Winter can be really harsh on hair. It can cause drying, brittle ends and even breakage. Protect your hair against even the harshest of winters with these three tips for keeping your hair healthy and moisturized.
Since cold weather is very harsh and drying to the hair, be sure to use a deep moisturizing conditioner each time you wash your hair. Take a look at the ingredients and make sure it has a fair amount of natural oils and emollients. Also, take extra care when shampooing your hair to avoid shampoos with salt and sulfate, which dry the hair out. Try Zelo Salt & Sulfate Free Shampoo.
Use a Humidifier
I know what you’re thinking: but humidity is bad for your hair right? Not at all, although it’s usually the cause of frizz, a fairly humid environment keeps your hair and skin looking moisturized. Bonus: a humidifier is actually really great for keeping the skin supple and youthful.
Limit Your Blow-dry Time
Excessive heat is extremely damaging to your hair, especially in the winter. Always use a thermal protector and to limit your blow dry time, carefully pat your hair dry with a towel to remove as much moisture as possible before drying.
Ahh pinterest! Thanks for inspiring us with this awesome auburn red ombré. Fall hair is all about red, and right now we’re loving auburn hues. Here’s a super easy way to get the auburn red ombré look at home on dark hair.
Ombré your hair: Since I have naturally dark (level 2) hair I used an ombré kit to lighten my hair to a level 6/7. I followed left my roots dark and created an ombré pattern: DIY Ombré tutorial HERE
After lightening, cleanse and blow-dry your hair completely. Follow the manufacturers instructions: Mix entire tube (2 oz. each) of 5R + 7RC + 4 oz. of 10 VOL developer in a non metallic bowl, apply the product to your lightened hair, and about an inch higher than where your ombré begins.
Rinse your hair thoroughly but don’t shampoo. Apply Zelo Keratin Conditioner to your hair to seal your cuticles and protect the color and leave this in your hair for 15 minutes before rinsing and styling.
PROTECT: Always, ALWAYS use a thermal protector to protect your red hair from fast fading. Use CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray, before blow-drying and heat styling to protect your color from heat and UV ray fading. Get it HERE.
Why do salon blow-outs always seem to look smoother and last longer than blow-outs done at home? It’s so unfair right? What kind of Hogwarts sorcery do stylists perform to get our hair frizz-free and sleek all day, even in extremely humid south Florida weather?
Let’s crack this case wide open!
From talking to various hair stylists and YEARS of trial and error we have finally cracked the code to getting the perfect blow dry at home that is 100% sleek and shiny and stands up to frizz and humidity. Check out our3 Tips for a Longer Lasing Blow-Dry.
Tip 1: Always Blow-dry hair 100% Dry:
But it takes foreverrrrr! We know! The #1 cause of a poofy blow-out is hair that hasn’t been completely dried. Once you step outside and encounter any humidity: POOF! When you think you’re hair is dry, keep going; make sure there’s not one ounce of moisture left. I know it sucks and your arms are killing you but hey, think about what a great workout you’re getting.
Tip 2: Product Is Key
Your natural hair texture decides the longevity of your blow-dry. That’s why it is essential to use a leave-in product that controls your texture. Zelo CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray is the ultimate leave-in conditioner that provides thermal protection and makes your blow dry last longer by closing the cuticle with a barrier that protects hair from humidity and frizz and keratin protein that smooths away any blemishes in the cuticle, giving the hair a perfectly polished and sleek surface. Get it here!
Tip 3: Perfect Your Technique
At the end of the day, what makes a salon blow-out so great is the stylist’s technique. Here are a few blow-drying best practices you should always keep in mind:
Always blow-dry smaller sections instead of the entire head at once. Use clips to section your hair off.
Use a larger round brush to lift your roots for a more voluminous blow-dry.
Never blow-dry against the cuticle. Instead blow-dry downward (with the cuticle) for optimum sleekness.
Hey all!!! We came across several Zelo Keratin reviews by other bloggers and decided to re-share them here for you in the next couple of weeks. Let’s read what these beauty bloggers have to say about Zelo.
The following posting was originally written by Mindy from http://www.sincerelymindy.com.
I have struggled with my frizzy, coarse hair for as long as I can remember. It’s super thick, hard to manage, and a huge pain to style every single day. I blame it all on my parents. My Dad had a big ol’ Afro in high school, so I was either “blessed” with his hair genes, or the damage was done when my Mom spiral permed my hair over and over again as a child. Either way, my hair has been torturing me for as long as I can remember.
We all go through that phase in our lives when we’ve experimented so much with our hair that we suddenly find our beautiful tresses becoming dull and dry. If your hair needs a serious pick me up, a home-made coconut oil and honey hair mask can do the trick. This mask is perfect to provide great nourishment and some serious hydration to dry and damaged hair.
What You’ll Need:
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Raw Honey
For the coconut oil and raw honey you’ll want to use equal parts of each. For example, you can start with 1 tbsp. of coconut oil and 1 tbsp. of honey, mix it together in the bowl with the spoon. For longer hair, you may find that you need just a little more of each, or maybe less all together for shorter hair.
Before you start, you’ll want to place the towel around your neck to keep the mask from getting all over your clothes. Take the mask and apply to sections of your hair from top to bottom using your hands. Be sure to generously and evenly cover your hair with the mask. When done, simply clip your hair up and let the mask process for 30 to 40 minutes.
Note: You can apply the mask to wet or dry hair. Applying the mask to wet hair is highly recommended as it’ll be much easier.
Finally, wash your hair as usual with shampoo and conditioner and done. Enjoy your hydrated, revived tresses!
Before trying any home-made remedy, it is always good practice to take a small amount of the ingredients you are going to use and test them on a small patch of skin for a few minutes. If the area turns red and itchy or you feel any type of discomfort it’ll be best to avoid using those ingredients, try an alternative remedy instead. If no reaction occurs, then it is probably safe to use for your skin.
Admit it. You are completely obsessed with American Horror Story Coven. Same here! All that witchy girl power gets us super excited! We’re also loving this season’s hair. Here’s a definitive list of the best hairstyles from American Horror Story Coven (with tutorials).
1. Zoe Benson (Shiny and Straight)
Straight, shiny locks. This one should be a dosie. But alas, for frizzy, unmanageable textures this sleek look can seem impossible.
HOW TO: Check out Zelo’s line of frizz fighting products. The upcoming Zelo Control Plus Spray delivers 12 benefits to the hair including shine and manageability. Simply spray Control Plus to damp hair and blow-dry using a round brush for the most amazing silky, shiny, frizz-free blowout you’ve ever had in your life. It’s like…magic!
2. Misty Day (Bohemian Curls)
HOW TO: Use a curling wand with Zelo Velvet Gloss for soft wavy curls then run your fingers through your hair to loosen them up a bit. Add in a few feather extensions and you could pass for Misty Day’s twin…or Ke$ha.
3. Marie Laveau (Havana Twists)
HOW TO: This style is ideal for coarser, curlier hair that will hold the twists.Part your hair into 1″ sections and separate that section into two strands. Twist the strands around each other. Secure the ends with a rubber band. Always keep your twists hydrated with Zelo Velvet Gloss.
4. Myrtle Snow (Big Red Hair)
Okay, this may not be the sleekest hairstyle but, as Myrtle would say, “don’t be a hater, dear”. We are in love with her big red hair.
HOW TO: You’ll need a crimping tool and a comb for backcombing handy. Here’s a great tutorial on crimping technique.
I am absolutelyIN LOVE with this product!! I tried this for the first time almost 4 weeks ago. I have naturally kinky/curly hair that is extremely thick and hard to manage. Zelo gave me beautiful straightened hair and made my hair softer and more manageable without permanently changing my curl pattern. Over the past 4 weeks I have enjoyed wearing my hair both straight AND curly with this treatment in!! I was able to wear my hair straight for over a week without having to retouch with the flat iron at all until I washed it again. This product does exactly what it says, I am ordering another batch today, and telling all of my friends about it!! – Charlesa
I don’t brag about anything I haven’t tried myself, and I am so happy I decided to give this product a chance!! -Charlesa
More pictures of my hair after using this product. This was the next day after treatment. Hair was super SHINY and SILKY with NO PRODUCT ADDED!!I got so many compliments. Again I am 100% natural. I think my hair looks better with this treatment in it than it ever did with a perm!!I am not a beautician but I take very good care of my hair and I did this treatment at home myself. Sooo easy!! – Charlesa