Kenleigh's Hair No Longer a Battle


Doing Kenleigh's hair is no longer a battle for me. She doesn't cry at all. Which if you had ever seen her get her hair done before you know this is a miracle. I use these simple steps.

  1. Wash her hair every night with Honest Company Shampoo and Conditioner. (I would use Redken, but they do not have a tear free product and Kenleigh is very sensitive).
  2. 4 pumps of Redken Satinwear 02.
  3. In the morning brush her hair with a Mason Pearson style brush. ( I use one by Sam Villa.)
  4. I let her pick out a style she wants off of Pinterest.
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How often should I wash my hair?


(As published in the "What the Pros Know" section of the September 10, 2014 edition of the Lake Stevens Journal.)

Pureology Purify and Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender

You shouldn’t necessarily wash your hair every day. Don’t get this advice confused with not BATHING every day. Do that! For some, washing your hair every day strips the natural oils from your hair that are needed to keep your hair healthy. How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type. Everyone’s hair needs are different. Some who are prone to super oily hair or who have very fine hair could maybe shampoo every other day, where others can go as long as 3 or 4. Don’t be discouraged if you feel like your hair doesn’t adjust to this shampooing schedule right away. It may take a week or two for your hair to get accustomed. If done right, day-old hair tends to style better and look better than freshly washed hair. Start by using a deep cleansing shampoo, such as Pureology’s Purify. This will rid your hair of impurities providing you a clean slate. If you notice your hair getting a little too oily in between shampoos, use a dry shampoo such as Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender!

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How to create natural looking beachy waves in just a few short steps

Megan G. Starting the beachy waves process

Step 1: Shampoo and Condition with Professional product. My personal favorite is Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner. This is a great option for almost any hair type. It has Argon oil in it to add moisture and the Interlock Protien Network which helps drive all of its amazing ingredients into the hair and create a perfect balance of protien and moisture. If you need to eliminate dull, dry hair this is the perfect product for you.

Step 2: Without brushing your hair at all, towel dry. If you want to have the least amount of frizz, I recommend towel drying your hair with a t-shirt. This will help prevent the cuticle from getting roughed up from a towel.

Step 3: Apply products. I like to use 3 different products prior to drying the hair.

  1. Diamond Oil: This will add shine, strength and penetrate beyond the cuticle into the cortex of the hair leaving the hair 3x stronger and with 2x more shine. There is the Diamond Oil intense for coarse to medium hair textures, and a Diamond Oil for fine hair.
  2. Pureology Highlight Stylist Gold Definer: This product will help give your hair a natural texture. It is great for curls and also treats the hair with products like jojoba and apricot oil.
  3. Pureology Highlight Stylist Sea Kissed Texturizer: This is my absolute favorite product and the key to keeping a lightweight, organic beachy look. If there is one product I could never live without this would be it.
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Step 4: Put all of the hair on the top of your head in a messy bun (remember do NOT brush your hair). This is the time to do your make-up, eat breakfast, get dressed and do all the things you need to do before finishing your hair.

Step 5: Flip your head upside down and dry it with a difuser. I prefer the Sam Villa hair dryer and diffuser. If you do not have a diffuser, put a sock on the end of you blow dryer.

Use a diffuser

Step 6: Flip your head back over and place all of the hair where you want it to lay. (I like to put a tiny drop of Diamond Oil in my hands to keep my hair from frizzing.)

Step 7: Use a curling iron or wand and wrap a few of the straighter pieces around to create a natural looking curl. This can range from 5 to 15 pieces depending on your hair.

Step 8: Flip your head upside down and shake it. Use your fingers to separate the curls for a more organic look. Now would also be the time for a little hairspray if desired. I prefer the Redken Quick Dry 18. It has a great balance of hold and shine without leaving the hair feeling sticky.

Create your natural looking curls

Voila! You are done! Now go enjoy your summer 'do!!!!

Apply hairspray if desired

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Pamper Yourself Perfect

ErikaErika with Pillow Proof

Have you been hearing all about the newest trend of blow out bars? Do you spend a good portion of your mornings figuring out the best way to tame your mane? Well, look no further than your local Elle Marie Hair Studio. A blow out, or shampoo and blow dry, is a wonderful service you can have done to get ready for a special occassion or even just to hearn how to style your hair.

The blow dry is an extremely important step to achieving a look. The steps you take and products used are crucial to getting that elegant finished style. With Redken's newest additions to their product collection, they have nailed the perfect blow dry. A primer and heat protectant, Pilow Proof Express Primer speeds up dry time and enhances all styling products. Finishing with the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender elongates your look and seals in that gorgeous style.

For more tips and information about the perfect blow dry, call Elle Marie Hair Studio and we will help you find your perfect style! Add a comment

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