Wine Gummy Hearts – the Health & Beauty Benefits!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, hair loss, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

While I did not invent these amazing snacks – the discovery of them and sharing some of the health and beauty benefits of them could not be kept a secret!

Most know the overall general health benefits of red wine but do you know the benefits of drinking red wine for your hair? Red wine helps increase the blood flow to the scalp which helps to eliminate the occurrence of dandruff. It contains Resveratrol which has the capability to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The bioflavonoids help keratin growth and the antioxidant properties of red wine make it an ideal choice for rejuvenating and repairing damaged hair.

Gelatin is largely composed of the amino acids, glycine and proline, which many people don’t consume in adequate amounts as they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals and as a population, we don’t consume these parts as much anymore. These amino acids are needed not only for proper skin, hair and nail growth, but for optimal immune function and weight regulation. Other benefits of gelatin are it supports skin, hair and nail growth; it is good for joints and can help joint recovery.  It can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive tract and is a source of protein (not a great one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.

Now that you know some of these amazing benefits – let’s make Wine Gummies!

Wine Gummy Hearts Recipe!

1 cup wine (red, white or rose)
4 Tbsp gelatin (ex: Knox)
1/2 tsp stevia / sweetener (optional)
2 -4 Tbsp maple syrup

Note: The amount of maple syrup you use will depend on (1) how dry your wine is and (2) how sweet you want your gummies! You’ll have to taste it as you go and add more as needed.

In a saucepan, warm the wine on low heat. It is recommended to use a thermometer to make sure it does not go much above 90 degrees. Wine boils at 159 degrees Fahrenheit so you definitely wanted to keep it well below that so the alcohol wouldn’t burn off.

Add the gelatin one Tbsp at a time, and stir very well before adding more. After the gelatin has completely dissolved, add the other ingredients. Taste the mixture after adding each one – you’ll have to use your taste buds as a gauge for how much sweetener to add. Keep in mind that the more sweeteners you add, the less you’ll taste the flavor of the wine! These should be a little less sweet than a regular gummy bear … Sweeter gummies get eaten faster, and portion control is recommended for these to avoid getting drunk!

Once your mixture is ready, either use a spoon to fill a mold or pour the whole batch into a pan (for square cut gummies). It can be done it both ways and the hearts are pretty especially for Valentine’s Day!

Put them in the fridge to set. You don’t have to do this, but it speeds up the process. They’ll be the texture of Jello jigglers pretty quickly or if you want them to become the texture of gummy bears, let them chill for 2-3 hours. You can keep them in the fridge (or not) – they will not un-gel. ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of thinning hair, hair loss problems, scalp and/or health issues and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals,

Before using Gelatin in a recipe or as a supplement, check with your doctor or medical professional, especially if you have a medical condition. People with liver or kidney disease should not add gelatin or any other amino acid supplement without first consulting their physician. Getting too much of any one amino acid can throw the citric acid cycle out of balance, which can make the liver and kidneys work harder to eliminate toxins. ~ Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer

Share

Top 10 Herbs For Hair Growth

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in hair loss, hair texture, Health and Wellness, Men's Hair, News, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Herbs for hair growth

Few signs of encroaching older age are more dreaded or noticeable than thinning hair or hair loss. It can be deadly to one’s self-esteem and confidence. While your first reaction might be to rush out and purchase an over-the-counter treatment, you may want to first discus with your professional stylist about some natural herbs which can be found today in many professional hair care products lines that can help with promoting a healthy scalp and hair growth. Listed here are the top 10 herbs that can help promote a healthy scalp and hair growth.

 

 

  • Aloe Vera – stimulates circulation of the blood along scalp.
  • Horsetail – responsible for strengthening nails, bones and hair
  • Panax Ginseng – nourishing and strengthening hair, used for baldness in males
  • Saw Palmetto – believed to prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT causing balding
  • Ginko Biloba – believed to correct hair follicles nutritional deficiencies
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia) – a plant known for its potent hair growing benefits
  • Burdock (Arctium lappa) – improves blood circulation to the hair follicles and relieves scalp irritations
  • Peppermint – stimulates hair follicles to help promote hair growth
  • Lavender – used to encourage hair growth and prevent baldness
  • Rosemary – stimulates circulation in scalp to help promote hair growth

Although many of you who suffer with thinning hair or hair loss will and should work with a qualified health professional, finding a salon and stylist that is knowledgeable is also very important. Denise understands thinning hair and hair loss from personal experience and she created D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon, a personal, private studio hair salon to help be supportive and sensitive to all your scalp and hair care needs. Contact Denise for a personal, private consultation today (216) 292-4247.

To read more on thinning hair and hair loss, click these links:

https://dmazsalon.com/changes-in-diet-may-cause-hair-loss/

https://dmazsalon.com/your-diet-your-hair/

https://dmazsalon.com/now-you-can-do-something-about-it/

 

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of thinning hair or hair loss problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals.

Share

Hairstyles for Men

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, fall hairstyles, Fashion, hair loss, hair texture, make-overs, Men's Hair, Men's Styles, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

By: Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Even though trends and tastes have changed in the past decade, many gents are still choosing to wear their hair in  more classic styles. The haircuts look crisp and sharp. A lot of men are also sporting a full beard with these styles, which creates a dramatic contrast and adds to the disjointed effect created by cutting the sides tight.

Although I have seen a slight decline in men coloring their hair, coloring doesn’t need to be so dramatic. There are many products, colors and techniques that can be used to lighten/darken the hair or just add tone. Men could definitely experiment with color more, even if it’s only slightly lightening the hair to give it a sun-kissed appearance or using highlights/low-lights to add texture, definition, or grey blend a cut at key areas.

As men mature, so does their style. That often comes with life experience and a deeper understanding of who you are. There are many different hairstyles men can wear these days; but I do see though the men’s looks continuing to remain more traditional and grounded by timeless cuts & styles.
(Click on a picture for a larger view.)

Men's hair1 over 50men's hair6 over 50Men's hair3 over 50Men's hair4 over 50Men's hair2 over 50men's hair5 over 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Hair1dark-hipster-mens-hairstyleMens hairstyle1Summer 2015 Men's Hairstyle6platitnum men2

 

 

 

 

 

 

View more men’s styles here! https://dmazsalon.com/mens-styles-3/

 

Share

Solutions for Fine, Thin, Wiry, Frizzy Hair

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Fashion, Hair Color, hair loss, hair texture, make-overs, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis, Permanent Waving Specialist ~ D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Hair changes every 5 to 7 years. As our body ages, we see changes in our hair texture. The hair of a newborn is very soft and fine. The diameter of the hair thickens as we enter childhood and early adolescence. As we age and move into adulthood and older, usually beginning in our 40’s and 50’s, the hair begins to change texture again, becoming “finer” or “thinner” and/or “wiry” or “frizzy.” Add to the causes of your hair texture changing, hormonal imbalances, medications, diet, and genetics. So what can you do? First, get your hormones checked. Hormones influence your hair and texture in many ways since they are regulators of the body’s metabolism and its functions. Diet and medications can take a toll on hair so rule out any possible nutritional deficiencies that can cause dry, thinning, brittle hair or hair loss.

Next, get a GREAT (not just good) haircut! Work with an experienced hair professional to help you with your texture changes. Discuss your lifestyle and desired time commitment to your hair now. Seriously consider getting color, highlights, low-lights, or a permanent/body wave. One or a combination of these texture-changing services can help fine or thin hair look and feel fuller and “wiry” or “frizzy” hair look and feel more controlled and manageable.

On this client, she is just beginning to go grey but not ready (or wanting) full all over color. I have highlighted her hair with color to blend in the grey starting to come though. If your hair is straight, fine, limp and/or flat, a permanent/body wave can give you the texture and lift which boosts the overall volume of the hair to make it much easier to create today’s fashionable hairstyles as seen on this client here.

Seen here are the wrapping technique used, curl results and the finished style. (Click on the picture for larger view.)

IMG_20150529_134208186_HDRIMG_20150529_140420929_HDRIMG_20150529_154756220_HDRIMG_20150529_164111891_HDRIMG_20150529_164144428_HDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who want the “undone”, “beach wave”, or “swag” look regularly  https://dmazsalon.com/the-swag/, you would be better off getting a body wave as opposed to using curling irons every day. Irons apply more direct heat, and daily use of them would produce more damage over time.

A few quick facts about permanent/body waves. Human hair is an extremely strong and versatile fiber. With an experienced stylist/perm specialist, they will evaluate your hair and determine the type of solution, rod size and wrapping technique. Proper care using only professionally recommended & bought at a salon haircare and regular maintenance can keep your “waves” lasting for months and styling time on your hair definitely minimized. The rewards of an easy-to-care-for style are great and having a permanent/body wave can make a world of difference between looking uninteresting or looking fashionably beautiful!

For more information and/or consultation if a permanent wave, body wave or a combination of other salon texture-changing services are for you!
Call Denise at (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

 

 

Share

Winter Wellness for your Hair

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Environmental, Hair Color, hair loss, hair texture, Health and Wellness, New Products, News, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness, Winter Hair Care, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

From hat hair to static electricity, split ends to dry frizz, when winter weather hits, a bad hair day can last an entire season. Hair typically gets 25 percent dryer during the winter. Even if you live in a moderate climate, you’re still susceptible to hair-raising changes as the seasons pass.

The environment can have some of the most damaging effects on hair in both summer and winter, but in winter it’s often worse because people generally don’t take as many precautions to protect their hair. Sun exposure (which can be as intense on a ski slope as it is on a beach) combined with blustery winter wind as well as snow, rain, and icy cold (which makes hair brittle and dry) can all come together to create some very bad winter hair days.

Even if you spend most of your time indoors, winter is still your hair’s enemy. Indoor heating can be something akin to spending an entire afternoon under a hair dryer. Honestly, it’s not quite as dramatic as the damage would be from that, but it certainly gives you an idea of what indoor heating can do to your hair. No matter what’s causing your winter hair woes, it is a fact the hair tends to become dry faster and have more breakage in the winter.

 

Here are 5 simple nourishing, replenishing and protective steps you can take for winter hair wellness ~

1. Make sure you are equipped with a high quality, salon professional shampoo and conditioner. The right shampoo and conditioner at this time of the year will help repair, seal and smooth your hair. A good hair mask is highly recommended once to twice a week for severely damaged hair. Davines SU/Mask https://dmazsalon.com/new-davines-su-hair-and-body-care/ or Davines Nounou or Minu Masks https://dmazsalon.com/retail-promotions/ are wonderful for winter stressed hair.

2. Avoid over-washing your hair in winter and in the shower. Try to wash it over the sink or tub with warm to cool water. The pressure of the shower head and the hot water causes the formation of tiny chinks in the surrounding cuticle which adds to the problems of hair dryness and breakage.

3. Towel-dry your hair very gently as aggressive rubbing roughs up the cuticle that can lead to breakage.

4. Professionally prescribed styling products are a must to help protect the hair from thermal styling and the environment. “Layering” your hair products individually and combing each through thoroughly can help achieve added protection, texture and shine. Direct warm (not hot) air from the blow dryer down the hair shaft to encourage the hair to lay flatter.

5. Plenty of water and good nutrition that incorporates small portions of all the key food groups such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources helps to nourish and protect hair. Taking a quality-grad multivitamin with essential B vitamins (B6, B12, folate), essential fatty acids and adequate minerals can help dry, weak hair prone to breakage in the winter. You can read more here https://dmazsalon.com/top-10-herbs-for-hair-growth/ for the top 10 herbs for hair growth.

The haircare lines at D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon were very carefully chosen based on their proven ability to perform and give the best results with attention and respect for the environment using high-grade natural and organic ingredients https://dmazsalon.com/retail/. It would be a pleasure to prescribe for you a custom home regimen that would help give your hair the best health, shine, and control for your hair texture and type. Call (216) 292-4247 for an appointment today!

 

D’MAZ Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any form of health, hair/scalp issues or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals. Always consult your doctor before beginning, changing or ending any nutritional and/or medicinal programs. Denise Zingale Travis, Master Hairdresser & NGA Certified Personal Trainer License #2310R8 http://dmazsalon.com/about-denise-zingale-travis/

Share