Hair Care

11 Tips for Winter Hair Care

Winter is around the corner and soon we will see temperatures drop, a new set of hair issues start to pop up. You start to see roots begin to frizz and our ends rapidly dry out. However, this season you can solve your top winter hair problems by being proactive with your haircare routine. From hydrating your hair on-the-go to stopping static on its tracks, here are 11 winter hair tips that can help to keep your strands looking fabulous all season long.

1. SWITCH UP YOUR HAIR DRYER

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Not all hair dryers are created equal. To help fight off frizz and speed up your drying time, reach for an ionic blow dryer to help dry your strands. Unlike traditional blow dryers, ionic dryers emit negative ions. These tiny particles help to separate and evaporate water molecules at a rapid rate. As this helps to dry your hair faster, your hair spends less time in direct heat, which prevents damage and unwanted frizz.

Using an ionic dryer is also a great way to speed up your routine in the morning. Honestly, who wants to spend all morning drying their strands? Cut your drying time in half by using an ionic blow dryer paired with a heat protectant like J Beverly Hill Platinum REVIVE™ that accelerates your blow drying time for a quicker, more efficient hair care routine.

2. SEAL SPLIT ENDS

It’s no secret that winter weather can be super drying on our lovely Locs. Be proactive this winter season by using products that that will help to hydrate your strands and protect your hair from damage or breakage. Talk to your Diverse Roots Salon Stylist about products that can help in that department. By reaching for Ouidad and J Beverly Hill products that help to lock in moisture, you can better protect your ends and save yourself from heading to the salon.

However, if you do find yourself with bothersome split ends, reach for a leave-in split end treatment to help reduce the appearance of uneven or broken ends. This handy treatment works by conditioning the hair and strengthening the strands from root-to-tip.

3. FIGHT FLAKES

As the temperature starts to plummet, so does the condition of our scalp. Between the chilly outdoor temperatures and the warm indoor heat, our scalps can become very dry and flaky. To help ward off the flakes and to keep your favorite black sweater looking spotless, switch to a shampoo that contains salicylic acid. This powerful ingredient works wonders at exfoliating the scalp, removing dead skin cells and breaking down any built up product on the scalp. Use this exfoliating shampoo as needed to keep your hair free from flakes.

4. SILKY SMOOTH

Don’t let hat hair keep you down. Prevent any unwanted frizz or denting by choosing hats that are lined with silk. The smooth texture of the fabric helps to smooth the hair’s cuticle and keep the hair static-free. It’s a great way to fight off hat hair and winter frizz all-in-one!

5. METAL? Yes METAL!

One of the best ways to prevent static during the winter is by using a metal comb when brushing the hair. As you brush, the metal in the comb works to eliminate static that has built up in your hair. Throw one in your handbag for quick touchups on-the-go this winter.

6. ADD SHINE

Throughout the winter, your haircolor can start to look dull or faded due to the dryness in the strands. Replenish your hair’s natural sheen by using a shine spray throughout your ends. Adding J Beverly Hill Platinum SHINE back to your strands can help to revitalize your haircolor and make your strands look more vibrant.

7. DOUBLE UP

 Get a heat protectant like J Beverly Hill Platinum REVIVE™ with dual benefits—protect your hair from heat damage as well as smooth your ends. It’s a one-two punch for keeping your hair looking fabulous when styling your hair this winter.

 8. PUMP UP THE VOLUME

Besides frizz, flattened roots are another annoying hair issue that comes with winter hat hair. In order to keep your roots looking full and voluminous, reach for a dry shampoo to help boost your strands. Simply spray throughout your roots and comb through with a metal brush to help liven up your hair. Consult with a Diverse Roots Salon Stylist today!

 9. GLOSS IT UP

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Keep your haircolor looking fresh this winter by scheduling a Diverse Roots Salon hair gloss service with your stylist. Hair glosses help to tone and refresh the haircolor while adding shine and conditioning to the hair. It’s exactly what your hair needs during the chilly winter months.

 

10. STOP STATIC IN ITS TRACKS

Fight static on the go by packing a few frizz fighting sheets in your purse. These sheets work to help eliminate static without adding product or weighing down the hair. It’s an easy way to touch up your hairstyle while on-the-go.

 

11. HYDRATE YOUR HAIR ON-THE-GO

Keep your hair hydrated all day long by spritzing your ends with a leave-in conditioner. The spray will help to moisturize your hair and keep it protected from the drying winter winds.

10 Foods that can curb Hair Loss

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There’s no doubt about it, we all want a luxurious, full head of hair. Although hair loss is most commonly associated with men, women also suffer from this problem — and sadly hair loss in women is a lot less acceptable in society today. According to the American Hair Loss Association, women actually make up 40 percent of American hair loss sufferers. (1) Such a common problem among both and women, it’s unsurprising that so many people look for hair loss remedies far and wide.

Here are 10 Foods that can help curb potential hair loss and will keep you healthy too!

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Spinach: Spinach is a great source of iron, vitamin A and C and protein. Iron deficiency is the main cause of hair fall and spinach is not only iron-rich, it also contains sebum which acts as a natural conditioner for hair. It also provides us with omega-3 acid, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. These help in maintaining a healthy scalp and lustrous hair.

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Carrots and Sweet Potatoes: Sneak carrots in your diet for those long and lustrous locks. Known to be good for the eyes, carrots contain Vitamin A that also improves hair growth. Sweet potatoes are also packed with beta-carotene that converts to vitamin A in our body. A deficiency of vitamin A may lead to dry and itchy scalp. 

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Eggs and Yogurt: Yogurt and eggs are loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids. Dairy products are also a great source of biotin (Vitamin B7) that is known to fight hair loss. 

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Oats: Include a big bowl of oats in your morning meal to bid goodbye to hair fall. Oats are rich in fiber, zinc, iron, omega-6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that stimulate hair growth and will make your hair thick and healthy. 

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Walnuts: Add walnuts to your diet to prevent hair loss. It is the only known nut that contains biotin, B vitamins (B1, B6 and B9), Vitamin E, plenty of protein and magnesium, all of which strengthen hair cuticles and nourish the scalp. It helps protect your cells from DNA damage which may be caused due to sun exposure.

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Lentils: Lentils are loaded with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. Besides this, lentils are full of folic acid which is necessary for restoring the health of red blood cells that supply the skin and scalp with much-needed oxygen.

Chicken: Poultry meat is rich in high quality protein which strengthens fragile hair and prevents breakage. Since hair and nails are composed of proteins, one should include them in their daily diet.

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Strawberry: Strawberries contain high levels of silica. Silica is a trace mineral vital for hair strength and hair growth. Other silica rich foods include rice, oats, onion, cabbage, cucumber and cauliflower.

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Yogurt: Yogurt is packed with Vitamin B5 and Vitamin D that are known to promote hair follicle health. Alternatively, you can also use yogurt to make a hair mask every once in a while.

Foods rich in Vitamin-C: Vitamin C supports the absorption of iron in our body, the deficiency of which may lead to hair loss. Vitamin C is also known for its antioxidant properties which reduces the damage caused by free radicals that may make your hair brittle and weak. Add fruits like oranges, papaya, blueberries, lime and kiwi to your diet. Vitamin C also helps in the production of an essential protein called collagen which strengthens blood vessels that supports the hair shafts.

There is more than just external things to help you maintain or curb hair loss. We at Diverse Roots Salon also believe that it starts inside out as well. Maintaining a well-balanced healthy eating lifestyle can also help aid in the prevention on women’s hair loss. It’ not just about us… It’s about our clients and friends as well!

Cheers!

Your family at Diverse Roots Salon

Hair Extensions 101

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Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Extensions

After you get your hair extensions it is best to wait 48 hours before you wash your hair. Your stylist will give you instructions about this (if not, ask!).

  • Washing                                                                                                                                      Keep your hair and scalp clean! When sweat and dirt build up in your hair it causes it to tangle. Use a quality Shampoo and Conditioner for your extensions. There are products available specially formulated for use with natural human hair extensions. Your stylist can tell you what products are best for your hair and extensions. Detangle your hair first with a detangling brush from the ends to the roots before shampooing. Wash your hair gentle in a downward motion (from the roots to the ends). Rubbing can cause the hair to tangle. When you're done rinse your hair thoroughly. It is important that your hair is clean before you use a hair conditioner. Make sure you condition your hair after every wash. Your extensions don't receive the natural oils from your scalp so it is important that you use a quality conditioner. When conditioning your extensions, do not apply conditioner in the root area or near the attachments. It can loosen the bonds  and make your extensions fall out. Dry your hair gently, don't rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.

 

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Clip in Hair Extensions
It is recommended to remove your clip ins before washing. Use a soft brush or wide tooth comb to remove tangles. Gradually wet the hair with lukewarm water and brush it to prevent tangling. Use a gentle sulfate-free shampoo and was your hair gentle in a downward motion to prevent tangling. Rinse thoroughly. Apply a lightweight conditioner (follow the instructions on the bottle). Rinse and gently press the water out with a towel. Brush your hair gently. It is best to let the extensions air dry.

  • Tape in Hair Extensions
    Some brands advise to brush your hair gently when you come out of the shower while others will tell you not to comb or brush your tape in hair extensions when your hair is still wet. Follow the instructions given to you by your stylist. Do not use conditioner close to the bonds. Use it mid-shaft down.
    Press the tape panels together on a daily basis. This will keep the attachment strong for a longer time.

  • Styling
    It is better to avoid heat. Heat is your one of your hair's biggest enemy, the more you use it, the shorter your hair extensions will last. Be careful with the use of blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. Do not use hot tools directly on the tape tabs of your Tape In extensions. It will weaken the adhesive and they will fall out. It is best to let your hair dry naturally.
    Use a special brush for hair extensions when brushing your hair (soft bristle brush). It is best to start at the ends of your hair and when all tangles are removed gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Brush your hair a few times a day.
  • Hair styling products
    Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don't over do it. To much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol makes hair dry. 
    Confirm with your stylist that all styling products (including shampoo and conditioner) that you use are OK.
  • Hair Oils
    Be careful with hair oils such as Argan oil, Coconut oil and other essential oils. It can be wonderful for your hair but when it comes in touch with the bonds of for example Tape Ins it can deteriorate the attachment and the hair can slip out. Consult with your Diverse Root Stylist prior to using oils as part of your hair extension care. 
  • Hair treatments
    When you would like to perm or color your hair, don't do it yourself. Let your Diverse Roots Salon stylist take care of all chemical treatments you would like to do.
  • Sleeping
    DON'T sleep on wet hair. Make sure that your hair is completely dry when you go to sleep. A good habit is to tie your hair together in a ponytail to prevent tangling as much as possible.
     
  • Exercise                                                                                                                                      Avoid long exposure to chlorine and salt water. Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up. It is recommended to wear a swim cap if possible or wear your hair up to keep it out of the water. After swimming it is best to shampoo and condition your hair immediately. In general it is a good habit to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you exercise.
  • Summer Care
    During summer your hair extensions can use some extra care. Sun, salty water and chlorine can really damage your hair make it tangle. It can also make the bonds and tape fragile. When you use skin and sun care products make sure not to come too close to the bonds or tape.

Diverse Roots has always strive to educate our clients as well as making them look fabulous. It is our mission is to inspire every client in achieving their personal best, through our personal best. We believe, there is something beautiful in everyone. It would be our dream, to make your dreams come true. We are dedicated in providing a place for growth, in mind, body, and hair.

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Wash Curly Hair —The Right Way

 Wash Curly Hair —The Right Way

  • Choose a shampoo or co-wash based on the condition your hair is in. If your hair is dry, brittle, or damaged, go for an extra-moisturizing.
  • Which cleanser should I use for my hair? If your curls are healthy, choose a shampoo based on the benefits you want. Diverse Roots has the right product for all your hair needs!
  • A cleanser targeted to your curl type’s needs is always a good bet—for example, kinky curls are best cleansed with a co-wash, while loose curls benefit from a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner combo. For classic curls, look for a shampoo and conditioner that balances moisture; for tight curls, a more deeply hydrating regimen is ideal.
  • How often should I wash my hair? It depends on your curl type. Loose and classic curls can lather up two to four times a week. Kinky curl types can co-wash weekly, and deep cleanse with shampoo once a month. Tight curls fall somewhere in between – shampoo or co-wash every few days to a week. A good rule of thumb: If your curls feel dry, try washing less frequently.
  • How do I prevent tangles? Don’t shampoo in a circular motion, which tangles the curls. Instead, use a gentle back and forth motion, and avoid bunching up your curls. Massage your shampoo or co-wash into your roots, and work the lather down the mid-lengths and lightly on the ends. If your curls are very knotted, carefully break up the tangles with your fingers before wetting your hair – but don’t dry brush your curls.
  • What’s the best way to condition curly hair? Choose a conditioner based on how much moisture your hair needs, then let your curl type guide your application. If you’re a loose or classic curl type, apply your conditioner from your hair’s mid-lengths to ends, “so you don’t weigh down the roots and create a pyramid. If your curls are tight or kinky, you can condition closer to the scalp as well as through the ends. Use your fingers to detangle as you distribute the conditioner, or if your curls are especially prone to tangling, comb through with a wide tooth comb. Let your conditioner soak in for between two and five minutes. If your goal is elongated curls, don’t rinse out all the conditioner – leave a light coating on the hair to add weight to the curls. Visit Diverse Roots Salon for a free Consultation.