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Holiday Kitchen Hair Care

Crisp, cool weather is almost like prayers answered for you to be able to wear your hair down without a meltdown.  It also means less thermal styling and washing your mane less frequently.  Ask me what’s the best way to keep your tresses soft and flowing this season and my answer is simple: look no further than your kitchen.  That’s where you may be spending most of your days this holiday season anyway, right?  I’ll help you save time and dollars while you accomplish all the cooking and preparation.

Here’s our goal: Cleanse, moisturize, and protect your hair just like skin!  When it comes to caring for your skin, nails and hair the process is pretty much the same except that your hair is a hardened protein.  In order for it to stay healthy, there are some ritual that can’t be missed:

Cleansing:  Once in a while you need to clarify your hair for deep cleansing to remove build-ups from hair styling products (e.g. hairspray, leave-in conditioner, mousse, etc.) . How would you know there’s too much build-up?  Your hair appears or feels heavy, dull, or it clumps together.  Instead of using clarifying shampoo (which is too harsh for your hair and will strip color and keratin) try this: Shampoo your hair twice, then towel dry it.  Blend a half slice of lemon juice and a spoonful of your daily conditioner.  Apply the blend all over your hair and massage it on your hair towards the ends.  Leave it for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Moisturizing:  Stroll around your kitchen, check the fridge and cabinets and I’m sure you’ll find plenty of hydrating fruits, vegetables and oils.  Please please please -skip the mayonnaise- if you don’t want to end up with hair like a grease ball.  Try this concoction instead: Half a slice of avocado and a teaspoon of olive oil or grape seed oil.  Blend it and apply it on dry, unwashed hair.  Make sure to concentrate on the ends which, by the way, is the most porous part of hair.  Leave it for 15-30 minutes.  Rinse, shampoo, then condition.

Protecting:  Cleansing and moisturizing is simply not enough to complete your holiday hair care.  Although the heat is not so intense this season, it’s still important to protect your hair from the impurities from the environment.  After conditioning, squeeze some fresh grapefruit or kiwi juice and dab it on your hair shaft.  Let it sit for 3-5 minutes then rinse lightly; we want to keep the vitamin C and antioxidant-rich essentials while leaving enough of the citrus’ natural acidity to close the hair cuticle and make for massive shine.

Beauty Gift Guide 101

Right now is the best time to ask everyone for their wish-lists and to start buying their gifts one at a time so you won’t be spending all of your money at once just before the holidays.  I realize that’s easy if you already know what everybody wants.  But, what if you don’t have any idea on what your female in-laws, lady boss, or girlfriend(s) want?  This season steer away from restaurant gift cards, shopping gift cards (e.g. Nordstroms, Macy’s, etc.) which is already their destinations this holiday anyway.  Giving the gift of beauty gives them a chance to feel and look great during or after (especially after) the chaotic holiday season.

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Summer's Hottest Hair Trend

The Look
Anyone familiar with American Idol -this season especially- is fully aware of the several changes the show has taken on.  Namely the amazing talent to make it to Hollywood this year, and replacement of two of the three judges, most importantly (in the hair and fashion industry) the introduction of Steven Tyler.  Not only has bringing on Steven Tyler increased the number of rock n’ roll music performances on the show, it has also unleashed a torrent of new hair and fashion ideas.

Read more: Summer's Hottest Hair Trend


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