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Read to discover how a day at the beach just might supercharge your hair and scalp health this summer!

5 Ways a Day at the Beach Could Be the Secret to Better Hair

June 09, 2021

Heading to the beach isn’t just about fun in the sun—it has healthy benefits, too. With warm weather finally in full swing, a day down the shore or even a long-weekend island getaway (you do you!) may be exactly what the doctor ordered to help you get back to a healthier body and balanced mindset. It could also make your hairstylist happy. Keep reading to discover how a day at the beach just might supercharge your hair and scalp health this summer!

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Deep condition your hair with a monthly application of our Restorative Masque, wrap it in a hot terry-cloth turban overnight, then rinse it out in the morning.

Can You Deep Condition Overnight?

June 07, 2021

Deep conditioning hair masks are great for conditioning, soothing and softening our hair. If you love what your deep conditioner does for your hair, you may consider using it overnight. But be mindful that many hair masks are not formulated to use as overnight deep conditioners.

Some deep conditioners have ingredients that can weigh down your tresses, making them dull, limp or gummy if left on too long. However, lightweight masks can take overnight deep conditioning to the next level when used with a hot terry-cloth turban wrap.

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the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40

7 Reasons We Love the Side-Swept Look for Thinning Hair

June 04, 2021

TikTok teens may have declared the side part dead—but we have a difference of opinion on the matter. Side-part shaming aside, when we’re talking about thin, aging hair (something we know quite a bit about), we believe the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40, especially those looking to add instant volume and body to their tresses. Keeping reading for our top 7 reasons we’re embracing the side sweep.

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I Want to Start Coloring My Grays… What Are My Options?

I Want to Start Coloring My Grays… What Are My Options?

June 04, 2021

Whether your hair is just starting to gray or you’ve been rocking a full head of stunning silver strands for the last few years, the question remains the same: To dye or not to dye?

If you’ve decided that dyeing your hair is the right move for you, then you probably have a few questions, such as:

  • Should I lighten my grays or darken them?
  • Do I want to completely cover my gray? Or should I make my natural grays look more like highlights in darker hair?
  • Does my skin’s undertone matter? If it does, how do I determine mine so that I choose the right hair color for my skin tone?

Let’s pause here for a moment because this last one is super-important and will become a common theme throughout your hair-coloring journey. While your skin’s undertone is probably not the first thing that pops into your head when contemplating your new hair color, it’s actually more significant than you might think. Have you ever heard horror stories from friends who’ve left the salon, looked in the mirror, and felt that something about their new color was just… off? This might have been due to them or their stylist not taking their undertone into account.

Fear not: All colors come in both warm and cool tones, so your skin’s undertone shouldn’t keep you from getting the hair color you really want. It just might mean getting a different version of brown, blonde or purple. Yes, we said purple—more on that later.

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Dry shampoo refreshes your hair and increases volume between washes. Discover how using the correct dry shampoo can help you retain scalp moisture.

Can Dry Shampoo Hydrate the Scalp?

June 02, 2021

Daily shampooing isn’t an option for some of us. We often need to skip a day, either because overwashing leaves us with a dry scalp, or we lack time in the morning before rushing out the door. Whatever the reason, using dry shampoo between washes is a great way to refresh and renew our tired strands in between washings.

Sometimes though, dry shampoos can, well, dry out our hair and scalp. So, is it possible for a dry shampoo to moisturize our mane and scalp? Yes, it is. The best dry shampoo to improve scalp moisture includes a conditioning ingredient like konjac root to fortify scalp health and hydration.

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How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back

How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back?

May 31, 2021

Lashes are often considered a universal sign of beauty. They may be associated with higher levels of confidence, attractiveness and well-being. Most of us desire long, thick, dark lashes that make our eyes "pop." However, beyond aesthetics, lashes are a crucial part of your lid margin anatomy (the edge of your eyelids). 

Your lashes provide a barrier between your eye's internal and external environment and are extremely sensitive to threats and irritants. Additionally, they act as sensors to trigger a blink reflex when a foreign object gets close to your eye, preventing injury and safeguarding your eyes from particles. 

Knowing this, we don’t want to be without our lashes for long. So, how long does it take for them to grow back? About six weeks if there was no damage to your eyelid or follicle; longer if you pulled out your eyelash.

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We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation.

Summer Kickoff: Essential Guide to Summertime Hair Care

May 28, 2021

While many of us remember to slather on sunscreen to protect our skin in the summer sun, we don’t always think about what our hair needs. With socializing and spending more time outdoors finally part of the plan, our hair counts more than ever! 

Chlorine, saltwater and sun are all drying, so when it comes to summer hair, the keyword is moisture. A lack of moisture in our hair can lead to split ends, breakages and dandruff, as well as an overproduction of natural oils to compensate for the dehydration. 

We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation. 

Let’s get started!

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Flat irons, hairdryers, and curling irons are brutal on our aging hair. But don’t give them up! Use a quality heat protection spray and style without remorse.

Why Is It Important to Use a Heat Protection Spray?

May 26, 2021

Straightening irons, curling irons, blow dryers—they are great tools that have become a permanent fixture in our daily hair regimen. Whether you are blowing out your tresses for maximum volume or straightening for a smooth style, there is a hot appliance for any look.

Yet if used incorrectly or too often, thermal styling tools can leave your locks feeling brittle and broken. They can also alter your hair structure permanently. Once heat damage happens, you can cut it and regrow it or disguise it using various styling techniques, but unfortunately, you can't reverse it. 

Thankfully, there are sprays you can use to protect your strands, so you don't have to avoid your favorite styling tools altogether. Heat protectant spray has been available for several years, allowing you to coat and protect your hair against heat damage. They help you maintain hair health by sealing in moisture to your cuticles, protecting them from frizz and breakage.

Continue reading to learn more reasons why it is important to use a heat protection spray.

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