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How to have Shiny, Healthy Hair this Summer


The summer heat is amazing for our tans, but not so amazing for our hair. As the air dries up, so does hair. It can be a hassle to keep your hair shiny and healthy throughout these steamy months, as well as finding the time and money to keep upkeeping it. This does not mean it’s impossible to have glossy locks this summer… With just a few steps you can keep your hair glowing all season.

 

Tips on How to Have Shiny Hair this Summer:

 

Hair Masks: Healthy hair requires a ton of hydration. Hair masks can replenish your hair with oils and nutrients that may be lacking from everyday wear. You should apply a mask weekly, using an application of your choice. Various hair masks include sleep in’s, wash in’s and pre-wash in’s.

 

Maintenance: There are a few things you can do between styling your hair that can help maintain the shine and health. Switching out your regular pillowcase for a silk cover will exponentially improve your hair after sleeping. “Many fabrics, like cotton or polyester, absorb moisture and can cause friction and be abrasive to the hair.” Silk will retain the moisture and keep frizziness at bay. Another maintenance tip is to avoid drying your hair with a towel, but rather with an old t-shirt. This is more gentle on the hair cuticle and will cause less damage.

 

Hair Oils: Last not but not least, adding hair oils after styling will give the extra shine and boost your style needs. Heat styling and products can dry out your hair, so finishing with an oil will instantly add moisture and shine to any do’.

 

Keep your hair healthy and glowing this summer! If you follow these steps you’ll be having the Kim Kardashian locks in no time! For your hair treatments and styling contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts.





Perfect Hair for a Perfect Day


Your wedding should be spent enjoying your day and the people around you, not worrying if your hairstyle is still in place. The day of your wedding will be a long one, and all precautions for effortless beauty care should be taken care of! As professional hairstylists, we request a few steps to be taken prior to the hairstyling to ensure a long lasting and beautiful style! They include:

 

Day 2 Hair: While this may be arguable, day 2 hair actually holds style much better. Just-washed hair can hold too much moisture and bounce to fully handle any heat styling that will last. After washing, be sure to leave your hair natural and avoid heat treatments, since it can be difficult to reverse the effects of already heat-styled hair.

 

Product Free: Depending on your hair style, products may be used to keep the look in place such as hairsprays, gels or molding cremes. Coming in with a fully natural head of hair will make it a clean slate for any styling without any danger of over using products.

 

Pictures: A photo speaks a thousand words, and we want to know exactly what you picture for your special look. Coming in prepared will make the process much smoother and faster, so we recommend bringing in as many photos of inspiration as you can, so we can give you the desired look.

 

We want you to look and feel your best on your special day! With proper hair care you can spend the day hassle-free (at least regarding your hair)! Let Caralyn’s, your hair experts, style your look for your wedding!





Short and Sweet


 

 

Going bold and taking a risk with your hair is definitely something everyone should do at least once, and what better way than to chop it off? More and more we are seeing shorter hair cuts for women come into style- take a look at Kim kardashian who chopped off her long locks for the sleek bob. Going short does not always have to be to the extreme buzz cut such as Cara Delevingne’s look. The most popular looks we’ve been seeing are:

 

Lob: The lob is officially everywhere! This look is a cross between long hair and a bob – the perfect medium length. This style looks good virtually every way, with big curls or pin straight locks. Shoulder length hair is no longer a length to dread, but embrace as one of the seasons hottest styles!

 

Inbetweenie: As you may notice, in-between lengths are a trending style, as they tend to be less high maintenance and more relaxed looks. The “inbetweenie” is referring to the grow-out length between a short pixie cut and a bob. This look can be styled in multiple ways, with shaggy bangs or tucked behind the ears. This look can be done up in so many ways and always looks put together.  

 

Slick: Medium or short length, slicking back the hair is a go to, with either a gelled look or simply tucked behind the ears. Slicking your hair back is a gender neutral hairstyle that will rock any look.  

 

Make a change this season and go short! For a fresh start with your hair and style contact Caralyn’s, your hair design experts. 





Hair Donation Ottawa 2017


We are so excited to be a part of the 7th annual hair donation event at Algonquin College! Every year Hair Donation Ottawa helps the lives of children dealing with illness-related hair loss, by giving them a renewed sense of hope and belonging . Hair Donation Ottawa is a 100% not-for-profit organization that that supports Cancer Research in Ottawa, as well as providing wigs and head scarves to children dealing with hair loss.

 

This weekend come by Algonquin college if you are willing to donate 6+ inches of hair in support of Canadian Cancer research. When donating your hair, you will receive a cut, wash and style from Caralyn’s hair team to thank you for your amazing contribution to a great cause.

 

This is an amazing organization that helps the lives of children everywhere by providing hair treatment options for financially disabled families dealing with horrible illnesses. Create a GLOBAL impact this weekend, by registering as a hair donor and becoming a part of Canadian Cancer research!





Synthetic or Real Hair Wigs?


 

 

We are big wig lovers! Wigs can change and enhance your look as much as you want, as well as provide confidence and self-esteem to anyone who’s in need! At Caralyn’s, we provide both synthetic and real hair wings, as well as styling and maintenance recommendations. If you are having trouble deciding which type is best for you, we provided a list of pros and cons for each:

 

Synthetic Wigs

 

Pros:

1) Holds style. Whether it gets wet, or it’s humid outside, those curls or bounce will stay!

2) Relatively low cost, meaning more options to buy more then one!

3) Easy maintenance, synthetic wigs requires very little daily care.

 

Cons:

1) High shine, which can look slightly unnatural.

2) Cannot change style or colour, since the fibres do not react well to heat or dye.

3) They do not last as long as human wigs.

 

Real Hair Wig

 

Pros:

1) You can style with heated hair tools, allowing you to change up the style daily.

2) Very realistic looking!

3) Versatility in colour, since dying the wig is no problem.

4) Last much longer then any other type of wig.

 

Cons:

1) Cost, real hair wigs are much higher in price.

2) High maintenance. Like real hair, the hair has to be styled, washed and conditioned often.

3) Delicate. Again, like real hair, you have to be careful with heat resistant spray and not damage the ends. 

 

Wigs can change the lives of people for the better! Do your research before you invest in a wig, each will have different needs to suit each person and their personal schedule and abilities. For your wig needs, purchasing, styling and maintenance contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts!





Warmer Shades


 


As the weather warms, the dye jobs get lighter and lighter! Everyone loves a fresh, summery look for the warmer months – preferably something to compliment the tan. Blonde hues are always a favourite for the upcoming season, and it can be a big process! As professional hairdressers, we’ve seen a number of blonde-gone-wrong jobs, and we want everyone to avoid that bleachy mess! Here is how to go from the dark to light the RIGHT way:

 

Pick the right shade: Not every skin tone can fully compliment the platinum blonde look, so it’s so important to know your skin and which under-hues will suit the shade of blonde! For example, lighter skin tones may suit ashy, platinum blonde, while darker shades can be gorgeous with caramel, golden tones. Do your research!

 

Get healthy: Bleaching the hair can cause significant damage, especially if the hair already has heat or colour damage. Be prepared for dryer hair, and work on starting a healthier routine for your new blonde tresses. It may also be a good idea to get a fresh cut to rejuvenate the hair.

 

Start slow: Going blonde often can’t happen in one sitting…especially if your going from black or red! Start with full highlights and work your way up to a solid blonde. This can take up to three separate appointments.

 

Upkeep: As you may know, hair grows fast, and so will your roots. Be sure to do some upkeep, possibly 1-2 months on the roots depending on how fast your hair grows! Be sure to get lightening shampoos to keep the blonde shades in tact, and condition like crazy!

 

We know everyone can rock a blonde dye job, you just have to know how to do it right, and how to upkeep. Here at Caralyn’s, we are here for your full blonde treatment and any upkeep questions or services you may have!





How to Care for Your Dyed Hair


 

Dying your hair is always fun and exciting, as well as a real commitment! The spectrum of colours is just waiting for your hair to embrace, whether you want purple or green, we say do it! You want to be sure once you’ve invested the time and money to get that perfect colour, that it stays properly maintained. That may mean coming in every three months for touch-ups, but there are also many precautions you can take at home to ensure that vibrant colour stays long lasting:

  • Shampoos less. Shampoo can strip the colour and natural oils from the hair. Instead, try to wash your hair between 2-3 times a week. When you do use Shampoo, be sure to purchase the hair colour protection brands.
  • Use less heat on coloured hair when styling, as it is more susceptible to damage. When you do style your hair make sure to use a heat protectant. This also goes for showering; try to rinse your hair with cool water instead of hot.
  • Condition like crazy! Conditioner will lock in the moisture to your treated hair and help retain the colour longer. Before going to bed apply leave-in conditioners as well as applying a deep conditioner mask to your hair weekly.

 

Follow these simple steps for perfectly vibrant hair between each touch up! At Caralyn’s, you hair experts, we believe in using your hair to express yourself, and absolutely love a fun colour job any day!





Beat the Bed Head


Maybe you just got a fresh new blowout, or spent hours perfectly curling your hair, either way, you want to make sure all that time and effort lasts longer then a day! The number one cause for ruining a hairstyle is by not properly caring for it during the sleepy-time hours. Depending on the look or hair type you have there are different ways you should care for your do’ over night, as well as general tips for sleeping.

  • The first recommendation is purchasing silk pillowcases. Silk pillowcases may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but the improvements it will make on your hair will totally be worth it. Cotton pillowcases can strip moisture from the hair while also causing breakage from hair tangling in the fibers while you toss and turn….Also you will feel super glamorous sleeping on silk.

A side note for silk pillowcases: If you just got a new style done and you want to make it last over night, wrapping your hair loosely in a silk scarf will keep in in tack for the morning after.

  • Condition! This may be a given, but applying leave-in conditioner to your locks over night will ensure smooth, radiant hair in the morning!

If you just got a blowout: Applying a small amount of oil treatment over your hair will keep it’s moisture and ensure sleekness for days to come.

  • Put it up! Leaving your hair free while you sleep can be a recipe for disaster. Properly putting up your hair will save its body and definition. Be wary though, putting it in a pony tail will not do it justice, as you will have elastic indents in the morning. To properly pin up your hair set it up in loose curls atop your head using bobby pins or clips.

Don’t just sleep it off, make sure you care for your hair even during the lights out hours. To get a new hairstyle that is worth the care, come to Caralyn’s, your hair experts, as well as proper hair maintenance products and tips.





Power Do’


Styling your hair is all about individuality and representing your self, why not make a statement? The Power Do’ is the next hottest thing when it comes to choosing your personal look. Think blunt edges and bold twists on the classic cuts and styles. These looks are going to make heads turn; here are some of our favourites:

Power Curl

 

The Power Curl

Shows such as Topshop Unique saw models sashay down the catwalk with 80s-inspired cool-girl curls. Don’t forget your ‘power parting’ with this style; the more extreme, the better.

 

Power Cross-over

The Power Crossover

Proof that power styles can also be ultra pretty, we fell head-over-heels for the structured crossover looks at Carolina Herrera.

 

Power Slick

The Power Slick

Wet look hair was everywhere during the SS17 shows. Slicked-back hair screams sexy while giving off a powerful vibe. It’s super easy to recreate, too.

 

Power Fringe

 

The Power Fringe

Fringes were short, sharp and fierce this season. It takes guts to chop your fringe to this length – hence this style exudes coolness and strength.

 

These looks are classic with a modern twist with the bold accents and details. Let your hair represent your confidence and strength with the help of Caralyn’s, your hair experts, and remember…You got the power!





To Wash, or Not to Wash?


 

 

 

 

 

Washing your hair seems like a given when it comes to maintaining your hair health, yet we keep hearing about people who have given up washing their hair completely…Crazy right? Turns out, the less you wash your hair the less you’ll have to. Over time, the scalp will stop producing as much oil as it would when it is completely stripped of the natural oils from Shampoos. This to say, everybody has different needs when it comes to shampooing depending on their hair type:

 

1.Thin, Fine Hair

 

Fine hair can easily feel weighed down by too much oil. To make sure your fine hair is always looking at its best, wash your hair every day to every other day.

 

2. Thick, Straight Hair

 

Thick, straight hair can usually start to look oily on the second or third day. Wash your hair with a system that helps moisturize and give shine without the weigh-down.

 

3. Thick, Wavy Hair

 

Wavy hair is usually a bit drier than straight hair. A good rule of thumb for wavy hair is to use a system that enhances your natural texture while adding a bit of moisture so it doesn’t frizz out.

4. Curly Hair

 

Curly hair is the driest of all the different hair types. Because of its spirals, oil from the scalp can’t work its way down, leaving the ends drier than straighter hair types. Depending on just how curly your hair is, you may not need to fully shampoo your hair as often.

5. Damaged Hair

 

For severely damaged hair, your locks can use all the moisture it can handle. Avoid further drying and stressing damaged hair out by washing as infrequently as you can manage, or when your locks start to look and feel greasy.

 

Get to know your hair type so you can properly care for it the best you can…and even possibly skip out on the shampoo hassle every once and awhile! For all your hair care needs, contact Caralyn’s, your hair experts.