Its summer Its hot ...does your skin and hair feel dehydrated? Dull, lifeless, damaged, disagreeable hair.
No fear the Hairtamer is here.
I want to share a few mask and how they can help you bring that hair back to life.
Rules to Mask:
This Verb mask $14 is what I call ..Bueno , Bonito, y Barato!!! Not only does it work great but it has ingredients like Babassu Oil which nourish and Hydrate your hair. Use if your hair is Fine / Med and any texture . I use it on my hair.
Briogeo Mask $26 is an amazing due to its moisture and reconstructive properties. Basically you have curly hair or you bleach or dye your hair a lot or go to the beach or pool often. Its also reasonably priced and has ingredients like avocado, argan oil, almond oil, keratin protein, rose hip oil, and a bunch of vitamins — B5, D, A, and E, if you're wondering. This is ideal for Med/ Course hair. I also use this mask and its amazing!!!
Salerm Wheat Germ Mask $24 is ideal for anyone who has Really really damaged hair or does chemical straighteners. This is ideal for all my Latinas and especially those with coarse hair. This is my go to old school reliable mask that my mom sells at her shop since I could remember. Its also Bueno, Bonito, Y Barato and you can only find it in a Hispanic Beauty Supply or at a Hispanic Salon.
Please read the rules as no product will create a miracle unless it cost a lot more money or done at a salon by a Stylist. But if you maintain your hair with a mask at least once a week you will have no problems with dry brittle hair. As always if you have questions message me I'm always happy to help.
So you want to be Rubia?
Like really really Blonde?
Please Read below if Interested in Blonde Ambition:
Have you ever wondered if something you have has expired? Guess what....they have an APP for that
its called Beauty Keeper and basically you look up a product and put a code and Viola there you go. I think its the best idea ever!!!!
What do you think?
Comment below and let me know if you love it.
xoxo Hair tamer
So you woke up and you want a change. Or better yet you went through a life changing experience and are ready to make some changes. Maybe you are just impulsive and enjoy changing it up…whatever the case have no fear the Hairtamer is here!!! Often times I blog about what to do after a color service so I wanted to take the time and blog about what to do before one.
1. Clarifying Shampoo will strip your hair of any color or product you might have. If you plan on going lighter this is a great tool to use to help remove product and build up from the hair. I advise using this in conjunction of a mask or deep condition treatment.
2. Deep Condition. No matter what type of hair you have deep conditioning leading to your color service will help your hair not only with the actual color service but it will also hold color a lot better.
3. Please don’t wash your hair on the day of service. Depending on the color service the color will have contact with your skin so having that extra buildup will help you during the service
4. Be upfront. Your hair history is very important so please share all your hair details during the consultation. That box you used 3 years ago, yes it still there.
5. Research. Look at photos of what you would like your hair to look like. Oftentimes I tell my clients to find a muse. A celebrity or public figure whose hair they admire. The more photos the better understanding our stylist will have of what you expect.
6. What if I hate it? If the damage is severe like your hair fell off or its orange or its breaking or it feels like hay you should really ask for a complementary re-do or a portion of the service to be reimbursed. If you just don’t like it because it’s shocking or not your personal style then you should seek another stylist.
At the end of the day BRING HEALTHY HAIR..The healthier the hair the more the stylist can do and the better the results. Also keep in mind sometimes it takes more than one booking to get what you want so be patient.
So your hair is thiner than usual or is it falling out..do you notice balding in your scalp? Lately I have been getting asked what to do in these scenarios. I am not a doctor nor do I think these are end all be all to your thin hair problems. What I am going to discuss below is simply some regimes I personally know of along with colleagues in the industry and have recommended and seen effective. The best place to go for severe thinning is to a nutritionist or a Dermatologist. That said here are some products and regime and what they can do for you.
Nioxin Three Set System
This Product line is older than me. Im not that old but it has been around for a while. I love it because it has a effective three step system that I know works due to my clients telling me they used it and loved it . Keep in mind thinning hair has everything to do with your scalp not your hair and is not to be mistaken with overly processed hair due to Color and Hot tools. They have diffrent numbers that indicate stages of thinning and if you color or don't color.
http://www.nioxin.com/en-EN/proven-solutions/products is a great resource to read more about it and see what is right for you.
Another tip is dry hair on Cold or Medium heat and minimize heat by utilizing Hot rollers or air drying when ever possible. Also if you must use hot tolls use the lower heat settings. Yes this take way longer but it will minimize heat exposure and help in the hair you do have being really healthy.
Green tea Shampoo
Green tea shampoo stimulates the scalp and clears it of sebum or any product residue left behind. I have seen this be effective in hair growth. Many times we think we washed our hair because it smells good but we neglect the scalp. Products often times create a barrier and clog the hair follicle. Think of it like a scalp facial. I find tea tree in any form rather it be organic in oil form or inside a shampoo to stimulate the scalp and induce hair growth
Please refer to my Vitamin Post Below
This if done regularly not only feels great but can also helps. Basically your scalp likes to be stimulated therefore if you do a scalp massage regularly you see results. I advise to use some type of product in correlation with this. Aloe vera, coconut oil, lemon Juice and Aloe Vera gel...ext. They have all kinds of oils that stimulate the scalp along with a scalp massage when done regularly will help you.
This seems to be a trend and apparently it works. I would read the article below for full disclosure but in the event it works please let me know thanks.
An active ingredient fund in most hair loss products that helps with hair loss. http://www.rogaine.com for women has actually made a product with is as its active ingredient along with rhttp://www.redken.com. so what it does is force the hair to go into anagen phase which is the growth phase and therefore it grows. Although it sounds promising I do recommend to use a shampoo to go along with it. Product will be more effective on a clean scalp.
Less Stress and a Healthy Diet
This by far is the most important component. In all the articles and research I read they stressed this the most. A proper diet and exercise can really make a difference in over all health so make sure this is up to par before you start trying out alternatives.
As mentioned before hair loss can stem from many things the most common being hormones I suggest if you have tried everything under the sun you go see a doctor and get to the route of the problem otherwise Let me know which of these was most effective and ill pass on the word to my divas.
As usual thank you for reading and please comment and share
Dilemma: My hair Falls Flat after its dry
Solution: Dry Shampoo
What does it do?
Spray on the Roots and brush it! Instant Volume
Dilemma: I need more body at my roots (think Bigger Hair)
Solution: Body Building Mouse
What it does?
Adds over all volume to your roots. Spray Quarter size in hand and apply on DAMP hair. Work it mainly at the roots and comb it through with your fingers. Make sure its evenly distributed to avoid your hair looking like it has mouse in it. And Viola ...Big hair!!!! I also love it when I want a Blowout to keep its waves!
Dilemma: I need more bounce in my curl
Solution: Curling Cream
What it does?
Unlike gel or mouse it doesn't flake or harden your curl. Instead it enhances it while still keeping its pattern. I love it because not only does it add volume but it also conditions. You should still use a leave in before you apply this though.
Alterna Caviar Repair:
YAS!!! All you will be saying when you use this. It repairs with Micro Beads and helps Reconstruct the hair Follicle . Filling in gaps and tears while smoothing the Hair Cuticle. I love this for thin hair and greasy hair. Its not heavy and its not going to leave any residue due to the Micro Bead technology.
Everyone wants nice shiny healthy hair after 3 rounds of color and bleach right? In a perfect world we have a magic Potion... Well we do but its cost ranges from $200-$350 ( look up my post on Hair Botox) . No fear the hair tamer is here!
Reconstructive Hair Products: Product that rebuild the hair that has been overprocessed or damaged by natural occurring elements or excessive heat.
Signs you hair could benefit from reconstructive Products if :
I wish I had a go to product for everyone but I'm not a Kardashian so I can't Launch a line right now . =) But I can tell you a few brands that have good key products and Im also going to tell you how to use each one. Please keep in mind in order for this to work you need all the steps. Yes you can mis- match brands but you Must have all the products listed in order for it to be effective. It also takes time, it can take one or two rounds of consistently using the product to see results depending on how damaged your hair is.
AG Keratin Repair line:
I like this line due to its ingredients. With this line a little goes a long way due to it being so concentrated. I have used this line myself and really saw results. I find this line to be especially beneficial for thick hair and curly hair.
Milbon Plarmia: This is my best kept secret. I love this company and I love Japan for making something so great despite them having really good hair. Since going really really blonde I have been using this line to bring my hair back to life and let me tell you its working. You can't find this everywhere but its worth the hunt. It rejuvenates, for supreme shine, smoothness, softness, and strength
Redken Extreme: This is super old school. But it works!!!! They recently reformulated and have a new formulation that is better than the last. Its budget friendly and it works for everyone! I have seen this work on all hair types.
Everything I Listed I have used at one point and don't limit yourself to just these lines, the market has so much more to offer. These are just some of the ones that I have used and have worked for myself and my divas. If you have any questions at all on brands I did not post please comment. And yes at salon treatments do what these do 10Xs in one visit. I wrote this post incase your on a budget and want to buy things that work.
As always thank you so much for reading and Im always looking for post ideas so don't be shy and ask me. COMMENT BELOW WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
Let me Start by saying I have a secret. My secret is that next to taming my other passion is science. If I wasn't a hairstylist and education was free and I didn't have student debt from My bachelors ........I would totally have a masters in Organic Chemistry. But the way my bank account and goals are set up ..... Anyways One day I will ..but for now I do my own studying and figure things out and share with my Divas.
Below I'm going to break down some of my Favorite ingriedients and not so favorite commonly found in hair products. Next time your hair product shopping make sure and read the list of ingredients.
HINT: the ones listed first are the most potent and the the ones listed last are the least.
I hope this helped, these are just a few of the most common ones but so many more exist. If you have any you want to share that you like please comment below I would love to hear about your favs and why.
Thank you for reading
I love Agucaté aka Avocado. I can eat one a day ..its sort of like the same love I have for Platanos. However from time to time they go bad before I can eat them ...when you live alone this tends to happen more often. This is how I have found my passion on making my own organic beauty products at home. Its a fun way to be creative and beautiful and have a snack at the same damn time.
Avacado and Extra virgin Olive oil...The more oil the more creamy the consistency. Most people say to measure I say pour as much as you think you need. My hair is really dry so I used a-lot. And notice how the avocado is brown, the more brown the more creamy the mask. I like to cut them and let them sit in my fridge for a day so they get dark but not hard. But you can do as you like just make sure its brown and not green.
I then took this lemon and squeezed all the juice into my Olive Oil and Avacado Mixture.
I then Mixed it up in my Nutri bullet. If you don't have one just mix it like cake batter but make sure to make it as creamy as possible. This BTW it taste so good, but it was for my hair so I did not eat any of it. It kind of looked like newborn baby poop if you have ever seen that.(insert emoji)
I tried to apply the mask on dry hair just so it could penetrate better. That was no bueno so I had to wet my hair just a bit and it made it easier to apply. I then put on a shower cap and took a hot shower for about 20-30 minutes. You have two options...you can lightly shampoo and condition right after you shower...or you can sleep with the shower cap and wash out the next day.
If you do this mask once or twice a week for about two months you will see a significant change in your hair.
Question?????? Please comment and thank you for reading ....
Get your mind out the gutter….it’s summer and its MUY CALIENTE. Beach, Pool and Sun all up on your hair and well the dryness is real more than ever right now. I am going to share with you some tips and tricks on how to have beautiful hair all summer.
Get wet first. Yes it seems like kind of odd to wet your hair before you go in the beach or pool. But here is why, when you wet it with normal water and add in a deep conditioner or leave in or any type of conditioner that you like.
The sun actually helps it penetrate much better. Add into that it also serves as a barrier to protect the hair from salt water and Chlorine water.
Get a trim
In the summer it’s the perfect time to get a trim. The hair is constantly being exposed to the sun and very dry so trim away. This will not only keep the hair healthy but will also make it easier to style.
Stay away from heat tools. Stay away!!!! Its summer your hair doesn’t need to be perfect it’s too hot for all that. This is the perfect time to head to a braid bar or try that bobby pin up do or rock the Beyonce ponytail. It’s hot so get creative. Add some leave in conditioner and style away with some sea salt spray.
Cover it up…use a scarf, hat, snap back ext. Covering your hair up is probably the best thing you can do if it’s really blonde or really damaged. This will ensure the sun doesn’t get to it and will guarantee your hair to stay out of harms RAYS.
Deep Condition, Repeat. I am a hair conditioner hoarder. I love me some conditioner. Deep conditioner, leave in conditioner, hair serum conditioner , Spray conditioner, organic conditioner. Any type of conditioner is great and you can never over condition your hair unless its greasy and even then you just need to use the right methods and products .
Thanks to my best friend Cristy for this blog idea. I hope this helps keep your hair summer ready. Did I miss something? Please comment and I will gladly answer your questions on products and ext.