Hair, Mix & Match

Hair to Stay | Cheveux à Rester – Pt. 1

I rape my hair on a monthly basis. My name is Annah and I am a hair rapist. This is true.

In the past year I have been a redhead, a blonde, my hair’s been purple, then dark ash blonde and now dark roots with a bit of ombré action. That’s…5 colours in 12 months, people! Not to mention all the stripping, dying, stripping, dying, upkeep, strip, bleach, dye, repeat. Poor hairs.

If you too are struggling with an addiction to hair changings – listen up for I am about to tell you my deepest darkest secrets that turn my hair from Jew-fro to sleek, touchable and sniffable. Pervs.

Neuma

The NEUMA line is the absolute fraking best. My saviour has been the neuSmooth system that includes shampoo, revitalizing masque, leave-on conditioner (my fave) and illuminating mist. From the first go my hair felt different. I felt different because my hair felt different. Straw became grass once more, ya’ll. Miracle. $22-24

ColorProofAnd then there’s ColorProof‘s Crazy Smooth system. After using these guys for a few weeks I noticed that my colour doesn’t fade, in fact, when my roots come in the natural + dyed locks seem blended. What the what?! And then that sexy Extreme Shine Treatment Oil leaves my ends soft and silky. I don’t ask questions when something works. You? $22-32

SheaMoisture Curly

Oh no, my curly Sues, I haven’t forgotten you! From what I hear this stuff is the stuff. I’m a huuuuuge Shea Moisture fan in all aspects of the brand already so to hear they now encompass ALL hair types is, well, amazing. The smoothie seems to de-frizz, moisturize and allow no-heat beauty in or away from home and under the most humid of conditions. Do your research, folks, and you’ll find what I say is true. $9-12

DS Revita Shampoo

Last, but definitely not least, is the REVITA line by DS Laboratories is the answer to anyone, especially over 30, who is trying to prevent or control hair loss. This isn’t a joke. I’ve tried it. It works. Dramatic-result-kind-of-works. Safe. Effective. Awesome.  $30.95

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s products for after the shower…

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Evil, Hair, Prevention, Remedy, Sunscreen

Vika’s Hair | Vika les Cheveux

Vika is a mother of a gorgeous little girl. Vika is a blogger. Vika has very thick hair. Vika had a question for me about hair and pollution.

I answer Vika by telling her I’ll blog about it.

DO:

DO NOT:

  • shampoo daily
  • dry your hair with heat tools
  • use oil based hair products will attract dust/dirt

PREVENTION:

  • massage scalp with coconut oil, leave in for an hour, wash
  • aloe vera gel mask for an hour, wash
  • mayonaise hair mask, 3-4 hours, wash
If you still want to add a little glisten to your tresses – here are a couple of oil-free options:

Optimum Care Sheen Spray

Vitale Oil Free Hair Polish

TADA!

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Hair, Remedy

Moisture Infused | Humidité Infusé

Through all the blow torches that singe my locks, hydration is my only hope.

Here are my top picks:

JOICO Moisture Recovery shampoo and conditioner. The first time I used this combination – my fingers slipped right through under the shower stream. It’s very important to use the shampoo on the scalp only to clean and the conditioner on ends only to give way to natural oils doing their job.

AUSSIE Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner and heat protector. A few sprays on the ends give hair shine and manageability before coming through with a wide tooth. I particularly love the smell…reminds me of sunshine.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment – one word: yum. Smells better than you imagine it to. A few drops worked into the ends on wet or dry hair (or both!) hydrate and hide damaged ends. I carry a bottle with me everywhere I go for a quick shine boost.

Plain ol’ olive oil – is the best hot oil treatment there is. Simply heat it until warm (not hot) and slather into the hair. Cover with a shower cap or saran wrap. Hold as long as  you can, 4-8 hours if you can stand it. Wash as per usual. Repeat once a week or more. This stuff is especially good for curly hair.

Schwarzkopf Repair Rescue Amino Fortifier – as my ends are, on a good day, damaged to hell. Once every couple of weeks after the shower and towel dried hair, I slather a few drops of this stuff on, wait 10 minutes and rinse. You have to try it to believe the results.

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