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At-Home Hair Tips from Bergdorf’s Top Stylist Lucy Garcia Planck

Lucy Planck Garcia, senior hairstylist at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman gives us her top DIY home hair tips, including her favorite products to keep on-hand when a trip to the salon is just not possible. “There is no reason why people can’t still take care of their hair while they are home,” states Garcia. I love all of her suggestions and cannot wait until I can go and have Lucy work her magic on my own hair again. Meanwhile, if you have any questions for Lucy EMAIL ME and I will get you some answers!!!..Bon Weekend!!!

1. Mend Hair Damage with Split End Sealer: It’s important to keep your hair as moist as possible. One of the things I love to help combat this is coconut oil for split ends. Use about a teaspoon and start at the ends working your way up to the root; leave in for about an hour and shampoo. The coconut oil will help keep hair hydrated, silky, and shiny.

2.  Biotin Supplements: Biotin is a natural supplement that many people don’t get enough of and that could be a contributing factor to dry, brittle hair. I always tell my clients to take biotin year-round to maintain a strong, healthy glow to their hair and it also helps with split ends. I love using and always recommend Vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin and Nails is a great-tasting gummy multivitamin containing 12 key nutrients, including Biotin and Vitamins C and E to help nourish beautiful hair, skin, and nails from the inside out.

3.  Cold Water Rinse:  After shampooing, use a cold-water rinse, which closes up the cuticle and keeps your hair shiny, the cold water really helps to keep your hair healthy.

4.  Tame Frizz with Coconut Milk Leave-in Conditioner: The natural oils inside of the coconut are what keeps frizz in check. All of the vitamins and minerals that are in the coconut keep the frizz tamed. The leave-in coconut conditioner also protects the hair from the blow dryer and other styling tools. As with the oils, I would advise not to use a leave-in conditioner if you have fine hair, as it will make it greasy. For those with fine hair, I would suggest using a mousse instead. Use a dime-sized amount of leave-in conditioner and work throughout your hair, paying special attention to the ends.

5. Softening Dry Hair With An Avocado Mask: Avocado has fatty acids that make hair soft. It’s great to make a paste with avocado and coconut oil. Put in 2 teaspoons of avocado (mashed) or in a blender and 1 tsp of coconut oil. Blend the two together for a few seconds or until smooth. You can even warm up the paste a little bit and leave it in your hair for approximately 30-60 minutes. Start at the top of your roots and work your way down. You can also use aloe vera from a real plant. Using the same ratio of above, mixing the aloe vera with the coconut oil. Both are excellent hydration for your hair. These “masks” leave hair very shiny and silky. Anyone can make these at home.

6. Don’t wash every day. While it’s tempting to wash your hair every day- this habit will strip your hair of essential oils leaving it dry and brittle.  Figure out a washing routine that works best for you and your hair, whether it’s every other day or once every three days.  Try a dry-shampoo hair refresh for non-wash days like Batiste Dry Shampoo

Cauliflower Cups

I was telling a friend today that this corona quarantine is like one long snow day, food wise. When we hear a blizzard is coming the first thing most people do is run out to the grocery store and stock up on some comfort food. And then one or two days (max!!!) later we are back to our normal carbs, no sugar, exercise etc. Well this never ending snow day is really wreaking havoc on my diet routine. Nothing is off limits, kitchen wise ,these days. If it’s there, it’s fair game. I have been going through my Weight Watcher’s recipes and I remembered this Cauliflower Cup recipe. I’m ready to turn over a new leaf today and really start watching it…don’t worry, I will be back with some comfort food for you next week to help you get through!!!! In the meanwhile….

1C riced cauliflower
2 eggs
4oz prosciutto (or any protein)
1/4 shredded cheese (your preference)
1/4 diced onion
s + p
Dash cayenne
1/4 t dried mustard

Sauté onion and prosciutto
Mix all ingredients together
Grease muffin tin
Spoon mixture into tins
Bake 20 minutes at 375