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

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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Fun, Interesting and Random Hair Facts – Post #2

In the first Fun Hair Facts post, I shared just some of the interesting facts that us hair nerds here at Ovation have compiled.

Fun, Interesting and Random Hair Facts In fact, we found so many entertaining and cool tidbits that I’ve broken it up into two blog posts.  If knowing what the average lifespan of a hair strand is or how long the average man spends shaving in his lifetime, is of any interest to you, please read on…

  • If a man never shaved his beard, it would grow to over 30 feet in a lifetime.
  • On average, a women’s hair strand is half the diameter of a man’s hair strand.
  • Each hair follicle grows a completely new hair about 20 times in a lifetime.
  • The outer layer of hair is called the cuticle, and its purpose is to protect the inside layers. In healthy hair, the cuticle lays flat. In damaged hair, they are more open.
  • The middle layer of hair is called the cortex, which is made of long proteins twisted together.
  • The innermost layer of hair is called the medulla. Fine hair usually does not have a medulla. The purpose of the medulla has not yet been determined.
  • Blow-drying your hair works by changing hydrogen bonds to alter the shape. Water also changes hydrogen bonds; hence the reason women hate humidity.
  • The only part of hair that is not dead is the hair that is inside your scalp.
  • Healthy hair, when wet, can stretch to 30% its original length.
  • It takes about 7 years to grow your hair to your waist, and 3 years to grow to your shoulders.
  • The only way to get rid of “split ends” is to cut them. There is no way to completely repair them.
  • One sixteenth century doctor claimed you could restore hair by applying a random concoction made of boiled slugs, olive oil, honey, saffron, soap and cumin on the scalp.
  • If you pluck one hair, a new one will start growing from the follicle.
  • Different textures of hair have different cross-section shapes under a microscope. Straight hair is usually round and curly hair is usually oval.
  • The first mass marketed shampoo on the market was called “Dop”.
  • 90% of right-handed people grow cowlicks in a clockwise direction.
  • Hair is stronger than a copper wire of the same diameter.
  • The size of a hair follicle determines the thickness and length of hair.
  • Dark hair contains higher levels of carbon than light hair.
  • The werewolf legend is believed to have originated from an abnormality called Hirsutism, which causes excess body hair or facial hair to grow in places it is not supposed to.
  • Scientists can tell what you ate or drank, or the environment you live in, by examining a small piece of your hair.
  • Every inch of the human body is covered in hair besides the palms, soles of the feet, and lips.
  • The average life span of a strand of hair is 4-7 years.
  • The average man spends 5 months of his life shaving.
  • Facial hair grows faster than any other type of body hair.

Hopefully you’ve found some or all of these facts as interesting as we do!  Just remember that whether you have a clockwise cowlick or higher levels of carbon in your hair, Ovation Hair Products can help you get the best hair possible.  For more information and to make a purchase, click here.

Enjoy!

–          Emily

Sources: weirdfacts.com, dermatology.org, bellaonline.com
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Taking a Multivitamin for Healthy 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 that 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.

This series is meant to be interactive so let us know if you have input or suggestions.  We’d love to hear what you you’d like to achieve and we can discuss ways in which to get there.

Daily Mulitivitamin for Healthy Hair & Scalp

Today’s Healthy Hair Tip: Take a Multivitamin for Healthy Hair

There are multiple benefits to adding a multivitamin to your daily routine.  Many of us don’t get the essential nutrients from the things we eat and a supplement can greatly improve the way our body works.

If our body works properly it’s going to produce the healthiest hair that it can.  Our scalp also needs proper nutrition in order to function in the correct way.   When looking for a daily supplement, there are certain vitamins in particular you’ll want to look for, that promote both overall health and hair health.  Vitamins C, E, and B provide anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antioxidant effects.  These properties sooth the scalp, decrease irritation, and protect cells and follicles resulting in healthy hair.  Also look for vitamins that provide circulatory and digestive health like vitamin E and some of the B vitamins. When your digestive system works properly, you get the nutrients you need and a healthy circulatory system transports those nutrients to the scalp and hair follicle.

Ovation Hair has created a multivitamin that is not only formulated to promote overall health, but also includes herbs and extracts specifically known for their benefits to the hair and scalp*.  This unique multivitamin contains 11 vitamins, 6 minerals, amino acids and extracts from exotic and all natural roots, herbs, plants, and fruits. These ingredients were specifically chosen for their abundant health properties and are a great source of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for overall health.  Adding the Ovation Multivitamin to your daily routine is an easy and affordable way ($12.95 for a 60 supply) to achieve healthy hair.  For specific information, ingredients, and to purchase the Ovation Vitamins click here.

Enjoy healthy (thicker, stronger, and longer) hair!

–          Emily

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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2013 New Year’s Resolutions that your Hair will Love

Can you believe 2013 is next week? The whole New Year’s resolution thing gets me very excited.  It’s a good exercise not only because of the hope it brings for an upcoming new year and fresh start, but it also requires reflection and for me, a strong appreciation for the last year.

New Years Resolutions your Hair will Love

It’s interesting to think about what resolutions people make and why, the inspiration behind the decision, and whether they’ll follow through.  There are of course the standard resolutions and those that are unique as we are.  At Ovation we’re motivated by hair health so that is one thing I consider when deciding what resolutions to make.

These resolution ideas will not only make you feel great, they will give your hair a happy new year too!

Drink more water – Drinking more water is a great resolution because it’s measurable, attainable, wonderful for overall health and the health of your hair!  Each strand of hair is made up of about 25% water, so your hair needs to stay hydrated to remain healthy.  The scalp also needs water to keep the hair shaft moisturized.  Each person should drink half their weight in oz of water per day.  Whether this means cutting down on other drinks like sodas or just increasing your water intake, this is one easy resolution that has huge rewards.

Eat healthier, no junk food – Eating healthy is by far one of the most notorious of resolutions and probably also one of the first to be abandoned.  Choosing a healthy diet benefits your hair immensely because it’s the most effective way for your body to get the nutrients it needs.  If your body isn’t getting those nutrients, your scalp health becomes less of a priority and can deteriorate.

Know that healthy is an important word here and eating healthier and decreasing junk food is very different than losing weight in an unhealthy way.  Severe weight loss and crash diets are one of the main reasons for hair loss.

Take a multivitamin – As mentioned above, the best thing you can do for your hair is to make sure your body is healthy, but even eating healthy doesn’t guarantee that you’re getting all the nutrients you need. Taking a daily multivitamin will provide you with a great source of vitamins and minerals that are crucial to good health.  Another huge benefit to taking the right multivitamin is that it will keep your scalp, hair, and skin healthy as well.

We recently launched a multivitamin that includes vitamins that do just that. The Ovation Multivitamin also has added extracts from all natural roots, herbs, plants, and fruits that are known for their health and hair benefits.

Go natural – Many people are not only introducing natural and organic food items into their diets, but are also committing to the use of naturally derived body and hair care products. After all, these items are being consumed too when absorbed into the skin.  By purchasing naturally derived products, you’re getting higher quality ingredients which of course make your scalp happy. You’re also avoiding harsh chemicals that could be building up on your scalp, causing irritation and possibly even worse.

Ovation products are naturally derived and contain vitamins, antioxidants, plant extracts, and aromatherapy scents that all work to promote healthy hair.

Quit smoking – We all know that smoking causes all types of health problems, so while your lungs and heart will be very happy without nicotine, so will your hair. Smoking is said to induce both premature hair loss and graying because it interferes with the circulation that the scalp and follicle need. Carbon Monoxide and other toxins found in cigarettes make it difficult for your cells to reproduce into healthy cells, including the cells needed for hair growth and strength.

When it comes to resolutions, the options are endless so whether you choose a resolution that benefits your hair or not, make this New Year a great one and may 2013 be your best year yet!

Cheers!

–          Emily

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