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Tips Tuesday

What’s better Shaving or Waxing?

Many myths surround the concept of waxing versus shaving, one is the belief that the hair grows back thicker and darker.  This is definitely true of shaving as the process of shaving is the action of cutting the hair off mid shaft. This causes each shaft of hair to have a blunt end that then grows out of the skin thicker and stronger, sometimes darker.

Waxing however pulls each hair out of the hair follicle which is to say that it is removed from the skin completely, causing the hair to have to re-establish itself and sometimes damaging the papilla permanently over time.   This can prevent future hair growth.  When the new hair grows in it is young and weak and therefore softer, thinner and sometimes lighter in colour.  The new hair is easier to remove making it less painful during subsequent visits.

So I suppose the answer is based on your individual likes and dislikes.  Shaving is sometimes more convenient,  and cheaper, but the regrowth is instant and maintenance tedious, the results short and scratchy!  many semsitive skin types prefer waxing as shaving can cause unsightly razor burn.  Waxing is more painful at first, but the smooth results last 4-6 weeks depending on your personal hair growth speed.  Be sure to use a loofah or other exfoliating scrub on waxed areas as the hair acts as a route for sebaceous oils to excrete from the skin, once the hair is removed, the oils get trapped inside the skin and can cause bumps and in grown hairs, so scrub that waxed area to allow for free regrowth to come through uninhibited.  The regrowth is virtually  undetectable and if you prebook your appt,  every Wednesday wax day is 10% off all waxing and 50% of Brazilians!

 

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Tips Tuesday

Preventing Hair Amputation!

This time of year is notorious for fragile brittle ends of your hair!  Long or short, hair is pummeled by the transition from Hot indoors to Freezing outdoors!  Hair cuticle, like your skins pores, opens and closes with heat and cold.  The wind and dry air also dry out the hairs ends, this causes a perfect environment for damage ends.  If you haven’t been upping your moisture regimen during the winter, which is advisable, Spring is the time to remedy the situation.  BE CAREFUL WITH THE OILS!  Everyone is crazy about oils!  Coconut, Aragan, Grapeseed, etc!  But don’t forget the reaction between oil and water\moisture!  If you are lathering on the oil, you might find your hair getting dryer!  Just use oils in moderation and don’t think it replaces essential moisture because it doesn’t.  Hot oil treatments included!!  if you have naturally curly dry hair make sure you use rich moisturizing Shampoos and Conditioners. Make sure you add a deep conditioning treatment once a month.  I use Super Conditioner from Onesta EVER TIME I shampoo and condition because I have very dry hair and it prevents it from being brittle and fly away.  Lavender Love Shampoo and Conditioner from the HHDS organics line is good too.  ALWAYS comb your conditioner through in the shower, it evenly distributes your conditioner and minimizes how much you need to use.  This makes your hair more manageable and shiny.

In the end Spring is the perfect time to trim those dry ends and try a fresh new look, a couple inches is NOT considered an amputation, from mid back to shoulders might be in order to deal with the split ends that have spread up the hair shaft due to under nourishing treatment of your hair so make sure you pour on the moisture!  We have been posting some fun spring and summer looks on our facebook page!  Make sure you get on there  to look! And if you are eager for a flirty new look, bring a picture in and we  will transform your tresses to the envy of all!

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TIPS TUESDAYS

Winter Blues Remedy!

Feeling blue?  Often affected by the lack of exposure to the sun during these extreme winter months?  This is commonly known as SAD.  This is a very serious deficiency of vitamin D that impacts your daily life and can have extreme negative affects on your professional and personal life.  Difficulty waking in the morning, restless sleep, gloominess and moodiness, lack of energy and negative thoughts.  Some people have found relief with specialty lamps or vitamin supplements, others need more support.

At HHDS we offer Mind Body and Spirit Personal Nurturing.  From head to toe, inside and out, we can make you feel and look like a million bucks!  Whether you suffer from sever SAD or simply feeling a little depleted and need a top up of positive energy, energy treatments like Reiki, Shamballa and Celtic Reiki will provide the shot of balancing energy you are looking for.  For more extreme cases, one hour treatments pre booked anywhere between weekly to monthly appointments can have staggeringly positive impact on this serious disorder.  In less severe cases we recommend paying attention to your own well being and booking in for a treatment when the urge prompts you.

Energy treatments have more positive side affects then just treating SAD, I encourage you to look up some miraculous claims energy treatments offer.  To demystify the experience, these treatments are offered fully clothed while lying on a treatment table or in a chair, can last between 15 minutes to 1 hour.  The energy treatment practitioner can either place their hands at the sight of each energy point or ‘Chakra’ on the body or can hover their hands over the body, depending on the clients comfort level.  The whole experience is calming, de-stressing and VERY relaxing.

We boast several options of self care treatments for your hair, skin and energy levels.  We encourage you to have fun sampling our ample menu of nurturing experiences that are essential for your over all well being.

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TIPS TUESDAYS – WEDDING HAIR RULES?

I’m engaged and so excited to plan my wedding day look. Is there a rule about wearing my hair up or down? 

This day is all about you, and the last thing you want to stress about is your wedding day look. We have a few bridal packages to offer, If you check out our website.https://hybridhairanddetoxspa.wordpress.com/packagespricing/.

These are awesome packages to consider because they give you the chance to consult with your stylist, and make-up artist, and also pamper you before your big day. We have thought of everything you need to prep for your day in each package.  It’s important for a stylist to have a good idea of the theme of your wedding, romantic, sophisticated or funky.  You also want to have a style that best compliments your dress! Bring in a picture of your dress, and we’ll sit talk about a hairstyle that will look most fitting with your dress and reflect the theme for your big day while considering your personal style. In the end, there is no rule when it comes to how your hair should be done; it’s your day!

BONUS TIPS: Don’t forget to book your appointment for Wednesday Wax Day and Facial Friday. Good appointment times still available!

TIPS TUESDAY – PROM

I’m going to Prom this year and I want to get my hair and makeup done. How soon should I book my appointment and what do I have to do to make sure I get the look I want?

Prom is a very special event, but it also coincides with another big season – Weddings!

Once you find out the date or your prom, it would be ideal to book your appointment as soon as possible. This is a positive gesture to guarantee your spot in our schedule. We offer a consultation and trial service, which could be scheduled prior to the prom date to discuss the look you want to achieve. At this appointment, it would be recommended that you bring in pictures and describe what your favorite features are about the styles. This way the stylist and esthetician can communicate with you about your service, and also input their ideas to achieve your desired look for your prom. Keep an eye on our website where there are monthly promotions and package deals!

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