Hair care in the Autumn / Winter....

Kimberley Pereira
on November 02, 2016

Hair care in the Autumn / Winter....

The season is changing, so your hair routine should change a little too.... Here are some tips to transition your routine from Summer to Autumn/Winter:

1. Deep Condition more often

Try not to miss this crucial step on wash day! Our hair will become dryer due to the indoor heating and colder air. Adding oils to your deep conditioner (or adding the step of a hot oil treatment) will make all the difference during the colder months. Consider doing this weekly if it is not already part of your weekly routine. 

Why not step up your deep condition even further by adding heat - Have you tried the Hot - Head deep conditioning cap

2. Protective styling

We recommend protective styling as much as possible throughout the Autumn and Winter. Scarves, hats and jumpers can all cause friction and breakage if we are not extra careful. So any protective styles such as braids, bantu knots, up do's, buns or wigs... (the list is goes on) where your ends are tucked away, are perfect to reduce manipulation and the exposure to the elements. MODIÊ’s Moisturising Hair Créme or the OBIA Natural Twist Whip Butter provide intense moisture and are great styling products for your twist/braid-out in preparation for your up-do style or bun.

3. Time to trim?

Are your ends in check? When was the last time you checked to see if your ends are in good condition? IF you need a trim - go for it, get rid of broken ends! 

4. Moisture, Moisure

We struggle to maintain moisture throughout the colder months because of indoor heating and the cold outside air. Use a water based moisturiser daily /every few days (everyone's hair is different, so find what works for you). Moisture is a must for healthy hair, allowing your hair to grow and flourish. 

5. Eat Well and Keep Hydrated

What goes in your body effects all parts of your body including your hair. Keeping a balanced diet and drinking lots of water in these colder months may be more of a challenge however it will encourge healthy tresses!

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Review

Kimberley Pereira
on June 13, 2016

Shea Moisture has amazing hair collections for almost every hair concern. I have been eyeing the Raw Shea Butter line which is suitable for dry, damaged hair so when My Luxe Beauty asked me what I wanted it was one of the things I mentioned!

I have been using the Moisture Retention Shampoo & Deep Treatment Masque. As with all their products, these come free from sulfates, parabens, and phthalates among many others. The main ingredients for their line are sea kelp for sealing and smoothing the hair cuticles, argan oil to restore shine and hair elasticity and shea butter for moisturising and conditioning the hair and scalp.

First up is the Moisture Retention Shampoo. I love how my hair feels after using this. It lathers up really well and provides enough slip for finger detangling. My hair and scalp felt cleansed without feeling like it has been stripped of moisture. For a shampoo it really did leave my hair deeply moisturised and my curls slightly defined! I also got a good amount of lather and I didn’t feel like I needed a second rinse. The lovely scent is a bonus too! The shampoo is thick but it’s still very easy to get product out of the bottle. 

The Deep Treatment Masque has a thick consistency and left my hair really soft. I love conditioners with slip, however this masque didn’t have a lot for me to comb detangle with, but it was good for finger detangling when applied to wet/damp hair. However because it made my hair really soft, I was able to detangle my hair running water whilst rinsing it out. I always deep condition with heat for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out. My hair still felt soft the next day without applying a leave in conditioner! Shedding is always reduced and my hair feels deeply moisturised and restored back to normal softeness.

Verdict- This dynamic duo saved my hair after a very hectic week! My hair was really dry into that wash day and the results I got were amazing! I will recommend this for dry hair especially or anyone that wants more moisture for their hair.

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Sarah Fynn

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Introducing My Luxe Men & My Luxe Kids

Kimberley Pereira
on May 17, 2016

Introducing My Luxe Men & My Luxe Kids

So many of you have asked for an increased range for your little ones and the men in your life.

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new sites myluxekids.com and myluxemen.com.

We at My Luxe Beauty wanted to ensure we are still concentrating on the My Luxe Beauty ladies, so decided to serve the Men and Kids on the seperate sites!

My Luxe Kids

"My Luxe Kids is a new independent hair & beauty retailer based in the UK. We specialise in natural and organic products, particularly for curly, kinky and coily hair.

As a mother, I understand the importance of using products that are free from nasty chemicals!

At My Luxe Kids you can be assured that our products will be kind to your children's hair and skin. And as I always say... A happy child equals a happy mama (or father!)" 

My Luxe Men

"Luxe Men Ltd is a family owned male grooming company, we believe it is important to be aware of what you put on your skin and hair.

The whole idea grew from a young age, being told "Eat your greens" so -Tick- thats our insides sorted. Now what about our hair & skin?

At My Luxe Men we aim to give you the highest standards of service and products."

Click on the logo's to check them out!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @myluxekids @myluxemen

 

How to Transition your hair from Winter to Spring

Kimberley Pereira
on March 26, 2016
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How to Transition your hair from Winter to Spring

How to Transition your hair from Winter to Spring

March brought us the first day of spring. The temperatures start to rise, flowers are blooming and the sun is shining for longer.

What does that mean? Its time to review your hair routine!

During autumn and winter, your locks would have been crying out for moisture. Due to the cold air, heavy butters and oils were the name of the game! Spring is the perfect time to try lighter products or oils - think Almond, or Jojoba oils for sealing. 

Since there tends to be more humidity in the air, products with glycerin or other humectants are great this time of year as a leave-in. Minimise the frizz that can come with humidity by incorporating a jelly or gel into your twist or braid-outs and wash n’ go’. 

Also remember to stay hydrated, its important to increase your water intake as it heats up - remember health hair starts inside out.

Spring is a great excuse to rock your 'fro (like we ever need an excuse)!

4 Tips to eliminate dry hair this winter

Kimberley Pereira
on December 29, 2015

4 Tips to eliminate dry hair this winter

To maintain your hair during the winter, your hair care routine will change. Different seasons require different routines and as cold weather pulls the moisture out of your hair it can lead to dry, dull and lifeless hair. 

To keep our hair in good condition and to retain length we know moisture is key. Due to the many months of cold weather here in the UK, many ladies opt for protective style such as weaves, wigs, braids and twists which is a great way to protect your hair. However if you want to keep your hair out this winter here is some tips and product suggestions to keep your hair from getting dry: 

1) Moisturising Lotions

To use on most hair styles, moisturising lotions are a great daily option for twists, blow-outs, braid-outs, flex-rods etc. Having tried many different options I use the SheaMoisture Conditioner (as a leave in moisturiser) or Transitioning Milk. On a quest for healthy moisturised hair I was quickly hooked on these, with the Shea Moisture Conditioner being my favourite. This product is organic, contains Shea Butter and is very light weight - it keeps my hair hydrated all day!

SheaMoisture Conditioner

Here is a full list of ingredients:

Ingredients: Deionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Argan oil, coconut oil*, Behentrimonium chloride, essential oil blend, vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax, sea kelp extract, Panthenol (vitamin B-5), avocado oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E) and Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil. *Denotes certified organic ingredients.

Don't forget to seal your ends with an Oil or Butter using the L.O.C or L.C.O method. 

2) Intense Moisturising Deep Conditioning

When you are battling with dry hair it is a great idea to moisturise your hair from within. Implement a deep conditioning routine at least ever fortnight but ideally every week. Opt for a deep conditioner without protein. Look for a deep conditioner containing humectants such as glycerin or honey as this will draw moisture into your strands. Some that offer the the best moisturising ingredients are the tgin Honey Miracle Mask Deep Conditioner  and the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration MaskSheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Maufa Oil

3) Add heat when you deep condition

To aid the deep conditioner of your choice use a mild heat tool such as a steamer or microwaveable deep conditioning cap to maximise your results. 

Here are a few options: 

  • Heutiful Hooded Hair Steamer
  • Hot Head Thermal Head Care

If you do not have the time or money to invest in a full hooded steamer, a microwavable deep conditioning cap like the Hot Head Thermal Head Care will allow you to deep condition for 30 minutes without restricting you to one spot. 

4) Water sprays: DIY or Store bought

Kinky, curly and chemically processed hair is prone to be drier than other textures so refreshing your hair with water is key. A DIY water spray is easy to make on your own. 

How to make a DIY water spray bottle: Take a spray bottle and combine water, a leave in conditioner (optional) and a few drops of your favourite oil (a carrier oil such as olive/avocado oil). As an extra goodness boost add a few drops of rosemary oil or aloe vera juice! Don't drench your hair in water, a light mist will do the trick when your hair is feeling dry. 

If you are not a DIY person why not try these great options, Mielle Organics White Peony Ultra Moisturising leave in or Jane Carter Solution Quench 

Let us know your secret to moisturised locks in the winter....... 

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