Tips & Tricks for our Two-Step Protein Treatment

Having trouble and need help using our Two-Step Protein Treatment? ApHogee is here to the rescue!!! Find out how to use the Two-Step Protein Treatment like an expert. 

1. WASH YOUR HAIR

In order for the protein treatment to properly bond to your hair, it is important your hair is clean. We suggest using our Shampoo for Damaged Hair. Once you rinse out the shampoo, towel dry your hair.

TIP: TRANSFER NEEEDED TREATMENT TO A NARROW TIP APPLICATOR BOTTLE FOR EASIER APPLICATION.

2. APPLY TREATMENT

To make life easier, split your hair up into sections. Start off with one section, apply Two-Step Protein Treatment and comb hair with a wide tooth comb. (TIP FOR CURLIES: After combing through your hair, ‘scrunch’ your hair as if you were applying mousse. It will help the treatment dry in the shape of your curl pattern.)

3. LET TREATMENT HARDEN & BOND

Use a hand dryer with low-medium heat and high air flow. Hand dryer is a last resort Hooded or hard hat dryer is best, as an alternative, you may use a hand held dryer. DO NOT use a plastic cap or touch your hair while it is drying. Depending on hair length, thickness etc. it will take about 20-45 minutes for the protein treatment to fully bond to your hair. You will know the protein treatment is complete when your hair feels like uncooked ramen.

4. RINSE YOUR HAIR

Let warm water run through your hair and gently rinse. Make sure all of the protein treatment is rinsed out. Then re-rise!

5.APPLY BALANCING MOISTURIZER (MUST DO)

Leave on for 2 minutes & then rinse.

YOU ARE DONE!

For seriously damaged hair, use once every 4-6 weeks, depending on your shampoo frequency. As your hair grows following the damaging event, you may find you can switch to a convenient, one-step, such as our Keratin Reconstructor and maintain your hair’s condition.

If you continue the regimen that caused the damage ( bleaching, relaxing, perming, high heat use)  you may find it best to continue regular use of the Two-Step Treatment.

Need something simpler and don’t have a dryer? As an alternative, try our easy to use Hair Strengthening Kit and you’ll be done in 15 minutes.

4 Tips to take care of your new Fall Color!

It’s that time of year again, FALL! And the time to change your hair color again, going back to the dark side? Lighter? Or adding a pop of color?

Fall Hair 2019

Here are 4 tips to keep hair looking fabulous this Fall:

 

  1. DO A PROTEIN TREATMENT

A day or two BEFORE your hair appointment, make sure to stop by your nearest Sally’s or local beauty supply store and pick up the ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment.  The protein treatment will help retain 30% of your fresh hair color, even after 10 washes on porous hair. If you are bleaching your hair, it will help prevent any breakage or damage to your hair.

  1. AVOID WASHING HAIR EVERYDAY

Hair color tends to fade the more you wash your hair, try washing your hair every other day. Using a color safe shampoo will help preserve your hair color longer (Keratin & Green Tea Shampoo).

  1. USE A DEEP CONDITIONER

Chemical process like bleach tend to strip natural oils from your hair causing frizz & dryness. Due to the fall weather even worse! Using deep conditioners will help bring moisture back to the hair keeping it manageable and soft. Try our Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor, bring softness and moisture back to your hair in one easy step.

  1. KEEP HAIR MOISTURIZED (ALL DAY LONG)

For everyday moisture, the Pro-Vitamin Leave-In Conditioner will be the quick fix to keep your hair refreshed. For an extra boost of shine, just a quick spritz of the Gloss Therapy Polisher Spray before heading out the door will make your hair color pop, even on the gloomiest day. Don’t let dull hair be your worst enemy!

Top 3 ApHogee Conditioners for Softer, Stronger and Bigger Hair

Lather, rinse, … NOW it’s time to condition. Ever ask yourself “how exactly does this magical stuff make my hair so silky and soft?”  

The science behind how hair conditioner works lies on the cuticles of your hair strands. Think of your hair strands as giant interwoven threads of keratin protein chains, the cortex, surrounded by a shielding skin, the outer, cuticle layer.

This cuticle is naturally flat and lubricated by natural oils from the scalp. Each time we shampoo, we remove some of those oils. Hair color, straightening or styling with heat also roughens up the cuticle layer. When we “lift” the cuticle layer, we may damage the protein chains and also allow the hair to give up it’s precious moisture too easily. When the hair’s protein doesn’t have enough water, it gets rough, hard and brittle. Conditioner acts as a lubricant by putting these good oils back in hair, making it feel smooth, strong, and soft.

While using a hair conditioner is important in keeping your mane tangle-free it’s also important to know which conditioner is better suited for your hair type. A good conditioner will benefit your hair depending on 3 main factors depending on their ingredient mix:

  1. Moisture Retention
  2. Surface Smoothing
  3. Minor Repair and building body

ApHogee specializes in 3 different conditioners that are specifically designed for hydrating and restoring the natural state of all hair types.

For stronger hair (light to moderate breakage and dryness)

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor- (Illustration by Xaviera Altena)

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor- (Illustration by Xaviera Altena)

Chances are if you use heat styling products any other chemical processes on your hair (ie. heat styling tools, bleach, hair coloring) – your hair will definitely benefit from this one-step miracle. The 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor is formulated with restorative proteins and a balanced blend of moisturizers and emollients to help repair cuticle damage.  Use as a weekly, deep conditioner after shampooing to strengthen damaged hair while adding significant moisture for softness and elasticity. You’ll see a big difference after one use. (Comes in Packettes, 8 oz and 16 oz.)

For softer hair – (smoothing, detangling and suppleness)

ApHogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner

ApHogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner – illustration by Xaviera Altena

Are you suffering from dry hair that snaps when stretched? Your hair may be lacking in vitamins. The ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner is a deep penetrating, leave-in conditioner that enriches hair using ApHogee’s exclusive Pro-Phytamine complex, which smoothes the cuticle surface to detangle and increases manageability. It also contains Pathenol (or Pro-Vitamin B5) which acts as a humectant – by attracting moisture and increasing elasticity. The ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner helps all hair types, support styles better and also protects against thermal damage.  In addition, its balanced pH formula seals the cuticle to detangle and enhance color and highlights. (Available in 8 oz, 16 oz.)

For extra body, strengthening and heat protection

ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer Spray (Illustration by Xaviera Altena)

ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer Spray (Illustration by Xaviera Altena)

We all love a good leave-in conditioner – The Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer is definitely a fan favorite for it’s unique combination of strengthening properties of keratin protein with added antioxidant benefits of green tea. This popular leave-in conditioner is great for keeping those pesky split-ends and frizzy hair at bay while locking in moisture and color. It can also be doubled as a heat-protectant prior to styling while adding body to lifeless, limp hair. The best part? You spray it on wet or dry hair and let it work it’s magic! (8 oz.)

You can get mix and match and get these conditioners in-stores or at Sally Beauty stores at great 2 for $12 deal only for this month of August! Share and spread the word to your friends – trust us your hair will thank you.

ApHogee 2 for $12 Sale! – Only at Sally Beauty Shop Now

 

*The beautiful artwork was crafted by the talented mind of Xaviera Altena – visit her page and give her some love

ApHogee Spotlight: ApHogee Protein Treatment Review + Demo

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.

 

Is Your Hair Damaged?

Do you use heat-styling tools on the regular? Are you a hair chameleon who switches up your hair color every couple of months or find yourself always picking at your split ends? Even if you’ve answered yes to only one of these questions – chances are your hair can be showing less-obvious signs of damage. We’ve teamed up with the hair experts at Un-Ruly to help you evaluate signs of damage based on your hair habits along with solutions on how to fix them.

Take the quiz here!

 

 

 

ApHogee spotlight: How To & Best Protein Treatment for Naturals!

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