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Hot Spring/Summer Hair Trends

brn shortChicks … did you miss me?  Well, I’m back with more trends, tips, and tutorials! I’ve compiled a great list of styles that are trending right now! It’s all about short cuts, sassy color and fierce texture for the 2013 spring /summer season. If you can’t commit to a cut or color try a fabulous wig … or weave it up. Enjoy!

 

 

The Short Cut

 short

blonde short hawk

hilite blonde short

The Pixie

pixie

 pixie2

The Short Bob

blonde bob

wet bob

 The Textured Bob

tex bob

shaggy blk white

The Comeback Of Throwbacks

via Royston Blythe

Have you heard the term nothing is orginal anymore? Well, that goes for hairstyles and fashion too. To make old things new again we must reinvent them … right?  Here are a few iconic hairstyles from ‘back in the day’ that were super hot then and now. Enjoy!

 

 

The Flattop/Crew Cut

Then

Now

via Hype Coiffure

Reinvent It!

Hippie Hair

Then

Now

Reinvent It!

The Afro

Then

 

Now

via Sanrizz

Reinvent It!

Fab Summer Hair Accessories

Summer’s almost here and finding the perfect summer hairstyle can be challenging. Whether you’re headed to the beach or an outdoor event, your hair should always look neat and stylish. Update your look this summer with a few of these trendy hair accessories.

 

 

Turban

 

Turban Headband

via Luca Show

 

Hippie Headband 

 

 Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Spice Up Your OJ!

Ambersweet oranges, a new cold-resistant orang...

 Studies show that vitamin C is an essential nutrient needed to protect our bodies from cancer, stroke, and immune system deficiencies. Vitamin C… not only helps to build our immune system, it’s also essential for healthy hair and scalp. My new obsession is juicing. I’ve practically juiced any and everything that looks like it can be juiced. I tried this yummy juice combo last week and I’m excited to share it with you. I’ll explain how you can spice up your OJ while boosting your antioxidant intake. Enjoy:)

 

             1. Oranges: Vitamin C assists in repairing body tissues.Vitamin C  helps to protect hair follicle cells and aids in the prevention of wrinkles.

             2. Ginger: Aids in digestion.Rich in antioxidants.

             3. Sweet Potato:  Packed with vitamin C and vitamin A …rich in antioxidant nutrients that are essential for hair growth.

             4. Carrots: Packed with vitamin A and vitamin K. Vitamin A helps in slowing down the aging process and aids in fighting off viral infections. Vitamin K prevents bones from weakening and fracture.

For more information go to www.webmd.com

 

 Orange Spice

 2 large carrots

2 oranges (peeled)

1 sweet potato

1″ inch piece of ginger

(makes 1 glass of juice)

 

Get healthy hair from the inside out!

Thanks for reading…happy juicing:)

 

 

Fab Holiday Hair Tips

The holidays are here and it’s time to take you hair to the next level! Glam up your current hair style for holiday parties or totally reinvent yourself, so that you go into 2012 fierce! Here are a few tips on how to achieve a new fabulous holiday look.

Dress It Up!

The easiest way to take your hair from ordinary to extraordinary is to add headbands, feathers, bows, and barrettes! Hair accessories are a great way to give your hair a little extra holiday glam.

Curl It Up!

Try a roller set or rod set this holiday season for a fun and sexy look. If you usually rock a straight sleek style… surprise your family and friends with bouncy curls!

Play It Up!

The holidays are also a great time to be bold and fun. If you’ve always wanted to add length and volume to your hair…now is the time! Clip-in extensions are sold everywhere. Add a few clip-in extensions to your holiday style for that instant WOW factor!

Color It Up!

Changing your hair color is like getting a mini makeover! Hair color has the ability to enhance features and hide breakage. Chicks, don’t put it off, color those pesky grays and take years off your appearance or add rich warm tones and unleash your inner hottie! 

 Go into 2012 fabulous! Happy Holidays Chicks! xoxo

 

 

Get Your Hot Oil On!

 Sometimes we can be very cruel to our hair. Pulling, curling, coloring, straightening, etc. We do not realize how much torture we actually put our hair through. That’s why it’s important to put back in what you take out. But before I get into that…let’s take the healthy hair test.

HEALTHY HAIR TEST:

1. Pluck a strand of hair from your head

2. Drop the strand of hair into an eight ounce glass of water

Okay chicks…if your hair strand sinks to the bottom of the glass quickly… your hair lacks protein and moisture. If your hair floats…it’s healthy! 

 I’ve listed three of my fave natural hot oil treatments below and they all add moisture and promote healthy hair and scalp. These hot oil treatments can be found in your home! If they’re not in your home…they should be!

Containers of coconut oil and flax oil

Coconut Oil: I love coconut oil. Coconut oil helps to regrow damaged hair and  it’s effective in eliminating dandruff. It’s also a great moisturizer for dry hair, scalp and skin . Coconut oil is light, so it’s perfect for chicks with fine hair who suffer from dandruff and dry scalp. BONUS: You can also bake with coconut oil! Cooking with coconut oil has many health benefits. It aids in digestion, kills bacteria and  strengthens your immune system. You can find coconut oil at your local health food store. Please go to www.organicfacts.net for more information on coconut oil. If you’re allergic to coconut try flaxseed oil or avocado oil. 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree is one of the best healing oils. It’s a natural antibacterial disinfectant. One of the major hair/scalp benefits of tea tree oil is that it eliminates dandruff and scalp bacteria while adding moisture. Tea Tree oil is also great for men to use after haircuts…to help prevent razor bumps. Do not cook with tea tree oil! BONUS: Tea Tree oil is effective on burns, acne, warts, boils, etc. Caution: If you’re preggers (pregnant) or have sensitive skin, you should avoid using tea tree oil. Visit www.homeremediesweb.com for more information on tea tree oil.

Olive Oil:  one of the oldest and most common oils on the market today. Olive oil works wonders on dry damaged hair. If you have a dry hair issue more than dry scalp…this is the oil for you! BONUS: Olive oil is probably the most popular cooking oil today and cooking with olive oil has cardio vascular, digestive, and anti-cancer benefits. Visit www.whfood.org for more information on olive oil.

Do-It-Yourself  HOT OIL Treatment

1. Take your oil of choice and put it into an applicator bottle. Heat oil in the microwave for a few seconds (you can buy applicator bottles from your local beauty supply)

2. TEST OIL ON YOUR FINGER FIRST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE OIL IS NOT TOO HOT!

3. Apply oil to your scalp and massage in using your fingertips for 5-10 minutes.

4. Comb oil through hair from scalp to ends. 

5. Run hot water over a towel. Twist out excess water and wrap the warm towel around your head.

6.Place a plastic cap over the towel for 15-20 minutes. (optional)

7. Shampoo and condition hair thoroughly.

*Like everything in life…you get out what you put in! If you take care of your hair and scalp…healthy hair will grow out!

Healthy Hair Smoothie

I love smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy a sweet treat and receive your daily dose of raw fruits and vegetables. I drink smoothies daily to get the extra vitamins I need for healthy hair, skin and body. Most hair issues are the result of  stress, poor diet and nutrient deficiencies. I made this delicious strawberry/blueberry smoothie the other day and I want to break down how the nutrients in my smoothie help to promote healthy hair.

  • Strawberries: Strawberries are high in vitamin C and manganese which helps to eliminate free radicals. Vitamin C also helps to protect hair follicle cells.
  • Blueberries: Blueberries and strawberries are both high in antioxidants! Antioxidants can help prevent hair loss and aid in a healthy scalp. BONUS: A diet high in antioxidants helps to regulate blood sugar. Wild blueberries also help prevent cancer.
  • Almond Milk: Great source of Vitamin D and Omega 3 which is great for your hair. According to www.livestrong.com studies have shown a connection between vitamin D and hair growth. 
  • Organic Hemp Protein Powder: I love this stuff…it’s packed with protein and omega 3 which is essential for healthy hair! This protein powder is gluten-free and soy free too. You can buy it at Trader Joes.

 

* Add a little Organic Blue Agave for sweetness*

For more information on the nutrients found in strawberries and blueberries go to www.whfoods.com