A Breath Of Fresh Hair… For Spring!

One look at the runway shows and you can see that long hair is no longer the only game in town – there are new short and medium hair trends this spring. But, the universal truth is that any hair trend works only if your hair looks healthy.

To get healthy hair, Fantasia Hair Specialists recommend the following: Don’t shampoo every time you shower. We shampoo our hair to remove dirt and product build-up, but shampoo, especially harsh ones, can also remove the essential oils that keep strands soft and healthy. When you really need to shampoo (1-2 times a week or less), be gentle, and always use a conditioner after you shampoo. Fantasia Founder and Owner Twila Donley cautions, “Every time your hair is wet, that means you have to condition it. Conditioner helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft.” Twila also says that conditioner helps seal the hair cuticle to help prevent more damage from happening, so that your hair will naturally become healthier and grow longer.

Fantasia stocks only top-of-the-line shampoos and conditioners, including the new Aveda Invati line. The Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo removes build-up that can clog pores, while it renews the scalp. Invati Thickening Conditioner duplicates your hair’s own building blocks to help thicken hair from within, while leaving hair soft and virtually weightless.

Another popular Fantasia product line is Surface. Fantasia features The Awaken Therapeutic Masque. This product detoxifies, stimulates, rejuvenates, revitalizes, and conditions your scalp and hair.

One of my favorite Fantasia hair products is Moroccanoil, with oil-infused essentials for beautiful hair. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo, which gently cleanses while infusing each strand with restorative nutrients. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner gently detangles and softens hair while restoring elasticity and manageability. For damaged hair in need of instant repair, Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask is a 5–7-minute revitalizing treatment that reconstructs hair and infuses protein back into strands that have been damaged by chemical treatments or heat styling. Its high-performance, deeply restorative formula is rich in argon oil, shea butter and reparative proteins that restore hair’s elasticity which rebuilds the hair strength from the inside out.

Twila also recommends a weekly oil or mask treatment. Because oils can leave a residue on your hair, Twila suggests that you apply your hair conditioning mask to damp hair, leave it on for 10 minutes for deep conditioning, then shampoo and condition as usual. The oils add fatty acids to the hair, which make hair thicker, then the shampoo helps seal them inside the hair.

Try these 4 other recommendations to keep your hair silky smooth:

  1. Try A Cold Water Rinse At Your Next Salon Visit – “Cold water lays down the cuticle layer of the hair, which helps prevent moisture loss, snags and heat damage” – recommends Twila.
  2. Get Regular Haircuts. A haircut or trim (about a quarter to one half inch every 4 to 6 weeks) will keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Waiting longer may cause your hair to split or break off.
  3. Update Your Look With The Latest In Spring Hair Color. You will love our team of Fantasia Color Specialists! With advanced training in caring for your hair, they will bring a balance of current trends to keep you fresh and knowledge of aftercare to keep your hair shiny and healthy between salon visits.
  4. Try Hair Extensions Or A Hair System For Thicker, Healthier Hair. Hair loss in women occurs far more often than you may know. Fortunately, female and male hair loss is absolutely a treatable condition – and Fantasia Salon & Hair Restoration Center is where you can find your solution. They offer an individually designed, custom hair replacement that looks and feels like your own hair.

If you still want to grow out your own hair, Fantasia offers Professional Scalp Treatments and Cold Laser Therapy that you can use in your home or at the salon. They also offer Micro Point Links, Volumizing Strands, Fill-Ins, Extensions, Hair Restoration Systems, plus wigs, hats, turbans, and more. At Fantasia Salon & Hair Restoration Center, they have just what you need!

Colleen Szot is a Minneapolis-based writer, with credits that include TV, radio, and magazines. Her website is www.wonderfulwriter.com.