Latina Hair, Latina Hairstyles, Latino Hair Tips, Advice and News
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/30/2009 - 14:16
Do you have scalp or hair questions that you’d like answered? Perhaps you have an itchy scalp or you’ve noticed your hair is thinning? You can talk to a trichologist. "A what?" Allow me to explain: A trichologist specializes in the study of hair and scalp. Philip Kingsley has been practicing trichology for more than 50 years and owns clinics in New York City and London.
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/29/2009 - 18:00
When it comes to shampooing, I like to see and feel the suds. Maybe this is because I don’t shampoo my hair everyday, so when I do, I like to really scrub my scalp and remove any product buildup from my strands. But did you know that a shampoo's ability to lather has nothing to do with its ability to clean? Contrary to popular belief, the ingredients that create bubbles aren’t the active ingredients that cleanse your hair. We are just accustomed to thinking more suds equal cleaner hair.
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/22/2009 - 10:34
I’ve been using this amazingly creamy leave-in conditioner called Seda for years. It makes my curls look defined and feel soft, and it controls the frizz factor. Of course, there’s a catch—the only place I can buy it is at a Brazilian bodega in my hometown in New Jersey. I mentioned this to two curly-haired colleagues one day when we were discussing our favorite products. They both told me they use an amazingly creamy leave-in conditioner called Sedal (and they're not the only ones, I've heard rave reviews about this brand before).
By Angelique Serrano | 07/20/2009 - 12:57
No, he's not joining the Gosselin clan to make Jon and Kate Plus Nine; celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson has been named the new mane guru on the reality makeover show What Not to Wear. You can watch his first episode this Friday on TLC. And while he is busy running his own New York City salon and product line sold at Target, Ted Gibson remains one truly kind, lovely and talented man. So we say: ¡Felicidades, Ted!
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/15/2009 - 11:10
Do you ladies let your hair loose when you're on a beach vacation or by a pool? I was never able to let my curls loose because as soon as they got wet and the leave-in was washed out, my hair would become a frizz ball. My usual ritual was gathering it all up into a bun to conceal the mess. This would also help me avoid the drying effects of salt water, chlorine and even the sun, which can strip color.
By Angelique Serrano | 07/10/2009 - 15:52
It’s no lie some hair salons cater to only certain kinds of hair textures—whether they advertise that fact, or not. So if you have very naturally curly hair, for example, you might not feel welcome, understood, or best served in every salon you enter. Here’s great news: Opening this week is Hair Rules New York, a Manhattan salon created to service strands of all textures, shapes and shades. Run by A.
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/08/2009 - 09:13
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt Hez Lowry, an Aveda master hairstylist. Among other things, we talked about conditioning treatments and how to do them at home. He filled me in on a cheap alternative to using a heat cap for deep treatments: When you feel your hair is in need of some extra TLC, use a deep-conditioning leave-in treatment or mask on strands—then, instead of covering hair in a heat cap, Kurt says you can use cellophane to wrap your hair! And who doesn’t have clear wrap in their kitchen?