Life at Home – Healthy Habits

We have all been at home for a few weeks now —you may be facing the same dilemma as many of us in our newly home-bound lives, you may be getting bored at home, run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained, struggling with balancing new homeschooling tasks with work tasks. You may have started with adventure with I can finally get some of those tasks done I’ve been putting off or read that novel that’s been gathering dust on the shelf or this will be fun but now it’s getting old and you’re ready to return to your bustling hectic lives and getting your hair done, those roots touched up. Now is the time to set practical goals and simple habits that will help you ride out the remaining days of the shelter in place ordinances.

Keep a journal – Journaling just a few minutes a day can increase mindfulness, boost your intelligence, spark creativity, improve overall awareness and help you achieve your goals.

Turn off your device – open a book, do some yoga, write in your journal, talk a walk around the block. Turning off your phone or computer for 1 day can increase your brain function, you’re able to think more deeply and remember more; postures are improved and sleep improves.

Make your bed – by completing this one task, the next tasks become easier. As an added bonus your start the day by performing an productive action

Scalp Rescue DIY

Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Rinse– in a plastic cup or spray bottle, add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water. Use the apple cider vinegar mixture by either dipping your fingers into the plastic cup and rub into your scalp or using the spray bottle and spraying your scalp and using your fingers to scrub your scalp for 3 minutes to lift up any dirt and oils (be careful not to get it in your eyes, as apple cider vinegar can sting), then rinse the apple cider vinegar from your hair. Then wash your hair with a sulfate free cleanser to remove the apple cider vinegar from your hair. Last step, condition your curls as normal or use a deep conditioner for your curls. This treatment helps clean your scalp and lifts oils/dirt from your hair.

Raw Brown Sugar Exfoliator – Mix 1 teaspoon brown sugar with sulfate cleanser then apply to your scalp, exfoliating your scalp as if were exfoliating your face, rinse very well and then add conditioner and detangle your hair very well with your fingers, remove all tangles and rinse your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner to your wet hair. You should always use leave-in conditioner to add a little moisture to your hair. Continue with regular styling products while your hair is still wet and style as usual. This treatment helps with itchiness and flaking..

Hair Mask – add one egg to a bowl and beat lightly, add one small avocado, add one banana and mash all together. Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 1 tablespoon honey + 1 tablespoon of olive oil, mix together. Put this mixture into a blender to remove the chunks until creamy, pour this mixture into a bowl. Using your hands, rub this mixture into your curls and scalp. Put a plastic bag over your hair and leave for 1 hour. Rinse with shampoo and conditioner. Style as usual (this should only be only done once or twice a month)

“mascara” trick for grey touchup

from our stylist Jaretta…..Quick solution for grown out roots that need to be covered for any reason and you don’t have a root mascara or spray color made for hair.

Take your mascara and brush the applicator around your face where the roots are visible. No need to be too tedious (not your whole head, just where it’s visible by the face), but also apply to the parted area.

Use conditioner , coconut, argan, or a similar oil to remove by scrubbing the areas where the mascara was applied.

Shampoo and condition as usual. 

Meet Kinga, our newest stylist

Kinga

I was born and raised in Poland. As the daughter of a stylist, I’m the third generation of stylists in my family. My father passed his talent and dedication along to me. In my early 20’s I moved to New York. Working with a diverse clientele first in New York and now in San Francisco, I have been styling for almost 20 years. As an experienced master hairstylist and colorist I understand that every client has unique needs and expectations. The inspiration for work is the world around me. I love people and I love when I see a happy customer smile.

Deep Conditioning at Home

from our stylist, Marie Cesar….

I would like to share my at home deep treatment process with you

After a shower, with fresh wet hair, I apply deep conditioning treatment to all my curls, really rubbing in to each curl so it can get all the nutrients and moisture into each curl. (don’t be stingy with the amount you are using).

Eufora and Jessicurl Deep Conditioner are excellent choices for deep-conditioning treatment.

Then I apply heat (you could use a shower cap or a plastic bag wrapped around your head with a towel to retain heat) for 30 minutes

Then you need to rinse your hair with cool water and apply leave-in conditioner such as Eufora or Jessicurl and towel dry with a t-shirt like material.

You want to rinse the masque from your hair because it contains protein and you don’t want to leave that protein in your hair too long, as protein promotes elasticity, too much elasticity will result in breakage.

After rinsing and towel drying, you can use your leave-in-conditioner or apply supercream and let your hair air dry for at least one hour.

After your hair has air-dried, you can use the defuser to make your hair extra-bouncy if you want too or you can just let your hair be natural.

Deep conditioning is all about treating your hair and your scalp, we’ve got the time, let’s use part of it for our beautiful hair.

Please stay healthy and safe

We look forward to seeing you soon.