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So you’ve got damaged hair? Don’t worry ARROJO stylists, AKA the New York City hair guru’s, have some advice for you to bring shape, body & texture back into your locks.

 A Little Trim Never Hurt Nobody

If you find your hair texture resembles that of straw, the first thing you can do to make it look better and restore body is to get a trim. Hair tends to be most damaged towards the tips— they’ve been around the longest and have had more time to be affected by styling products, processing, and other damage causing elements.

If you are bold enough to chop it all off, a short bob or cut pixie can undo most of the damage in one clean sweep. However if you don’t want to go this extreme, a healthy trim with layers is a good start, followed by a health care regimen for damaged hair.

Fresh & Clean New Hair Washing Routine

Now that you have a fresh cut, you will need to switch up your hair cleansing & conditioning routines.

Over washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils, leaving it drier and more prone to breakage. Most hairstylists recommend shampooing your hair around 3 times a week. However some with finer hair  have the tendency to wash everyday. So if you must wash everyday, instead of shampooing your entire head, just concentrate on the hair two inches closest to the scalp (thats where the sebum collects). Then rinse with COLD water (this will smooth the cuticle so frayed ends aren’t as obvious). Using a gentle shampoo  and conditioner is also a must.

Another option is using a co-wash instead of  shampoo/conditioner. A co-wash is a non-foaming cleansing conditioner with no harsh sulfates, detergents, or silicones. So if you swap out your shampoo for co-wash once or twice a week, you will be replenishing dry, damaged, and dehydrated hair.

Prevent & Protect Yo’ Self  

Now that you are on the road to total hair repair, you have to adjust some of your habits. Lay off coloring your hair for a while, especially bleaching it (sorry blonde & balayage babes). Try to limit heat tools usage, but when you do use them make sure to use a heat protectant like protective thickening lotion on your hair first. Also, try doing a weekly hair repair masque to restore vitality.

With a trim & a new hair care routine, you will be on your way to healthy & vibrant hair in no time!


Style Noted



Theory fall-winter 2016 campaign. Image:

As we lie back for the last days of summer, fashion houses are dousing us in their fall/winter campaigns. There’s plenty tips one can take from the imagery, even if not quite ready for knits. Theory, for example, is lobbying for minimalistic essentials. More interesting, though, are the beauty looks that go with their campaign; they once again show a high fashion house portraying women and girls with waves and curls. We’ve seen a slew of marketing imagery showing the same looks, which means the summer trend for beachy waves and undone elegance is set to snowball into fall and winter. Time for an American Wave! Meantime, see the full spread of stylistic imagery below.   Click for StyleNotes →

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Photos: Getty Images

I love watching the olympics, in large part because of the plethora of female athletes. I’m far from an olympian, but I am definitely more fit than delicate, and it’s inspiring to see other physically strong women. Watching my favorite soccer players, runners, and tumblers gives me a little extra motivation at the gym, reminds me that looking strong does not take away from looking feminine, and gives me plenty of fit-girl beauty inspiration. I’m not the kind of girl who spends a lot of time primping before a workout, but considering that I spend an average of 6-8 hours a week at the gym, I do sometimes get bored with a plain ponytail. My favorite olympians have some awesome and very durable solutions. Click the notes to learn about my favorites. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Hair Legacy

A silvery overlay gives colors a cool, metallic gloss that’s totally on trend. Adding silver dimension works for blondes, light brown shades, pastel hues, and even red tones. You could ask your colorist for a silver glaze the next time you’re in the salon, but you can also achieve a cool silvery shimmer at home. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to cure color boredom. Learn how to DIY metallic shimmer in the style notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Instagram user tanya_lange

Wavy hair feels lighter and softer than straight strands, making it a go-to for summer months. You probably already have a method for adding some bend to your mane, but if you only use one method for making waves, maybe it’s time to try something new. The techniques detailed below will create textures ranging from barely-there undulations to deep, shining s-curves. Click through to the notes for links to videos and step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →