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The Top Three Summer Hair Problems (and How to Resolve Them!)

 

While summer is perhaps one of the most enjoyable seasons for many, thanks to its ample supply of free time and opportunities for outings with friends, it isn’t so good for your hair. The summer sun inflicts a lot of damage on your hair and can easily render it a barely manageable mess. If you’ve dealt with this unfortunate downside of the summer, we are here to the rescue! Here are a few handy tips for sun protection for hair, as well as helpful information and why and how your hair can go wrong.

For Frizziness…

Nearly everyone has dealt with this beast of a hair problem at some point, when a frayed, cloud-like mass takes over the space where your lovely hair used to be. People who treat their hair frequently with chemical products tend to experience this problem the most. In fact, the chemicals are the problem. Perms, dyes and other similar hair styling tools we rely upon on a frequent basis can harm our hair by stripping it of the oils and moisture it needs to thrive. As a result, your hair becomes brittle and dehydrated to the point it will take in moisture wherever it can get. Summer humidity tends to be the perfect source.

To remedy this problem, you want to first invest in sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, which will help restore and lock in moisture within your hair. You may also want to consider relying on anti-frizz products until the next time you wash your hair.

For Dull Hair…

This problem is quite the opposite of what we discussed above. Rather than your hair puffing out, you may experience it weighing down until it becomes a lackluster straggle hanging floppily from your scalp. What’s the deal? Again, it’s the summer humidity! The excess water hanging in the air will easily latch onto your hair and make it far heavier than it should be.

To fix this, you want to try using a leave in conditioner and related products to boost the amount of proteins in your hair, which will make it more resistant to weighty moisture. In the meantime, you can use sprays that fight off moisture to help your hair thrive.

For Chlorine-Damaged Hair…

This problem is especially relevant for pool lovers. The sunlight and chlorine from the pool (and/or simply using far too much product) can combine to create less than desirable effects upon your hair, eliminating the sheen. Either way, your hair suffers from one of two problems: too much residue or too much dryness.

Again, a good sulfate free shampoo and conditioner should do the trick by cleaning your hair of any residue and restoring necessary moisture. You can also flat iron your hair to tide you over until your next wash day.

Interested in other quality hair care tips? Feel free to contact us to learn how else we can help you and your hair!

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Slide into Summer with These Unique New Hair Trends!

With the advent of summer comes a whole slew of opportunities, from vacations to outings to splurging on a new wardrobe. Why not change up your hairstyle while you’re at it? Many trends are arising this summer, which you may not want to miss out on. Luckily, we’re here to inform you of what these trends are and how you can join in on them yourself! Read on to learn all about them.

Blue

Blue is a seemingly underutilized hair color, despite its flexibility and ability to look great on just about anyone. Blue comes in such a large variety of shades that, if you are interested in trying out an unnatural hair color, you should be able to find the perfect hue for you. Furthermore, there are many ways to implement it into your locks, such as through a bit of peekaboo highlighting on your ends, covering your entire hair or streaking it through and blending it in with a cool shade of black. Either way, you’re sure to turn heads with hair of this color, as well as love the way it looks on you!

 

Ronze

You may have heard of bronde hair. Ronze is essentially bronde’s counterpart but tailored toward those with naturally ginger locks. Much like blue hair, ronze is flexible enough to look great on anyone. While the style essentially consists of bronzy and coppery shades blended together, it can be altered, depending upon your skin tone. If you’re darker-skinned, you’ll want a much deeper version of this hair color. Paler people will want to go brighter. Ultimately, the shade of this particular look is up to you and your hairstylist!

 

Platinum Blonde

This is one hair hue that will never die out in terms of trendiness! While upkeep depends greatly on regular maintenance and a well-fortified supply of sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, you can easily make it work for you! Much like the other colors we’ve listed so far, platinum blonde isn’t limited to the snowy white you’ve most commonly seen. There are all sorts of shades for all types of skin tones, meaning you can experiment with as many hues as you want until you find the right one.

 

Babylights

Named after their youthful inspiration, the natural highlighting found in children with blonde hair, babylights are a great way to try out highlighting, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to regular maintenance. The best part of this coloring style is it will blend easily with your root color as you allow your hair to grow. Since babylights are more about technique than color, you can apply this look to any hair color imaginable. Just be sure to invest in a leave in conditioner for that small bit of maintenance you need to take care of!

No matter what style you end up going for, you must remember to invest equally in sun protection for hair in order to help your new style flourish. Feel free to contact us for more hair advice!

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A Traveler’s Guide to Great Hair Care

RemySoft quality hair careWhen it comes to hitting the road, you’ll run into many emotions, ranging from excitement over all the sights you’ll see to worry and scrambling to get all of your ducks in a row before you take off. There will undoubtedly be all sorts of things to take care of. You may need someone to watch your house or care for your pets while you’re gone. Transportation may be an issue. Another important but often neglected aspect of vacationing is your quality hair care routine! If you’re going to be gone for an extensive amount of time this summer and have invested ample time in your hair health, you’ll want to keep reading this guide. We have a few tips to help your hair stay at its absolute best!

Ditch the Heat!

This saying goes not only for staying cool during those hot summer travels, but for drying your hair while you’re away from home. Rather than toting your hair dryer along, after a wash you can simply let your hair dry the old-fashioned way—with air! While you probably know this from experience, this suggestion will be much trickier for those with thick hair. In this case, you may want to plan a relaxing day at the hotel while letting your locks shake off the moisture. However, taking this step will be much easier on your hair throughout your trip. You can even compromise by going 50/50 between blow drying and air drying! Just be sure to remember your leave in conditioner!

Make a Pre-Vacation Appointment

If you’re planning on staying away for a considerable amount of time, it will do you a world of good to take a trip to your favorite salon and get a professional wash and treatment, if you’re so inclined, done. Compared to any home care you might attempt, the work of a professional will ultimately have much lengthier endurance, unless you’re a professional yourself! Taking care of your hair before you head off will prove to be much more convenient in the long run and keep you looking great for an unbelievably long amount of time, as long as you don’t go anywhere near the ocean, of course!

Be Gentle with Your Hair

Invest in sun protection for hair for those big summer trips!We know you’ve heard this a million times, but you absolutely have to be careful with wet hair, whether it’s from a dip in the resort pool or after a fresh wash. Wet hair is the daintiest type of hair and requires a different kind of care than it would while dry. Treat your hair gently with the help of a wide comb and absolutely no elastics or brushing. Finally, after you’ve invested all that time in washing your hair, you want the hydration and nutrients from your products to stick around. Take a hat and some protective spray along for some ample sun protection for hair if you’re planning on basking in the sun for a day!

We hope these tips will help you keep up with your quality hair care, even while on vacation! Contact us to learn more about how to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.

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Top Tips for Preserving Your Remy Wig

Top Tips for Preserving Your Remy Wig

RemySoft wig care productsYou’ve spent a long time mulling and shopping around for your wig, and now it’s finally here! With a new wig comes an undoubtable level of excitement as you enjoy how it makes you look and feel. However, in order to maintain your great new style, you’ll first need to know how to care for your wig. This article is written to teach you that exact task. There are a number of important steps to wig care you need to know to care properly for your wig.

Where Do I Keep My Wig?

While the temptation may be there, you can’t wear your wig 24/7. Therefore, you should have a place for it to go whenever it isn’t in use. Keep it away from light and heat and on a wig stand. You should invest in one as soon as possible. It’s great not just for your home, but for when you travel as well. A wig box is also vital to the latter circumstance because it ensures your wig’s safety.

How Do I Clean My Wig?

Washing a wig doesn’t work in quite the same way as it would with hair attached to your scalp. You have to use much gentler methods for a wig. The company that made your wig will supply you with a guide to cleaning it properly. There’s a specific process you should follow.

First, fill a bowl with lukewarm water. You can then use wig shampoo to get the wig clean. Focus on the ends and comb the suds through for maximum coverage. Then use the bowl of water you prepared before to rinse the shampoo out. Afterward, you can towel off the wig with gentle patting motions, comb it and return it to your wig stand. The drying process should take around two days to finish, after which you can wear your wig as normal.

How Do I Style My Wig?

Learn more about how to care for synthetic wigs!Styling your wig will be the first step in your new wig ownership and, much like the washing process, will take gentler methods. Again, you’ll need a full arsenal of wig care products on hand.

Remy wigs are far more susceptible to heat damage than your natural hair is because they aren’t being regularly nourished and replenished by minerals and other elements that keep our hair healthy. Try to avoid using heat as much as possible when styling your wig, especially when it comes to blow dryers! Blow dryers can melt the glue adhering the cap to the hair of your wig. This will cause it to fall apart. If you have to use any styling tools, put them on the least intense setting.

We hope this guide will be useful for caring for your new remy wig and enjoying it to the fullest! On our site, you’ll also find tips on how to care for synthetic wigs. For other advice and general inquiries, feel fee to contact us!

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Worry About “Cap Hair” No Longer with These Hair Care Tips

Remysoft quality hair careYou’ve worked hard for years and it’s finally led up to this moment: your graduation day. There’s no doubt you’re fit to burst with excitement and nerves and have a bundle of responsibilities to take care of to prepare for your big day, including your hair! Most graduates want cute hair with little hassle, but what work they put in is soon ruined by their graduation cap. Luckily, we have a few tips for avoiding this unfortunate happenstance.

Plan Ahead

While it’s tempting to go all out for your graduation hairstyle, you’ll still have to keep the cap in mind. It’s one of the most important elements of your graduation day, besides your diploma, and you can’t get out of wearing it. Put some serious thought into how you want to look, how it will fit with your cap. No matter what you decide, you want to take care of any hair-related issues a week before your graduation day to make sure your style looks good with your cap.

The Weather’s Important Too!

Graduation often takes place in summer, which is the prime cause of dryness and frizzy fraying in hair. We recommend investing in sulfate free shampoo, which will help preserve your hair’s moisture. Additionally, you want leave in conditioner for a similar purpose. Leave in conditioner both adds in extra moisture to your hair and locks it in. This will severely lower your chances of frizzy hair on your big day. Other products, such as protective sprays, will work wonders and keep your hair looking great!

Braids!

If you just aren’t up to putting a lot of effort into your hair, a quick and messy braid should be your go-to hairstyle of choice! They’re both super cute and easy to style your hair into. If you want to spice the style up, you can always turn to accessories or extensions for a bit of quick pizzazz and personality. To create this style, all you have to do is create a side part in your hair, then adjust it so it’s piled toward one side of your head. Braid from the roots of your hair downward, then tie a band around it before running your fingers through to loosen it up a little. Voila! You can now enjoy your look and your day!

Curls, Curls, Curls!

Curls are another great hairstyling option, though they take a bit of extra care to prepare for your cap. First, you want to run a brush over your curls to loosen them up properly. This will flow better with the hair hidden underneath your cap and improve how your hair looks tenfold. Consider this a general quality hair care tip from us to you!

We at RemySoft want to help you look and feel great all year ‘round! Contact us to learn how else we can help you and your hair.

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Tips for Successful Travel with Your Wig

Traveling with your wig can be difficult.

Travel with everything you need for wig daily maintenance.

If a wig is part of your daily beauty routine, you need to take your hair pieces and the products you need to care for them when you travel. Before you leave for vacation, it is important to find out how to properly care for your wig on the go. While daily maintenance isn’t often necessary at home, hair care for a wig when you are away from home can be quite different.

Store It Inside Out

While you may choose to wear your wig when you leave, it is important to know how to safely pack your wig for travel. To keep the hairs safe from friction, as well as dust and other debris, turn it inside out before placing it in your luggage. You may also want to consider sealing it in a zippered plastic bag or even a shoe box if you have the room. This will keep moisture away and prevent crushing.

Purchase a Portable Stand

The best way to keep wigs looking beautiful is to store them on a plastic wig stand to maintain the appropriate shape. However, these stands are often too large to take along in your luggage. To reduce the amount of daily maintenance your hair piece needs away from home, purchase a compact portable wig stand to use in your hotel room.

Take the Right Hair Care Products

Wigs, whether they are made from human hair or man-made fibers, require special hair care products. These products aren’t typically available in your average store. For this reason, you should carry daily maintenance products made for your wig whenever you travel. If you don’t want to carry your full-size bottles, purchase smaller travel bottles to take just what you need.

Pack Accessories

In addition to daily maintenance for your wig, it is important to carry everything you may need with you so you don’t find yourself without. For instance, wig caps are great for keeping your hair in place, but they can easily snag, especially when you are on the go. Carry a few extras with you so you won’t have to choose between not wearing your wig and wearing it without the assistance of a cap. Don’t forget to bring a wide-brimmed hat or scarf in case of high winds.

Wearing a wig is an easy way to look great while you travel. They are also often used for those who lose their hair due to medical treatments. Regardless of the reason, you need to to consider daily maintenance and hair care whenever you travel. Knowing how to pack your wigs and what to take with you to properly care for them will ensure they remain looking soft and naturally styled.

If you are thinking of traveling with your wig, contact us. We offer the hair care products you will need for your trip.

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The Pros of Using Silicone Products

Your hair can benefit from silicone hair products.

Silicone hair products benefit your hair.

There has been a lot of misinformation about the effects of silicone products on natural, dyed and processed hair. You have probably heard about the buildup that may be associated with its use. It is safe to say that with every hair product, you will have some residue buildup. While silicone products cause some accumulation, the pros outweigh the cons, especially in comparison to some other spritz products, conditioners or styling lotions. Some of these contain ethanol that can cause even more residue on your hair. Below are some important facts about the ingredients in silicone-based products.

Derivatives of Silicone Used in Hair Care

Cyclomethicone is one of the most common. It easily evaporates upon application and causes absolutely no buildup. In fact, the result is a smoother and silkier feel to the hair shaft. It is commonly found in leave-in conditioners.

Dimethicone Copolyol is usually found in conditioning shampoos. It is lightweight and water-soluble. The use of this type of product results in little buildup.

Amodimethicone provides an extra conditioner to the hair for daily maintenance. Because a lot of hairstyles have been chemically modified, it coats hair better and gives hair a sustainable healthy look. Use this product if you want to straighten thick hair.

Found mostly in serums, Dimethicone is water-insoluble and is considered silicone oil. It gives hair a noticeable sheen and conditioning. If you have fine hair, you will benefit from this serum, which adds volume.

The Advantages of Silicone in Hair Products

While often defamed by uninformed sources, silicone is one of the most active ingredients in hair care products. It provides excellent coverage to the hair, as well as:

  • Reduces the permeability of hair, which results in less humidity absorption. For this reason, it is an excellent product for straightening and smoothing out hair.
  • Reduces the loss of moisture.
  • Serves as an excellent conditioner.
  • Lubricates the hair surface to make it feel smooth and less tangled and increases the ability to comb through easily.
  • Protects the hair shaft.
  • Provides an anti-frizz solution, making the hair easier to control and style.
  • Forms a protective barrier on each hair strand to minimize heat damage from curling irons and blow dryers.
  • Provides UV protection.
  • Turns dull hair into softer, glossier hair.
  • Is safe for natural and processed hair.
  • Disguises hair that is already damaged.

What to Do about Silicone Buildup

If you experience any type of buildup using silicone hair products, the solution is to wash your hair thoroughly. You don’t have to worry about damage control; silicone products are safe to use. If you are particularly concerned, choose the lighter-weight silicone products, such as cyclomethicone and dimethicone copolyol.

If you are looking for a product that professionally coats hair strands and transforms them to look healthier, smoother and shinier with less frizz, you should consider using silicone-based products. For an excellent cleansing shampoo to remove product buildup in your hair, RemySoft Pro Haircare is a safe, simple and sulfate-free formula. It smoothes, detangles and protects with the beautiful, lasting benefits of silicone.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair Extensions, Wigs or Weave?

Washing hair replacement products is necessary.

Learning when to wash your hair replacement pieces is necessary.

When most people consider hair care, they are usually referring to their natural hair. However, the use of hair extensions, wigs and weaves has become a trend-right alternative or addition to natural hair. Despite the fact these hairpieces often look just like human hair, they typically don’t require daily maintenance. Learning how often to wash these products will ensure they last longer and always look natural. On the other hand, not washing them often enough can lead to a faster breakdown of the individual strands and hair that won’t hold its shape and style.

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are made from natural human hair or synthetics. Both are designed to supplement the hair you already have. These extensions should be washed with a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that will ensure the hair won’t dry out. This is especially important if you use heat styling products on your natural hair extensions. Most experts agree it’s not necessary to wash your extensions every day. Instead, you should try to wash them three times a week for optimal cleaning and moisturizing.

Synthetic Wigs

Whether you have hair loss or you enjoy wearing wigs to change your hairstyle on a regular basis, a synthetic wig can be a great option. Even though these wigs are made from synthetic materials, they closely replicate real human hair. In addition, synthetic wigs don’t require daily maintenance. Depending on how often you wear the same wig, it only needs to be washed once every 10 to 15 wears. However, you need to be particular about the shampoo you use on your wigs. Look for a sulfate-free shampoo approved for use on synthetic hair. This will ensure the wig material is protected and looks like genuine hair for longer. 

Hair Weaves

A hair weave is a great way to add volume or length to your natural hair. These weaves can be designed from human or synthetic hair. Regardless of the type of hair used in the weave, it is essential to wash with a sulfate-free shampoo every seven to 10 days. Please note that when washing your weave, it is important not to use any motions that can tangle the hair. This can cause the weave to pull out sooner than expected. A high quality shampoo will reduce the risk of tangling and other damage.

While human hair often requires the daily maintenance of washing and conditioning, hair extensions, wigs and weaves do not require the same care. This is true whether they are made from human or synthetic hair. Learning the differences in the washing frequency of these hairpieces will help you extend the life of your wigs, weaves and extensions so you can enjoy beautiful hair for longer.

If you are looking for the right shampoo for your extensions, wigs or weave, RemySoft pro hair care is safe for all human and synthetic hair. It’s a simple, sulfate-free product that smoothes, detangles and protects.

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