August Newsletter

Where To By Hair Care Products  
Is it better to purchase your hair care products at the salon, or should you give in and purchase them at a discount at your local drug store or warehouse? Is there really a difference?
The answer is a resounding YES!
Products sold at your hair salon have a higher concentration of ingredients that make for effective shampooing and conditioning. 
Remember, when you are applying a product directly to your hair or skin, you want to make sure it is a good quality product. Salon products have some distinct advantages over store brands, or even the “same brand” but with no guarantee that what’s inside the bottle is what you think you’re buying.
Shampoos have the same basic ingredients. Surfactants are the cleaning ingredient in your shampoo that creates the lather and are considered to be the single most important component of your shampoo. Salon brands typically use sodium laureth sulfate, the most expensive and yet the gentlest of all surfactants available, meaning it is far better for your hair and skin. Ammonium lauryl sulfate is a harsh surfactant that strips your hair of vital oils and will strip chemically enhanced color from your hair much faster than other brands. That beautiful color application is going to disappear quickly if you use a shampoo with a harsh surfactant.
Professional hair care products also tend to be more concentrated, therefore a higher quality. You can use a smaller amount of the product and the bottle will last a lot longer. When used properly, you are not really spending any more money for a salon brand.  In addition, salon products do not usually result in product buildup. Product buildup is unhealthy for your hair and will show up as dull, limp, lifeless hair prone to static problems.
When you use your hair care products provided by your salon, you get the double benefit of good quality products along with advice on which products best suit your haircut, color, and texture.
Your hair says a great deal about you. Treat it to good quality products based on the expert advice of your stylist.

International Friendship DayInternational Friendship Day was initially introduced by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark in 1930.  It was set for be August 2nd where people celebrate friendship and would send cards to their friends.  August 2nd was picked because the middle of the lull between holiday celebrations.  In the 1920, Friendship Day was promoted by the greeting card National Association.  It was met with resistance because of the commercialism of sending greeting cards. By the 1940’s Friendship Day had all but disappeared.  It has been revitalized in Asia and is still alive today.  Several countries have adopted Friendship Day.Seeing the growing popularity of Friendship Day, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the Friendship ambassador of the world. Friendship Day is truly a unique day, a day when people greet their friendships and give them gifts like flowers, friendship bands mainly popular in countries like India and Nepal.  Friendship Day is now celebrated on the first Sunday of August. It is celebrated in different countries.

Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.”
~ Author unknown


Easy Crock Pot Chicken Sandwich2 lbs chicken strips or breast
1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
1 onion, sliced
6 hamburger buns
6 slices of cheese
Place chicken into crock pot. Place onion slices on top.  Pour barbecue sauce on top of the chicken.    Put enough to cover chicken Cook on low for 8 hours, or until chicken is tender.  When done, shred chicken and mix in a little more sauce.  Scoop chicken between the hamburger buns and add a slice of cheese.
Serves 6

.You can’t have everything.  Where would you put it?
~Steven Wright


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