Jojoba Oil: 3 Key Benefits For Your Hair

On January 6, 2016 by Corey Powell

If you’re curious to learn more about the benefits of using jojoba oil for your hair, then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’re going to highlight some of the key benefits this oil can provide for your hair – so without any further introduction – let’s get straight to it.

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Benefit 1: Increased Volume
For people who have thinning or fine hair, jojoba oil is the perfect conditioner. After just a few applications, you’ll soon begin to notice the improved thickness it creates and you’ll be delighted to discover that the effect persists for as long as you continue using the oil.

Benefit 2: Fantastic Hydration
One of the keys to healthy looking hair is making sure it’s well hydrated. However, with the myriad of shampoos and hair conditioners on the market right now, it’s disappointing to discover how drying many of these products can be.

Fortunately, jojoba oil has the ability to hydrate your hair from within, which goes a long way towards keeping your hair well hydrated, regardless of the type of shampoo you’re currently using.

Benefit 3: Shine, Softness, & Elasticity
These three traits are considered the “holy grail” of healthy hair and there’s growing evidence to support the fact that jojoba oil helps to improve all three. Most users report that their hair feels stronger – yet softer – after using jojoba oil regularly for as little as two weeks.

Overall, it’s safe to say that jojoba oil is one of the most effective treatments for any hair type. If you were to invest in some quality jojoba oil and commit to using it regularly, you’re going to be shocked and delighted with the results it will give you.

So, if you’re weighing up the pros and cons of trying this oil, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.

 

About the author: Sherry Harris is the solopreneur of Sherry’s Life. On the blog she writes about any and everything related to hair care and hair tips.

 

 

#MakeoverMonday with Kayslee Collins

On May 11, 2015 by Corey Powell

Kayslee Collins had an important meeting to attend for a job and came in to see me to have the pink removed from her hair and bring her back to her natural color, blonde. We removed as much of the pink as possible in one day without compromising the integrity of her hair. We had her come in the following day to add some balayage highlights and lowlights to create some contrast. Kayslee has beautiful hair and is such a beautiful girl! She is stunning as a natural blonde, do you agree? Leave comments below!

 

#makeovermonday with Corey Powell

#makeovermonday with Corey Powell

Michelle Monaghan for FAULT

On May 4, 2015 by Corey Powell
My client Michelle Monaghan looking fantastic in her photo shoot for FAULT Magazine. I had just taken her blonde down a few shades, making her hair look more natural and sun-kissed. I added balayage highlights using Solaris bleach and Olaplex to keep the hair in amazing condition.
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5 Tips for Healthy Blonde Hair Color

On December 22, 2014 by Corey Powell

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After investing time and money into your beautiful blonde hair color, making sure it stays healthy and shiny should be of importance as well. To make sure you do, I have 5 easy tips that can help make your daily haircare routine a success for beautiful looking blonde tresses.

  1. Be consistent with one colorist, once you have found him/her make sure you discuss maintenance and up-keep.
  2. Using a Sulfate and Sodium Chloride free shampoo is a must. This will avoid dehydrating your hair making it brittle and dull.
  3. If Using a purple shampoo, only use every other or third wash.
  4. Use a heat and UV protectant on your hair to protect for sun and heat damage.
  5. Always invest in a good Conditioner, you already invested in your hair so make sure you get a good conditioner to keep it nourished.

Let me know if you found these tips helpful or have any questions for me in the comments below.

Key Points for Sexy, Shiny, Beautiful Hair

On December 4, 2014 by Corey Powell

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How many of you want healthy, beautiful, sexy, shiny hair?

Do you ever wonder: How do I get that shiny beautiful hair I see on magazines and red carpets?

 

Like the late Vidal Sassoon used to say “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good”, and my mentor Jose Eber likes to say “Shake your hair darling” who were both inspirational and very talented hair gurus. They were definitely on to something.

 

I am going to share with you a few of my hair secrets in just a few steps which I like to incorporate into my services at the salon, and if followed at home can help keep your hair healthy and shiny.

 

1. When a client comes in to see me the first thing that happens is one of my assistants begins combing out the tangles and knots. I have them use a wide tooth comb, which I suggest the same for you as brushing can cause breakage. Start at the ends and work your way toward the scalp.

2. Now you are able to apply the natural oils (which I will recommend next) for conditioning and protection. It’s best to begin at the ends where the majority of damage and breakage occurs. Working your way up the hair shaft then finally towards the scalp. Working upwards towards the hair shaft – like climbing a rope.

I know many of you use commercial over the counter heavily perfumed, silicone based products that just coat the hair. I like to use natural organic oils like: avocado or olive for thick coarse hair, apricot and grape seed for med textured hair, and coconut or jojoba for finer hair. You should use those too. The natural oils help to replace the lipids which are a waxy oily layer on the hair (kind of like the skin on a grape) that protects the cuticle of the hair creating sheen and moisture.

3. The scalp is very important. Almost like if you want pretty flowers, you need to cultivate the soil and nurture the roots. With the oil treatment in place you want to first gently brush the scalp – this will stimulate circulation, loosen any dirt and oil while removing any dead skin. After brushing: start to massage the scalp with your middle and index fingers going around the circumference of the head. This will increase blood flow to the follicle (the root of the hair) and is revitalizing and relaxing.

4. Hair should not be shampooed daily. I tell this to all my clients, excessive shampooing will remove the natural oils (lipids) that protect the cuticle of the hair shaft leaving the hair weak, dry and dull. I have a shampooing technique that works amazing, and yes I am going share with you: Place about a quarters size amount of shampoo in your palm, add a little water, then rub your palms together creating a lather. Begin applying the suds on dry scalp and dry hair. As we we all know oil and water do not mix without adding soap. If the hair is wet you will have to use much more detergent, therefor drying out your hair. By applying the lather to dry hair you break down the oil on the scalp and get a much better shampoo. Apply more water and shampoo until the whole length of the hair is cleansed, finally rinse thoroughly with warm water.

5. As result of the detergent in shampoos, the sebum (natural oils) can be removed from the hair shaft. To help avoid this apply a conditioner on your hair to help replenish your hair. Squeezing out any excess water prior to applying conditioning treatments can help with better absorption. There are instant conditioners you can leave on for a few minutes and can be used after every shampoo. For hair that is more damaged and dried out, applying a treatment with both protein and moisture for deep conditioning can be very beneficial. Using a little heat can help to further enhance the treatment as well. I recommend to let set for 10-20 minutes. Use deep conditioner preferably once or twice a week depend on your hair texture – fine or oily hair requires less use to avoid build up and weighing down the hair.

Styling tips:

Before you blow dry using a styling aid that protects the hair from damage is KEY! Leave in products that contain a UV (ultra violet) protection can help protect from sun damage. Wet hair should be brushed out since wet hair has a lower breaking point than dry hair – a wide tooth comb is preferred.

KEY POINTS:

  • Hair should be shampooed only every other day.
  • Conditioning the hair can replace moisture and shine.
  • A basic hair care routine can result in healthy, beautiful, shiny, sexy hair..

 

 

HAIR IS SEXY, AND I LOVE WHAT YOU LET ME DO TO IT… Corey

In Salon Therapies

On November 21, 2014 by Corey Powell

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Throughout many years of working doing hair, I came along an amazing opportunity to create uniquely customized hair therapy oils that were conceived using my philosophy of working harmoniously with nature, doing so I believe it always serves our bodies best. All recipes for the oils were formulated with organic ingredients that when available are cold pressed to help preserve the integrity of the naturally beneficial properties. The mission is more than just beauty, it is one of restoration of health and wellness through haircare.

Here is how I like to use them for an In-Salon experience:

The oils are freshly combined through to ensure maximum potency and applied to dry hair starting at 1/4 inch from the scalp to the mid-shaft, then to the ends. Combing through with a wide tooth comb followed by a scalp massage ensures equal distribution of the oil. Brushing with a mason pearson brush can help smooth down unwanted ridges on the hair strands that may cause split ends.

Finally, the hair is gently wrapped and set under a Micro Mister steamer where the cuticle opens and maximum absorption is achieved for 10-15 minutes then followed by a 5 minute cool down which closes back the hair cuticle locking in the nutrition.

Hair is now ready for color processing or cut and style.

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Cherry Seed Oil

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Grape Seed Oil

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Pomegranate Nectar

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Neem Oil

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Camellia Seed Oil

Top Ten Foods for Healthy Hair When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that counts — it’s what you put in your body, too.

On March 10, 2014 by Corey Powell

Better-looking hair can start at your next meal.
“Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet,” says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet.
It can take longer to notice changes (both good or bad!) in your hair than in your skin. For example, “just one week with a poor diet can yield acne flare-ups or dry, sallow skin within days,” says New York City dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD, “but with hair, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up.”
The nutrients you eat today help fortify the hair follicle — from which each strand is born — and the scalp that surrounds it. “Healthier follicles? Healthier hair. Healthier scalp? Healthier hair!” Drayer says.
Of course, there’s more to your hair than what you eat. Smoking, hormonal imbalances, and not enough sleep can also affect how your hair looks and feels. No magic nutrient can make up for those concerns.
Still, you have a lot more leverage than you might think. If you eat a balanced, varied, protein-rich diet that focuses on the following 10 foods, you’ll be giving your hair the TLC it needs and deserves.
1. Salmon
Besides being rich in protein and vitamin D (both are key to strong hair) the omega-3 fatty acids found in this tasty cold-water fish are the true superstar. Your body can’t make those fatty acids, which your body needs to grow hair. About 3% of the hair shaft is make up of these fatty acids, Drayer says. Omega-3s are also found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.
Other options: If salmon doesn’t thrill you, you can also get essential fatty acids from fish like herring, sardines, trout, and mackerel, as well as avocado, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts (see below for more wonderful things about walnuts.)
2. Walnuts
These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Since your hair rarely gets much shielding from the sun, this is especially great, Drayer says. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair color rich and lustrous, Fishman says.
Other options: Try using walnut oil in your salad dressing or stir-fry instead of canola or safflower, Fishman says.

3. Oysters
Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelashes), as well as a dry, flaky scalp. Three ounces has a whopping 493% of your daily value. You can get some zinc through fortified cereals and whole grain breads, but oysters can boast a good level of protein too. “Remember, hair is about 97% protein,” Drayer says. Without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hairs that you naturally shed every day and what you do make can be dry, brittle, or weak.
Other options: Get your fill of zinc with nuts, beef, and eggs.

4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. “Basically, every cell of the body cannot function without enough A,” Fishman says. It also helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp, and being low on vitamin A can even leave you with itchy, irksome dandruff.
Other options: Carrots, cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkin, and apricots are all good sources of beta carotene.
5. Eggs
A great source of protein, eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is especially important, because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in women, Drayer says.
Other options: You can also boost your iron stores with animal sources, including chicken, fish, pork, and beef.
6. Spinach
The iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.
Other options: Try similarly nutrient-rich dark, leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Swiss chard.
7. Lentils
Tiny but mighty, these legumes are teeming with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, says Fishman, making it a great staple for vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters.
Other options: Toss other beans such as soybeans (the young ones are called edamame) and kidney beans into your soup or salad.
8. Greek yogurt
Cruise the dairy aisle for low-fat options such as Greek yogurt, which is high in hair-friendly protein, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid — an ingredient you’ll often see on hair care product labels), and vitamin D. Emerging research links vitamin D and hair follicle health, but exactly how that works isn’t clear, Fishman says.
Other options: Cottage cheese, low-fat cheese, and skim milk also fit the bill.
9. Blueberries
Exotic super fruits may come and go but when it comes to vitamin C, “It’s hard to top this nutrient superhero,” Drayer says. C is critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Too little C in your diet can lead to hair breakage.
Other options: Kiwis, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries.
10. Poultry
This everyday entree is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair-healthy zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Because hair is nearly all protein, “foods rich in protein are literally giving you the building blocks for hair,” Drayer says.
Other options: Lean cuts of beef are another good source of lean protein.

GUARD YOUR HAIR COLOR

On July 18, 2013 by Corey Powell

GUARD YOUR COLOR
Three easy changes
-Stop minerals and chlorine in tap water from fading your color by popping a filter on your shower head.
-Avoid products with alcohol listed as one of the top five ingredients, since they can dry hair out.
-Mist on an SPF for hair while in the sun.

Easy breezy beautiful hair

On October 11, 2012 by Corey Powell

Lots of people are scared to use oils and masks to but its the best way to moisturize your hair, and you can get away with not drying or ironing your hair if its in great condition

Application of Corey’s Concoction

On July 31, 2012 by Corey Powell

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