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5 Steps to Beautiful Hair Color

www.ilonashine.comHair color is not as simple as everyone thinks. It is not as simple as buying a box of color from your local drug store and getting salon worthy results. Placing your hair in the hands of a professional colorist who understands your needs and wants is very important. But that’s only one part of getting beautiful color. In order to get good results it is crucial that you follow hair colorist’s instructions. Here’s what you need to do for perfect color day after day. Read More

Inflammation-Fighting Foods

imageIt’s a known fact that our bodies are constantly exposed to internal inflammation as a means of defense against infection. A key part in the formation of wrinkles is inflammation, which causes elastin and collagen to deteriorate and eventually collapse. Although inflammation is a part of how the body naturally heals itself, it may cause premature aging of the skin. If you work out, inflammation is a physiological certainty. From muscles battling to recover from the tear down of exercise to joints that have received yet another pounding to the ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues that take the strain, your body is continually struggling to recover. Read More

Miracle Oils

082012-Hair-Oils-Lead-400Almost everyday I find myself suggesting different types of oils to my clients to use for dry skin or hair. Using oils for beautifying purposes dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. For centuries women have sworn by all-natural hair oils. Beauty oils once forgotten are experiencing a resurgence, quickly becoming a favorite. It’s no surprise that they are the first choice for fighting common skin, hair and body problems. So whether you have fine or coarse tresses, oily or dry skin, check out a few of Mother Nature’s best moisture-rich serums for your hair type. The best oil formulations are those that are “cold-pressed”- they retain integrity of ingredients and freshness. Beware of bad oils that are heavy and greasy and contain large amounts of heavier oils like mineral, lanolin, and petroleum oil, that sit on the surface of the skin and clog pores. Below are the oils to look for in your beauty and hair products. Read More