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Luxury Hair Care

Oribe’s Luxury Hair Care

Miami-based celebrity stylist Oribe has created a new luxury hair care range for “the hair obsessed.” 

The packaging seems more suited to the perfume category: jewel-like dark bottles and grey jars that look like cut glass and stone, decorated with the Oribe logo, a circular crest with a long-haired Lady Godiva-esque woman, reminiscent of carved rosettes in a Gothic cathedral. 

The cream boxes with edge stripes were designed to look like expensive embossed stationery to “blend old world sophistication with new age style and luxury.”

There are five lines – Signature, Shine, Volume, Color and Curl.  In keeping with Oribe’s reputation for big bold styling, the  Shampoo for Magnificent Volume  ($36) features body-building polymers said to wash in truly uplifting volume and thickness. 

It contains a mix of natural extracts (lychee, watermelon fruit, moringa seed and edelweiss extracts) as well hydrolysed keratin and rice and jojoba proteins. 

The paraben-free formula includes Kaempferia galanga root extract, a natural anti-microbial. 

The shampoo offers UV protection and claims to be color safe.  Oribe products are available on line and through selected salons.

Source: http://www.mintel.com/ and http://www.oribe.com/index.php/products/20

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There are always going to be days when you don’t have time to wash your hair, but all is not lost.
Whip up the following ingredients and keep them handy.
It will give you at least one day’s grace.

1 cup of ground oatmeal
1 cup of baking soda

Combine ingredients and then transfer into a clean jar.

How to Use: Massage a little into the oiliest parts of your hair and allow the mixture to absorb the oil. To remove, brush and then shake the hair. That is pretty much it.

Read More At: http://beauty.about.com/cs/beautyrecipesplu/a/sodaoatmeal.htm 

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Avoid the harsh chemicals and unnecessary fillers that commercial shampoos so often contain. Mix your own effective hair care products at home, for better results at a lower price! Whatever your hair type-dry, damaged, oily, or dandruff-prone-find the recipe you need for salon-quality shampoo below. Plus: natural highlights with a special gentle lightening formula, below!

Basic Shampoo for Normal Hair


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
  • 1/2 tsp light vegetable oil


Mix all ingredients until well combined. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Massage through wet hair and into scalp.
Rinse well.

More Recipes At: http://hubpages.com/hub/Shampoo

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Home Beauty Tips – Hair

You don’t always need to buy expensive products at the department store to keep yourself looking young and beautiful – sometimes the best natural products can be found right in your own fridge!  

Dull Hair
Four solutions to make your hair shiny, just like after leaving the hairdresser!
1. Heat half a cup of olive oil, leave it on your hair for 15 minutes, then rinse.
2. Mix baking soda in with your shampoo.
3. Shampoo, then rinse your hair with beer. It really works!
4. Brew some coffee and let it cool, then apply to dry hair and leave for 20 mins. Rinse with warm water.

Oily Hair

Two ideas for making your hair less oily.
1. Boil and mash up some carrots, leave on your hair for 15 minutes.
2. Here’s an old favorite – dishwasher detergent.

Dry Hair
Massaging your hair with mayonnaise, olive oil or almond oil will add moisture back. Leave it on for 10 minutes then wash it as usual.

Read More At: http://www.modelbeautytip.com/homeremedies.htm

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Everyone has that moment sometimes—you roll out of bed, glance in the mirror and recoil. Have you encountered a blah hair day before you need to get out the door? Check out these quick fixes.

In the shower, sprinkle a small amount (quarter-size drop) of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo, and then lather as usual. The baking soda helps to remove the residue that styling products leave behind, so your hair is cleaner and more manageable. It really does make your hair feel super-soft.

One hair trick is to work with your bangs. “I often sleep past my alarm and wake without time to wash my hair, so I’ll just wash my bangs,” says Aarti Mehta, a publicist. “This way, no matter how messy or blah my hair looks, perfectly washed bangs make it seem like I meant to do that. Also, washed bangs and messy hair in a ponytail is always adorable.”

“When I’m in a rush and don’t have time to style my hair, I throw it in a bun and add a sleek black headband,” says Amy Reed, president and founder of ChickDowntown.com. Other times, Amy opts for “a hippie-style braided headband in loose, messy hair.”

“Here’s a quick and simple trick that always seems to do the trick: Bend your head forward, shuffle with fingers, spray or apply a fixative,” says Rick Fogarty, owner of Plan B Salon in Boston. “After that, your hair will appear really big. Relax it with a scrunching motion. If all else fails, get back in the shower.”

Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/d3fdxr

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Author Stacy Malkin (front) gave a presentation to Westmount High School students on the myths of the beauty industry

Author Stacy Malkin (front) gave a presentation to Westmount High School students on the myths of the beauty industry

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of – at least according to the ancient nursery rhyme.

But this is the modern world and it’s time to update that recipe with a few more ingredients. How about mercury, lead acetate, petrochemicals and hormone-disrupting compounds.

Believe it or not, those are just a few of the toxic chemicals that are making their way into the bodies of young women and men, thanks to the modern cosmetic industry.

“Chemicals are ending up where they shouldn’t be – inside our bodies,” said Stacy Malkan, the author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry. “Isn’t that trespassing?”

Malkan, who was speaking to the Grade 10 and 11 classes at Westmount High School last week, presented some eye-opening news in her hour-long multimedia presentation: people, including many millions of teenagers, are exposing themselves to approximately 230 chemicals per day – all to make themselves look and smell more attractive.

For example, you can find poisonous lead in some lipsticks, carcinogens in baby shampoos and hormone disruptors in men’s spray colognes.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to literature published by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: “Every day, we use multiple personal-care products – from shampoo to deodorant, lotion to makeup – that contain chemical ingredients that are absorbed through the skin, inhaled or ingested.”

Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/cwskqh

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