Nourish Your Hair from the Inside Out:

 

Over the past few weeks we dove deep into the Color Series, but now it is time to talk about nourishing and conditioning your hair to keep your color looking amazing! The need of summer is near, and your hair might be a bit beat from the sunshine and saltwater/cholorine, so it is definitely time to nourish your hair from the inside out. Healthy hair comes from within, so we are going to show you exactly what you can do to get healthy hair from the inside out. Our favorite gal Gwyneth Paltrow is the perfect example of healthy, glowing hair (+skin!), so let’s jump right in.
Drinking water is definitely the number one element in having healthy hair from within. Not only will it hydrate your hair and skin, but it will also make your hair softer and easier to style. If you are hydrated, your hair will definitely reward you by looking shiny and gorgeous.
There are also certain foods that contribute greatly to your hair’s health. These include kale, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and almonds.
Kale helps with hair elasticity, making it stronger and less prone to breakage. It also helps stimulate blood circulation to your hair, which promotes hair growth.

Blueberries are super rich in vitamin C, which means that they help your scalp produce its natural oils, in turn acting like a natural conditioner.
Sweet potatoes contain tons of vitamin A which helps with dry, brittle hair. The omega-3s promote growth and nourish the hair follicles.
Almonds have lots of Vitamin D and Magnesium, which will decrease hair fall out. Who wouldn’t want less hair fall out?! That sounds amazing.
If you still feel like you need a healthy hair boost give vitamins a try. The vitamin complex MSM, which can be found at any health food store, is a hair,skin, and nails vitamin that works wonders. Using Gwyneth Paltrow for inspiration, and following her example if healthy eating for glowing hair and skin will leave you shining from the inside out. Healthy hair is beautiful hair.
Do you have a favorite food that helps with nourishing your hair? Tell us about it! Tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and tweet us @jfrancisbeauty!

COLOR SERIES: Deep Conditioning Treatments ( Jennifer Anniston + Kourtney Kardashian)

Taking care of your hair is the key to having healthy, gorgeous looking color. Incorporating certain products into your beauty routine will certainly turn up the volume on your hair and make you look hot for the rest of the summer. A few of our favorite celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian ( as well as the rest of the Kardashian and Jenner gals) have a few favorite products that they swear by, and we cannot wait to share them with you. These girls always look flawless from head to toe, but their hair is always something that stands out the most. Their hair looks shiny and healthy, and that can truly only come from within.

Jennifer Aniston + Living Proof

You may have seen Jennifer in recent advertisements for Living Proof haircare. It turns out that she truly believes in the products and recommends them to all of her friends. Her go-to product from the line is called Night Cap. It is a deep conditioning, overnight hair-mask treatment that was created by MIT scientists. No wonder it works. Jennifer says she wakes up with her hair feeling healthy and refreshed. Want to give Living Proof products a try? You can find them at Sephora, and we would love to hear your thoughts.

Kourtney Kardashian (+ the Kardashian/Jenner gals)

One of Kourtney’s favorite products is the Joico K-Pak Reconstructing treatment. She uses this intense hair mask once a week when her tresses start looking a bit dull. She claims the best part is the smell. We can’t wait to give this one a try. Another one of Kourtney’s hair care favorites is the Fekkai Glossing Creme. This product adds shine and a healthy glow to your hair, without weighing it down. What more could you ask for?
Kim Kardashian claims to love Olaplex for a really deep condition. She says that when her hair is feeling dry or damaged, she will sleep in the Olaplaex treatment and her hair feels so much better and healthier in the morning. The Kardashain/Jenner clan have also been known to use good ole’ coconut oil on their hair too.

Do YOU have a favorite deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair looking fresh and healthy? WE want to hear from you. Tweet us @ jfrancisbeauty and tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!

COLOR SERIES: Colors of the Rainbow (Nicole Richie, Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff)

Crazy Colors are always showing up all over the celebrity world. Dying your hair an unnatural color can be a fun way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Celebrities like Demi Lovato and Nicole Richie are known for being out there and bold with their looks, so crazy colors suit their personality very well, but celebrities like Hilary Duff, who are a bit more quiet, use the color change as an opportunity to be bold. Now, whether you want to try this look out for a week or a few months, we have a solution for you.

Pink: Hilary Duff

A few years ago Hilary Duff debuted her adorable, light pink hair. Her look was subtle and in a bit of an ombre style, and we think it was absolutely perfect for her. The color did not last too long, and seemed to just fade back into her blonde locks, making for a great, temporary look. If you are looking for a way to simply test out a color and see if you like having it full-time, then this is a great route to go. Of course if your hair is already blonde, that would work best because it would not require too much lightening of your hair to make the color appear. A temporary, wash out color is a great first step.

Purple: Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is known for being wild and out there, so it was no surprise when she decided to dye her entire head of hair lavender. The color completely suited her, and matched her big personality. Now, because Nicole’s hair was a blonde shade to begin with, she most likely just had to lighten her hair a bit to get the lavender color to look bright and even. Her lavender phase seemed to laugh for quite a while, so her color choice was most likely a permanent dye. This is a bit of a commitment, so make sure you absolutely love the color before taking the plunge. Be sure to keep your hair extremely moisturized and use a color safe hair care line to keep your color looking fresh.

Blue: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s look always matched her big voice, and we love it. She is not one to be afraid of color, and she definitely expresses herself with her hair. Because Demi’s natural hair is a dark brown, she had to bleach the parts of her hair where she wanted the blue color in order for it to show up, making this a two part dying situation. Demi’s blue of choice is a bright turquoise color, which means she most likely needs to dye her hair frequently to keep the color looking fresh. This is the perfect look for a bold gal looking to spice things up with her hair.
We love color, and we hope you do too! Show us your favorite crazy color on Twitter @jfrancisbeauty and on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!

COLOR SERIES: Dark Brown (Mila Kunis, Sandra Bullock, Alexis Bledel)

Dark brown hair is known for being sexy, rich, and glamorous. There are so many different dimensions and directions that you can take with dark brown hair, and it is perhaps one of the easiest hair colors to maintain. Apart from the Kardashian clan, who we obviously love, our favorite girls Mila Kunis, Sandra Bullock, and Alexis Bledel show us how to rock dark brown hair.

Color Dimension:

With dark brown hair, there are several ways you can go with the color. Of course, there is always the option to go with a solid, rich color. (Think-Selena Gomez in her Pantene commercial. ) You can also add some subtle highlights to break up the color just slightly. This will give your hair a bit of movement and really make your dark brown hair pop. Sandra Bullock always looks absolutely flawless with her slightly highlighted hair. It is such an effortless, gorgeous look. Another option is to go with a color that reflects another color. Dying your hair a reddish, or purple brown that reflects in the sun makes for a really gorgeous color that will definitely turn heads. Mila Kunis has been seen rocking this color option, and she looked totally stunning.

Enhance Your Features:

Dark brown hair can really enhance your features if you go with the right shade. A great example is Alexis Bledel. The girl has these gorgeous, bright blue eyes and dark, solid locks. Her eyes and pale skin really look perfect paired with her contrasting hair color. Light features such as green or blue eyes look beautiful with dark brown hair that is a bit highlighted as well. Trust us, you will be turning heads when people see how much your eyes pop.

Caring for your locks:

Similar to light brown hair, dark brown hair is very easy to care for. The key to keeping your color looking fresh is hydration. Drink plenty of water and give your hair a shine treatment every few weeks. Your hair will look shiny, healthy, and gorgeous.
What celebrities with dark brown hair are your favorite? Let us know on Twitter @jfrancisbeauty and on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!

COLOR SERIES: Light Brown (Jennifer Aniston + Jessica Alba)

Light brown, whether it be ashy or golden, is a great color to have if you want a very natural look that can easily be lightened of darkened. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba are perfect models of light brown hair, and we know exactly how to get you the same look.

Ash Light Brown

Ashy, light brown is really on the cooler side of the spectrum when it comes to color. Just like Jessica Alba, ashy light brown looks really beautiful when it is done in a solid color all over the hair. When taken care of correctly, you hair will look healthy, glossy, and shiny. If you had blonde hair as a child, the chances are that your natural hair color is now a light, ash blonde at your roots. Maybe give that color a try and embrace it.
Caring for ashy, light brown hair is actually very easy because brown hair dye does not usually contain as many drying chemicals as blonde hair dye, your hair will appear healthier and very shiny. As we always say, giving your hair a deep condition with coconut oil once a week is still a great idea- especially with the warm summer months upon us.

Golden Light Brown

Golden, light brown is on the warmer side of the color spectrum, and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston have this style down. The key to Jennifer’s perfect locks is to add some warm, face-framing highlights to the hair to brighten up the look. This creates a warm, sunny look with a very natural glow to the hair. Achieving this look is super easy. Ask your stylist for a light brown, all-over color with some face-framing highlights to brighten it up. This is the perfect summer look for those with light brown hair.
Because there is a bit of blonde in the mix, be sure to tone your hair once a week to keep your hair from getting brassy or too yellow. Follow up with a conditioning treatment of your choice, and your hair will be looking super hot and ready for summer.

Who are your favorite celebrities with light brown hair? Send us photos on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and on Twitter @jfrancisbeauty!