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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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The warm sun and humidity are out to create a mess of our beautiful tresses again! Our hair becomes dry, brittle and the frizz factor is in full effect with the heat. Luckily, there is help to tame those hair baddies that summer brings our way.
To get a controlled style that enhances shine, tames unwanted frizz, and won’t weigh down voluminous hair, you can use a setting product. These kinds of products can be applied to hair while it is still damp or after you style to complete the look.
They can range from creams to oils and now even come in dry mists! Here are 3 progressive product suggestions to rock your hair care world!
Ampoules are underused skincare treatments in the industry. A lot of us have used them during a facial, but then forget about the lasting effects they can bring by using them at home. They can target our concerns, provide hydration, promote collagen, and help to restore our skin. Ampoules are stable, hygienic, and sealed until you are ready to use them.
Ampoules, or sometimes called fluids, can be beneficial for all skin types and concerns. They give our skin the necessary boost that it needs after traveling, post skin care procedure, during dry winters, or after a long hot summer. TheBabor skin care line carries fluids that help to boost collagen, calm and hydrate your skin, or provide your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You can choose from their collagen booster, distressing fluid, or the multi active vitamin fluid.
Ampoules are also great for whitening teeth! Try GoSmile products and their whitening system ampoules. You can see a noticeable difference in the brightness of your teeth in a short amount of time with no trays or strips needed.
Ampoules are also used for hair to help restore, protect and keep healthy. If you hair needs a little attention and repair, try a hydrating oil treatment by Phytoto smooth out split ends and provide damage control.
The next time your beauty regimen needs a boost, reach for an ampoule to get you the results you are looking for!
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