Genesis Top 5 Products of 2021

Everybody has that one product they will always use and trust. It’s a staple in their hair routine, they fell in love and aren’t going back. Sound familiar? We thought it was the perfect time to share our top 5, most sold products of 2021! Maybe we can add a few to your favorites list after this…

Mizani Miracle Milk is quite literally a miracle milk! This leave-in spray is perfect for literally everybody. It’s amazing on textured hair but is so lightweight, ladies with fine hair will love it too. You get 25 benefits with every spray including heat protection! Ladies with curly/ waves spray this instead of water to refresh your hair the next day…talk about a difference. No frizz and defined curls! Plus, it literally smells like coconuts and beach days!

Redken Triple Take 32 is the strongest hold hairspray by Redken. The spray nozzle actually has a tri-uator that provides fine mist to really give a high hold on the hair while keeping it soft and flexible, NO CRUNCH!

Redken Acidic Perfecting Leave- In 5% is a part of Redkens newest line, Acidic Bonding Concentrate. Anyone who has been lightening their hair recently, is a blonde, or your hair just needs extra repair, you will LOVE this whole line. It is a heat protectant, helps reduce frizz and reduces up to 59% breakage when used with the whole line.This Leave in is really lightweight and makes your hair noticeably soft, like really soft. Because it’s so lightweight it doesn’t leave the hair oily or weighed down.

Pureology Soft Finish Hairspray my personal holy grail of hairsprays. First, the name really speaks volumes, after you spray it, you don’t even feel like you applied hairspray. It protects against humidity so well, us Texas girls definitely need that. This hairspray is vegan, good for color care, adds softness, and provides a flexible hold with no crunch.

Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo is our all time favorite and best dry shampoo I’ve EVER used. This dry shampoo is for maximum oil absorption, we’re talking 3 or 4 days with no wash, spray deep clean..…que the – ”how would they know?”. It smells so good and is formulated with cornstarch for maximum oil absorption. You are covered throughout the whole day/ night!

Healthy Scalp = Healthy Hair

Let’s get to the root of the problem

Healthy hair starts at the scalp. There are multiple ways to support and maintain a healthy scalp. From products you’re applying to the food/ vitamins you consume! The hair follicle has a growth cycle that can be altered by hormones, medications, diet, illness, and many other factors. Healthy scalp with a normal ph (4.5 – 5) is healthy hair. This natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria from growing. Redken products are made with a ph balanced formula! Great product ph is (3.5 – 5.5)

Stay away from shampoos and conditioners with sulfates or parabens. Some people think with oily skin they need to use a sulfate shampoo because it lathers up so well and their hair and scalp are squeaky clean. The problem with this is that it strips away the scalp’s natural oils, causing the scalp to then over produce oil to make up for it…. which then causes you to be even more oily.

Supplements / Vitamins

Try implementing fish oil supplements, it provides essential proteins and nutrients to hair follicles and skin, and promotes circulation in the scalp that may trigger hair growth.

You could also try collagen peptides. Our hair is made of Keratin, it takes amino acids to build Keratin. Collagen is broken down into those amino acids! Collagen is a natural antioxidant that regenerates the hair follicle.

Deep Clean

If you’re not cleansing your scalp effectively, debris can build up causing dandruff, itching and in some bad cases can produce something similar to “cradle cap”. Cradle cap causes crusty or oily scaly patches on a scalp.

Using a scalp brush plus scalp cleansing shampoo ensures a deep clean, Especially if you like to go a few- several days without washing

Hair Wash Day (the right way)

1. Brush out hair before getting in shower (my curly girls…yeah just skip this)
2. Wet hair using lukewarm to hot water
3. Shampoo with Redken Hair Cleansing Cream – Dissolve and break up excess product build up, dirt, and oil on scalp
4. Shampoo again but this time using a scalp brush or vent brush (make sure to use a daily shampoo that is best for your hair type/texture/concerns). Brushing through the hair, focusing on the scalp, with the shampoo in, will thoroughly clean the scalp as well as getting your locks super clean!
5. Conditioner – use from base of scalp to the ends (once a week replace conditioner with a weekly mask)
5. Rinse hair THOROUGHLY & if you want a quick refresh, finish off with cold water to help close the pores of your scalp
6. Another hot tip to keep oil from collecting at your scalp – use Redken’s Deep Clean Dry Shampoo. Spray after styling your hair, use it on second day hair, or 3 or 4 etc!!

End of Summer Hair Care

We know you’re not ready for this summer to be over..But your hair might be!

These hot, heavy days of summer might have taken its toll on your hair! The sun, heat, chlorine and even saltwater can cause dryness and strip out moisture and color from your hair! Crazy right?? Not to worry, I’m here to give you my professional guide to healthy, shiny, beautiful hair!

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First, let’s talk detox!

Redken’s Hair Cleansing Cream shampoo strengthens the hair cuticle and removes daily build up from hard water, swimming pools, saltwater and even build up from styling products! It also makes your scalp so clean it’s pretty mind blowing.

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Next, your base!

The main key to your hair’s recovery is to start with the RIGHT shampoo and conditioner. Pureology’s Strength Cure line is by far my fave!! It repairs damage, gives hair strength and softness, helps prevent future damage, is sulfate free, 100% Vegan and has Vitamin E to fight color fading! I’m completely obsessed!!

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The key is consistency…

Make sure to use this regimen consistently for the best results! First, use Redken’s Hair Cleansing Cream shampoo. Use just like any shampoo and rinse well.

Next, use Pureology’s Strength Cure Shampoo and rinse. Pureology is highly concentrated so it doesn’t take a lot! The little flower on the top of the cap is the amount to use. Ring out as much water as you can and then follow up with Pureology’s Strength Cure Conditioner.

If you are really feeling like your hair needs some extra love, you can do a mask once a week. Pureology’s Strength Cure Superfood mask is great to use every so often in place of the Strength Cure conditioner!

Hot tip: if you let your hair naturally dry overnight, that’s less heat and mechanical damage on your hair! Get faster results and restore more moisture!

XOXO

I hope you love and enjoy your road to hair recovery! Go check out my Instagram for more hot tips, recommended products and check out my work! I would love to hear from you! @Hair_by_heatherdawn

Let me know if you have any questions!! Don’t ever hesitate to reach out. Us girls gotta stick together!!

With love,

Heather

How Well Do YOU Know Your ABC?

Our hair has ups and downs just like we do. Over time it can become damaged for literally a million reasons if it’s not getting the support it needs. Then when your hair is damaged or not doing its best, we slap on oils or even try using DIY treatments praying to see the slightest improvement. No more girl, we have the solution! Redken’s Aciding Bonding Concentrate System aka ABC.

What is ABC and why is it different from anything else? You’ve heard it all before- “this product is hydrating, strengthening, bla bla bla”, BUT this particular system does all that and more. Did you know your hair has its own pH level? Balancing your hair’s pH level helps to seal the hair cuticle, prevents unwanted breakage and locks in natural oils. A balanced pH acts as protection against bacteria and fungus. Maintaining your hair’s pH balance between 4.5-5.5 is the goal. The new Redken Aciding Bonding Concentrate (ABC) is a 3 step process that includes shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in treatment that restores, strengthens, and hydrates dry and damaged hair. ABC heals the hair, whether it be from highlighting, color services, excessive blow drying/ using heat tools, and even from sun exposure and wind. It’s also going to reduce breakage, mend split ends and obviously.. balance the pH of your hair.

The Shampoo itself has 7% citric acid ($31.90), the Conditioner has 11% citric acid ($31.90), and the Acidic Leave- In Conditioner has 5% citric acid ($31.90). Before you google citric acid I got you! Citric acid is known to balance the pH level of your scalp and stimulate hair follicles. Like I said, your hair’s pH level should be 4.5- 5.5. Remember this prevents unwanted breakage and locks in natural oils. It basically acts as a protection shield!

 

We also have a treatment that goes with the ABC system at Genesis starting at $18. You can get this treatment when you come in for color services or even just for a haircut! This treatment can be customizable so it can fit your hair needs! Amazing right?!

Y’all I’m just in love with these products like seriously Redken did the dang THING with this game changer! So come on in and talk to your stylist about the Acidic Bonding Concentrate your will thank you.

-Tatiana