Hair Care

By Hannah Joseph

When it comes down to it, most of our beauty efforts center around our desire to stay young. The average woman will spend hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on moisturizers, diet supplements, cosmetics, body-enhancing apparel (wonderbra, ladies!), etc. to keep a youthful appearance. A key element to looking and feeling young is maintaining a healthy head of hair. A dry, dull ‘do will be a dead giveaway to your true age if you don’t take care to routinely pamper it. Here are some of the best methods we’ve come across to will help baby your locks.

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Take steps to prevent aging your locks

Eat Right, So To Speak

With age comes thinner, weaker hair. It happens, but maybe not to you. The most basic thing you can do to keep your hair thick and strong is to make sure you’re using the right shampoo and conditioner. We all know that there is a fine line between clean and dry; moisturized and weighed down. The Follicle Nutrient System by Osmotics Cosmetics presents a perfect 3-step “Revitalizing” product line that works to clean and nourish the follicle.

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The Follicle Nutrient System by Osmotics

The products include all sorts of yummy ingredients: Vitamins B3 and B5 have healing properties, rosemary oil stimulates the hair and scalp, and cucumber and aloe extracts works to soothe. Lamminaria Cloustonii extract inhibits enzymes that may cause hair loss, and wheat amino acids increase shine and reduce static. When it comes down to it, your hair is an extension of your body. You need to feed it nutrients if you want to keep it looking good.

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Charles Worthington Moisture Seal

Another good shampoo is from Charles Worthington. The product, Moisture Seal, is part of the results™ salon shine line and it promotes ultra nourished, super shiny hair.

Body-Guard

Once you’ve pumped your follicles full of much-needed nutrients, your mission is to keep them there. Rain, humidity, the sun and of course, self-inflicted trauma (eh hem…all you perming, dyeing, blow-drying, straightening fiends listen up) detract from your hair’s health. Over the years, the imbalance between how much good stuff you put into your hair versus how much you take out of it will result in flat, visibly damaged hair.

A great hair defense comes via Chemistry, a company that prides itself on scientifically derived hair formulas. Two products to keep your eyes open for include “Tame,” a humidity fighting shine serum and “Repair“, a heat activated hair and scalp masque. For already weathered hair, the repairing masque activates with water to seal in moisture. With Pro-KeraGen Complex, it adheres to the hair’s surface for instant repair.

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pHormulate’s 3a Anti-Aging Treatment

pHormulate has also jumped on the anti-aging hair product bandwagon with its Anti-Aging Leave in Treatment 3a. The product reconstructs hair as a leave-in treatment, provides significant UV Protection and contains ChromaGuard Technology (patent pending) to provide flexibility and protection for locks.

The Big-Hitters

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Ojon’s Restorative Hair Treatment

Daily maintenance is a must when it comes to any beauty regimen. Sometimes, however, you need to get out the big guns. We’re talking major hair makeover, folks. And that’s when the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment will come in handy. When you’ve let your hair go neglected for too long, you’ll need to hydrate it back to health with this overnight Ojon oil treatment. With natural antioxidants and 100 percent pure Ojon palm nut oil, this product will saturate your locks into shape. Depending on how dire your hair situation is, you can use it up to a couple of times a week and leave it in overnight if needed.

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NanoWorks™ LuxuryHairMasque by Pureology

If Ojon doesn’t do it for you -we’re sure it will, but just in case – then try Pureology’s NanoWorks™ LuxuryHairMasque. The antioxidant fruit synthesis of acai, pomegranate and blueberries deliver a youthful sheen and intense color vibrancy. The masque also includes Certified Organic Botanicals of three types of antioxidant rich Mushrooms (Mucor Miehei, Shiitake, Mannentake)that penetrate with high quality proteins and soothing anti-inflammatory properties to help moisturize and restore hair to a healthy condition. The masque also has an AntiFadeComplex™ with antioxidants and UVA/UVB sunscreens that extend the life and vibrancy of color and maximize color retention.

We wish you good luck and happy hair!

Originally published June 2008
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