December, 2020

Here Are The Best Smoothie Recipes for Healthy & Shiny Hair

Lookin’ Good Salon


good hair growth smoothie will supply some or all of the following nutrients: Iron, Vitamin C, Protein, Niacin, Zinc and Biotin for hair growthGood smoothies for healthy hair will be made with dark leafy greens, berries, nuts like walnuts or almonds, avocados and flax seeds.

Preparation for all smoothies are the same:
Place the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Add enough water to chard to puree for easier blending. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.

  1. Mango Strawberry

Swiss chard is high in Iron as well as Vitamin A. Mangos and strawberries are both high in Vitamin C. The walnuts provide Zinc and Biotin (Vitamin B7). Flax seeds have lignans, proteins and omega-3 fatty acids, which help strengthen hair, prevent hair shedding, and make hair look healthier and shinier.

3 large chard leaves, washed well, tough stems trimmed
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup strawberries
1 cup plain Greek or regular yogurt
¼ cup walnuts
1 Tbsp. flax seed
½-1 cup water

2. Avocado, Spinach and Berry

Avocado contains Niacin (B3), which can help increase blood circulation to the scalp. Niacin can help boost not only the thickness of hair strands, but nail strength and nail thickness too. Almond milk provides protein, which is essential for the hair structure, as well as Zinc.

1/2 ripe avocado
2 cups spinach
1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 cups almond milk

3. Berry & Spinach

Berries are a great source of Vitamin C, which helps the body absorb Iron. Vitamin C is also essential for the formation of collagen.

The spinach in this healthy hair recipe has lots of B vitamins and Iron. Iron deficiency, or anemia, can inhibit the transportation of oxygen to cells and, in some cases, cause hair loss.

1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3-5 ice cubes

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The Importance of Looking Good

It’s obvious from the name of our salon that we believe in the power of looking good. You know the old adage, “when you look good, you feel good”, and that is what we at Lookin’ Good Salon wholeheartedly believe in. Taking pride in your appearance is a huge confidence booster and we want our clients to look and feel their absolute best.

We’ve all had bad days when nothing is going right. Maybe you woke up late to work or you have an event to go to that you have been dreading for weeks. Taking even just five minutes to make yourself look good, whatever that means to you, makes a world of difference. Sometimes it can be the difference between a bad day and a great day.

Don’t be afraid to change up your hair, get your makeup done, and invest in yourself. Wear that new dress you bought even if you have nowhere to go. Play around with new makeup looks and update your skincare routine. Make the hair appointment you’ve been putting off for weeks now. Notice how much better you feel when you spend time taking care of yourself and your appearance.

Of course, life is not all about how you look. It’s unhealthy to obsess over your appearance, but we believe in the importance in investing in yourself. Just spend a little time making sure the way you look is making you feel good about yourself, and if it doesn’t, change that! It is our job at Lookin’ Good Salon to help you look your best and be your best self. We look forward to seeing you!

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What to Do Before Your Hair Coloring Appointment

It’s always exciting to try something new and get your hair colored, but in order to get the best results possible there are a few things you need to do.

First things first, keep your hair healthy and moisturized. If your hair is damaged, it is best not to get your hair colored to prevent further harm. Make sure you are deep conditioning and taking care of your hair in the weeks leading up to your appointment.

Second, avoid washing your hair the day of your appointment. We know it’s tempting to clean your hair before coming in, but hair color works best on hair that has not been freshly washed. If you need to wash your hair, do it a couple of days before.

Have realistic expectations for how long the process will take. If you’re just going for a couple shades lighter than your natural hair color, you may only be in the chair for a couple of hours, however if you are undergoing a more drastic change, such dark to light, be prepared for a couple of sessions to get to the color you want.

Bring more than one photo to your appointment. The more reference photos you bring, the more accurate your color will be. Have a conversation with your stylist about how the color will look with your skin tone and how closely they can match the overall style you are going for. It’s important for you and your stylist to be on the same page.

Lastly, consider the upkeep. How long do you want to keep your new hair color? Upkeep will be different depending on if you go for a more natural color vs. a bright pink. Be prepared to do some maintenance both at home and at the salon if you want to retain your color as long as possible.

A new hair color is fun and exciting, but make sure to do your research and prepare for your appointment if you want the best results. If you’d like a consultation, we’re happy to assist you! Call us at (678)816-1654 or message us on social media.

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How to Manage and Prevent Split Ends

Split ends. We all get them and they can be frustrating when trying to grow your hair out. Ultimately the best way to get rid of split ends is to get a trim, but if you don’t want to part with your hair yet, there are some great ways to manage your split ends and prevent even more from popping up.

Start by being gentle with your hair. It’s tempting to pick at a split end whenever you see one, but that can cause more damage to your hair. If you like to towel dry your hair, instead of rubbing it dry, use the towel to squeeze the water out. Roughly towel-drying your hair can easily lead to split ends and breakage.

The more stress you put your hair through, the more susceptible to damage it becomes. In addition to towel-drying, blow-drying your hair often is not great if you want to avoid split ends. Try to let you hair air dry as much as possible and if you do use a blow dryer, turn the heat down and avoid your ends. You will want to lower the temperature on your heat tools as well.

While there is no way to get rid of split ends without cutting them off, you can reduce the appearance of them by keeping your hair moisturized. Use a shampoo and conditioner that are specifically geared toward adding moisture. Consider incorporating a leave-in conditioner into your hair routine. A Keratin treatment will also do wonders for the health of your hair.

No one likes to deal with split ends, but knowing how to keep your hair healthy and getting regular trims will go a long way to prevent them in the future.

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How to Keep Your Hair Free from Tangles

There’s nothing more frustrating than waking up in the morning with tangled hair. Detangling your hair can be a frustrating, painful process and wouldn’t you rather avoid it if possible? We thought so! We’ll share a few tips on how to protect your hair and keep it tangle-free.

Keep your hair up when you sleep. You’re likely to toss and turn while you sleep, causing friction between your hair and pillow. To prevent this, try braiding your hair up or tying it up in a bun.

Use a wide tooth comb or a paddle brush. If you’re prone to having tangled hair, it’s important to have the right tools that will get those pesky knots out. Start brushing or combing from your ends and work your way up. Your hair will be knot-free in no time.

Don’t forget to regularly condition your hair, especially your ends. Conditioning is critical to maintaining the health of your hair and keeping it free of tangles. If you’re looking for more products, also try a detangler if you find that your hair is getting tangled throughout the day.

Lay off the heat. Too much heat-styling can dry out your hair, leaving it more prone to tangles. Skip the heat tools for a couple of days or use them on a lower temperature.

No one likes to deal with tangled hair, so we hope these tips keep your hair as tangle-free as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on social media.

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