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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Hair, Men

Product Love | L’amour du Produit

It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks for me with work flowing in unexpectedly and from some lovely places. I’m super thankful and exhausted. My blessings are abundant. (Touches wood.)

Yesterday I had the colossal pleasure of working with one of my favourite photographers in LA, called Hama Sanders, on a gig for Colorist with a hair team from Schwarzkopf.

Bob Siebert did a beautiful job with the colours while Nicole Hartmann cut and sculpted the models’ tresses into refinement. One of the girls transformed in front of our eyes from a rural Kentucky bumpkin into a sex kitten aimed for a yacht in St. Tropez. Meow.

I used different shades of bronze/golds on the models’ eyes and corals on their cheeks along with baked bronzers that illuminated their bones. Shimmered their bodies with LORAC’s TANtilizer that, if you’ve been following this blog, you’d know I adore. PS if you’re blonde and blue-eyed then you need to try Sisley eyeliner in Khaki. J’adore.

Lips were the only change in makeup with each outfit, ranging from bright coral orange to raspberry. Some shades I had to custom mix, a favourite of mine, with eye shadows of the yellow and orange persuasion.

At the end of the shoot Amy Garrett, Schwarzkopf Professional senior brand manager, bestowed me with some serious hair shwag. Amongst sprays and waxes and serums there was one product in particular that I can safely say I, and Josh (surprised face), am addicted to: Schwarzkopf OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder!

This stuff is made from hair fairies that were cremated. Whose white ashes were bottled up to make our hair look like a million gazillion bucks and feel like a light fiber wax, though by the looks of it – no one would ever know. I swears. Hair looks matte, textured and, when use atop of your coiffed style, bed-heady amazingballsness.

Try it. You’ll thank me! (Boys and girls.)

You can also check out this video demonstration.

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