Monday, February 02, 2009

Must-Have Products For Every Hair Type

My favorite hair-stylist, Jen Atkin of the Andy Lecompte Salon, dishes on the best products for every hair type. This is a MUST READ!!!

Here are Jen's suggestions:

Frizzy: I suggest using Davines LOVE Shampoo and Conditioner. It's a treatment made specifically for frizzy and undisciplined hair. The conditioner nourishes and moisturizes hair giving it exceptional smoothness and leaving hair soft and shiny. Use a dab of the conditioner outside of the shower as a moisture cream to keep hair looking really shiny. The Borage oil in the line is great for fighting frizz. Also try to never cut your hair with a razor if it tends to get frizzy. Your ends can end up looking "shocked".

Curly: Rene Furterer Control Emulsion shields the hair from humidity as it smoothes and softens hair, maintaining the curl while preventing frizz. Also Joico's K-Pak Intense Hydrator once a week is great for keeping in moisture that curly hair thrives on. I always suggest letting your curls naturally dry to get the best look.

Color Treated: Because cheap shampoos can strip hair of color, I believe you should protect your investment?' At more than $200 for highlights, we should all be recessionista and try to be frugal. Because artificial pigments are more delicate than natural pigments, they will have to be protected from oxidation with products containing UV sunscreens. I suggest Phytocitrus Vital Restructuring Shampoo (pictured). It closes up the hair scales using citrus fruit, sweet almonds, and shea butter. Also try not to wash your hair too much. Every other day is plenty.

Straight DRY: I love Joico's Daily Care Daily Moisturizer for Dry Hair. It helps to re-hydrated and demonstrates more luster, manageability and softness and prevents breakage. Keeping the heat from your hair as often as possible helps dry hair the most, also taking hair pills to promote growth, and getting regular trims will help.

Straight NORMAL: Leanor Greyl Shampoo Au Miel For Normal Hair. Its a gentle shampoo that you can use frequently. It lends volume and shine while imparting the delicate scent of honey and roses! Love Love Love the way this smells and doesn't create any buildup.

Straight OILY: I use Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo to help fight Oily hair. It's formulated to restore fullness and sheen by removing build-up and is perfect for product junkies who need to do a deep cleaning (like moi). I use it as a detox to get rid of buildup and residue.
**for clients that have OILY scalp, DRY ends i suggest Leanor Greyl BAIN TS.

Straight FINE: Definitely Joico's Body Lux Thickening Shampoo for Fine and Limp hair. If you don't have a lot of hair or you just have fine hair...i suggest this stuff. It makes you feel like you have extensions in. My clients that have used it say that their hair looks thicker and fuller which makes a huge difference in how you feel.
**Also try PHYTOVOLUME Actif Maximizing Volume spray to get great height at your roots. It's a must have for styling.

Straight THICK: This is where the Recessionistas will get excited....I love Mane N'Tail haircare line (pictured). You can get it at most neighborhood drug stores and the price is around $5. Because Horses have hair 3 times thicker than people hair, they have formulated the perfect product for your mane. It's also great for shine!

Chemically Relaxed: A lot of clients are opting for the Brazilian Blowout vs. the Relaxer. Joico's K-PAK Intense Hydrator is a must. It helps to keep that shine that hair often loses when being straightened out.
**Rarely, if ever, use a blow dryer to dry your hair. Instead, to prevent damage, air dry the hair, separating it with your fingers as it dries. Another tip is friction on a pillowcase can break off relaxed hair. Use only silk or satin pillowcases.

Thanks, Jen! You're a genius!

4 comments:

V. Blink said...

I love Moroccan Oil! My hairstylist began using it when styling my hair. It protects, nourishes, helps make hair more manageable & adds shine. What more could you ask for in one product?!

V. Blink
Erth Minerals Makeup

Hair design said...

This article was really really useful and very informative. I hope that you will continue posting. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Best thing I ever did for my curly hair was give up washing with a sulfate shampoo and ban proteins and 'cones from my hair products.

Anonymous said...

Great post! Would really love to see more for curly hair. Products, styles, etc.

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