July 30, 2017

Over Conditioning….Yes, Its a Thing You Can Do To Your Strands ! So Pay Attention Boys & Girls

Over Conditioning….yes, it’s a thing.

One of our very own Crib Colorist, I will call her CG , until she gets brave enough to come introduce herself is going to help me with the Social Media and I am Beyond thrilled. !

 Here is her story:

She has been with me a very long time, and she shared a story with me about her experience with a well-known deep conditioning mask. 

Now she is familiar with our overnight, conditioner Thriven and uses it often, but just happened to run out of it and needed a deep conditioner immediately… so like many of you she purchased a deep conditioning mask from a nearby salon. 

What she didn’t realize, is that, this particular deep conditioner contained protein and was not meant to be left in over the recommended 10 minutes…you know the saying, “less is more”.  Unfortunately, she continued to leave this conditioner in overnight for several weekends in a row until she realized her hair was dry and brittle. 

 Her hair was so dry and brittle that it stuck like Velcro to the fabric off whatever shirt she happened to be wearing.  It was weeks before she discovered that the misuse or overuse of protein was in fact damaging her hair.  It has taken months and several trips to the salon to get rid of the damaged hair. 

The reason that I’m sharing this story, is that, you can over condition the hair!!! 

Please pay attention to the directions on hair products that you buy from salons and beauty supply stores, they often come with little to no advice from the individuals that work there.  

Our Thriven and Thriven Lite can be left in overnight.  It is one of the best things you can use to condition the hair, especially damage or processed hair….or both. 


July 28, 2017

Its BAD ASS Bitches Week :Celebrate Opening of "ATOMIC BLONDE" :15% OFF - All Lighteners & Bleaches - 1 Week !


 to Celebrate the First Female Bad Ass 
In a major Feature Film
 Say Hello to Charlize Theron as the


in celebration of this achievement Killerstrands will have a 1 week Sale on All products under our
Lighteners Collection = 15%OFF
from 7/28 - 8/4 . . . 

Use Killerstrands own 
Creamy Oil bleach Kit : which is tinted Violet/Blue to help fight brass

you too can be a BAD ASS BITCH !

All Instructions are here on this Blog 
just put 3 terms in Search bar:
  • Blonde hair
  • bleach & tone 
  • Platinum Demo 

PLUS w/ Every Order placed for this week You Will

 receive 1 FREE Product:
 Please choose 1 out of the 3 selections:
  1. Wrap Cap (love these for deep conditioner or oil treatments) 
  2. Tester Size of one of our Own Products - THRIVEN, Gleam, INTENSIVE, thriven-lite
  3. Shower Cap 
Please Add what you would like to "notes" section as you check out !

Support the movie if you can 
women should be celebrated as BAD ASSES as well ! 

I have a new girl starting to help with the massive job of trying to keep everyone motivated and educated on the proper way to color and care for hair. . . . 
 her name is Courtney 
. . . . . she is a well educated Crib Colorist and will be contributing writing new Posts here on the Blog, moderating on all of our Social Media hubs as well - which I am very excited about

Be the Baddest Bitch You Can Be ! 

July 19, 2017

There is Not A Reason In The World to Get Hair Extensions

Why In The World Would Anyone Get Hair Extensions?

I cannot tell you the amount of people who email me with sad- sorrow-filled stories of hair loss, hair destruction and permanent root damage.

I cannot think of 1 good reason to wear hair extensions. Everyone that wears them looks exactly the same if you ask me. Please everyone think about the fact that you are pulling on your hair and destroying the root of the hair permanently....and once thats done you will never have hair there again. I see ad after ad trying to draw women in to get them and what happens is they get you and then you're almost addicted for a few years and then the horrific damage starts and its too late to help yourself even.

 It is a well known fact that hair extensions can do damage to your natural hair. The glue-tape-laserered, fish line, or one of the many many methods they come up with that is attached to your natural hair can burn and split the ends of your hair and damage it permanently.. This means that you will almost always be required to have the ends of your hair cut after the extensions are removed.

Also, if a lot of long or heavy extensions are added, this applies additional pressure to your scalp. One of the dangers of extra pressure to your scalp can be a thinning of your natural hair. In some cases there have been reports of headaches from the added weight of the hair or allergies to the bonding glue that is used.

Everyone is different and will react to hair extensions in a different way. It depends on a number of factors that you have to consider.

Treasure the hair you have..... try the THRIVEN + Secret Supplement combo -     which has worked for all the women out in Malibu who tried the exttesions 10 years ago when they first came out and couple years later suffered the hair loss problem. It worked for over half of them and that is a pretty good number  . . . .and if that doesn't work - I would definitely invest in one of the hair lasers that help encourage new hair growth that you can purchase on Hammacher Schlemmer catalog they have a fully guaranteed return after 30 days no questions asked. I have purchased from them for years and have never purchased a bad product. And finally if that doesn't work be sure to have a dermatologist check you out and then text or call the store I will try to further help you !

 Join Our Facebook Group that I just re-started and is going to be very helpful once I finish designing and added all the info this website demands it truly is crazy...I had no idea FACEBOOK is as vast as it is.... 
So we will be using that along with Pinterest
July 12, 2017

"GREEN" Permanent Hair Color, Checks All My Boxes for great "RESULTS" + A Brand New Look For The Store's Website Up & Coming Soon

After I was forced into retirement, from the Salon environment - I was lucky enough to find this group that a semi-famous/brilliant Cosmetic Chemist taught. He had invented mascara for Max Factor in the 60's, I think it was and made formula's for new products all the time. Anyway for 2 years we got to pick his brain about everything "personal Care" related, and boy was I in the right place at the right time. I learned the other side of the arguments about a lot of misconceptions about our hair & Cosmetics industry & to be perfectly frank, most of these Corporations are not trying to kill us, they really are not, because there are good people (like my teacher) who are simply trying to just make better . . . . safer. . . products for mankind. Don't get me wrong there are a couple dozen companies that should be shut down that I can think of off the top of my head....there are always a few jerks in every class. But basically they are doing it for a good reason.. The most involved topic that I have heard endless hours of debate on is on the word "NATURAL". What is.........what isn't?? What products can we call NATURAL.I have never decided which side of the fence I'm on because I understand both now and both sides are necessary for things to run smoothly (kind of like our government).

Which brings me to today's topic : Natural Hair color...........or as I like to refer to it as:
GREEN Hair color. When you think about it "natural'' just means anything that has come from nature or the earths ground or atmosphere.


This particular category to me does not refer to any hair color product you buy at the health store, trader joes, costco, etc.....I'm talking a professional hair color that is made to be as pure and as natural as can possibly be made and most importantly does not sacrifice amazing results.
 I have been testing these for over 10 years and I have never found one that I would attach my name to. This changed last weekend when I tried Essensity( which of course we carry in store) on my Level 8 Copper-red hair. I had been receiving multiple positive reviews from customers . . . enough to where I decided I needed try it myself on my own hair, because that to me is the true test .Redheads are so sensitive to everything.

Good news ladies and gents - I loved it. . . and my scalp didn't feel all weird and tight afterward either. Hey, I don't know if I am allergic to any ingredients that are in hair color but as I've aged I notice for the first time ever i started to have minor sensitivities after coloring my hair, but back then I had tested them all......& couldn't find one I loved, this one I do.
Then Essensity re-did their formula and that is when the good reviews started to come in.....for me in a completely organic way.

Let me Quote you what the company says about the product:


 *New ESSENSITY vs. previous ESSENSITY Color

PURE PERFORMANCE.....ESSENSITY offers color performance and results.

The permanent ammonia-free oil color respects the multi-tonal reflections of the hair and provides up to 100% white hair coverage with up to 4 levels of lift.
  • Ammonia-free Permanent Color
  • 58 shades
  • Up to 100% white coverage
  • Up to 30% more color intensity and 50% longer color retention* 
  • The Secret Lies In Phytolipid Technology -- The combination of specially re-designed color pigment mixes and plant-based oils that contain lipids found in healthy-looking hair maximizes color performance. Re-designed color pigments for most precise tone direction and enhanced color intensity with true-to-tuft & true-to-nature results.
Optimal Performance
Up to 4 Levels of Lift

They have a few new colors even ! :




For those with sensitivities we finally have a well thought out brand - which BTW I heard just today is being re-designed and updated packaging. I mean I think this packaging is fine, but Schwarzkopf has a whole new impressive line of Blonde products I will be adding with very snazzy packaging ! I don't ever buy products for packaging -  so I do not recommend that to anyone!

Get Ready everyone for a completely NEW LOOK for the store's website
its coming shortly. 
Give it a chance and just try things out, it will be easier in the end, I promise