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Announcing All New Ovation Hair Products

Here at Ovation, we are always working to improve our products and provide clients with the best experience and healthiest hair possible.  We know that everyone’s hair is as unique as they are which is why we’re thrilled to announce our new product line that addresses your specific hair care needs and concerns!

Here’s all that’s new:

  • We’ve completely reformulated our existing Cell Therapy Hair Treatment, Shampoos and Crème Rinses to include an enhanced list of unique and cutting edge ingredients.
  • We’ve taken those ingredients and created several brand new formulas that make up the new, more personalized systems.
  • We’re redesigned OvationHair.com to be more user-friendly and informative.

New Cell Therapy Hair Treatment – Our NEW Cell Therapy formula contains a new and improved list of high-quality ingredients including plant extracts, multi-faceted protein based complexes, vitamins, and more. After undergoing rigorous independent scientific and clinical testing, Ovation Cell Therapy is also now proven to create healthier hair that is thicker, stronger and longer.

New Cell Therapy Systems by Ovation Hair

New Systems – Each of our five three-part Cell Therapy System include the new and improved formulas and are now able to better address your specific hair care needs.  They are all designed to cleanse, treat and moisturize in their own unique way for your unique hair type.

  • Balance – Ovation’s Balance System includes Volume Therapy Shampoo, Cell Therapy Hair Treatment™, and Moisturizing Crème Rinse. Our Balance System is designed for those with normal hair strands and those who want more moisture and volume. The Balance System provides body and moisture to keep your hair soft and vibrant.
  • Volume – Ovation’s Cell Therapy Volume System includes Volume Therapy Shampoo, Cell Therapy Hair Treatment, and Volumizing Crème Rinse. It is designed for those with fine to normal hair strands to add body and fullness without build-up that weighs hair down.
  • Moisture – Ovation’s Moisture System includes of Moisture Therapy Shampoo, Cell Therapy Hair Treatment™, and Moisturizing Crème Rinse. Designed for people with Dry, Curly, or Thick Hair, our Moisture System adds hydration and counteracts dryness for supple, moisturized hair.
  • Legacy – Ovation’s Legacy System includes our Color Therapy Shampoo, Cell Therapy Hair Treatment, and Moisturizing Crème Rinse. Our Legacy System is designed for all hair types to thoroughly cleanse with gentle sulfates and to retain moisture for rich, full, touchable hair.
  • Men’s  Max Pack – Our Men’s Max pack includes Men’s Shampoo, Men’s Cell Therapy Hair and Scalp Treatment, and Men’s Body Wash. This System is for Men with all hair types and is designed to revitalize and nourish your hair at the cellular level and to reduce or stop hair loss.

New Shampoos –

  • Clarifying – We developed Ovation Clarifying Therapy Shampoo for all hair types to remove excess build-up of minerals, chlorine, residue left by styling products, and even hard water. Ovation Clarifying Therapy Shampoo is paraben-free and formulated with a mild surfactant to ensure that key ingredients that facilitate the breakdown of build-up are dispersed.
  • Volume Therapy – Ovation Volume Therapy Shampoo (similar to our former Advanced Color Therapy Shampoo) is a sulfate- and paraben-free formula designed to gently cleanse—removing excess oil and other deposits from your hair to enhance and retain color and add volume. Infused with light conditioning agents, Ovation Volume Therapy Shampoo builds body and prepares your hair for our proprietary Cell therapy treatment.
  • Moisture Therapy – We created Ovation Moisture Therapy Shampoo to infuse hair with moisture for people who want or need added hydration. Paraben- and sulfate-free, our blended ingredient technology enhances penetration of vitamins, panthenol, and amino acids that adhere to the hair shaft and protect the scalp.
  • Color Therapy – We reformulated Ovation Color Therapy Shampoo (formally Original Shampoo) to remove the parabens and dioxanes, but to keep the quality and integrity of our safe and gentle shampoo. Ovation Color Therapy Shampoo extends the life of color treated hair and enhances natural hair color.
  • Men’s – Our Ovation Men’s Shampoo is a vitamin-rich formula that provides a deep, but gentle cleanse. Created without sulfates, our Men’s Shampoo removes excess oil, chlorine, and minerals to keep color vibrant. The residue-free formulation allows for the maximum absorption of our cell therapy products. Fragranced with Wood Creek, our subtle yet masculine signature scent.

New Crème Rinses –

  • Volumizing – We developed Ovation Volumizing Crème Rinse for people with fine or thin hair. Infused with detangling properties, Ovation Volumizing Crème Rinse protects fragile hair, adds body, and reduces friction for free-flowing movement.
  • Moisturizing – Ovation Moisturizing Crème Rinse (similar to Advanced Crème Rinse) is for people with ample, yet drier, hair strands. Ovation Moisturizing Crème Rinse detangles hair for easier wet and dry combing; makes your hair smoother for less fly-aways, and adds hydration for amazing fullness.

All of the products are available now at OvationHair.com for the same great prices.  We’re also available over the phone to answer questions, give product recommendations or to help you place an order.  Give us a call Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 5pm at 888-411-3252.

Enjoy the new, improved Ovation!

–          Emily

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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

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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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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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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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Healthy Hair Series: Use a Wide Tooth Comb for Thicker 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.

Use a wide tooth comb for thicker hair
Today’s Healthy Hair Tip: Use a Wide Tooth Comb for Thicker Hair

Making the switch to a wide tooth comb from your everyday brush seems a little weird, right? There are a lot of people that think they serve two entirely different purposes. The fact is, they don’t and making that simple change can have huge benefits.  Brushing your hair, especially vigorous brushing or with harsh bristle brushes can literally rip your hair apart.  Not only does this break pieces off, it pulls healthy strands completely out, especially when the hair is wet. Over time this leaves your hair weak and lifeless.

Using a wide tooth comb gently detangles the hair so it decreases breakage and shedding which will keep your hair strong.  Strong hair strands are thicker, creating an overall fuller head of hair. Sounds easy for some, but I know that using a comb like this won’t work for everyone every day.  If you have a hair type where a wide tooth comb isn’t ideal for primary use, consider working it into your hair routine in some way.  Decreasing brush use to a few times a week can make a difference.  Remember it’s really important to be gentle; patience is the key to avoid breakage while detangling your hair.  The best thing about today’s tip is that wide tooth combs are inexpensive.  Even the best brands are under $5 so it’s at least worth giving it a try.

Healthier, thicker hair is within reach!

–           Emily

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Does Ovation Cell Therapy Work? Client Testimonial

At Ovation, we love hearing from our clients and we’re lucky to get product reviews and testimonials on a daily basis.  This one came in last week from Maria A:

“I am part Chinese. I have always had thick hair, but it was always coarse and opinionated. Now it minds me! My stylist comes from a family who has been ‘in the business’ for more than one generation. Neither she nor her mother can believe the changes it has made in my hair. There have always been so many styles I liked, but they’d say…”ummm, not for your hair”…but now, I am going to get one of the cute cuts I had never been able to have before! Thanks!!

We’re so glad to hear that Maria, thank you! Enjoy that new cute cut you’re able to get.

–          Emily

For those of you who’d like to check out more Ovation reviews, visit our YouTube channel.  For more information on our products, check out the Ovation Hair website.

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Tips to avoid hair breakage – Thicker Hair is Possible!

Hair breakage happens to the best of us and unfortunately, it’s pretty much unavoidable. Breakage is what can make hair feel coarse and dry, and when really bad, unhealthy and thin.

Ovation Hair - Tips to Avoid Hair Breakage

There is good news though; you can significantly reduce hair breakage by taking these simple steps.

Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet – When your hair is soaking wet, it’s at its weakest state. Vigorously brushing through wet hair will most definitely cause strands to break.  The best thing is to wait until it’s dry or at least drier.  If you can’t wait, gently use a wide-tooth comb to de-tangle it instead of a brush.  In general, being a little more gentle on your hair can make a big different in the amount of breakage you experience.

Avoid heat styling as much as possible – It is best to avoid heat styling completely, but that would be near impossible for many of us.  Even blow drying for less time or decreasing the use of curling and flat irons a few days a week will help. Another way to avoid heat damage and breakage is to use a thermal or heat protection spray everyday and especially before styling.

Trim your hair regularly – Although you can decrease the amount of split ends, they are inevitable. Once you have them, the only way to get rid of them and the best way to prevent further damage, is to trim them off.   A split end can work its way up the hair strand making it weak and the hair will eventually break off.

Avoid tight hairstyles- Tight hairstyles like ponytails and buns can pull the hair a bit too much, causing it to break. Tight braids, extensions, and other longer-term styles are especially damaging.

Take supplements – Taking a multivitamin will help the body get what it needs to stay healthy, which is the best thing for your hair.  When the body is healthy, new growth of hair is too and healthy strong hair doesn’t break as much.

Invest in a great shampoo – Purchase a shampoo that contains vitamins, minerals and natural ingredients.  These nutrients can keep the hair strong and healthy and remove damaging build-up. Sulfate free shampoos are best because they clean your hair without removing oils that your scalp needs.

Decreasing hair breakage can have a great effect on the look and feel of your hair!  It will not only look healthier, but it will be thicker, shinier and much more manageable…and who doesn’t want that?!?

As I started to think about how to avoid breakage, I realized I need to show my hair a little more love in general. From being gentle when towel drying and brushing to loosening my top knot, a little love can go a long way.

What are you going to do to show your hair some love?

<3 – Emily

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Fall 2012 Must Have Hair Accessories

I just love hair accessories! You know those days when you don’t even know where to start when it comes to styling your hair? Or the days that you spend all this time on your hair just to feel like there’s something missing? Hair accessories can come to the rescue! They not only make it easy to add style to an otherwise boring do, they can also give a little inspiration and sometimes that’s all I need to turn an ok hair day into a great one.

Whether you’re looking to pump up the volume, add flavor to a bland style, or make your effortless do seem effortful, there are endless hair accessory options this fall.

Fall 2012 Must Have Hair Accessories
With options ranging from formal, handmade, and pricey to casual, inexpensive and just wacky, narrowing down the search is key.  For everyday hair needs, I look for hair accessories that are casual, easy, fun and trendy.

With that in mind, these are my must have fall accessories for 2012:

  1. This light weight beanie is perfect for fall and looks amazing with a side, messy braid. The sparkles add a sophisticated touch to this grungy look.
  2. A double headband takes a messy pony or bun up a notch and these 80’s inspired colors are sure to keep your day bright.
  3. Ponytail hardware is all the rage and I love the Geo Ponytail Holder in particular because it’s super trendy, but still dainty unlike some of the others.
  4. This goddess-looking stretch flower headband looks great with loose curls and can dress up a more casual outfit.
  5. With size options ranging from mini to extra large, these hair doughnuts are a cheap way to make a perfect bun every time.
  6. Want to wear your hair down, but add a little (or big) something? The Jumbo Hair Clip will keep the hair out of your face and will definitely turn some heads.

No matter which accessory you chose to try out this fall, Ovation styling products (Volume Enhancer and Thermal Protection spray) will keep your hair voluminous and healthy looking all day.

What accessories are you falling for this fall?

–  Emily

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Hairstyles for Fine Hair – 3 Ways to Make Waves

Hair Styles for Fine Hair - 3 Ways to Make WavesI have major full hair envy. I see all these seemingly effortless hairstyles where the hair goes on forever and think, “I wish”!

Thanks to products like Ovation Cell Therapy and accessories like the sock bun, even I can take my hair from limp and lifeless to full and bodylicious.  There are also countless styles out there that add volume to fine hair like mine.  My personal favorite is still the loose curl look.  Unless you’ve never been on Pinterest (aka hiding under a rock), you’ve seen numerous ways to get these so-called beachy waves.  Here’s the thing…many of the tutorials I’ve seen and tried just don’t work on my stick straight, fine hair.

So, in a state of end-of-summer denial, I went on a search and found three effective and easy ways to get those beachy waves, specifically for fine hair.

  1. Mini buns (overnight) – Separate almost dry hair into 5-10 pieces.  The more pieces, the tighter the curl. Twirl the strand, and then curl it up into a bun. Pin or use a hair tie to secure them and make sure the ends are included in the bun. Sleep with the buns it, then simply pull them out in the morning.  Some of the buns may fall out overnight so have your curling iron ready.
  2. Flat iron, pull and twist (30 minutes and a little practice) – I know I said “easy” in the intro above and this one isn’t difficult, but it does take a bit of practice and maybe a few You Tube tutorials. First, use Ovation’s Thermal Protection spray to avoid damage from the flat iron heat.  Start with the bottom of your hair, clip the top of the hair out of the way.  Hold a section (thin or thick depending on the curl you’re looking for) and pull the flat iron through the hair to about 4-6 inches away from your head. Start with one panel of the flat iron facing you. Pull a few inches then twist so the other panel is facing you.  Its twist, pull, twist, pull till you’re at the end of the strand.  Wait til the hair is cool to run your fingers or a wide tooth comb through it.
  3. Curling iron wrap around (30-45 minutes) – This is easiest if you use a curling iron similar to this. I love this particular one because it comes with a glove! Again, start by using Ovation’s Thermal Protection (link) spray to avoid damage from the curling iron.  First, you’re going to separate the hair into pieces and clip the rest out of the way.  Start at about 4-6 inches from your head and wrap each piece of hair around the curling iron.  Using a glove makes it easier wrap the entire length of the hair without burning your fingers. Repeat those steps for each piece of hair and wait for it to cool.  Lastly, run your fingers or a wide tooth comb through it.

I suggest trying a few of these out to see which results you like best, then just enjoy your voluminous, curly hair!

For photos and more detailed instructions, see our “Hair How Tos” board on Pinterest.  While you’re there, make sure to follow our boards for fun hair stuff and exclusive Ovation Promotions!

If you’re looking for an easier way to add volume on an every day basis, make sure to use the Advanced Cell Therapy System.  For more information about Ovation Hair, visit our website: www.ovationhair.com

Have a good hair day! – Emily

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