Category: Hair Products
Dry, desert climates are a special challenge for the hair and skin. Here in the Phoenix area, we deal with an average humidity though the year of about 23 percent. Although we have brief periods of higher humidity, sometimes the humidity is as low as 12 percent. Couple that with extreme heat and a lot of UV rays, and it’s no wonder our hair doesn’t always perform the way we would like.To add to the hair care dilemma, most hair products are made to be sold everywhere. Why make a shampoo for a super dry climate when most places are much more moist? Products that work well in Florida are not going to work in Arizona.
David Frank Haircare products are designed to work in the desert. Here are some of the features that make them effective in our climate.
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Our stylists take blow drying seriously. To get the best finished look, we use and recommend brushes by Spornette. Spornette has been making brushes for over 75 years, and they are excellent. We have brushes in the salon that have lasted us for twenty years, and with proper care they can last a lifetime.
Spornette’s Italian round brush collection features high quality, reinforced boar bristles. Boars hair is important because it creates the right tension on the hair to make it smooth and shiny. Made in Italy, these are their premium round brushes. Round styling brushes are made to style the hair by rotating the brush. You can use them to straiten the hair, or create curls and volume. Boars hair is superior to other brush materials because it has the ability to smooth the cuticle of the hair properly. Here … Read More »
We all walk around with the hair we’re born with. Ever wonder why some women’s hair always looks amazing without ever seeming to try too hard? Here are some tricks to try for getting the most out of your hair with the least effort.
1. Find a shampoo that lathers less. Sudsy doesn’t necessarily mean clean—sometimes, it means the opposite. Shampoos that lather too much are often overloaded with moisturizing products, which can leave build-up in your hair, making it look and feel dirtier quicker. Look for a sulfate-free formula. Use just enough to lather, anything more is a waste and hard to rinse. I like David frank Haircare moisture shampoo because it’s sulfate and sodium chloride free.
2. Give your hair a cold shot. Before you hop out of the shower, turn the cold water on for a second and quickly … Read More »
Now that you have your hair color looking great, it’s time to take care of it. Choosing a shampoo for colored hair is the most important decision you make in terms of preventing your color from fading prematurely. Many shampoos and conditioners claim to be “color safe”, but thanks to modern formulations we can do much better. Shampooing is the hardest thing we do to our hair color, along with heat styling and sun exposure. Here are some of the features you need in a shampoo to keep your color looking great.
The most important aspect of modern shampoo formulations is that it should be sulfate free. Sodium laureth sulfate, which also goes by several other similar names, is a detergent used in products for cleansing the hair and body. It’s inexpensive, effective, and it’s been around a long time. This … Read More »
How To Choose A Blow dryer for Traveling Abroad
Many of my guests inquire about what blow dryers and irons are best for traveling internationaly. The answer depends on where your going. The plugs adapters are easy to get, but you also have to take into consideration some other technical details, like the the voltage and alternating cycle of the electrical systems of where you are traveling. For this reason, I don’t recommend taking your regular blow dryers and irons abroad. Here is an explanation of how this works, followed by my suggestions of what to buy.
This excerpt is from CNN’s travel website:
“Learn about electric systems
To be on the safe side, travelers who plan to use electrical devices from home while they are traveling should learn about the electric systems — plug configurations, voltage and alternating cycles — in the countries … Read More »
Best Blowdryer to Use at Home
We often get asked for suggestions about what hairdryers to purchase. Most of the non-professional models sold at the store are fairly comparable. If your looking to upgrade to a professional model, here’s the one we recommend.
Babyliss Pro BABFV2 Volare
It’s lightweight, and every bit as powerful as the V1 model we use in the salon. The advantage you have with this dryer over the V1 is the length. It’s shorter, and that makes it muck easier to use on your own hair. I would suggest a professional dryer if you do a lot of round brushing, or if you have a lot of hair and wish to save a bit of time in the morning. Remember to always use a nozzle with your dryer to prevent damaging the hair with the grate at the end … Read More »
Tired of that unintentional ombre effect you get by the time it’s time to color your hair again? Reds go orange, brunettes go lighter and off tone, blondes get brassy. It’s a given that hair color fades, but here are some of the things that accelerate fade-age and what you can do to keep your hair color from fading.
Environment. The Sun, first and foremost, is our biggest opponent to keeping hair color fresh in Arizona. The sun bleaches everything, even your hair color! And yes, even in the winter, the sun is out. Walking to your car or mailbox without any protection on your hair is considered ‘sun-exposure’. This plays a huge role in our hair color fading problem. Also, the air is filled with pollutants. Think of when you first wash your car it looks beautiful, clean, and shiny, … Read More »
Best New Dry Shampoo
It’s here, “Do-Over”, the new dry shampoo by David Frank Haircare. Do-Over is perfect for the days between shampooing. Just spray the roots of your hair, fluff it up, and go. Leaves your hair feeling fresh, and gives you lots of fullness and volume. It’s like a breath mint for your hair. Cools you off as well. Unlike some dry shampoo, Do-Over is clear, and doesn’t leave a powdery look. The aerosol formula is easy to use, and great for travel.
Do-Over is available at David Frank Salon. Come in and try it, or click the picture to order online.
Best Argan Oil Hair Product
A deep penetrating, fast absorbing treatment for all hair types
David Frank Haircare offers the best argan oil hair product. This deep penetrating Argan Oil will be instantly absorbed into your hair producing an incredible shine and smooth as silk feeling. Expect long-lasting conditioning results. Paraben Free.
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of Argan tree, which is only found in North Africa. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants and anti-microbial agents that scientists believe are behind its Many virtues.
Argan oil is very versatile, it can be used to moisturize and protect the skin, hair, and nails. Even though Argan oil has recently become recognized as one of the leading conditioning products for hair, it has long been used for its healing and beautifying properties, as well as for culinary uses. Argan oil is one of the … Read More »
We often are asked, what blow-dryer do you recommend ? Best Blowdryer, Babyliss Volare V2. With blowouts being a big focus in fashion, many women are round brushing their hair at home. Your dryer is a very important tool. A great dryer not only gives you a great result, but saves time as well. Imagine saving 5 minutes a day drying your hair. Even blowing your hair dry every other day, you would save 17 hours a year. That’s a whole waking day of blow-drying. A great dryer is a great investment, especially if you have a lot of hair or longer hair.
In the salon we use use the full size Volare V1 by Babyliss. For home, however we recommend its powerful but slightly shorter sister, the V2. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE YOUR NOZZLE WHEN BLOW-DRYING, so the slightly shorter … Read More »
David Frank Haircare Untangled
“Untangled”, our first new addition to our product line up! Untangled is a detangler, a leave-in conditioner, and UV protector that conditions, adds body, and maintains healthy hair and scalp. Pro-vitamin B5 adds shine, wheat amino acids strengthen, and aloe and chamomile sooth and moisturize. UV protectant helps color from fading. Light weight and paraben free formula. Give it try, it’s a wonderful addition to the David Frank haircare line. Come try some at David Frank Salon,or click the picture above to purchase online.
Many of my guests come to me with concerns about hair loss. Sometimes they are not losing hair at all. Many time they are due to thyroid issues, post pregnancy, stress, hormonal issues, medications, or health challenges. There is no magic pill for this, but a few of my clients have had very good results with this product. I have seen results on a particular woman that has had hair loss challenges for quite a while, and she is growing hair again. I’m not a doctor, but I would say give it a shot if you want your hair to be all it can be. It is definitely cheaper online, so use the Amazon search box on the left.
Here is a bit of info from their website.
How It Works : Four Stages to Healthier Hair Viviscal® works in 4 … Read More »