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You may say that “Love is the *ultimate* gift...” but a material gift would be sweet, too. So if you are looking for that perfect way to show mom how much you appreciate her, if you want to make your mom feel like a Queen. Here we have a special and unique idea for you.
Before share the idea of Mother’s Day 2018, you should know when is Mother's Day in 2018? Mother's Day in 2018 is on Sunday, the 13th of May (13/5/2018). In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In some countries it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion, or to historical dates. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday). And in most Arab countries, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the 21st of March, which is the Spring equinox. Although Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday, however it’s widely celebrated as a special day to honor all mothers and motherhood.
At UniWigs.com we have a special way to honor the women who raised us - Wigs and Hair Pieces(most of them are Hair Toppers).
Why wigs or hair toppers should be a better choice for your Mother’s Day gifts? First, wigs is really the unique idea. We have saw so many gifts ideas for Mother’s Day, such as: flowers, a live plant or tree, bring mom breakfast in bed, Cook mom a special meal, bake a cake, make a homemade gift, jewelry even a card... etc. We are not saying that they are not so good, but don’t you think these are so common and no surprise to your Mom? If your Mother is over 40+, choose a LaVivid Wigs for her is a better idea. LaVivid Wigs is a collection of caucasian wigs which means all of them are designed with the white women in mind. Go check them and you will find that each of the wigs colors and hairstyles are perfect for skin tone and natural hair color of white women. Enjoy more customer show for LaVivid Wigs below:
LaVivid Wigs also have some much younger colors can be chosen from if your mother like the fashion hair color. We have more and more customers that only 20+ years old. Girls love the breathable cap and the much cheaper price than 100% human hair wigs. The most important reason is that it will looks just like your own hair, no one know it’s a wig if you don’t tell them.
Second, if your mom has hair loss problem, our hair toppers collection should be your best choice. Toppers and top pieces are helpful solutions for beginning to mid-progressive stages of hair loss or for those ladies who just want to add fullness to the crown/top area of their head. If your mom don’t suffer hair loss for long, toppers is the best alternative to a full wig! We have 3 different caps can be chosen from, if you are new to toppers, we may need to share this with you:
Allowing a smooth skin base top that resembles your own natural scalp. A mono top mimics the look of natural hair growth and provides hair parting for the greatest versatility in styling.
Another great choice if you want to ensure the front hairline simulated your own. It is very light weight and breathable which is perfect for hot days!
SILK TOP BASE
The most realistic scalp the market has to offer today. Perfectly hide the knots and you don't need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible or less visible.
If you still don’t know how to choose a topper, email to our customer service email@example.com or just call to us:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST, TEL: 626-810-2938
Monday-Friday 5:00PM – 1:00 AM PST, TEL: 909-895-6421
Also good news is, we special offer 25% OFF for all of these wigs and hair pieces now, you can save your money with code “Lovemom” until the 13th, May, but if you want to receive the gift before Mother’s Day, you should really hurry up to choose one now. Usually you can receive the hair in 3 days if you are in USA, for the other places in the world, it will takes much longer time, maybe a week.
But if you don’t like the wigs or toppers idea for the Mother’s Day, never mind, a Anthropologie Metallic Visor maybe a good choice. Because she knows the key to looking young is all in good sun protection. This wide-brim visor looks chic on the beach, and folds up without losing its shape when traveling. Anyway, we just want to share a unique ideas for your Mother’s Day gifts.
1. If you missed this big sale for Mother’s Day sale 2018, don’t worry, we have some regular coupon can be used, you can get 15% OFF with code REG15 or M15 if you place the first order on computer or mobile. After that you can get 10% OFF with code Blog10 for every of your order.
2. Keep your eyes on our website UniWigs.com, usually we have weekly deal every week, which you can save more than usual for a hair that you dream for.
3. We special offer custom-made service just in case you need a very different cap size for the hair loss area.
4. Usually it need 2-3 weeks produce time for the hair toppers, because all of them are 100% hand-made.
5. Different toppers have different density, if you want the hair much thick, choose the 150% choice.
6. All of the toppers can be restyled as you like because all of the hair are 100% remy human hair.
7. Before decide whether to buy one, go find more about UniWigs on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
A few months after giving birth, many women notice that they will shed quite a bit of hair. Postpartum hair loss is more common than you might think –40% to 50% of women who have given birth experience it as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding the 9 months worth of hair it held onto during the pregnancy.
“While women are pregnant, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone skyrocket, causing the body to look and feel different. These hormones are not only responsible for making your mood more unreliable than ever, but can also give you that famous glow. The hormones change the way your body looks, but also how your hair looks. A lot of women experience increased hair growth, volume and shine while being pregnant,” Dr. Dendy Engelman, board certified dermatologist. After giving birth, the body stops producing the excessive amounts of female hormones, the estrogen levels plummet, and hair follicles move from the growing phase to the resting phase, leading the hair to fall out.
What can you do about this?
Consider a preventative approach, reduce the shedding cycle, and help the body rebalance and regrow thicker, healthier hair. NUTRAFOL for Women is formulated with key ingredients such as Ashwaghandha, Saw Palmetto, Kelp and BioCurcumin that can help balance elevated hormonal levels, reduce elevated stress levels, and restore the key nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. After about 3-4 months, you will start to see the voluminous healthy hair that you love.
While you wait….
- Use a volumizing hair mousse that will give your hair an extravagant boost. Also, make sure your hair is moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner and avoiding heat styling tools.
- Consider changing your haircut – not necessary to go as far as the mom bob!
- Wear accessories, like the black headband, to divert attention or cover your hairline (thank you Eva Chen for making this a trend)!
- Have fun- enjoy that little bundle of love! And remember #ThisTooShallPass
Nutrafol is a science based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels including physicians, salons and online. The company is committed to providing natural, healthy and effective solutions for hair loss and poor hair health. For further information, please visit: www.nutrafol.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Nutrafol.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month? Hair loss can be devastating for a woman. Thankfully, there are products on the market that can help. ColorProof aims to bring attention to this cause which affects 40% of American Women!
Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically-advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair. Using advanced ingredient technology derived from apple and grape, the products in the BioRepair-8 system deliver a cell complex that actives plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.
The BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo actively increases microcirculation and exfoliates the scalp, while the BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Conditioner strengthens and repairs weak hair from the inside out.
Applying the BioRepair-8 Stem Cell Scalp Serum twice a day will repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and combat follicle aging for healthy new growth cycles. Daily use of the hair system has resulted in fuller looking hair, improved scalp health, and color protection, that can dramatically increase results over time.
- Every product in the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System works at the cellular level using advanced ingredient technology including our proprietary AG-Stem Cell Complex which is derived from apple and grape to deliver the age-repair power of active plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (up to 4%) gently exfoliate and remove sebum and dead skin cells, increasing microcirculation.
- A powerful blend of eight natural DHT Blockers neutralizes and stops further absorption, preventing follicle minimization.
- Biotin and copper peptides work to repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and phytonutrients, proteins and thickening agents add supersonic volume, strength and health.
- Lastly, ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System™ featuring Chromaveil® and Heliogenol® delivers unsurpassed color protection.
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo contains a luxurious signature aromatherapy essence of fresh lime, eucalyptus, mint leaf and rosemary while the Anti-Thinning Condition and Stem Cell Scalp Serum contain tea tree, juniper berry, mint leaf and spice.
- Like all ColorProof products, BioRepair-8 is 100% free of sulfates, salts, gluten, parabens, keratin and any known carcinogens. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
Although I don't yet suffer from thinning hair, or hair loss, I do know that I could experience that at any time, and that I should never take my hair for granted! I have been using the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System for about a week now, and it makes my scalp feel amazing. Not only does it keep my scalp feeling renewed, I have noticed that my psoriasis (that I have near the back of my scalp) has been greatly reduced and healed.
My hair look and feels so much healthier. I have noticed that it is thicker and feels stronger. I am also noticing that there is not as much breakage when I brush it out, and it looks vibrant and alive. I have always used anti-aging products on my face and taken really good care of my skin, but I have never really thought of the importance of taking care of my scalp in the same manner. It makes so much sense! I wish I had thought of that sooner.
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System Kit (all 4 products) - $132
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo 8.5 oz.– $44
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Condition 8.5 oz.– $44
- BioRepair-8 Stem Cell Scalp Serum 3.4 oz. – $38
- Scalp Exfoliating Brush – $6
Enter to win! One winner will receive a full-sized bottle of ColorProof SuperPlumpWhipped Bodifying Mousse. (ARV: $26)
This ultra-rich, all-over bodifying crème mousse instantly delivers astonishing volume for a full-bodie silhouette. Designed to nourish and keep strands soft and flexible, this incredible, alcohol-free, salt-free formula provides a power boost of body, bounce and shine with lasting style memory and maximum color and heat protection. With this super-concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for instant lift and larger-than-life style.
How? It's easy! Simply fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win! Good luck!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
LADIES: HARNESS THE POWER OF HAIR REGROWTH IN A HELMET
For 40% of women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to; finally, there is a discreet FDA cleared at-home product designed strictly for women. Theragrow™ is a helmet worn at home that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth. It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair.
Only lasers with a wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers can penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth; a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.
By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow's proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria - the energy generator of hair cells - is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles stimulating new hair growth.
More than half of women experience significant hair loss by age 50, but the process begins much earlier. Topical medications work for less than half of the women who try them and most women are not candidates for hair transplants.
"We are excited to provide a viable, cost- effective solution specifically for women who haven't seen adequate results from topical treatments and cannot take the only prescription drug available because it is only FDA cleared for men. More than 90% of women in a recent user group reported positive results from treatments delivering the precise weekly amount of laser light energy you get with Theragrow, explains Tamim Hamid Ph.D., Theragrow Inventor, CEO of Theradome Inc.
The lightweight Theragrow™ helmet houses 40 individual lasers. It provides maximum scalp coverage to treat all areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, the condition suffered by most women reporting hair loss.
After the first treatment the process of halting hair loss and rejuvenating your hair follicles to grow healthier, stronger, thicker hair begins. Laser light therapy targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. It’s working deep beneath the surface even before you see visible results.
Low-level laser light technology has been proven to :
Repair, improve and grow hair in women.
- Reduced hair loss
- Increased hair thickness and density
- Thicker hair
- Fuller overall body
Visible new hair growth on top and crown of head
Answers to frequently asked questions
Q. How often do I have to use Theragrow™?
A. 20 minutes 4 times a week and you can watch TV, read, and work at a computer while you are wearing it.
Q. Does Theragrow™ make noise?
A. No it is quiet and cordless.
Q. Is Theragrow™ right for me?
A. Theragrow™ is an FDA-cleared, over-the-counter (OTC) medical device to promote hair growth in women with androgenetic alopecia, having Savin hair loss scale classifications I and II with Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4. Hair growth in skin tones 5 and 6 has not been documented. Hair growth in levels Frontal III, and Advanced has not been documented.
Q. What comes with my Theragrow™?
A. You get everything you need to start regrowing your hair right away, including a Quick Start Guide, instructions for use, foam pads to adjust for comfort and fit, and a micro-USB cable for charging.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes! Numerous studies confirm that low-level laser light therapy has no harmful side effects. However, we do not recommend using Theragrow™ if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have been diagnosed with cancer. Consult your physician if you are concerned about underlying medical conditions.
Q. Can I use other treatments simultaneously?
A. Yes, you can use Theragrow™ while also using minoxidil or undergoing hair transplant procedures. You’ll find complete instructions and details in your Theragrow™ User Guide.
Q. How many times do I have to purchase Theragrow™?
A. It is a one time purchase. Owners will simply have to replace the batteries after 18-24 months.
Q. Do I have to keep using Theragrow™?
A. Yes, as with any low level laser therapy for hair growth, if you stop doing it, the problem will return. However once optimized results have been reached (generally accepted as a year of use) it is possible to reduce usage to two times per week for maintenance purposes.
Retail Price: $495.00
Theradome™, the maker of Theragrow™, is a medical therapy company located in Silicon Valley focused on developing the world’s most technologically advanced Laser Phototherapy (LPT) devices along with complimentary, superior scalp products. Tamim Hamid, Theradome President and developer of Theragrow™, is a former NASA Scientist and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineer. Our company is committed to restoring health and confidence in people all around the globe by bringing affordable, clinical strength hair rejuvenation therapies into the home.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Theragrow™ hair re-growth helmet (Retail value: $495.00)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
*Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. However, I fully support this company.
To commemorate August as National Hair Loss Awareness Month, the all natural hair care brand HAIR LA VIE is donating 10% of their profits throughout the month to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (https://www.naaf.org).
Alopecia aerata is a prevalent autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to further hair loss. More than 6.8 million people in the U.S. and 147 million worldwide have, had or will develop alopecia aerata at some point in their lives.
To create awareness about alopecia areata, Hair La Vie will be posting a series of educational articles as well as interviews with stylists on their blog and via social media throughout the month of August. Hair La Vie will also be hosting a month long sale of their haircare products.
HAIR LA VIE is a beauty brand that designs natural hair care products to help you grow longer, fuller hair faster than ever before. Hair La Vie has been on the market for a little over two years and has been incredibly well-received by thousands of women around the country. To learn more about Hair La Vie success stories, please click here.
Hair loss is something that Hair La Vie co-founder Carla Rivas is very familiar with. A hairstylist with more than 10 years of experience, Carla was inspired to created Hair La Vie after an intense battle against cervical cancer when she experienced the helpless feeling that comes along with losing your hair. Carla never wanted another woman to have to go through the insecurity and heartbreak associated with hair loss, thinning and damage.
"Milton Berle once said, 'If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door,' says Carla. "This month we are helping to take charge, create change, and build the door to a cure by donating 10% of our profits to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. I know first hand how devastating the effects of hair loss can be for both you and those who love you. Help us, help the world."
The complete Hair La Vie line includes:
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins (their flagship and most popular product)
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend is an all-natural hair growth vitamin that helps repair and stimulate your hair’s growth from the inside out. Its 20 clinically proven active ingredients will not only restart the growth process, but quickly strengthen and protect the hair. It works in three stages:
1. The Scalp Hydration Stage – In the stage all debris, irritation and residue is removed from the scalp to help stronger hair grow.
2. The Root Repair Stage – Now the hair follicles are repaired from their shrunken or inflamed stage.
3. The Unbreakable Hair Stage – Healthy, strong hair begins to grow with a strong cortex which protects from split ends and breakage.
Hair La Vie is made with only the highest quality of clinically proven, all-natural ingredients, there are no synthetic additives, fillers, binders, artificial flavors, colors, dyes, or secret ingredients in Hair La Vie. Even the capsules are made with vegetables.
● 20 all-natural, clinically proven ingredients
● 1370mg proprietary active ingredient blend (highest on the market)
● 5000mcg biotin (most competitors have 2500 or lower)
● No synthetic fillers, binders, or additives
● Visible results after 2-3 weeks
● Grow healthier, fuller and longer hair or your money back
Price: $39 per bottle of 30 capsules
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner
Only natural hair care system with 21 active hair loss fighting ingredients - keratin, peppermint, tea tree, marula, saw palmetto berries and more
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner is the only natural hair care system that completely rebuilds and protects the health of the hair from the outside in, this duo uses an unprecedented combination of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins and amino acids. Most shampoo/conditioner combinations only have 5 to 8 active ingredients. The formula keeps everything from the scalp to the ends of the hair in mind using saw palmetto, keratin, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, argan oil, marula oil and lemon oil.
Unnecessary buildup on the scalp can damage hair follicles and ultimately cause hair loss. Instead, Revitalize and Restore contain lemon oil (helps hydrate the scalp and prevent dandruff), marula oil (rich in vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids which moisturize the scalp without clogging the pores) and peppermint oil (helps to stimulate circulation in the scalp) among others.
With each use, Revitalize and Restore is proven to improve the overall health of your hair while making it more manageable and beautiful. Bonus? This is all done without synthetic fillers, harsh sulfates and parabens.
Hair will be left:
● Healthier - less breakage, shedding & hair loss
● Cleaner - more hydration, no buildup or dandruff
● More Beautiful - softer, shinier & less frizz
Price: $49 per set, 8 oz. each bottle
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
Unique combination of ingredients that ease frizz, treat split ends, add shine and promote a healthy scalp
Just in time for those hair damaging summer actives. Perfect for wet or dry hair, Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum is an all-natural hydration system that protects against damage and frizz, while creating instant shine. The serum’s unique combination of hair loss fighting ingredients is perfect for those with weak, damaged, brittle strands and split ends. It provides immediate results because of an argan oil base and a complex combination of essential oils and vitamins like coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin E.
Designed to be paired with the Hair La Vie hair growth vitamins for optimal hair health from the inside out, argan oil is the top ingredient.
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum heals damaged hair and stimulates the growth of strong, healthy follicles. Argan oil reverses the damage from chemicals and is very high in Vitamin E, promoting a healthy scalp to eliminate dandruff and itching. Coconut oil further prevents breakage, while biotin rich avocado oil deep conditions the hair, locks in moisture, and promotes healthy cell growth.
The result is a lightweight, results driven oil that aids in the growth of strong and healthy hair. No parabens, no phthalates, no dyes, no alcohol.
Price: $30, 2 fl. oz.
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque is an all-natural moisturizing and strengthening treatment that is infused with 11 vitamins and essential oils to repair damaged hair while deep conditioning the scalp. Revive Deep Hydration Masque Keratin protein is completely free of parabens, phthalates, dyes and alcohol.
Price: $35, 8 fl. oz.
About Hair La Vie
Hair La Vie was co-founded by Carla Rivas, a hairstylist with more than 10 years of experience. She created Hair La Vie because she never wanted another woman to have to go through the insecurity and heartbreak associated with hair loss, thinning and damage. After an intense battle against cervical cancer, Carla knew the helpless feeling that comes with losing your hair extremely well.
Hair La Vie is committed to changing the face of the haircare industry by making it more health and socially conscious. Hair La Vie wants to create a safe place for our children and grandchildren to grow up.
Hair La Vie is a different kind of brand. They are informed. The are aware and committed to doing what’s right, not just what’s easy.
Hair La Vie's mission is to create high-quality, uncompromising, natural products that help to repair your hair while keeping it naturally healthy and beautiful. And they're lucky enough to get to do that every day.
Not only does Hair La Vie believe you deserve hair products that work—without damaging your hair further—they use the latest hair care research and top formulators to make sure their products are exactly what your hair needs. Every ingredient is carefully considered and thoroughly researched before entering one of their proprietary formulations.
Their products will never include the cheap harsh chemicals, synthetic additives, fillers or binders that are unfortunately widespread throughout the hair care industry. And, they will never include artificial flavors, colors, dyes or other “secret” ingredients either. They also promise to never use demeaning and unrealistic ads to sell their products.
It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with hair thinning, balding, damage, breakage, frizz, split ends or you just want to keep your hair as naturally healthy as possible, Hair La Vie has you covered.
After all, when you feel good about your hair, you feel good about yourself, and you can take on the world.
I was sent samples of Hair La Vie products to review. My hair is color treated,and always dry and brittle. I cannot wait to see how much healthier my hair will be after trying out these vitamins for a month! So far I love the way my hair feels, looks and smells after one use of the shampoo, conditioner, masque and serum. My hair is shiny, full of body and feels luxurious!
Enter to win! One winner will be chosen to receive a Hair La Vie Prize pack including the following products:
- 2 bottles of Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins
- 1 Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & 1 Restore Conditioner
- 1 Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
- 1 Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
(Retail Value: $200)
Please follow Hair La Vie on social at @HairLaVie.
For more information go to: https://hairlavie.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I am so excited to announce Keranique’s, the women’s hair growth experts, debut on HSN this week with renown celebrity stylist, Franco Della Grazia! Please TUNE IN to learn more on their exclusive offerings and follow the fun!
Did you know that over 56 million men and women in the United States are experiencing hair loss? It's time to face this problem head on with an ingenious new beauty gadget premiering on HSN May 3rd.
NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb is a non-surgical solution, an at-home "comb" through your locks, that could be the answer to restoring a full mane! This high tech gizmo offers professional quality treatment with low-level laser light technology that stimulates hair growth and awakens dormant follicles.
Just use the hand-held cordless comb for 8 minutes, three days per week and watch as your hair is restored to its natural density and fullness. This device is one of the first FDA cleared medical devices to treat hair loss in men and women.
With hair restoration costing up to $12K and similar at-home laser hair treatments costing up to $800, the NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb gives consumers access to the most advanced treatment technology at a much more attainable price.
Available for $279 on HSN.com
*product received to facilitate post
From women who insist on washing their hair every night to those who are immersing themselves in the “no-shampoo” or “co-washing” movements, who wins out? With numerous hair washing trends emerging and “How often should I wash my hair?” being one of Google’s top 10 beauty searches for 2014, we’ve turned to NYC-dermatologist, Dr. Marnie Nussbaumand celebrity hair stylist, Naté Bova to save you (and your hair) a headache. Here is their easy-breezy guide to help you gauge the right routine for your locks:
Co-Washing . “Co-washing is extremely beneficial to those with dry, dehydrated or damaged hair, otherwise it will simply weigh down those the fine-haired. Since unshampooed hair retains more of its natural oils than shampooed hair, the conditioner’s moisturizing agents will now leave strands even smoother and silkier than usual,” says Bova.
Non-Foaming Shampoo and ‘No-Poo’. “The biggest problem with ‘no poo’ is many experience extremely oily and greasy looking strands in the beginning, because your scalp keeps producing natural oils at the same rate it did when you used a basic shampoo that stripped your hair. You can still get healthy hair results by opting for a shampoo that is made with natural or organic ingredients and one that doesn't contain sulfates, paraben or harsh chemicals like Aviva’s Hydracreme Shampoo . Formulated with an assortment of botanical extracts, the shampoo works to eliminate buildup without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs, leaving your locks nourished and your scalp soothed,” says Dr. Nussbaum.
I love Aviva’s Hydracreme Shampoo! It has a great, uplifting fragrance and thoroughly cleanses my hair. I love the way my hair feels after I shampoo with it. My hair is very shiny and when I run my fingers through my hair, it feels like silk.
Cleansing Conditioners. “ Cleansing conditioners work well with thicker, wiry hair because they leave more humectants throughout the hair. It is also a frizz controller because the humectants in most of these products can give a 'weight' to the hair strands keeping unruly hair under control. Dry or dyed hair can also benefit from these products, because they leave your hair feeling conditioned. Those with finer hair can also use these products, but should alternate regularly with a regular shampoo” says Bova.
Scalp Washing. “Incorporating a soap and alkali-free scalp shampoo into your weekly regimen can help to stabilize you hairs structure, as well as treat sensitive and delicate scalp conditions while eliminating dandruff. I often recommend Sebamed Scalp Activating Shampoo to patients as it’s a pH balanced wash that naturally supports scalp circulation – which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair” says Dr. Nussbaum.
I use SebaMed shampoo once per week. I rub it into my scalp and let it penetrate my roots for about 3-5 minutes. I have noticed that I lose much less hair while washing than I used to. My husband definitely has thinning hair and so he is also using this shampoo. I have not noticed any hair regrowth on him yet, but I am hoping this will help prevent further hair loss for him. It really leaves my hair feeling clean and shiny as well as fuller than it was before.
As far as to how often you should be washing your hair? Dr. Nussbaum says , “All of these routines allow your hair to retain its natural oils, which will prevent dryness of the scalp and strands. Depending on the texture and condition of your hair you shouldn’t wash your hair on a daily basis. The drier your hair, the less you should wash but I do recommend using a regular shampoo once or twice a week to cleanse the scalp and alleviate product buildup left behind from hairsprays, mousse or gels.”
I personally wash my hair every other night. I could probably go longer, but m hair tends to get pretty greasy if I don't. I also use hairspray and other styling products that tend to build up, so washing m hair every other day works well for me.
My hair looks healthy because of my hair care routine and because of the great products I use.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
The “Root” to Healthy Hair Stems from the Scalp
The Problem : Dull, Lifeless, Thinning Hair
The Solution: Start at the Scalp
When developing the new HairMax for den•si•ty Collection, the company set out to devise a structure that worked to cleanse, nourish and treat the scalp – providing a healthy base to stimulate new, healthy hair growth.
While they can be used on their own, the scientifically formulated healthy hair care products also work synergistically with the LaserComb to enhance, invigorate, revitalize and fortify weakening hair follicles.
HairMax for den•si•ty SHAMPOO ($18)
This high performance, sulfate free shampoo cleanses, restores vitality, thickness and volume to hair. The lower pH formula gently exfoliates the scalp and removes the build-up of sebum, styling products and environmental pollutants leaving hair and scalp deeply cleansed and refreshed.
HairMax for den•si•ty REVITALIZER ($23)
This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.
HairMax for den•si•ty CONDITIONER ($18)
This scalp treatment deeply cleanses and exfoliates the scalp dissolving excess sebum, perspiration and environmental pollutants that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. An invigorating blend of menthol and peppermint oil leaves your scalp feeling refreshed and revitalized.
HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR ($45)
Fortify and enrich the scalp with this breakthrough, high performance, leave in serum spray. This unique peptide complex, designed for thinning hair is loaded with a proprietary blend of follicle boosting ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.
Sold separately and as a collection for $89. The HairMax for den•si•ty Collection will be available at ULTA stores nationwide Spring 2014.
Thinning hair can really make you feel less than confident. It can really chip away at your self-esteem. Thankfully, Toppik has come up with a solution! Toppik Hair Building Fibers instantly give you the look of thicker, fuller hair. Made of natural, colored Keratin protein that is naturally statically charged, Toppik Fibers intertwine with your existing hair for a completely natural look. Toppik resists wind, rain and perspiration but removes easily with shampoo. Nine shades match virtually any hair color, hair type and ethnicity, for both women and men who have fine, thin or thinning hair.
Learn how to apply Toppik here:
I received a sample of Toppik Hair Fibers on behalf of a dear friend of mine who has been struggling with thinning hair due to a side effect of her medication. I wanted to help her to feel beautiful again. I contacted Toppik and they graciously sent me some of their Hair Thickening Fibers to review. My friend's hair loss has been very noticeable in her hairline and crown areas. I helped her apply the Toppik Hair Fibers to her thinning areas after she styled her hair in her normal style. ( We used a dark brown color.) The tiny fibers instantly bonded themselves to her existing hair. It immediately looked thicker and fuller. It was an amazing transformation! She sprayed her hair with a firm holding hairspray to help set the fibers in place. My sweet friend and I were simply in awe of how perfectly natural and gorgeous her hair looked! She is very pleased with this easy solution to restore fullness to her hair. I am happy that I could help her find something that actually works!
To learn more about Toppik or to place an order go to: http://www.toppik.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.