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Ciao Bella! Curly cut by Julie
Ciao Bella! Curly cut by Julie

Struggling with Curls? How can you have the best curly hair possible? Here are the Top 2 Best Selling juju Products that you MUST try for Beautiful Curly Hair everyday.

Innersense’s Quiet Calm Curl Control Quite possibly the best hair product you’ve ever smelled! Best for Fine to Slightly Coarse hair and all curl patterns. Organic shea butter and orange oil combine to moisturize, define and intensify curls and waves. Organic wheatgrass and natural proteins smooth the cuticle, improve elasticity and enhance curl strength.

quiet calm curl control


Neuma’s Organic Style Texturizer Yarrow, Green Tea and Ylang Ylang infuse this texturizer with a sophisticated scent.  We recommend this paste for Medium to Coarse textured hair. Apply wet through your curls, then shape, mold and go.  A spritz of water on dry hair will reactivate its de-frizz powers! Bonus: Adds separation with a natural shine.neuma texturizer


Be beautiful, naturally….xo juju

 

 

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BLOW DRYING TIPS FROM juju’s Senior Stylist, Claire Day

You must see how Claire’s clients exit the salon after an hour or two in her chair.  Here’s how she does it:

Product Choose a product that reduces frizz, adds volume and makes the hair cuticle shiny and smooth. Neuma Smoothing Cream or Innersense’s iCreate Volume are perfect for either smoothing and promoting curl or creating extra lift and body.
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Timing Rough dry until 75 percent dry before you start using your round or paddle brush.  Styling with a brush when the hair is too wet is not only ineffective, it could break the hair!

Tools Invest in a good brush from brands like Spornette and Mason Pearson. Round brush size is key when blow drying hair! The bigger the brush the straighter the hair will be. Keep in mind if your hair is short you should stick with smaller brushes. Bigger round brushes are for longer hair. A medium sized brush will give a nice bend on your ends and a little lift at the root. If you have long hair and use a small round brush you are likely to get it stuck in you hair or tangled easily! Make sure to keep you sections nice and neat to avoid knots and tangles.

Technique  Section your hair when it is at the 75% dry stage. Get yourself nice, sturdy, (and don’t forget cute) clips that will hold all your hair as you divide it into sections to avoid frizz and frustration. Make sure to keep you sections nice and neat to avoid knots and tangles.

Here’s how to section and clip.  First section: bottom of ear to to top of ear. Second section: top of ear to eye level. Third section: temple to temple. And last section is crown of the head to the temple section you just clipped (like a Mohawk). Blow dry last section all back for lift and volume with out a part. If you hair is really long bring the section and brush toward you. Each section can be split into two depending on head shape and amount of hair. Front should be blow dried forward and in the opposite direction of your part for extra lift! Remember to take your time and practice makes perfect!

Clairejujusalon-3Insider Tip Make sure you have a concentrator nozzle attached to your blow dryer.  Hold dryer face downward on the round brush to avoid frizz. Lift brush at the root and point downward for mid shaft and ends. After section is dry on the brush hold it there for 20 seconds to allow the hair to cool on the brush.  Gently pull the brush from the cooled hair to give it a little extra body and finish. Remember to invest in a quality blow dryer.  It’s worth spending the money.  Professional blow dryers lasts forever, dry the hair quicker and reduce frizz.

Finishing Use a medium hold finishing spray like Innersense’s Natural Hold and your done! Voila, the perfect Blow-out!

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Here’s the WHAT, WHEN and WHY for hat wearing this season. 

frannyWhen  When your Bed Head isn’t tousled and cute…when you’re in a rush and your hair is a fright… when you’re sunbathing…when you’re gardening…when your frizz is intolerable…when you want to look more ladylike…when you’re at The Preakness..when you want to look more stylish than anyone else!

 Why  Oh, I don’t know….skin cancer….wrinklesage spots

What  Wide-brimmed Straw Hats will make you a beach beauty.  They are flattering for all hairstyles and give you an extra layer of sun protection. Beanies bring out the Boho in all of us. Small and sexy, these chapeau’s are perfect for bringing attention to shorter styles.  Dick Tracy Toppers say “cool”, “suave” and “debonnaire.”

 

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haircutmaColor fact: Stylists refer to ‘Champagne’ as a pale, straw-colored hue because of the light blonde color of today’s brut. But in fact, the original color of ‘vin mousseux’ or sparkling wine was brownish pink from the brandy and sugar syrup added to the wine. Salut! Veuve Clicquot is my favorite for celebrating with friends and for quiet nights with my husband.


facebookAnother Color Fact: Veuve Cliquot’s famous orange, or is it yellow (a controversial back and forth) label is legendary.  The Maison Veuve Cliquot has attempted to trademark its signature label color and has sued an Italian Sparkling Wine maker for using a similar label color.  It is rumored that the color of VC’s label was meant to be the same color as an egg yolk!

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So many of our clients at juju are vexed by the frizz. The key to de-frizzing is two-fold, nourishing and re-hydrating the hair coupled with the right products.

HERE ARE MY GO-TO PRODUCTS THAT REALLY WORK!

Start with a DRY SHAMPOO. Over shampooing will dry out the hair, and dry hair, especially on curly girls, will cause The Dreaded Frizz.

I recommend shampooing no more than 3 times a week and using a dry shampoo on off days.  Just sprinkle if it’s in powder form or spray for liquid form, a small amount at the hairline and crown, and work through from roots to ends.  Cocoa Tinted Dry Shampoo by Sevi is a best seller at my salon.

 

hamadiLEAVE-IN CONDITIONERS are great for long lasting frizz and fly-away control and can also act as a styling product. Apply leave-in conditioner on towel dried hair, mid-shaft to ends. My clients and I love Hamadi’s Shea Leave-in Conditioner. It’s perfect for those who like to air-dry their hair.

Note: watch out for de-frizzing curl cremes that contain petroleum derived silicones for shine.  After time, this ingredient will dry out the hair and make your frizz worse!

mgaALOE BASED STYLING GELS

Aloe not only moisturizes the hair, reducing frizz potential, it provides hold and style.  Apply to towel dried hair, midshaft to ends. Try mixing it with your leave-in conditioner for extra thick or frizz-prone hair. I like MGA’s Styling Gel because of its lightness and versatility.

Pure Aloe helps the hair retain water and moisture, re-balances pH levels in the hair and scalp and promotes hair growth!

 

 

pomadeFINISHING POMADE  Dab a very small amount of a finishing paste or pomade on dried and styled hair to reduce frizz’s ‘Halo effect.’ John Masters Organics’ Pomade with olive and castor oils, really fights frizz and can be used on all hair types.

Make sure you look for the USDA Certified Organic Label and show your support for organic farms and processors.

 

All photos juju salon & organics

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One of our favorite guests proves that feeling good and looking good go hand in hand:

“Born a brunette, I had gone all gray.  Coloring my hair for years was the norm, until I became dangerously allergic to hair dye. [Terri is allergic to the PPDs found in most professional and over the counter hair dyes.]  My head, feet and hands would swell up after my salon visits.  My dermatologist put me on steroids.  It was frightening.  No more hair dye for me, so I thought.

Then I found juju salon & organics and stylist/owner Julie Featherman.  I was confident that if there was a solution to my problem, she’d find it.  And she did!  She was able to find a non-toxic hair dye that did not cause a single reaction! I  look and feel better than ever before.

p.s.  She gives a great haircut too!”

Thank you Terri for sharing your happy experience at juju.

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You’ve heard about it, maybe you’ve even tried it:  Dry Shampoo.  Many of my clients give me a vague and noncomittal response when I ask them if they’ve tried dry shampoo yet.  Surprisingly, not many have.  What’s more, they don’t have a clear understanding of how versatile Dry Shampoo can be! This product has been trending for the past few years.  Here’s the lowdown:

shampooB1. Quick & Easy Hair Cleanser  No time for shampooing, drying and styling, but you really need to do something to your hair? Shake it on your roots and finger or brush it through your hair.  Neutralizes oily roots and leaves hair smelling fresh.

2. Too Much Shampooing Has Left Your Hair Dry, Frizzy and Jacked Up  Cut back on your wet shampooing to once or twice a week and use Dry Shampoo on off days. Taking a break is transformative.

3. Dry Shampoo Speaks Volumes  Get fullness in 5 seconds flat! I like to carry Sevi’s mini-sized dry shampoo with me so I can refresh my style on the go.   Not to worry, this stuff is light and won’t weigh down your hair.

4. Pets, Children & Other Stinky Creatures will love you for not tossing them in the bathtub! Enough said.

5. This One is the Best – Mask Your Grey Roots Between Color Touch-Ups  A sprinkle of Tinted Dry Shampoo at your part and hair line can fool the eye.  Try Sevi’s Coffee or Cocoa formula for best results.

 

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imageI can’t tell you how many times a client enters our doors at juju and proclaims, “it smells sooooo good in here!” And she’s right: wafting through the air are overtones of ylang ylang, fresh lavender, lemongrass and, over the past holiday season, ginger, pine and cinnamon.  I’m lucky to work in such a smell-good joint, in fact, I take it for granted.  The scents from our pure, clean, organic hair products, soy candles and bath soaks never take backseat to nasty, noxious hair dye fumes.

The Scary Dangers of Ammonia.  Hair dressers and clients alike are still drinking the Kool Aid: hair dye must have stinky, over-powering ammonia in it or it won’t work.  I hear it all the time.  “It won’t cover the gray,” “it will wash out next week” and so on.  Let’s face facts, we want to look good and often that wish will take back seat to health concerns.  What harm could occur? What’s a little ammonia now and then?

Well, to a client, it’s just an hour or two of gasping, take-your-breath-away chemical air pollution.  But to us stylists and salon workers, it’s our everyday air.  It’s the beauty industry’s Love Canal.  And, Federal regulations have yet to address this issue in any meaningful way.  I predict future class actions from workers, manufacturers and yes, the millions of us who dye our hair.

The beauty industry continues to use ammonia in its products because it’s cheap and abundant.  Non-ammonia color lines, like Mastey, Organic Color Systems, and Chi Ionic used at juju, contain more expensive natural oils and extracts of aloe vera, comfrey, orange and grapefruit instead of ammonia to do the job. It’s money over health concerns, it’s as simple as that.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology in Atlanta, Georgia, ammonia is listed as a hazardous substance which has related negative health effects. Ammonia is irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nearly all professional salon and “box” hair color contain ammonia. Exposure to high concentrations of ammonia in the air may cause severe burns in your skin, eyes, throat, and lungs. In extreme cases, blindness, lung damage, or death could occur. Breathing lower concentrations will cause coughing and nose and throat irritation.

Ok….yikes!

I know that hair colored with non-ammonia dyes at juju are even more silky, soft, and vibrant than conventional colors.  We wouldn’t still be in business if our color services (sucked!) weren’t top notch.  We give you permission to be vain, demand great color, cover your gray, highlight that hair and be healthy and awesome at the same time!

 

 

 

 

 

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aloe hair treatmentI love the sun! I’m poolside as much as possible.  Heaven…except for my hair.  Sure, I love that the sunshine brightens up my highlights, but the brighter they get, the drier they become.

Here’s two moisture replenishing products proven to repair and rehydrate. And, an at-home recipe for an easy DIY fix:

Feed Your Sunshine by Yarok.  This is a ‘before’ and ‘after’ sun protection and restorative hair treatment.  Key ingredients Organic Aloe Vera and Black Currant Seed Oil
protect your hair from pool chemicals and the scorching sun.  Apply to your hair before heading out to safeguard your locks.  Reach for it at home for an hour or two masking.

John Master’s Defrizzer  I love this product.  I actually use this as a styling product to smooth down a roughed up cuticle and tame frizz.  While it’s on your hair, it’s actually working as a leave-in treatment.  Double duty awesomeness!  Key ingredients: certified organic jojoba and olive oil.

DIY Aloe Mask  You can find organic Aloe Vera gel these days at Whole Foods and most health food stores.  Mix 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel with 1/4 cup coconut oil.  Add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil.  Whisk and apply to hair for a pre or post sun for extra protection and conditioning.

Don’t let your fun in the sun put a kink in your hair.  Profiter du soleil!

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