Hair Trim
Oct20

Hair Trim

I cut my hair – myself! Over the weekend I got the snipping bug and the result was a 1½” trim.  I’ve never really trimmed my hair properly.  I usually just trim one or two areas on my head and usually no more that a few millimeters.  After snipping out the split ends last weekend however, my hair needed a trim for 2 reasons: 1) to even out the ends and 2) to get rid of the split ends at the ends of my hair, since I...

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Q&A: Where to Purchase Hair Steamer In Canada?
Sep27

Q&A: Where to Purchase Hair Steamer In Canada?

I get this question ever so often from my Canadian readers so I’m going to share the answer here. Question: “I’m looking to invest in a hair steamer.  Where did you purchase yours?  I live in Canada, and I would prefer if I can purchase one here instead of the United States.  Trying to avoid the shipping, handling and duty costs.” Answer: I purchased my steamer from Stylish Spa & Salon Supplies Ltd.,...

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Clarifying vs. Chelating
Sep04

Clarifying vs. Chelating

Ever wonder what the real difference was between a clarifying shampoo and a chelating shampoo?  I did.  I knew that they are both used to remove ‘stuff’ from the hair but when should one be used over the other or were they interchangeable?  I needed answers to those questions and I decided to do a little research which I will share here in case anyone else has the same questions. Clarifying Clarifying is a deep cleansing. ...

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Style Snapshot: Spiral Curls
May26

Style Snapshot: Spiral Curls

Some weeks ago I tried a straw set using a different product and a new technique.  I used the Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue and when I wrapped the hair around the Strawllers I did it so that the hair only covered the half of the roller closest to my scalp.  My intent was to create a tighter, shorter curl to give the appearance of a short naturally curly bob.  I was desperate to find a use for the Curly Meringue and to be honest I...

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Hairlista’s Coconut Oil Challenge
Jan15

Hairlista’s Coconut Oil Challenge

I signed up for the Hairlista Coconut Oil Challenge.  I haven’t exactly been happy with my hair in the last few weeks so when I saw that this challenge I thought that it was a good way to try to get my hair back on track.  I’m a week behind the official challenge, but that’s ok, I’ll just finish a week after they finish.  The 2 month challenge is basically to use coconut oil to deep conditioner each week.  It...

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Product Review:Annis D-200A Hair Steamer
Jan03

Product Review:Annis D-200A Hair Steamer

Steam Claims:Steam accelerates salon permanents, colorings, and other processes. Steam conditions and softens hair as a gentle alternative to conventional heat applications.   Two heat settings 30-min timer Collection bottle for excess moisture included Roller base w/ adjustable height Adjustable hood angle Ingredients: n/a Price point: $230 CDN My 6¢:Hair steamers first caught my attention on one of the hair boards I frequent...

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