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According to CNN Money, there’s a new product whose value is increasing on the black market by the day across the country. And its not anything by Apple, Google or Samsung. It isn’t particularly new either, it has always been in existence actually. Thieves have been strategically getting their hands on extension hair. Yes, weave, extensions, “pieces”, bundles and they have been reselling them at prices of optimal profit. A product like high-quality remy and virgin human hair, in large amounts, can boost profit of the tens of thousands of dollars. And these bundle-burglars can walk out of beauty supply stores with this. They can then flip this highly sought-after product easily by selling hair packages to salons or online.
Remember a little while back, a couple posts ago, when I pledged immense adoration for Katy Perry’s jet-black & violet ombre’d hair and vowed to do the same. Well what you see above is the result. ^_^
Katy Perry knows the way…deep/dark violet ombre on my next jet-black install. I have been wanting to do this to my hair for a couple months now. After giving my mane some much needed deep conditioning and TLC its time to tuck it back away from this cold weather and under some “virgin hair” (you get my drift). And in order for me not to possibly severly damage my real hair, I’ll ombre and dye and color the extensions and then install it for this much desired look. I really can not wait. Perhaps I’ll document the process with pics. Soon come.
Image: Marie Claire US (there’s another good example of the same technique in the editorial here)
thank you Katy…for inspiring my hair for fall
Late last year Shu Uemura introduced its Art For Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo. It claims to have a delicate formula that transforms quickly into a rich thick foam that effectively draws out the impurities and build-up on the scalp without stripping the natural oils.
What’s In It? Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, mipa-laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, peg-18 castor oil dioleate, propylene glycol, peg-55 propylene glycol oleate, avocado oil, laureth-5 carboxylic acid, ppg-5-ceteth-20, sodium benzoate, laureth-2, polyquaternium-53, salicylic acid, limonene (fragrance), alcohol, linalool (fragrance), citronellel (fragrance), safflower glucoside, gentiana lutea extract, thermus thermophilus ferment, citrus junos peel extract, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, fragrance.
Why you’ll love it? I’m not too sure. I haven’t tried it yet BUT I can guess that it would be somewhat beneficial to any mane since the oils won’t strip the hair’s cuticle like a typical shampoo would. Though its paraben and silicone free, sodium laureth sulfate and mipa-laureth sulfate were the second and third ingredients on the product’s list. Eeeek!
Honestly this is something that one can probably D.I.Y. themselves just by adding castor oil and jojoba or avocado oil to your favorite paraban, sulfates, and silicone-free shampoo. I can’t really see myself paying that price for a 13.4 ounce bottle of cleansing oil. But I can’t say that I wouldn’t try it once, especially if it was gifted to me.
hair motivation, body motivation…everything motivation
How To Reduce & Prevent HEAT Damage
The words “heat damage” send a resounding chill throughout the bones of even the most resilient natural. I am an active user of gorgeous weaves; remy, remi, virgin, malaysian, brazilian etc and I love them. I am the kind of weave wearer that likes to keep a small amount of my real hair out in the front section. Think of a horse-shoe formation. Yeah, like that. Blending my naturally kinky-curly hair with kinkish-curly weave is no problem but the straight hair that I’ve been rocking lately always left me wondering about the heat I put my strands through in times of blending the real with the faux. I’ve noticed, however, for some reason every time *knocks wood* I’ve washed & conditioned my mane back into its curly place its curl is just as bouncey as it was before I straightened.
Upon getting my hair straightened at Hair Rules and when trying to blend natural hair with weave hair I’ve kept a couple of tips that I’ve learned with me. And I will share them.
Give yourself a good protein treatment prior to installing your weave/extentions/clip-ins.
Any deep conditioner with silk proteins, keratin, hydrolized silk, etc is great for your hair before straightening. But well if you’ve noticed your hair acts funny with protein treatments add it with your regular moisturizing conditioner. Anything that’s giving your hair extra strength before being straightened is key. Also give yourself a protein treatment again when you’re ready to go back to curly hair.
Make sure your hair is REALLY clean before straightening!
If you only co-washed and deep conditioned, you have a higher chance of heat damage than if you were to shampoo and deep condition your hair. The reason, being that even though you’re adding conditioner again after you shampoo’d, that shampoo cleansing you’re giving yourself will remove any and all product build-up from prior uses than just co-washing. Any product build-up invisible to the naked eye will be picked up by the flat-iron and will add to the burning. Its also easier to get the hair straighter when its stripped of product. This is not the same as being stripped of moisture. As long as you’ve deep conditioned after shampooing your hair and added a leave-in you’re good.
USE A HEAT PROTECTANT!
This is self-explanatory, really. Some people use shea butter or grapeseed oil as a leave-in. That kind of qualifies as something that will be extra-product since shea butter’s kind of heavy. No thanks. Here are some heat protectants/serums that have either worked great for me or I have heard great things about.
Hope this helps!!