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Grey hair is no longer synonymous with old and matronly. Whether snow white, partially grey, or silvery streaks, grey hair is making its mark in the world of beauty and fashion. If you want to keep your grey, try to use a hair shampoo and conditioner that is targeted especially for grey hair. Grey hair can look yellow or greenish on some people. To neutralize the yellow color and leave your hair shiny and beautiful, try using a greying shampoo that contains a violet based color, instead of your usual shampoo. But don’t overdo it! Many of these products can leave a purplish or blue cast. When hair turns grey, the protective cuticle thins out, which can make strands coarse and prone to breakage, because there are few natural oils in our hair. Keep tresses soft and healthy by doing the following:

• Choose a moisturizing shampoo to soften and smooth grey hair and make it appear more lustrous.
• Wash hair with a formula geared for grey hair once a week to counteract yellowing caused by sun, pollutants, hard water, and smoke. Try AVEDA Blue Malva Shampoo & Conditioner for Gray Hair, Clairol Shimmering Lights, or Jhirmack Silver Brightening.
• Leave-in conditioners and moisturizers will soften coarseness.
• Apply a clear gloss or glaze monthly on grey hair to coat the cuticle and boost shine.
• Opt for gels and mousses that are clear: The dyes in colored style products can tarnish grey hair. Check out Ouidad Clear Control, AVEDA Witch Hazel Light Control Holding Spray, or Paul Mitchell Illuminating Shine Spray.
• Avoid excessive use of heat from curling or flat irons as this may cause hair to become yellowed or brassy looking.
• Deep condition the hair regularly with moisturizing conditioners to help maintain optimum moisture levels. Many moisture products contain ingredients like spirulina, algae extract, jojoba, avocado, safflower, lecithin, or bee pollen/honey.
• Maintain a protein-rich diet to help fortify and protect thinning or weak hair and look for hair…


Did you know “Scalp-stimulating” massages improve circulation, help nourish the scalp, and encourage healthy hair growth? Try massaging your scalp with your fingertips working from the hairline to the back of your head repeating a couple of times. You can even add oils for an extra kick.Scalp Massage

Is Your Hair Dry Or Brittle No Matter How Much You Moisturize & Seal?
Your Water Supply Could Be To Blame! Here is a complete break down of what’s in your tap water! Chlorine, Silica, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Lead are the major ingredients in tap water! The best way to combat this problem will be to purchase a shower water filter!
Chlorine unlike the other elements listed above, chlorine is not a mineral but an oxidizer. Chlorine is put into drinking water and swimming pools to kill bacteria. In addition to the following effects chlorine has on hair, due to it’s oxidizing effects, chlorine also oxidizes minerals onto the hair causing worse effects of those minerals. Chlorine is a harsh oxidizer added to the water to kill bacteria also adversely effects hair. Active chlorine in the hair can cause hair to feel gummy when wet and straw-like when dry. Chlorine can damage the cuticle and proteins of the hair. As an oxidizer, chlorine can cause the air and sun to oxidize hair and worsen the conditions listed above. Chlorine can cause hair to feel dry. Chlorine can cause hair to become brittle. Chlorine can cause hair to lack shine.Hair feels dry Hair is resistant to color or perming Dandruff or eczema of the scalp Dry, flaky skin Thinning hair Colors fading too quickly Perms appearing to fall out Discoloration or darkening of hair Hair lacks body and shine Bleached & Color Treated hair becomes heavy, takes longer to dry, and lays flat on your head Silica causes many of the same effects on the hair as calcium.Silica causes hair to feel dry. Silica weighs hair down.
Silica can cause dandruff-like symptoms of flaking. Build up of silica can choke the hair follicle causing hair to fall out. Silica is a sand-like substance found in desert or volcanic areas. It is usually bound to calcium or magnesium and forms very hard, virtually insoluble deposits. If your source for water is coming from a treatment plant, calcium may have been added to your water.
Calcium is the mineral that determines hardness of water. Calcium leaves the hair feeling dry and weighted down. It can even cause a perm to appear relaxed. Calcium builds up on the scalp causing flaking of the scalp, giving the appearance of dandruff. Calcium can choke the hair at the mouth of the follicle causing the hair to break off, then coating the scalp, blocking further new hair growth.
Copper originates in water in three ways: It comes from the ground and is pumped into the water from a well. Particles of copper can come from copper piping. The corrosion caused by hard water lifts the copper particles off the pipes and deposits them into the water. Copper sulfates are added to swimming pools to control the growth of algae. Copper is often added to lakes that are a source of drinking water in the summer to kill algae. Copper discolors hair causing blonde hair to turn green and dark hair to tint darker. Copper can weigh hair down and cause dryness. Copper can inhibit the proper processing of perms, color and relaxers.
Magnesium usually found wherever calcium comes naturally from the ground, magnesium is abundant in the soil and is very much a part of the mineral complex associated with hard water. Magnesium causes hair to feel dry. Magnesium causes hair to appear weighted down. Magnesium can inhibit the proper processing of perms, color and relaxers. Magnesium causes hair to lack shine.
Iron is found in ground water from domestic wells and wells used by treatment plants as the source for local water. Iron leaves the hair feeling dry, brittle and weighted down. Iron can cause dark hair to tint darker and blonde hair to turn orange. Iron can block perms and color from properly processing. Lead can cause the hair to feel dry. Lead can prevent the proper processing of perms, color, and chemical relaxers.

Hello sunshines! Happy new year to all of you. This January we are taking off to insure the quality of our blog. We will come back to you in February loud and strong with new and fun topics. More styles and more pictures of styles this year and let us know what you guys would like to see more of. Have a good month sweet pea’s!!

For centuries, natural oils have been used to condition human hair. These natural products are still used today, including essential oils such as tea tree oil and carrier oils such as jojoba oil. A conditioner popular with men in the late Victorian era was Macassar oil, but this product was quite greasy and required pinning a small cloth, known as an antimacassar, to chairs and sofas to keep the upholstery from being damaged by the Macassar oil.

Modern hair conditioner was created at the turn of the 20th century when well-known perfumer Ed. Pinaud presented a product he called brilliantine at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. His product was intended to soften men’s hair, including beards and mustaches. Since the invention of Pinaud’s early products, modern science has advanced the hair conditioner industry to include those made with silicone, fatty alcohols, and quaternary ammonium compounds. These chemical products allow the benefits of hair conditioner without feeling greasy or heavy.

Hair conditioner is different from cream rinse (often spelled “creme rinse”). A cream rinse is simply a detangler and, as its name implies, has a thinner consistency than conditioner. Hair conditioner is a thicker substance which coats the cuticle of the hair itself
[edit] Ingredients

There are several types of hair conditioner ingredients, differing in composition and functionality:

* Moisturizers, whose role is to hold moisture in the hair. Usually these contain high proportions of humectants.
* Reconstructors, usually containing hydrolyzed protein. Their role is supposedly to penetrate the hair and strengthen its structure through polymer crosslinking.
* Acidifiers, acidity regulators which maintain the conditioner’s pH at about 3.5. In contact with acidic environment, the hair’s somewhat scaly surface tightens up, as the hydrogen bonds between the keratin molecules are strengthened.
* Detanglers, which modify the hair surface by pH as acidifiers, and/or by coating it with polymers, as glossers.
* Thermal protectors, usually heat-absorbing polymers, shielding the hair against excessive heat, caused by, e.g., blow-drying or curling irons or hot rollers.
* Glossers, light-reflecting chemicals which bind to the hair surface. Usually polymers, usually silicones, e.g., dimethicone or cyclomethicone.
* Oils (EFAs – essential fatty acids), which can help dry/porous hair become more soft and pliable. The scalp produces a natural oil called sebum. EFAs are the closest thing to natural sebum (sebum contains EFAs).
* Surfactants – Hair consists of approximately 97% of a protein called keratin. The surface of keratin contains negatively-charged amino acids. Hair conditioners therefore usually contain cationic surfactants, which don’t wash out completely, because their hydrophilic ends strongly bind to keratin. The hydrophobic ends of the surfactant molecules then act as the new hair surface.
* Lubricants, such as fatty alcohols, panthenol, dimethicone, etc
* Sequestrants, for better function in hard water.
* Antistatic agents
* Preservatives


Conditioners are frequently acidic, as low pH protonates the amino acids, providing the hair with positive charge and thus more hydrogen bonds between the keratin scales, giving the hair a more compact structure. Organic acids such as citric acid are usually used to maintain acidity.


* Pack conditioners, are heavy and thick, with a high content of surfactants able to bind to the hair structure and “glue” the hair surface scales together. These are usually applied to the hair for a longer time. The surfactants are based on long straight aliphatic chains similar to saturated fatty acids. Their molecules have a tendency to crystallize easily, giving the conditioner higher viscosity, and they tend to form thicker layers on the hair surface.

* Leave-in conditioners are thinner and have different surfactants which add only a little material to the hair. They are based on unsaturated chains, which are bent rather than straight. This shape makes them less prone to crystallizing, making a lighter, less viscous mixture and providing significantly thinner layer on the hair. The difference between leave-in and pack conditioners is similar to the difference between fats and oils.

* Ordinary conditioners, combining some aspects of both pack and leave-in ones.

* Hold conditioners, based on cationic polyelectrolyte polymers, holding the hair in a desired shape. These have both the function and the composition similar to diluted hair gels.


Barex Ultimate Relaxing Masque For Frizzy Hair
With its unique formulation including argan oil, passion flower and shea butter,Barex Ultimate Relaxing Masque is the perfect masque for rebellious, frizzy and curly hair without making it flat or dull.
List Price: $28.00

Oscar Blandi Riccia Curling Serum
Oscar Blandi Riccia Curling Serum is the ultimate product for curly hair, taming curls while keeping them natural and touchable.
List Price: $18.00

Alterna Life Curls Conditioner 12 oz.
Alterna Life Curls Conditioner delivers effective conditioning while fortifying dry, damaged curls. Eliminates frizz with LIFE Elasto-Complex.
List Price: $26.95

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $74.95

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 2 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $13.99

L’Oreal Professional Shine Curl Conditioner 5 oz.
L’Oreal Professional Shine Curl Conditioner is ideal for curly hair. This treatment is especially formulated to nourish and detangle your hair, leaving you light, supple perfectly defined curls.
List Price: $19.99

Curly Hair Solutions Slip Detangler 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Slip Detangler is a silicone free detangling leave-in conditioner that will instantly loosen hair knots, lock in color and eliminate flyaway hair.
List Price: $16.99

Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer 8.5 oz.
For soft, natural, sassy curls use Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
List Price: $18.99

Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein is a deep moisturizing treatment designed to protect and nourish your hair.
List Price: $29.95

Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave-In Conditioner 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Silk Leave-In Conditioner smoothes the rough cuticles that are responsible for frizzy flyaway hair.
List Price: $18.99

Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner 8 oz.
Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner instantly detangles, making your hair easier to comb and more manageable.
List Price: $15.99

Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner 33.8 oz.
Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Conditioner is a ground-breaking formula that conditions and softens your curls.
List Price: $74.95

Alterna Life Curls Conditioner 12 oz.
Alterna Life Curls Conditioner delivers effective conditioning while fortifying dry, damaged curls. Eliminates frizz with LIFE Elasto-Complex.
List Price: $26.95

TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner
Boost that ego and save your hair! Ego Boost mends and protects dry, damaged hair from environmental elements, chemical treatments, shampooing and brushing.
List Price: $14.95

Citre Shine Color Brilliance Conditioner
Each Citre Shine product is infused with a burst of shine enhancing citrus extracts, vitamins and essential minerals to ensure healthy looking hair with lasting vibrancy.
List Price: $3.95

Jason Hemp Enriched Conditioner
This gentle botanical formula using Hemp Seed Oil and other natural extracts brings renewed vitality, shine and manageability to your hair. Jason’s Plant Extracts reinforce, repair and smooth the hair shaft to protect against environmental and heat styling damage.
List Price: $8.95

Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner
Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner instantly silkens, smoothes and perfects hair texture as it delivers incredible, mirror-like shine.
List Price: $6.50

KLORANE Pomegranate Conditioner
KLORANE pomegranate extract is rich in tannins and so highly astringent. This gives it the ability to fix color on keratin, so the color lasts even longer.
List Price: $11.95

How to Condition Afro Textured Hair

An important part of knowing how to wash black hair is using a quality conditioner. Shampoo gets your hair clean but conditioner makes it look healthy.
1. Apply a generous amount of conditioner from roots to ends. Concentrate on the last 1/4 of the length since this is the oldest part of your hair.
Avoid getting conditioner on your scalp, especially if you have flake issues.
2. Leave conditioner on according to instructions. Use a shower cap and heat for a deep penetrating treatment.
3. Rinse, but don’t over rinse. You want to leave a tiny bit of conditioner in your hair.
4. Gently squeeze the water from your hair.
5. Gently blot the water from your hair. Never rub your hair with a towel because that causes damage.
6. Dry and style your hair. If time and your hair texture allow, the best option is air drying.

Never skip conditioner after shampooing your hair. Moisture needs to be put back after the oils have been stripped out with shampoo.

NOTE: When I wash my hair it is usually in the shower. I do it in the shower because the steam opens the cuticles and allows for a deeper wash and condition. I always part it into four sections because it is easier to wash for me so I twist each section so they are out of the way before I enter the shower. I apply shampoo to one section at a time. I do this by working the shampoo into my scalp first them running my hand down the shaft of my hair, rinsing at the same time. I do this because my hair easily tangles. Plus, running my hands down the shaft prevents splits in my hair. After I have shampooed one section twice, I apply conditioner the same way. Then twist it up and move on to the next section. It takes about 5 minutes per section so after I am all finished the conditioner will have been in each section about 20 minutes. I untwist all my hair and rinse in cool water about 2 minutes to close my cuticle. Rinsing in cool water also traps in the moisture from the conditioner. I usually rinse out all my conditioner because I always apply a leave-in conditioner and/or heat protectant before styling.

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