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Tips for blonde hair drying to prevent frizziness

May 20, 2012 By: manager Category: Blonde Hair Colors, blonde hilites, hilites, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, styling

this cream is awesome to use before you blow dry your hair. Use about a dime size for a full head

this cream is awesome to use before you blow dry your hair. Use about a dime size for a full head

You know and I know that when you have blonde hair and it’s frizzy it doesn’t look as good as the stylist at the salon when she does it. So here are some fun tips to help prevent the frizz before you dry your hair:

1. Prestyling efforts are important. Try to towel blot and do not RUB the hair dry. EEEK! That just makes your hair worse or the one I love the most is the turban style of drying. That is also not a favorable effort because the ends where the water is held will have the towel absorb and then they will get dry and frizzy with the scalp still be damp or still wet. So instead try this tip by towel blotting which is squeezing the excess water out of the hair and then take the towel and squeeze at the scalp to get the excess out of there. Then take your product to prevent frizzy such as the Shine Drops from Wella Sebastian put a few drops in your hand add a little water to dilute so it doesn’t feel greasy and apply to the ends first than work it through the hair and scalp area.

2. while drying. rather than let your hair fly all over the place like a tornedo, direct the blow dryer with concenter (that’s on the end of the blowdryer that gives direction) towards the scalp first than take it to the ends. this will prevent your hair from getting frizzed out and knotty.

3. gym time. before sweeping the hair into a tight ponytail, mist your bursh with a leave in conditioner or hair spray. This will keep your hair in place while conditioning and holding it together. To prevent frizz, choose sprays that don’t contain water.

I hope these tips help. If you would like to watch my video from flat to fluffy on you tube, this will teach you how to create some curls with naturally wavy hair. It’s funny and informative.

Are you a Blonde on the Run at Indulge Salon?

May 18, 2012 By: manager Category: Blonde Hair Colors, blonde hilites, french haircutting, hilites, Keratin Smoothing Treatments

platinum hair color haircut model with Wella Professional

platinum hair color haircut model with Wella Professional

Hey, are you a Blonde on the run? I started this entire collection of blondes many years ago because I always heard that they were running around doing this and that. So I made  a collection of blondes that are scrumptious and gorgeous.

Basically, I take the color at the scalp and I prelighten the hair so that it looks a little lighter for the spring and summer. Than I take the seasonal highlights technique that is most popular such as the french balyage and french balayage (the are both referenced) as a french way of natural hair painting. Isn’t that cool?

Then we tone the hair to the glorious shade of beach bunny blonde, butterscotch blonde, cowgirl blonde in case you didn’t know is a strawberry blonde. We also have the ash blondes and the platinum diva blondes. So when you are ready for some powerful blonde highlights just call us at ;717.718.4465 or 717.846.4424 or check out the beautiful colors on our website at

New Beachy waves/romantic curls done at Indulge Salon

April 25, 2011 By: manager Category: french haircutting, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, layered haircut, styling

Why not play up your curls by adding some gel to your curl while wet, wrap athe curls around your fingers and set with some clips till dry. When your hair is totally dry, unclip the clips and take some Wella Sebastian Liquid gloss through your hair and sex it up by tossing your hair upside down and shake it out baby! Beautiful romantic curls for the day. If you want to get a second day out of it put it up in an updo.

To expand your hair with some natural looking curls apply styling creme or mousse as Sebastian Forte to give more support to your hair when using a curling iron. We suggest a 1″ or more curling iron for long hair and wrap the 1″ curling iron around your hair vertical meaning up and ddown which gives more volume. If the hair is over blonded utilize the Sebastian Trililant to protect the hair that has been processed and over blown dried. If you can visualize a spiral is how you want the hair to look. Let the hair cool and then shake it out or individually separate the curl.  Then spray with the Sebastian Spray Forte.

Are sulfates harsh in shampoo?

April 17, 2011 By: manager Category: blonde hilites, hilites, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, shampoo

This is the skinny on sulfates in shampoo or any other detergent. You heard it here! In many yearssulfates are part of the cleansers in detergents, shampoo’s and any other cleaner. They make the bubbles. Certainly you have heard rumors that sulfate-based surfactants are harsh such as garage floor cleaners. It’s important that these “ideas” or “rumors” are taken out of context be cleared up. Many ingredients are used for multiple purposes, but at different strenghts which make them suitable for that specific use. For example, if you take cinnamon in its undiluted form, it can burn your mouth or skin, yet it is safely used in  lower levels every day in common foods and candy. How about that!

With surfactants, the same properties that make an ingredient useful for cleaning hair make it useful for cleaning clothes or floors, but not the same strength. A company we use that supplies us with shampoo’s and conditioners called P&G formulate their mixtures with different surfactants to successfully balance mildness to skin and hair with effective cleaning performance. They are used at diluted levels that are safe for intended use in shampoo. A surfactant is a primary ingredient in soaps and shampoos that provide the cleansing benefit. Sulfate-based surfactants (sodium lauryl sulfact, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laurly sulfate, ammontium laureth sulfate) are often a part of shampoos. I know from my experience learning how to make natural soaps that theremust be a sudsy type of cleaner to actually clean skin. These have been effective ingredients in the cosmetic industry for decades. Ammonium laurel sulfates can relax permanent waves and they can dry the hair if used in on color treated hair. We always recommend the “stripping” type of shampoo’s that remove the wax buildup are still recommended to prepare the hair before hair color or chemical service. However, these cleansing shampoo’s should not be used on a daily basis. If well water is existing in the household we absolutely recommend it 2-3x per week to break down the minerals that can accumulate on the shaft of the hair and become heavy and limp. There are specific times to use these stronger shampoos then other daily use.

Claims that formulas without sulfates are safter or milder than sulfate-containing formulas can be misleading. Consumers use carefully formulated products, not single ingredients, and what matters is the performance of the complete formula. P&G shampoos are formulated with mixtures of different surfactants to successfully balance to the cleanser and cleaning performance. You may have wondered, do sulfates cause cancer? This is a myth that has been circulating the internet for over a decade without merit or scientific data support. The safety of sodium lauryl sulfate, and the other sulfates mentioned above were all re-reviewed by the US Cosmetic Ingredient Revieiew Expert Panel in 2002, who thoroughly considered more than 250 new scientific studies on these ingredients, and none of the studies suggested that the sodium laurel sulfates could cause cancer.  The rumors were deteriorated by organizations that had a direct interest such as The American Cancer Society, Snopes. com, The US Cosmetic Ingredient Rreview Panel.

Can I have a Keratin Smoothing treatment after my color?

March 23, 2011 By: admin Category: Keratin Smoothing Treatments

Of course you can! Brazilian Blowout has been a sore subject amongst many salon professionals

and consumers. Due to the highly publicized information of misuse of the

products by salon owners, the mistakes in testing containers, and the general

knowledge the company has really taken a hit. Unfortunately, the company

said that their is no formadehyde in the product. The testing facility said it did.

Who do you believe? The testing facility had many smoothing and relaxing

treatments in their testing area and the assistant touched the containers which

caused a lot of legal problems for the testing facility then in turn caused problems

for the Brazilian Blowout Company. All in all, the FDA says that if their are

traces of formadehyde in the product that less than 2% you do not have to

report this to the general public. We have more formadehyde in our skin care

products in drug stores, grocery stores, etc. It actually will preserve products.

So the company had less than .0002 of traces. They reformulated and their

are absolutely 0 traces of formadehyde. We have used the orginally formuala

and the new one. We do not see a change in results. We will continue to use

this amazing product. With that being said, you can use this safe product on

colored hair.

I have been using all types of relaxers, straighteners, ammonia

type of smoothing straighteners, Keratin treatments and found that the Brazilian

blowout is by far the best treatment we have experienced. This treatment is

loaded with acai berry super nutrient complex ingredients that surround the

hair shaft and actually protects it. We have been performing these treatments

to the fullest by applying this treatment after a hair color service. ALL of the

clients we have encountered said their hair color has lasted longer and they

do not start to see the frizzy or “puffiness” that comes with this type of hair

until the treatment starts to wear off in 8-12 weeks. We totally support the

product because of the fantastic smoothing results we have achieved. Not all

salons are the same. We go to any length to know the information required to

give the best results. Essentially all of of staff are trained to perform the services

and are certified by Brazilian Blowout and our own in house training that I