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Dry Scalp Vs. Dandruff: What Is The Difference?

OVERVIEW: If you have a dry, flaking scalp, you may suspect dandruff. But it could be a sign of dry scalp. Dandruff and dry scalp have the same main symptoms, which are falling flakes and an itchy scalp, but they are two different conditions. 

 

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Dry Scalp: 

  1. Smaller, Dry Flakes
  2. Itchy Scalp
  3. Dry skin on other parts of the body

You get dry scalp when your skin has too little moisture. The skin on your scalp becomes irritated and flakes off. If your scalp is dry, the skin on other parts of your body, like your arms and legs, could be dry, too. 

Dry scalp can also be triggered by factors like these:

  1. old, dry air
  2. Contact dermatitus caused by a reaction to products you apply to your scalp, like Shampoo, Styling Gel, and Hairspray 
  3. Older age

    I would suggest using Tea Tree Special Shampoo+Conditioner. This will help put some moisture back into your hair.
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Dandruff

  1. Oily, Large flakes that are yellow or white
  2. Itchy Scalp
  3. Oily, Red, Scaly skin
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The main cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that turns the skin oily, red, and scaly. The white or yellow scales flake off, creating dandruff. You can get seborrheic dermatitis anywhere you have oil glands, including your eyebrows, groin, armpits, and along the sides of your nose. In babies it’s called cradle cap.

Often, a fungus called malassezia triggers dandruff. This fungus normally lives on your scalp. Yet some people have too much of it, and it causes skin cells to multiply more quickly than usual. 

Certain factors can cause malassezia to multiply, including:

  1. Age
  2. Hormones
  3. Stress
     

Try Kenra Dandruff Shampoo, which can also be used for dry scalp if it is a mild case. 

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BOX COLOR: NOT EVEN ONCE!

 

 

Here's an experiment I did a week ago, showing you that box color doesn't always do what it says it will do. Since box color is a universal product it says it will work for everyone, but what it doesn't state is that everyone has different outcomes because everyone's hair is different. I do understand that some clients have gotten the exact same outcome of the lady on the box, but how did your hair feel afterwords?  I bet 8 times out of 10 your hair felt like straw or hay, especially after using the blonde.

SO PLEASE!

Just do yourself a favor and stay away from the box color. Come to me and let me do what I am here to do for you. 

How much should I tip my Stylist?

So, What is your hairstylist worth?

So, What is your hairstylist worth?

I get this question as a hairstylist everyday and honestly, I believe you should tip your hairstylist what you believe that they are worth (No sugar coating the truth).

I don't worry about what my clients tip me. I care about these 3 things: 

  1. Is MY client happy with the service they requested?
  2. Does MY client feel like a million bucks walking out of the salon?
  3. Did MY client Pre-Book to come see me again in 6-8 weeks?


 I started doing hair because I love making people feel great about themselves, not because of the money. To me, It's a great feeling knowing that I made someone feel wonderful about themselves with a haircut/color. Focusing on customer service is also another big thing.
When my client is in my chair, I love to make them feel welcome, rather that be talking about the stresses going on in life, giving advice, etc... Just simply being that person who "Listens" to their client is, in my eyes, the best customer service a person could ever encounter. 

So while deciding to leave a tip next time your in the salon, Think of these 3 questions:

  1. Did my stylist do what I requested?
  2. Did my stylist listen to me?
  3. How did my stylist treat me during the service? 

When you have all your answers, THEN you choose what you believe is a good tip. 

What is Olaplex?

What is Olaplex?

    Olaplex is a bond multiplier containing a single active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and cross linking them back together to form disulfide bonds before, during and after services. Disulfide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes.

Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is against animal testing.
(Source: http://help.olaplex.com/hc/en-us/articles/205570248-What-Is-Olaplex-)

From the box:
Olaplex is not a magic wand. You can push the envelope and process further and lift higher, but you cannot take dark and damaged hair and make it platinum blonde and healthy-looking in 90 minutes.

In my eyes, Olaplex is a magical product! If your hair is compromised, it can be used as a "reset" button for your hair and by doing so allows you to rebuild the strength, structure, and integrity to the point where a color service would then be feasible once again on your hair.

Next time you go into the salon, ask your stylist to use olaplex before your service or with your color formula.

Next time you go into the salon, ask your stylist to use olaplex before your service or with your color formula.

Olaplex can also be used as a deep conditioning treatment. It smooths and seals the cuticle, which will greatly help the strength and integrity of the hair internally before the external layer is addressed.


What is the Olaplex NO.3 Hair Profector?
Number 1 and 2 are used at the salon, whereas number 3 is a take home product for the client. It has the same active ingredient as both the No. 1 and No. 2. It enables you to maintain strong, healthy in between services as it continues to link bonds within your hair.

What is a color correction, and why does it cost so much?

In the hair industry, there are many different kinds of color corrections, here are just two of them.

The first type of color correction is making your dark hair color much lighter.

Have you ever gone to the salon and asked to go blonde after you've colored your hair with box color more than 4 times? It is not as easy as it sounds. Your hair would need to be "color cleansed" more than once, and then after you get the desired level, we would need to put on another color for the desired tone.

The second would be making lighter hair darker.

If you have very light hair and your wanting to go darker, We would need to fill your hair since the blonde has no pigment, and then put the desired tone on top. Have you ever put a dark color on your hair and then a few days later you wash it and it falls right out? Its because your hair doesn't have any warm pigments to hold onto that darker color.

Some color corrections are much easier than others and may take a whole day or several weeks to accomplish. Typically a color correction can be very costly, time consuming, and can be very damaging to your hair.  

So why are you paying $100.00 an hour for a color correction? 

When doing a color correction, I am using ounces and ounces of color to get you to the look you want. I find that most people want to go from a dark color to a light color. This takes some time and most people think its just throwing bleach on your hair and calling it good. Well, its not.  When applying bleach to your hair, it produces pigments that are distributed throughout your hair follicle. Have you noticed that your hair has to pass colors such as red, orange, yellow, and then pale yellow? Not leaving the bleach on long enough can cause unwanted tones. Not to mention, having to tone with the right colors to get rid of brassy tones, green tones, red tones, etc. is a huge step in the color correction.

So before you decide to take matters into your own hands, you might make things even worse.  Let me help you get to your desired look the right way. Take a look at these photos of one my clients after she tried lightening her hair herself. 

This is a Color Correction i have done. My client put a color extracting product on her hair and then put on bleach. You can see that her roots turned yellow, her mid shaft turned brown, and her ends turned yellow. The reason her roots turned yellow is simply because she had no color on it. The mid-shaft had color on it which made it harder for it to pull out. This photo was the first time she came in to get it fixed. I had to bleach her out and then tone her. She has been coming back to get closer to her desired tone which is silver.

This is a Color Correction i have done. My client put a color extracting product on her hair and then put on bleach. You can see that her roots turned yellow, her mid shaft turned brown, and her ends turned yellow. The reason her roots turned yellow is simply because she had no color on it. The mid-shaft had color on it which made it harder for it to pull out. This photo was the first time she came in to get it fixed. I had to bleach her out and then tone her. She has been coming back to get closer to her desired tone which is silver.

After 4 1/2 months, we finally got her to a silver tone! It took some time, But her hair thanks her for it. 

After 4 1/2 months, we finally got her to a silver tone! It took some time, But her hair thanks her for it.