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Matrix Biolage Full Density Hair Thinning Range
We have had many fabulous results with this product range. It is formulated for clients that are concerned about hair thinning and hair loss.
Formulated with Biotin, Zinc PCA and Gluco-Omega blend
An innovation in hair care thickening treatments, the L'Oréal Professional Stemoxidine Regimen works on a spectrum of fronts to help promote full, healthy hair: works under the skin to help promote hair growth, gently cleans the scalp and works on the surface of the hair fibre to improve hair strength and fullness.
The Stemoxydine system for hair loss and thinning hair is for men & women.
Stemoxydine has proved in many clinical trials that it awakens dormant stem cells and produces increased numbers of follicles and also increased hair density.
Each full set of the range should last about 6-12 weeks if used wisely.
One little glass bottle of scalp therapy lasts me 4-6 uses, the info says use the whole bottle but i don't think that much is needed.
It encourages dormant hair sitting under the scalp to push through.
Around each hair follicle sits a band of keratin even though hair is made of keratin, due to lots of reasons like stress, pregnancy,illness poor diet and chemicals. For some reason this band of keratin goes hard & blocks the hair from growing through the scalp. The products soften the keratin so enabling the hair to then grow through.
By the 3 month stage a significant spurt of new hair should come through
But the first thing clients have noticed is they loose a lot less hairs
It provides the optimal scalp environment for growth.
All the full density range contains Biotin & Zinc and the small scalp therapy bottles contain Stemoxydine.
Zinc is a vital mineral for healthy hair, skin and nails.
Biotin is also a nutrient that helps with more than our hair, it helps to keep us looking young as it plays a vital role in cell growth, this vitamin also reinforces hair strength to help protect the outer cuticle from heat and wear and tear damage.
It plays a major part in maintaining the health of our hair
HOW TO USE
Wet hair apply 10p size of shampoo to your hands, distribute over the hair and scalp and do your usual shampoo routine, rinse the shampoo, this has now gently cleansed but a second round of shampoo may be needed to fully remove follicle clogging and leave it feeling squeaky clean. But just use the size of a 20p or for the guys the size of a 5p for the 2nd round of the shampoo process. Impurities are removed which instantly make hair look shiny.
No ugly chemicals doing the cleansing only top grade ingredients.
HOW TO USE
As its a very concentrated product not much needed at all but any one with long hair will need to use aprox the size of a 50p
Once the shampoo is rinsed out squeeze dry the hair, then apply conditioner, for best results massage into the scalp and then comb through the smooth the outer cuticle of the hair, this is then rinsed out. Towel dry their hair by squeezing & not rubbing the hair as this ruffles up the otter cuticle of the hair.
The cuticle of the hair is too small for the fingers to make any difference so as mentioned use a comb this makes a massive difference...
• Breakage reduced
• Fortifies hair
• Removes follicle-clogging impurities
• Dormant hair follicles stimulated
The follicle booster is a leave in scalp therapy...
HOW TO USE
Apply onto hair beginning at scalp in sections. Massage gently at roots and work through ends. Do not rinse. For maximum thickening results, allow to dry then reapply. Style as usual. For maximum performance, use the system of Shampoo and Conditioner to significantly reduce breakage for fuller-looking, thicker-feeling hair.
The Spray Treatment works on hair's surface to increase the diameter of existing strands by up to 9%, for fuller-looking, thicker-feeling hair.
Apply to hair before drying comb or massage through and then style as normal, this product can be reapplied on dry hair if needed in between wages to style.
The products impart a light weight covering to each hair strand, nourishing and fortifying hair for more body and shine.
For best results we recommend to use the full system of the products. Dipping in and out with one product wont be beneficial to results that you will get with using the full system. It cuts down damage by 60% so as well as encouraging growth and can also stop you loosing hair through breakage and shedding.
Skin Testing & Colour Correction
Question ? why risk your life by not having a skin allergy test before you have a hair colour?
100’s of people do everyday.
I’m going to tell you a true story…
In 2005 just out of the blue after having hair tint since I was in my 20’s
BOOM!!! anaphylaxis. From no where, I went from salon Stylist director/colourist to severe allergy to hair tint. Not able to have hair colour, not able to apply it even with gloves on, not able to breathe in the PPD molecule without being blue lights rushed to hospital.
That is still the case but I take permanent anti allergy tabs to even be in the work environment.
Luckily I was rushed to New Cross Hospital A&E and they did a sterling job of saving my life…From that point, even though it was not yet a legal requirement Colabella became very strict about skin testing.
It has probably lost us thousands and thousands of lost revenue over the years but our clients safety is paramount to us.
At least 50% of us in the UK struggle to sleep and many get less than the recommended sleep. There is new research that shows scientists are finding evidence that how our bodies respond to and how stress links in with our sleeping patterns.
Stress and a lack of sleep are a Catch-22 situation, so dealing with them in the right way is important. Not getting enough sleep can exacerbate any stress we are experiencing, and being under stress can cause difficulty sleeping. The key is to get into a routine that will allow us to relax at home leading up to bedtime and in turn provide the downtime our body and mind needs to enable us to better handle stress factors. Our country is becoming so sleep-focused it’s even now becoming common to wear pyjamas in public! one thing iv not yet done but hey ho you can never say never:) Anything that can help us relax and wind down before we begin a bedtime routine helps to train the brain to expect sleep after a similar set of routines. My problem is if i over think it i start to think I'm not going to sleep even before iv tried. I have been an insomniac for years but slowly iv built in methods of coping and getting into good habits to combat it. having fibromyalgia has not helped but again through changes in diet exercise and routines iv managed to improve my own sleep pattern. Starting a night-time routine will also have benefits in your daily life, which can only have positive effects for us.
Heading to bed with “To Do” lists going around your mind and thinking over the day’s thoughts and worries is a recipe for disaster where sleep is concerned. Broken sleep can be as bad as not sleeping at all, and commonly it can be the thoughts going around in your head or just constantly waking up to check the time that may be the problem. It’s hard to relax and actually enjoy a long stint of sleep when you’re worried about how much sleep you are getting.
Reading is a calming activity — or maybe head to a yoga class after work? anything that helps you unwind.
Technology plays havoc with people’s home life. I try to ditch the devices an hour or two before bed. Not only is it a struggle to switch off from work, but being on them stops the simple art of conversation with my hubby chit chatting can be a relaxing activity in itself.
Falling asleep during meetings, yawning during the day, a lack of sleep has a negative effect on our work quality and productivity. It’s generally accepted that adults should have at least seven hours sleep a night, but 4 in 10 people are actually failing to achieve this.
Going without sleep for one night causes the same changes in the brain as a knock to the head — emphasising how important it really is. Without sleep, the ability to make decisions, focus on tasks and alertness levels are all affected. Studies find that six hours sleep a night for more than two weeks can have a positive effect on an our cognitive performance and I'm sure thats got to be good. Diet can help with good sleep here are a few food & drinks that can help with sleep disturbances
3 Chamomile Tea
5 Tart Cherry Juice.
6 Fatty Fish.
8 Passionflower Tea.
Keep good routines
Exercise regularly – they’ll feel great and it’ll help them sleep (just try not to do it before bed!)
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Get into a routine of sleeping for seven to nine hours each night
Turn off technology and screens before bed
Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the evening — these stimulants increase how many times they wake up during the night
As we age most of us will have a change in the level of our eye sight. I'm sure any of you around my age find you selves reaching for those specs you have thrown here there and everywhere.
At the back of the eye is an area known as the retina which is responsible for our vision. The centre part of the retina is known as the macula. This is the area of the eye where approximately 90% of our vision is mediated from.
The macula is protected by a coloured pigment that almost acts as sun glasses or a sun screen for the eye. It blocks harmful UV rays and is most definitely a key factor to having good eye site.
Iritis is a painful eye condition that can be supported by having a good source of
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, may lower inflammation and boost the immune system. Cold-water fish, such as salmon or halibut and other oily fish are good sources.
You may have heard or come across the term MACULA DEGENERATION. This can be caused just by old age and then known as "age related macula degeneration".
There are other reasons for this change to the Macula so good eye health is important. Regular eye tests and being aware of any changes you may have to your vision.
As with any other part of our body, good nutrition pays a vital part in good eye health.
The pigment that protects the Macula can be boosted by eating foods that provide 3 key properties that factor into boosting the pigment around the Macula.
A few of these foods are...
Leafy green spinach
Bright red & yellow peppers
The yellow yoke of eggs
These increase the levels of 3 key chemicals in our blood
They then make their way through our blood to the macula and improve our eyesight.
The other really interesting thing that has been found in studies, relating to the pigment strengthening, is that the people that have higher levels of the macula pigment have better cognitive performance. This may mean that people with the lower levels have more risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
So either way eating healthy and looking after your eye health is a win win situation.
Hope you enjoyed my little nutrition blog and all have a great hair & health day ✨
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Happy new year and in three words. Bold. Creative. Beautiful.
It’s the start of the year, and the pressure is on us stylist to bring into salon new styles new looks and just to start things right on track.
Whatever happened in 2017 is history, and we’re starting on a clean slate.
Time to break a sweat to lose all the holiday food-munching, time to make that career change, time to pursue your passion, time to spend quality time with the people you love, time to save money and cut on expenses.
PHEW!!!! its all a bit much...
These are all bold steps, and we may all have one or two that we want to accomplish this year but pace your self...
Why not firstly come get yourself a brand new hair look for 2018. A kick-ass style to jumpstart the new you.
Consultations are free so call us and book in and we can step you through whats hot and whats not
happy new hair day..