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June 6, 2017

The hair challenge is real. You love the ApHogee 2-Step Protein Treatment & Balancing Moisturizer for damage & breakage, and the ApHogee Gloss Therapy Polisher Spray has been fantastic for added shine, but you want more. What else can you do for healthier hair?

Your follicles are hungry! They need nutrients from the inside. Good nutrition promotes healthy hair, so check out these 10 Foods for Healthier Hair!

Can’t always balance your diet? Try ApHogee Nutritional Supplement for Hair!

Almond Butter

High in Vitamin E, manganese, and selenium, almond butter keeps your locks thick and shiny!

Tangerines

Vitamin C and Vitamin B12, both abundant in tangerines are great for your hair. Vitamin C makes it easier for your body to absorb iron. Your hair will reap the benefits of iron! Vitamin B12 promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have beta-carotene, a chemical found also in carrots and other colorful vegetables. Beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in your body, protecting your hair against dullness!

Spinach

Spinach is rich in iron. Not only is iron great for your health, but also keeps your hair lustrous and shiny!

Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is rich in protein and Vitamin B5. Greek yogurt helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth.

Salmon

Salmon is abundant in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Omega-3’s not only help you stay fit and disease free, but also helps you grow thick and lustrous hair! Balding in males and hair loss in females is due to loss of insulin and salmon helps your body process insulin more efficiently.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon improves your circulation and brings oxygen and nutrients to your hair.

Oatmeal

Rich in iron, fiber, zinc, omega-3’s, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, oatmeal stimulates hair growth, making hair thick and healthy.

Guava

Vitamin C is essential for your hair. One guava packs 4-5 times more Vitamin C than an orange. Guavas prevent your hair from breakage and brittleness.

Eggs

Eggs are high in the vitamin, Biotin. If your body does not carry enough Biotin, this can lead to hair loss.

 

May 18, 2017

Another hair trend? Is it worth it?  We say yes!

So called “Keratin treatments” are all the rage in hair salons. They use a reducing agent to rearrange the hair’s curl pattern and “Keratin” has nothing to do with that process. Keratin does not straighten your hair, but can be outstanding in helping to repair it!

What is Keratin?

Keratin is a natural fibrous protein found in healthy hairs. In order to penetrate and repair hair, Keratin protein must be broken down into shorter pieces called polypeptides. Our hair and nails are composed of Keratin, so this protein is most like that of the hair we want to repair.

So why is Keratin good for my hair?

Porous hair is prone to frizziness and breakage. When Keratin is applied to porous hair, the polypeptides fills in the gaps and rebuilds the structure of the hair. Damaged hair repaired in this way is better able to withstand the rigors of heat styling and chemical processing. This treatment helps eliminate damage, resulting in healthier, more elastic and stronger hair!

Which ApHogee products contain Keratin?

The Keratin & Green Tea Shampoo, Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor and Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer deliver great results, utilizing the benefits of Keratin!

What is the difference between the Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor and the Two-Step Protein Treatment?

ApHogee’s Keratin 2-Minute Reconstructor is a powerful, one step treatment that should be used for home use, between salon visits. It is recommended on tinted, bleached or relaxed hair. ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor helps repair damage caused by chlorine and hard water. This concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins does wonders to restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment. The Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor can be used on a weekly basis and can be used prior to a relaxer. Simply use it after washing your hair in the shower and leave in for at least two minutes.  If you think your hair needs a more intensive treatment, you can let it stay in your hair longer and use a plastic cap or warm towel to get a little deeper penetration.

The ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is a specialty treatment formulated with magnesium and modified proteins which fuse into the hair with the application of heat. The result is that breakage is drastically reduced. This process is recommended for hair that is too weak or fine to take a perm or relaxer, is over-bleached, will not hold color, breaks when combed or brushed, and is mushy when wet and brittle after drying. It should be used once every four to six weeks. In conjunction with a relaxer, there should be 24 hours and at least one shampooing before using the Two-Step Protein Treatment. When using the Two-Step Protein Treatment, in order to get the results, it is very important to follow the directions including using the Balancing Moisturizer as the second step of the process.

Lastly, if you use the Two-Step Protein Treatment once every four to six weeks, you can use the Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor on a weekly basis as part of your hair maintenance.

Learn more about the ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor. Shop here.

Learn more about the ApHogee 2 Step Protein Treatment. Shop here. Don’t forget the Balancing Moisturizer

References:

http://www.instyle.com/news/keratin-hair-treatment-guide

http://spryliving.com/articles/keratin-shampoos-do-they-work/

http://www.schwarzkopf.international/sk/en/home/hair_care/shampooing_conditioning/care_tips/keratin.html

 

March 28, 2017


For many women, the quest for beautiful hair comes at a price. Whether by coloring, bleaching, chemical straightening or everyday styling it is important to keep your hair reinforced with the best treatments and conditioners to reinforce damaged hair against breakage. Ebony from Ebony’s Curly TV reviews some of her favorite ApHogee products including our new Keratin & Green Tea Shampoo, Hair Strengthening Kit and the Pro-Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner.

(Can you see the difference at 6:28? We do!)

Follow Ebony’s Hair Repair Series here.

 

January 17, 2017

How To & Best Protein Treatment for Naturals! + Transformation Pics | ApHogee

From lifeless to healthy! Check out this video of  Daye La Soul’s hair transformation and the best protein treatments for naturals. (Stay tuned for the surprise hair tutorial at the end!)

Products featured:

 Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

 

Curlific Texture Treatment