2017年3月27日月曜日

What to avoid in your shampoo: Are you washing your hair with toxic ingredients?




Reading the mumbo jumbo on the back of shampoo bottles can be confusing. You may have even given up by now. Who cares? It’s foamy and it smell good! But   what if you were washing your hair with toxic ingredients that damage your hair? Might want to think again. 

Here’s a real simple and easy guide of what to avoid and what to choose.

Which ingredients to avoid? Sulfates, sulfates and sulfates.
Just remember this. 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. 

So, what do I use? Go organic.
We recommend using organic shampoo, which essentially works for any kind of hair. Just take note that organic shampoos may seem like it doesn’t lather well enough and makes your hair squeaky at first. But give it 2 weeks and your hair will become so manageable, getting its natural shine and luster back. For people who have colored hair, permed hair or straightened hair, you may need extra special attention so consult your hair stylist for the perfect shampoo.


So there you have it. It’s time to take control and choose the right shampoo for long-lasting beautiful hair every woman deserves. 

2017年3月22日水曜日

The #1 most important step in hair care most women ignore.


Back to Basics: Washing your hair the right way. 
Hair stylists agree, the most important part of maintaining beautiful hair is—Washing your hair. What? That’s too simple to be true! After all, you’ve been doing it all your life. But have you been washing the right way? 

Many women don’t realize, but half the battle is cleaning your scalp. You’d be surprised how much gunk can easily sneak into your scalp. If you don’t give your scalp your utmost attention, you’re basically welcoming bacteria into your scalp, possibly causing inflammation, hair damage and even hair loss.

So how exactly should you clean your scalp?

Step 1. First things first—You need a good shampoo.
We recommend using sulfate-free shampoo for its mild detergent features. You don’t want to strip away all the moisture in your hair because it can overly dry your scalp. 

Step 2. No scratching and do it twice if needed.
Instead of using your nails to scratch, use the balls of your fingers to massage your scalp. If you have heavy styling products in your hair, you should shampoo twice. The first round’s for removing all the products out of your hair, and the second round’s for cleaning your scalp. 

Step 3. Rinse, rinse and rinse.
Don’t forget to thoroughly rinse everything out.

Step 4. Conditioner’s for the ends.
Follow up with a conditioner. Conditioners are for protecting the outside layer of your hair, so there’s no need to apply it on your scalp. Just apply it 3 inches away from your scalp to the tip of your strands. 

Step 5. Rinse even more.
We can’t stress enough of this. Even after you think you’re done rinsing, rinse one more time. Some people think leaving a bit of conditioner is good for your hair because they think the ingredients will sink in better. That’s a complete myth! Shampoo and conditioner left in your hair just welcomes more bacteria build up. Get every bit of the products out of your hair to maintain clean, healthy hair. 

Here are some of our product recommendations:

RENE FURTERER FORTICEA (Thinning hair frequent use shampooing stimulant)


RENE FURTERER COMPLEXE 5 (Strengthening & Beautifying Treatment with stimulating essential oils)




2017年3月18日土曜日

What does history teach us about hair design, originality and innovation?


Ignorance can be the devil. To us hair stylists, it’s like sculpting blindfolded—A situation you’d never want to encounter. 

Knowing the past is an important part of the hair design process. To a hair designer, that means two things. 

Learning about our customers
First, it’s about learning the customers’ history, or the path that led them to today. The more we know about the customer and the beauty they possess inside, the more depth we can create in our hair design. Without knowing the past and learning from it, we will never be able to create original, innovative, truly beautiful design. 

That means lots and lots of communication. So naturally, a customer’s 5th visit will be an even better experience than their 3rd visit, which will be better than their very first visit to a salon. It’s just like any other relationship. It gets better and better over the years.  

Learning about the world we live in
The second important aspect for hair design is learning about the world we live in. What happened in the past that led the world to where it is now? Where does the current trend come from? These are questions we need to ask ourselves. There’s a clear distinction between artists and designers. Artists are completely free to create and express anything on their terms. Designers on the other hand, must find the perfect balance. Does the hairstyle suit the customer? Is it relevant in today’s world? It’s our job to create the perfect balance to make sure that both the customer, as well as the world around them falls in love with what we create. 

With all that said, today we’d like to learn little bit more about the world we live in. 

How did American Fashion emerge?

Let’s take a look at the history of American fashion. When was American fashion born? 


Until the 1930s, Paris dominated the fashion scene with Haute Couture and everyone pretty much followed their lead. But during the World War II, Haute Couture took a back seat and lost its leadership role in fashion. At the same time, the government placed restrictions on the use of fabrics and materials normally used to make clothing, in order to supply the military. So Americans had to use fabrics like rayon, cotton denim and jersey. The working women also played a significant role in the emergence of American fashion. Pants became a staple for the women who worked in factories. Versatility and functionality ruled over elegance. This is said to be the beginning of the American casual fashion we see today. It’s fascinating to see how American fashion emerged out of necessity from all the struggles and hardships of the war.

Another event that made a great impact on American fashion was the Hippie Movement in the mid 60s. The anti-war movement triggered by the Vietnam War brought about the young generation rejecting consumerism as well as the roles dictated by society. Young people started embracing an alternative lifestyle based on individuality. They expressed this new lifestyle with colorful bohemian fashion featuring emroidered kaftan, floral scarves and bandanas. The hippie fashion that emerged out of struggle and strong will of the people still continues to influence fashion around the world till this day.

History teaches us that originality and innovation is something that’s born from a time of struggle, tension and change. At the same time, it’s a representation of the strong will and hope of the human kind. No wonder it’s so beautiful. 


2017年3月7日火曜日

Tis the season for Perms! What you need to know before you get one.




The Perm Comeback:
Spring time is just around the corner! With a new season comes a new hairstyle and now’s your time to show off the texture in your hair. It’s true. The perm is making a comeback—with a modern twist. Now it’s all about the “undone” loose curls. The modern woman wears texture with effortless elegance. Match it with a light hair color or a maybe even a pastel color and you’re the new Fashionista on your block. Styling’s a breeze. Just apply a leave-in treatment or a styling fluid/cream and you’re good to go.

Perm 101—What you need to know before you get a perm:
When you do decide to get a perm, you need to be extra conscious about treating your hair right. Let’s go over some perm basics. (Don’t worry. We’re not going to scare anyone with Chemistry terms)


Each hair strand is made of lots and lots of fibers, connected by strong bonds. When you perm your hair, you’re basically restructuring your hair strands by breaking these bonds, freeing them and re-bonding them to lock the wave in place.

There’s no secret. Hair damage is inevitable when it comes to perms. This is why quality hair treatment is so important. Make sure you get proper salon treatment on the day you get your perm. And don’t forget to take care of your hair at home with masks or leave-in treatments. At Viange Hair, we use products that bring long-lasting curls minimizing the damage to your hair. Here are our top product recommendations for perm hair:

RENE FURTERER ABSOLUE



MILBON
LUMINOUS BODIFYING OIL & RESTORATIVE BLOWOUT PRIMER




With properly treated hair, you’ll have luminous waves lasting 2-3 months. So there you go! Now you know the facts and you’re ready to rock this spring with beautiful chic waves.