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Hard vs. Soft Water and the effects on your hair

Hard Water - Effects on hairHave you ever moved to a new city or even a new part of town and noticed that the condition of your hair worsened?  The reason for this may have to do with the water quality in your area and if you have experienced it, you most likely moved from a place with soft water to an area with harder water.

What’s the difference between hard and soft water?

Hard water is water with high mineral content and contains relatively high levels of calcium and magnesium.  85% of the US population lives in a place where the water is hard.  Soft water is either naturally occurring or produced and contains low levels of minerals.

How to tell whether you have hard or soft water –

There are several ways to find out what kind of water is in your city or part of town.  One quick and pretty accurate way is to simply Google it.  Another way is to look at the fixtures in your bathroom. If your faucet or showerhead is covered in what looks like a mineral film, it’s an indication of hard water.  If you have soft water, you may be able to tell by the way the water feels.  Soft water feels silky, almost slimy and is more likely to lather up your products.

What is the effect of hard water on your hair?

Throughout the day, your hair is exposed to many things and the point of washing it is to remove the buildup of pollution, dirt, styling products and more.  If your water contains a high level of mineral content, it’s not getting the hair as clean as it should be.  Those minerals also create their own film and buildup which can not only leave your hair feeling lackluster, but can also effect the cleanliness of your scalp.  The continued buildup of these minerals on the hair and scalp can cause your hair to be dull, frizzy, limp, and lifeless.  Lastly, they can cause the hair cuticle to lift which makes hair unmanageable and dry.

How to keep hair healthy if you have hard water –

  • Purchase a showerhead filter: A quality showerhead will filter out most or all of the minerals that would cause buildup or damage to the hair and scalp.  They can be expensive and you get what you pay for, but it’s the most effective way to prevent hard water hair.
  • Use a clarifying shampoo: Clarifying or chelating shampoos contain powerful cleansers like sulfates and EDTA that are great for removing that buildup of minerals that hard water creates.  Ovation’s Clarifying Therapy Shampoo is specifically formulated for weekly or bi-monthly use and includes ingredients that will effectively combat hard water.
  • Rinse with purified water: If your water is hard, you most likely don’t drink it.  Use your drinking water filter (or a jug from the store) and fill up a large spray bottle of purified water and keep it in your shower.  Use that water as much as you can when rinsing your hair.
  • Moisturized daily: Hydration is very important if you have hard water because of the way it lifts the cuticle and causes dryness.  This makes it harder for the hair strand to absorb and retain moisture, so its recommended to Crème Rinse daily and apply a hair mask once a week.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much control over whether our water is soft or hard, but that doesn’t mean we have to let hard water get the best of our hair.  By keeping these tips in mind, we have the option to keep our hair healthy no matter what the water quality is.

Enjoy shiny, manageable and healthy hair!

–          Emily

Sources: Wikipedia, chicagotribune.com, pbs.org, freepeople.com, xovain.com

Healthy Hair Tip: Use a Thermal Protection Spray Daily

Best Thermal Protection SprayHere at Ovation, it’s no secret that we want you to have healthy hair.  Because we don’t create miracles we can’t make any promises, but with our product line specifically made to promote healthy hair and our knowledge of the how your hair works, we’d love to help you achieve the healthiest hair possible

With that in mind, we’ve developed a series of posts on the blog all about hair health.  This series will include tips and tricks on both how to improve the hair you have and improve the health of future growth.  Not only that, the tips we’ll discuss are meant to help you achieve Thicker, Stronger, and Longer hair! Some tips will be quick and easy, things you can do every day.  Others may require a bit of dedication or explanation and we’ll dive into those too.

Today’s Healthy Hair Tip: Use a Thermal Protection Spray Daily

Our hair needs moisture.  It’s made of water and without the proper amount of moisture it becomes dry, brittle, weak and unmanageable.  There are plenty of things we do every day that affect our hair’s moisture level.  By exposing our hair to the sun (even in the winter months) and using styling tools like hair dryers and flat irons, it slowly loses moisture throughout the day.

When you use a Thermal Protection Spray, it seals the cuticle and protects the hair strands from all types of heat damage.

Ovation’s Thermal Protection Spray not only provides heat protection for your hair, it contains naturally derived, high-quality ingredients that do much more!  Our unique non-greasy formula includes panthenol and hydrolyzed keratin protein that moisturizes, adds softness and increases shine.  The peach and pomegranate extracts have anti-oxidant properties and promote the healing of damaged tissue.  For only $14.95, it’s a must have product especially during the upcoming summer months and for those that use heat styling tools daily.

Here’s how to use a Thermal Protection Spray:

  1. Towel dry hair
  2. Separate into sections
  3. Spray sections 2-3 times from 9-12 inches away from the hair
  4. Gently rub product in or use a wide tooth comb to make sure the strands are coated

Using a Thermal Protection Spray is one of the easiest ways to protect your hair on daily basis! Keep it up and enjoy moisturized, healthy hair!

–          Emily

Quick and easy way to test your hair strength

Quick and easy way to test hair strengthHealthy hair is both strong and resilient and while you may think these qualities are easy to spot, they’re not.  Here is a quick and easy way to test just how strong and flexible your hair is.

The Steps:

  • Starting at the root, pluck a single strand from behind your ear.
  • Hold one end of the hair with your thumb and index finger.
  • Using your other hand, run your fingernail along the strand from the top to the bottom (sort of like curling ribbon).  Once you reach the end, the strand will curl up.
  • Hold the strand tight again for a few seconds and release.

The Results:

If the hair coils up again, the hair is strong and healthy.  If the strand remains straight or creates a looser curl, it is weak and unfortunately needs repair.

What to do:

If you find that your hair is on the weaker side, there are a few steps you can take to improve its health.

  1. Moisturize and protect.  The hair is weak so you need to focus on protecting the strands from breakage and further damage.  You can do that by using a Thermal Protection Spray, reducing heat exposure, and adding moisture to the hair strands. Use the Ovation Crème Rinse Moisturizer daily and a Deep Conditioning Treatment either once a week or twice a month.
  2. Nourish.  While you’re taking steps to protect the existing hair, you can also work to create healthy re-growth by nourishing the scalp.  The Ovation Cell Therapy will provide the scalp (& damaged hair) with vitamins, protein, extracts and more.  Applying these nutrients directly to the scalp will create long-term healthy (& much stronger) hair.

Even if your hair didn’t pass the test this time, by taking these simple steps, your hair will be back to its bouncy self sooner than you think.

Stronger hair is within reach!

–          Emily

Sources:
glo.msn.com
ehow.com

 

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Does Ovation Cell Therapy Work for Men? Client Testimonial

Ovation Cell Therapy for MenWe’re in the business of creating healthy hair so we’re fortunate in that we hear from happy clients all the time.  We’re proud to contribute to any good hair day and if we can make you feel great about your hair, we’ve done our job.  We also get a lot of people who want to know “Does Ovation really work?” which is why we like to share the feedback we get from our real clients.

Here’s a recent comment we received from Scott in San Diego about his Ovation experience:

 “Before I used Ovation, every morning when I combed my hair, 20-30 pieces of hair fell out…everyday! Since I started using Ovation, it is rare for me to lose one piece of hair! Maybe I lose 2-3 strands of hair a week since Ovation, as compared to 140-210 a week before Ovation, big difference! I can’t afford to lose any more hair.  I only wish I started using Ovation years ago, so sorry I did not start back then! Thanks so very much.”

For more information on the Men’s Max Pack that Scott uses, click here.  You can also view additional client testimonials on our You Tube page here – http://www.youtube.com/ovationhair .  If you’re a new client, remember you get 10% off your entire first order and although we can’t promise Scott’s results, we have a money back guarantee so your purchase is risk free!

Enjoy!

–          Emily

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Ovation Men’s Hair Gel for Healthy Hair

Ovation Men's Healthy Hair GelWe’re excited to launch the latest addition to the Ovation Hair styling line, the Men’s Healthy Hair Gel!  This gel is specifically formulated to provide lasting control of your sleek style while nourishing it for added shine and manageability.  The gel is scented with our signature Wood Creek fragrance so your hair will stay stylish and smelling good all day long.

The great part about this gel is that it’s truly a unique product.  What sets the Ovation Men’s Hair Gel apart?

  • The unique creamy, non-sticky, and non-crunchy formula provides a flexible hold without the mess.
  • It’s naturally derived and contains nourishing oils, vitamins, aloe vera and other ingredients that hydrate, protect and strengthen your hair.
  • Its paraben and alcohol free so is safe for even sensitive skin.
  • It’s only $12.95 so for just under thirteen dollars, you can take your hairstyle to a whole new level.

The Men’s Healthy Hair Gel is a great compliment to the Ovation Men’s Max Pack.  While it helps you show off your healthy hair, its protecting the work that the Men’s Max Pack products have done. The Men’s Max pack includes our Men’s Shampoo, Cell Therapy Hair Treatment, and  Body wash.  The products are all packed with vitamins and extracts to create the healthiest skin and hair possible. The new Men’s Gel is worth 2 points for clients in our Loyalty Rewards Program.  The Loyalty Rewards Program is free and open to all Ovation Hair clients.  Click here for more information.

Enjoy that long-lasting style & healthy hair!

–          Emily

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Get to know us! Meet Leilani

Ovation Personal Account RepWe’re lucky in that we get to hear from our clients all the time.  Our Client Service and Personal Account Representatives, who work very hard to give you the best Ovation experience, have daily conversations with clients about everything from hair health to product instructions.  Because we love getting to know you, I thought it would fun for you to get to know us.  The employees here represent different backgrounds, ethnicities, personalities, and very different hair types.  Learning about the ways each of us use Ovation Products and what our individual results are, may give you a better idea of how the products works for many different types of people.

So Ovation Nation….Meet Leilani!

She works as one of our Personal Account Representatives and helps clients place all types of orders.

How long have you worked at Ovation Hair? 2 years

What is your favorite thing about working here? Helping others achieve their hair goals!

What are some of your favorite things to do while you’re not at work? I love being outdoors with my amazing family and at the moment especially enjoy restoring our ’64 Falcon.

What is your hair type? I have coarse dry hair.

What is your go-to hair style?  I blow dry half of my hair, and then straighten the front and top of my hair. I roll it in a bun and by the time I get to work, I take the bun out and have big curls.

How do you use the Ovation products? What is your hair care regimen? I wash every other day or every two days. The night before I wash, I dampen my scalp and apply the Cell Therapy to my scalp and massage it in. In the morning I wash with the Color Therapy Shampoo, rinse, apply a hair mask to my ends and leave for 5 minutes. I then follow up with the Crème Rinse Moisturizer for 2-3 minutes and rinse. I will towel dry, apply the Thermal Protection Spray, comb through and blow dry. Lastly, I straighten and finish the style with an Argan Oil.

How has Ovation improved the health of your hair? My hair was excessively shedding and very dry after each of my pregnancies. Since using the Ovation products, not only has the shedding stopped, but I was also able to decrease my split ends and my hair became thick again.

What would you say to someone who’s interested in trying Ovation? My advice is to purchase a 12oz.Cell Therapy System and stay consistent with the products until the bottles are empty.  A great hydrating regime will help take your hair to the next level as well. The hard work you put into your hair care regime is what you will get out of it.

Thank you for sharing Lani.  You’ve helped countless clients achieve healthy hair and we’re fortunate to have you as part of the Ovation PAR team!

<3 – Emily

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Getting Rid of Hair Static – Healthy Hair

How to reduce Hair Static ElectricityFrequent static electricity in hair is enough to drive anyone a bit crazy.  Hair sticking straight up or to clothing is not only annoying, it’s simply not a good look! Hair static is caused when electrons transfer from one atom to another which turns the neutral charge of those atoms into either a negative or positive charge, causing them to repel.  Low humidity makes static worse because the lack of water in the air prevents the electrons from moving off you more quickly, so the static charge builds up more easily.

The good news about static electricity in hair (yes, there is some) is that it’s actually pretty easy to get rid of.  So, next time the static in your hair has you frustrated, try one of these simple fixes:

Dryer sheets – Dryer sheets don’t just take static out of your clothes, they work very well to get it out of hair. Dryer sheets typically have a positive charge so they effectively neutralize the electric charge in your hair and eliminate the static.  Rub a sheet on larger sections of your hair, from the root to tip until the static is gone.

Dampen hair – By lubricating and adding moisture to the hair, friction (and the transfer of atoms) is significantly reduced which helps eliminate static.  Adding water to lubricate the hair when it’s full of static is sometimes the easiest solution.  Use a spray bottle or a small amount of water on the fingers to dampen the hair.

Heat protectant – When you blow dry and use hot styling tools, you suck the moisture out of your hair. Using a heat protection spray can lock in moisture AND lubricate the hair, which will help prevent static.  Ovation Thermal Protection Spray can be used daily to do just that, coat the hair, decreasing static and protecting hair from all types of heat damage.

Hair spray – Don’t have a Heat Protection Spray on hand? Hair spray will work too. The best way to apply the right amount of hair spray to calm static is to spray your brush, then brush your hair.  Hair spray can coat the strands and keep them in control.  You can also spray a bit onto hats or scarves that will be covering your hair. This will decrease the amount of static when you take those items off.

Lotion – A small amount of lotion applied to the ends can also eliminate static.  A little goes a long way so apply hand or body lotion to your hands, rub in, then run your hands through the hair.  Make sure to stay away from the roots, lotion can cause the hair (especially at the roots) to look greasy.

Hydrating conditioner – If static in your hair happens more than every so often, you may not be getting enough moisture on a daily basis.  A more hydrating conditioner will help lock in that moisture and decrease the static.  The Ovation Crème Rinse Moisturizer is a great product for that.  It contains natural ingredients that condition and moisturize without weighing hair down.

Natural bristle brush – Certain brushes make you more prone to static electricity than others, synthetic bristles specifically are more likely to cause that friction and transfer of atoms.  Try making the switch to a brush with natural bristles especially when you notice that your hair is on the dryer side.

The key to eliminating hair static in the long run is having overall healthy, more hydrated hair. That is exactly what our Advanced Cell Therapy System is formulated to do.  It’s packed with nutrients, vitamins, protein, and much more to create the best environment for healthy hair. For more information on the Ovation Products, click here.

Next time hair static attempts to mess up your good hair day, you’ll be more than prepared to stop it in its tracks.

Enjoy!

–          Emily

Source: sciencemadesimple.com
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Does Ovation Cell Therapy Work?

Does Ovation Cell Therapy Work?We get a ton of great customer feedback and love nothing more than to hear how Ovation has changed the way clients feel about their hair!

Here’s what Michelle from Texas had to say:  “I purchased your products for my mom who is in her 70’s and her hair has been thinning in recent years.  She is very self-conscience of her hair. I gave her the holiday package for Christmas that contains all she needs to get started.

She started using it just a couple weeks ago now and the change in her hair is amazing! She is super happy with what changes are happening with her hair. It is so much fuller now than it was, and she looks great! Thank you for the wonderful products and the little bit of happiness they provide to my mom.”

That is wonderful to hear Michelle, thanks so much for sending this!

If you’re interested in viewing more of these real client reviews, visit our You Tube page – http://www.youtube.com/ovationhair.  New clients always receive a 10% discount on the entire order.

We can’t guarantee the same results as Michelle’s mom, but we do have a satisfaction guarantee – http://ovationhair.com/guarantee.html.

Enjoy!

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Ovation Hair Client Review – Does Ovation Cell Therapy Work?

We get a ton of great customer feedback and love nothing more than to hear about how Ovation has changed the way clients feel about their hair!
Ovation Cell Therapy Review 2013

Sharon from San Diego recently shared her Ovation experience:

“Let me say that my husband and I are extremely pleased with our results using Ovation. My husband has more hair now at 81 than he had at 65! My hair looks so healthy that I have quit coloring it (after 60 years) and let it come in at its natural salt and pepper color. We are both so very pleased with our results. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

That is wonderful to hear Sharon, thanks so much for sending this!

If you’re interested in viewing more of these real client reviews, visit our You Tube page – http://www.youtube.com/ovationhair.  New clients always receive a 10% discount on the entire order.  We can’t guarantee the same results as Sharon, but we do have a satisfaction guarantee – http://ovationhair.com/guarantee.html.

Enjoy!

–          Emily