December 26, 2015

" Dear God...Let This Color Turn Out Right.....!!! "

That is a very common phrase I used to hear once I graduated out of the Academy and into
the Salon Arena I chose a Specific Salon because I wanted to be in a certain area where I knew they would appreciate my talent and education. What I didn't know was that there would be so many colorists who had absolutely NO idea what the outcome of their work would be. I had no idea the majority of hair school taught the applicants was just enough to pass their State Board Test and didn't give a rat's ass about whether or not they learned the art of color or NOT.

It was just so sad to hear . . . . . . .  so when you have a lousy color job it really isn't the Colorists fault, they didn't know any better when they signed up for their hair school. They thought that money they paid would teach them how to color and cut hair....not knowing that 90% of schools just want that admission check and don't care about the reputation of their graduates. 


There is a new trend though, which I find very encouraging.....and it involves new hair companies opening Hair School Academies trying to go into business against Vidal Sassoon Academy......which -- from a business stand point, is a very brilliant move. Competition is good for business. Just like when I started Killerstrands, for the first couple years I was the only one doing this. I didn't really know what I was doing at the beginning and everything I did ........I kind of made it up... until individuals began to look at what I was doing and began to copy me, which created "competition" for me+ my business which in turn drove my prices down. As much as I don't like it, competition is good for business AND for customers in order to be in a lower price bracket for the customer.

 I am willing to bet that is what is happening with Vidal Sassoon + John Paul Mitchell Schools + Aveda Schools + Tony & Guy Academies, now having competition they drive the pricing downward and make it more reasonable for everyone to be able to go to the "BEST" Hair School in the world. Which makes it a more 'even' playing field.


Even though I attended the best hair school in the world I will tell you honestly that I have done a lot of praying  to the "Hair Gods Above" as I call it....every now and then . Hair Coloring is NOT 100%, no matter where you went to school or who you apprenticed under, there are just too many variables in each and every person's hair. You know how the talk lately is about DNA and the GENOME platform each and everyone of us has, well all of those 'VARIOUS' factors ALSO affect the hair coloring factors of each and every person's hair. So there just can never be 1 rule that will work on each and every person in regards to hair color. The variables and DNA are simply to vast and too massive ! Granted I can get it right 90-95% of the time, but there is still that 5-10% of the time, that is not correct. Doctors only get it right 80-85% of the time and people think that is amazing ! !





 

December 19, 2015

Hair Coloring & Some Of Its Standard Rules that Must Be Forever Followed !

This Is about formulating your hair color.
So throw in the towel,  raise up your hands,  Shake your head, and raise the white flag ...we must all surrender to the fact that we must learn some of the RULES that are the STANDARDS in hair coloring. 

THIS BLOG IS FULL OF THEM



Lets say you are going to color your hair from base to ends and its this length:


To Color hair the way we would do it for a hair color commercial lets say......which is using every Rule in the rule book and some more that are not in there ! ! !

You will need a total of (approx.) : 4 ounces of hair color - 2 types though

> 2 ounces of Permanent color (using Wella Koleston Perfect - uses 1:1 Ratio Color to Developer) 
and
> 2 ounces of Demi-Permanent Color (using Wella Color Touch - uses 1:2 Ratio Color to Developer)......lets make note of some of the Rules on this Post:

RULE #1 : Always find out the ratio of hair to developer for the line of hair color you are using in Wella alone almost every single line has a different ratio

Koleston Perfect : is 1:1 Which means 1 ounce of developer to 1 ounce of hair color
Color Touch : is 1:2 means - 1 ounce of hair color to 2 ounces of developer
Illumina : 1:1.5  meaning 1 ounce of hair color to 1 and a half ounces of developer

those are pretty much all the ratios that are sprinkled all over all hair colors all over the world.............every single line of hair color comes with its own directions, on professional hair color the directions are printed
 INSIDE THE BOX 
of any & every box of hair color that way you can't lose them when in a hurry in the busy color room of a very busy Salon

now why the 2 tyoes of color?
Well, normally 
you would be applying the permanent color mixture to the base ( or Root area) all the way around FIRST.
Then once that is applied
(remember for this post we are not talking the formula, just all the rules one uses to get the hair color in that Tint bowl that is all mixed up . . . . 
ON YOUR HEAD! ! ! ! )
                                                                                                                                                                          


  • >  she has 30% Gray and wants it covered
  • > she wants her color refreshed and looking rich & shiny
 First you will mix the permanent hair color ( Koleston Perfect) ........mix 1 ounce of color to 1 ounce of developer and get the next bowl ready......why? you want the color fresh and it works the best right after being mixed, so you split the mixture.

You divide the hair into quarters ALWAYS.............EAR TO EAR.............NOSE TO TAILBONE. I would clip them that way.

Now the goal when trying to become the best Crib Colorist is to do it quick enough so you don't dread it and to use as many tricks as I have taught you, so that you achieve professional results.
As long as you use the professional color + developer and have the proper formula you should have successful results.

Now what is the number Rule that I repeat over and over?
HAIR COLOR DOES NOT LIGHTEN HAIR COLOR
or in professional terms:
HAIR COLOR DOES NOT LIFT HAIR COLOR
both sentences mean the exact same thing.

So, if you have Level 5 hair color 



on your hair presently 
and now you want a change 
and 
you want to be Level 6 . . . . .  

can you do that ? ? ? 
by just applying Level 6 on top of it ?

CAN YOU ? ? ?  

NO, of course you cannot.

Why????
Because the rules... the rules....
Remember the Rules..... ! ! !

There are Rules in Hair Coloring that have been the standards for 70 years, and to be honest not a whole lot has changed in the last 70 years.

Hair color cannot "lift" hair color ( remember : lift equals lighten) .I always tech it this way:
I liken it to crayons or sharpie's
if you were to color a dark brown circle,
then I asked you to lighten it by coloring a yellow circle on top of it ............
would it lighten it?
would it be yellow?

Of course not.

Same with hair color. 
we just do not own the technology for that process to work.
How does it work with a crayon? we have to start over don't we? we need to have a lighter circle say it was pale yellow..........then could you make it bold yellow?
YES........
Just like hair
you must lighten hair past the stage you are aiming for.

So then, you may re-color it the color you truly want and desire.
It then will work properly.

Follow those rules & your results will be as you desire! 

When you do go for removing the hair color so you may lighten remember this important rule:
Do NOT use bleach to remove the hair color. 
USE THE PROPER TOOL FOR THE JOB AT ALL TIMES IN HAIR COLORING.
Use Hair Color Remover, which is either VANISH or 

 The discoveries they've made in the last 70 years are nothing really new. 
Except for a new bag of tricks I recently heard about, it arrived yesterday and I am not sure if it works or not.

If what it claims is the truth. . .  .
it could honestly be a game changer, but I have not got my hopes up,
because 
every time I do it fizzles and burns out
so we shall see.

you will be the first to know if it does indeed take off into the stratosphere!

But, back to planet earth for now.

KC

December 16, 2015

WEN Cleansing Conditioners Being Brought To TRUE- Light & the The Light is ? THEY CAUSE HAIRLOSS !

 I'm wondering how many of you have heard the new class-action lawsuit by celebrities and a host of others who claim after long term use of WEN "CLEANSING CONDITIONERS" they have extreme hair loss???  ! 

 Doesn't surprise me in the least. Do my longtime readers remember when I wrote a Post about him and his lame idea of a shampoo? Well, after purchasing & trying it myself.....the results were horrible in my opinion . So I wrote a whole Post about how I thought his whole idea was bullshit.  I said the only reason that the people on one side of a "BEFORE & AFTER" - had beautiful hair after they used the WEN product was that one had an excellent  BLOW DRY & the other one didn't. Well, he sent me a letter of warning ( from his attorney) to "Cease & Desist" with my Post regarding his product and him....So, instead of sticking up for myself - I caved and gave in and deleted it. Now I am so mad at myself !

   Remember I am not tied to any company like so many Bloggers, Social Media Wizards and businesses are. So, I can just talk freely and I love that. I'll never forget watching my mentor go through the process of getting offers to work for some of the companies she taught me were terrible and made bad products and this company came to her and held a gigantic wad of cash in front of her and she caved and went to work for them. That is called SELLING OUT.

 IN my opinion this man who does not actually do 1 celebrities hair that my family knows of and we have been in movie biz for over 30 years. The couple he paid an astronomical amount of money to go on the commercials and say their hair was completely changed, did that ONLY for the money he paid them. IN fact I wrote a Post regarding this exact thing 4-5 years ago and I received a "warning letter" from one of his attorneys and I took it down.

More than 200 people in 40 different states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care and that weird business infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, alleging that using the company's cleansing conditioner resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and hair discoloration.

FROM : CONSUMER REPORTS
I began using this product in May of 2015.. My hair was already damaged from highlights, and was slightly thin. When I first started the product I noticed a change in texture. 

Fast forward to October, life seems good except for a spot near the crown of my head that seems to be thinning again. 
 What I experienced were handful after handful of my hair coming out in the shower and larger thinning spots beginning to appear. I immediately stopped using the product and have returned to using my sulfate free shampoo I used prior to WEN, but my hair just isn't the same. I still have thin spots and although it's reduced, I'm still losing more hair than I was before. I am completely disappointed. For a product that costs $40 and is backed by celebrities, I would have expected the beautiful hair I was promised. I do not recommend this product.

I WANT EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND WHEN A CELEBRITY ENDORSES A PRODUCT, it is NOT BECAUSE THEY USE IT  >>>>>

ITS BECAUSE THEY WERE PAID AN ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE SEEN IN A PHOTO OR COMMERCIAL WITH IT
I KNOW
I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THESE PERSONALLY

DO U KNOW WHO PIERCE BROSNAN IS? HE WAS A FRIEND & I WENT WITH HIM ONCE WHEN A COMPANY PAID HIM $1 Million Dollars to do a photo shoot with the product and he hated it.
But, wouldn't YOU do it?
I probably would. 
In 2 hours of a very luxurious photo shoot - he was fed Crystal Champagne, had caviar and a beautiful spread of food for him and he walked in ...........had his hair and make-up done, ..........took 1 hour of photos and was given BOTTLES of the product we took with us when we left....
As soon as we got to Malibu we went to lunch and boom he said " lets through this in the dumpsters"
And we did !
YOU JUST CANNOT THINK T%HESE PEOPLE TRULY ENDORSE AND USE THESE PRODUCTS, I want you all to understand so you don't get drawn into something that is a complete lie.

You just cannot think that Blake Lively uses drugstore shampoo, that would not happen in a million years.

There are a zillion stories like this and I am so sorry I caved to his threat of an attorney lawsuit, I'm sure it was just a bullshit maneuver now. I wish I would have left it up - if I did then people would have read it and I could have helped some of them.....

I"M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY
 

There is nothing in these ''cleansing conditioners" that makes sense to me. I mean when they came out I kept an open mind, I even ordered some and gave it a try on my own hair -- I am certainly glad that only lasted 1 week. I lost my hair due to medical issues and by following my 10,000 HEADS Protocol - in 3 months I had a drastic change....and my hair came back better than ever!

See this photo?.......its from the "wen" library
The only difference is a LOWLIGHT that was put in the front of the hair AND a better BLOW-DRY for the AFTER SHOT

 More than 200 people in 40 different states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care and that weird business infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, alleging that using the company's cleansing conditioner resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and hair discoloration.

CHAZ DEAN  makes WEN products

 

I don't talk about the 10,000 HEADS Regimen enough but now I am going to begin a review of it going back and forth from Hair Color Posts to Healthy Hair Posts. Beginning today!

So this is what was on the 1st page of GOOGLE about this subject and how many people are reviewing the Hair Care Line - EVEN Consumer Reports  ! ! ! !

 Popular Hair Product Line Wen Sued for Allegedly Making ...

www.nbcnews.com/.../popular-hair-product-line-wen-sue...
NBCNews.com
21 hours ago - More than 200 people in 40 different states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care and infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, ...

WEN Hair Loss Lawsuit : snopes.com

www.snopes.com › Politics › Business
Snopes.com
Claim: The WEN hair care brand of cleansing conditioner causes hair loss. ... TRUE: Lawsuits have been initiated claiming that WEN hair care products cause hair loss. UNPROVEN: WEN hair care products cause hair loss.

4 Things You Need to Know About the Wen Hair Care Lawsuit

www.glamour.com/lipstick/...in.../wen-haircare-lawsuit-hair-loss
Glamour
4 days ago - More than 200 women from 40 states are involved in the class-action lawsuit, which has been filed in California Federal Court against Wen by ...

200 Women Sue WEN Hair Care - The Daily Beast

www.thedailybeast.com/.../200-woman-sue-wen-hair-car...
The Daily Beast
5 days ago - Now, more than 200 women in 40 states have joined a class action lawsuit against WEN by Chaz Dean and infomercial giant Guthy-Renker in ...

Class Action Lawsuit: WEN Cleansing Conditioner Causes ...

topclassactions.com/lawsuit.../lawsuit.../36648-class-action-lawsuit-wen-c...
Aug 6, 2014 - The makers of WEN Cleansing Conditioner is hit with a class action lawsuit by a woman who alleges the hair product leads to hair loss.

200 women join lawsuit against WEN hair care products ...

www.nydailynews.com/.../200-women-join-lawsuit-wen-hair-ca...
Daily News
21 hours ago - Hair today, gone tomorrow. More than 200 women in 40 states have joined a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the hair care line WEN, ...

WEN by Chaz Dean sued for hair loss and adverse effects ...

www.today.com/.../wen-chaz-dean-sued-hair-loss-adverse-effects-t...
Today
15 hours ago - Two hundred people have joined a class-action lawsuit against hair care brand Wen by Chaz Dean and its parent company.

Women Say Their Hair Is Falling Out In Chunks After Using ...

www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/wen-hair-loss
2 days ago - In fact, Wen is currently embroiled in a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 200 people who claim they lost their hair after using Wen's ...

Top 666 Complaints and Reviews about WEN by Chaz Dean

www.consumeraffairs.com › Shopping › Cosmetics



IN my opinion this man does not truly do 1 celebrities hair that anyone in my family knows of and we have been in movie biz for over 30 years. The couple stars on his commercial were paid an astronomical amount of money to go on the commercials and say their hair was completely changed, did that ONLY for the money he paid them.

 IN fact I wrote a Post regarding this exact thing 4-5 years ago and I received a "warning letter" from one of his attorneys.

 More than 200 people in 40 different states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care and that weird business infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, alleging that using the company's cleansing conditioner resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and hair discoloration.

FROM : CONSUMER REPORTS
I began using this product in May of 2015.. My hair was already damaged from highlights, and was slightly thin, which was due to a thyroid issue already being treated by medicine. When I first started the product I noticed a change in texture. 

Fast forward to October, life seems good except for a spot near the crown of my head that seems to be thinning again. 
 What I experienced were handful after handful of my hair coming out in the shower and larger thinning spots beginning to appear. I immediately stopped using the product and have returned to using my sulfate free shampoo I used prior to WEN, but my hair just isn't the same. I still have thin spots and although it's reduced, I'm still losing more hair than I was before. I am completely disappointed. For a product that costs $40 and is backed by celebrities, I would have expected the beautiful hair I was promised. I do not recommend this product.

There are a zillion stories like this and I am so sorry I caved to his threat of an attorney lawsuit, I'm sure it was just a bullshit maneuver now. I'm thinking if no one would have 

There is nothing in these ''cleansing conditioners" that makes sense to me. I mean when they came out I kept an open mind, I even ordered 2 types and gave it a try on my own hair -- I am certainly glad that only lasted 1 week. I lost my hair due to medical issues and by following my 10,000 HEADS Protocol - in 3 months I had a drastic change....and my hair came back better than ever!

 Now on a little different note...............I am wondering if you all have seen or noticed that the bigshot Hollywood Hair Colorist from Hollywood name GUY TANG (he is everywhere on social media) - NOW is sponsored by KENRA. So the only color he can hype is Kenra. What happens is these big companies try to find someone like Him that ALL OF YOU pay attention to and think that he pulls off some miraculous hair colors. 

They approach him with a Yearly Contract and with that comes a truckload of Cash. I was trying to guess how much he got paid and I bet its $1.5million at least. I had friends do this and these people if they are a true artist are very conflicted when they make this decision as they are used to using colors from every line to achieve all their different looks ......and to now have to use 1 line. That is scary to them . But, hey, what would you do? $1.5 million .............or the ability to use which ever hair color you wanted.

I might even cave to that .

I will tell you my problem with this Guy Tang dude...........He uses Extensions on all of his models.....you can purchases extensions that are already colored with OMBRE ends in SILVER metallic/purple metallic etc.... So he tacks those on to all of his models and you all think he has performed a miracle. The "before photo shows the models with thin scraggly hair in one color....but he uses a lot of extensions and there is nothing worse for your hair than extensions. THEY PULL YOUR HAIR OUT AT THE ROOT! Ask Jen Anniston, her hair was her crowning glory and sparked millions to imitate her.

But now Jennifer Aniston has revealed that her famous top has become a disaster area - after an ill-advised decision to have hair extensions.The star admitted that extensions ruined her hair.
" I decided to have a couple of extensions, never knowing you end up with 400 things in your head that cause your hair to break off."Nothing destroys your hair faster than extensions. It's taken years to get my hair grown out. and now the thickness has been damaged "
Miss Aniston's comments follow celebrities including Nancy Dell', Olio, Kate Beckinsale and Christina Aguilera all being spotted with temporary bald patches caused by hair extensions.

"Hair extensions are one of the worst possible things you can do to your hair,"

she is so sorry she used them. They should never ever be used unless you are a movie star and they are mandatory for your part. I don't think one person should use them they are so very dangerous and it doesn't matter which method you use to put them in. They are all lame and dangerous.
IN my opinion this man (WEN) who does not do 1 celebrities hair that my family knows of and we have been in movie biz for over 30 years. The couple who do = he paid an astronomical amount of money to go on the commercials and say their hair was completely changed, did that ONLY for the money he paid them. IN fact I wrote a Post regarding this exact thing 4-5 years ago and I received a "warning letter" from one of his attorneys.


FROM : CONSUMER REPORTS
I began using this product in May of 2015.. My hair was already damaged from highlights, and was slightly thin, which was due to a thyroid issue already being treated by medicine. When I first started the product I noticed a change in texture. 

Fast forward to October, life seems good except for a spot near the crown of my head that seems to be thinning again. 
 What I experienced were handful after handful of my hair coming out in the shower and larger thinning spots beginning to appear. I immediately stopped using the product and have returned to using my sulfate free shampoo I used prior to WEN, but my hair just isn't the same. I still have thin spots and although it's reduced, I'm still losing more hair than I was before. I am completely disappointed. For a product that costs $40 and is backed by celebrities, I would have expected the beautiful hair I was promised. I do not recommend this product.

There are a zillion stories like this and I am so sorry I caved to his threat of an attorney lawsuit, I'm sure it was just a bullshit maneuver now,. I'm thinking.

There is nothing in these ''cleansing conditioners" that makes sense to me. I mean when they came out I kept an open mind, I even ordered some and gave it a try on my own hair -- I am certainly glad that experiment only lasted 1 week. I lost my hair once already....due to medical issues and by following my 10,000 HEADS Protocol - in 3 months I had a drastic change....and my hair came back better than ever!

I don't talk about the 10,000 HEADS Regimen enough but now I am going to begin a review of it going back and forth from hair Color Posts to Healthy Hair Posts. Beginning today!


We will begin reviewing the 10,000 HEADS Regimen for all the new Readers and customers we have

 The Steps in importance go from Step 14 being the most important and  in reverse.
 The more steps you follow the better your hair will get --PROMISE!
 I realized last year that you can "google" the Secret Supplement and you will get what it is ! ! ! ! 
That is how important/popular it has become !

So, remember THINK Realistically before you leap into hair products.

KC

December 12, 2015

Hell on Hair - Your Water - it's Affecting Your Hair

What's Hiding In Your Water Is Affecting Your Hair 

and especially Your Hair Color

Most of the people in the United States are using well water or hard water and that is only in your house, can you imagine what the water is like that is used in public places. It gives me the shivers.

All public water locations should have a water treatment service taking care of the water and running pH and other tests to keep the water at the right levels. I am told that blond hair should not even turn green in pools if the levels are correct, if hair is turning green it means the levels of copper in the pool are too high. It may be that the water is too acidic (low pH) and that this is coming from the corroding fittings of the heater, so the solution is simple. Alternatively you may be over-using algaecide's that are copper-based, so never knowing this before, I've always reverted to Malibu 2000 and other tricks. Lets look at our water and what it can cause and create.

Over 85% of the population in the U.S., according to the Water Quality Association, are bathing with hard water. While hard water is fine for drinking, it can cause many problems for your hair, scalp and skin.

These problems include:
  • Hair feels dry
  • Hair is resistant to color
  • Dandruff or eczema of the scalp
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Colors fading too quickly
  • Discoloration or darkening of hair
  • Hair lacks body and shine
HOW YOUR WATER AFFECTS YOUR HAIR
The water you use to wash your hair, scalp, and skin comes from one of two sources:
  • Ground Water
  • Surface Water
Ground Water
If your water comes from the ground, it is either from your own well or from the local treatment plant that derives the water from wells pumping water from the ground. The source of ground water is from rain passing through aquifers, which are layers of minerals. The acidity (pH below 7) of the rain increases the dissolving effect of minerals. These dissolved solids are found in the water when pumped above the ground and used to bathe.

Surface Water
If your water comes from the treatment plant which derives the water from a surface source, the water is coming from either a river or a lake. Surface water usually contains less minerals because the water has not filtered down through the mineral layers. However, increasing populations are polluting the water causing additional bacteria growth. As a result, the treatment plants must add more chlorine to kill bacteria and then add lime (a calcium compound) to help control the chlorine levels.
Water hardness is determined by the level of calcium that is in the water either found naturally from the ground or put into the water by the treatment plant.
While calcium is the element that determines hardness of water, there are many other elements in the water that effect the texture, volume, shine, control and health of hair.


What are the minerals that effect hair?
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Silica
  • Lead
What other elements effect hair?
  • Chlorine - a harsh oxidizer added to the water to kill bacteria also adversely effects hair.
How do minerals and chlorine attach to the hair?

Our hair, scalp and skin have an electrical charge and that charge is negative. Minerals and oxidizers are charged positive. When a positively charged mineral comes in contact with our hair, scalp, or skin, it attaches on like a magnet.


How do hard water minerals and chlorine effect hair?

Calcium - If your source for water is a well, then more than likely you have calcium in your water. If your source for water is coming from a treatment plant, calcium may have been added to your water. Calcium is the mineral that determines hardness of water.

How calcium effects hair:
  • Calcium leaves the hair feeling dry and weighted down. It can even cause a perm to appear relaxed.
  • Calcium builds up on the scalp causing flaking of the scalp, giving the appearance of dandruff.
  • Calcium can choke the hair at the mouth of the follicle causing the hair to break off, then coating the scalp, blocking further new hair growth.


Iron - Iron is found in ground water from domestic wells and wells used by treatment plants as the source for local water.

How iron effects hair:
  • Iron leaves the hair feeling dry, brittle and weighted down.
  • Iron can cause dark hair to tint darker and blonde hair to turn orange, sometimes I think this is many readers problem.
  • Iron can color from properly processing.
Copper - Copper originates in water in three ways:
  1. It comes from the ground and is pumped into the water from a well.
  2. Particles of copper can come from copper piping. The corrosion caused by hard water lifts the copper particles off the pipes and deposits them into the water.
  3. Copper sulfates are added to swimming pools to control the growth of algae. Copper is often added to lakes (that are a source of drinking water) in the summer to kill algae.
How copper effects hair:
  • Copper discolors hair causing blonde hair to turn green and dark hair to tint darker - the reason for that Green!
  • Copper can weigh hair down and cause dryness.
  • Copper can inhibit the proper processing of color and relaxers.
Magnesium - Usually found wherever calcium comes naturally from the ground, magnesium is abundant in the soil and is very much a part of the mineral complex associated with hard water.

How magnesium effects hair:
  • Magnesium causes hair to feel dry.
  • Magnesium causes hair to appear weighted down.
  • Magnesium can inhibit the proper processing of color and relaxers.
  • Magnesium causes hair to lack shine.
Silica - Silica is a sand-like substance found in desert or volcanic areas. It is usually bound to calcium or magnesium and forms very hard, virtually insoluble deposits.

How silica effects hair:
Silica causes many of the same effects on the hair as calcium.
  • Silica causes hair to feel dry.
  • Silica weighs hair down.
  • Silica can cause dandruff-like symptoms of flaking.
  • Build up of silica can choke the hair follicle causing hair to fall out.
Lead - Lead acetate is used in certain home remedy gray hair cover-ups - like Grecian Formula or JUST FOR MEN. They used lead to make the color work which screws up your hair for everything else. I believe they got sued and are in the process of changing those boxed kits.
How lead effects hair:
  • Lead can cause the hair to feel dry.
  • Lead can prevent the proper processing of perms, color, and relaxers.
Chlorine - unlike the other elements listed above, chlorine is not a mineral but an oxidizer. Chlorine is put into drinking water and swimming pools to kill bacteria. In addition to the following effects chlorine has on hair, due to it's oxidizing effects, chlorine also oxidizes minerals onto the hair causing worse effects of those minerals.

How chlorine effects hair:
  • Active chlorine in the hair can cause hair to feel gummy when wet,straw-like when dry.
  • Chlorine can damage the cuticle and proteins of the hair.
  • As an oxidizer, chlorine can cause the air and sun to oxidize hair and worsen the conditions listed above.
  • Chlorine can cause hair to feel dry.
  • Chlorine can cause hair to become brittle.
  • Chlorine can cause hair to lack shine.
Chlorine will be on of the highest ingredients in public water as they are trying to prevent bacteria and infection. So getting that off of your hair immediately is very important.

What I had my water polo players do for Hair
<> works at the Gold Medal Level ! :
  • while dry, wet hair with bottled water (or similar-not pool)
  • apply a handful of hair conditioner, INTENSIVE is excellent 
  • apply rubber swim cap - tuck in hair
  • when finished, have large bottle of "SODA WATER" available (carbonated) pour & rinse thru hair - stops chlorine from doing any damage
  • take Shower immediately, shampoo with Malibu 2000 Well Water or Swimmers Shampoo - Sulfate-free all of them
  • Use THRIVEN 1-2 times per week
With this Solution, you will have NO hair damage

I fully realize no one is swimming right now, but what I am trying to show you is a way to care for the crappy water that comes out of your shower.....

People complain all the time about the weird tinge of color they have on their blonde hair.....you know what that is now right?
All these minerals and chemicals in the water.
 
++ TREATMENT FOR WATER ALTERED HAIR

If you feel the water in your home has built up on your hair, something we do before coloring Celeb's hair is apply different water treatment packs. Which I am happy to make available to you. The problem with having them done in a Salon for you and me? The cost and the time, it adds at least another hour to your time in the Salon and anywhere from $30 to $80.

Making these available to you at home, I will sell the individual treatments to you. I will list the various treatments and tell you they are super SIMPLE to apply... just time consuming - perfect for at home application. If you are applying your hair color ( which I hope ) apply the treatment the night before, then get up and color your hair > Perfect Plan! Wait till you see how much better your hair color comes out if you pre-treat your hair - its a treat and yes its worth the time and effort. 

Try it once, its a small investment.

COLOR PREPARE - 1st STEP TO PERFECT HAIR COLOR


What It Is:
A patented, fresh-dried vitamin complex that dissolves into a gel in the palms of the hands forming a rich lathering treatment specifically formulated for hair prior to every color service in the salon, at home or when traveling to assure predictable and successful color results.
What It Does:
  • Prepares hair for superior color
  • Gently yet effectively removes minerals from hair that inhibit proper processing of color
  • Extends life of vibrant color to prevent fading
  • Helps prevent brassiness or discoloration
  • Accelerates processing time of color
  • Protects scalp from itching or burning caused by oxidizing chemicals
Blondes Weekly Brightener - All of our packets come with Plastic Cap


A patented, fresh-dried vitamin complex that dissolves into a gel in the palms of the hands forming a rich lathering treatment specifically formulated for blonde and highlighted hair to be used in the salon, at home or when traveling to brighten and increase shine/ vibrancy while helping to prevent damage from environmental elements in the air and water.
What It Does:
  • Immediately brightens blonde and highlighted hair
  • Removes & prevents hard water mineral build-up that can dull blonde & highlighted hair
  • Immediately restores vibrant color and radiant shine
  • Improves flow and movement of hair
  • Prevents dry-feeling hair
SWIMMERS SOLUTION - AFTER SWIM TREATMENT


A patented, fresh-dried vitamin complex that dissolves into a gel in the palms of the hand forming a rich lathering treatment specifically formulated for swimmers to be used in the salon, at home or at the pool after swimming to remove and prevent all the elements from pool, spa or ocean water that can otherwise damage and discolor hair.

What It Does:
  • Immediately removes chlorine and mineral build-up from swimmers’ hair to help restore health and wellness to hair and scalp
  • Removes chlorine and bromine that can otherwise oxidize and dry hair
  • Helps prevent brittle, damaged hair
  • Removes copper build-up to lift green discoloration
  • Restores vibrancy to hair color
  • Dramatically improves look and feel of hair
  • Helps reduce itching and scalp irritation



HARD WATER DE-MINERALIZER
What It Is:
A patented, fresh-dried vitamin complex that dissolves into a gel in the palms of the hands forming a rich lathering treatment specifically formulated for hair shampooed in hard water or exposed to water softeners that use salt and/or phosphates. May be used in the salon, at home or when traveling to lift surface minerals and oxidizers, remove discoloration, brighten and increase shine/vibrancy while helping to prevent damage from environmental elements in the air and water.
What It Does:
  • Removes all hard water minerals that can discolor or damage hair
  • Eliminates brassiness
  • Normalizes hair texture
  • Revitalizes shine and manageability
  • Restores flow and movement of hair
  • Prevents dry-feeling hair
Features & Benefits:
  • Safely restores natural color
  • Makes hair feel lighter after removing hard water minerals
  • Formulated with a patented, nature-identical Vitamin C Complex
  • Food-grade, wellness ingredients


Weekly I will receive at least a dozen emails from people so stumped by the weird color their hair has become and they are almost frantic as to what the cure is. To date when I hear this issue I always start them out with the MALIBU 2000 or now its called Malibu C line of products. This is the very first line of shampoos that went sulfate-free nearly 20 years ago now THAT is brilliant in and of itself. But they went on to develop all sorts of products to help the hair deal with the crappy water we shower in.

If you don't have a shower filter - purchase one SOON!


Most of us are bathing and showering with hard water, its OK for drinking but Hell on Hair

a welcome piece of information in your quest for killer strands

Elements in your environment can have a lousy affect on your hair, scalp and skin. One of the major contributing factors affecting the health of your hair and skin is the water you use to bathe/shower in. Minerals and oxidizers found in your water can cause dryness and damage to your hair and skin as well as make existing conditions -- worse.

Hard waters' collateral damage to your hair
> Hair feels dry
> Hair is resistant to color
> Dandruff or eczema of the scalp - lots of email on this subject !!!
> Dry, flaky skin
>> Thinning hair
> Colors fading too quickly
> Discoloration or darkening of hair
> Hair lacks body and shine


Once you know this you can begin to do what you need to change it.

My water Filter completely changed my water - I've had it for 5 years, it cost $80.
That's not bad, worth every penny.

December 6, 2015

BOOST & BURST Ride again . . . To The Silver Skies Above ! A Customer Shares Remarkeable Results

One of the Best ways everyone can help us out is by one of 2 ways....either send us your photos results like this lovely lady has 
..........or
by sharing the web address of our Blog/Store with as many people as you can. It really makes my day when we have someone help out in this way!

Now this woman began reading the Blog when she had jet black hair done with boxed hair color !

So the entire transformation was done by her own hands and to me I can see the pride she takes in her results by the notes we get from her  . . . and THAT is the goal of Killerstrands and myself.

Educating the masses in how to care & color for your hair in the professional manner. In other words .......... celebrities always have gorgeous hair 
why can't we?  
The reason up until I hit the Internet 9 years ago was the lack of education and access to quality products.

 Now you have both.....PLEASE..................

USE THEM BOTH


Silver Bullet............look at how metallic that appears!
and
Violet Pilot !

Plus she lives in Canada - now that is dedication!

Thank You always everyone for your support

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Wella Professional Line of Products - Nothing is Better

Wella Professional Line of Products - Nothing is Better
Xcellent Gray Coverage, beautiful Shine + Hair Looks Like a Million Bucks w/ Wella !

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