Summer Shape Up: Healthy Hair Starts Now!
By Ryan Darius
Sunny days are on the way and your hair's wellness is at stake. Here, 4 ways to check dream hair off your packed to-do list.
Meet NYC's healthy hair guru: Ryan Darius. This hair whiz creates customized plans to meet the unique needs of each client. Utilizing products, education on proper care, holistic advice, supplements and/or hair extensions, his expertise makes it possible for all women to achieve envy-inducing (and healthy) hair. He's sure to find the perfect look for each and every client, from celebrity to the girl next door.
Now located at Vidov Salon in the West Village, Darius is backed by an impressive résumé. His editorial work includes Allure, Elle, Glamour, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Celebrity Hairstyles, Short Hair, Hairstyle, Short Styles, Hairstyle Showcase and Nylon magazines. Additionally, he appeared on the Today show with Kathy Lee & Hoda, NBC-LA, Better TV, Fox News-NY and won awards in Time Out New York and AM New York.
Nix Weather Woes
Lackluster locks are a common concern after a long winter in the urban jungle; dry air and cool temps can lead to breakage and straw-like texture. Combat winter woes by applying a nourishing hair mask at least once a week. If you're looking for a natural solution, whip up a DIY recipe including egg, avocado or flax oil to treat hair with healthy fats that restore shine, strength and moisture.
Take Your Vitamins
By now, you know that supplements are great for boosting the immune system and overall health–this extends to hair as well! Protein-rich and healthy fats will help maintain natural luster, strengthen and nourish the scalp and hair shaft. Or, try clinically-tested Viviscal hair care supplements, which work to increase hair health from within, increasing thickness, strengthening and improving hair growth.
For those clients seeking extra length, fullness or simply a healthy option to grow out their hair, extensions may be the perfect fit. Brands like Platinum Seamless and Invis-tab utilize medical grade adhesive to safely and effectively attach to natural hair, adding instant length and volume. Plus, they won't snarl or damage hair when removed. Extensions are the perfect way to grow out last season's cut without sacrificing style.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is crucial for optimum health; a well-rested body is a happy, healthy one. Your hair can also improve as you snooze by sleeping on a silk pillowcase. One to try: Slipsilk, which prevents bed head and also protect the delicate facial skin. The luxe fibers may help prevent breakage which ultimately leads to thinning hair.