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Protective Styles to Survive The Heat


Class is now in session, and it is time for curly-haired divas to go back to basics.  Hafeezah Nazim, an editorial assistant at Nylon.com, provides a few strands of thought on protective styles to survive the heat. And, if Read more

Hair Education: Advice to a Mom of a Daughter with Short 4c Hair


Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! As I reflect, recharge, and review the appointment book, I am captivated by this advice for parents and I Read more

Finishing Tips for a Great Hair Day


Mane: a reference to hair Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday,  time and space Read more

FORMULA 18: Healthy Hair on the Fast Track


What if there was a treatment that offered long-term protection, strengthened the hair fiber and created a smoother appearance? There is, and it's FORMULA 18, F18 for short, developed by Enjoy Hair Care. We at Karline's Salon like to Read more

Mineral Deposits May Be Wrecking Your Hair Even If You Have Soft Water | BELLEMOCHA.com


... this morning, I stumbled upon a study on the impact of hard water on the hair and suddenly, I'm fully recommitted rewarding my hair and skin with soft water once again. We already know that hard water chemical deposits Read more

A Shot of HydraTriplex


Karline's Salon clients love the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger product line and the new HydraTriplex Treatment is yet another reason why. The treatment restores moisture and makes the hair 82 percent softer and more manageable. The professional application Read more

The Guiding Principles of Healthy Hair Care


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, review the five principles of healthy hair care: cleansing, daily moisturizing, regular deep conditioning, low manipulation/protective styling, and nightly Read more

How Mean is Chlorine?


How mean is chlorine? In a nutshell, very, especially when you live in the South Florida tropical paradise where the pool is your playground.  Chlorine is a bully and can wreak havoc on natural, color or chemically-treated (think relaxed) Read more

Mane-ly on Monday: Summer Hair Maintenance


Mane: a reference to hair Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday, a time and Read more

The Undercut


What's old is new and in again! That's the story with the undercut, a style the beauty blog POPSUGAR acknowledged has long been rocked by women of color and names one of the trendiest of the year. It's a Read more

Protective Styles to Survive The Heat

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Class is now in session, and it is time for curly-haired divas to go back to basics.  Hafeezah Nazim, an editorial assistant at Nylon.com, provides a few strands of thought on protective styles to survive the heat. And, if there’s one thing we know here in South Florida, the heat is no joke.

Last September, I experienced a major turning point in my personal life. After 22 years of burning, breaking, and damaging my hair with heat tools on a daily basis, I finally found out how to properly care for and style my curls. It was a full blown metamorphosis into a life of self-love that I’d been lacking, and it empowered me to feel more comfortable in my skin than ever before.

That experience also served as the stepping stone for experimenting with even more natural hairstyles. I’ve not only learned about which products work best for my hair type, but also learned how to make the perfect ballerina bun (my lazy go-to style), honed in on my perfect conditioner-to-water ratio for my wash ‘n’ go styles, and, most importantly, have come to embrace my frizz on days when no amount of curl cream can tame it. (It happens!)

And though this winter hasn’t been too harsh on my hair (my skin? That’s a different story), I know the heat will be here soon and will effect the many hair routines that I’ve worked so hard to maintain over the last few months. And if you, like me, have curly hair, you can probably relate, too.

For people with curly hair, it’s not just summer heat that can cause problems; any time you’re in a hot and/or dry environment, it’s like taking a handful of kryptonite and hurling it full-speed at Superman. Because curly hair is always, always in need of intense moisture and hydration, heat and dry air are its major weakness. So when I got invited to attend Coachella—which, being in a desert, is basically the worst thing ever for curly hair—I was both excited and worried that I would run the risk of looking like I’d rubbed balloons all over my head.

But then I remembered the curly-haired girl’s secret weapon: protective styles.

Why Protective Styles Are A Curly-Haired Girl’s Best Trick For Surviving The HeatProtective styles include things like buns, braids, and ponytails, and they do exactly what their name suggests—protect your hair from damaging agents such as sun, heat, dryness, and rigorous manipulation. And while wearing your hair in a bun all the time may not be the most exciting, there are products out there to help give your hair a little extra flair.

But, in the event that you’re not interested in any of this and want to rock your curly mane as is, more power to you. Be sure to go heavy on the deep conditioner at night, load up on water and moisturizing creams during the day, and go on with your bad AF, curly-haired self.

Ace the principles, opportunities, and challenges of healthy hair care. Trust your hair to the care of Karline’s Salon.  For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


Hair Education: Advice to a Mom of a Daughter with Short 4c Hair

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Advice to a Mom Whose Daughter Gets Teased for Her Short 4c Hair Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! As I reflect, recharge, and review the appointment book, I am captivated by this advice for parents and I trust you will be too. Feel free to send us a message with your strands of thought on this topic. Remember, for a healthy hair opinion, products or styles for your child, #AskKarlinesSalon or schedule an appointment here. -Karline Ricketts, CEO and Master Stylist

Advice to a Mom Whose Daughter Gets Teased for Her Short 4c HairBy Erickka Sy Savané As the managing editor of CurlyNikki I read a lot of comments, especially on the Facebook page where folks nowadays seem more comfortable, or maybe it’s just more convenient, to sound off. This particular comment and question from a reader was tough to read, and I think anyone would agree, whether a parent or not: My daughter has 4c hair and the shrinkage is real! She gets teased at head start by her peers. They call her bald head and ugly because her hair isn’t long and silky. I try my best to instill in her love for her natural self. She doesn’t feel pretty unless she has crochets in. I was teased a lot in school, and it still has an affect on my self esteem. I’m afraid she’s going to end up the same way. How do we teach our kids to love themselves when we have other kids out here telling them they’re not good enough? Here’s what I do:

1. Affirm the beauty of hair like theirs. I always point out and affirm the beauty of black women with short to bald hair.

2. Affirm the beauty of their hair. When I’m combing, washing or conditioning their hair I tell them, “Oh your hair is so strong, soft and beautiful.” My youngest has heard it so much she says, “I know.”

3) Give their dolls a big chop. 

4) Encourage them to draw pictures of themselves as they are.

5) Lay off the fake hair. I know. This can feel like throwing your kid into the lion’s den because you’re forcing them to wear their own short hair. Yes, you are throwing them into the lion’s den but the character they build so young by showing up in the world as their authentic selves is priceless.

6) If you have fake hair, lay off of it too. Yea, I know. Why Sway? Well, because kids learn more from what they see, not what we tell them.

7) Explain to them that there are a lot of people out there who just don’t get it.

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Finishing Tips for a Great Hair Day

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Mane: a reference to hair
Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend

Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday,  time and space for collective observations and opinions on all things hair:  trends, techniques, treatments, tools, environment and more. As I reflect, recharge, and review the book for the week ahead, may my hair muse, music, and finishing tips for a great hair day motivate you, too.

Let’s start with you, and these finishing tips to maintain the health and style of your hair until your next appointment.  In the morning, nourish and moisturize your hair. The product recommended and available at Karline’s Salon is Enjoy Hair Care‘s Nourishing and Moisturizing Oil.

It is a luxurious blend of premium oils that revitalize, restore, seal, enhance shine and smoothness to the hair. We frequently feature this product as our product of the month, so follow Karline’s Salon to snag a significant discount.

At night, protect your hair with satin. Satin is one of the best-kept secrets of at-home hair care for all types and textures. It is an investment you will not regret. Unlike other fabrics, such as cotton and wool, satin maintains the hair’s natural moisture, prevents breakage and reduces frizz.  It is a smooth fabric that does not pull or tangle the strands of the hair.

Satin Pillowcase for Hair Protection – Truth or Myth?

A lot of people don’t even realize how much can depend on the kind of pillow they sleep on but don’t worry if you are one of them because now is the time for you to find out the truth.

So toss the uncomfortable rollers, pins and harmful bandanas.  Wrap your hair in our satin StyleGuard or lay your head on a KS Satin Pillowcase. Head over to the KS Hair Care Shop for more product information.

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The KS Satin StyleGuard

Now, here’s my hair muse for the week.  I am crushing on pink and have been since I transformed this client’s color over the summer. In fact, recently Refinery 29 proclaimed, Wear One Color In 2018, Make It Pink! Read the article here.

And my music motivation, another MICK re-mix, Swimming Pools 3, featuring a little Aaliyah, Marvin Gaye, Tears For Fears, The Weeknd, and more.  Check it out!

Now that I am in the groove for a productive week, shared two essential finishing tips to make every day a great hair day, remember to make an appointment to visit Karline’s Salon, your West Palm Beach sanctuary for healthy hair.

Have a great week!

Karline

 


FORMULA 18: Healthy Hair on the Fast Track

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What if there was a treatment that offered long-term protection, strengthened the hair fiber and created a smoother appearance? There is, and it’s FORMULA 18, F18 for short, developed by Enjoy Hair Care. We at Karline’s Salon like to think of this plant-based reinforcement treatment as healthy hair on the fast track. Here’s why:   

Enjoy Hair Care describes FORMULA 18 as:

A chemically resilient material that ionically binds to the hair’s cuticle and offers long-term protection from harsh hair color, free radicals, peroxides, and environmental stressors.  Damaged hair has a raised cuticle, while healthy hair has a smooth, closed cuticle.  FORMULA 18 penetrates between uplifted scales in the cuticle to create a stapling effect with a smoother, healthier appearance.  FORMULA 18 is a blend …to aid in reducing and fixing damage done to the cuticle while simultaneously strengthening the hair fiber.

So what does this mean for you?  FORMULA 18:

  • Instantly repairs hair
  • Mends split ends
  • Locks in Moisture
  • Enhances strength and
    durability
  • Maintains your hair integrity
  • Gives long-lasting protection
  • Leaves the hair feeling softer and smoother

 

Formula 18 Gallery

Take an expanded tour of F18 transformations here.  In the meantime, #AskKarlinesSalon about this remarkable treatment and another Enjoy Hair Care product we simply love, the Nourishing and Moisturizing Oil.


Ready to rev up your tresses? Make an appointment to visit your South Florida sanctuary for healthy and happy hair.

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Mineral Deposits May Be Wrecking Your Hair Even If You Have Soft Water | BELLEMOCHA.com

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… this morning, I stumbled upon a study on the impact of hard water on the hair and suddenly, I’m fully recommitted rewarding my hair and skin with soft water once again.

We already know that hard water chemical deposits on the hair create a barrier layer that prevents moisture penetration and retention.  This mineral absorption could impact the structural properties of the hair without our knowledge. But did you also know that your hair type can determine how much mineral content is absorbed into the strands?

Let me explain what I mean by hair type.  I’m not referring to curl texture but the condition of the hair.  I’m talking about the condition of the hair.  According to the article I read, “the popularity of hair treatments that alter the chemical nature of hair, e.g.. coloring, bleaching, and relaxing, suggests that even more consumers are susceptible to an uptake of mineral absorption if they are exposed to water with any degree of hardness ions.” What this means is that has been chemically altered was found to absorb more minerals from water versus virgin hair.  Although they didn’t mention this in the article, I suspect that damaged virgin hair  (from heat or other factors) could attract more hardness ions than healthy virgin strands.

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Source: Mineral Deposits May Be Wrecking Your Hair Even If You Have Soft Water | BELLEMOCHA.com

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A Shot of HydraTriplex

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Karline’s Salon clients love the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger product line and the new HydraTriplex Treatment is yet another reason why. The treatment restores moisture and makes the hair 82 percent softer and more manageable. The professional application takes less than 15 minutes and the results are nothing short of amazing. For a beYOUtiful transformation, here are three  reasons to consider a shot of HydraTriplex on your next salon visit.

  • The HydraTriplex Treatment revives dry, frizzy hair with a rich, concentrated blend of amino acids, vegetable proteins and nourishing oils.
  • A single shot of HydraTriplex instantly nourishes and softens parched/thirsty strands.
  • The cream formula penetrates the hair to hydrate, bind and seal every cuticle for a long-lasting silky smooth feel.

 

Photo courtesy of Paul Mitchell

Photo courtesy of Paul Mitchell

 

The Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydraTriplex is a revolutionary treatment to restore healthy, hydrated hair.  To learn more, #AskKarlinesSalon – we’re just a call or click away. This month only, save on this treatment and at-home care products.  See the Karline’s Salon specials here and schedule your appointment now.

Here’s to an Awapuhi Awesome with a shot of HydraTriplex day!

Karline Ricketts

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The Guiding Principles of Healthy Hair Care

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KS Back2Basics-665x260revClass is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, review the five principles of healthy hair care: cleansing, daily moisturizing, regular deep conditioning, low manipulation/protective styling, and nightly use of a satin cap.  You will note, we have included more than three strands of thought for extra credit.

Healthy Hair Care: Cleansing

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Maybe you’ve heard shampooing less often is better for your hair. Or perhaps you’re thinking of ditching shampoo and joining the “no ‘poo” movement in search of healthier, better looking hair. Experts say there’s no single answer to how often people should shampoo. You may not need to do it as often as you think.

Once And For All: How Often You Really Need to Wash Your Hair

How often do you shampoo your hair? While some choose to lather up daily, washing too often can do more harm than good, and strip your strands of essential oils. Like your favorite silk blouse, hair tends to lose its shine and dimension when given a run through the rinse cycle one too many times.

How often should I wash Natural hair? And what if I have to Wash more than once a week?

We know that you’ve been on your natural hair journey and there are lots of questions regarding how often to wash natural hair. We all know that it is recommended that black hair not be washed daily. This is a result of our lovely curls and coils.

Healthy Hair Care: Daily Moisturizing

6 Ways Moisture Impacts Hair Growth and Length Retention

By Jc of The Natural Haven Bloom One of my friends recently decided to become serious about her hair health. Her goals are to increase the fullness of her hair by minimising breakage and increase her length retention. She diligently did her reading up on the internet and came to me with questions about moisture.

The Benefits of Moisturizing Natural Hair Daily

Are you tired of dry brittle hair? Does your hair only stay moisturized for one or two days? Are you experiencing breakage due to your hair’s dryness? Well all of this can be prevented by adding one simple step to your hair regimen. Increase your moisture routine.

4 Key Benefits of Deep Conditioning Treatment For Your Natural Hair

With all the manipulation you do to your hair during the week, it’s important to give your hair an occasional deep conditioning treatment to help support health, hydration, strength and overall appearance. There are many benefits of a deep conditioning treatment for your natural hair and it should be a part of your regular hair care routine.

Healthy Hair Care: Regular Deep Conditioning

Low Manipulation + Protective Hairstyling

Each bend and curve in kinky coily hair represents a weak point. So this means when you wash, comb, or style your hair these bends and curves are easily broken. One of the keys to growing long healthy hair is reducing how much you manipulate it.

Healthy Hair Care: Low Manipulation and Protective Styling

Low Manipulation + Protective Hairstyling

Each bend and curve in kinky coily hair represents a weak point. So this means when you wash, comb, or style your hair these bends and curves are easily broken. One of the keys to growing long healthy hair is reducing how much you manipulate it.

Protective Styling Do’s and Dont’s

Style Icon Angelique Is protective styling a dirty word? I think that there are some women who think of protective styles as boring and even unattractive. There are a second set of women who regard protective styles as a necessarily evil on the way to longer hair.

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Many questions have been asked about black hair techniques to maintain the thickness and health. I provided the different healthy techniques that has helped me throughout my hair journey and I hope it helps you too. Although I had a few set backs (postpartum shedding, dry colored breaking hair), following these steps helped me get my hair whipped back into shape.

Healthy Hair Care: A Satin Cap

Mane-ly on Monday: Satin Secrets

Mane: a reference to hair Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday , a time and space for collective observations and opinions on all things hair: the trends, techniques, treatments, tools, environment and more.

Purchase your KS Satin StyleGuard or KS Satin Pillowcase here.

Ace the principles, opportunities, and challenges of healthy hair care. Ask Karline’s Salon about the hair maintenance program that includes a minimum of four visits at an exceptional price.  For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


How Mean is Chlorine?

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How mean is chlorine? In a nutshell, very, especially when you live in the South Florida tropical paradise where the pool is your playground.  Chlorine is a bully and can wreak havoc on natural, color or chemically-treated (think relaxed) hair. It can make your hair dry, cause irritation on scalp and skin, and can even make your bright new color fade into the sunset.  Here are three strands of thought, followed by a few tips to protect your hair from the harsh effects of chlorine.

Effects of Chlorine on Human Hair

All swimmers have experienced damaging effect of chlorinated water in a swimming pool or spa on their hair. In order to understand how chlorine is damaging hair, we need to look at hair and the chemicals used to treat water.

Can Chlorine Ruin My Hair?

Most of us have heard the rumor. I’m talking about whispers of chlorine damaging your hair. Or even worse, people warning that chlorine can turn your beautiful, newly colored locks into a wretched green color. With summer coming up FAST, you’re probably wondering if this rumor is true?

Protect African American hair from chlorine damage

The exposure of African-American hair to chlorine and how it can become more susceptible to breakage and damage. How to protect the hair.

Protection from the Harsh Effects of Chlorine

Your Hair:

  • Make sure it is well-conditioned.
  • Wear a swim cap.
  • Rinse the hair thoroughly and apply conditioner after your pool session.

 

Your Hair and Skin:

How to Protect Every Inch of Your Body From Chlorine Damage

The ultimate summer day is when a good portion of it is spent lounging at the pool. And while you’ll log in some quality reading hours and rack up some great summery Instagrams (hello, inflatable swan!), spending too much time submerged will leave you with bigger bummers than just pruney fingers.


If you are an occasional or regular pool enthusiast, #AskKarlinesSalon about more ways to protect the health of your hair.  We’ll help you stand up to the chlorine bully with a hair maintenance program that includes a minimum of four visits and products for at-home care – all at an exceptional price. For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


Mane-ly on Monday: Summer Hair Maintenance

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Mane-ly Monday Karline Ricketts

Mane: a reference to hair
Monday: the second day of a hair professional’s weekend

Even on a stylist’s day off, she – that would be me – is still thinking about your hair! Welcome to my Mane-ly Monday, a time and space for collective observations and opinions on all things hair:  trends, techniques, treatments, tools, environment and more. As I reflect and recharge, I’m in a Will Smith- DJ Jazzy Jeff kind of mood.  Summertime’s here and summer hair maintenance can be easy for any vacation, staycation and whatever the situation.  Here are a few tips, salon service specials, and products for a summer of healthy hair.  Plus, scroll to the bottom of this post for the DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Summertime Vol. 7 playlist.

Summer Hair Maintenance Tips

Protective Hairstyles For Summer Flyness

Styling natural hair can be both FAB and DRAB! When it comes to the dog days of summer, some even argue it’s impossible to find a style that protects, holds and looks flawless – all at once – not to mention reduces breakage!

4 Tips To Get Your Hair Pool Ready

It’s no secret that chlorine can be taxing on the hair, especially if it’s chemically treated, but that’s no reason to avoid getting some much needed pool time this summer. Natural hairstylist Aeleise Jana shares some really simple tips for us to make a splash AND keep our hair from falling victim to the dangers associated with chlorine-laden pools.

5 Summer Hair Hacks For The Natural Girl

Summer is fast approaching. Along with the most joyous season of the year comes a long list of hair woes – mainly, how to keep your natural coif from looking dry, crunchy or frizzy. While your natural texture may play a huge role in the issues you face, there are a few key steps you can follow to prepare your hair for the approaching months.

 

Summer Hair Maintenance Specials

 

Summer Hair Care Package: This is a terrific, four-visit maintenance program for healthy hair during the summer months. Each visit includes a wash, treat and style. Adults: (regularly $200) $160; Children (regularly $180) $140 – Requires full payment in advance. Call 561-471-0900 to schedule. Expires 8/31/16.

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Summer Shine: Get a free color and shine with all relaxer services, a $25 value! Book your appointment today and mention this offer. Expires 7/31/16.

Summer Hair Maintenance Products

Karline's Salon Featured Products from Enjoy Hair Care

Karline’s Salon Featured Products from Enjoy Hair Care

 

We handpicked these Enjoy Hair Care products just for you:  the 10oz Conditioning Spray and the 3.4oz Shine & Smooth. The Conditioning  Spray is a leave-in detangler that hydrates, strengthens, reduces frizz, and is great for all hair types. The Shine & Smooth eliminates frizz and leaves hair soft and silky. It locks in moisture and blocks out humidity with a weightless finish.  

Get in the groove of summertime care, make an appointment to visit Karline’s Salon, your West Palm Beach sanctuary for healthy and happy hair.  Now here’s a great playlist of tunes for your summertime rotation.

Have a great week!

Karline

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The Undercut

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What’s old is new and in again! That’s the story with the undercut, a style the beauty blog POPSUGAR acknowledged has long been rocked by women of color and names one of the trendiest of the year. It’s a style for every hair type, texture, and length that adds flair, flavor, and fun at every angle.

Some refer to the undercut as a hair tattoo because, over the years, it has become far more than a close-cropped sectional haircut. This type of cut has evolved into pure hair artistry with creative designs and precision angles. It can be subtle, over-the-top, sophisticated, classic, modern, or downright edgy. You can go RiRi-style, Halle-style or your style. Either way, the undercut is both delicious and daring at the same time.

Here’s a look at some of our favorites rocking the undercut, several cuts we love, and a few reasons why the style is taking the beauty and fashion industries by storm.

If you’re considering the undercut, consult with your hairstylist. Bring in pictures so that he/she can see what you have in mind. A few words of caution. The undercut is not a hair transformation to try at home. It requires the expertise (and precision) of a trained professional. Are you ready to rock the undercut? Vote in our poll below.

To learn more, #AskKarlinesSalon – we’re just a call or click away. Here’s to healthy and happy hair.

Karline Ricketts

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