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Maintaining Hair Color with Janet Zeitoun

Applying these practical and easy hair color tips can give you an extra mile on your hair color service. Have fun with hair color without the compromise. A little “do diligence” on your part can keep your color fresh and your hair in optimum shape.

1. USE TEMPORARY COLOR PRODUCTS FOR TOUCH-UPS BETWEEN COLOR SERVICES.

Try and stretch out your next color service by using temporary color ideas such as Soft Color by Goldwell or Salon in a Bottle root touchup. Soft Color will carry you through a few more washings before renewing your color professionally. Salon in a Bottle will hold you over from shampoo to shampoo. These are great methods of maintenance between color services when you are graying.

2. GIVE YOURSELF MORE THAN AT LEAST 4 WEEKS BETWEEN COLORING SERVICES.

Maintaining your color as often as every three weeks can weaken your hairline and cause thinning. This isn’t a concern for everyone, but there are individuals that are highly sensitive and susceptible to adverse reactions to hair color if not extending more time between hair color services.

3. CONSIDER SEMI AND DEMI PERMANENT COLOR BETWEEN PERMANENT COLOR SERVICES.

These options are a great way of giving your hair a chance to strengthen up between permanent color treatments or if desiring to revitalize your color.

4. REVIVE THE WAY YOUR HAIR FEELS WITH SOTAH OIL/CREME THERAPY.

When using the temporary touch up colors for the hairline or partings, use SOTAH Oil/Créme Therapy to remove the tacky feel that you may get when applying a temporary root touch up color. Use a small dab of Oil/Créme Therapy by rubbing the product together into your fingertips. Pat the area with fingertips where you have applied the temporary touch up color. You will notice that the tacky feel to the hair will be softened and feel more natural. The Oil/Créme Therapy will help eliminate the possibility of breakage due to the drying affects the temporary touch up color may have on the hair.

5. INTENSIFY NATURAL TONES WITH A GLAZE OR A GLOSS.

The holidays are near and a great time to spruce up your color.  If you’re not wearing the wild and intense colors, intensify your natural tones with a glaze or a gloss. Using a glaze or gloss is a gentle way to even out some of the faded tones of previously color treated hair without the compromise.  Results will be dazzling.

6. PROPERLY MAINTAIN COLOR-TREATED HAIR DAILY BY PROPERLY HYDRATING IT.

Bleaching the hair is extremely popular at the moment, not only for those wanting to be a natural blonde, but for those desiring the daring intense colors that are so popular in the hair world today. I’m sure you know that bleaching has damaging affects to the hair, but we still go for the look. There are products on the market, such as Olaplex that restores the strength to bleached and color treated hair in the process. Properly maintaining your bleached hair is very important on a daily basis. SOTAH's Conditioning ShampooMoisture Boost Conditioner and Oil/Créme Therapy work fantastic with hair that has been color treated or bleached. These products contain Kale Oil, Coconut Oil, and Aloe Vera, all natural humectants that will help keep your extremely hydrated. Weather you use them all or independently, you will see and feel instant results.

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"Fall" Back in Love with Hot Tools

        Summer is definitely coming to an end and as sad as I am to see it go, I am absolutely thrilled for this Fall season! The scent of Spices and Spruce and Cinnamon fill the aisles of stores and Foliage throughout the city turns from green to warm ambers and chestnuts and reds. The chill begins to carry though the air and stepping out your door no longer feels like stepping into a sauna. For me that means that I can now take hot showers, order hot drinks and dust off my hot tools.

        Fall means that Hairstyles come back into fashion as you hopefully wont sweat out your style before you make it to your final destination. Blowdryers, Curlers, Wands and Flat Irons, these are a few of my favorite things. But with all that heat...be sure to keep your hair protected and safe. 


        

Sunblock for you Hair!

It looks as though the sun is finally coming here to New York! If you are one of those people who simply cannot wait to get out there and rip off all those winter layers, then it looks like you won't have to wait much longer. Summer is one of my favorite times of the year, hiking, fishing, swimming and simply wandering new corners of the city. All of these outdoor activity means prolonged exposure to the sun and this means that you should be applying SPF on a daily basis but you might be forgetting your hair!

If your hair has prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle. Signs of sun damage to your hair include discoloration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. Damaged hair has a dry look and feel.

Especially if you are a lover of the pool and or the beach, the chlorine and salt water are harsh on your hair. There are a few options for protection, when I was younger my mother would rub regular sunblock in my hair, well this is that same idea, perfected. SachaJuan Hair in the Sun

Colored Roots New Trend of Summer 2016!

It always happens with that Coachella time of year. Vivid pops of color come back in style and people become more bohemian and free with their style choices. In my opinion, I wanted something not too crazy but something that was different. Hairstyles come and go but feel free when experimenting with your hair because you can always change it. 

When going for a more drastic change like I did (Going from Black to gray tips with purple roots) you want to ensure that you do it in steps. Going from one extreme to another is going to be damaging to the integrity of your hair and this is because you are most likely going to require bleach. When starting this process I knew that I would need to lift my black hair to a brown that I could get away with wearing on the daily basis. 

I began using a L'oreal lightener with a 20 Volume developer and this helped bring my hair to a yellow-ish brown to which I toned with a purple hair dye mixed with conditioner that left my hair a nice caramel brown. Three weeks later I went in with the same process on the ends and touched it on my roots afterward just to lift the color ever so slightly. When this was done my hair was butter yellow on the ends and a brown on the roots. At this point all that I used was the same purple Pravanna hair dye that I used to tone my hair the time before but applied it directly to the roots. The last step I applied the SachaJuan Silver Conditioner to the ends and left it on my hair for about an hour...Voila!

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SPRING HAIR AFFAIR

        Hello everyone! This is the launch of the Spring Season for my Cedra, We are putting together a mini event with our partner company BrioGeo. Complimentary Apps and Prosecco while you shop around and listen to some fun music to get you into the groove for the weekend. You can also get your hair braided with a fun style, that incorporates beautiful real flowers into it, by one of our professional hair stylists that will be in-store or get your makeup done simply by spending $50+ on anything in store.

        As you may or may not know, for every prescription that we fill, Cedra donates to the St. Jude Children's Hospital and the American Cancer Society and 5% of all sales during this event will be donated as well! Come show your support and lets have a fun boozy afternoon together. Did I also mention that there will be a raffle! When you come in, make sure to put your name down on the sign in sheet and 30 lucky guests will be selected at random to receive a complimentary swag bag!  YAAAS SPRING

Curls Curls Curls!

        It seems as though curls always get the short end of the stick. There are Blow Dry bars all across the city and places that always offer walk in Blow-outs...but have you ever heard of a Curl Bar? No you have not, because that is not a thing...but it should be! If you are naturally curly like I am and style your hair straight most of the time then this article is exactly about you. 

        Growing up, my mother had pin straight hair and I always dreamed that I could have hair like hers because that was how everyone in the movies or shows that I watched looked. However my mother would always go and get a perm which confused me. Why was she trying to achieve that which I wished that I didn't have.

        The real reason why I 'hated' my curly hair in the past was that it was work...work, work, work, work, work work...and lets keep it real. My hair required constant moisture and brushes weren't a tool that I ever reached for. In my older years I am now becoming more comfortable with myself and embracing my natural curls. I think that it took me this long because I couldn't figure out what worked with my hair. It took years of searching and trial and error but I found the trick that works for me and you should give it a try.

        When your hair is still wet, you should use a curl cream like the BrioGeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Conditioning Creme :  This lightweight, moisture-rich finishing crème is fortified with frizz-deterring rice amino acids, avocado oil, and nourishing quinoa extract to nurture and enhance the texture of your curls.and lather that evenly throughout the hair to shape the curls. To keep them in proper form and frizz free, use a very light hold gel and spread evenly throughout the hair as well. If you have the time, you can use a blowdryer on the cold setting or simply let it air dry and then finger comb and scrunch the curls as desired. The end result will make you glad you have those curls. 

Giving Up the ManBun for the ManBraid

        It’s now 2016 and that means a new year and new hair styles.  We are saying goodbye to the trend that people loved… the Manbun. I know, you may be wondering, well…what am I to do now? You spent the whole year growing out those luscious locks and you feel like you are in a good place to properly tie up your hair and make a substantial bun but that is so last year.

        This is the year of the man braid, you can still have the same hair length but you might need to ask for some help when attempting this style. This style has been featured in various outlets from GQ to Refinery 29 and it is definitely going to have its year to shine.  Men are now more comfortable trying new looks and paying attentions to the new trend. We think the best way to achieve this sleek look is to first apply a pomade of some kind, we decided to go with the BAXTER of California Hard Water Pomade that looks like it has a little glitter in it, but once applied it just leaves a beautiful healthy shine to the hair.

        Most stylists or even barbers can hook you up with a nice braid hairstyle and its something that is quick and easy to do. Next time you get a hair cut do something different and ask for this style and just wait for the compliments to come in, be daring and have fun! It’s just hair. 

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Winter Hair Blues

During the winter months, we are, for the most part, confined to indoor activities. This causes a bit of cabin fever and causes us to experiment more with our looks, the main characteristic being our hair. The coming of the winter means dry everything, from the land, to our skin and even to our hair. Here are a few ways that you can keep moisturized and nourished. 

Lets start in the morning:

You know how you love to shower and wash your hair every morning...stop it. The mix of the cold hair outside and moisture in your hair is a toxic combination. Keep the hair washing to a minimum. Instead, if your hair starts feeling a tad oily or greasy, try an alternative like our Klorane Dry Shampoo that comes in two formulas for both light and dark hair colors. 

Before leaving the house when you are bundling up, don't forget your head! The cold air dries out your hair making it feel brittle, stiff and dry. Grabbing a hat before you leave the house will not only keep your body warm but keep your hair protected from the brutal cold. Worried about hat hair and frizz? Buying a beanie lined with satin will prevent this, or you can simply tie a scarf over your hair before a hat as well!

At night when you feel like it's time for a good wash, consider a Co-Wash. Briogeo Hair Care is a great line which has an amazing "Avocado + Quinoa" Co-Wash which works wonders. Co-Wash actually stands for Conditioning Wash: using a conditioner or conditioner cream based product to cleanse the hair in place of a shampoo. If the hair is extra dry, or chemically processed like mine, try the "Don't Despair Repair" Deep Conditioning Mask.

For the night-time, if you like your apartment hot and cozy like me, be sure to invest in a good humidifier. The heat in your apartment dries out the air as well as your skin and hair.  Using a humidifier will combat the effects of the heat and leave you waking up refreshed and ready to take on the day. Say goodbye to waking up tired, groggy and dehydrated!