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Part 2 – Help Alayne! My Hair is Falling out.

Well here it is! Part 2 of my tips to prevent hair loss!

We had so many comments about part 1 of this series about why your hair might be falling out, and here it is, Part 2 … With the good news!  There are many options to minimize hair loss and regrow healthy hair.  So, lets get started.

Hair-loss prevention depends on the underlying cause. Of course, treatment of underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease, anemia, and hormonal imbalances may be useful in preventing continued hair loss. So talk to your doctor if think you may have a medical condition but also try these tips to minimize hair loss:

Start with good nutrition. Especially adequate levels of iron and vitamin B, not just Biotin but the full range of vitamin B. Also take  Vitamin D and Iron, (look for a chelated or non constipating one.) Find HUM vitamins at Make Me Fabulous very soon!  Which have unique blends of vitamins, minerals and organic herbs to target your specific beauty needs from the inside.  Also, eat those fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamin A, B, Iron and protein. Examples: carrot, spinach, lentil, milk, cheese, dark green vegetables, fortified cereals, etc.  If you have sensitivity to gluten or dairy eliminate those ingredients from your hair products as well.  The Schwarzkopf and Colorproof lines we carry are both gluten free.  Eliminate whey in any hair and skin products if you have an issue with dairy products.  Volumizing or plumping products generally contain whey.


Ease up on the Heat. Many hair experts suggest putting away the blow dryer and air drying your hair instead. If you can’t live without your blow dryer, use it on a low-heat setting. Styling your hair while it’s wet can cause it to stretch and break. So style your hair when it’s dry or damp. Avoid teasing or back-combing your hair because they can cause damage. Ask your #teamfab stylist to show you some quick and easy non-heat styling options to do while sleeping or on the fly in the am.

Yoga for hair loss control and management. Yoga is the best therapy to combat stress, anxiety, depression and tension. These negative domains of health play important roles to suppress the body and also contribute to hair problems. Yoga such as Shirsasana (Headstand pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose) and Viprit Karni increases blood supply to the scalp region and prevents thinning of hair. Meditation, Pranayama and relaxation yogic techniques greatly help to ease stress.ASANA_C

Scalp massage. Use simple scalp massage techniques and formulations to prevent hair loss. Massage scalp with oil such as coconut oil or vitamin E oil.  Even massaging with lemon juice has been known to be effective if you have build up on the scalp. Unfortunately, this may lighten hair or make it brassy. Do gentle massage to your scalp daily for 4 minutes as it helps to improve blood circulation and thereby hair growth. You may also consider using BC Plumping Tonic described in more detail below or Bumble and Bumble Thickening Serum. My own daughter who takes medication that thins her hair for an autoimmune condition tried this one in a manner known as “the inversion method,” where you massage your scalp daily with one of the treatment products listed above with your head upside for 4 minutes daily for 7 days in a row each month. I think her hair never looked better!


Scalp Exfoliation. My search also brought me to the benefits of exfoliating the scalp.  A gentle exfoliator removes build-up and residue to refresh, restore and revitalize the scalp.  Tea tree oil is said to be a good oil to use for scalp exfoliation or, we found a completely natural plant based product now available at MMF.  Try Neu scalp therapy from Neuma– featuring a proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils.  Can be used weekly, or as needed, to help maintain and promote healthy scalp and hair. Safe for color treated hair also extends the life and vibrancy of hair color. Rinse hair. Lather with reNeu shampoo™. Apply reNeu scalp therapy™ directly to scalp and massage with fingertips. Leave on 2 minutes. Contains ZERO synthetic fragrance, sulfates, sodium chloride, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, ureas, carcinogens, environmental pollutants – simply a genuine, sustainable brand. • Renewable, beneficial, plant-based, colour safe ingredients • Certified Organic Extracts • 90% post consumer recycled bottles • 100% certified wind power • 100% recycled fiber containers • Vegan • PETA approved • No animal testingneuma

Bumble and Bumble Full Potential is an additional exfoliating therapy and more.  A professional, hair-preserving shampoo, conditioner and spray for fuller, stronger hair. When used as a regimen, it helps reduce hair loss* by 46% in one month. Infused with Hair Preserve Blend™, this invigorating, exfoliating treatment creates an optimal scalp environment by removing sebum and product build-up. The Hair Preserve Blend™ acts like a “liquid bandage” to promote strength and elasticity for thicker-feeling hair.full potential

Use Detox Shampoo once a week: Once a week use Colorproof’s Detox Shampoo to fully clean the scalp and eliminate any clogging products or residue.  This technique is amazing and your hair becomes softer with every detox shampoo we have seen clients need to be shampooed initially anywhere from 3 to 7 times to fully breakdown buildup.


Additional products that promote hair growth


Schwarzkopf Fibre Force Line.   For hair that is breaking, Fibre Force is an intensive strengthening treatment for extremely damaged hair. The secret to these products is micronized hair-identical keratin, that reduces damage and frizz by sealing the outer breaks and gaps along the hair shaft and strengthening the hair’s inner cortex. Sure, that’s a mouthful, but basically it’s repairing damage, which is a major breakthrough. Use for 6 weeks and then continue with your regular shampoo and conditioner.fibreforce

BC EXCELLIUM PLUMPING LINE WITH Q10+ COLLAGEN.  For fine & coloured mature hair. Q10+ COLLAGEN

A substance detectable in every human cell and indispensable for the energy production in the respiratory chain, powerful co-enzyme Q10+ stimulates the hair root to reactivate keratin production. Collagen is a natural protein comprised of polypeptide chains. Collagen present in the skin is responsible for elasticity, shape and strength. These formulas penetrate into the hair, refilling and strengthening the structure of every hair strand. Products include Plumping Tonic, Plumping Spray, Plumping Souffle and Plumping Shampoo, all silicone free so safe for use on the scalp and gives weightless plumping, volumizing and restores fine mature hair.

  • Bodifies, refills and strengthens limp hair
  • Helps to preserve colour
  • Helps to improve elasticity and support shape
  • Energizes the hair roots for re-plumped hair

plumping tonic


BC REPAIR RESCUE.  For damaged, distressed hair.  High Concentration of Proteo-Lipids. The secret of Repair Rescue lies in our highest concentration of breakthrough proteolipids, a powerful combination of a hydrolyzed keratin and a lipid component that restore the protective layer of virgin hair. While Amino Cell Rebuild, with Amino Acids and Panthenol, acts to perfect the cortex, rebuilding the architecture of the hair from the inside, restoring strength and elasticity, while adding vital moisture. Cell Perfector Technology provides additional care – repairing the hair by filling structural gaps, restoring elasticity, fortifying throughout and imparting deep shine into all hair types. 100% hair replenishment, 100% resilience, 95% less hair breakage.Repair_Rescue

Well, I hope that this has helped and I hope you will stop in and let us help you choose the perfect regimen for your thinning or stressed hair.  We’ve added additional products to the boutique thanks to your questions and needs. As always – Stay Fabulous! Alayne

Cooling Down Color for Fall…

If you’ve stepped inside Make Me Fabulous recently, you’ve seen with your own eyes just how busy our reception desk has been. So many clients are booking appointments for fresh color heading into fall. They’re right on track too.

Summer is a fantastic time of year, but between the sun, sand and chlorine, it wreaks havoc on our hair, especially on our color. Angela Wakefield, a senior hair stylist and regional Schwarzkopf color educator with us has the inside scoop on which shades are trending.

Angela: “With the end of summer upon us, there is the usual transition from hot to cool. Vibrant pastels of the summer are now making way for the warm tones of autumn. Riding the wave of pastels,  women

Color transformation

are enjoying their favorite pastels toned-down a notch. For example, lavender, silver and pink were all over the place this summer. What I’m seeing is that we aren’t quite ready to let go of this trend, so we are keeping these cool tones and just adding a splash of depth here. Lavender is going more toward a taupe, pink is leaning toward magenta, silver is getting more silvery.images

Instead of opting for a traditional brown or standard chocolate, all-over look, we are seeing a melding of trendy-fun with a touch of funk. Our chocolates are being infused with cool coppers or cool violets.

Our blondes are opting to stay just that, by allowing for some bright face-framing and low-lighting throughout the head, keeping summer firmly in check, at least on the hair.

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I think we are going to be seeing the summer pastels really holding-on into the cool fall, which makes one wonder: How amazing are all these colors going to look with all the amazing foliage and colors of upstate New York? The answer is: Fabulous!”

Fabulous color is all we do here at Make Me Fabulousimages-2 When your head of freshly-colored hair is in our sink, we shampoo and condition it with Schwarzkopf’s BC Bonacure Color Freeze. It’s a product that’s always been known for helping to preserve your color. Recently, Schwarzkopf revamped the brand with new technologies guaranteeing 100% color retention! Using its’ patented 4.5 color balancing technology, it works right inside the hair shaft to nourish and hold color.

We adore Schwarzkopf’s entire line of shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in treatments… but we have a hands-down favorite. It’s the BC Bonacure Color Freeze CC cream. datauri-fileIt borrows the technology used in skin care (your hair is, after all, just an extension of your skin) and seals your hair, providing anti-frizz control, acting as a sunscreen for your hair, and protecting it from heat up to 428-degrees (think straightening and curling irons). As if these perks aren’t enough, this blow dry cream also infuses your hair with 48-hours of body and shine.

To finish, we recommend polishing your locks with Schwarzkopf’s BC Bonacure Color Freeze Gloss Serum. You can use it before or after your blow dry for glass-like shine.

While our stylists adore applying Schwarzkopf’s line here at the salon, we’re very good at sharing. We have an entire display of products for you to purchase to preserve your color while shampooing and styling at home, too. We like to think of it as pulling the plug on the days of watching your beautiful color wash down the drain.

We think that’s just simply fabulous!