At-Home Hair Tips From My Stylist

Not only is maintaining healthy and shiny hair beneficial for your personal hygiene, which affects overall health, but when you’re hair looks good, you definitely feel good! It is no secret that our “bad hair days” can affect our moods and overall confidence. It is important to maintain a daily hair care regimen to go along with your skin care regimen that we hope you have perfected by now! 
We had a chance to speak with Ashley, a stylist at Reflections Hair Studio & Spa, who specializes in new color and highlighting trends, as well as nail care. Ashley gave us a little insight on her favorite H&H Science Hair Care product, as well as some tips for at-home hair care!

Q:  What is your favorite H&H Science Hair Care product?

Ashley: The Follicle Stimulating Serum is my absolute favorite as it stimulates the hair follicle  to grow in thicker and fuller. I have seen a difference in not only the fullness but new hair growth as well.
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Q:  What is the importance of an at-home hair care regimen for health and volume?

Ashley: Using the Detox My Hair Kit once a week is a must in order to maintain healthy hair. This kit helps create more shine, as well as producing softer and easier-to-manage hair, as it removes all product buildup and any mineral deposits in the hair. 

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Q:  Do you have any winter hair tips to keep hair hydrated during the colder months?

Ashley: Argan Oil is the best humectant for the hair; it definitely helps draw in moisture. I recommend trying the H&H Science Argan Oil Conditioner in the shower and leave it on for 10 minutes. Using this conditioner as a masque will really lock in moisture. I promise your hair will thank you!

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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.

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 :))

Spring Break Essentials

Spring Break Essentials

With spring break around the corner everyone seems to keep busy with school work and making plans, but you must set aside time for your skin! Whether you’re going on vacation or staying home, spring break is not a break for your skin, so here are my 3 favorite H&H Science products essential for spring break!

H&H Science Sunscreen:

Especially if you are going on vacation, H&H Science Sunscreen is a must for your trip! Personally, I prefer this sunscreen over other brands because it comes with smooth application and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. It also dries very quickly and does not leave an oily residue on your face, which is one of my biggest pet peeves when purchasing sunscreen. Even if you are staying home for break, sunscreen should still be applied everyday to make sure your skin is protected. 

Healthy Shine Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner:

As the weather continues to get warmer, the sun not only has an impact on your skin, but your hair as well. Growing up with thick, curly hair, I have learned to make sure my shampoo and conditioner keeps my hair healthy and protected. The H&H Healthy Shine Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner has softened and strengthened my hair, compelling me to wear it naturally more often and to feel confident in it. I would recommend this shampoo and conditioner to people with all hair types, especially if you feel your hair is frizzy or damaged, as it often gets during spring or summer. 

Sonic Facial Cleansing Device:

The H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device is not necessarily limited to spring break, but is still very useful and has made all the difference in my skin. It is important to make sure you set aside time in your day to care for your skin and wash your face properly, even if you are busy over break. 

What do you Think?

What H&H Science products do you use over spring break, and what do you find most helpful? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dylan :))

How to Spring Clean Your Beauty Regimen

You always take time to push your old coats to the back of the closet and bring forward the fun, light tops for spring, but what about your skin care routine? Here are 5 changes to make this season.

Tis the season for spring-cleaning! It’s time to toss out the old to make room for the new, and just like swapping your winter wardrobe with lighter clothing or dusting and cleaning the entire house, it’s important to update your skin care regimen and start fresh for spring.

Especially with living in Ohio, the cold temperatures and dry air make our skin itch, and worsen skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. So as the weather warms up, try these 5 tips to switch up your skin care routine for clear, healthy skin.

Purge

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to purge old skin care products and cosmetics. Believe it or not, these products have a shelf life. So no matter how long you’ve been holding onto that free sample of foundation you received in the air and just haven’t found the right occasion to finally use it, or if it’s been that huge, old bottle of conditioner that forever keeps its place in the corner of your shower, it’s time to toss! Old, expired products can harbor bacteria and loose their potency.

You want to toss the following items:

  • Anything past the expiration date
  • Products that are dry or crusty
  • Anything with a change in smell, color, or consistency
  • Mascara order than three months (always toss makeup that is older than a year, no matter how much there is remaining).
  • Old, dirty makeup brushes or makeup sponges

TIP: Unlike food, cosmetic companies aren’t required to put expiration dates on beauty products, but a few brands list them anyway, so start by taking a look at the package. Look for a symbol of a jar with an open lid, number, and letter. The open lid means the expiration date applies once the product is opened or the seal is removed. The letter is usually an “M” for month or “Y” for year. So if you see “12 M” on the symbol that means the product will last up to 12 months after it has been opened.

Looking to refresh your look and replace old items? Stop by any H&H Science location to test and try out our mineral makeup like or fabulous Detox My Hair Line to help deep clean refresh your hair once a week.

Swap Moisturizer for Lighter Lotion

In warmer, more humid weather, you’re more likely to sweat when you’re out. For spring skin care, switch our your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion. For example, swap your H&H Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer with our H&H Facial Moisturizer, or our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

Exfoliate for a Healthy Glow

By exfoliating your skin, you can help remove all those dry, dead skin cells after slow build up during the winter months and restore your skin to a fresh, new glow. Start by gently exfoliating both your face and body once a week to help keep moisturizers better adept at absorbing into the skin and removing dead skin cells. Try our environmentally friendly micro-bead H&H Brightening Polish to gently cleanse and exfoliate.

Lighten Up

For spring and summer, use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter makeup colors. The dull, drab days of winter are behind you, so freshen up!

Slather on the Sunscreen

While it is important to wear sunscreen all year long, start your spring off right by switching to at least a SPF 30+. At H&H Science, all of our sunscreens are SPF 50+ and fortified with antioxidants and provide UVA/UVB protection. TIP: Kill two birds with one stone with our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream as it is both your foundation and sunscreen! Or for acne-prone skin, try our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen.

What do you think? What are your tips spring cleaning your beauty and skin care regimen? Let me know in the comments below!

 

-XOXO Heather