Texture spray is a super versatile product, and one that everyone should have in their home hair product collections! Texture spray can be used to achieve more volume, to separate curls or waves, and some can even be used to absorb oil to help extend your style!
There are two main types of texture sprays: dry texture sprays and sea salt sprays. Dry texture spray is applied to dry hair to add texture and separation, while sea salt spray is applied to wet hair to create a beachy texture working with natural wave patterns.
As a stylist, I have to say I am obsessed with the dry texture sprays and I use them on all my clients! The best part? They are honestly such an easy product to use: after styling just spray the texture product in before hairspray (if using hairspray), brush it through, and then apply again!
My favourite dry texture sprays are:
For those beach wave days, my go to salt sprays are Hair Resort Spray from Kevin Murphy, and Oribe’s Après Beach or Matte Waves. They help build that wave and texture and they smell aaaamazing!!!
Now that I have shared all my texture faves with you, I want to know… Do you use texture spray? Tell me in the comments or send me a DM to chat about styling and product recommendations!!
Curl friends, it’s your time!
Wondering what the CADŌ is all about?
After experimenting and perfecting my cado skills, I have found that Oribe has some amazing products; the Curl Gelée, Moisture Mask, Curl Gloss, and Shaping Mousse are my top products when doing both CADŌ cuts and styles!
Here are the deets on managing and achieving healthy, defined, bouncy curls at home:
Invest in your curls now - thank me later 💋 xo
Hair is composed mainly of keratin, a protein formed by amino acid molecules sourced from our food. Exposure to the sun, pollution, and changes in our lifestyle can be factors in dry, brittle, and lifeless hair.
Here are some mistakes we make that can cause damage to our hair:
Healthy and strong hair is critical and can be achieved with the proper maintenance, care, and a little love! If you want to learn more about how to create the best hair routine for you, you can always schedule a free consultation or a haircut with us and we will be more than happy to help.
Hey everyone, Miranda from Salon Society here to talk about growing long and healthy hair! I know that those long-hair goals can be tough to achieve - and you are definitely not alone if you are feeling confused or frustrated by a lack of progress.
Does it feel like your hair grows the slowest in the whole world? Or maybe know it’s growing because those roots are getting noticeably longer… but your length is not changing??
There are some huge factors that tie into these issues and I am here to help with some top reasons why your hair might not be growing:
1. Not Enough Moisture
Moisture is KEY, especially for my curly peeps. Without moisture our hair will not survive the long, dry prairie winters or the hot hot, dusty summers. Did you know dry hair is the number one cause of split ends, breakage, tangles, and dullness?
A good way to avoid dryness and breakage is to use hydrating products that match your hair needs - to find these shoot me a DM or book a free consultation! Frequent treatments, hair masks, applying oils, and avoiding drying products (such as dry texture sprays and dry shampoos) are also good ways to up your hydration levels.
2. Lacking Vitamins
Just like our skin needs vitamins to be glowy and healthy, so does our hair. When we lack these things our hair can seem brittle and not hold onto the moisture it needs. I always recommend Collagen, Biotin and Vitamin E to all my clients when they feel like their hair is not growing. Research shows that deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can lead to early hair loss and thinning. Try adding a multivitamin and a hair serum containing vitamins to your morning and/or night routine!
3. Water Intake
Remember Reason #1? Water makes up almost 25% of the total weight of a single strand of hair. It is also the key ingredient in supporting vitamins, which contribute to hair growth. By drinking at least two litres of water a day, your hair will strengthen and grow (and it is super beneficial for your skin and overall health too!!).
4. Everyday Washing
When we wash our hair every day we strip away all those beneficial healthy oils - and when we lack oil our scalp panics and starts overproducing sebum to make up for the loss. This is what makes your hair seem “greasy”.
Washing your hair every day can cause your hair to dry out very fast and lead to breakage. Many people think by wetting your hair, you are giving it hydration, but that isn't the case. The Ph of our water tends to sit around a 7, our hair needs to be between 4.5-5.5 to stay healthy. Try leaving a few days in between your washes, I know it's hard but it will be worth it.
HOT TIP: Check out Nadine’s blog on Co-Washing here to learn how to go more days between washes!
5. Using the Wrong Products
Using quality salon products is super important. When you buy drugstore products unfortunately you are not getting a bottle of that luscious hair advertised on TV - you’re often harming your hair with harsh chemicals, alcohols, and sulphates that cause hair thinning, breakage, and discoloration.
By using the lines we sell in-salon like Kevin Murphy, Kérastase, and Oribe, you are getting products that have been developed for professionals that are clinically and SASO-tested. These salon products give your hair a better chance of healing, becoming healthy, and maintaining its health. If you are having trouble finding the right products leave a comment, send me a DM, book a free consultation, or just swing by Salon Society and have a chat with one of us - we love sharing product knowledge!
6. Not Protecting Your Hair While You Sleep
It is very important to protect our hair while we sleep, especially if you have curly hair or extensions. When we sleep we tend to create friction against our cotton pillows. This friction causes hair to matt, split, and break. A few ways to protect your hair while sleeping are to use silk or satin pillowcases, wear a silk bonnet, braid your hair, sleep with a night serum in - or even better all of the ABOVE! Trust me guys, I do ALL of these things and it has been a game changer!!
7. Heat Damage
Hot tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners can seriously damage your hair. Using high heat on a day-to-day basis, especially without heat protection, can be a huge cause of dry broken hair. You can try cutting down the frequency with which you apply heat to your hair, and add in a really good heat protectant. Instead of heat styles, try heatless styling with braids, heatless curling techniques, claw clips, scarfs and hats to spice up your style routine!
You're probably thinking, “Jeez, you sound like a broken record”. I'm here to tell you you're not wrong.! All of these things legitimately tie into one another. Think of it like the domino effect; when one thing is off, the rest can slowly spiral out of control as well. 2023 is the year we say goodbye to dry, broken hair. Let's put ourselves first, start a good routine and make healthy habits!
Using Heat Protectant is essential when using hot tools on your hair - but why?
Heat protectant products help to reduce the amount of damage that your hair sustains when exposed to high temperatures. They work by forming a protective barrier around the hair shaft, which helps to prevent moisture loss and breakage. Still not convinced? Here are some of the main benefits of heat protectant:
1) Avoid Split Ends & Breakage
One of the main benefits of using heat protectant is that it can help prevent split ends and breakage. When using hot styling tools on your hair, the high temperatures can cause the hair shaft to become dry and brittle. By using a heat protectant product, you are actively promoting healthy and strong hair!
2) Reduce Frizz & Flyaways
When you use hot tools on your hair, the high temperatures can cause the hair cuticle to become rough and uneven leading to frizz and flyaways. Using a heat protectant can help to smooth the hair cuticle and reduce frizz, leaving your hair smooth and shiny!
3) Extend the Life of Your Hairstyle
The use of hot tools without heat protectant can cause your hairstyle to fall flat more quickly. Using a heat protectant will help to keep your hairstyle looking fresh and bouncy for longer!
Heat protectant products are an important step in protecting your hair from damage caused by hot tools. Say goodbye to split ends, breakage, frizz, flyaways, and flat hairstyles with some of our favourite heat protectants:
For more information, feel free to contact us at 306-581-4247 or book in for a free consultation with one of our talented stylists!
Hello everyone, Bri from Salon Society here! As a stylist, I get to see and sample all the different products and brands both on my hair and my clients' hair. My hair is fine with a natural wavy texture and these products are my top favourites that I cannot live without - and ones that I bet you'll fall in love with too!
I like to use this thickening volumizer after I wash my hair! First, I apply my leave-in conditioner and then spray Body Mass all over, focusing mostly on my roots. Then I am ready to blow dry and get some gorgeous volume!
Hot Tip - Body Mass can also be used as a heat protectant up to 420°F (232°C)!
Kérastase Nutritive 8hr Magic Night Serum
Aaaand those are my faves! I hope that you get a chance to try some of them out!!
Have any questions? Shoot me a DM, drop a comment, or book in to see me for a free consultation!
Hello! Stefan here from Salon Society. I have been a hairstylist for 16 years and am one of the two SASO stylists that offer the European Blowout. The European Blowout is a luxury experience which results in an iconic, voluminous, silky finish. Today I am going to spill some of my European Blowout secrets andtell you about the superstar products that make this blowout result so stunning.
The European Blowout is completed using our fave European product line Kerastase Paris. I first started my training with Kérastase Paris in 2011, I absolutely fell in love with the products, became a certified Kérastase specialist, and have been using them ever since!
The foundation to a fabulous blowout is always understanding the hair type I am working with and pairing technique + products to reach the desired soft, shiny, and bouncy result.
These are the best products to achieve these results:
Now you have the inside scoop on all the products that are used to create the stunning European Blowout! I hope these products will help you get a better at-home blowout. Which product are you most excited to try?
Hello curly people! It's me, Advanced Master Stylist & Curl Specialist, Aaron Brousseau writing today to chat about natural curls. As a person with curly hair, I completely understand how frustrating it can be trying to make those damn curls do what you want them to! But never fear - today I am going to share my 8 Steps to Better Curls: Curly Hair Routine.
This curly routine is only 8 steps and it really makes a world of difference in getting the most bounce and definition out of your natural texture. The key equation to remember is that Hydration + Structure = Flawless Curls.
As a Curl Specialist, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the fresh confidence my clients gain by learning the best tricks and tips for their natural curls. Every person's hair is unique and you may have to experiment to find the routine and product combo that is best for you - but I hope my 8 Steps to Better Curls helps you find the way to yours!
If you have any questions about curly hair or any of the products mentioned, feel free to send me a DM or leave a comment below. We cannot wait to see you (and your curls) at Salon Society!
Our Curly Team:
So we all know that hair masks are great and that they are SO beneficial for our hair… but how am I supposed to be using them? Is this like an everyday thing? Is this a one size fits all? Wait, was I supposed to put conditioner in after I rinsed it out? WAS I SUPPOSED TO RINSE IT OUT???
How often should you use a hair mask?
Does a hair mask replace conditioner?
Hey friends! It is summer and that means sunshine, great weather, and pools!! Unfortunately, while hanging in the pool all day is great for having a good time, it is not great for our hair. Hair that is exposed to the chemicals in pools or all that salt in the ocean can become dry, damaged, and even discoloured. This is known as Swimmer’s Hair.
How it works…
There are a number of chemicals found in pools that cause damage to hair including bromine, chlorine, salt, and copper. When our hair comes into contact with these chemicals they can break down the keratin protein bonds, resulting in visibly damaged hair. Additionally, swimming in the ocean exposes your hair to all that sea salt; salt strips hair of its oils, causing it to dry out and subsequently become damaged. Copper, surprisingly, is one of the most damaging water additives and it is often used to prevent algae and microorganisms from growing in pools!
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