Written on: Jan 26, 2018 By: Shari Hicks-Graham
Nine years ago, I began my natural hair journey by asking my stylist for a big chop. She urged me to really think it over before doing something that I might regret. I thought about some new lifestyle goals and considered my plan to workout more regularly to get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. Soon, I became pressed to drop the relaxer and the 8-10 inches of hair I had. So, I went for it! I remember that clarifying moment when my stylist handed me the mirror and I saw my short natural cut. Hair freedom had finally arrived.
It was a big decision and it isn't for everyone. However, those of us who have transitioned to wearing our hair in its natural state may have become more independent with our routines, shifting toward caring for our scalp and hair without the regular touch of a professional. No longer needing a perm or various professional treatments, I felt like I was entering my natural hair journey independently. I was tinkering with various products and dabbling in DIY regimens. Still, there’s something lovely about having a professional sit you down and care for your scalp and hair in an efficient, loving way that only a trusted professional stylist can. I value my regular appointments with my stylist and look forward to touching base with her.
Not only are stylists appreciated for how they make us feel throughout the process of getting our hair done and after we take that first look in the mirror, but they also can act as the first line of defense against scalp discomfort or irritation. Spotting scalp issues and diagnosing them early is key to avoiding potentially devastating results like hair loss. Also, whether you wear your hair natural or not, chances are that you will likely see a hair stylist or barber before you see a doctor. As such, your stylist or barber is a very important part of the system that keeps your hair healthy. Of course, if your situation is severe or long-standing, you should definitely consult a Dermatologist.
We know that so many people suffer from or are affected by dry, itchy scalp and brittle hair. As such, in order to meet you where you are, we want to arm professional stylists and master barbers, just like yours, with products that are effective and still gentle on hair. If you know a stylist or barber who you think could benefit from using or retailing LivSo products, let us know! Send us an email at email@example.com. If you are the first to recommend a specific stylist or barber to us and he or she ends up purchasing LivSo for professional use, you will receive a free LivSo Moisturizing Pack for the referral.
Live Free & Clear,
Shari Hicks-Graham, MD, FAAD
Of course, all of our products are carried here at livso.com. Alternatively, you can also purchase our products at the following retailers, salons, and barbershops. Check back frequently as our stocklist continues to grow.
Ambushed Salon - Gahanna, Ohio
Adrian Fanus Grooming - Brooklyn, New York
DTLA Cuts - Los Angeles, California
Downtown Dermatology - Columbus, Ohio
Ms. Melanin Beauty Supply & Salon - Canal Winchester, Ohio
Panache Hair Designs - Oak Park, Illinois
Skin Specialty Dermatology - New York, New York
Skin Wellness Center of Alabama - Homewood, Alabama
Willis Beauty Supply Co - Columbus, Ohio
W Style Lounge - Columbus, Ohio
If you are a professional stylist, barber, or retailer and would like to carry our LivSo products please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes! We offer samples for $1 each on our website. Each sample includes a 0.33 oz package of each of our three products. There is no limit to the number of samples you can purchase. You may require more than one sample depending on the length and thickness of your hair and how many times you would like to use each product. Samples are a great way to introduce friends and family to the product line as well!
We fulfill orders within 48 hours and once an order is shipped, shipping time is typically 2-3 business days.
Moisturizing Shampoo - Apply to wet scalp and hair, lather and rinse. Repeat once or twice as needed. Our gentle, sulfate-free formula is intended to effectively cleanse without overdrying your hair and skin. Massaging the scalp while applying is also recommended to improve circulation throughout the scalp. Use at least weekly for best results. Be careful to avoid direct contact with eyes. View a quick tutorial video here.
Moisturizing Conditioner - Apply to scalp and hair for at least three minutes, detangle or comb gently using a wide-toothed comb, then rinse out completely. Be careful to avoid direct contact with eyes. View quick tutorial video here.
Moisturizing Lotion - Apply to scalp after washing and conditioning, before drying & styling hair. May also apply to scalp daily as a moisturizer. This product also works well on the hair itself for extra moisturization to improve manageability. View a quick tutorial video here.
The products are designed to be used at least once per week but may be used as often as three times per week depending on your hair and scalp condition and moisturizing needs.
Yes! The Moisturizing Lotion is a versatile product. Although it is formulated to be a light moisturizer applied directly to the scalp to alleviate dryness and itchiness, many use it directly on the hair for additional hydration from the roots to the tips. Men also find it useful to moisturize their beards without leaving their hair with an oily finish or strong fragrance.
Yes. Although we did not do a unique test for color safety, we are familiar with all of our ingredients and have yet to receive feedback relating to issues with use on color treated hair.
Our independent clinical trial consisted of only adult participants. Please be advised that our products do not have a tear-free formula and they were not studied for use on children. Be careful to avoid direct contact with the eyes.
LivSo was designed for people with dry itchy scalp and curly or textured hair, regardless of ethnicity or gender. If you have a textured hair type that dries out easily with typical dandruff shampoos or sulfate products, this product is for you. Curly or textured hair, by nature, requires more moisture to prevent breakage, splitting and ensure its luster. The cuticle of curly and textured hair tends to be more ruffled as opposed to flat, which prevents oil from the scalp from wicking from the root to the tip of the hair causing it to look and feel drier.
Beyond those who have dry, itchy scalp, if you have dry curly hair, our products were expertly crafted to promote scalp health and meet your hair cleansing and moisturizing needs.
To our friends with straight hair and dry, itchy scalp, LivSo products are formulated to meet your needs as well. Our line of products may feel more moisturizing than alternative products without a focus on hydration, but they will still work to alleviate dry itchy scalp.
Creating products that are safe and gentle for your skin and hair without compromising efficacy is our highest priority. We include numerous natural ingredients in all of our products but we do not focus on being all-natural because natural elements and therefore natural products may not necessarily be safe and gentle. Our products are gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and are not derived from animals in any way.
Acetyl alcohol will not dry out your hair, in fact, it does just the opposite. Acetyl alcohol is a conditioning agent and a fatty alcohol, which actually has a moisturizing effect on the hair and skin as opposed to isopropyl alcohol, which is your common rubbing alcohol.
Glycolic acid is a valuable and effective ingredient included in our Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and can increase photosensitivity on the skin. As such, we want to ensure that those with sun sensitivity are aware of its presence. We believe sunburn risk from using these products is still fairly low because the hair on the scalp protects the scalp from being exposed to direct sunlight. If you are wearing a protective style where parts of your scalp is exposed or if have a very short haircut, we advise that you apply sunscreen on any exposed areas.
Roughly two years.
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