Today I thought it might be fun to drop a few “Fact Findings, from behind our Chairs”. If you think you know everything there is to know about your hair, you just might want to re-think that. If you’re like many, you may know how to style it or maybe what length that looks or feels best on you, but there’s a lot of weird stuff going on up there that we rarely give a second thought too. Here are a few interesting fun hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge.
On average, you shed around 50-150 strands of hair a day. Yes, now you know what’s been clogging your shower drain.
Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow. Lets just say thank goodness for that. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut.
A healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% when it’s wet. So don’t pull it while brushing it wet, for all that is holy!
Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. “Beach Time Maybe?”
The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure. I think I might be watching to much NCIS.
The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.” Yeah, I had to look that up!
Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day. Geez people haven’t you ever heard of Dry Shampoo!
A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.
Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders!
All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time we are just five months old in the womb. Apparently, one more thing to blame on mom!
In the homestretch of summer, chlorine-soaked, sun-fried locks can start looking less than lustrous. (At a certain point, that “tousled beach waves” look you’re going for just turns to tangles.) Aveda’s Damage Remedy Leave in Conditioner is a between-trims fix for limp hair that’s been battered by whether or overzealous heat styling. Work it through wet hair before blow-drying or smooth a dab over dried-out ends after styling; either way, the conditioner reconstructs and boosts moisture without leaving strands feeling sticky.
Whether you’re going for a sexy beachy style or you just want your hair off your neck because it’s so freaking hot, there’s a new runway trend for you. Follow these easy ideas to find your best summer hair ever.
By Allures beauty expert Julie Giusti
SLEEK LOW PONYTAIL
The scoop: Apply mousse to your roots, then comb it through to the ends. Create a clean center part, pull all your hair back into a low ponytail, and secure it with an elastic. Add some polish by running a flatiron over the ends and adorn the base with a dramatic hair accessory (feathers and pearls are hot right now).
The scoop: To create these flouncy updos.After the hair is dry, make a deep side part before loosely pulling the hair back into alow ponytail. He then rolled the tail up (not under) into a loop that he secured with a few pins. Don’t stress if it doesn’t look perfect—it’s not supposed to. “We wanted the hair to get a little messed up when they were putting on their clothes to give the style even more texture,
The scoop:These make a polished alternative to sloppy ponytails but keep you just as cool. He parted the models’ hair on the side—”not too low or harsh,” he said. Gathering it at the nape of the neck, heanchored it into a low ponytail, which he folded over and retied with an elastic, creating a side loop. The finishing touch? spritz a fluffy kabuki makeup brush with hair spray and glided it over flyaways. “Think of it as setting powder for your hair,”
HIGH, CHUNKY BUN
The scoop: Part your hair down the center and tie it into a high ponytail. Tease the tail to make it big and thick, twist it, then wrap it around the base until you’ve created a perfectly rounded and oversize bun. Then secure it with pins and finish with a strong-hold hair spray.
The scoop:, Drew a deep side part, and twisted small sections into coils, clamping down on them with a flatiron for crimped texture. After securing the hair into a low ponytail, Split the hair into two sections and tied a double knot at the back of the head, and using a few pins to keep it secure. A chunky piece was left loose in the front of each model’s style; the sections haphazardly fell into the models’ faces as they walked down the runway.
This remarkables system , I have had the pleasure of doing a few times and blown away by the results, texture or stick straight this transformation is more like a re-creation . Complete and uter control of your hair leaving it in better condition than ever before. Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System – is thermal straightening system that permanently softens, smooths, or completely straightens the hair. Smooth Infusion Retexturizing System allows three simple techniques for more options: Straight, Control Body and Control Curl. The sky truelly is the limits for stylist and customers today with this system.Re-direction of curl and pattern are not limitted to the hrd line structure of the traditional perm or relaxer, and no hideous chemical smell, that really makes all of us smile 🙂
Lasts for months with proper maintenance.
Contains a minimum of 74% naturally derived ingredients with conditioning organic botanicals.
No post-service odor! Organic ylang ylang nourishes the senses eliminating all traces of post-service odor.
Can be used on color treated, highlighted and chemically processed hair (excluding hair that has been previously treated with a sodium hydroxide relaxer and henna).
Cost of this service will vary and based on consultation which will take into consideration the condition including length and quantity of your hair. A starting cost is around $450 for a 3 hour service.
Q: The Weather is getting warmer .How can I make this my sexiest summer ever?
A: When you finally stow away the sweaters and break out the cute tanks, the last thing you want is furry arms! The next time you’re at the spa for your brow or under arm wax. Smooth, hair free arms are bringing the final touch to your outfit for your sleekest , sexiest look. An arm wax takes about a half-hour, cost $37-$70 and last four weeks all through prom season!
Q: I’ve always gone to a salon for my waxing,but some of my friends wax at home. Any tips for doing my bikini waxing at home?
A: I highly suggest that you stick with a professional technicians,especially when you’re waxing a sensitive area like the bikini area. If you wax only once in a while ,you risk hurting yourself.On a recent episode of The Doctors on CBS,Dr. Lisa stressed the importance of having a qualified technician perform the waxing service.If a waxing is not done properly, she told the audience ,infections can occur through any tears or cuts.
One trick to keep your blonde looking fresh no matter what hue, is to use color shampoos and conditioners. This is the easiest way to maintain your color or highlights at home. Aveda makes two different lines for blondes: Blue Malva and Camomile. Both are very different so listen carefully!!
Blue Malva enhances blonde hair by cancelling out any brassy tones. For instance, if you have naturally dark hair like Jennifer Lopez, this is your savior! Darker hair usually lifts no further that yellow, in some cases orange. The purplish pigment in both shampoo and conditioner help keep it from looking unfinished after your toner has faded. Blue Malva also helps to keep lighter shades of blonde looking neutral (see Colbie Caillats picture above). If you’re googoo for Gaga, Blue Malva will keep your platinum from yellowing.
Uses: My trick is the darker the blonde the more often you can use. Also, only use one or the other. The shampoo has less pigment than the conditioner. Basically, if you’re platinum and shampooing every other day, use the shampoo once a week. When I am highlighted I use it everyday since my hair is so dark.
Camomile enhances blondes by adding golden hues as well as adding shine. If you’re looking for Kate Hudson’s beautiful color, then you’ll want to pick this up.
Uses: Again, only use the shampoo or conditioner. I never recommend this for naturally darker haired clients because you’re hair most likely already has a golden hue to it. In general, Camomile is much more potent, so i recommend using it only once every two weeks.
Happy Hair Day, Author:Rebekah
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