this is an interview Janine (Owner of Hairroin Salon gave to www.hairboutique.com)
Worst Hair Cities According to Celeb Hairdresser Janine Jarman
Aug 5th 2009 11:17AM
By Carly Milne
Fashion Trends Interviews
Back in the spring, StyleList shared a round-up of the worst hair cities across America, prompting us to seek out a master stylist to share her insights on what makes a bad hair city, and how to combat it.
But before Janine Jarman, a hairdresser with a celebrity clientele and a rockin' Hollywood salon calledHairroin, gave us her insights, she asked what's likely the question most often asked when it comes to bad hair: what's up with Kate Gosselin's 'do?
"I don't know where she's from, but her hairdresser needs to have a talking to," Jarman insists. "I need to have a one-on-one with that hairdresser, because I don't get that hairstyle. A long bob in front, spiky in the back? It's two different hairstyles from the front to the back. I guess it's supposed to be a unique take on the mullet, but in reverse. That's a Midwest mullet."
As for the rest of the country?
There's no arguing with this fifth runner up. "Excessive heat is definitely a factor in bad hair," Jarman explains. "Anywhere that has extreme desert conditions, those poor clients are up against hard conditions. To combat it, they need extra product, regular treatments and serums." Anywhere that has a lot of humidity, whether hot or dry, demands a good anti-humectant, according to Jarman. Her suggestion? "Sebastian's Potion 9 is a really good, lightweight styling product that also offers protection."
It's not just dry desert heat and wind that makes for bad hair in this fourth worst city. "Being a party town doesn't help," says Jarman. What's the most offensive culprit? Pools. "Chlorine is a huge bad hair factor – it's the biggest hair enemy, because it acts as a mild form of bleach. It inflates the cuticle and roughs it up. You can't just rinse it out, you have to really wash it thoroughly." Jarman says it's worst for blondes because it seeps right into the cuticle and is super hard to get out.
What ruins hair in this third-place town? Pollution. "The same thing that happens with chlorine happens with pollution," Jarman notes. "Hair has a fibrous texture, so in heavy pollution, it's going to get dirty and stained. Plus, pollution, soot and smoke don't just get it dirty, but it can seep in and keep it dirty." How to combat it? Jarman suggests a detox treatment from a product line called Dauvines, which has a leave-in goo that actually removes the pollutants from your hair.
Not only does the wet weather and humidity wreck your locks in this second to last town, but there's a shockingly small amount of hairdressers to choose from. Says Jarman, "They've got a lack of hair lovin'! It's like when you go to a small city with only a couple restaurants – if they're mediocre, where else are you gonna go eat? It's all about supply and demand." As for combating the wetness, Jarman says people need to use some kind of protector to save hair from the elements, like a lightweight leave-in conditioner, or a light serum or potion. "Even if you don't want to style it. Always put a serum or potion to combat heat elements, humidity, and smog," she says.
This Texan city had the distinction of being tops on the bad hair list. Heat? Check. Humidity? Check. And another bad hair element to round out the list? Hard water. "Hard water is a killer for hair - you can see what it does on a pane of glass, just imagine what it does to hair," Jarman warns. So how to fix it? "Everyone should be using multiple products: leave in conditioners, anti humectants and the like, so their hair isn't getting filled in with hard water."
So there you have it. You might live in a bad hair city, but at least now you have some tricks to combat it.