Phenomenal . . .

Phenomenal . . .
Life, Growth, and Connection (This sunflower was nourished by my hands.) 2010; Photography by Benita Blocker. Please become a follower of this blog.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Stylists and Smoking Cigarettes outside the Salon

First of all, employers can not discriminate because you smoke . . . but any stylist that smokes within the boundaries of the hair salon is sending a negative message.

If you have to smoke, please smoke in private where no one can see you. (Absolutely no one should see you smoking!)

You will find that you will attract more people and make more money without the cigarettes. Please give it a try!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Products that Cause Frizz in African American Hair

I have found two products thus far that cause frizz in African American hair. They
are 1) Pureology Volume shampoo and 2) Aquage Healing Conditioner.

These two products are great for those who want volume with a chance of frizz, but not for those trying to achieve a sleek, straight look.

Initially, I was trying the Pureology Volume Shampoo as a "deep cleansing" shampoo. Then I would follow up with two moisturizing shampoos. Unfortunately, there is something in the Pureology volume shampoo that stays in the hair past the conditioning phase and my clients were returning with frizz. Upon eliminating this shampoo from my routine, the frizziness went away and everyone started to normalize back to sleek again.

Now in regards to the Aquage Healing Conditioner, I liked the instant moisturizing of the hair at the shampoo bowl. I was in love with it at first use, but I noticed that it seemed to interfere with the sleek finish that I was accustom to achieving for my clients. Again, the returning client feedback was a "no go." Hairstyles did not last like they were accustom to. It created frizz.

Luckily, I incorporated these two products at different times so that I could narrow the cause of the frizziness really quickly. I am hoping that this review will help others thinking about trying these two products. After researching and comparing the ingredients of these two products, I found "alcohol" to be a common factor. I would conclude eliminating future shampoos and conditioners that have alcohol in them, but supposedly some alcohols are acceptable to allow for emusulification of the ingredients of the product. "So, go figure."