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.
Hair Care Products
Your in-home hair care routine is an important part of keeping your hair shiny and healthy, maintaining lasting results of services you’ve received at the hair salon.
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.
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.
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.