And a giveaway of Aveeno hair products!
Patrick Melville, owner of the eponymous salon located in New York and with clients all over the country -including many celebrities, is the Aveeno Hair Expert that we can count on to give us expert hair advice. Here is Patrick when we were at the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year. My how time flies! After meeting with all of the Aveeno Ambassadors he was off to go do the hair for a few celebrities for the ISA’s.
Since I became an Aveeno Ambassador in 2011 and will be again in 2012, I’ve had a great opportunity to learn so much about their products and look forward to 2012 and learning more about their newest products and sharing with all of you.
Recently, Patrick took time out of his jet-setting schedule to answer questions for us about our hair. Seriously, is there anything that gets us going more than hair? What works, what to do with it, how to make it look great and more. These seem to be the questions we have and are always searching for the “perfect answer”. The Aveeno products that Patrick mentions in the Q&A will be given away! See rules at the end.
What cut will create the most volume for fine, long hair and what should we ask for at the salon? “The cut that is best for fine, long hair is a cut that has long layers. . . some shorter pieces around the face. Also add a sweeping fringe that sweeps to the side and will create a lot of versatility and give hair maximum volume. Products are key, such as a lightweight volumizing spray at the root, because as you know, volume comes from the root. Be careful and make sure to tell your stylist to keep the layers long as layers can thin the hair if too short.”
I have long black hair that used to be shiny and silky, now it has lost some of its luster. How can I get it back? “The best way to get back luster is to use the Aveeno Nourish + Shine Shampoo and Conditioner along with the Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze which can be used on all hair types. This will give you maximum shine and close the cuticle and boost the life back into your hair.”
What are the specifics on hair care for extensions and hair care for mixed hair (half black/half Hispanic or Hispanic haircare problems)? “The best way to treat extensions is to make sure they do not stay in too long or grow out too much as this will put stress on your own hair when using styling tools. The best way to take care of them is to condition them every time you shampoo and to use the Aveeno Nourish + Leave-in Conditioner before styling. This will leave the extensions more manageable and lock in moisture. This also applies to African American hair and Hispanic hair as it tends to be drier by nature and more coarse. Like your skin, when it’s dry you need to apply more moisture. The Leave-in Conditioner locks in moisture and helps elasticity to lessen breakage.”
How do you make thin hair look thicker as it gets longer – instead of just stringy looking? “Make sure you trim your hair on a regular basis and do not use any type of oil or silicone based products. You want to use a volumizing spray and apply a lightweight styling glaze to damp hair before blow drying. Do not over-blow dry and when you are finished, use the Aveeno Nourish + Style Fortifying Hairspray to create fullness and body, making hair swell and look fuller.”
Be sure to check out the Aveeno webstore for special pricing on specially packaged items.
Aveeno is giving away these five hair care products to one lucky Fab Over Forty reader! These are five of the Aveeno Nourish + and Living Color products that Patrick Melville recommended in the Q&A above. Before entering the contest, be sure to read the disclosure. One winner will receive from Aveeno:
- Nourish + Shine Shampoo
- Nourish + Shine Conditoner
- Nourish+ Condition Leave-in Conditioner
- Living Color Glaze
- Nourish +Style Hairspray
- Put your name in the “comments” (the Crown at the top of the post) and those receiving my posts by feed must come to the actual site to register
- Answer the question “Have you ever tried Aveeno hair care products?”
- One entry per person
- Contest ends on December 28th at 11:59 PM CST
- Winner will be randomly chosen
- Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen – be sure to check your spam filters
- Good luck!