Curves, Twists & Turns

Not only a hairstyle with a lot of movement but also a common metaphor to sum up the unpredictability of life. I never anticipated I would own my own salon. I always said management was not for me. I never saw myself as a “Boss Babe” or “Boss Lady.” How did it all happen? My … Read more

12 Days of Christmas Gifts, Discounts and Fun here at Adored!

December 7th On the first day of Christmas, Adored gave to me, three free sample packets from the gift basket. December 8th On the second day of Christmas, Adored gave to me, holiday glitter lashes with the mention of 12 days of Christmas. December 11th On the third day of Christmas, Adored gave to me, … Read more

Change Your Hair, Change Your Life

“Change your hair, change your life.” We hear the sentiment often. More than ever before, people have thinning hair that has been completely over processed. Their hair can no longer grow, it splits and breaks at a certain length or their hair grows at an incredibly slow rate. The odds are even if you are … Read more

Curly Hair ~ The Ouidad Cut Versus A Regular Haircut

We often get phone calls at the salon where people want the “Ouidad Knowledge.” They want to know the specifics on how to obtain the benefits of this specialty cut, but are obviously hesitant to justify the cost associated with it. So I thought it would be helpful if I share some of the most … Read more

Benefits of Leave-in Conditioners ~ Jackie

As a hairstylist that specializes in naturally curly hair, one question that my clients ask me on a regular basis is “Are there any products that you recommend for dry, dull or frizzy hair?” If you have curly hair and are reading this, you can probably relate!

Naturally curly hair has a raised cuticle so it is always loosing moisture that needs to be replenished. While using a good professional shampoo and conditioner is a great start to quenching thirsty hair, sometimes this is just not enough! A leave-in conditioner is a simple step that a lot of people skip over, but it can be very beneficial to start incorporating it into your hair regimen. Leave-ins take the conditioning a step further and continue to nourish and strengthen the hair strand for the days to follow because it is not rinsed out like your regular conditioner.

Not only do leave-ins replenish your hair with moisture, but they are great to aid in detangling and can work as a heat protectant as well. Think of leave-in conditioners as a primer for your hair. They essentially fill in the porous gaps within the hair strand and smooth down the cuticle to make the application of your styling gel or cream more even and effective.

Two leave-in conditioners that we use at the salon are Moisture Lock and Whipped Curls by Ouidad. Both of these products work great for all hair types. Moisture Lock is formulated with botanical extracts, green tea and vitamin B5 for a light weight conditioner that will leave your curls feeling soft without weighing them down. Whipped Curls can be used as regular conditioner in the shower or as a leave-in conditioner/primer for even more intense hydration. Ingredients such as Olive Oil, Shea butter and Glycerin will nourish your dry and damaged locks back to health.

With the change of seasons and summer weather right around the corner, the sun and the pool can take a toll on our hair so what better way to keep your curls looking fabulous than trying out a leave-in conditioner!

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Changing Your Color Using NBR ~ Ze

As most of you know, I was looking to change my hair color from black to vibrant red. It is a long process and I have low patience when it comes to my own hair. Ironic, right!? We are telling people all of the time that change takes time. I should know better! Lol. For … Read more

Favorite Lash Boosting Products ~ Rosie

  I have a lot of clients that ask “How can I have more?” More what? More lashes. Across the board, that is the most frequently asked question, regardless if they are lash lift or eye lash extension clients. Unfortunately lashes lessen as we age because our hair growth cycles become shorter and less frequent … Read more