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Why we Love Olaplex

Have you heard of Olaplex yet? Well, get prepared to be blown away! Olaplex is, quite simply, technology put in action to work for you and your hair. It’s one small step for hair, one giant leap for hair coloring.
What Is It?
It’s a revolution in modern chemistry. Olaplex is able to, without silicone or oils, to actually link the broken bonds in the hair after it has been treated chemically and it actually makes them stronger than they were before. It’s a miracle of modern hair care.

How it Works for You
Olaplex allows you to go further than you thought was possible with your hair color. It can be used to help reduce breakage every time you have your hair colored. Because let’s face it, coloring is hard on your hair and if you want to keep those locks lush then it is time to join the Olaplex revolution.
Olaplex offers a multiplier that is added to color or lightener to help protect your hair, and then a bond profector can be added after the color is rinsed to help keep hair supple and smooth. Olaplex technology can also be taken home! Your salon offers a hair profector that can be used once a week to further strengthen your hair.

Will It Work for Me?

Olaplex has been tested on virtually every type of hair out there and the results were all the same – it works. Whether you’re African American, Asian, Caucasian, previously chemically processed or a newbie to hair color, Olaplex will work for you.
So ask your colorist about the benefits of Olaplex today and go past what you thought was possible – push the envelope of your hair color today!

Hydrate Conditioner

It’s that time of year again – time for the temperatures to go up and your hair to dry out. What’s a on the go gal to do? Amika has come to the rescue with their Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner!

Lightweight and gentle, this conditioner smoothly detangles and rejuvenates hair with the latest in Amika technology. The velvety formula bathes hair in essential fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients to return natural balance to your hair without weighing it down. It will protect your hair from free radicals and leave your locks soft, manageable and voluminous – ready for whatever life throws your way!
As always, Amika only uses the choicest ingredients for their hair products. You won’t find parabens or artificial colors, found in many beauty products, in Amika’s products. Natural, high quality ingredients that give your mane bounce without any nasty chemical side effects are what Amika delivers and what Jell proudly stands behind.
So ask your Jell professional today about Amika Obliphica Hydrate Conditioner!

The Trick to Thick Hair

You know the women you see when luxurious waves of flowing thick hair?  Do you find yourself jealous of those women?  Well, it takes just one to tell you that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  Thick hair means that while you may have body for days, sometimes it can feel like it takes days to make all that hair manageable.  If you are a member of the thick tresses troupe, read on for how to make those locks more tamable.

When your hair is healthy, it’s more docile, so cutting back on the number of washes a week will help to keep its natural oils and maintain its shine and moisture.  The best strategy is to wash your hair every other day.  Also, using a sulfate-free conditioner when you do wash will help to keep your hair hydrated and supple, preventing breakage and warding off the dreaded frizz.

After washing your hair it’s at its most fragile, since it’s frailest when wet. Rubbing your hair dry with a towel or brushing when wet can damage it.  So, remember to pat or blot your hair dry and tame the tangles with a wide-toothed comb.

Air drying is always the best option, but thick hair can take half the day to dry on its own and using a hot blow dryer every day can lead to other problems.   So, what options does that leave the abundantly-haired?  The answer is simple, let your hair partially dry before taking the blow dryer to it, and use the lowest heat setting that you can to keep those follicles frizz-free.

Another tool to put in your arsenal is to make sure you keep up with trims.  Split ends can make thick hair appear frizzy and dull, so make sure every 6-8 weeks you see your stylist.

Thick hair is already, well, thick, so there’s no need to weight it down with products that are supposed to add texture like gels and mousse.  Try a spray gel to add a little bit of volume in a manageable way.

Product isn’t the only thing that can weight down your hair. Simply having a lot of hair the same length can do the job too.  So, think of incorporating some layers into your style.  It will add lightness and bounce.

Let’s talk accessories.  The bows and the clips are cute, but thick hair doesn’t need the bells and whistles to stand out!  Plus, those accessories are not going to help keep your hair in place.  If you want to add a little flair you’ll need to pick up something heavy duty that can provide extra hold.

If you’ve reached a point where you just can’t take it anymore, thinning shears can be an option.  They remove bulk from your hair, but must be wielded by a professional, so make sure you discuss it with your stylist.

If all else fails, go for the braid!  There are going to be days that this hair will just not be tamed, so throw it in a cute braid and do what a cliché mobster does in the movies and just fuhgeddaboudit. 

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