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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How to Prevent and Restore Dry Hair

How to Prevent and Restore Dry Hair

The texture of your hair is perhaps the most important factor to your hair looking gorgeous. If you have dry hair (either naturally or because of style/color damage) you more than likely understand how difficult it can be to style. One of my main principles as a Master Hair Colorist is to treat hair with the tender love and care it requires to maintain its moisture and, therefore, its vitality. However, this care isn’t something you should focus on only when you are getting your color; In fact, you should make sure that your every day hair care routine allows you to maintain moisture. Below are my top tips to prevent dryness and restore moisture in your hair. Do a weekly hair mask: In addition to your regular hair washes, it can be very helpful to give your hair a little something extra by doing a weekly hair mask. Think of this activity as a mini-spa session for your locks- similar to doing a weekly facial. Make sure that the hair mask you select has strong and natural ingredients because certain chemicals can be drying for the hair. Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral is one of my absolute favorites to use for this weekly ritual. A good leave-in is key: The leave-in conditioner you use is vital to maintaining moisture in your hair. After all, the leave-in is what remains in your hair throughout all the heat styling as well as the demands of your daily grind. I recommend that the leave-in conditioner you select has a form of protection from the sun because the sun has an exceptionally damaging effect on hair. My favorite leave-in conditioner is the Inphenom Superior Treatment Effect Hair Treatment; This magnificent products helps to lock in the beneficial effects of your shampoo, smooths the hair surface, and adds mega-watt shine. Get regular trims: I know that many of you skip the trim because you want your hair to grow long. However, its important to be aware of the fact that regular trims actually help your hair grow in a healthier manner. The reason for this is that  you are actually preventing hair breakage when you get a trim. It is generally the bottom portion of your hair that suffers the most damage, and if it is not taken care of this damage can actually make its way up the strand. 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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