How to Maintain Your Hair While You Sleep

How to Maintain Your Hair While You Sleep

Happy November! I honestly cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by; with the blink of an eye, the holiday season is already upon us. It seems that time has, in actuality, started to speed up which got me thinking how valuable time is and this naturally lead me to how taking too long to style your hair is a nuisance (everything leads back to hair for me- what can I say? I love what I do). Among one of my pet peeves is when you style your hair for the next day right before you go to sleep hoping that it will save you time in the morning. As you may know all too well, this tactic hardly goes as planned. In the interest of saving time (pun intended), I have put together a list that may help you preserve your hard styling work in your slumber — or at least make it easier to style the next morning: Don’t sleep with wet hair: Sleeping with wet hair makes your hair prone to frizz and breakage which makes styling a nightmare. By sleeping with your hair wet you are, without a doubt, adding additional style time to your morning. Elastic bands are a no-no: The elastic will put a dent in your freshly blowdried hair which, even when flat-ironed, often does not regain the original form intended. It may also have the affect of adding volume to the bottom of the hair and flattening the top (basically the opposite of what you want). Use a soft scrunchie in place of the elastic bands for more favorable results. Use a silk or satin pillowcase: These materials are far gentler on your hair and will help prevent breakage unlike traditional pillows which exacerbate breakage. As an alternative you can also wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf before you go to sleep. Brush your hair before you sleep: Marcia Brady was on to something- brushing your hair after a long day and lots of product will make help maintain hair health, diminish breakage, and keep your hair from being an absolute styling nightmare in the morning. Try these techniques and let me know how they work for you in the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color....

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Inphenom: The Best Hair Product Line You’ve Never Heard Of

Inphenom: The Best Hair Product Line You’ve Never Heard Of

As a Master Hair Colorist, I have the pleasure of having access to many different product lines and hair products. While I love some of the products from the hair product lines that are pretty much household names, I am also lucky enough to know that some of the best products hail from lines that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s hard to pick between these under-the-radar lines, but my absolute favorite is called Inphenom. Perhaps there is no product line in the world that I love as much as Inphenom and if you are my client you’ve definitely heard me singing its praises. This is a Japanese brand that offers the highest quality hair-care. All the products are incredibly lightweight and leave you with sleek, shiny, easy-to-manage results. I honestly believe that Inphenom speaks for itself, you have to try it, sit back and let it work its magic, and I guarantee that you will be amazed. Every single product in this line is amazing, but if I absolutely had to a pick a favorite it would have to be the Inphenom Spray Mist. This leave-in is light-weight so it will not weigh you hair down, it’s an amazing de-tangler, and will leave your locks feeling silky and shiny until your next wash. I am an avid fan of Inphemon products, so I am naturally excited to announce that I am offering the Inphenom 5-Step Treatment by appointment for a limited time special of only $60. This is an exclusive in-salon only deep-conditioning treatment that will rehydrated your locks after months of sun, salt water, and chlorine exposure. Your hair health needs to be restored after so much fun in the sun and it is especially important to be on top of it now as the colder months approach. I do this treatment on my own hair every single month without fail. To book your appointment, contact me via e-mail. What are some of your favorite under-the-radar hair products? Let me know in the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Best Caffeine Substitutes for Healthy Hair

Best Caffeine Substitutes for Healthy Hair

I absolutely love coffee and I most people I know can’t go through their day without their usual dose of caffeine. If I am not careful, however, I can overdo it with my daily intake. If you’re like me and you simply love the taste of coffee, it’s important to be conscientious of how much of it you drink because it has some serious repercussions for your skin and hair. Caffeine causes your body to lose B vitamins (among other nutrients) which are needed for healthy hair growth and strength. Below is a list of my favorite coffee substitutes that will give you the kick you need without the compromise: Chia Seeds I am never going to forget the first time I tried a beverage with chia seeds in it (Kombucha, to be exact). I was amazed at the intense kick of energy that I got sans the caffeine-induced shakiness and that energy remained consistent all day.
 This superfood has a rich history: the ancient Aztec warriors consumed chia seeds to maintain a consistent stream of energy, increased stamina and endurance during their long conquests. Chia seeds create energy because they contain sky-high levels of soluble and insoluble fibers which balance blood sugar levels by promoting a slow conversion of starches to sugars. They are also a complete protein, filled with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids; All of these components work together to create long lasting energy. B Vitamins It makes sense that we should supplement with B vitamins since we need them for healthy hair and skin. B vitamins boost energy, prevent fatigue, and help us maintain an overall sense of well being An adequate level of B vitamins ensure that we get quality sleep because they play a critical role in the formation of melatonin, “the sleep hormone.” They promote optimal bodily function and a sense of calm by regulating the health of the nervous system which are all essential for inner as well as outer health. B vitamins are also essential in energy metabolism because they convert food into energy and aid in the production and release of energy into the body. 
Green Juice The ample amount of nutrients in green juice packs a high energy punch and is a powerful substitute for the morning coffee. Drinking green juice restores your body back to balance by replenishing it with a highly digestible dose of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and phytonutrients. It is also abundant in chlorophyll which helps oxygenate the blood creating increased brain function and physical energy. The amount of nutrients that you consume through green juice tremendously help the health of your hair. What are your favorite ways to substitute coffee? Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California....

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Age-Old Hair Remedy: Castor Oil

Age-Old Hair Remedy: Castor Oil

Everyone  wants longer, healthier hair- there isn’t a single client who sits in my chair that doesn’t. However, for most, the exposure to chemicals and many years of heat styling has made it so that attaining this goal is no easy task. There is one age-old remedy that is said to provide a solution and (surprise!) it’s found in your bathroom drawers: castor oil! Years ago it was recommended to me by my eyebrow lady as a way to help grow them out, so I decided to do a little research. Castor oil has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, a high level of Vitamin E, Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids (the beneficial kind), minerals, and proteins; But what makes it so beneficial for hair and skin is that it is extremely high in ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is known to balance the pH of the scalp which, in turn, help to replenish its natural oils which are compromised due to heat-styling and chemical-ridden products. Castor oil is an amazing remedy for dandruff, provides moisture for the hair, prevents split ends, and makes hair more luxurious and shinier. Castor oil has a thick consistency so it’s not something that you are going to put into your hair and hit the town. My recommendation is to wait until it is time to wash your hair and use it as a mask by applying the oil to your scalp with your fingers using a circular motion. After you have finished applying the oil, wrap your hair in a warm towel (you can also use a shower cap) and leave it on overnight. If you can’t leave it on for that long of a time, two to eight hours is sufficient. Repeat this process once a week until you have reached your desired result. Let me know how it goes in the comments below. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

There are no shortage of crazy trends as you may very well know- from fitness, to fashion, to nutrition, and now even hair! The latest hair care craze you may have heard about is called Velaterapia, the act of burning your hair with a candle in order to rid your strands of split-ends. At this point you are probably thinking, “But wait, aren’t we supposed avoid burning our hair?” And who could blame you, this fad seems pretty out there at first, but could it be that there is more to it? Velaterapia first caught mass attention when Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, posted an Instagram photo of herself getting the treatment done. To begin the process, the stylist  first separates your hair into sections. Next, each section is twisted, and finally a candle flame is gently grazed up and down across the twisted sections in order to burn off the split ends and leave your hair looking shiny. The process is said to seal the strands after burning off the split and damaged parts, leaving behind a passage of nutrients to its interior, and giving your hair a healthier appearance.It can be done on dyed or natural hair and is said to work well on all hair types. One Velaterapia treatment can take up to four hours, so if you are booking in appointment make sure you have ample time.  This sounds like a God-send, but is it safe and does it have possible long-term negative consequences for your strands? Where safety is concerned, my suggestion is to go to a professional. One YouTube search and you’ll have about twenty DIY Velaterapia videos which I highly discourage you from trying at home. Remember that one time when you cut your own bangs and lived to regret it? Imagine that feeling and multiply by 100 and you’ll start to somewhat understand how you will feel if you do an at-home Velaterapia treatment and it goes wrong. Ouch! As far as possible long-term consequences, there is a possibility that it might weaken your hair strands by making them more vulnerable. There just may be more effective way to deal with split ends (an old fashioned trim, for example). Would you ever try Velaterapia? Let me know if the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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