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Are Pre-shampoo conditioners the next big thing?

Are pre-shampoo conditioners the next big thing.. and have we been doing it all wrong all along?  We think that just might be the case. Here's why: 1. They truly deep condition without leaving your hair flat:  We at Flygirl are huge fans of deep conditioning, but know that some hair types drop at the hint of heavy masques. By treating the hair pre-shampoo, all residue is removed and the hair is both conditioned and left with body. 2. Conditioners actually penetrate the hair better before shampoo: Shampoo brings the hair to a ph balance of neutral, closing the cuticle before you condition. By applying the conditioner first, it can penetrate more deeply into the open cuticle created by the hairs'...

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Three Reasons Why Your Shampoo Shouldn't Lather

And why you seriously need to move away from those that do.   For the past year or so, we at Flygirl have been consciously moving away from hi- lather, hi-sulfate shampoos, in an effort to keep our hair  healthier. Not surprisingly, we've found that we don't miss them at all.  Once we got over being so used to big, soapy bubbles, we realized it was just that - the soapiness - that was drying out and dulling our hair. Consider how your skin feels when you wash your face with soap vs. a rich, creamy cleanser - you know the tight, dry feeling soap leaves behind. It's exactly the same with your hair.    Here are the reasons we're sure we'll never go back to...

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6 hair hacks for perfectly healthy looking hair

1. Use a sodium chloride free wash:  Creme conditioning washes like our Creme Cleanser deep condition as they cleanse, removing impurities without stripping & extending the life of keratin & color treatment. Use only sodium free cleansers on dry, over-processed hair; alternate with regular shampoo of normal to slightly dry hair. 2. Use a leave-in overnight: Work a light serum or leave-in conditioner (we love Flygirls' Instant Beauty Balm) through your hair before bedtime, and wake up with refreshed, revitalized hair. Using a light conditioner instead of serum means you won't have to shampoo the next morning, just re-style & go! 3. Take care of your scalp:                                      ...

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Perfect product application, every time

5 hair hacks for perfect product(s) application (and the best blow out ever!)           Prime your hair: It's easiest to apply product evenly to hair that's tangle-free and porosity balanced. Before using your styling products, towel dry and apply a lightweight leave-in conditioner like Flygirls' Instant Beauty Balm), combing through evenly from root to tip. This will equalize the porosity of your hair and even out the absorption of the rest of your products.  Target your product: Placing product in the right place = a better and longer lasting blow out. Volumizers work best near the scalp, cremes and texturizers can be worked through to ends. Serums are best applied to mid-shaft and ends, avoiding the root area, except for at the hairline where hair can be...

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Instant Beauty Balm featured in Familycircle.com; The right way to apply your hair products

Having great products in your beauty arsenal is only the first step in creating your perfect hairstyle. Unfortunately, a medicine cabinet bursting with sprays and creams doesn't guarantee struggle-free styling. How you use them is just as important as the products themselves. Lisa Abbey, founder of the new beauty brand Flygirl, filled us in on the best ways to use our favorite hair products: Read article here    

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