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Getting Up Close & Personal With My Strands At Phyto Universe

Written on November 14, 2011 at 11:39 am , by

This morning, I visited the Phyto Haircare Phyto Universe treatment center in New York City for a hair and scalp consultation—an especially scary prospect when I haven’t shampooed in almost four days! Luckily, the hair expert when easy on me. See the photos of my scalp and hair magnified 200x below:

A few healthy hair pointers I picked up during my consultation:

  • Before washing your hair, give yourself a mini scalp massage with a paddle brush to loosen any buildup.
  • For maximum shine, use a clarifying shampoo in place of your regular formula once a month.
  • To repair and hydrate dry ends like mine, keep a lightweight leave-in cream on hand and lightly smooth over them daily.

Favorite Find Friday: Smooth ‘n Shine Therapy Leave-In Treatment Conditioner

Written on February 18, 2011 at 11:23 am , by

It’s been a tad too long since we’ve had a haircut, and our ends are showing it! In between appointments, we treat our overextended strands to Smooth ‘n Shine Therapy Scalp & Breakage Miracle Leave-In Treatment Conditioner: Most days, it’s the only product we leave in our hair. It nourishes and repairs with jojoba oil and wheat protein without feeling heavy or greasy. It’s a bargain at $4—and the faint take-me-away coconut aroma doesn’t hurt, either. What’s your favorite leave-in hair product?