WorkshopJuly 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray locks in high shine on any hair type. Style clients' hair with this tropical-scented working spray that provides maximum hold without the stiff, sticky feeling. The eco-friendly formula can be sprayed in layers for desired shine. tigihaircare.com
Vitale Pro Silken Hold Spritz provides a light hold and radiant shine for any hairdo. An herbal blend prevents hair from flaking or becoming sticky, so hair looks naturally perfect. Fans of spiral curls, bobs, updos and Mohawks will love this spray. vitalepro.com
Wella Color Preserve Long-Lasting Hairspray protects hair against harmful UV rays with UV filters and provitamin B5. The strong-hold spray keeps hair in place while locking in luscious, luminous color for the perfect finish. Fading doesn't stand a chance. wellausa.com
TURN BACK TIME
Haircare manufacturers seem to have discovered the fountain of youth, creating products that help the hair maintain its youthful splendor.
People often fret over the first creases around their eyes or the first furrows on their forehead. But just like skin, hair also ages, and with 24 million baby boomers now over the age of 50, you probably have more clients than ever whose hair is showing the signs.
Hair, just like skin, should be protected from the sun in order to maintain its youthfulness.
And just what are the signs? Although people tend to associate aging hair with graying hair, other signs tend to manifest themselves even before graying occurs. According to Marion Johnson, Alterna's vice president of marketing, brittleness and loss of radiance, strength and elasticity are common symptoms. "Hair may become difficult to manage or style and may start displaying an uneven texture," she says. "Loss of volume can also become an issue."
Most people start to notice the signs between the ages of 35 and 40, says Christyn Nawrot, national training director for Phyto, which recently launched a new anti-aging haircare system called Phytodensium. Nawrot explains that the hormone that causes our hair follicles to go through regenerative cycles becomes elevated as we get older, which stifles the hair follicles, leading to thinning, fragile hair. "Lack of sleep, a poor diet and stress can accelerate the problem by causing the body to produce more of that hormone," Nawrot adds.
But lifestyle contributors aside, some people are genetically predisposed to thinning hair and have their parents to thank. Environmental factors, such as sun exposure and pollution, as well as chemical services and thermal styling, can exacerbate the problem and cause signs to appear early. Those with fine hair will notice the changes more quickly.