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Joseph Kellner Recommends, “Agadir™ Argan Oil Hair Treatment for all My Blow-Outs!”

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In my salon styling the hair after a hair color is very important to me. I like a clean silky, shiny look to all of my finished looks on my clients. I also like to use the hair curling devices that are out now to the latest looks from the runway. But I also like to create my own. I feel the flat-iron look is so aged. So when I do my finished look on my clients and I just want sheen, and no body too the hair style. I like to use Argan Oil Hair Treatment, it is easy to use.  Just apply a quarter size to the hair and comb through. And continue to blow dry the hair. I will apply the product before the hair design to give me perfect sections for cutting. Excellent product for styling the hair and that is all you will need.  I believe in the saying, “Its all in the hair design”.  And you really don’t need a lot of styling products if the hair design is well executed. 

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Argan Oil Hair Treatment Available at the Joseph Kellner Salon.

Haircare Advice

Hair Styles for Women with Straight Hair

To those who don’t have it, straight hair is enviable—it rarely frizzes, beautifully reflects light and is so simple to style (not to mention fairly versatile). So why do so many women with straight hair complain about their hair type?  Straight hair has a tendency to fall flat—fast. And when cut incorrectly, it can make you look like you have less of it. Pin straight hair has no forgiving factor so any mistake—bad angles, layers or bangs—will show in spades. This why the right (and perfect) cut is critical.  That right cut: a blunt style—or hair that’s cut straight across. Cutting blunt keeps the thickness and fullness of the hair, which is especially important with fine straight hair. Adding a few long layers is an option—it softens the lines and creates movement. Though too many can thin out the bottom and make the hair appear stringy.  Dry cutting with scissors is the preferred technique with this hair type because it creates strong, precise lines. You can see every move you’re making and feel the shape much better. If your hair is long, as noted, a blunt base is best with a sweeping or heavy-straight bang (a la Sandra Bullock at this year’s Golden Globes). For the sweeping style, the bang should start at the top point of the cheekbone and angle around the face, just touching the eyebrow to the other side. For a fuller bang, more hair is pulled forward and cut level. A few long, strategically placed layers around the face opens it up, adds movement and can make the cut more interesting and modern. With medium, or shoulder length, the Bob is best. Any variation will work—from a classic blunt to a more graduated style, where the hair is slightly longer in the front than the back. If your hair is fine, cut on the shorter side. “The longest you should go is about an inch or two past your shoulders, otherwise it will get weighed down and will be tough to add volume to when styling.”

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Joseph Kellner Hair Myths & Facts!


Myth: Washing your hair too much will make it fall out:

Not true. Washing your hair is singularly the best thing you can do for it. Your hair and scalp, just like the rest of your body, benefits from the removal of dirt, oil and dead skin cells.
When you wash your hair, of course, you notice more hair falling out, but these are only hairs which are ready to come out anyway. Not washing your hair will not prevent this; indeed, leaving your hair unwashed is likely to result in a greater hair loss in time. The only hair that will fall out when you wash it is hair that is ready to leave the follicle either because it has come to the end of its genetically determined growing phase or because of ill-health, stress, poor diet or some other causative factor that is interfering with the life cycle of the hair. It is totally counterproductive not to wash your hair for fear of it falling out. Not only will hair that is ready to fall out, fall out anyway, the hair loss may be greater by not washing your hair. This is because when the hair/scalp is greasy follicles become saturated with sebum (the skin’s natural oil) which contains substances that can cause the hair to loosen in the follicles and fall out.


Myth: Cutting hair will make it grow stronger: 

Not true. This works well in the garden but not on the scalp. Unlike the stem and branches of a shrub the shaft of the hair is not alive so ‘cutting back’ will have no effect except to sometimes give the appearance of thicker hair when it is shorter. Once hair is visible on the surface of the scalp all you can influence is its condition and appearance. Hair grows from the dermal papilla, or hair root, which is located at the base of the hair follicle and only factors which influence the forming hair cells within the root, such as a genetic predisposition, diet, illness, physical trauma etc., will determine how strong or weak the hair will be. Once hair has emerged from the follicle its ‘strength’ has been determined by its diameter, elasticity and tensile properties are set and cannot be influenced by cutting it. What does now start to influence the newly emerged hair is the environment and the things we do to it such as washing, colouring, straightening etc., and if weakness and damage is caused to the hair from these factors then cutting off any split or broken hair certainly is advantageous. The primary job of a shampoo is to remove dirt and oil from the hair and scalp, this it will do time after time with no diminishing effect, so there is no reason to change your shampoo for this reason. Some shampoos, however, particularly those with high levels of silicone can cause build up on the hair which can influence the texture and manageability of the hair and give it a slightly unnatural feel.Shampoos that contain a high level of water insoluble silicones such as Dimethicone, a common ingredient in ‘conditioning shampoos’, particularly 2-in-1 shampoos, can build up on hair. Silicones can coat the hair shaft to such an extent that the hair feels weighed down and limp. In some cases the hair can start to feel more like a nylon wig rather than real hair because when you touch your hair your fingers are not coming into contact with the hair itself, but the synthetic silicone which is coating it. This build up of silicone on hair can also be a problem for hairdressers trying to colour a client’s hair because the silicone barrier can interfere with the penetration of colour molecules into the cortex of the hair leaving the new hair colour patchy. Where a build-up of silicone does occur the hair should be washed using a silicone-free shampoo and conditioner. To find one look at the ingredient list and avoid hair products that contain substances such as ‘dimethicone’ and ‘cyclopentasiloxane’, which are likely to interfere with the hair colouring process.