5 Fun Hair Facts From Your Friendly Hairstylist

If you’ve ever wanted to know some interesting information about your hair, keep reading. Hopefully these facts will be helpful or fun. If they are neither don’t tell me. I only want to hear positive feedback… haha just kidding

  1. Hair grows about 1/2 an inch per month on average. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 6 inches in a year is about the total amount of hair growth on your head. 21761453_1414608918650091_2445569344359130217_n
  2. Keratin. I’m sure you’ve heard this word before. Our hair is made up of a protein called Keratin. This protein can be affected by hair tools and chemical process such as coloring and perming. If you purchase haircare with added keratin make sure you don’t over use it because you can over keratinize your hair causing a layer of build up.49c2ccf002feefb4fb1cafd66a9cf7eb
  3. Dead hair, where?! Most of the hair we see is dead. The only hair that is not dead is the hair that is still inside the epidermis of our scalp – weird right? This is so interesting since we often focus on the hair that’s visible, when we should consider that what we put inside our bodies directly affects the hair that we can see!IMG_2602.JPEG
  4. Trichotillomania (TTM) also known as hair pulling disorder, is an impulse control disorder, characterized by a long term urge that results in the pulling out of one’s hair. This occurs to such a degree that hair loss can be seen. 16601997-abstract-word-cloud-for-trichotillomania-with-related-tags-and-terms
  5. Black is the most common hair color. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the worlds population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent!

Summer hair care tips!

With it being sweet, sweet summertime everyone is enjoying the sunny weather (sometimes). Being outside more the sun and pool can cause dryness. Below you will find some tips to keep your hair healthy and moisturized.

1If it’s been 6 months or longer since you got a haircut, take the time to get a decent trim. This will eliminate any further breakage and make your hair more manageable.

2Invest in a leave in conditioner. If you color your hair look for something that is color safe. I suggest it’s a 10, Redken 25 benefits, there is a number of great leave ins. Check your local salon or Ulta.

3 Shampoo & conditioner, something that is going to moisturize or repair your hair. If it’s sulfate free it will be color safe. Some options are SheaMoisture Moisture Retention Shampoo. Redken All Soft. Again check your local salon or Ulta for these products.

4Prep before pool. Especially for my blondes, spray your hair with leave in conditioner prior to entering the pool. It will act as a barrier between your hair and the chlorinated water.

5Conditioning treatments. Either get one the service from your stylist or purchase a deep conditioner or mask to do at home. Apply up to once a week, depending on desired results and current damage.

✳️If you read these tips and they work for you, be sure to pass them along to a friend and get the message out there. Enjoy this season with soft and beautiful hair!

3 Hair Care Tips

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I have a little over 6 years of experience in the cosmetology industry and my operator’s license here in Texas. Currently I am a hair stylist at a local salon. With my clients I like to focus on at home care and tips for healthy hair. Below are some suggestions that I have seen results with not only for myself but for my clients as well.

1. When purchasing shampoo and conditioner search for a brand that meets your goals. Meaning if you color your hair, look for a sulfate free or color safe option. For example Paul Mitchell Color Protect, Redken Color Extend, etc. Using a product specifically formulated for colored hair will aid in shine, longevity of color, and other benefits. It is also helpful if you change your shampoo and conditioner every three months. This is beneficial because after prolonged use of a product you stop seeing results.

2. If you blow-dry, straighten, curl, or do any other styling to your hair that uses heat invest in a heat protectant. This will protect your hair from breakage that can occur from excessive heat and other environmental stresses. I suggest Redken Iron Shape 11,
it protects your hair strands from heat up to 450 degrees! Almost every brand carries at thermal protecting spray. Kenra thermal styling spray, has a firm hold which helps lock in the style to last longer.

3. Deep conditioners are important because they replenish the hair of nutrients lost from heat, chemical services, and environmental damages. Regular conditioners only coat the outside layer of the hair. They do not penetrate the cuticle(1st layer) of your hair. Deep conditioners when used as instructed deliver keratin(protein), moisture, and other benefits. I suggest its a 10 miracle deep conditioner with keratin, Redken Frizz Dismiss Mask, and Shea Moisture is another great product, in my opinion on the more affordable side.
***These tips are based off of my knowledge of the cosmetology industry and the research I have done to find hair care products that restore the hair strands.
If you have any specific questions please leave a comment and I would love to attempt to assist you!

Here are links to the products listed above.

Redken Iron Shape 11 – 

Kenra Thermal Styling Spray 19 – 

Redken Frizz Dismiss Mask 

Shea Moisture moisture seal mask 

Its a 10 Keratin Deep conditioner

Paul Mitchell Color Protect 

Redken Color Extend

With love,
Em