure it while you sleep is to apply a little bit (dime sized) amount of a leave on conditioner.This way your hair is able to restore and replenish its nutrients that can become lost throughout the day due to the sun, environment, chemical services, and excessive heat from styling. One of my favorite overnight treatments is using Raw Unprocessed Coconut Oil warmed up to a soft or liquid form. I would then apply it to my hair, concentrating on the ends and braid my all the way down securing it in a soft, gentle scrunchie. If your hair is above your shoulders you could do the same with a bit of the leave on conditioner and  rather then a braid push your hair back securing it in a soft silk or satin scarf. Both of these tricks do wonders in the morning when your wake up and your hair is not in a tangled mess. Therefore saving your hair from potential breakage due to tossing and turning or faulty hair elastics. A silk or satin pillowcase is also an indulgence to your hair. It will cause less friction to your hair at night and will help the hair hold onto its natural oils that can quickly become absorbed in cotton pillowcases. Sweet dreams to healthy hair xo

Just a bit obsessed!

Okay, so I am kind of obsessed with this photo of Amanda Seyfried! I love her effortless and easily obtainable waves paired with her red lips. Just gorgeous darling! This two-pronged waver from Hot Tools is a great style tool to have. It is super easy to use and makes it a breeze to create these nonchalant waves. It should only take about ten minutes to get this look. Remember, your sections don’t have to be perfect!  Use a clip to section your hair as you go, as you will eventually section your hair into three parts horizontally up the head, starting on the bottom. Click the Jump Off to read on..  Continue reading