<![CDATA[Stylist225.com of Baton Rouge : Salon Hair Stylist - Hair Tips]]>Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:28:49 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Complimentary Lines For Long Hair]]>Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:04:42 GMThttp://www.stylist225.com/hair-tips/complimentary-lines-for-long-hair

Really liked how the diagonal lines of this models hair length across her back accentuated her v shaped body. As in clothing.. Horizontal lines accentuate and add the illusion of more width.. Vertical lines accentuate and add the illusion of more height.. Diagonal lines are known to be neutral and actually great for slimming by reducing the illusion of width. Our eyes follow lines directionally.

If you have wide shoulders, or a wide neck or body shape than you'll probably only choose horizontal lines if that's what you want to accentuate.. choosing diagonal lines carve out and are known to be slimming.

Creating balance is important.. Opposite attract! :). When selecting eyeglass frames. If you have round full features, choose the opposite of round.. Look for rectangles and crisp lines.. angular frames..if you have thin long features (like John Lennon) think of how his round frames worked for his features.

Always accentuate the positive and figure out what looks best on your own features. Your stylist can help:)

<![CDATA[Swimming Pools & Chlorine = Green Hair]]>Wed, 28 May 2014 12:56:40 GMThttp://www.stylist225.com/hair-tips/swimming-poolschlorinegreen-hairI received a desperate phone call recently from one of my young clients (Ashley) who was experiencing the dreaded  "green hair" syndrome after swimming in a friends swimming pool.  Unknown to the girls, the friends father had just loaded the pool with chemicals and as it turns out the PH was too low.

Regarding Ashley's locks... the streaks of beautiful blonde highlights were now a true seaweed-green!  I recommended a couple of Chlorine and Copper Removal Shampoos (Professional products: Paul Mitchell Shampoo 3, and Nexus Aloe Rid.  Over the counter products include: Swimmers Solution or Ultraswim found at stores like Walgreens). 

I also explained a removal process available in the salon called a Deep Clarifying treatment.  Usually it will take one treatment to remove residue such as chlorine, minerals and other impurities. 

The GREEN tinge is from the mineral Copper and is a result of an imbalanced of Ph. in the pool.  Ever notice the gorgeous Green oxidation on a Copper roof?  Looks great on roofs or statues but not so much on human hair! 

Chlorine also strips the hair of natural (and protective oils) ion the hair shaft and the scalp.  With extensive saturation, the chlorine leaves behind a tell-tale slimy feeling.  The special shampoos will strip the chlorine (and green color along with remaining natural oils) and the the hair will need extra special attention and it's important to include a special conditioning regime to regain the hair's luster and sheen.

Prevention is the best medicine in this case.  A common preventative is to leave your damp hair loaded with a thick conditioner and cover it with a swim cap or pile your hair on top of your head and try not to submerge it while swimming.  The concept is that the hair cannot absorb when it is fully saturated with a conditioner. If you do go for a soak in a pool, you should wash and rinse your hair immediately after exiting the chlorinated water.  The worse thing you can do is bask in the sun afterwards or let the chlorine dry in the hair. The sooner you remove it, the better.

~Leigh Anne

The following 'home remedies'  were found on the web:
"What works best with my hair to get the green out is to mix baking soda with a swimmers shampoo that is made to get the green out. Then let the mixture sit in your hair for 10 minutes and rinse it out. Make sure to condition afterwards, it kinda dries out your hair."
STYLIST RESPONSE:  Using baking soda on the hair shaft could be damaging if you aren't very careful.  If you choose to try this, gently massage only the areas that have the green buildup as the baking soda could be rough up the hair shaft and result in tangles and breakage.

~One way to get the green out is to take tomato juice and pour it in the hair. Let it sit for about 35-45 minutes and then wash it a couple of times to get the tomato juice out. The acid in the tomato juice will neutralize the chlorine.
~We also used TOMATO SOUP, and a shower cap and a 15 min bath. then after time was up too a shower and POOF we are blondes again! Best advice I have ever found! Will keep a stock of tomato paste in the cabinet.

STYLIST RESPONSE: I don't know if this works. My initial thought is that the Red of the tomato might combine with the green and neutralize it by 'browning" out the green.  Red +green=brown.  This would work with the same concept that Purple colorants in shampoo help neutralize the Yellow in gray or white hair. 

~The aspirin dissolved in white vinegar worked immediately! 6 aspirin in a bowl of white vinegar. I had my daughter lay on the counter and dip her hair in it. The hair was back to normal in a flash. Follow with normal shampoo routine. I find that wetting the hair & (if possible applying conditioner to the wet hair) before pool use creates a barrier for the hair.
~One of the best ways i found was to crunch 30 aspirin into a cup and add water to make a paste then spread onto hair leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse.
STYLIST RESPONSE: Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid.  Salicylic acid if found in facial exfoliators and gently dissolves away dead skin cells.  If you chose to try this home remedy then I would suggest working on a small section at a time, rinse and see how it looks before proceeding.  Vinegar is an acetic acid solution and has a ph of about 2.4 to 3.4.  (Home remedy for dread locks: Diluted apple cider vinegar can be used to deep clean dreadlocks, removing residue and even beeswax. One method involves spraying a mixture of one part vinegar to four parts water onto the hair, letting it soak in, rinsing with water, and repeating this process as many times as necessary)

~My stylist said to use Prell Shampoo. It worked wonders and it stripped the green out almost instantly.
~I usually had to go the lemon juice route -- it takes time.
STYLIST RESPONSE:  These are common methods I've heard of.  Prell is an especially low ph (stripping) shampoo meant for greasy hair.  Original Prell (or normal to oily) WITHOUT added conditioner is an inexpensive stripping shampoo that is recommended for the treatment of head lice.  I'd say that is some strong chemical!  There are other similar shampoos that will do the same thing, that is why there are so many 'hair color preserving' shampoos on the market currently.  Lemon juice has a pH of 2.3 to 2.5.  Anything below 3.0 pH over a prolonged period can have adverse effects on the integrity of the hair shaft. A pH of 3.0 - 3.5 is optimal.



<![CDATA[Color Correction often begins with Color Removal]]>Sat, 05 Jul 2008 12:28:55 GMThttp://www.stylist225.com/hair-tips/happy-4thWhen is Color Removal necessary?  It is an important and necessary step to the Color Correction process. Removing color is a tedious, lengthy and expensive process, however sometimes it is the only option if you want to do the least amount of damage to your hair while getting closer to a color that you desire. 

Who needs Color Correction?  This often happens to a client (affectionately known as a "Kitchen Beautician") that has applied their own color at home and it has gone too drab, too dark, OR maybe it wasn't a mistake or accident per se, but the client has grown tired of an extreme (vivid) or dark color such as a Red or Black color.

Things you should know before scheduling this service:

*How many applications of the dark color were applied?  (Important because it will take additional treatments for every layer of color applied)
*How long has the dark color been in the hair? (the longer it has been in the hair the harder it is to remove)
*Is the color a 'permanent' or "semi-permanent' color? (the removal process is different, so this is VERY important to get results)
*Know that it is a time consuming process averaging 4 to 5 hours for the 1st visit.
*Know that your color  will be a work in progress and each salon visit (average every 6-8 weeks) will be necessary to reach the desired outcome.
*Start using a protein repair treatment prior to your appointment.  Infusium 23 or Redken Anti-snap are very good products that will improve the elasticity and strength.

<![CDATA[Statistical Averages of the Human Hair ]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:12:08 GMThttp://www.stylist225.com/hair-tips/statistics-of-the-average-human-hairThe average human scalp has anywhere from 120,000 to 180,000 hairs.

The average hair grows at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month.

The average person's hair grows 6 inches per year.

Hair has an average growth cycle of 4-6 years.

Most people can grow their hair between 24 and 36 inches.

Some people have a very short hair growth cycle, only 1 & 1/2 years,
this means their hair will grow to a maximum length of nine inches.

Ten years seems to be the maximum growth cycle.  This accounts for people with extremely long hair (ex: Crystal Gayle), reaching 60 inches.

<![CDATA[The Structure and Growth Cycle of the Human Hair]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:11:29 GMThttp://www.stylist225.com/hair-tips/the-structure-and-growth-cycle-of-the-human-hairEach hair is formed and grows in it's individual follicle.

The hair follicle begins as a soft protein of specialized cells which become the cuticle, cortex, medulla and matrix of the hair.  As the assembled hair moves toward the surface it becomes hardened and keratinized. 

Hair outside the follicle is a dead protein keratin structure.

The growth period of the hair is called the Anagen phase.

When the hair stops growing it's in the Telogen phase.

During the Telogen phase the follicle withers and a bushy mass forms at the base of the hair shaft.

The hair is anchored in the scalp until after about 3 months when the growth cycle begins again.

When the cycle begins again a new follicle forms and as the new hair grows out it pushes the old hair out.