Flyaway, static-y hair: Rub a tiny dab of hand cream between your palms and run it over your hair to release the static charge. To prevent flyaways in future, run a dab of leave-in conditioner through your hair when you get out of the shower and try sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

You’ve dyed your hair too dark: First, stir a tablespoon of baking soda into some good old-fashioned liquid dish detergent and shampoo your hair with the mixture 2-3 times. (Focus on scrubbing your ends, where the color tends to grab most.) The baking soda will boosts the alkalinity of your hair; the harsh detergent should help strip out the excess color. Tip: Don’t use a creamy shampoo. Clear shampoos contain fewer buffing agents, which make them them better at clearing away dark pigment.

Your highlights came out brassy: Use an oil treatment to make your blonde look clear and shiny. Bleach robs the hair of natural moisture, which can make the color look dense and orangey.

Oily scalp: For a quick fix, use dry shampoo. I use my own Philip B. Russian Amber Dry Shampoo  but a little corn starch sprinkled on your roots can also work to soak up excess oil and create more lift and bounce. Let it sit for a minute or two, then brush it out.

A too-short hair cut: This is a good time to play with product. Mess up your style with some mousse or texturizing paste. Or wet it down and slick it back with gel. On the runways this season, a lot of designers showed models with smooth, slicked-back hair. It’s a great way to ease your way through that awkward, growing-out phase.


As Hollywood’s pre-eminent hair-treatment expert, Philip B. has garnered international praise for his visionary approach to hair, scalp and body treatments. His award-winning blends – all based on pure botanicals and essential oils at potent, unheard-of-in-the-industry concentrations – have dramatically changed the way the world perceives luxury care for hair and skin. American Vogue raved that Philip’s signature hair and scalp treatment “gives you the hair of a heroine in a romance novel – the hair you always dreamed of”; Forbes Magazine named it one of “the Top 100 things that are worth every penny.”

Celebrated as a pioneer in the hair care industry, Philip remains at the forefront of hair and scalp science. Each of his products is designed to evoke a feeling – warming, cooling or refreshing – while giving skin a radiant glow or making hair glossy and manageable, the natural way.




  1. flipflopbride

    My crisis solution is for when you notice your roots have popped and your color appointment is 3 weeks away – I use a seriously awesome product MoniMay’s Hair Shadz which is a mineral based all natural root blender that comes in a brush. It comes in 10 colors and even though I’m blonde, the medium brown works best on my roots.

    The really cool thing about this solution is that Hair Shadz is also a powdered sunscreen so I’m protecting my head and hair at the same time I’m coloring my roots!

    And it solves my need for a shampoo that’s easy to travel with since it also works as a dry shampoo and you can easily get through airport security without worrying about liquids.

    So this product solves 3 issues – keeping my roots updated, protecting my hair and head from the sun, and cleaning my hair!

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