living proof hair products

anonymous asked:

do you know what hair products idols use? or what are common ones you know about? their hair always seems to look healthy and silky almost, despite most of them are getting it dyed constantly. thank you and your blog is amazing ♡

while i wasn’t exactly very interactive when it came to the hairstyling side of prep and backstage, i did see a few products that were reappearing and in constant use… 

  • Alterna Caviar products
  • Bumble and Bumble products
  • Living Proof products
  • Phyto products
  • Prevana hair color deposits 

You don’t always want to get your hair wet. Perhaps it’s freezing outside, or you’ve got no time, or your gym has the worst shampoo ever (try our minis!), or your arm is sore from blow-drying yesterday. No need to make excuses—here are seven ways to freshen up your look, no towel-turban required. HOLLY SIEGEL

1. DE-FRIZZ AND ADD SHINE WITH AGAVE HEALING OIL TREATMENT
Second-day strands can get frizzy and lackluster, especially when you’re already prone to dryness. Condition and smooth thirsty ends with a dab of this lightweight plant-based oil.

2. ADD VOLUME WITH BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING DRYSPUN FINISH
Yesterday your look may have been va-va-voom, but today it’s a little deflated. Spray on a root pick-me-up and all-over fullness with this silky formula. 

3. REFRESH CURLS WITH DEVACURL MIST-ER RIGHT
Somehow scents like smog, smoke, and food seem to get just a bit more tangled up in curls. Deposit a dose of lavender fragrance while bringing them back to buoyant.

4. SOAK UP OIL WITH DRYBAR DETOX DRY SHAMPOO
Got a perfect blowout and want to keep it going? The micro powder in this product absorbs oil, sans residue, while extending the life of your style in one fine mist.

5. ADD TEXTURE WITH LIVING PROOF AMP2 INSTANT TEXTURE VOLUMIZER
Great for short styles, a dime-sized amount of this silicone- and oil-free formula gives hair shape for 48 hours. Yes—that means third-day hair.

6. HOLD IT TOGETHER WITH LIVING PROOF FLEX SHAPING HAIRSPRAY
This ultra-touchable spray gives hair some hold without weighing it down. Perfect when you want to change up your look without adding build-up.

7. MULTITASK WITH BUMBLE AND BUMBLE PRÊT-À-POWDER
This three-in-one translucent powder grants extra grip to undone buns, braids, and ponytails. Read more about it HERE ▸

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Agave / Oil Treatment
$40.00

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Bumble and bumble / Thickening Dryspun Finish
$29.00

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Devacurl / Mist-er Right
$19.00

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Drybar / Detox Dry Shampoo
$20.00

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Living Proof / Amp² Instant Texture Volumizer
$24.00

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Living Proof / Flex Shaping Hairspray
$24.00

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Bumble and bumble / Prêt-à-Powder
$26.00

anonymous asked:

Do you know which products or brands idols use for their hair to look so nice and healthy?

while i wasn't too versed on the haircare side of things, the most commonly used products were… 

  • Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
  • Bumble and Bumble Shine Finishing Spray

as well as a mixture of different leave in conditioners and restorative keratin treatments… 

X-RAY: LIVING PROOF CURL COLLECTION

Chris McMillan, Living Proof celebrity stylist, shares his secrets to using these new hair products.

Curly girls, rejoice! There’s a new line of hair care products designed especially for you. “Living Proof Curl is for every kind of curl,” says Living Proof celebrity stylist Chris McMillan. “From the slightest wave to coiliest curl, we’ve got you covered.” The formulas are built to repel humidity for frizz protection, provide residue-free cuticle smoothing for long-lasting definition, and deliver touchable, un-crunchy hold. We got the details from McMillan on how to handle these innovative products. BECKY PEDERSON

THE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS

Curl Conditioning Wash cleans and conditions in one step. Sulfate-free and non-lathering, it gently removes all product buildup while leaving hair smooth and conditioned.

Curl Detangling Rinse is NOT a conditioner. It is a breakthrough detangler. This one-of-a-kind, water-activated, clear gel-like formula instantly detangles hair the moment it hits water, setting hair up for frizz-free styles. For conditioning, we recommend using No Frizz Leave In Conditioner on towel-dried hair. 

THE STYLERS

The difference between the two Curl stylers, Curl Defining Styling Cream and Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse, is the level of hold and conditioning. For more hold, use Curl Mousse. For more conditioning, use Curl Cream. You can also combine both Curl stylers to boost the level of hold and conditioning by layering them into hair. 

For prepping and extending styles even longer, apply Prime Style Extending Spray to damp hair before applying your Curl styler of choice. 

To treat drier curls, use the Restore Mask Treatment once a week. To mend and keep split ends at bay, use Restore Instant Repair Lotion

CHRIS MCMILLAN’S PRO TIPS

After applying a Curl styler to damp hair, wrap curls around your finger or pen to create definition. 

To get a looser curl pattern, brush or comb your hair while damp before applying product. This will elongate your natural curl pattern.

If your hair is prone to frizzing, don’t touch or disrupt curls until they completely dry; in general, air-drying is a best practice.

To reactivate curls, apply No Frizz Weightless Spray to dry hair. This will reactivate hold and conditioning of the stylers. You can also add water to a Curl styler, mix in hand and apply to dry hair to reactivate.

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Much of the A-list has hair genius Chris McMillan on speed-dial, and for good reason: the industry vet knows how to weather any storm—literally. “There was 65% humidity today in Los Angeles,” he whispered into the phone just as the lights were coming up on Hollywood’s biggest show. “I’ve been watching the news since 5:30 this morning—are the tents up? Are they down? I was freaking out!” His Best Supporting Products for the night? “Living Proof Prime and Satin saved my life! They just repel moisture.” Here, some other tips from McMillan on ensuring any big day is a Perfect Hair Day. HOLLY SIEGEL

#1 Start with fresh, clean hair.
“Most of my celebrity clients greet me at the door with a towel on their head,” says McMillan. “They’re often making scrambled eggs or going about their day!”

#2 Take your time.
Whether it’s because your arms are getting tired or because your stylist wants to get you into your dress as quickly as possible, resist the urge to rush. “Make sure the style is perfect. In fact, if you’re going to an event, always make your hair a little bigger at first because inevitably, it will settle into itself. Make your curls extra tight and your blowout extra big. And don’t touch your hair too much!”

# 3 Be prepared.
“I make sure my kit is organized beforehand. If my client is blonde, I make sure I have blonde hairpins. Since it was raining, I had Living Proof Prime Style Extender in there.”

#4 Build a look to last.
“My clients’ hair is going to look great when she leaves me, but I need to know that it’s going to hold up all night. Tonight, I used Prime on wet hair and blew it out with a round brush, then used Satin on the ends, then set the look with [Living Proof] Flex hairspray.”

#5 If all else fails…
The remedy for a style that seems to be going south? “Brush it out and start over as best you can. A low ponytail or bun is a good standby!”

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Living Proof / Prime Style Extender
$20.00

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Flex Shaping Hairspray / Living Proof
$24.00

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Living Proof / Satin Hair Serum
$29.00

Aniston’s hair is naturally curly, though in the past she usually wore it straight because controlling the texture was so arduous. “The amount of crap that I’d have to load up, layering different products and going down to the ocean and getting some water bottles filled with beach water [to spray on it]. That would work. But how often are you near a beach? It’s nice to let it go raw and animal. You just have to have the right product,” says Aniston, who is a co-owner of and spokeswoman for Living Proof, which this month introduced Living Proof Curl, a line of products promising to help curly hair hold its shape without frizz. “It’s nice when something works and does what it says it’s going to do,” she says of the new products. “A bad-hair day really can set you off on the wrong foot, as can many other things, but it’s nice when you get the good hair down because that way you can focus on all the other things that are going wrong.”

HAIR AND NOW: LIVING PROOF NO FRIZZ HUMIDITY SHIELD

Meet the instant solution to all your frizz problems.

If you’re a frizz sufferer, humidity has ruined your life. Just kidding—but it has been the culprit behind many a bad hair day. That’s where Living Proof’s new No Frizz Humidity Shield steps up to the plate. Unlike the line’s renowned shampoo, conditioner, and pre-styling products that work with damp and wet hair, the shield works on fully dry hair of any kind as the final touch to your complete routine—yes, that even means after hairspray—while also protecting hair from UV damage.

How is that even possible, you ask? Science! The mist is packed with a powerful molecule, dubbed OFPMA, which prevents moisture from entering hair fibers 70% better than silicone-based alternatives. “The product works by depositing a weightless layer of OFPMA that repels moisture and keeps hair smooth and frizz free,” says Living Proof chemist Yingxia Wang, adding, “The aerosol distribution creates a 360-degree uniform shield on your hair that’s layerable.” Think your climate’s humidity level is too high or low for it to do its job? The shield doesn’t discriminate, and can be reapplied as the moisture levels fluctuate. And since sun and humidity ruin the overall health of your strands, the shield is like your knight in shining armor for the long term, too.

So, are you ready to be freed from wiry hair once and for all, and instead experience a new kind of static shock? The Sephora Glossy linked up with Living Proof’s Manager of Test Salon and Education, Natalie La Face, for her expert shield-applying tips.  JESSICA VELEZ

ALL HAIR TYPES

“First you’re going to want to make sure you’re holding the canister about six to ten inches away from your hair. It’s important that you section hair by dividing it into two sections with a part down the middle. From there, create two subsections and then mist the product from root to end on each section, followed by a final mist all over. Run your hands through or use a brush to evenly distribute the product throughout. That’s the best way to make sure you’re hitting each hair strand for the best protection. The higher the hair density, the more thoroughly you’re going to want to section and vice versa.”

FINE HAIR

“People with fine hair are concerned with volume so a good tip is to do a general mist by flipping your head over and then spraying the product. That will also give you the protection that your hair needs against humidity.”

THICK HAIR

“If you have thick, coarse hair, it’s probably best to section thoroughly because you want to make sure you’re hitting every single hair fiber to protect it against changing levels of humidity. Be sure to section and apply from root to end in each area.”

CURLY HAIR

“Target each coily strand and mist it at a close distance, then ravel the curl around your finger to reshape it. That technique will tame frizz, reshape the curl, and refresh the style, all in one application.”

LONG HAIR

“I recommend using your fingers or a brush to distribute the product after you spray it just to make sure it stays tangle free and that it’s evenly distributed from root to end.”

SHORT HAIR

“Spraying a general mist would be good because it might be difficult to section. If you have a longer fringe area, section it and spray.”

 

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“My idea of a perfect hair day is when your hair is full, shiny, smooth, and healthy,” says Living Proof Stylist Chris McMillan. “And when the hair is doing just what you want it to do!” Luckily, he’s the Celebrity Stylist for a haircare brand founded by biomedical scientists who could formulate his wish into a single wonder-product: the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. In one fell swoop, it “eliminates the need to cocktail volumizers, serums, leave-in conditioners, and the like when you are styling your hair,” explains fellow Living Proof Stylist Tim Rogers. “With this product, there’s no guesswork. Any woman can use this and have a perfect hair day.” We’re in! Here, Rogers and McMillan spill on what it takes to bottle perfection. MELISSA LANE

THE INSPIRATION
“At Living Proof, we approach problems differently,” says Rogers. “Our scientists created these two proprietary molecules [OFPMA and PBAE] that simply work differently than the ingredients other companies are using, such as silicones, oils, and resins. We combined them in one bottle to give women what they want: good hair days. PHD really is beautiful, healthy hair in a bottle.”

THE INNOVATION
“OFPMA is really a healthy hair molecule,” explains Rogers. “It weightlessly shields and protects to give you great conditioning, strength, smoothness, and polish. Our OFPMA technology repels dirt and oil as well, so it can help you go longer between shampoos. That’s not just helping your hair when you’re styling it—it’s promoting a healthier hair routine. The way PBAE works is that it creates space between each hair strand so you actually feel as though you have thicker hair. Volume created through PBAE is natural and revivable.”

THE VOLUME
“This is the first product of its kind. It’s treatment and styling in one, and you get volume,” says McMillan. Adds Rogers, “There are products that promise to give you everything—but they can’t give you volume. That’s what makes PHD revolutionary.”

THE STRENGTH
“Hair is under the most stress when it’s wet, making the blow-dry process a very vulnerable time for hair due to the high heat and tension from a brush. PHD reduces breakage by 78% and helps make the hair stronger,” says McMillan.

THE TIP-OFF
“I use it on literally every wet head of hair, regardless of texture,” says Rogers. “Then I blow-dry for a more volumized look or wrap it up in a bun and let it air-dry if I want it to be a little more low-maintenance.”
Adds McMillan, “What I love about it is that I can use it and let the hair dry naturally and it’s going to look gorgeous. And if you want a big, voluminous look, you can just blow-dry it.”

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Living Proof / Perfect Hair Day™ 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
$26.00