When I say the “condition” of your hair it can mean a lot of different things. Color treated hair often has special needs. Your new color can wash away and fade with the wrong shampoo choice. There are many shampoos on the market for color treated hair but not all of them are sulfate free. Sulfates and harsh chemical cleansers can strip your color. Biolage, KMS, Keratin Complex and Enjoy are just a few of the great brands out there to preserve your color and help your hair look its very best. Condition can also mean thin, dry, limp or curly. Each of these varying hair needs can be addressed and improved by the proper choice of shampoo. For example: Thin, limp hair does not need a moisturizing shampoo which will weigh it down and make it appear even more limp. Dry hair won’t respond well to harsh cleansing shampoos that are made for greasy or fine hair. Curly hair can be weighted down by heavy shampoos with conditioners. Your shampoo needs to fit the needs of your hair.
Your hairstyle can also determine the best shampoo for you as well. If you want sleek, shiny hair then grab one with a conditioning or moisturizing formula. There are many shampoos made specifically for the sleek, straight look. If you like some bounce and fullness you may want a volumizing shampoo to help give your hair that added boost. Ask your stylist for their shampoo recommendation and see if they have some samples for you to try. Don’t be afraid to switch it up a bit and keep trying different brands until you find your perfect fit. Personally, I like to keep a couple different types to suit the various styles that I use.
Through the years I have always prided myself on taking great care of my hair. I receive many compliments on how healthy it looks and while some of it would be due to good hair genes; I believe a lot of the credit goes to the hair products that I use. Many people want to say that you don’t need brand products but I beg to differ. I put my hair through a lot of stress with blow drying and straightening and yet it still looks healthy and shiny. I have tried drug store hair products but always end up going right back to my salon quality brands. I am currently using Pureology hair care products and loving them.
Pureology offers some of the finest hair care products for color treated hair on the market. While I would agree that there are a lot of good brands out there for color treated hair, Pureology won my heart with their concern for the environment. Pureology manufactures their line of sulfate free and 100% vegan hair products to gently cleanse your hair without stripping it of essential oils or your color. Their products are made without any animal products and are never tested on animals. At Pureology, the creators are committed to developing their products using only organic botanicals which are harvested from plants that have no pesticides or chemicals used on them. The Pureology commitment to integrity insures that you will receive products that are guaranteed to perform to your satisfaction without compromising the future well being of the environment. I love that they use recyclable packaging and even recycle their own packaging.
Pureology’s dedication to preserving the environment is simply icing on the cake to the real reason people like me choose their hair care systems. To put it simply, Pureology offers some of the finest color care products available on the market today. Each of their formulas is designed to improve the health of your hair while protecting it from the damages of heat styling and color fade out. The luxurious, highly concentrated formulas delight your senses while nourishing your hair. Pureology offers products with aromatic scents, rich lathers, and light airy textures that don’t just create a luxurious experience; they also offer incredible results. Your color treated hair will be softer and more manageable than ever before.
My favorite in the Pureology line is the Pureology Hydrate line of products. These products provide vital deep penetrating moisturizers to keep your hair color vibrant and leave your hair silky soft with dazzling shine. Pureology also offers other lines to suit every individual’s hair care needs; Pureology Essential repair, Pureology Anti-Age, Pureology SuperSmooth, Pureology Pure Volume, and the Pureology line for Dandruff. No matter what your hair may need, Pureology has a formula for you. The creators of Pureology are so convinced that you will love the way your hair looks after using their products that they offer a money back guarantee. How can you go wrong with that?
Pureology offers top notch care for color treated hair along with an admirable concern for the future of our environment. I for one, am a satisfied customer.
I have naturally curly hair and it’s been the bane of my existence for many years. It’s a given that we always want what we don’t have so of course I spent hours of my life blow drying and then straightening my hair to rid myself of those wayward curls only to have them reappear as soon as the humidity found me. Finally one day I decided it was time to embrace what I was given and try simply styling my hair in the way it so obviously wanted to fall. I asked my stylist to suggest a styling product for curly hair and she sent me home with Bed Head by TIGI’s Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse.
I’ve always been a firm believer in professional hair products as I have seen the difference in my hair when I tried to cut corners and use cheap brands. Bed Head by TIGI has always been a favorite of mine but this was the first time I was trying the curly hair products. With the Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse I simply combed out my hair after washing it and scrunched the mousse into it while it was damp. I allowed it to air dry a bit before blowing it dry gently with a diffuser. When I finished I had a thick mane of soft natural curls that held up even after a day out and about. I loved it! My time for styling my hair was cut by at least half and oddly enough, with less effort it looked like I had worked a long time on it.
Eventually I picked up the Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray to try. I found that I much prefer this styling product as I simply spray it on my hair when I’m just about ready to blow dry and it also holds the curl for quite nicely. Bed Head products always have a nice fragrance and their Foxy Curls line is no exception. I liked the Bed Head Curl Spray a lot because it was very light on the hair and didn’t leave any residue or heaviness. My curls often lasted an extra day even after sleeping on them at night. When I want more of a “wet” curl look, I keep Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Contour Cream on hand. Sometimes when I’m going out at night I want a more dramatic look and it can be used to define the curls and leave a glossy sheen on the hair which looks amazing under the lights in the clubs.
Bed Head by TIGI’s Foxy Curls line also includes Foxy Curl Shampoo and Foxy Curl Conditioner. Both of these Bed Head by TIGI products smell amazing and the Foxy Curl Shampoo is sulfate free. Foxy Curl Conditioner helps fight humidity and provides UV protection which is always nice if you live in the South. I absolutely love all of the Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curl line and would recommend it to anyone who is ready to embrace their curls!
CHI Deep Brilliance is a great line that was designed by hair stylists who are very experienced with working on highly textured hair. Many women of various ethnic backgrounds have very coarse hair that is constantly being damaged by chemical treatments and straightening processes. The CHI Deep Brilliance line is specifically made to protect and restore hair while locking in moisture and shine.
The CHI Deep Brilliance line includes two great shampoos and most women will want to keep both on hand as they each serve a different purpose and hair doesn’t always have the same needs when it comes to cleansing. The CHI Deep Brilliance Hydration Moisture Binding Shampoo is great for everyday hair care. It is made with a combination of silk and milk proteins that act to bind moisture to hair and leave it soft, silky and shiny. It combines cleansing with a gentle conditioning action that leaves hair tangle free. If you just had a chemical process such as a relaxer or color change, then the CHI Deep Brilliance Neutralizing Shampoo is a perfect choice. This product helps your hair return to its normal PH levels by removing all chemical residues and helping to maintain moisture.
When it comes to moisturizing, the experts designed some great products in this line. CHI Deep Brilliance has the two conditioners which complement each of the above shampoos; CHI Deep Brilliance Moisture Shine Treatment and CHI Deep Brilliance Yellow Buster Neutralizing Conditioner. The yellow buster helps remove the yellow residue commonly found after relaxing gray hair. They also have the CHI Deep Brilliance Reconstruct Deep Protein Reconstructor and CHI Deep Brilliance Silkeratin 17 Hair Fortifying Treatment. The deep protein reconstructor is enriched with proteins, amino acids, oils and vitamins to moisturize and strengthen chemically damaged hair. This product is designed to be applied and left on under heat to gain the best penetration. The Silkeratin 17 Hair Fortifying Treatment is a deep penetrating keratin hair treatment designed to repair and nourish weak hair and also to lock in color. This product is also designed to be applied and left on under heat with the end result being stronger, shinier hair.
The CHI Deep Brilliance line also includes the CHI Deep Brilliance Glisten Polish which can be used on wet or dry hair and is sulfate and paraben-free. It is a great finishing gloss to perfect your style and add some extra shine. It can be used to define certain strands or to simply add a glossy luster over the entire hairstyle.
The line also includes the CHI Deep Brilliance Sensitive Scalp Relaxer and the CHI Deep Brilliance Hair and Scalp Protective Cream specially designed for those with sensitive skin. The soothing protective cream protects the scalp while you undergo chemical relaxers and help to lessen irritation.
When dealing with heavily textured hair, it’s important to utilize the best products available to maintain shine and elasticity that is commonly lost with all the stress hair is put through when being straightened and relaxed. The CHI Deep Brilliance line is filled with great products to help you baby your hair and keep it shiny, silky, healthy, and manageable.
Often people get so caught up in the hype of a certain product that they don’t see outside the proverbial box that product has been put in due to specific advertising. Catwalk by Tigi products have always been advertised as the go to product to produce those crazy styles from high fashion runway shows. What people don’t seem to realize is that these products can also be used to on an everyday casual styled look as well. Your hair won’t suddenly stand up and look wild and unkempt like many of those runway styles if you use Catwalk by Tigi. Catwalk by Tigi has a few different lines to choose from that can either be used to help you develop a one of a kind, attention grabbing style or to enhance a more subtle look. It all depends on how you use the products.
Catwalk by Tigi’s Your Highness Volume products are designed to help you add volume to your style. The line starts with a sulfate free elevating shampoo and nourishing conditioner to help set the stage for adding volume to your hairstyle. Both are infused with lavender, wisteria, jasmine and violet which provide a little aromatherapy while you wash. Depending on exactly what look you desire, Catwalk by Tigi’s volumizing line includes either a root boost or a thickening gel crème to help create the perfect look. The root boost is a mousse which sprays out in a fine mist and is easy to apply to the roots to give your hair some lasting lift. The gel crème is applied to the entire head and combed through before styling. To complete this line Catwalk by Tigi’s Your Highness firm hold spray is a sheer mist with excellent hold power. There is also a weightless shine spray to add shine and eliminate frizz.
Catwalk by Tigi’s Curlesque Curl Collection is built around the concept of using marine biology ingredients to moisturize, hydrate and soothe the hair helping to produce silky, shiny, more defined curls. This line is also sulfate free and has an extra leave in conditioner for those with hair that needs more moisture and can also be used to rejuvenate the style if necessary. This line includes the Catwalk by Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier which is great for applying to those dry ends to keep the curl soft and defined as well as two different mousse choices; lightweight and strong. Once you have completed your styling process, you may want to try the defining serum to help define individual curls.
Catwalk by Tigi’s Sleek Mystique Straight Collection transforms hair into a sleek, glossy mane. This line was inspired by the Orient with an infusion of lychee, bamboo, honeysuckle, dragon fruit and rice bran oil to smooth and strengthen hair. This sulfate free line of products contains a glossing shampoo and calming conditioner along with a leave in conditioner for those who require more. Before styling you can choose between the Sleek Mystique Blow Out Balm or Haute Iron Spray. Both are designed to protect the hair shaft from heat styling and lock in moisture to insure the sleekest, shiniest look possible. Finish things off with the Look-Lock Hairspray and you are ready to go.
Whether you choose to use the products to produce some of the more innovative, wild looks of the fashion runway, or to simply create everyday style, these products work beautifully. I personally love the Curlesque line for those days when I don’t feel like blowing out my hair and prefer a more tousled, naturally curly look. Catwalk by Tigi products are not just for the runway!
Matrix began making the signature brand of Biolage hair care products in 1990 They became the first salon brand to produce shampoos and conditioners that blended natural botanicals with modern technology into various products designed to specifically bring out hair’s natural beauty. Biolage shampoo and Biolage conditioner come in seven different lines so it’s easy to find that one formula that suits your own personal hair care needs.
The Biolage Hydratherapie line contains aloe and passion fruit formulated into a paraben and dye free hair treatment system that provides continuous moisturizing. The Biolage shampoo in this line is a hydrating shampoo which manages to cleanse thoroughly without drying your hair out, leaving it soft and manageable. The Biolage conditioner in this line is Biolage Conditioning Balm which is an amazing conditioner for hair that needs a little extra hydration and smoothing. This conditioner revives dry hair and provides continuous moisture for silky, lustrous hair.
The Biolage Fortetherapie line combines the forces of science and nature to help strengthen weakened hair. This particular line reconstructs and boosts the natural vitality of hair. The Biolage shampoo in this line is Biolage Strengthening Shampoo which gently cleanses and strengthens damaged hair. This is a great everyday shampoo which helps to restore hair’s elasticity. The Biolage conditioner in this line is a strengthening conditioner which repairs, moisturizes, and detangles damaged and chemically treated hair. This can also be used every day and is formulated to strengthen the inner cuticle of the hair and build resiliency. Used together, both of these products work well to protect hair from damage and breakage.
The Biolage Colorcaretherapie line is formulated with a healthful combination of hibiscus and citrus and soy protein which brings our hair’s natural brilliance and helps to preserve hair color and protect it from sun and other damaging free radicals. There are actually two versions of Biolage shampoo and Biolage Conditioner in this line. Biolage Color Care shampoo gently moisturizes and protects hair to prolong the life of hair color. The Delicate Care shampoo in this line is a sulfate free formula which still provides a rich lather and helps to preserve the vibrancy of your hair color. There is a Biolage Color Care conditioner which helps to lock in color, intensify shine and preserve vibrancy to complement the corresponding Biolage shampoo. There is also a Biolage Delicate Care conditioner which is paraben and silicone free and lightly conditions to help soften hair and keep it silky.
The Biolage Rejuvatherapie line is formulated with a nutrition complex of Camelina Oil for moisture, Lycopene which protects from premature aging of the hair, and Rice Proteins to help repair damage and add elasticity. The Biolage shampoo in this line is Age Rejuvenating shampoo which replenishes essential nutrients that our hair loses over time. The Biolage conditioner with the same name complements the shampoo while helping protect hair against daily environmental damage. This team of products restores your hair’s youthful shine and bounce.
The Biolage Scalptherapie line helps purify the scalp and relieve discomfort from dandruff. There are several choices of Biolage shampoo in this line. A professional formula Biolage Anti-Dandruff shampoo cleanses and removes pollutants to help alleviate symptoms of dandruff. Biolage Cooling Mint shampoo awakens the scalp with the energizing scent of mint and cleanses carefully leaving hair soft and manageable. Biolage Normalizing shampoo is formulated with a complex of ginkgo biloba, lemongrass, pollen and sage to deeply cleanse the scalp without drying your hair. Biolage conditioner for this line includes Anti-dandruff to moisturize and condition while alleviated dandruff, and Cooling Mint conditioner with the same energizing scent in a weightless conditioning formula.
The Biolage Smooththerapie line is designed for frizzy, coarse hair. This line uses the silky serum of Camellia flower seed to control frizz in humid seasons while replenishing moisture during dry cool seasons. Both the Biolage shampoo and the Biolage conditioner in this line bear the same Deep Smoothing name. They are both paraben free and help to keep hair smooth and silky year round.
The Biolage Volumatherapie line is formulated with nourishing soy and wheat protein which helps fill hair fibers and improve hair’s condition. Biolage shampoo and Biolage conditioner in this line also share the same Full-Lift Volumizing name and are both paraben and silicone free. These products are designed to cleanse and condition weightlessly allowing your hair to be more manageable and voluminous. Both are safe for color treated hair and perfect for daily use.
Are you tired of paying the exorbitant prices nowadays for men’s or boy’s haircuts? Maybe you have decided to finally try a home hair clipper set but have no clue which brand you should buy. Might I suggest that you try one of the many Wahl hair clipper sets available for personal use in the home? Wahl hair clippers produces an entire line of easy to use, quality clippers for home use as well as professional sets used by barbers and stylists all over the world. Since 1919, when the first practical electric hair clipper was invented, the Wahl Clipper Corporation has been a leader in both home grooming and professional grooming category. Their products are now sold in approximately 165 countries worldwide and remain a global standard for integrity, value and efficiency. With a vast array of clippers and trimmers that have been designed specifically for home use, Wahl hair clippers provides the perfect equipment necessary to maintain the highest standard of personal grooming in the comfort of your own home.
Wahl hair clippers have an extensive history dating back to 1911 when Leo Wahl took over the business and began to experiment with building a new electric hair clipper. In 1919 manufacturing of his newly patented electromagnetic hair clipper began in earnest. The first Wahl hair clipper was quite practical and handy with the drive motor being in the hand unit rather than connected to a separate motor and by the end of 1920 thousands had been sold to barbers all over the United States. During the next thirty years Wahl hair clippers continued to improve and expand their line by working with barbers to insure improved efficiency and convenience. Soon the line was expanded to worldwide status and in 1965 industry advancement was made when Wahl hair clippers developed the first clipper with vacuum hair pickup technology, allowing the customer to receive an entire hair cut without any hair being left on his clothing. Over the years Wahl would also design and market a vast array of Wahl hair clippers for personal use in the home.
Now in its 91st year, the Wahl Clipper Company is a leading manufacturer of hair care products that are not only made for business use by barbers and hairstylists who require professional products, but also for personal home use. Wahl hair clippers have become a very popular choice for those who either want to provide good quality haircuts for themselves and their family, or try their hand at earning extra cash giving home hair cuts to others. The Wahl clippers designed for personal use come in special home care kits that include a wide range of accessories as well as the clipper. The Wahl hair clipper’s weight and solid construction makes it easily recognizable as a high quality clipper. Whether you want to cut your own hair or someone else’s hair in the comfort of your own home, if you factor in the quality, ease of use, and available accessories, Wahl is the only brand to choose.
With so many brands of hair clippers on the market it’s difficult to decide which would be the best to spend your hard earned money on. If you are looking for a brand that has been around for years and manufactures professional, heavy duty clippers that are built to last, then Oster hair clippers are the brand for you. The Oster brand began back in 1924 when John Oster saw an opportunity to market a new style of hand operated hair clippers and began working on his design. His idea was to be a new product designed to make styling and cutting women’s hair easier and more precise. Much attention was given to detail and quality and four years later after perfecting his design the new motor driven Oster hair clipper was introduced. The new design was a big success and the Oster brand became the manufacturer of choice for professionals in the grooming industry.
With over twenty years of experience in the business, Oster hair clippers makes a wide variety of clippers that exude exceptional power, performance and durability. Their professional quality, heavy duty clippers are built to last and have become a necessary tool for every professional stylist. With interchangeable blades, various speed motors and styles, the Oster hair clippers make the job of stylists easier and more precise. Most models are built to cut as easily through wet hair as they do through dry. The quiet motors are sturdy and built to last making them a good investment as they will last for years without sacrificing performance. Though you might be tempted to purchase a less costly brand, remember that the Oster hair clipper will pay for itself over time with its quality and durability as you are likely to replace that cheap clipper several times during the average lifetime of an Oster hair clipper.
In addition to the professional line, there is also a large selection of Oster hair clippers designed for home use. Many men would rather cut their own hair in the privacy and convenience of their own home instead of constantly spending money at the barber shop. It’s easy to do if you purchase one of the many home hair clipper kits that Oster makes. Oster hair clippers designed for home use are high quality professional style units that are easy to use with plenty of accessories to suit your needs.
Not wanting to leave any family member out when designing their hair clippers, Oster also has a line of clippers designed for grooming the family pet as well. Oster hair clippers will keep Fido or Fifi looking their very best with as many attachments and accessories as their professional line clippers.
The strong silent motors, durable and reliable blades, and professional design makes Oster hair clippers a cut above competitors brands and well worth the investment. So whether you are looking for fine precision and detailed cutting work, or the durability of clippers that won’t bind up on a thick lock of hair and will last for years to come, Oster hair clippers are the perfect choice for all of your hair trimming needs.
Hair can be a woman’s shining glory or her worst nightmare at times. Finding the right combination of shampoo and conditioner has always been difficult for me and I have always found myself switching products off and on to keep from having build up that weighed the hair down. I’m always looking to try new products and when I started hearing about eco friendly, sulfate free hair products, I decided to give it a shot. It seems that sulfate free products are the way most professional hair products are leaning and I found a great selection with Enjoy brand products. I absolutely love the Enjoy shampoo and Enjoy conditioner products and fully intend to try some of their other styling products as well.
I purchased my Enjoy shampoo and conditioner after researching and finding out that they are not only eco friendly, but also hair friendly as well. Sulfate free Enjoy hair products are less damaging to color treated hair and a bit milder to the skin and eyes as well. Other sulfate based hair products can strip your hair of all its essential oils leaving it dull and lifeless. These other products can also strip away that hair color you paid for at the salon. For some people who have sulfite allergies, the sulfate hair products can actually cause some of the allergic reactions commonly associated with sulfite intolerance. (Headaches, water retention, lethargy, hives, and even flu like symptoms sometimes occur.) Luckily there are some excellent alternatives to sulfate based products that work even better.
The biggest complaint about the first sulfate free shampoos was that they didn’t foam up or cleanse as thoroughly as their sulfate based counterparts and were much pricier. This certainly is not the case with Enjoy shampoo. Enjoy shampoo is a great product that is mild and perfect for sensitive skin while not losing its ability to cleanse thoroughly. I’ve been highlighting my hair for years now and after using Enjoy hydrating shampoo, my well highlighted and processed hair was smooth and soft and all the build-ups had been removed without my hair being dried out in the process. I also discovered the added benefit that Enjoy hydrating shampoo also doubles a pretty good gentle hydrating body wash.
When it comes to conditioners, I get pretty picky. I’ve used a wide variety of professional brand conditioners and I was pleasantly surprised at how Enjoy conditioner held its own against them. I always rub my conditioner in my hands and start halfway down the length of my hair rubbing it through to the ends and then finger comb the leftover from the top down. After I finished the rest of my shower and shaving, I rinsed my now well conditioned hair. I found that the Enjoy hydrating conditioner rinsed out easily and thoroughly while still managing to leave my hair feeling soft and silky.
I tried these products somewhat skeptically and was pleasantly surprised! Both the Enjoy shampoo and the Enjoy conditioner rinsed out cleanly and left a nice clean scent that didn’t compete with my perfumes or body lotions. My hair was silky, shiny, and more manageable than ever. I like thinking that I’m somehow being kind to the environment while still treating my hair to great products. Enjoy has a large line of products over time I plan to try them all.
Founded by Eva Graham in 1987, Nioxin Research Laboratories, Inc. is a manufacturer of scalp cleansers, conditioners and many different treatment systems designed to best suit the individual consumer’s needs. Ms. Graham’s personal mission was to establish a business committed to helping people overcome the problems and issues of thinning hair. She defined the Nioxin line of products with the goal statement, “Your Hair deserves our Best Treatment” and set about designing an entire line of products to do just that. Nioxin is distinctly recognized as a leader in the hair care industry and their products have been awarded the best-sellers recommended by stylists in North America title for 7 consecutive years. With their sales network spreading over 51 countries, Nioxin has developed a system of natural and effective products to improve the lives of people everywhere. Using their advanced technologies and respected research, Nioxin has developed revolutionary professional formulas that optimize and rejuvenate scalp condition and result in healthier looking hair.
Nioxin has a large line of products that can be paired up to create the perfect formula for the individual’s needs. Nioxin shampoo gently cleanses and removes product build up, minerals, environmental pollutants and toxins without stripping your hair of essential oils. There are many different types of Nioxin shampoo in the product line and they are all called “cleansers” but there are some differences. The Nioxin shampoo intended for color treated hair helps to safeguard the scalp from any drying irritation as well as help to prevent color fading. Other Nioxin shampoos contain nourishing vitamins, proteins and amino acids to help provide moisture and natural shine. No matter what your hair type or hair needs are, there is a Nioxin shampoo that is perfectly suited to you.
Nioxin has several great hair conditioning products that also treat the scalp such as their Nioxin Scalp Therapy and Nioxin Scalp Treatment. Nioxin Scalp Therapy is a daily use volumizing treatment for the scalp and hair. This product will help to improve your hair’s resilience with the use of soothing essential oils, special anti-oxidants and enzymatic complexes that promote a very healthy scalp environment. Nioxin Scalp Treatment is a daily leave-in scalp treatment with an SPF 15 in it to help protect the shield the scalp from UVA and UVB rays. The essential botanicals and nutrients also help safeguard against residue and buildup on the scalp while helping to promote a healthier scalp.
Nioxin also has a couple of great products in their Intensive Therapy line to help customize your hair care system and maximize your results. If you have excessive thinning in some areas Nioxin Follicle Booster is an intensive leave in scalp treatment that helps to exfoliate dead skin cells while transporting important vitamin enriched nutrients to the hair. Nioxin Follicle Booster is filled with antioxidants that help repair damage to the hair caused by the environment. To give all of your hair products a boost and help them work even better, you may want to try Nioxin Recharging Complex. These daily multi-vitamin supplements help to promote healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.
For anyone looking for healthier, more radiant hair and also those who look to maintain a healthy scalp and facilitate hair growth, Nioxin hair care products are a great choice.