Keratin Treatment now at B1o!

Written by BLO BAR on . Posted in BLO BAR news, healthy hair

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Our Keratin Hair Treatment will leave you hair feeling Smooth and looking shiny for up to 6 months!

Yes you heard right, gone are the days of daily use of straighteners, that leave your hair damaged and lifeless. Our chosen keratin treatment, COCOHOCO Original is based on keratin, a natural ingredient that restores your hair to its original healthy, silky and conditioned state. COCOHOCO Keratin Treatment is designed for all types of hair, and can be applied to virgin as well as for chemically treated hair. The application time depends on the length and thickness of the hair, usually it will be between 1.5 and 2.5 hours.

After the application of the product, we seal it with a flat iron which hydrates the hair, provides it with moisture and creates a glossy finish. The results are immediately visible. Keratin gives your hair the healthy and youthful look we all desire.
COCOCHOCO Pure is a special edition, specially designed for bright hair (blonde hair). It will give your hair Extra gleam and extra softness that last for longer time. COCOCHOCO Pure is especially designed to repair very damaged hair. The pure ingredients include pure Keratin protein, pure neutral water, and pure mineral silicone, which will help the Keratin to imbue to the hair, helping to repair the structure of your hair and rebuild damaged the layers of hair.

Does this all sound too good to be true?! Well here are some of our FAQs to put your mind at rest!

1. Can you do the treatment over Japanese straightening or relaxed hair?
Yes. You can apply the treatment over any kind of straightening.

2. Is this treatment a relaxer?
No. It is a treatment based on keratin which naturally straightens your hair.

3. Can I colour my hair after the treatment?
Yes. We recommend doing so 2 weeks after your Keratin Hair Treatment. For best results we would recommend having your treatment with us after colouring you hair.

4. Can you do the treatment on previously chemically treated hair?
Yes. You can do the treatment over any chemically treated hair.

5. Can I wash my hair after the treatment, and when?
Yes, 3 whole days after you have done the treatment.

6. Can I wear a ponytail or tie my hair?
No, only 3 days after doing the treatment.

7. What should I do if my hair gets wet during the first 3 days?
Blow dry immediately.

8. Can I go into the pool or ocean after the treatment?
Yes. 3 days after the treatment

9. How long will the treatment stay on my hair?
3 months on virgin hair, and 3-6 on any other type of hair.

10. What shampoo and Conditioner can I use after doing the treatment?
We recommend our COCOCHOCO Free sulphate shampoo and Sodium Chloride Free Conditioner as they also have Keratin and UV protection

11. Should I cut my hair before the treatment?
No. we recommend cutting your hair afterwards, so this way you can trim the dead ends at the end of the treatment.

12. Can I use any hair-spray, gel, mousse, or any other hair products on my hair during the first 3 day period?

13. If I get any ridges in my hair when I sleep, what should I do?
Use either a blow dryer or flat iron to straighten out the ridge in the hair.
Caution: If you are sensitive, treatment require sensitivity test performed 48hrs before use. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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Pregnancy hair!

Written by BLO BAR on . Posted in BLO BAR news, hair growth, healthy hair, pregnancy

Pregnancy hair… Wow, we know, your hair has never been so long and thick!

The big question is why?
Well, when you are pregnant your body starts to produce a lot more Oestrogen and Progesterone. What’s worth knowing is that your hair grows in three main stages active growth, resting and shedding. For more information on this, check out Philip Kingsley’s hair growth cycle phases.

While you’re pregnant the ‘Growing’ phase, otherwise known as Anagen phase goes on for longer (YAY!) your hairs wont die as quickly this results in longer and thicker hair while you’re pregnant! Great news, now the bad….

What goes up must come down…
If you suffer from Post-partum Shedding don’t stress! This is completely normal it happens because three months after child birth the extra hair you have grown throughout the pregnancy begins to shed. This begin at 3 months as this is how long it takes for a dead hair to work its way out of your hair follicle. This begins to calm after around 3 months, this can’t be helped but we know it can be a little bit traumatising.

A little bit of advice….
Ensure your GP is monitoring your iron levels specifically, eat lots of protein, and generally stay healthy! If you take care of your body, it has a better chance of bouncing back from any problems, which may affect hair after childbirth. Make sure you continue taking your vitamins to keep you fit and healthy and DON’T do anything drastic. Cutting your hair into a shorter style can make it look thicker but in turn the up keep can increase. Consult your hairdresser at Blo Bar and they can offer advice to keep you looking fantastic.