Jul 05 2015

7 tips for healthy and gorgeous summer hair

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With the summer party and beach season just around the corner, now is the time to start prepping your hair so that it stays healthy, shiny and radiant. Just as the sun damages your skin, it can damage your hair, too. Saltwater and chlorine also take a toll on our tresses.

But summer doesn’t have to be the season of bad hair days. Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle. We’re sharing some tips and tricks that will help keep your strands in top shape through beach, pool, and sun.

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Tip #1: Protection

Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that needs a sun protection. Your strands are susceptible to sun damage, too. Exposure to damaging UV rays causes hair to become brittle, break easily, and leaves it dehydrated and unmanageable. The solution? Hair sunscreen. Make a daily habit of applying a hair care product that contains UV filters like Incredible Milk or Leave In Conditioner. These products protect hair from sun damage and help keep color-processed hair from fading.

Tip #2: The Pre-Chlorine Rinse

The sun isn’t the only thing that can leave your hair dry and brittle – chlorine is to blame in dried-out strands, too. Solution: before taking a dip in a pool, rinse your hair with non-chlorine water, first. Your hair follicle will open and soak up this water, rather than the chlorine-filled water you’re about to submerge yourself in. For a maximum protection spray your hair with Incredible Milk or Leave In Conditioner before getting into pool.

Tip #3: The Post-Chlorine Rinse

Whether it be after a nice dip in the pool or a long day at the beach, it’s a good idea to wash your hair right after exposure. Chlorine builds up on the hair and leaves a discoloring green film, and this isn’t a blonde-only problem, although the buildup is more obvious on light-colored locks. Use Deep Cleansing Shampoo which has residue-removing properties. Just be sure to follow with a deep-conditioning treatment like Milk Mask suitable for dry and damaged hair or Yogurt Mask for normal or color treated hair.

Tip #4: Moisturize

Invest in a good shampoo! Summer is the right season to switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Just as your body needs water to survive, your hair must replenish its moisture to stay healthy. Try Color Maintainer shampoo and conditioner to keep your locks shiny and healthy and protect your color from fading. For cooling effect try Sensorial Mint shampoo and conditioner that soothes the scalp and conditions the hair after a long day in the sun.

Tip #5: Reduce the heat

Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair.

Tip #6: Nurture and Repair

To replenish moisture to sun-damaged strands, use deep conditioning masks at least once a week. Try Integrity Intensive Treatment with organic Muru Muru butter to deeply nourish the hair and eliminate frizz. It seals the cuticle and gives softness, shine and detangles the hair whilst preserving the integrity of hair color. Oils are also essential to smooth and repair locks and can be applied to wet or dry hair, try Argan Oil or Smoothing Maracuja Oil to give your hair extra hydration and healthy shine.

Tip #7: Fight Frizz

Just because your locks have a tendency to turn fuzzy and fly away in the heat, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a good hair day. Begin the war by starting in the shower. Argan Shampoo and Treatment with organic argan oil, silk and rice proteins will hydrate, condition and nourish your hair, eliminating the frizz. Apply Glistening Milk on damp hair to seal the cuticle and keep hair lying flat before you start with styling. As soon as your hair begins to dry, the frizz begins to form. Glistening Serum will be your best friend, because it has a blend of silicones, which coat your hair and repel frizz-causing moisture. This double-duty product act as a frizz preventative on damp hair or a frizz treatment on dry hair (or apply it for both, if you’re dealing with a serious humidity situation).

Apr 14 2015

Benefits of milk protein for your hair

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What is milk protein?

Milk Protein is one of the most nutrient rich proteins due to its complete amino acid content. It offers anti-irritant and protective properties unmatched by any other protein. You’ll notice increased manageability and body of the hair along with increased hydration and elasticity. Just like all the other proteins, milk protein carries restructuring and healing properties, but along with these benefits you will get them in an optimal balance serving as building blocks for improved utilization of hair care products.

How do I know if my hair needs protein?

There is a simple test to find out if your hair lacks protein. Wet your hair, grab about an inch of your hair between your fingers. Based on how your hair reacts to stretching, determines whether your hair needs moisture or protein. You hair needs moisture if it doesn’t stretch at all and breaks easily, or if it feels extremely rough and brittle. You hair needs protein if it stretches a long way and then breaks (or doesn’t break at all), or if it is limp and feels gummy. If your hair stretches just a little, then returns to its normal length without breaking, the amount of protein and moisture in your hair is well balanced.

How can milk protein benefit my hair?

If your hair is lacking body, moisture, resilience, shine, length, or gloss, milk proteins might just be what it is missing. There are two main types of protein in milk: casein and whey; both of which can benefit your hair. A diet low in protein may cause hair to thin or go into a dormant stage and stop growing. Healthy hair is a direct result of a healthy body; and a nutritious diet which includes milk proteins may result in thick, shiny hair.

milk proteins for hairProteins and lipids in milk work to strengthen hair, while the calcium promotes hair growth and aids in preventing hair loss. Milk also contains other hair-friendly nutrients like Vitamins A, B6, biotin and potassium, all of which work to keep hair soft and shiny.

Protein is considered one of the building blocks of hair since the hair itself is naturally made of protein. Lack of protein would normally cause thinning of hair or a disruption in the normal hair growth cycle. Another element of hair composition aside from protein is keratin. To be able to produce keratin, it is important that body has a sufficient calcium intake. Since calcium is widely present in milk, among the other benefits already discussed this nutrient would stimulate production of keratin and ultimately – hair growth process.

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Mar 09 2015

5 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Hair

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Without realizing it, you are damaging your hair every single day. From over-use of products to tight ponytails, even the sun can affect the integrity of your hair. Some of the most common causes of hair damage may even be things that are a part of your regular beauty routine.

1. Over-Shampooing: Washing your hair everyday may seem like just good hygiene, when in fact, it may not be the best solution for our hair. It is important to match your hair’s specific needs to the right product. If you are a daily washer, use a product specifically designed to restore hair health like Daily Frequent Shampoo and Conditioner. This will protect your hair and scalp from being stripped of their natural oils.

2. Over-brushing: That old adage about brushing your hair 100 times per day to keep it full and shiny is just an old wives’ tale. While light daily brushing helps to spread natural oils throughout strands, over-brushing can lead to breakage and split-ends. If you’re an avid brusher, be sure to use moisturizing leave in treatment, like Whipped Cream or Leave in Conditioner to maintain your hair’s natural strength.

3. Ponytails and Braids: Braids in all shapes and sizes have been making a huge wave in beauty for the past year. Unfortunately, these super sweet styles pull hair tight and can lead to breakage. This goes double for braiding or ponying-up while strands are wet.

4. Flat Ironing & Blow drying: Every time you crank up the heat, you amp up the damage. Heat causes temporary damage to the hydrogen bonds in your hair. If you are using heat tools daily to create your look, you run the risk of permanent bond damage.

5. Sun Exposure: Sunlight can contribute to t he breakdown of hair’s protective hydrolipidic film, which helps to retain moisture. Too much exposure and you’ll get dry, brittle strands that can become frizzy and unmanageable.

milk_shake’s Integrity line is designed to protect hair from daily damage. It deeply nourishes your hair, from the inside out. Frequent use of Integrity products also eliminates frizz and promotes incredible shine. The secret ingredient? Muru Muru butter.

While coconut oil maybe having a beauty moment, Muru Muru butter is poised to take over the spotlight. This Brazilian tree nut butter is a super emollient that promotes moisture retention, restores shine and adds softness to over-dried, over processed strands. What’s more, it improves flexibility and creates a permeable barrier, to prevent moisture loss. This means that after regular use of milk_shake’s Integrity products, your hair will be stronger, healthier, shinier and truly beautiful.

milk hake integrity ystemFor best results, use Integrity Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner daily, and supplement with Integrity Intensive treatment once per week. Incorporate Integrity booster into your daily styling routine, to prolong results. For truly damaged hair, try the Integrity Repairing Hair Treatment.

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Jul 01 2014

SUMMER solutions for your hair

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Basics of summer hair repair – How to undo the damage of sun, salt water, chlorine and other summer hair hazards. Tips from Bella Vita & Z.One Concept Educator Jeffrey Perry.

The number one issue in the summer is pool water with too much chlorine, and the lake waters with algae and chemical buildup from our farm lands. So my first recommendation would be Deep Cleansing Shampoo after every swim, it is SLS free, cleansing the hair deeply but gently, maintaining the hair’s moisture balance. Follow with Active Milk Mask for restructuring dry and damaged hair or Active Yogurt Mask for conditioning natural and color treated hair. Then I recommend following with the delectable scent and detangling qualities of the Leave In Conditioner which also has Integrity 41 and vitamin E that protect from UV rays helping to maintain hair color.

Glistening Spray, a polishing spray for frizzy hair, gives shine, eliminates static electricity and improves manageability and helps to maintain the hair’s moisture balance and is essential for humid days!

When my clients are out in the blazing sun at a ball game or working in the yard, Milk_Shake Lifestyling products create a natural style and have UV filters that protect their hair color. 

There is also Sun & More’s four step program. All Over Shampoo for hair and body. Beauty Mask, a deep mask to be used after every shampoo. Pleasure Oil, an oil and emollient for hair and body. Restorer Milk nourishing and protective for all hair types, it softens and hydrates hair during and after sun exposure.

Enjoy your summer and Have Fun!

Feb 19 2014

7 best FOODS for your hair

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With the right foods, your hair and your skin can be its healthiest. Eating right can help make your hair shine. And luckily, lots of the picks are good for your body’s health and good choices for your hair. Read on to find the best and tastiest hair care tips.

1. WILD SALMON if not farm raised is full of protein, which is the main component of hair. Oily fish like salmon contains beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid that can help prevent a dry scalp, as well as vitamin B-12 and iron. You won’t have a problem adding salmon to your diet since there are hundreds of ways to enjoy this beauty superfood. Try it grilled, baked, in your pasta, with a salad or in sushi.

2. BROCCOLI, spinach and chard. Dark green leafy veggies are full of vitamins A and C. Your body uses these foods to produce sebum, the oily secretion on your scalp that works like conditioner. These veggies also pack iron and calcium. Trade your lettuce for spinach and sauté broccoli for a quick and healthy side.

3. MILK, yogurt and cheese. Dairy products are plentiful of calcium and protein. Choose low-fat or fat-free versions so your waistline and hair can both benefit. Mix it with fruit or granola for a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack.

4. EGGS are another food that’s rich in protein. Eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur and iron. Iron is especially important because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in woman.

5. POULTRY, this everyday entrée is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair healthy zinc, iron and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Because hair is nearly all protein, foods rich in protein are giving you the building blocks for hair.

6. OLIVE OIL no one wants dry, lackluster hair. But if your diet is too low in fat, that’s what could happen. This healthy oil contains beneficial vitamin E, so use it for your sautés as well your salads. About a teaspoon a day will do the trick.

7. BLUEBERRIES this low profitable berry was ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the US Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging, so add a cup to your yogurt or cereal every day.

Water. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair and your body well hydrated.

A balanced diet that’s heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy foods is a great choice for the health of your body and your hair. Choose a mix of the foods on this list to ensure a healthy head of hair.

Mar 04 2013

No Inhibition HYDRATION line

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A product line dedicated to hydrating hair. The dream of every woman is to have healthy, radiant and silky hair. The secret of No Inhibition is to make hair look amazing with unique products.

No inhibition creates two new products with unparalleled virtues.

Silkening milk gives hair an incomparable radiance and, thanks to its polishing effect, it guarantees long-lasting softness.


Hydrating and polishing milk. Gives softness to the hair, leaving it de-tangled and supple. With just one gesture the hair is silky and shiny from the first application, polishing the hair. It eases drying and prolongs the duration of the style. For all hair types.

Use: apply to clean and towel dried hair and proceed with the desired style.

12 wonders is a leave in spray for all hair types. It’s an intensive spray mask that contains 12 virtues. Soft and silky hair with incredible volume. A velvety texture. For all hair types: colored, natural, fine, coarse, straight, curly, etc.

Discover the secrets of 12 WONDERS 

1. Repairs all hair typesno inhibition 12 wonders2. Frizz control
3. Prevents split ends
4. Heat protection5. Long lasting hairstyle
6. Incredibly detangling
7. Magnificent shine
8. Adds body and volume
9. Easier ironing
10. Protects and maintains color
11. Protects from UV rays
12. Smoothes the cuticle

Use: very easy to use; thanks to its spray applicator it can be applied directly to the hair. Apply to towel dried hair, massage, then proceed with the desired style.

Dec 04 2012

How to stop hair breakage

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Breakage is something that anyone with long hair would like to avoid, but it still happens without us even realizing it. We go through our regular hair routine with things like removing tangles, blow drying, using heat tools or simply pulling hair up without realizing that all of these activities can break hair if they are not done correctly.

1. Let us start with detangling the hair. You get out of the shower and you towel dry your hair scrambling it all up causing tangles. Instead start by gently drying your hair in strokes from roots to ends without stirring it up. Apply a leave in conditioner and begin to detangle the hair from ends working your way up to the scalp with a wide-tooth comb and repeat this action with a medium-tooth comb. Most people do the reverse and try to comb the hair from scalp to ends; this tightens the tangles causing it to break.

2. Blow drying is a big contributor to breakage. First and foremost you must use a good brush, one that does not have any parts that can catch the hair and grip it, causing it to be yanked on and snapped. The next thing to do is to pre-dry your hair until it’s 85% to 95% dry before even starting to use a brush; wet hair stretches a lot more than dry hair does. During the blow-drying process, wet and stretchy hair contracts naturally; if additional pull by a brush is applied it causes too much tension on the hair and can cause it to snap.

3. Heat tools do a great job styling the hair; they also can do a great job of breaking it in the process. It is important to use the heat tools the correct way. First, make sure that your flat iron or curling iron has no rough edges or hard right angles. The edges should be smooth and slightly rounded on good flat irons. The cuff on your curling irons should be smooth and the barrel should meet the cuff perfectly without being too tight. You need a room for the hair to move during the ironing process; irons that are too tight crush the hair, causing weak spots that will break later on. The next thing to pay attention to is proper temperature. Think of hair as clothing – you won’t be using high heat on delicate fabrics, such as silk. Most of us like our hair silky, so let’s treat it like silk, instead of cotton, linen or denim. Try to remember this when you are working with the heat tool. Temperatures that are too hot for your hair makes it weak and will cause it to break.

4. Pulling hair up is another thing that people with long hair do often. Most people are accustomed to using coated elastic type bands which don’t cut into the hair causing a weak spot and breakage. What most people don’t realize is that pulling one’s hair up too tight while it’s still wet will cause the hair to break as well. Just like drying with a brush and stretching it when the hair is wet, people also often pull their hair back tightly with a band while it’s still wet. As it dries, the hair contracts and pulls the opposite way creating tension and may cause it to snap. In addition, hair much like any fiber is flexible while it is hot. Many people pull their hair up to cool it off not realizing that the flexible fiber stretches. Consequently when the hair cools off it shrinks and can snap much like a wet hair when it dries.

 The moral is to treat your hair gently and be kind to it as much as possible; this way you will be protecting your hair from some of the common everyday events that can cause breakage.

milk shake integrityTo make this task easier, milk_shake has created Integrity System. An innovative treatment system that’s based on a very simple principle: to restore the hair’s natural elements. It gives all the necessary ingredients so that hair can finally shine and be brought back to health.

Milkshake integrity system gives immediate results making hair shiny, soft and healthy. This is achieved through the combined action of Muru Muru butter and the Amino acids complex, a mixture of plant amino acids developed to give damaged hair the right quantity of restructuring elements.

 The Amino acids complex works on the hair, restoring and protecting the hair structure. With regular use the integrity system guarantees shine with its protective and polishing action and the final result is radiant and healthy hair. With regular use Milkshake’s Integrity System visibly improving the condition of the damaged hair.

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