Quick Tips

How Do I DeFrizz My Curls?

March 16, 2015

The question we get most often from our curly haired girls is -“How do I get the frizz out without making my hair look greasy?” The answer is finding the right hair product for your hair.   Here’s a step by step guide on how to determine the best products for your hair type.

1. Determine your hair type- What kind of curls do you have? Do they start at your root or in the mid shaft? Are they tight curls, are they frizzy curls?

2. Determine the thirst of your hair, is your hair dry?  If your hair is dry you do want to find something that has moisturizing elements, this is where we would add in a cocktail of an emolient, like an Argan oil or Redken’s Diamond Oil to the curl lotion or a  leave in conditioner. If your hair is in good health you don’t need to add any oils to your curl enhancer.

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3. Picking your product- If your curls start from your root chances are you have thicker denser curls. Your hair tends to be a bit on the dryer side. You will need a couple products you can either cocktail or layer, meaning put a dab of each in your hand and mix it all up or put it on one by one. We love the cocktail, its easier and applies more evenly. You will need something for moisture, here you can use an oil.  We like Argan oil or a smoothing lotion because it penetrates into your hair and actually moisturizes it from the inside, opposed to oil that just gives you shine. You will want to pair this with a curling lotion. Every brand makes a curling lotion. you want to look for one with at least a level 3 hold or a cocktail with a little gel.  A lot of brands now have their hold factor mentioned on the front of the package. You need the combination of the oil with the hold of the curling lotion to give you that perfect curl.

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If your curl starts at your midshaft your hair probably tends to get flat on top and a bit frizzy when air dried. You need a root lifting product for volume and a separate curling lotion that you apply from mid shaft to ends only. For your volumizer- Mousse is back in and it is revamped with a modern finish, but there are endless options- heres one of our favorites-

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For your curling lotion, something light but with a nice hold will do. Here’s a few of our favorites-

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4. Styling Factor- if you have big curly hair its best if you use a towel and just scrunch your hair until it is mostly dry.  If your mid shaft curls there’s a fun little trick that really takes your hair to another level- after you apply your product take 1″ sections of your hair and twist it while its wet, the tighter the twist the curlier your hair will be, scrunch it with a towel and diffuse or let air dry.

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**Important tips- DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HAIR WITH YOUR HANDS!! This is the #1 cause of frizz. Use a shampoo/conditioner for curly hair. Get haircuts from stylists that specialize in curly hair. Its a different ball game. Look for someone that cuts it dry. Brush your hair out before you wash it, after use a huge comb or don’t brush it at all after washing.

Quick Tips

How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

March 9, 2015

Ladies ask us all the time, how often should I wash my hair? Some of you are stuck on every day, and some of you can go a week without blinking. The answer is somewhere in the middle. Every 2 days is ideal. Washing every day strips the natural oils of your scalp, which creates more oils, as our scalps need to stay lubricated, and in turn makes the hair MORE oily. Waiting more than a few days to wash your hair, which we ourselves can be guilty of, has the adverse affect. The oils from our scalp can turn acidic and can alter the color of our hair, especially if your blonde. Every other day is the correct way to treat your hair.

A dry shampoo is a great way to get through the first day, try Serge Normant Meta Revive  Serge Normant is an iconic hairstylist with over 30 years in the business. He did a fabulous job on creating this product. If you like dry shampoo, this is the one.

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Our favorite line of shampoo and conditioner right now is Neuma- They are a sustainable line of products that are committed to full disclosure of ingredients and not hurting the environment. They have created a fantastic cocktail page on their site, with prescriptions for their products for each scalp and hair type.

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Trends

Trend Alert! #LongHairDontCare

March 6, 2015

All over the runway for fashion weeks world wide we are seeing middle parts and straight long hair. What does this mean for hair fashionistas?  This is a trend alert!!

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Did you jump on the mid length or bob hair trend and now you miss your long locks?!  No fear, hair extensions are here for you. Here are a few hair extension brands and some of their awesome tutorials for giving us different styling options. While we also give tutorials and DIY’s we like to support our fellow comrads.  Here’s a couple hair extension lines and their videos that we love..

Nicole Guerriero gives us the perfect demo on how to clip in your hair extensions when you have mid length hair.

 

Luxy hair- www.luxyhair.com – They have a great, easy to manage website, that is also mobile friendly. Their showcasing of color is accurate and wide ranged.  Below is a demo on a really cool braid style.

 

Cashmere Hair  – www.cashmerehairextensions.com – Cashmere is one of the higher end clip in hair extension lines. These girls were seen on Shark Tank trying to get a deal with one of the sharks, while they left without a deal they left a lasting impression on America.  Their hair is as luxurious as these 2 girls, the video below is a fantastic way to get a nice thick pony tail!

 

 

** Insider tip- make sure you protect your hair extension investment with a HairClutch. It stores your hair, makes travel easy and chic, and finally you can style the hair while it is hanging in the bag. BONUS It will extend the life of your hair extensions by keeping them safe.  All the celebs secretly have one, why shouldn’t you?

Quick Tips

5 Products We Love and You Will Too!

March 2, 2015

From time to time people ask us what our favorite product lines are. The truth is, products are a dime a dozen. What might be amazing for one might not work well for another at all. However, there are a few things that are universally awesome. We got together with a few of our stylist friends and chose our favs.  Here they are:

kevin-murphy-body-builder-volumising-mousse-201Body Builder by Kevin Murphy is a modernized mousse that is great for all hair types needing a little volume and light texture. Unlike mosts mousses it will not make your hair crunchy and it works great pre- blowout.

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Serge Normant came out with his dry shampoo last year, Meta Revive Dry Shampoo,  and it was no secret all of us were obsessed with it over here at THD. It is now a staple in our homes and pro kits. It absorbs the oils in your hair for day old hair or just for extra volume after a blow out. It is a great root prep for updo’s, it really adds great texture to the root.  oribe_drytexurizingspray

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is in every celebrity stylists kit. Its a must have for all hair types. Its half dry shampoo half texturizing.  Perfect for after a blowout, day 2 of shampoo cycle, or into your curls. It gives you the perfect piecey look with lots of volume and texture. 10305523-1368548998-265487Alterna Caviar has a fantastic leave in treatment, Rapid Repair Spray. Its a perfect combination of moisture and protein for dry hair. It will make your hair feel alive again.

71-dcutsEYL._SY355_Neuma is a sustainable line of products that are earth conscience and hair quenching. We love this for an everyday leave in conditioner. Its moisturizing and light at the same time.  All you need is a dime size amount so this bottle will last you a long time.

We hope you love our top picks for the season, leave your comments and questions below!

DIY, Red Carpet Report

Best of Awards Season Hair- Get the Look

February 24, 2015

Every woman knows, our hair is our number 1 accessory. This award season we LOVED all the hair on the red carpet. Lorenzo Martin killed it with Jennifer Lopez’s mane, Gianandrea really pulled out the glam card for Chrissy Teigen, and Danilo, as usual, turned Gwen Stefani out. However, our favorite hair of the whole season goes to …..

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To Get the look: on damp hair apply a root lifter. We love Root Blast by Bamboo. Apply Texture Cream by Neuma on midshaft and ends, comb through to evenly distribute and rough blow dry to get as much volume into the root as possible. Using a 1 1/2″ barrel curling iron take horizontal sections in 1/2″ diameter and wrap hair around iron. Hold it for a few seconds until u feel the hair hot. Release the hair into your hand and pull down ends of hair to relax the curl. Do this around the head. allow to sit for a few minutes and brush out with your maison pearson brush. to finish spray Sally Hershberger Glam Waves and top that with Morrocan Oil Hairspray. Tuck one side behind the ear for a sophisticated chic look. This hairstyle is great dressed up or dressed down.