Frizzy hair frustration seems to peak during the winter months. Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist and hair expert at the Philip Kingsley Hair knows the root of this problem like the back of her hand. Follow her lead to prevent frizz all winter long.
Why the frizz?
Hair expands, stretches and changes its protein bonds when wet or damp and when exposed to changes. The following exposes our hair to varying levels of humidity and static charge, causing it to frizz: Central heating, a cold and damp outdoor climate, wind, drizzle and snow.
Frizzy Hair Protection
The best way to avoid frizzy hair is to dry and style hair with products that discourage moisture absorption into the hair shaft. Look for the following ingredients in styling products to combat frizz: Glycerin (helps retains moisture); Benzalkonium Chloride (anti static agent); Silicone (reduces static and frizz); and Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol (softens and smoothes the hair).
How to Fight It:
*Use a setting product to prevent frizz and protect your hairstyle, such as the Philip Kingsley Waterproof Hairspray.
*Do not use too much of any product containing silicone in your quest to battle frizz as over applying product to the hair when wet and then styling it with a blow dryer can cause “silicone burn” - an unpleasant brittleness and dullness of hair, instead enlist a frizz fighting product and apply a normal amount such as Philip Kingsley’s Smooth Cream or Minimizer.
To find products or to learn more, click HERE.
January 28th, 2012
Giveaway: Whole Living magazine’s Third Annual Healthy Skin Awards
This year, Whole Living is looking to readers for the skin products they can’t you live without and any little bottles, tubes, or tubs that have transformed their skin. Voting is open from now through February 13th, and by submitting nominations readers are entered to win one of the following:
Grand Prize: A Hilton Garden Inn weekend getaway.
Second Prize: $300 SpaFinder gift certificate
Third Prize: $200 SpaFinder gift certificate
The top products will be featured in the June issue of Whole Living magazine.
To vote, click HERE.
To make positive changes in your life you have to develop and practice new habits on a daily basis. So ‘get in the habit’ of living healthy, even if by force. Here are some key practices you can incorporate starting today!
Fitness: Where to Begin
Daily Habit to Get Into:
Keep On Track
Free tools you can use to accomplish your goals!
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Getaway from it all by checking into the architectural wonder, Remota. Lying low in the land above Last Hope Sound near Torres del Paine National Park, the hotel features endless white corridors that are flooded with light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in vast views of sky, water and distant mountains. Grasses grow right up to the walls, and chic indoor campfires waft around wood smoke: all to maintain your connection with the magnificent natural surroundings. Light and airy, the guest rooms are generous in size and fragrant with lenga wood. Even the bathrooms have views.
A spa with heated indoor pool is located in a separate building on the hotel grounds. Inside the relaxing sanctuary, which includes a sauna, open-air Jacuzzis and massage rooms, hotel-goers will find plenty of ways to unwind.
Get Fit: All-Inclusive Package
Whip yourself into shape with Remota’s all-inclusive package, which offers a large range of first-class daily excursions. With a selection of easy to extreme offerings, participants get to discuss the day ahead’s activities with guides to choose their itinerary. More than 30 different hikes, rides, kayak trips and biking trails - all led in small groups by expert, bilingual guides - are available for those looking to get active. The best part? Returning to a sauna, massage and a Jacuzzi under the stars.
Learn more about Remota HERE
Want beautiful, smooth-looking legs that glow without breaking the bank? Take some of these tips from the pros at Pure Silk…
It’s most likely you will not catch a model shaving her legs at the edge of her tub before hitting the shower; it’s important to allow your skin to be wet for at least four minutes prior to shaving. This helps “plump up” your hair, resulting in a closer, smoother shave.
Kiss pricey body scrubs good-bye; maximize your beauty budget by using Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream, $2, to exfoliate your legs. Shaving not only serves to remove unwanted hair, but also assists with exfoliation. Eliminating dead skin cells will leave your legs looking and feeling glamorous.
Using soap and water alone can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream consists of an aloe-enriched formula that deeply moisturizes the skin to give you soft, silky legs. It creates a rich lather and helps protect against nicks and cuts, leaving your legs feeling smooth.
If you think your model-primped legs lack some color, make the, glow by applying a bronzer or self-tanner. Simply mix your bronzer with your favorite moisturizer and apply to your legs to give them that model-esque radiance you yearn for.
Pure Silk products are available at mass merchandise, grocery and drugstores nationwide. To learn more, visit the SITE.
The newly launched SensatioNail brand is a premium collection of gel polish products for salon-quality manicures at home. Providing users with up to two weeks of damage-proof wear with the resilient benefits of salon gel services—no chipping, no smudging, no breaking—in a do-it-yourself format, SensatioNail is a high performance, time saving and cost effective alternative.
The SensatioNail Starter Kit ($60), is a compact system that is complete with all of the tools needed to achieve salon-quality results, and will provide users with 10 gel manicures. Available in Scarlett Red and Raspberry Wine, the brand’s patented polymer technology allows the polish to glide on smoothly, while the compact PRO 3060 LED Lamp harnesses LED light technology to flash harden SensatioNail gel polish to a radiant finish, with zero dry time.
To learn more, click HERE
January 21st, 2012
Charlize Theron’s Red-Carpet Glow in 3 Easy Steps
Charlize Theron’s secret weapon when getting red-carpet-ready? Brilliance New York’s Age Defying Eye Serum ($90) for both her under-eye and décolleté for an easy yet refreshing look.
A rare blend of three fortifying peptides designed to help reduce muscle contraction around the eye, Brilliance New York’s Age Defying Eye Serum helps reduce the production of these neurotransmitters allowing the muscles to relax while assisting in diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A rich array of natural anti-oxidants and Vitamins A, B, C and E help energize the cells and increase blood circulation around and under the eye reducing dark circles and puffiness, while the amino acids delicately extracted from the Brazilian Cupuacu fruit helps to firm and tone.
1. Apply the Age Defying Eye Serum in the morning and at night on clean dry skin.
2. Pat gently with the tip of your index finger as this is the most delicate part of the hand which is well suited for the tender skin around the eyes.
3. It is recommended to follow with the BNY Hydra Booster Mask for maximum absorption of the serum.
Find it HERE
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