Beauty 411: The Importance of Conditioning
Going into the heart of winter, I know we can all feel the effects of the cold, dry weather on our skin. But did you know the dryness affects our hair too? Just as you put lotion on your skin to keep it moisturized, and drink water to keep your body hydrated, you should also use a conditioner on your hair to keep it healthy, soft, and shiny. Here are some specific reasons why you should be using a conditioner on your hair:
Beauty 411: The Benefits Of Using A Sulfate-Free Shampoo
We all love the glorious lather we get from shampooing; seeing those suds makes our hair feel extra clean, right? You can give the credit for that bubbly goodness to sulfates, which are sudsing agents hair care companies add to your shampoos. But besides the bubbles, sulfate-containing shampoos don't make your hair any cleaner. In fact, sulfates contain chemicals that can actually damage your hair in the long-term.
Beauty 411—How To Avoid Painful, Chapped Lips This Winter
It’s no secret harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. But did you know your lips are more susceptible to the elements than the rest of your skin? The skin on your lips is thinner, and isn’t covered (thank goodness!) with hair like the rest of your body, leaving it extra vulnerable. The lack of humidity, which we hate so much during the summer, also contributes to dry lips, as well as diet and your own saliva. But don’t worry; there are several ways to fight those dreadful dry lips:
Beauty 411: The Benefits of Getting Regular Facials
With the cold weather fast approaching, it's time to consider the benefits of facials. A facial cleans, exfoliates, and revitalizes your skin. Getting them regularly offers several benefits:
Beauty 411 : Color Care
With the average cost of hair color in a salon being anywhere from $50-$100 depending on the amount of color used and the intricacies of the formula your stylist uses, it only makes sense to extend the life of your color as long as possible. Just as you wouldn’t put low-test gas in a high-performance car and expect it to operate at its peak, you need to use color-safe products on your hair to get the most out of your salon experience. Look for sulfate free shampoos and products specifically designed for color treated hair. Buying your products from a salon will ensure you’ve not only purchased quality products but also come with recommendations from your stylist; the person who knows your hair and what will work best on your hair type.