I love styling curly hair, but many curly-haired girls are left wondering how to manage curly hair without it looking like a frizzy untamed mess. So this blog goes out to all my curly hair sisters to help tame your mane giving you tips on how to take care of curly hair.
Collagen seems to be the hot new supplement, but do collagen supplements work to revive your youthful glow? One thing is for sure, our body’s ability to produce collagen plays a vital role in keeping our youth alive. The desire to stay young keeps getting younger, with the 20’s crowd filling up their Amazon carts with what the reviews claim to be the top-rated collagen products for hair, skin, and nails.
Many people ask me for advice on the best blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and hairbrushes. There are so many choices with newer Ceramic, Tourmaline, and Titanium technology. So what exactly does all this high-tech stuff do? Emit negative ions for a smoother look with less time. Positive ions are caused by many things, such as harsh chemicals, heat damage, and static electricity. When you put negative ions into hair, they neutralize positively charged electrons to give you runway-worthy style.
Many consumers feel that home hair color works just as well as professional hair color. Some companies even use the term “at home professional hair color” in their marketing to make people believe that their hair color products are the same as what a professional hair colorist uses in the salon. When Covid-19 hit our world, many clients asked me if they could purchase their hair color at their local CVS, Target, or Walmart and do their hair color at home. As a professional hairstylist for 33 years, the thought of my clients putting hair color out of a box purchased from their local drug store left me in sort of a quandary.
Itchy, flaky, dry scalp, otherwise known as dandruff, can be frustrating, even a little embarrassing if you’re a lover of black clothing. At my Monrovia Hair Salon, clients often ask me if there’s something they can apply to dry patches or a shampoo they can use to help manage their dandruff. While I do carry professional in-home treatments for various scalp conditions, the answer to keeping flaking at bay is not as easy as grabbing the dandruff shampoo off the shelf or clicking the “Buy” button on Amazon. So let’s dive a little deeper into the causes, treatments, and solutions to dandruff.
The most common question I get asked in the salon is, “I have ________________ (insert dry, limp, fine, frizzy, damaged) hair, what do I do?” I wish there were a magic potion that I could give clients that would take away every client’s hair problem. But there is not one shampoo or conditioner that will make hair amazing, and while I have some fantastic hair products on my shelves, the answer to hair problems lies in a combination of good daily habits that go beyond just one magic potion.
A client came into my salon a few weeks ago and told me she had developed some hair loss due to having COVID-19. I thought I’d do some research and it’s true! As it turns out that many people develop noticeable hair loss after recovering from COVID-19, but it’s not unique to this particular virus. Several weeks or even months after recovering from COVID-19, many people find that their hair falls out in large clumps. Both men and women are holding handfuls of hair as they shampoo! If we’ve learned anything from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s to expect the unexpected. The hair loss that many people develop, however, may not be so unexpected. Here’s why.
Many in the workforce who haven’t embraced their grown-out grey have been searching for their flowbees, watching do-it-yourself haircut videos, and finding solace from a box color bought through Madison Reed after all desperate times call for desperate measures. Plus, who cares what we look like because Zoom can filter out bad days, and no one can see our yoga pants and slippers.
Over the years, many of my clients who receive hair color services have wondered what their natural hair color is and what they would look like if they grew their natural hair color out. When California salons closed for many weeks of 2020, it allowed lots of people to see their natural hair color. Some started to see those grey hairs creep in and called me in a 911 emergency as soon as salons were able to open. A handful of my clients began loving their natural grey, white, and silver hair and are embracing the new less is more lifestyle.