SUMMER, SUN, and FUN!!!! By Ryan Slowey

Okay so it’s that time again SUMMER, SUN, and FUN!!!!
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As a hair colorist I have many clients that over expose their hair to the sun. Your hair and scalp are just like the skin on the rest of your body and need to be protected. Hair color is always oxidizing-due to air, heat, light, and styling. That said, there are a few things that can help slow down the process and keep your hair looking heathy and shiny for the summer season.  Here are a few of our favorite Phyto Products…
What it is/ why I love it: A luxurious oil that imparts shine while protecting hair against sun damage and other elements.  Anti-salt, Anti-chlorine with olive wax.
How to use it: Spray on dry or damp hair before and during sun/chlorine exposure. Reapply after swimming.
What it is/ why I love it: Hair and body regain suppleness and shine, leaving strands silky after use. A must to have if your hitting up the Hamptons for the weekend!!! Anti-salt, Anti-chlorine with bamboo marrow.
How to use it:  Apply to wet hair and body, work into later. Rinse thoroughly.
What it is/ why I love it:  A lightweight spray that leaves a natural transparent finish to protect the hair against dehydration and damage from the sun, salt, and chlorine. It also preserve hair color radiance with a natural UV filter. Anti-salt and anti-chlorine using sunflower extract.
How to use it: Spray onto dry or damp hair before and during sun exposure. Reapply after swimming.
The most important thing is to live life and enjoy the summer season.  A good colorist can fix almost anything!!!!
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I got a fabulous blowout at the salon! I am trying to create the same look at home and am having difficulties. Any suggestions?

First, the right tools are essential.  Choose a professional blowdryer fitted with a nozzle at the end. Our favorite is the Twin Turbo. Using a nozzle on the end of your hair dryer will help to reduce flyaways and get you better control of your roots. Next, use brushes with high quality, all natural bristles.  Boar bristles are ideal for coarse and curly hair, while the silk bristles work well with fine or damaged hair. The size of your brush is determined by the length of your hair and your desired end result. The longer your hair or the straighter you’d like your ends to be, the larger the brush size you use. For shorter hair or for long hair that desires bounce and wave, choose a brush with a smaller diameter.  Purchase Here.

Now that you’ve got the right tools, it is important that you follow up with great products.  Start off with a high quality shampoo and conditioner. Next, you will need to prep your hair with the right products before any blowdrying starts. When making a product decision, ask yourself: is my hair dry? is my hair oily? do I want volume?  how much hold do I need my hair to have?  do I need an anti-humectant to fight frizz? do I want to define my natural curls? or do I want to smooth them out? Then go to Shop AKS for the best of the best products! Ask yourself the questions above then type your answers into the search tool of Shop AKS, Voila! the right products for your hair will pop right up!

Visit Salon AKS for personal product recommendations or to make an appointment with a blowdry specialist for a blow-dry lesson.

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How can I make my hair grow faster?

The best way to increase the rate of hair growth is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. In addition, a hair and nail vitamin would increase the rate of growth along with ensuring  stronger, shinier hair. Take a daily hair and nail vitamin like Phytophanere.  In the meantime it is important to trim the tips of your hair regularly to keep a shape in your hair as it grows out. You will want to treat your hair regularly as well to deter the growth of split ends. Use masks like Phytojoba 1x a week. Treat your scalp with Phytocyane Densifying Treatment to help accelerate hair growth.

Come to Salon AKS anytime for a complimentary consultation and personalized product recommendations.

Once hair falls out, is there a chance of it coming back?

It is normal to lose 100 hairs a day. These hairs will regenerate on their own. If the hair loss is due to genetics and aging or to a severe trauma to the head, then no, it probably will not grow back. Any other cause of hair loss garners the opportunity for hair regrowth. Use Phytocyane shampoo , Phytocyane Densifying Treatment and Phytophanere vitamins to accelerate the rate of growth and strength of the new hair coming in.

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My hair gets oily and I can’t go a day without washing it. What do I do?

The less you wash your hair, the better it will be in the long run. Over washing your hair sends a message to the sebaceous glands that they need to produce more oil. Wash less and give your sebaceous glands some time to realize that they do not need to produce the amount of oil that they do. . Wash your hair with shampoo only 2-3x a week. The other days, rinse rinse rinse until the oil is off your scalp. Then condition only the ends.

Additionally, seek out a shampoo which treats oily scalp and purchase a powder based dry shampoo. Use the dry shampoo on the days you are not using shampoo in the shower. Moroccan oil also makes an Oil control scalp serum that can be used as a scalp treatment 2x a week.

For personalized recommendations or to receive a complimentary confirmation stop in to Salon AKS at anytime.

 

Introducing the new AKS Serum!

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The AKS Serum is a lightweight yet high performance leave-in product that keeps hair feeling smooth and shiny without weighing it down. The serum’s “3 Raw Active” formula includes Vitamin E helping to repair, moisturize and protect from the effects of the sun; Keratin replaces proteins that can be lost with chemical processes. It Brings volume to finer hair and smooths out the hair cuticle to create perfect results; Argan Oil to hydrate, moisturize, control and alleviate frizz.

Available for purchase! Get It Here

Create the best results:

1. Fine Textures: Create volume &thickness by applying 1 drop before blowdrying

2. Curly and wavy textures:  2-3 drops on damp hair to define your texture and add shine. Blow dry, air dry or diffuse

3. Medium to thick hair: Achieve smooth & shiny style, by applying 2 to 3 drops on hair before styling

4. Leave in over night: Shampoo & apply 1 or 2 drops after towel drying. Comb it through, sleep on it.