Monthly Archives: September 2009

Begone Dandruff

Dandruff is a mysterious topic. Mysterious from the viewpoint that there is no commonly agreed upon theories about what actually causes the condition. There is also no known published cure.

Even though there are estimates that as much as 97% of the population of the United States will at some point in their lives have a form of dandruff, there is still a lack of total agreement about many elements of the condition.

Did you know that dandruff is not all the same. Dandruff can cause either an overly dry scalp with itchy white flakes that may be waxy or greasy or dandruff can manifest as an oily greasy scalp with scales.

The most common dandruff treatments are shampoos containing:

pyrithione zinc
salicylic acid
selenium sulfide


Pureology Dandruff Scalp Cure Conditioner
Pureology Dandruff Scalp Cure Shampoo
American Crew Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Phyto Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Force 1, 100ml/3.3oz


Roger and Gallet

These make wonderful stocking stuffers or last minute gifts for unexpected guests. For a truly lovely way to create an oasis of luxury in your busy worlds, buy these gorgeous.

We recommend:

-Roger & Gallet Rose Moisturizing Shower Cream, 8.4oz.
-Roger & Gallet Rose Gentle Perfumed Soap, 3.5oz.
– Roger & Gallet Oat Milk Soap, 3.5oz.
– Roger & Gallet Carnation Soap
-Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille Boxed Soap Trio

Luxury Roger and Gallet Set by Luxuryparlor on

New Hair Slate

Although it is always a good idea to measure your hair on a regular basis, avoid the urge to measure more than once a month. Growth spurts can vary widely. Hair tends to grow more rapidly in the summer while slowing down in the winter.

luxuryparlor professional haircare tips.
Sara Evans

Start With A Clean Slate
Ditch the damaged parts of your hair at the very beginning of your growing cycle. If your heart is set on with the right locks.

Visit your hairdresser and explain that your mission is longer, stronger tresses. Request that your stylist give your hair a proper growth launch by trimming off all damaged and split ends.

Discuss proper handling of any other damaged hair with your hairdresser. Although cutting may not be necessary, starting with a good conditioning program may be essential to reverse long term damage leftover from environmental, chemical or other ravages.

It is very important that you find a supportive stylist that will help you as you travel on your long hair journey. If your regular hairdresser is not supportive of your goals, there are many excellent long hair experts that you can locate to assist you. To find a list of long hair consultants check out your local Yellow Pages or through word of mouth.

Grow With Grace
Once your hair is ready to grow, make sure you keep it trimmed every 8-10 weeks. Regular trims keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. It will also give you hair a great transitional shape as it grows through the many different stages. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you don’t need regular trims. You do.

Some long hair specialists will be willing to “dust” your ends which means that they will remove as little as possible from your ends focusing only on split ends. If your hair is in great shape, dusting will trim the minimal amount of hair preserving as much of your hard earned-growth as possible.

Many people prefer to trim their own ends. This is perfectly acceptable as long as high quality, professional scissors are used. Dull or scissors that are not designed for cutting hair can rip or tear delicate ends.

Roger and Gallet luxurious soap

luxury soaps? Yes indeed The Roger and Gallet soaps are natural and made to be luxurious. From the highly fragrant and beautifully decorative boxes to the soaps themselves, everything speaks to the care and quality that these soaps represent.

Each 3 ounce round bar is hand crafted and etched with meticulous care. These are French milled soaps that last a very long time. Made in France, each round is beautifully wrapped in pleated paper and snugged with a bright paper band. Each box is designed with a motif to reflect the fragrance of a particular soap.

These soaps make lovely gifts for almost any occasion, often creating another set of lifelong fans. They offer a large number of fragrances to choose from in both men’s and women’s scents.

The men can choose from Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Bouquet Imperiale, Citron and Spice.
Women can choose Lavende, Tea Rose, Lily Of The Valley, Magnolia, Fern, Green Tea, Gardenia, Ginger, Extra Vielle or Almond Blossom.
Women can choose Lavende, Tea Rose, Lily Of The Valley, Magnolia, Fern, Green Tea, Gardenia, Ginger, Extra Vielle or Almond Blossom

These make wonderful stocking stuffers or last minute gifts for unexpected guests. For a truly lovely way to create an oasis of luxury in your busy worlds, buy these gorgeous.

We recommend:

Roger & Gallet Rose Moisturizing Shower Cream, 8.4oz.
Roger & Gallet Rose Gentle Perfumed Soap, 3.5oz.
Roger & Gallet Oat Milk Soap, 3.5oz.
Roger & Gallet Carnation Soap
Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille Boxed Soap Trio

Getting Rid of Dry Hair

To start dry hair is generally due to a lack of moisture and more importantly a lack of humectants and lipids which are (essential fatty acids). There are many signs of dry hair which you can look out for. Signs of dried-out hair are dullness, dry or rough feeling, split ends, fuzziness, and is often difficult to comb or brush. If this sounds familiar then you may suffer from dry hair.

Some Cause of Dry hair;

Environmental damage – From the sun, heat,and other outside chemicals.

• From blow drying, curling irons, and even hot rollers.

• perms, color, bleach result in chemical damage.

• Some people have hair that is naturally dry; there is no natural wet. So investing in good salon products can moisturize and keep hair hair healthy and shine. The key noted by major salons is to increase the hair’s ability to attract and retain moisture.

Professional Products to Treat Dry Hair.

Kerastase Nutritive Masque Masquintense Epais, 500ml/16.9oz

GHD Thermal Protector Dry & Coarse Hair
Kerastase Bain Bio-Recharge Dry Hair, 250 ml
Kerastase Specifique Bain Gommage (Dry Hair), 1000ml/34oz
American Crew Moisturizing Shampoo
Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Cream (Ultra-Dry Hair), 50ml/1.7oz
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo | Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner

Treating Split Ends

For many women, split ends ha been the reason behind hair hair loss, ect. Having split simply means your hair is not healthy. There are simple ways in which you can strengthen your hair. Like so many of us, we visit the salon monthly for a trim. To prevent split ends from becoming worse, you can do other things, including trimming them yourself. Now before you panic, keep in mind that women do trim their own hair all the time and no one is the wiser.

To ensure you avoid the dreaded split end, make sure you shampoo and condition your hair with a quality product and use one that has Phytojoba or some other type of moisturizing formula. After conditioning your hair, make sure it is completely rinsed out of the ends. Additionally, after your hair has been rinsed with warm water, you want to do a final rinse of cool to cold water. This will help seal the protective cuticles while giving your hair a sleek shine.

Fighting Frizz Tips

For every woman who has ever battle the heat of summer, knows that humidity plus hair can equal frizz, but it doesn’t have to. A few preventative measures can be taken here for curly hair and keep the flyaways and fluff where they belong. Leonardo Manetti, whom is the co-founder of ION Studio here in New York, has shared some pointers on doing this exactly. “If you follow these quick steps,” he advised, “you too can have frizz-free hair even on the most humid of days.”


• Wash the frizz right out of your hair. Use a shampoo and conditioner made specifically to combat the problem. Manetti is a fan of Davines’ LOVE Shampoo and Conditioner for Harsh & Frizzy Hair. “The blend of moisturizers and silicones leaves hair silky soft and manageable,” he explains.

Suggested;Bumble and Bumble Curls Defrizz
Sexy Hair Soy Milk ConditionerRedken Fresh Curls Conditioner
Sexy Hair Curly Conditioner

• Grab some silicone. He advices to”Apply a silicone-based shine product to your hair before you dry it,” he says. But don’t go overboard — use only the amount recommended in the instructions. Check out Davines Love Curl Enhancing Conditioner pH 3.8.
• Don’t rush. Thoroughly dry your hair, and smooth down flyaways with a high-quality brush. “If you have to make one beauty investment, that should be it,” he says.