A New Year
We wish you all a Happy and
Healthy New Year!
Start The New Year Right! It’s Time To Take Inventory
Of your styling needs and products you use…
1. The first thing you must know is styling products are like a wardrobe for your hair. You wouldn’t wear the same outfit everyday, so why not change up your hairstyling wardrobe too!
2. When looking for what styling product to use consider your hair type, is it fine or coarse? Is it thick or thin? Does it have texture and body or tend to lie flat and lifeless?
3. The next thing you must do is look at your hairstyle. Is it short, mid-length, or long? Is it fine or thick, curly, wavy or straight?
4. Finally, identify the style you want to achieve. Do you want volume or texture? Do you want to increase shine? Do you want to enhance your style? All of these questions must be answered in order to help you identify the perfect styling product.
When it comes to fine hair, styling really begins with the shampoo and conditioner. Fine, limp hair cannot tolerate heavy products that will further weigh it down. Instead, always look for products that are weightless or light in nature.
Pump it up with our So Pure Air Foam or Zerran Radiant Mousse, Original Minerals Rotalicious they give shine and volume, at the same time these products are very light weight and can really increase the fullness you’ll get in your style.
Mousse is a great styling option for fine hair. It comes in various lightweight formulations that can thicken or volumize. Because it is less likely to weigh it down, hair will automatically look like it has more bounce and volume. Best of all, mousse can be applied either wet or dry with equally good results. To complete the style perfectly, finish it with a volumizing hairspray like O&M Original Queenie.
Volume begins with the shampoo O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo, So Pure Energizing Shampoo Zerran Volume Shampoo, Zerran Absolution Shampoo, Zerran Dandruff Shampoo with Tea Tree When shampooing your hair pay attention to cleansing the roots of the hair and work outward to the ends of the hair. In conditioning, go the opposite direction. Apply the condition to the ends only. Applying it at the roots will simply weigh down the hair.
Coarse and thick hair often feels rough or looks frizzy or wiry in nature. Look for hair products that contain moisturizing or hydrating properties as well as “anti-frizz” ingredients.
We love our Je Veux Curl Refiner or Zerran Smoothing Balm Using a moisture shampoo,rinse hair thoroughly and use a conditioner with long-lasting hydration properties. Leave-in conditioners are great for a smoother finish.
When it comes to styling coarse or thick hair, balms, pastes, pomades and waxes often due the best job. Original Minerals K Gravel and So Pure Star Shaper
They work beautifully to help tame out of control hair texture as well as provide a semblance of manageability. Most of them can also be applied while the hair is dry or wet. As a bonus, many of these types of styling products help block humidity to keep the hair from frizzing more when the weather or environmental conditions are less that stellar. Use a hairspray with anti-humidity properties to keep the style looking fresh all day. We just love Moroccan Organics Anti-Frizz Hairspray and O&M Queenie Aeresol Hairspray
Short hair can be alot of fun to style depending on the haircut and the type of hair involved.
For medium and short hair, texture is often important, which is why pomades, creams, waxes, and balms can come in handy. Use a root-lifting product to add volume and achieve a polished final look with a good finishing spray. Very short hair can be spiked or given a wave, this is where freezing sprays, spiking glues and waxes can come in handy. They literally allow one to place the hair as desired and “glue” it into place. So Pure Modulaton Gel is great for holding power and shine.
Curly or wavy hair offers its own unique challenges, it can frizz easily or become wiry. The key here is to use styling products that help define the positive aspects of the hair while minimizing the negative. Always begin with a shampoo and conditioner made especially for curly/wavy hair. Often a leave-in conditioner works better than one that you wash away. If the hair is also very thick, a good detangler can ensure the tresses are easier to comb. Style with a smoothing Balm, argan oil, styling cream.
Dread nothing, detangle with O&M Know Knot.
Prefer your natural waves or curls, a scrunching cream, lotion or gel may prove to be the perfect styling product. Try our Original Minerals Style Guru.
For a wet look, apply the gel or lotion while the hair is wet and allow it to dry naturally without additional styling. If you want to work against Mother Nature, choose a straightening gel. Applied to hair while dry, it can help tame the most serious kinks and soften the overall look to give you a movie star finish. Zerran Radiant Glaze
Styling long hair depends a great deal on the type of hair involved. For example, straight hair often requires some additional body or volume. To achieve that, begin with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. When it comes to styling products, generally a styling gel, lotion or mousse works best. Those styling products provide control without further weighing down the hair.
Color treated, straightened, permed, or excessively dry hair can also be a challenge. Choose shampoos that protect color treated hair. These will help retain the color longer and keep the color as bright as possible instead of allowing it to fade. Hair that has a lot of split ends or breakage can often be saved with a good repair treatment that both strengthens and hydrates the damaged hair. In particular, look for shampoos, conditioners and styling products that contain keratin.
A once a week treatment could prove beneficial to dry, brittle locks. Zerran Redemption Treatment and O&M 7 Day Miracle and Power Base are powerful keratin treatments that can really turn your hair into bouncy shiny locks!
No matter the type of hair, however, a couple of drops of silk shine serum or a glossing spray can add just the perfect finishing touch to virtually any hairstyle. These contain shine enhancers that also seal the hair cuticle to prevent static electricity and keep the hair shaft from easy breakage. This type of product is particularly beneficial for hair that has been chemically treated.
Je Veux Oil is loaded with health for your locks argan oil, sea buckhorn, dead sea minerals, neem oil, and pomerosa oil.
The exciting news for our fine haired clients is the new fine hair shine products. So Pure Light and Moroccan Organics Rose Oil with the stem cells of the argan root, lighter in weight it delivers 7 times more moisture to the hair while helping to prevent hair breakage.
Here is a brief summary of the wardrobe of styling products typically used
Anti-Frizz products contain vegan waxes and oils that are specifically designed to coat the hair shaft allowing it to straighten out and lay flat rather than kink up like a loose wire.
Gel is considered one of the most versatile styling products. It can range from light to strong in hold and can be used on a variety of different types of hair from coarse to curly. Spray on gel like texture spray works best for light holding hairstyles. On the other hand, gel applied by hand is perfect for overall distribution, for spot styling and to achieve a medium to strong hold.
Hairspray is designed to hold a finished hairstyle in place. It comes in a wide variety of different types of hold that range from light and flexible to extreme hold. Most hairsprays allow the hair to move but also bounce back into place, keeping the style intact for a long period of time. Wet hair sprays are better for medium to coarse hair and dry aerosol hair spray is better for fine to medium hair.
Mousse, or Air Foam, is the lightest form of styling product and, therefore, the most versatile. It gives light to medium hold, providing some definition, volume and thickness. Highly recommended for fine hair types.
Pastes are a lighter version of wax and are meant to give hair texture and flexibility as well as shine. The nice thing about pastes is that they can be often reworked as the day wears on to give you multiple styling options from day to night.
Pomades are pliable and are usually lighter than pastes, or waxes. They are great for achieving a classy slicked back chignon or an unusual sculpted style. It also Gives a healthy-looking sheen that can’t quite be imitated by other styling products.
Root lifts are relatively new styling products that are specifically designed to give support to the hair root. They can be sprayed in or applied by hand just at root level. Once dry, these lifts provide a base upon which any hairstyle can be built.
Shines and glosses are sometimes also marked as an “anti-frizz” serum. They are specifically designed to reduce frizz and flyaway hair, we use only vegan based shine products. Use them judiciously since too much of a good thing could leave you with oily tresses.
Spiking gel is the work horse of gel products, this strong gel glues strands of hair together to create those crafted hairstyles.
Moulding Wax is great for doing spot styling. It is usually applied to hair to add texture and separation. It can be used either at the roots or the ends but usually is not applied throughout the entire head of hair. It gives a stiff hold and mat finish to the style.
Styling Cream is a great product to tame fly always.
Sea Salt Spray great for tamer for natural curls also tames frizz.
X Blowsion Spray a zero wieght blowdry spray that can cut your blowdry time by 30%! A must for thick hair types.
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