Monday, July 26, 2010




Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that attack hair follicles and colour pigments, compromising hair health and colour vibrancy. Pureology’s exclusive AntiFadeComplex® contains a blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens to protect colour from free radicals.


Surfactants are an essential part of a shampoo’s cleansing system, but common surfactants, known as sulfates, can fade colour vibrancy. To gently cleanse without stripping colour, our ZeroSulfate® shampoos include a mild cleansing system, with no added salt, derived from coconut, corn, and sugar to deliver a rich lather and help optimize colour retention.



Pureology combines the best of nature with advanced technology to ensure pure performance and radiant colour, and our products are made without animal products or by-products.


We are committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals.


Indulge in the ultimate multi-sensory experience with highly concentrated formulas bursting with superior ingredients that deliver up to 80 shampoos—two times more than other shampoos. Our rich lathers, featherlight textures, and decadent masques surround the senses with aromatic essences, creating a luxurious experience and incredible results. Colour-treated hair is silky soft with dramatically improved condition and remarkable shine.

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Monday, July 19, 2010


Perfect for: Weak, brittle hair that needs an intervention

Urban Antidote #3: Admitting is the first step! Face it . . . Your hair needs some rehab. Let the hydration therapy begin. Bring weak & brittle hair back to life with this powerful moisture packed shampoo.

Making a comeback has never been so easy.

  • Moisture overhaul
  • Helps keep color vibrant
  • Zeros in on dry, damaged hair
Perfect for: Weak, brittle hair that needs an intervention

Urban Antidote #3: Admitting is the first step! Bring dead-end hair back to life once and for all. Formula targets areas in the most need of repair, giving your whacked out hair the revival it has been waiting for!

  • Revives lifeless hair
  • Thermal protection from harsh conditions
  • Zeros in on dry, damaged hair

Friday, July 16, 2010


Perfect for: Dry, Damaged tresses that need a moisture hit

Urban Antidote #2: You've dyed, you've fried, so take your dull hair to the bright side! Help moisture-deprived hair to the ultimate recovery.

Let this potion help strengthen & shine your worn out locks

  • Hydrates dried-out strands
  • Protects colour from fading
  • Prevents pesky split ends
Perfect for: Dry, Damaged tresses that need a moisture hit

Urban Antidote #2: Drench moisture-deprived hair with a rush of hydration that gets stressed-out tresses back in action & on the road to recovery.


  • Moisturizes for major softness
  • Protects from thermal & combing damage
  • Prevents pesky split ends

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Perfect for normal hair that needs a daily pick-me-up

Urban Antidote #1: Work hard, play hard ... That's how you roll. Get yourself back to normal with a hydrating, strengthening & shine-enhancing shampoo.


  • Livens up moisture levels
  • Boosts hair strength
  • Promotes colour retention
Perfect for normal hair that needs a daily pick-me-up

Urban Antidote #1: Put some oomph back into your tired, over-stimulated hair. Supercharged hydrating conditoner helps strengthen weak, blah hair giving it a rush of shine and health.RE-ENERGIZE & GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!

  • Blast weightless shine
  • Detangle unruly locks
  • Boost hair strength

Friday, July 9, 2010


Botanically infused and always 100% sulfate-free!
Depart from the ordinary with this exclusively designed hair care system for curly, wavy and chemically processed hair. Deva's interchangeable product line allows for individuality, simplicity and the freedom to address your hair's specific needs.
"Americans are addicted to lather" says the tress-obsessed curly girl Lorraine Massey, author of the must have book, Curly Girl (Workman Publishing,2001). Massey warns, "laundering curly hair (which is what most people are doing with ordinary detergent shampoos) just about guarantees a mass of over-dry, frizzy, shapeless locks." That's why Lorraine, along with co-owner Denis daSilva, world-class chemist Ralph Zissel and Devachan's acclaimed Color Director Shari Harbinger developed the Deva product line. This unique system, with its own unique blend of botanically infused moisturizers and cleansers, will rejuvenate, restore and respect your hair's natural order without the use of harsh chemicals.
What is in the Deva System? The answer is what is NOT in the Deva System. We took the poo out of shampoo, the harsh lathering and dehydrating detergent found in most shampoos that has no inherent value in the cleansing process. We've removed all unnecessary chemicals that often play on hair's vulnerability. We added extra botanical and moisturizing ingredients that cleanse, condition and re-hydrate the hair, more than any products existing on the market today. Each product has it's own unique blend that will enhance the overall quality of dehydrated hair. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A life saving question

Yesterday, when I was at the dermatologist's office, the physician's assistant I saw told me something surprising. Melanoma (AKA, deadly skin cancer) can sometimes appear on your scalp, often without you even knowing it. How many times do you look at our scalp? Yeah, not often. So, that's why she tells her patients that in between yearly skin checks (guys, if you haven't had a full-body skin check, now's the time!), ask your hair stylist to keep an eye on your scalp for anything unusual while she's doing your hair. Sure, she's not a physician, but she can spot a mole or freckle you aren't aware of, which could prompt you to see a derm and get it checked out!

Not a bad idea, huh?

from Glamour Magazine

Monday, July 5, 2010

More Beauty Tips for Teens

Make up for Teenagers
Most teenager girls begin wearing light make-up around the ages of 12-13 as they become more aware of their appearance. As a teen, your make up should look natural and enhance your facial features. Don’t overdo it, this will only make you look silly. With a few simple, inexpensive products, you can play up your finest features and you will look GREAT!!! Keep your make up light for school. You don’t need to use make up on every facial feature you have. Mix and match to find out what looks best on you. For parties, you may want to add a little more make up to enhance your features. Make sure you blend it in well with your fingers or a cosmetics brush and check it in a bright light when you are finished.
Foundation is not necessary for teens. While some can clog your pores, it can also look over done. Skip the foundation and use a concealer on your blemishes only. Lightly dust on some loose powder over your entire face to even out your skin tone, control oil, and set the concealer.
Don’t try to hide your freckles. You may not appreciate them, but they are a part of you. Exposure to sunlight makes freckles darker so avoiding the sun and using sunscreen will keep them in check. Usually as you get older they fade, so they will be less of an issue.
Eye Make up
You may not be interested in eye shadow until you are older, if so then great. Just in case you are interested in it here are a few tips. Keep it light and use the trendy sparkles and metallics sparingly, they can flake off into your eyes and cause irritation. Eye shadow doesn’t have to match your eyes. Earth tones (tan, brown, gray) are very complimentary to blue, brown and hazel eyes. Keeping your eyes as natural looking as possible is best.
When you start using mascara, brown works best for both brunettes and blondes. Black is a little harsh at a young age, especially in the daytime. If you find brown isn’t dark enough try brownish black. Waterproof may be necessary when playing sports or participating in outdoor activities. It stays on longer and doesn’t run, but it’s harder to take off.
If you are going to use eyeliner, a pencil liner looks more natural than a liquid. Learn to apply it with a steady hand for straight lines, and blot it with a tissue if you get it too dark.
Liquid and stick blushes are popular choices for teen because they glide on smoothly and blend in well. Pinks and peaches compliment almost any skin tone. Apply to the apple of your cheeks and blend outwards toward your hairline.
For luscious lips, lip gloss does the trick. If you want to add some color to your lips for a nighttime look, try a lipstick in a sheer color. For extra shine put lip gloss over your lipstick. Always have lip balm handy for chapped lips.
As with any make up blending is key. Check your make up in daylight if possible and don’t be afraid to swipe any excess with a tissue. If you ever experience any skin irritation, quit using the make up immediately until you find out what the problem is. Consult your dermatologist for the best remedy.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Being a teen in today’s world brings many pressures from society to look good. The media is full of beautiful faces that add to the stress of growing up. Don’t let that undermine your self confidence! What’s a girl to do? There are many ways to enhance your natural beauty and keep a practical skin care and make up routine. These tips will help bring out the best in you, but remember, good posture and a smile give a great first impression.
Skin care Tips
Teenagers have different skin care and make up needs than mature women. Skin care regimens should be started when we are pre-teens. Hormones start to kick in and blemishes begin to appear. As you mature your skin care needs will change as you skin does. Pay special attention to what products you are using and if there are any undesirable affects taking place. What makes your skin look radiant one month may cause blemishes and break outs the next.
At an early age, a light moisturizer may be called for—but do not use a heavy cream used for dry skin. Choose a product that is formulated for light skin care maintenance and doesn’t clog your pores. A heavy moisturizer will wreak havoc and cause pimples. Start with the moisturizer just once a day before bed as to not over do it.
Pimples and Blemishes
Acne is the #1 skin care concern for teens. Keep your face and hair clean, wash your hands frequently, and keep them away from your face. There are many products available on the market today for acne prevention and cures, and they are much more effective than years ago. Once you begin experiencing problems, take action to avoid life time scarring.