Style Scene: Winter hair-care tips keep your locks healthy in cold weather
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 6:33 AM
Hair Club expert stylists offer some cold-weather hair care and styling tips for this season.
"In winter, moisture is the biggest key to maintaining the health and style of your hair," said Tina Lewis, director of technical training with Hair Club. "Whether spending time indoors and outdoors, the air is dry and not only causes frizz but can easily cause damage and breakage."
For hair that is healthy, moisturized and frizz-free:
Select a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates can help remove buildup and other debris from hair, but they can also irritate and dry the scalp, strip color and shine, cause split ends, and make the hair cuticle rough and coarse, Hair Club says. Shampoos free of sulfates can help attract moisture back to hair.
Use a round brush. They help create lift, volume and fullness in hair, Hair Club says. A brush with soft bristles and holes in the barrel will help to circulate air and protect your hair from intense heat.
Take a multivitamin supplement. Four essentials are necessary to keep hair healthy and strong from the inside and out.
Take it easy on the hair care products Too much product can limit natural hair movement, clump hair together, weigh it down and make it look greasy and thin. Hair Club recommends using a dime-sized portion of hair product and avoiding your scalp when using it. Also, consider gloss drops to help reduce static.
- Biotin is vital for hair growth and strengthening hair and nails.
- Vitamin B helps enhance fullness and the way hair looks by promoting blood circulation to the scalp, preventing premature grays and hair loss, and stimulating growth.
- Vitamin C affects how hair maintains its color and the right level of moisture.
- Vitamin D works with calcium, helps to grow hair and protects it from drying and breaking.
Moisture, moisture, moisture. The key during the winter, when it's dry outside because of the cold weather and dry inside because of the heat, is deep conditioner, Hair Club says.
Limit exposure to artificial heat. Be careful with using heat appliances to style your hair. Give your hair a break from time to time and go all natural.
Bits 'n' pieces
Celebrity serveware designer Julia Knight comes to Nielsens Exclusive Gifts for "5 Minutes to Fabulous" 5-8 p.m. Thursday at The Plaza at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue.
Knight will be teaching the "Art of Home Entertainment" at the free event, plus Nielsens will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the charity of each customer's choice.
For more information, call 918-298-9700.
The Babette Trunk show featuring the 2013 Spring Collection is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Utopia Boutique, 4817 S. Peoria Ave.
For more, call 918-712-7355.
Kara Mia presents "East and West Cash and Carry" trunk show starting this week and by appointment only. Christopher Fischer cashmeres, available in pullovers, tunics and cardigans, are available until Sunday. Hinaya Kyoto designer collections include garments formed from the silk worm. Jackets, vests, scarves and tunics are available until Dec. 15.
All collections can be viewed by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come visit with Santa and get your picture taken by Zeller Photography 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday at Donna's Fashions at 101st Street and Yale Avenue.
Visits are on a first-come, first-served basis, and if your little one isn't too keen on Santa, classic Santa-free portrait sessions are also available.
A sitting fee is not required, but a pre-paid $25 portrait purchase will be accepted at the time of your photo session with Santa. Photos will be available online the following Monday, and orders can be picked up at Donna's by Dec. 22. Greeting cards and other gift items are also available.
For more information, 918-663-0079.
Sweet Tooth Candy & Gift Company holds its Trollbeads Jewelry Trunk Show in coordination with the national Trollbeads trunk show Wednesday through Saturday.
Trollbeads is a Denmark-based company that sells unique sets of interchangeable jewelry pieces to let you create your own look. Inspirations are taken from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity and the everyday.
Sweet Tooth is the exclusive retailer of Trollbeads in Oklahoma.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/trollbeads
Treasured Concepts Fine Jewelry and Gemstones will have its annual Ladies Holiday Night Out 4-8 p.m. Thursday at 2808 E. 15th St.
Enjoy holiday treats, wine and cheese. Ladies can also stop by prior to Dec. 24 to sign "Santa's Wish Book" listing their favorite jewelry item.
For more information, call 918-639-2464.
Moody's hosts the Supreme Jewelry Trunk Event through Friday at its Sheridan Avenue, Broken Arrow and Memorial Avenue locations.
Designer Jirair Kiladjian's collection features fashion and bridal designs that are influenced by his love of French design. Kiladjian, who has been a diamond setter and designer for more than 25 years, has a vision for each piece to be a work of art, Moody's says.
For more information, call 918-834-3371.
The Girl Scout Young Professionals hosts its fourth annual holiday pearl sale 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Fleming's Restaurant in Utica Square.
The sale offers a wide array of pearl jewelry including baby bracelets, OSU/OU-themed jewelry, saltwater pearls and more.
Thirty percent of every purchase is tax-deductible and goes to support local Girl Scout programs. On-site drawings will take place throughout the day for gifts from such supporters as Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa, Miss Jackson's, Pamper Me, 918 Crossfit and the Sarah Image Photography.
For more information, 918-749-2551.
Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa hosts its Dior Grande Ball 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Utica Square.
Set up an appointment to meet with a Dior beauty specialist by calling 918-744-0200 ext. 364.
The Utica Square store also welcomes fine jewelry designer Donald Huber, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shop Huber's handcrafted designs that are inspired by spirituality and nature.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 918-744-0200 ext. 320.
Original Print Headline: Winter beauty
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Bracelet from Trollbeads at Sweet Tooth Candy & Gift Company. Courtesy photo
Visit Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa for the Donald Huber fine jewelry trunk show. Courtesy photo