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5 Simple Hair Tips for Surviving Summer Humidity

July 20th, 2017

Summer is in full force, which means many of you are probably dealing with the unwanted humidity, and of course – the dreaded frizz!

When it comes to dealing with humidity, It’s all about keeping your hair moisturized and protected. Read on for some simple and effective tips to help you do just that!

1. Limit the washing. Try Pure Glam’s Dry Shampoo on days your super dirty hair has taken over. Otherwise, wait it out by wearing your hair in updo’s or a braid – which are also great for helping to protect the hair from humidity. *Bonus- hair off the neck keeps you cooler!

2. On days you do wash, rinse hair with cold water to help seal the ends – which will help keep humidity out. Use a microfiber towel to dry and blot hair, don’t rub. Also, don’t wrap your hair up on top of your head as this can cause damage and breakage to hair. Instead, blot gently and wrap the towel loosely around the ends at the neck.

3. Dry hair completely before leaving the house. Ever notice what happens to wet hair when you walk out into the full force of a humid, hot summer day? Frizz galore! Skip the hot tools for the season but don’t skip the blow dry! Dry from the roots down, and be sure to blast hair on the cool setting before putting the blow dryer down. Like rinsing hair with cold water after washing, blasting hair with cold air after blow drying will help seal the cuticles and protect humidity from creeping up on your tresses!

4. Try Pure Glam’s Replenishing Serum after styling to help lock in added moisture. These products also work great to combat and tame the frizz you’re already dealing with! Keep some in your handbag while on the go for quick touch ups!

5. Spending the day at the beach? Don’t forget to protect hair by spraying liberally with a leave in conditioner. A good one will set you up for an extra good hair day the following day, by leaving hair feeling super soft and smooth – and frizz-free too!

Humidity doesn’t have to be your worst enemy. Just remember to give your hair a little extra TLC and protection this summer, and the stress of humidity and frizz will quickly become a thing of the past!

Happy Green Glaming!

5 Easy Summer Hairstyles For Weeks Worth of Chic Summer Looks

July 1st, 2017

Summertime calls for easy style and your hair is no exception! Why spend hours in the bathroom getting ready, when a more laid-back hairstyle is totally more fitting for the scorching heat? Read on for some great styles that are incredibly easy, and have that cool
easy-going summer vibe, each taking only minutes to do!

Score some super easy beautiful tool-free, summer-style hairstyles with these looks below!

1. An Easy Braid – Side braids, braids down the back, fishtail braids, french braids – The possibilities are endless and you can easily do a different braid each day of the week! Here is a fun take on the traditional braid:

A Chic Horizontal French Braid with Chignon:

How to get the look: Start on the right side gathering hair in the center of the head. Start a braid from the right going left, pulling in new pieces as you go for that french-braid look. Bobby pin along to keep hair tight and in place! Finish by twisting the hair into a
cute bun on the left side behind the ear.

2. A Classic Chignon. The chignon does not have to just be straight back on the middle of your head. Vary it up by placing it in a big bun on top, a small slicked back bun on the bottom or a loose beautiful chignon on the side below the ear.

Vary up the classic bun/chignon look by tying different types of knots, Vary up the classic bun/chignon look by tying different types of knots, pulling some pieces over and around and tucking in at the bottom. Do not  be afraid to get creative here and use some fun hair pieces! Chopsticks look great and so does a beautiful barrette or jeweled hair comb tucked right under the chignon.

3. A Chic Ponytail:
Like the braids, so many different ponytails can be styled to vary up your look daily, even while keeping your look simple! Low ponys, mid ponys, high ponys. Slicked back sexy ponys, or loose, curly, voluminous ponys. A classic pony is always in style and works great on dirty hair days too! Just be sure to use some Dry Shampoo first to give some new life to your hair before styling! Pure Glam’s Award Winning Dry Shampoo is just the trick when you want to add a bit of texture.

4. Easy Waves.
It’s so easy to get a beautiful, natural laid-back – I just got back from the beach – wavy summer hairstyle. Let hair air dry out of the shower, scrunch in some Pure Glam Waves Sea Salt Spray and you are good to go!  It’s that easy and that time-saving!

5. Work One of Your Previous Looks to Make Your Second Day Hair Look. Remember that sideways braid I did earlier? I pulled it out before bed, tied up in a loose bun on the top of my head, and woke to these beautiful curls the next morning! Yep, this look required absolutely no extra styling! You could use Pure Glam Styling Cream to set the look. The hydrating styling aid provides soft and flexible hold to any look that you want.

Happy Green Glaming!

5 Hair Tips for Surviving the Summer

June 17th, 2017

Summer is here, and while many of us are getting out and enjoying the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that even just a few days in the sun spent on that tropical vacation, can create a total downhill spiral for your hair, especially when salty ocean water and sandy beaches are involved. Keep reading for some easy healthy hair tips to help protect your tresses while on your adventures this summer!

1. Use a leave-in-conditioner any time you will be outside for more than a few hours. This is an easy way to protect hair no matter what activities you will be participating in outdoors. Spray onto hair evenly and scrunch with fingers to help your hair absorb the conditioning agents. Extra points for placing your hair in a braid to help keep salt, sand, and sunshine from penetrating much of your hair.

2. Wear a hat. Especially when you’re anticipating a full day of sunshine where shade may be scarce. The bigger and wider the brim, the better! And thankfully, big sun hats are always in style, for this very reason!

3. Dampen hair before dipping into the pool. If you know you’re hair will get wet, this is an absolute must. By wetting your hair first, it helps prevent nasty, harsh pool chemicals from absorbing into the hair. Getting some swimming in for your workout? You can do one even better here, by applying a deep conditioner or hair mask to hair before putting on your swim cap. The conditioner will provide a super hydrating deep treatment while you swim! Be sure to rinse hair well after getting out of the water.

4. Treat your hair to some major TLC. Regularly apply a repair treatment. Hair is in need of some major hydration during the hot humid summer months, and a product that can work overtime by both restoring hair to its natural, healthy state, while also protecting it from the sun, is a complete lifesaver and one that should be on a frequent rotation in your beauty routine this summer. Pure Glam Hair Repair is fruit oil based and promises to hydrate and restore.

5. Spend less time washing your hair, and more time conditioning it. Shampoo can be drying and strip hair of the natural oils it needs to protect itself from the sun, humidity, salt, and sand. Try to limit your shampoos to twice a week, but always condition hair whenever it is washed. Try Pure Glam Dry Shampoo throughout the week to keep hair shiny, healthy, and clean, without stripping it of the much-needed hydration it needs to protect itself from hot weather.

Now, what are you waiting for?! Get out and enjoy summer before it’s gone! Just don’t forget to treat your hair to a little extra TLC during the next few months to keep it healthy and looking it’s best when fall finally comes back around!

Happy Green Glaming!

10 Tips to Stop the Gray Hair from Coming in Early

June 4th, 2017

You got to love how once you see the first gray hair they seem to just keep on coming and never stop, only getting worse, making you wish you had suddenly found the fountain of youth.

Yep, age has a way of catching up to you quickly and the gray hairs don’t lie! You can pluck and dye all you want, but they are absolutely unavoidable!

1.Fill up on Calcium and get your regular Most people in their mid-thirties – to forties will start to see some grays pop up. Gray Hair in fact, actually has nothing to do with stress, even though the hair myth continues. Hair instead, naturally begins to go gray when color-producing cells stop producing pigment. Hydrogen Peroxide also naturally begins to build up in the hair as we age, causing it to have a bleaching effect- which shows up as those nasty gray hairs.

However, contrary to what most people believe about gray hair and genetics (while genetics does play a role), there are actually steps you can take to avoid going gray early!

workouts in! Some studies have shown that low bone-density has been associated with going gray earlier on. Working out regularly and getting your calcium can help bones become stronger and more dense, hopefully, in turn keeping that pesky gray hair from showing up too early!

2. Get your Vitamins! A Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to going gray early on, according to WebMD. Make sure you get this vitamin in your diet or be sure to take Vitamin B12 drops daily!

3. Get a doctor checkup. Having a malfunctioning pituitary gland or thyroid gland has also been linked to premature graying. An underactive thyroid can be linked to weight gain and having cold hands and feet are also a common symptom, so if you think your thyroid may be the problem, visit your doctor to have it checked out!

4. Put down the cigarettes! There is significant evidence to show that smoking can actually lead to premature graying (along with a whole lot of other health and skincare aging problems!)

5. Eat Healthfully! There actually is a certain kind of stress that can cause those grays to come in earlier than normal, and it’s called oxidative stress and it’s related to environment pollutants and poor diet. While we can’t always do much about the environment, we CAN watch what we eat! Here are some foods that have been shown to stop hair from turning gray early on: Walnuts, mushrooms, oysters, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, blueberries, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, lentils, spirulina, chicken, and prawns. Foods to Avoid: refined sugar, soda, and flour.

6. Massage Scalp with egg oil. Twice a week, whip up some eggs, massage it into the scalp, cover with a shower cap and leave it on your hair overnight. Egg contains antioxidants, zeaxanthin, and lutein, which have all been shown to stop premature grays from coming in and can even reverse it if you already have some gray hair! Butter also has a similar effect and can be used as a hair mask once or twice a week as well.

7. Get some sunshine! Sun contains Vitamin D (and so do hair follicles). Getting an ample amount of vitamin D has been shown to keep hair healthy and strong!

8. Shampoo less often. Hair loses moisture as we age and shampoo can be drying. Stick to washing only 2-3 times a week, and always condition your hair whenever it is washed!

9. Kick the Coffee Habit. Caffeine, along with alcohol and other dehydrating drinks can actually speed up the graying process, so limit your drinks or kick the coffee habit altogether!

10. Speaking of hydration, drink your water! Water keeps hair (and skin!) Hydrated! And hydrated hair helps nutrients reach the follicles easier, making it healthier, stronger, and less likely to gray!

Unfortunately, we can’t completely stop the graying! If you can’t beat it, hide it! Hair coloring and highlights are a great way to cover the grays naturally.

Remember, good health is key for great hair, no matter if it’s gray or not. Eat right, exercise, kick the bad habits, get plenty of sleep, and stay hydrated and not only will your skin keep it’s natural hair color for hopefully a bit longer, but you’ll also see many more better hair days in the meantime!

Happy Green Glaming!

6 Tips to get your Hair Spring Ready!

May 16th, 2017
Winter is on it’s way out and the days are finally getting longer. The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the sun is shining brighter and warmer with each new day. With Spring here, many of us are busy updating our patio and getting our yard in order, moving the winter clothes out of our closet and bringing in the shorts, skirts, and tank tops, and switching up our overall routine a bit to accommodate the warmer weather and Spring activities.
One part of our routine that tends to fall by the wayside, but shouldn’t, is our hair care routine. When the weather starts to warm up, some climates either become drier and some become more humid. Spring calls for an adjustment in hair products to get the most out of your hair.
tips to get your hair ready for spring
1. Get a haircut! Winter has probably done some damage to your hair and your ends are probably showing it the worst! Get a trim for a quick and easy way to immediately add some new life to hair.
2. Winter can be super drying on hair and it’s time to give your hair some much-needed moisture. Pure Glam Replenishing Serum infused with uber-moisturizing ingredients such as coconut and sunflower oils, do a great job of sealing in moisture that has been lost in the cooler months. If you live somewhere humid, this product is also really great for helping de-frizz hair, keeping it manageable, soft, sleek, and shiny too!
3.  Deep conditioning is a must! Using an overnight hair mask once a week can do wonders for the hair and will quickly give it some new life after a long cold Winter! Hair is in desperate need of repair, and treating it with deep moisturizing ingredients will help it look fuller, healthy, and more lustrous too. Switch out your regular conditioner for a Deep Intensive Moisture Conditioner if you tend to slack on the masks! As the weather warms up, begin to phase the deep conditioning out of your hair routine for summer.
4. Add coconut oil to your styling products. Coconut oil works great for adding a kick of moisture, not to mention it smells amazing and makes hair look immediately healthier, shinier and glossier too! No matter what your styling product, just mix in your hand with a small dab of coconut oil and apply to hair. Tip: Be Careful – a little coconut oil goes a LONGGGG way!
5. Use a Leave-in Conditioner when you’ll be out in the sun. Like skin, your hair can be harmed by the UV rays of the sun and can be dried out, damaged, and susceptible to breakage. Wear a big sun hat when you can, otherwise, spray on a quick leave in conditioner before leaving the house, or keep in your bag for on-the-go. Bonus: A good leave in conditioner works well as a good styling cream and can add texture, softness, and shine to hair!
6. If you’re dealing with a lot of humidity or rain where you live, use Pure Glam Dry Shampoo to extend hair washings, so your hair won’t be so susceptible to frizz. The less you wash (2-3 times a week is optimal)- the healthier your hair, but don’t skip on conditioner! Using a shampoo or products that are lightweight or contain glycerin can also help keep your hair fresh, tamed, and unaffected by the weather!

Hopefully armed with these tips, your locks will be more manageable, and looking much more lustrous, shiny, and healthier too! So you can get out and focus on your other Spring Routines – With Fabulous Hair of Course!

Happy Green Glaming!

7 Hair Tips, Tricks, and Styling for Your Tropical Adventure

April 18th, 2017

Spring Break has finally arrived and here are some great hair tips for your travel.

1.Ocean water can totally be your friend when it comes to styling your hair. Welcome our Waves Sea Spray! After a day of playing in the ocean, don’t run back to the hotel to wash your hair out, but instead, put it into a loose braid while it’s wet, and unravel for gorgeous waves and beautiful texture for your night out with the girls!

2. You’re on vacation and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour in front of the mirror blow drying and straightening your hair. In fact, don’t even bring your heated tools! Now is not the time to go for stick-straight hair.
After washing your hair at night, put your hair up in a bun on the top of your head while still wet, and take it out in the morning for some gorgeous waves. Finish with some styling spray that’s got some hold, and you’re good to go!

3. Use coconut oil whenever you can! Not only does it smell great and totally fits the climate, but it will help moisturize your hair from all the playing in the water and sun. You can also mix it with any of your styling products as well! Just be careful, a little goes a long way!

4. Speaking of the sun, be sure to wear a hair protectant (or hat!) or leave in conditioner each day. Use this as a styling cream in the morning. Wake up, spray through the hair, scrunch some waves, and be on with your fabulous day!

5. For evening vary up your style by using your fabulous ocean water textured hair to place your hair in a big top bun, chignon, low bun, loose braid, half-up do, or the bun half up-do which is making a come back this year! It takes only a few minutes and the texture will make your hair look extra glamorous and sexy.

6. You don’t need a lot of hair products or tools when vacationing somewhere tropical. Pack a few essential styling products like this Glam on the Go travel set to help you easily and quickly style your hair with minimal effort! The hair wash, intensive moisturizer, and hair serum will quickly repair and moisturize hair so you can get back to having fun in the sun!

7. Always remember, less is more on vacation. Not only are you there to relax, but your look and styling should be carefree too – and that includes hair, makeup, and clothing. Go for an effortless-chic look.

Happy Green Styling!

6 Tips for Great Hair Days in Spring!

April 4th, 2017
Winter is on it’s way out and the days are finally getting longer. The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the sun is shining brighter and warmer with each new day. With Spring here, many of us are busy updating our patio and getting our yard in order, moving the winter clothes out of our closet and bringing in the shorts, skirts, and tank tops, and switching up our overall routine a bit to accommodate the warmer weather and Spring activities.

One part of our routine that tends to fall by the wayside, but shouldn’t, is our hair care routine. When the weather starts to warm up, some climates either become drier and some become more humid. Spring calls for an adjustment in hair products to get the most out of your hair.
tips to get your hair ready for spring

Here are tips to help you get your Hair Spring-Ready!

1. Get a haircut! Winter has probably done some damage to your hair and your ends are probably showing it the worst! Get a trim for a quick and easy way to immediately add some new life to hair

2. Winter can be super drying on hair and it’s time to give your hair some much-needed moisture. Replenishing Serum infused with uber-moisturizing ingredients such as coconut and sunflower oils, do a great job of sealing in moisture that has been lost in the cooler months. If you live somewhere humid, this product is also really great for helping de-frizz hair, keeping it manageable, soft, sleek, and shiny too!

3.  Deep conditioning is a must! Using an overnight hair mask once a week can do wonders for the hair and will quickly give it some new life after a long cold Winter! Hair is in desperate need of repair, and treating it with deep moisturizing ingredients will help it look fuller, healthy, and more lustrous too. Try our Hair Repair Mask to return your locks to healthy and shiny. Switch out your regular conditioner for a Deep Intensive Moisturizing Conditioner if you tend to slack on the masks! As the weather warms up, begin to phase the deep conditioning out of your hair routine for summer.

4. Add coconut oil to your styling products. Coconut oil works great for adding a kick of moisture, not to mention it smells amazing and makes hair look immediately healthier, shinier and glossier too! No matter what your styling product, just mix in your hand with a small dab of coconut oil and apply to hair. Tip: Be Careful – a little coconut oil goes a LONGGGG way!

5. Use a Leave-in Conditioner when you’ll be out in the sun. Like skin, your hair can be harmed by the UV rays of the sun and can be dried out, damaged, and susceptible to breakage. Wear a big sun hat when you can, otherwise, spray on a quick leave in conditioner before leaving the house, or keep in your bag for on-the-go. Bonus: A good leave in conditioner works well as a good styling cream and can add texture, softness, and shine to hair!

6. If you’re dealing with a lot of humidity or rain where you live, try our Dry Shampoo to extend hair washings, so your hair won’t be so susceptible to frizz. The less you wash (2-3 times a week is optimal)- the healthier your hair, but don’t skip on conditioner! Using a shampoo or products that are lightweight or contain glycerin can also help keep your hair fresh, tamed, and unaffected by the weather!

Hopefully armed with these tips, your locks will be more manageable, and looking much more lustrous, shiny, and healthier too! So you can get out and focus on your other Spring Routines – With Fabulous Hair of Course!

Happy Glaming!


5 Easy Hairstyles to Create on 3 Day Old Hair & The Perfect Product To Help You Get It!

December 2nd, 2016

I’m the queen of beauty hacks that save time and effort, so it’s no wonder dry shampoo is one of my best friends! If you haven’t used dry shampoo, and instead wash your daily or every other day, you’re wasting a lot of time and energy! Not to mention, washing too frequently is hard on your hair!

I started using dry shampoo a few years back and at first It was a struggle to find a good one. It was a new product on the market that not a whole lot of research had gone into and brands were still trying to figure it out and the best formula to give hair good texture and volume, while soaking up extra oil that weighs hair down, making it look greasy, and well… like you haven’t washed it for a few days!

What I love about Pure Glam Performance Dry Shampoo is that it does an amazing job of soaking up oil while leaving my hair with some beautiful texture AND volume.

While the go to for many “old” hair days, is often a slicked back ponytail or chignon, with the use of Pure Glam Dry shampoo, you’re absolutely not limited to the ponytail or bun, when you decide to go 3 or even 4 days with out a wash. Yes it can be done and Yes this awesome smelling dry shampoo will leave your hair smelling fresh and clean too, so no one will even know you haven’t washed in a few days.

1. Long, with minimal styling.

Pure Glam Dry Shampoo

2. The Half Up do

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3. The Non-slicked back Pony Tail

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4. The Loose Top Knot

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5. The Loose French Twist

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Interested in extending your style with Pure Glam Performance Dry Shampoo? Shop it today at OrganicBeautynow.com

Happy Styling!

How to get the most beautiful hair

September 8th, 2016

Many people think that the styling process is most important in creating beautiful hair, but he opposite is true. How you treat your hair during the basic care phases is key to determining how great it will look after you style it. The products and tools you use and how you use them, as well as self care, all play a role.

Go inside out. Start with what you put into your body as well as what you expose it to. Great eating habits will contribute to great hair. If you put healthy foods like plenty of lean proteins, fruits and vegetables into your body, then you will feel and look better. Hair included. When it comes to avoidances, keep stress and toxins like cigarette smoke and chemicals as far away as possible.

Don’t shampoo too often. Your hair’s natural oils are crucial to helping maintain strands, so don’t strip them. Opt for a regular professional blowout to maintain your style, and remember that dry shampoos can extend the life of your blowouts, especially if you have naturally curly hair.

After conditioning, try rinsing your hair with cold water to help seal the cuticle and prevent moisture from entering your hair follicles, which causes frizz.

Take care when wet. This is when your hair is the most delicate. Let it dry almost all the way prior to heavy brushing. And use a natural-bristle brush to minimize damage.

Dry carefully. Choose the warm setting and hold your dryer 6 to 8 inches out, pointing down. This deters frizz. Never use the hottest setting, especially if you intend to use other tools that will emit heat onto your hair. For extra protection, try an anti-frizz serum to protect from heat and help prevent styling damage.

Volumize. Spray a volumizer on your dry roots. Flip over your hair and blow dry, and then brush to add smoothness.

Trim. For longer hair, we sometimes forget it’s important to keep regular trims. Every 6 to 8 weeks is ideal for healthy locks.

The products you use play such an important role in your hair’s health. All-natural and organic ingredients like those in green&glam hair care products bring out the best in your hair without exposing it to harsh ingredients. Nature’s best always brings out the most beautiful you!

Unwind and Relax this Holiday Season!

December 22nd, 2015

We know with all of the holiday events you will attend from now until New Years, unwinding and relaxing falls to the bottom of your checklist! We want to remind you how important it is to take a little time for yourself. Wash away stress and lose yourself in the soothing and dreamy blend of lavender, marjoram, neroli and clementine that promises to bring calm and relaxation to the body and mind. Our Unwind Body Wash cleans gently, without stripping the skin’s protective oils, leaving your skin soft and supple. We are mindful in making sure to only use the purest of ingredients so that this wash can be used for all skin types. We encourage you to pour into a warm bath or massage on to body in the shower. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a generous application of our Unwind Shea Body Butter. Makes you want to bump up personal pampering on your checklist doesn’t it?!