Fighting Frizz

 

Why, oh why, are we cursed with frizzy hair!?!?

No one likes frizz. Seriously, not a single person is on team fluffy, frizzy hair. And like most things in life, the first step in trying to figure out how to manage it, is to address WHY it is that way to begin with. 

Ok, here it goes. Frizz is a result of the lack of moisture and the cuticle (outer layer) of the hair not laying smooth against the hair shaft. When your hair senses moisture or humidity in the environment, that cuticle opens up and starts absorbing the moisture from the environment., swelling the strands of hair.

There are many factors that cause your hair to be dry/thirsty/dehydrated. Here are a few, most of us are guilty of a few of these!

  • Your shampoo is not moisturizing enough. See below for some recommendations!

  • Protein to moisture ratio is out of balance. Too much protein without moisture will dry you out!

  • Is your diet well balanced? 
  • Are you drinking enough water, at least half of your body weight in oz per day. 
  • Certain medications can cause changes to your hair.
  • You have over processed the hair with repetitive chemical treatments that damage the cuticle.

Now sure, you can (and should) grab one of these super cute hats for the lazy days of summer. But even though its hella cute, it shouldn't be your wardrobe staple that you are hiding under. 

*I only have  handful of these left so if you want one, come and get it quick!

So now you know some of the whys but what should you do about it? Here are 6 tips!

1. Shampoo less often but use a super moisturizing product. I will share some below and on social media.

2. Deep condition! Yes, even if your hair is fine. Use a detox shampoo like Kevin Murphy's Maxi Wash and follow with the recommended masque weekly. I would be happy to recommend one that works with your porosity level. Try the Treat Me Experience, (its like Botox for your hair), learn more about that in salon treatment here. 

3. Turn down the heat on your styling tools and use a round brush to smooth the cuticle. 

4. Sleep with satin or silk accessories, like a scarf tied around your head or on a silk pillowcase to keep your hair from rubbing against rough, dry surfaces. 

5. Apply a product like a leave in conditioner before swimming or working out, the sodium in your sweat can dry out your strands. 

6. Use a sulfate free wash. Did you know all Kevin Murphy products are sulfate free, paraben free and cruelty free. 

Since May's color theme is PURPLE, I want to share some of the products from the Kevin Murphy line that are heavenly in the moisture/smoothing department!

Do you have any tips for managing frizzy hair that you would like to share?  Leave a comment below, subscribe to the mailing list and share this post with someone who needs to know!

This post is part 2 of a series on how to get yourself camera ready. My dear friend and favorite family photographer, Sarah Kane is compiling some super helpful info from me and style guru, Joanna Avant to help her clients feel prepared for their sessions.

Do you have questions on how to prepare for a photo session? Leave them in the comments and there may be a blog post or Facebook live coming soon to give you the answer.

Would you like a spa treatment (or Botox!) for your hair!

Introducing the Treat.Me Experience!!!

What is the Treat.Me Experience?

Some people call it a facial or spa treatment for your hair. Some people liken it to Botox for your hair. Why? Its because Kevin Murphy hair care takes the approach that you think of when you think of a skin care routine.

He combines the best of nature and technology with natural, active ingredients to replace moisture and strength that we lose with age and chemical or heat damage. This treatment will improve the texture, shine, moisture and overall health of your hair and scalp. 

It all starts with Maxi.Wash, the exfoliating wash from Kevin Murphy. This is a color safe shampoo that removes product and mineral build up from the hair. I mentioned it in last week's post all about GREEN being our theme color for the month. 

Anti-aging Treat.Me

For hair that has suffered the effects of hormonal, environmental or chemical aging. 

Start with Maxi.Wash to remove build up then cleanse with Young Again Wash. The treat.me cruet is added to damp hair and stay on the hair while you enjoy a sensory massage on the scalp and neck. A lavender scented, steamy hot towel  will leave you incredibly relaxed, followed by the Young Again rinse. 

I think this is my favorite of all of the treatments!

The fruit stem cells help repair and provide revolutionary anti-ageing and rejuvenate a youthful lustre and shine to dry, brittle hair. 

Strength Treat.Me

Strength Treat.me is for distressed, brittle hair that is weak and damaged. I chose this treatment for this client because over the years we have done a lot of color (lightener and depositing darker colors) and recently she got a body wave! In terms of texture, her hair is thinner and we really focus on keeping it strong and healthy so that she can undergo the chemical treatments safely. 

The strength treatment will restore strength and elasticity to the hair with a combo of proteins and amino acids. The same process as the anti aging treatment will be part of the experience except the wash and rinse will be from Kevin Murphy's Angel Wash, Rinse and Masque. 

Thickening Treat.Me

Thickening Treat.Me is for my girls with fine, weak or falling (thinning) hair. Technology used in eyelash thickening and lengthening (think Latisse for lashes) will instantly plump hair, improving density and thickness. Fruit Stem Cells prevent hair loss, resulting in better quality hair growth. 

Stimulate growth and rebuild density with this transformative in-salon treatment. Your hair will feel instantly thicker!

The same process described in the first treatment will be used here but the wash and rinse will be from the Plumping line.

Moisture Treat.me

The Moisture treatment is for hair that is dehydrated, frizzy or chemically treated. This is great for curls, color treated or not! The treatment will add weightless moisture, shine and softness to your hair instantly with precious oils and plant extracts that hydrate and rebuild from the inside out.

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I got so excited to do the treatment on the above client that we forgot to take a before pic! I did take a selfie, before and after of myself that you can see below. 

Book Yours Today!

Do you already have an appointment on the books? I can add this onto any cut or color appointment that you have on the books. 

This treatment is a $35 add on service to any haircut or style. You can book the Treat.Me Experience with a style here or Treat.Me with a haircut here. 

Don't see a time that works for you? You know you can call or email me anytime!

Make sure to sign up for the VIP email list, either when yo book your appointments or you can sign up on the special page of the website. Keep your eyes peeled on your inbox, subscribers will receive a super secret special password to get a discount on your first treatment!

Want to keep it up at home?

The cruets of treatment are only available as a professional treatment but all of the other parts of the process are products that are available for you to take home and keep yourself well maintained. If you are curious what Kevin Murphy would recommend for you. Take this quiz here!

PS--How do you like the super fancy professional product photos in this post? I have my dear friend Lindy Davies to thank for these. No, no, not the before and after ones that I took with my iPhone! The pretty product shots! Check her out on Instagram @lindy_davies . She is the BEST!