Posts in Education
When You Know Better, You Do Better

I’ve been using Olaplex on every client during every service for the last few years. My clients have healthier hair than they’ve ever had, and it’s longer than it’s every been. And I’m saying this as a blonde specialist. Blonding hair is one of the most damaging things you can do to hair, and I don’t have to be afraid of that. Now that I have a salon with other stylists, one of the first things they learned is that we add Olaplex to every bowl of lightener we mix, and we don’t charge extra for it.

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Greenwashing

Greenwashing is what companies will do to their product packaging and marketing terminology to try to appear less toxic than they are. It’s a word modeled after “whitewash”. It’s designed to give you the impression that the products are somehow eco-friendly. This kind of marketing counts on people not doing their homework.

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Bentonite Clay Capsules

Bentonite clay has numerous internal and external uses for health care. I use it when I’ve eaten something that may be contaminated or makes my stomach upset. Most sources tell you to mix it with water, but it doesn’t mix well and the water becomes chunky, which makes it awful to drink. Read about why I take this, why you should consider it, and what I do when I don’t want to choke down a chunky and chalky drink.

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MAKE YOUR OWN DRY SHAMPOO

It's not good for your hair to wash it every day and dry shampoos aren't great for the environment, your body, and a lot of them don't even work very well. I'm sharing my own recipe for the dry shampoo that I use. It works better than anything I've used and you can make it about a minute. I've also added suggestions to make it a color that will match your hair so you're not stuck with an obvious white powder. 

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A RESPIRATORY SOOTHING FACIAL

If you have dry skin and/or are suffering from one of those nasty sicknesses that people get around this time of year, I have a home remedy that I use to combat both in one treatment.

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BRING THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF TO THE SALON

As a stylist, I don't try to recreate a person with their hair style, mainly because I know they'll migrate back to their comfort zone and not maintain it. I examine the hair to see what it wants to do, what it's able to do, and what my potential client is able and willing to do with it.

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YOU MATTER

I don't hang on to bad experiences. There's no life in them. Stuff happens sometimes and we all have to give each other the grace to be the flawed humans we'll always be. You never know what another person is going through, so be kind to one another. Set boundaries and create structure to keep others from taking advantage of you, and then thrive in the freedom that enables. 

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