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The Top 5 Hair Q’s: Our Pros Spill the Tea!

Hey, style mavens! As pro hairstylists, we’ve witnessed countless strands come and go (don’t worry, it’s a metaphor… mostly!). We can confidently say we’ve heard it all. From burning straightening woes to the age-old battle with frizz, you’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! So, buckle up and get ready to have your top 5 inquiries unraveled by Monrovia’s hair care mavens.

#1: How Often Should I Shampoo? The Great Debate

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This question pops up more often than split ends at a rock concert! The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your hair type, scalp condition, and lifestyle. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Oily Scalp: Daily washing might be your best bet if you look like it got caught in a grease fire by lunchtime. Look for gentle shampoos that won’t strip your scalp of natural oils, triggering an overproduction cycle (yikes!).
  • Dry Scalp: Flakes for days? You probably need to chill with the washings. Aim for 1-2 times a week, and use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Prebiotics are your BFF here! PREBIOTICS help balance the microbiome of the scalp’s skin.
  • Normal: Lucky ducks! You can probably shampoo and condition every other day or when it feels product-laden.

It is crucial to choose the appropriate shampoo for your scalp and hair type. Using the proper products keeps your strands happy and your scalp from producing too much or too little oil.

Here’s some quick tips on our top picks for shampoos:

  • Oily Scalps: If you’re looking for the best daily moisturizing shampoo that gently washes all hair types, place  KINACTIF™ N°1 NUTRITION DAILY MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO at the top of your list. This lightly scented shampoo is sulfate—and silicone-free and produces soft, shiny results without reducing vital hydration. It also contains those vital prebotics.
  • Dry Scalps: Try this rich, luxurious shampoo gently cleanses dry ends. Add KINACTIF™ N°1 NUTRITION RICH NOURISHING SHAMPOO to your grooming routine. This lightly scented shampoo is sulfate—and silicone-free and produces soft, shiny results. It adds vital nutrients your hair is lacking and is packed full of prebotics. We recently had a customer tell us this is exactly the shampoo she wanted to replace her favorite Paul Mitchel Avapowi Shampoo and she loved our product even more!!!!
  • Normal: Our #1 pick is Kinessence Nourish Shampoo. It cleanses normal to dry manes, respecting the scalp’s natural balance and protecting against color fading. It restores hair to its natural balance and gives it a luminous shine.

Pro Tip: No matter your hair type, ditch the super hot water! It can cause damage and reak havoc on the scalps natural pH. Opt for lukewarm water for a gentle cleanse.

#2: Can I Really Make My Hair Grow Faster? Rapunzel Dreams Decoded!

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Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want hair that grazes their ankles overnight? While there’s no magic potion (yet!), there are ways to optimize your hair’s growth potential.

#3: Help! My Hair is Falling Out. Is This the End? (Spoiler: Probably Not!)

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Shedding is a natural process – we lose around 50-100 strands a day. But excessive hair loss can be a cause for concern. Here are some things to consider:

  • Stress Can Be a Villain: Chronic stress can disrupt your growth cycle, leading to temporary hair loss. Prioritize self-care, take a deep breath, and your hair might just follow suit.
  • Hormonal Shifts: Hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc on your mane. If you suspect this might be the culprit, consult a doctor.
  • Underlying Medical Conditions: In some cases, hair loss can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. If you’re concerned, it’s always best to get checked by a doctor.

#4: Taming the Mane: How to Conquer Frizz for Good!

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Frizz – the bane of many a hairstyling adventure. But fear not, frizz-fighters! Here are some weapons to add to your arsenal:

  • Hydration is Everything: Frizzy hair is thirsty hair! Deep conditioning treatments and leave-in conditioners are your new best friends. At our salon in Monrovia, CA, we LOVE KINESSENCES™ Nourish Intense! It’s formulated with natural ingredients, including aloe vera, jojoba oil, and shea butter, for maximum healing hydration.
  • Embrace the Power of Anti-Frizz Products: Smoothing serums and creams can coat the cuticle, reducing frizz and flyaways. Our favorite overnight serums are Aveda Nutriplenish Replenishing Overnight Serum and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, which are nice serums at an affordable price. Still, our clients prefer Kinactif Liss Serum, a concentrated treatment that smoothes and seals split ends, provides instant shine and silkiness, controls frizz, makes brushing easier, and improves the flexibility and elasticity of the hair.
  • Ditch the Rough Towels: The friction from rough towels can exacerbate frizz. Use a microfiber towel or gently pat your dry instead. At BLU Salon, we recommend The Perfect Haircare’s micro-fiber hair wrap. It comes in various colors, is silky smooth, and works for curly and frizzy hair.

#5: Heat Styling Help! How to Avoid Heat Damage and Keep Your Hair Happy!

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Heat styling tools are a blessing and a curse. While they can create gorgeous styles, they can also leave your tresses dry and damaged. Here’s how to strike a balance:

Bonus tip: Should I Color at Home?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! At our Monrovia Salon, we fix home hair color disasters daily. Trying to save money by coloring at home usually ends up in costly corrective color by a professional stylist. So, as tempting as it is to save time and money, leave your mane in the hands of a qualified hair colorist.

Do you have a burning question we haven’t covered? Email us, and you might find the answer to your question in a future post! Until then, keep it stylish!

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