Summertime Sadness: Hair Edition

School is in session, fall sports have started and autumn is almost upon us. It is no secret that the harsh sun has an effect on your skin, with UV exposure being the basis of so many skin conditions and diseases. Aside from harming your skin, it also does a number on your hair. Now that the fun summer activities are coming to a close, it is time to repair your hair from the aftermath of severe exposure to UV rays and chemicals. From the hot sun to chlorinated water, summer can leave your hair damaged and dry.

The sun does more than just fade the color of your hair, whether natural or color-treated. It can leave your hair dry and craving moisture. Replacing this lost moisture is pivotal, in order to avoid dry and brittle hair. Enriched with Argan Oil, H&H Science’s Moisturizing Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner helps hydrate your locks, while also providing your hair with a natural UV protectant.

While it isn’t summer without swimming pools, chlorinated water can be incredibly drying and irritating. As chlorine is used to kill bacteria in pools, it is no surprise that it causes a lot of damage on your hair. Your hair begins to absorb this chemical, stripping your strands of its natural lubricant. This often leads to split ends and frequent breaking. You don’t need to run to the salon to get your hair chopped off after the first sight of split-end mess. Taking care of your hair and providing it with the moisture it needs will help nourish your hair and bring it back to life.

As most of you know, swimming pools can turn your hair into a brassy green color. Although most believe that this is from the exposure to the chlorine itself, it is actually chlorine’s interaction with copper and other metals that causes this. Chlorine causes small amounts of metal to enter the water, which in turn, tints your hair this brassy color.

Detoxing your hair after all of the damage that summer brings is crucial. H&H Science’s Detox My Hair Kit works to cleanse and purify your strands, while leaving it manageable and shiny. The Deep Detox Treatment that is included in this kit is a keratin-infused conditioning treatment that is supercharged with proteins to restore moisture, strengthen, stop frizz and reduce breakage, which is a perfect way to remove summer damage and start off fall with shiny and healthy hair.

Office Obsessions: Must-Haves To Survive Your 9-to-5

Whether you’re a CEO, nurse, or even a part-time retail associate, the better you feel, the harder you work. These office essentials are just what you need to look your best, feel even better and completely conquer the workplace. Keep these six products in your desk drawer and show them who’s boss!

1. Hold My Style Hairspray

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You spent a lot of time and effort on your hair this morning – keep the style and lift even as the day goes on. This highly flexible yet fixative hairspray offers exceptional hold and no sticky residue or build-up.

Purchase me here!

2. Ultimatte Finish Powder

This invisible loose powder has oil-absorbing properties to create a visibly smooth look and reduces the appearance of fine lines. From working under pressure, to just having naturally oily skin, this will remove the evidence and leave your skin with a flawless and less-oily finish.

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3. Intensive Hand Cream

Keeping your hands hydrated in the dry and dull indoor air is a must. This oil and fragrance-free cream will provide long lasting skin moisture without leaving greasy fingerprints behind on your keyboard.

Purchase me here!

4. Luxury Matte Lipstick

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A lipstick that lasts past lunchtime is a necessity. This luxurious matte lipstick delivers saturated color, intense hydration and extended wear, for soft, smooth and beautiful lips. If you give a woman the right lipstick, she can conquer the world.

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5. Photo Touch Concealer

It’s no secret that workdays bring stress, lack of sleep and emotions. These factors, unfortunately, produce blemishes, dark circles and even wrinkles. This mineral concealer utilizes advanced Skin Optic Light Technology to diffuse and camouflage imperfections, while smoothing out fine lines. You want to give the illusion that you are unfazed by your heavy workload and demanding projects, as opposed to wore out and tired—it’ll be our little secret.

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6. Baked Fusion

This fusion of blush and bronzer provides a luminescent glow while adjusting to each individual’s skin tone. It’s no secret that office lighting isn’t the most flattering (fluorescent lighting is not a friend), so giving your cheeks some color will leave your face looking vibrant and lively, in less-than-vibrant lighting.

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4 Important Places You Aren’t Protecting From Sun (But Should)

Although you may already be aware of the importance of sunscreen, and its many benefits, as it reduces your risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, it is important to also realize when to apply, where to apply, and how often. Most of the time, we only apply sunscreen on areas that we assume get the most sun exposure, often forgetting about those hard-to-reach areas. But here’s the thing: Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can appear anywhere on the body, including areas we neglect to protect from the sun—like our lips, the top of our ears and even the soles of our feet. By making sure you cover all your bases, and applying sunscreen to every exposed area of skin, you significantly decrease the threat of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. To help you with this, here are the four places you tend to miss protecting your skin from the sun, but are unquestionably important to cover.

1. Lips

In order to protect your lips, try using a gloss or balm that has SPF. This will help protect your lips from UV damage, as the most common types of  nonmelanomaskin cancer often occur on our lips.

Try: Vibran-C Lip Treatment SPF 15

2. Scalp

Although protecting your scalp is more prevalent in men with thinning hair, those with long or thick hair are still vulnerable to melanoma. Wearing caps and wide-brimmed hats during prolonged sun exposure allow you to protect your scalp (and look stylish, of course)!

Try: H&H Science Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray

3. Face

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a 2013 survey revealed that only 30 percent of women apply sunscreen on their face and other exposed skin regularly. Considering that 70 percent of basal cell carcinoma occur on the face, this statistic is scary. Applying sunscreen to your face, or brightening cream with SPF, is pivotal when being out in the sun.

Try: Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

4. Eyelids

This may seem like an odd spot to protect from the sun, but eyelids are another common site for nonmelanoma skin cancer. Many skip this area, as some sunscreens may leave a stinging sensation on your eye. In order to protect your eyelids, try using makeup or primer with SPF, aiding in protecting your face overall, including your eyelids.

Try: Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20


Blog References and Sources
Study: Most Americans don’t use sunscreen. (2015, May 19). Retrieved from https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/study-most-americans-don-t-use-sunscreen
Racho, J. (2017, May 9). 6 Places You’re Not Applying Sunscreen But Should. Retrieved from http://www.dermstore.com/blog/top_ten/where-to-apply-sunscreen/

H&H Science New Favorites

Typically when i’m shopping for new H&H Science products, I tend to buy the same things. Last month I decided to give some new products a try and I’m very glad I did! Here are my three new H&H Science favorites!

Deep Detox Hair Treatment:

The Deep Detox Hair Treatment has always been a product I’ve wanted to try, but never got around to. This treatment is definitely one of my favorite purchases because of how well it works. It has never failed to leave my hair feeling soft and protected. Plus, it only takes one to two minutes to do it’s job, making it much easier to use in the morning, at night, or any time of the day.

Detox My Hair Shampoo:

My next newest purchase is the Detox My Hair Shampoo. My previous experience with H&H Science shampoos and conditioners were great, so I decided to change up my hair care routine with new products. With this shampoo, my hair feels cleaner and more protected with every use. I would definitely recommend this shampoo to people who feel their hair is damaged or in need of an extra clean.

Moisturizing Argan Oil Conditioner:

At first I was hesitant when buying a new conditioner because I wasn’t sure if it would work for my hair, but I’m glad I decided to give it a try. This conditioner always leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. I can’t wait to use it over the summer to make sure the sun or pool water isn’t damaging my hair!

What do you Think?

Are you thinking of trying out some new products? Let me know what they are and if they worked for you in the comments below!

-Dylan :))

How I Achieved Clean, Healthy Hair

Detox Hair Kit

Some of my favorite H&H Science products all come in on kit! The H&H Detox My Hair Kit is great for all hair types and leaves my hair feeling light and bouncy. The shampoo, conditioner, and deep detox treatment work together to make my hair feel as clean as ever. My hair has never looked better than when I use these products!

Detox My Hair Shampoo

This shampoo is one of the best! It cleans my hair and makes is so soft. After some of the products I use my hair can feel heavy and look dull, but after I use this shampoo it gets rid of all the residue. After the first time you use it, you will notice a huge difference in how your hair feels!

Detox My Hair Conditioner

I love to follow my detox shampoo with the conditioner. This conditioner strengthens your hair and makes it so easy to handle. My hair is curly so conditioner is important to keep my it from tangling up. It also doesn’t weigh my hair down so it still has volume while getting the job done.

Deep Detox Treatment

When I need extra help with my hair, I finish it off with the detox treatment. Sometimes my hair gets dry and the treatment fixes that right away. The treatment strengthens my hair and defines my curls, making them look their best. I love how soft my hair feels after using all three products!

 

What do you think? What are your tips for maintaining lean & healthy hair? Let me know in the comments below!

-Hanna 🙂