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Fun, Beachy Waves Tutorial

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Fun, Beachy Waves Tutorial:

If you can’t make it in to the Dry Bar to have your hair professionally blown out, use these tips at home to get a fun wavy look!  Whether you are braiding, pinning it up or just leaving your curls to hang, you are going to want to add some volume to the roots.  First start by using a root lifter at the roots on damp hair, we recommend L’ANZA Healing Volume Root Effects which lifts and supports for added body & fullness.  Once dry, use a texturizer to get lightweight texture with uplifting volume and control, we recommend L’ANZA Powder Up Texturizer.  Sprinkle a small amount directly on the root or sprinkle in hands and rake through the hair.  Next, turn the curling iron upside down, then wrap the hair around it curling away from the face.  When wrapping the hair, leave the ends out, this will give the curls a loose modern feel and keep it from looking too formal.

Tip – to prevent your hair from looking like one big curl, wrap different sections going in different directions to allow more texture and movement within the waves.

Finish with a medium hold hairspray- Skyler, a dry bar associate, recommends using L’ANZA Healing Style Design FX because it is a flexible working spray that is brushable, thereby creating natural movement to keep your hair looking great all day long!

Tip – After the final spray, resist the urge to run your fingers through the hair, the oils in your hands will break down hairspray.

Surface – Leave in Conditioner

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SURFACE AWAKEN MIST LEAVE IN CONDITIONER

We love that this product is not filled with silicones but rather proteins, extracts and oils that nourish the hair from the inside out.  Amaranth protein thickens fine hair while the Babassu Oil and Botanicals condition and detangle; in addition, the Color Vita-Complex provides color protection. The product contains certified organic botanicals to naturally treat, condition and style, without any harsh irritants, perfumes or dyes.  Awaken Mist by Surface Hair just launched this month and we love it!

 

Wet hair: Alex recommends spraying onto damp hair prior to detangling and styling.

Dry hair: Miranda recommends using as a thermal press- Mist onto dry hair, comb and press with flat iron.

 

Hair Care Myth: Hairbrushing

The 140 crew is taking on one myth of hair care this week. Remember when Mom said to brush your hair a hundred times a day and hair will shine. Well, turns out that this was a myth and one that could actually be damaging to the hair. As over-brushing may cause cuticle damage and breakage due to created friction on the scalp, minimal brushing should be the new easy style habit (and the extra time you have now been gifted can be better spent in a yoga position or checking out the latest Pinterest hairstyles). For a fraction of the price of most hairbrushes, a wet brush purchase is recommended by all the staff at 140, makes a perfect stocking stuffer. With Intelliflex bristles, this brush detangles and runs through hair smoothly, eliminating all tears and ouches.

 

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