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Shampoo Articles

Shampoo Basics & Hair Tips
Shampoo formulas are composed of a series of large, specially treated molecules. Each molecule consists of both a head and a tail section designed to handle specific cleansing functions.  Read on for more details.

Dry Clean Your Hair: Instant Shampoo Formulas

Hair Takes A Powder - Bumble & Bumble - Read about the Bumble & Bumble dry shampoo hair powders.

Hair Tips: Wash Your Hair Without Water - Rene Furterer Naturia - This is a great dry shampoo product which comes in a spray that eliminates the messiness of powders.

One Bottle, Two Bottle, Three Bottle, Four
by Tamara of Calgary, Canada, Introduction by Karen M. Shelton 

Pumping Up Men’s Hair - Tips & Secrets

Recycle Your Empty Shampoo Bottles
Jane Bullock provides lots of ideas for how to recycle your used shampoo bottles.

Wash Your Hair The Conditioner Way
A popular form of cleansing hair involves washing with conditioners instead of shampoo.  Read on for more details.

JF Lazartique Essential Orange Oil Shampoo Product Review

Hair Conditioning Articles

How To Minimize Post-Shampoo Detangling Of Long Hair
by Dave Decker, Introduction by Karen Shelton

Repair Your Hair: Conditioners - Although some hair conditioners do not fit neatly into one of the clear cut categories, most hair conditioners are designed to fit in a category detailedin this article.

Watercress On Your Sandwich Or On Your Hair?
Karen Shelton tiptoes through the garden and tells you how to use watercress as a hair conditioner for oily hair.  This is the first in a series of do-it-yourself hair conditioner articles that Karen will be writing.

Types of Hair Conditioners

Although some hair conditioners do not fit neatly into one of the clear cut categories, most hair conditioners are designed to fit in one of the following:

1.  Pre-Treatment  such as various types of different hot oil treatments
2.  Rinse-out daily treatments
3.  Express deep conditioners
4.  Deep conditioners formulated according to hair type, texture or damage issues.
5.  Reconstructors deep and express treatments & environmental repair masks & special conditioners
6.  Detangling conditioners
7.  Leave-in conditioners
8.  Color enhancing
9.  Chemical free products
10. Combination conditioning products

Open Sesame To Phytosesame Express Hydrating Conditioning - One of PHYTO's tried and true magic potions, Phytosésame is a fast-acting hydrating conditioner that provides dry, damaged hair with all the essential elements it needs.

PhytoSpecific Intense Nutrition Hair Care Trio - A Review

Rene Furterer's Carthame Oil - Recently when I interviewed celebrity stylist Ken Paves I learned that some of my favorite Phyto and Rene Furterer, products are the very ones that he uses constantly on his celebrity clients.

Hair Dos & Don'ts - Hair Care Tips

Does hair play a major role in how people perceive us?
Jay House shares what happened when she went from no hair to longer hair. Great article with interesting insights.

Hair Manners  Hair Boutique's Jane Bullock whips out her wit and explains how NOT to offend people with bad hair manners.  This article combines humor with practical advice.   And yes, please don't try the underwear on your head trick.  Move over Miss Manners.

Love The Hair You Were Born With - Learn to love your tresses. It’s human nature to want what we don’t have.  The results of not getting what we want from our hair may result in a blow to our self esteem.  It certainly doesn’t help that most celebrities seem to always look like they’re having a great hair day.  Read this article for a hair love adjustment.

Scalp Care & Tips

Dandruff Faqs
"Karen Shelton provides lots of facts on this condition that affects millions of people.  She offers into on both traditional and non-traditional methods for dandruff management." More...

Karen's Home Scalp Remedies - Scalp Home Remedies - Try At Your Own Risk

Hair & Care Diagnostics


How To -  Care For Hair & Scalp

Special Tips For Long Hair Care At The Gym - A regular work out schedule can bring a new set of challenges for hair care.

Hair Care Products

What Are "Natural" Hair Care Products? by Karen Shelton
Karen defines "Natural Hair Care" and dispels some myths about hair care products.


Top Hair Care Tips

Hair Brushing 101  by Tamara of Calgary, Canada, Introduction by Karen M. Shelton
"I'm a bad girl when it comes to brushing. I brush top down. I know, I know, it's a sin. But hey, I gotta have some sins since I don't drink coffee. What I really like to do is bend over and start brushing at the nape of my neck. My brush usually will go for about five inches before there is some resistance. I take the brush out and start again at the nape at a slightly different spot and do another stroke until I feel resistance." More...

Karen's Personal Top Ten Hair Care Tips For 1999 By Karen Shelton
"Over the past year I have researched and written hundreds of daily hair tips for the front page of Hair Boutique. Yes, there are lots of hair care secrets that people want to know. Some of these secrets include using ketchup to remove a green tint, applying Vaseline around the face to prevent hair dye from staining the skin and using ice cubes to remove gum from the hair.

While my head is literally crammed full of hundreds of similar hair care tips, these are not the tips that I live by on a daily basis. My personal hair care tips may surprise you. They are definitely a little different than you might expect." More...

Hair Care Links

Short Hair:  Fine Hair - Styling Secrets For Volume

Celebrity Hairdresser's Tips: Blow Drying Your Hair!

Celebrity hairdressers Ken Paves (Jessica Simpson), Robert Hallowell (Geena Davis, Mary Louise Parker) and Barbara Lhotan share the secrets to perfect blow drying.

Hair:  Air Dry Your Tresses Although it is infinitely much better for you to dry your hair without the blast of a hot blow dryer, in reality, it can be a lot more challenging to get the style you want without resorting to your tried and true method.  Try these tips for successful air drying.

Thermal Reconditioning? Have You Heard Of This Hot New Treatment? This sizzling hot treatment offers an end to curly & frizzy hair from hell.   Karen spent several hours talking to St. Louis thermal reconditioning expert Amy Reed.  Check out Karen's interview with Amy and get the inside scoop to this hot new hair straightening technique. 

Vaseline in your hair?
Don't worry about it.  Karen provides the step-by-step remedy. 

Cutting Your Hair Short  

Do you have fantasies of cutting your glorious locks into a hot new look?  Going short does not always have a happy ending.  Read about what you consider before you head for the shears.

Do Cowlicks Drive You Crazy?
Read about your options for taming wild hairs.  You may be surprised. Karen gives you all the scoops on dealing with pesky cowlicks. 

Hair & Beauty For Women Of A Certain Age
Jane Bullock examines the attitudes that "older women" endure when it comes to dealing with their hair.

Special Hair Poem
"Dana has written a special poem in honor of karen and the Hair Boutique.  Check it out." More...

Hair & Beauty Tips For Spring 3/4/99
"The Hair Boutique is honored to present this first guest article by the most respected hair designer in the Northwest.  Michael Hall provides some great tips for Spring." More...

"Are you a victim of fine hair?  If you're ready for the best, the worst and what REALLY works for fine locks, Victoria Wurdinger shares her 20 year's worth of hard-earned knowledge, straight from the best hairdressers in the world--and the real-life litmus test! More...

Hair Color Tips From William
"We are very proud to present this first article from one of our Hair Talk regulars.  William is a professional with extensive knowledge about hair coloring.  If you have any interest in coloring your hair or have had problems with coloring in the past, you must read William's article.  We are sure that he will save many from "orange" hair.  Thank you William." More...

Salon Today News
"Salon Today Magazine honors two of our favorite hair sites.   Marci's Retro Style and Mike Trobee's All About Hair were given kudos by the Feb 99 issue.  We agree with Salon Today....Marci & Mike's sites were winners of the Hair Boutique's Hair Link of the Week in 1998.  Congratulations to Mike & Marci." More...

Chemical Hair Straightening Faqs
"When you have curly hair you basically have two options.  you can accept it & love it as is, or you can straighten it.  If you straighten it you can do it chemically or you can do it day to day.  KarenShelton shares her research on exactly what happens when hair is chemically relaxed." More...

Precious Stones, Crystals & Gems For Heart & Hair
"To honor Valentine's Day & the Hair Boutique's New Year's Resolution to provide new hair related topics, Karen Shelton has written a brand new article that examines the fascinating & interesting lore of precious stones, crystals & gems." More...

Karen Shelton Bumps Into Jane Seymour
by Karen M. Shelton

Tamara's Story
by Tamara from Canada, Introduction by Karen Shelton

Back To School Hair Tips
by Karen Shelton

"Summer is over and school is on the horizon. Sun, wind, sea and salt may have left their mark on hair that enjoyed days at the beach, in the pool or catching some rays.  To get hair back into shiny, healthy mode for classes, there are several steps you can take." More...

Hair Hazards Of Well Water
by Cher, Introduction by Karen Shelton

Buried Treasures - Hair Styles In Cosmopolitan Magazine
by Karen M. Shelton

Making Your Hair Color Last
by Karen Shelton

Astrology: Cutting Your Hair By The Phases Of The Moon - Part II
by Karen Shelton

The long awaited update to the classic article about cutting your hair according to the phases of the moon.

Lighter, Longer, Honey Colored & Softer For Spring 98
by Karen Shelton

Astrological Guide To Hair Care

Special Tips For Long Hair Care At The Gym

Hair Care Recipes

Summer Hair Care Tips

General Hair Care Tips

Astrology: Cutting Your Hair By The Phases Of The Moon

Original Publication Date:  03/1998 - Revised Publication Date:  02/04/12

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