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 Aussie has launched a new collection of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.  They are customized formulas to quickly transform any hair issue in just three minutes. Ya that’s right just three minutes. I love quick solutions, since during the week I don’t have much time. Being that I work full time and have a very busy toddler. They offer 5 different formulas to meet your needs. I tried the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist since I am in great need of a hair cut so my ends are very dry and brittle. I figure this will hold me over until I can get my hair cut next week.  I could see an improvement after using this once my hair already feels softer and less brittle. I can't wait to use it after I get my hair trimmed and see how amazing my hair feels then. 

Below are some tips from Aussie Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa

Jessie 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Collection


 From pool parties to beachy cookouts, your hair has been through it all! Heat, humidity, saltwater and chlorine can seriously dehydrate your hair, leaving it dry, frizzy or dull. Aussie Celebrity Stylist, Sarah Potempa has all the summer hair repair tips for smooth, silky locks with the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Collection in just three minutes.

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Some people may have picked up on the fact that I love a good hair product. I recently had the pleasure of trying so Agadir products. If you are not familiar with this company I can give you some background.  The company started with two brothers Paul and Archie Bogosia in the early 60’s. They gained expertise as hairdressers and salon owners with multiple salons across New York city and a diverse clientele. The brothers realized that the hair care products they were using and offering to their clients did not meet their performance expectations . So they developed their own high performance product line.  Agadir products have been talked about in Modernsalon.com, Juicy magazine, Hot magazine and a bunch other places everyone has great things to say about it so I decided I should defiantly try it and see what everyone is talking about.  A big plus about this brand for me is that they are a alcohol and cruelty free products. I am a big animal lover so cruelty free is very important to me. 

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I was really excited I got to try a wide range of their products. I will start off telling you about the Agadir Argan Oil Volumizing Shampoo. The shampoos is designed to give body and fullness to hair by infusing, essential ingredients with argan oil and panthenol. Enriched with antioxidants and vitamin E. The Agadir Argan Oil Daily Volumizing Conditioner system gives you body and fullness to hair and is also safe for color treated hair. I  enjoyed how both of these were scented. They use a Agadir aromatic complex that smells amazing.  Other benefits you might notice while using these products is that it will help with tangles and adds shine. The shampoo and conditioner made my hair feel soft and gave a lot of body to my curls. I usually don't use volumizing shampoo because I have a lot of hair. But I really liked the look and feel this gave my hair. 

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Recently they came out with the Agadir Argan Oil Styling Curl Crème that is formulated with antioxidant and anti-frizz agents. The argan oil base is what helps to block humidity and gives your hair long lasting crunch free curl protection. And I don’t know about you but I don’t like my Agadir styling sprayscurls crunchy. The crème will help moisturize, define curl patters and rejuvenate curls and waves.  Another crème they offer that is the Agadir Hair Shield 450 Intense Crème Treatment which actually works with the heat from the styling tool and activates the Shock Protein to help protect your hair from damage and it also targets damaged hair to repair, protect, and hydrate.  I love how amazing my hair feels after straightening it using this crème it feels salon soft even though I am way over due for a trim. This is a product I am happy to have on hand with winter coming I tend to blow dry my hair a lot more, and the protection is much needed.  Another way to give your hair that nice professional done look is the Agadir Spritz- Styling Finishing Spray. I love finishing sprays. This will help keep your hair in place and smooth away frizz and give you hours of shinny hair. If you are looking for more of a firm  and to add a little something else Agadir Argan Oil Volumizing Styling Mousse  this works to give your hair great volume body and hold while also controlling annoying frizz.  

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To all my curly haired friends!  If you are looking for some new products to tame your curly frizzy hair during these hot summer months I have found a few to help! If you haven’t tried Yves Rocher products yet I highly recommend it.  Yves Rocher explores the most powerful active ingredients of botanicals to offer high-quality, custom solutions for every skin and hair type.  Another great thing about this company is they respect the environment, control and reduce their impact on the environment from the plant to your skin. If I can I like to buy from companies who are environmentally friendly, I was really excited to try their curly hair product line.

Yves Rocher Curl Shampoo and conditionerTo start with the basics if you have curly locks like mine try the YVES ROCHER Bouncy Curls Shampoo and Bouncy Curls ConditionerThe ingredient Baobab leaf extract is known for keeping curls beautifully defined. The shampoo and conditioner will give your hair resistance to humidity and frizz as well as keep the softness to your curls but also keep them defined. The smell of these two products is amazing and the feel of my hair after was great.

YVES ROCHER Curls sculpting sprayYVES ROCHER Curls Sculpting Spray for Curly hair which is great.  It will help define your curls without leaving them stiff. The sculpting spray also has the Baobab leaf extract to help define the curls. This is a great sculpting spray to keep your curls looking amazing all day. What I enjoyed most about this spray is that I could still run my fingers through my hair without my fingers getting caught yet my curls stayed strong.

 I love my curly hair but sometimes the frizz is a pain in the you know.  YVES ROCHER Smoothing Milky Serum 48 H Anti-Frizz is a amazing way to get rid of frizz without leaving your hair feeling greasy.  It left my hair looking smooth and soft.  The Gombo bean is attributed to the effectiveness of this smoothing serum. I love the smell and the smooth look of my hair after using this product! If you are having a frizzy day and need a quick solution this is a great fix.
YVES ROCHER Hair repair oil

I have done plenty of damage to my hair over the years from blow drying, to flat ironing to dying. Yves Rocher has some products you can use to repair all the torture we have put our hair through to make it feel soft and amazing like after I new hair cut.  YVES ROCHER Hair Repair Oil is enriched with restorative Babassu Oil and Macadamia Oil to nourish the scalp and strengthen the hair. You simply apply to your hair about 10 min prior to washing and then rinse out. I love it because it is so easy to use. Being working mom of a 1 year old I down have time to do lengthy treatments. I was really happy with how easy and effective this was to use. There is also a  YVES ROCHER Nutri- Repair Mask. This is enriched with nourishing Jojoba oil and reparative Organic Shea Butter that nourishes the hair fiber and repairs its surface to sooth it.  This strengthens the hair and will help regain suppleness, vitality and will be incredibly soft to the touch. This is paraben free, silicone free, and colorant free. I love both of these treatments and if your looking for a easy to use mask or oil I recommend trying these. They made my hair feel rejuvenated and smooth in a short amount of time.

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Protecting Your Hair From The Sun’s Harmful Rays

Just when we got used to the idea of lathering on the sunscreen from our faces down to maybe our ankles, there’s one area we don’t readily include - our hair. As the weather heats up, our precious strands are exposed to the same Ultra Violet Aging and Ultra Violet Burning sun rays as our skin, wreaking all sorts of havoc like depleting it of moisture eventually breaking them. Head off the summer dry hair assault by trying Alterna Hair Care CC Cream, which does a multitude of things, but most importantly provides sunscreen protection and Rene Furterer Paris Protective Summer Oil with sunscreen - easy-to-use and off to the beach you go.

Beware of Heating Hair Tools
Limit the use of hair tools like blow driers, flat irons and curlers as much as possible. As with the sun, it can exacerbate dryness and if done in excess, can make hair weak and break. Search for heat-alternative styles like roller-setting for volume, styles that involve the use of pomades, gels and mousses and hair accessories - anything that puts the emphasis on using traditional tools like a comb, brush and your own fingers to create an awesome summer style.

Incorporate Deep Conditioning Treatments
Moisturizing is nothing new, but during the summer months especially, a deep conditioning treatment should be brought into the mix and done weekly.

Treatments For Different Hair Types
If your hair is on the dry/frizzy end of the spectrum and may even be color-treated - let your strands get the most out of a deep conditioning treatment - one that contains shea butter, preferably, by sitting beneath a conditioning heat cap for at least 15 minutes. Done on a routine basis will encourage elasticity and reduce breakage. Sally Beauty has a fabulous supply of these types of products. The use of a heavy conditioner would be counter-intuitive for other types of hair: fine, normal, oily because it would weigh the hair down, so err on the side of caution.

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Guilty as charged. Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Mario Russo in Boston, has shared with us some of the most common hair crimes that women commit on a daily basis…and how to fix them!

1. Stop blow-drying your hair upside down! You’ve probably noticed that your hairstylist never asks you to flip your hair over at the salon. That’s because doing so will quickly over-dry your hair by pulling out the moisture and nutrients. Instead, blow-dry your hair in sections with a round brush. No head banging or Cousin It resemblance is necessary!
2. Don’t leave in your hair products overnight. Just like you should take off your make-up before bed, you should also brush out the majority of product from your locks before you hit the hay. This will create build-up on your hair and make it harder to restyle the next day. To further avoid build-up, use a clarifying shampoo, such as Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo, once a week!
3. Don’t use the same brush over and over! Make sure you clean out your brush or purchase a new one every four months. Brushes are a prime breeding ground for germs and extra residue. A simple home remedy is placing your brush in a mug full of vinegar. This will break up the oils. Then just rinse and scrub it with a sponge. Voila…good as new!
4. Brushing hair down from the roots is the ultimate “no no.” Instead, separate your hair into four sections. Grab the section in the middle and hold your hair while you use baby strokes to detangle your mane. This will prevent breakage. If your hair is super knotty, try a leave in conditioner like Kerastase Reflection Chroma Riche Luminous Softening Essence.
5. We’re all guilty of the nervous “picking your split ends” habit, but it’s actually making your split ends worse! If you are not using proper hair sheers to trim split ends, you can really damage your hair. I suggest a quick trim at the salon every 6 weeks…and in the meantime, investing in a stress ball or a moisturizing crème like Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream to keep split ends at bay.
6. Remember to switch up your shampoo with the seasons. When the temperatures change, your products should, too. In the summer, when you’re very active and out in the sun, opt for a clarifying shampoo to rid locks of oil and chlorine build-up. In the winter, choose products that add extra moisture to your locks to help with frizz and dryness from the cold. My go-to summer shampoo for clients is MoroccanOil Clarifying Shampoo.
7. Hot tools aren’t the only things that can fry your hair. The sun can, too! Prolonged exposure to UV rays can weaken the hair cuticles making them harder to manage. The solution? Simply wear a fashionable yet practical hat when you’re on the beach OR be proactive and protect locks with a product like Bumble & Bumble’s Color Minded UV Protective Polish.
8. Say goodbye to your elastic hair tie! Elastic hair ties cause damage and split ends. Try a cloth one to keep your hair beautiful and healthy. Emi Jay bands are a great option because they will color coordinate with your outfits while doubling as arm candy alongside your stack of bangles.
9. Take it easy on the hairspray! While everyone loves layering on the hairspray to hold your style in place; don’t use it too often. Hairspray makes your hair brittle and more prone to breakage. Additionally, if you suffer from a dry or itchy scalp, hairspray could be part of the problem, as the alcohol it contains can be very drying to the skin.
10. Its fine to rock the tight pony tail or bun every once in a while, but don’t over-do it. Over time, wearing a tight ponytail or bun will lead to hair loss and major hair breakage. The tightness of the style restricts the blood flow to the hair follicles and puts pressure on the hair cuticle, which can lead to problems. Let your hair down! If the ponytail is an attempt to manage unruly hair, try out Oribe’s Shampoo for Moisture and Control. In addition, after wearing a tight style, always take a few minutes to massage your scalp to promote nourishment.


Mario Russo Bio PhotoMario Russo, Owner & Lead Stylist at Salon Mario Russo

Growing up in the small town of Formia, Italy, Mario had dreams of coming to America and making a life for himself. As a teenager, Mario’s family immigrated to the United States, where his passion for learning was nurtured by the endless possibilities of a new beginning. Fueled by a long-standing interest in engineering, his quest for knowledge took him to Northeastern University in Boston where Mario soon realized that his true career path was in the engineering of better hair. Flash forward 30 years; today, Mario Russo is a fixture within Boston’s style scene, owning and operating two eponymous salons in the city as well as his own bath and body product line.

As an industry leader, Mario is always looking to stay ahead of the trends, frequently traveling to Paris, London and New York City, to bring Bostonians the latest styling innovations. His appreciation for hair and belief in high-touch customer service enable Mario to offer the salons’ clientele a personal, sophisticated take on beauty that’s unmatched in Boston.

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My hair is such a pain. I have long-ish, thick, curly (aka frizzy) hair. When styled, it looks beautiful, but alas, being a busy working mom, I’m usually sporting a soccer-mom pony tail. I received Black 15 in 1 Hair Care (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and hairspray), and was just delighted.  I immediately fell in love with the sexy black and purple packaging, and could tell immediately that this was a high end hair care product. Once I actually used the products, I was completely convinced.

Black 15 in 1 Shampoo and ConditionerThe first product in this 4-product line up is the Miracle Hair Shampoo. I love that all of these products are sulfate and paraben free, I let my kids use these products because of their natural and safe ingredients. Black 15 in 1 uses Panthenol B5 to protect and add shine to chemically processed hair. The addition of Prodew 500 Amino Acid Blend helps repair surface damage to the hair shaft, strengthening the hair while preventing moisture loss. I love that this shampoo has Sunflower Seed Extract which provides UV protection from the sun (causing my expensive hair color to fade quickly). The Sunflower Seed extract provides heat protection from styling tools as well. I love love love Argan Oil, which is also an ingredient in this amazing shampoo. Black 15 in 1 shampoo has great lather, and rinses clean. 

Step Two in this amazing product line is the Miracle Hair Conditioner. This conditioner promises to revive instantly for long lasting healthy hair.  Clinically proven, this conditioner contains many of the same natural and nourishing ingredients found in the other 3 products in the line, creating unparalleled performance for all hair types. Black 15 in 1 conditioner is a nice thick product which applies nicely and rinses away clean. I noticed a difference in the appearance of frizzies and flyaways, my hair seemed smoother and shinier after just a few uses.

Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair Treatment UPDATEDStep Three is my favorite product out of this line. The Miracle Hair Treatment is nothing shy of a “miracle.” Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair Treatment is full of silk proteins and keratin, which are proven to moisturize, strengthen, soften and smooth. Pro-vitamin B5 seals the hair shaft maintaining maximum benefits. Protective antioxidants and green tea fend off environmental factors, preserving moisture and shine. Aloe and out Kola provide health benefits for both the hair and scalp. My 6 year old has very long, thick hair, which is prone to “rats nests” and snarles galore. This leave in spray worked miracles on her hair, making brushing so much easier. This product will leave your hair healthy and shiny after the first use.

Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair SprayFinally, Step Four is Black 15 in 1 Miracle Finishing Spray. This spray is recommended for use after using the rest of the Black 15 in 1 product line to keep hair in place over an extended period of time. This finishing spray contains many of the same ingredients as the other products in this line, adding to the effectiveness of this 4 step process. This finishing spray had maximum hold, but did not leave my hair feeling heavy like many hairsprays do. My hair was left feeling soft and touchable, but my style held up all day. Black 15 in 1 Miracle Finishing Spray also contains UVA and UVB fighting ingredients, helping to prevent color fade. I love that this product can be used in wet or dry hair. 

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