Monday, May 19, 2014

Top 5 Hair Products for the Week of May 12-18th!

1. Sebastian Christian Ciriano Shaper Plus:

Designed by Christian Siriano, the award-winning Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray provides 24-hour control that's never stiff or sticky, and holds up in high humidity. The touchable, strong hold is the professional's choice; delivering amazing style, immediate action and great results. Shape your hair with extra hold and control with Shaper Plus, the name behind the look. 

2. L'anza Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment:

 L'anza Keratin Healing Oil is a restorative blend of four botanical oils that moisturize and nourish dry, stressed hair. Moisturizes, nourishes and protects dry, stressed hair by providing ideal levels of essential fatty acids, emollients and nutrients. Leaves hair incredibly soft, smooth and healthy. Quickly restores strength, elasticity and smoothness.
Use as a healing treatment.  Also use as a styler, on wet or dry hair. Apply to hair before blow drying or flat ironing for thermal protection. Or after shampooing, mix your conditioner with a few drops of the Healing Keratin Oil for maximum results. 
3. L'anza Keratin Healing Intense Masque:

  • Restores elasticity & strength, builds noticeable body and volume, replenishes optimal moisture, and helps & protects haircolor. Get this masque FREE when you buy L'anza Keratin Healing Oil! 

4. Viviscal Professional Hair Growth Program:

Viviscal Professional hair growth supplements are scientifically proven to help nourish thinning hair and promote healthy hair growth from within. Only Viviscal Professional supplements contain the exclusive marine complex AminoMar™.
Viviscal Professional works in four stages over a six month period. Most users notice a difference after just three to four months. 
5. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product:

It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product does 10 things instantly. 1. Repairs dry damaged hair 2. Adds shine 3. Smoothes & controls frizz 4. Seals & protects hair color 5. Flat iron spray & thermal protector 6. Detangles 7. Stops hair breakage 8. Creates Silkiness 9. Enhances natural body 10. Prevents split ends It's amazingly easy to use!!

Shampoo and condition hair, towel dry, spray product all over hair and comb through. Blow dry or style as desired.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

11 Ways to Use L'anza Trauma Treatment

There are  few products on the market that are so magical they can multitask and provide instant gratification. Of these rare products, L'anza has one by the name of Trauma Treatment. Every Trauma Treatment user has their own favorite way of using this lightweight and incredible product. So if you have ever wondered just how much this glorious products can do, look no further because here are the best ways to use Trauma Treatment:

1. Split ends: Trauma Treatment is great as a leave-in on the ends. It will smooth the hair cuticle making hair much more manageable and in better condition

2. Damaged Hair: Trauma Treatment is great for damaged and over processed hair as a leave-in. 

3. Color Treated Hair: Use Trauma Treatment as a regular rinse out conditioner for optimum color preserve. 

4. Sun Protection: Summer is coming out and whether you're sitting on the beach, sailing  or going for a swim at the pool your hair needs to be protected. Trauma Treatment will help any sun exposure with its triple UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. 

5. Salt water and chlorine repellent : Apply Trauma Treatment in hair not only to protect from sun exposure, but it will also block the salt water or chlorine from drying into hair

6. Primer: Trauma treatment is a wonderful primer for the hair can be used on any hair type to prepare for a blow dry. The brush slides through locks smoothly leaving the hair soft, shiny and frizz free.

7. Curly Girls: Curly hair girls can use Trauma Treatment as a leave-in conditioner. It works wonders on hydrating hair, locking moisture in and frizz out. 

8. Highlighted Hair & Blondies: Trauma treatment is a must-have for anyone with highlighted hair. When we highlight our hair, the keratin protein and natural moisture is depleted from the hair and Trauma Treatment puts back what we take out leaving  hair beautifully blonde with no breakage.

9. Thermal Protector: Almost everyone I know uses an electrical tool. Do they all use a protector ? No. Trauma Treatment has up to 500° of thermal protection, an added bonus to all of its other benefits. 

10. Cocktail Product: Trauma treatment is a great hair cocktail ingredient, as it mixes well with any L'anza product or any styling product in general to pump up the healing benefits.

11. Pre-Color Treatment: Trauma Treatment can be used as a pre-filler for over damaged hair, by leaving on dry hair before applying color. This evens out the porosity of the hair allowing better color attachment. Add 5g of Trauma Treatment directly to bowl, clinically-proven to extend life of haircolor for 107% longer lasting color.

** All L'anza products are 20% OFF, buy 2 get 3rd product free, and when you buy an Intense Healing Oil you get the Intense Healing Oil Masque FREE! Call 800.565.3233 to get these crazy Healthy Hair Month deals! + tons of samples! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to: Enhance + extend your hair color

Going to get your color done can be a pain when the color just doesn't last as long as you'd want it to. Ever wonder how to extend your color so you can save money and schlep to the salon less? How about making color look shinier and more vibrant? There's a few things you can start or stop using or things you never thought of doing. Here are some tips I gathered from a few of the beauty mavens at GBS starting with when you color application to color maintenance:                            

1. Making a color concoction and application.

When mixing your color at home add a few drops of hair oil into the mix to boost your color's shine; which will ultimately prolong the color because it won't look so dull throughout the months. Tip: Make sure to not wash hair for 48 hours after intital application to extend color. 

2.What Shampoo and Conditioner you use is crucial.


When choosing a shampoo and conditioner it's so important you pick those that don't have certain ingredients in it. The main ingredient to look for is: Sodium Laureth Sulfate or basically any ingredient that has the word sulfate in it. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent found in shampoo that strips color from your locks, along with moisture and natural oil in order to clean out pollutants. 


There are few really cool color depositing shampoos and even fewer conditioners on the market that deposit color into hair with every wash. I LOVE the Davines Alchemic products. The line has both shampoos and conditioners. These products will extend the brilliance of color while keeping hair moisturized and healthy. I found that color depositing conditioners are hard to come by. I'll include some links to other Sulfate-free products at the end of the blog. 

3. Adding products to your regimen that'll maintain + protect color. 

Heat protector: Let’s start with wet hair. You get out of the shower and start blow drying your hair then you straighten or curl. Are you using a heat protector? Think about what heat can do to your hair at the average 450 degrees most irons or dryers are. They will totally damage your hair cuticle which then damages color molecules, thus fading said color. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In is great because maintaining hair color and protecting hair is only 2 of the 10 things the product does and vital to color's vibrancy.

Dry Shampoo: So your hair is looking a little oily and you just HAVE to wash it, right? WRONG! Dry shampoo, perhaps the hero of all products, my personal favorite beauty product as I constantly state, will keep your color from fading much, much longer. Use a dry shampoo between washes that way that's one less wash and a little more extra time before you have to get back to the salon or go through the task of applying color.

SPF: Summer is coming up and for those of us who live in Florida; we need sun protection all year round. Just like you would apply sunscreen to your face and body your hair needs SPF, too! I've been using Rene Furterer’s sun protecting spray for years now and it seems to do the trick. The sun is damaging to hair just like skin, so protect your hair and those dear color molecules.

Root Cover: The latest and greatest of root covers is Color WOW! It'll give you an extra week or two before your next color by covering up grays or roots. Unlike other root touch ups, Color WOW! is waterproof so it's great for Summer and will withstand chlorine, salt water, etc. Color WOW! only comes out when you shampoo. 

Product Recommendations:

These are some of the products I found that work really well with my hair and color so they're just suggestions. There are a ton of other products available.  

1. L'anza Keratin Healing Oil (for color concoction)
3. Davines Alchemics  (color depositing shampoo + conditioner)
4. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In (heat protector, color extender)
7. Color WOW! (root touch up)