Archive for the ‘Hair Care’ Category

Protein for the Hair

Published on by

Even though hair is strong, it can also get very brittle at times and need some extra care. We all know our hair is better off when we take it easy with heat-styling, use sulfate-free products, avoid over-washing, and use cool water when we do wash. If you feel as though you are already doing your best but still aren’t seeing any improvement, it could be that your hair is lacking the protein it needs. Staying in good general health is always going to help your hair, but sometimes we need more.

Hair damage is the degradation of the keratin proteins that make up the hair strand; the cuticle, which is the protective outer layer, and the inner core. The cuticle is made up of cells that fit together like scales on a fish, and damage occurs when something causes the scales to lift and separate. The inner core of the hair contains the proteins that give it structure and strength. If the cuticle is compromised, damage can occur on both the inside and outside of the hair shaft. Because the protein (keratin) is damaged, keratin is really the only thing that can repair it.

KF169-kerstin-florian-intensive-hair-repairMy favorite keratin product is the Kerstin Florian Intensive Hair Repair. We know that skin care masking is important, and the same goes for hair! This mask is very easy to apply and remove.  After shampooing, apply the product, concentrating on the ends. Wrap hair in a towel or shower cap for 5-10 minutes. For extra penetration benefits, use a blow dryer to heat the product. Let the mask cool and then rinse. The biggest change I noticed after using this mask was how little breakage I now have. The keratin strengthened my hair, eliminated split ends and smoothed out the texture. This product has allowed me to continue the use of my heated tools and ever-changing hair color without the damage.


Revive and Revamp!

Published on by

AR326-alterna-caviar-repair-rx-transformation-kitAre you tired of endlessly searching for different products in an effort to give your hair some extra oomph? Weary of product claims that fall short? Well look no further, your go-to regimen is here! Alterna Caviar Repair RX Transformation Kit is a naturally-formulated line (meaning no parabens, sulfates or phthalates) that will do exactly what is says—repair your hair! One of my favorite features about the Alterna hair care line is that all of their products are highly concentrated, meaning that you only have to use small amounts. Another nice feature about this kit is that you get a complete hair care regimen for about ¼ of the cost.

This kit includes trial size shampoo, conditioner, a treatment masque and a styling protein cream. It all comes in a cute, convenient travel bag.  The Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery Shampoo is a thick luxurious shampoo which replenishes moisture, protects color and has strand-building proteins, which help to reconstruct the hair individually. The Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery Conditioner, much like the shampoo, helps to protect hair color, restore and rebalance moisture and prevent future damage. Within just one week, you’ll notice your hair feeling softer and silkier and overall, HEALTHIER! The Caviar Repair RX Fill and Fix Treatment Masque is a wonderful weekly treatment to give your hair that extra oomph.  This hair masque has strong strand-building proteins which help to restructure, fill in any gaps and smooth the hair cuticle. Using it about once a week will give you the best results. The final product in the kit, Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream, is a thick, luscious styling cream that will help transform dry, brittle hair, making it manageable and silky-smooth. This product is best applied when hair is damp, before styling.


Hair In a Rut?

Published on by

Bring damaged, lifeless hair back to life with this soothing and repairing wonderful hair oil. This Neem and Coconut Hair Treatment oil was created to help prevent and repair damage to hair from heated styling tools and chemical processes. It also helps to strengthen and rejuvenate the hair follicles and shaft while reducing the protein loss in your hair. This product utilizes two main ingredients: Neem Oil and Coconut oil. Neem oil helps promote new hair growth by supporting a healthy scalp and hair follicle. Coconut oil is best known to provide a great environment for healthy, long hair and to prevent damage and hair loss. This treatment is ideal for sensitive scalps, as it soothes and reduces dryness or roughness by helping to reduce inflammation. Another great feature of this product is that it is 100% natural, meaning that it is free of any harsh or potentially damaging chemicals.

My Pro Tip: I use this hair oil on a weekly basis to keep dandruff and scalp irritation at bay. It also helps to strengthen and replenish my hair between regular color treatments and constant heat styling. To use this hair treatment, massage about a tablespoon of the product directly into your scalp. This step will neemtake about 2 minutes, as you want to make sure that you have applied the oil to your whole scalp, and a massage will help to stimulate your scalp and hair follicles. Allow the treatment to penetrate into your scalp for at least 30 min. Rinse out the product and follow this treatment with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Style as desired and enjoy your newly rejuvenated hair and scalp!


Guide to Gorgeous: Spring 2016 Editor’s Picks

Published on by

Overwhelmed by all the new products each season? Let the SkinStore beauty experts help. When we get our hands on something great we can hardly wait to share it with everyone! Here are just a few of the products we’ve recently fallen in love with.

Spring 2016 Editor's Picks

1. Topix Replenix Restorative Nighttime Bio-TherapyThis sophisticated, moisture-boosting, decadently rich night cream nourishes dry skin back to optimum health.

2. LaVanila Sport Luxe Deodorant Vanilla BreezeAn aluminum-free, vanilla and jasmine scented deodorant with SmartSport technology for an active life in motion.

3. UltraLuxe Enzyme Peeling CreamA gentle cream packed with exfoliating enzymes to reveal fresher, softer skin.

4. Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50Matte finish mist sets makeup, controls oil, and delivers UV photo-aging protection.

5. Alterna Caviar Repair RX Fill and Fix Treatment MasqueA deeply reparative treatment that leaves hair stronger, smoother, softer and shinier.

6. Anastasia Brow Definer – Medium BrownA retractable mechanical pencil with a thick, triangular tip that outlines brows and fills sparse areas.

To learn more about our top picks for Spring 2016, visit SkinStore.com!


Guide to Gorgeous: Spring 2016 Must-Haves

Published on by

Find your new must have products for Spring in SkinStore’s newest Guide to Gorgeous. When it comes to beauty products, we all have our tried and true faves, but with the number of new products that appear every day, how can you be sure you’re not missing your next must–have?! Check out our Spring Guide to see what’s new, noteworthy and sure to become your latest go–to product.

 G2G Spring 2016 - New and Now

Here are just a few that made the top of our list!

Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng and Biotin Volumizing Shampoo – This sulfate–free shampoo thickens and separates each strand as it cleanses to enhance volume and fullness.

Rodial Neck Mask – A bio–cellulose sheet mask formulated to smooth and tighten the neck area.

bareMinerals Skinsorials SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion – A unique anti–aging treatment serum to give your skin ridiculously glowy, healthy looking skin.

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil  – A bath oil with Moroccan Rose Otto Oil to nourish the skin and leave it lightly scented with roses.

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum – This overnight serum helps to fight wrinkles, firm skin and reduce imperfections.

Trophy Skin MiniMD Home Microdermabrasion – A mini microdermabrasion tool to exfoliate dead skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and mild scarring.

You can find these and all of our other Spring faves on SkinStore.com!


Frederic Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Tousling Spray

Published on by

FF169-frederic-fekkai-soleil-beach-waves-tousling-sprayThere is no faster way to damage your hair than to be addicted to heat styling. Not only is it damaging but it is also very time consuming. I’m sure we would all prefer just to let our hair air dry, but not all of us were born with tresses that look magnificent without some kind of heat styling. But now you can have that beach waves look without the infamous curling wand. The Frederic Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Tousling Spray is the key product to achieve this look and there is no need for anything else!

Give your hair a break from the trauma you put it through on a daily basis. Frederick Fekkai will do all the work for you! All you need to do is mist, scrunch, and go. Trying to grow out your locks? Give your hair a vacation from the heat tools and you will be amazed by how fast it will grow.

Imagine your hair having the body, fullness, and waves that make it look like you have been relaxing in the sea and sand. The sea salt in this Beach Spray gives your hair amazing texture for that “undone” look. Let your hair heal from years of damage and try out the messy but sexy look that has been all the rage.


Do you need a little bounce to your step?

Published on by

Are you tired of trying different products to bring some oomph into your hair? Tired of products claiming they can do one thing and you see no results? Well look no further, your go-to regimen is here! Alterna Caviar Repair RX Transformation Kit is a naturally based line(meaning no parabens, sulfates or phthalates) that will do exactly what is says-repair! One of my favorite features about the Alterna hair care line is that all of their products are highly concentrated, meaning that you only have to use small amounts! Another nice feature about this kit is that you get a complete hair care regimen for about a ¼ of the cost!

This kit includes trial size shampoo, conditioner, a treatment masque and a styling protein cream. It all comes in a conveniently cute travel bag as well. The Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery shampoo is a thick luxurious shampoo which replenishes moisture, protects color and has strand building proteins, which help to reconstruct the hair individually. The AR326-alterna-caviar-repair-rx-transformation-kitCaviar Repair RX Instant Recovery conditioner, much like the shampoo, helps to protect hair color, restore and rebalance moisture and prevent future damage. Within just one week you will notice your hair feeling softer and silkier and overall, HEALTHIER! The Caviar Repair RX Fill and Fix Treatment Masque is a wonderful weekly treatment to help your hair with some extra oomph. This hair masque has strong strand-building proteins which help to restructure strands and fill in any gaps and smooth in the hair cuticle. You will want to use that about once a week for the best results. The final product in the kit, Caviar Repair RX Re-Texturizing Protein Cream, is a thick, luscious styling cream that will help transform dry, brittle hair making it manageable and silky smooth. This product is best applied when hair is damp, before styling!

These products will help to repair your hair for about a month, and you will definitely see results. So, if your hair is feeling or looking a little dull, add some life back in with this wonderful trial kit! Easy regimen, cute bag and great hair – what more could you ask for?


Dry, Damaged Hair that feels lifeless?

Published on by

Alterna BAMBOO Volume Abundant Shampoo and Conditioner may be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Bamboo infuses hair with weightless moisture and nutrients to add volume and shine. In addition, Bamboo is filled with silica which is an important trace mineral that can stimulate blood flow to the scalp and encourage growth. Organic Maca root also encourages hair growth while adding strength and flexibility to hair follicles. One use of the abundant shampoo and conditioner and I saw a dramatic difference in the moisture and texture of my frizzy, dry, chemically treated hair. My hair was smooth and frizz was almost nonexistent and in its place was bouncy voluminous hair! The smell is a divine mixture of Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel and something my boyfriend would wear.

The weightless formula is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and GMOs. Alterna’s unique color hold technology infuses hair with a plant based melanin which protects color wash out and provides rinse resistant UVA and UVB protection. What more can I say? Buy a bottle today, you’ll thank me later.


Ginger, and Ginseng, and Biotin, Oh My!

Published on by

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Flat hair? We care! Don’t let your summer look fall flat. Instead, give it an easy boost with Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Spray. Our trifecta of hair-lovin’ ingredients, including ginger, ginseng, and biotin, work together to strengthen, smooth, and protect your strands.

There’s no need to sacrifice your summer fun to save your hair. Simply spray on a few blasts of Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Spray onto damp, post-shower hair, focusing on the roots. Using a round brush, blow your hair dry and watch it come back to life.

So how does it work? Three key ingredients combine their superpowers to take your hair to the next level.

Ginger doesn’t just accompany your sushi dinner! Rich in fatty acids, this powerful ingredient helps to prevent hair loss and thinning for fuller, healthier looking hair. It delivers a powerful punch of vitamins and nutrients essential to hair growth.

Ginger also helps to boost circulation, which is said to stimulate the hair follicles to grow hair longer and stronger.

 

Ginseng, another main ingredient in Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Spray, strengthens your strands from root to tip by increasing the absorption of nutrients. Yes, your hair needs its vitamins to grow healthy and strong! Make sure they are delivered right where they are needed with ginseng.

 

Biotin, the third ingredient in this strand-strengthening trifecta, is a B-vitamin known for fortifying hair by improving the keratin structure for glossier, voluminous hair.

Wave goodbye to thin, split-ended, sun-damaged hair, and say hello to full, beautiful locks. Spray it in, blow it out, and turn some heads with your gorgeous hair, Briogeo babes!


Why We Love Dry Shampoo

Published on by

alterna Dry ShampHave you ever had days when you just do not want to re-wash your hair?  It may be for the time it takes, the use of several products, or you’re just still in love with how awesome your hairstylist was able style your hair at your last appointment. We have all been there.  And this is where dry shampoo comes into play.  We love dry shampoo for many reasons. The main reason would be the time we save by just using one product to freshen our hair.  But there are a few others as well.  Dry shampoo absorbs oil, product buildup, and other impurities on our scalp.  It also nourishes and soothes our scalp during the process.  Adding volume to your hair is a breeze with dry shampoo.  Using dry shampoo also cuts down the heat damage applied to your hair. This automatically results in less damage to your hair while extending the life of your hair color.  And last but not least, it has a little magical way of extending the life of that amazing blowout or sassy style.

Alterna BAMBOO Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo is an amazing dry shampoo!  The formula is in a spray can that sprays translucent.  This type of spray formula and application method prevents any visible powdery residue to remain. Alterna’s formula also has Color Hold® technology to help retain and protect your hair color. Alterna’s Dry Shampoo is available in three scents, Mango Coconut, Lemon Sugar, and Sheer Blossom.  Grab a can and join the world of dry shampoo lovers!



SkinStore Blog
 Subscribe to our Feed
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook