ShamPHree Shiny Dancer: Silicone-Free shine drops!

Friends, I’m quite certain that Morrocon oil is the most used hair product in the country right now. Do I know this for an absolute fact? No. But I do talk to a very wide range of people about their hair, every day, all over the world. And Morrocon Oil is the product I hear about the most.

Why? because it makes your hair soft and silky and it smells good. It gives immediate results. Who doesn’t like instant gratification?

My problem with Morrocon oil is the tell tail stain of silicone it leaves on my hands after I blow out hair with it. And the gradual dulling that happens to people’s hair as the silicone slowly builds up and seals out natural moisture, making them more dependent on silicone. Yuk. I’m into sustainable hair…..but…..I use this product all the time in the salon because people request it and no one has made a good natural alternative.

BAM! ShamPHree Shiny Dancer Silicone-free Shine Drops!

Babes, I went ahead and researched and tried every oil under the sun that works like Morrocon Oil but without the silicone buildup. And my search led me to Fractionated Coconut oil. You all already know that I use coconut oil for everything, right?

Check this out. Fractionated coconut oil is an extremely light-weight oil. In the fractionation process, the largest molecules are removed leaving behind an extremely refined oil with a potent moisture content. The small molecules that make up the oil are very easy for your hair to absorb.

Fractionated coconut oil is the perfect hair oil for all hair types……Light enough for fine hair, moisturizing enough for coarse curls. It gives a power punch of moisture without an oily coating, it rinses clean. The hair is left soft and supple with the shiny reflection of health and vitality.

Hold me closer, Shiny Dancer.

7U6A0355I am so thrilled to introduce you to a new lovely hair solution. Shiny Dancer, silicone free shine drops…..for silky, shiny, healthy, soft hair. For any and all hair types. Pure, clean, and simple hair oil with a yummy warm and earthy vanilla vetiver scent in a 2 oz dropper bottle. Now available in the ShamPHree shop for $18.95. #freeyourhair

xoxo, HTHG

The Head wrap. A vintage styling protective smooth-out trick.

smoothHi my friends. It has been a minute since I have had a chance to put together a styling video for you all! Here is one from the vault, a little trick I like to call the Head Wrap. I learned this one in beauty school. It was used often as a protective way of keeping chemically relaxed hair straight and smooth without the use of heat.

In school,I got laughed at for wrapping my own white-girl hair. It was my first experience of ‘Hmmmmmm. I guess that our races are still divided by our lack of understanding of each other’s hair. I’m still working on trying to bridge that gap.

smoooothThe Head-wrap is a great trick to use if you are wearing your curly hair straight or want just a general smoothing. You can see by my before and after, my hair is naturally pretty rough. It refuses to be straight. But the Head wrap calms my wild hair into smooth and shiny waves.

Here is how it works……By brushing the hair tightly around the head with a boar bristle brush, you use the round smoothness of your head as a large roller for your hair. Scarf it and go to bed, and you will wake up with beautifully straight-ish hair that behaves and falls perfectly.

In order to make it work, you need a bit of practice, a good brush, and 2nd or 3rd day hair. ShamPHree hair will do this beautifully.

 

3rd Day Bangs: Goodbye, oily bangs and limp 3rd day hair.

Does your hair get lank and oily or flat and boring by day 3? Do your bangs expose your hippie-hair ways? 3rd Day Bangs is your no-fuss, shower free hair pick me up. I am so excited about this one.

7U6A0394ShamPHree 3rd Day Bangs is my dream hair product, guys. I have been working on developing it for quite a while….The concept came to me literally in a dream. Packaging, blend, name, label. Out of my sub-conscious mind. It just made sense.

You all know I don’t leave home without my favorite hair powder, NEB’s natural hair powder. I decided to make my own version to share with my readers and shoppers. I created this Hair Powder/ Dry-Shampoo with a perfect blend of natural oil-soaking and texture giving powders in an easy to use pump-applicator brush to give you all an all-purpose on-the-fly purse sized no-mess hair solution.

7U6A0363What is it? A perfect blend of natural clays, light salts, raw silk powder, and invigorating peppermint essential oil in a powder form. Just pump the brush a couple times and brush it into your roots. Done. Dry ShamPHree powder!

3rd Day Bangs is now available in the ShamPHree shop! get it today for $14.95. You are going to love this stuff. #freeyourhair

xoxo, HTHG

Pre-poo. Protecting your ends.

Hello and happy spring!

Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 7.49.29 AMI recently participated in a skill-share class at Vain, where I chose a couple of tricks to share with my incredibly talented and inquisitive colleagues. The skills I shared were ponytail ombre/ how to get this kind of color,

How to do this braid, and how I am obsessed with the pre-poo.

 

What is pre-poo?

Conditioning hair before you shampoo/ShamPHree as an end-protecting measure.

Ever hear someone say “My hair just grows to a certain point and then stops?”

Ever tried to grow your hair out and it just doesn’t seem to want to grow past a certain point? Let’s call this the breaking point.

My hair has been at it’s personal breaking point for over a year now. It finally dawned on my that once my hair reaches collar-bone length, it wants to start splitting at the ends.

I have many female clients at Vain who are from India. Many of them were taught to condition their ends with oil before shampooing. This is contrary to what we are taught in our culture, right? I tried it out. My hair has grown 2 inches without needing a trim. That is an absolute first for me!

You can extend the breaking point of your hair by taking some extra end-protecting measures…..Here is how.

liquid goldGet you favorite hair oil or deep conditioning treatment ( NOT PROTEIN, PEOPLE!) Moisture. Like oils, butters, etc. I use Liquid Gold Hair Butter which is a mix of coconut oil and shea butter.

Before shampooing/ShamPHree-ing, flip your dry hair upside down and apply a pea and a half sized amount to your dry ends. Run your hands together tightly over your ends section by section to coat them. Just focus on the last 2 inches or so.

Now, go about your regular shampoo/ ShamPHree routine. Your ends will soak in the oil and protect against any stripping and drying that can happen from cleansing the hair. Use nice warm water to drive that goodness into your ends.

Pre-poo is a game-changer,

 

 

 

Skinchanted Peek-a-poo Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.52.47 PMHi babes. I’ve been following this company Skinchanted on Instagram for a while. I had heard about their shampoo-alternative handmade products from a couple of fellow ShamPHree-ers who love them, so I contacted Skinchanted to see if they might offer a couple bottles for me and my readers to try.

They sent a nice little package last week, and I couldn’t wait to try their Peek-a-poo no-lather no-poo, a formula that is packed with organic and interesting hair-pampering ingredients like sapindus (soap nut!) , honeyquat, and shikakai.

I used it and found that it was extremely gentle and made my hair feel very soft. It didn’t seem to remove anything at all which I liked. I think it would be perfect for coarse-er hair-types, dry hair, and curls. Also, for anyone with scalp issues I can only assume that Peek-a-poo would be super nourishing and gentle on the scalp.

Today, I am excited to offer a bottle of Skinchanted Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.53.25 PMPeek-a-poo to a lucky reader today!

Here is how to enter the giveaway……Share this post on Facebook, and like Skinchanted. Not only might you win a bottle, but you will be supporting a cool small business that is making it’s way in the independent natural beauty market!

In 3 days, we will choose a winner and announce it on HTHG’s facebook, and we will ship you a bottle of Peek-a-poo!

Viva Skinchanted!

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