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7 Ways To Wake Up With Great Hair

Wake up with flawless, healthy hair by avoiding these common overnight hair mistakes and discover some tips for your best hair yet.


1. Make sure your hair is completely dry before bed

Your hair is more vulnerable when it’s wet and therefore more prone to tangles and breakage. If you prefer to shower before bed, either dry your hair completely or dry it halfway before braiding it to wake up to beachy waves!* If you braid your hair immediately after your shower, it will not dry completely by the time you wake up.

*see #7

2. Invest in a silk pillowcase

Trading in your cotton pillowcase for a silk one will reduce frizz and the soft fabric will help prevent breakage and pulling.

3. Avoid wearing your hair up

Wearing your hair in a ponytail or a bun while you sleep may seem like a good way to keep your hair out of your face, but it can lead to hair damage later on. The tension from wearing your hair pulled back tightly while you toss and turn can lead to breakage, frizz and damaged tresses.*

*See #7

4. Bring back the scrunchie

If you do need to tie your hair up overnight, opt for a fabric scrunchie instead of a traditional elastic hair tie. Scrunchies are less harmful to your strands, won’t leave creases, and won’t pull.

5. Try dry shampoo

If you apply some dry shampoo to your roots before bed, it will work to absorb any oils and sweat produced while you sleep so you can wake up to effortless, oil-free hair.

6. Wrap your curls in a silk scarf

Sleeping on your curls can cause ringlets to go flat and frizzy. Just like using a silk pillowcase, tying your hair up in a scarf will help prevent frizz and breakage while preserving your curls until morning.

7. No heat curls and waves

Braiding your hair overnight can help prevent breakage and comes with the added bonus of waking up to gorgeous waves. You can also try soft rollers, pin curls, or twists! Again, make sure to dry your hair a little bit before bed so you don’t wake up to still-wet hair.


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7 Popular Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing

You’ve probably heard these “old wives’ tales” before, but do they have any truth behind them?


1. If you pluck one gray hair, two more will grow in its place: Myth

Since only one hair grows per follicle, there is no way that tweezing a few grays will lead to a head full. Gray hair is determined mostly by genetics, but over plucking can lead to thinning so it’s best to leave them be – or call your stylist.

2. Cutting your hair frequently will help it grow faster: Myth

Frequent trims can help your hair appear longer by trimming off split ends and making the hair appear fuller and healthier, but the actual cutting of the ends does not affect your hair’s growth from the roots.

3. Your hair gets used to your products, so you need to keep switching them up: Myth

Since your hair is not a living thing it cannot become “immune” to anything. However, if your hair does change it is generally because of environmental factors such as hard water, humidity, or indoor heating – or a hair treatment such as a color or texture service. If you have a shampoo and conditioner you love, keep on using them! You might need to swap to adjust to seasonal changes, or if you color your hair, but otherwise your products should keep working for a long time.

4. Having dandruff means you have a dry scalp: Myth

Dandruff is most often caused by a yeast that thrives in oily conditions. You can try washing your hair more often and picking up a medicated shampoo specifically formulated for dandruff to help with flakes.

5. Using conditioner causes oily hair: Myth

Conditioner does not cause oily hair. Instead, it is a result of too much sebum being produced at the scalp. You should be using a shampoo for oily hair and applying your conditioner only to your mid-lengths and ends, avoiding the scalp.

6. You need to brush your hair 100 times a day: Myth

Brushing your hair can help distribute natural oils from your scalp through your strands, but 100 strokes is excessive. Over-brushing your hair can lead to frizz and breakage. You should be brushing your hair gently to detangle or style and making sure you use the proper brush for the task.

7. Cold showers make your hair shiny: Myth

Cold water will close the hair cuticle slightly and help it appear shiny if it is already shiny, but there is not scientific backing behind this one. If shiny hair is what you’re after, a good conditioner and healthy, clean hair is the first step.


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Welcoming Autumn

Autumn ushers in cooler, drier air, brisk winds – and an increased need for blow dryers and flat irons. With the big drop in humidity, and the added friction from hats and scarves, you will be experiencing more static and fly-aways. So along with unpacking your chunky sweaters and boots, you may also want to consider revamping your hair care routine for fall! 


1. TRIM THOSE TRESSES

A summer of sun exposure and ponytails can leave your hair damaged and susceptible to breakage. Speak to your stylist about trimming away split ends, or consider a bold new style altogether.

Schedule a trim!

2. ADD MOISTURE

Treat your hair to some much-needed moisture with a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment. In addition to helping your hair stay shiny and healthy, keeping your hair hydrated will help to combat the static and friction from hats and scarves.

If your hair is feeling a little thirsty, ask your stylist for a deep conditioning treatment at your next appointment.

4. PROTECT

Since your hair will already be prone to breakage during the colder months, using hot tools such as blow dryers and flat irons can result in thirsty, weak, breakage-prone hair. Using a heat protectant (spray, serum, mouse, or cream) while styling your hair will help prevent future damage. Try sealing in moisture with oils and serums for added nourishment.

We recommend the ThermaShape line by Goldwell.

4. HYDRATE

Try shelving your current shampoo and conditioner and opt for products that will provide extra moisture and will nourish your locks, not dry them out or cause oil build-up. This will help keep your strands soft, shiny and free of unwanted breakage throughout the colder season. 

Some of our favorites are the Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner from Arrojo and the 7Seconds Shampoo & Conditioner from UNITE.

SUMMER LOVIN’

If you’re really missing those beachy waves and aren’t ready to fully leave summer behind, BeachDay by UNITE is our favorite texturizing spray for full, tousled locks!


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Thinking About Going Blonde?

Here’s all you need to know before you take the plunge, and what changes you can expect to make to your haircare routine.


It’s a Commitment

Going blonde is a commitment you have to be confident about before the bleach touches your tresses. You’ll be investing a lot of time, patience, and money into your hair, so if you’re prepared to take on a high maintenance lifestyle, keep reading!

Dark Hair? Take Your Time Lightening It

Going from dark to light doesn’t happen overnight. If you have dark hair, brightening it to a radiant blonde will take several appointments with your stylist to lighten the hair without damaging it. Additionally, each appointment will last a few hours, so make sure to clear your schedule.

Over several appointments, your stylist will lighten your base color before adding highlights and lowlights to add texture and dimension. You can expect to be back in the salon chair every four to eight weeks to touch up your roots and every two to three months to touch up your highlights depending on the overall look you are aiming to achieve.

If your hair is more of a dirty blonde/light brown, you can talk to your stylist about skipping the all-over color and getting highlights instead to brighten your look.

Being Blonde Isn’t Cheap

Being blonde is a high-maintenance lifestyle, and it doesn’t come cheap. Frequent salon visits add up, so make sure your budget has room to stretch a little.

Bear in mind that your initial appointments will take longer and cost more than your touch up appointments. Once you have your desired color achieved, you’ll only have to touch up your roots and highlights which will be less demanding – on your hair and your wallet – than a full color overhaul.

Invest in Great Products

To keep your hair looking great in between color appointments and to maintain your stylists’ hard work, invest in products that will keep your hair healthy.

You should pick up a deep conditioner or leave-in conditioner to keep your strands moisturized and prevent any dryness, breakage, or split ends.

Using a purple shampoo is a must for preventing brassiness or yellow tones from showing through. Purple is opposite yellow on the color wheel, so it will help cancel out any color shifting.

Here are some of our favorites:


If you think going blonde is right for you, book a consultation with your stylist!


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