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By: Maddie

Feel that hair of yours.  Does it feel different now than it did before the summer started?  Think back to everything you experienced over the past three months and now remember that your hair went through it just like you did!  I’m sure you put on sunscreen when you relaxed at the pool or lathered on some lotion when your legs were feeling a bit dry… but did you take care of your hair the same way? 

It’s funny how our hair tends to get forgotten when it comes to us taking care of ourselves.  The sun, wind, chlorine, salt water and sweat can all negatively impact the healthiness of our hair.  Thankfully, there are a number of ways we can get our hair back to healthy both in the salon and at home.  

In the salon:

Most salons, including Garbo’s, carry deep conditioning treatments that the stylist can apply while you’re at the shampoo bowl.  These treatments are different than take-home products as they penetrate deeper into the hair follicle and are for professional use only.  Two of our favorite treatments come from Aveda – one to help pump moisture into very dry hair (Moisture Treatment) and one to improve the look and feel of damaged hair (Repair Treatment).  Depending on what your hair needs, your stylist may recommend one over the other or a combination of the two.  These treatments do come at an extra cost ($40, or $20 if adding on to another service) but they are worth it as you can’t get the same treatment at home.
Client at Shampoo Bowl

At home:

While an in-salon treatment is highly recommended when your hair needs some serious love, it is not the only option.  Garbo’s carries many high quality products that can help get your hair back to healthy!  These deep conditioning masks will leave your hair feeling smoother and looking much less tattered and dry after just one use.  While these products can be used separately we recommend pairing them with a deep conditioning treatment for maximum repair.  Our favorites: Aveda Damage Remedy, Aveda Dry Remedy, Garbo’s Indulge Masque and  Aquage Seaextend Silkening Oil Power Infusion.  
Aveda Damage Remedy (Purchase In-Store Only)
Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque
Aveda Dry Remedy (Purchase In-Store Only)
Garbo's Indulge Masque – 6 oz
Garbo's Indulge Masque
Aquage SeaExtend Silkening Oil Power Infusion
Aquage Seaextend Silkening Oil Power Infusion

We know these things can be complicated and confusing so please reach out to us if you have any questions!  Send us your questions in the comments box below, give us a call or schedule a consultation online – our team of stylists can work with you to figure out what your hair truly needs to get back to healthy.

 

Sending Love,

Maddie

Winter is a tough season.  It takes a toll on everything – from our homes, cars, and schedules to our minds, attitudes, and bodies.  In addition, it also isn’t particularly kind to our hair.   There are many ways the cold and dry weather effect our hair but we have outlined the top three winter hair fails below and included easy ways to fix or remedy them!

1. Dry Air = Dry Hair

As the temperature drops, so does the humidity.  We know you aren’t a fan of what humidity does to most hairstyles but it is a double-edged sword…  Yep, don’t celebrate too long because before you know it, that sustained lack of moisture in the air does the same thing to your hair.  Ugh, it’s like you can’t win, right?  Don’t worry, read on for a few helpful tips!

Our number one shampoo for dry hair is called “Pure Moisture Shampoo“.  It’s going to drench your hair with moisture but not weigh it down.  That’s a very tricky task but Pure Moisture crushes it.   Use it just once and you’ll feel the difference.  In addition to moisturizing your hair it also comes with all the bells and whistles:

  • sulfate and salt-free
  • no petrochemicals
  • formaldehyde-free
  • no animal testing
  • gluten-free

2.  Split Ends and Fly-Aways

Fly away with me…on vacation away from this cold dry air!  Ok so now you have more than just dry hair.  Your ends are splitting and your fly-aways are out of control.  Once again, it’s the dry air plus hats, sweaters, heaters, furnaces, and static electricity that are doing this to you!  Yay, winter!  Oh but wait,…we have your hair life preservers right here. The aforementioned Pure Moisture will work for any type of dryness you are experiencing.  However, we do have some other options that can help.

Argan Anti-Frizz Shampoo – smooths, silkens and adds shine to unmanageable, curly, frizzy or chemically treated hair.  You will also want to make sure you are using the Intense Anti-Frizz Conditioner as well.  Both of these options have Moroccan Argan Oil in them which is the ingredient that helps control your flyaways and helps to protect the hair shaft so fewer split ends occur.  If you are looking for more information on the great effects of Argan Oil, visit Hairguard.

3.  Dry Scalp

Oh pretty it’s snowing….oh wait.  Never mind.  I’m afraid that’s your dry, flaky scalp on your hair and your navy top.  This takes us full circle: Cold Air = Dry Air = Dry Hair = Dry Scalp = Flaky Scalp 🙁

Listen, just like a snowflake, we are all unique.  Some of us have an oily scalp when it’s dry out and some of us suffer from a very dry scalp.  It’s weird, I know, but it has to do with your physiological makeup and what you are using on your scalp and your hair.  Garbo’s makes a few products that help maintain a healthy scalp:

Garbo’s Energizing Shampoo or our Lucky Man Scalp Stimulating Shampoo change your thoughts on shampoo.  It’s made specifically for your scalp and you’ll know the first time you use it.  Infused with menthol and caffeine, this shampoo stimulates your scalp and promotes blood flow which in turn cleans your scalp and helps your hair grow longer.  Now that you have taken care of your scalp you need to make sure to follow it up with a great conditioner.

When you really need the big guns (which you will during the winter), it’s time to bust out Garbo’s Indulge Masque Deep Conditioner.  This is the ultimate in moisturizing treatments.  What is particularly unique about this conditioner is it won’t weigh your hair down after using it – just make sure to give your strands a good rinse.  Garbo’s Indulge Masque renews and revitalizes your hair with moisture which gives it bend and flexibility again.  Since this product does pack some punch we recommend using it weekly.

Now that you have read the three most common winter hair fails and their fixes we hope you feel more confident when styling your hair this season.  The weather can really do a number on our hair but if you have the right products and tools you’ll be in a much better position to take on the challenge!