How To Save Your Hair From Humidity


Summertime is the best — spending long days at the beach, enjoying free concerts in the park, sipping on rosé at outdoor happy hours... you catch our drift. But there are a few downsides to this lovely time of year. One of them, hands down, is humidity. It's not only uncomfortable, but it can cause some major hair issues. In fact, it can turn our carefully coiffed tresses into a frizz-for-all.

Thankfully, a few choice products on the market can help you protect your hair from moist air, no matter what your texture is. A little heat will never cramp our style. Check out some of our favorites in the following slides.



Oribe Creme For Style: This luxurious cream is your leave-in conditioner, frizz-tamer, and hair zhuzher all rolled up into one beautiful package. Just squeeze a dollop onto your fingers and distribute it on your wayward strands. You can apply it all over wet hair, or use it in specific areas to smooth and tame flyaways on already dried locks.



R+Co Foil: This spray's job is to control static and frizz — and it's not messing around. Spritz it on damp hair to help control erratic strands all day, or gently mist it in dry hair for instant touch-ups.



Taken from Refinery29, original blog can be found here.


Big hair is amazing—that is, when it’s intentional. Humidity can be the ultimate enemy of slick and sleek hairdos. To help us understand our mane’s not-so-fierce situation during warm weather is celebrity hairstylist Jill Crosby

“A lot of my clients can tell that their hair is more voluminous in the summer, but they don’t actually know why. In addition to the warmer weather and humidity that can cause the cuticle to expand creating more volume, the hair growth cycle is in the telogen (resting) phase during the warmer months, meaning that it remains attached to the follicle so hair is at its fullest prior to the phase in which it begins to shed,” says Jill. “This is actually a unique protective feature—our hair grows thicker during the summer months to help protect against UV rays, which are stronger in the summer.” 

As the season starts to heat up, Jill has you covered with some essential tips and tricks to combat “summer hair.” Read on below.


 “Summer is the perfect time to embrace your natural waves. Work with your natural texture to create fuss-free beachy waves. For this look a little salt spray goes a long way! Flip your head upside down and gently “scrunch” and twist. You can air dry or use your blow dryer on low to medium heat if you want a bit more control.”


 “Between the sun, salt and pool summer can be harsh on hair. An easy low-maintenance cut that allows you to refrain from the use of hot tools on your hair is an easy way to wear a new look and keep hair a bit healthier. If you opt for a cut with long layers this will help to create added texture and work as a great base for those summer beach waves.”


“Thinning or loss due to the change in weather will regrow during the next growth cycle starting in the fall, but hair loss exceeding 50 to 100 hairs could be considered a form of more serious loss such as hereditary hair loss."



Original Post by Kadia Blagrove for ManeAddicts can be found here

5 Foods To Eat That Will Make Your Hair Stronger And Healthier

(By: Farah F.)

Your hair should be just as flexible as your body in a yoga class. Bendy, yes. Breaking? Split ends? No way. Even with a hardcore bleaching routine, or stressful environmental factors, you can salvage the integrity of your hair with a few simple dietary additions to your daily meals. We got the scoop on how to eat your way to healthier hair thanks to Registered Dietician Farah Fahad, founder of The Farah Effect.


Brunch dates just got better! Those giant omelets and egg-topped avocado toasts are actually a great way to step up your hair game. Eggs are full of strand-building proteins–one egg alone has six grams! They also contain collagen, keratin, sulfur, vitamin B, and biotin for the scalp and hair. Eggs also provide plenty of amino acids, iron for strength, zinc for shine and beta-carotene for scalp love. 


Finally, a reason to justify your love of macaroons and everything coconut! Coconuts and coconut oil are extremely nourishing for the inside of your body and resonate on the outside with your hair and skin. Coconuts are full of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins that strengthen your hair and add shine. 


What isn’t avocado good for? Whether it’s mashed up into guacamole or served on a salad, avocado adds much needed fat to a classic plant-based diet–fat that many conscientious eaters sometimes forget is needed for overall strength. Avocado is full of an antioxidant called alpha-tocopherol that fights against free radicals. These free radicals can dull and stress out your hair. It also has copper, which helps to build collagen and elastin in the body, especially the skin that holds hair follicles. 


Pumpkin seeds are high in Omega-3s, which are important for shiny, soft hair. These seeds are a rich source of vitamins A, E and K, as well as zinc and biotin. Pumpkin seeds contain linoleic and oleic acid, which are oils that impact androgen levels in the body (lack of androgen is believed to be the primary cause of hair loss.) They also are chock full of cucurbitin, a unique amino that is responsible for its effect on hair growth.Throw them on a salad, or on top of your favorite plant-based side dish, or just enjoy as a mid-afternoon pick me up.


Next time, top your granola or acai bowl with antioxidant-rich blueberries! These juicy berries are packed full of vitamins A, C and E which increase collagen stimulation and oxygenation of the body, and result in hair growth. 


Pop some almonds in your mouth post-workout and you’re already on your way to a great head of hair. Almonds are full of healthy fats, vitamins (like vitamin E) and proteins. All nuts and seeds are great for your hair, but almonds in particular are a strength-building, go-to for those on the move, making them a perfect beauty snack.


Original Post Via The Farah Effect

The Essentials.

Wash away the daily grime of city living with Oribe’s newest shampoo and conditioner. Not your typical lathers, The Cleanse Shampoo and Essential Antidote Replenishing Conditioner are about to revolutionize our everyday hair care.  

Looking to hit the undo button on all the products you’ve put into your mane? The Cleanse Shampoo is perfect for creating a fresh canvas; it’s basically a hair detox. At first glance you might mistake these formousse, and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. The sleek and slim packaging of both the shampoo and conditioner are topped off with a concentrated aerosol nozzle, similar to a mousse dispenser. 

Color and keratin safe, this clarifying shampoo purifies your hair and scalp with an aerosol mousse formula that transforms into a cream lather. Volcanic ash, (yes, actual volcanic ash) goes in deep and detoxifies hair while removing dirt, oil and product build up.  Meanwhile, green tea extract keeps your strands strong and eucalyptus invigorates the scalp. Regardless of what your mane has been through this year, The Cleanse Shampoo is the perfect removal remedy.

After a much needed deep clean, your tresses are going to need a little extra nutrients, and that’s where the Essential Antidote Replenishing Conditioner comes into play. Just like The Cleanse, this conditioner dispenses as an aerosol mousse, only a little creamier. It adds a cocktail of 18 vitamins and antioxidants to the hair and scalp to combat environmental damage, strengthen strands, and reduce oil.

Both formulas are packed with Oribe’s signature complex of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss extract, and free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, and animal based ingredients. Use The Cleanse Shampoo and Essential Antidote Conditioner once weekly for best results.



Original Post By: Aspen Rae Houge for Mane Addicts

Emerald City

Every now and then a change is due! And for some that change happens in the form of hair color. Our beautiful client came in this week looking for a change.  We took her reddish-brown color an highlights and "spruced" them up! A stunning emerald green base color with a soft teal contrast! Paired with the perfect undercut for a strong look that is still soft and feminine.

Haircut and Color by Drew C.

To book your appointment call (949)495-9522

Built To Last

The creation of Dedication Salon was no easy feat.  There were month of planning, long hours, loads of hard work and buckets of sweat that all went into the materialization of Dedication.  We were privileged enough to have the brilliant minds of Illumin Studio, show some of that hard work in their documentary "Built To Last".  A little over two years ago we started filming Built To Last, and we are very excited to announce its completion.  Please check it out.  Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Moisture Quotient.

Regardless of which part of the country you live in, during the winter months the atmospheric moisture (or lack there of) does a number on our hair.  However, with a few small tricks and the right products, any situation can be wrangled under control.  

The obvious problem for us effected by El Nino, is the blast of humid air, and non-stop rain that this winter had brought.  When the rain is in full force your only solution is to duck for cover.  But those muggy, over-case days are no reason that your hair should be frizzy and all over the place.  Our fav product to use is Oribe Imperméable, an anti-humidity spray that shields your hair and protects you style.  

In those higher altitudes, the winter brings on that dry air that sucks the moisture from your skin and hair.   During these months I always use a deep conditioning treatment (like  Oribe Intense
Conditioner  for Moisture and Control) and I always finish with an oil.  I keep R+Co Tinsel in  my purse at all times, as it is nice and light and i can reapply through out the day if need.  

All of these fine products are available at Dedication Salon.

This Could Get Messy.

Day after day, one of the more popular styles is a messy, undone look.  Looking like you just woke up or like you have been caught in a slight breeze, has never been more sought after than it currently is.  With a rough blow dry (no brushes, just your finger), a little dry shampoo (our fave is Oribe Dry Texture Spray), and curling wand (optional, depending on the day if you need a little more bend to the hair or not), this look is easily created and re-created day.  This look also packs great versatility with the options of pulling your hair back in to a messy-pony or an un-done, loose braid.

Shop Small To Build A Better Neighborhood.

Shop Small is a movement encouraging people to shop at small businesses; millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced it nationwide. This Saturday November 28th Dedication Salon is partaking in the action.  To celebrate Small Business, Dedication Salon will have one-day-only specials including:

25% off Oribe Products

20$ off R+Co Products

15% off all Styling Tools (brushes, irons and dryers)


To pick up your goodies, visit us at 29955 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Get Imperial!

Oribe's Imperial Blowout.  Available at Dedication Salon.

At Dedication Salon we take pride in the products that we carry.  One of our favourites being Oribe.  They have recently launched a new styling product: Imperial Blowout.  Imperial Blowout softens while adding density and body, provides thermal protection and will not pull or grip during a blowout to help prevent breakage.  It evolves through three phases: cream to oil, which moisturizes, followed by oil to powder to provide volume and memory.  This revolutionary cream boasts: 95% felt hair was more luxurious, stronger, fortified and healthier and 93% said hair appeared less damaged after one use.

Imperial Blowout is a transformative blowout crème, formulated with skincare technology, creates a full, flawless, iconic Oribe blowout that lasts for days while styling in strength, density, softness and shine. This ultra-nourishing formula smoothes away signs of damage and aging for hair that looks and feels healthier and younger after just one use.

Imperial Blowout is available at Dedication Salon. 



We've Gone Rogue!

The Collective: Howard McLearen, Thom Priano, and Garren.

We are in love with R+Co, and we know you will be too! To learn more or to book your next appointment, call (949)495-9522Going, going, gone!!! Almost, but not quite.  But, yes! Dedication Salon has gone Rogue!! Dedication Salon is excited to announce the arrival of R+Co styling products.  R+Co is the baby-brain child of three of the industry’s headhunters: Howard McLaren, Garren, and Thom Priano.

R+Co is a collective, a think tank of top editorial and salon stylists and educators—with a combined century of hairdressing knowledge and experience—making sure that to have more than one viewpoint on everything they do.    All R+Co products are treatment-oriented, with the health of the hair and scalp always top-of-mind. They only use unique ingredients and complexes to make sure that each product delivers true benefits.  And everything is formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum. They are all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and color-safe.

The R+Co Lineup!

We are in love with R+Co, and we know you will be too! To learn more or to book your next appointment, call (949)495-9522.

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

It is that time again, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are rapidly approaching. In the salon we gear up for this time each year.  All of our clients, and even some new ones, all need to have their hair done!  Regardless if it’s your company Christmas party, a well deserved vacation, company coming to visit, to just to look confident and beautiful in all of your holiday photos, everyone needs to have their hair done!  This year continues to keep it simple and effortless, subtle ombres and rich chocolates dominate the colour palate.


To book your Holiday Appointment call (949)495-9522.

The Golden Age!

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque.

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque.

Nothing like ringing in the New Year to help us re-evaluate our lives and to make decisions and improvements for the future.  Good health is always a popular New Year’s Resolution, and there is no reason that your hair should feel left out!  This year we have a new obsession, Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioning Treatment.  With the Gold Lust Shampoo rejuvenating, reinforcing, and restoring hair’s health, inner strength and moisture, it provides an unmarked gloss, health and balance to the hair and scalp.  The Conditioning Treatment comes into forms, the daily Restore & Repair Conditioner as well as the Transformative Masque.  Both treatments moisturize, nourish, and restore the hair.  All products contain both Collagen and Biotin, creating an optimum environment for hair growth and restoration!