Crank It Up – Inside Out!

While we are here to offer you the finest and highest quality hair product , with a smile – thank you so much for your loyalty  – we are also looking out for your entire well being. Hence today we would like to talk more about Healthy Eating. …Instinctively enough Healthy Eating relates right back to your hair….

Here goes…

You have probably heard about a few key foods which help to boost metabolism however there are others, which you maybe surprised to learn, also crank the body’s metabolism up. — So we won’t keep you in suspense any longer:


It has long been established that almonds contain vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus (which compliments one’s hair and skin beauty). They also assist with lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. However, what is more revealing is that they  boosts metabolism. Researchers at Purdue University have concluded that tree nuts increase your metabolic rate which results in greater weight loss when added to the diet. Still be cautious that tree nuts are consumed in moderate amounts as they are also high in calories. The customary recommendation is a handful a day. Furthermore, it is more advantageous for you to reach for the dry-roasted almonds which contain 169 calories (a lower count than the regular salted and roasted). Additionally, almonds contain 3g of fiber. This will work to fill you up and is a good addition to breakfast to keep you satisfactorily full as you start the day. As an additional step, dietary experts have recommended replacing meat – once a day – either neatly blended with your pasta or incorporated in a large salad.




It’s true what you’ve heard…the avocado is high in fat and calories, BUT it is also loaded with fiber, minerals and vitamins. Furthermore the bulk of the calories in the avocado come from monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats work to control the metabolic rate and to suppress appetite. This “good fat”  is also reputable for lowering cholesterol.  Risen cholesterol levels can result in the production of hormones that cause the stomach area to store fat.  Therefore, eating avocados can fundamentally decrease belly fat by lowering cholesterol levels and avert the production of the hormone cortisol. However be sure to consume the fruit in moderation to get the most out of its potent ability.




Beans are bursting with nutrients that help boost our metabolism. They are loaded with fiber (to help keep our digestive systems in working order) and are also packed with protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium. So, try to eat 2-3 servings of beans a week. If you are purchasing canned beans, make sure they are organic and low in sodium – although the most beneficial way to eat beans is to buy them dry and soak them overnight.




Turkey is a great food because it is very good for you, and helps with boosting your metabolism. One small serving of turkey contains hardly any fat, and has a lot of protein. Turkey is a diet necessity. It is a great source of lean complete protein which helps you stay focused, and helps build muscle and helps increase your metabolism. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the amino acid tryptophan (found in turkey) plays an important role in immune function, and in cancer prevention. As an added bonus, eating turkey also releases “happy hormones” such as serotonin into your blood stream, which actually has been shown to improve your mood.


If you’re looking to jump-start your metabolism, begin your morning off with a bowl of oatmeal. This super food is rich in fat soluble fiber, which requires a lot of calories to break down. Eating oatmeal can also help decrease your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Choose the largest oat flakes possible to ensure that you digest your oatmeal at a slow pace, giving you a steady source of fuel for many hours. Steel-cut oats and old-fashioned oatmeal are the best choices to boost your metabolism. Oatmeal made from large oat flakes takes longer to digest, helping you stabilize your bloodsugar levels, prevent cravings and feel energized until your next meal. Avoid instant or minute oatmeal, especially the ones packaged with extra sugar and flavorings.




Just as other spices – such pepper and ginger – Cinnamon can raise your metabolism.  The way it works, however, is that it increases metabolism a small percentage (about 8%) for about 20 minutes after being ingested. Therefore it should not be a substitute for productive exercise or making the necessary dietary changes, such as eating a high-fiber diet and foods which boost your metabolic rate. Although its effectiveness is temporary, consider absorbing cinnamon into your diet where applicable. It will be a valuable assistant.  After all it does have a meaningful effect on insulin sensitivity. Cinnamon helps to steady glucose and insulin levels as well as lower cholesterol toward optimum health.









Hair Color Me Happy!

So you’ve got the hair that you have been longing for, saved up for, and invested in – for some time now. The next step, adding some color….right? Well if this is the next phase for you please be sure to visit your hair stylist (or hair technician) to professionally apply the color(or colors) of your choice to your well researched – top quality hair.

The hair experts and style forecasters have declared that the Hot hair Colors for Fall 2012 are Honey Blonde, Golden Red or Golden Strawberry, Cinnamon or Copper, Chestnut Brown, Rich Chocolate Brown and Deep Brown. Whatever shade you choose to implement, according to your sense of style and personality, is just alright! Whether one solid color or a two-tone Ombre look.

Regardless of your taste, after you have gotten your desired color, today we want to talk about ways to keep your hair “ablaze” in between colorings. They are simple at home functions to maintain your color and not allow it to dim – before you want it to. Below we itemize some tips to do just that:

1) At-home Glaze: Acquire a Hair Color Glaze or Glaze Shine Rinse from your local  Cosmetic, Beauty or even Drug store. In addition to maintaining your color, Glazes can help with smoothing your tresses, and provide moisture to the virgin hair. This keeps your color shiny and bright so it lasts longer and looks better. The Glaze Rinse also works to prevent color fading thus prolonging the life of your fresh tone.

2) Choose Shampoos intentionally: “Color Shield” Shampoos, Clarifying Shampoos and Tinted Dry Shampoos also do the trick. The ingredients within “Color Shield” Shampoos purposely boosts shine to the hair via the nutrients placed to protect and nurture the hair.  Clarifying Shampoos are marginally more alkaline than ordinary shampoos, containing an ingredient that cuts through product build up (such as sprays, gels, oils etc.) and extract the hair’s glow. Finally, if this “floats your boat” you can also acquire Tinted Dry Shampoos. For those weeks where you couldn’t get to everything on your “TO DO LIST”; freshen up, and bolster the color on your hair, all at once.
3) Deep Conditioning Treatments: Yes, your hair extensions are worthy of the care that you give your own hair. Particularly, the high standard hair acquired at ONYC®. Deep Treatments are absent of ammonia, that can strip the hair, but instead offer minerals that can boost moisture and shine thus leaving the hair glistening.
4) At home, affordable and in your medicine cabinet: Surprise, Surprise!…Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to brighten the hair and can be applied in the following ways…
  • Mix a 50/50 solution of Hydrogen Peroxide  with water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray it on your wet hair and comb through it. Leave on your hair for about 15 minutes then be sure to rinse. You should have all-over lightening. If you do not notice a difference immediately, use peroxide continually over time, if it does not illuminate your hair the way you want it to at first – Some people’s hair takes longer to brighten than others – you may have to repeat the process a few times until you are pleased with the result.
  • If you are only seeking to alter the color of parts of your hair; select specific strands to color rather than your whole head. Apply straight peroxide to these strands when wet and rinse it after 15 minutes.
  • Now it is very important that you apply a deep-conditioning treatment to your hair after you lighten it with hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide is very drying to your hair and can even cause breakage. Take it from me, I use this technique and can confirm this.
  • Still, always remember that if you are not comfortable with experimenting with “home remedies”, to consult a professional hair stylist…Don’t even chance it.

Oh Yeah! …Cause it’s Friday, we have a Special Bonus Tip for You! :0)

….However you intend to style your hair; whether straightening, curling or otherwise, applying product 10 minutes prior allows it to absorb into your hair and provide stellar results at the final outcome. Cheers!


Kim Kardashian is seen here sporting the Ombre hair fashion, lightening to the tip from a

“rich brown” to “golden tones”.


Television personality Tanika Ray is rocking some fiery red or “strawberry” tones.



The ever beautiful Supermodel and Business Tycoon, Tyra Banks is not afraid to “shine” with her blonde hues.