Monday, January 31, 2011

Hair Rehab for the Depths of Winter & Light Spritz for LA

By Laura Medina

Winter is abound with festivals brightening up the chilly gloom.

Sundance Film Festival and the film makers' fetes and sunny, well-tempered Hollywood's Award Season kicks off the trend for much-needed tender, loving care hair care for the lucky folks bouncing from the extremes of cold, snowy Park City, Utah to Manhattan's snowstorms then to warm, sunny Los Angeles, in time for the award shows' red carpet.

This hair rehabilitation guide gives options in taming the wild frizz from cold to hot, from East to West.

Sundance leads the way in soothing stressed-out frizz with Shaan Honq's SH-RD Hair Care Line. Michael Vartan is likes the Rosemary, D-Panthenol, and Hydrolyzed wheat protein items in keeping his scalp and strands strong and healthy.

If your hair turned into a frizzy, tangled mess of a snow cone thanks to the cold, the snow, and extreme indoor heating, give your environmentally-exposed tresses some tender, loving care by dipping them in these pre-conditioning True Textures' Curl Replenish and Moisture Stretch masks by Mizani.

Coating your strands in these ultra-rich masks then washing them off with Mizani's True Textures Shampoo, infuses them with extra moisture to handle the extreme dryness from the cold snow air and the dry heat of indoor heating.

For those lucky fashionistas dashing through the snow to Coterie NY or the big deal New York Fall 2011 Fashion Week, you need something quick, easy, light, and conditioning.

Mizani's True Texture Cleansing Cream is one heck of a trooper. In one bottle and one dollop, you can smooth and soothe your strands with one dollop, finger-combed and combed.

The Cleansing Cream is a detangler, moisturizer, and a mild cleanser three-in-one hair lotion.

Great for dashing through the snow and the airport. Apply dry or wet, your hair will be easy-pleasy pampered.
If you want to baby your hair even more, you cannot get more coy than Coy Hair Products.

Soften your frizz into soft, luscious waves with Coy's Oat Kernel Extract-enriched Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner then tame your frizz with Coy's Kink Curl Cream's avocado and ssame oil and shea butter defining your curls and smoothing stastic split-ends.

For those who can't make it to snow-struck New York or Park City, Utah, and have to make do with being stuck in sun-drenched Hollywood, we need to lighten up with this early arrival of Spring.

Believe it or not, Barista's rich, dark, and yummy coffee-infused line of hair and skin care is very light and refreshing, thanks to coffee's caffeine's neutralizing pH balance similar to the human body, it cleans and strips the hair and skin of grit and grim from Los Angeles' pollution.

Barista's Perk It Up Shampoo's 4.5 to 5.5 pH gives moisture retention and shine without soaking the hair in oil and grease. The Soothe Those Jitters Conditioner is acidic for a conditioner, a pH of 3.5 to 4.5, giving a positive charge compacting the hair cuticles. This makes the hair soft, shiny, bouncy, light-weighted, and clean without weighing it down.

Another light and bring duo is Joico's Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner.

Golden Globe nominees depended on them in getting their coifs clean, light yet strong under the rigors of heavy hair-styling for the red carpet.

Moisturizing but water-light, these Joico duo is ideal for the more intense humidity and heat of Summer, which may come early in Los Angeles.

Since it's light and breezy easy in sunny LA, a person can live by on one or two conditioning and styling items to carry her or him from award show fittings to another.

If the early Spring puts you in a bohemian mood, a simple, tiny but potent drop of Coy's Polish Finishing Serum does the trick. All you have to do is lightly smear an Amur Cork Tree Bark Extract drop in the palms of your hands then smooth and coat over the hair then finger-rake through the strands for a light but very nuturing coating of light-weight serum leaving your hair smooth, shiny, and soft. An extra Wheat Germ Glycerides bump for your natural scalp oils.

If you need some extra fortification and styling hold while saving the heavy lacquer for the ceremonies, Coy's strong but light Canvas Foundation Spray does the trick.

Spritz on wet hair after the bath or shower or a pick-me-up mid-day, this very spritz of a hair spray is less of alcohol but more of conditioner with a bump of a hold.

The Sage Leaf, nettle, and rosemary extracts stimulates, cleans, and healing the scalp and strands while glycerin conditions the hair with shine yets adds definition and a hold of a hairspray without the stiffness or stickiness.

Now, this is the first half of Depth of Winter and Early Spring Hair care, covering all latitudes and attitudes.

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