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Spring/ Summer 2013: Combat Frizz

Just when you think you’ve finally mastered your hair’s texture and flaws, the seasons change and stop you in your hair styling tracks! It’s frustrating, I know! I would like to share with you some Services, Product, and Styles to consider for the hot & humid months. Don’t let the season attack your style. Get ready for Hot weather Combat!


As soon as you feel that first bead of sweat call your stylist and get on your Spring/ Summer hair care schedule! Every 6-8 weeks book yourself for a Cut, Glaze, and Deep Condition. Ideally you should deep condition 2x a week! When it is humid there is obviously tons of moisture in the hair. Therefore if your hair is dry your cuticle will swell and try to suck every bit of moisture it can out of the air! A swollen cuticle= frizz. A smooth cuticle= hydration and reflection of light which also=shine.

  • The proper Cut for your NATURAL texture is perfect for hot months. Don’t fight your hair when it’s hot. Listen to what it wants to naturally do.
  • A Glaze can be clear or demi/semi permanent color. Glazes are deposit only so they soothe the cuticle almost like a top coat of nail polish leaving your strands shiny, silky, and bouncy!
  • If possible Deep Condition 2x a week. This will prevent your hair from searching for moisture in the air.

If you’re in the St Louis area book your services with me at http://www.KristenLinares.com!


I absolutely LOVE Davines hair care! Here are the products I recommend for Spring/ Summer 2013…

Shampoo & Conditioners

MOMO Shampoo: For Normal- Fine hair


It’s particularly rich formula has been created to deeply moisturize dry, dehydrated hair, making it soft, silky and full of body without weighing it down.

MOMO Conditioner: For Normal- Fine hair


Moisturising and revitalizing conditioner. Its advanced formula allows it to adapt to the specific moisturising needs of dry, and dehydrated hair, giving it the softness, body and shine it needs.

LOVE CURL Shampoo: For Wavy-Curly


It performs an intense detangling and conditioning action. Its special formula, rich in natural olive tree oil derivatives restores the natural moisture-lipid balance leaving hair soft, moisturised and shiny.

LOVE CURL Conditioner: For Wavy-Curly


Volumising and detangling cream for wavy and curly hair, with an intense anti-dryness and softening action. It efficaciously nourishes and detangles without weighing down hair. It improves the volume of curls leaving hair soft and shiny.

Pistacchio oil – essential anti-oxidant action  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration

LOVE SMOOTH Shampoo: Coarse thick


Specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy, undisciplined hair. It gently cleanses hair, respecting its natural structure and making it easy to comb. LOVE Smoothing Shampoo moisturizes and nourishes deep down, leaving hair smooth, silky and shiny.

LOVE SMOOTH Conditioner: Coarse thick


A creamy, rich treatment specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy hair. LOVE Smoothing Conditioner nourishes and moisturizes frizzy and undisciplined hair, lending an exceptionally smooth effect and leaving hair soft and shiny. With its blend of conditioning agents, moisturizers and silicon, it makes hair easy to comb and glossy, thus eliminating the frizzy effect.

Borage seed oil – compact and protect the hair  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration


Before you swim or spend a day in the Sun use DEDE leave in mist


Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist is a fluid conditioner with an innovative formula designed for fine hair with a tendency for heaviness, and is excellent as a porosity equalizer. Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist has a twofold function: anti-free radical protective and repairing, as its acid pH perfectly seals the hair scales, making the hair soft and shiny but not heavy.

Grape extract – protective against sun rays  Panthenol – gives moisture and shine to the hair


Spring/ Summer is all about relaxed styles, nothing to perfect or polished! Master these 3 styles for a stylish fuss free season!

Try a Braided Updo!

Or a wavy Chignon in under 5mins!

When all else fail Spice up your Ponytail!

Summer Hair 2012

Summer 2012 is just about here, and although we’ve been having humidity free weather (at least in STL)I just know we are all about to start melting in the near future. Here are a few styles to keep you cool and Fro free…

Braids (They will always be in when its hot)

Cute headbands

Hair accessories Free People Summer 2012

Bang it and Bun it (focus your styling time on taming those bangs and throw the rest into a messy bun!)

Summer Hair Trend

More to come! Stay tuned!

Punch humidity in the face

*Cue Jaws music*  

It’s coming. The thing we all dread most. HUMIDITY. It seriously transforms us all into creatures of the night! I want you to be prepared and be a victim no more.

What is humidity?

Cultural Dictionary

humidity (relative and absolute)

The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity is measured in two ways: (1) Absolute humidity is the percentage of water vapor actually present in the air. (2) Relative humidity is the absolute humidity divided by the amount of water that could be present in the air. Relative humidity indicates the degree of comfort or discomfort one feels from the humidity, because it indicates the amount of perspiration that can evaporate from the skin.

What does it do to our hair?

jazmine's hair vs humidity

When the weather is humid, moisture comes into direct contact with hair’s natural hydrogen bonds. Obviously this doesn’t mean your hair will feel wet, its such a minuscule amount that you can’t feel it. When this happens, the moisture shifts and causes the hydrogen bonds to relax. So essentially, if you have any wave or curl in your hair naturally, even if you’ve straightened it, in humid weather the wave/curl will be amplified; the same goes for those with straight hair – if you’ve curled your hair with rollers or a curling iron and get stuck in humid weather, your hair will have the opposite effect and end up straight. Each person’s hair will have a different reaction to humidity. The general rule of thumb is that if you have straight hair, it will end up limp. Curly hair – it will end up frizzy and thick/coarse will end up ‘frazzled’.

How can we beat this beast!?

MOMO Moisturizing Anti-Frizz Protective Fluid 5 oz

The Davines Momo Moisturizing Anti-Frizz Protecting Fluid specifically formulated to create shiny and frizz-free hair perfectly moisturized and full of beauty and shine.Davines Momo Anti-Frizz Fluid eliminates frizz and restores beauty and shine to your hair. It keeps curly and frizzy hair soft and smooth by counteracting the effects of humidity with the perfect mix of botanicals and hydrating agents. Rhizobian Gum moisturizes and adds body, Elder Extract  and Grapefruit Seed Extract protect the hair, while Jojoba oil, Silicones, and Mica restore softness and shine to dry and frizzy hair.

How to use it:

Apply the right amount on wet hair, starting from ends and comb through. Blow dry or style as usual.

L’Oréal Professionnel  Texture Expert Gelee Cashmere is a transparent anti-frizz gelee with melting texture to soften and smooth thick hair for a shiny definition.

With anti-frizz and anti-humidity protection to soften hair for a shiny, defined result, L’Oréal Professional Texture Expert Gelee Cashmere, enriched with pearl protein, helps reinforce and smooth sensitized hair.

Directions of use:

  • Apply Gelee Cashmere to the palm of your hand, then apply to clean, towel-dried hair.
  • Blow-dry.