Category Archives: Advanced Cell Therapy System

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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Choosing the right hair brush for healthy hair

Which Hair Brush to UseI don’t know about you, but I definitely can’t get through the day without brushing my hair at least two (sometimes 3 or 4) times.  I do it mostly to soften and detangle my hair, but there are other reasons why brushing (with the right brush) may benefit more than just the short term look and feel of your hair.

Brushing your hair with the right tools can improve hair health in a couple of ways. One, it spreads the sebum, or natural hair oils, from your scalp through to your ends where those oils are needed to moisturize and protect the hair.  Two, brushing can stimulate the scalp which both encourages circulation and prevent irritation, things it needs to produce healthy hair.

The key to getting those hair brushing benefits is having the right tools.  While deciding on a hair brush can seem simple enough, there are infinite options so my advice is to take two things into consideration:

  • The brush bristles and how they work with your hair type
  • The purpose of the brush and the outcome you’re looking for

Looking at the brush bristles can help you determine whether or not the brush will work for you hair type. If you have very thick or curly hair, look for brushes with bristles that are spread further apart.  You’ll also want to find something that actually detangles as some brushes are too weak or soft to effectively get through unruly hair.  For finer hair types, look for brushes that gently detangle and don’t cause friction or static. No matter what your hair type, it’s very important to find a brush that doesn’t tangle, pull, and ultimately break your hair.

Bristles come in several forms.  There are natural versions like boar bristles that come from the hair of an actual hog, and synthetic bristles made of nylon, metal, and plastic. There is plenty of debate on whether all natural bristles are worth the escalated price (sometimes $200+), but most people agree on one thing: you get what you pay for.  Most brushes are made with a combination of bristle types and because each type distributes oils differently, it may take some experimentation to find the best for you specifically.

Once, you’ve determined which brushes are best for your hair type, the next step is to decide what post-brushing outcome you’re looking for.

Paddle brush – The paddle brush is universal and a brush that can be used daily to detangle and style your hair.  Paddle brushes are very good at distributing oils evenly throughout the hair (depending on the bristle), feel great on the scalp, and are comfortable to hold.

Classic or Styling brush – The styling brush is the classic hair brush and is basically a paddle brush with less surface area.  It too is universal and a popular choice for everyday use.

Round brush – Round brushes serve a few different purposes.  They are perfect for adding body to lifeless hair when used at the root.  They also work to style hair while blow-drying, either to add curl or even to straighten without a curling or straight iron.

Vent brush – Vent brushes come in all forms, from round to flat, and everything in between. The vents allow the air to flow through to the hair, making blow drying more effective.   They are also great brushes for styling hair without hot styling tools and because of their variety, can style hair in countless ways.

Wide tooth comb – A wide tooth comb is a very effective way to get through tangles with minimal breakage for all hair types, especially when hair is wet.  For Ovation users, a wide tooth comb is the most effective way of spreading Cell Therapy throughout the hair in the shower.  They are also a must for super curly hair types because they detangle without loosening the curls.  For very thick and course hair, especially if it breaks easily, a wide tooth comb may be even better for your hair than an everyday brush.

Teasing brush – A teasing brush is an excellent alternative to using a comb for teasing fine hair.  Teasing brushes are gentler so you can pump up the volume with minimal breakage.

Choosing the right hair brush is a huge step in the right direction toward healthy hair. Another important step is investing in the right hair care.  By using a sulfate free, naturally derived hair care line like Ovation, healthy hair is inevitable.

For more information on Ovation products or to make a purchase, visit our website.

Healthier hair is within reach, even if just one brush stroke at a time!

–          Emily

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Healthy Hair Tip: Using Accessories for Stronger Hair

Here at Ovation, it’s no secret that we want you to have healthy hair.  Because we don’t create miracles we can’t promise to create them for you, 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’re developing 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.

Hair accessories for less breakage - 1Today’s Healthy Hair Tip: Using Accessories for Stronger Hair

Hair accessories are an easy way to take an otherwise boring hairstyle from drab to fab.  Whether it’s a basic headband, sophisticated ponytail holder, or small clip with some extra blink, I’m all for it!

Unfortunately some of the hair candy we love may be damaging our hair. I know, I know, not the news us hair accessory lovers want to hear.  Not to worry though, this post is all about the (many) options of hair accessories that don’t cause havoc on hair.  Why make the switch to less-damaging hair accessories? By decreasing breakage, you’re keeping your hair strong.  Stronger hair is fuller, more manageable, and healthier overall.  Check out the list of accessories that will leave your hair strong and you happy.

Head wraps – head wraps are not only trendy, they are also one of the most non-damaging hair accessory options.  In fact, many head wraps that cover most of your hair not only cause less damage, they can actually protect your hair as well.  Head wraps are also a great choice because they are usually made with a soft, non-snagging fabric, aren’t tight on the head, easy to get on/off, and are super comfortable!

Headbands – headbands are another hair accessory that, depending on the type, don’t cause breakage or damage.  Look for ones that are non-constraining without sharp edges, added hardware, or any other parts that may snag or tangle hair.

Clips – Claw clips and other large clips are a fantastic way to keep your hair up without pulling it too tight.  It’s important to choose a clip with a smooth finish and one that doesn’t break hair when it’s taken out.

Hair accessories for less breakage - 2Scrunchies – The scrunchie might be one of the only reasons that your hair misses the 90’s because the scrunchie is one of the most non-damaging hair accessories of all time.  Marc Jacobs has a new scruchie-ish product on the market, but for those who aren’t ready to bring the trend back, they are perfect for keeping your hair up at night.

Hair ties – For most, even if we switch to using less damaging hair accessories, a ponytail every now and then in inevitable.  Many hair accessory manufactures are creating better products and hair ties like these are a great alternative to the everyday elastic.  They not only look cute in your hair, they also work well around the wrist so are easy to literally keep on hand.

Absolute no-no’s – There are a few things to avoid at all costs when it comes to hair accessories.  Using rubber bands or accessories with exposed hardware are rusted or cracked, is a sure way to increase hair breakage and decrease its strength.

Using one or more of the non-damaging hair accessories listed above will get you one step closer to healthier, stronger hair.  Another way, of course, is by adding the Ovation Advanced Cell Therapy System to your daily routine.  For more information about our products see our website.

Enjoy stronger hair!

–          Emily

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