Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock WINS!!
We all suffer at some point from dry, brittle hair. You always hear "use coconut oil...use mayonaise.., use this or that deep conditioning product". Truth is I've never really been sold on deep conditioners, until I found Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock. This stuff is legit! I stumbled upon sample at my supply house and got instantly hooked! Although my hair was in considerably decent shape (thanks to Olaplex) after processing it to remove the layers of black, it was definitely dry and unhealthy feeling. Luster Locks is total instant gratification and restored my hair unbelievably fast. I started using it twice per week for 5 minutes after shampooing, and now I down to once a week. Packed with Manketti Oil and Argan Oil, Not only does Luster Lock seal and repair the outer protective layer of your hair, it creates an amazing smoothness to help prevent breakage while styling. And extra bonus, it smells delicious!
Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock is available now at Elevations Hair Design for $15, and well worth every penny!
One of the questions a Hair Stylist asks their client is “How often do you wash your hair?” All too often the answer is “Everyday...I have to! Otherwise it looks greasy”. So here’s the thing, when you shampoo your hair, you are stripping it of its natural oils. This triggers your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, causing your hair gets oily faster/daily. Naturally the answer for most, would be to stop washing your hair so frequently and let the oil glands readjust, but seriously who wants to walk around with grease-head?
I’ve had medium to long hair most of my life (until recently, I chopped it;) and I was most definitely was an Everyday Shampoo’er. Blow drying would take 100 hours every day (exaggeration, obviously) then I discovered dry shampoo. It’s been around forever, I remember my grandmother used it when I was a kid, but the world of Hair Products has come a long way since then. I’ve tried many dry shampoos, but my fave is Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($16 at Elevations Hair Design). It doesn’t have a clay-like texture or funky odor, it absorbs oil, and actually gives volume for days! Yes, DAYS! Since using Dry Shampoo I only wash my hair twice, maybe three times a week. It saves time and more importantly, it saves my color!
You can also take the cheap and cheerful, DIY At Home approach and make you own dry shampoo using Baking Soda and Cocoa Powder (as recommended by my fellow Stylist, Maria). In a small container mix up some baking soda and a small amount of cocoa powder, use an old blush brush to apply to the root area. Be careful to apply it sparingly to avoid a powdery buildup; remove excess powder from the brush by tapping it on the lip of the container before applying. If the powder looks a little too warm or orangey on the root, add more baking soda to the mix or use dark cocoa powder instead. Typically dark cocoa powder is best for medium/dark colored hair, and regular cocoa powder for light/medium colored hair. Brush your hair to distribute the powder down the hair shaft.
It’s almost too easy;)