Hairfood Co. BlogCon Meet-up

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Hairfood Co., Philippines’ fast growing hair care brand recently held a blog conference in Cagayan de Oro to share the brand’s mission to the bloggers who attended the mini conference.

Though I have been using the products (Shampoo, Conditioner, essential oils such as the argan, rosehip, sunflower, and the weekend oil), I didn’t want to let the opportunity of hearing what they have to share about the brand so I was definitely grateful to have been invited to the event. It was such an eye opener and we all went home filled with knowledge about the brand and most of all, the chemicals we unknowingly put onto our hair/body that actually harms us, jeopardizing our health. Interesting!

Because hairfood co is focused on producing haircare products that does not result to eventual hair damage and health hazzards, I think it was great that they went their way to educating us about the main contents of the hair products we commonly use. I wasn’t really big in checking what’s in the hair products I use but after the blogcon, I realized I should be more vigilant to every product’s content regardless if it’s food or personal effects. It’s alarming how naive most of us are, and how we unconsciously put our health to peril by using  hair products that contains Paraben and Sulfates.

Paraben and Sulfates? WTH are those? Well, to help you understand better, Here’s a short info about them.

The Truth About Paraben and Sulfates

What is Sulfate?

When you wash your hair with most shampoos, you will most likely work up a thick lather (love it! right?). This thick lather that many of us love to see or feel, is actually produced by the sodium lauryl sulfate placed in the shampoo. Sodium lauryl is a detergent and crystalline salt of sulfated lauryl alcohol. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a sulfactant; a sulfactant is a product that reduces surface tension between a liquid and a solid. This reduction in surface tension is what produces the rich lather. Once surface tension is removed, the barrier between your hair and the shampoo is eliminated, enabling the sodium lauryl sulfate to rid the hair of oil and dirt.

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All Natural Hair and Skin Care Line by HairFood Co

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With all the hair trends women, even men are getting into these days, it is not surprising that a lot have suffered to many hair problems as a result to a lot of treatment such as dry and dull hair, frizzy, unmanageable, and the worst for me is the hair loss resulting to the thinning of hair (seriously scary!). While there are a LOT of natural remedies we can find online, let’s admit it, more often than not, these natural remedies can be tedious. I’m glad that I was introduced to a company that makes products that addresses common hair problems, even the serious ones.

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HairFood Co.is an all natural hair care line whose main advocacy is to permanently stop hair loss problem and promote a manageable, soft, and shiny hair that withstands all the brushing and even the styling. The brand carries lines of shampoos, conditioners and tonics that are free from sulfates, parabens, and colorants and is composed of herbal extracts that are known to support hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles and compensating the insufficiency of nutrients in our common traditional diets.

hairfood co volume conditioner

Got myself this on my first visit. Because my hair is heavily colored (I can’t remember when was the last time I had it in its natural color!), my hair feels so dull and dry every after shampoo. I am definitely inlove with Hairfood Co.’s Awesome Volume Conditioner as it brought back my hair’s moisture, making it very easy to comb and it added volume to my dull colored hair. This is Paraben-free (Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products use extend the shelf life of products and prevent growth of bacteria and fungi. It has been linked to breast cancer – you may google it for further information). It’s high-fat content of Avocados makes the  hair less dry and less prone to breakage. I definitely recommend this especially those with thin hair and feels like it’s lifeless, limp, and flat!

I also got more goodies from them that are great for both skin and the hair. Oil essentials such Argan oil, Rosehip oil, and Sunflower oil. I will be sharing more of them on a later post as I am using them mostly for my skin and I am excited to see their result!

hairfood haircare

Hairfood Co. Cagayan de Oro – Ground Floor Centrio Ayala Mall (Corrales Entrance). Thank you to these very accommodating Hairfood Co. representatives in CDO for the assistance and for answering all my questions

So anyway, check out the Hairfood Co. branches and head to the branch nearest you and go pamper your crowning glory with haircare products it truly deserve.

Branches: SM City General Santos, SM City Davao Ecoland, SM Lanang Premier, Centrio Ayala CDO, and KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Abreeza Ayala Davao, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM City Bacolod.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Hairfoodco

Facebook: Hairfood Co.

If you are a fan of online shopping and wants to save time, Hairfood Co. products are also available online! Go check them out at Lazada.

Sooooo! Do you have your Hairfood Co.  #HealthyHairDays experience? Please share your experience or your favorite products in the comment section below! 🙂

-xoxo-

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How To Take Care of Your Colored Hair

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I am quite amused to see that everywhere I look, more and more women are getting into colored locks. Truly time has evolved and women are becoming bold with their beauty choices and fashion sense. Well it’s a good thing! I love to see women exploring and becoming more confident with themselves.

Let’s face it ladies, our hair is our crowning glory and it brings us so much confidence so it is important that we give it the best care possible. A lot of women as I mentioned earlier do color their hair (I am no exception) nowadays. Doesn’t matter if we did it by ourselves or if we paid a couple of bucks to get it done. A hair fresh from the salon, all rich and shiny feels so great and we want that experience to last for a long time. So to help us get the most out of that fresh from the salon experience, I’ve put together some simple tips to keep that coloured treated hair last longer.

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Don’t Drown It

Avoid excessive rinsing in the shower “Once you’ve shampooed and conditioned, don’t tilt your head back and let the water just run over it for several minutes,” says Teca Gil-lespie, a scientist with P&G. And if you like to wake up under the faucet in the morning, try to spare your hair.

Shampoo & Conditioning

Use hair color protecting shampoo. I highly recommend Tresemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo as it is specifically formulated to be both gentle and protective for colored hair. Since your hair has been treated with chemicals like ammonia, it is important to always use a “colour protecting conditioner”. Conditioning your hair keeps its moisture balance.

Tip: For deep hair conditioning, try going back to the old but ever effective method in deep conditioning. Use olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil to deep condition the hair.

Read about: Top 10 Hair Dying Mistakes Here

Avoid Blow Drying

Let your hair dry naturally. If you really have to, switch to cool setting and use a heat protective spray on my hair prior to blow drying and styling.

Swim with Caution

If you must go swimming (I assume not when your hair is newly dyed), always wear a swimming cap before you take a dip. Chlorine is very harmful for coloured hair and leads to faded color fast. Apply a strengthening conditioner or olive oil before taking the plunge.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

What you eat also dictates the health of your hair as the nutrients of the food you eat provides the energy that fuels hair growth and luster. Eat foods that contains iron-rich protein such as lean meat, fish, low-fat cheeses, egg whites, spinach and soy to keep your color-treated hair looking its best. These types of food feed your scalp and hair by building strong keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture and stimulates growth.

I hope this helps! If you have more tips on maintaining that colored hair or in keeping the hair healthy please share it with us by leaving a comment below :).

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Where to Get The Right Hair Scissors

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The right tools make any job easier. Your job as a hairdresser is made easier with professional hair scissors and shears from such popular manufacturers as Kenchii, Kamisori, Tsubame, Antelope and Wolff available at Xtremeshears.com. Hair is the single most important feature to a person for beauty and self-confidence. “A bad hair day” is the equivalent of an absolutely horrible day. Your customers will not be thinking “bad hair day” when you are able to deliver the haircut they ask for with professional grade shears and scissors. XtremeShears.com stocks 212 scissors and shears of different styles and brands including scissors and shears for left-handed hair professionals. You will find scissors and shears with offset handles, thumb rings and ergonomic handles.

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Whatever scissors you choose you can be sure they will be great not only for all around cutting but also for slicing, sliding and blunt cutting. You will be amazed how they perform like a dream for high-speed cutting on dry hair. Scissors and shears are the most important basic tool for a hairdresser but they are not the only tool needed. An inventory of over 400 products offers accessories, thinners, irons, dryers, texturizers and many other types of merchandise to for professionals to stock their supply cabinets. You will be thoroughly satisfied when you buy hair cutting scissors at XtremeShears.com for choice, quality and precision.

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Hair Loss and Dry Hair Solution

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It’s  summer and my hair starts to feel dry and spungy! Not even the effort of ironing it can bring it back to life. Apart from the spungy issue, I also am worried of strands falling everytime I comb it. I guess, a lot of you ladies can relate to this hair fall problem. I was so ready to have another session of hair rebond (though I am not sure if it will solve my issue) until I decided to try Aromacology’s Hair Treatment with Virgin Coconut Oil. I definitely love how it brought my hair back to life! My hair have never been this healthy that I raved so much about it on my facebook. If you are looking for an organic product that will bring back the life of your hair without harming it and most of all, without spending so much, I highly recommend Aromacology Hair Treatment.

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Two (2) days after. On my way to an afternoon appointment. I just had it blow dried.

It is made from special extracts of botanical plants and virgin coconut oil and this hair treatment conditions and moisturizes hair. It helps promote growth, strengthens hair, restores shine, and prevents dandruff and damage.

This also promote hair growth, definitely an inexpensive solution to your hair loss problem. Just apply a generous amount on the scalp where the hair is receding and in 2 or 3 weeks time, you will notice new hair growing. Personally, I am waiting for my own result :), as of the moment I just love how it regained my hair’s vitality and volume.

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A day after my first treatment. Took this upon waking up.

You might ask, How long will I be seeing result? Well, here’s an average time gathered. This however, varies from person to person.

2 – 4 weeks for a decrease in hair loss, dandruff and itchy scalp.
4 – 6 weeks for your existing hair to start feeling thicker, stronger, and revitalized
2 – 3 Months for new hair to start appearing.

If you want to try it yourself, ping me! You can’t find this on your local grocery or beauty shops as it is exclusively distributed by Aromacology. Check out my FB Fanpage —–>; (right side of this page).

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Oily Hair – Neutralizing Solutions

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So that oil factory you call your scalp just doesn’t know when to stop and it has become a frequent downer that it would even equal to hair loss problems. What could’ve been causing it? Well, it could be that you have too much hair. the finer your hair, the more hair you have per square inch of scalp. And at the base of each hair shaft are sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, the fatty “oil” in oily hair. the more hair, the more oil glands, and the more oil glands, the more oil! Those with fine hair have as many as 140,000 oil glands on their scalps, according to Philip Kingsley, a New York City and London hair care specialist.

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The texture of your hair does not make a difference. Oil wicks onto fine, straight hair very easily. But why hair doesn’t seem oily. It has a lot to do with perception. Intense heat and humidity can also accelerate oil production. So can hormonal changes. So anyway, what can you do about the oil factory in your scalp? Here are some advise from the experts.

Shampoo Frequntly
Experts agree that the most important thing that you can do to combat an excessively oily scalp is to shampoo ones a day, particularly if you live in a city environment. When summer heat and humidity stimulate your scalp’s oil glands, shampooing twice a day may be advisable. The sebaceous glands are producing oil continuously, what you’re essentially trying to do is keep up with the secretion and remove it.

Choose a clear shampoo
Clearl see-through shampoos tend to have less goo in them. they clean away oil better, without leaving residue behind.

Give yourself a scalp massage
This should be done during the shampoo, never between shampoos. Massaging the scalp between shampoos may squeeze a little bit of extra oil out.

Bubble Double
Excessively oily hair may need to be shampooed twice. The most common mistake people do is that they don’t leave the shampoo long enough. For people with especially oily hair or scalp, double shampoo and leave it on the scalp for 5 minutes each time. This won’t harm the hair or scalp.

Get out of condition
If you have oily hair that tends to flatten out a the day goes on, the last thing you want to do is coat it with more oil. Try going without a conditioner. If you must use a conditioner, look for product that contains the least amount of oil or one that is largely oil-free. Condition the ends instead of the roots.

Test for oil after shampooing
Each amount of shampoo can only take away so much oil. Don’t skimp on the shampoo. Test yourself, if your hair still feels oily after shampooing, that means you haven’t cleaned it well enough.

Apply astringent to the scalp
You can help slow down oil secretion by applying a homemade astringent directly to your scalp. Apply a mixture of equal parts witch hazel and mouthwash with cotton pads to the scalp only. The witch hazel acts as an astringent and the mouthwash has antiseptic properties. If your scalp is very oily, you can do this each time you shampoo.

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Goody Spin Pin for a Fabulous Bun

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A friend one day excitedly shared to me an awesome way of doing a clean and “tieless” bun by using extraordinary pins that keeps the hair intact and damage free. So of course I had to try it and see for myself how effective are those little pins my friend is raving about. Did a little bun and held it using the Goody Spin Pin and it didn’t disappoint. It really holds the hair for a long time. Did another bun twist on Irene’s hair and the result was amazing! The 2 pins held the bun to its place until she removed them couple of hours after. It’s actually perfect if you are in a hurry or just going to a party with no plans on spending much for hair stylist! Just play around with your hair and these spin pins will hold it for you.

This Goody Spin Pin is a little corkscrew that does magic to your hair creating nearly-instant updos, buns and French twists. You do not need to worry as it’s quite easy to use these adorable pins. Create a bun and then insert the pin by twisting it into your bun. Twist it in clockwise. To remove the Spin Pin, twist counterclockwise.

Have you tried these pins? What’s your verdict then? Well mine is fabulously great! If you want to buy it, you may check it online or go to your nearest shopping mall and look for the goody stuff rack.

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