Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Waxing or Tweezing by Cheryl Farman

"Eyebrow waxing or tweezing"

Eyebrows are one of the most important features that you can control on your face. With that being said, proper upkeep is essential. Many people ask me how I maintain my brows and which method I prefer: waxing or tweezing. Both of these are great options and some techniques work better for some and not others. To simplify your life, I’ve put together the following quickie guide to help you decipher which means of brow grooming is best for you…

If you have sensitive skin, tweezing is a great option for those of you with delicate skin (or even Rosacea). While waxing tugs at the skin, tweezing barely has any contact with your skin so it doesn’t lead to irritation. Additionally, tweezing doesn’t remove the top layer of skin like waxing does so your makeup will stick to your skin properly and it won’t lead to irritation if you’re using a topical prescription cream either.

If you have coarse hair…
Wax! If you have thicker hair that grows back quickly, waxing is definitely the best option for you. Not only do most people see thinner, softer regrowth, they can also go longer in between waxes since the results are fairly long lasting. There are a few drawbacks though: 1. It can be expensive, 2. It can irritate skin (but the irritation typically goes away after a few hours), 3. It can remove tiny (virtually invisible) hairs on your face that help makeup stay in place.

At the end of the day, the best recommendation I can make to you is to experiment with both methods. Everyone’s body reacts differently to things so it’s important to see what works best for you. You may have coarse hair and find that you love the results tweezing yields. Or you may prefer waxing… Personally, I would love to wax my brows, but when I do I tend to breakout since I.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Box Dye Just Say No by Cheryl Farman

Box dye! 😖 If we could take every box off of every shelf and replace it with our business card and somehow not land up in jail, believe me, we would! Now, I understand that not everyone has the means or even desire to see a stylist but let me give you a few reason why investing in a good stylist is 100% worth your time and money.
1. One size done NOT fit all. Box color is formulated so that everyone and anyone can use it, but not everyone’s hair type, texture or color is the same. In fact, most box dyes are formulated with maximum amounts of pigment and developer, so that it is able to work on most people. If you have already dyed your hair previously, your processed hair will not need that strong of a developer. Don’t damage it further by getting a one size fits all box color. See a stylist who will customize your formula according to your individual hair needs.
2. Most permanent box dye works through the use of ammonia. The corrosive nature of ammonia allows it to blast open your hair’s cuticle, allowing the new color particles to penetrate the hair, and irreversibly changing the hair’s pH to an undesirable level. When the hair’s cuticle has been blasted open that much it has a hard time closing back up. Think about it, an unclosed cuticle means major damage, split ends and an inability for the hair to lock in color which causes it to fade faster. And guess what? The more you use ammoniated color, the more your hair will fade, causing you to dye your hair more often, causing your hair and wallet distress.
3. Box dye is extremely difficult to remove. I can't tell you how many people contact me and want to go from jet black box dye to a gorgeous silvery blonde or reds to blonde. It's very difficult to do and I always tell people that it will be a process and investment to remove layers and layers of box dye. The hair is already compromised because of the ammonia and salts, and typically there are bands of inconsistent color that we are needing to fix. So, taking extreme caution with lightener is crucial when removing box dye and maintains the integrity of the hair. Remember, Just say no and call your stylist


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dry Shampoo Tip by Cheryl Farman

✨✨Hair Tip Tuesday✨✨

Dry shampoo! Who doesn't love it?!  It saves your locks from the dreaded washing and drying day after day, and saves you loads of time in the morning while getting ready. Don't judge, but with dry shampoos, some can go 3-4 days at times 🙈 First off, you must try our two favorite dry shampoos here at Salon Sanity !!! I personally love Pureologys Fresh Approach dry shampoo. The smell is phenomenal and not overly powdery. Great for those with darker hair like myself and besides the freshness, it really does work  !!!!   I also really like Redkens Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo Spray!!!!! It instantly refreshes hair and absorbs oil to extend the life of your blow-dry by two days-love the results! ... Instantly . ... Absorbs oil to extend the life of your blow-dry!!  (stay 6" away from scalp). For best results, Divide your hair into small sections and spray each section at the root. Flip your head over and spray your roots for added volume. Let the dry shampoo sit for a few minutes to dry and to absorb the oils, then brush it through. Voilà! Instant volume and ready to go hair! #salonsanity #redkenelite

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hair Tip Friday by Cheryl Farman

✨✨Hair Tip Friday✨✨
Fashion colors are still in right now and add a little spice to our lives. But darn it those colors fade fast! Here are a few tips to help the color last longer!
1. Cold water is your friend. And I'm talking the colder the better. Hot water will open your cuticle which will allow the color to escape down the drain. Shampoo and condition your hair in as cool water as you can stand then crank up the heat for the rest of the shower.
2. Use sulfate free shampoos and alcohol free styling products. Sulfates and alcohol strip the hair and will fade those vibrant colors a lot faster. Also, try not to wash your hair everyday. Invest in a great dry shampoo which will allow you to go longer without washing.
3. Stay away from the heat as much as possible, but if you absolutely must use it 😉 lower the heat and use a heat protectant to protect your color and your hair.