Beach Styles For Your Summer Vacation

The kickoff to Memorial Day weekend means it’s officially summer season!  And another reason to travel, relax and enjoy beach sands and tans.

Here are some styles that are perfect for the beach or pool & leave you looking chic all day long.

Messy buns are easy, simple and low maintenance.  Grab all your hair in a ponytail as high as you can on top of your head and hit the sands. If some pieces don’t make it in, its cool tuck them in your ponytail holder and you’re all set!

Head Scarf styles are perfect for a very humid day, or when your hair feels like being a little wild! Add scarf to messy hair to pull off a boho chic look.

Side Braids are essential when it’s hot out and it feels good to get the hair out of your face and off your neck. A simple braid is a great way to do just that, and it always looks super cute.  So get to packing and be sure you pack your travel size of our ONE Collection. 

Safe and happy travels!
Xoxo

3 Easy Glam Styles for Ladies Night Out

You’re in the home stretch — the workweek is coming to a close. Now that you’ve made it to the weekend, all you can think about is the long-awaited night out with your favorite ladies.

Planning for a chic Saturday dinner with friends?  Toasting with cocktails later that night?  I’m sure you want to look your best in doing so.  This season, it’s all things glam — from head to toe.  And we have you covered with some sophisticated, sleek and easy styles to give you that red carpet look for your night on the town.

Go Old Hollywood Glam with this simple side-swept style. After your routine shampoo and conditioning with the ONE collection, dry your hair and use a curling wand to add textured curls.  The best part about it?  You don’t have to be an expert to obtain this look.

Make sure to use a tiny amount of heat protectant before curling. Use a flat brush to smooth out your waves and complete the look by pinning back one side of your hair with a few bobby pins.

For shorter hair, this easy sleek and stunning bob is perfect for girls night out. The look screams fun, sexy and bold! Achieve this style by using a blow dryer, round brush, flat iron and a flexible hold spray to add volume and dimension.

Nothing says effortless yet refined and sensual than the bone straight look.  The key to achieving this look is making sure you use the right shampoo and conditioner.  With the ONE collection, your hair is being cleansed and moisturized, resulting in frizz-free lightweight strands. Use the flat iron + combing method to get it looking perfectly sleek.

Glam hair shouldn’t be complicated — especially after the week you’ve had! Try one of these styles before you hit the town with your ladies this weekend. Cheers! XoXo, Wankaya

Drowning in Dryness? Insider to Unleash Shiner Hair

Sunny days are finally here! And nothing beats a beautiful beach day with your favorite ladies. Drifting in the cool ocean waves, sipping your favorite cocktail, and of course, basking in the steamy summer rays. After it all, we seem to regret it at the touch of our dry dull strands — eek!

It’s now time to start thinking about methods to prevent dry, brittle hair during the harsh summer season, and practicing a daily regimen that promotes smooth cuticles and ultimate SHINE.

You ask, where does healthy hair gets its shine? The answer lies in the outer layer or cuticle; with shiny hair, this section tends to lay smooth with all of it’s ‘scales’ lined evenly on top of each other. When layers are tightly sealed, they hold in moisture much longer creating a smooth, light feel and touch. In dry hair, layers of the cuticle tear apart, forcing natural oils to escape. When this happens, the cuticles are more likely to absorb light, ultimately resulting in dull, frail hair.

With a better understanding on causes of dull hair, here are some treatments to cure your hair from dry to a sultry, clean shine:

Weekly hot oil treatments can greatly benefit your hair in a few ways. It smoothes out your cuticles resulting in ultimate shine and battles dryness which can ultimately lead to breakage.

Protein hair treatments work miracles on brittle strands. And it’s because 91% of your hair is made of protein (yes, it’s true). Protein reinforces the hair shaft, creating a stronger shinier look. Paired with our ONE Collection, protein hair treatments binds to the hair cuticle to rebuild weakened sections.

Use of a Greek Yogurt treatment can also brighten and condition your strands.

Rule of thumb: Less is more. Too much oil can cause a long list of issues when it’s time to style your hair. Remember to start small and add more later if you think the first go-round lacked a little shine.

You can now look forward to those beach days without fearing lackluster hair — and your strands will thank you later! And make sure you take advantage of our ONE collection to breakthrough those dry humid days. SHOP NOW.

Combat Frizz and Grow Longer Thicker Hair with These Easy Steps

Regardless of curly, straight or wavy hair, frizz has a way of creeping up, steering us away from maintaining a beautiful, luxurious mane.  And it really hits hard as the seasons change. Where does it all come from?!

Frizz happens when the hair’s cuticle layer raises, enabling moisture to penetrate and swell the strand resulting in dry, frizzy hair.  What you may not be aware of are the different types of frizz that occurs — here are a few of them:

Regardless of curly, straight or wavy hair, frizz has a way of creeping up, steering us away from maintaining a beautiful, luxurious mane.  And it really hits hard as the seasons change. Where does it all come from?!

Frizz happens when the hair’s cuticle layer raises, enabling moisture to penetrate and swell the strand resulting in dry, frizzy hair.  What you may not be aware of are the different types of frizz that occurs — here are a few of them:

Dry frizz is exactly what it says; it has a dry look and feel

End frizz typically appears at the ends of the hair

Halo frizz happens at the crown of the head.

Before summer hits, take note of a few tips to battle frizz and grow longer, thicker hair:

Add protein to your deep conditioning process. Because your hair is made of protein, it craves it.  Try a DIY protein mask to restore your hair’s protein source; this will also flatten your cuticle layer. With our ONE Rosemary and Avocado Conditioner, apply a quarter size amount (or more depending on length and texture) while your hair is wet. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly throughout the hair and have the conditioner sit for 30 minutes. Rise with cool water to seal your cuticles, allowing moisture and nutrients to penetrate and close your roots.

Trim, trim, trim your hair.  It may seem counterproductive to trim your hair when growing it out, but untrimmed ends lead to damage and breakage.  Regular trimming prevents this from happening creating healthier, frizz-free hair.

Cover your hair at night. Preserve your strands by covering it with a silk or satin bonnet overnight.  This protection rules out unwanted damage or breakage to your tresses.

As you take advantage of these pointers, be sure to include our ONE collection into your weekly regimen, all designed to combat your frizz fears. Shop NOW.

Your Healthy Hair Journey: Three Secrets Revealed

In today’s health conscious world, more and more people are embracing the world’s most natural treasures to keep a strong mind, body and soul.   And this goes for hair too; there’s so much chatter about managing a path to healthy hair tresses.  

Men and women are constantly exploring techniques, trends and products that keep their hair glorious, beautiful and vigorous.  Beyond key natural ingredients infused in our ONE collection, what goes unnoticed are the fundamental values of maintaining robust hair — patience, commitment and lifestyle changes.

So you ask — what are some steps I can take to maintain luxurious hair? Along with infusing the ONE collection into your weekly haircare regimen, here are three beauty secrets to take advantage of for long-lasting, healthy hair:

    • Be open-minded to a healthier diet.  You are what you eat — and most have no idea that it’s also reflected in your hair.  Hair is made of protein, and having enough protein within your diet is critical for making hair strong and healthy.  Choose eggs, almonds and other nuts as options to promote more protein in your body and hair.
    • Deep conditioning is a must. Applying a hair mask at least once a week not only encourages healthy hair strands, but also adds softness and shine. The best thing about it?  The ingredients are right in your fridge and pantry!  Mix an avocado, some honey, coconut oil, and a egg; apply on your hair for a couple of hours.  You’ll see instant results.
    • Avoid stress.  A little known fact — stress causes a chemical reaction in your body that negatively impacts your health.  These changes are also reflected in your hair, resulting in thinning or breakage.  Try exercising, aroma therapy or a massage to reduce your stress levels. And get tons of rest!

Maintaining healthy hair doesn’t have to be a phase — we’re on this journey together!  Try these tips and feel free to drop a line below to let us know how they work for you.  

Xoxo

Wankaya