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WHY YOUR HAIR TURNS GREEN AT THE POOL AND THE EASY TRICK TO STOP IT!

Summer is full-force and although we all have different vacation plans, one experience is universal: the pool. You may be at your neighborhood pool, your backyard pool, or a resort pool, but no matter where you are, you have that one nagging question running through your mind: “Will the chlorine turn my hair green? Is that just an urban legend or is it real?”

Any competitive swimmer will tell you that the green hair phenomenon is not a myth. It happens to people. It could happen to you.

But guess what? It’s not because of chlorine! (I know, I thought it was due to chlorine as well!) As I was walking by a client chatting with Cathi, one of our owners, my ears perked as she explained the reasoning behind the green-hair problem, and more importantly, the solution. So this #WeekendBeautyTip comes straight from our owner to you! Rather than write a long paragraph, I’ll just relay the conversation to you:

CLIENT: My daughters hair is bright blonde, but she’s a swimmer. Her hair keeps turning green! How can I get all the chlorine out of it!?

CATHI: You’re in luck! We can help you for sure…but first, know that it’s not chlorine that’s doing the green thing to your daughter’s hair.

CLIENT: Really? Then why is it turning green?

CATHI: Human hair, when it’s dry, is the same pH level as a pool filter. The filter’s job is to gather all the algae growing in the pool, right? So when you jump in the pool with dry hair, all the green algae heads straight for your hair, thinking it’s a pool filter! Your hair is literally drawing in all the algae around it.

CLIENT: So how do you change that? Some type of product or something?

CATHI: Nope. Your hair instantly changes its pH level when it gets wet with ordinary tap water (not chlorinated water). So all you have to do is rinse off before you jump in the pool. Your hair will already be wet and it’s pH level will be altered, so none of that algae will think your hair is a filter. It will float right by you and head for the real pool filter, instead of ending up in your hair!

CLIENT: So the green stuff in my daughter’s hair is really algae. Wow.

CATHI: Yep! There’s a reason the pool asks you to rinse off before you jump in! Now if your hair is already green, I’d recommend using Redken’s Hair Cleansing Cream. It’ll clarify the green right out! You could also use the new Blonde Idol line that lets you deposit color as necessary in between salon visits. You can balance the blonde out from home with that stuff!

So there you have it, ladies and gents. The real reason your hair turns green is algae, not chlorine. So just rinse off your hair before you jump in, and you’ll be protected from all that green!

Merry Weekend and Happy Pool Days to all!

Ashley:)

*photo credit: suntekpoolsandspas.blogspot.com

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CERAFILL: Redken is REGROWING HAIR with this new product!

We’ve been waiting for this to hit the shelves for longer than we care to admit. Cerafill is here!

What is it, though? Cerafill is a breakthrough solution for hair-thinning problems. It’s not a “volume-building” product, such as Body Full by Redken. It’s a science-based product that will feel like you’ve added 9,000 hairs after one use, and if used over time, it will actually regrow your hair. It adds not only volume, but density and more hair!

How can it cause regrowth in hair? Because of it’s primary growth ingredient Minoxidil (and yes, it’s FDA approved!) that has had rave reviews all across the country due it its ability to regrow hair.

Cerafill is offered to you in two different lines: The Defy line and the Retaliate line. The Defy line should be used by those with normal to thin hair in the early hair loss stage. The Retaliate line is specially formulated for those in the advanced stages of thinning hair, showing obvious hair loss on their scalp.

Also, be sure to note that there is a men’s formula and a women’s formula that differ in potency, so be sure to ask your stylist for the Cerafill that’s right for you!

And great news! Since Posh is a Redken Elite Salon, we get products like this faster than all other salons using Redken. It’s already on our shelves as of today, so swing by and snag some while you can, or set up a consultation with your stylist to go over a hair-growth plan that’s best for your particular needs.

Here are some before and afters of those who used Cerafill just one time:

Woman1 Before & After

woman 2 Before & After

Man Before & After

And just so you can make these styles happen at home, here are some product tips as well as styling tips for each of the hairstyles you see above!

PRICES:

• 33oz bottle of Cerafill shampoo: $36.00
• 33oz bottle of Cerafill conditioner: $36.00
• Full kit including a shampoo, conditioner and Defense FX treatment (which has the regrowth ingredient): $70.00
• Scalp Refresher: $18.00

[Have more questions about Cerafill? Check out the FAQ section that Redken has provided on their site!]

Happy hair growing from Posh!

 

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BRUSHOLOGY: Never wonder which brush to use again!

For this weekend’s beauty tip, I went on a hunt to find instructions on something we use everyday in our beauty routine: a hairbrush.

A Hairbrush.  You’d think it would be a simple concept–something with a handle and bristles that untangles your hair and keeps it presentable. However, the hair sector of the fashion industry has grown tremendously over the years, and due to the ever-changing fashion styles, brushes have been created and formed to achieve current fashion trends. There are so many categories now: big brushes, small brushes, round brushes, flat brushes, wide brushes, narrow brushes, full brushes, sparse brushes, plastic brushes, rubber brushes, and more! Each brush created over the years serves a specific purpose and achieves a certain look.

Have you ever desired a certain style for your hair, only to find out you can’t seem to figure out how to create it? Well, fear no more! The source of your style problems usually finds itself in which brush your using, and we’re here to help you brush up on your brush knowledge!

Here is a simple diagram to direct you toward the proper brush to use depending on what needs you have! (Special thanks to listotic.com for this amazing find!)

1. Paddle  – A paddle brush is the most versatile brush, but it is especially helpful if you have long and/or thick hair. It can manage a lot of hair all at once and smooths it down for a sleeker look. If you lack volume, you may want to consider a different type of brush.

2. Wide-Tooth Comb – Because the teeth have such large gaps, these combs are ideal for combing tangles out of wet hair without causing any damage. You might also want to use one in place of a brush if you have frizzy hair.

3. Fine-Tooth Comb – these combs are great for teasing, creating a nice straight part, and for detailed grooming.

4. Thermal – these brushes work with your dryer, locking in heat. They create a faster drying time and allow you to easily curl and smooth your hair under.

5. Boar Bristled – These bristles are gentle and redistribute oils throughout your hair, bringing out it’s natural shine. They are ideal for fine to normal hair because they also give you a little extra oomph!

6. Skinny Round  – This brush is great for bangs or short hair. It smooths your hair while drying and helps manage shorter pieces of hair.

7. Large Round  – This brush can straighten or curl your hair while drying, depending on how you use it. A larger round brush is ideal for creating volume to otherwise flat hair.

8. Half Radial – This brush is perfect for shorter styles such as a bob when you like to have your hair curved up or under on the ends.

9. Vented  – These brushes are ideal when blow drying your hair because they provide an apple amount of air flow and help create volume. If you need your hair to be dry fast, go with this one!

[quoted from listotic.com]

And there you have it, the low-down on “which brush does what.”

Merry Weekend everyone, and happy brushing!

Ashley:)

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WEEKEND BEAUTY TIP: The double braided headband!

Summer is upon us and cute hairstyles are everywhere! Since summer is so much fun, I’ll give you a quick and easy hair tutorial for this weekend’s beauty tip (because no one wants to sit in front of their computer when it’s so beautiful outside!)

Whether it’s a beach trip, a date, or just something new you want to try for workdays, we found the perfect hairstyle for you to try! It’s called the Double Braided Headband, and all you need is your own hair, a couple of clear elastics, and maybe a few bobby pins if necessary. I personally love this one because the front of my hair drives me crazy in the summer, and this is a hairstyle that pulls my hair out of my face while maintaining creativity and style.

The trick here is to wrap each braid in alternate directions; that way you have extra hair on each side to cover up where the braids starts. See the tutorial below and get to braiding, y’all!

Voila! A cute summer style that could even be swept up into a low pony or messy chignon.

Merry Weekend everybody, and happy braiding!

Ashley:)

*Kudos love and credit go to this Pinterest pin for this amazing braid tutorial.

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The INDY Best-of Vendor Party was a hit!

All the winners of the INDY “Best of the Triangle” vote-off were invited to set up shop in Durham Central Park for a celebration! Every vendor brought their specialties. The air was filled with music from a local band, savory food aromas, and of course, amazing-smelling hair product!

We set up a table to giveaway free samples to visitors and we also used our new hair chalk! Hair chalk color is not permanent at all–it actually washes out anywhere between 8-10 washes. It just gives your hair a funky splash of color for a little while, and people were eating it up (not literally, of course)!

Here are some of the highlights– we were even able to do some puppy hair:)

Thanks again to all those who voted in the Indy Week vote-off. We couldn’t do what we love without your support and loyalty!

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