Sunday, October 31, 2010

Does Your Hair Color Fade?

The number one complaint from women with colored hair, especially red, is that their hair color fades too quickly. We know it's natural for chemical pigment to leave the hair after some time, but what about those situations where the hair starts to fade in a week?

Miss MyMy uses Wella Professional products to color all their extensions and wigs so the following tips are based on Wella products.

Here are 8 tips to help keep hair from fading

Tip No 1: Always have your hair color applied to clean hair.

Yes, I know about the old wives tale that your color takes better on dirty hair. well its actually not true or at or at least no longer true. Back in the days when the chemicals in hair color were much stronger a build-up of natural hair oils, helped protect the hair from damage.
Hair color is now much more refined and less damaging to your hair. The color penetrates and last longer on clean hair.

Tip No 2: Semi Permanent Color by Wella Color Touch

Wella's reds in particular are out of this world. Not only do they have every shade of red, the colors are shiny and sexy. My favorite shade by this brand are 7/4 and Rage.

Tip No 3: Avoid washing your hair 48 hours after getting your hair colored.

Color molecules are large, especially reds, and aggravating the cuticle soon after getting your hair colored with hot water and shampoo can release pigment prematurely.

Tip No 4: Do not do hair treatments the same day you have your color done

This can also allow color molecules to be released.

Tip No 5: wear caps when going to the tanning salon.

Tanning, as well as the sun will cause your hair to fade so you need to protect your hair when you tan.

Tip No 6: Wear hats or UV protection on your hair in the sun to prevent fading.

The sun can be very damaging to hair, so protect hair when hanging out in the sun.

Tip No 7: Get a clear or red cellophane gloss one week after having your hair colored 

Cellophanes are vegetable colors that are safer than henna and fade gently without residue. It is applied to the hair, then you are placed under the dryer fro 20 minutes. This seals the color and gives your hair great shine.

Tip No 8: Don't use harsh shampoos.

You spend a lot of money on your hair color. It is time to invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. I'm always amazed at people who pay a lot of money on their hair, doesn't matter if you grew it or not, and then skimp on the products needed to care for it.

Hope this helps!

Here's to happy hair days...

Friday, October 29, 2010

SoBe Hair Show 2010

I have to say I had high expectations for the SoBe hair show, in South Beach.  Bear in mind, this is just their third year.  I try to attend various hair trade shows to keep up with what's new in the industry.  As we all know,  if you're not moving you're standing still, and if you're standing still,  chances are someone else is moving past you, (and we definitely don't want that!).  Educating yourself in whatever profession you're in is always a good idea, and that's where these type of shows come in.  Okay,  enough with the lecture for the day...back to SoBe.  I think a smaller venue would have provided a much more intimate setting for a smaller show.  I also would have loved to see more exhibitors.  I'm positive that next year will be even better.
The Hair Olympics, which was hosted by celebrity stylist Derek J. from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, was my favorite part of the show.  It was awesome!  The energy of the models and performers was palpable.  
Anyway, this show is still fairly new...just 3 years old.  I'm looking forward to seeing how they mature and get bigger and better over time.  We'll be there again next year!

Here's to happy hair days...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hand Tied and Machine Tied Wefts Explained

In the past little while we have received many questions regarding hand tied weft compared to machine tied weft so here is the comparison:

Hand tied wefts are exactly what it sounds like; hand tied. Trust me, it takes forever to do.  I've done it. :-(
The weft is ultra thin and pre cut into measurements of about 10 to 12 inches,  so you need not, and SHOULD not cut the weft.  If the weft is too long,  all you need to do is fold it back on itself. It is so thin that even when you fold it back it's still thinner than a machine tied weft. 
If it isn't wide enough to go from one end of the clients head to the other simply over lap the weave.
This type of weft will NEVER shed which is one of the concerns people have when wearing hair.
Hand tied hair.

Machine tied is made with a sewing machine that is able to sew the hair into a weft. This weft is one continuous weft which looks similar to the surged seam on the inside of your clothing. Depending on the machine that is used the weft could be very secure or not so secure; as is commonplace with lower-end hair. Before using, we recommend checking your weft by pulling the hair downward to see if you are losing any hair.  If you find you are losing hair,  you can reinforce the weft with a regular sewing machine.  I know some of you are very handy!
When putting in a machine tied weft, you will need to cut the weft to the length that is needed. Any time you cut the weft, however, you introduce an area where the hair can come out. If you don't do something to reinforce the cut ends, the thread can unravel. We suggest either gluing the ends in order to prevent that or sewing the ends to avoid hair loss. If you don't do the above you may experience hair loss because each cut end will lose hair giving the appearance that the complete weft is shedding.

We prefer hand tied and mainly sell hand tied but it's a personal preference.

Hope this helps
MyMy  ;-)

Here's to happy hair days...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Glueless, Braidless Wig Application! (yes, you heard correctly)

I'm sure you guys are dying for a way to apply a wig without glue or braids...well, we have the solution! Your wig is sewn-on but without a braid in sight...This means you feel nothing but scalp when you run your hand along the hairline...just like it was growing from your head!  With this method we can catch the small hairs along your hairline  that would be otherwise difficult to braid, for a super natural look. And guess what????? It lasts longer than the braid.

Give us a call if you want more info. 416-849-5492

Here's to happy hair days...

Analysis in Hair Birthday Fun in Miami 2010

As usual Miss MyMy and Analysis celebrated Gloria's birthday together...this time Miami was our playground ....Happy B-day G!

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Miss MyMy in a 28' Fijian Medium Curl/ Gloria in 18' Medium Curl Extensions

Love the length on this.  The hair, I mean. LOL Well the legs too.

Here's to happy hair days...

Another Tight Curl (26") Worn Straight

 A couple months ago we had some pics of Natalie's tight curl wig that we had blown out and flat ironed straight.  Since I've been wearing a 26" Fijian tight curl (weave) I decided , I too,  would like to change it up.  I blow dried my hair straight, but unlike Natalie, I used a domed iron (sort of like a semicircular flat iron) to curl my tresses.  I have to tell you, I really love the tight curl.  It is definitely my (latest) hair of choice, particularly when I am in Miami!  If I had a dime for all the "aye Mami!'s" I get. LOL  The beauty of wearing our organic hair, is the versatility GOOD hair offers.  Unlike other brands, our curls are all natural curls, not processed, permed, or otherwise artificially curled.  We don't offer cookie-cutter hair.  As such, the hair behaves beautifully, allowing you to style it to your heart's content ;-)  We've worn our curly hair bone straight, and we've done our straight hair mega curly.  The options are there for you!

Here's to happy hair days...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miss MyMy at the Miami Carnival

Miss MyMy wearing a 26'' tight curl weave.  Gloria in an 18'' medium curl.
I already put a tweet out there about the Miami carnival, asking if it was just me, or was the experience just...."mehhh?".  Meaning, I was really surprised by how many people were just standing around.  It's CARNIVAL people!  I was with Gloria from Analysis in Hair, and we decided if no one else felt like dancing, OH WELL!  We made our own fun.  I swear Gloria's hubby took pictures with everyone that walked in front of him LOL.  It was just one of those things that you set your mind to, and commit that you will enjoy yourself, no matter what.  And that is exactly what we did! Want to see more pics?  Check out my Facebook page

Maya in 26'' Tight curl extensions.

Gloria and hubby.

Here's to happy hair days...

Rihanna's New Candy Apple Red Hair (why????)

I've been sitting here for the last 20 minutes going through pictures of Rihanna with her new red hair.  Candy apple red to be exact.  Although I've heard it called Ronald McDonald red, Raggedy-Ann red, etc.  I've said it about other celebs before, and I'm going to say again: RiRi, with your kind of money, how the HE** can you even THINK that hyperactive cartoon on your head looks good??? Honestly, girl, you can have a stylist on hand 24-7.  And if you do, and THIS is what that stylist came up with, FIRE that person...can them...unhire them...kick that person to the curb, because that "stylist" is not your friend.  Is that even hair?  It looks flamable.  I'm so upset right now....imagine Miss MyMy is speechless.  I offered it to Britney, and JLo, and I'll be fair and give you the same offer RiRi.  CALL ME!  I will hook your hair up; have you looking like the superstar you are. need real people in your circle who will tell it to you like it is.  Your hair looks AWFUL!  You get the very lowest Miss MyMy score so far.  I have to give you negative 2 MyMy's for that stunt you're calling a hairstyle.