Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter-Proof Your Hair

Me wearing a protective wig that I created from
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    Being a licensed cosmetologist I have encountered many hair types.  They are all different, but the one thing that remains the same  is  "Every texture needs a little TLC." During the winter months your hair suffers the most.  Not just from the brutal low temperatures, but from the scarves, hats and the coats you wear that your hair rubs against.  Here are a few tips to ensure your hair remains healthy and winter-proof.

  • Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners.
  • Use a satin (not a silk/cotton) scarf under hats and around the collars of your coat, putting a space between your hair and your coat, scarf and hat. (many winter coats have woolen materials or natural fibers that can and will dry your hair and cause breakage.
  • Never go outside with wet hair. The moisture left behind will freeze in the shaft of your hair and cause breakage.
  • Deep condition at least once a month or every two weeks as needed.
  • Don't forget to get those trims.
  • If you have curly hair keep your hair moisturized, say NO to grease. Use essential oils instead... and products geared toward curly hair.
  • ALWAYS use a heat protectant on your hair to create a barrier between the blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron and your own hair.
  • Don't get more than 2 blowouts per week and don't apply a heat tool to your hair daily. 
  • Make use of protective styles. (braids, weaves, etc)
    Kerastase, Kera Care , Argan oil, Mizani

    One of my clients that I did a blowout on. I prepped her hair with Kerastse Fluidissme  ($42 retail price) before I blow dried her hair. It also
     works as an ant-frizz. 
  • Sleep on a satin pillow or use a pretty satin bonnet.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New BEAUTY Year: Raina is BACK

   Hi everyone!!! Yes I know I have been away for quite some time now. I sincerely apologize.  Are you happy for what 2015 has in store for you? I know I am.  Last year was amazing. I styled hair for Marla Maples, Ericka Page White,Bethenny Frankel to name a few, and styled hair for advertising campaigns with Bauble bar and Danielle Nicole handbags.  I even got to do some charity work for ACS here in New York City, doing makeovers with my style team for a group of teenage girls on the lower east side of Manhattan.  Instilling self-esteem in young girls is very important to me.  Self-esteem is the foundation that every girl needs in order to become the woman she is destined to be.  I am expanding The Glamour BOX brand with a new look, videos, new LOGO and brand new website that will be debuting soon.  I am super duper excited and cannot wait to share it with all of you.  This year I will be doing more reviews, so stay tuned. In the mean time please do not forget to follow me on instagram @TheGlamourBOX & @TheGlamourBOXinc I do follow back, and I upload there very often.  Also LIKE me on facebook at The Glamour BOX .