Avon Chi Essentials: Hair Care Guide
I have to admit that I really did not appreciate how lucky I was to have long, luscious, healthy hair pre-cancer. Once my chemotherapy started taking effect on my hair it hit me a lot harder then I ever thought it would. I remember crying in the shower with a hand full of hair. Since then I have been looking forward to getting my hair back to the way it was but it has not been an easy road. My hair is different and I have had to find different ways to encourage growth and learn how to manage my new hair. It’s not as thick as it use to be and I celebrated actually being able to put my hair up in a pony tail a few weeks ago though it was more bobby pins holding my hair up then the hair tie.
Having the struggles I’ve had over the last year I have grown a much deeper appreciation and compassion for those who struggle with their hair. Our hair is a part of who we are and is one way that we can express our personalities. Below you will find tips on how to take care of your hair and learn how Avon CHI can help you with that!
Hair Care Tips
Surprisingly many people practice bad habits when it comes to caring for their hair. If you take the time to get into a hair care routine just like you do for your skin care, you will notice your hair become healthier and more manageable, no matter what hair type or texture. Below you will find tips to help you care for your hair in 3 categories, cleaning, drying and styling.
Shampoo & Condition the Right Way
I know for me, this is where I had to do the most adjustments and this is probably the most essential when it comes to hair care. The way you take care of your hair is just as important for your hair as taking care of your skin is for your skin.
The first thing you want to do for your hair is to not wash it everyday. “According to Reese Witherspoon’s stylist, [Cervando Maldonado] the process dries out your hair, making it hard to achieve shiny, moisturized strands. Instead, use a little dry shampoo or go for a chic low-pony on days you’re feeling a little greasy.” (Firman, 2018) Being a busy single mom of 4 boys, I am all for this tip. Dry shampoo has been my new best friend on those days where my hair is getting a little oily & blah looking.
Since I stated that you shouldn’t wash your hair everyday, I’m sure you are wondering when should you wash your hair? The least amount as possible is what I have found in my research. Most professionals I’ve seen in my research recommends every 2-3 days. For me, I’ve found that washing my hair every 3 days and as we go into summer, on those really hot, humid weeks, I may have to wash it every 2 days. You have to do some trial and error to figure out what works best for your hair & lifestyle.
Now you know when to do it, let’s talk about how to do it… First thing is to make sure you are using the right type of products. Now I’m not talking about brand… I’m talking about finding the right type of products that best meet your hair needs no matter what brand it is from. I highly recommend checking out this Stylist article (2020) for tips to help you choose the best products based on your hair type from thick, coarse hair to fine hair. Using the right products is going to keep your hair healthier and looking it’s best everyday.
For those of you who color their hair, we all know that our normal shampoo & conditioner may have to be switched out so you will be able to help keep your hair color looking it’s best as long as possible. Those with specific hair color, I highly recommend looking into colored shampoos. According to Beauty Undercover (2018), there are 5 different colored shampoos:
- Purple Shampoos are perfect for blondes (natural or dyed)
- Silver Shampoos though considered to be a purple shampoo works for those with grey or silver hair.
- Blue Shampoo is great for dark hair with orange and brassy tones
- Colour-Depositing Shampoo is designed to increase the longevity of your colored hair
- Sulfate-free Shampoo especially after you color it so not to strip your hair of any essential oils.
Once you have the right products, you want to make sure you are applying them correctly. Yes, there is a difference. Your shampoo is designed to clean your roots while your conditioner is designed to smooth out and condition your hair from about mid length to tips. I know those with short hair like me, you may not have a mid length. So what I do is just apply conditioner to my tips.
To give your hair some extra love & attention, 1-2 times a month it’s good to focus on a deep condition and exfoliating your scalp. Many of you are probably all ready familiar with deep conditioning. I know for me, I am guilty of this, but we tend to forget about our scalp. “Unfortunately, regular buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and leftover product can leave your scalp overloaded and less than healthy.” (L’Oreal Paris, 2020) Exfoliating your scalp will get rid of all that buildup and open up your pores allowing for hair to grow healthier and some have even said faster. Our scalp is skin too and it’s important for us to take care of it just like we take care of our skin every where else on our body.
Pro Dry Your Hair
I know you may be wondering why I have drying your hair in its own section. To ensure you have the best hair care routine possible, it’s important to also talk about what to do when it comes to drying your hair. According to L’Oreal Paris (2020), it’s important to air dry your hair as much as possible and if you need to put it up in a towel, squeeze out the excess as much as possible and then use an old cotton t-shirt. This is going to be much gentler to your locks. For those of you who have curly hair, wavy hair or anyone who has lots of frizz, you still can air dry your hair. According to Robert Vetica, “with curly hair, you want to do everything in the wet stage, otherwise the hair will start to frizz and droop as it dries.” He recommends to comb through a lightweight mousse and then flip your hair over & scrunch your hair with your fingers. (Firman, 2018) I apply a mousse to my hair now and I am truly amazed at how soft and put together my hair looks even after just letting it air dry.
For those of you who take a shower in the morning before heading out for the day or for whatever reason have to dry your hair right away you want to make sure you are doing it correctly. I know when I had my long hair, it would take FOREVER to blow dry my hair but now I know, when I do it correctly, I can get away with it staying put for multiple days. According to celebrity hair stylist Dan Sharp, “if you give yourself a fierce blowout on Monday, rock it out on Tuesday and on Wednesday do a fab high ponytail. Making your style last a few days will really help prevent damage.” Not only are going to improve the health of your hair, think about the amount of time you are going to save in your daily routine!
Style with Minimal Damage
The way we style our hair is probably the one area that does the most damage to our hair. Think about how much damage you do between all the hot tools you use, the tight buns & ponytails you rock or even trying to brush out those tangles. They all cause damage to our locks. So how can you style your hair with the least amount of damage as possible? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Use your fingers to detangle your hair as best as possible before using a brush or comb.
- Do your best to not pull hair back too tightly and if you do so, do it as least as possible.
- Make sure to use the right brushes for your hair type & style you want to achieve for example using a round brush to help you blow dry your hair and using a wide tooth comb to comb out your wet hair.
- Protect your hair from heat, sun, pollution & sweat!
- DO NOT USE STRAIGHTENER OR CURLING IRON ON WET HAIR!!!!
- Get a trim to cut off split ends every 6-8 weeks.
Avon CHI® Essentials
In October 2019, it was announced that Avon CHI® Essentials exclusive hair care line will be available beginning October 30, 2019. (Cision PR Newswire, 2019) Customers will be able to enjoy healthy, beautiful hair and beginning in April 2020, state of the art hair styling tools.
Enjoy Avon exclusive hair care products that bring you a unique blend of certified organic botanicals that include aloe vera, pomegranate, hibiscus and other nutrient-rich ingredients.
*NEW* CHI styling products will be available beginning August 18, 2020 at youravon.com/jantunes.
To learn more, check out Avon Campaign 19: What’s New.
Biosilk® Silk Therapy® (Regular Price: $34): Treat your tresses to this weightless leave-in silk treatment, made with silk proteins that help strengthen, moisturize and improve elasticity. Perfect to use with styling tools, the formula helps repair and protect all hair types while taming frizz and flyaways for a silky-smooth finish.
Moisturizing Conditioner (Regular Price: $18): Avon Exclusive! A lightweight daily conditioner that is infused with aloe to lock in rich moisture. Vitamins A and B which help strengthen your hair from root to ends, increase hair’s elasticity and help to smooth split ends & frizz. The nutrient-rich blend provides balanced care for the hair while helping to maintain nourishment and shine.
Check out my product review for Avon CHI Moisturizing Conditioner at Avon Product Review: CHI Essentials Shampoo & Conditioner.
Repairing Serum (Regular Price: $31): Avon Exclusive! A deeply penetrating, lightweight serum that helps to strengthen, moisturize and smooth hair from scalp to ends while helping to heal and protect hair from damage. Plus, it’s formulated with vitamin A to help seal split ends.
Replenishing Shampoo (Regular Price: $18): Avon Exclusive! A gentle daily shampoo with essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids that won’t strip hair of its natural oils—it’s even safe for color-treated hair. The nutrient-rich blend provides balanced care for your hair and scalp while helping to maintain nourishment and shine.
Check out my product review for Avon CHI Replenishing Shampoo at Avon Product Review: CHI Essentials Shampoo & Conditioner.
Thermal Protecting Spray (Regular Price: $27): Avon Exclusive! A thermal protecting spray that is infused with essential nutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants to help protect hair from the damaging heat of styling tools. The silk molecules help lock in moisture and strengthen cuticles for frizz-free, shiny hair.
Get salon color hair in the comfort of your home! Enjoy formulas with natural, good for your hair ingredients such as aloe, silk and olive oil. Ammonia-free, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, PABA-free, Phthalate-free and Sulfate-free.
Hair Color (Regular Price: $32 each): Enjoy professional formulas that will give you vibrant color, guaranteed gray coverage and radiant shine. Available in 12 shades in silvers, naturals, warms & reds. Each kit includes Bottle of Color, Developer, CHI Essential Shampoo, CHI Essential Serum, Pair of Gloves and Shower Cap.
Hair Styling Tools
Known for their award winning haircare & styling tools, enjoy damage free styling tools from CHI®. With volcanic powders derived from lava rocks in combination with CHI Ceramic, enjoy sleek results without damaging your hair!
1″ Volcanic Lava Ceramic Pro Spin N’ Curl (Regular Price: $199): Stylist Choice Award Winner! Get silky, shiny and glamorously bouncy curls at the push of a button with this 1″ pro automatic rotating curling device. Advanced Ceramic and Ionic Technologies help create instant curls and smooth hair while locking in moisture to reduce static.
Advanced Ionic Compact Hair Dryer (Regular Price: $150): A powerful 1875-watt generator that emits negative ions that reduce frizz, increase shine and break apart water molecules for decreased drying time. It features a lightweight compact design for easy storage and is great to pack when you’re on-the-go. Complete with Rapid Clean Technology with a Blue LED light to ensure cleaner air while you’re styling. Comes with Air Nozzle Concentrator and Diffuser.
Tech 1″ Ceramic Dial Hair Styling Iron (Regular Price: $139): Stylist Choice Award Winner! Straighten, curl, flip, wave and smooth frizz with this multiuse hair tool, complete with curved ceramic floating plates and an all-in-one ergonomic design. Durable barrel, smooth glide and ionic shine. You can adjust the temperature to suit your hair type and texture, and your tresses will appear healthy, silky and shiny.
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- Beauty Undercover These Are the 5 Types of Colour Shampoos That Can Prolong Your Hair Colour (March 18, 2018)
- Best Life’s 15 Top Hair Tips from Top Hollywood Stylists by Tehrene Firman (January 8, 2018)
- Cision PR Newswire’s CHI® & LG Household & Health Care Launch Exclusive Hair Care Line with Avon Called Avon CHI® Essentials by CHI® (October 16, 2019)
- L’Oreal Paris’s Our 21 Best Hair Care and Styling Tips for Every Hair Type (2020)
- NDTV Food’s How to Maintain Healthy Hair: 7 Hair Care Tips You’ll Love by Kriti Malik (Updated August 14, 2017)
- Stylecraze’s Best Hair Care Tips and Tricks to Include in Your Beauty Regimen by Arshiya Syeda (March 26, 2020)
- UK Stylist’s Experts Share Their 7 Tips for Incredible Hair (No Matter What Your Texture) by Stylist Beauty Team (February 10, 2020)
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