Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Caboki hair building fiber

Caboki, a company specializing in professional/theatrical makeup products recently introduced their new hair building fiber product line.

Unlike other hair building fiber products on the market, the new formula uses a different fiber material that bonds more securely to the hair, therefore spray is no longer needed after application.

Another noteworthy feature is that Caboki is made with mineral based colorant, instead of synthetic dyes (as is the case with traditional hair building fibers).

Caboki for women

If you have tried the Caboki new formula, leave a comment below.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New: Pink Salon Chair for Little Girls

Little girls can sit for hours in this doll-sized chair with a comfy, puffy seat in shimmery salmon vinyl. Equipped with a lever that pumps, a belt that fastens, and a seat that tilts. The sturdy metal base suctions to the floor to keep the doll secure while your girl styles her hair.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hair Building Fibers?

Have you used hair fibers to thicken your hair?

It claims that the fibers give men and women thicker-looking hair instantly. It consists of colored organic fibers made of pure keratin protein. When shaken onto balding or thinning hair, the fibers fill out the hair a person already has, giving him or her the appearance of having more hair.

Have you used any hair building fiber?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hair care in Winter

When temperatures dip and indoor heat rises, hair can be robbed of important moisture. Add the stress of heat styling and it can become dull, brittle and hard to manage. Fortunately, a few minutes and the right conditioner can revitalize stressed hair.

Hair care tips during winter

1. Condition your hair often. Dry heat and cold weather sap hair of moisture. Because dry hair breaks easily, the most important thing you can do during the cold months is to deep condition regularly and use a more intensive conditioner.

2. Avoid using heated hair styling tools such as flat irons or curling irons. If you have to, use brands that are less damaging to hair, such as the Yamochi hair styler.

3. Avoid perm or use peroxide-laden color in winter. Try having lowlights or highlights added to just a few strands of hair to give you that extra glow, or try using a no peroxide hair color or a low-peroxide color.

4. Don't clarify too often. At this time of year it's best to avoid products that build up in your hair rather than have to remove them. If your hair is sensitive to the effects of silicone build-up, now is the time to avoid products with silicone derivatives (look for ingredients with the suffix "cone"). While the initial effect of silicone is one of smoothing and shining, silicone can be very difficult to remove completely and can eventually have a drying effect on some types of hair. As wonderful as using a clarifying shampoo or rinse is at removing hair product buildup, most tend to remove the protective oils from the hair shaft... oils that are very much needed to protect hair during the harsh, cold months. It's important that when you do clarify in winter to be sure to use a gentle clarifying shampoo.

5. Cover up! If you are going to be outside, especially in extreme temperatures or wind, use a pretty silk scarf to protect your hair from the elements. Sun can also be as damaging in winter as it is in summer!

6. Remember that your hair can be more dry and brittle in winter, and thus be much more delicate. Try to avoid over-brushing your hair, Grandma wasn't right about everything. Comb hair gently with a wide-tooth comb (my personal fav is the Mebco Shower Detangler, which I use all the time, whether my hair is wet or dry... I'd be lost without it) a least a couple times a day to prevent tangles and be sure to follow the Ultimate Guide to Removing Knots to learn how to safely remove any hair tangles that do occur! Also, keep in mind that as wonderful as fuzzy winter sweaters are, turtleneck sweaters can cause knots at the nape of your neck, so be wary of wearing them if they cause problems for you.

7. Trim often. If you are maintaining length, trim your hair about a half inch a month using a good pair of sharp styling shears that you use for nothing other than trimming your hair! If you are actively growing your hair, trim it a half inch every other month during the cold season. This will help prevent any breakage from moving up the hair shaft and causing you a boatload of trouble later!

8. Keeping hair conditioned will help to prevent static electricity. If you find your hair is flyaway in winter despite conditioning, an anti-static mist specially formulated to control static in your hair. In a pinch, you can even use a dryer sheet on your hair, or give your hairbrush a light spray of an anti-static product like Static Guard. It's important to keep all your fuzzy sweaters and other winter clothes "conditioned" too. Using fabric softener on your clothes, especially garments you put on over your head, will help to reduce static electricity in your hair.

9. Avoid excessively hot water when you wash your hair. Hot water is drying to hair. Rinse in tepid or even cold water for smooth, shiny hair all year 'round!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's Hair Tips: How to use hair straightener

Straightening hair with a hair straightener then you can have naturally straight hair. Now you can do it yourself with these simple instructions.

Things You Need:

- a blow dryer that offers around 1800 w and is light enough to hold easily
- a good hair straightener ( I like Yamochi)
- sectioning clips
- anti frizz lotion
- tail comb

Blow dry hair until hair is fully dry. You are just removing the moisture, so there is no need to straighten your hair at this point. That comes later.

We are about to move onto the use of the hair straightener.

1. This tool becomes very hot, so take care when using. Once hair is completely dry, draw thin sections of hair through flat iron slowly, but keep the iron moving.
2. Comb hair smooth after each draw through of the iron.
3. Continue until all of your hair has been straightened.
4. Just in case you are wondering if it is really this easy... yes it is, but you might want to practice using your flat iron while it is cold until you get used to the feel and weight of the tool.

Read more about hair straightener

Look Good on Holidays

Red lipstick is great for a holiday seasons, especially if you host a party. It brightens your face and really sets the tone. Apply foundation to your mouth before the lipstick to help it have staying power the entire night so you don't have to be busy fixing it.

Don't be afraid to be a little long as it looks good. A moisturizing body glow is the trick because it adds a hint of shimmer with a touch of bronzer so your skin looks sexy and healthy.

For an office to party occasion, you might not have time to run home and change your outfit. To update your 9-5 look in minutes, lose the blazer, slip on a pair of red silk heels and trade your work bag for a jeweled clutch.

Playing holiday hostess is great but hours on your feet during party prep can wreak havoc on your calves. Instead of sky-high heels, try black suede wedges to give your feet more support while still lengthening your legs.

Bold color and prints are a great way to look festive. Animal print is a top trend this season and jewel tones like emerald green are perfect for holidays.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tipping Your Hair Stylists

I was aked a lot about how much to tip your hairstylists during holidays. Here are my tips - consider giving a tip equal to the value of one visit. This guideline only applies to people you see regularly (more than once a month). Otherwise, a 20 percent tip per visit without an additional holiday boost is standard.

What do you suggest? leave your tips in the comment box.