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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

Protect your Hair from Chlorine this Summer

How to protect your hair from chlorineIf you’re feeling anything like me this year, it’s a bit shocking (and very exciting) that summer starts next month. For many of us, that means it’s time to get bathing suit ready, plan summer getaways, update the wardrobe, and/or just prepare for all the fun that summer brings.  It’s also the perfect time to start thinking about ways to protect your hair in the upcoming months.

Although our weather conditions and activities vary, one thing most of us will be doing this summer is spending time in the pool.  Pool time means that your hair will be exposed to chlorine, and while chlorine is completely necessary for sanitary reasons, it’s not so great for your hair.

Effects of chlorine on your hair

Chlorine acts as a drying agent and can strip your hair of sebum, oil that it needs to be moisturized and healthy.  This exposure can cause hair to be dry, brittle, and weak.

How to prevent those effects

Thankfully, there are things you can do before, during, and after your swim that will help decrease or prevent chlorine damage.

Before:

  • Rinse your hair – Our hair is like a sponge, it absorbs liquid until its “full”.  By “filling it up” with clean water, you’re making it less likely to absorb the chlorinated water.
  • Apply a conditioner – Using a conditioner on the length of your hair will seal the cuticles and provide a barrier of protection against the chlorine.

During:

  • Rinse every hour – If you’re spending a longer amount of time in the pool, get out periodically and rinse your hair.  This will rinse away any chlorine that’s been absorbed and will fill the cuticle with clean water again.

After:

  • Use a clarifying shampoo to clean the hair and scalp thoroughly.
  • Apply the moisturizer/conditioner again  – After a day in the pool and sun, re-hydrating your hair is very important.

By taking these simple steps, you can get in all the pool time you need without sacrificing the health of your summer hair. Remember these tips for your family as well, children tend to spend even more time it the water and keeping their hair hydrated is just as important.

Summer is almost here, enjoy!

–          Emily

Source: goaskalice.columbia.edu
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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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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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