Hair Care

By Kathryn Holl

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Clarify:
If coloring and styling your hair are a must then proper cleansing is a necessity. Halo Reparative Shampoo is formulated to protect hair color while repairing damage to overstressed tresses. This shampoo contains high levels of panthenol – more familiar to consumers as Vitamin B5. Because panthenol binds well to the hair follicles and attracts moisture from the air, it lubricates hair without feeling greasy and smoothes roughened hair surfaces making them shiny and easy to comb. Halo Reparative Shampoo also contains amino acids for strength, anti-static agents for static reduction (great for the up-coming winter months!) and coconut extracts for moisture (and a fabulous scent). Each Halo formula also contains the exclusive Illuminating Color ProtectionTM Technology that ensures maximum protection and offers unique light reflection. Together these ingredients make Halo Reparative Shampoo a great way to restore health, shine and manageability to any head of hair. Halo Reparative Shampoo retails for approximately $13.99 for 10 fl. oz. and is found in fine salons. For salons nearest you visit www.halohaircare.com.

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Fortify:
We all have split ends but who wants to accentuate this forlorn fact? Don’t stress split-ends – eliminate them! Sunsilk Hydra TLC Multi-Symptom Masque contains Nutri-Keratin to help repair damaged, brittle hair from root to tip. This masque really does a job on split ends and practically eliminates fly-aways. This masque is designed for occasional intense conditioning of dry/damaged hair. I would not recommend this masque for those with fine or thin hair. To use, after shampooing, apply masque generously throughout hair. Leave in for approximately two minutes depending on level of dryness and rinse thoroughly. The old-school packaging adds a neat twist of nostalgia and the price makes it extra nice! An eight-ounce tub of Sunsilk Hydra TLC Multi-Symptom Masque retails for approximately $3.95. For more information go to www.hydratlc.com.

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Amplify:
If you can’t take the heat you better get some Heat Response! Graham Webb Heat Response Firm Finish Spray provides protection for all hair types subjected to use of hot tools such as dryers, flat irons and curling irons. Best of all, this spray boosts body and holds your style without added build-up. Perfect for those who like a lift or light hold without hairspray. To use, mist lightly over hair before blow-drying or apply to each section before using a hot iron. Graham Webb Heat Response Firm Finish Spray retails for approximately $16.95 for an 8.5 fl. Oz bottle and is found only in fine salons. For more information go to www.grahamwebb.com.

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Stylize:
The word smudge is usually not synonymous with hair care or style. However Fernando Salas, one of America’s top stylists and product developers has changed that perception with White Sands Smudge Clear Colorant. This shine-enhancer and texturizer is non-greasy and relatively weightless. Don’t let the purple color fool you; this formula goes on perfectly clear to add shine and texture. For a textured, “piecy” look, apply to dry, styled hair. For use as a straightening or anti-frizz agent, apply a dime-sized amount on wet, newly washed and conditioned hair and style as desired. Retail price for a 2 oz. tub is approximately $15.00. For more information on White Sands products go to www.whitesandsproducts.com.

Originally published September 2006
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