Beat The Heat With Air Dry Cream

Are you a hot tool addict? It may be time to rethink your ways. While you may love blow drying or flat ironing your tresses, did you know you’re sabotaging your hair by using a hot tool all the time? Hate to say it but you’re probably causing severe trauma to your lovely locks. Temperatures used in blow-drying, flat-iron straightening, and hot curling processes can be high enough to cause cracks in the cuticle layer, frayed and split ends, chipped and ragged cuticles, faded color, diminished curl, increased frizz and broken strands.
One huge negative result of routine blow drying is that it takes much-needed moisture out of your hair, which really hurts your locks. Water molecules provide critical support to the structure and properties of hair. Evaporation of these molecules from heat application can alter the internal protein structure and change the mechanical properties of individual hair strands. This can modify curl patterns, cause frizz, and leave your hair less bouncy and more prone to breakage. Your hair can also end up having straw-like texture. Not good, not good.

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Another factor to consider is that hair strands are complex biomaterials that get most of their properties from the keratin protein structures in the cuticle and cortex. The heat from styling tools can soften the keratin and cause changes in the protein. All of this can hurt the strength, elasticity, curl, shine, and texture of your hair.
What to do? Go natural! Give your hair a break and let it show off its natural pattern and save the integrity of your hair. Try wearing a ponytail, bun or braid. Or try doing a deep part and flipping your hair over to a different side. Importantly, use a cream after shampooing that is expressly desired to control frizz and let your hair dry with just the air, like Air Dry Cream! A light, airy leave-in cream makes for heatless, effortless styling. Air Dry Cream provides texture and frizz-free results with touchable hold without weighing hair down. Best of all? No heat needed! It also pairs well with Tousled Texturizing Mist to give a little more hold when you want.
Learn more about air drying your hair by watching our Beauty Insider!

You Need Your Zzzzz’s More Than You Know!

We all know that sleep makes you feel better (hug that comforter!) but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Not enough sleep on a regular basis can raise your risk for some chronic health problems.
Sleep affects how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. While you’re sleeping, your brain is laying the foundation for the next day. It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.
During sleep, you strengthen memories or “practice” skills learned while you were awake (this process is called consolidation). If you’re trying to learn something new, whether it’s a new language, how to play the piano or how to perfect your tennis swing, sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.
While the right amount of sleep helps you, lack of sleep seriously works against you. Studies reinforce that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change.


“A lack of sleep can contribute to depression,” says Dr. Jean Raymonde Jean, MD, director of sleep medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. “A good night’s sleep can really help a moody person decrease their anxiety. You get more emotional stability with good sleep.”


The first signs you may be aware of when getting less than 6 hours of sleep is you feel tired, forgetful, irritable, and just not on the top of your game. Yet, to everyone around you, it might just seem like you’re doing poorly at work, have mood swings or are depressed.
Sleep also is crucial to your physical health. Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Not getting enough sleep also affects how you look, besides tired. When you’re sleep deprived, you have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases your appetite. That’s another reason to get to bed earlier!

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While your body is renewing itself, take this time to revitalize your skin and hair. Put on a few drops of REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive to your facial skin and décolleté before your nighttime cream and get an extra boost of hydration for improved texture and tone. You’ll get extra nighttime benefit and wake up with silky and more youthful looking hair and skin!
The bottom line is that without proper sleep, your brain can’t regenerate properly. So make sure you get your zzzzz’s. And you might as well turn your important sleep time into important beauty time too!
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Have You Gotten Your New 2018 Hairstyle Yet?

Have You Gotten Your New 2018 Hairstyle Yet?

The year is a month old, winter is at its worst and the doldrums have set in. Need a pick-up? Nothing can change your mood faster than a new do. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get on trend for 2018. We’ve picked out some of the most popular styles and haircuts for this year. Whether you want to announce to the room “I’m here!” or go subtle, there’s an option for you.

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Curtain Bangs Are BIG BIG BIG!
Curtain bangs, called that name because they part like curtains, are on the top of the radar. Not sure? The style is up 600 percent in search on Pinterest! What’s so great is that this this versatile fringe style is an easy way to make your current look…well, look new! Parted down the center and with longer hair than regular bangs, it’s a synch to avoid the awkward bangs grow-out stage when you want to move on.

When you’re styling curtain bangs, use a small round brush and a finishing spray to keep them in place, like Refinish Control Spray.

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The Grown Out Pixie Has Grown Up!
This is a longer version of a classic pixie. Besides being oh so fab on its own, this style is wonderful for transitioning from super short hair into something longer. It has a lot of texture to it so whip out some BLACK Groom Styling Clay to get those piecey pieces just right!

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Playful Fringe Is So Much Fun!
Combining long, eye-grazing fringe with a sleek bob is totally on point for 2018. The best thing about this haircut is that it can easily be tailored to your personal style and features. To ensure the fringe has just the right volume, blow that hair forward when you step out of the shower to prevent any cowlicks in the front. When blowing your whole head dry, use a round brush and direct the hair forward, toward the face. Top it up with some dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to give it a little oomph!

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The Lob Has Transformed Into the Long, Layered Lob
Everyone loves a lob, regardless of how it’s cut. But the long, layered lob has stolen our hearts this season. It falls to just below the shoulders and has varied lengths of layers to create lightness and texture. If you want, keep your bangs longer and angle them to soften the face. After using a curling iron to get very loose curls, scrunch your hair up a bit using Tousled Texturizing Mist to give the layers a softer wave.

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Expanded Curls Are the Rage!
This cut is for the bold of heart! It’s so popular you’ll be seeing it on the runway and in the supermarket! While the cut is key, the style calls for using the diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to bring out the natural curl and help them literally stand out! Apply a bit of REJUVENIQE® Intensive Oil throughout your hair to enhance the curls and given your hair a bit of a luminosity.

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The Grown Out Shag Is Having Its Day!
While the shag came back last year, it’s now all grown up! This new, longer style has long, shaggy layers with longish bangs that have a center part. The beauty of this style is that the layers blend together so as your hair grows longer, it looks intentional, not like you overslept your salon appointment! Once you’ve curled your hair in once-inch strands, use Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to muss it up a little for a lived-in look.

Feed Your Hair

Eating healthy not only contributes to weight loss, it also does wonders for your hair. A diet rich in nutrients will help you stay healthy, ageless, and all-around fabulous. So why not give yourself a beauty boost with enhancing nourishments? Below, we’ve outlined some positive nutrition practices to keep in mind for a healthier mane.

Load up on Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are filled with nutrients and a whole lot of water, which helps keep your hair hydrated. Without proper body hydration, your hair will begin to look dry, which can contribute to breakage. Leafy greens also condition and create healthy scalp oils, and they contain antioxidants that fight free radicals from pollution, helping to strengthen and thicken hair. Seriously, who knew?

For the greatest nutritional benefits, leafy greens, like broccoli, kale and spinach, should be consumed raw or lightly steamed.

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Include Healthy, Protein Rich Foods

Hair is made of protein, so ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making it strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may also result in hair loss, and nobody wants that! Add a few servings of protein to your daily diet for stronger, healthier hair.

Examples of protein include chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs, along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.

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Eat More Healthy Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish follicles for stronger, shinier hair. Eat fatty fish like wild-caught salmon and albacore tuna. Incorporating avocados into your meals will also help fortify hair for stronger strands. So go ahead – order that extra serving of guacamole. Your hair will thank you.

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Supplement Support System, S3 by MONAT

How about stepping things up a notch with a powerful, healthy hair supplement? Take your hair growth to the next level with S3 by MONAT! Each of the clinically proven ingredients found in S3 work together to replenish the body of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss. The best part? S3 is gluten-free, GMO-free with absolutely no animal byproducts.

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Resolve to make these few nutritional changes to your diet, and see just how long and healthy your hair will grow. Always remember: you are what you eat. So don’t sabotage yourself! Drink plenty of water and feed your body and mind the healthy way.

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