2018年8月6日月曜日

How are you taking care of your hair?
I’d like to talk about a simple yet under-appreciated technique, brushing.

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Our hair produces natural oil to keep it moisturized. However, even with the natural oil produced by the scalp, it does not moisturize the tips of your hair. Brushing properly on a daily basis helps to spread the natural oil evenly to every part of the hair. This can give a lustrous look with no added product. Who doesn’t want a naturally beautiful look without the hassle?

Also, brushing helps to massage the scalp, which improves the blood circulation.
Why is blood circulation so important for your scalp? Because it will help feed the scalp with more nutrients, which means better hair growth can be expected. Furthermore, brushing also removes the excess dirt and dandruff, while it also untangles your hair and cleans the split ends. I recommend using brushes made of nylon or plastic because they are easy to clean and are less likely to break.

If you haven’t been doing this, make the simple act of brushing daily a habit for natural, beautiful hair.

2018年7月14日土曜日

Nutrition Tips for Hair Growth

Today, let's talk about different food and ingredients that have a substantial impact on hair growth. There are three crucial nutrients for hair growth:

PROTEIN, which is the source for new hair growth.
ZINC, that uses protein to make the hair.
VITAMINS, to strengthen the scalp and hair.

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There is one common food that contains all these nutrients in one, well-balanced package. EGGS!

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Are you shocked?

Here are a few other foods and ingredients that are relatively easy to incorporate into your meals that can help with hair growth.

Egg
Oyster
Chicken
Nuts
Green and yellow vegetables
Salmon  
Carrot 
Dairy Products
Sesame

When cooking, be careful using an excessive amount of seasoning and ingesting oil. Instead, try to adjust the intake of all these nutrients equally to create a well-balanced diet they will help you maintain your healthiest, strongest, and most vibrant hair ever.

2018年7月2日月曜日

Three must-have products to fight hard water.




                            Photo credit: Kirala / © 2018 MTG CO.,LTD

If you’ve come from outside California or came back after traveling outside the state, you will notice how your hair and skin dry up quickly. The intense UV rays and the hard water cause dryness and stiffness due to the minerals sticking to your hair. We have to recognize and respond to these conditions and take better care of our skin and hair. Just as healthy crops thrive in rich soil, keeping your scalp healthy is the key to beautiful hair. 

                                             Photo Credit: Rene Furterer


Both dryness and oiliness can damage the scalp and roots of your hair. Avoid washing too much if your hair gets too oily because you will wash away all your sebum, your skins protective oils so your scalp will begin to overproduce sebum in response. To keep your hair healthy, you need shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in hair serum. These three products are a must for healthy hair!

If you have oily hair, wash thoroughly to remove the excessive sebum first, then massage the leave-in serum in gently.  Remember, there’s no need to use too an overabundance of serum if your hair is already moisturized and healthy.  It may be difficult to judge what your hair needs at times, because the condition of your hair may change during different seasons. Be sure to consult with one of our experts to assist you with choosing which products suit your needs best to keep your hair healthy from the scalp to the tip of your hair.

2018年6月21日木曜日

Polka dot print for Spring/Summer 2018




With a long and celebrated history in fashion, classic polka dots are back in style this Spring and Summer.
It was easy to spot the line-up of beautiful, soft, floral prints in past Springs, but this Spring/Summer season will be a bit different! I found more polka dot than floral prints when I looked through the clothing lines in both retail and online stores.
As you can find in ELLE fashion magazine, an assortment of small to big, bold polka dots has been seen on many runways. Also, the ratio of monotone prints was much higher than colored dots. So, throw some black and white polka dots into your wardrobe to match your beach waves, up-dos, pixies, or whatever hairstyle you're feelin' for this Summer!

2018年4月27日金曜日

What you need to know about digital perms

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Want to spice up your hair without the hassle of the curling iron? Then the digital perm is your new best friend. But first things first. What is a digital perm and how is it different from a regular perm?

The biggest difference between a digital perm and a regular perm is the use of heat vs. perming solution. A digital perm uses the power of heat to recompose the structure of your hair. Where as a regular perm, also known as a cold perm, uses perming solution. Each roller for a digital perm has electric heat running through it which helps your curls last longer, creating big beautiful curls like you'd get with a curling iron.

Once you get a digital perm, your morning styling's a breeze. Just twist your hair with your fingers as you blow dry and you're done.

Of course, treating your hair after any perm is going to be super important. Make sure you consult your hairstylist for the right type of products to use after your perm.

2018年4月25日水曜日

Benefits of a scalp massage. Treat your hair from the roots up.




Did you know that blood circulation plays an important role in healthy, beautiful hair? Smooth blood flow in your body brings a nice flow of nutrients to your scalp. Things like stress can slow down blood circulation. It closes off vital nutrient passages to your scalp and eventually weakens the roots of your hair.

That's why we have head spa menus at our salon along with an array of scalp massage products you can use at home. If you get one of our head spa services at the salon, our stylists will not only give you an amazing massage, but will also give you tips and tricks on how to massage your scalp at home. So, the next time you're here, give your scalp a little extra love.

2018年4月13日金曜日

3 ways to bring back hair volume




Did you know that we humans have an average of 100,000 hair strands? We know it sometimes doesn’t feel like it. If we have all that hair, where did the volume go?


3 Reasons why your hair’s losing its volume:

1.     External Damage: UV rays, straighteners, perms, coloring, … No matter how much you protect your hair, each strand gets weaker with time.

2.     Blood Circulation: When you have bad circulation in your body, the proper nutrition never reaches you hair leading to all kinds of problems. Blood circulation is usually caused by bad eating habits, lack of sleep, stress and smoking.

3.     Lack of estrogen: Estrogen is a hormone that helps strengthen and thicken your hair. With age, estrogen slowly starts to decrease making your hair weaker.


So, what should you do?

3 ways to bring back volume:

1.     Stimulate blood circulation: Try massaging your scalp when you wash your hair. Take your 5 fingers and slowly push down on your scalp a couple of times. This easy trick will promote blood circulation — and it feels amazing.

2.     Choose the right shampoo
Sulfates are overly harsh detergents that ultimately damage your hair in the long run. Sulfates go by the names of Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Avoid them. These chemicals are too strong for your hair stripping essential oils your hair needs to stay healthy. It also breaks down protein and may lead to the prevention of hair growth. We recommend going for the amino acid shampoos which are gentler on your scalp. Come to our salon and we’ve got a whole line of hair products beneficial for hair volume.

3.     Blow dry your hair
Avoid air drying your hair. This welcomes bacteria in your hair. After you get out of the shower, make sure you dry your hair thoroughly with a towel and dryer. When blow drying, apply the air in the opposite direction of where your hair’s growing. Once your hair is dry, bring it back to its natural direction — a little hack to create volume and shine.

Hope this post was helpful! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.