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Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush


Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards


The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, "they came to slay." Here are a few hair notes and observations. Lizzo Lizzo's natural hair is the "Glow-up!" If you Read more

Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground


The "mane (main) attraction" that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, "On Her Own Ground," based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam Read more

Hair Story: Dads, Daughters, & a Whole Lotta Love


This hair story is about Hair Love, an animated short film and picture book by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love is a celebration of dads, daughters, love, and natural hair. Cherry, a former NFL Read more

Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments


Let's have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection. Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair Read more

What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?


Let's have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader's Digest, may provide a few solutions. As you can guess, the water in Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel


In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch Read more

Sweet as Honey Balayage


  Let's have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It's sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don't confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors. Elle Magazine describes balayage as the Read more

Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline's Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy Read more

Women's History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes


There is no better way to celebrate Women's History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year's list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush

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Hair Gear: The Straightening Brush

Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your hairstyle. But we’re realists and recognize that there are times the hair gets what the head thinks is popular, convenient, versatile, and on-trend. So if you must, here are a few strands of thought about the straightening brush and ways to use it “sparingly wise.”

A few excerpts from The Risks (and Benefits) of Using a Straightening Brush via NaturallyCurly.com:

A straightening brush is a hair tool that promises to heat style the hair with sleek results. The labeling of the straightening brush promises that by using this tool other styling tools will no longer be needed.

The straightening brush can reach a maximum of 550 degrees. This is a great feature for naturals with looser curl patterns because it allows for only needing about two passes with the straightening brush to achieve a sleek style. Not saying that anyone should be using this device at the maximum temperature.

When going through the straightening process, many naturalistas use the Chase Method to ensure that the heat being applied smoothes out each strand. Because a straightening brush has evenly distributed bristles throughout, all strands of the hair are separated–thus, given an equal amount of heat application.

When using the straightening brush there are specific precautions to look out for beside traditional heat damage:

Melting hair
The hair-melting factor is a major risk of using the straightening brush because it reaches such a high temperature. Different hair types require different temperatures (the keratin in hair strands begins to melt at 325 degrees). Beyond 325 degrees, the chances of completely melting the hair strands increases.

Mechanical damage
Mechanical damage can occur when using the straightening brush because the tips of the bristle can snag on to the ends of the hair strands. This happened very rarely throughout reviews; however, the snagging of the hair can cause terrible split ends that require those ends to be trimmed.

Read the full review here.

A few excerpts from the Hair Straightening Brush Buying Guide via thebeautilab.com

As soon as you start using them, you will notice that hair straightening brushes are not that different from curling or flat irons. They also require high heat to work, which is why they are equipped with a heater. The heating body consisted of ceramic or other materials emits heat through the bristles. The brush utilizes that to straighten your hair as you move the appliance through it.

It is also vital to mention the ionic technology approach that many straighteners use. Although it will depend on the unit, most brushes utilize this technique to minimize the frizz and lock in the moisture.

…factors worth considering when choosing a hairbrush straightener.

Maximum Heat Level
Everything is about the heat when it comes to electric hair straighteners. That is why you want to ensure that your brush can deliver the amount of heat your hair requires. Maximum heat levels can vary, but they usually go from 350F to 450F. If you have thick and strong hair that is hard to control, you may want to go with the units that offer up to 450F of heat. On the other hand, if your hair is of average length and strength, a lower maximum heat limit should do the trick.

Adjustable Temperature
It is not only about the maximum heat level, but the ability to choose the right temperature for your hair. That is why hair straightening brush manufacturers often implement temperature customization with their products. Thanks to that, you can pick the desired heat level based on your hair type.

Warmup Time
The great thing about hairbrush straighteners is that they can deliver lasting results quickly. An excellent way to save a couple more seconds is to pick a unit with the shortest warmup time out there.

Non-Slip and Cool to the Touch Handle
The handle is an integral part of how easy it is to use the device. First of all, make sure the handle is of adequate size. It should fit comfortably in your hand so that you can minimize fatigue when working with the appliance. Picking a lightweight hairbrush can also contribute to minimizing fatigue. The handle also needs to remain cool to the touch. That is because you don’t want to burn your hands while using the brush. You can consider using a glove to protect your hand if you feel it gets hot. Finally, the handle needs to remain non-slippery. You can’t achieve optimal results if you don’t have an optimal grip, and that is why this is an imperative feature in electric hairbrushes.

Heat Distribution Materials
The majority of hair straightening brushes come with a ceramic heater. It is a widespread heat distribution material because it maintains a relatively low price while ensuring to minimize hair damage and overheating. Some manufacturers go with titanium and combine the two. Thanks to titanium, you may notice that your device reaches extremely high heats, and heats up quickly. That makes it suitable for strong and unruly hair, but higher heat also implies a bigger risk of damage.

Cord Length
You may think it is unimportant, but it has a lot to do with safety. If the cord is too tight, you may pull it out accidentally, and cause a short that destroys your device. But if the cord is dragging on the floor, you or someone else may trip over it, and sustain injuries. …You should consider looking for units with a swivel cord as they minimize tangling, and make the electric hairbrush easier to use.

Safety Features
While we are on the topic of safety, let’s mention that many hair straightening brushes have certificates that they comply with the latest safety standards. Apart from that, you should consider using an automatic turn off the feature, which can be convenient if you left the house and forgot to unplug the appliance.

Portability Features
Would you like to take you hairbrush straightener to travels? In that case, you should consider three factors:
Size – it is easier to pack a small appliance than a big one, especially if you pack lightly.
Weight – apart from taking as little space as possible, the brush should also remain light for easier transport.
Dual voltage support – these appliances support voltage from 100V to 240V, which means you can plug them into any socket throughout the world. That can be important if you order from a company located abroad, too.

Read the entire article at thebeautilab.com.

Here’s a hair testimony from Mary of The Curly Closet:

Cosmopolitan Magazine released its list of 10 best hair straightening brushes for every hair type.  Check out the list.

10 Best Hair-Straightening Brushes That Legit Work Like Magic

I recently complimented a friend on her blowout, and she told me she did it herself with her hair-straightening brush. Her words: “I’m obsessed.” My reaction? Total skepticism. A hot tool that promised to detangle, smooth, and straighten my hair? It all sounded too good to be true.

If you are so inclined to add the hair straightening brush to your pack of hair gear, exercise caution. Use it “sparingly wise,” and only after washing, conditioning, and thoroughly drying your hair. Set your straightening brush to a low setting suitable for your hair type (#AskKarlinesSalon) and use a heat protectant spray. Avoid using the hair straightening brush or any heated styling tools daily. Maintain your style with KS Satin, our exclusive line of luxurious fabrics for luxurious and healthy hair. Besides wrap caps and pillowcases, Karline’s Salon now carries curl caps, scrunchies, and scarves in a variety of colors. Shop online or at the salon.

Have a great hair day!


Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments

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Let’s have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection.

Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair by protecting and repairing broken bonds, leaving the hair in good, healthy condition again. It is a three-step process. The first two steps require professional application and the third step requires at-home maintenance.  For natural hair divas, the following excerpts, originally published by Refinery 29, describe why some consider the treatment a “godsend.”

“Can you use Olaplex on natural hair” has nearly nine million page returns on Google — and for good reason. We know that the three-step system “glues” bonds together that have been damaged from processing and heat damage by “finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross-linking them back together to form disulfide bonds,” Vanessa Boland, Olaplex’s Education Manager, says. It’s considered a godsend for some of Hollywood’s top stylists and colorists because of its ability to make hair stronger during a color treatment, but is it good for natural hair?

“It’s like a guardian angel [because] natural hair is usually dry, Jaxcee, a colorist at Hair Rules salon, says. “Lightening dry hair can be tricky because like a sponge, it soaks up any kind of moisture. If you use a high volume developer on your natural hair, it runs the risk of being over processed at a faster rate than hair that is less dry.” She says that for natural hair, Olaplex is like an “insurance policy against over processing damage.”

But Jaxcee says she uses it to prevent and heal more than just color damage. With the help of a bond builder (called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, in case you were curious), it can even restore the hair’s natural curl after too much blow drying, flat ironing, or curling, as it helps rebuild the bonds in your hair that have been temporarily flattened.

Is Olaplex Safe For Natural Hair?

Photographed by Rochelle Brock

Of the three-step system, No. 1 and No. 2 are done in-salon, as they’re both chemical treatments. No. 1 repairs the disulfide bonds that are separated as a result of chemical treatments or heat styling, Olaplex ambassador Chad Kenyon says. No. 2 completes the coloring process, once the dye has been applied. No. 3, on the other hand, you take home. It conditions and moisturizes, but is not to replace your regular conditioning treatments.

At Karline’s Salon, Formula 18 is our preferred bond repair-protection system.

Formula 18 hair reinforcement

Unlike other “bond building” products, which require multiple steps and include polymer-based resins, Formula 18’s one-step treatment uses specific plant based ingredients (tamarind extract, pea peptide, resurrection plant) for their genetic characteristics and amino acid structures. By combining these ingredients in a specific ratio, Formula 18 is a remarkable Plant Based Reinforcement product that works with virtually every chemical service and is excellent for grey and resistant grey coverage.

Formula 18 Gallery

For more information, #AskKarlinesSalon about the Formula 18 treatment at your next appointment.

Have a fabulous hair day!


What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?

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Let’s have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader’s Digest, may provide a few solutions.

As you can guess, the water in the air is to blame for kicking off the reaction that makes straight hair wavy, wavy hair curly, and curly hair kinkier. Here’s what happens:

Each strand of your hair is made up of long keratin proteins, reports Smithsonian Magazine. Those proteins are attracted to hydrogen in water molecules and form hydrogen bonds. These bonds are weak and temporary and are broken and reformed every time your hair gets wet—that’s one of the reasons you have to restyle your hair after every wash.

As amazing as your hair may be, it can’t tell the difference between water from your faucet and water in the atmosphere. On a humid day, when there’s a lot of water in the air, those keratin proteins form these same hydrogen bonds; sometimes two keratin proteins go after the same water molecule which causes them to bond together. Sounds like trouble for you tresses? It is. When many of these hydrogen bonds are formed, strands of hair can fold back on themselves, resulting in…frizz.

Luckily, there are ways you can prevent frizz, starting with hair products that seal its cuticle so water can’t get in. These include serums and oils that you apply to damp hair…

Another option is to spritz on an anti-humidity spray to dry locks before heading outdoors.

Does your hair hate humidity? Remember to check the haircast here on karlines.com and #AskKarlinesSalon about products that maintain your style.  For more information, we’re just a call or click away.

Have a fabulous hair day!


Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel

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In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch in this hair gear review.

Kayla Boyd:

I started using a microfiber hair towel and now I can\'t wash my hair without one

Having long, textured hair can be a bit of a burden sometimes. I am constantly getting hair all over my bathroom, I go through tons of hair products and my hair takes forever to dry. I have tried many, many different products when it comes to washing, styling and drying.

One product in particular that I swear by is my microfiber hair towel. I firmly believe that everyone with medium to long hair should have one. Of course, regular cotton towels can work fine. But, they NEVER stay on my head, and they make my hair frizzy. A few years ago, I started using the Turbie Twist hair towels and now I never wash my hair without one.

The microfiber material is super absorbent and helps to prevent frizz. It dries hair faster than other towels I’ve used. Plus, it will fit any head size.

Obviously, I love the fact that it cuts down on frizz and dries my hair thoroughly. But, my favorite part is that it keeps my hair out of the way. So, I can brush my teeth, do my makeup and pick out my clothes while my hair is drying. For that alone, it’s worth it.

Lauren Murray:

Microfiber Towel After

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

Microfiber towels are known for absorbing a ton of excess water from freshly washed hair, being gentle on curls, eliminating frizz, and enhancing natural curl definition, so it sounded like a winner to me.

I typically use a t-shirt when drying my hair after a wash day, so I grabbed one of my faves and put it to the test against the microfiber towel. When drying my hair, I use the plop method and let the shirt absorb any water for about 10 minutes. I did find that when using the shirt, it didn’t absorb a huge amount of water, so I did have to squeeze the excess out of my hair before I felt comfortable putting product into it for my style. Once I did that, I was good to go. The results I achieved were pretty normal for me, big hair, with slight frizz, and minimal curl definition.

On my second attempt at a Wash & Go, I dried my hair with the DevaCurl DevaTowel Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel, meant to decrease frizz and enhance curl shape, without increasing breakage or damaging my hair. This was my first attempt at using a microfiber towel to dry my hair, and the difference in materials definitely showed. My hair had noticeably less frizz, and a lot more water was absorbed into the towel, as opposed to when I used the t-shirt. I used the plop method again when drying my hair this time, and let the towel soak up water for about 10 minutes. From there, I went in and applied my styling products and I was good to go.

Microfiber Towel

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

The day I used the t-shirt to dry my hair, I did have to use a bit more styling gel to really bring in more curl definition, but when I used the towel I didn’t have to do this. I will say though, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use the towel, and since I have purchased 3 of them (you can never have too many). lol, I think I have new fave when it comes to drying my hair and prepping for styling.

Visit naturallycurly.com to read Lauren’s entire hair testimony.

Whether you use a t-shirt or microfiber towel, remember to maintain your style with KS Satin, our exclusive line of luxurious fabrics for luxurious and healthy hair. In addition to wrap caps and pillowcases, Karline’s Salon now carries curl caps, scrunchies, and scarves in a variety of colors.  Shop online or at the salon.

Have a great hair day!


Sweet as Honey Balayage

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Izzy Bizu - honey balayage hair

Singer-songrwriter Izzy Bizu | Photo courtesy: Elle.com

 

Let’s have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It’s sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don’t confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors.

Elle Magazine describes balayage as the “low-key sister” of ombre and recognizes British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu, who sports honey balayage as a celebrity who does the balayage hairstyle right.

Instead of a perfect fade, keep some ends a little darker to add dimension to your summer look. This will bode especially well when your hair naturally gains texture from an ocean dip.

Read more at Elle.com

According to therighthairstyles.com, honey balayage looks great on almost any base hair color.

Honey balayage is a golden mean between highlights in blonde and brown. The one thing remains tricky – honey is warm, so you need to check if it will flatter your skin tone.

In general, the ideal combination for honey balayage is a light warm complexion with darker hair. The formula works with any eye color. So, if your skin has warm undertones, all shades of honey will be a right fit for you. According to colorists, the best skin tones for this type of highlights are olive, peachy, reddish, and sometimes dark deep skin tones. Golden balayage is also used to hide gray hairs, or as a transition from dark hair color to something lighter and cooler.

One of our clients, pictured below, rocks honey balayage as well as anyone we know.

Karline's Salon Client Honey Balayage

Karline’s Salon Client rocking honey balayage

 

Ready to try honey balayage?  Consult with your hairstylist or #AskKarlinesSalon –  we’re just a call or click away. In the meantime, enjoy these Izzy Bizu tracks, including a fabulous updated version of the Edith Piaf  hit “La Foule.”

 

Have a great hair day and may it be as sweet as honey balayage!


Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair

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Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline’s Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy hair care. The collection also includes skin care products, including soap, shaving gel, and aromatic oil that relieves skin irritation and soothes sore, achy muscles.

Named by Essence Magazine as Best in Black Beauty and winner of Harper’s Bazaar 2017 150 Beauty Must-Haves for Best Scalp Treatment (Tea Tree Special Shampoo), Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products are eco-friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free. The main ingredient, tea tree oil, has many healing properties —including the ability to reduce irritation, flakiness, and itchiness.  It prevents the buildup of dead skin cells and chemicals on your head to protect hair follicles from blockage and damage. The botanical ingredients and aromatherapeutic scents will do wonders not only for your scalp and for your hair, but also your spirit.

Whether your hair maintenance occurs in the salon or at home, here are two videos describing the benefits using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products.

Ready to try Tea Tree for healthy hair? #AskKarlinesSalon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon,  for a recommendation that’s right for your hair type and texture.  Also, for a limited time, claim your Karline’s Salon coupon for a terrific discount on a Paul Mitchell Tea Tree duo, a package including a 10.14oz Shampoo and 10.14oz Conditioner in your choice of Lavender Mint for moisturizing, Lemon Sage for volume, or Special for color-treated hair.

For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit and discover the essence of tea tree.


5 Tips to Maintain Healthy and Full Hair as You Age

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Courtesy of doctortipster.com. here are five tips to maintain healthy and full hair as you age.

There’s an old saying that time waits for nobody, but we can definitely make the hair fall wait! Rare as it may be, we do at times see people well past their prime with a head of hair that would make a 20- something jealous, and that’s exactly what we all want to have as we grow older. Genetics do play a huge role when it comes to hair unfortunately, but it isn’t the only thing that matters. Even people with great hair may lose most of it by the time they get past fifty, while people with relatively thin hair might be able to retain their mane well into their sixties with proper care. To help you get some insight into the secrets of maintaining a healthy scalp, here are a few tips to live by.

Nourish

Nourishment from both outside and inside is essential in keeping your hair healthy throughout the years and as should be obvious, this is an ongoing process. If you wish to get older with great hair, you will need to start caring for it and nourishing it from a young age. Speaking of nourishment, biotin and niacin are very important for strong hair, so make sure that your diet consists of the following:

Biotin: Animal liver, salmon, egg yolks, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, etc.

Niacin: Animal meat (liver in particular), chicken and turkey breasts, tuna, salmon, etc.

Gloss and Shine

When we are younger, our hair has a kind of natural shine, but we slowly lose it as we age. Therefore, dull, lifeless hair is synonymous to age in popular perception. To prevent your hair from looking dry and brittle, here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • Colored hair looks lifeless on fading, so color gloss is a must
  • Get a color gloss treatment on every alternate coloring session at the salon
  • Prefer volumizing sprays over mousse/aerosol sprays used for matte finish
  • Use hair serum for retaining the shine, but use it conservatively

 

Moisturize

Hair grows out of the scalp, so it is of absolute importance to keep your scalp moisturized, clean and healthy at all times. Diseases such as psoriasis of the scalp can be a major obstacle if you want to age with a head full of healthy hair, so detecting such problems and treating them in time is essential in maintaining a healthy scalp.

Prevent Breakage

If you can, don’t part your hair at all, but avoid parting it from the middle every day as a rule. Wearing your hair in the same way each day wears it down and causes breakage. Also, full bangs are a great way to hide wrinkles on your forehead, while giving people the appearance of a full head of hair, even when it has thinned a bit.

Manage Stress

As an additional tip, remember that stress is an enemy of your hair. Stress can directly contribute towards hair loss and that effect is made stronger as we age. Therefore, try to bust stress at every chance you get because as we get older, stress and tension does have a way of mounting on!

For more information, check out our previous posts on hair breakage and stress. Then, #AskKarlinesSalon about its maintenance program that keeps your hair healthy. Call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


Never Have You Ever Used Yogurt on Your Hair?

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Have you Ever Used Yogurt on Your Hair

Never have you ever used yogurt on your hair? There are a few strands of thought on this popular dairy product. Natural yogurt is full of protein and, according to stylecraze.com, it is a common natural hair care ingredient and hair growth aid.

It is rich in vitamins and fatty acids that are essential for hair health. Is yogurt good for hair growth? Yes, this ingredient makes for an excellent hair growth aid, and here’s why:

  • Helps get rid of dandruff with its anti-fungal properties that soothe the scalp
  • Helps calm frizz by keeping your hair moisturized for longer
  • Controls hair fall by improving scalp health and reducing the clogging of follicles
  • Balances the pH levels of your scalp by regulating sebum production
  • Yogurt soothes an aggravated scalp with its cooling effect

 

Consider these do-it-yourself yogurt masks for hair health and repair.

Egg and yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt

Method

In a small bowl, break the egg and whisk the egg until the yellow and white are combined.

Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and mix to form a paste.

Divide your hair into four sections and apply the paste under your scalp.

Ensure that you have covered all of your hair and then leave the mask in for 20-30 minutes.

Rinse the mask out with shampoo and cool water.

 2 easy ways to use yogurt for hair growth

Banana and yogurt

Ingredients

  • ½ a Ripe Banana
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt
  • 3 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Method

In a bowl, mash the banana until there are no lumps.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until you get a smooth, consistent paste.

Apply this mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair until it is entirely covered.

Keep the hair mask on for at least 25-30 minutes.

Wash off with Shampoo.

Before you run out to Publix for the next BOGO on yogurt, #AskKarlinesSalon about the products we recommend to care for your hair.

As a postscript, let’s not forget the overall health benefits of yogurt and why you should make it an essential part of your dietary regimen.

  • Yogurt provides almost every nutrient that your body needs. It is especially high in calcium, B vitamins and trace minerals.
  • Yogurt, especially the Greek variety, is very high in protein. Protein is helpful for appetite and weight control.
  • Some types of yogurt contain probiotics, which may boost digestive health by reducing the symptoms of common gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
  • Yogurt provides probiotics, vitamins and minerals, all of which may boost immune health and prevent certain illnesses.
  • Yogurt is rich in vitamins and minerals that play a key role in bone health. Consuming it regularly may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Regardless of its fat content, yogurt appears to benefit heart health by increasing “good” HDL cholesterol and reducing blood pressure.
  • Yogurt is high in protein, which is very filling, and may improve your diet overall. Both of these aspects help with weight management.

Note: Some people need to be cautious with their yogurt intake, as it may cause adverse effects, especially in those with lactose intolerance or a milk allergy.

Source: healthline.com

Have you ever tried a yogurt mixture for hair growth? Share your story or recipe in the comments section of this post.


Hair Trend Weigh In: Autumn-Inspired Color

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Hair Trend Autumn Inspired Color

Not that it makes a difference to those of us who live in South Florida’s tropical paradise, but the fall season is here, and as the saying goes, life’s too short to have boring hair. Now, let’s go with the flow and mix it up with autumn-inspired color. Here are five color trends for the season. Which one are you willing to rock? Feel free to weigh in on your favorite shade at the end of this post.

Gilded Strawyberry Tones

This trend uses a subtle highlight to play up the warmer gold, strawberry blonde, or red-ish base, whether natural or done with dye or gloss.

A copper color can be tricky because you don’t want your highlight to read brassy, but when you err on the side of gold, with just a touch of red undertones, the result is the perfect rich fall shade that’ll look incredible at golden hour.

 

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See how golden highlights make curls look vivacious, while a transitional amber-tinged tone keeps it from looking overdone? The result is fresh and modern, but still subtle.

 

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Dusty Blonde

This summer has been all about bright, glossy tones — which aren’t going anywhere — but the fall is the perfect time to take your color a little cooler, more muted, and less Barbie Blonde.

Hair Trend Weigh In: Autumn-Inspired Color

 

Balayage is a great technique for mixing a cool, dusty blonde highlight into long hair, because it looks even radder when your dark roots grow in.

Want to really take it to the next level? Icy gray-blonde highlights are unexpected on jet-black hair, but when they’re focused on the ends, the overall look is both soft and hip at the same time.

Cold Brew Color

NYC-based colorist Stephanie Brown says the “cold brew” color trend will continue to be big for fall. The name is a bit deceiving, because we’re not talking about plain coffee, rather a play on varying degrees of the cream that’s added. It’s about the “swirling of neutral and golden tones down the hair,” Brown explains. “Just like when you pour a little bit of milk into your coffee.”

Popping soft, caramel-colored curls with sun-kissed blonde highlights is like ordering your cold brew with a half-pump of hazelnut. It’s so subtle, but makes all the difference.

 

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Shadow Roots

A shadow root — also called gloss smudging — is the perfect complement to the sunny summer highlight you already have going on, and actually looks cooler as it grows out.

 

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Rich Brown

Daniel M, a colorist at Nova Arts Salon, tells us that he’s playing up rich brown colors for fall. “Fall is the best excuse to give your hair a nice break from bleach,” he says. “Opt for a warm brown — it’ll take your blonde back to a natural brunette. But keep a touch of highlight or a rich gloss, to keep it from looking flat.”

 

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Never Have You Ever Tried a Mayonnaise Hair Mask?

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Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Never have you ever tried a mayonnaise hair mask? There are a few strands of thought on this do-it-yourself mixture for hair moisture, frizz reduction, strength, growth, and yikes, lice treatment.

A mayonnaise hair mask is touted as an alternative hair treatment that can potentially leave your strands soft and smooth. While primarily used for people with wavy and curly hair, this hair mask could offer potential benefits to others, too.

A quick internet search of mayonnaise hair masks will reveal numerous supposed benefits that will help improve the health of your hair. While some of these claims might have some backing, others are unfounded.

To understand the potential benefits of this hair mask, it’s important to first learn about its ingredients. Mayonnaise is classified as an oil. It primarily consists of canola or soybean oil, along with egg yolks, vinegar, and lemon juice. Some brands may have a few additional ingredients, such as olive oil and Dijon mustard.

In theory, mayonnaise can make your hair a little oilier since the product is primarily made of oil. This could potentially benefit curly and wavy hair types, which usually lack sebum (natural oil) in the middle and ends of the hair cuticle. In contrast, naturally straight hair doesn’t usually need any added oils because sebum can make its way easily from the scalp throughout the rest of the hair.

Reduced frizz is a natural side effect of proper moisture balance. Mayonnaise can potentially make your hair less frizzy from humidity and excessive dryness. However, you will also need to practice other frizz-free hair habits, such as reducing your dependence on heated tools and patting your hair dry instead of rubbing it or using a hair dryer.

According to some beauty websites and blogs, mayonnaise also purportedly strengthens your hair and protects color treatments. However, there’s no scientific research backing these claims. Mayonnaise is primarily an oil, so there isn’t enough of other ingredients (like egg yolks and lemon juice) to make such an impact.

Some people also believe that a mayonnaise hair mask can make your hair grow. It’s thought that an amino acid in mayonnaise called L-cysteine does this trick.

One study on menopausal women with hair loss looked at the role of nutritional amino acids, including L-cysteine. Researchers found that this amino acid is important in building keratin, a type of protein, in the hair, which makes it strong and helps it grow. Still, the study focuses on diet and supplemental forms of L-cysteine, not on the application of the amino acid directly to the hair via mayonnaise. The lack of scientific research leaves unclear whether a mayonnaise hair mask can actually promote hair growth.

Other claims about a mayonnaise hair mask include its ability to treat head lice. The theory is that the thickness of the mayonnaise can suffocate head lice, similar to other alternative treatments such as butter or margarine. However, none of these treatments are backed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you do put mayonnaise in your hair for the treatment of lice, it may make the lice inactive temporarily, but it doesn’t kill them, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Before you run out to Publix for the next BOGO on mayonnaise, #AskKarlinesSalon about the products we recommend to condition and care for your hair.


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