Hey. I went Live on Facebook a few weeks ago giving some great tips about how to avoid Spring Breakage.
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So today is Tuesday so that means #hairtiptuesdaybyAG! With the hope of not rambling week after week I take notes and do research often and I plan these blog post monthly. (INSERTS CLAPS HERE) This week my topic is PROTECTIVE STYLES…but it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t ask you what exactly are you protecting.
So some of the top 7 protective styles are:
I know. I know. You love to give your hair a break. Well I do to but I am very strategic about my “protective styles”. I typically wear braids from November- January. Mainly because this is a busy time of year for me due to the holidays, clients who wait to wear their hair when it gets cooler, fall color is also really popular around this time. I’m one of those stylist who know that my image is a big part of my branding so I can’t risk looking crazy. I shampoo my hair weekly or bi weekly PERIOD. Scalp Stimulation is very important for growth and I always ask my clients why would you get these protective styles and still not take care of your hair. It’s no point if you going to set your self back. On top of shampooing I use castor oil daily on my braid styles. I use it on my scalp and the actual braids because I don’t want my ends to dramatically split and I end up having to get a hair cut after I take them out. The same with sew ins, I suggest shampooing regularly and using leave in conditioner (in a spray bottle) on your braids underneath your weave. I have never worn a wig but I suggest the same: cleanse and condition your scalp. Follow up with a good leave in and some type of oil barrier around your hairline so that the rubbing of the net doesn’t break your hair.
Protective Style Pre Game:
If you considering a protective style:
WATCH THE VIDEO! I KNOW YOU DIDN’T BELIEVE ME THE FIRST TIME I SAIND BUT MY VOTE RESPONSE TO COCONUT OIL IS A SOLID
Blonde: 1. Fair 2. Fair-haired and light-skinned 3. Light colored 4. Bleach
Ambition: A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work
So ambition is one of those words I just knew what it meant but I have never looked it up. I really like that use of the word paired with Blonde. Reason being is because blonde hair is something that is highly requested amongst my clientele. If I had to toot my own horn I will say I do give a good blonde but sheesh, its hard work!
I am actually traveling today and one of my favorite places to people watch is the airport. People are everywhere you turn but today more than ever I have seen so many ladies with blonde hair and it begin to spark my interest about the different shades of blonde and how they are interpreted. I decided to search different names of blonde and I came across that listed 42 shades of blonde.
Seems overwhelming but it really depends on where you start. The bulk of my clientele starts somewhere between a Level 1 to Level 4 on the color chart and depending on the health of the hair I can usually reach a level 6-8 in on application. Getting to that perfect shade can be tedious but so rewarding. Also just for information everyone different undertones naturally so although you may desire pale blonde your undertone can hinder the chances of reaching it. To wrap this up if you desire to go blonde starting in the browns tones and tiptoeing in the blondes is really safe route. It will prepare you for the maintenance that will come with being a blonde. Investing in color shampoos and conditioners for you hair is important as well. Stay on top of your trims. Use less heat for styling and seek a PROFESSIONAL.
SAY HELLLLLLL NO TO BOX COLOR.
Look at you trying to be cute with your good clothes on. Really it aint that cute when your scalp is dry and you got flakes all on your good black. I won’t mention a lot of products unless it is in exchange for American Currency but there are a few ingredients and techniques that I will refer to that I love in the products that I use in the salon for scalp treatments.
Before I mention those, I do want to bring your attention to product usage. It makes no since to use a dry and itchy scalp shampoo or oil that never reaches your scalp. So many of you are guilty of placing product on your hair before you put it on your scalp.
A few TIPS: