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      4 Holiday Hair CLEAN BEAUTY Looks to Deck The Halls

      4 Holiday Hair CLEAN BEAUTY Looks to Deck The Halls

      This year, deck the halls with clean beauty! And just in case you need some inspo, here’s four ways to use Innersense Organic Beauty to make your holiday hair pop. Before you get started, remember that healthy hair begins in a sacred place – the shower – so start your holiday hair look with one of our hairbath and conditioner duos.


      There’s nothing like a festive holiday braid! Get The Look: First, apply I Create Lift Volumizing Foam, a clean hair care Allure award-winner, throughout damp hair, using your fingers to work the product roots to ends. Then, blow or air dry. Finally, braid as desired, then spray 2 to 3 pumps of I Create Finish to seal the style, tame flyaways and add soft, touchable all day hold.


      We love a romantic, tousled chignon to deck the halls! Get The Look: First, detangle wet hair with a wide tooth comb. Then dispense 2 to 3 pumps of I Create Lift Volumizing Foam into your hands and lightly emulsify. Next, distribute throughout hair, using your fingers to gently separate and shape; add more as needed. Blow dry with a paddle brush, smoothing hair from roots to ends. 

      Next, for added body and texture, apply 1 to 2 pumps of Refresh Dry Shampoo to your fingertips and emulsify. Apply to the roots, nape and hairline and allow to air dry. Next, wrap hair in a chignon or bun, then strategically “pull out” strands and loops of hair for a romantic, tousled, clean beauty look. Finally, seal the style with I Create Finish.


      A gorgeous statement braid is an “under the mistletoe” stunner. Get The Look: First, distribute I Create Volume throughout damp, detangled hair, using fingers to work the product from roots to ends.

      Then apply I Create Lift Volumizing Foam as a “glaze.” Scrunch products into hair, then diffuse or air dry (spritz I Create Finish on damp hair to speed dry time, if desired!) When dry, braid upper half of hair in a loose fishtail, secure into a low ponytail, then pull out sections of hair to “plump” the plaits. To complete the look, decorate hair as you would a gorgeous gift box… with a generous bow! Don’t you love this braid by #IOBEducator Loni Jean Lafinier?


      Allowing your natural texture to shine allows you to jingle all the way, from day to night, party to party, for days without needing to restyle. Get The Look: First, detangle wet hair with a wide tooth comb. Then place a dime sized amount of Quiet Calm Curl Control into wet hands and emulsify. Distribute throughout hair, using fingers to gently separate and shape curls, adding more product (and water) as needed. 

      Once curls are formed, dispense 2 to 3 pumps of I Create Lift Volumizing Foam into your hands and emulsify. Apply in a “scrunching” motion from the ends of the hair, up to the scalp. Diffuse or air dry. Once curls are dry, emulsify a small amount of Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer in your fingertips, applying sparingly to separate and define curls.

      Article Written by Innersense Beauty

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      It’s a common question I hear: “What products should I use to protect my hair?”

      This very question comes from my Beauty Guests who regularly use heat styling tools, including curling and flat irons, and the hair dryer. Hair trends come and go, but heat styling remains a key to achieving the latest in-style look.

      It’s been a long-standing marketing technique for companies to come out with heat protectant products. These conventional products are loaded with silicones and plastics, which are meant to cosmetically add shine to hair, yet consumers don’t realize the true effect these ingredients have on hair.

      Unfortunately, these ingredients don’t protect hair at all. They are designed to coat the hair and secure it, much like saran wrap secures your food. Hair is unable to absorb any moisture. Instead of protected, hair is dehydrated and starved for nutrients, while next it is blasted with heat, which further dehydrates and damages hair. It’s a recipe for unhealthy hair, which is the exact opposite of what the consumer wants.

      The vicious cycle continues as consumers have the false impression that their desired product will protect hair. Heat styling continues compounds the problem. Hair continues to be starved and thirsty.

      To stop this unhealthy cycle, and allow hair to breathe and absorb nutrients and moisture, I like to speak in terms of preparation. It’s the idea that hair is like plant energy, and needs hydration, water and nutrients. Hair can withstand a certain amount of heat application on a regular basis with proper preparation.

      One of the first steps I ask my Beauty Guests to do: take inventory of hair, health and hair care. These questions include:

      • Are you color treating your hair, or using another chemical process?
      • What status is your hair currently in?
      • What’s your general health and nutrition?
      • Are you drinking enough water?
      • What’s your stress level?
      • Are you taking vitamins, including Vitamin B and Biotin?
      • Do you use one or more heat styling tools?

      Healthy hair care starts in the shower with the proper shampoo and conditioner. Consumers often don’t realize many conventional shampoos and conditioners do contain silicones. Be sure to check your labels.

      The next step: hydration, hydration, hydration. This includes lots of water while also selecting the right products for your hair. Here are the recommendations I make to my Beauty Guests based on hair texture:

      Fine Hair, Minimal Chemical Treatments

      Medium Hair, Minimal Chemical Treatments

      Coarse Hair, Heavy Chemical Treatments

      When your hair is fully hydrated and moisturized, hair has the nutrients it needs and is properly prepared for heat styling. Plus, every hair type can enjoy heat styling, too.   Now that you’re a savvy consumer, you have insight on how to keep your hair healthy while showing off any hair trend currently in style.

      Joanne Starkman, Founder Innersense Organic Beauty and Stylist