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Hair Care Tuesdays: Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Review

Aveda Smooth Infusions Naturally Straight


If you are anything like me, you’d love Aveda products. I am not saying this because I own an Aveda Concept Salon – rather because I love the results that I receive as well as the results that my clients achieve from the products, especially the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight hair product.

If I had to choose one of their products to take with me on a deserted island-It would definitely be the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. As an “naturalista”, this is one of the few products that keeps my blow-outs looking fresh to def’ day after day. This adds a new meaning to  hair “on fleek.”

When I was presented with the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight product by my Aveda Representative, one of the claims for the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight included that it would keep your hair naturally straight for up to 5 weeks. I literally looked at her with a side-eye – like, ‘really?!?’ But after using the product, I must say that if I did not wash my hair and wear it curly in between my blow-outs,  I am sure that it would’ve held up to its claim.

I love that the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight is light weight and did not cause a build up or weigh my hair down at all. I also felt like it made my hair shiny and a bit more full as well. I love that it has an anti-frizz component to it, which is especially important with Georgia’s weather.

I recommend that you use the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother prior to using the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight as a prep for your hair.  Also, make sure that you part your hair in four sections and apply the product prior to blow drying it.

Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight retails for $28.

If you are interested in trying it out- please let me know and I will give your $5 off with code KPMUA15. I love offering perks to this community because you all are super fabulous. If you are interested, please inbox me at If you want to try a sample.

If you currently use or have tried the product, let me know what was your experience.

Define Your Hair Care Journey for YOU!

3 Tips Hair Care Journey

With so much information floating around concerning hair care regimens, product regimens and salon reviews, it can be a bit overwhelming for the average woman. There are a number of questions that a lot of individuals have when being serviced at Preeminence Salon & Boutique.They often ask questions regarding the current products that are using along with the frequency that they are deep conditioning etc. The questions go on and on.

Are you confident about your current hair care regimen? Are there things that you are thinking about adding to your regimen? Are you a product junkie looking for the next new conditioner? To define your hair care regimen, it is imperative that you stop and think about your habits. What are the habits that you are currently creating that is helping and hindering your hair care progress. What are your ultimate hair care goals? Are your goals to retain length, keep your hair moisturized, or are you focused on protective hairstyling?

3 Tips to assist you in your hair care journey:

  1. Stick with a select few products so that you are able to track your progress. Sometimes we are so quick to move from one product to the next that we really do not understand how our hair interacts with the formulation of the current products that are in our regimen.
  2. Establish a set date to do your hair treatments and deep conditioning treatments. If you need to put a reminder in your calendar do so.
  3. Establish what your hair care goals are and be realistic with your timeframe and texture. Align your product use and overall hair care regimen with your hair care regimen. Take your time and set realistic expectations.

I hope that you found this to be helpful and beneficial to your current hair care regimen.  I would love to hear what has been working and what has not been working for your current regimen. Please comment below.

Hair Care Tuesdays: 4 Tips for Wearing & Caring for your Hair Extensions

4 tips hair extensions

I can’t believe that this is my third guest blog post. I must say that I have enjoyed replying to all of your messages regarding the first two. It is funny because May 5th is Preeminence’s third anniversary and I have been planning for something major to celebrate. Before I begin with the juicy tips on caring for your hair extensions, I want to take a moment to inspire you to follow your passions! It does not matter what challenges you may have in your path, KEEP GOING!!!

Okay, now back to my favorite thing to talk about: HAIR EXTENSIONS or hair weaves. I get so many questions in my salon surrounding hair extensions. Questions ranging from what length looks the most natural, to what is a good price point, to how to tell if it is good quality and if I recommend any brands for multi-cultural women, especially those that wear clip-ins.

Hair Extensions

Here are the top 4 Tips to Assist You in Wearing & Caring for your Hair Extensions:

Tip #1: Do Your Research
It is easy to jump on the “hype” when a new hair extension line or company is launched. It is important to do your research.When I say research-I do not mean read reviews that people were paid for-but, to do your research on the company. In addition, inquire about ordering hair samples if they are available. Prices for hair samples can range from $5 and up.

Tip #2: All About Clip-In Hair Extensions

The one misconception that my clients have with clip-in hair extensions are not necessarily the quality or brand of extensions, but rather how to place them to get the most natural look, and how to properly care for them. I recommend that you do not sleep in your clip-ins as it can cause major breakage; take the extra time and remove them before bed. There are a lot of websites selling clip-in hair extensions, and the prices vary from affordable to expensive. With some time and patience, you can take wefted hair and make your own clip-ins, which is a totally different post .:haha:.). But, I have made a note to create a future post focusing specifically on this.

Tip #3: How to Take Care of Your Extensions 

I have heard several of my friends criticize me for using my “expensive” shampoo on my extensions. I recommend that you treat your extensions with the same care that you do your hair. It is important to deep condition your extensions, especially if you add color to them.  When washing your extensions never go in a circular motion as that will cause matting. Take your time to take care of your extensions and good quality extensions should last approximately 6 months to a year. At Preeminence Salon, we have a guarantee on our hair extension line for up to 1 year.

Tip #4: How do you establish which texture of hair is the best (i.e.Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, Malaysian)

I am asked this question a lot from clients. The bottom line is that this is based on personal preference and what texture matches your hair texture in the state that you will be wearing and styling your extensions. For example, I prefer Brazilian extensions because it is closer to my natural hair texture. Again, if the company offers any samples, then that is a great place to start.

I hope that these tips are helpful if you are planning to purchase or currently have extensions that you are loving.

Comment below and let me know if you are currently using these tips and which one you will implement in your hair extension care regimen.


brazilian hair extensions

Hair Extension Deal Alert

If you are interested in Brazilian hair extensions, I am offering 2 bundles for $125 (FREE SHIPPING) exclusively  for followers of this blog. Email with the code MUAKP15. An associate will get back to you to take your order. We ship our Brazilian hair nationwide. We currently have straight, wavy, body wave, deep ripple wave in 12-32.”


Hair Product Alert: Grow Gorgeous on Gloss48

These Grow Gorgeous Products will be on Gloss48 for one week - February 5 - 12 at 11:00 am
These Grow Gorgeous Products will be on Gloss48 for one week – February 5 – 12 at 11:00 am




Just a few weeks ago I mentioned my goal for the year (and beyond) is to achieve healthier hair.  My hair has been giving me problems for the longest.  The winter weather dries it out, and my hair is thinning. I needed an hair intervention.  I think the hair care gods heard my cries because Gloss48 -we’ll consider them my hairy god mothers – sent over hair products from the indie brand Grow Gorgeous.

For those unfamiliar with Gloss48, they’re an online shop offering on a daily basis, beauty junkies like me (and you) the best and latest products from niche brands.  If you know me, you know I love niche brands! Gloss 48 is like heaven for me. For the first week a new product is showcased on Gloss48, a promotional discount is offered, which is great because it allows you to try the product at a lower cost; however, on day eight, the promotional price ends, but you are still able to shop the collection just at full price.

The road to healthy hair includes achieving and maintaining a health scalp, protecting against external damage like weather and heat, and not causing further damage by using products that strip the hair.  All of the aforementioned are what Grow Gorgeous products are meant to do. Plus, all of their products are sulfate-free and paraben-free.

The Grow Gorgeous products that were sent to me include:

Back into the Roots Stimulating Hair Mask  This minty, stimulating hair mask promises to revive and nourish your roots and boost scalp circulation in 10 minutes to stimulate visible hair growth and improve scalp health.

Cleansing Conditioner -This multi-tasking cleansing conditioner replaces the need for separate shampoo and conditioner to leave hair looking clean, healthy, thick and lustrous.

Cleansing Conditioner (Brunette) – This multi-tasking cleansing conditioner replaces the need for separate shampoo and conditioner to leave hair looking clean, healthy, thick and lustrous whilst enhancing subtle brunette tones.

I can’t wait to report on my results with using these Grow Gorgeous hair products. If these products interest you, there’s good news.  Starting today, Grow Gorgeous products will be available on Gloss48 for 20-25% off from 11:00 a.m. through Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m.

Have you shopped Gloss48?