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Stop being misguided by what your hair can do!

In a time where celebrities have a different hair color every the paparazzi snaps a photo of them or they grace a red carpet, naturally the masses are going to want the "Look" and many will go to great lengths to achieve it. A quick call to your local salon and your off to get that platinum blonde or silver grey color for your coifs! You leave the salon, you hair looks great and then a week or two later, its shedding, dry, and looks nothing like what you expected. So what happened?

Far too often, everyday women are misinformed on what their hair can actually do. To understand hair, you have to know the science that goes along with it. Clients thinks its as easy as pulling out a box of hair color and applying it. Anyone who's a hair stylist know that is the farthest thing from the truth.

When you are considering an extreme hair color change you should be sure to do your research and visit multiple stylist with the appropriate questions. Here are some red flags to stay away from!

1. If the stylist has never done your hair and doesn't recommend a consultation.

2. If you ask them to explain the process to achieve your new look and they cant....RUN!

3. If you request photos or references of similar work and they cant/wont/ or don't provide it.

4. If they are unlicensed.

5. If the price is too good to be true. REAL hair care cost. You get what you pay for!

6. If your stylist tell you not to do it, you probably shouldn't! 

 

Here are are a FEW tips to remember when choosing a hair color: 

1. Going darker is ALWAYS easier and less damaging.  

2. Darker hair shouldn't be lifted more than 4 levels at time.  

3. Naturally lighter hair is easier to color bright colors without having to pre-lift. 

4. If you wants highlights or Balayage your lightest shade should be no more than 6 shades lighter than your base.  

5. Remember if you take your dark hair light it's a commitment that required lots of maintenance. (Deep conditioning, protein, etc) 

 Bad Brassy Blonde hair color!

Bad Brassy Blonde hair color!

Its important to understand that ALL hair is not created equally. Some hair can achieve colors and styles that aren't as attainable on others and that's fine. Its your responsibility as a consumer to ask questions and our responsibility as a licensed and educated stylist to educate you on that!

As always, if you have hair questions please leave your feedback in the comments! Like and share!

 

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Ms. Lula Hair Review

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Ms. Lula Hair Review

Happy Tuesday ladies! Let me just jump right into things! I promised you all a review of the Ms. Lula's Hair my client purchased a few weeks ago, I've waited a little while so that I could give you a review after shampooing/ blow drying & restyling the hair. 

 

Week 1  

 Freshly installed and curl

Freshly installed and curl

The hair was extremely soft to the touch, no tangles and no shedding. The natural luster on the hair was very beautiful, however the ends did need to be trimmed upon installation.

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Week 2

I didn't see my client at all during week 2, she did however give me an update which she said she had a very little tangling in the morning other than that no major complaints.  

 

Week 3

After shampooing/conditioning and blowdrying I began to curl the hair with a flat-iron at about 450 degrees. What I immediately noticed was that the ends of the hair were extremely dry and brittle after curling. I alerted my client and immediately clip those ends off. My initial thought was to turn down my iron temperature but I generally do 450 heat on all my other hair extensions and have never had this problem. Aside from that there weren't any other major issues with the hair in my opinion. It did seem to have to be curled pretty hard for the curl to remain tight, aside from that no major problem. 

 

Verdict: I think Ms. Lula is a great low-price option for girls who are new to the market, want to try something new and be budget concious- However my seasoned "Weave girls" I can't recommend this to. Anyone who's has worn extensions from some of the more established hair vendors would not be impressed.  

 

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New Product Review!

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New Product Review!

I've found a product that I have quickly fallen in LOVE with! Hask product line, is a just under 2 year old product company that has made its way from Europe and is now worldwide. They use exotic oils such as macadamia oil, monoi Oil, Argan oil and keratin proteins in there products and are Free of sulfates, parabens, alcohol, gluten, artificial colors and phthalates.

 

I stumbled upon this product a few weeks ago and decide to use it on a natural hair client of mine. I was immediately taken in by the tropical scent of the coconut oil nourishing shampoo. It had a wonderful lather and left the hair feeling soft and clean. I then conditioned, combed through and rinsed revealing an even more subtle softness!  

 

 Hask Coconut Oil shampoo & conditioner

Hask Coconut Oil shampoo & conditioner

As a stylist, I know that some products work great on some hair and just so-so on others so I had to try it out on more of my clients. The timing was perfect, I had a client who's struggled with dry hair coming in for her bi-monthly appointment and I decided to again use the Hask Coconut Oil Shampoo and conditioner on her. This time instead of a basic conditioning, after applying I put her under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. The results were awesome! Soft, supple and shiny hair! I've since used the Hask Coconut,Keratin and Macadamia oil line on at least 10-15 clients and I am quite pleased! The deep conditioner packets smell great and leave the hair moisturized and soft with no heavy residue or buildup. 

VERDICT: Must TRY! 

Pro: uses exotic natural oils, no sulfates or harsh cleansing agents and leave your hair silky soft and smelling great! 

Cons: None! 

Want to try it out? Purchase a bottle or set of shampoo&conditioner from me and receive special pricing!

Hope you enjoy! Comment and let us know your thoughts or your experience!

 Hask Macadamia & Keratin Line

Hask Macadamia & Keratin Line

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Hair Myths....True or false!

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Hair Myths....True or false!

Let me just dive right in, as a hairstylist I've heard them all. Yes ALL of them, so let me just debunk some of the biggest hair myths for you so that you can find your healthiest hair possible!!!

 

1. Trimming your ends makes your hair grow?

A. False. Trimming your ends does nothing more than rid your hair of split ends that are begging to be removed. Trimming regularly ensures that the shaft doesn't continue to split higher than it should and eventually require more cutting. You should have a trim every 6-8 weeks, no questions asked. 

 

2. I need to wash my hair everyday? 

A. False. You do not need to wash your hair everyday as a matter of fact over washing your hair can cause excessive dry scalp which is often mistaken for dandruff. If your hair gets oily very easily try using a dry shampoo and only condition from mid shaft to ends on your hair. 

3. Using special products can make my hair thicker? 

A. False. There is no product on the market that is going to make your hair thicker. If you have fine hair, it can be styled to look fuller but don't be fooled by prodducts that claim they can make your hair thicker. 

 

4. Scalp stimulation is good for hair growth? 

A. True! You want to stimulate the scalp as often as possible. To get some extra stimulation to those hair follicles try essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil and peppermint oil.  

 

5. Brushing your hair makes it shiny

A. False.  Too much brush can lead to shedding and take away your natural luster. I recommend only brushing your hair when it's necessary!

6. You can mend split ends?  

A. false. Once ends are split, they are split. They need to be cut off. Don't waste your time or money on products that promise to mend them.

 

7.  Hair color is bad for my hair? 

A. false. Yes it's true that stripping your hair during the bleaching process will strip your hair of its cuticle however if you are coloring your hair a darker it will actually make your hair look fuller and healthier! 

8. Wearing a bonnet at night is good for your hair? 

A. True! A satin bonnet protects your tresses from the friction of your cotton pillow cases. Sleeping without one will leading to drying and shedding hair.  You can however get away without wearing a bonnet if you sleep on a satin pillow case!  

 

I hope these help you! If you have any you want to know the answer to- submit them below!!!

 Platinum Images owner, Jonathan Abernathy

Platinum Images owner, Jonathan Abernathy

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Heat Control!

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Heat Control!

Summer is here and so is the heat! The number one question I get during this time of the year is, "How can I keep my hair straight in the heat & humidity?"

Here are three of my favorite products to control the frizz and reversion in this steamy weather and are easy on the wallet!

 

1. Tresemme Keratin Smooth

 I LOVE this product from tresemme, it infuses Keratin proteins into the hair leaving it silky, soft and super manageable for the blow dry! Furthermore you can get it at your local drug store and its easy on the wallet for those who wash and straighten their hair multiple times a week! Use it after a good shampoo. ($5-$6)  2.  SEXY HAIR " Soya Want Flat Hair"

I LOVE this product from tresemme, it infuses Keratin proteins into the hair leaving it silky, soft and super manageable for the blow dry! Furthermore you can get it at your local drug store and its easy on the wallet for those who wash and straighten their hair multiple times a week! Use it after a good shampoo. ($5-$6)

2.  SEXY HAIR " Soya Want Flat Hair"

 Infused with Soy and Cocoa, the Healthy Sexy hair product protects and locks shine in and keeps moisture out, preventing frizz and protects hair at up to 450 degrees!  Use after blow-drying the hair during the flat-iron process.  ($18-$20 Professional Product)        3. Moroccan OIL

Infused with Soy and Cocoa, the Healthy Sexy hair product protects and locks shine in and keeps moisture out, preventing frizz and protects hair at up to 450 degrees!  Use after blow-drying the hair during the flat-iron process.  ($18-$20 Professional Product)

 

 

3. Moroccan OIL

 Moroccan Oil is the perfect formula to seal the deal when hairstyling and to keep the frizz at bay! Use a dime size portion to tame your fly-aways, mend your split ends and ensure that your hair is hydrated and silky in the heat-Plus the antioxidant enriched formula protects your tresses from sun damage! ($45 professional Product)     Want to order any of the 2 professional products? Contact  info@platinumimagesstyling.com       

Moroccan Oil is the perfect formula to seal the deal when hairstyling and to keep the frizz at bay! Use a dime size portion to tame your fly-aways, mend your split ends and ensure that your hair is hydrated and silky in the heat-Plus the antioxidant enriched formula protects your tresses from sun damage! ($45 professional Product)

 

Want to order any of the 2 professional products? Contact info@platinumimagesstyling.com

 

 

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