Monthly Archives: October 2009

Kerastase Specifique Activeur 7

The answer to “instant hair growth” is that there isn’t any. I am sorry to report that there is just no known magic hair bullet. If you want to go from a short chop to long flowing locks instantly you have limited options. Your best bet for overnight long hair is to consider hair extensions, long wigs, clip-on braids, tails or other “instant hair”.

Yes, there are lots of things that can maximize the potential of your hair growing cycle but it is folly to imagine that you can go to bed one night with chin length hair and the next day wake up with a new inch of growth.

There are some very rare exceptions, but hair on most people is genetically programmed to grow an average maximum of 6 inches a year.

Make The Commitment
Yes it is really true. Anything in life worth having takes time, commitment and focus.

It is also true that not everyone can have that gorgeous head of waist length hair. People with fine, thin, or severely damaged hair may have a difficult time growing hair past a medium length. Other factors can also retard hair growth including serious illness, ingesting some prescribed medications and a variety of environmental factors.

If you believe that you have the right type of hair to grow it long then make a serious commitment to hang in there for the duration. Growing long, strong, luscious hair requires time, effort and focus.

How long? Remember that the average person is genetically programmed to grow hair at the rate of 6 inches a year. If you want to grow 30 inches of hair, plan on waiting approximately five years to experience that length. Is it worth it? Only you can be the judge.

We recommend;
Kerastase Specifique Activeur 7, 150ml/5.1oz

Application: After washing hair towel dry and apply product on damp hair throughout entire scalp, massage thoroughly. Do not rinse out. Strongly recommend using daily.


Replenishing Hair

It is easy for many women to access and find their hair color in a variety of forms: whether its creams, tubes, gels, and in shampoos.
After time most hair coloring does fade. The color will not be permanently changed if it is not the part of an oxidation chemical reaction.


Fine textured hair can be damaged easily from coloring of the hair. The fine hair has less cuticle layers so the penetration of chemicals occurs faster. Coarse textured hair has more cuticle layers. This type of hair is more resistant to coloring. Coloring on any type of hair can damage it if the wrong level of peroxide is used or you are over-processing your hair.

If you constantly change your color you must regularly use deep conditioning treatments. Over-processing is the main reason if your colored hair looks dull.

One of the most important elements of hair coloring is determining your hairs’ underlying pigment. When you combine underlying color and artificial color in the right way you get the desired result.

How to Test Hair Color
You should always test for allergic reaction on your skin. Here is how:

• Place a small amount of the color on your skin.

• Wait 20 minutes.

• If there is allergic reaction, do not use the color.

Test the product on a few strands

Suggested Treatments for Color damaged hair.

Kerastase Reflection – The line specifically designed for sensitized, color-treated hair. Reflection lengthens the life and brilliance of color treatments while repairing the damage to your hair.

Dry Hair Recommendations


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.

We recommend:

Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1, 1000ml/34oz
Kerastase Nutritive Bain Oleo-Relax, 1000ml/34oz
Kerastase Nutritive Masque Oleo-Relax, 500ml/16.9oz
Kerastase Nutritive Lait Vital, 750ml/25.5oz

Nioxin Hair System


Nioxin has produced an entire product line that claims to inhibit the hormone (dht) that causes the miniaturization of the hair follicle and eventual hair loss. While no product available seems to actually be able to produce long lasting new growth, this one seems to help maintain and enrich the hair that is still present. I have witnessed the results of long term use. It seems to be a useful aide in bolstering thickness.

The shampoo makes the claim that standard products leave a heavy buildup in the follicle and clog the pore, at the root, leaving the hair stressed and inhibited from healthy re-growth. Continue reading

Orlando Pita Transforms Thick, Dry Weakened Hair

Kerastase Treatment


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Orlando Pita Transforms Thick, Dry Weakened Hair

Orlando Pita Transforms Thick, Dry Weakened.

Dry Washing Hair-PhytoCitrus

I recently wrote an article about how to Dry Clean your hair using a variety of dry shampoo formulas. The article has been generating a lot of feedback including email about how to wash your hair with water but not shampoo. Share with Karen Marie Shelton her experience with Phyto.

Huh? Is that even possible? Yes of course it is. It’s a well known fact shampoo, even the super moisturizing kind, can be drying when used too frequently on hair that is already dry or damaged. Continue reading

Get Hairapy

Who wants healthy hair. We dare you to name one woman who has never been concerned about her hair. We are always trying to make it look more beautiful, healthier, more thick, more bouncy, more lustrous and just more gorgeous.


In reality hair care is not just a quick shampoo; in fact most of us have just a little extra regimen to take care of it. We are here to help you understand your hair and its problems better, along with tips to nourish it.

Firstly, if you pick out a shampoo for oily hair when your hair is actually dry, it will only damage your hair. Understanding the kind of hair you have is important; the proof lies in that nearly all shampoo brands produce different products for different kinds of hair. Your hair can be oily, dry or balanced. Find out what your hair type is so you can nourish it better.

The fascinating aspect of our bodies is that any intrinsic problems we may suffer from will reflect on our physical health. The lack of nutrients can be easily identified when our hair, skin and nails begin to look unhealthy. When your hair falls or when it looks damaged, it may be either because of certain external factors or due to the imbalance or deficiency of nutrients.

If your hair falls excessively, becomes brittle, or loses luster it is a sign for you to examine what you are doing wrong. Sometimes it may just be the products you are using which are unsuitable for your hair type. Ageing and environmental changes may also be the bad guys. But most often, it may be a medical condition such as anemia that you may be suffering from.

Taking certain vitamins may be most helpful in improving the condition of your hair. B group of vitamins among other kinds, are proven to cure many hair problems such as hair loss, dandruff, graying etc. We have a concise list of vitamins and their benefits, which can help you, correct problems as well as maintain your hair.