Feel the Glow

Hair mask

With the fall season among us, nature’s elements are in full swing, gradually affecting our hair, skin, and overall health. Because your hair is at risk of losing its moisture and weakening at the cuticle, it is important to properly nourish and rehydrate when necessary. These tips, will help you keep your hair moisturized and glowing, even in the dull, cold days ahead.

1. Salon Treatment. Visit a salon to get a once-monthly professional hair mask or hair serum, specially formulated to boost moisture levels in the hair. We have the option of a wonderful keratin smoothing treatment or a conditioning treatment that will leave your hair glowing and easier to style.

2. At-Home Oil Conditioning. If you can’t make it to the salon, use high-quality oils like Moroccan oil, Argan oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. Don’t waste money on the cheap alternative. Most drugstore hair oils are imitations, and only have the benefit of smelling nicely. Oil hair once a month, making sure to gently massage the oil into the scalp using your fingertips.

3. Less washing. Do not wash your hair every day! Allow your hair’s natural oils to accumulate between washes, instead of stripping them every night in the shower. The more you wash your hair, the dryer it becomes. If you have excessive oil in your hair, or are prone to breakouts due to oily skin, try a dry shampoo to soak up the extra oil and eliminate smell.

4. Finger Combing. Try finger combing instead of using a bristly brush. Finger combing allows your hair’s natural oils to be evenly distributed from the roots to the ends, without running the risk of breakage.

5. Minimal Product Use. Hair gels, curl creams, hair sprays, and everything in between are full of chemicals that suck all of the hydrating properties out of your hair. Lessen your use of these extra products, and use a mask conditioner instead on top of your normal conditioner.

6. Fish Oil. Add a once-daily fish oil pill to your vitamin regimen. Don’t have a vitamin regimen? Start one with this beneficial supplement! Fish oils provide Omega-3 fatty acids that restore moisture in your hair, nails, and skin.

7. Water. Drink water! Yeah, yeah, it sounds obvious, but something as simple as getting your recommended 9 cups a day (for women) can dramatically increase the health of your hair and your overall health as well.

8. Go Clean. Many shampoos and conditioners have harmful chemicals, just like the extra hair products we use. Try a shampoo and conditioner combination free of sulfates or dyes that uses organic ingredients instead, such as avocado oil or shea butter.

9. Give it a break. If your hair is excessively brittle from dryness, abstain from coloring or hi-lighting it for at least six months. This allows the hair to repair itself over time and build the cuticle back up to its original strength.

10. View. And don’t forget, we would love to have a consultation with you! If you’re unsure of the best remedy to your hair issue, swing by the salon and let us help you find it. From our specialty treatments, to tips that you can try at home, we are always an advocate for luscious locks, even in the colder months!

 

Information gathered from: dnaindia.com and allwomenstalk.com

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The Complexity of Our Complexion

Every lady, no matter the age, is in search for the perfect complexion. Washes, toners, creams, gels, serums. With so many products available on the market, and so many skin care lines promising to diminish our fine lines and fill our pores, finding the right product catered to our specific skin type is a challenge. Furthermore, these over-the-counter remedies aren’t the only ways to keep our skin glowing. Spa facials are a healthy boost to our skin’s immunity, and a service all individuals, both male (yes, male!) and females should consider.

Using this list of the five most common skin types from sheknows.com, identify your own skin type and determine what your face might be yearning for– hydration, extraction, exfoliation, and much more! Our professional estheticians and array of spa facials at View Salon are customized for your face, whether it be dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or aging. Book a skincare appointment today and see what a little tender care to your complexion can do!

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Five Skin Types*

 

Oily

– Overproduction of oil

– Oil attracts dead skin cells, makeup, environmental pollution, etc. leading to clogged pores

– Oil can eventually harden inside pores and lead to total congestion

What you need: Facials that use chemical exfoliants, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid, and extraction of blackheads and white heads (congested oil in pores) by a professional!

Dry

– Lack of lipids in skin cells

– Skin cell build up due to lack of natural exfoliation

What you need: Facials that include a mask component; The mask layer pushes nutrients and hydration into the depths of the pores. Also look for treatments that gently exfoliate the dead skin cell build up on the surface, allowing new cells to emerge.

Combination

– Mix of both oily and dry skin

– Oily skin tends to be in the T-zone area of the face (forehead and nose)

What you need: Exfoliating facials such as microdermabrasion (for dry areas), as well as extractions (for oily, clogged areas)

Sensitive

– Easily irritated

– Prone to outbreaks

What you need: A facial that exfoliates dead skin cells using enzymes, which are less irritating than chemical exfoliants and more gentle on your skin’s delicate surface.

Mature

– Can be a combination of dry, oily, dehydrated, acne-prone, etc.

– Circulation and cell production slows down

– Usually starts around mid thirties

What you need: A facial specialized to your skin, whether it is predominately oily or dry, and a treatment filled with antioxidants and hydrating properties that bring life back into the skin cells. 

 

 

 

 

*All information courtesy of sheknows.com