5 – Things You Should Know About Your Shampoo

There are hundreds if not thousands of options of shampoos available to consumers today. The fancy packaging, crafty marketing lingo and claims may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. But is it? Do you really know if your shampoo is helping, hurting or contributing to a hair or scalp issue? Here are 5 – things you should know about your shampoo:

1. Looks can be deceiving… 

The back of the bottle is more important

The fancy packaging, crafty marketing words and claim on the front of the bottles may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. The  key to the right shampoo is not how pretty the front of the bottle, It’s what inside, the ingredients, that makes all the difference to your hair and scalp!

2. How often matters…

You Should Be Shampooing Every Day

That’s right… every day! The key is every day with the RIGHT type of shampoo which should contain a mild detergent in it designed to help keep oil and hydration of the scalp and hair in a balanced state. If you feel your shampoo would dry your hair out if you used it each day, you have the wrong shampoo.

3. It’s $3 for a reason…

There Is A Reason It Is So Cheap

Ingredients, ingredients, ingredients! Shampoos that cost $3 contain ingredients that are either a majority of water (so you have to use more to get a result) or are inexpensive and ineffective. High quality ingredients make a world of difference for your hair and scalp.

4. How much is important…

Too Much Or Too Little Can Lead To Problems

More product is not always better. The more product you use the more it takes to rinse it out, and the greater likelihood of product buildup. Similarly, using too little of the product will not achieve the desired results. Oh, and don’t forget to emulsify the product in your hand before working into your hair.

5. Shampoo is not the cure-all…

It’s Only On Your Head for About 1-Minute

Shampoo is not designed to fix the root issues of dandruff, excessive scalp itch, oily hair, or hair loss and hair thinning. It can help with symptoms, but to really help lessen or eliminate these issues you need to discover the health of your hair and scalp.

 

Now, the real question is…how healthy is your scalp?

 

 

 

Not For Your Head & Shoulders

Is your shampoo truly right for you?

You are not alone if you suffer from dandruff, excessive scalp itch, oily hair, hair loss or hair thinning. Most people experience some degree of these hair and scalp problems. If you’ve attempted to self-diagnose and treat your own hair and scalp problems with a shampoo, you may have found no improvements, a worsening problem, or sometimes an entirely new problem results.

There are hundreds if not thousands of shampoo options available to consumers today. The fancy packaging, crafty marketing lingo and claims may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. But is it? Do you really know if your shampoo is helping, hurting or contributing to a hair or scalp issue?

“Magical Shampoo” Does Not Exist
Shampoos are not designed to treat the root cause of hair and scalp issues. Their singular purpose is ultimately to cleanse your hair and scalp. Something that is too good to be true, usually is. Shampoos that promise to eliminate dandruff, decrease hair loss, or condition and cleanse can be misleading. These lofty promises can be made if the shampoo contains at least one ingredient that can somewhat help with

What About The Cleanser?
Remember the main purpose of shampoo is to cleanse the scalp. You need to have a cleanser in your shampoo otherwise your hair and scalp are not getting clean. If the cleanser is not listed as one of the first three ingredients, the shampoo is not serving its purpose and ultimately could be wasting your money—or worse, adding to a scalp problem you weren’t aware of.

The type of cleanser is also important to the health of your hair and scalp. We recommend shampooing every day, but with the right type of shampoo. That right type of shampoo has a mild cleanser designed to balance oil and hydration of the scalp, promoting a healthier environment for hair to grow in. Do you avoid shampooing every day because it makes your hair too dry? This is a sign that the shampoo you are using contains a cleanser that is too strong, creating a drying effect that can lead to other hair and scalp problems.

Know Your Scalp Before Your Shampoo
How can you find out if your shampoo and other hair care products are right for you? Don’t ignore problems like dandruff, scalp itch, oily hair, or excess shedding. Left untreated these issues can lead to hair loss and hair thinning. Stop self-diagnosing your own hair and scalp problems.

Don’t go it alone, our of trichologists can help you discover the health of your hair and scalp with their exclusive ScalpCheck. This in-depth analysis begins by looking at your current hair care and styling routine, as well as key contributing factors like diet, lifestyle, certain medications and heredity. Next, using proprietary TricoTest software, along with non-invasive, non-surgical medical appliances and three different camera magnifications, they identify the scalp’s levels of oil, hydration and pH, which all play an important role in the health of the hair and scalp. Once your ScalpCheck is complete, a customized treatment plan is created based on what’s best for your specific hair and scalp condition.

Now is a perfect time to schedule a ScalpCheck to discover the health of your hair and scalp and be sure your shampoo or scalp problem isn’t masking a bigger hair and scalp problem.

 

Are You Protecting Your Hair While You Sleep?

Tangles and snarls and bed head – what a nightmare! While your body desperately needs sleep, one of the worst things for your hair and your hair replacement system is sleeping on it. Fortunately, I’m here to help. Watch my video above and follow these beauty tips to protect your hair before settling in for your beauty sleep:

  1. Sleep with a satin pillowcase. Whether you realize it or not, you move throughout the night and using a satin pillowcase prevents friction.
  2. Before going to bed, spray my Beautiful Hair Spray Conditioner onto hair and gently distribute with a wet brush, paddle brush, or vent brush.
  3. When you wake up, spray water onto your hair because all of the Beautiful Hair and Aquage products are reactivated with water.

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Have you ever wondered if it’s really necessary to wash your hair every day? This is a very common and great beauty question. And the answer might just surprise you!

In reality, you should shampoo your every other day, or less often if possible. Unless you are highly active and perspiring each day, your hair should be able to go a couple days without being shampooed. Your hair actually isn’t made to be cleaned daily. So, how do you know what’s best for you? Test it out.

When you wake up in the morning, spray my Beautiful Hair Spray Conditioner on your hair, brush through and examine how your hair looks. If your roots are a little oily, use dry shampoo to soak up some of the oil.

If you continue to stay tuned to my beauty tips, you’ll better understand what is right for you and what tips I have to keep your hair looking its best.

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Creating a Beautiful Wavy Hairstyle

The seasons are changing, so maybe it’s time to change up your hairstyle! Check out my video on how to achieve the fashionable wavy look for the fall season. To help you get started, here are my tips to get this wavy look:

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Giving Your Hair a Wake-Up Call

When you wake up, you may not realize it, but your hair is tangled from hours of tossing and turning on your pillow. Your hair needs a wake-up call to help get the “bed head” and the tangles out. One of the most important things you can do before stepping into the shower is to precondition your hair. By doing this preconditioning step you will help start the day for your hair with a great foundation. In this video, I walk you through the process step by step, but it’s really quite simple. Make sure to do the following:

  1. Section Hair
  2. Mix Conditioner and water into a water bottle and spritz onto hair
  3. Brush through your hair

It’s really that simple! You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference this short process will make! Be sure to check out our other beauty tips on this site as well.

We’d love to help you on your journey to better hair and a healthier scalp, call (440) 333-8939 or click the button below to reach out to us online.

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Not All Hair is Equal

Did you know that not all hair is equal? As professionals, it is our job to educate you on what options are available for the best fit for you and your lifestyle. Today I want to discuss the three different types of hair my Team uses: Premium vs. Premium Plus vs. Virgin.

Our goal is to help our Guests have healthy, beautiful hair once again. But as you read above, not all hair is equal. Education is key to the success and longevity of any hair system! Having an understanding of the types of hair can help you when discussing your options with your hair professional. 

Isaac Bracha, owner and president of the Hair and Compounds in Los Angeles, California, and a featured hair broker and expert in my book operates a research and development laboratory for replacement hair. He states, “…Replacement hair will best mimic its wearer’s hair if it is extremely close in diameter. Diameter affects the weight of the hair, the way it falls, and other important factors that will become obvious if there is a large discrepancy.” A hair restoration specialist can help determine the best solution for you.

Decoding the Common Beauty Product Label

Ever wonder what those little icons on your shampoo, skin care or makeup bottles mean?  If you’ve never taken the time to understand the common beauty product label, you may just be surprised at what’s hiding inside.

While today’s shoppers are smarter and better informed about food packaging labels, many are still unaware of some of the basic symbols used in labeling cosmetics and beauty products.  Knowing what these symbols mean is just as important for consumers as understanding similar packaging information on food in the grocery aisle.

All cosmetics and personal care products sold in the United States are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be labeled with ingredients, including botanicals and chemicals used in manufacturing.  There are also universally recognizable symbols used for package labeling that provide more specific product contents and safety information.  Symbols indicating a product’s expiration date, organic makeup or even whether a company adheres to strict animal cruelty-free standards appear on every health and beauty product you use.

It’s important to note that if a product advertised as “organic” doesn’t carry an expiration date, it’s likely not entirely organic. The FDA has distributed information about the term “organic” as it pertains to cosmetics, which is available for public view.

Making sure you know what’s inside of the product you’re considering, as well as having a basic understanding of label symbols and their meanings will help you make a more informed purchase. Here’s a short list of a few of the most common symbols on the market today; recognize any?

Valentine’s Day Prep – Homemade Shaving Cream

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner or staying in for the evening, we all want to look and feel good.

In preparation for your night, I have a recipe to make homemade shaving cream. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 drops essential oil (of your choice)
  • Glass container of your choice

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or stir really well with a fork and place the mixture in your glass container. Make sure to shake well before each use.

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Remember…Beauty Begins Within

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Is Your Shampoo Causing Hair Loss?

We all have a favorite shampoo. You know, the one that makes your hair smell like vanilla and promises shinier, thicker and healthier tresses. Maybe you chose that shampoo based on the recommendation of a hairstylist. Or, maybe you began using it because your best friend swears by it or you read that it’s your favorite celebrity’s secret to her gorgeous locks. But have you ever really read the ingredients of your shampoo and considered how they interact with your hair and your scalp?

The recent buzz around claims that certain conditioning cleansers and dry shampoos cause hair loss has many wondering if their favorite shampoo could be causing damage that can lead to hair loss, too. While those products may not be causing direct hair loss, the wrong product on the wrong hair type can certainly cause hair and scalp issues, including dreaded hair loss.

Give the Gift of Healthier Hair & Scalp

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Whether you’re looking for a special holiday gift for someone special or just looking to pamper yourself with a present, we have some ideas to make that holiday search a little easier.

Below are five suggestions that our team has compiled to help you look better, style easier or add health to your scalp and hair.

GHD Styler Flat Ironghd-styler – If you have been using the same flat iron for longer than three years, it may be time get a new one. Over time the temperature control can go bad and create “hot spots,” which can damage your hair. The GHD Styler has a one-of-a-kind thermostat inside constantly keeps the gold plates at the proper temperature to allow straightening on all hair types and lengths. The best part is you can use it to style your hair in a flat sleek look or with the perfect curl. We love that in just 20 seconds the iron is at full heat and ready for styling. A protective plate guard allows you to pack up after use. The GHD Styler also comes with a two-year warranty.

Introducing A Mist That Adds Volume

We are very excited to introduce Aquage Volumizing Mist. This versatile styling spray can weightlessly create smooth waves and curls, random texture and strand definition. Unlike other styling sprays, Volumizing Mist always leaves hair feeling soft and pliable never sticky or stiff. It contains sea botanicals that nourishes your hair and results in prolonged color vibrancy and brilliant shine

This product features Thermal-V Technology, which means it is designed to withstand the heat of a blow dryer. Styling products that do not contain this technology will still act as a light barrier to heat but cannot fully protect your hair against harmful heat rays.

Hairspray 101 – Proper Use of Hairspray

What’s the key to using hairspray like a professional? Most people don’t even realize that there is a “correct” way! Well, other than using high quality products, the most important factor in hairspray application is the distance at which you are spraying your hair. Why? Because the manufacture creates the bottle to spray moisture for 12 inches. If you are closer than 12 inches, it means you are getting too much accelerant (the ingredient that pushes the spray out of bottle) and residual product on the hair. This, in turn, can cause dryness and those dreaded white flakes.

In order to get the most desired effects from your hair spray product, you need to hold your arm out straight, at approximately 12 inches from your head, and then spray. Work the product into your hair with your hands or a brush, and then spray again!

In this video I walk you through the detailed steps on what you may be doing wrong and show the correct way to use hairspray like a pro!

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Remember… Beauty & Change Begin Within,

– Jeffrey Paul 

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Helping Your Hair Addition Stay Secured Long

My guests, or women who have never worn hair before, always ask the same question… “Will it come off?” They want to know if the hair is secure. I have worked for years to find and perfect the best of the best in attachment methods to help ensure that women feel secure in knowing that their hair addition will stay secured even with an active lifestyle.

Here is a tip that will not only help add even more security in between your service appointments, but it will also add  a little extra peace of mind and confidence…

Do you Have a Heart-Shaped Face?

Did you know that our face shape can help us determine the best hairstyle choice for us? Do you know what shape your face is? If not, then it’s time to figure it out!

Watch the video above to help you determine your face shape on your own. I also suggest speaking with your stylist to have him or her help you figure our what your face shape is. Once you determine this, your stylist should be able to match the best hairstyle (cut, length and overall style) to the shape of your face. This will help accentuate your most beautiful features, making you feel even more beautiful on the inside and out!

If you’re interested in learning more about which hairstyles fit best with each face shape, I have listed out and described the goals each hairstyle should have and what styles achieve that goal. Click here to see the samples for each face shape.

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Remember… Beauty & Change Begin Within,

– Jeffrey Paul 

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