You’ve probably heard of using a boar bristle brush on your hair, or may already have one. Boar bristles are great for your hair, but the right type makes all the difference.
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.
- 1 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 10 drops essential oil (of your choice)
- Glass container of your choice
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.
Remember…Beauty Begins Within
In last week’s blog post, I talked about how you can start to tackle your hair loss right now. If you have begun to collect the hairs that fall out each day, then I want to discuss the next steps.
We want to evaluate various factors or your lifestyle at different times to see how problems might be progressing. You should note that hair loss is related to what happened yesterday – not today. We will likely have forgotten what might have caused it, because the loss becomes noticeable only after the events that triggered it. I encourage my clients to keep a diary or a journal of their hair loss over a ninety-day period – which represents the cycle of hair. I encourage you to do the same before you begin addressing your hair loss concerns constructively, and continue to alter.
The time is now to tackle your hair loss and find out how you can find a solution! Treating your hair loss starts at home. The products you use at home will change. The way you take care of your hair and even the manner in which you do many standard things in your life will change to accommodate the needs of your hair. I want you to begin to chart your course of treatment and monitor your needs in order to have the most effective outcome.
About a week before clients come in to see us at the Jeffrey Paul Salon, we have them gather and count the hair that falls out during that week. When they come in, we conduct an analysis of their scalp, the follicles, the openings where hair emerges from the scalp, and other factors, in order to measure and put a value on the stage of your loss so that you can understand the steps you will need to take to alter the situation. If you collect hair you’ve lost and put it in a clear plastic baggie, daily for a week, you can see at-a-glance whether you are losing more or less hair as time goes on.
Hair is a fabric. Just like with your favorite outfit or that great pair of leather boots you wear… each fabric has a life expectancy based on the amount of use or overuse you put into it. The same is true for your hair replacement system. There’s no exact timeline as to when someone needs a new system or how long a hair system lasts. It varies on the way you wear and take care of your hair.
For the guest, at Jeffrey Paul Salon, who has selected the extended wear attachment option, the wear and tear that goes into wearing a system everyday is quite extensive. Think about it, even your absolute favorite outfit that you may wear 2 times a week (Don’t worry…I won’t tell!) gets taken on and off. The extended wear attachment method gives the wearer the opportunity to live a more uncompromised life style because the hair system is attached. At the same time, it can also cause a hair system to wear even faster.
Whether you have extensions, an integration system or a full hair replacement system, I highly recommend investing in two hairpieces. Why, you may ask? Here are a few of the great benefits having two hair systems that allow you to alternate each month:
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…
Your health is something that you really need to think about with a total body approach. One of the areas we tend to forget about when working on our posture is our hip flexors. Because most of us sit in an office chair for many hours a day, this creates a tightening in our hips, as well as our back and chest. In our final installment of this video series, today’s stretches with Mark Roozen will show you a stretch that works on your hip flexors and your back.
Using a stick to help with balance and control, begin swinging your leg back and forth. Be sure to standing tall and straight up. By kicking your leg back and forth, you are opening up your hips and allowing your back to straighten.
Remember… Beauty & Change Begin Within,
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,
One tip to help you feel better quickly is learning how camouflaging your thinning hair can work for you. I know it can be difficult to hide a bare scalp – it’s still nice out, so we’re not wearing hats quite yet. (Although that time of year is quickly approaching!) My camouflaging trick will help you feel confident and gorgeous, just as you should!
There are a few barriers when trying to cover up thinning hair. Most of us are running around on a daily basis, and with it still being nice out, our bodies sweat or we could experience a few rain showers. These factors can make it difficult to hide hair loss or thinning. Some camouflage makeup can run-off in these situations, but unlike those other products, the physician-developed makeup I suggest using actually seals in place, allowing you to go about your day without any worry and help you continue looking beautiful on the inside and out!
Do you ever feel like your hair is lacking shine or just dull looking? Friends, you are not alone! When speaking to women, lack of shine is one of the most common problems they have with their hair. So, here are two tips on how to get back that shiny hair you desire…and deserve!
1. Use the right kind of brush – A brush that is made with a combination of Mongolian Boar and bristles, will help your hair’s natural oils to be distributed equally and throughout each strand, making your hair silky smooth.
2. Know what type of hair you have – The texture of your hair is very important when selecting products that will not only repair hair, but also help to add shine.
In the video above, watch as I demonstrate how using the right brush and the right type of product, based on your hair’s texture, will help add back the shine your hair has been lacking.
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In order to further determine the best custom designed solution for Linsey, or anyone who comes in to Jeffrey Paul Salon, we must determine Linsey’s lifestyle to choose which attachment method would be best suited for her needs.
In the video above I will take you through the various options, as well as some facts, about the two types of attachment methods. These two attachment methods include the following:
Not all beauty routines are created equal, and it’s important to revamp your current beauty routine at times. Let’s review some of the basics.
Water is a crucial part of our daily lives and beauty routines. Our skin and hair depend on it to stay healthy and moisturized. We need to use water in these routines…not just any water though. Some water that comes out of faucets contains harmful chemicals such as chlorine which can cause hair to turn a greenish tone and copper which can cause hair to have an orangish tint. Water that contains those chemicals will do more damage than good when it comes to skin and hair, including making hair dry, brittle and creating more tangles. I suggest investing in a shower de-chlorinator. For more tips on how a change in water can start your beauty routine off right…check out my video above!
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A scalp problem or hair loss cannot be solved through the use of just a shampoo or a conditioner. However, Trichology can help identify what is taking place on your scalp and through a synergy of targeted products and a serious and complete protocol, my team is now able to fight the major causes that affect our hair and scalp condition. These include the following:
- Hair Loss Prevention Protocol: Fights hair loss, gives hair volume, strength and new life to miniaturized, thin and weak hair.
- Anti-Dandruff Protocol – Fights persistent dry dandruff, helping those with scalp irritations, scalp tenderness, redness, and excessive itch.
- Sebum Regulating Protocol – Purifies the scalp and frees it from excess oil production that could affect hair metabolism making hair dirty, heavy, weak and thin.
I hope you have enjoyed our GHD Styler Flat Iron Series and have been able to put the tips to good use! In today’s third and final segment, I am going to discuss How to Curl Your Hair with the GHD Styler Flat Iron and Touch Ups and Reconditioning with the GHD Styler Flat Iron.
If you want to go back and review the videos from this series, I have included them at the bottom of this post for your convenience.
Don’t forget – if you have any questions for me, leave them in the comments below. I am here to help you feel beautiful on the inside and out!
Remember… Beauty & Change begin within,
GHD Styler Flat Iron Video Series:
We asked, and you delivered! We were amazed and moved by the number of responses we received from our survey. After going through each response, we have garnered so many good ideas for future topics. It is our goal to incorporate each of your suggestions in our future posts! From questions about simply wanting to understand more about hair loss to suggestions about desired video topics to inquiries about consultations, we have quite a line up in store for you…thanks to your comments!
While all the ideas and questions presented were amazing and greatly appreciated, we can only select one winner in the drawing.
And the winner is… Janelle P.!
Janelle’s kind words regarding our videos – both the makeover and educational ones – is definitely appreciated. And she offered great insight into increasing our ability to reach even more people. Thanks, Janelle!
Janelle has won a $100 gift certificate to be used for products or services in our center! Congratulations!
Thank you again to all who participated. We can’t wait to deliver the answers to your questions!
Remember… Beauty & Change begin within,