Archive for the ‘Hair Care’ Category

T3 Source Shower Filters

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T3 is a well-known and trusted brand in the industry for producing high quality styling tools which improve the condition of your hair, and help you to look your best. T3 uses tourmaline which is a gemstone that naturally produces negative ions to smooth and condition the hair follicle. This same technology is used in T3’s new line of beauty showerheads. The new beauty showerheads are the first shower filters that are clinically proven to improve the health of your hair while adding body and shine.  They have a patented filtration technology that removes up to 95% of chlorine and other impurities in the water to condition and protect your hair and skin. This filtration is ideal for color-treated hair and extensions.

The T3 filters come in three different convenient options: The hand-held which attaches to the shower for mobility and ease, the source showerhead, and the inline which can attach to any existing shower head; as one-size-fits-all design for easy use. Anyone who washes their hair will benefit from using the source showerhead or hand-held source showerhead because chlorine and frequent washing will strip and damage your hair. The beauty shower actually transforms the chlorine by combining copper, zinc, and calcium into a larger element that the hair can’t absorb.  The results have been amazing at reducing frizz by 64%, an increase in body by 47%, and a 28% increase in shine.

Aside from being a cutting edge hair tool, the rainfall of the shower is soothing and relaxing to the body and great for your skin.  The T3 source shower filter showerhead has 8 different spray settings for a customized shower. It is recommended to change the filter about every 3-6 months for optimal results depending on which shower you decide to go with.  The indicator light will indicate when you need to change the filter and are easily replaced. All three beauty showers come with a 2 year warranty and repair options for customers.

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Tame Your Hair During the Windy Season

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We are entering that time again! Time to converge from Winter to Spring with the uncontrollable traits the weather brings. This season brings cloudy days and wind. It’s difficult during this time to manage your tresses and keep it sleek. Luckily, we have ways to cheat around the road blocks!

Fight unruly and frizzy hair with the proper combat tools. If your hair is thick or coarse you can look to a sleek cream to nourish the hair, enhance shine and tame fly away’s. If your hair is fine you can look at different mists to protect strands and helps fight frizz with a weightless formula. Most of these types of products are applied at the end of your hair routine and take less than one minute. The products you can find will range from mists, lotions and even heavier creams that work to assist with your most current hair styles. Just to name a few raved-about products that relate: Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist, Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Frizz-Correcting Styling Lotion and Alterna BAMBOO Shine Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream. All you have to do now is decide which hair woes you’d like to banish!


Hot Ingredient: Lavender

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Lavender is widely used in the cosmetic industry in a variety of bath products, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical creams. The essential oil of lavender is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Throughout history Lavender has been used to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Lavender is also widely believed to help relax the body and mind and used as a sleep aide. In skincare products lavender oil can be used on all skin types to help treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or acne. Lavender is also used in shampoos to help prevent and treat dandruff. A few of our favorite products that contain lavender are:

L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo: L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo smoothes and softens capillary fibers, leaving your hair looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky. A natural complex of 5 essential oils, including Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli, plus wheat proteins, work together in synergy to help repair, strengthen, regenerate and soften dry and damaged hair.

Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil: As an essential oil, Lavender is simply unsurpassed and is truly a miracle worker. Often referred to as ‘burns first aid’, Lavender’s anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties are amazing. Combine this with its soothing and calming impact on the skin and intoxicating scent and you have a fabulous, multi-purpose body oil, that is simple enough to use every day. Perfect for use all over the body, after showering, before your body moisturizer and for body massage.

Pevonia Soothing Propolis Concentrate: This richly repairing micro-emulsified serum contains a high concentration Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France. Combined with Lavender, Propolis Concentrate calms, heals, and truly enriches your skin. Anti-bacterial and decongesting, this vaso-constricting formulation alleviates micro-circulation problems and strengthens your fragile skin.

EmerginC Lavender Toner: A gentle toner for all skin types, but especially suited for sensitive skin.


Red Carpet Ready Hair

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It’s that glamorous time of year again, award show season! When our favorite celebrities strut their stuff down the red carpet, it’s fun for us to recreate some of the hottest looks. One hairstyle that stood out above the rest at the Golden Globes was Reese Witherspoon’s tousled waves. To recreate this look at home we’ve selected a few of our favorite products that will best achieve this style.

First apply Frederic Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray throughout dry hair, then apply a small amount of Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream to the ends of the hair. Next, using a medium round brush and blow drier add extra volume to the roots.  Then wrap 1.5 inch sections of hair around a one inch curling iron using light tension to create loose waves. We suggest T3 Twirl 1 inch Curling Iron. Once you have completed the entire head take pieces of hair at the crown of the head and tease to create a sexy lift. Finish off the look with Frederic Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray and Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Sheer Glossing Shine Mist for shine. Taadah! Now you’re ready to show off your beautiful locks at home!


My Top 4 Winter Hair Care Solutions

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Just like our skin, the moisture levels in our hair can change with the season. Many of us experience drier skin and hair in the winter time. Dry hair is boring and dull! Why not give your hair some TLC with some of my all time favorites!

  1. Alterna Caviar Overnight Hair RESCUE – Repairs damaged hair while you sleep!
  2. Neil Geroge Intense Repair Mask – Maintains color and improves its strength and elasticity!
  3. Phyto Huile D Ales Intense Hydrating Oil Treatment – Stimulates the regeneration of Keratin!
  4. Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment – Repairs even the most damaged hair!

Well, there you have it! Those are my top 4 favorite hair care solutions for the cold winter months. Of course, these wonderful products aren’t just for winter. They are all designed to repair your hair year round!


Frederic Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner

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Our hair needs special attention at times, especially in the cold and dry winter months. Most of us heat style and color treat our hair and the results are usually dry, brittle, or broken hair. Our hair goes through a lot, so it’s important to use the right products that will keep us looking fabulous. Luckily Frederic Fekkai has a reparative conditioner that will help to condition and hydrate your hair, so we can relax a little while this conditioner does all the work.

The Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner is ideal for those of us that blow dry, flat iron relax, or color treat our hair, which is most of us! This miracle in a bottle contains soy and milk proteins which will help to reinforce the hair and smooth out the cuticle. It also contains jojoba and sweet almond protein which will help to promote growth and strengthen the hair, providing more manageability.

The Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner works very quickly, so you don’t need to leave it in but you can if you would like to use it as a deep conditioning solution. Immediately your hair will feel softer and more hydrated. It also works really well for helping to reduce static because it’s extremely hydrating and conditioning to the hair. You can also try the Frederic Fekkai Protein Rx Anti Breakage Treatment Mask and use it with the conditioner for added benefits.

If you are looking for an everyday conditioner or a weekly solution for your stressed hair, the Protein Rx Reparative Conditioner could be your answer!


Oil Treatments for Hair

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For as long as I can recall oil treatments for healthy shiny hair have been popular. As a teen the old VO5 hot oil treatment was a favorite with my older sisters. Today we have many more options available to us, and I have a new appreciation for the benefits of topical oil treatments. With years of heat abuse from the blow dryer, to the flat iron, to color treatments hair can become brittle to a point where it is literally breaking off and preventing length.

There are many oil solutions available at SkinStore in our hair department. Leading the pack with 9 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 possible stars is the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist. This oil infuses hair with anti-oxidants and is nutrient rich to help eliminate frizz and protect hair from that damage done through heat styling, plus its color safe. Alterna also offers the Bamboo Smooth Pure Kendi Oil Pure Treatment which is in dropper form and it too banishes frizz, is humidity resistant and safe for color treated hair.

Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract is another solution that offers over 50% concentration of orange and lavender essential oils to stimulate microcirculation on the scalp, strengthens the hair, and cleans your scalp of unwanted debris.

The final featured product is the Phyto Huile D Ales Intense Hydrating Oil that is a 100% natural botanical solution that provides nourishment and hydration to dry and chemically treated hair.

We offer many more oil treatments for your hair though we have just featured a few. So come on by and check out our hair department if you are looking for any hair care item, chances are, we have it!

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Beachy Hair with Frederic Fekkai Coiff

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Want to add volume and texture to your hair? The Frederic Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing spray gel will add a little life to your locks with just a few sprays.

The messy beach look is really popular this season. You can fake the all day beach blown look by applying this spray gel to the roots and ends of your hair. For best results work the product into damp hair with your fingers, no comb or brush is needed for this effortless style. The finished look is a messy medium hold style that is still soft and lets your hair move with no sticky or crunchy feeling.

The Coiff Bouffant contains rice and jojoba proteins along with Panthenol to protect and hydrate your hair from root to tip. Panthenol will help to seal the hair cuticle providing your hair with shine and moisture.

If your hair is straight the product will add more texture and wave if you let your hair air dry in true beach fashion. If your hair is already curly this product will enhance the curl while adding texture and volume.

This is a must have hair product perfect for your on the go lifestyle! How do you style your beachy hair? Share with us in the comments below, and remember to enter into our latest GIVEAWAY! Visit our Facebook  page for more details!!


Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost

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Is your hair looking dull and in need of a pick me up? This quick treatment will take those dull lifeless locks from humdrum to vibrant. This weekly Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost will recharge your hair’s shine and hair color in just a few short minutes. This Paraben, gluten, mineral oil and phthalate free formula is perfect for natural or color treated hair. The light weight formula will not weigh hair down; instead you will have silky manageable voluminous hair.

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Fight Frizz and Static

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If you’re like most people your hair will get heat styled, tangled, and damaged all in the course of one day. With all the damage we do it’s hard to find the right product to condition your hair without weighing it down. The perfect solution is the Alterna Hemp with Organics Leave in Conditioner. This ultra hydrating hair treatment contains hemp seed oil to help hydrate, protect, and restore your hair’s moisture levels.

This leave in hair saver also contains sunflower seed and avocado extract as well as antioxidants to hydrate and protect the hair from dryness and breakage. Nutrient activated enzymes also help to hydrate and strengthen the hair to prevent dryness, damage and breakage.

The application is easy, you simply spray on your hair after it is towel dried and comb from roots to ends, then style as usual.The hemp organics leave in conditioner is great for all hair types. For ultra fine hair or very oily scalp use this product as an overnight treatment, you can spray it through your hair in the PM then rinse in the AM and you will still get the benefits!

All of the Alterna products contain an enzyme delivery system that allows the hair to absorb essential ingredients and nutrients for optimal keratin production. Alterna also incorporates their patented color hold technology which will protect your hair color from fading and washing out.

Alterna is free of Sulfates, Parabens, Gluten, Phthalates, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Color, DEA, TEA, Paraffin, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum and PABA. Check out Alterna’s additional products and you will be amazed with the results!

Have a favorite leave-in conditioner?! Share with us!

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