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STAY FRIZZ-FREE DURING THOSE APRIL SHOWERS
Don’t let the rainy weather scare you, use these stylers from John Frieda Hair Care to tame those frizzy strands.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects + Serum ($9.15, Amazon.com)
Got caught in the rain? No problem. Infused with Aloe and Vitamin E, this serum dramatically blocks and transforms any frizz into an ultra-sleek look all day.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème ($7.49, Amazon.com)
Just because the weather is dull, doesn’t mean your hair has to be. Designed to instantly convert puffy and dry hair to silky soft strands. With this crème, your hair will outshine through the rainy weather.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($9.49, Amazon.com)
Humidity has met its match. This fast-drying, shine-boosting formula creates an instant barrier that helps seal out humidity and combats frizz, rain or shine.
Fall is here, and the weather can get pretty unpredictable. It can be sunny one minute and rainy the next! This craziness can really wreak havoc on my hair. That is why I always make sure that I am stocked up on my two very favorite hair styling products from Oscar Blandi.
On rainy days, or when there is a lot of moisture in the air, my hair gets really frizzy. On those days, I apply Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème.
Polish Glossing Crème
This versatile styling crème delivers weightless shine to all hair types as it tames frizz and smooths flyaways. It also prevents cuticle damage from heat styling leaving hair with a natural luster.
Suggested usage: Prep damp strands with Polish Glossing Creme. Blow-dry with a round brush to enhance smooth texture and tame frizz. You can also apply to dry styled or natural hair when on-the-go!
I usually use it when my hair looks frizzy. I add a small amount of this miracle cream to the palms of my hands, rub them together, flip my hair upside down, and apply it throughout my hair. Then, I brush my hair, and it looks smooth and frizz-free all day. The texture is light, so it does not weigh my hair down. I love how it makes my hair look beautiful and shiny!
Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo
There are days when my hair just will not cooperate, and it looks oily, flat and dull. I despise bad hair days! Thankfully, Oscar Blandi's amazing Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo saves the day!
Clear the hair, absorb oil, remove product build-up and boost volume without water or a trace of white residue! The formula sprays clear, making it undetectable in any color hair. (Perfect for my dark roots!)
Suggested usage: Shake well. Hold can 6-8" away from head, spray onto dry roots. Allow to dry, then massage hair the same way as when you shampoo with water. Brush through to distribute. If nozzle clogs, rinse with warm water.
This dry shampoo has been such a lifesaver for me. I use it several times during the week, especially when I haven't had time to wash my hair. I love it because I simply spray it all over in my hair, and just rub it in. It never shows the annoying white residue like other dry shampoos do. My hair is left with amazing volume and freshness. Additional bonus: I love taking it with me camping, because it always gets the campfire smoke smell out of my hair, and makes my hair feel clean when I can't wash it.
NEED FOR SPEED
Hotheads’ Speed Brush Collection Cuts Drying Time in Half
Tired of tossing your hair in a ponytail in an effort to get out of the house every morning? Your New Year's Resolution should be saving more time! Cut your blow-drying time in half with Hotheads, the premier hairbrush line developed by stylists with over 20 years of experience of addressing a variety of haircare needs, and their Speed Brush collection.
A favorite of salon professionals, the Speed Brush collection offers the perfect tools for fine, normal to thick and chemically treated hair. Their patented shape has 3 major benefits: focuses air flow to speed up drying time; helps prevent the hair from tangling; and organizes the sections of hair for easier blow-drying. One type of bristle gives you shine but 3 types offer triple the shine factor. The hair floats over the bristles helping prevent heat damage.
Using a 3D Bristle pattern (Black Boar for control and tension; White Boar for polish and shine; and flexible Nylon for penetration), Hotheads’ Speed Brush also uses Thermal Conductive Technology for faster heating and cooling. The mineral compound heats to a top temperature in as little as 18 seconds. This helps speed drying time by 50-60 percent but it’s the cooling that actually sets the hair – leaving you with a gorgeous mane in less time.
The Speed Brush collection helps create volume, curls or a smooth, sleek finish. Will not tangle in the hair due to the design of the barrel/head of the brush. You’ll also experience less damage and color fading – leaving hair with a professional-like finish.
Use the Small size for bangs, short bobs or to use for curling; Medium for shoulder length or longer; or Large for long or very thick hair.
Hotheads’ Speed Brushes have a suggested retail price of $24.29-$41.29 depending on the size of the brush and are ideal for all hair types.
Hotheads’ Hairbrushes are available at select retailers and salons nationwide or by visiting, HotheadsHairbrush.com.
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Hotheads is a division of Canadian-based True Cool Technology Enterprises, a technology driven brand, whose innovative haircare products are a combination of hybrid designs for speed, performance and superior hair quality. The complete collection includes the Paddle Plus Collection, the Enforcer, the Speed Brush Collection to date.
Humidity and rain can ruin even the best hair days, leaving it frizzy and unmanageable. I'm not kidding, this has been the rainiest Spring ever here in Oregon. I am ready for some sunshine! Thankfully, I have found the perfect hair care products to keep my mane tame and frizz-free.
éprouvage just launched the products I need to overcome these Springtime Showers. The NEW Smoothing Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner are specifically designed to nourish and hydrate for sleek, manageable hair.
éprouvage Smoothing Shampoo ($15, éprouvage.com) – gently cleanses while providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
- Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
- Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
- Increases hair's resistance to breakage.
éprouvage Smoothing Conditioner ($16, éprouvage.com) – A replenishing and detangling conditioner that provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
- Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
- Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
- Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
I completely trust éprouvage hair care products to keep my hair looking as healthy as possible. éprouvage's shampoo has a delightful rich lather, and smells fresh and beautiful. It gently removes all built-up residue from my hair, leaving it shiny and soft.
The conditioner is very deeply moisturizing. I have not had any problems with split ends at all. My hair is very shiny and full of volume.
éprouvage is definitely one of my favorite hair care brands for keeping the moisture in, and the frizz out!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means, it’s time for vacation! These TSA Adored Mini Miracles include 2 oz sizes of ColorProof’s top selling products that are essential for keeping your color in check during your travels. As always, ColorProof products are 100% vegan, gluten-free and sulfate and salt-free. The ultimate overachiever.
Actually right now I am in-between vacations! I just returned from Hawaii four days ago, and did not have any travel sized products with me. I had full-sized products in my checked bag, which made my bag extra heavy! ColorProof’s travel sized hair care products are the absolute perfect way for me to take care of my hair and keep it radiant while I am out of town, so you better believe they are going into my bag for my next adventure!
FOR THIRSTY HAIR:
- SuperRich® Moisture Shampoo 2 oz.
- DeepQuench® Moisture Masque 1.38 oz.
- SuperRich® Moisture Condition 2 oz.
FOR VOLUMINOUS LOCKS:
- SuperPlump® Volumizing Shampoo 2 oz.1
- SuperPlump® Volumizing Condition 2 oz.
- LiftIt® Color Protect Foam Mousse 2 oz.
TAME YOUR FLY-AWAYS:
- CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Shampoo 2 oz.
- PlushLocks® Leave-In Smooth 2 oz.
- CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Condition 2 oz.
FOR DAMAGE CONTROL:
- Baobab Heal & Repair™ Shampoo 2 oz.1
- Baobab Heal & Repair™ Condition 2 oz.
- ClearItUp® Detox Shampoo 2 oz.
While a little Vitamin D can always help relax your mind, there's no question it causes stress on your beauty routine. Dry, dull skin and frizzy, unruly hair are just the beginning. Let these essentials from DDF Skincare, John Frieda Tools, Burt’s Bees and Conair help keep you smooth for the summer.
DDF Micro-Derma Crystals Polishing Gel, $50.00
Dr. Sobel’s Micro-Derma Crystals exfoliate to provide a more even skin tone, promote skin clarity and brightness for a healthy glow. Available in UTLA stores.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream, $15.00
Available in 3 mineral-rich shades, Burt’s Bees BB cream offers instant, light-weight coverage, as it firms and conceals to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to the true, natural you – perfected.
John Frieda Sleek Finish Flat Iron, $54.99
Advanced ionic conditioning enhances manageability and transforms dull, lifeless hair into smooth, sleek strands.
Conair Flip Side Collection, $12.99
With a unique double-sided design, this collection offers twice the styling power. Start by styling wet hair with the nylon-bristle side; then, once hair is dry, flip to the boar bristle side to finish the look.
Beat those summer hair woes with the help of Butterfly Studio Salon Experts, Kattia Solano and Jennifer Penny!
PROBLEM: DRY AND LIMP FROM CHLORINE/SALTWATER
SOLUTION: Saturate your hair in a conditioner or oil before heading into the water. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48; Sephora.com) is loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to condition, nourish, and coat the hair without weighing it down.
For chlorine, wet your hair with fresh water before jumping in so your hair doesn't soak up as much of the pool water and rinse RIGHT after!
- Use Vitamin C (specifically ascorbic acid) because it neutralizes chlorine. There are some sprays, such as Jasmine Night Conditioning Spray ($63; TheOrganicPharmacy.com) that have vitamin C in them to specifically remove the residue left on hair by pool water.
PROBLEM: SCALP BUILDUP FROM SWEAT
- Make a DIY spritzer: M ix a half cup of sparkling water, a half cup of apple cider vinegar, and the juice from a quarter of a lemon into a spray bottle and apply to dry hair from roots to ends until the hair is fully saturated. Massage the mixture into your scalp for a few minutes as it absorbs, then rinse well!
- Follow up with a clarifying shampoo and your favorite hair mask. Philip B Anti- Flake Relief Shampoo ($39; PhilipB.com) provides instant relief and Katira Hair Masque ($44;PhilipB.com) deep treats while fighting humidity.
PROBLEM: FADED COLOR FROM UV RAYS
- Use products with UV protection built right in and to protect your color from fading due to sunshine, whip up a homemade concoction by diluting your favorite lotion or sunscreen with a little water in a spray bottle and spritzing your strands. Try Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Screen ($69; TheOrganicPharmacy.com) for UVA and UVB protection!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.