Author: Kris Hammond

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I opened the new Sparkle!  I want to thank all of you Sparklers out there for helping to make our first year a huge success!   If you haven't had a chance to check us out, give us a call!  Here's to a successful second year!   Thank you!  Kris...

Dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and a possibly itchy, scaly scalp. The condition can worsen during the fall and winter, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin, and you will notice an  improvement during the summer. A type of dandruff called cradle cap can affect babies. This disorder, which causes a scaly, crusty scalp, is most common in newborns, but it can occur anytime during infancy. Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap isn't dangerous and usually clears up on its own. When should you see a Doctor? Most cases of dandruff don't require a doctor's care. But if over-the-counter  dandruff shampoos aren't helping, or if your...

Winter in the Lowcountry is, admittedly, mild. However, we do get some weeks of low temps and low humidity. Most of us jump for joy at the low humidity as it tames our frizzy locks! Unfortunately, it can also aggravate it by drying our hair out too much. Keep reading for some helpful hints on how to care for winter hair, even a Lowcountry winter! 1. Dry heat and cold weather sap hair of moisture. And since dry hair breaks more easily, the most important thing you can do during the cold months is to condition regularly with a moisturizing conditioner and maybe even a weekly or monthly deep conditioner. Keeping hair conditioned will help to prevent static electricity too, which...

Unfortunately, women lose hair just like men do, just not quite as much, usually. Losing up to 200 hairs a day is normal and if you have long hair, that looks like twice as much on the bathroom floor! Your scalp is home to about 100,000 hairs. (some of my clients seem to have twice that much while I'm blowdrying! You know who you are...

1. Don't wash your hair every day! Curly hair tends to be drier than other hair types and washing every day can make ir even drier which tends to cause frizz! 2. Some people recommend drying your hair with a t-shirt! Its much more gentle than a towel but regardless what you use, squeeze the water out gently. Do not rub your hair back and forth as that opens the cuticle of the hair and once again, causes frizz...

Dry your hair either naturally or with a blowdryer and your fingers until it is almost dry. The style of your hair comes the minute it dries on the brush. All the rolling and spinning of the brush you are doing when your hair is soaking wet is a waste of time and energy! How many of you start that way and quit before your hair is totally dry? Tsk Tsk...