If you’re looking for help on wearing that so hard to do naturally wavy hair style that looks like it should be easy, we’ve got you covered. Here we will go over how to achieve this spring hair trend that gives you a hair style without having to worry about the rain or humidity that spring tends to bring.

Real talk time, ladies.  Spring is in the air, and frizz is in the hair. 

Sure, most of us love the smell of flowers, trees, and grass; everything lightens and brightens up!  Sadly, along with nature’s beauty comes April Showers!  Ugh, and ain’t nobody got time for that! Especially for girls who deal with curls and frizz!  We spend what feels like forever smoothing out our hair – which, let’s face it, never really gets smooth – only to walk outside and *POOF.* We get to wherever we need to go, do a hair and lipstick check, only to find Mufasa staring back at us!  The struggle is real, y’all. Well, my beautiful curly-haired gals and pals, let me share a little secret with you: STOP SMOOTHING YOUR HAIR!

Dare I wear my hair curly, we ask ourselves? 

That’s a double-dog-dare! Not only will you save time and the hassle of sore arms from round brushing, you will also learn to embrace that beautiful bouncy, curly mane.  I’m here to share my step-by-step styling secrets when it comes to beautiful, natural curly hair.  

It all begins with the suds.  Make sure to use an anti-frizz, hydrating, or curl- enhancing shampoo and conditioner.  My personal favorite is the Arrojo American WAVE ReHab Shampoo and Submerge Conditioner. These products are filled with Lemon Bark, which vitalizes Vitamin E and provides perfect moisture balance and Sweet Almond Oil to make hair shiny and luscious. 


“Time to make waves and curls cascade with confidence 

-Rosa Marrufo, Dallas Hair Stylist

My super curly-haired peeps out there, you should get a wide tooth comb and keep it in your shower to comb out your hair.  I don’t have super curly hair, but I still definitely do this.  It’s not totally necessary but it helps!  How, you ask? You wrap untangled, coiled curls into a towel which helps set the curl in, avoiding stretching out the curl.   You should not keep your hair wrapped in a towel for more than 3-5 minutes, because hair starts to dry quickly, and the frizz will begin to reveal its ugly face.  

Once you unwrap your hair, tilt your head to each side, shaking it in between your fingers, lifting your hair off your scalp. This also helps avoid hair falling flat and sticking to the scalp.  Next, grab pieces of hair from around your face and randomly throughout your hair, wrap them around your finger (working with your natural curl), and let them go.  Once you have created these finger curls throughout your hair, SCRUNCH like your life/hair depends on it.

That’s it! LOL, J/K!  Our hair should still be pretty wet right now, not dripping wet, but more wet than dry.  Here is where we are going to apply our products and use our tools.  Start with products – again my personal favorite these days is the American WAVE line, their Structure Styling Cream cocktailed with Elixir Defrizzing Gel and for that instant oomph you want at the end, you will need to get your hands on Glint Texture & Shine Spray.  For your tools you will need a blow dryer, a diffuser (yes you need it) and a 1” curling iron.  

Boom – we have them all?  Perfect, take your Structure and Elixir and mix them together (I would start off with a nickel size amount of each and mix up more if needed.  You want to avoid putting all your product in one spot, so work with a little product at a time, one a section at a time.  I like to tilt my head from side to side, then back, then flip my head over and scrunch away!

BREAK TIME

Literally.  Step away from your hair, do your makeup, get your outfit ready, shoot, get your kids ready.  Allow your hair to air dry for about 10 minutes (if you have the time), come back, grab your dryer and diffuse your hair in the same manner that you scrunched in your product.  Now I’m just going to keep it real, your hair may not be 100% dry, nor do you really want it to be.  Dryness takes out moisture which then causes static and frizz, so don’t over dry it.  

Once you’ve dried it about 85-90%, flip your hair back over and scrunch away to allow the bounciness to come through.  Set your part in, grab your curling iron and work on hair that needs finessing by wrapping it around the curling iron, using it as a wand.  I recommend working with the natural direction of the curl.  Glint it up to add that last tousled look to a beautiful curly mane. Have yourself a fabulous hair day! 

See – it’s not so hard! It may sound complicated, but the reality is you must set yourself and your curls up for success; otherwise, you will be all frizzed out and have the hair to match.

As a Dallas Hair Stylist, I absolutely love that every client comes with a different color they want to achieve! When it comes to fashion shades like the fantasy hair color trends we all see on instagram, they come with some definite rules to maintain the color for as long as possible. Here is my best advice to maintain fantasy hair color!

What is fantasy color?

Any color that isn’t a natural shade such as pastel, silver, rose gold or anything that is not in the natural series of browns, blondes, and reds.

Below are just a few examples, and even the client whose hair is gray was a fashion shade because we used hair color to give her this naturally gray look.

Week 1: Helpful Tips

You should allow your new color to fully saturate as long as possible after leaving the salon. Make sure you wait to shampoo your hair as long as possible.

Your hair goes through quite the process to prepare for a fashion shade; we have lightened your hair to a pale yellow, meaning we have removed natural oils and every bit of pigment to accomplish your desired color.

The first week of having your color done, try to wash it only once, maybe twice if totally necessary. This would be a great time to bust out a dry shampoo!

Living Proof Dry Shampoo is my jam these days! You can also grab a few bobby pins and your teasing brush and create some quick 5-minute hairstyles to help extend the time in between shampoos.

How to shampoo

How could this be difficult, right? You want to make sure you are set up for success to maintain your beautiful new color. Don’t ruin your investment by not working with the right products.

Definitely invest in and use a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo. My current favorite is the Good Society Rich Color shampoo by Artego.

Shampoo once, and rinse your hair with cool water ( I know, I know…Brr cold!) Think about when you do laundry. If you wash color clothes in hot water, they fade. The same concept applies for hair color.

Conditioning Tips

Apply conditioner mid-strand down through your ends, let it sit for at least 3 minutes and rinse with cooler water. My go to recommendation is the Good Society Rich Color conditioner by Artego.

If you have a pigmented conditioner that helps refresh your color until your next service then use it as instructed by your stylist. A mask treatment is another great thing to throw into your conditioning regimen.

Styling Tips

The biggest thing to consider when styling your hair is to avoid excessive heat on a daily basis. Make sure to keep your iron temperature between 200-250F for fine hair and 275-325 for medium to thick hair.

Please always remember that just because your tool is at a higher temp doesn’t mean it is working any faster.

That’s it!

These are the best tips to maintain the longevity of your hair color. Do keep in mind, these are fantasy colors and require more frequent trips to the salon to keep up with these amazing color trends.

Hopefully if you follow these tips your color stays beautiful and vibrant for as long as possible!

Dallas Blonde Hair Salon

Working behind the chair as a stylist, I’ve learned many people do not know how to care for their blonde hair. In this blog I’m going to go over all the details on how to take care of your locks so that you have long lasting, beautiful blonde hair.

 

Also let me know if you have any other ideas, I’d love to see them! If you are looking for a blonde specialist in Dallas, I would love opportunity to make your hair dreams come true!

Haircare & Products

 

Let’s be honest, lightening your hair means you need to take care of it. Here are my go to product recommendations to keep your color looking better, but also maintaining the best health of your hair.

Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

Every blonde needs purple shampoo/conditioner. Using the right purple shampoo will keep your blonde vibrant and from turning yellow. However, overdoing it can either dull your blonde or turn it purple.

 

A good rule to follow would be to use it every other time you shampoo. My go to purple shampoo and conditioner is the Artego Shiny Silver shampoo and Blueberry mask. It refreshes blonde hair to the perfect color! Don’t worry, it’s not too purple or ashy!

Color Safe & Moisturizing Shampoo

A lot of shampoos still have sulfates and other things that can strip your color and keep it from lasting as long. It’s so so important to invest in your hair and use quality products for your own specific needs. Some blondes need moisture, some need repair to help strengthen your hair.

 

My best advice is to ask your stylist to recommend a sulfate free shampoo that suits your personal haircare needs. One of my favorites for blondes is the Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s great!

The Perfect Brush: Framar Detangling Brush

It’s so important to use a soft bristle brush no matter the color of your hair. However, the Framar Detangling brush has flexible bristles that don’t tug on your hair which in turn prevents breakage. I personally don’t use any other brush!

 

Stylist tip: is to apply a deep conditioning treatment and brush it through using your wet brush. Makes for soft, tangle free hair.

Pool Time

Pools typically have harsh chemicals that can dry your hair out and turn it green. To prevent both of those happening, apply a leave in conditioner on dry hair to protect it or simply secure your hair in a loose braid or top knot. My go to product cocktail for the pool is the Alterna Caviar Bond Repair leave in conditioner paired with the Anti Frizz Nourishing oil.

Styling Without Damage

When styling it’s so important to use a heat protectant and low heat. Remember: you’re blonde now, so you have to take care of your hair.

A good temperature to use your hot tools, like your flat iron or curling iron/wand, is 300-350 degrees. Any higher and you’re basically cooking your hair.

 

Another tip is to find a heat protectant that covers more than the temperature of heat you will be using. A really great one with everything I mentioned is the Alterna Caviar Bond Repair heat protectant.

 

Think of it like this: you wouldn’t grab a hot pan out of the stove without a glove. A heat protectant is a layer of protection on your strands when you use a hot blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron or wand.

Consistency is key!

It’s so important to be consistent with a stylist to work towards a hair goal. Good hair doesn’t happen in one appointment, it takes time and a plan.

 

Trying to achieve a major transformation in one appointment is unrealistic, and it really can damage your hair. Staying consistent with one stylist will help you reach your hair goals.

Have Realistic Expectations

Let‘s talk about changing your hair and the expectations to have when doing so:

 

You can most definitely make changes, however going from blonde to brown and back to blonde every other appointment is damaging to your hair.

 

Think of it like this: you only have one head of hair, and going back and forth between colors affects the integrity of your hair. When it comes to expectations of being blonde you have to be okay with the phases of doing so.

 

Big hair changes happen over time and multiple appointments. There will definitely experience warm phases from dark brunette to a pale light blonde. Patience, sticking to a stylist, and trusting the process is the key!

Looking for a Dallas Blonde Specialist?

I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out. And as always, if you’re in the DFW area, come see me! I’d love to help you reach your hair goals! Also follow me on social! @hairwithsaradise on Insta and Facebook.

 

As professional hair stylists, we know what it takes to craft beautiful hair.  Much of what comes out of your styling efforts depends on the tools you use.  We use, and love the tools from Harry Josh Pro Tools.  You may have seen that cute blow dryer on almost all of the “Best of…” beauty awards the past few years, and we’ve put it to the test ourselves.  We love not just the blow dryer, but all of the tools and accessories from the Harry Josh Pro Tools Collection.  Bigger Better Hair Salon is proud to offer the Harry Josh Pro Tools in Dallas.

 

Who is Harry Josh?


Today, Harry Josh is one of the most sought-after editorial stylists in the world. His work has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Numero, British Vogue, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue and V Magazine among many other fashion publications, and he has lent his styling prowess to brands like Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and Maybelline for their advertising campaigns. He has been quoted and featured as an expert in leading publications like InStyle, Glamour, Allure, Elle and People. What’s more, he has touched the heads of a wide range of A-list celebrities and supermodels.

 

What are the Harry Josh Pro Tools?


Harry Josh Dryer HARRY JOSH PRO TOOLS 2000 PRO DRYER $300

Breakthrough technology makes this the only product of its kind to offer energy efficiency in addition to professional quality–in a class above every other hair dryer on the planet. Incredibly lightweight yet incomparably powerful, this innovative tool minimizes frizz while significantly reducing drying time. ION functionality promotes intense softness and shine while ensuring a silky-smooth finish free of static. At the same time, a specialized dual filtration system reduces energy consumption by 70 percent.

Key Features
  • Lightweight, patented ergonomic design with a patented curved handle for added comfort and control
  • Most powerful dryer in its class – long life A/C motor lasts 2,000 hours and blows hair dry more than 60% faster than leading competition
  • Dual filtration system reduces energy use by 70%
  • Innovative on/off lab-tested ION generator switch: Turn it on for sleek, smooth styles or turn it off to create more voluminous styles.
  • Extra-wide nozzle increases air flow for smoother styling
  • 8 Heat, Speed and Ion settings for maximum styling versatility
  • Cold shot button for the finishing touches
  • Professional-length 9′ cord

 


  • Marcel Iron

    2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1.25″ $185

  • 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1″ $175
  • With its innovative design and advanced digital technology, the Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1.25″ is quite unlike anything else on the market today. Featuring a detachable marcel clip, this professional tool can be used as a curling iron or wand, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Its nano-ceramic/tourmaline barrel smooths each strand while maintaining your hair’s moisture balance, plus the extra-large ceramic heaters ensure the fastest heat-up time, customizable of course to accommodate for every hair type.

    Key Features
    • Nano-ceramic/tourmaline barrel emits negative ions to smooth and maintain hair’s moisture
    • Extra-large ceramic heater ensures barrel is evenly heated from top to bottom
    • Marcel handle/clip provides extra control for use as a curling iron
    • Clip on/off feature allows easy removal of marcel handle/clip for use as a curling wand
    • Professional-length cord with 360 degree swivel for ease of use and less stress on cord
    • Adjustable temperature control with temperature settings from 190-380 degrees farenheight (90-190 degrees C)

 


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    • HARRY JOSH PRO DRYER 2000 DIFFUSER $30

      Create a perfectly coiled coiffe with Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 Diffuser. Its unique finger extension design evenly distributes heat, drying and defining your curls for a flawless, frizz-free finish sure to turn heads. Specially designed for use with Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000. Ideal for all types of curly hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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HARRY JOSH PRO TOOLS CERAMIC STYLING IRON   $200

Transform your hair in an instant with the Harry Josh Pro Tools Ceramic Styling Iron – a technologically advanced styling iron designed to deliver unparalleled smoothness and shine. Wired with unique digital technology, this innovative tool boasts an incredibly quick heat-up time, plus customizable heat settings, which make it ideal for any hair type. What’s more, a larger plate size lends to superior results in fewer passes. 2-year warranty.

Key Features
  • Advanced digital technology for lightning quick heat-up time
  • Adjustable temperature control with settings from 210–400 degrees F to accommodate every hair type and condition
  • Extra-large ceramic heaters in each plate ensure even heat distribution across the plates, while producing far infrared heat to add shine
  • Nano-ceramic/tourmaline plates emit negative ions to smooth and hydrate the hair
  • Universal voltage (120-240V), perfect for worldwide travel

 


Our name is Bigger Better Hair, so if you know us, we love Big Hair! We can’t recommend our favorite teasing brush enough.  The Spornette Little Wonder Brush is a teasing must have!  The bristles are a combination of boars hair and nylon, which give a great grip and tease with ease.  The other end of the brush comes to a point, and is perfect for sectioning your hair quick and easy.  Here we explain why we love the Spornette Little Wonder Brush, and why we recommend it to all hair extension clients.

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Why we love it


Besides having the perfect name, Spornette’s Little Wonder Brush is a tried and true brush that’s not just good for teasing.  This hair extension friendly brush is nice and petite, and fits easily in your purse for on-the-go extension brushing and/or teasing for a night out and about.  This miracle brush is one of the first brushes that founder Walter Sporn debuted in the late 1950s, so you know it must be doing something right since it’s still around.

How to Use It


This brush is our secret weapon for nailing up-dos and Dallas worthy hairstyles because the tail of the brush is perfect for sectioning and grabbing hair.  The nylon and boar bristles perfectly tease to add bouncy volume.

If you’re wearing hair extensions, this on-the-go size brush has flexible bristles that you don’t have to worry about pulling or tugging on your extensions.

Start with dry hair and use the brush’s tail handle to section the top layer of hair from your crown into three or four sections. Lift one section in the air and use the brush to comb from top to bottom in short, quick strokes. Repeat steps for the other sections, and brush lightly over the top of hair. Pull hair into a ponytail or bun, add somehair spray, and behold your newly glammed-out ‘do.

 

 

 

We are proud to be a certified Brazilian Blowout Salon in Dallas.  For those who have hard to style, frizzy, or hair that needs added smoothing and softness, we recommend a Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment.

Why Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment?


A brazilian blowout treatment gives stellar smoothing results that are great for the hair and have zero harsh chemicals.  Since 2012, they have reformulated their products to remove any possible exposure to harsh chemicals.

How it works:


Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, the Brazilian blowout product actually improves the health and condition of your hair.  It creates a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with beautiful shine!  This is the only product on the market that actually improves the condition of your hair while smoothing and straightening your strands.  The entire in-salon treatment is completed in just 90 minutes!

The minute you leave the salon, you can wash and air dry your hair, workout, put your hair in a ponytail or clip and it will be smooth, frizz-free and radiant!  Results last up to 12 weeks for your first treatment.  If you maintain treatments on a regular basis, the results can last longer.  

Facts


  • The Brazilian Blowout treatment will reduce the amount of frizz in your hair.
  • The treatment also gives your hair a naturally healthy shine.
  • Speeds up your blow dry time.
  • Does not: permanently straighten your hair  
  • Does: remove frizz from your hair for 3-4 months.

Split-End Sealing Treatment


If you are just in need of a split-end sealing treatment, the Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment may be better suited for you.  Click the image below for information on the Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment service we offer in our certified Dallas Brazilian Blowout Salon.   **The split end treatment service can be added on to any service that includes a shampoo and blowdry.  It can not be booked as a single treatment.

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Nioxin hair products in Dallas are revolutionary in their scalp balancing and restorative hair abilities.  Here is a simple look into why we love Nioxin hair products and recommend them to clients.  Even though Nioxin is a very familiar name to many people, we have found many clients who have been incorrectly using the products and/or not using the correct system for their hair and needs.

What are Nioxin hair products?


Nioxin uses advanced technologies to balance scalp issues, and/or deliver fuller, denser-looking hair. In 1987, the founder of these products was experiencing thinning hair after the birth of her first child, and began researching treating the scalp with skincare methods.

 

Why we love Nioxin Hair products


Nioxin offers a very customized line of hair products that specifically target people with overly oily, or dry scalp issues.  Also, they offer several custom products for the more than 50% of people worldwide who experience thinning hair.

1.)   They offer several “3 System Kits” – Inluding Cleanser, Scalp Treatment and Scalp Revitalizer.  Each is tailored by hair type and specific scalp trouble to deliver a healthy scalp and/or denser-looking hair.

2.)   Even if you have no scalp issues, the Nioxin cleansers are a fantastic cleansing shampoo that is color safe, and great for every hair type.

3.)   The Diaboost styling product has a “Thickening Xtrafusion Treatment,” scientifically designed and tested to increase the thickness of each of your existing hair strands which gives fuller looking hair.

4.) Nioxin believes in their products so much, they offer a 30 day guarantee when you buy them in a network salon.  If within 30 days you use the entire kit, send it back to them for a full refund.

When it comes to hair extensions, we know what it takes to maintain their health and condition by using our favorite products for hair extensions.  Our recommended (and favorite) brush for hair extensions is The Wet Brush.  With its simple, yet genius design, it is offers great detangling of your natural hair, while not harming the hair extensions attachments.

 

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Why we love The Wet Brush


The Wet Brush can be used on wet or dry hair and is perfect for all hair types. It features a soft, non-slip rubber grip for a secure, comfortable hold, and is very lightweight.  The Intelli-flex bristles move and flex through tangles, and hair extensions attachments.  Normal brushes have stiff bristles that rake through tangles which can cause hair breakage, and can tug on your hair extensions.  This brush works very gently, yet effectively without the risk of damage.

Wet Hair Tips


Pro tip: We recommend using your wet brush when doing a pre-shampoo treatment, hair masque, or even after applying your hair products to your hair.  The soft, flexible bristles are great at making sure you dispense the product to all of your strands.  This ensures even coverage, and optimal results of the conditioner, masque, or styling products you are using.

Check out this video on The Wet Brush