Are silicones bad for your hair?

Frizzy Hair Care – Product ingredients: What they can and can not do

It is stated by many consumers that “natural” (organic) ingredients are better for your frizzy hair rather than silicone compounds that may coat your hair causing build up. This statement is false. Please read the rest of this information and you will find out why.


Are silicones bad for your hair?

Any oily substances like olive oil, coconut oils, plant oils or butters eventually create build up on your hair. On naturally frizzy or curly hair these ingredients give off a greasy, synthetic looking shine. If you go days without shampooing your hair, the ingredients may become rancid. Your hair can easily become brittle, dry and revert back to frizz. These ingredients may also become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Until now all silicone products have contained additives that dilute the product for easy application and cost effectiveness allowing only temporary control for frizz. They have never been 100% successful in controlling humidity and other climate changes that ruin your hair style.


Why is Lok & Blok different than other anti-frizz serums?

Other silicone products that only contain silicones break down easily because the silicones are typically not strong enough or balanced properly. Lok & Blok has the perfect balance of silicones and only contains four light weight cosmetic silicones the highest quality cosmetic silicones ever made with no additives. When applied as directed to your hair, they are extremely affective in locking and blocking moisture. Your hair then has the perfect balance for strength (elasticity) and health to grow your hair longer and thicker. Lok & Blok does not build up on your hair and completely controls your frizz in any climate. Lok & Blok can not go rancid nor become a breeding ground for bacteria. Lok & Blok is pure and can not dry out your hair or leaves it brittle or without sheen. It’s all about moisture control, so read on.


Truth or Myth about Frizzy Hair?

Truth: Split Ends Will Travel

Uncut split ends can travel up the hair shaft towards the roots. Tresses that are not tended to, over time, may develop splits that migrate and split all or part of the entire hair. Some ends can actually tear multiple times so that your split ends have splits.


Myth: Washing Hair Every Day Dries It Out

FALSE! The right shampoo for your hair type and texture will actually add moisture, body and beauty to your hair. The key is to finding the correct shampoo designed for your hair.


Truth: Wearing Tight Braids, Ponytails or Buns Causes Baldness

True! Traction alopecia is a very real hair loss condition that may result from wearing tight ponytails, cornrows or buns over an extended period of time. Over time, hair breakage or loss as the result of tight, stressed styles can become permanent. Avoid this potential problem by opting for looser styles that minimise scalp tension.


Myth: Salon Products Are Identical To Drugstore Products

False! While there is an exception to every rule, salon products are generally manufactured to contain higher quality, more expensive ingredients that are designed to consistently provide more intensive cleansing, moisturizing and conditioning results. The quality ingredients found in salon products are not usually found in drugstore brands.


Myth: Brushing Thinning Hair Makes It Fall Out Faster

False! As long as you use a good brush on your hair, normal daily brushing will not accelerate the normal loss of hair from the scalp. If your hair is suffering from a hair loss condition like alopecia brushing will only cause you to lose hair that is already ready to fall. Excessive brushing is always discouraged under any circumstances. See your doctor!


Myth: Hair Care Products Advertised As Natural Are Chemical Free

False! Not all hair care products sold in health food establishments are completely natural and may contain chemicals like SLS. When in doubt read the label.

Help with lightening hair?


I have medium-brown hair, which I recently dyed red. I was hoping for the color to be lighter, but instead got auburn hair. I’d like to make it lighter, closer to strawberry-blond.
I’m looking for suggestions on the best way to do this, without hair dye.
I know that lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide can work to lighten hair, and I have some of each of these things. Please tell me:
-Which method works best/fastest & most effective
-How long it takes to lighten
-How often I should use whichever method (one a week, every day, etc.)
-How I should go about the process of lightening
-Details on using it, if needed.
Thank you so much in advance, I really appreciate any input!


If you had virgin hair prior to applying the red you may have a chance to lift the color lighter without damage. To apply a lighter color over the deposited color will not work because color does not lift color. Lemon juice and peroxide will not work the peroxide will turn your hair orange due to the existing color application. The only way to lift it lighter is to do a soap cap. You should not do this on your own because soap caps mixed with bleach can leave the hair bright orange or yellow at the roots while the ends will take longer to lift depending on how dark the color that you applied.

Please, do not screw up your hair by trying it at home. Sometimes if cost is an issue, your better off allowing the color to fade as light as possible by being patient. Then you can apply a lighter color but there is no guarantee if you don’t know what you’re doing, which is obvious from the color that you applied and didn’t like. Break the piggy bank and find a great colorist, someone that has a great reputation and you have seen their work.

Q. Do you need heat protection for curling human hair?

“I have human hair weave!!”

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

Q. Do you need heat protection for curling human hair?

A. Yes, especially if it’s real hair.

If its fake hair you need to wet the hair and either curl or flat iron at medium temps.
All other products are water soluble, which means that once applied and initially heated, the heat burns off that layer of protection (which is minimal) exposing any more swipes with heat to burn raw hair. Sabino Lok & Blok is the ONLY waterproof product foe hair. Heat actually drives the product deeper into the hair shaft giving your natural hair and the extensions protection from shampoo to shampoo. Go to to find out more

Hair color gone bad. Help?


2 days ago I went and got my hair professionally done. I have naturally dirty blonde hair and I asked for all over blonde (really blonde) highlights and then some low lights to add a bit of contrast. I said I wanted my hair blonder than it was not darker. To make a long story short that’s not what I got. The low lights are too dark and some of the highlights are too yellow. The combination of the two looks Terrible. I hate it. I wasted too much money that’s for sure. I need help on how to fix this mess. I want to significantly lighten the low lights and tone the whole stripes down that I have going on right now. I want my hair overall blonder. Would using a box color from the drug store be okay? I was thinking like a light ash blonde color. Or is that just a terrible idea? I don’t want it to turn the really dark strands orange or yellow. Just a dark ash blonde. Would using a box color totally blend out the highlights tho, I want to keep them just blend them a bit.
I’m not concerned with how bad it is for my hair. I know I should wait a while but I’m in a panic and I have pictures and school in a week. I’d prefer not to go back to the salon I just want a quick fix. Someone please help me.


I’ve seen this time and time again over years of doing hair. Firstly, if you’re African American, the odds of having the color you want is tough unless you have had your hair relaxed either permanently or a Brazilian. If you are not AA then  no problem. Using a box color could really screw things up and trying to correct 2 color botches is tougher and more expensive then one,

Go back to your stylist and if you don’t have confidence in he/she then demand your money back in full including tip. If you trust he/she (which I doubt is the case) bring a picture of exactly what you are looking to achieve, which you should always do. If she/he feels they are limited in experience, see if there is another stylist in that salon where you admire their work then give them a try or start hunting for a good referral. The best way to do that is by stopping women that have your hair texture and the color you want and ask for the stylist’s name. Never go to a stylist cold turkey without 2 separate appointments, one for an extensive no charge consultation and the other for the actual appointment. If a stylist is hard to get in with, the odds they are someone that knows what they are doing.

Hair coloring help please?


Does clairol born blonde ultra blue work on already blonde hair . Does it turn your hair bleach blonde ? How long should i keep this on ? it is a type of bleach by the way (box bleach) thanks !


Box color is always chancy. Too ash oops, too gold …oops again. Normally they are not high lift tints unless you have light colored hair to begin with or if you are just touching up the roots,

Please, saving money is great for this type of economy but save your pennies then have it done professionally by a great referral. Always bring in a picture. And remember, one screw up may be changed but as the screw ups build on top of one another, you risk high damage and never reaching your goal until it has been babied by a professional until, it grows out.

I can help walk you through the process once you find a great stylist, make sure their always booked up … better odds. You can go to our website My personal email address is

It’s a simple process now, only cancel out the dark pieces and gold and do not add anymore dark. Then arrange another appointment in about 4 weeks to finish the job to your liking.

I have been a hay designer for 35 years with tons of experience and a large clientele. I also have a website named I work extensively with our chemist. If you or your friends ever need advice, feel free to contact me at


Lok & Blok and Extra Strength Moisture Block is the Answer to Healthy Hair


My hair is very hard to straighten now days. It gets poofy or wavy/curly-ish. I think its because I’ve dyed it so much and straightened it so much. I need a good straightener that will straighten my hair SUPER flat. I’ll spend 100 dollars on a straightener/flat iron.. I’ve heard Chi straighteners were really good. Should I go with that? I need something good. Helpppp!


Sounds like your beating up your hair.

The problem is that all other products are water soluble, which means that once applied and initially heated, the heat burns off that layer of protection (which is minimal) exposing any more swipes with heat to burn raw hair. Sabino Lok & Blok is the ONLY waterproof product foe hair. Heat actually drives the product deeper into the hair shaft giving your hair staying power through any climate. We suggest using a flat iron at 400 degrees, a Chi only reaches 350 and you have to swipe over the hair too many times to get half assed results. I don’t know one professional that’s worth their salt that uses a Chi. There’s an incredible flat iron that I use in my salon for only $35 on our website

There is a great treatment called Thermafuse F450 Smoothing Treatment. You can purchase it on Amazon for about $60 and your hair will be straight without using a flat iron for 3 months. If you use Sabino Lok & Blok after the process with a sulfate free shampoo it will last for about 5 months.

You have damaged coloured hair. I would strongly suggest cutting off the splits and breakage after the treatment. I would prefer that you had a professional apply it but if you must, it can be done at home at your own risk.

Question about hair dyeing/toning?

Q.  So I’m planning on dyeing my hair silvery/platinum blond and then adding some pink. my current plan is to bleach it, tone it, and dye the pink as the last step. My questions are as follows:

1: will the pink dye take over the toner, or would I need to dye the part I want pink before toning the rest?
2: what is a good brand of toner? I’ve never used it before.
3: if it doesn’t turn out so well, or i get tired of the color, can I just dye over the whole thing with a darker color?
4: how long should I wait between steps?
Thanks in advance ~


If you are not a stylist or you have not high lifted your hair with tint, much of it depends on your current base color and if you already have color or not. If you have color, a high lift tint won’t do the job even with 40 volume developer. If your hair is virgin and a level 6 or lighter (color range is 1 through 10, 10 being lightest) you can accomplish a great blonde with 40 volume developer with a neutral base color adding a green eliminator to the color to prevent brassy gold. If you are bleaching your hair then I wouldn’t screw with it and have it done by a stylist that knows how to work with bleach, that’s not just any stylist.

The bleach process will take time. The roots will come up before the ends. Get the roots to platinum and then be careful not to overlap the bleach when trying to finish the ends. You’re going to get breakage with bleach but that comes with the territory. Be sure to not use the 40 volume bleach on the ends each round or your hair will turn to mush.

Dry the hair and weave out the pieces in foil to add the hot pink. Between the foils apply your toner. You can use any color line with a 5 volume developer. Be sure to do a test strand underneath in the back to attain the toner you prefer. Don’t go any darker on the toner than a level 9n with a touch of ash, depending on the manufactures chart.

Let the foils and toner set for at least 15 minutes. Remove the foils without touch the rest of the hair. This is best done by lying back in a shampoo bowl and removing each foil and rinse after each foil is removed.

If done carefully your hair will look very professional.

Now … I strongly suggest having a professional that knows bleaching do your hair. Save your pennies and be patient it will be costly. If you have any questions go to our website or email me personally at