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/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/

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Davines SU/ Hair & Body Care!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Environmental, fall hairstyles, Hair Color, hair texture, Health and Wellness, New Products, News, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness, Winter Hair Care, Women's Hairstyles

Protect, nourish and restore your hair & skin during and after exposure to environmental elements

When it comes to protection against the elements, are you providing the best protection for your hair and skin? Welcome to Davines’ SU/ hair & body care line! This innovative line is specially formulated with pro-vitamin B5, UV filters and Citrus Myrtifolia extract – all the way from Mr. Parodi’s farm from Savona, Italy! SU/ products provide protective and nourishing qualities to protect and restore your hair and skin during and after exposure to environmental elements (ex: sun, cold, wind, indoor heat, etc.)

Meet the Davines SU/ products:

Hydrate your hair and skin with the SU/ Hair & Body Wash. This delectably scented, gentle moisturizing hair and body wash creates a luxurious shower experience that moisturizes and nourishes you from head-to-toe leaving your hair and skin soft & silky! ($24 full-size | $11 travel-size)

SU/ After Sun is a soothing gel cream specifically formulated to hydrate and restore moisture to the skin. It soothes redness and burning with a targeted cooling action that refreshes provides immediate relief to even the driest skin. ($29.00) Overexposure to the sun, chlorine and salt water, indoor heat, cold, wind, etc. can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Revive and restore your hair with the SU/ Hair Mask. This nourishing, anti-aging treatment mask is formulated with shea fruit butter to soften the hair and the natural antioxidant agent, chinotto. The result is soft, shiny, and replenished hair! Great for all hair types. ($27.50) 

Protect your hair & color with Davines SU/ Hair Milk. An amazing leave-in treatment that utilizes UVA and UVB filters to prevent dehydration of your hair and protection for your color. This light spray detangles, conditions and leaves your hair shiny and soft without weighing it down. Wonderful for all hair types! ($29.00 full-size | $14.00 travel-size)

 

Read more about D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon, a sustainable hair & wellness salon at https://dmazsalon.com/a-sustainable-hair-wellness-salon/
Denise Zingale Travis / Owner ~ Master Hairdresser ~ Green Circle Salons Ambassador

Photo Credits: Davines

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Wine Gummy Hearts – the Health & Beauty Benefits!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Events, 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

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The Clavicut

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, Holiday Hairstyles, make-overs, New Products, News, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Wellness, Women's Hairstyles

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

Have you heard of the clavicut? This current “beauty buzzword” describes mid-length, in-between hair, long bobs, and shoulder-length styles. The name comes from the fact that the longest layers of this type of cut graze the clavicle, and this collarbone-skimming style has become the hairdo of choice due to its functionality and ease. It’s been a long few seasons of bobs, lobs, swags, shags, etc. You may have opted for one of these styles, or seriously thought about it and decided to keep your long layers anyway. The Clavicut is a trend almost anyone can get behind; young or mature,  growing out a shorter cut, or looking for a change to the same old “long”.

Medium-Long Hairstyle

side swept bang lob

over 50 shoulder length

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This style can be tailored to your face shape and hair type, although this length is great for anyone. Consider blunt edges for a more dramatic look, or soft layers to blend thicker textures. To make it more modern, opt for bangs with your clavicut for a statement look.

Medium layered haircut - over 50

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The WOB or wavy LOB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With this length; wearing your hair down won’t weigh you down and up-styles are still romantic. You will still have enough length to successfully air dry, without having a tangled mess or tons of flyaways – it is the perfect middle ground for easy styling and easy care. Although saying good-bye to your long locks might sound scary, this cut could be life changing, in the best way. Opt for a new outlook with this style and shed some of your inhibitions along with those inches. Call: (216) 292-4247 to schedule an appointment for your new look today!

View more hairstyle inspirations here! “Lob” & Bob hairstyles: https://dmazsalon.com/fabulous-lob-bob-hairstyles/ “SWAG” hairstyles: https://dmazsalon.com/the-swag/

 

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Lavender Lemonade for Help with Headaches, Anxiety, PMS & Menopause

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

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

The smell of lavender. Calming, soothing and beautifully fragrant. This is a popular flower and essential oil that is commonly found in most households. Diffusing lavender in the evening is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day, and especially before bed, can have an overall calming effect, relieve nervous tension and can help aid in sleep.

Lavender is particularly great for women who are suffering from PMS or going through menopause. The calming scent of lavender helps to support the nervous system which can help relieve tension, stress or anxiety to help minimize hair loss. It also has estrogenic properties, which can support healing from low estrogen, support a good nights rest or bring balance during menopause. Lavender also has a positive effect in relieving headaches, migraines, and depression.

You can also gain the benefits of lavender by making this delicious lavender infused lemonade. Sip on this herbal elixir all day and feel the calming benefits this amazing herb has to offer.

lavender-lemonade
Ingredients:
• 1 liter fresh spring water
• 2-3 springs fresh or dried lavender
• 2 lemons, juiced
• 1 tbsp raw organic honey or maple syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients into a large jug and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the lemon and lavender to infuse the water. Feel free to add less or more sweetener, depending on your preference. Sip and enjoy!

 

 

 

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 type of health 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 or changing any diet or exercise programs. Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer License #2310R8 http://dmazsalon.com/about-denise-zingale-travis/

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The “SWAG”

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Color make-over, fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, Holiday Hairstyles, make-overs, New Products, News, Publications, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness, Women's Hairstyles

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

Looking to switch up your look with a new haircut? The hottest cut still going strong is the “Swag”, which is short for Swingy-Shag. This is a fun take on the 70’s shag cut, and is a very versatile trend on any age. The Swag cut embraces natural texture while being fun & playful & “choppy” layers through the crown, and a more heavy weight line on the perimeter. This cut also plays well with fringe, and you can see from these pictures that the length of the cut can vary from shoulder length down to mid-chest.

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You can opt to wear a center part with “curtain bangs” that frame the face nicely, or opt for a deep side parting and a side-swept bang. Either way the cut is youthful and a perfect transformation on any age.

Swag1Medium layered haircut with bangs for fine hairSwag7long layered brunette hairstyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To achieve this look, depending on your hair texture, a razor may be used or a slithering technique with scissors to cut the layers and fringe, for a more textured appearance, and to lighten the hair so it has that swingy bounce we are looking for. Once you have the Swag cut, keep your styling loose looking by prepping your hair with professional only hair products specifically recommended for your hair type & texture and then wrapping large sections of hair around a curling wand, for the perfect loose waves.

The “SWAG” is a versatile and hair color enhances this style. Rejuvenate you and your look. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your hairstyle choice ~ it is all about you and how you feel! Contact me now to help you in your choice of a new style and color to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis, Call: tel: (216) 292-4247

 

 

 

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Foods that can help you stay hydrated

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

Learn how you can use a fork or spoon to help get the fluid you need on hot summer days
By: Denise Zingale Travis, CPT / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Think hydration – and you probably think water, the body’s essential fluid. But did you know you can eat your H2O too? That’s when you choose foods that are high in water content. Some varieties of fruit and veggies are more than 85 percent water. On hot summer days, these foods, along with other fluids can help you stay hydrated. And there’s a bonus – Water-rich fruits and veggies can also help replace key minerals (electrolytes) which your body sheds when you sweat.

Enjoy a thirst-quenching menu ~ When the temperature rises, make a splash in your daily diet with these tasty ideas:

Fruit & veggie salad

Super salads ~ Watermelon, oranges, tomatoes, cantaloupe, berries, celery and cucumbers salads are all flush with fluid. These water-rich foods make great low-calorie snacks too!

 

berry smoothie pictureBerry-delicious smoothies. Add berries — fresh or frozen — to low-fat milk, almond or coconut milk. For healthy smoothie recipe ideas: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_smoothie_recipes

 

 

Summer salsa saladSummer salsas. These can be made from vegetables, fruits or a combination of both. Enjoy your favorite variety as a snack — dip into it with cut-up veggies or whole-grain pita chips. Or top grilled fish or chicken with it. Have a sweet tooth? Give orange or pineapple salsa a try.

 

 

Chilled soups ~ You can serve these as a light meal – or as an appetizer or dessert. Here are three cool and soothing options:

gazpacho soup pictureGazpacho. A summertime favorite that’s typically rich in tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and garlic.

 

vichyssoise soup imageVichyssoise. This creamy French classic is made with pureed potatoes and leeks. To keep it on the healthful side, use low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth. For an even creamier soup, stir in a little plain low-fat yogurt or low-fat sour cream.

 

Fruit Soup ImageFruit soups. Strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe puree nicely.

 

 

frozen grapes & berries imageFrozen nibbles. Freeze grapes or berries. Grab them for a quick and cold snack.

 

 

More hints on hydration ~
Perhaps you’re wondering, How much water do I need? Maybe you’ve heard it should be eight glasses a day. Actually, there’s no set amount that’s right for everyone.* Staying hydrated is important though so don’t wait until you are thirsty. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and sip from it throughout the day. (Be sure to wash your water bottle daily.)

Bored with the same old water supply? Give it a twist with one of these infused waters you can make at home.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/fruit-infused-waters?utm_term=.em3erYmVV#.sjAJXDeWW

 

 

 

Remember, heat can be a hazard
To learn more about safety in hot weather, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov. You can also check the weather and heat index in your area and see heat advisories at www.weather.gov. In hot weather, do keep an especially close eye on older people, people with health conditions and young children and make sure they stay hydrated. They’re at the highest risk of heat-related illness.

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. *Hydration needs can vary based on health conditions you have and medications you’re taking. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of health 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 or changing any diet or exercise programs.

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5 Reasons Not To Use Box Hair Color

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Environmental, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, Health and Wellness, News, Philanthropy, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness, Women's Hairstyles

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

Box color is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Chocolate hair color photo1) Box color has unpredictable results and does not condition the hair
Hairdressers are trained in the “laws of color”. We know what colors to mix to cancel out undesired “tones” in your hair and we know exactly what color your hair is when the color is processing, and when to take the color off to achieve your most desired result. Most box color will come with a “conditioning packet” for after you wash the color out. This “conditioning packet” contain petroleum based ingredients that coat your hair masking the dryness and damage from the box coloring process.

2) One Size Does Not Fit All
Box color is formulated so that everyone and anyone can use it, but not everyone’s hair type, porosity, condition or color is even remotely the same. Box colors are formulated with high amounts of pigment and developer, so that it is able to work on a lot of people. If you have already colored your hair previously, your processed hair is not going to require the same formula or developer.

3) Box Color Is Only ONE Color
Your regrowth will always need a different color formulation than the rest of your head and if you want some actual dimension that takes much more skill than an all over color application. You will not be able to achieve that with the one color present in a box. Hairdressers use nothing less than 2 different colors to mix your desired color – it’s always customized!

4) Box Color contains high levels of PPDs & Nitro dyes
Box colors contain high amounts of pigment, PPD (p- phenylenediamine) which form hair dyes on a chemical reaction and performed dyes, nitro-p-phenylenediamine which already are dyes and are added to achieve the intended shades along with a developer. Box color has an excessive amount of PPDs & nitro, which can cause skin sensitivities, allergies and be very damaging to the hair. They do not come out.

5) Box color & Henna contain Metallic Salts
There are still many box colors on the market today that use metallic salts, an ingredient used in box hair color since the 1800s. Metallic salts build up on the hair causing each time you use that box color or Henna (the supposed natural hair color) for your hair to darken past your desired result. Not to mention that if you ever want to change your hair color or go lighter, metallic salts can be difficult to remove for even the most experienced hairdresser. The problem with metallic dyes is that they don’t play well with others. You put any other type of hair color on your hair and you can have a chemical reaction happen such as heat, smoke, and burning hair. (Remember chemistry lab?)

6) That $10 Box Color Won’t Feel That Affordable After a $500 Color Correction
So you decided not to heed the 5 reasons above and you are now orange (“brassy”). This is often the color the hair will turn when coloring (especially lightening) with box color. Color correction starts at approximately $100.00 an hour so please do yourself a favor before you end up with this result; research, call and consult with a Professional Hairdresser. Quality, safe hair color will NEVER be found in a box on the market ~ your hair AND your wallet will thank you! For your personalized, private appointment with Denise, call: tel:(216) 292-4247

 

Protecting the environment! D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon is a Green Circle certified, private studio hair & wellness salon that prides itself on Eco-friendly practices. As a member of Green Circle Salons the salon recycles everything from hair clippings, hair color, color tubes, hair foils, plastic, paper & more – diverting 95% of the salon’s waste from our local landfills! Green Circle Salons is a company that recycles and re-purposes these materials. For example; hair clippings are used to make hair booms that help to sop up oil spills in the ocean and hair foils are melted down and remade into foils again. Committed to excellence and sensitive to the client’s needs, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon offers a singular and consistent hair care experience every time in an unparalleled atmosphere providing the opportunity for relaxation and well-being, while protecting our future generations and our environment’s longevity.

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