TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOUR HAIR ISN’T GROWING
Want long luscious “Rapunzel-esque” locks but your hair won’t budge? Here are 3 things that could be preventing your hair growth. # 1. Scalp Buildup Scalp buildup is super common, and can be caused by a range of different day-to-day hair care products. Excessive use of dry shampoo (guilty as charged), or going too heavy on heat protectant when you style your hair, can be clogging up your hair follicles, making it harder for new hair growth. How do you solve this? Deep cleansing, shampooing, refreshing good-ness. Invest in a good quality Detox Shampoo that will help strip product buildup and rejuvenate your hair. You’ll be sporting longer flowy Topanga style hair in no time! # 2. Color Overload and Heat styling We LOVE a freshly balayaged look just as much as the next millennial, but sometimes the lengthy and damaging process of coloring or heating our hair can bring our hair growth to a stand still. Dye, heat or and even general chemical processes like bleaching, should be used only in moderation, and in between your treatments you should aim to restore as much moisture to your hair as you can to get it feeling (and looking) as healthy as possible. That’s where we can help! Our Green Coco Hair Mask is a bi-weekly hair treatment, designed to restore dry or brittle hair, and is clinically proven to boost shine, manageability and improve long-term hair health. Bring moisture back to your mane, and your hair will be growing in no time! # 3. Cut back on the Ponytails They’re super cute, we get it. Ariana would be pleased with you, and that’s all that matters right? Well… Super tight snatched ponytails can tug at your hair follicles, which may be the reason your hair refuses to grow. Give your scalp some time to breathe, and let your hair down every once in a while to promote healthy hair growth. # Ask your doctor About 50% of women and 80% of men experience some sort of hair loss over the course of their lifetime. Sometimes lack of hair growth can’t be resolved by changing up your shampoo or cutting back on ponytails. Give our above suggestions a go, but if you’re still struggling, it may be time to have a talk with your GP.
HOW TO: TYPE 1 HAIR
Think Cher and Kendall Jenner, your hair was made to just wash and go! We envy you, we really do, but that doesn’t mean your hair type doesn’t come with its own list of problems… Type 1 Hair is made up of naturally super fine strands. Relatively low-maintenance, and naturally thin and wispy, your hair lacks any sort of real curl but looks great loose and free. Oil is your biggest issue, but we’ve got that covered, here are our Top 4, Type 1 Hair Hacks that you’re going to wish you knew sooner! Wash your Hair Regularly When it comes to beating that oil, a regular wash schedule is going to be life saver. We recommend washing your hair every two to three days to keep it clean, and give it that je ne sais quoi. Any more than that, and your hair won’t get the natural nutrients it needs to stay healthy and soft. Finding the right balance is critical, but don’t worry, we know you’ve got this! Regular Hair Cuts Trimming your dead ends is super important to ensure your Type 1 Hair stays full of life. The longer you go without a snip, the more weighted and pulled down your hair will look and feel, so make sure you get on top of your hair cut routine. (Trust us, you can thank us later!) Wash your Hair with Cold Water We’re so sorry, but you’re going to have to go full polar bear with this one. Washing your Type 1 Hair with cold water is a must when it comes to oil control, and keeping your hair super shiny and clean. Cold water not only rids the scalp of dirt, oil and impurities, but keeps your hair cleaner for longer. There’s just too many pro’s! Don’t Sleep with Wet Hair If you’re like us, you leave your hair washing right to the last minute before bed. This totally doesn’t need to change, but how you dry your hair before bed does. Using a hair dryer, make sure your hair is 100% bone dry before you go to sleep, to make sure you avoid any unwanted frizz (and some unwanted tangles).
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR COSMOCAP EMPTIES
To start off, our condolences… we know how heartbreaking it is to use up all of your Cosmocaps. However, making sure your Cosmocap empties are recycled properly helps take away the hurt, and also gives a high five to mother nature (who’s totally going to high five you back). We’ve done all the hard work for you Studies show that less than 12% of plastic is recycled, with approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution finding its way into our waterways and ocean everyday. To put it simply, it’s a big BIG issue and totally not what we’re all about. Here at Remilia, we're big fans of Planet Earth. We’re strong believers in making sustainable decisions when it comes to the products we consume, which is why we strive to make our products as environmentally friendly as possible. Not only is the packaging of our Cosmocaps reusable AND recyclable, our Cosmocap Capsules themselves are totally biodegradable. Don’t believe us? Let us show you how to melt down your Cosmocaps. It’s quick and easy, and also… kind of fun to watch! How to Biodegrade the Biodegradable Who doesn’t love a good science experiment? Simply pop your empty Cosmocap cases into boiling water and watch as the capsules melt, you’ll have a heavenly smelling liquid solution in no time. The boiling water not only dissolves the capsule super quickly, but once cooled, you’re left with a “Cosmo-politan” (it’ll catch on) that is perfect for the garden. Veggies, Plants, or that indoor Monstera that you’re trying to save will LOVE the nutrients. Don’t have a green thumb? No stress at all! Your fun little concoction is totally safe to pour down the drain. Oh how we love versatility! What next? Stock up on more Cosmocaps of course. Now that you know first hand how easy it is to melt down your Cosmocap empties, there’s nothing stopping you from ordering some more! Already have your Cosmocap Glass Bottle ready to go? Check out our Refill bags for an even more eco-friendly option to get shiny, healthy hair again and again without the unnecessary packaging. Our Cosmocap Refills Bags come with 30 Biodegradable Capsules, in a pouch that is 100% Recyclable. Simply pop your new Cosmocaps into your existing Cosmocap Glass Bottle for super easy travel hair that looks cute sittin’ on a shelf or packed in a suitcase!
LET’S TALK CURTAIN BANGS
The urge to cut bangs is one known around the world. At first you’re excited to explore a new look, channeling Zoë Kravitz in that one scene of The Batman (2022) is never a bad idea. But then, you’re greeted with the thought of the awkward grow-out phase that comes next, and suddenly you’ve once again backed out of getting bangs. So, how do we stop this cycle? We change, and we adapt. We give to you, Curtain Bangs! Why Curtain Bangs? Half the worry, with double the fun, Curtain Bangs are the new way to cut bangs. With no grow out stage awkwardness, and totally less maintenance, Curtain Bangs are about to be your new personality trait (Which we 100% support here at Remilia). What are Curtain Bangs? Curtain bangs are the cool older cousin of regular bangs. Inspired by the 70’s, they work on all face shapes and sizes, and enhance your features to really open up the eyes and cheekbones. They work for almost every hair texture, and they don’t really need much styling… They’re perfect and we love them for it! How exactly are they different from regular bangs? Curtain Bangs require a lot less hair to be cut, and are a lot longer than your typical straight across front fringe. This makes them uber appealing to those with commitment issues, giving them the freedom to cut their bangs to the length they choose, depending on how bold they’re willing to be. How to style Start with a prep product. We love a good mousse and a heat protectant. Blow dry all your bangs to the right, and then change directions and blow dry all your bangs to the left. Repeat this a few times until your bangs are 50% dry, to give them a bit of bounce. Using your Hi-Volume Hair Brush, grab the hair with your brush and bring it forward, away from your forehead. Then, spin the brush up and back away from your face, and repeat until both left and right bang are dried. To finish, moisturize your mane with one of our Cosmocap’s. Simply squeeze the contents of the Cosmocap into the palm of your hand, and then massage the serum evenly into your hair.
HOW TO CREATE KENDALL JENNER'S FLAWLESS BLOWOUT
Kendall Jenner blew us away at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her gorgeous blow out. With some impressive volume and an adorable 60’s hair flip, this 22-year-old model was certainly turning heads. Here’s how you can get the same look at home! 1. Pre-Dry Make sure your hair is at least three-quarters dry before you grab your hairdryer. Remember, the hairdryer is just meant to help you style your hair. By towel drying or air drying your hair ahead of time, you’ll help to minimize heat damage. Then either take a flat brush or tousle your hair with your fingers and dry your hair in the opposite direction of growth until it’s about 90% dry. 2. Section Off Use one or two clips to tie up the top of your hair so you can work on what’s called the halo section of your hair—the crown and the bottom sections around your head. Take the top of the hair next and then finish off with the hair at the back of the head. 3. The Right Brush Invest in some high-quality, round brushes. A ceramic brush will hold heat better, so it will lend more bounce and texture especially to finer hair. You can also use our fabulous hi-volume brush. Modeled off of a traditional boar bristle brush, this brush will give you a firm hold on your hair allowing you to pull thick, curly locks nice and straight. 4. Up & Out Make sure to always pull the hair up and out. Start drying at the root very close to the scalp for plenty of volume and frizz-control. You'll want to point the hairdryer downward toward the ends of the hair following the brush to make sure its smooth and shiny. Don’t forget to work the ends until they are completely dry and polished. Moisture tends to collect at the ends of the hair creating frizz and ruining an otherwise picture-perfect, salon-quality look. 5. Rock & Roll: Roll the hair around your brush and rock it back and forth while blow drying it to create a natural curl in the hair. When you’re finished, gently release the hair and pin up the curl to let it set. Alternate directions as you go around the head so that the hair doesn’t clump together into one large curl. 6. Cool Down: Let the hair cool for at least five to ten minutes before removing the clips. If you’re in a hurry, use the cold shock button on your blow dryer to help speed up the process. 7. Extra Products: Make sure you’re applying a nice smoothing spray or cream to your hair before you start blow drying. Then apply a bit of Remilia serum to your hairline and ends to prevent further damage. Try not to use too many conditioners besides the Cosmocap though. Leave-in conditioners are heavy, and they tend to weigh hair down making it harder for you to create the volume you need for a blowout. Keep either sea salt spray or dry shampoo on hand while drying your hair. Apply a bit to your roots especially when you get to your crown to add some extra oomph. Finish the look off with a bit more serum and just a touch of hair spray and you’re ready to go. With a Cosmocap and these seven tips, you’ll be runway-ready. Grab your red carpet dress and prepare for the paparazzi.
BEAT THE DANDRUFF THIS WINTER WITH THESE LITTLE-KNOWN TRICKS
The snowflakes that fall on your nose and eyelashes are not the same flakes that nestle in your locks and land on your shoulders. When the temperature starts to drop in October and November, the level of moisture in the air starts to fall too. If you struggle with chapped lips and dry, cracked knuckles, you can bet your scalp is pretty thirsty too. Here are some of our favorite ways to fight winter-weather dandruff. 1. Choose the right shampoo There are plenty of shampoos besides Head & Shoulders designed specifically to fight dandruff. Make sure to scan the bottle for these ingredients: Zinc pyrithione Coal tar Selenium sulfide Salicylic acid Ketoconazole 2. Tea tree oil & aloe vera Tea tree oil comes from tea tree leaves. Aborigines used oil from this Australian tree to clean wounds in the hopes of preventing infection. Today, tea tree oil is used in soaps and shampoos because its antimicrobial properties fight bacteria. However, you can also use a few drops of the oil itself on your scalp to ward away dandruff. You probably use aloe vera on your sun burns, but you may not have known it can be used for a dry scalp because it helps fight inflammation naturally. Massage a bit of aloe vera into your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing it out well. 3. Turn down the heat When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing more inviting than a warm, toasty night in the living room. Instead of cranking the heat though, try grabbing a blanket or sweater instead. The heat coming out of the vents is very dry heat and it can dry out your scalp. Better yet, get a fireplace going! 4. Eat right Believe it or not, your dandruff might actually be linked to your diet. While there may be other factors in play as well, don’t ever underestimate the role of nutrition in hair health. B vitamins: Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3), and Biotin (vitamin B7) are all essential to healthy hair growth. Riboflavin helps convert macronutrients into ATP (otherwise known as energy), Niacin aids in skin health, and Biotin supports healthy hair growth. Make sure you’re getting a healthy dose of vitamin B on your plate if you’re constantly itching and scratching. Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids help to fight inflammation and soothe skin. You should make sure you’re getting some flax seeds, walnuts, and eggs in your diet on a regular basis so you get enough of this hair-healthy nutrient. Zinc: Zinc is responsible for metabolic, cell growth, and immune function, and deficiency often results in dandruff. The recommended daily dosage of zinc is 8-9mg for women and 11mg for men. Make sure you’re stocking up on chickpeas, peanuts, almonds, cashews, poultry and meat to make sure you’re getting enough. 5. Keep stress at bay Dandruff is technically caused by a microbe called Malassezia globosa. Stress inhibits your body’s immune system leaving the microbes free to come and reproduce on your scalp. Stress can also influence your hormone levels, which, in turn, might cause dandruff. It can be tempting to stay huddled inside this winter, but when stress hits, and it will, you’ll want to make sure you’re strapping up your sneakers regularly. There’s no better stress-buster than a good sweat session, and the blood circulation will bring more oxygen and nutrients to the skin on your head. Of course, you’ll want to make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Don’t hesitate to pop open an extra Remilia hair capsule to get some more moisture into your daily haircare routine. Since these capsules are completely plant-based, they won’t strip your locks of their natural oils. Typically, you should be applying the serum from your roots to your ends because these sections are the driest. However, there’s nothing that says you can’t apply the serum to your scalp too!
JUST LAUNCHED: NEW GREEN COCO HAIR MASK
Turn that lifeless hair into luscious locks that will leave everyone green with envy! Introducing our new Green Coco Hair Mask, your new go-to hair care essential. Benefits So what are the benefits? This bi-weekly treatment is clinically proven to boost shine, manageability and improve long-term hair health. It is designed to work on all hair types, and is safe for color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, AND relaxed hair… It’s just that good! How Does It Work? After shampooing, apply a generous amount and massage into damp hair. You want your hair to still be wet, but not too wet where you’re leaving a puddle on your bathroom floor. Focus on the midsection of your hair to your ends, and leave it in for 5-10 minutes, depending on your hair type. Designed to be used once a week to help improve your hair's manageability, the antioxidant-rich formula restores essential moisture and hydration to dry, brittle, colored, or over-processed hair. Not only that, but the treatment also reduces frizz, strengthens hair and adds shine… wow, we really went above and beyond with this one! What’s in it? Made with only the best super greens, and 100% Vegan, the Green Coco Hair Mask is made from Avocado, Coconut Oil, Green Tea Extract and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein. Now, you’re probably wondering, “What will these super greens do for my hair?”. Well, here’s the 411: Avocado & Coconut Oil: Repairs Nourishes and repairs the hair, Avocado and Coconut Oil will leave your hair looking and feeling restored and rejuvenated. Green Tea Extract: Soothes Not just a healthy beverage! Green tea extract has been shown to promote healthy hair growth, soothe inflammation and leave your hair smooth and shiny. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Hydrates Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein mimics the composition of hydrolyzed keratin to provide a sustainable, effective solution to hydrate and soften hair. Questions we know you’ll want to ask Not only do we make killer hair care, we’re also secretly mind readers (shh, don’t tell anyone!). So, here are 3 questions we’re sure you’re dying to ask, and 3 answers that we think will do the trick! Does it work on all hair types? Yes! The Green Coco Hair Mask is designed to work on all hair types… Straight, wavy, curly and coily! Is the packaging eco-friendly? Yes! The packaging is 100% Recyclable and made from a combination of PCR (post consumer resin) and recycled plastic. Are you sure it’s safe for my hair? Yes! The Green Coco Mask is designed to work on all hair types, and is safe for Color treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair. If you have any more questions that our physic powers seem to have missed, you can chat to us anytime on our Instagram, Facebook, or contact us through our Contact Page on Remiliahair.com. Happy Hair Masking!
One of the most powerful and efficient ways to strengthen over-styled, frizzy locks, professional keratin treatments give your blowout that magazine-worthy gloss without all the pulling, ironing, or crying. Below, we explain exactly how this protein became so popular, and what you should know about it before incorporating it into your regular beauty routine. What is keratin? Keratin is a structural protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Because it’s resistant to scratching and tearing, keratin helps serve as a protective outer coating, shielding cells in lower layers from damage, humidity, and environmental toxins. What does keratin do? As we age, we gradually lose some of the keratin that keeps our hair looking smooth and silky as children. During a professional keratin treatment, a stylist will inject the porous sections of your hair with a solution containing keratin so that your hair as a chance to absorb the protein. He’ll finish off with a flat iron to seal in the solution fully. You’ll have to wait at least 72 hours to wash your hair out, but once you do, it will be far more manageable, especially if your hair is naturally curly or wavy. The keratin won’t actually change the structure of your hair; rather, it will help repair the cuticle layer, strengthening the barrier between your hair and the outside environment. How much keratin do I need? If you’re getting a professional treatment, your stylist will mix together a solution for you based on your unique concerns. Speak to your stylist about new, more natural, formaldehyde-free keratin treatments available at select locations. A formaldehyde-free version may not tame a head of curls, but it will be better for your health. How can I incorporate keratin into my haircare routine? Salon-style keratin treatments last approximately six months, assuming you use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. However, you’ll also come across shampoos and conditioners made with keratin. If you don’t want to splurge for a full treatment, you can opt instead for a serum, mask, or conditioner that smooths down the overlapping cells that make up each strand of hair. These don’t penetrate your hair as deeply as salon treatments do, but they will help improve the look of split ends and prevent further damage from occurring.
SELF IMPROVEMENT MONTH: 3 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOURSELF AND BOOST YOUR HAPPINESS
September is National Self Improvement Month and we’re here to celebrate. At Remilia, we’re all about personal accountability and achieving your goals, which is why we’re so excited to share with you our top 5 tips to improve yourself and boost your overall happiness! Sleep, Food, and Exercise The best way to self improve is to nurture your body. We know you’ve heard it all before, but scientifically speaking, you need a good solid balance of enough sleep, good food, and frequent exercise to keep your body happy and functioning. Don’t blame us, blame the scientists. This month, try your best to set yourself a good routine that consists of a regular sleep schedule, clean food, and exercising at least 150 minutes a week. No one said self improvement was easy! Goal Setting If you’re like most people, and have no idea where to start… why not give goal setting a go? It can help you focus your energy to visulize your goal, and assist you in creating an achievable and specific goal that you can totally achieve! We recommend using the S.M.A.R.T method of goal setting, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based. Specific and Measurable: Think “I want a promotion” over “I want to be successful”. Specific and Measurable goals are achievable goals! Attainable: We’re all for shooting for the moon… but don’t actually, you know, set a goal to shoot the moon. Your goal needs to be do-able, and something you could totally achieve if you put your mind to it. Relevant: Your goal needs to make sense with your life, and your future pathway. It’s not going to be helpful for you to set a goal entirely outside the scope of your reality. Think smart, think logical. Time: Having a clear deadline to achieve the goal keeps you focused and determined, which is important in goal setting. Take a breather It’s super important to schedule in some well deserved me time. Whether that means setting aside some time to read a book, or watching your favorite Netflix show, self improvement means learning how to take a breather when needed and listening to your own body. We suggest lighting up our Cosmo Candle, drawing a nice warm bath, and listening to your favorite podcast… But whatever works best for you is definitely the go-to.
THE 5 EASY FIXES THAT HELPED ME DITCH BAD HAIR DAYS FOR GOOD
Bad hair days got you down? You might be making one of these five mistakes! 1. You’re curling from the ends When you use a curling iron, you want to make sure you’re starting from the shaft and not the end. Most people start curling their hair from the end assuming that they should begin with the section they want curled. However, you need to curl the hair closer to the root if you want the curl to hold. A lot of girls crank up the heat on their iron or go over sections multiple times hoping to make sure their ‘do lasts all day. Unfortunately, they’re just damaging their hair further. By simply using the iron properly, you’ll create curls that last without frying your locks. 2. You’re using the wrong size barrel As it turns out, you really don’t need to use a salon-style curling iron to create gorgeous beach-worthy curls. You do, however, need the right sized barrel. Unless you’re sporting waist-length locks, you should be using a curling iron with a small barrel. ½’’ to 1’’ barrels should be more than sufficient. You need to be able to wrap the hair around the barrel at least twice. If you’re using a larger barrel on short- to medium- length hair, you might create some nice waves, but they probably won’t hold that long. 3. You’re not using a hair mask Conditioner is not a substitute for a hair mask. Hair masks help to nourish hair from the inside out. Not only does it strengthen your locks and prevent against further damage, but it also penetrates deep into your scalp allowing for healthier, softer hair. Hair masks should be applied to freshly washed, towel dried hair. If you’re pressed for time, you can always let it sit for a few minutes while you shave. However, if you do have the time, on the weekend, for example, then apply the hair mask to your hair after shampooing. Comb through your hair carefully, wrap it up in a towel for at least twenty minutes, and rinse it out completely. 4. You’re not using a blow dryer attachment If those strange-looking pieces that came with your blow dryer ended up at the back of the closet, then you’ve been doing your hair a disservice. The concentrator, a duck bill-shaped cone that fits on the nozzle of your blow dryer, is meant to help focus the hot air in one direction to control frizz and improve smoothness. On the other hand, a direct stream of hot air will make curls frizzy and unmanageable. If you have curly hair, you can use the diffuser to dry your hair without destroying your waves or ringlets. Not only will a diffuser enhance your natural curls, but it will lend body and movement to your mane as well. 5. You’re not using tinted dry shampoo Dry shampoos can be a lifesaver. If you haven’t been able to wash your hair in a few days—it's okay, we’ve all been there--then a simple schpritz of dry shampoo can soak up the extra oil and save the day. However, dry shampoo can make dark hair look dull and lifeless. If you’re a brunette, make sure you’re buying tinted dry shampoo. The product goes on brown and blends in perfectly so you can banish bad hair days for good even when you’re pressed for time.
Here’s Why You Need to Start Using Avocado Oil for Your Hair
Get to know more about your new hair care BFF 🥑 When it comes to natural oils used in beauty products, avocado oil is among the first to come to mind. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and lipids, the oil found in avocados can help bring damaged hair back to life, increase shine and softness, and nourish your scalp too! No wonder it’s dubbed liquid gold green. Here are reasons why avocado oil is so good for your crowning glory. It strengthens your hair. Salon treatments like coloring and bleaching and daily styling can make your hair brittle and prone to breakage. If your hair is feeling a little worse for wear, you might want to add products with avocado oil into your haircare routine to help restore the strength of your strands. Avocados are rich in antioxidants, biotin, minerals, essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A, B-5, and E—All of which help to seal the cuticle of the hair and prevent breakage. It helps repair hair damage Avocado oil can also help restore dry, brittle, colored, or over-processed hair. Because avocado oil consists of essential fatty acids and vitamins, it can moisturize, repair, and strengthen your strands and restore the protein structure of your hair to reduce future damage. Supports a healthier scalp A healthier scalp means less hair loss, more hair growth and less dandruff or flaking—Where do we sign up?! The cocktail of vitamins and lipids in avocado oil moisturize and nourish your scalp while stimulating blood flow to help unclog blocked follicles. Happy scalp, happy hair! It adds shine Studies have found that minerals in avocado oil, including potassium and magnesium, can help seal the outer layer of your stands which can help hair look smooth and shiny. So if you notice your hair looking a little dull and lifeless, maybe a touch of this liquid gold green can bring back its shine. How to add avocado oil into your haircare routine: The best way to incorporate avocado oil into your haircare routine is with our bi-weekly Green Coco Hair Mask treatment. Clinically proven to boost shine & manageability and improve long-term health of your hair. Suitable for all hair types, when used once or twice a week the benefits of avocado oil (alongside hair loving coconut oil, green tea extract and hydrolyzed vegetable protein!) will help improve the health & manageability of dry, brittle hair. Turn your lifeless hair into luscious locks that will leave everyone green with envy! 🥑
HOW TO DROP A VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT HINT
Tell them what you want, what you really really want… Does your partner need that little push to make Valentine’s Day 2023 one to remember? From direct to more subtle, we are sharing our top tips to help them figure out what you really want for Valentine’s Day and drop a gift hint. Cupid’s got nothing on you 💘 Tag Them Tag your partner on social posts that feature gifts or date ideas that you like. Better yet, head over to Remilia’s instagram and share your moodboard (with linked products) with our ‘add yours’ story. This way it looks like you’ve been prompted by us (you have!—Wingman reporting for duty) and let your special someone see exactly what you want and where to get it in a more subtle way. Show And Tell If you’re browsing on your phone and come across something you like, don't be afraid to show it to them. Let them know why you love it and while you're at it, ask them their opinion on it too! Walk Down Memory Lane Has your partner knocked it out of the park on a previous Valentine’s Day? Bring up how much that meant to you—and don't forget to include the specific parts that made it special, such as if they kept it a surprise or the type gift they gave you. If your partner gave you your favourite Remilia products in the past, remind them what they got you and that you need more! This might inspire duplicate success. Shop Together Leading up to your romantic day, if you’re out shopping together casually point out some things that you like. Whether it is at the mall or online, there are many opportunities to point out some gift suggestions to your partner. You might be surprised to find that your significant other is actually paying more attention than you think they would! Tell A Friend Flowers & chocolates are obvious but if you’re hoping for something in-particular (did we hear you say some Cosmocaps? Or was it Cosmo Candle? 😉) your partner may just consult your friends for advice so make sure you’ve filled them in on what you’re after to make things easier for everyone if they ask!
WINTER HAIR CARE: 7 TIPS FOR HEALTHY COLD-WEATHER HAIR
Sitting by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, curled up with a warm woolly blanket is a winter dream. And while you might be feeling those cozy winter vibes, your hair is not! With these 7 tips for healthy cold-weather hair you can protect your hair from becoming fragile and breakage-prone this winter. TIP 1: Hair Oils & Serum Treatments Hair oils & serums are a blessing for stressed winter hair to regenerate and give your strands new freshness and shine. Our Cosmocap Hair Serum can be used daily to reduce frizz and breakage while repairing your tresses. The ends of your hair will benefit from this treatment most of all, since they’re roughed up by coats, scarves, and sweaters. TIP 2: Wash Your Hair Less Frequent hair washing dries out your strands and strips them of their natural protective oils. To avoid further drying out your winter hair, reduce your washes to 2-3 and bridge the gap with dry shampoo. Bonus: Dry shampoo delivers instant volume for a bigger, bouncer winter do! TIP 3: Don’t Go Outside With Wet Hair Wet hair is prone to breakage. When things freeze, they expand and your hair is no different. The cold is extremely damaging to damp hair so make sure your stands are well and truly dry before stepping out. TIP 4: Banish Flyaway Hair Done with static charge from your cute sweater or scarf? Smooth your flyaways with anti-frizz Cosmocap Daily Hair Serum. The lightweight keratin treatment can be used daily to tame flyaways and keep hair smooth. You can also try spaying your mane with hairspray to keep things in place but ensure you apply the two separately to avoid weighing your hair down. TIP 5: Cut Off Your Ends Winter is tough on the ends of your hair. Friction against warm clothing causes stress and split ends are the unfortunate side effect. Regular trims rejuvenate your hair, give you a fresher look and promote hair growth banishing split ends for healthy and gorgeous hair. TIP 6: Apply A Deep Conditioning Hair Mask Weekly Cold weather and dry heating causes havoc on your hair’s moisture retention. Introducing a once-a-week mask treatment to your weekly hair routine will keep your hair hydrated in the colder months. Try antioxidant-rich Green Coco Hair Mask to reduce frizz, boost shine and restore essential moisture and hydration to dry, brittle hair while strengthening your strands with every use. TIP 7: Blow Dry Gently The cold air isn’t doing your hair favors but neither is dry heat! The heat from your hair dryer causes your vulnerable dry winter stands to dry out even further. The solution? Apply a heat protection product and blow dry using the diffuser on a low heat setting to avoid too much moisture being lost in the dry. Pro Tip: Apply ½ of a Cosmocap capsule to damp hair before blow drying to hydrate and protect your locks and finish with the remaining capsule to infuse your strands with vitamin B5, keratin amino acids & silk protein to strengthen, hydrate and repair.
TREND ALERT: HERE'S 5 TIPS TO CREATE *THAT* COVETABLE 90'S BLOW OUT
The big, bouncy 90's blowout is back baby. Heres how to recreate the nostalgic look. The mission? Gravity-defying, voluminous curls. How to Prep Your Hair Before picking up any hot tools, it’s essential to set the proper foundation for your blowout. Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to make sure you’ve got volume before you even begin. Apply Cosmocap Daily Hair Serum through your mid-length to ends to protect the hair and ensure a smooth finish while your hair is still damp and top your roots off with a soft mousse. STYLE #1: Keep It Classic Tools: A Hair Dryer + A Barrel Brush A blow dryer and a barrel brush like our HI-Volume Hair Brush are a perfect match to achieve a bouncy blow dry. Warm your strands up with your blow dryer until it’s 80% dry. Then, section off your hair into two or three inch sections and place your barrel brush to the roots of your strands. Direct the heat from your dryer at the barrel and move the brush through your hair, directing heat at the barrel as you go. Pin each section with a clip after it’s blowdried & keep the hair pinned until it’s completely cooled (try blasting with cold hair to speed up the process in a crunch). After realizing each section, spray with a strong hold hairspray from roots to ends. STYLE #2: We See You Rollin' Tools: Rollers For all hair types, start by applying Cosmocap Daily Hair Serum while hair is damp to protect your hair and achieve a smooth, silky result. Straight and fine hair types should maximize roots with volumizing creams as well, wavy hair types with styling spray & curly and coily hair types should apply another application of frizz-fighting Cosmocap. Take a straightener or curler to the hair before wrapping and pinning in the roller to ensure the strands are pre-heated, then wrap your hair around the rollers. Let your hair cool down before letting go of each curl. If you have heated rollers, you can essentially roll the hair in place and pin it until thoroughly cooled. STYLE #3: Straight to the Point Tools: Straighteners If you prefer sleek, bouncy waves, your straightener is the perfect tool to help achieve a blow dry. Instead of taking the iron down the hair, rotate your straightener in an ‘s’ curl down the hair strands. Mimicking what a round brush does, you’ll create a natural bounce to your hair. For additional fullness and bounce, apply a volumizing product at your roots and combat frizziness by finishing with a small amount of Cosmocap Daily Hair Serum.
HOW TO GET YOUR HAIR PARTY-READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Get ready to sleigh the 2022 holiday party circuit. It’s that special time of year again when the work calendar has started to slow down and the social calendar seems to be busier than it has been all year. With our wardrobes taking a festive shift & our beauty appointments all booked in, it's time to be inspired by some holiday hairstyle looks so you can shine bright this festive season! Bauble Braids Bauble braids aka bubble braids are an effortless statement for the party season! This look is all about shine so make sure to run Cosmocap through your strands before pulling your hair back into a slick bun, securing each section with a small, clear hair tie. Leave out a few stands at each section to wrap and cover the tie and finish with Cosmocap to ensure there are no fly aways. Clips Are The Star Are you ready to sparkle? The star of the holidays is a good clip! Put your best glam forward and work into any hair-down look by scattering the clips across your locks. The Party Ponytail Ponytails can work for a party too! Follow JLo & Lizzo’s lead and add a hydrated curl to a high, bouncy pony this Christmas. Hot tip: Use our dynamic duo — The Cosmocap & Hi Volume Hair Brush — To achieve shiny, lushious locks with big volume. The Wet Look High-shine hair is not only for the runways and red carpets. Follow Haily Beiber & Zendaya Coleman's lead and go for glossy (not greasy), paired with a glowing complexion. Use Cosmocap to give your hair the high gloss it needs to achieve this hairstyle — And hydrate your hair while you’re at it. Hello hair friendly holiday look! Wrapped With A Bow What’s more festive than a bow? Easy on the hair and on the eye, wrap your hair up in a cute statement bow by simply styling your hair-down look, pulling a few strands either side & securing with your Christmas bow.
THE BEST BEAUTY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST
'Tis the season to spoil all the special people in your life. Why not treat your friends and family with the gift of healthy, shiny locks? Believe it or not, hair care gifts can be the ideal present for more people than you think for the 2022 holiday season. Does your mom complain about dry ends and lack lustre locks? It's time for a hair mask. Does that cousin you only see on holidays have a big trip planned? The Cosmocap refillable bag will do the trick. No matter who is on your list — or what their hair type may be — our Christmas goodies will have your loved ones completely covered when it comes to filling holes in their haircare and beauty routines — or granting them an entirely new one this season. The easy go-to for everyone on your list Who doesn’t want shiny, healthy hair? Even grandpa could use a little mane love… Our Cosmocaps are a lightweight keratin treatment made for EVERY hair type and transforms dry, damaged hair into shiny, healthy hair that everyone on your Christmas list deserves — Making you the stand-out favourite this year. Be sure to add to your Christmas wish list as well — We can’t have you missing out on glorious New Years locks! * Christmas shopping tip: Need a Secret Santa gift under $30? Cosmocap has you covered. Perfect for haircare product lovers and novices alike, The Cosmocap is a thoughtful and useful beauty gift or stocking filler that is appreciated by all. For the self-care queen What is better than gifting the excuse to take 10 minutes of ‘me time’? Clinically proven to boost hair shine, manageability and improve hair's long-term health, the Green Coco Hair Mask turns lifeless hair into luscious locks that will leave everyone green with envy! Can you think of a better gift? We can’t! * Christmas shopping tip: Pair with The Cosmo Candle for the ultimate self care gift. Nothing melts stress away like putting a good hair mask in, lighting a candle and letting your beauty moment rejuvenate you— You know they deserve it. For the one who has everything Hark the herald, the angels are singing about the heavenly smell of our Cosmocaps combined with the relaxation of lighting a soy wax candle. Everyone could use another candle and with top scents of bergamot & fig, middle notes of cardamom & iris and a pleasant, lingering base of amber & musk you can be sure it’ll be a gift they use and appreciate. * Christmas shopping tip: Give your gift some extra oomph by pairing with The Cosmocap Capsules for a match made in heaven! The lucky receiver can also use the empty candle as a makeup brush holder as a sustainable bonus - making your gift go further. For the one on the go Have a jet-setter on your list? Give them healthy, hydrated locks they will be proud to feature in their holiday selfies! After all, no holiday maker isn’t taking a good snap of their travels and you can bet they’ll be extra thankful that you helped them ensure that dry, frizzy hair is well and truly at bay. The Cosmocap Refill Bag is a lightweight & travel friendly keratin treatment that also doubles as a heat protectant (UV) and is easy to use on the go. * Christmas shopping tip: Know a Cosmocap convert? The Cosmocap Refill Bag is always a useful and much appreciated gift for The Cosmocap lover to keep their hair healthy and you as their *mane* BFF.
HOW TO WORKOUT PROOF YOUR HAIR
Great for the mind and the body, a lot of people would say a good fitness routine is the key to health and happiness. However, it can totally wreak havoc on your hair (and we’re not just talking about messing up your wash days!). From the more obvious haircare no-no’s we face in the gym like a super-tight, scalp pulling ponytail, to the smaller unnoticeables like UV damage, we’re here to give you the 101 on workout proofing your hair. # 1. The Ari Effect If you have hair any longer than a short bob, we get it, you need to tie those luscious locks back when you’re working out. However, what we’re about to say might hurt a lot of you (we shed a tear ourselves while writing it), but you have to retire the high pony / top knot in the gym for the sake of your hair! Not only is an updo that’s too tight going to weaken and break your strands, but it’s going to stress out your scalp from the constant pulling and tension on your hair. We recommend leaving the high ponys for a special occasion, and tying your hair back loosely and low when you hit the gym from now on! # 2. Sweat Sweat is great, and low-key the goal when you’re working out. However, letting your hair sit in sweaty grossness for too long is a big no from us. Not only can sweat dry out your hair, clog up your hair follicles and prevent new hair growth, but it can leave your strands prone to breakage… which just isn’t the vibe. Pre-Workout: We recommend using a leave-in conditioner to help build a layer of protection between your hair and your sweat. Post workout: Make sure to gently brush through your hair to help evenly distribute moisture. # 3. Shampoo Breaks Good news, underwashing is in! Sometimes when we work out often, we’re tempted to wash our hair every day to get rid of that gross sweaty smell. However, if you wash your hair every time you work out, you’re probably washing your hair wayyy too often. Skip your next wash day, and let your hair breathe in it’s natural oils! It’s a lot less work for you, AND it’ll help save your hair. # 4. UV Damage Obviously only an issue if you workout outside, but did you know that hair can get burnt too? Faded color, frizziness, dry strands and more… UV damage can be such a b**ch too deal with! We recommend wearing a hat or head covering when working out outside to protect your hair. It seems so obvious, but sometimes those tips are the best kind!
4 ULTIMATE HAIR TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR HAIR THE NEXT TIME YOU TRAVEL
If there was ever a time to amp up the mane-tenance, it would be while you’re on vacay. When traveling, we’re exposed to everything from dirt, sun, humidity, snow and sea salt, to chlorine filled pool water that makes your hair go all super crunchy and firm to the touch. Our hair totally takes the L when we’re on holidays… But never fear, we’ve put together our personal list of the 4 best things you can do while traveling to keep your hair oh-so shiny and oh-so insta worthy. Because your hair’s like 90% of you selfie, and it deserves to look it’s best. Planning is key The easiest way to ensure you don’t leave your next getaway with damaged, uncombable hair, is to prep your hair pre-travel with the help of your go-to hairdresser. A healthy trim to remove any existing dead ends, and a deep condition treatment is sure to properly prep your hair before it fights for its life in the holiday elements. If you plan on getting your hair colored, we recommend doing it at least 14 days before take off to prevent sun fade and any further damage. Stylish yet Practical Whether it’s swimming in salty seas all day, or hiking dusty mountains from the am to the pm, your hair can sometimes take the backseat when it comes to priorities abroad. That’s why stylish, yet practical hairstyles are a must on your next vacay. Super fancy, high-maintenance hairstyles are just too much work to maintain when you’re traveling, and they can eat up time that’s supposed to be spent exploring (or napping, if you’re like us!). Updo’s like buns or slicked back ponytails are a lifesaver on travel. They’re cute but easy, comfortable but not ugly, and they take no time at all to style. That’s what we call a win-win scenario! Dry Shampoo The unsung hero of the hair world, dry shampoo will have you refreshed and revamped in no time, absorbing the grease and oil from your hair in between washes! It’s the easiest way to freshen up your mane without water, and it’s going to be a lifesaver on your next trip (we promise!). Let’s talk Cosmocaps Ok so we get it, we’re biased. But when it comes to hair care while traveling, our Cosmocaps definitely have your back. Our Cosmocaps are made to travel with you (carry on style!) and designed to nourish and hydrate your hair on-the-go. Small and super light-weight, the capsules help with taming humidity in the warmer climates and protecting your hair in the cold. Stock up on these pre-portioned bad boys before your next trip, and you’re golden!
HAIR RESOLUTIONS TO STICK TO FOR THE END OF SPRING
Flowers, Honeybees and gorgeous hair. Get the most out of Spring this year with these killer Hair Resolutions that are sure to turn your hair care routine from drab to FAB this season. Protein Workouts at your local gym aren’t the only thing that benefit from a little protein. 90% of our hair is made of protein, but we lose a lot of it through heated styling or chemical processes, like hair dye. This leaves your hair (as well as our hearts) broken, and oh so damaged. By incorporating a protein hair treatment into your hair care routine, you can restore those broken strands and have silky hair that not only looks great but feels AMAZING! Thankfully we’ve got your hair covered with our Cosmocaps packed full of silk protein. Hair Mask All natural, real ingredients are essential when it comes to caring for your hair and ensuring it stays as healthy as ever. Avoid sulfates, and all the fake yucky stuff and you should be good to go! Spoiler Alert: Keep an eye out, we’re launching something new your hair’s going to love very soon. Plant Based Going totally vegan can be hard to stick to, but lowering your animal produce intake can totally help improve your hair! Not only do many people find that their hair becomes shiner and thicker, their hair looks and feels super healthy too! Switching up your hair products to a plant based alternative will do wonders for your mane. Our Cosmocap’s are a plant based keratin hair treatment, designed to transform dry, damaged hair into the shiny, healthy hair you’ve been dreaming of! Formulated to bring that healthy shine without making your hair greasy. Heat Protectant Heated styling is an absolute bummer when it comes to maintaining healthy hair. That’s why using a heat protectant is so, so, (and we can not stress this enough) SO important when it comes to avoiding heat damage. Do as the hair salons do, and give it a go! Beat Humidity A game-changer during the muggy months, fight a good fight with an anti-humidity spray. Found at most Drugstores and Hair Care stores, anti-humidity sprays are a staple this Spring. Simply mist the spray on dry hair, aiming towards the roots, and protect your hair from frizz even on the most muggy of days (and nights!). For extra protection finish your routine with some Cosmocap to seal in hydration and block out humidity and frizz causing environmental factors.
WHY YOU NEED TO TRY KERATIN TREATMENTS AT HOME
If you grew up with a head full of ringlets or a Hermione-Granger-style mane, you know how difficult curls can be, and you’ve probably thought about trying a keratin treatment at home at least once or twice. Yes, of course your curls can look romantic when blowing in the wind, but it takes a whole lot of teasing and tousling (and mousse!) to get them to look that way. Let’s face it. Anyone with curls has daydreamed at one point or another about how carefree life would be without 15 minutes of pulling and twisting and conditioning every morning. Curls always seem to have a mind of their own, and getting them to cooperate sometimes seems like a Sisyphean task, to say the least. What is the best keratin treatment? Salon keratin treatments require the use of powerful chemicals. You’ll need to pay a skilled technician to treat your hair safely, and that will cost upwards of $200 per treatment. Keratin smoothing treatments, otherwise known as Brazilian blowouts, are not only expensive, but also quite dangerous. Believe it or not, the gas released during the treatment is a probable human carcinogen. If the treatment is done in a well-ventilated area by a certified professional, it shouldn’t pose a threat, but the risk is there nonetheless. There are several treatments available in high-end salons today that don’t make use of the same harsh chemicals. For example, you may come across the Cezanne smoothing treatment, argan protein therapy, or amino-style keratin therapy, all of which infuse vitamins and extracts into your locks. Japanese straightening treatments will take the curls and waves out of your mane through a process that breaks and rebuilds the protein bonds in your hair. Unlike keratin treatments, these chemical relaxers are permanent. You’ll either need to treat your roots regularly or cut off the straightened section. Many salons also sell keratin treatments at home, but none of these kits contain formaldehyde, the key ingredient in classical keratin treatments. There are plenty of balms and conditioners that contain keratin. However, take note that if a product is available for home-use, there’s no chance that it will yield the same salon-worthy, poker straight look you would expect from a $200+ service. They will, however, keep your hair strong and healthy. Do I need a keratin smoothing treatment? Salon treatments can do wonders for frizzy, unmanageable hair, but these results are temporary. Traditional keratin smoothing treatments usually only damage your hair further. In fact, the keratin isn’t even the main active ingredient. Somewhat of a misnomer, in keratin smoothing treatments, keratin is hardly the most important component. The beautician does expose the hair to keratin, but the keratin itself isn’t what makes the hair straight. After treating your hair with keratin-infused conditioners, the hairdresser will blow dry and straighten your hair at a very high setting. When exposed to the heat, the chemicals in the conditioners release formaldehyde, which seals in the cuticle for two to four months. So, what is keratin anyway? Scientifically speaking, keratin is a family of fibrous structural proteins found in the nails, and skin. It also happens to be found in horns, claws, and hooves in animals. Keratin helps protect your skin from damage or stress, and it serves as the main structural building block of hair. Your hair creates the protein naturally, but stress, UV radiation, and poor diet can slow production. The keratin that you’ll find in Remilia hair capsules can help replace some of this lost keratin. Penetrating the shaft, keratin smooths down the layers of overlapping cells in the cuticle lending the hair a smooth, glossy sheen. The extra keratin works to keep your locks strong so that they’re more resistant to heat and stress. With the added structural material, your hair will be less likely to fray and split even when exposed to styling tools. Should I try a keratin treatment at home? A keratin treatment at home is definitely easier on your wallet and on your hair. It won’t cost an entire day’s paycheck, and it won’t leave your hair exposed to toxic chemicals. Realistically, you’re probably better off investing in long-term hair care rather than opting for a professional treatment. When combined with a good haircare routine, keratin treatments at home will leave your hair naturally healthier and shinier. With a high-quality serum, you can keep your hair hydrated from the inside-out. The hair cuticle is made up of a series of overlapping layers, and when the air is humid, the outer layer absorbs moisture from the air, especially if the cuticle is already rough. That water causes the hair to swell, making it look frizzy. Hydration is really the number one key to good hair health, and if your hair is already damaged, it’s probably highly porous. Keratin strengthens the cuticle so that when you do condition your hair, the hair can hold onto that moisture for longer. Final Thoughts: If hot showers and hair straighteners are part of your daily routine, you’ll want to make sure you take preventative measures to protect your hair from damage before the frizz becomes unmanageable. If you allow your hair to become too porous, you might feel compelled to seek out professional treatment, but you don’t have to let your hair get to that point. Good haircare is all in the details. The better you take care of your hair day in and day out, the better it will look. So, use a silk pillow case, go easy on the heat tools, don’t shampoo every day, and use keratin now while your hair is healthy—so it stays that way!