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Hair Color in Orlando recommends coconut oil for color treated and damaged hair!

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In my salon I deal with a lot of damaged hair and that type of hair needs to be treated before and after a corrective hair color process. I recommend a natural way of expediting the process instead of investing in a product that will not do anything made by a manufacturer and sells normally for $40-$50 dollars. And also these product’s are also chemicals that you are laying on top of damaged hair.  Since the start of history Coconut Oil has been tried and true. Since the Egyptians to the Greeks to Hollywood they have all used this method to had sheen, luster and conditioning to the hair.  A cost-effective way to bring back the health of the hair and make the elasticity come back within a few months.  Coconut oil, specifically virgin coconut oil, is a completely natural product  that is safe to use both internally and externally, and some believe it has  healing properties not found in other natural oils. Glands in your scalp produce  sebum, a natural oil required for healthy, strong hair. Sebum is a necessity for  hair growth and health. Coconut oil replenishes any lost oil to the hair  follicles and penetrates the hair’s shaft for deep moisturizing. Coconut oil is  a natural source of many vitamins and nutrients, which are used to seal in  moisture and coat the hair in a protecting layer to prevent lost moisture and  damage.  So if you are visiting me for a corrective hair color service, I will always recommend this all natural product.

Keeping your hair thoroughly moisturized is important in repairing and  preventing damage. Coconut works very much like a deep conditioner, restoring  natural oils and repairing existing damage. If your breakage is severe, a hot  coconut oil treatment treats split ends and other damage while replenishing lost  moisture and sealing the hair shaft to protect against further breakage. By  heating a clean towel in the dryer, you can turn coconut oil into an inexpensive  hot oil treatment and say goodbye to existing damage.

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Massaging coconut oil into your scalp not only feels wonderful, but also gives  you even better results. Massaging the scalp stimulates the hair’s glands and  increases blood flow to promote hair growth, and the coconut oil has the ability  to enter the hair follicle to replenish lost moisture. When applied directly to  the scalp, coconut oil is an all-natural treatment for scalp inflammations like  dandruff and psoriasis. Over-the-counter and prescription shampoos and creams  have adverse side effects, such as causing open scalp sores, damages to the hair  itself and hair loss or slow hair growth.

To use coconut oil as a moisturizing treatment, work a few tablespoons into the  hair and scalp until both are completely saturated and leave on for 10 minutes.  For repairing and preventing damage, apply the coconut oil to your scalp and  hair then wrap your head in a heated towel. Leave the towel in place until it  completely cools down. With both the room temperature and hot oil treatments,  shampoo your hair afterwards to remove the oil. For scalp stimulation and  inflammation treatments, massage the coconut oil into your scalp for 10 minutes.  Allow the coconut oil to remain in place for an additional 20 minutes before  rinsing out and shampooing your hair, focusing on the scalp area. You may need  to shampoo your hair several times, specifically the root area, to remove excess  oil.

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Haircare Advice

Do You Use A Color-Safe Shampoo?

Ninety Two percent of women have colored their hair at some point in their lives. So when that gorgeous, gleaming color suddenly turns a weird shade of who-knows-what or gets crazy dull a few weeks (or days) later, know you’re not alone. Others have suffered the same fate. But could the right shampoo have saved you from washing that amazing color down the drain or are those color-treated formulas just marketing hype? Here’s what you need to know about caring for colored strands.

Most classic shampoos contain detergents that make up around 15 percent of each bottle. Their job: to sweep away dirt and oils that leave strands squeaky clean (most commonly sodium- or ammonium lauryl sulfate and sodium-or ammonium lauryl ether sulfate). However these same detergents can strip the color molecules from the hair cuticle, as well. Conversely, the kinds of cleansing agents dropped into color-treated and sulfate-free formulas typically contain gentler dirt busters that won’t strip hair of color.

Here’s where it gets tricky: There’s not really any scientific proof that going lighter on the suds’ strength makes any difference to hair color preservation. Shampoos for color-treated hair tend to be sulfate-free but there are no published studies that validate the theory that sulfates fade hair color faster than other surfactants or detergent.

It’s a Gimmick pulled on you! From Manufacturers!!

Color-safe products don’t contain alcohol, have low sulfate levels and often contain extra moisturizing elements, emollients and proteins to smooth the cuticle, giving hair luster and shine. So does that mean you have to use a shampoo for color-treated locks? Not necessarily. If you think you’d get more benefit from a volumizing, moisturizing, curl-defining or dandruff formula, then go ahead and grab one. Studies show that having a UV filter in a hair care product can reduce color fading by up to 40 percent most of these findings are based on controlled studies that only reflected washing—not the normal wear and tear that we put our hair through on a daily basis.

So, an upside to color-specific shampoos is that most of them are laced with some combo of UV absorbers and antioxidants to prevent free radical damage, (yes, the same pesky electron-hungry molecules that are the main culprit of skin aging and DNA damage). Free radicals rip apart the pigments used to color the hair which results in fading, brassiness and dullness..

Potent color protectants such as benzophenone-3 and 4, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, or trademark combos like ChromAveil and Heliogenol (found in the new ColorProof line), all offer UV protection as well as some of the same antioxidants typically cast as skin defenders including ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E). 

Read Your Labels, if you cannot pronounce the ingredients. It is too strong of a cleanser for artificial hair color.