In the Pool: Why Your Hair Turns Green And How to Fix It

One of my favorite things about the summer is swimming. Whether you’re swimming in an ocean, lake, river or pool, hot weather just begs for a quick dip in cool water! Unfortunately, if you spend a lot of time in the water, you might notice that your hair turns green. It can also create a color cast on darker hair tones, so don’t think your brunette hair is immune to this issue! Typically we think…

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The Best Air Drying Tips for Your Hair

It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Just letting your hair dry itself should be no nonsense and hassle free, right? Unfortunately taking that approach seems to just result in frizzy, lifeless hair that somehow takes all day to approach dry. In the meantime your head is cold and damp. I love to air dry my hair, and I’ve found a lot of ways to make it dry faster as well as look a lot better…

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The Best Products for Air Drying Your Hair

In the last year or so a lot of new hair styling products specifically geared toward air drying your hair have been released, and let me tell you that they have revolutionized my hair routine. Today I’m sharing my favorite products for air drying your hair. I have a lot of hair on my head, and it is very fine. It can take about 10-12 hours to dry fully when left alone, so until pretty…

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How do Shampoo and Conditioner Work?

How do shampoo and conditioner work? In many ways, shampoo is simply a body wash, with slight modifications to improve it’s performance for your hair. The same basic principles that applied to soap apply to shampoo. The basic cleanser in shampoo is the same surfactant that is used in soap. Lathering agents, thickeners and other additives to adjust pH and add moisture and fragrance are added, but the basic shampoo is very similar to a…

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Winter Hair Pampering: Nexxus Bundle at Costco

I know that I’m not the only one whose hair is starting to act up lately. I’ve been working non-stop it seems over the holidays at my “real” job, which means very little time with my family and even less time for me and my hair! That’s when the arctic freeze came roaring into Michigan. The cold weather, lower humidity and more time inside has combined with being seriously overdue for a salon appointment, resulting…

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