Category: Hair Care

5 Things You Don’t Have to Do!

Happy New Year! I’m sure you have a long list of New Years resolutions of things you need to do. Hopefully you’re still sticking to them! We have 5 things you don’t have to do! 🙂

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It’s so nice to not have something more you have to do. These are things that you should stop doing! This will save you time and the health of your hair!

1.  Don’t shampoo every day! Try skipping a day! Most of the time your hair will be fine and eventually it will improve if you are not stripping healthy oils and nutrients from your stands. Try a great dry shampoo and you’ll never go back to shampooing every day again! We love the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo.  It comes in 2 colors to match your hair.  Light and Dark!

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2. Don’t use too much heat on your hair. This is easy to do if your not shampooing every day! If you have to blow dry, use a low setting and skip the irons. Try not to do both. If you do need to use both dryer and iron,  try lowering the heat setting on both and use quickly.

3. Don’t use a brush on your wet hair. We’ve said a millions times how brushes on wet hair can cause breakage and frizz. Instead use a wide tooth comb and your hair will be stronger and grow better.

4. Don’t use hot water on your hair or skin. This is sure way to dry out your ends and cause static.

5. Don’t rub your hair too hard with your towel!  Just wrap your hair and then squeeze out the moisturize. Rubbing the towel can cause lots of damage and rough up the cuticle of the hair.

Taking away all of these things will save you time and will give you healthier hair over time! Try these “5 things you don’t have to do” and see what a difference it makes.

Hair Conditioning Treatments

Hair Conditioning Treatments – Protein and Moisture.

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This time of the year our hair needs a little TLC!  The heat on in our houses can dry out our dry in addition to all of the styling and chemical processing that we do. Hair Conditioning treatments are a must!

It’s good to do weekly conditioning treatments. There are 2 different kinds of treatments. Protein and/or Moisture. Sometimes you need both but it needs to be a healthy balance.

Our favorite treatments both for moisture and protein are from It’s a 10! The Miracle Spray goes onto your hair before you comb through after your shampoo and conditioner. These are great also because you use a little everyday so the effects start to add up and get better over time. Sometimes it’s difficult to find 15 minutes to sit for the treatment.

Moroccan Oil makes an amazing Hydrating Mask for moisture.  This cream stays on for 15 minutes and is worth every second!

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Hair that needs protein is dry and brittle and breaks easily. Over highlighting hair and lots of sun damage can cause a loss of protein in the hair. Protein treatments can be left on for 15 min or can come in a form of a spray that stays on the hair. Protein treatments are only good to use for a short period of time. Once the hair has the proper amount of protein discontinue use. Too much protein can have the opposite effect and cause the hair to be too strong and can break. Healthy hair has a little give and take and stretches a little bit and not break.

Moisture is needed on hair that just feels overdone from styling and over-drying. It’s not breaking or split, just dry. Dry hair can have a lot of static too! Moisture treatments as well come as a leave in spray or cream that is left on about 15 minutes that will be rinsed out.

Hair Nutrition

Healthy, beautiful, shiny hair isn’t always achieved with products you use like shampoo, conditioner or treatments.  The most important thing is to maintain good Hair Nutrition .  Healthy hair stems from a healthy scalp.  Your scalp stays healthy because it is being supplied with nutrients from your blood. The follicles or roots of your hair are in your scalp and need those nutrients as well.

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Simply maintaining a balanced diet is enough for your hair to grow healthy. A diet with the right mix of proteins, iron and other nutrients is the best way to go. It’s important to eat a healthy breakfast because your body is lowest on energy after sleeping.  You need to get your energy level back up to grow healthy hair and  for overall body health.

Hair strands are mostly made up of protein.  All of the following help grow healthy hair: protein, iron, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, omega-3 and biotin. It’s always good to check with your doctor before taking any supplements.

Some of the power foods that help over all health of body and hair are:  avocados, blueberries, salmon, green leafy vegetables, eggs, chicken, yogurt, whole grains. Iron fortified cereals can also help prevent hair loss.

It’s also important to stay hydrated.  Your body need fluids to keep all of your systems working.  A dry, hydrated scalp will not promote good hair health.

Equally important as eating good food is for healthy hair it is important to not do certain things.  Smoking is not good for you at all.  It deprives your body of oxygen and that in turn can suffocate your hair.  Those who smoke can over time have thinning, brittle hair.

Hair Nutrition is important to start beautiful hair from the inside.  Fill your plate with lots of good food and you will have beautiful hair and over all body health.





Brazilian Blowout!!!!

This is the perfect time of year for a Brazilian Blowout.  The humidity is getting worse causing normally smooth hair to be frizzy and frizzy hair to be out of control!

Brazilian Blowouts are the preferred smoothing treatment of anyone with unruly, frizzy, curly hair.  The Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex and proprietary polymer system helps to improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft and smoothing the cuticle. This allows the stylist to customize every treatment for every client to achieve a smooth and sleek result, or to keep the curl and lose the frizz. The client in the above photos wanted the sleekest, straightest hair she could get.  Harbor Rockwell took about 3 hours with Denise’s hair to get the perfect outcome.  Denise feels like her life has dramatically changed.  She never thought she would ever have hair like this. Her hair is actually healthier and now she doesn’t need to use any hot styling tools.

The process is shampooing several times to clarify the hair.  The smoothing complex is applied. The hair is dried and straightened.  Each small section of hair has the straightening iron smoothed over 4-8 times.  The hair is then rinsed and conditioned and simply blown dry.   Sulfate-Free Shampoos are necessary to maintain the blowout. Regular shampoo can quickly strip away the protein layer.   The blowout will last 12 weeks or so. Shampooing less often will prolong your blowout.  It’s definitely been a life changing experience for many people. has all kinds of info and answers most questions.

Wet Brush vs. Pick

20160305_085607If you’ve been in my chair, I’m sure we’ve discussed how important it is to not brush your hair when it’s wet. When your hair is wet it can stretch and the brush can pull and snap your hair.  It can cause split ends, fizzy hair and some hair loss.

I heard so much about the wet brush from some of my clients that I had to give it a try.  I have to say… I still believe you should use a pick or wide tooth comb.  There were a few different brands of wet brushes but they all look the same. I felt like it didn’t really get through my hair (and my hair isn’t thick at all) and pulled some of it out.  It’s still best to use a pick and start at the bottom of your hair strands and work your way up.  Nobody wants to have frizzy split hair!