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When You Change Your Hair For Summer

Some of my clients favorite beauty traditions is getting their hair brightened in preparation for summer months. The physical shift never fails to get them excited for cookouts, picnics, and longer days, but they have experienced a mental shift when it comes to maintaining it. While it’s easy for me to see the hours spent at the hair salon as the start-to-finish of their hair coloring process, it’s really just the first step in maintaining healthy, beautiful hair for summer. Here are some idea’s to keep your hair color in top condition.

Bleach breaks down your hair, making it brittle and dry so stay away from protein hair care lines. Although purple and blue shampoos have recently become a popular method of keeping blonde highlights from turning brassy, they can still strip color from your hair. And it can also make you blonde hair color look ashy. Use a color treated shampoo and conditioner.

And just because one brand works for someone else, does not necessarily mean it’ll work as well for yours. So shop around and have a few different hair care lines in your shower.

In general, I recommend switching up your shampoo every 6 to 12 months. Each shampoo has different minerals and proteins so your hair will get a more well-rounded treatment of both when you rotate the brand you’re using.

When it comes to heat-styling your hair, go easy on the strands near your hairline by using a lower heat setting. When you lighten your hair, your strands actually become finer and more fragile. To avoid breakage, don’t run that flatiron over your lightened hair multiple times  (in fact, I highly recommend not using a flatiron if possible and just using a curling iron or wand). If you really need one, try doing a single pass for those hairs that frame your face.

A fresh cut or color is the perfect opportunity to switch up your makeup—I’ve HAVE clients gravitating towards a bold red lip color, as it makes their face look even brighter with their blonde hair! And switch up your outfits as a white top will always make your hair look brighter, and vice versa.  The biggest change I notice in MY  clients after they get their hair colored is how their mood and demeanor immediately lifts—embrace your new hair color and the confidence it gives you!

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What About Deep Conditioning?

There is one exception, and it turns out that the best product for your hair costs $10 and is something you add to your food, and ethinic women love to use on their scalp and hair. Coconut Oil.  Your basic coconut oil, as it turns out, has just the right size and structure that it can penetrate into the cortex.  And therefore it can protect hair from the inside out. Good stuff everyone!

One of the most damaging things for hair is a simple wash and dry it because the water swells the hair and messes up the cuticle. Coconut oil prevents water from absorbing into the hair and so reduces the swelling damage. You may often get.

Common sense says that blow-drying is worse, for obvious reasons. It’s a lot of heat right next to your hair. I agree that air-drying is preferable to blow-drying, but I also say that air-drying itself can also cause harm. So either way it gets you.

There’s not a lot of data on this, but some think that air-drying damages hair because the hair remains wet for a longer period of time. That means more time for the water to swell inside the hair and mess up the cuticle. The longer the hair is wet, the more damage happens. But since hair needs to dry somehow, it’s still better to go for the one that doesn’t involve thousands of watts of energy right next to the cuticle.

Protein treatments are a mixed bag. They’re partly a marketing story, because you can’t actually repair damaged hair just by pouring on more protein. The protein doesn’t also get integrated into the hair structure itself to make it thicker, I find out when I use them in the salon it will dry out the hair. And if used to often it will break the hair. Damaged hair needs to be cut off!

To be clear, “purple shampoo” and “color-protecting shampoo” are different things. “Purple shampoo” is for bleached-blonde hair and it works because the purple tones even out the blonde color and keep it from turning orange.  But can also give the hair a grey cast to it and really dull it out. I like to use just shampoo and baking soda to keep out the discoloration you get in very light blond hair. It cleans it well.

But “color-protecting” doesn’t do much. The reason the color continues to shift is because the chemical reaction isn’t perfect for every molecule.  There will be some bigger color molecules, some little pieces, some will wash out, some will not — and that’s why your color will change and fade over time. Most color-protecting products don’t actually keep the color chemicals in the hair any longer. They don’t do much other than provide good conditioning. Which is very important with color treated hair.

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Things You Should Know About Cleansers For The Hair

As a consumer here are some topics choices from me you should know about shampoo’s and conditioners. Very important. Since beauty products are such an everyday part of our lives, it’s easy to forget that they are a form of technology backed by studies. Our first instinct when trying to understand a medical breakthrough might be to read the research, but our first instinct when switching shampoos is to ask a friend with really nice hair what works for her. And the beauty industry spends millions to market products with clever wording that imply big promises. Most beauty research is done by cosmetic chemists — the scientists that formulate and develop products — and a lot of it is published in academic journals like the Journal of Cosmetic Science. These journals are usually pay walled and access to the articles (which are dense and full of jargon) is expensive.

Break Down Of Hair. The outside, or the part that everyone sees, is called the cuticle and made of five to 10 overlapping layers of protein like shingles on a roof. These protect what’s underneath, which is the middle section called the cortex. The cortex holds long bundles of proteins that give hair its strength and keep it from breaking. And at the center is an empty zone called the medulla that helps insulate the hair. Not all hair has the medulla. It’s usually found in coarse, dark hair. When it comes to hair products, the most important part is the cuticle. When the layers of protein lie smoothly against each other, hair looks shiny and smooth. Everyday things like brushing and washing hair makes the cuticle stand up straight. That makes it frizzy and more prone to breaking and split ends.

 Shampoo. When it comes to hair products, the most important part is the cuticle. When the layers of protein lie smoothly against each other, hair looks shiny and smooth. Everyday things like brushing and washing hair makes the cuticle stand up straight. That makes it frizzy and more prone to breaking and split ends. This is a selling point from manufacturers.

The rise of conditioner is probably the biggest trend right now as natural-looking hair becomes more popular. And people are shelling out. We bought 5 percent more conditioner in 2017, according to market-research firm Euromonitor International. And not just any conditioner, mind you, but a lot more “cleansing conditioners” that we use to “co-wash.” Co-washing sounds fancy, but just means skipping shampoo. It began around 2012 as a niche trend among the kind of people who are quick to try new beauty tricks. It’s not niche anymore. Mainstream brands like Herbal Essences, Head and Shoulders, L’Oreal, and Wen have all introduced cleansing conditioners, and it’ll probably keep getting bigger.

Shampoos contain a type of molecule called surfactants. One end is attracted to water, and the other end is repelled by water and attracted to oil. The oil-loving end attaches to the grease and dirt in your hair, while the other end attaches itself to the water from the shower. That way, when the water washes out the shampoo, it also washes out the grease attached to it. Conditioners work by smoothing the outer layer so that the cuticle layers lie flat. Remember those “sulfate-free” claims that we see on shampoo now? Sulfate is a very common type of surfactant, and people who are concerned about too much shampoo think it works too well. Supporters of the (badly named) “no ‘poo” movement say sulfate is too harsh and strips away a lot of the hair’s natural oil, called sebum, which makes us produce even more than we normally would to make up for it constantly being taken away.

The good news is that there’s little evidence that shampoos are all that bad. They remove oil and dirt from cuticles, but they don’t go inside the hair. They can’t completely strip hair like the bleach. If you shampoo often and your scalp gets red or irritated, you should switch to a different kind.




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Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Good Stuff

Joseph Kellner

Hair may lose its luster due to various conditions. Stress, vitamin deficiency, hard water or UV rays are causes for dull looking hair and so is improper hair care and styling. Only healthy hair with smooth outer cuticles will reflect light. It is this light reflection to which hair owes its deep shine. Shampoo can help restore this shine, especially specific shampoos for shiny hair. Stress and structural deficiencies or damage to the cuticles will dull the natural luster of hair.

Joseph Kellner

I have used the GLISS Shampoo for the last thirty days and have only good reviews for the product. It works well on color treated hair and also non colored treated hair. The product has a lovely scent to it. And there is tons of lathering from the shampoo. I use it on a daily basis. The conditioner is also well to use, giving  the hair a soft feeling and no waxy finish after rinsing. It also makes combing out the hair a lot easier than other shampoo’s. It also works well on colored treated hair. Without adding any fading to the hair color. Basically shampoo is just a soap to clean the scalp and I don’t see any build up from the product on my scalp or my clients either. Condition is also a cleanser for the hair which should be put on the shaft to ends of the hair. To much conditioner on the scalp will cause a greasy feeling and will be harder to blow out. Just apply to mid shaft and work through and rinse. Excellent !!!

But if you want added conditioning to the hair, leave on longer for a added luster.

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Kadus Hair-Color Wins Over Me With The V-Series.

I have a client who is a model and needs to change her hair color very often. In doing so she was looking for a hair color for a fall photo-shoot in the Red family. She was a Level 9 with golden and amber low-lights. Basically I cleansed the hair with a strong clarifying shampoo and let settle to dry. Placing my hair-color formula on the new-growth which was only 2 inches wide. I used a Level 3 and also a Level 5 in the V series of Kadus. With a accent color of a Level 4R. After that application I remixed a fresh formula for the shaft and ends of the hair. Processed the normal manufacturing time 40 minutes. Excellent results as you can see.  After the completion of the service I added a Pravana Color Wash to the hair. In the R Family.  I Trimmed the hair and wallah here you go!

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Greasy Hair No Worry’s.

Much as we’d like to blame summer for all of our beauty woes, I will be real with you. We find ourselves wondering how to get rid of greasy hair basically year round. Whether it’s humidity, heat, or our beauty-product obsession leaving us with buildup and oil, we’re literally in a constant battle between clean-ass hair and impossible-to-ignore grease. But after experimenting with every damn cleansing formula out there, we’ve *finally* found some real, no-bull shit solutions for making grease nothing but a figment of your imagination.

  1. Usually, I encourage less washing for a healthier approach to hair, but if you have oily hair, you probably need to wash a bit more. When you shampoo, it collects the oils and dirt and gives you the opportunity to rinse it out of your hair. Washing daily or every other day may do the trick.
  2. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar has the ability to kill fungus and bacteria, it makes a great home remedy for oily hair. One of the most popular natural remedies out there. Simply dilute two to three tablespoons in a cup of water, and then put it on your hair. A spray bottle may make it easier, just make sure you get it into the roots and scalp. Rinse after two to three minutes. Apply two or three times a week!
  3. Dry Shampoo made out of arrowroot powder and essential oils can prevent the greasiness from getting to the hair. This is a great option especially if you are in a hurry. While some choose baby powder, you can also use corn starch.


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L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum

Joseph Kellner Salon

Wonderful for home hair care for over processed hair especially with the frailness of the hair. And excellent for all salon hair styling. I have used it for the past 2-3 months and have found out it works great for me. A lot less cheaper than a salon product and works just as well for blow styling. Just use a quarter size on medium to long hair and comb through. Make sure the hair is wet and don’t no use to blow dry on dry hair, or your hair will be very greasy. If you have done that re-shampoo the hair and start over with your hair styling. After the end of my blow drying I like to place a small amount on my fingertip to smooth out any and all fly away hairs. The product has a very nice clean scent to it. And it also makes the hair smooth and shines it up very well.. Thumbs up for me and for salon use! Give it a try!

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