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The Miracle of Coconut Oil

coconutEverywhere I turn, it seems I’m finding more and more buzz about Coconut Oil, and it’s über benefits.  I’ve always thought about coconut oil more in line with cooking than with beauty, but I’ve discovered that it’s actually far more beneficial than just making vegan chocolate cakes!  Proclaim™ has an awesome coconut line containing an anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner , a Coconut & Macadamia Nut Oil Lotion , and even 100% PURE Coconut Oil .  This covers all bases!  Below is my personal breakdown of coconut information I’ve unearthed, and why I have become a true believer:

HAIR: Coconut oil in incredibly moisturizing.  It helps fight against hair breakage and damage by improving the health of your hair cuticle AND your scalp.  Additionally, coconut oil is incredibly rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron.  These nutrients are essential to improve hair’s luster and softness.  Using the Pure Coconut Oil as a deep treatment is the best way to deliver these nutrients in their purest form, but for every day washing, I love to use the Proclaim Coconut Oil Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner.  My hair has been overly-processed, and I was distressed to find more and more hair breaking and coming out when I washed.  Thanks to my newest treasures, my hair is healthier and shinier than it has ever been.

SKIN: Once again – this stuff is incredibly moisturizing.  Like a lot of people, I get dry, rough patches of skin on my knees and elbows.  The Proclaim 100% Pure Coconut Oil instantly moisturizes and softens the skin.  Think oil would be too greasy to slather on your skin?  Think again!  The oil almost melts into your skin, leaving you with a soft, silky feeling.  I would be lost without it!  There’s not much of a smell to the pure oil, so for a good, scented lotion, I would use Proclaim Coconut & Macadamia Nut Oil Lotion.  It smells incredible, and does a great job soothing dry skin.

There are tons of uses and benefits to coconut oil.  Have you jumped on this fabulous trend?  If so, we’d love to hear YOUR favorite uses for coconut oil!





Tool Science Introduces Infrared Infusion Technology

This month, Tool Science® will be launching four new appliances that provide advanced infrared heat to the styling process. What are the benefits of the Infrared Infusion technology? Well, let’s take a closer look at what these appliances can do to help you achieve fabulous hair styles.

New! Tool Science Infrared styling products from #SallyBeauty


Tool Science® Infrared Flat Iron 1uses infrared infusion to distribute heat evenly and works to produce faster results. Meaning, your hair is straightened much quicker while infrared infusion heats the hair from the inside out causing much less damage to the surface of the hair. This results in gorgeously sleek and smooth straight hair.

Tool Science Infrared Straightening Iron #SallyBeauty

If you want glamorous frizz-free curls, try using the Tool Science® Infrared Curling Irons 1” and ¾”. These curling irons work very similar to the flat iron in this collection, they produce far infrared infusion which penetrates deeply into the hair shaft locking in moisture to reduce frizz and maximizing shine.

Tool Science Infrared Ceramic Tourmaline Curling Iron #SallyBeauty


The last but not least, the powerful 1875 watt Tool Science® Infrared Dryer has infrared ceramic-tourmaline built into the air outlet grill.  The heat flows through this grill to pick up infrared heat, then heat is infused into the core of the cuticle, not just the surface of the hair shaft for superior drying power.

Tool Science Infrared Hair Dryer


To sum it all up – Infrared Infusion technology delivers even heat distribution, minimizing heat damage and styling time more effectively than any other heating system!

Through the entire month of April, when you purchase any Tool Science® full size appliance (excludes Electric Brush), you get a FREE Tool Science® Mini Styling appliance of your choice! Remember, don’t wait, as this offer is available limited time only and while supplies last!



Not Your Average Curl

Whether you’ve never been able to curl your hair, you need a quick curling solution to get out the door faster or you’re a stylist doing multiple curly dos… you have to try this iron. The Ion Titanium Auto-Rotating Curling Iron is not your average curler. It automatically creates effortless, beautiful, silky smooth wavy curls in just seconds.

This curler instantly heats up to 450°F and the titanium barrel provides constant even heat. The barrel is extra-long so it’s great for soft waves or tight curls. The buttons are bi-directional so you can alternate your curls easily (no awkward hand positions required!) This automatic curler is truly great. It’s so easy to curl the back of your hair and it provides consistent curls. I always wondered how girls had the time to curl their hair every day before work, now I know. See our tutorial below on how to create not so average wavy curls:

How to: Ion Titanium Auto-rotating Curling Iron

  1. Use the right button to curl the right side of  your head, and the left button for the other side.
  2. Begin by curling small sections of hair, leaving out the ends, for a natural look.
  3. Repeat around entire head until all of your hair is curled.
  4. Pour a small amount of Ion Oil-Free Glosser into your palm, and then rub between both hands.
  5. Scrunch the glosser into hair, starting in middle and working your way toward the ends.
  6. Finish off with a little hold from Ion Finishing Solutions Shaping Plus Spray.






Spring Break Must-Haves

0303144060One of my favorite times of year is when you get to shake off that drab winter feeling, and get ready for Spring Break. It’s a time were you get to relax, have fun and let go. I even relax when it comes to my hair care routine. Think about it…pools, beaches, fun in the sun, who has time for styling? Not to mention, when traveling you can’t bring everything with you, nor would you want to!

So here’s a quick list of my top products for effortless Spring Break styling.

Beyond the Zone Protein Cocktail  is a little drink for your hair, and a multi-purpose product. Use it as a detangler and conditioner after exposure to the pools or a day at the beach. For those of you who have fresh hue, spraying on this cocktail before exposure to chlorine will keep the pool from leaving your hair that dreaded eerie, green shade.


Beyond the Zone’s The Scruncher combines a 3-in-1 use which makes it perfect for saving space in your bag.  To use, you can spray on hair to scrunch, before braiding for undone beach waves, or as a spritz for fly-aways and messy ponytails.

Had a fun night with no time to spare on your hair the next day? No problem, just use Beyond the Zone’s Fresh Fix to quickly refresh, restyle, and add shine and softness to last night’s look. This is my little secret weapon for quick styling on-the-go. No one will ever know it was effortless!

Happy Spring Break 2014!


Bye, Bye Time-Consuming Blow-Dry!

swift perfectionWe all could use more time in our lives to focus on the things that matter most, and spending a lot of time drying your hair should not be one of them. Well now you can save some time in your day with So Gorgeous Swift Perfection.

The So Gorgeous Swift Perfection line contains specialized ingredients that help wick away the excess moisture that can make blow-drying time consuming. For you girls out there with thick hair, this is the perfect solution to taking back your mornings!

The Swift Perfection Sulfate-Free Shampoo  and Conditioner  gently cleanses and lightly hydrates your hair for optimal preparation when styling.

Use the Swift Perfection Fast Dry Spray prior to blow-drying to protect your hair and get out the door quicker! These items are so light that you can layer them with any of your favorite styling products without weighing down your style.




Mystic Divine

SBS-024009_HE_012714 copyI am so excited to share more awesome products from Mystic Divine Creations! I can’t stop raving about these styling products!

The headliner of this group is definitely the Creations Smoothing Elixir , this stuff is a miracle in a bottle for girls who need to control or smooth out frizzy locks!

Here’s the science behind it: The thermal activating copolymers in the formula wrap each strand to seal and smooth the cuticle when heat is applied locking in smoothness and warding off frizz.

To test, I wanted to try this on my friend who went natural last year, who has coarse, spiral-like curls.

She wanted to straighten her curls for a special event she was attending, and wondered if there was anything she could do that didn’t involve permanently straightening with chemicals. I knew I had to show her the Smoothing Elixir.

I washed, conditioned and treated her hair with Mystic Divine Nourishing products and then applied a little bit of the Creations Smoothing Elixir  to each section before blow-drying with a round brush. The real test was stepping outside in hopes that frizz wouldn’t reappear.

The verdict? The results were amazing! Not only was her hair smooth, but it was shiny, lightweight and had lots of body. She had smooth, manageable hair until her next wash. After it was styled, I also used a bit of this to tame fly-aways and edges on dry hair. Got to love a multi-tasking product!


Ion Thickening

thickborder1With the craziness of the holidays, I will be honest that I haven’t done much with this mop on my head. I have rocked the “messy bun/loop” a.k.a. the “I gave up and did this to get out of the house on time” look one too many times this season. As one of my MANY New Year’s resolutions, I plan on actually styling my hair while protecting it.

In comes in Ion® Thickening Solutions new styling line-up to save the day. There is a Thickening Renewal Primer , Thickening Mousse  and Thickening Boost Spray .

I use the primer on damp hair before blow drying, as this will strengthen and protect my hair from heat while adding light volume. I also spray the thickening boost spray on my roots prior to blow drying to give my hair the lift it needs but this can also be used all over to lightly thicken strands.

For days that I want extra thickness and volume in my style, I use Ion® Thickening Mousse. All of these products have been awesome in creating the look and feel of thicker, fuller hair and now they are yours to try at Sally Beauty Supply!



Proclaim Heat Protection Spray

proclaim heatThe Proclaim brand has added a new product to the Strengthening Collection – Proclaim Strengthening Heat Protection Spray . This product, like the rest of the Strengthening line, is formulated with keratin, proteins and vitamins to strengthen and smooth heat-styled hair.

While the line was developed for natural or transitioning hair, it works great for any weak hair that needs a little protection from blow drying, flat ironing, or curling.

For you ingredient-concious consumers, Proclaim Heat Protection Spray is free of sulfates, parabens, mineral oil & petrolatum, and is safe for color treated hair.


Vintage Glam Tutorial

Some hair styles of yesteryear are thankfully gone (i.e., the dreaded mullet).  Others are timeless classics, and are just as gorgeous today as they were then.  In the tutorial below, our very own Anabel will show you how to create a fabulous version of a vintage up-do, with the help of some of her favorite modern products on the Vintage Glam line.



Step 1: Pump a small amount of the Vintage Glam Curling Iron Cream into the palm of your hand.  Rub hands together and work the cream through your hair.


STEP 2: With your curling iron grab 2 inch sections of your hair and curl.  Remove the curling iron from your hair while keeping the curl tight.  Pin the curl in place with a hair clip.  Repeat until all hair is curled.


STEP 3: Once all curls have been pinned, use the Vintage Glam Thermal Freezing Spray to keep the curls in place.


STEP 4: Let the hair set.  This can take anywhere from 10 minutes up to an hour, depending on how easily your hair holds curls and how tight you want your curls to be.


STEP 5: Carefully remove each of the clips.  Be sure you don’t snag your hair while removing.  Gently brush hair with a wide-toothed comb.


STEP 6: Divide your hair into 4 sections.  The top section of your hair should be divided from eyebrow level to each side.  Secure this section with a bobby pin.  Divide the bottom portion of your hair into 3 sections.


STEP 7: Loosely braid each of the three bottom sections.  Secure the ends with a small rubber band.  Make sure you leave plenty of hair loose at the bottom.


STEP 8: Twist each of the braids up, securing with bobby pins while leaving the curled ends loose.  You can use as many bobby pins as necessary to get your hair to the desired style.


STEP 9: Pin the top portion of the hair back, leaving some of the ends curly.  Pin sections as needed.


For the FINAL STEP, finish off the look by spraying hair with the Vintage Glam Thermal Shine Spray.


The result is a beautiful, classic, Vintage Glam style.

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Silk Elements Scalp Care

se scalpSilk Elements has a great new line, specifically developed to address the many scalp care needs so many of us have.

Silk Elements Pre-Cleanse Scalp Treatment , Energizing Scalp Shampoo and Energizing Scalp Conditioner  are formulated to create a balance of moisture and nourishment needed to soften and remove build up. They soothe and moisturize a dry, itchy, irritated scalp, and provide lasting comfort.

These products are ideal for consumers looking for relief from scalp buildup and flaking, itchy, irritated scalp and dry, sensitive scalp. Many different reasons can cause these issues including weather, allergies, infrequent washing, medication, environment and hair extensions and wigs.

Remember – scalp care is so important for healthy, happy hair!


Proclaim Coconut Oil Anti-Breakage Shampoo by PROCLM
Proclaim Coconut Oil Anti-Breakage Conditioner by PROCLM
Proclaim Coconut & Macadamia Nut Oil Hand & Body Lotion by PROCLM
Proclaim 100 Percent Coconut Oil by PROCLM
Beyond The Zone Protein Cocktail by BTZ
Beyond The Zone The Scruncher by BTZ
Beyond the Zone Fresh Fix Hair Refresher Spray by BTZ
So Gorgeous Swift Perfection Shampoo by SOGORG
So Gorgeous Swift Perfection Conditioner by SOGORG
So Gorgeous Swift Perfection Fast Dry Spray by SOGORG
Mystic Divine Creations Smoothing Elixir by MYSTCD
Mystic Divine Creations Smoothing Elixir by MYSTCD
Ion Thickening Renewal Primer by ION
Ion Thickening Mousse by ION
Ion Thickening Boost Spray by ION
Proclaim Strengthening Heat Protection Spray by PROCLM
Silk Elements Pre-Cleanse Scalp Treatment by SILKEL
Silk Elements Energizing Scalp Shampoo by SILKEL
Silk Elements Energizing Scalp Conditioner by SILKEL